I give you sacred tasks. I infuse your soul with the need to serve. I equip you for your duty. You belong then to no man, no woman, no child; you belong solely to the tasks you are responsible for. I pull you away from the world, from personal relationships, from ease. I pull you towards abstinence of worldly pleasures. I give you a hairshirt to wear and you glory in it, you thank me for it. You wear it with reverence and you’d sooner give up your breath than this.
When you are one who serves me, your eyes give you away. Your eyes are not like other eyes; your eyes are restless, unfocused when you are not engaged in your work. They come alive when you work, when you serve.
For some of your roles, I have enabled you with the skills to practice sacred sex, sex that heals. You hands ease disease of the heart and soul where they touch. And then when you mate, you do it as the most sacred service to your partner.
Don’t look up from your work. Although you are in the world and for it, you belong not to it. There is nothing for you out there. Nothing will bring you peace unless you are consumed by what you have to do. Must do. Need to do. The forces of life will dance their chaos around you and many a magnetic emotional storm will batter your door, heed them not. You, my chosen ones, sit you in the center of all that rages, calm like the eye of a hurricane.
You will live in their world, but never truly be a part of it. You will serve them, but never truly be a part of their lives. Although not vested by the church or by temples, you are priests and priestesses. You serve and that is your reward. The world is not for you; I have fashioned you for other things. I am Vesta.
Some additional insight about Vesta from the unmatchable Dawn Bodrogi: “Vesta doesn’t go to extremes unless its badly aspected. Her natural state is interior wholeness. She’s the keeper of the inner flame, she doesn’t care about externals. That’s what gives her strength–it all comes from a deep, inner core and she doesn’t struggle with it. It’s her devotion to the rightness within herself that is her purpose. She’s intact.”
Vesta and Sexuality: http://sasstrology.com/2010/10/introduction-to-vesta.html
Vesta and Celebrity case studies: http://www.neptunecafe.com/vesta.html
Note to self: Written when Tr. Vesta was on my MC and forming a grand trine. And SP Vesta was opposing my SP Sun, orb of 1, receding.