HYGEIA THE SYMBOL OF THE HOLISTIC HEALER IN YOUR HOROSCOPE by Hilary Bond PhD © Copyright. All Rights Reserved.


HYGEIA THE SYMBOL OF THE HOLISTIC HEALER IN YOUR HOROSCOPE by Hilary Bond PhD © Copyright. All Rights Reserved.

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INTRODUCTION TO HYGEIA

Jung believed that we become self -aware and heal our soul through rediscovering and connecting with the archetypal world. He also believed that through interacting with the  world of archetypes (the anima, animus, the shadow  and our particular goddess and god archetypes) we cleanse and evolve our soul. We interact with this archetypal world through symbols. According to Jung, our soul speaks to us in this language of images through dreams and through archetypal symbols. Astrological planets are archetypal symbols and our birth charts are a unique “map of our soul” that can illuminate the relationship between our conscious and unconscious mind.

Consequently,  Hygeia is a goddess of and symbol of holistic wellbeing, self-empowerment, purification and healing if she is in positive placements in one’s horoscope. When physicians become qualified they must swear to be ethical according to the Hippocratic Oath (Greek physician C5th to C4th B.C.) which states:
“I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius (Asclepius), and Hygeia, and Panacea (Panacea), and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation . . .”
Hygeia is the personification of physical health and mental health (or sanity)  in your chart. If she shows up in your chart conjuncting your Ascendant, Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, Mercury, chart ruler, IC or MC you will be attracted by the holistic approach to health. The spiritual side of us melds with our mind and body to create  holistic health.

Her symbol is the serpent twining around the staff of Mercury, the psychopomp; the one god  who could rescue people from death. As Apollo was Hygeia’s grandfather the serpent was also the serpent of Delphi: the python who represented the healing power of his matriarchal side; that of the Great Mother.

Hygeia exactly conjuncts my Moon, sextiles my Midheaven and trines my Mercury and serves as an inspiration and a symbol of my counseling and shamanic health practice. Hygeia can be viewed as a spiritual framework or as a convenient classical analogy depending upon your own orientation.

HYGIEA: SYMBOLS, SLEEP, DREAMS, SHAMANIC HEALING AND HYPNOTHERAPY

Hygeia’s cult in ancient Greece depended on healing dreams and dream oracles. Those who practice in the realms of the unconscious strive to bring awareness to their clients. Traumas buried deep in the past can effect current life situations (and dreams). Hypnosis, like dreams, induces a different state of consciousness that is in some situations an appropriate mechanism for healing. Meditation can lead to important life insights and greater peace in one’s life.

Just as I see Chiron as the astrological symbol of holistic healing and the Rainbow Bridge which links earthly reality and the transcendent realms leading to a healthy whole; Hygeia is the feminine symbol of holistic health. Hygeia is named for the classical goddess of hygiene, health, sanitation, wisdom, purity, soundness of mentality and spirituality and holistic well-being. Sanitation comes from the Latin root ‘sanare’ to heal and includes the ideas of sanity and the sanitarium. Hygeia’s symbol is the caduceus- two snakes winding around the staff of the magician healer. We see here a link to Hermes in his alchemical aspect. The asteroid Hygeia’s placement in an astrological chart signifies purification, as well as meanings associated with health issues, sickness, cure, and the moral and physical wholeness that are implicit in ideas of good health or good order. This is similar to the rune Ansuz which also means good order as a manifestation of pure “spirit.” Thus she is the opposite or polarity of Eris in your chart. Eris brings chaos  and often retribution, but wherever Hygeia goes in the horoscope, she has a way of cleaning up things, bringing them into a very pure, even ideal, state of being.

Hygeia intensifies and cleanses any other planetary energy with which she links, and assists it to express in a cleaner, stronger, truer form. Sometimes this poses real challenges and problems, making circumstances appear worse before they get better. Then Hygeia seems to act like the force behind a fever, which can rise to dangerous heights before it breaks, and the healing occurs. It’s all about getting the poison out first, so that wholeness can be restored, or aided to form. The poison is more often metaphorical than literal, of course. Hygeia always helps you to scrub up, or purge. She’s a catalyst for action as well as a force for intensifying and purifying other energies. However testing a time you have whilst she’s busy, you’re always left in much better shape when she has finished with you.
Hygeia’s healing in ancient Greece was held in sleep temples. The priestesses used healing dreams and dream oracles. So they realised that traumas buried deep in the past can effect current life situations and reveal themselves dreams. Hypnosis, like dreams, induces a different state of consciousness that is in some situations an appropriate mechanism for healing. Meditation can lead to important life insights and greater peace in one’s life.

Her gift of medicine can be taken literally too. Sometimes certain psychological conditions require medication, but only maybe. Is there an alternative? Can we use hypnotherapy or soul retrieval for psychological conditions? Medication, if carefully considered, can be the best option for some people. But what medication? Good, healthy fresh food (grown at home if we can), free of genetic engineering and of poisons and raw or cooked at home; and herbs, maybe grown in our garden are good medication. I would rather a combination of bloodroot, aloe vera, zinc chloride and chaparral any day to get rid of skin cancers than having invasive surgery under an aesthetic. “Medicine” is also being true to our “totems or spirit guides” Indigenous people always ask; what is your medicine or sometimes what is your “skin” or what is your Dreaming? These mean the same thing. For example they may mean are you a Rock person, Rainbow person, a Bear person, Star woman or a saltwater person? Also do we use homeopathy instead of medical drugs. The Sun and the wind and the negative ions from waterfalls are medication and so are flower remedies.

Hygeia is health personified and confident mastery of one’s self. Hygeia used in the positive sense in our chart indicates that we become our own Master and take control of our destiny. Hygeia is health personified. The ancient Greeks worked hard at maintaining their own health. Taking personal responsibility and internal control of our problems instead of being helplessly battered about by external forces is vital, but I also have compassion. If a person was born prematurely and has been emotionally, physically and mentally abused or tortured and traumatised in wars or cults and bullied in the work place or at school or battered by domestic violence so they don’t know who they are and they bob around like a cork in the ocean it is lacking in compassion to say, “Pull yourself together; have a spine and a stiff upper lip!” If you say that to a person who has only emptiness inside and post-traumatic stress disorder or some such problem you are a fool. They need to learn self-empowerment. With our soul out to dinner we may not be able to do that.

As a Holographic Kinetics energy healing  practitioner and shamanic practitioner I can isolate planetary energies and cleanse the offending parts of them for they are Middle World beings and these beings are without morals and ethics. So I am a channel to heal the planets and energies in your chart and have had significant successes in this area to bring clients who are diagnosed as having Autism or Asperger’s syndrome back to a state of not having autistic spectrum disorder. Many of these people have been priests in past lives or are stuck in Saturnian time warps. (The world of theta vibrations- the collective unconscious and the Dreamtime have no time, so when I enter that vibration we can work without the constraints of time. ) To be stuck in another time is very disturbing to the body and etheric energy and this state of timelessness will make people very ill. This is where my Sun conjunct Chiron in Capricorn aspect works well because I can work with the Lords of time and karma. Chiros time is an all-dimensional time, whereas Saturn time is the dimension we are in now. As a shamanic practitioner and medium one can move from beta vibrations where we are now through to alpha brainwaves which is a mediation state through to theta brainwaves which is the state where we can access the Askashic Records or the collective unconscious.

HYGEIA’S HISTORY
The cult of Hygeia began in Classical Athens in the 600s B[efore] C[hrist], in connection with the cult of Athena, goddess of wisdom and purity. Statues of Athena and Hygeia stood at the entrance to the Acropolis temple in Athens. Hygeia was a young goddess, daughter and chief attendant to Asclepius, the god of medicine. She was in charge of cleanliness and how to live a long life (preventive medicine). She also had two other medical sisters: Panacea (‘Cure-All’) and Iaso (‘Remedy’). The Romans named her Salus. As a sculpture she held or fed a large snake (the symbol of Asklepion medicine) in her arms. This snake also was reminiscent of the Python, the symbol of the old Earth Mother and matriarchal culture which was toppled by the Dorians and Achaeans. Hygeia’s symbol was a large water basin and a snake. Hippocratic doctors from the 300s onwards gradually formulated a philosophy of hygiene that covered every possible aspect of health – mind, body and environment. Statues of Hygeia were erected in all the major healing centers sited in the temples of Asclepius: in Epidaurus, Corinth, Cos and Pergamum.

However, as a pupil of Chiron her history no doubt goes back to before 13,000 years ago when Atlantis existed.

While her father Ascelepius was more directly associated with healing, Hygeia was associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health. Her name is the source of the word “hygiene”. Hygeia became Salus, the Roman goddess of health, social welfare and prosperity. Thus we see so many offshoots in present day holistic health which promote hygienic thinking: mindfulness, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, mediation, yoga, deep breathing (pranayama), awareness of toxic thinking, Louise Hay’s affirmations, shamanic counselling, wholistic counselling, all sorts of psychotherapy (minus medications) and shamanic journeying (minus plant enhancing drugs- no, I do not approve of them.)

Since ancient times, those who worked in the medical or healing field have noticed the close relationship between cleanliness and health. Pestilence and disease flourish where filth, darkness and impurities accumulate. If you cleanse your body, (your house, your car and your career) both inwardly and outwardly, through diet, exercise, lifestyle and physical regimen, and most diseases are greatly ameliorated, or vanish of their own accord. No cancer can take hold where our body is alkaline. In her personifying the value of diet and hygiene in health maintenance and disease prevention, Hygeia is the antithesis and complement to Asclepius. We look to Asclepius for medical miracles in times of crisis, but in the Chinese model as well, first let us do all we can to maintain our health and prevent disease ourselves. Our body has amazing powers of self-healing if we keep it clean and live in accordance with Nature’s laws.

