The Asteroids Report for
Hank FriedmanJune 27, 19509:42 AMOrange, New Jersey
Hank Friedman7622 Leviston AvenueEl Cerrito, CA 94530 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (510) 525-3399
Introduction to the Asteroids Report
Asteroids orbit around the Sun just as planets do, but they are generally smaller than planets, and some of their physical characteristics and orbital characteristics are different from those of planets. Some objects are classified as being dwarf planets, and these objects are more similar to planets than most asteroids but do not fully have the characteristics that are typical of a planet. Pluto was once regarded officially as a planet but has been reclassified as a dward planet, and the asteroid Ceres is now widely regarded as a dwarf planet.
Of the hundreds of thousands of asteroids that orbit around our Sun, over 1,000 of them have been given names that are related to myths, legends, literary or historical figures of interest, or places. Some astrologers believe that asteroids have a significance and relevance to human life just as the planets do, and that the astrological significance of the asteroid is often related in some way to the name of the asteroid.
In this report 1,425 asteroids are analyzed to see if they are conjunct in zodiac longitude the Sun, Moon, or planets in the birth chart within a 1 degree orb. If the conjunction occurs, information about the asteroid is provided.
Those astrologers who include hundreds of asteroids in their interpretations believe that the asteroids often related to very specific events in your life. The names of close family and friends and situations that you encounter in life often reflect the nature of the asteroids that are conjunct planets in your chart. You may not be extremely passionate about the subject area related to the asteroid but somehow, as if by fate, you are drawn into situations and circumstances that bring the qualities of the asteroid into your life. By reading your Asteroids Report you can see for yourself if the asteroids conjunct the Sun, Moon, and planets in your birth chart, provide keys to many of the situations that you encounter in your life.
Listed below are the planet positions:
Sun 5 Can 20 True Node 2 Ari 45
Moon 3 Sag 53 Asc. 25 Leo 35
Mercury 20 Gem 02 MC 18 Tau 49
Venus 0 Gem 09
Mars 6 Lib 27
Jupiter 7 Pis 27
Saturn 14 Vir 08
Uranus 5 Can 12
Neptune 14 Lib 35
Pluto 16 Leo 33
Tropical Placidus Daylight Savings Time observed
GMT: 13:42:00 Time Zone: 5 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 40 N 46 14 74 W 13 59
The SunYour Basic Personality: Your Style and the Way You Do Things
Sun Conjunct Anna, Orb: 0 deg. 52 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of the daughter of Austrian astronomer Edmund Weiss (1837-1917).
The name Anna is most commonly thought to originate with the Hebrew Hannah, meaning "Favor" or "Grace (of God)". According to Christian tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary. She is the patron saint of women in labor, housewives, grandmothers, miners and cabinetmakers.
Anna Perenna was also the name of a Roman goddess associated with the cycle of the year. It is from her name that the words annual and perennial are derived.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to themes relating to divine favor and annual cycles. Parenthood may be favored, as may the occupations traditionally associated with Saint Anne.
Sun Conjunct Ara, Orb: 0 deg. 40 min.
This asteroid was named by its Russian discoverers in honor of the American Relief Association (ARA) for the organization's help in ending the Russian famine of 1922 and 1923.
Its influence may relate to themes of international cooperation, humanitarianism, generosity, appreciation and beneficence.
Sun Conjunct Asbolus, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min.
In Greek mythology, Asbolus was a Centaur, a half-man half-horse creature. The legend of the Centaurs may have been inspired by the invading tribes who came to Greece from Central Asia on horseback. Their unmatched level of skill at riding must have made these wild warriors appear to be merged as one entity with their horses.
Asbolus, whose name means "sooty", was an augur. Augurs were diviners in ancient world who decoded the omens and portents of the flight and movements of birds. He was also famous for instigating a brawl which degenerated into a violent battle in which Pholus, one of the kindest Centaurs, was killed.
This asteroid may grant athletic and divinatory talent. There may also be an inclination towards provoking animosity between others.
Sun Conjunct Echo, Orb: 0 deg. 56 min.
In Greek mythology, Echo was a mountain nymph who loved to talk. While Zeus lustfully pursued other nymphs, Echo chattered endlessly to Hera, distracting her from her husband's infidelity. When Hera realized Echo's intentions, she punished her by taking away her voice. From then on Echo was condemned only to repeat what others shouted, never again to form her own words.
This asteroid may grant a loquacious nature You may involve themselves in the affairs of others to their own detriment.
Sun Conjunct Ellen, Orb: 0 deg. 31 min.
This asteroid was named for its discoverer's wife. The name Ellen is the English and Dutch form of the name Helen. Helen is derived from the Greek Helene, meaning "Torch". Helene may be etymologically related to Selene, the name of the ancient Greek goddess of the Moon. The most famous Helen of Classical legend was Helen of Troy (originally Helen of Sparta), the daughter of mighty Zeus and the mortal Leda. She was the sister of the divine twins Kastor and Polydeuces (represented in the firmament as the constellation Gemini). Helen was married to King Menelaus of Sparta. She was the most beautiful woman in the world. At that time Paris, a Trojan prince, traded one of the singular Golden Apples to the goddess Aphrodite for marriage to "the most beautiful woman in the world", not even knowing who she was. When Paris abducted Helen, the Trojan war began.
The name Helen was also commonly adopted by early Christians in homage to Saint Helena (246-330 CE). Saint Helena was a Roman Empress, the consort of Emperor Constantius Chloris and the mother of Emperor Constantine I. Constantine I stopped the persecution of Christianity in Rome, effectively paving the way to allow it to flourish as a major religion. Helena is credited with finding the relics of the True Cross, or the actual wooden cross upon which Jesus was crucified. She became the patron saint of archaeologists, difficult marriages, converts and Empresses.
This asteroid may ascribe much importance to the institution of marriage. Discord may arise as the unintended result of ones charm and allure. The practice of archaeology is favored You may embrace a new religion.
Sun Conjunct Flammario, Orb: 0 deg. 41 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of French astronomer Camille Flammarion. Flammarion was a prolific author in addition to a respected scientist. He wrote on the subjects of popular science, science fiction, spiritualism and reincarnation. He favored approaching spiritual subjects from a scientific point of view. Flammarion was the first to suggest the names Amalthea and Triton for the moons of Jupiter and Neptune.
This asteroid may draw attention to the subjects of celestial science and the spiritual world. The composition of literature may become a favored pursuit.
Sun Conjunct Gordonia, Orb: 0 deg. 00 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of James Gordon Bennett, a patron of astronomy. Bennett was an influential figure in the early history of American newspapers. He was the founder, editor and publisher of the New York Herald. Before founding the Herald he worked as a translator, a bookkeeper, a journalist and an editorial assistant. His paper had the highest circulation in America when he handed it over to his son James Gordon Bennett Jr. in 1866.
This asteroid may give a capacity for excellence in pursuits involving journalism, news circulation, printing, language, commerce and philanthropy.
Sun Conjunct Kathy, Orb: 0 deg. 02 min.
The female given name Kathy is a short form of Katherine. Katherine is derived from the Greek name Aikaterine, the meaning of which is debated. It may arise from the Greek katharos, meaning "purity", or the related catharsis, meaning "to purge or cleanse". It may also be akin to the name of deity Hekate, chthonic goddess of gateways and crossroads.
The name Katherine became popular in Christian countries owing to Saint Catherine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel or the Great Martyr Saint Catherine. According to her legend Saint Catherine lived at the end of the Roman Era. She converted the pagan Empress to Christianity, thus infuriating the Emperor. The Emperor sent many philosophers to argue with Catherine. She won these debates, and converted many of the philosophers to her religion. The enraged Emperor then sought to torture Catherine using a device known as a breaking wheel, but this hideous mechanism miraculously self-destructed at Catherine's touch. She was beheaded instead. The breaking wheel was a popular method of capital punishment in the Late Middle Ages, an epoch in which Saint Catherine's cult flourished throughout Europe. Her power to petition God on behalf of an individual was renowned. She became the patron saint of craftsmen who work with wheels, such as spinners and potters, as well as librarians, apologists, virgins, spinsters, scribes, secretaries, stenographers, lawyers, theologians, nurses, millers, mechanics and philosophers.
This asteroid may grant a pure and genuine nature. A love of simplicity, authenticity, cleanliness and clarity may develop. Pursuits relating to craftsmanship, literature, language, religious debate, philosophy, law, morality and purification are favored. There may also be an inclination to make personal sacrifices for ones beliefs You may act as an intermediary between humanity and the divine.
Sun Conjunct Lina, Orb: 0 deg. 43 min.
This asteroid was named by its discoverer, German astronomer Max Wolf (1863-1932), in honor of his family's housekeeper.
The female name Lina is a shortened version of Angelina, meaning "angel". It is derived from the Greek angelos, meaning "messenger".
In many religious traditions, an angel is a messenger of a supreme divine being. They are often portrayed in art as winged humanoids. Like housekeepers, angels work to serve others.
This asteroid may give a talent for domestic work. The ability to facilitate communication may also manifest. Helpful attributes may develop. A strong connection to an imaginal, spiritual or divine reality may be established.
Sun Conjunct Niobe, Orb: 0 deg. 30 min.
In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of the Phrygian king Tantalus. She foolishly boasted that she was superior to Leto, the mother of Artemis, the lunar goddess of the hunt, and Apollo, the solar god of music and prophecy. Leto had only given birth to these twins, Niobe brashly stated, whereas she herself had fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls (known as the Niobids). Artemis and Apollo punished Niobe for her hubris by shooting her fourteen beloved children with poisoned arrows. Only one of them, Meliboea (also known as Chloris), survived the massacre. The children's father Amphion, the legendary co-founder of Thebes, either killed himself or was slain by Apollo upon learning of the barbarous event. Niobe fled back to her homeland. Near Mount Sipylus in Phrygia (present day western Turkey), sorrowful Niobe was transformed into stone by her unfathomable anguish. A rock formation known as the Weeping Rock near Mount Sipylus in Manisa, Turkey, is associated with her legend.
