Vesta Aspects

Vesta Aspects to the Sun

The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) mean that the ability to focus will come more naturally to you. With the stressful aspects (square and opposition) you have to work at it. The tendency with the stressful aspects is either to be over focused, or have difficulty focusing at all.

Vesta Aspects to the Moon

The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) can give an instinctive ability to focus (as contrasted with the conscious, direct focusing ability of Sun-Vesta aspects). The stressful aspects (square and opposition) can indicate someone who uses work to avoid their own feelings, or a mother who was like that. The other side of Moon-Vesta stress aspects is the person who cannot seem to focus because their emotions run wild. It goes without saying that the real job in these cases is to work on expressing feelings without loosing focus and getting hysterical.

Vesta Aspects to Mercury

The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) increase the ability to focus on communication and other mental tasks. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) could mean a tendency to focus compulsively on details and day-to-day tasks (Mercury) or someone who cannot seem to handle them at all. There could also be a tendency to talk much and say little, or, more generally, a difficulty with communicating. This could also indicate someone who talks a good deal about sex, but can’t deliver when it counts.

Vesta Aspects to Venus

Venus rules one’s social skills and artistic abilities. More generally, it governs our ability to experience pleasure and be happy. Harmonious aspects ((conjunction, sextile and trine) with Vesta can make it easier to focus on these things. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) may indicate a tendency to avoid happiness by concentrating on work, or someone who has difficulty getting any pleasure from their work. Work could also be used to avoid social interaction. Conversely, this could be someone who only focuses on pleasure and social situations and refuses to work at all.

Vesta Aspects to Mars

The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) show increased ability to focus one’s energy, especially on work. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) can indicate a tendency to overwork in order to compensate for sexual problems or problems with repressed anger. Other negative outcomes include an increase in angry behaviour or other forms of aggression in order to compensate for impotence

Vesta Aspects to Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of optimism, and it expands whatever it touches. The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) between Jupiter and Vesta are good for focusing on the big picture or big projects, on intellectual, philosophical, or religious matters. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) could manifest as religious or philosophical fanaticism (too much focus on one’s own point of view) or, conversely, a total lack of focus on matters involving general principles. Overemphasis of sexual matters is also more likely with the stress aspects.

Vesta Aspects to Saturn

Both of these have to do with the ability to focus. The harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) can increase the discipline, organization, and dedication that you devote to work. The stressful aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) can make for a workaholic drudge or someone who has difficulties (Saturn) focusing on work at all. Needless to say, stressful aspects between Saturn and Vesta increase the chance of sexual hang-ups, especially repression and denial.

Vesta Aspects to Uranus

Uranus shows where we cannot stand to be ordinary, where we tend to want to do things differently, where we may be able to manifest genius. The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) make it easier to focus our innovative abilities. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) could cause difficulties in focusing on ordinary, day-to-day pursuits (like doing the laundry or taking out the garbage) as well as giving a dislike or “normal” social obligations.

Vesta Aspects to Neptune

Neptune rules dreams and imagination. The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) tend to increase the ability to focus the imagination. This can be a very good placement for both artists and scientists, since it makes visualization of the final product easier. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) can make concentration on ordinary tasks more difficult. Contrast this with the Uranus/Vesta aspects. Uranus and Neptune both loathe anything ordinary, but whereas Uranus rebels, Neptune simply takes your mind away to daydream land.

Vesta Aspects to Pluto

Yes, Pluto concentrates too, but in a different way. Pluto rules obsession, which is a highly emotional thing. The harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) make it easier to transform things, to focus on finding whatever is hidden from normal view. This is a good placement for doctors, salvage operators, and detectives. The stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) could indicate a problem with the more destructive side of Pluto. I really hate to give negative examples because there is always someone out there who will say “Oh no! I’ve got the same thing as that terrible person! I’m doomed to be just like them!” No you’re not. It takes more than one aspect to do that, and yes, we DO have some choice in the matter. We can choose to manifest the positive side of any aspect. That being said, the serial killers Ted Bundy and Richard Cottingham (who were born only one day apart) both had the Sun opposite the Pluto/Vesta midpoint (as did thousands of others who were born on those days and who didn’t become serial killers). Both had several other signatures of killers in their horoscopes, but this aspects tendency to focus on destruction didn’t help. Of course, with proper therapy, they could have gone into the healing professions instead. In fact, Bundy was interested in psychology in college.

Vesta Aspects to Ascendant

The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) make it easier to focus in general (particularly the conjunction). The opposition aspect could indicate focus on someone else (particularly a partner). It could also indicate that one focuses better when there is someone else around. The square aspect could show difficulties with partners over who does what work. Partners could also interfere with work and focus, but with the square, there could be difficulty focusing even without a partner because the things you want to focus on (shown by the sign where you have Vesta) clash with the type of person you are (shown by the sign on the Ascendant).

Vesta Aspects to Midheaven

The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) make it easier to focus on career and career related matters. But remember that any aspect to the Mid-Heaven is also an aspect to the Nadir, the beginning of the 4th house. This means that Vesta in aspect to the Mid-Heaven can increase focus on domestic matters as well. For this reason, the opposition cannot be considered to be as stressful. In fact, the only stressful aspect here is the square. The square indicates someone who is (once again) a workaholic or, conversely, someone who has difficulty focusing on work, or tries to avoid it at all costs.

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