In later Classical Greek times Athena took Hygiea as part of her persona. Hygiea was one of Chrion’s pupils so we know she is very old and goes back to before 13,000 years ago. Athena is relatively new in the Greek pantheon. Hygiaea as Athena is a significator of creative intelligence in your chart. She denotes our type of intelligence and style of perception, our capacity for inspired vision, intuition, curiosity, genius. Because Tiresias was blinded by the beauty of Athena bathing naked she gave him miraculous powers of insight, or prophecy. If you have stressful aspects to Athena you may have auditory or visual perceptual problems, colour blindness, dyslexia, autism, poor hand-eye coordination, poor problem solving ability, limited vision or hearing, learning difficulties or disabilities or at the very worst mental retardation (which also can be tied in with an abusive childhood environment which can lower the IQ by 30 points.) We must realise that our outer world is shaped by our thoughts so guided imagery and daily meditation and affirmations will restore not just calm and lower anxiety but benefit greatly Athena issues. Athena people have a capacity for whole pattern perception (mine is in the top 99% of the world population) and the ability to conceive and coordinate schema and paradigms for systems. They have the wisdom of strategy, foresight, planning, rational thought and determination which lead to academic careers, artistic and advertising careers, careers as systems analysts, military strategists, political, academic and scientific careers.

HYGEIA’S SYMBOLS

Hygeia holds a medicine bowl or alchemical mixing bowl in most of her statues. It also could symbol; the cup of tarot, where if our emotions, soul and heart are brimming over with love our health is perfect. (I see here Divine love as much as Eros and Psyche.) Hence if we see her as an aspect of the multi-dimensional Great Mother or Mother Earth, this we can see her bowl as a symbol of sustenance; the cornucopia of Amalthea or the importance of living in harmony with the earth and daily in the spirit of gratefulness of acknowledging where our gifts come from. I have always seen Mother Earth as a sacred place and I believe that it’s possible to build a joyful, full life in the here-and-now state of being regardless of your beliefs in an after-life.

So now you have a vision of the ultimate Hygeia as very strong and self-assured. She handles the snake (and no doubt other fears and burdens) in her life with practiced ease and success. So whatever health practioner we are, we aim for this vision as a pure intention with our clients. We aim for them to be self-empowered like Hygeia. The intention of honoring and emulating one archetypal energy of feminine divinity suggests that all people (women, minorities, and anyone other people) are equally sacred and inestimately precious. Hygeia, as an archetype symbolizes with her bowl of water and Kundalini staff, the fresh cleansing nurturing waters of the world. Her temples were frequently located upon the sites of sacred wells which had healing properties, just as Mother Mary’s wells are full of healing waters on the Michael Mary leylines in Britain and the Athena wells on the Apollo-Athena line which stretches from Skellig off Ireland through Mont Saint Michel through Italy, the Holy Land and Greece are also healing places. I would hope that my healing practice brings fresh cleansing ideas and practices that stir the imagination and help to find new answers and perspectives.

The serpent that Hygeia holds symbolizes the soul, deep wisdom, and healing. It is also a symbol of transformation, deep understanding of the deepest levels of oneself (including any trauma and power: self-empowerment. The snake is the symbol of Scorpio the sign of the transformation healer and all that is secret. Hence Hygeia in your chart hints that you know deep within yourself the secret to your own improvement. As therapists we can help a client self-actualize that inner truth or as the client we can see that shining diamond of truth when our Hygeia is progressed or transitted strongly. Although Hygeia holds the medicine bowl the snake that chooses whether or not to help itself by partaking. So she symbolizes the choice taking internal control and making the choice for wellness or maybe giving away one’s power to others or the medical fraternity. To go deep within yourself is to get in touch with the unconscious older reptilian parts of your brain that hold great wisdom. The link of snakes to wisdom and healing flows from the ancient idea that the dead went into the ground to dwell in Hades which in the Greek world was a dreamlike land neither good nor bad. (Hell was a rubbish dump outside Jerusalem and was a Christian idea.) Snakes, as ground-dwelling creatures, had contact with the dead and might even carry the souls of ancestors returning to help you. (Look at the 8th house symbolism here.) So they could bring great wisdom. Diseases in ancient times and in Indigenous societies and indeed in shamanism were sometimes thought caused by evil spirits. So, one way of affecting a cure would be to get a really strong good spirit to come help you. Thus snakes were also associated with healing. So Hygeia can send us into 8th house thinking where with we can with therapy can find events in the “dead” past that explain and help cure the behaviors and sorrows of today. It’s possible to access strong lost abilities that can turn around problems in your life.

Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning “serpent power”. It refers to the rising of the life force energy within you. While representative of a spiritual awakening, it’s also very physical, health-oriented, and here-and-now. Snakes are very “grounded” creatures and entirely practical in their approach to life. Hygeia displays a fully active and arisen Kundalini power with her calm approach, her large snake and healing alchemical bowl, as she embodies perfect health. In today’s frenetic pace and myriad negative energies whatever healing you seek- psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, dream therapy, shamanic journeys, herbs, kinesiology, yoga, diet, exercise we need to be holistic and be practical, and here-and-now in our intention. Consequently, Hygeia seems to symbolize health energies within the self, the mastery of one’s self and problems, internal locus of control and self-esteem necessary to face challenges, and clear communication with the dreamy, “dead” parts of self that lie in the unconscious and in the past (which include this life, past life and ancestral past. In this regard Hygeia as symbolic of therapy and a healing modality echoes Chiron.

HYGEIA IN ASTROLOGY

My Moon is exactly conjunct Hygiea. I have friends who have Hygeia prominent in their charts. A friend who is a medical intuitive has Moon conjunct Hygeia (in the second house) conjunct Sun in Aquarius conjunct Venus in Pisces in the 3rd house. She also uses herbs. I have another friend, a shamanic practitioner who has Hygeia in his first house conjunct Mars conjunct Ascendant in Gemini. He is a gifted healer who uses hands on healing. He also is a great networker with his construction world friends who use alternative health therapies.

Another dear friend of mine who is a famous astrologers told me: “Hygiea is conjunct my Uranus in Gemini in the second house. Uranian energy has been a great resource for me. Over the years, the practice of astrology has helped me to subsist, often putting bread on the table. The only time before this during which I read about Hygiea is in a book called “A Spiritual Bouquet from the Ascended Lady Masters”, copyright 1978 by White Dove and Samuel George Partridge, published by Samuel George Partridge. The book consists of channeled messages from Lady Masters, and a message from Hygiea is one of them.”

Astrologer Kim Falconer in her wonderful book:” Astrology and Aptitude: How to become what you were meant to become” writes” “When Hygeia is strongly placed with an inner planet (which would include the luminaries- the Sun and Moon) and angle (IC, MC, Ascendant or Descendant) there is a strong link to the medical professions, health concerns, research, and study in these areas and in general health care. There may be high physical fitness or need to be physically fit. Louis Pasteur had his Hygeia in Aquarius conjunct his IC. ”

Another friend has Hygeia in the 8th house in Gemini, midpoint Saturn Mercury. He told me: “My Hygeia makes a near exact air grand trine with my Moon and NN. Whatever I do or happen, it’s very important that for me that I cognitively understand the reason or motivation behind, or I couldn’t take thing in and process it. Though I am quite good at ‘holding the space’ until it reveals itself at a later time. In recent years, I become interested in herbal remedies. I qualified as a counsellor instead and I learned biodynamic therapy, am learning bioenergetics (postural/structural integration), and plan to learn more about bodynamics. My aim is to integrate these three separate body psych orientations into one stream.

If we see Hygeia as the Roman Hygeia of social welfare Karl Marx had Hygeia in the second house in militaristic Aries midpoint his Sun in compassionate Pisces and Eris in socially minded Aquarius in the 12th house of the collective mind. Hygiea is also opposite Vesta the asteroid of the Sate in the 8th house of politics. It is noteworthy that the first subject all social work students have to learn is a whole subject on Karl Marx and Marxian theory as a backbone of sociology and social work. Our present day society’s shadow or our unhygienic side is the presence of millions of homeless people who mostly live in our sewage system under our cities . I tutored in Introductory Social Work and lectured in Human Welfare at university.

Louis Pasteur the father of modern hygiene has Hygeia conjunct his IC conjunct his North Node in Aquarius. His Hygeia is the apex of a T Square configuration between Saturn on his Taurus DESC and his Libran Ascendant. He very well could have been an artist with his ASC ruler, Venus conjunct his Mercury, Sun, Neptune and Uranus in his third house.

The famous doyen of nutrition and dietetics, Adelle Davis had Hygeia in her 7th house in Cancer (the masses). The ruler of Cancer, the Moon is in her sixth house conjunct Pluto. Her Hygeia trines harmoniously Jupiter in Pisces in the 3rd house of communication and sextiles her North Node in Virgo (health) in the 9th house of publishing.

Carl Jung, father of modern transpersonal psychotherapy and dream therapy had Hygeia at 3 degrees Cancer quincunx his Aquarian Ascendant and sextile his Neptune conjunct IC and trine his MC. Through his Hygeian aspects to his MC and IC we can see his holistic approach to spiritual- mental psychotherapy.

Well known shamanic practitioner, homeopath and nutritionist Eileen Nauman is a well grounded person who practices an holistic way of living and has taught many shamanic practitioners world wide. Her Hygeia is in the 8th house of ancesters and she often talks of her Irish-Cherokee background as an enormous influence on her life. Her Hygeia is trine her Mars in the 12th house of the collective unconscious and sextile her Uranus conjunct North Node in Gemini in the 10th house. Hygeia opposes her Chiron conjunct Jupiter in the second. She writes for an income.
Anton Mesmer is the father of modern hypnotism. His Hygiaea is exactly midpoint his Sun and Moon conjunct Athena conjunct Mars. His Hygiea is in the 9th house of spirituality. His Hygiea also trines Jupiter in the 5th house of fun.

If you work in an area of wholistic healing I would be very interested in hearing where your Hygeia lies in your chart.

