Associated with the astrological signs of VIRGO and SCORPIO
Vesta represents the sacred flame and high Priestess energy. She began as a worshiped energy as a Vestal Virgin energy. IN pre-Hellenic times Vesta was associated with unmarried temple priestesses who acted as channels for descent of the Moon goddess during sacred sexual rites. These priestesses healed through sexual energy as well as more traditional herbs and were thought to be the first surgeons and doctors in ancient times. The moon energy was honored for visions, psychicsm and also the energy related to prophecy as well as a time to bring down sacred healing energy.
By Roman times Vesta Priestesses and this energy had shifted to the more chaste vestal virgins who foreswore their sexuality for spiritual commitment. By this time the male energy had moved into healing and much is suggested at this time that these women were still powerful but were now put behind the scenes but even more powerful.
Often sexual repression, rape and the disassociation of sexuality from spirituality lies at the root of difficulties in us living passionately and intensely. Vesta is the energy which will help cure pain from the past and open us to being more sexually expressive and creative if we harness this power within ourselves.
Thus where Vesta is by SIGN AND HOUSE within your birth chart shows an energy you brought with you this lifetime. AND Vesta by sign and placement where it is in the sky right now shows where she is bestowing her blessing upon you.
VESTA REPRESENTS YOUR capacity to integrate and FOCUS your energy and bring wholeness to yourself. This energy is the sacred feminine creative energy which allows us to regenerate and dedicate ourselves to aspirations, plans and goals.
VESTA Guardian of the sacred flame which is the joy and passion within your own soul represents the Fire of spirit. She holds the teachings of how to “RENEW ourselves” To arise from the ashes and be reborn in another form. She teaches us how we can cleanse, repair and revitalize our bodies with our minds. Thus the activation of Vesta within your own astrology chart corresponds with counselors, therapists, massage, and alternative healing techniques.
Vesta asks us to deepen the relationship with our spirit, to reconnect to our passionate soul. Vesta asks us to search for deeper meanings in the midst of unsatisfying traditional religion or practices. Consequently she corresponds to the HUGE growth of psychics, occult practices, and alternative healers and therapists as well as much of the newly REDISCOVERED mind technology like Positive thought, manifesting, NLP, and Vesta speaks to us of the POWER we have within ourselves to constantly create and recreate our lives with concentrated effort and positive thoughts.
The symbol of Vesta is the eternal flame and her image shows her standing holding a lamp of the eternal flame as she lights our path to a new tomorrow and a new age. Vesta assists us in focusing our energies as we commit ourselves to inner work and to discovering and manifesting the Power within ourselves.
Astrologically Vesta relates to work, devotion, spiritual practices, solitude, commitment, sacrifice, aloneness, a range of sexual problems based upon fear of intimacy. AND she shows you your way out of these things as you identify who you really are, become devoted and committed to becoming all you are and more and work for a goal which will not only bring light to yourself but to others.
Unskillfully Vesta can create sexual alienation, inhibitions, repression, sorrow, narrow minded energy and is often an energy which we channel into overworking when the natural outlets are not expressed.
Successfully expression of Vesta creates a magical energy where we focus our sexual power into creativity, joy, and live a committed life to whatever is sacred for us. Vesta does not require the sexual act, rather the power and focus of this energy towards committing ourselves and focusing on healing both mentally and physically.