Goddess Astrology: Your favorite deity in your birth chart

Goddess Astrology: Your favorite deity in your birth chart

First Published: April 20, 2024 | Last Updated: April 20, 2024

Did you know your favorite deity could be in your birth chart?

Goddess Astrology, or Asteroid Astrology, is an add-on to modern astrology.

Just like how we have planets and stars in our solar system that play an integral part in shaping our soul blueprint, the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter contains millions of asteroids that are also part of our galactic ecosystem. 

Asteroids are relatively new to astrology, having only been discovered in the 19th century. While most astrologers primarily focus on the major planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, etc.), a minority also incorporate asteroids into their chart interpretations. The use of asteroids gained prominence with the publication of the first asteroid ephemeris by Eleanor Bach in 1973.

Astronomers have named some of these asteroids after our favorite goddesses and deities, energetically encoding the asteroid with the essence of the goddess. Incorporating these celestial rocks add depth and nuance to astrological readings, revealing hidden layers of personality, relationships, and desires.

Read on to learn how to pull your birth chart WITH your favorite deity. And for those who would like to refresh their memory on how to read a birth chart (with planetary placements), check out our guide here.

If your favorite deity is missing, please email hello@irisofthemoon.com and we will update the guide. 


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💫 Get your goddess birth chart

What you’ll need: Your birth time, date, & location

If you don’t know the specific time you were born, you can still pull your chart. However, your astrological profile will be less detailed and may have key pieces of information missing. If you can’t get your birth time, you can use a pendulum or muscle testing to estimate the time to the minute.

Please use this website to generate your goddess birth chart: Astrodienst

1) Insert your birth details. Then select Continue.

2) Select Extended Chart Selection.

3) Under the Zodiac and houses > House system:, select default to open a dropdown menu.

4) Select whole signs.

5) Scroll down to Additional objects and select the asteroids you'd like to view. You may either find the asteroid in the left-hand menu, or if you know the asteroid number of your goddess / deity, manually enter the number in the right-hand dialog box.

Additionally, you may also select Asteroid name/number list... and find or randomly select an asteroid to include in your birth chart.

6) Select Show the chart.

7) You will now be able to see your complete birth chart, with the asteroids / goddesses / deities / you've selected.

 💡 Goddess astrology is relatively new—its impact on your soul blueprint is debatable, but for those who work closely with deities, goddess astrology is a great technique to add to your toolkit. It may provide inspiration for how to connect with your favorite deity and which parts of your life said deity will help you with the most.


🪐 Goddesses in Astrology

This growing list shares how each deity may show up in your life based on their asteroid's placement in your birth chart. Like the planets and zodiac signs, deities may also embody archetypes that we relate to.

Ceres: Ceres is the Roman counterpart of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, grain, and the cycles of the harvest. Ceres' placement in a birth chart can indicate how an individual finds comfort and sustenance, and their relationship with the natural cycles of growth, loss, and renewal. This ties into nurturing and care, not just of people but also of the environment and our physical surroundings. Fortuna (19): The Roman counterpart of Tyche, the Greek goddess of luck and good fortune. Fortuna represents how we experience and perceive good luck and where we may find opportunities, growth, and expansion.
Pallas Athena: Pallas, or Pallas Athena, represents wisdom, intelligence, and strategy. She is often associated with our ability to solve problems, our approach to creativity and pattern recognition, and how we navigate conflict. Pallas speaks to the part of us that is tactical and can see patterns in chaos, symbolizing skills in planning, diplomacy, and healing.  Abundantia (151): The Roman personification of abundance and prosperity. Abundantia can indicate where our natural talents lie for attracting resources and opportunities, as well as how we magnetize good fortune.
Juno: Juno is the Roman counterpart of Hera, the goddess of marriage, women, and motherhood. Juno represents partnership, marriage, and commitment. It shows us how we approach relationships, the qualities we seek in partners, and our own behavior within partnerships. Juno encapsulates our views on commitment and our capacity for long-term bonding with others. Selene (580): The Greek goddess of the moon, Selene embodies the subconscious, emotions, and the nurturing aspects of our nature. Selene’s influence highlights areas of life where we find comfort, intuition, and emotional depth. It can also indicate how we express care and sensitivity towards others and our connection to the natural rhythms and cycles of life.
Vesta: Vesta is the Roman counterpart of Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, home, and family. Vesta represents our commitment to personal goals, our devotion to causes, and the way we find and maintain our inner sanctum. Vesta also symbolizes the sacred flame that ignites us, how we relate to home and family, and what keeps our passions alive. Apollo (1862): The Greek god of music, arts, knowledge, and healing, Apollo represents our drive for self-expression through creative endeavors and the desire for truth. Apollo's placement points to areas where we can shine, inspire, and heal, emphasizing our intellectual and artistic pursuits, as well as our ability to bring light and understanding into the lives of others.
Aphrodite (1388): The Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sensuality, Aphrodite represents how we experience and express love, beauty, our sensual desires, and our appreciation for art and harmony. Aphrodite's influence in the chart points to what we find beautiful and desirable, both in people and in the world around us. Brigitta / Brigid (450): The Celtic goddess of spring, fertility, life, healing, smithing, and a patroness of poetry. Brigitta shows us where one might excel in creative expression, whether through art, writing, or other forms of making. It also points to potential for healing—both self and others—through traditional or alternative methods.
Hekate (100): The Greek goddess of magic, transformation, and crossroads, Hekate shows us where we face choices and change, often leading to deep personal growth. Hekate's influence can indicate an individual's potential for profound insight, their connection to the mystical or occult, and their ability to navigate through life's darker phases with wisdom and intuition. Medusa (149): Named after the Greek mythological figure whose gaze could turn onlookers to stone, Medusa represents our potential to transmute pain into empowerment, emphasizing the healing journey and the reclaiming of one’s sovereignty after experiencing life’s darker aspects. Medusa may also show us where we feel most betrayed in life due to envy from others.
Persephone (399): The Greek goddess of spring and queen of the Underworld, Persephone represents themes of transformation, cycles of death and rebirth, and the journey between the conscious and unconscious realms. She highlights an individual's capacity to navigate between different states of being, embracing change and growth, and how we come to terms with the dualities of our existence.