ASTRONOMY & HYGEIA

I have had Demetra George’s book the asteroid Goddesses since it came out here in 1985. I met her in 1997 at a conference where I had a reading with her and sat with her at her table quite a lot. We became friends and I was so sorry I couldn’t go on her Greek tour last year in October. Like me she combines astrology with mystical experiences. I was puzzled though that she did not include Hygeia in her “Asteroid Goddess” book as it is, along with Ceres, Pallas Athena, Vesta and Juno one of the five biggest asteroids in the 100,000 asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. So I have decided to write a book on Hygeia.
When I joined the Federation of Australian Astrologers in 1984 I decided to sit for their exams. (Surprise!) The first certificate comprises quite a lot of astronomy and a large amount of mathematical calculations as no one had computers in those days, let alone computer programs. I have been interested in astronomy since I was a child.

Most asteroids only measure a few miles in diameter. Ceres is 620 miles across. Pallas Athena measures 350 miles, Vesta 310 and Juno 140 miles. Hygeia is large with a somewhat oblong diameter of 350–500 km, and a mass estimated to be 2.9% of the total mass of the belt, it is the fourth largest asteroid by volume and mass. Hygeia’s properties are the most poorly known out of the “big four” objects (Vesta, Juno and Athena as well as Hygeia) in the asteroid belt. Ceres is the largest and has just been upgraded to a “dwarf planet.” Hygeia, like Ceres, has a relatively low density, which is more comparable to the icy satellites of Jupiter or Saturn than to the terrestrial planets or the stony asteroids. Hygeia is an unusually slow rotator, taking 27 hours and 37 minutes for a revolution, whereas 6 to 12 hours are more typical for large asteroids. Despite its size, due to its dark surface and larger-than-average distance from the Sun, it appears very dim when observed from Earth. For this reason several smaller asteroids were observed before Annibale de Gasparis discovered Hygeia on April 12, 1849. At most oppositions, Hygeia has a magnitude that is four orders lower than Vesta’s, and observing it will require at least a 100 mm (4-inch) telescope, while at a perihelic opposition, it may be observable with 10×50 binoculars. Vesta can be seen with the naked eye because it is metallic (volcanic basalt) rather than icy.

Recent evidence amazes astronomers. As the solar system began to form about 4.5 billion years ago, planets were born from collisions of dust and rock. The numerous chunks that stayed relatively small formed asteroids, while others eventually grew through accretion to the size of planets. It seems that they have discovered that these worlds once were extraordinarily hot, but they eventually cooled from the outside, forming a crust around a molten core.

Asteroids with molten cores could help explain mysteriously magnetic meteorites seen on Earth. Weiss and his colleagues have suggested that such magnetization most likely occurred in asteroids with a molten metallic core — a big shift from the traditional picture of an asteroid as a primordial, unmelted objects.

I hope you enjoy this article. I would love to hear your stories about Hygiea works in your chart. May you walk in beauty.

78 thoughts on “HYGEIA THE SYMBOL OF THE HOLISTIC HEALER IN YOUR HOROSCOPE by Hilary Bond PhD © Copyright. All Rights Reserved.

    • Hi Julianne,

      Thanks for your praise.

      As I am a professional astrologer I have a computer programme with different asteroids as well as the planets and points. I do not know of any other way to find Hygeia. I’ll send you an email and you can send me your birthdate, so I can pinpoint your Hygeia.

      Cheers,
      Hilary

    • Hi Julianne,
      You can go to Astrodienst at http://www.astro.com , enter your birth data, then choose “Extended Chart Selection.” Near the bottom of the for is a text box where you can enter the number of any asteroid. Hygeia is number 10.

      Meanwhile, thank you Hilary for another thought-provoking article. I have Hygeia in my 6th house at 25 Taurus, exactly opposite my 12th house Venus and trine my MC. I am a cancer survivor – 20 years next May – but am not in very good physical health. Psychologically and spiritually, I’m doing great at least.

      I wish I could travel and visit you one of these days for an in-depth reading. I keep buying lottery tickets anyway. 😉

      Holiday blessings to you and yours!

      • Hi Greg,

        My pleasure. I love Hygeia.

        And I am not surprised that my article flushed you out. (When I young- I grew up on an outback Australian sheep property- my Dad would insist we (my siblings and I ) had to stay in the car while he sent a few warning shots up to “flush” the feral pigs out of the bulrushes, so we could have a picnic on the side of our spring fed dam. Smile. My family had an army and farming background so something or someone was always being flushed out.) Ha, ha, ha.

        I really emphasise that you purchase Michael Newton’s books on life in between life (The Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls ) which is known by the Tibetan Buddhists as Bardo. I guess it is where we (our soul ) in our pure state make our choices as to the life we choose to lead in our next incarnation. Please , when you read them look for “hybrid souls” who may have come from another dimension/galaxy/planet. Hybrid humans have rather a challenging time body wise on this planet because their vibration, whilst highly evolved spiritually, has little or no immunity. I suspect Edgar Rice Buroughs probably wrote about this.

        Health, physical health is just a part of us and when we are well we feel so good and we never smoke or drink alcohol that other “tougher” beings do. . I speak from experience. Smile.

        Sometimes a challenge in life leads us down a soul path which we would not have walked. Many of us have had physical challenges and have become healers of some kind because we had to learn how to overcome the physical ailment we have. Sometimes we don’t overcome the physical challenge, but we sure become great healers. If you read Michael Newton’s books what I say will make sense. Our Western, non-Indigenous philosophy sees people as having to be perfect like Barbie and Ken dolls. This isn’t reality. It is consumerism.

        I would also recommend a lovely book called “The Sacred Garden”. I am sure you have meditated and there are many different forms of meditation. This form is what is known as shamanic journeying where we go into a “theta ” state, which is much deeper that the usual “alpha” state of many meditations. I use the journey to my sacred garden to explore my day, my state of being, any questions I may have about the path I am on at present. There is a CD with the book Greg. I also recommend all of Sandra Ingerman’s books. The latest one she has written is with Hank Wesselman who wrote the “Sacred Garden” book. They are so very helpful.

        Hygeia is about holistic health and you have hit the nail on the head when you talk about your great psychological-spiritual health, not to mention the state of your heart chakra which in many people is a dried up old peach seed or an empty stone vessel. Your heart is a glowing planet. The sixth house is not just our health, but it involves our work and our rituals and small pets. It also rules the body and business. It is an earth house, ruled by Mercury which is so very complex as Mercury flies between the upper world of the Gods and angels, the world of humans and the world of Pluto where there is treasure under old rotting garbage and death. I suggest you ask, if you get the Sacred Garden meditation book, what your Hygeia in your sixth house is all about.

        I do hope something of what I have written helps you.

        Happy Days,
        Hilary.

      • Thanks for your kind reply, Hilary.

        Regarding Michael Newton – I am lucky to have a great library system here where I live in Olympia, Washington, USA. Although they don’t have his books in print form, three are available as audiobooks, and I have started listening to “Journey of Souls” today. I just finished Chapter 4, and I was astounded to hear about souls who lived in other forms on other planets! Thanks again for your suggestions. I’ll look for “The Secret Garden” too. And yes, your writing helps a lot! Thanks again.

      • “The Sacred Garden” is what I meant to type.

        And thanks for the kind compliment about my “heart is a glowing planet.” I do like to tell folks “I have a bad back but a good heart.” 🙂

    • Hello dear Hillary,
      time sometimes does not matter at all, as I see the date when your great article came to visit me. When personal time line is about to let me know something and I am willing to listen and learn, it is there and then when Universe will provide a good source to learn from.

      Just the other day I had a very *real* dream about a friend which I didn’t recognise yet I knew, I felt, I know her. She was breeding snakes in her white laboratory, out of very unusual green almost like see through algae stripes that became like a green beans, pregnant only with one snake…they would jump out of it and grow very fast, different colours and one of them, dark coloured jump out, quickly moving and growing at the same time and she ran towards me and bit me in my left toe. My friend said not to worry, they are not dangerous, yet I had to force it to get it off of my toe. snake had a teeth like a dragon, not like a snake…small teeth in half circle up and bellow in her mouth…

      It was a bit strange, yet I had not felt fear since I know a great deal of my real star map inheritance, being a Scorpio born and Ophiuchus ascendant. I have learnt lot of holy trinity between Scorpio, snake-Serpent and Eagle. Knowing also some parts of Mayan cosmology and their Tzolkin calendar, how it was created on a face of a Human body, I know my soul family is holding positions of thumbs and toes, and this year I am representing the Eagle which happens to be the left toe of my foot this year..it all makes sense why I was bitten right there. In my mundane astrology chart (I am double sagittarius) my Hygea is in Aquarius on 28.37( trining my Moon in Libra 28.48 in 10th house) is just 5 degrees away from my Jupiter in Pisces at 3.56 and both in my second house, now both progressed in third house of Pisces on 12 degrees 35 seconds Hyg and 12 deg. 12 sec. Jup., …well, no wonder I felt an urge to *write* to you since I feel I do write better than talk sometimes…:)

      I just wanted you to know about it, to share that this post had made a deep impact on my understanding of me trying to find the real way of me being at service to humanity and self. Trying to fully understand my divine purpose of being human on this planet at this time of awakening. To do what is best to do, to be happy and fulfilled yet being able to help human beings understand their hearts deeper and for good. Shadow side of each of us does hold a great deal of an answers and giving us great opportunity to learn to love what is un-lovable, yet crucial to be accepted and healed by Love that we are. I love your work and thank you for sharing your wisdom with us… Love to all sides of you, Dea

      • Hello Dea,
        How lovely of you to write your sweet letter.

        It sounds like your DNA and kundalini energy (the snakes) were reaching up to your heart (green) and down to your tow, so you were fully grounded to the Great Mother and the angels and the collective. I guess being so visual and clairvoyant I see what you are saying.

        My goodness me, you have Hygeia conjunct your Jupiter, trining your Moon in Libra. You must be super nice. You do have a lot in common with me. Your Jup is right on top of my ASC. I have written another two Hygeia articles since then and have 70% completed a book on “The Astrological & Archetypal Hygeia: Asteroid Goddess of Vitality and Holistic Health”. I am doing a lot of Hygeia past lives for the participants in it. And that really is fun.

        Thankyou for your praise and for encouraging all your friends to follow my posts. I am afraid I haven’t written one for a while. I have been trying to format my book on Tree Shamanism to publish and finish my Hygeia book.

