Hi, I have a question regarding the use of asteroids in the chart analysis as I recently did a chart and there was a square to the nodal axis with asteroid vesta but I did not factor it in as a skipped step and in the aftermath of that reading I am feeling very heavy about it and confused… I realise that many respectable astrologers do not work with the asteroids and so one would get a different result as regards to the resolution node in such a case?..
how to reconcile this ?
do you just leave them out of the big picture or do you individually as an astrologer make the decision to always include them in which case your outcome could well be very different from NOT including them??? I would dearly love some feedback from anyone as my experience is limited.
JWG in his writings did not teach or include the asteroids relative to them squaring the Lunar Nodes: skipped steps. On the other hand in various forums he did teach that certain asteroids could or should be understood and included in the issue of skipped steps.
Within this he said in so doing only the major asteroids should be used in this skipped step evaluation, asteroids that have been observed by astrologers over a length of time in order to understand the archetypes of each of them. The main asteroids that he mentioned or talked about were Ceres, Lilith, Juno, Pallas, Vesta, Chiron, Eros, and Lucifer. Within the Lilith asteroid he also talked about the Amazon asteroid relative a specific type of female in which there is specific genetic evidence for.
In using these asteroids in EA astrology it is essential to use their own Nodes by house and sign, and the location of their planetary rulers in the birth chart by house, sign, and aspects to other planets.
God Bless, Rad