Hi Cat and Dhyana,
The asteroids can be involved in "skipped steps" (t-square with the Nodes).
The asteroids provide very deep insights into the Feminine (which had been suppressed by the patriarchal culture for thousands of years), as they allow us to "remember" our origins: God'ess.
Try to catch Kristin Fontana's interviews with Demetra George: just SO excellent! The recent "Asteroids in Relationships" interview exploring VESTA was just amazing - and an absolute "must listen to" for those with emphasized Vesta in natal or composite charts. http://www.healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveGS.htm