        Hopefully I don’t have many sides because with all the work I have done – therapy, healing courses, university courses in psychology and counselling, teaching I’ve done and at my age I am fairly much self-actualised.

        Please write any time. I really enjoyed your letter. And please say hello to your friends.
        Take care and big , best wishes,
        Hilary.

      • Dearest Hillary…
        thank you so much for your kind response. You are very nice person too and you do carry a lot of wisdom. We are all lucky you are that kind to share it with us. I am very happy you have decided to write a book about Hygea. When ever I look at her name I can not help it but see the name of Gea, Earth that vibrates high-HY balanced male-female energy so pure, that heals by touching anything that comes near Her…

        I love that about her and she is very much part of your soul imprint, too. I would love to know you better, I feel in my heart you are a lady, sister, that I would love to be friend with, if you would feel the same. I see we share a lot of things,I felt as I know you already, while reading your blog and I only got the link the other day and that felt good. There is a lot of healing explanations in your sharings and that is so nice, knowledge is a powerful tool if we know how to handle it. My Chiron is in Pisces at 6 deg next to Jupiter, so I guess it has to do a lot about self healing of my own inner worthiness and by that healing others just as same…

        I don’t know if you are on facebook, I just recently opened an account to be closer to some friends, even though I prefer old fashioned style, writing e-mails…anyway, if we can exchange some more wisdom between us, I can be reached at eyedeaiam@outlook.com . I live in Sweden so I am sending you a huge basket of Northern star aurora flowers. For your soul, for you being so patient, thorough and nice! 🙂 With love, Dea

      • Hi there 🙂 I have bad bad Moon on 22 Taurus 150 Pluto 150 Neptune 180 Uranus and 150 asteroid Lilith 135 Venus and trine Sun. Huge is exactly conjunct Moon in first house. Also I have Chiron in 1 st with lot of aspects. So what kind of healing alternative healing is good for me?

    • Hi thanks for the v informative article! I’ve only learnt about hygeia recently and found that it opposes my natal sun and venus, trine my uranus and sextile my asc, and it’s in my natal 10th house. Do you see any potential in me as a healer like astrologer/psychotherapist? As this is something I’ve been thinking of in recent years…

      • Hi Mae,

        Nice to here from you and thankyou for your complement about Hygeia.

        I have a solarFire astrology programme which has the five largest asteroids in it.

        Failing that this web site is the best to find Hygeia’s placement. https://serennu.com/astrology/ephemeris.php
        In regard to your question. 1. Hygeia is only an asteroid, not a planet. 2. She is only background information not hard core evidence as to the career information you need. 3. You would look for a strong Virgo presence in your chart ie, sun or Moon or Asc I or MC in virgo and maybe 8th house if you wanted to be a psychologist or scorpio if yo were thinking of surgery 4 and then maybe some 6th house planets as it is the house of health. 5. If need be then look for chiriron because if he is in trines or sextile to planets he is a healer 6. Then comes Hygeia.

        PS if Virgo is the handle of a bucket or fan chart you can look at the qualities of a healer.

        I hope that helps you.

        Warm wishes,

        Dr Hilary Bond

  1. Hi Greg,

    I’m happy to help people who help themselves.

    The book is ” The Journey to the Sacred Garden : A Guide to Travelling in the Spiritual Realms. “:by Hank Wesselman PhD.

    I’ll send you an email about the work I do.

    Happy Days,
    Hilary

  2. I finished both Michael Newton audiobooks over the past two weeks, and I really enjoyed them. I definitely think my friend Kai is a hybrid soul. She is third decan Pisces rising, which some describe as “other-worldly.” Thanks for giving me a new viewpoint on the afterlife, which fits more with my sense that the Universe is full of life and spirit, minus the old bearded man on the throne when we move on. Cheers to you and happy summer down under!

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  4. You mentioned wanting to hear our Hygeia placement if we are interested in holistic healing. I am a holistic psychiatrist-healer (and amateur astrologer)–herbs, dreaming, meditation, yoga, art, astrology, and more are a part of my passion and my medical practice. I have Hygeia in first house within 7 degrees of my ASC conjunct Mars, all in Cancer. I have Pallas conjunct the MC (within 2 degrees) in Pisces. I think it helps me with pattern recognition (esp. in my career/10th house), too (in reference to your Athena comments above). Thank you for the wonderful information! I love Michael Newton books, too, btw. Nice to meet you!

    • Hello,

      What a wonderful career you have and so many interesting hobbies.

      Yes, I do think Hygiea contributes to use being holistic healing practtioners and you certainly are.

      Do you have a Gemini or Cancer Ascendant? It sounds like Gemini if you speak with people. Yes, me too, I have Athena exactly conjunct Venus conjunct MC and have been a counseller for about 35 years ago. Pattern recognition is so important in dealing with people. Have you looked at shamanic healing. I suspect it would suit you.

      Thanks so much for writing.

      Best Wishes,

      Hilary.

      • Hi Hilary! Thank you for the reply. My ascendant is Cancer. I communicate pretty well (Mercury in Libra on the 5th cusp may help me), but I also seem to be fairly focused on the nurturing aspects of Cancer, especially as my life evolves over time. I love taking care of plants and animals and people, too. Athena conjunct Venus in the 10th sounds powerful! I have Athena conjunct Vesta and several other asteroids there. I am definitely interested in shamanic healing and have been told by several shaman that I have some of the gifts in “dreaming” that may make for a good practitioner. I have also tended to be quite interested in the archetype of the priestess, which I used to think was a 10th house Vesta thing, but lately I’ve realized it may be my Virgo moon. I’m curious about what makes you say that about the shamanic work…Is it Hygeia? Okay, well, thank you again! Take care! Aloha!

  5. Hi,

    I do not know your name, hence the vacuous “hello.”
    Why did I ask about you being a shamanic practitioner? Because I am one myself. Usually that are called and are natural healers. That is who I have been since I was tiny. What aspects and signs and house mark a shamanic practitioner or medical intuitive healer or ancestral healer? I guess for me a strong 8th house (Moon in the 8th) and Saturn in Scorpio; Pluto aspecting my Sun and Pluto in the 6th house. I have Mercury in the 12th and a Mars in the first in Pisces and a Pisces Asc. There is a fine line between what people call mental illness and people who are afflicted by different spirits or the overlap of past lives and undead ancesters infringing on one’s being. I guess because I am clairvoyant I picked up on your natural abilities. I could teach you but you are a long way away from Australia. I would do some introductory courses first and then go to Betsy Bergtrom. Have a look on the net. I suggest Sandra Ingerman’s intro courses first.

    Well it is sweet dreams from me as I am just about to go off to the land of dreams.

    Take care and good Wishes,
    Hilary

    • Hi Hilary,
      My name is Kayse. I have read Michael Harner’s and Sandra Ingerman’s books. And worked a bit with Hank Wesselman in Hawaii. I have read all his books. May at some point do a workshop with Sandra Ingerman or Alberto Villaldo. I am quite intuitive/psychic and shamanic, yes. My primary totem is the black panther, which I did confirm via shamanic journey. I’ve been to Peru, Egypt, Mexico, Hawaii, Sedona, Shasta, Uluru, etc. Definitely I am sensitive to energy and love to visit sacred sites. I am an artsy 5th house Scorpio with Cancer rising and a Virgo moon tightly conjunct Venus on the IC, with a Pisces midheaven (with Jupiter semi-sextile the midheaven in the 10th). N node in Scorp triune midheaven. Pluto is semi-sextile to my sun (within 3 degrees). Uranus is conjunct my sun (w/in 3 degrees). Mars on the ASC (exact). I love Australia and have been there twice. It’s on my sun line in astrocartography (though there are other complicating lines nearby). Maybe I’ll look you up next time. What part of Australia are you in? Aloha!

      • Hello Kayse,

        What an interesting life you have had. It Her latest books; Walking in Light and Speaking with Nature are wonderful.

        I live in Queensland.

        Happy Days to you,

        Hilary

  6. Hi Hilary,

    love to read about hygiea … just found out, that in the native Chart this Asteroid is at 6 degrees, 6th house in fishes, a four degrees conj. with Jupiter and chiron,
    trine to Neptun and in Opposition to Pluto …

    on the 12th of dec. this year the mundan Opposition between Pluto and hygiea in cancer was exact … i discovered it in the evening hours – what a big surprise – on this very day at noon, i was asked by very constructive and health motivated people of the health department of a very successful wellknown concern to join them – they said, they need my organizing talents (virgo asc.; Mercury /ruler 10th trine Saturn ) , which should help them building up new innovating health structures, strongly focussing the prevention parts …

    you´d mentionned you are interested in personal hygiea stories – voila – this is my little one … (though started my professional life by a lot of worldly challenges, since years my focuss of interest lies in 12th house things – more and more (this offer seemed to come out frome nowhere land, unexpected …yet, correspond perfectly to my actual needs and talents …)
    blessed goddess hygiea!
    … and merry Christmas to you, Hilary,
    with all the best for the coming 2015 – petra

    • forgotten to say: the 12.dec. made the perfect trine complete with
      Transite hygea trine natal Neptun and on the other side Transit hygea trine natal Jupiter/chiron (Progress. hygea an exact trine/sextile to the galactical Center / MC)
      love p.

    • Hi Petra,

      Thanks for connecting and Merry Christmas to you too. I am assuming you are in the USA because over here in Australia we had Christmas. It was very hot so we had cold turkey and prawns and air conditioning. Good wishes from me to to you and your loved ones for a fantastic year in 2015.

      Well, it sounds as though you have had transiting Neptune conjuncting your Hygeia, Jupiter, Chiron conjunction. Maybe that is why you noticed it. That would suggest that your capacity to work in the fields of health is being highlighted. Jupiter in the 6th is such a great placement for getting work and great work at that. It is organised and in Pisces it is compassionate work. I am very glad for you that you have gained this organisational position. Congratulations.

