Asteroid Salacia Astrology

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Salacia was a sea nymph, known as goddess of salt water, who became the wife of the Roman god the sea, Neptune.

Initially Salacia wished to preserve her virginity and remain unmarried, but Neptune’s courtship was determined, and eventually she accepted him as her husband. Despite this mythic accent on chastity, Salacia’s name has come down to us in corrupted form as the root of our word “salacious”, meaning to titillate or convey undue sexual interest with explicit erotic content, or having crude sexual desires. It can also refer to any sensationalized thing. The name Salacia was given to a TNO (Trans-Neptunian Object) in the Kuiper Belt region of the solar system, near Pluto.

Astrologically, Salacia represents extreme erotic fascination or interest; crudely expressed sexual intent; and socially unacceptable, often illicit, sexual activity.

Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

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