Vesta is one of the main asteroids that are a part of ones astrological chart. I recommend that you do your own research in the story of vesta on your own. The following are just what I have taken away from the knowledge I have gained from my own research.
the living flame
central theme focus on her fire
vestal virgin evolved into the archetype of the nun - a woman whose sole function was that of work and religious devotion and whose life was totally devoid of sexual intimacy and personal relationships
the barren spinster or old maid
sexual unions - transcendent, spiritual and healing
sex without marriage (libra) became an unforgivable sin, This in turn created an artificial separation between spirituality (virgo) and sexuality (scorpio) that has endured for millennia in the collective psyche.
express the principles of limitation, boundaries, focus and commitment
represents sexuality as an expression of spiritual devotion
alienation may be experienced until the individual learns to manifest a healthy focus on self an ability to stand alone, when appropriate, with a sense of inner strength
functions as the center of the psyche coordinating various facets of the personality
symbolize individuals who are centered in their own identity and thus self-determined in their activities.
as the principle of focus vesta gathers energy and brings it to a single point, there by bringing clarity and illumination
must truly "do his/her own thing" (The path that one must take in order to fulfill their truth - if denied the opportunity to perform this work will become frustrated and discontent)
Being a virgin meant that she was whole and complete unto herself - self contained, self - possessed and self fulfilled
after sexual encounters they would withdraw back into themselves to regenerate their inner wholeness
transits signify times when we need to retreat from the outer world to purify, replenish and reintegrate ourselves.
these withdrawals often follow times when we have depleted our resources due to excessive involvement with people or events
transit point to relationship separations
during these periods, the need exists to seek out aloneness in order to renew one's virginity and rebuild the self in preparation for the next cycle of relating.
capacity to be self-identified and whole.
"Vesta is the guardian of the hearth and home. Vesta is the goddess in charge of the eternal flame, the one that keeps the household alive, safe and well. Vesta is the divine representation of the flame inside ourselves, the one that gives us our spark of life."
"Vesta is the place in our charts that belongs to us and us alone. She is the inner spark we need to survive all odds, and to keep our spirits intact on the darkest day. She is also the light that guides us and allows us to take joy in our lives, and in our accomplishments. She is our inner light and the life inside ourselves."