      Hygeia’s life story is only partially connected with the mainstream health world, because with her serpent and serpent’s bowl it is apparent she must be a serpent priestess of the ilk of Cassandra, the old Delphic oracle before Apollo took it over and the Goddess Neith before Athena took her over. Therefore she is connected to Chiron and the old world of Gaia and Leto; the world of the Goddess before the water levels started rising throughout the world and the cataclysm occurred around 12,000 years ago. So there is a Scorpionic perhaps Plutonic side to Hygeia and that is perhaps where yoga, chi gong or tai chi may help you. This is your twelfth house side. It is why Apollo had Aescelepius killed.

      Even reading Belinda Gore’s The Ecstatic Experience: Healing Postures for Spirit Journeys and then connecting with the Cuyamungue Insitute in New Mexico. Because of your chart and what you have told me, I think this maybe part of your path too. Please see:

      See http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/articles-and-news/initiatory-training/

      http://www.amazon.com/Cataclysm-Compelling-Evidence-Cosmic-Catastrophe/dp/1879181428

      http://cassiopaea.org/forum/?topic=19727.0

      http://www.amazon.com/Ecstatic-Body-Postures-Alternate-Workbook/dp/1879181223

      http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Planetary-Mind-Beyond-Creativity/dp/1591431344

      Brian Clarke’s lectures on Chiron may help you too.

      Take care, Petra and thanks for writing. Write back if this all helps. I believe it will take you on the path you are also meat to be on.

      Star Counsell.

  7. Hi Hilary,
    Thank you for your wonderful and comprehensive article on Hygiea. I just found out last night she is transiting my sun in the 5th house and have been able to have a good session with her on childhood wounding – in fact where my needs as a baby haven’t been met and how that plays out as neediness now. Very helpful and cleansing. How else might I best use this transit?
    Natally I have her in the 8th house conjunct Psyche in Virgo.
    Have you written your book on her yet I would love to have a read – I feel very drawn to her and her symbols come up for me a lot.
    Thank you and many blessings
    Zoe

    • Hi Zoe,

      Thanks so much for your comment.

      Right now my Internet is out of action and I’m at a library, so I will reply properly in a week.

      I haven’t completed my Hygiea book yet; am still working on a “Astrological Yods and Past Lives ” book. I will be working on Hygeia in the last 6 months of this year.

      Yes, Hygeia is wonderful.I am using her caring presnce a great deal in my Yods book.

      In transits we see her as “wellbeing” or not. I suggest seeing a homeopath to expand your growth regarding inner child work. I find homeopathy much better than psychotherapy and sit works well as a therapy to go with astrological evolution. Have a look at your progressions too.

      Take care,

      Hilary

  8. Thanks Hilary for your reply. I will look into homeopathy that sounds good particularly with Hygeia representing water and pharmacy. I had a look at my progressed Hygeia and she’s still in 8th though close to moving into Libra and 9th house. Natally she also opposes Persephone in the 2nd – so many faces of the underworld journey. I look forward to your book coming out and all the best with the one you are writing now.
    Many blessings
    Zoe

  9. Amazing to find such a comprehensive post on Hygeia. Thank you! It seems mine is about 1 1/2 degrees ish conjunct my north node in Capricorn, 9th house. I am wondering what a north node conjunction might mean? or if the degree is too wide? (I have checked on astro.com but don’t have my own system to check re accuracy). Right now pluto is starting to transit this aspect, so imagine it would power up and add some transformative life, death, rebirth energy to it?

    • Hello Rachel,

      I am a retired academic; a retired university lecturer and tutor, so such “comprehensive” articles are normal for me. I currently writing a book on Hygeia but it may not be complete for a couple of years.

      Yes, your 1-2 degree orb for Hygeia is quite acceptable. Usually a 3 degree orb is okay, but seeing Hygeia is the fifth largest asteroid I believe that orb can be stretched in the cases of stelliums or significant configurations.

      In looking at your NN conjunct Hygeia one could certainly gauge this from your reaction to the Pluto transit. A zero to one degree orb for the transit is when personal significance heats up. I have been effected by Plutonian and Uranian transits to a personal planet in the last year and I can say without hesitation that Pluto and Uranus pull out supressed shock from one’s body, specifically one’s cellular levels. Pluto allows unconscious behaviour and events to be shed, but with Uranus involved this can happen suddenly and shockingly. With the Capricorn/Cancer axis involved one’s digestion is involved. ie. the intestines and colon are effected, so for me I have seen a naturopath, homeopath and a shamanic practitioner to make sure the process is smooth.

      Oh yes, for you the releasing of old habits and old health problems would be significant as Hygeia rules well being which includes psychological, physical and spiritual health. Hygeine is important here because stomach (Cancer) infections and horrible “things” like candida can occur. Career (Capricorn) matters are important and working from home or having a career in a Cancer area might bridge the gap, but whatever occurs transiting Pluto sure will uproot anything that isn’t your correct pathway including your shadow issues.

      In the ninth house. This can revolve around the superconscious, legalities, philosophy, overseas travel, higher education and ethics. I would really have to see the rest of your analyse this better. Avoiding third house lower vibrational areas such as sibling rivalry, and gossip would be wise.

      Cheers and best Wishes to you Rachel,

      Hilary

  10. scuse this computer is missing letters – I found u just now. Fascinating. Germaine Greer has it conj. venus. So mine is prog. to neptune libra. — natal it is conj. vertex scorpio 6th although libra on 6th cusp. Pluto in Leo 7 * cusp 4th is thin outward. I have gemini rising uranus asc. 8. am tauras 12th, moon aq. bucket 10th singleton. born 1944. I can see pieces that fit so well. love it. But no professionalism. Astrology, yoga strong suits. Telepathy and too much inner disruptions to function well. Thank u for a wonderful insightful work. !! I did get to great health states but world keeps knocking me back and this time it’s hard to respond again. So this site helps bring understanding to the players I live with.
    And the dead I engage with at times of late. Cancer returned from 1999 to 2015 but milder. As I waited to go for minor surgery I dreamt of a old logging camp woman who died recently of lung cancer smoking. I reasoned I need not go to her funeral. In the dream I was around a corner and she said “come in” and I went into a brightly lit room where she laid upon a raised cot and it turned out to be a duplicate of the room I had surgical op. in. In another instance a old first friend took me to see departed dad and he and touched hands and I felt such a strong connection and woke up to cry. — he said i would be his daughter forever.
    Later, not long ago I saw him in a circle with look alike men which struck me as the sons of Norway his descendants. nothing since. he was beautiful and I found his pluto in gemini conj. mi. saturn and his venus 4 degrees from his pluto. He a taurus as well. It began to make sense. The bigger picture. His politics revolved around Karl Marx etc. and political he was but I never saw the spiritual. he was a logger and drank and said hurtful things at times which need healing in me. I am amazed I am making headway at this late date. Awesome.

    • Hello,

      Thankyou so much for your comments.

      What a wonderful dream.

      I do hope the headway you are making continues. We all can let go of the past and all the old hurts and pain. Maybe you will enjoy my latest post. It is about letting go of the past and forgiving. I find a mantra meditation is wonderful for dissolving the rock hard past that we feel will never let go. The mantra, which is sound creates a vibration which shakes all the concreteness of the past apart.

      The other thing to remember is that we are human and we must forgive ourselves, ever night. God forgives us, the archangels forgive us, so we must forgive ourselves and pat ourselves on the back for all the good that we have done.

      Many blessings to you and may good health and joy be yours forever more,

      Hilary.

  11. Hello Hilary,

    I really liked your article, it is not often that I find so much info about hygiea.
    I have been interested in natural, holistics healing/living since a few years and now I am considering to involve this passion into my career..maybe u would be interested in my hygiea placement, and maybe you could help me to confirm or not this idea ..virgo ascendant, hygiea in libra third house, widely conjunct a pluto/saturn conjunction, trine venus/north node conjunction, square vertex/pallas conjunction, and exactly quincunx MC..
    I would love to hear your view on this placement..
    Thank you for your help,
    Best wishes,

    Bi

  12. This is wonderful, Hilary; both the fascinating article as well as all the loving communications with every inquiry! How’s the book coming along now? I’m hoping it can be released in the very near future as I believe the world needs this now.

    My interest in healing runs deep with Hygeia in 5th House under Pisces – 11.23 and conjunct NN at 9.41. Transiting Uranus is 9.44! Perfect timing to connect with you and all of this harmonic converging!

    Brightest Blessings!

    • Hi Chef,
      Drat, I just wiped out everything I wrote to you. Are we harmonic converging? I am so busy trying to finish this Hygeia book, a book on past lives with trees and one on Tree Shamanism and communicating with nature spirits that I am not looking at transits, except T Uranus squaring my Sun.

      Aren’t you lucky your NN conjuncts your Hygeia in Pisces in the 5th. What a joyful placement. I have my NN square my Moon 13-14 which conjuncts my Hygeia at 17 Libra in the 8th. My Mum is dying and I am sick as a dog, but the good news is thank goodness T Pluto is moving away from the stuck 14-16 position in Capricorn. PhEw! I just was looking at the Nodes yesterday with ancestral links and that is huge in the nodal aspects- ancesters as mentors and daimons. Isn’t that so fascinating. Would you like to comment and would you like to contribute your Hygiea conj NN and your experience to my book. I have lots of famous people (doctors, nurses of repute, famed sanitation people, social workers, shamans etc) to grace my pages, but I want “ordinary” people so an audience can identify with “ordinary Hygeia people.”

      What is daunting me lately is the number of ordinary people who have a strong Hygeia and have had incurable illness in their lives but kept death at bay via faith in the angelic kingdom.

      Brightest Blessings to you too,
      Hilary

      • Thank you for the “joyful” reply Hilary! I welcome connecting all the more joyfully with everything I have in my Fifth (where they say we “play” and have “fun”)! I’ve been nurturing a better sense of humor over recent years and actually have made considerable progress! (I can elaborate on that.)

        Do I hear you say three books?!? (I’m laughing at myself now because I have a tote bin full of notes from the past couple years for a book and then just the other day got the idea for another one!) Re: “past lives with trees ” – in 1970 I met a couple when I was still living in Chicago who told me they both had past lives as trees. About ten years later (during a temporary return to Chicago) I met a lady who introduced me to hugging trees. That was a most amazing experience! Nevertheless I hope Hygiea births first!