This asteroid may give a danger of haughtiness and prideful arrogance which leads to eventual disgrace and ruin.
Sun Conjunct Oskar, Orb: 0 deg. 06 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Oskar Ruben von Rothschild (1888-1909), a benefactor of astronomy who died a tragic death at a young age.
The name Oskar (or Oscar) is derived from the Old English phrase os gar, meaning "Spear of the Gods". It is cognate to the Old Norse Asgeir and the Germanic Ansgar.
In Irish mythology Oscar was a legendary warrior. He was the son of the epic poet Oisin. This Oscar's name is derived from the Gaelic oscara, meaning "Deer Lover".
This asteroid may give combative and war-like tendencies, as well as philanthropic ones. An affinity with deer may manifest.
Sun Conjunct Rogeria, Orb: 0 deg. 41 min.
Rogeria is a feminine form of the name Roger. Roger is derived from the Old High German Hrotger, meaning "Famous with a Spear". This name was brought to England by the Normans during the Norman Invasion of 1066 CE. Its Latin form, Rogerius, was adopted by several Medieval figures such as Italian monk Rogerius of Apulia, noted for his written accounts of the Tartar invasions.
This asteroid may give fame and recognition through battle or conflict You may become a celebrated military leader, warrior or activist.
Sun Conjunct Skuld, Orb: 0 deg. 55 min.
In Scandinavian mythology, Skuld was one of the three Norns. The Norns (also known as the Sisters of Fate, the Three Sisters or the Weird Sisters) were a triad of female spirits personifying destiny. The three were equated with the past, the present and the future. Skuld, whose name may mean "Debt" or "Future", was the youngest of the Norns. Her sisters were Urdr, whose name means "Fate" and Verdandi, whose name means "Happening" or "Present".
Greek mythology presents a similar sisterhood, the Moirae (or the Three Fates). Both the Norns and the Moirae have been portrayed as women spinning, allotting and cutting short the "thread of life". The three witches featured in the Shakespearean play Macbeth were inspired in part by these terrifying trinities.
This asteroid may emphasize themes of fate, destiny, time and the future.
The MoonYour Moods, Deeper Feelings, Home, and Family
Moon Conjunct Atossa, Orb: 0 deg. 51 min.
Atossa was an ancient Persian queen of the Achaemenid Dynasty. She was the daughter of Cyrus the Great, the wife of Darius I and the mother of Xerxes I.
This asteroid may give a position of social and/or political authority, perhaps connected to family lineage. The region of Persia (now Iran) may also hold personal significance.
Moon Conjunct Carnegia, Orb: 0 deg. 08 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of the Carnegie Institute of Washington. This institution supports scientific research, especially in the fields of plant molecular biology, developmental biology, global ecology, earth science and astrobiology.
The Institute was named for its founder, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist who made his great fortune in the steel industry. He used his money to establish a multitude of libraries and museums as well as centers devoted to research, culture and education across the United States. He is sometimes cited as the second richest person in history.
This asteroid may give an inclination towards scientific and educational pursuits. Financial endeavors are also highly favored. Much wealth may be amassed and much knowledge may be gained.
Moon Conjunct Kaali, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min.
Kaali is a group of nine meteorite craters on the Estonian island of Saaremaa, in the Baltic Sea south of Finland. The largest crater, Kaali jarv (or Lake Kaali) is over 100 meters in diameter. Scientists have speculated that a series of meteorites impacted this land with the force of an atomic bomb around 10,000 years ago, in the Holocene Era. In the early Iron Age a stone wall surrounded the perimeter of the lake. It has long been considered by local residents to be a sacred site. Finnish mythology describes the creation of the Kaali craters in a tale concerning a great battle between Ukko, the Sky god, and Louhi, an evil wizard who sought to extinguish all light from the world.
This asteroid may ascribe significance to the island of Saaremaa and its ancient history, as well as the phenomena of meteorite activity.
Moon Conjunct Valda, Orb: 0 deg. 18 min.
Valda is a continental European female given name deriving from the Old High German wald, meaning "power, rule". Wald is also the origin of the word valiant. It is etymologically related to the Old Norse valdr, meaning "ruler".
This asteroid may grant dynamism, courage and confidence as well as the ability to lead or command.
MercuryHow You Process Information and Communicate
Mercury Conjunct Admetos, Orb: 0 deg. 28 min.
In Greek mythology, Admetos was the King of Pherae in Thessaly. He aided the hero Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece, and participated in hunt of the legendary Calydonian Boar. As King, Admetos was known far and wide for his kind, just and hospitable nature. When the god Apollo was sentenced to serve a mortal man for one year as punishment for killing the Cyclops, he chose to serve Admetos. He was so impressed by the King's beneficent nature that he blessed him with marriage to the princess Alcestis, as well as many other gifts.
This asteroid may bestow courageous, charitable, gracious, fair and equitable qualities which draw praise and respect.
Mercury Conjunct Dawn, Orb: 0 deg. 22 min.
This asteroid was named for its discoverers granddaughter. Dawn is an English word/name meaning "Daybreak". It is derived from the Old English dagung, meaning "to become day". Ancient goddesses personifying the dawn include the Greek Eos, the Roman Aurora and the Indian Ushas.
The Greek legend most commonly associated with Eos provides a cautionary message about half-formed wishes. In this tale the goddess of the dawn fell in love with a mortal prince. She beseeched the King of the Gods to grant immortal life to the young prince. He obliged her wish, and granted the man immortality, but not eternal youth. The prince grew older and older, never dying yet always shrinking, until he turned into a grasshopper.
Roman myth speaks of Aurora as a lovely and gentle goddess who renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, joyously announcing the arrival her brother Sol, the Sun. She is also the sister of Luna, the Moon goddess. She gave birth to the four Winds (known as the Venti); Aquilo of the North, Auster of the South, Vulturnus of the East, and Favonius of the West.
The Indian Ushas, a sisterhood of divinities associated with the dawn, are similarly described as radiant, ingenuous, beneficent and beautiful.
This asteroid may draw particular attention to the time of sunrise. Mornings may hold personal significance. An amicable and loving yet overly idealistic character is possible. The ability to dispel the sadness and confusion of others may manifest. Relationships between grandparents and grandchildren may also be highlighted.
Mercury Conjunct Hapag, Orb: 0 deg. 02 min.
This asteroid was named for the Hamburg American Line, also known by the acronym HAPAG. HAPAG was a shipping enterprise established in 1847 in Hamburg, which created a trade route between Germany and the United States. It served the needs of German immigrants living in America.
This asteroid may draw attention to the endeavors of shipping, trade and commerce. Relations between Germany and the United States may also be emphasized.
Mercury Conjunct Melitta, Orb: 0 deg. 43 min.
The name Melitta is an Attic form of the Greek Melissa. This title may also be an allusion to the surname of this asteroid's discoverer, Philibert Jacques Melotte.
In Greek mythology Melissa, whose name means "Honeybee", was a benevolent deity who aided the goat goddess Amalthea in nurturing the infant Zeus. In the ancient Mediterranean world bees were associated with several goddesses and their priestesses. The Minoan/Mycenaean Great Goddess Potnia, sometimes referred to as "Pure Mother Bee", was attended by priestesses known as Melissae. The temples of Demeter and Artemis similarly swarmed with "honeybee" priestesses. Honey was considered a sacred substance, lauded for its healing and preservative qualities. Bees were perceived as magical insects capable of crossing the boundary between the world of the living and the Underworld.
The Homeric hymn to Apollo acknowledges a trinity of bee goddesses, known as the Thriae, as the divinities responsible for conferring to Apollo his gift of prophecy. This concept is reflected in the adoption of the honeybee as the icon of the oracular priestesses at Delphi, Apollo's consecrated prophetic shine.
In ancient Egyptian myth bees are born from the tears of Ra, the Sun God. In Vedic lore the bow of Kama, the God of Desire, is composed of these auspicious insects.
This asteroid may bestow the desire to serve that which one considers divine. Healing, nurturing and prophetic talents may develop. A sense of community may be held in high regard. Bees and their honey may also hold great personal importance.
Mercury Conjunct Natalie, Orb: 0 deg. 31 min.
The female given name Natalie is derived from the Latin phrase dies natalis, meaning "birthday". This name was traditionally given to girls born around the time of the mid-winter holiday of Christmas.
Christmas is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It occurs each year a few days after the winter solstice, the shortest day (and longest night) of the year. After the solstice, daylight hours increase, harkening the immanent return of warmth, animal activity and plant growth. Early Christians likened the miraculous birth of Jesus to this annual "rebirth of the Sun". In the Roman Empire the winter solstice was celebrated as Dies Natalis Sol Invicti, or "the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun". The Roman festival of Saturnalia, honoring the god Saturn, was also held around what is today considered the "holiday season". Like the contemporary Christmas holiday, the customs associated with Saturnalia included feasting, decorating and gift-giving. Similar winter holidays include the Japanese Amaterasu Celebration, the Scandinavian Midvinterblot, the Jewish Tekufat Tebet/Hanukkah, the European Yule. These festivals venerate the Sun and its life-sustaining powers. In northerly climates, they also serve the purpose of providing cheer and excitement in the harshest of seasons.
This asteroid may emphasize the significance of the mid-winter season and its symbolic connotations. Triumphant, victorious, persevering, vital and radiant characteristics may develop. New beginnings and re-emergences are exalted.
