What is the significance of natal and transit name asteroids in natal, progressed, synastry or composite charts?
Am I being ridiculous in counting them everywhere? Fun fact: My name asteroid conjuncts my natal North Node.
What about people who don't have any asteroids named after them (yet)? Do close approximations count?
"Am I being ridiculous in counting them everywhere?"
No, not at all.
I follow the Astrologer Cal Garrison and she is very big on asteroids and trans-plutonians, as is Marina Macario. They nearly always reference ones I've never heard of in their writings!!! I know there are other specialists, but I am aware that these ladies are very knowledgeable in this area. Aren't asteroids important in explaining certain influences and events that cannot be seen in the natal chart with planets alone? I know Cal Garrison uses them for good effect in her speciality of spiritual Astrology.
Thinking about it, I think I'm going to get one of Elsa's reports on these before long.
When you say one that is named after you, is that your real name or your forum name? Lol! 😋
I don't know about orbs, I always thought you wouldn't give aspects between asteroids, planets and points, much more latitude than a degree or two... but what would I know??? I only have four of the most well known asteroids in my chart that makes exact aspects within these limited degrees. 😊
Interesting topic. Some thoughts …
Personal Named Asteroids (PNAs) are fascinating. I don’t think the name has to be exact spelling but should phonetically sound like your name. For example, Rebecca would be represented by Asteroid Rebekka #572. Also, last names work too. I find that PNAs (as Alex Miller calls them) add color and often give a different perspective of your nature, may represent what dominates your life or some other nuance. I find PNAs can be very literal especially when aspecting planets by no more than 0-3 degrees.
Your PNA in another person’s natal chart will most likely be different to what your PNA is in your own chart. This is because it shows how that person sees you in their own chart. For example, if your PNA in their chart is conjunct their 7th house ruler Saturn in 10th, it might be they see you as someone that would change their status or reputation through marriage or partnership. PNAs in synastry or overlays, I think are more about what the PNA person brings to you, or heightens – so their n.PNA (as it is in his/her n.chart) conjunct your n.Venus, could be they bring love, Venus stuff to you and vice versa.
A similar philosophy applies with progressions. Composites are also interesting with PNAs; how each person sees themselves in the context of the relationship. By transits, be it either t.PNAs to n.Planets or t.Planets to n.PNAs, PNAs can tell a descriptive story of whatever is going on – orbs should be tight at ~0-1 degree for transits because PNAs alone have little to no energy. Also, I have found the effect to be more noticeable when it relates to inner planets.
A very relevant example:
Kamala Harris has asteroid Harris #2929 as the focal in a cardinal TSquare with Sun-Moon all at exact 27*. The TSquare channels all that energy from her Sun to Saturn in a 1* trine.
Today’s announcement of her as the US Vice President elect, t.Harris is at 24* Virgo (service) which is …
exact square n.Nodes (she’s having a Nodal Return this year)
exact square natal Asc/Dsc
exact trine natal Jupiter
exact square p.Sun
Also it’s very interesting that today her p.Saturn changed signs and now sits at 0* 00’ Pisces.
It always amazes me when Astrology is literal.
Another note was to say thanks on the advice on names not being exact. My name's purer, more ancient version is an asteroid Phonetically, I prefer being called that way. Husband's name is that of an asteroid named on a country...almost. 😄 Another close friend's PNA is the traditional popular shortening of his given name...like Bob for Robert.