In this installment of the asteroid diaries, we’re going to cover asteroid Apollo! Let’s explore.
About Asteroid Apollo in Astrology
Apollo was the son of Zeus, and the Greek god of music. In astrology, Apollo is where you can take something for granted, and ignore it to your detriment. When you focus on it, you can become a master. It’s a blind spot, but then you see it and it becomes a huge asset.
The areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart your natal Apollo is located can get this energy, and you can ignore it to a degree, but have a lot of potential if you can give it attention.
When your natal Apollo is conjunct something in your natal chart, you can have obsessive energy with that planet/point, imbalance, and a constant need for harmony. So while it may start out as something you ignore, once you do focus on it, you can get kind of wrapped up in it (Pluto on steroids).
Balancing this out is really important with Apollo conjunct any of your other natal bodies. You don’t want to ignore what it’s conjunct, but you also don’t want to get too obsessed.
Sextiles and trines by natal Apollo to other natal bodies can make it easier for you to balance this out when focusing on what the other body rules. You can dive in, but not too much.
Squares and oppositions by natal Apollo to other natal bodies can make it more challenging for you to balance this out, and you either totally ignore or totally obsess. Balance, balance, balance!
In transit, Apollo can show where you ignore something and take it for granted, so you are a bit blind. This can occur in the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart transit Apollo is touring. Sextiles and trines by transit Apollo can help with balance, while squares and oppositions can bring out obsession that needs to be controlled.
Conjunctions by transit Apollo can show you areas you’ve been ignoring and have a lot of potential with, if you want it, but you do have to keep in mind balance. The key word for Apollo!
Apollo can also be interesting in synastry (comparing two people’s charts to see compatibility as part of relationship astrology analysis).When one person’s Apollo is conjunct the natal planet or body of another person, the Apollo person is enthralled with the other. This can be especially strong when Apollo is conjunct someone’s natal Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Ascendant, or Descendant.
How to Find Asteroid Apollo in Your Natal Chart & in Transit
Apollo is number 1862 on astro.com. To find your natal Apollo, go to astro.com, and in ‘Extended Chart Selection’, click on ‘Additional objects’ and type number 1862 in the ‘Manual entry’ box, and then generate your natal chart.
To find where Apollo currently is located you can use astro.com to create an ephemeris for Apollo (go to Extended Chart Selection, then click on Ephemeris, then on Additional objects, and type 1862 in theManual entry box, and generate the ephemeris).
Suggested Reading: Asteroid Diary: Hermes