The Asteroids of Healing

The Asteroids of Healing

The Asteroids of Healing

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This is a work in progress, but I wanted to group together some of the more ‘spiritual’ asteroids that may indicate in someone’s chart if there is a potential for spiritual/mystical healing, energy work or similar. Many of these also work in traditional medicine situations like nursing and surgeons.

Some of these asteroids do not show up in normal asteroid searches online, so you’ll need to copy and paste the numbers into your chart. Enjoy!

Find out how to work with and include asteroids in your birth chart here

The Healing Asteroids

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(7) Iris

Iris was the ‘rainbow’ Goddess, whose name has become synonymous with the coloured part of our eyes as well as providing the base of the word iridescence

Iris was known as a messenger and communicator, so themes here can include psychic capability, oracular work or chanelling.

(10) Hygeia

HYGEIA was the goddess of good health and the daughter of the medicine-god Asklepios (Asclepius). Her sisters included Panakeia (Panacea= Cure-All) and Iaso (Remedy). Hygeia means ‘good health.'

Asteroid Hygeia is about medical concerns and health (especially issues related to fitness); “hygiene” and cleanliness. According to Demetra George, Hygeia is involved in maintaining ‘health through right living with nature.' I tend to see this as an asteroid that can also talk about naturopathy, Ayurvedic healing, homeopathy or other natural/alternative healing methods

(158) Koronis

Koronis was the one-time lover of Apollo as well as the mother of the healing lineage that included Asclepius and his sons Makhaon and Podalirius. Interestingly, she is also the mythical reason why all crows are black.

Robert Graves suggests that the myth of Koronis represents the suppression of medical practice by women and its transference into the hands of the patriarchy (in the myth, Apollo cuts open Koronis to remove the baby Asclepius). From this time, physicians were called asclepiades and the profession was passed only from father to son.

(432) Pythia

Pythia was the original ‘oracle at Delphi’: a seer, clairvoyant, prophet and all-around psychic power. Asteroid meanings tend to be the same: someone with psychic or prophetic faculty.

(1027) Aesculapia

Aescualpia is the Roman equivalent of Aslcepius, so all the same rules apply.

See also: (4581) Asclepius

(1862) Apollo

Apollo was the Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. He was the father of Asclepius (Aesculapia). He also taught Chiron, the centaur, about healing.

Asteroid Apollo can have the following meanings: provocation, defying the odds, naiveté, healing, being a healer, ‘physicial heal thyself’ (which was one of his inscriptions), clairvoyance, being a ‘seer’. Being a slow learner—attraction of recurrent and familiar crises; “banging your head against a brick wall.

Similar to: (1027) Aesculapia, (4581) Asclepius, Chiron

(2878) Panacea

Panacea was the Greek goddess of cures and panaceas. She worked with her father, the medicine-god Asclepius. Hygeia (Good Health) was her sister, interestingly. Other sisters included Iaso (Remedy) and Akeso (Healing), but there are no asteroids for them.

Asteroid Panacea can have the following meanings: someone who works with salves, essential oils, herbs or plants to bring about healing; natural healers, good outcomes in medical situations. According to Martha Lang-Wescott: What you believe it takes to find solutions, cures or remedies for problems (and not only those related to the health).

Similar to: (10) Hygeia (4581) Asclepius

(3063) Makhaon

Makhaon was the brother of Podalirius and son of Asclepius.

Asteroid Makhaon is more likely indicative of a surgeon or traditional doctor, broken bones, and extracted items. By myth, he was a military surgeon, so there can be a military or aid link. Some astrologers use Makhaon as a timing factor for surgeries.

(4086) Podalirius

Podalirius was one of the sons of Asclepius and brother to Makhaon. Like Makhaon, he was skilled in the medical arts, although Demetra George gives him extra signifigance in saying he was 'god of internal diseases and invisible wounds to the soul.'

Asteroid Podalirius may involve medicine, medical treatment and internal disease.

(4581) Asclepius

Asclepius was the Greek god of medicine. Asclepius was the son of Apollo and princess Koronis. His mother died in labour and when she was laid out on the pyre, Apollon cut the unborn child from her womb. From this Asclepius received his name which means "to cut open." Asclepius was raised by the centaur Chiron who instructed him in the art of medicine. He grew so skilled in the craft that he was able to restore the dead to life (using drops of Medusa’s blood which was given to him from Athena). This was a crime against the natural order and so Zeus destroyed him with a thunderbolt.

Asteroid Asclepius can have the following meanings: doctors, nurses, medicine, shamanism/shamanic healing (bring people back from the dead), prophetic dreams, being a ‘healer.'

Similar to: (1027) Aesculapia, (4086) Podalirius, (14367) Hippokrates, (4946) Askalaphus

(4946) Askalaphus

Askalaphus was one of the ‘son of styx’ that worked in the Underworld in service to Hades (Pluto). He is best known for declaring that Persephone had eaten the pomegranate seeds, which confirmed that her sexual awakening and inability to move freely above ground. As punishment, Demeter (Ceres) turned him into a screech-owl.

Mark Andrew Holmes says ‘the ability to be silent or discreet, being indiscreet, informing, making trouble, bringing about transformations, being looked upon with dismay, apprehension or revulsion, and also medical attention and things pertaining to doctors or medicine’ are related to asteroid Askalaphus, as well as ‘health-care workers and informants.'

Similar to: (1027) Aesculapia, (4086) Podalirius, (14367) Hippokrates, (4946) Askalaphus


(11518) Jung - Named after Carl Jüng

(4342) Freud - Named after Sigmund Freud

(14827) Hypnos - Can indicate hypnotherapy, NLP, analysis


(5239) Reiki - Named after the famous healing technique

(1191) Angel - Can indicate a connection to angelic realms

(1588) Aura - Crystal/aura-workers; seeing auras


(30) Urania - The Goddess of Astrology, Astronomy, Music and Numbers

(116) Sirona - Healing Goddess of fertility, water

(167) Urda - The Seer of the ‘past'

(4679) Sybil - Priestess with Psychic Powers


(1154) Astronomia & (25000) Astrometria

(29080) Astrocourier

(8958) Stargazer

(1252) Celestia & (8589) Stellaris

(24626) Astrowizard


(55555) DNA

(92891) Bless

(6583) Destina

(37452) Spirit

(2365) Interkosmos


(849) Ara - Relief; aid.

(870) Manto - prophecy

(5264) Telephus - telepathy

(148780) Altjira - prophetic dreams



Chariklo, Chiron and Pholus are Centaurs that you can read about here.

Hades is a hypothetical Trans-Neptunian Planets you can read about here.