The Muses in Astrology

February 15th, 2016


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(c) National Trust, Nostell Priory; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Astrologically, the Muses are a group of 9 asteroids that are usually prominent in the charts of creative, inspired people. They are our muses, after all! They come from Greek mythology, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Each Muse rules something a little different. They are:

Calliope: Muse of Epic Poetry – good for those of you who are writers
Clio: Muse of History – obviously focused on history, but can also be tied to fame
Euterpe: Muse of Music, Song, and Elegiac Poetry – especially linked to music
Erato: Muse of Lyric Poetry – the poet, of course, but also linked to romantic writing
Melpomene: Muse of Tragedy – the thespian! connected to acing and the theater, as well as darker writing
Polyhymnia: Muse of Hymns – also linked to acting and poetry, but especially linked to creative spirituality and the natural metaphysic
Terpsichore: Muse of Dance – often prominent in the charts of dancers, choreographers, those known for their moves
Thalia: Muse of Comedy – often prominent in the charts of comedians or anyone who deals with comedy in their work, including cartoonists
Urania: Muse of Astrology – often prominent in the charts of astrologers, psychics, mystical types

You can look up these 9 Muses in your own chart on (they’re numbers, in order, 22, 84, 27, 62, 18, 33, 81, 23, 30). The more prominent in your chart they are, the more you likely manifest them in your life, and some will be more dominant than others. Conjunctions to natal planets, especially the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) will give them the most prominence (and with asteroids, you tend to keep a small orb of 2 degrees or less, though some may feel asteroids aspects at conventional, wider orbs). You can treat them like planets and track aspects being made to them by transit planets if one of them is prominent for you and important for what you do in life (for example, if you’re an aspiring actor, you can track aspects being made to your Melpomene and Polyhymnia; if you’re an aspiring comedian, to your Thalia; an aspiring astrologer, to your Urania, etc.). The best periods will usually come with Jupiter aspects and/or positive Neptune aspects (sextiles and trines) since Jupiter is the happy planet and Neptune is also creative, and you can have inspired days with positive Sun, Mercury, Venus, or Mars aspects.

You can also track these asteroids in transit. As they move through your chart and houses and make aspects to your planets, they infuse inspirational energy, or you can find the energy to be difficult. The difficult energy will come with hard aspects, usually to your Saturn (which limits energy), or by travelling through your 12th house (which hides energy). You can also see this with hard aspects by transit Saturn, Uranus, or Pluto to your natal Muses, and inspiration seems to disappear with Saturn (like writer’s block), it only comes and goes in erratic spurts with Uranus, or with Pluto, you can be unrelenting with your inspiration, to the point of destruction at times, or you have to completely transform the way in which you’re inspired.

One Response to “The Muses in Astrology”

  1. Brian on February 16, 2016 1:05 am

    That is a wonderful review of the nine Muses. Thank you!

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