Asteroid Lucifer

pic781930 Asteroid Lucifer was discovered by E. Roemer at Flagstaff (USNO) on the 29th October 1964.

Lucifer’s Tale
Once you start reading into the mythology, you soon find that there is a whole hoo-ha on who exactly Lucifer was. Notably, the name (or rather the Hebrew equivalent) only appears once in the Hebrew Bible and in translation the King James version followed suit.

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” Isaiah 14:12 King James

This one reference seems to a spawned a thousand interpretations, misinterpretations and cloaked histories than shroud Lucifer himself in as much mystery as his name invokes. Suffice is to say however, in modern times, his name has become synonymous with the Christian concept of ‘The Devil’.

Chiefly, it was the ancient Jewish Book of Enoch that took the story of fallen angels and ran with it. Within it, you will find much of the history of angels as we know now. However the book of Enoch itself is hotly disputed in Jewish circles and none of the histories, Jewish, Greek or otherwise, readily offer an explanation for Lucifer’s appearance or connection to ‘Satan’.

What we do know is that Lucifer meant shining one, light bringer, light bearer or morning star. The name Lucifer has fallen out of favour in modern Bibles and now only shows up in Isaiah’s chapter as ‘the morning star, son of the dawn’.

The morning star however is a reference to Venus. Perhaps the concept of the ‘fall’ links to how Venus shifts from being a morning to evening star. She ‘falls’ from light into darkness, reflecting the story of Innana’s journey into the underworld. It’s interesting that in a time when it was mostly men who were notable figures in science, Lucifer was discovered by a woman.

The conjunctions of Venus to the Sun during her orbit creates a magical pentagram pattern. Perhaps it is no coincidence that an inverted pentagram has become the Devil’s symbol. The worship of the Great Goddess and respect for the divine feminine fell along with Lucifer. Women became the weaker sex – what with their propensity for succumbing to slippery snakes and all that! The pentagram is a vibrant symbol representing life, wisdom and essential creativity. Live is evil backwards.

Lucifer was created by God and was supreme amongst the angels in both beauty and intellect. It is suggested that Lucifer was a Cherubim although angelic hierarchy would suggested that he was a Seraphim. Either way, he was given a place in the throne room of God himself. But Lucifer got too big for his boots and decided that as he was close to God, understood God and was mighty fine in all ways, he should pretty much BE God and have all the praise and glory that went along with that position. Lucifer started a war in heaven, convincing a third of the angels to join him and back up his bid for Godhood. Unsurprisingly, God wasn’t keen on sharing the throne with his upperty angel so he sent the archangel Michael and the faithful followers into battle. Lucifer lost and was thrown out on his ear into the abyss (hell).

But Lucifer wasn’t done. He succeeded in tempting Eve to taste of the apple from the tree of knowledge thereby finding a doorway onto the Earth plane and into the hearts of humankind. It is said that he is behind every bad deed, drawing humans away from the light of God with his honey tongue of promises.

In other tales, Lucifer’s problems started when God created humans and then asked his glorious angels to bow down to them. Lucifer however couldn’t believe that God was more proud of his new creation than he was of his angels. There’s a sense that Lucifer’s pride is hurt because God loves his two-legged walking talking monkeys a lot more than him. If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Prophecy’, Christopher Walken as the Angel Gabriel turned Satan supporter, captures this sour celestial vibe perfectly.

There is much more that could be said of the story of Lucifer but having covered the main points above, it’s clear that he is a complex character. There seems to be two main themes running through the dialogue – Lucifer’s fall through pride and Lucifer as light bringer.

The Discovery Chart

Discovery Chart Lucifer
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Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate a discovery time for this asteroid. Therefore I am only looking at the aspects in the chart rather than the houses. I chose 1am as a random time.

Perhaps it is fate that Lucifer was discovered when the Sun was in Scorpio, a sign often maligned with darker elements. Sex, death and tax man (the Devil incarnate :-)) are all jurisdictions of this sign. Scorpio also rules those things we consider to be taboo. Yet another powerful attribute of Scorpio is ‘Truth’. Scorpio wants to know the truth and tell the truth, even if it hurts. Maybe this relates to Lucifer being unable to lie to God or to himself. He didn’t think God’s newest creation was the greatest ever and could not force himself to acquiesce. Whilst he loved God, he could not do what was asked of him. Instead he chose to tell the truth and uphold his own truth, despite the devastating consequences.

The Sun is technically unaspected which is symbolic for Lucifer’s dissociation from God.

Notice that the traditional malefics are in opposition to each other. Mars is in Leo, the sign associated with the ego. It’s as though here, the ego doesn’t want to confirm to the rules (Saturn) of society (Aquarius).

Mercury is conjunct Neptune and Neptune is opposite Jupiter. This could allude to the idea that Lucifer, in his guise as Satan deludes his victims, seducing them with great promises that dissolve into nothingness. Yet these placements can also indicate that the belief in the spiritual and our ultimate connection to each other is somehow opposed to the moral order of the time. Lucifer blurs the lines between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ so that we question what we have been told. Part of Lucifer’s story is that he questions God. Likewise, we need to question the ‘Gods’ of our time, however difficult.

