According to Roman mythology, Vesta was the goddess of heart, but she is also associated with home and family.
In Greek mythology, she is known as Hestia, the daughter of Khronos and Rhea.
She is associate with domestic order, purity, and faith.
Vesta was also known as the Mother, which actually meant she was the purest divinity. Due to being a virgin, she was an inspiration to her priestesses known as the Vestals.
These women were in Vesta’s service for 30 years. During that period, they pledged to remain virgins.
Otherwise, they would be buried outside Rome.
However, they had various benefits for being virginal priestesses.
The Vestals were free after completing their service.
Thus, they could choose whether they will remain virgins forever or get married. Most of them decided to stay unwed all their lives.
Overall, Vesta was among the favorite goddesses among females, even though everyone respected her. She didn’t engage in any controversial activities, staying away from the drama that Roman myths often depict.
However, that is why Vesta is not that present in mythological stories.
Moreover, she was the protector of millers and bakers. Vesta was also associated with care. It is why a donkey that turned the kettle and millstone often represents her as they gave nourishment.
Vesta was also in charge of maintaining the tranquility of family life and one’s house. Thanks to that, she had substantial power of marriage.
Thus, Vesta was the moral beacon of the Roman citizens. Because of that, people were devoted to her.
She is Saturn’s and Ops’s daughter, making her the less known sister of Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Juno, and Ceres. Vesta is generally perceived as a prudish mythical figure, which is why she gets less attention.
She was among the five children that Saturn swallowed because he believed in a prophecy that said one of them would steal his power and overthrow him. Jupiter was the only one who escaped this fate as his mother Ops hid him.
After that, she tricked Saturn into swallowing a rock he couldn’t digest, causing him to vomit the children. They partnered up and overthrew their tyrannical father, starting a new system and splitting responsibilities.
Another curious fact about Vesta is the cult of her worshipers. Its origins date back to the first days of Rome, and it included the Vestal virgins and eternal fire. These women protected the Temple of Vesta and her flame, bound to keep it burning as long as Rome is prospering.
During that time, there was a festival, the Vestalia, dedicated to Vesta. It is when maidens would walk barefoot and bring food offerings to her.
Although the festival was beyond popular, it was the last one where people publicly celebrated a pagan deity.
After the rise of Christianity, Theodosius abolished the cult and Vestalia.
Even though people expressed their disappointment loudly, it didn’t take long before this tradition ceased to exist.
Vesta: The asteroid
Vesta officially named 4 Vesta, is a minor space object but among the largest in the asteroid belt.
Its discovery dates back to 1807 when German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers first spotted it in the heavens.
The name is a nod to the mythological Roman goddess. The other thing that makes Vesta distinctive is that it’s the shiniest asteroid we can see in the sky.
Vesta has a unique place and meaning in our natal charts. It represents what we consider sacred and holy to us.
However, Vesta also indicates sexual energy expression in a profound dimension.
As a result, Vesta’s placement in a birth chart and the aspects she makes can indicate where one can accomplish the highest things and which life area promises achievements.
On the other side, this asteroid may indicate what might make us feel closer to the divine.
That way, it uncovers our spiritual path and the ultimate potential.
But negative aspects may also show in sexuality issues, repression, or exaggeration.
Vesta in Libra: Personality traits and meaning
People born with Vesta in Libra feel an inner urge to belong. They want to socialize with like-minded people. That makes their lives feel more meaningful and gives them purpose.
These natives love blending in and being one with the group.
They are the ultimate team players. These individuals thrive when working with others, which is why they loath independent and solo tasks. They know how to make compromises and dedicate themselves to a common goal.
However, those born with this placement often doubt their own capabilities. They struggle with various insecurities and want people to reassure them all the time.
Thus, these natives prefer working in a team because that allows them to take more credit than they might get if they worked alone.
These individuals are okay with benefiting from someone’s effort or help. They are too insecure concerning the results they make on their own.
Because of that, these natives tend to cling to other people for finishing their challenging tasks.
They are overly talkative, charismatic, and warmhearted. These individuals feel uneasy if they don’t interact with people for a long time. They need to engage in group activities, events, or communication every day.
Regular interaction helps these natives build their self-esteem and feel better about their life.
Since they are self-critical, they often compare themselves with others. These individuals never think they are good enough and always doubt that someone else looks better.
Thus, they struggle at work because they continuously worry that their coworkers provide better ideas, projects, and solutions.
Because of that, these natives are overly competitive. They want to prove that their achievements are the greatest, even if it means conflicts in their personal and professional relationships.
These individuals often seek validation on social media as that allows them to get praise for minor accomplishments.
People born with Vesta in Libra do their best to achieve the maximum results and make themselves proud.
However, they are not subtle about their success. These individuals have to share everything with other persons, even if they don’t know them well.
Even though they love spending time with others, they don’t know how to turn off their competitive side.
If these natives stopped comparing every aspect of their life with other people, they would be much happier and have healthier relationships.
As a result, those born with this placement often give more than they receive in romantic connections.
These individuals want to keep their partners interested that much, that they are willing to do things that feel uncomfortable.
Overall, people born with Vesta in Libra are talkative, charismatic, and insecure. They struggle with their self-esteem, which is what prevents them from feeling genuinely happy.
Woman with Vesta in Libra
Women born with Vesta in Libra are sensitive, communicative, and kind. They know how to behave according to different occasions.
These natives are typically refined and speak softly.
They love spending time with friends and in big social groups. These individuals feel better after socializing all day. They loath being alone and not having emotional support. These women require a safety net in the form of close friends and family.
Even though they seek relationships where both partners will give and take equally, they often end up in those where they receive less.
Deep inside, these females are insecure, especially about their looks. It is why they often indulge others, although they don’t feel like it.
Despite their competitive streak, these women are compassionate and don’t mind helping others.
However, they often put the needs of other people first. These females tend to neglect themselves, trying to make others happy.
Overall, women born with Vesta in Libra are compassionate, communicative, and warmhearted.
Yet, their insecurities often overwhelm them, creating redundant issues in their lives.
Man with Vesta in Libra
Men born with Vesta in Libra are charismatic, politically correct, and talkative. They always say the right thing and know how to charm people with their manners. These males are stellar at reading body language and decoding what others want.
But they have a lot of confidence issues and continuously compare themselves with others.
As a result, these men can be competitive and criticize others. They do that to make themselves feel better.
These men find harmony inspiring and aim to achieve that in their lives.
However, they usually don’t know how to balance things (e.g., work-life, friendships-relationships), disrupting their intentions.
Overall, men born with Vesta in Libra are charming but tend to see others as rivals.
If they address the origin of their insecurities, they could prevent various issues they often encounter.
People born with Vesta in Libra are usually great to be around because they are charismatic, kind, and soft-spoken.
However, if something triggers their insecurities and comparing themselves with others, they can become competitive and passive-aggressive.
Those born with this placement should learn how to accept themselves the way they are. That will make a big difference in their lives, relationships, and work.