        I am willing to contribute whatever I can of my “Hygiea conj NN and … experience”. I think that would work best in an interview. I am designed “To Respond” as they say according to the Human Design System. May I gift you with my introduction to your Human Design? That actually corresponds with my “Secret Language reward”: the joy of sharing understanding with others!

  13. I found out recently that I have my Moon in conjunct with Hygiea. Found this article and I’m glad there’s so much info!

    Also my MC is in Ophiuchus. This too I just discovered… Which helps me understand why it is taking me so long to pinpoint a career path and my overall experience with the public.

    • Hi,
      Thanks for your comment. I would be very interested to have you in my book on Hygeia. If you would let me write a tiny piece about your biograpghical behavior with Moon conjunct Hygeia I would appreciate it. What house is your Moon conj Hygeia and what aspects do you have. Could you send me another post letting me know yes or no to letting me have your short biography regarding your wellbeing and your birthdetails and I can email you.

      Kind Regards,
      Hilary

    • Hello Beatriz,

      That is a big question unless you let me know your birth details. Hygeia is the next smallest asteroid to Vesta and I emphasise it is an asteroid, thus if you had it in aspect to a luminary (sun/Moon), stellium, Moon’s Node, ASC or DESC or inner planet it would exert an influence depending on the negativity or positivity of the aspect.

  14. Hello Hilary,

    A lovely article, very interesting, thankyou for sharing it.
    I’ve discovered that I’ve been on a very slow awakening for the past near decade after the sudden death of my husband but have finally got to a point where healing of some description is attractive to me as a new and seemingly natural vocation. You mentioned you’d like to know Hygeia placements so here goes! 🙂 I have Hygeia conjunct Kaali in Scorpio very close to (but not quite enough to conjunct) my Neptune, IC and Aura conjunction in early sag. It also sextiles my Pallas Athene in Virgo on one side and sextiles my Mars,Pluto, Super Galactic Center conjunction/mash up on the other! Although the Pluto is probably a degree too far. It also just sextiles my Aesculapua in my 5th. The Mars/Pluto also trines Aesculapua. My Ascendant conjuncts Apollo in Virgo too which I also believe involves me in a healing art at some point.

    Whether this is a career vocation or not is yet to be seen, I would love to move from what I have been doing for the past 25 years into a more fulfilling position for my new life stage but if it is just a brief part of the journey then so be it. I want it to be a natural move and I’m encouraged by these several apparently supportive aspects. I do also have Venus and Moon widely conjunct in my 12th, Venus trines Jupiter in my 5th and my Moon trines Chiron in the 8th…I wonder if that last trine adds anything?

    • Thankyou Liz,

      Although I don’t use minor asteroids I can see that your Hygeia sextile and Chiron trine would influence you to seek a career in alternate therapies or in outdoor work with trees or plants or in legal work with underprivledged people. The work we should always be our passion. Are you seeking work in these “healing” areas because you are analyzing your chart or are you using your chart to back up or support a heart felt need and love of wishing to be a “healer” on some level?

      Thanks for your message.

      All best Wishes,
      Hilary

      • Well, it definitely needs more thought, thats for sure. Over the years a few different people have suggested I have hands suitable for healing and just recently reiki was mentioned. I’ve had a desire to help and be part of a bigger picture for as long as I can remember and healing in some capacity has always been floating around in my head somewhere. I started looking at the astrology of it to see where the desire was coming from so no, it isn’t analysing purposely to find something to fit…I’m not that good at astrology! 🙂
        I have considered that it’s simply a desire to heal myself rather than something that will develop into work although I’m happy if my journey takes me that way.

        Thanks for the reply! It’s lovely that you take the time to acknowledge everyone, unusual too these days I think.

        Liz

  15. PS Liz. A genuine desire to heal yourself suggests needing shamanic healing via the Chironic mode in tandem with a good, experienced naturopath/herbalist/kinesiologist. I have Sun conjunct Chiron and Moon conjunct Hygeia and in my experience networking with a number of highly qualified wholistic healing practitioners is wise. I am a shamanic practitioner, but I have a nurse/counseller/shaman I go to for my soul recoveries. Good astrologers, too, need to be eclectic or have a few strings to their bow. If you have met astrologers who can’t spend an extra bit of time with you then steer away from them.

    • Thankyou Hilary. I’m taking things in slowly so I’ll consider finding a good practitioner when I can, it’s not really an option for me at the moment so I’m just doing as much for myself as I can.

      Thanks for all the input, it’s much appreciated.

      Liz

  16. Hi Hilary, thank you for a most interesting post which I found while looking for Yod interpretations. If you are still interested in peoples Hygeia I just managed to look mine up, it is on the DC in 0 Sagittarius opposite 28Taurus AC, makes a T-square with Chiron (in Pisces 11th house) at the apex.
    It just transits the cusp of my 9th house. Possibly that is why just recently I keep thinking I really want to go and visit the shamans in Siberia and in Hawaii for a longer period of time and learn from them. I have been interested in Shamanism since 25 years, and once experienced a family constellation with shamanic soul retrieval. I have always been into herbalism, learned by my gran, grew up with homeopathy, trained in Kinesiology, did a degree in social work with emphasis on family therapy but knew straight away that I did not want to work as a social worker.
    Now I live in Scotland (from Germany originally) and learning about ACEs and Trauma. Thinking of setting up a retreat or something for people with high ACE scores. I also want to move a way from Scotland, just don’t know where to go.

    I was trying to buy your book on Amazon but could not find it, where is it available? I also bought the career book you emntioned on the YOD posts.
    (15/4/1961 6:34am in Uelzen, lower saxony, Germany is my DOB is case it helps)

    Thank you so much.
    Love Annette

    • Dear Annette,
      Thankyou so much for writing back. I apologize sincerely for taking so long to answer.

      It is only my experience but I found the Sandra Ingerman shamanic courses enormously helpful. Sandra is wonderful person. But I agree with your need to sit with the Siberian and Hawaiin shamans. Nicholous Breeze Woods who is the editor of Sacred Hoop may be able to help you.

      You career background is amazing and aren’t you fortunate to have such an amzing family; loved ones who can mentor you.

      What are ACEs?

      Thankyou so much for your birth data . I am sure it will help me enormously in my books on Chiron, Hygeia and yods.

      My very best wishes,
      Hilary

      • Hi HIlary, thanks for your kind replies. Sandra Ingerman – I have read books by her, and funnily enough they were the books about shamanism which spoke to me the most. I will look her up again and also the Sacred Hoop person.
        ACE’s are Adverse Childhood Experiences / Developmental trauma from the first few years of your childhood. They are traumatic reactions which are not very much talked about or even accepted as “real traumata” contrary to shock traumata, but they are a lot more common. Presently I am working part time as a school librarian in a secondary school in a deprived area and since my eyes have opened I can see/sense these ACEs amongst those kids more and more. I wish there was a way I could help them.

      • Hi again Annette,
        I wrote to you via email yesterday about our chart. It may have gone into your spam. The title is “hello from Hilary (starcounsell.) My email is a gmail.com one.

        1. Sandra Ingerman- yes, I feel because of her compassion and gentleness she is the mother of Western Shamanism. Nick Breeze Wood is a dear soul. I also write articles for his shamanic journal (Sacred Hoop). I write mainly on tree shamanism and nature and land spirits. My shamanic training is some South American Inca shamansm, some Cherokee shamanism through Eileen Nauman, who is a dear friend and lots with Sandy Ingerman. I also have studied Theta Healing and Holographic Kinetics. Eileen is also a homeopath and has written a fantastic, gee whiz book on ‘Medical Astrology.” She also has a shamanic and astrological web ste called Medicine Garden. The lady who wrote “the Spirits are always with us” Jane Shutt also runs shamanic classes in north England if you could afford them.

        2. Okay, developmental trauma. The “new agey” acronym threw me. I taught that at university in both education and “human welfare.” M PhD is in Indigenous Education and sociology and my Masters Degree is in Educational Counselling. My specialty was prevention of suicide, suicidal ideation and depression and from 1983 I counselled alcoholic and drug addicted children from the age of 8 to 17 in a private school. Children wll die from neglect as I am sure you know having studied Social Work. When I went to boarding school we had no dormitory mistress for the “littlies”- aged 3 to 10. Their rich parents forgot them while they were travelling the world. I was sixteen. At age 10 in my first school I was sent down daily to teach the 5-6 year olds to learn to spell and count and to give them cuddles. I lived in what Australians call the outback and my mother and granddad taught me through correspondence lessons. I was three years ahead of the other children when I went to a “normal” school. I had never seen so many children in my life before. (ha, ha, ha.) Neglect in my books and permissive parenting is just as bad or worse than abuse (physical & verbal.) I am sure you know the theory behind negative attention getting. The text we used for all those who do not initially understand attachment theory is called “Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention” by David Howe (Palgrave). Then in 2011 I worked with “Child Abuse” – a government department that deals with criminal families/parents who abuse their children. I worked with adoption agencies and families who foster and police. Heavy stuff. I worked/taught in violent-low socio economic schools from 1996-2009 and did my PhD in that time on a tribal aboriginal community. I taught in migrant schools from 1888-1990 with children from war torn countries where their parents had been tortured and shot in front of the children. I loved working with those children. They were 5-6 and we had such fun. So I guess for 45 years I have worked in these areas. My work- I am a Capricorn sun has been my life. Now I mentor.

        3. Burnout for those who try to save the world. A great danger.

        4. Suggestions. Setting up a mentoring program for neglected and abused children. Mentoring and love from other people (grandparents, teachers, relatives, concerned members of the school community, church community and volunteers is a great way to develop resilience in children. Trust takes at least six months to develop. Fear in traumatized children is huge. I am sure you have the capacity to develop mentoring programs in art, music, sport, yoga, meditation, fun.

        5. We can live a shamanic life- we cannot force people to have soul recoveries and they do not cure deep seated trauma. Trauma harms the physical body as well as the soul and it harms our neurological processes. But to live holistically and close to the earth (see Sandra Ingermans “Medicine for the Earth”) we can be a role model.

