Testimonies for Circe

circeMythological lore

In Greek mythology, Circe, is a Queen goddess (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress) living on the island of Aeaea. Circe’s father was Helios, the god of the Sun and the owner of the land where Odysseus’ men ate cattle, and her mother was Hecate, a goddess of witchcraft. She was sister of two kings of Colchis, Aeetes and Perses, and of PasiphaĆ«, mother of the Minotaur.

Circe transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals through the use of magical potions. She was renowned for her knowledge of drugs. She was skilled in the magic of metamorphosis, the power of illusion, and the dark art of necromancy.


When Odysseus landed on her island she transformed his men into animals, but with the help of the god Hermes, he overcame the goddess and forced her to release his men from her spell. Circe would ask him to bed, but Hermes advised caution, for even there the goddess would be treacherous. She would take his manhood unless he had her swear by the names of the gods that she would not.

Odysseus heeded Hermes’s advice, thus securing the transfigured freedom of his fellows. For five days, he and Circe were lovers. Odysseus and his men remained on the island for one year feasting and drinking wine. She later assisted him in his quest to reach his home.


The asteroid Circe (discovered 1855), is named after this goddess.


Martha Lang-Wescott analysis

"Circe shares with Jupiter the desire to help; […] Circe perceives itself as a helper and a facilitator. Its position indicates who, how and, most importantly, why you aid others. […] In mythology, Circe turned men into swine -so expect some sorcery in connection with offers of aid- along with a need to examine motives for "being so helpful." […] While Circe may feel impelled to help, beneath its benign exterior may be the sub-message that you can`t do it, that you need or require help."

                                                   Mechanics of the Future – Asteroids, 1988


This time the two points of view are not matching. In mythology, Circe is treacherous, with magic powers and the knowledge of drugs, while Martha Lang-Wescott see Circe related with help. She present Circe in many ways, but, all are related with help.

Let’s see what we can add here!


Aspect: Circe conjunction Mercury (-1,09)

Latitude: -2,45


M. Lang-Wescott analysis: to phrase things so that one appears to be helpful; offers or discussions of help; calls for assistance; the issue of help can come up between siblings or neighbors; may hear of assistance with driving, communication equipment, wording, paperwork, mail, mobility or breathing; there’s a connection between talk and assistance.   


Events: In that day, the company where the subject is working sent him to a subsidiary to help  people there with some paperwork! Mainly, he had to help them with some procedures where they didn’t knew very well the legislation and the acts needed to be completed. He was not in a good mood, he had some inexplicable sadness, but I think this is not related with Circe.


Conclusion: It is clear that what happened suits very well with  Martha Lang-Wescott observations. It was about help and also, being in conjunction with Mercury, it was about paperwork. I will give 9/10 points for this match.