Mercury Conjunct Phaethon, Orb: 0 deg. 11 min.
This asteroid approaches the Sun at a shorter distance than any other named asteroid. Owing to this distinction it was named for Phaeton, the mortal son of the Greek Sun god Helios.
Phaeton's name means "Bright, Shining". In the legend most commonly associated with Phaeton, the young man begged his godly father to grant him one wish. Helios agreed. Hoping to impress his friends, Phaeton foolishly asked to drive Helios' Solar Chariot across the sky for one day. Helios knew this was a bad idea, but he was bound by his promise. He begrudgingly let Phaeton take the reins. Phaeton soon realized he could not control the celestial horses that drew the Chariot of the Sun. They ran wild, first galloping too close to the Earth and causing it to burn, then veering too far away, causing it to freeze. Phaeton's wild ride was finally ceased when Zeus shot him down with a thunderbolt and restored Helios to his proper place in control of the Chariot.
This asteroid may give radiant, dauntless, vainglorious, self-absorbed and attention-seeking characteristics You may tend to massively overestimate their abilities.
Mercury Conjunct Vibilia, Orb: 0 deg. 16 min.
In the ancient Roman religion, Vibilia was the goddess of journeys and travelers. Her divine function was to protect the wanderer from danger and from becoming lost. Statues of this deity were placed at crossroads throughout the Roman Empire.
The name Vibilia may be derived from the Proto-Indo-European root w(e)ib, meaning "to move quickly to and fro".
This asteroid may give an affinity for travel and exploration You may embark upon numerous voyages or expeditions. He or she may also act as a guide and guardian for other travelers.
Mercury Conjunct Vienna, Orb: 0 deg. 09 min.
Vienna (or Wien in German) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria. It is located in the eastern part of the country, in close proximity to the neighboring nations of Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Vienna is the host city of both the United Nations and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). It is currently the tenth largest city by population in the European Union.
Vienna began as a Celtic settlement around 500 BCE. In 15 BCE a Roman border town was established there, as the Roman legions battled the Germanic tribes for control of the region. The origin of the name Vienna is unclear. It may either derive from the Celtic Vedunia, meaning "Forest Stream", or from the Latin name of the Roman fort Vindobona, meaning "White Base".
In the Middle Ages Vienna was the seat of the Babenberg Dynasty. This noble family was replaced by the powerful House of Hapsburg in 1440, consequently making Vienna the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. From this time on, the city was a major European center of commerce, diplomacy, science and the arts.
In the 16th and 17th Centuries the noble city was ravaged by both the Black Plague, which killed one third of its citizens, and the attacks of marauders from the Ottoman Empire. In 1804 Vienna became the capital of the newly formed Austrian Empire, and subsequently the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1918 after World War I, Vienna became the capital of the First Austrian Republic. During World War II the city was captured by Nazi Germany and besieged by British and American forces.
Classical music, opera and theatre have traditionally flourished in Vienna. The city is globally renowned for its formal balls, as well as for its exquisite architecture and numerous scenic parks and gardens. Vienna is also home to many prestigious colleges, universities and museums.
Notable residents of Vienna have included Classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791); Romantic composer Johann Strauss I (1804-1849) and his son "the Waltz King" Johann Strauss II (1825-1899); founder of the individual school of psychology Alfred Adler (1870-1937); founder of the analytical school of psychology Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); Nobel prize-winning animal behavioralist Karl von Frisch (1886-1982); Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958); composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911); and symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862-1918).
This asteroid may assign personal importance to the city of Vienna, its culture, its history and its impact on global affairs.
VenusRomance, Art, Beauty: What You Find Attractive
Venus Conjunct Amalthea, Orb: 0 deg. 38 min.
In Greek mythology, Amalthea was the Goat Goddess (or goat-tending nymph) who cared for the infant god Zeus in a remote cave where his mother Rhea hid him from the murderous rage of his father Cronos. The name Amalthea means "Tender Goddess". She symbolizes nourishment, care and protection from harm. Amalthea's horn is the cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty, which provides unlimited food and drink.
This asteroid may confer the inclination and ability to nurture others. There may be a great love of children and infants as well as nature and solitude. Material abundance may be attained. Animals (especially goats) may also play an important role in life.
Venus Conjunct Apollo, Orb: 0 deg. 16 min.
In Greek mythology, Apollo was the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the wilderness, hunting and the Moon. He was among other things a Solar god, being conflated with Helios. He was associated with the "clear light" of the Greek ideal of moderation, order, reason and harmony as well as with the life-sustaining light of the Sun.
Like his sister, Apollo delighted in hunting and athletic activities. He is often depicted in art with a bow and arrow, as a patron deity of the sport of archery. He also patronized the palaestra, an ancient Greek meeting place for athletes.
As a god associated with truth and clarity, Apollo was also intimately involved in the practice of prophecy. Many oracular shrines were dedicated to him, most notably the Oracle of Delphi. There he was invoked for knowledge of remote and future events as well as the will of the gods.
Apollo also aided in the mending of wounds and the healing of ills. He fathered Asclepius, the god of Medicine. As humanity's defender against plagues of rodents and insects he was known as Apollo Smintheus, or "Apollo Mouse-catcher". Other epithets of this divinity included Acestor, "Healer"; Alexicacus; "Restrainer of Evil"; Aphetoros, "God of the Bow"; Coelispex, "He who watches the Heavens"; Atepomarus, "the Great Horseman" and Belenus, "Brilliant".
As Apollo Archegetes, "Director of the Foundation", he favored the practice of colonization and was said to have orchestrated the founding of the city-state of Troy.
Apollo also rejoiced in musical and poetic pursuits. He is often portrayed holding a kithara, a type of stringed instrument. He is also associated symbolically with palm and bay laurel trees, wolves, dolphins, swans, cicadas, hawks and ravens.
This asteroid may bestow a clear mind and the ability to make good decisions. It may also give athletic, prophetic, intellectual, musical, literary and/or medical prowess beyond measure. A youthful yet wise demeanor is possible, and a love of culture and civilization may manifest.
Venus Conjunct Arne, Orb: 0 deg. 27 min.
This asteroid was named for the son of Swedish astronomer Bror Ansgar Asplind.
The name Arne is derived from the Old Norse arni, meaning "Eagle". Eagles are symbolic of strength, courage, honor and pride. The word arne also refers to the central stone on the floor of a traditional Scandinavian dwelling upon which the hearth fire is lit.
This asteroid may grant inner stability and the inclination to become an essential or foundational component of ones community. Family, and father/son relationships in particular, may play an important role in life.
Venus Conjunct Boreas, Orb: 0 deg. 46 min.
In Greek mythology, Boreas was the personification of the North Wind and the bringer of Winter. He was depicted in art as an old disheveled man with wings, wearing a billowing cloak and blowing a conch shell. He often had winged feet as well. Boreas was thought to be violent and temperamental in character.
This asteroid may bring coldness and bitter moods. The season of winter and the northerly direction may hold personal significance.
Venus Conjunct Cheruskia, Orb: 0 deg. 05 min.
Cheruskia is a student organization at the University of Heidelburg in Heidelburg, Germany. Cheruskia takes its name from the Cherusci, a Germanic tribe which inhabited the Northern Rhine Valley from the 1st Century BCE until the 1st Century CE, when it was absorbed into the tribal confederation of the Saxons. This tribe fought against Roman armies. Their name comes from the Proto-Germanic word for "sword", denoting a society which valued weapons and warfare.
This asteroid may grant an aggressive and belligerent temperament. The nation of Germany, and the Heidelburg area in particular may hold personal significance.
Venus Conjunct Minos, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min.
In Greek mythology, Minos was a Cretan king. He was the son of Zeus, the King of the Gods, and Europa, a Phoenician princess. Minos married Pasiphae, the daughter of the Sun god Helios. With her he fathered the princess Ariadne, who aided the Greek hero Theseus in besting the Minotaur.
The Minotaur was a hideous half-human half-bovine creature that Pasiphae mothered with a divine white bull sent to Crete by the oceanic god Poseidon. King Minos commissioned the ingenious architect Daedalus to construct a maze-like enclosure to imprison his monstrous stepson. The structure Daedalus fabricated was known as the Cretan Labyrinth.
The Minotaur required sacrifices of young men and women. The unfortunate victims of the beast-man's hunger were captured Athenians. Theseus put an end to the carnage when he slew the Minotaur with the help of Ariadne. After his victory Ariadne left Crete with Theseus, but he abandoned her on the island of Naxos. She went on to become the wife of the god Dionysus.
Minos and Pasiphae's other children included Androgeus, Phaedra, Glaucus, Catreus and Acacallis.
After Minos' death, he became a judge of the dead in the Underworld. His brother Rhadamanthus attained a similar post-mortem office.
The name Minos may be etymologically related to that of other legendary founder-kings, such as the Egyptian Menes, the Germanic Mannus and the Indian Manu. All of these figures were credited by their respective civilizations with their original establishment.
Sir Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist who conducted the first excavations of the ancient palace of Knossos on Crete, entitled the civilization responsible for the ruins he uncovered "Minoan" in honor of Minos.
This asteroid may bestow a position of political authority You may establish long-lasting institutions, traditions or monuments. The island of Crete and its ancient history may also hold great personal significance. Judicial pursuits are exalted.
Venus Conjunct Rosalinde, Orb: 0 deg. 52 min.
This asteroid was named for a character in Johann Strauss II's 1874 opera Die Fledermaus ("The Bat"). In this drama, Rosalinde is the adulterous wife of the protagonist, Gabriel von Einstein. The plot of the opera concerns the various deceptive schemes in which the characters involve one another. Rosalinde and Gabriel are equally dishonest and perfidious.
