The Garden of Indun by Melukilan
“In Norse mythology, Iðunn is the goddess of apples and eternal youth. (The story of Iðunn can be found in the Poetic Edda, a 13th century Icelandic Norse mediaeval manuscript.)
Iðunn was lured out of Asgard into the woods by Loki, which in turn, caused the gods to age. The gods forced Loki to return Iðunn, but Þjazi, in the form of an eagle, abducted her from the wood. Loki, finds her, and in the form of Falcon, turns her into a nut and returns her to Asgard.
Pomona ( pomum in Latin means fruit ) is the goddess of fruitful abundance, granting youth and vitality. She is a wood nymph, a guardian spirit (Numia) who nurtures and protects flourishing fruit trees. The pruning knife was her sacred tool.
Also known as: Silver branch, Silver bough, Tree of Love
Astrological: Libra, Taurus
Medical: Diuretic. Eating apples will aid in sleep.
Magickal: One of the nine woods best for ritual fires. Universal love food. To share apples with a loved one is said to encourage love and romance. Use apple wood for love charms and amulets. note: apple seeds are poisonous.
To dream of apples is fortunate indicating increased health, earning power and love. Apples are ruled by Venus, dreaming of them signals a change for the better.
Asteroid Pomona can be found in your natal by going to Astrodienst and entering 32.
Neptune and Chiron are currently conjunct Pomona in Pisces. Find her in your natal to see where your life will bear delicious fruits.
I was curious about the origin of the phrase apple of my eye. Here it is…
Deuteronomy 32:10 (King James Version, 1611)
He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Pomona is in my 7th, where is she in your chart ?
Interesting story, I hadn’t noticed it in the Bible
Plenty more here:
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
Lamentations 2: 18
Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
The original Hebrew for this idiom, in all but Zechariah 2:8, was ‘iyshown ‘ayin (אישון עין), and can be literally translated as “Little Man of the Eye.”
This is a reference to the tiny reflection of yourself that you can see in other people’s pupils.