        Take care and many blessings,
        Hilary

      • Hi Annette,
        I forgot to say that after school all the year of 1971 , at boarding school I looked after the “littlies” with 5 other senior responsible girls. You can see the SN Cancer, Jupiter in Cancer and Mars in Pisces in me. Ha, ha, ha.

        Hilary

    • Dear Aljosa,

      Occasionally we meet people we resonate with who have similar astrological aspects and we think about ourself and life.

      I will send you an email because I’d love to hear about your Hygeia conjunct Sun and your Moon conjunct Chiron. Was your Mum wounded or wise? Was she compassionate or a healer? Do these aspects run in your family. My dad, my nana and endless ancestors had Sun conjunct Chiron. They were wise ones, full of knowledge and my nana still guides me and she has in many past lives.

      Thankyou for writing and my very best wishes from,

      Hilary

  17. Hello Hilary,
    Thank you for the wonderful insight on Hygiea and her associations.
    I’ve just completed the article plus all comments and replies (which I never do), gaining much to resurge a long interest in the asteroids and this grand goddess.
    My Hygiea, Chiron and Jupiter conjunct in Pisces in the 5th, trining Scorpio Neptune Ascendant, opposing Pluto Virgo in the 11th (sextile Neptune), squaring Gemini Mars conjunct Pallas Athene in the 8th.
    As the recent transiting Pisces stellium moved through I was found myself following and continuing deeper and further in exploration of these dynamics and feel that it’s just a beginning in acknowledging what may be available in how and what I create and put out into the world.
    In great appreciation, Ianthe

    • Hi Ianthe,

      What a lovely name you have!

      Thankyou so much for your very positive feedback on my article on Hygeia. How fascinating that you have that “grand lady” as you call her. Funny she has always seemed young and fresh like the perpetual maiden to me, maybe aged 18 physically, but with the mind of a sage like her father’s amazing teacher Chiron. Well it is grand that you have that large group of planets and asteroids constellating among and around. I too have Jupiter in the 5th in water and I have a Pisces ASC and my ruling planet in Scorpio so I can appreciate your water planets. I can guess your age to from your placement of Neptune. My house partner has a Neptune there and we do a lot of shamanic healing and past lives together.

      But you didn’t write to me to hear that. I am writing a book on Chiron at the moment, yes, along with my book on Hygeia (I feel that Chiron has such a monumental effect on Hygeia and her wonderful holistic healing temples complete with their gymnasiums and sleep halls) and I feel that your conjunction of Chiron- Hygiea in the house of joy, love and children is so healthy and holistic. The reason I talk about writing is that I am so against the idea of putting people in little boxes with little yellow sticky labels all over them that say in various fonts: “A wounded victim is crouching in this small cramped box. Don’t come too close, because I might bleed on you or bite you. I need to spend a mint on being healed.”

      I guess I see Jupiter as enlargement of any other planet or placement, so one would think of someone with Jup-Chiron-Hygiea as a healer of children who does majestic things. I used to teach kindergarten and we always encouraged dressing up, singing loudly and stomping around in grand clothes. We also had a mud pit much to the delight of the children, but not to the delight of the parents. I can see a Chiron-Hygeia-Jup in the 5th here. Add Pisces and you could be the best swimming teacher or the best shamanic teacher of children who encouraged children to see fairies. Pisces is such a lovely sign- its so mediumstic and so osmotic. It takes ages to get used to, but once you make sure you do your twice daily yoga/tai chi/chi gung etc and understand your reactions to other people and their vibrations and the vibrations of the spirit world around you- whatever environment you are in you are fine. I always say prayers of thanks and for protection from my divine guides twice daily and that helps.

      I like the trine to Neptune conj ASC. It must have taken you a while to understand who you were and not be influenced by the vibrations of others, the vibrations of the environment and the vibrations of the planets and Moon cycle? Did it? I had many shamanic soul recoveries between 2005 and 2011 and they have helped me be whole and be totally myself and not the human chameleon. Your vibration that comes from your writing is very solidly spiritual, earthed and as though your chakras are all working perfectly. The Jupiter trine Neptune is a wonderfully grounded spiritual placement, as though the divine permeates you in your every day behavior. I am sure you are very popular with children, animals, birds, and plants and the fairy world.

      The Mars square. The Mars Athena is wonderful for craftwork of all kind, creating patterns. Have you ever been a social worker or psychologist. I think you would be very good with that and you could use art and craft therapy. I feel the Mars square gives you a sense of standing up for yourself when with the Neptune and Jupiter you could float off the earth easily. I think you’ve had some martial ancestors. Have you ever tuned into them. I am not sure why but I can see those terracotta Chinese warriors around you. That Gemini position also indicates an Atlantean ancestral influence too. I think you might be good with finances.

      I’ll send you an email that will have a heading “Hi from Hilary” Ianthe. I’d like to see your chart. Your feeling is very nice. Can you pick up people’s feelings through emails, texts and photos too?

      Thankyou so much for sending me your treasured information.

      All best Wishes,
      Hilary

      So with that Pluto in Virgo opp Jup-Hygia-Chiron are you incessantly busy or obsessive. Or do you treat it as a spectrum that you can step back from and be the observer and the actor.

  18. thank you for this article,
    it’s really helpful,
    I just finished reading it, and shocking but not really….XD
    finding my Hygeia at Aquarius 0 degree opposite my Black Moon, and 4 degrees conjunct Sun(following with Moon, Mars) in 12 house.
    I do struggle with a lot of health issues, and comes with suicide tendencies.
    my Aquarius Sun Moon Mars and 29 degree Capricorn Mercury all squaring my Chiron in 3rd house.
    I really resonate with this , thank you again .

    • Hello Angie,

      I am so glad my article helped you.

      I am very sorry that your health is problematic. Life becomes very difficult when we are in pain constantly and there seems to be no way out.

      While I was working on a geographically remote Australian Aboriginal community I completed a Masters Degree in Education with a Masters in Education. One of my subjects was on suicide because so many ex-cattle men in the outback commit suicide and many Aboriginal teenagers kill themselves as a copy-cat behavior. Suicide ideation is only carried out if one acts on an impulse, generally at night when one is tired (or drugged or drunk) and if one has the means. The means may be a knife, a gun etc.

      My health has not been good most of my life, but when it is good life is wonderful so I know that wasting my life would not be wise. I suggest you write Michael Newton’s books – “Journey of Souls” and “Destiny of Souls”- as Dr Newton writes about life between lives. He also writes about the consequences of committing suicide, which is truly terrible.

      Please read all my article as I give a great deal of advice and maybe one of my article could help you further.

      I am presently writing a book on Chiron with my friend Dr Tina Rahmini and my advise in my book is to look at your sabotage tendencies and sub-personalities that could lead to self-criticism or places where we shoot ourselves in our foot. If we can rise above these we then realise that the true Chiron is a wise teacher and healer who used his own weak points as learning so that he could live a life of service ad joy. Can you see your times of joy? If you can dear Angie, please concentrate on those happy times.

      My very best wishes to you Angie,

      Hilary

      • Dear Hillary,
        I really want to read your book , unfortunately I’m not live in USA, and English is not my mother language.
        Thanks to your blog, and google translate, I will read more articles here.
        I’m pretty happy now(death can fix Nothing, but more to fix next time we come to earth) , battled through suicide tendency in very young age(10-24), study astrology definitely helped me a lot back then and now.
        now I’m self taught astrology student and teacher at the same time, working with astrology is so beautiful and wonderful, thank you again for your kind word and generous sharing on line, it is a big help. ❤

        grateful , Angie

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    • Hello,

      Yes, I noticed that transiting Hygeia was conjunct Hygiea in Capricorn, too on the 5th to the 8th of November, but I wasn’t really going to pay a lot of attention to it until you pointed it out. Thanks so much. Certainly Mueller’s investigation of Trump and his family’s involvement with Russia represents a sanitising process for Trump and a cleansing process for Australia. This has been effecting our financial markets (Capricorn). In Australia, the country where I live another sanitising process is airing some darkness to the light in our federal politics. Like Trump, these people have been guilty of a misuse of power (Pluto). I haven’t looked at the environmental effects and there must be some here.

      Thanks again. Good to hear from you.

      Cheers and best wishes,
      Hilary

  20. I’m grateful to find a lengthy post on Hygeia, and I very much relate to your description of the energy.
    I have Hygeia at 0 Leo, conjunct Venus in late Cancer and Saturn in early Leo in the 11th house. I’m an energy worker – two years of intensive study in Craniosacral Therapy, and some energy-based essential oil training as well. I certainly feel the 11th house, forward-thinking group energy with regard to this health-concerned asteroid; my community consists of mostly Virgo energy practitioners who are all concerned with mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

    My own journey, with Hygeia conjunct Saturn, has been alternately inspired and crushing, with long stretches of time spent in unhealthy, addictive and “unsanitary” ruts, and I recover and regain health more and more with passing time. 🙂

    • Hi Aliza,
      Thanks so much for writing and tell me how Venus, Saturn and Hygeia effect you. I am sure you take Hygeia in the context of your chart. Would you like to be one of the anonymous Hygeian characters in my book? Let me know if you would in another message and I’ll send you an email. My book needs a Cranioscaral Therapist and the world needs to know about your practice. When I began my counselling practice my first clients had problems with addiction, self-esteem and co-dependency. We worked together to free them from these behaviours.
      Best Wishes and Thankyou again Aliza,
      Hilary

      • Oh, I wish I had seen this earlier (a year ago)! I hope your book has been moving along well. I would have been honored to appear in it. Thank you for your kind response. Best to you!

  21. Glad I’m able to continue hearing from your open dialogue here Hilary!

    Seems there is much I could say …. yet just two things stand out the most now. Firstly with regards to: “a combination of bloodroot, aloe vera, zinc chloride and chaparral … to get rid of skin cancers ” would that be for a topical application or (dare say) internally? (It’s got to be topical however I didn’t want to make any assumption ; ~ ) I’ve taken a bloodroot product before and it certainly was effective!

