“...Here’s a little more info before I ask my question…
“Buz Myers was one of my favorite astrologers. Unfortunately he died in the 90s, but he left a legacy of recordings. One of my favorites is his lecture on the void of course planet in a natal chart. He felt that the VOC planet tells the story of the main life lesson.
[A planet is considered VOC if it will not make any more aspects to other planets before changing signs. I think Buz is using this definition, although other astrologers might not be. However, I think it’s interesting to consider whether his idea might apply to the planet in the latest degree in your chart, whether or not it is in orb. Is that too techie? ed. ]
VOID OF COURSE PLANET
[what you need to learn to let go of, what you need to learn in this life cycle]
Moon: detachment; had to detach from a nutso family; detach emotionally; let go
Mercury: shares out (then releases) information; release brothers, sisters, environment; ties to agreements; brothers and sisters (in general)
Venus: lets go of money, resources and relationships
Mars: lets go of sexuality, doesn’t “need” it (it doesn’t mean you don’t want it or enjoy it!)
Jupiter: beliefs; philosophies; teachers, expansions, learning, belief systems-especially prejudices
Saturn: responsibility; let go of parent/authority figures; binding and cumbersome situations; laws of man; crap from parents; dutiful stuff; the “right” thing – even when you know it’s not the right thing
Uranus: transcendental; letting go of higher mind; letting go of 11th house stuff (groups). Here to learn manifestation.
Neptune: space cadet; very intuitive and psychic; must release fear
Pluto: life and death; death and dying
What would you add to that for each of the asteroids?
This would be my hypothesis, thinking about the archetypes of the asteroids, but I would need to test it.
Juno: let go of the need for partnership
Pallas: let go of the need for strategy, learn spontaneity
Vesta: let go of home or the need to serve
Ceres: let go of the need to breed
I think you could apply these ideas very well to progressed charts and solar returns too. In progressed charts the heavy and medium planets at 29° have this karmic feeling too.