The female given name Rosalinda has two potential origins. It may arise either from the Germanic hros-linde, meaning "Gentle Horse", or from the Latin rosa linda, meaning "Beautiful Rose".
Horses have long been praised for their beauty, speed, grace, strength and vitality. Reverence for horses in Prehistoric Europe is evidenced by their appearance in cave paintings, such as those at Lascaux, France, which are currently thought to be around 16,000 years old. The Uffington White Horse, a 110 meter (374 foot) long stylized horse gouged out of a hill in the English countryside and filled with white chalk, was probably created between 1400 and 600 BCE. Although the original purpose of these magnificent works of art is unknown, they clearly display their creators' respect and appreciation for horses.
In Norse mythology, the supreme god Odin rode an eight-legged horse named Sleipnir. Sleipnir, the child of the trickster-god Loki, was described in the Eddur as the greatest of all horses. Similarly, the Slavic warrior god Svetovid rode a white horse into battle.
In the ancient Gallic religion, the goddess Epona was the divine protector of horses. Epona was also associated with agricultural fertility and prosperity. Her worship proliferated throughout the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 3rd Century CE. In both Norse and Celtic contexts, horses were also viewed as leaders of souls in the afterlife.
Eurasian nomadic cultures traditionally worshipped horses, as these majestic animals were intimately entwined with every aspect of their lives, from transportation to warfare to food.
In ancient Greece, the ocean god Poseidon was closely associated with horses, and in some legends took the form of one. Greek myth also speaks of the half-human half-horse creatures known as the Centaurs, a mainly war-like and brutal group. The mythical characters may have been inspired by the invading nomadic tribes who came to Greece from the east.
Another important equine mentioned in Classical myth is the immortal winged horse Pegasus, who aided the hero Bellerophon in defeating the monster Chimera. Pegasus was said to be the offspring of Poseidon in his form as horse and the serpent-haired gorgon Medusa. Pegasus, who sprang from Medusa's neck when she was beheaded by Perseus, became an iconic symbol of ascension and victory.
The rose, like the horse, was imbued in ancient times with compelling symbolism. In Classical Greece the sweet-smelling rose became associated with Aphrodite and in the Roman era with her equivalent, Venus.
Roses were also associated in the ancient world with secrecy. In one Greek tale, Aphrodite's son Eros, the god of desire and sexuality, presents Harpocrates, the god of silence, with a rose. Haropcrates was the Greek interpretation of the Egyptian god Horus in his aspect as Harpa-khruti, or "Horus the Child". In this manifestation Horus was associated with the new-born Sun at dawn. He was portrayed as a boy holding his fingers to his lips, a gesture indicating childhood in Egypt, which the Greeks interpreted as a symbol of silence.
In Classical and Medieval times roses were painted on or hung from the ceiling in meeting rooms to remind the participants to keep the information shared hidden from others. This led to the Latin phrase sub rosa, literally meaning "under the rose", which came to denote confidentiality. In this context roses were also carved into Catholic confessional booths, reminding those confessing that their secrets would be kept. Roses were also associated with silence in Celtic folklore, where it was thought that a restless screaming spirit could be silenced by being presented with a wild rose on the New Moon.
This asteroid may give deception and mistrust in one's personal affairs. Adventurous, proud, strong, graceful, athletic, assertive and triumphant attributes may manifest. The Venusian themes traditionally symbolized by the rose (love, beauty, romance and sensuality) may also be emphasized. Silence and secrecy may play an important role in life.
Venus Conjunct Seeligeria, Orb: 0 deg. 16 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of German astronomer Hugo Hans Ritter von Seeliger (1849-1924). Seeliger's contributions to astronomy included an explanation of the anomalous motion of the perihelion of Mercury, as well as a theory of novae coming from the collision between stars and clouds of gas. He also studied the rings of Saturn.
In 1874 Seeliger led a German astronomical expedition to the Auckland Islands to observe a transit of Venus. In 1881 he became the director of the Gotha Observatory, and in 1882 he became the director of the Observatory at the University of Munich. His illustrious students included astronomers Karl Schwarzschild and Richard Schorr. Seeliger was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society and earned many professional honors.
The German surname Seeliger is derived from the Old High German Selig, meaning "Blessed, Holy". Selig is the origin of the Yiddish male given name Zelik, which is often translated as "Fortunate, Blessed". It is from selig that the English word silly is also derived, by way of the Germanic saeligas, meaning "happy".
Seeliger may also be a locational surname referring to the east-central German town of Seelig, which lies approximately 50 kilometers east of Bamburg in the heart of the Franconian Switzerland-Veldensteiner Forest.
This asteroid may give a distinguished academic or scientific career You may be blessed with auspicious circumstances and an optimistic outlook. The geographic region containing the town of Seelig may also hold personal significance.
Venus Conjunct Tamara, Orb: 0 deg. 26 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Tamar of Georgia (1160-1213), who reigned as Queen Regnant of Georgia from 1184 until her death. Tamar was a member of the Royal House of Bagrationi, a dynasty which governed Georgia from the 9th until the 19th Century CE. She succeeded her father, George III of Georgia. George III ruled from 1156 until 1184.
The combined reigns of George III and Tamar are generally considered to be the Golden Age of Georgia. During this period, Georgia led successful military campaigns against neighboring nations and expanded its borders. Art, philosophy and culture also flourished in Tamar's court. The glory of her rule led Tamar to become a romantic figure in modern times, as well as an icon of the Georgian national identity.
Tamar first married a Russian prince named Yuri Bogolyubsky, with whom she had a troubled marriage. She divorced him in 1187, then marrying David Soslan. David Soslan was a prince from the Medieval Kingdom of Alania, which existed in the North Caucausus region between the Black and Caspian Seas. With David Soslan Tamar had two children, King George IV (who ruled Georgia after her death in 1213 until 1223), and Queen Rusudan (who ruled from 1223 until 1245).
Tamar fell ill and quickly died of an unknown disease in 1213. She is though to have been buried in Gelati Monastery in western Georgia. She has been posthumously canonized by the Georgian Orthodox Church.
This asteroid may grant a position of power and acclaim You may become an admired leader of their nation or cultural group. The eastern European country of Georgia may hold personal significance, as may the Medieval period of Western history.
MarsYour Drive and Ambition: What You Want To Achieve
Mars Conjunct Admete, Orb: 1 deg. 00 min.
In Greek mythology, Admete was the daughter of the King Eurystheus of Tiryns. She was a priestess of the goddess Hera, Queen of the Gods. As one of his famous Twelve Labors, the hero Heracles was made to retrieve the Golden Girdle of Ares, which was owned by Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, and deliver it to Admete.
The influence of this asteroid may relate to the themes traditionally associated with Hera; marriage, eminence and authority. A noble and august character may be implied You may become the recipient of a treasured object.
Mars Conjunct Gertrud, Orb: 0 deg. 19 min.
This asteroid was named for its discoverer's granddaughter. The name Gertrude is a derivation of Gertrudis, which itself is comprised of the Germanic ger, meaning "spear", and trut, meaning "beloved".
This asteroid may grant importance to relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. A tendency to endear oneself to others may manifest, as may war-like and combative qualities.
Mars Conjunct Parysatis, Orb: 0 deg. 19 min.
Parysatis, who lived in the 5th Century BCE, was the daughter of the Persian Emperor Artaxerxes I. She married her half-brother Darius II, the successor to the throne, thus becoming Empress. As sovereign, Darius II became dependant on Parysatis' advice and guidance. She ruled the Persian Empire from behind the throne.
Darius II and Parysatis had four children; Artaxerxes II, Cyrus the Younger, Oxathenes and Ostanes. Parysatis favored Cyrus and positioned him to become the next Emperor after her husband's death.
This asteroid may give an unofficial or concealed position of political influence. It may also ascribe significance to the culture of ancient Persia.
Mars Conjunct Quaoar, Orb: 0 deg. 54 min.
Quaoar is a trans-Neptunian object in the Kuiper belt which may qualify as a dwarf planet. It was discovered in June 2004 at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California. It was named for Quaoar, the creation deity of the Tongva people. The Tongva are the native inhabitants of southern California, where this minor planet was first sited.
According to his mythos Quaoar emerged from the emptiness of chaos at the beginning of time. He twirled about, singing the song of creation. From this primeval chant issued Weywot, the God of the Sky, and Chehooit, the Goddess of the Earth. Weywot and Chehooit gave life to Tamit and Moar, the Solar and Lunar deities. Together these five divinities sang and danced all other forms of life (including other gods, people, animals and plants) into being.
This asteroid may bestow creative, inventive, and productive powers. Song, dance and expressive movement may be exalted pursuits. Concepts relating to the origins of life and the cosmos may also become personally important.
Mars Conjunct Zelinda, Orb: 0 deg. 00 min.
The female given name Zelinda is a form of Sieglinde (or Sigelinde, Seiglinde), which is comprised of the Germanic elements sigu, meaning "victory", and linde, meaning "soft, tender, gentle". It may therefore be interpreted as "Gentle Victory".
The name Sigelinde is perhaps best known as that of a character in Richard Wagner's 1870 opera Die Walkure (The Valkyrie), the second of the four operas of his epic Ring of the Nibelungs cycle. This series of operas was inspired by Norse mythology, particularly the Volsunga Saga and the Poetic Edda. It is from Die Walkure that the famous musical composition the Ride of the Vakyries originated.
In this tale the supreme god Wotan (Odin) makes a deal with two giants named Fasolt and Fafnir. In exchange for building his mighty hall of Valhalla, Wotan says he will give the giants Freya, the goddess of love. When they accomplish the task, however, Wotan is unwilling to surrender Freya. The giants say they will accept the treasure of Alberich as payment instead.