    I’m re-impressed with realizing once again the presence of Hygeia in my chart (11 PIS 24r) conjunct NN (9 PIS 14) both in 5th House. I find the Sabian Symbol at 12 PIS (for Hygeia) quite telling in this conjunction and seems to be a kind or prerequisite. That now makes perfect sense to me after contemplating this a moment or two. Hygeia can clear a pathway, right?!

  22. Well howdy Chef Michael,

    How glad I am to hear from you and long time no see. It’s one or two years at least since I have heard from you.

    Yes, sometimes I do have an open dialogue, but some people share such personal and sensitive topics with me that I dialogue with them by email, which stops their information becoming public. I used to teach a two subjects on ethics and confidentiality in research and dealing with the public when I taught at university, so I like to make sure that the people I deal with on my “StarCounsell” site feel safe with me.

    Wow, bloodroot, aloe vera, zinc chloride and chaparral for skin cancers. Do you have quite severe skin cancers Chef?. That looks to be a very strong mixture. I have a lot of aloe vera growing in my garden. I used to use a similar mixture, without the chaparral for very small skin cancers. I see chaparral is called creosote bush and it comes from the same desert latitude in southern USA that I come from in northern Australia. It seems to have been used by the First Nation people for various maladies including burns. My great-great grand-daddy was from that Mexican area and he was part Spanish and part Native American First Nation, but his skin was quite dark. Chef, I use a frequency machine now called Spooky 2 to wipe out skin cancers. It is slow but is better than the blood root which leaves scarring. I set the frequency machine on a number of skin cancer settings on a detoxification setting and it runs for 24/7.

    Yes, a Hygeian Pisces conjunct North Node would be very sensitive and with the South Node in Virgo they probably would have spent many incarnations dealing with health and healing and the minutae of herbs, bark, plants and all healing substances. I suspect with your mention of chaparral, blood root, zinc and aloe vera the asteroid Medea is strong in your chart, plus the asteroid/planetoid Ceres (plants and cereals) and Saturn for skin.

    I have a feeling I have your email. I would like to peruse your chart. Would you like to have a cameo in my Hygeia Chef? If so please let me know.

    I like your comment about Hygeia clearing pathways. Yes, she does, in her calm way, she does. Your comment reminds me of a holiday I had in Britain in March where there was salt constantly thrown on highways and pathways to clear the snow. It made me feel safe. I had never seen snow before and the snow and ice spooked me.

    Thankyou for writing Chef Michael. Your cheery dialogue made my day.

    Warm Wishes and Happy Days,
    Hilary

  23. Thank you, Hilary! This article came up when I googled Hygeia. As someone well versed in astrology, I looked at my transits for tomorrow’s eclipse . Pluto, Saturn, Ceres, Mercury and the Sun are all transiting conjunct my Sun. The Moon transits conjunct my Saturn and Mars. (so all the prior planets are opposite my Saturn and Mars). A bit freaked out, I looked for where there might be some balm in my chart. And yes! it is Hygeia transiting to the exact degree my exalted Moon in Taurus in the 2nd House. My natal Hygeia is also about to enjoy a Venus transit, so that’s good too. A couple of other alleviating factors, but it was Hygeia that jumped out at me, So, thank you, thank you for the excellent article that has done much to give some direction at this powerful time.

    • Hello Nirvan,

      Thankyou for your message and the pleasant things you said.

      I am afraid I have not spent much time looking at Hygeian transits. But I do think that a Hygeia transit was of little importance compared to transiting Pluto and Saturn conjuncting your Capricorn Sun. Some people do not have that happen in a life time. I do hope your transformation is not too confrontational.

      It sounds as though your Hygeia transits were very pleasant though. I’d like to know what they brought.

      Best Wishes,
      Hilary.

  24. Dear Hilary, thanks for this interesting article. And congratulations for being so warm and open in responding to the comments, it is really generous from you. I had a great time reading your answers.
    I looked for Hygeia now, because I heard a video from Pam Gregory, which is an amazing astrologer, in which she makes relations between the Corona virus and Sedna + Hygeia. I was curious and looked up in my natal chart and found that Hygeia conjuncts my Chiron and Midheaven. This felt very familiar. I am not in a healing profession, but I do work with topics related to “healing cities” by bringing more nature and greenery into them – what is crucial for mental health and well-being.

    How do you see the relations between the COVID-19 and Hygeia?

    Best regards!
    Daniela

  25. Hi, Ms. Bond.

    Thank you very much for such a prolific article. Very much helpful.

    I am writing this while eating potato chips and waiting for a can of coke to arrive to make an alcoholic cocktail. A strong anti-Hygeia momentarily craving.

    I hope my chart is interesting to you and helpful to your research and studies of Hygeia in a Yod.

    I have retrograde Hygeia, retrograde Chiron, and my ASC all within three degrees. Retrograde Herakles is conjunct retrograde Chiron. All located in Aries. Chiron and Heracles in the 12th house. This “knot” is the apex of a Yod with Ixion in Scorpio/7th (one degree away from 8th) and Mars in Virgo/5th (one degree away from the 6th). The Hygeia apex is opposite Sun/Uranus in Virgo/6th at 29 degrees.
    My major in college was Psychology, and I have been an unwilling massage therapist for decades. The clients say that I am good, but I do not like being a massage therapist. I would rather have had an intellectual career being something like a mathematician, for example. I feel like I have been a massage therapist just to pay karmic debt. It is an easy, undemanding, and well-paying job but I do not feel like I have been living my full potential. Hopefully, I have much more to offer to the World.

    Now, late in life, I have been thinking about retiring early and moving to India to live in Ashram and give Astrology sessions as charitable work or voluntary donations. But I am not competent enough with Astrology either.

    As a last piece of information, Rahu and Retrograde Saturn are also in my 1st house.

    If you think that my chart is interesting for your studies, I would love to send you my birth information. Maybe it could help me with finding my true vocation, a career that makes me happy. And, therefore, I would be finally able to live my full potential and be more helpful to others.

    Thanks again for your spectacular work.

    • Hello again Alex,

      I have thought about what you wrote.

      I am sorry that you feel like you wasted your life. But, I am sure as a massage therapist you have benefited hundreds, if not thousands of people who are in pain. Could you add to your knowledge of the human body and help people realise why their body aches. It could be liver or gallbladder problems or just sheer anxiety if it is in their shoulders or head. Or if you are massaging burning feet it could be nerve damage, often related to diabetes. I shall talk about this in your different Hygeia relationships to planets or asteroids. I have only one massage therapist in my data bank, so thankyou for volunteering.

      The world is short on mathematicians and always short of psychologists now. But my recommendation to you if you do decide to specialise as a psychologist is that you also specialise in counselling, because many psychologists are very abrasive and uncaring because they don’t really understand people. they just treat them as objects, people to make money from. You do not have to study counselling at university although I did a master’s degree in it. The Salvation Army or Lifeline or such organisations provide year long free courses as long as you do telephone counselling for their organisation afterwards. I did short courses with the salvation army and adult education when I began counselling in the early 1980s. Lots of people cannot pay and yet they desperately need help, so talking over the phone to a stranger can help them.

      But if you want to be a mathematician who mostly work by themselves you sound as though you are burnt out from dealing with people who are demanding. Look up “burn out” on your computer. It sounds as though you need a rest to gather your forces and be alono thate. I suggest you really find out if you are an introvert or extravert. Introverts get their energy from being along and being in nature. The Myers-Briggs test on the internet will give you answers to that. It will be draining to work with people if you are a computer.

      Best Wishes,
      Hilary

  26. Dear Aliza,

    I have just sent you an email. If it goes into your spam my email begins with spirit…… Please send me your birth data and we’ll work on your entry together. I am writing one book on Hygeia and the planets and another on Hygeia and the asteroids which is so exciting.

    Looking forward to hearing from you Aliza,

    Hilary

  27. Hi Hilary! Thank you for your in depth article. So informative! I found it, yesterday, and today is my birthday. So, it is a nice gift. 🙂 I love astrology. It’s so amazing how we are in tune with the Universe, without even knowing it. Before knowing about Hygeia being conjunct my Virgo Sun (less than 1 degree), Venus and Pluto in the 4th house, I received my master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology. I started out on the counseling psychology track, but then discovered (through a dream that synchronistically led to a figurine of the Snake Goddess, in “waking life”) that JFKU had a dream studies program, so I pursued that, instead, along with astrology, nature-based spirituality (shamanism), transformative arts, etc. Then I went on to become a clinical hypnotherapist and Reiki Master-Teacher. More recently, I became certified as a wellness coach and Chakradance facilitator. There’s so much more to my story that I can relate to Hygeia, but too much to type here. Anyway… Thank you, again, for posting this. So interesting! Oh! One thing that came up for me, as I read your article, is that I associate the bowl that Hygeia carries with the womb. Also, Hygeia reminds me of Shakti. In particular, there is a photo of a stone carving of Shakti, in which a snake is manifesting from her vulva, which totally makes me think of the symbols of the snake and bowl/womb. I saw this image, shortly after having the dream that led me to the Snake Goddess figurine. So many synchronicities! 🙂

    • Hello Kathie,

      Happy Birthday! I do hope you have a wonderful day; the first day in your new progressed chart for the coming year.

      And wow, what a journey you have been on. Congratulations. I just looked up John F. Kennedy University, in California. What an amazing place and how truly amazing that they have a dream studies program and shamanic practitioner (nature based spirituality) and astrology. Your associations of Hygeia’s bowl with the womb and Shakti. That really is spectacular.

      I would be honoured if you would have the time to send me your birth data and join the two Hygeia books I am writing (first, Hygeia, the houses and planets; and second , Hygeia and the asteroids). I’ll send you an email.

      Thankyou again and I wish I could send you balloons and a cake.

      Bright blessings for your life Kathie,
      Hilary

    • This is from Kathie Chef Jem.

      Hi Chef,
      I’m so flattered and honored that you would want to work with me, but I’m not working with clients at a distance. I prefer to work with people in person. Plus, I’m very focused on getting Chakradance going, right now. Good luck with your search!
      Warmly, Kathie

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