Asteroid Musa #600 is a main belt asteroid and has an orbital period of 4.34 years. It is one of the few asteroids in astrology that has taken on a very different collective meaning than its original intended name. Discovered in 1906, this asteroid took its title from a Turkish mountain, but the collective conscious has distilled upon it a very different association.
Asteroid Musa has come to represent the nine Ancient Greek muses who were known as the personification of creativity. These Demi goddesses inspired and aroused heroes, warriors and artists to impressive feats and creations in the golden age of the Titans. The 9 Muses were by name: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomeni, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Urania and Calliope. The daughters of Zeus and Μnemosyne, the Muses while still babies were given to Nymph Eufime and the God Apollo to raise and culture.
The Muses, interested only in the arts, sciences and creative pursuits, grew in grace and beauty, each honing and mastering their own special talent. As they matured, the Muses naturally gravitated toward others who required support and sustenance in their own artistic or creative pursuits. Residing on scenic Mount Elikonas, they enjoyed a life devoted to encouraging the creation of great works. In short, they were mythologies first motivational speakers.
These divine young women would kindle, infuse and invigorate the artistic and physical talents of those who were privileged to receive their provoking inspiration. Often at the beginning of a quest or project, the Muse specifically associated with the endeavor would be invoked, resulting in success that was surely helped along by the lightness of spirit resulting from the infectious motivation of the Muse.
"When the muse strikes" infers a certain "being in the zone." A passive irrational state of creativity is often the state we find ourselves in when our own chord of creativity is pulled by the inspiration needed to propel our thoughts or actions to a greater height. The stuff needed to fill an artist or adventurer with the fuel it takes to create is the magic of the muse. The precursor to creativity, the muse would fertilize the human soul, making it receptive to influx of inspiration not of the mind, but of the heart. Ultimately, the talent of the Muses was the ability to link heart and mind to inspire the hand to create from the heart.
Mercury in easy aspect to Musa- A natural characteristic of inspiring others through your words, writing and communication. The inspirational writer or speaker who can infuse others with the urge to learn more and perfect their abilities. The talent of marrying the right and left brain to produce beautiful literary works. The mental muse. The spellbinding writer or speaker. Often there is a beautiful way of communicating or a voice that is perceived as stimulating to others' senses.
Mercury in challenging aspect to Musa can show one reticent to share their thoughts or words due to a perception of not being heard or appreciated. The mental wallflower. The is a lesson in perfecting one's communication abilities in order to master the hard aspect and become comfortable with being a source of beauty and inspiration.
The Sun in easy aspect to Musa can show a warmth that radiates out to inspire and warm the surrounding environment. You have an instinct for inspiring others and charging the air around you with creative energy. Your identity may be deemed inspirational.
The Sun in hard aspect to Musa can show a challenge in accepting one's role as Inspiratory.
The Moon in easy aspect to Musa- The past and feminine forces are the source of personal inspiration. You "feel" the inspiration that drives your creativity. The mother could have been a source of creative support.
Hard aspects to the Moon from Musa can indicate a blockage in receiving or interpreting creative inspiration. A distrust can exist that asks for proof. The need to learn to "feel" the roots of inspiration through paying attention to and building a relationship with the body. The mother could have been a source of criticism when it came to the creativity.