Hades (H41): The Greek god of the Underworld, Hades shows us where we face uncomfortable truths and how we deal with power dynamics and control issues. It can also point to a capacity for healing and transformation by embracing the darker aspects of life and oneself, facilitating profound personal growth and renewal. Working with Hades may also enhance one's connection to the dead (a potent deity to partner with for mediums).

Artemis (105): The Greek goddess of the wild, childbirth, and the hunt, Artemis represents themes of independence, protection, and a connection to nature. Artemis in the chart can show us how our powerful, untamable spirit shows up and where we may have a preference for self-reliance and personal space. Freia / Freyja (76): The Norse goddess of love, beauty, fertility, and war, Freyja highlights how we manifest and how we fight for our values. It suggests areas where we might experience deep connections and intense desires and where we seek harmony and aesthetic pleasure. 
Nyx (3908): The Greek deity of the night, Nyx represents mystery, the subconscious, and the unseen forces that shape our lives. Nyx's influence can highlight areas where we may be drawn to explore the unknown, our comfort with navigating through darkness (both literal and metaphorical), and our connection to the more mystical or elusive aspects of life.

Lilith (1181): Lilith is a figure with origins in various mythologies, where she is often depicted as a night demon or the rebellious first wife of Adam. Asteroid Lilith represents the raw and untamed woman who refuses to submit. She highlights areas where we feel the need to stand up for ourselves, assert our independence, or break away from traditional expectations. It also points to where we might experience struggles for power or confront issues dealing with sexual dynamics and autonomy.

Psyche (16): Named after a mortal woman who became the goddess of the soul in Greek mythology, Psyche symbolizes the soul's journey, deep inner transformation, and psychological insight. Psyche's placement points to areas of profound growth, our longing for soulful connections, and highlights the journey toward integrating the complex facets of our selves.


🌌 Zodiac Signs

The zodiac signs show us how our favorite deities may act towards us. The element of the ruling zodiac sign can show us a deity's preferred method of worship. 

Aries - The Warrior
Element: Fire 🔥 | Ruling Planet: Mars

Aries is a sign that represents new beginnings. Brave and not afraid of a challenge, they view life as an adventure (or a battlefield). They are not afraid to take risks and try new things.
Taurus - The Sensualist
Element: Earth 🌳 | Ruling Planet: Venus

Grounded and dependable, Taurus is deeply connected with nature and the five senses. They sometimes hesitate in trying new things because of their traditional and pragmatic nature.
Gemini - The Messenger
Element: Air 💨 | Ruling Planet: Mercury

Gemini is a sign that represents change and communication. Extremely flexible and efficient multi-taskers, life is a lighthearted game. Gemini reminds us to lighten up and have a little fun.
Cancer - The Nurturer
Element: Water 🌊 | Ruling Luminary: Moon

Cancer is a sign that is deeply in tune with their feelings. They want what’s best for everyone and are often mother figures in their social circles. They are also fierce protectors of their tribe.
Leo - The Creator
Element: Fire 🔥 | Ruling Luminary: Sun

Charismatic, amorous, and irresistible. A natural leaders who doesn’t mind the spotlight. Life is one big play filled with creativity and spontaneity. Their courage and confidence inspires loyalty.
Virgo - The Healer
Element: Earth 🌳 | Ruling Planet: Mercury