Alberich is a wealthy dwarf, specifically a type of dwarf known as a Nibelung. His treasure hoard is legendary, especially since he had stolen the magical gold of the water spirits known as the Rhine maidens, and used it to craft a ring which would give its bearer power over the entire world if he or she completely renounced love.
After stealing Alberich's treasure, Wotan was intrigued by the power of the ring, but refused to give up love. He cursed the ring and gave the treasure hoard to Fasolt and Fafnir as promised. As soon as they got it, the curse of the ring took effect, and Fafnir slew Fasolt. He then used Tarnhelm, a magical helmet with the power of shape-shifting (a piece among the many treasures of Alberich) to transform himself into a monstrous dragon. In this form Fafnir retreated to a remote cavern to guard his new and plentiful wealth.
Wotan feared Alberich's revenge if he regained the ring, so he gathered around him a formidable army. He did this with the help of his daughters the Valkyries, a class of brave and ferocious warrior spirits. Chief among these was Brunhilde. Wotan also began to set events in motion which would lead the ring to fall into the hands of a pure-hearted hero free from divine influence. With a mortal woman he fathered a set of twins named Siegmund and Sieglinde.
When the twins were young a marauding tribe killed their mother and abducted Sieglinde. Siegmund became a loner and a misfit. At the beginning of Die Walkure, he has taken refuge in a stranger's cottage after fleeing from a clan who he had attacked for trying to make a woman marry a man she didn't love. As he tells his tale to his hostess, she realizes that he is her long lost brother. Sieglinde and Siegmund are joyfully reunited, but Sieglinde's brutish husband Hunding tells him that the clan which he attacked were his kinsmen, and although he is welcome to stay the night, he must fight him in the morning to avenge his family's honor. An incestuous liason between the reunited twins is implied.
Sieglinde tells Siegmund that a long time ago a mysterious stranger plunged a sword into a nearby tree, but no one has ever been able to remove it. She believes that he was destined to wield it. Indeed Wotan left the magical sword there for his son.
From the realm of the gods, Wotan watches these events transpire. He tells his Valkyrie daughter Brunhilde to aid Siegmund in defeating Hunding. Wotan's wife Fricka (Frigg) enters and chastises him for this plan, pointing out that Siegmund is in no way free from the influence of the gods, having been set on his path by Wotan. Fricka also tells her husband that Siegmund is guilty of adultery and incest. She convinces him not to aid the young warrior in his fight against Hunding, nor to let the Valkyries do so.
Brundhilde goes to Siegmund and warns him that his death is imminent. She invites him to go with her to the realm of the gods, but he refuses to go without Sieglinde. Brunhilde is compassionate towards Siegmund and decides to help him, going against Wotan's orders. During the fight between Siegmund and Hunding, Wotan himself interferes, shattering Siegmund's magic sword with his spear. Hunding slays Siegmund, and Brunhilde leads Sieglinde away to safety. Wotan then kills Hunding.
Brunhilde takes Sieglinde to a meeting of the Valkyries, but they refuse to offer her refuge, fearing Wotan's wrath. Brunhilde declares that Sieglinde, now pregnant with the child of her dead brother, will give birth to the world's greatest hero, Siegfried. She advises Sieglinde to flee. Brunhilde is then confronted by angry Wotan, who banishes her from Valhalla, transforming her into a mortal woman.
This asteroid may give unintentional involvement in epic dramas beyond one's control You may be separated from family members early in life, but later be reunited with them. Much tragedy may be experienced throughout life, particularly in the area of marriage. Exceptional children may also be produced.
JupiterExpansion, Growth, and Adventure: Areas You Enjoy Exploring
Jupiter Conjunct Tanina, Orb: 0 deg. 30 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897-1918). Tatiana was the second daughter of Czar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia, and his wife Alexandra (Alix of Hesse). She was the younger sister of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, and the elder sister of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, and Tsarevich Alexei.
At the age of 21 Tatiana was murdered along with the rest of the Russian royal family by Communist revolutionaries during the Bolshevik Revolution. In 2000, she was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.
This asteroid may give a position of public visibility and social prestige which leads to danger. Political upheaval may be a prevalent life theme. The nation of Russia and its history may also hold personal significance.
SaturnSeriousness, Honesty, and Responsibility: Things You Take Seriously
Saturn Conjunct Amanda, Orb: 0 deg. 37 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Amanda Schorr, wife of German astronomer Richard Schorr (1867-1951).
The name Amanda is derived from Latin and means "She who must be loved" or "Worthy of love".
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to matters of love, romance and marriage.
Saturn Conjunct Antarctica, Orb: 0 deg. 27 min.
The discoverer of this asteroid, Czech astronomer Antonin Mrkos (1918-1996), participated in the third Soviet Antarctic Expedition.
Antarctica is the world's southernmost continent as well as its coldest, driest, windiest and highest in elevation. This strange land has no permanent human population, although penguins, seals, whales, orcas and colossal squids have been known to make their home there. Antarctica is owned by no one country. There are several research stations on the continent, 98% of which is covered by a thick layer of ice.
This asteroid may give mysterious, solitary, hermit-like, cold and abrasive qualities. A love of extremes may manifest. Journeys to remote and desolate regions may be undertaken.
Saturn Conjunct Edisona, Orb: 0 deg. 13 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of American inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931). Edison developed the first practical electric light bulb, as well as the motion picture camera and the phonograph. One of history's most prolific inventors, Edison held more than one thousand original patents. His creations made an indelible impact on the world, contributing significantly to the global process of industrial modernization.
Edisona may grant ingenious mechanical and creative ability. An inclination towards pioneering new technologies or making important scientific discoveries may manifest. The individual's work may have long-lasting effects on civilization.
Saturn Conjunct Garumna, Orb: 0 deg. 46 min.
Garumna was the ancient name for the Garonne River, which flows from northern Spain to southwestern France. The Latin Garumna is derived from the Aquitanian root kharr, meaning "stone", and the suffix onna, meaning "source, river". Since antiquity this river has played a crucial role in inland shipping and trade, as it links the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Biscay and allows seagoing vessels to reach the port of Bordeaux.
This asteroid may draw attention to the geographic region which includes this river. Trade, travel and commerce may also become favored pursuits.
Saturn Conjunct Hemera, Orb: 0 deg. 10 min.
In Greek mythology, Hemera was the primordial goddess personifying Daytime. She was the daughter of Nyx, the goddess of the Night, and Erebus, the god of Darkness. Her brother and consort was the elemental god Aether, who corresponded to Light and the "pure upper air" inhaled by the immortals. Hemera's name is a component of the word ephemera, which originally meant "lasting only one day". She was closely associated with Hera, the Queen of Heaven, and Eos, the goddess of the Dawn. With Aether she conceived Thalassa, the primeval Ocean. Gaia and Ouranos, the Earth and the Sky, were also sometimes cited as her children.
This asteroid may ascribe significance to the daylight hours. A love of light, warmth and brightness may manifest.
Saturn Conjunct Hilda, Orb: 0 deg. 29 min.
This asteroid was named for Hilda, the daughter of Austrian astronomer and mathematician Theodor von Oppolzer. The name Hilda is derived from the Germanic root hild, meaning "battle". This name was popularized in England by Saint Hilda of Whitby (614-680 CE), an abbess who played a crucial role in the conversion England to Christianity. This Hilda was known for her wisdom and strength of character. She served as a counselor to kings.
This asteroid may ascribe importance to parent-child relationships. It may also give an unyielding, willful and assertive manner.
Saturn Conjunct Janina, Orb: 0 deg. 21 min.
Janina (or Ionnina) is a city located in the Epirus region of northwestern Greece. Human habitation of the area dates back to the Paleolithic era (about 38,000 years ago). Ionnina was founded in the 6th Century CE by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. Its name means "Town of John", as it was placed under the spiritual protection of Saint John the Apostle in the early Christian era.
The name John is derived from the Hebrew Yochanan, meaning "HaShem is gracious". HaShem literally means "the Name", and refers to the solitary god of Judaism. Yochanan was the name of several important rabbis of the Second Temple period of Israel. It was a common given name in Judea and Galilee around the time of the invasion of the Roman empire. Translated into Greek as Ioannes, the name also became popular with Early Christians. The Christian figures of John the Baptist (Yochanan ben Zechariah) and John the Apostle (Yochanan ben Zibhdi) also bore this name. As Christianity spread throughout the Western world, so did the popularity of the name John.
John the Apostle, for whom Ionnina was named, was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to the town of Ionnina, the geographic region which it inhabits and its rich cultural history. It may also emphasize the importance of the Judeo-Christian tradition in the Western world.
Saturn Conjunct Margarita, Orb: 0 deg. 41 min.
The Spanish female given name Margarita is derived from the Greek margarites, meaning "pearl".
Pearls are beautiful gems produced by humble bottom-feeding oysters. These soft white iridescent spheres have long been associated with the Moon, not only owing to their luminous appearance but also because of their oceanic origins. In many cultures pearls are symbolic of femininity. The ancient Romans thought them to be sacred to the goddess Venus, who arose from the sea. In later Roman times they were known to be sacred to the Egyptian goddess Isis, who was often conflated with Venus. In this context pearls were worn as protection amulets. In Eastern religious traditions, the mesmerizing pearl hidden within the oyster's shell became an apt symbol of esoteric wisdom.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to the themes historically signified by pearls.
Saturn Conjunct Monica, Orb: 0 deg. 19 min.
The meaning of the female given name Monica is unknown. Use of this name occurred in antiquity. It may have originated in Phoenicia or North Africa. It may also be derived from the Latin monere, meaning "to advise", or the Latin monos, meaning "alone".
