Nemesis was the goddess of due enactment, a karmic equalizer who ensured that no one had too much good fortune, but paid appropriately for their misdeeds. Known as the restorer of cosmic order, Nemesis was particularly focused on punishing acts of hubris, which is defiant pride or arrogance in one’s place, gifts or fortune. Eventually her concept was refined to include a quality of vengefulness or retribution which is lacking in the original, which was more about rectifying imbalance. In modern usage, the tern “nemesis” has come to represent any opponent, competitor, or adversary, anyone who stands in the way of our goal, or enacts revenge for wrongs committed
Astrologically, Nemesis represents the vagaries of Fate, self-undoing, reversal of fortune, and any person or thing which holds us back, prevents our will, denies goals, or punishes our actions. Additionally, there can be issues with assigning blame, scapegoating, or finding fault.
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Does Nemesis have to be so bad? I like the idea of her balancing the books better!…as I have Nemesis near my north node in Aries! in my 2nd house….oh, blah. Sometimes these asteroids can be a problem.
I do however enjoy your articles immensely! Thank you ALEX! much fondness and appreciation,
Being a 12 house person, with respect to Jupiter and Neptune conjunct dragon’s node- all in Scorpio, With Pluto at the top of my chart conjunct the moon, I see the results of Nemesis all the time. She reminds us of our shortfalls, giving us a source of inspiration to having even more integrity within and -out ourselves.
The current full moon is conjunct my natal Nemesis, which opposes my natal Mars. Transiting Nemesis is squaring both of these positions. Sheesh! Wish I had a Nemesis in Transit book right now! Get after that Alex!
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