Analytical and meticulous, Virgos are the natural givers of the zodiac. They are driven by an innate desire to be of service. Perfectionistic and detail-oriented, they strive to bring order to chaos.
Libra - The Diplomat
Element: Air 💨 | Ruling Planet: Venus

Libra is a sign that values logic, truth, and harmony. Charming, romantic, and natural peacekeepers, Libras do well in partnerships. They are adaptable, fair, and willing to compromise to maintain peace.
Scorpio - The Alchemist
Element: Water 🌊 | Ruling Planets: Mars & Pluto

Deep, emotional, and complex. Scorpio holds a powerful intensity that helps them navigate the underbellies of life. They have a natural gift of transmuting trauma into self-empowerment.
Sagittarius - The Explorer
Element: Fire 🔥 | Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Always looking for their next adventure, Sagittarius is a world traveler on an endless pursuit for freedom and Truth. Quirky and blunt, Sagittarius are natural spiritual mentors.
Capricorn - The Builder
Element: Earth 🌳 | Ruling Planet: Saturn

Capricorn is ambitious, hardworking, and enterprising. They are capable of setting lofty goals and actually seeing it through. They are driven by achievement through hard work.
Aquarius - The Revolutionary
Element: Air 💨 | Ruling Planets: Saturn & Uranus

Natural humanitarians and proud of their individuality. Aquarians are naturally independent and are the innovative thinkers that usually start revolutions.
♓ Pisces - The Mystic
Element: Water 🌊 | Ruling Planets: Neptune & Jupiter

Emotionally sensitive, psychic, and idealistic, Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac that represents completion. They are empathetic and can channel their sensitivities into art or esoteric studies.


🏠 Houses in Astrology

The houses in astrology represent the environment in which these deities may like to show up in.

wheel of the 12 houses in astrology

Houses in Astrology chart by AstroStyle

🛠️ Build Your Goddess Profile

Ready to put everything together? It’s a lot of information, and it may take multiple tries before you land on a summary that feels satisfying. To help with the process, I’ve included questions you can journal on.

  1. Which part of your life does your Goddess / Deity show up in the most (look to the house placement)?
  2. What is the Goddess / Deity's personality towards you (look to the zodiac sign placement)? 
  3. What practices can you incorporate to foster a deeper connection with your Goddess / Deity (look to the zodiac sign placement's element and house placement)


  • Iris of the Moon’s Aphrodite is in Cancer, 9th House.

    • Aphrodite is here to help Iris of the Moon receive and express beauty, love, and sensuality through the 9th House themes of philosophy, publishing, and international travel. She does so in a way that is nurturing (Cancer).
    • Iris of the Moon can petition Aphrodite through the use of water (Cancer).
    • Iris of the Moon can work with Aphrodite to share philosophical musings on divine love or introduce diverse ways of practicing self-love (9th House).
  • Iris of the Moon’s Hekate is in Aries, 6th House. 

    • Hekate is here to help Iris of the Moon transform and clear roadblocks related to routines and operations (6th House). Hekate does so in a fiery, passionate, and sometimes aggressive manner (Aries). 
    • Iris of the Moon can petition Hekate through the use of fire (Aries).
    • Iris of the Moon can work with Hekate to empower people to elevate and transform their routines using Hekate's powers. (6th House).
  • Iris of the Moon’s Persephone is in Taurus, 7th House. 

    • Persephone is here to help Iris of the Moon develop balanced and intimate relationships (7th House). Persephone does so in a grounded manner (Taurus). 
    • Iris of the Moon can petition Persephone using the earth element, such as offering natural oils and flowers. (Taurus).
    • Iris of the Moon can work with Persephone to empower people to understand and accept the cyclical nature of life. This will help people approach partnerships from a balanced perspective. (7th House).

✨ Work with the Goddess

At Iris of the Moon, our aim is to make spirituality accessible, fun, and practical. In addition to this guide, we also handcraft goddess oils for deities that are on the list that you may work with so you may establish a deeper relationship with your chosen deity.

The following goddess oils are available now—

  • Aphrodite: The Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sensuality. Work with Aphrodite Goddess Oil to call in divine love, use in glamour magick, and improve self-confidence.
  • Artemis: The Greek Goddess of the wild and childbirth. Work with Artemis to get grounded and break ancestral curses.
  • Hekate: The Greek Goddess of magic, transformation, and crossroads. Work with Hekate to transform your life, find mental clarity, and remove roadblocks and curses.
  • NyxThe Greek primordial deity of the night. Work with Nyx to protect your aura and release feelings of stress.
  • PersephoneThe Greek goddess of the spring and queen of the Underworld. Work with Persephone to help birth new creations, enhance your psychic connection, and find balance. 

📘 Additional Resources

  • Haley Delgado (Moongirl Astrology): A prolific astrologer who educates readers on asteroid astrology. She has a wealth of free and affordable resources that covers a multitude of asteroids (that aren't fully covered in this guide), in addition to modern astrology. 

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