Saint Monica (331-387 CE) was the mother of Saint Augustine of Hippo. She was a devout Christian of Berber descent who converted her husband Patricius to the Christian religion. She advised women in abusive marriages to keep silent to avoid violence by their husbands. She is the patron saint of difficult marriages and victims of abuse.
This asteroid may give a deeply religious nature, as well as a danger of relationship problems.
Saturn Conjunct Murray, Orb: 0 deg. 34 min.
This asteroid, discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa in 1920, was named for Australian-born British Classical scholar, professor and humanist Gilbert Murray (1886-1957). Murray was an influential member of the League of Nations, which provided aid to Austria that year. He was also a trusted friend of such celebrated literary figures as H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw.
Murray contributed greatly to the modern study of Greek myth. He worked with Jane Harrison to develop the myth-ritual school of mythography. He also translated the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes into English. In addition, Murray taught Greek at Oxford University.
This asteroid may give an aptitude for intellectual work, and potentially a penchant for the study of the Classical world. Myth, literature, language and international diplomacy may become areas of affinity and expertise.
UranusImprovisation and Innovatin: Ways You Like to Be Free and Spontaneous
Uranus Conjunct Ismene, Orb: 1 deg. 00 min.
In Greek mythology, Ismene was the daughter of Oedipus, the King of Thebes, and his mother Jocasta. Aeschylus' play Seven Against Thebes describes how after the death of Oedipus, his two sons Polynices and Eteocles agreed to each rule the city-state for a year at a time in alternating intervals. When after the first year Eteocles refused to give up the throne, a battle ensued which left both brothers dead. King Creon, who ascended to the throne, decreed that Polynices was to be denied the burial rites which would ensure his safe departure to the land of the dead. His sister Antigone resisted this ruling, performing the rites in spite of the consequences. His sister Ismene, on the other hand, expressed love for her brother but refused to break the law on his behalf.
This asteroid may bring a quarrelsome and chaotic family life. Calmness and composure may be maintained in the midst of turmoil. Strict adherence to the law of the land may be favored. If presented with a choice between familial obligation and civic duty, the individual may choose the latter.
NeptuneDreams, Visions, and Ideals
Neptune Conjunct Agrippina, Orb: 0 deg. 45 min.
Agrippina was the name of several high-ranking Roman noblewomen, such as Vipsania Agrippina, the first wife of the Emperor Tiberius; and Julia Vipsania Agrippina, the grand-daughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula. George Handel's opera Agrippina tells the tale of one such aristocratic lady, the mother of Nero. In the opera, this Agrippina orchestrates the downfall of the Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as the new Emperor.
The name Agrippina is the feminine version of the Latin Agrippa, meaning "born feet first". To be born this way is literally to come into the world backwards and was considered an ill omen in Roman times.
This asteroid may bequeath an opportunistic nature and the ability to rise to a position of social standing or political power. Unorthodox actions may be taken.
Neptune Conjunct Fortuna, Orb: 0 deg. 26 min.
In ancient Rome, Fortuna was the goddess of Fate and Luck. She granted her name to the concept of Fortune. The name Fortuna may have been derived from the earlier Vortumna, meaning "She who revolves the Year". Often portrayed within a wheel, Fortuna was perceived as governing the human life cycle as well as other natural cycles, such as the annual turning of the seasons. She was also commonly shown wearing a blindfold, a symbol of her capricious and indiscriminating nature.
Throughout the Roman world a multitude of shrines addressed the many aspects of Fortuna. As Fortuna Muliebris she was solely concerned with the luck of women. At a certain oracle dedicated to Fortuna Muliebris, the future was divined by a young boy who selected oak rods inscribed with possible future events. As Fortuna Populi Romani, this goddess embodied the collective fate of the entire Roman people, whereas Fortuna Privata ruled the destiny of each individual separately. Fortuna Virilis was in charge of the fate of a man's career, as Fortuna Primigenia governed the destiny of a family's firstborn child. In the late days of the Roman Empire this goddess was synchronized with the Egyptian Isis to form Isis-Fortuna. She was also closely associated with the worship of Eventus Bonus, an agricultural and commercial deity involved with granting good harvests and profits.
This asteroid may draw attention to the ideas of luck, chance, probability, fate and fortune. Cyclical patterns may become a matter of personal relevancy. Auspicious and prosperous circumstances may be enjoyed.
Neptune Conjunct Galilea, Orb: 0 deg. 45 min.
This asteroid was named for Italian scientist Galileo Galilei on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter. These "Galilean Moons" were named for four mythological lovers of Zeus: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Their discovery was only one of Galileo's great accomplishments.
Galileo has been known as the "Father of Modern Science", the "Father of Modern Physics" and the "Father of Modern Observational Astronomy". His role in the Scientific Revolution cannot be underestimated. Galileo was the first person known to ascribe the shadows on the surface of the Moon to craters and mountains. He also confirmed the phases of Venus, observed sunspots, and asserted that the Milky Way was a collection of individual stars, rather than a nebulous mass as previously assumed. He greatly improved telescope and compass design. Galileo became a kind of martyr for the cause of science when he was tried and found guilty of heresy by the Inquisition. He spent the last ten years of his life under house arrest following his trial, which was spurred by the publication of his essay Dialog Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, in which he fiercely defended Copernicus' model of a heliocentric Solar system.
This asteroid may grant prodigious talent in scientific, intellectual and exploratory pursuits You may make important discoveries concerning the mechanics of the universe, potentially incurring controversy.
Neptune Conjunct Gary, Orb: 0 deg. 42 min.
The masculine given name Gary comes from the Old English and Germanic word gar, meaning "spear". It may be roughly translated as "Spear Bearer". This name gained popular appeal in the United States following the success of actor Gary Cooper. Gary Cooper was famous for playing tough, independent and stoic characters in Western movies.
This asteroid may grant war-like, hardened, unyielding and combative attributes.
Neptune Conjunct Ixion, Orb: 0 deg. 32 min.
In Greek mythology, Ixion was the King of the Lapiths, an ancient tribe of Thessaly. He was the son of Ares, the god of War. He married Dia, daughter of Deioneus, but neglected to pay her father the agreed-upon dowry. Deioneus took his due by stealing some of Ixion's horses. Ixion was infuriated, and insidiously invited his father-in-law to dinner. When Deioneus arrived, Ixion pushed him onto a bed of hot coals, burning him to death. After Deioneus' murder, Ixion's guilt drove him insane. Due to the horrific nature of his crime, no one would perform the rituals of catharsis which Ixion required to banish his guilt and mental anguish.
Zeus took pity on Ixion and brought him to Mount Olympus. Rather than expressing gratitude, however, Ixion openly lusted after Hera. Zeus created a Hera-shaped cloud and sent it to Ixion. With this cloud the mad king produced the Centaurs, a race of war-like horse-men.
Angered by Ixion's willingness to betray his trust, Zeus ordered Hermes to bind Ixion to an eternally burning and turning wheel.
This asteroid may bring greed and an inclination towards treachery and lasciviousness. One's immoral actions may result in punishment and madness.
Neptune Conjunct Massinga, Orb: 0 deg. 02 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Adam Massinger (1888-1914), a German astronomer. Massinger worked at the Heidelberg Observatory and participated in the discovery of several minor planets.
This asteroid may give a talent for scientific and celestial endeavors. The nation of Germany may also hold personal significance.
Neptune Conjunct Picka, Orb: 0 deg. 35 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Friedrich Pick, a Czech physician.
its influence may bestow an inclination towards involvement in the medical profession. The nation of the Czech Republic may also hold special significance.
Neptune Conjunct Winchester, Orb: 0 deg. 13 min.
This asteroid was named for the town in which it was discovered, Winchester, Massachusetts, USA.
Winchester is located 8 miles north of Boston. Originally known as Waterfield due to its many ponds and creeks, it was settled by English colonists in 1640. It was later called Black Horse Village after the Black Horse, a busy inn and tavern at the town's center. In 1849 the town was officially christened Winchester in honor of Colonel William P. Winchester, a wealthy businessman who endowed the community with the finances to build its first Town Hall. Winchester boomed in the 19th Century due to the introduction of passenger and commercial railroad lines. The town's economy was traditionally based in agriculture.
Today most of Winchester's 20,000 inhabitants work in nearby Boston. Notable residents of Winchester have included three-time Massachusetts governor John A. Volpe (1908-1994), Finnish born mathematician Lars Ahlfors (1907-1996) and virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma (born 1955).
Winchester is an English surname which originally referred to natives of Winchester, a village in the south-eastern English county of Hampshire.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to the geographic locations of Winchester, Massachusetts and Winchester, England.
PlutoCompulsiveness, Obsession, and a Sense of Mission
Pluto Conjunct Alexandra, Orb: 0 deg. 58 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of German naturalist, explorer and diplomat Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). Humboldt's work in botanical geography contributed substantially to the burgeoning science of biogeography. He traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Asia studying and describing every facet of the natural world that he encountered.
The name Alexander is derived from the Greek Alexandros, meaning "Protector of Man".
This asteroid may give a love of nature and the physical sciences, as well as an observant, adventurous, inquisitive, intelligent and diplomatic character. An inclination towards providing people with protection and defense may manifest. Foreign travel is favored.
Pluto Conjunct Joan, Orb: 0 deg. 30 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Joan Jordan, a secretary at the Harvard-Smith Center for Astrophysics.
The English name Joan is the feminine form of John. John is derived from the Hebrew Yochanan, meaning "HaShem is gracious". HaShem literally means "the Name", and refers to the solitary god of Judaism. Yochanan was the name of several important rabbis of the Second Temple period of Israel. It was a common given name in Judea and Galilee around the time of the invasion of the Roman Empire. Translated into Greek as Ioannes, the name also became popular with Early Christians. The Christian figures of John the Baptist (Yochanan ben Zechariah) and John the Apostle (Yochanan ben Zibhdi) also bore this name. As Christianity spread throughout the Western world, so did the popularity of the name John.
