How to Choose Them
|Every Your Wearable Cosmos™ horoscope necklace will include the following 5
asteroid beads (standard) plus 3 others (chosen by the purchaser). The asteroids
are represented in the indicated colors by large seed beads (6o seed bead size),
unless the purchaser upgrades the beads to either black plastic letter beads, or 4mm
sterling silver letter blocks, as shown below.
|Ceres (1): Earth Mother, Mother Nature, the One Who Gives Forth Grain (cereals
are named for her). In a natal chart, she represents the need for nurturing; food; the
relationship between mother & child; issues of “taking care of” people, plants and
animals; growths/cysts; herbs and grains. Ceres is the largest of the asteroids, and
was the first asteroid ever discovered, in 1801.
Pallas (2): Another name for Athena, the strategist, warrior goddess, and "Zeus'
little girl". Pallas represents approval-seeking; strategies of relating; perceptual skill;
whether one is willing and/or able to do those things that will please another.
Juno (3): Wife of Zeus. Partners; marriage/relationship; maintenance of one's
rights or position with other; question of “rights” and fairness/compromise;
enforcement of fairness; potential for score-keeping, jealousy, fears of abandonment
& infidelity; tallying ($$$ & fairness). Discovered 1804.
Vesta (4): Keeper of the hearth fire, Zeus' big sister. Commitment to work; using
work as a compensation; dedication to accomplishment or goals; emotional
distancing; hard work and career demands; impersonal; sublimation of other interests
into the career or vocation; sacrifice/denial of self (by others/self) for a “greater
goal.” Discovered 1807.
Lilith (1181): Adam's first wife (yes, before Eve)... Triangulation; competing;
selection & rejection; decisions (regarding angle or aspects;) divided loyalties;
favoritism; gender stereotypes; use of sex or rejection for dominance. Discovered
In addition, three other asteroids may be chosen by the purchaser, for a total
of 8 in any given necklace design. The beads used to represent those are white,
turquoise, and red in color, unless the purchaser upgrades to letters.
Tips for Choosing Asteroids:
A complete and up-to-date alphabetical list of asteroids can be found at the Minor
Planets Center website. Take your time there, as the list is quite extensive, and full
There are thousands of named asteroids available from which to choose, and it can
be confusing or overwhelming to go through and decide what seems best. Names of
the asteroids come in as many different languages as are spoken by the
astronomers who discovered them, so spelling varies quite a bit, too.
If choosing is difficult, try one of the following suggestions:
Pick the names of close family members or friends, the ones who mean most to
you. Not every name is available, but you’d be surprised how many are already
there. Hint: check for both first names and last names.
Pick the names of your favorite movie stars, politicians, scientists, artists, or
musicians – whoever inspires you. Yes, Jimmypage 44016 has an asteroid
named after him, as do each of the Beatles (Lennon 4147, McCartney 4148,
Harrison 4149, Starr 4150, and Beatles 8749). So do Santana 2620, Jerrylewis
11548, Jesseowens 6758, Ibsen 5696, Hughgrant 20789, and even Mr. Spock 2309.
Mythological names are numerous, so if a myth inspires you, go for it! Inspiring
place names are also common, so perhaps your favorite city?