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AstroSagas Podcast: Episode 1

Aries: The Golden Fleece

AstroSagas: Stories from the Stars is our new podcast series on Daily Astrology Guide! Each episode will focus on a myth or story related to an astrology sign, diving deep into the rich history of each sign in order to learn what we can integrate from each energetic symbol.

This week we cover the story of Chrysomallus, the golden ram.

The story of Chrysomallus and the Golden Fleece is at the center of Aries mythology and related to our ideas about kingship, royalty, nobility, and strength of character.

Chrysomallus was the product of the meeting between the beautiful Theophane and Poseidon, who turned into a ewe and a ram on the island of Crumissa in order to avoid Theophanes’ many suitors.

The Golden Ram was called upon by Nephele , the goddess of the clouds, to save her children from their own father, Athamas, who had been convinced by his new wife, Ino, that he needed to sacrifice his children in order to make the crops in his kingdom grow.

Chrysomallus flying across the Black Sea with Prixhus

Chrysomallus flew in and saved the children, intending to fly them across the Black Sea to safety. Helle, the younger twin, did not survive the voyage, and fell at a point called Hellespont in classical antiquity. Prixhus and Chrysomallus made it across the Black Sea to Colchis, now modern day Georgia.

Kingdom of Colchis, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Prixhus was invited to join the house Aeetes, son of Helios, the Sun, as family, and sacrificed the golden ram to the kingdom, the starting point for the tale of the Golden Fleece.

Medea with the Golden Fleece

Tune in to hear the story, and learn more about the Aries placements in your chart!

Celia Sagastume

Celia Sagastume, “AstroSagas,” is a first generation latinx astrologer living in the in Bay Area, California. With a master’s degree in social cognition, and an astrology practice that’s been active for 7 years, Sagas combines scientific inquiry, astrological intuition, and a dedication to de-colonizing the mind.

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