This asteroid may grant personal importance to the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. It may also bestow a talent for clerical work.
Pluto Conjunct Lameia, Orb: 0 deg. 18 min.
In Greek mythology, Lamia was the Queen of Libya and the granddaughter of the ocean god Poseidon. She became a lover of Zeus and produced many children with him. When jealous Hera discovered this affair, she slew Lamia's children in wrath. In her mad distress Lamia transformed into a vicious monster who devoured the children of others in order attempt to appease her own grief. Her face became horribly disfigured due to her ghastly appetite. The name Lamia is related to the Greek laimos, meaning "gullet". In later folklore Lamia appears as a flesh-eating spook.
This asteroid may confer tragic experiences which lead the individual to become inhuman or monstrous in manner. Gruesome tastes may develop.
Pluto Conjunct Paul, Orb: 0 deg. 12 min.
The male given name Paul comes from the Latin Paulus, meaning "Small, Humble". This name was popularized throughout the world along with the spread of the Christian religion.
Saint Paul of Tarsus (circa 5 BCE-67 CE) was an early Christian convert and missionary. He is credited with the composition of much of the New Testament of the Bible. Born Saul of Tarsus in what is now south-central Turkey, Paul was a Hellenistic Jew who at first opposed the new sect.
One famous tale recounts how Paul received a vision of the resurrected Jesus while he was traveling on horseback to Damascus, Syria. He was knocked to the ground and temporarily blinded by the brilliance of the divine image. Upon arriving in Damascus Paul sought out Ananias, a disciple of Jesus, to be baptized. During the baptism he regained his sight. He changed his name from Saul to Paul and devoted the rest of his life to traveling and converting others to Christianity, as well as writing many of the religion's seminal texts. Paul of Tarsus is considered responsible for the first introduction of Christianity into the Roman Empire. He became known as the "Apostle to the Gentiles".
As a saint Paul is the patron of missions and theologians. He is typically depicted in art holding a sword and/or a book. His famous conversion is celebrated on January 25th.
This asteroid may give a zealous character You may experience a dramatic, extramundane occurrence which inspires great personal transformation. The result of this experience and the intellectual or spiritual work which it catalyzes may have significant social and historical repercussions.
The AscendantHow You Approach Life: Your Stance Towards the WorldNote: A change of only a few minutes of birth time can changethe interpretations in this section of the report.
Asc. Conjunct Alekto, Orb: 0 deg. 26 min.
In Greek mythology, Alekto was one of the three Erinyes, or "Angry Ones", known to the Romans as the Furies. These three chthonic sisters personified vengeance. They served humanity as enforcers of justice and balance. The Iliad describes them as "those who beneath the Earth punish whoever has sworn a false oath". They were also known euphemistically as the Eumenides, or "the Kindly Ones".
Alekto's name means "Unceasing". She was particularly charged with punishing crimes of a moral nature, especially those against others.
This asteroid may bespeak themes of law, judgment, justice and retribution You may seek to actively avenge wrongdoings. A tenacious and unrelenting character is possible.
Asc. Conjunct Burdigala, Orb: 0 deg. 13 min.
Burdigala is the Latin name for Bordeaux, a city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. Bordeaux is the capital of the Aquitaine region. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of Neanderthals inhabiting this area between 20 and 30 thousand years ago. Around 300 BCE a Celtic tribe known as the Bituriges Vivisci settled in what was to become Bordeaux. In 60 BCE it was acquired by Rome, later becoming the capital of Roman Aquitaine. Bordeaux has about 287,000 acres of vineyards and is known for its production of high quality wines.
This asteroid may emphasize the significance of this geographic region.
Asc. Conjunct Castalia, Orb: 0 deg. 13 min.
In Greek mythology, Castalia was a nymph transformed by the god Apollo into a sacred spring. Consuming, or simply listening to the sounds of these magical waters inspired the genius work of poets. Castalia's waters were also used to purify the oracular shrine at Delphi. Apollo consecrated Castalia to the Muses, the nine goddesses of creative inspiration.
This asteroid may provide an authentic source of unlimited imagination and original artistic material. It may also bestow eloquence and clarity of thought.
Asc. Conjunct Ducrosa, Orb: 0 deg. 36 min.
This asteroid was named for astronomer J. Ducros.
It may grant an interest in the study of the stars.
Asc. Conjunct Franzia, Orb: 0 deg. 41 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Franz Wolf, son of German astronomer Max Wolf (1863-1932). Max Wolf is credited with the discovery of over 200 asteroids, including this one.
The name Franz is a Germanic variant of the name Francis. Francis is derived from the Latin Francia, meaning "Land of the Franks", the etymological origin of the name of the nation of France.
The Franks (or Frankish people) were a West Germanic tribal confederation first attested to in the Third Century CE. The title Frank itself is often translated as "fierce one", being related to the Old English franca, meaning "javelin". The word Frank in the Old Germanic language may have also implied freedom as opposed to slavery. The Late Latin word francus means "free" or "a free man".
This asteroid may ascribe personal significance to the country of France, its people, its culture and its history. A love of personal autonomy may develop. Relationships between fathers and sons may also hold personal significance.
Asc. Conjunct Ishtar, Orb: 0 deg. 42 min.
Ishtar was the Akkadian and Babylonian version of the Near Eastern Great Goddess known to the Sumerians as Inanna, the Semetic people as Astarte, the Hellenistic Greeks as Aphrodite and the Romans as Venus. In all of her cultural variations, this goddess was associated with love, beauty, fertility, sexuality and the planet Venus. Ishtar was referred to in ancient Babylon as "the courtesan of the gods". Her temples were centers of religious prostitution.
Ishtar was also identified with warfare and invoked for courage in battle. She was commonly symbolized by the ferocious lion. The eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon, commissioned in the year 575 BCE by King Nebuchadnezzar II, was dedicated to Ishtar. This architectural masterpiece was ornately decorated with mosaics depicting lions, bulls and dragons.
One of the most popular legends associated with Ishtar/Inanna concerns her descent into the Underworld to retrieve her lover Tammuz/Dumuzi from the clutches of her sister Ereshkigal, queen of the land below. At each of the seven gates of the Underworld, the goddess is made to remove one article of clothing. She arrives in the throne room of Ereshkigal naked. While Ishtar is in the Underworld, all sexual activity and fertility above ground ceases. She is allowed to return to the surface of the Earth with the aid of Papsukkal, the messenger god. This myth bears great similarities to the Greek legend of Persephone's descent into the Underworld. It may also have inspired the Dance of the Seven Veils performed by the Biblical Salome for King Herod.
This asteroid may bestow vitality and charm as well as an amorous nature. All social and romantic activities are favored. Great popularity may be attained. An aptitude for the creative arts is likely, and the individual may excel at cultivating beauty. Fierce and combative tendencies may also manifest You may also undergo dramatic psychological transformations. Gates and passageways (both physical and metaphorical) may play an essential role in life. The planet Venus may also hold great personal significance.
Asc. Conjunct Manuel, Orb: 0 deg. 40 min.
The male given name Manuel is derived from the Hebrew Imanu'el, meaning "God (El) is with us". This name is sometimes associated in Christian tradition with the Messiah, or the spiritual savior of mankind.
This asteroid may draw attention to the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. The Messiah concept may play an essential role in life.
Asc. Conjunct Noemi, Orb: 0 deg. 51 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Baroness Valentine Noemi von Rothschild (1886-1969), to celebrate her engagement to astronomy benefactor Sigismund von Springer (1873-1927).
The name Noemi is derived from the Hebrew Naamah, meaning "pleasant, delightful".
This asteroid may give a gracious, amiable and congenial nature. A position of social prestige may be attained. Engagement and marriage may become important life themes.
Asc. Conjunct Porphyro, Orb: 0 deg. 53 min.
Porphyro (whose name means "Purple") is the hero of English Romantic poet John Keats' 1819 poem "The Eve of Saint Agnes".
This poem was inspired by the English custom of young unmarried women performing certain rites on the evening before the feast of Saint Agnes in order to dream of their future husbands. Saint Agnes, who was martyred a virgin, is the patron saint of virgins. Her name is derived from the Greek hagne, meaning "pure, chaste, holy".
In Keats' poem, a young woman named Madeline prepares for bed on the eve of Saint Agnes. She wishes to dream of her beloved, a young man named Porphyro. Porphyro belongs to an enemy family, making Madeline's love for him seem unattainable.
Porphyro also loves Madeline, and during the night sneaks into her room, risking possible death if he is discovered by her relatives. In the morning, Madeline realizes that Porphyro's presence had been real and not a dream as she imagined. Together the young lovers escape the castle and run away to start a new life together in another land.
The color to which Porphyro's name refers was associated in classical antiquity with royalty and nobility. In 16th Century England purple was worn during the final stage of mourning.
This asteroid may give a passionate, romantic, amorous and spontaneous nature. Love affairs may play an important role in life, and the individual may make decisions based on their emotions and desires. The color purple may also hold personal significance.
Asc. Conjunct Semiramis, Orb: 0 deg. 59 min.
Semiramis (also known as Semiramide, Semiramida and Shamiram) was a mythical Assyrian queen. Although her historicity is unknown, she is sometimes identified with Shammuramat, the wife of Shamshi-Adad V, who ruled as King of Assyria from 824 until 811 BCE.
In her legend (as recorded by the ancient Greek historians Justin, Diodorus Siculus and Ctesias of Cnidus), Queen Semiramis was the daughter of a mortal man and the Syrian goddess Atargatis.