Mercury sextile Uranus and Pluto and trine Chiron suggests there’s an opportunity for great healing as well as a propensity to take the easy way out. This chart is Fixed in nature with no planets present in Cardinal signs. A lack of Cardinal representation may induce a need to prove oneself to others or an inability to be a self-starter. The Fixed nature of the chart however suggests that Lucifer is stubborn and given to a ‘my way or the highway attitude’. He doesn’t back down and he doesn’t give in, even when he’s in the wrong. But the fixed quality of the chart also gives incredible determination to defeat all obstacles.

The Discovery Degree Sabian
Lucifer was at 28ARI04 Retrograde when he was discovered. What is rather fascinating is that the Sabian Symbol for this degree is
“The Music of the Spheres”. Rudhyar’s keynote is Attunement to cosmic order.

Venus amongst other things is connected to the concept of harmony through it’s rulership of Libra. Lucifer then, can be said to show us how to ‘tune up’. Through his discordance, he allows us to see what is out of harmony with both ourselves and the universe.

Some people who have had angelic experiences have talked of hearing music that is like nothing on Earth. Everything in the universe has a vibration so in that context everything makes a subtle sound. When we are feeling in tune with everything, colours seem more brilliant, light more pure, sound more beautiful. Those who have reached enlightenment comment on the unity of all – an essential harmony in every aspect of life, a cosmic song.

Perhaps then, one of the functions of Lucifer is to highlight aspects to the self that are out of tune with everything else.

Lucifer in the Chart
Like any other body in the chart, Lucifer has both a dark and a light side. Lucifer in the astrology chart may indicate where you are tempted to go your own way regardless of the rules. He may suggest excessive pride or a chip on your shoulder. The position of Lucifer can show where your ego gets in the way, where pride comes before a fall and where you are wrong when you think you are right. Lucifer shows where you want to be seen in a better light. He may symbolise your own personal horror story.

Yet Lucifer essentially shows you the light through it’s absence. If you can squarely face the dark, then Lucifer will bring you the light. By facing the things you most fear, he illuminates the darkest places in your psyche. Perhaps the biggest gift of Lucifer, is that he shows you the ‘God’ within. The divine force is often described as light and that spark resides within you. Lucifer in essence, reminds us that we are all Gods.

Suggested Keywords and Phrases for Lucifer
Pride comes before a fall, terror, horror, fear and loathing, where things are discordant, self-serving, where you get in your own way, where you are tempted to take short cuts, where you don’t want to follow the rules, where you need forgiveness. The devil on your shoulder, better the devil you know, between the devil and the deep blue sea, where you have things back to front, where you want more than you have, where you may lie to yourself and others to hide your light or dark. The place where you discover your moral compass, challenging authority, questioning what’s right, discovering light through its absence, reconnecting to your own divinity.

How to Find Lucifer in Your Chart
To find Lucifer in your chart, go to and enter 1930 into the asteroids which are found under the ‘extended charts’ option.

15 thoughts on “Asteroid Lucifer”

  1. I have 10H Lucifer in Sagittarius. It forms a conjuction with my 10H Sagittarius Sun and Mercury, a square with my 7H Libra BML, Eros and Juno, a trine with my 2H Aries Vesta, a sextile with my 8H Libra Pholus, a trine with my 2H Aries Amor and a square with my 1H Taurus Europa.

    Does anyone else have one or more of these aspects too, and if yes, how do they affect you?

  2. In my chart, I have:
    Lucifer conjunction Mars (8th House)
    Lucifer conjunction Lilith (8th House)

    It’s true, I do go about my own way when it comes to my sexuality. 🙂

  3. I have asteroid Lucifer conjunct Sun(3rd h), North Node (2nd h), and asteroid Narcissus in Sagittarius. When I was a little girl, I manifested these characteristics the most, but in a pure way. I was just always shining, no matter what I did (and of course I enjoyed every second lol). Now I have to work very, very hard to keep my ego in check. To me, it’s like Leo energy on steroids.

  4. Why Lucifer ist a good one – personal experience

    Hi Leah, here´s a special Lucifer Story for you and all Lucifer fans:

    On the evening of the 13th Jan. 16 I watched the movie “the ninth gate” with Jonny Depp.
    Theme: a dedective, well paid from the interested customer, should find three identic evel books, each of them showing original pictures and copies. When the whole origin set of pictures is complete, the owner will become immortal and godlike, it is said – and more – the devil itself should have written the books. All the original pictures were showing dark and evil scenes of horror. They were peu à peu discovered and beard the signs LCF (which the dedective interpreted as short form for “Lucifer”, cause always, when he found one of them, the temporar bookholder died a mysterious death, the scene was shown before in the picture.) Despite the prediction of immortality, the satisfied customer, who were given at the end all the original pictures, had to die a dramatic death – as all the other bookowners before.
    The solution comes out at the end. Per circumstance the significant last picture felt from a chest. It was a beautiful picture with a bright sun, shining over a sex making couple, so to say – was shining over the cosmic orgasm. The evil gentlemen, who was so eager to become immortale even with the price of his soul, had a copy – at least, his death was caused by himself alone.
    The last picture with the beautiful bright sunshine and the peaceful landscape, where nothing is bad, ugly or evel, shows, that at the end, only light, peace and happiness will wait for us – at least, a sign, that ONLY THE LIGHT (=God) WILL OVERCOME AT THE FINAL END, and LCF (Lucifer), the lightbringer guids us to this eternal state.

