Set Meaning in Astrology

Asteroid Set Meaning in Astrology: Your “Mini-Me”

The ancient Egyptians held Set in high esteem, and he was worshipped as the god of chaos and confusion.

In your natal chart, Set or Sethos can represent the Dr. Evil and your “mini-me”, your dark side, your egotistic projection, your negative ego, and your bag of self-destruction.

According to Serpil Mostra, Set is also called a place of infertility. As he later became the God of the Oasis after the battle with Horus was over, it is reasonable to assume that when you make personal peace with natal Horus and Set, ‘infertility’ will decrease.

Even though Set represents disorder and negativity, without him there would be no equilibrium, no need to aspire, and no place for growth. Therefore, although it is a less-than-desirable location to admire in your birth chart, try to learn to adore your inner enemy or inner Nemesis.

Transits to and from Set can indicate times of turmoil and intense soul-searching. This asteroid also represents the forces of chaos and upheaval that may disrupt our lives and make us start all over again.

Because of his ability to bring order out of chaos, Set or Sethos is also a symbol of order, rebirth, and transformation.

Disclaimer: The study of asteroids is still at its infant stage, so this article suggests tendencies and potentials. It serves as guidance for your self-development.

How to Find Set/Sethos in the Natal Chart

Follow these 6 steps to find the asteroid Set/Sethos in your birth chart:

  1. Go to (Extended Chart Selection)
  2. Enter your birth details, such as the date, time, and location of your birth
  3. Click “Additional object”
  4. Under “Manual entry”, enter “5009” – the number of Set/Sethos
  5. Click “Show the chart”
  6. Boom! The asteroid will appear in your natal chart as “Sethos”

Set in Mythology

Set, in Heliopolitan mythology, was the offspring of Nut, the sky goddess, and the Earth deity Geb.

In addition, he was a sibling of Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys. The relationship between Set and his brother Osiris was tense, and it became the basis of one of Egypt’s most famous stories.

The Egyptians saw Osiris, the god of the afterlife, as a kind ruler. Set, driven by envy and rivalry, planned to kill his brother.

Set murdered Osiris and seized power through a series of devious acts. Horus, the son of Osiris and Isis, strove to revenge his father’s death and reclaim the throne from his evil uncle, which set in motion a massive struggle.

Set and Horus fought fiercely against one another, each demonstrating their enormous might, in the succeeding involvement. Set once gouged out Horus’ eye, and Horus promptly castrated Set in vengeance.

In the end, the gods intervened and established Horus as Egypt’s lawful king. Despite this, Set was not completely satisfied; in keeping with his power of disorder and chaos, he was granted authority over deserts, storms, and distant territories.

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