Lately, I've been immersed in the realm of Asteroids. What's fascinating about asteroids is that they seem to be connected to our consciousness through an invisible thread. Of course, you're connected to one end of the thread, I’m imaging it like fishing line. We are on one end holding a fishing poll, and the other end is in the cosmic pond. When the vibrations at both ends match, we feel a pull. As we begin to reel it in, the asteroid on the other end appears like a fish caught on a hook. There are millions of asteroids floating around in space, with over 24,000 named asteroids. In my mind, each asteroid symbolizes a state of consciousness, which can be accessed by pulling an invisible fishing line.
One day, a conversation among my astro friends sparked my interest, and I became intrigued by the idea of Asteroid Tea. To my surprise, I discovered that Asteroid Tea actually exists! You can only imagine how excited I was!
Tea (minor planet designation: 453 Tea) is an S-type asteroid belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt.
Its diameter is about 21 km and it has an albedo of 0.183.
Its rotation period is 6.4 hours.
In the 1980s, Tea was considered as a target for the planned French Vesta spacecraft. The spacecraft was not built.
Tea was discovered by Auguste Charlois on February 22, 1900. Its provisional name was 1900 FA.
It is unknown after what it was named.
It came to opposition at apparent magnitude 12.2 on 3 May 2023 and then perihelion on 27 May 2023.
Auguste Honoré Charlois, an astronomer who discovered Asteroid Tea, born on November 26, 1864, discovered 99 asteroids while working at the Nice Observatory in southeastern France. His first discovery was the asteroid 267 Tirza in 1887. He also photographed 433 Eros on the same night it was discovered by Gustav Witt, but was unable to act quickly enough before Witt announced his find.
Tragically, at the age of 45, Charlois was murdered by Gabriel Brengues, the brother of his first wife, Jeanne Charlois. Brengues was married to the sister of Charlois' second wife, Marie Brengues. The motive behind the murder was an inheritance dispute following the death of Jeanne (née Brengues). What a dramatic and short life!
So, at this point, I could look at the asteroid discovery chart (I often do to see what king of energy the asteroid brought to our collective consciousness, and look for the signature placements), or could look at the Auguste Honoré Charlois’s natal chart. And interestingly, there’s an asteroid named in his honor, asteroid 1510 Charlois as well.
However, my mind went for the search of goddess of tea. I love to connect asteroids with a mythology, and there is! I found the Tea Goddess, Guanyin, who is a Chinese iron goddess of mercy. Guanyin has her own mythology and stories.
The story goes: In Fujian's Anxi County, a poor farmer named Wei took it upon himself to clean and repairing the temple, and offer incense to a run-down temple of Guanyin. In a dream, Guanyin revealed a treasure in a cave behind the temple, which turned out to be a tea shoot. Wei nurtured the plant into a successful tea business, sharing the cuttings with his neighbors. This act of compassion brought prosperity to Wei and the community.
This is a beautiful Buddhist story that still holds deep relevance in today's world. In our modern lives, it is easy to get caught up in self-centered pursuits, but Wei, the humble farmer, exemplifies the virtues of honesty, hard work, and selfless service. Through his acts of compassion and dedication, he elevated his consciousness and connected with the divine energy of the Iron Goddess of Mercy.
Wei's story teaches us the power of community and collaboration. By sharing his success with those around him, he not only brought prosperity to himself but also uplifted the entire community. It is a powerful reminder that our actions have the potential to create a ripple effect and positively impact the lives of others.
The symbolism of tea is profound and multifaceted. It represents community, gathering, relaxation, connection, ceremony, rituals, and even divination, and it is slang for interesting or confidential information, gossip, or news. So, it would be fun to find an Asteroid Tea; Number 453 in your chart, and explore its placement.
When we explore the significance of Asteroid Tea, we invite introspection and personal reflection. Just as Wei found a cosmic treasure in the form of tea shoots, we too can uncover our own treasures within through self-reflection. The placement of asteroids is a very personal matter, and they will speak to you in a personal way. If they speak to you, listen to what they say, have a conversation, and meditate on it. They may send you a message and activation through transits, so remember to check the transit as well.
Each of us has our own unique blend of gifts, wisdom, and experiences, our "tea," that we bring to the world. As we share our tea with our communities, we contribute to the collective betterment. This story reminds us of the importance of generosity and the positive impact it can have on our own lives and the lives of those around us.
So, make yourself a cup of tea, dive into the story of the Iron Goddess of Mercy, and contemplate the teachings it holds. Allow the wisdom of Asteroid Tea and the divine energy of Goddess Guanyin to guide your reflections and meditations. You may discover profound insights that can be incorporated into your daily life, elevating your consciousness and nurturing a sense of compassion, abundance, and collaboration.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'll spill the tea for you!
Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea Blend for each Zodiac Sign
Oolong tea, with its robust and earthy flavor profile, is a delight to savor on its own. However, its versatile nature allows it to harmoniously blend with a myriad of other teas, spices, and fruits, thereby creating an exquisite symphony of flavors. Let me share with you a personalized blend for each Zodiac sign, adding an astrological touch to your chai experience.
Aries: Hibiscus, Cinnamon, Clove
Taurus: Vanilla, Apple, Agave
Gemini: Bergamot, Lemongrass, Star Anise
Cancer: Lemon Balm, Marshmallow Root, Melon
Leo: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange Peel
Virgo: Thyme, Bergamot, Star Anise
Libra: Peach, Apricot, Plum
Scorpio: Clove, Hibiscus, Ginger
Sagittarius: Star Anice, Basil, Saffron
Capricorn: Skullcap, Apple, Angelica
Aquarius: Fennel, Pine, licorice
Pisces: Lavender, Mulberry, Fig
Delving Deeper: An In-Depth Tarot/Oracle Spread Illuminated by Asteroid Tea and the Divine Wisdom of Goddess Guanyin
So, after you read the mythology of The Iron Goddess of Mercy, assessed your chart, and brewed a tea, it’s time to delve deeper into your reflections and meditations by using the Tarot/Oracle Spread, guided by the wisdom of Asteroid Tea and the Divine Goddess Guanyin. Here’s are questions I prepare for you but feel free to ask your own questions!
In which ways does the energy of the celestial body, Asteroid Tea, manifest itself and leave a mark on my life?
Are there any profound messages or insights that the Goddess of Tea, Guanyin, wishes to bestow upon me in this present moment?
How might I weave these precious insights, gifted to me by the Asteroid Tea and Goddess Guanyin, into the fabric of my daily life?
Are there certain actions or steps I could contemplate on, aiming to elevate my level of consciousness and spiritual awareness, much like the transformative journey of Wei in the enlightening tale of Goddess Guanyin?
What exactly entails my 'tea'—the unique blend of gifts, wisdom, and experiences that make me who I am? What elements of knowledge, skill, and insight do I bring to the world that are uniquely mine?
How might I generously share my 'tea' within my community, thereby contributing to the collective betterment?
For my own personal exploration, I chose the exquisite Tea Leaf Fortune Cards. I invite you to share which deck you've paired with, and I am quite eager to hear about the insights you gleaned from your reading. Please, do share your tea!