Psyche & Eros:
Asteroids of Sensitivity and Passion
The asteroid Psyche represents the principle of being psychically attuned and bonded to another human being. Often portrayed as a butterfly maiden, Psyche was born as a beautiful mortal, who in her search for reunion with her lover Eros (the Roman god Cupid), mastered heroic tasks set upon her by a wrathful mother, Aphrodite (Eros’s motYher). Through each undertaking, Psyche sensitized her internal telepathic channels. Depicting the soul’s journey from mortality to divinity, Psyche successfully transformed her earthly nature into that of a deity so that she could become the heavenly bride of Eros, god of erotic love. Their union produced children named Bliss, Pleasure, and Ecstasy. Together, their love has come to symbolize soul-mate union.
In perfecting the relationship progression of Lilith (the scorned mate) and Juno (the faithful Life Partner), Psyche represents the completion stage of the development of the feminine as a consort. Astrologically, Psyche is a higher octave of Venus, expressing a refinement of personal love and psychic atonement to another. Through following the path of Psyche, conscious relationship provides a path to spiritual illumination.