The first four discovered were Ceres, Pallas Athene, Juno, and Vesta. They are the
largest of the Asteroids and were initially thought to be planets. When it became
apparent that there were many thousands more of these objects and that they were relatively
small in size, they were reclassified as Asteroids.
Astrologically, the Asteroids correspond with the feminine ideals and concepts described by the
mythical Goddesses of Mount Olympus. They serve as agents of personal transformation in
moving from personal to collective awareness.
In the astrological community, Demetra George is, without a doubt, the premier
authority on astersoids. Her book,
Asteroid Goddesses, is highly recommended reading.