Another asteroid diary post, this time focusing on asteroid Deucalion, the asteroid of starting over. Let’s dive in!
About Asteroid Deucalion in Astrology
Asteroid Deucalion was found in 1999, and is outside of Neptune's orbit. Deucalion was the son of Prometheus, and ruled Phthia. His story is a little like Noah's Ark; his father warned him of a flood, so Deucalion built an ark for him and his wife. They were the only ones who survived, and then repopulated the Earth.
In astrology, Deucalion shows where you have to start over and use what you've learned. In your natal chart, the sign and house location of your natal Deucalion can show where in your life you may start over at some point, or what your approach to starting over is.
Any aspects your natal Deucalion makes to the other natal planets can help you when starting over, or bring challenges. Sextiles and trines (beneficial aspects) can make starting over a process that is easier for you, and you have more skills to get through it well.
Squares and oppositions (challenging aspects) can make starting over a challenging process for you, and you have less to work with or more to work through in order to make it positive.
If Deucalion is conjunct (aligned with) any of your natal planets, well, brace yourself, because you’re super likely to have to start over at some point with whatever that planet rules. BUT know it’s also likely going to be something that leads to major growth and more opportunities once you do.
In transit, Deucalion can show where you're starting over in life, or what you're getting a second chance with. The areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart transit Deucalion is currently touring might be areas where you’re starting over now or taking a second chance.
Transit Deucalion sextile or trine any natal planets can help you with taking second chances and starting over, if needed with whatever it rules. Squares and oppositions to any natal planets can make it difficult, and it may be a harrowing process that you have to learn a lot from.
Transit Deucalion conjunct any natal planets pretty much inevitably shows you’re starting over or taking a second chance with whatever the natal planet rules. This doesn’t have to ve a challenge or traumatizing though, and it can be used to improve your life in big ways. It may be seen as a blessing or some great luck.
How to Find Asteroid Deucalion on the Natal Chart & in Transit
On astro.com, Deucalion is number 53311. To find Deucalion in your natal chart, in ‘Extended Chart Selection’, click on ‘Additional objects’, and type the number 53311 in the ‘Manual entry’ box, and then generate your natal chart to find what asteroid Deucalion is doing for you natally.
To find where Deucalion currently is located you can use astro.com to create an ephemeris (go to Extended Chart Selection, then click on Ephemeris, then on Additional objects, and type 53311 in theManual entry box, and then generate the ephemeris).
Suggested Reading: Asteroid Diary: Hermes