    The day after I thought many times about the film and the role of Lucifer and my sudden understanding of his positive role in the game. The whole 14th (and 15th) I had a two days communication seminar – an excellent one, the best one, I´ve ever had, concentrating on clear simple structures of effective communication to force cooperation and success on all levels, based on deepest human needs for respect, acceptance and egality. The progress I made was immense, I discovered a lot of own personal communication weapons, which I use “undercover”, to simply get what I want (Even, when most of them are so hidden, and even unconscious, but definitely not well placed on a long term run, cause the communication troubles which derrive of these methods increase by the years of misuse. Since yesterday evening I have the feeling, that a huge amount of brightness is coming in these part of my communicative experiences which are not as nice as others, even painful … and within these new awareness the link to lucifers tasks was not far for me. …

    My astrological background actually is the following. Progressive mercury ist half degree far away from Pluto native (12th house, ruler of the 3th) – therefore I´m in intensive mercury transformations – moreover – Transit Saturn in exact opposition – a few minutes later – to mercury, ruler of the firth and 12th) square Jupiter.
    14. + 15th Jan. 16: mundane: Sun/Mercury trine Jupiter

    Transit Lucifer: exakt conjunct Pluto native (conj. Progressive mercury)

    The Idea, that Transit Lucifer ist the Lightbringer to my troubleful parts of communication (native: mercury square Pluto) came very strongly in my mind today at 8:27 pm – and I made the Chart for this time: Bingo: Transit Lucifer on the Ascendent – exactly!

    Transit Lucifer: exakt conjunct Pluto native (conj. Progressive mercury)

    Hope you enjoy the story and
    Love Lara

  5. Hi Lara – Thanks for sharing your story, that’s brilliant! Amazing synchronicity with transit Lucifer right on the Ascendant. I love how our insights are confirmed by the universe! And I love the film the Ninth Gate too 😀

  6. Hi Leah, thanks for answering.
    Yes, I won´t miss confirmations of the universe anymore. They help me so much, accepting the very moment, accepting the situations, I´ve to face and being d´accord with the the places and People i´ve to interact here and now. I feel guided and assured, that all these experiences are right there for my own personal development into a constanct happy and peaceful environment.
    Love to share these profound discoverings with you 🙂

  7. Hi 🙂

    Thanks for the great insight on Lucifer, it’s really helpful! I’ve only just started deciphering the asteroids in my chart, and right off I had this draw to old Lucifer. Then – I discovered that he aspects 7 of my planets, not including the asteroids. Demonic omen! Haha. He’s at 18degrees Aquarius in the 12th. All my planets are in the southern hemisphere and there aren’t many dramatic aspects, in fact some planets aren’t aspected at all, so studying the asteroids is pretty exciting for me – they spice things up 😛

    I’m still not quite 100% certain on how Lucifer’s energy affects my chart, though. There are so many things I want to clarify, but I the main thing I want to understand is a Yod configuration including Lucifer. He sextiles my Sagittarius moon sitting at 17degrees in the 10th, and both quincunx the asteroid Pan at 17degrees in the 5th house, Cancer. Pan’s another asteroid I have this unexplainable affinity with (you just get that feeling, ya know?) and he aspects a lot of my major planets too. I have a pretty good grasp on him, I think, but the bottom line is I still don’t have a full grasp on Lucifer Astrology. Can you give any guidance and insights about my Lucifer-Pan-Moon Yod?


  8. Hi Jo – thanks for your message. Asteroid are very exciting to work with, For me, the main story is told through the major planetary alignments and patterns and then the asteroid connections to these offer added depths and nuances. To understand the asteroid placements in your chart, I would need to see your chart as a whole. I do offer readings here if you would like to explore further.

    I do feel that we can gain great guidance from the asteroid placements in our charts if (like you mention with Pan) you have a particular affinity to a deity or archetype as these can be used as a starting point for deeper exploration into our spirituality/psyche. I can offer specific deity/archetype readings if that is an area of interest.

  9. I have lucifer in the first house in cancer what does it mean?How is the person apperance?

  10. I have Lucifer conjunct moon and conjunct saturn both in Aquarius in the 2nd house. Any interpretations at all?

  11. I have the Lucifer Astroid conjunct Uranus conjunct MC conjunct Pluto in Virgo in the 10th house. I always thought that my 10th house had all the properties of a nuclear bomb, but now this is total proof. Really do I need to resurrect my past life as Queen Of The Black Coast.

  12. I have Lucifer conjunct sun mercury in Leo 8th house squaring Lilith and Uranus in Scorpio 10 th house . I know I’m not evil but there is definitely at times voiced in my head I can not explain .

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