strength of purpose

Octavia the Younger
Dark Cancer moon, so time for a tribute to Mothers, guardians and caretakers.

Octavia’s step brother was Augustus, Rome’s first emperor.  Her great-uncle, war hero Julius Caesar wanted Octavia to marry politically, yet she was already married to Gaius Claudius Marcellus. Octavia gave birth to 3 children from that marriage: two daughters and a son. 

Two months after the death of Claudius, twenty-nine year old Octavia was ordered to marry Marc Antony for political reasons.  Octavia gave birth to a girl while Antony was at war with the Parthian Empire.  While on campaign Antony fell in love with Cleopatra.  Seven years later, he divorced Octavia, and within the year was defeated at the battle of Actium.  Cleopatra and Marc Antony committed suicide, leaving Octavia responsible
for their children.

She did not remarry, choosing instead to educate Marcus Claudius Marcellus, the two
Claudias,(her children with Claudius) the two Antonias, (her children with Antony).

She also served as guardian to the children Marc Antony had from his wifes Fulvia and Cleopatra: Iullus Antonius, Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene, and Ptolemy Philadelphus.

That’s nine children.

One of the most prominent women in Roman history, Octavia was respected and admired for her loyalty, nobility and humanity, and for maintaining traditional Roman feminine virtues(wiki)
Octavia means eight: purpose, control, strength and power in regeneration.

She is asteroid 598. 
Asteroid Octavia is currently at 24 Libra conjunct Saturn at 23 Libra.
Octavia is conjunct the galactic center in my chart, no kids.  Instead I focus on interrelations between the human universe (cells, blood, etc…) and Gaia as seen in the movements of our galaxy and beyond.  Far out.  Where is your Octavia ?