Atargatis was known in Greece as Dea Syria, "the Goddess of Syria", and as Derketo. Her worship spread to Greece with Syrian merchants. Atargatis was the consort of Hadad, a god associated with storms and rain. She was known as Lady Goddess of the Sea, and was portrayed as a woman with the body of a fish. In some cases Atargatis may have been conflated with the Semetic goddess Astarte, and thus with the Sumerian Inanna and the Babylonian Ishtar.
When Semiramis was an infant, Atargatis abandoned her. She was fed by doves. Doves were traditionally sacred to Ishtar, particularly in her role as goddess of love and sexuality. Similarly, they were also sacred to Aphrodite. Doves share food in a manner that resembles kissing, sparking the romantic imagination of humans. They also mate for life, thus symbolizing lasting love.
As a young woman Semiramis married a military general named Onnes. Onnes committed suicide. She then married King Ninus, the legendary founder of the city of Nineveh (present day Mosul, Iraq). After Ninus died, Semiramis ruled Assyria as Queen Regent, until she was killed by her power-hungry son. Under her successful reign Assyria expanded its borders to include much of Asia Minor, as well as Ethiopia. She is sometimes credited with the foundation of the ancient Syrian city of Manbij, where her mother Atargatis was popularly worshipped.
Medieval Armenian lore casts Semiramis as a harlot. Her association with laciviousness may have arisen from her connection (both through Atargatis and the dove) with Ishtar, a patroness of prostitution. In this context Dante featured Semiramis in his Inferno in the second circle of Hell, the posthumous home of souls burdened with the sin of Lust.
This asteroid may give charismatic power and political ascendancy. Libidinous tendencies may manifest. The religious traditions of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East may hold much personal significance, as may fish and doves.
Asc. Conjunct Veritas, Orb: 0 deg. 19 min.
In the ancient Roman religion, Veritas was the goddess of Truth. She was the daughter of the god Saturn, and was typically portrayed as a maiden dressed in white. Her Greek equivalent was the goddess Althea.
In Roman society, Veritas was considered to be the embodiment of one of the most important virtues for a person to possess. Other Roman virtues included Clementia, "Mercy", Industria, "Industriousness", Frugalitas, "Simplicity", and Comitas, "Humor".
This asteroid may grant emphasis to themes of veracity, honesty and authenticity. Forthright, sincere and virtuous attributes may manifest.
The MidheavenRecognition and CareerNote: A change of only a few minutes of birth time can changethe interpretations in this section of the report.
MC Conjunct Amphitrite, Orb: 0 deg. 13 min.
In the ancient Greek religion, Amphitrite was the goddess of the Ocean. Her parents are cited as either the Titans Nereus and Doris or Oceanus and Tethys.
Amphitrite married sea deity Poseidon, one of the Olympian gods. She gave birth to Triton, the fish-tailed messenger of the deep.
She is typically depicted in art beside Poseidon, either enthroned or riding in a chariot drawn by sea-horses and surrounded by other fantastic marine creatures.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to aquatic, marine and oceanic themes and pursuits.
MC Conjunct Bilkis, Orb: 0 deg. 54 min.
Bilkis is the name of the Queen of Sheba in the Koran. The Queen of Sheba is also attested to in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and Habeshan history. She was the sovereign ruler of the land of Sheba, which included parts of modern day Ethiopia, Eritrea and Yemen. She may have lived around the 10th Century BCE. She is known to the Ethiopians as Makeda. The Roman historian Josephus referred to her as Nicaule. In the Biblical and Quranic accounts, the Queen of Sheba paid a state visit to King Solomon that included the exchange of expensive gifts. In some versions of the story, they also became lovers. The Ethiopian Imperial family claims the direct descent of Makeda and Solomon.
This asteroid may bestow opulent wealth and social influence. A position of high command may be acquired. Long-lasting traditions may be established.
MC Conjunct Chrysothemis, Orb: 0 deg. 59 min.
In Greek mythology, Chrysothemis was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. Unlike her sister Electra, she did not seek revenge on her mother for her infidelity to her father (and his eventual murder). The name Chrysothemis literally means "Golden Justice".
This asteroid may give a calm, compassionate and forgiving character. Themes of justice and morality may play an important role in life.
MC Conjunct Hel, Orb: 0 deg. 58 min.
In Norse mythology, Hel was a goddess who presided over an afterlife realm of the same name. The realm of Hel was located in the greater dimension of Niflheim, meaning "Mist World" or "Mist Home". The Old Norse nifl is cognate with the Old English nifol, meaning "dark", and the Germanic and Latin root nebel, meaning "fog". Hel, the province of the dead, was sometimes said to lie beneath one of the three roots of Yggdrasil, the World Tree. The spirits of those who died of old age or sickness came to rest in the halls of Hel. Hel herself was the daughter of the trickster god Loki. She was described as being half black and half flesh colored, and quite fierce and solemn in appearance. She lived in an extravagant mansion with many servants, and carried a dish called "Hunger" and a knife called "Famine". She was often depicted holding a sceptre to denote her queenly rank. German mythologist Jacob Grimm connected Hel to the ferocious Hindu death deity Mahakali, "the Great Black Goddess". Grimm also suspectedthat Helhest, a three-legged horse described in Danish folklore as roaming the countryside spreading pestilence and disease, was originally the mount of Hel, upon which she rode when out collecting dead souls.
The name Hel comes from the Proto-Germanic khalija, meaning "one who hides something" or "one who is hidden". Khalija is derived from the Proto-Indo-European root kel, meaning "to conceal". The Judeo-Christian concept of an afterlife realm in which the souls of evil people are eternally punished was originally known in that tradition as Gehenna. When Christian texts were translated into Northern European languages the word Gehenna was transcribed as Hell. This was not, however, an exact translation, as the Old Norse realm of Hel was not a prison for sinners, but a refuge for those who died of old age or sickness. Warriors who died in battle went to the prestigious halls of Valhalla in Odin's realm of Asgard or to the goddess Freya's halls at Folkvagr. Other destinations of the dead were also attested to in Norse myth.
This asteroid may draw attention to themes of death and the afterlife.
MC Conjunct Hephaistos, Orb: 0 deg. 49 min.
In Greek mythology Hephaestus was the god of artisans, craftspeople, blacksmiths, sculptors, metallurgy, fire and volcanic activity. He was most unusual for a Greek god in that he was crippled and grotesque in appearance. Hephaestus was the son of Hera, the Queen of the Gods. When he was born his mother thought that he was so ugly that she threw him in distain from Mount Olympus. Being immortal, he survived the fall, but his legs were permanently broken. According to legend, he landed on the Aegean island of Lemnos, upon which he fashioned his fiery forge. This island became a center of his worship. There Hephaestus built a chariot to transport himself. In the Iliad Homer describes the brass humanoid machines which Hephaestus made to be his assistants, not unlike our contemporary conception of robots. This deity of mechanical genius was particularly revered in the manufacturing and industrial centers of ancient Greece (such as Athens), as well as at Lemnos. He was typically depicted in art carrying the tools of his trade: the hammer, the anvil, the tongs and the ax.
In some legends Hephaestus was recorded as using his wit to exact revenge on his superficial mother for crippling and rejecting him. He created a spectacular golden throne which she could nor resist, and had it sent to her as a present. When Hera sat in the throne, however, she found herself unable to leave it.
Zeus arranged for Hephaestus to marry the lovely goddess Aphrodite in exchange for his release of Hera from the binding Golden Throne. This marriage did not work out, as Aphrodite objected to Hephaestus' appearance. She preferred the handsome war god Ares, and soon began a love affair with him. Knowing of Aphrodite's adultery, Hephaestus plotted to catch the lovers in a net. He did this, dragging them to Mount Olympus to be shamed in front of the other gods. The Olympians, however, did not take Hephaestus seriously. They only laughed and made Ares pay a fine.
Hephaestus' Roman equivalent was the god Vulcan, from whose name the word volcano is derived. In ancient times volcanoes were known as the smithies and furnaces of the gods.
This asteroid may grant exceptional skill in manual and mechanical endeavors. Industry, metal work and all manner of crafts are favored. There may also be a tendency towards becoming estranged or ostracized from ones family or society You may have an affinity with fire and volcanoes.
MC Conjunct Hermes, Orb: 0 deg. 51 min.
In the ancient Greek religion, Hermes was a divine messenger and pyschopomp. He conveyed communications among the Olympian gods as well as escorting the souls of dead mortals to the Underworld. He was one of the few immortals (along with Hades, Persephone, Hekate and Thanatos) who could enter and depart the Underworld at will. In addition to crossing the boundaries between worlds, Hermes patronized the pursuit of traveling above ground. In ancient Greece statues of this god served as boundary markers along roadsides. He was also the patron of shepherds, cowherds, thieves, orators, poets, writers, merchants, miscreants, inventors and athletes.
Hermes was described in myth as a witty trickster. As a young child, he succeeded in stealing Apollo's herd of cattle. In his infancy he also invented the lyre. He was the son of the great god Zeus and Maia, the eldest of the sisterhood of nymphs known as the Pleiades. According to his legend, Hermes was born at Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. The nearby Arcadian village of Pheneos became the site of his annual athletic festival, Hermoea.
As the linguistically-inclined god of translators and interpreters Hermes gave his name to the study of hermaneutics, the art and science of interpreting hidden meanings. Combined in the Greco-Egyptian world with the Thoth (the Lunar god of magic) to form the mythic figure of Hermes Trismetigus ("Hermes Thrice-Great"), he also gave his name and character to the philosophical-ceremonial system of Hermeticism.
In the Homeric hymn to Hermes he is invoked as "a robber, a cattle driver, a bringer of dreams, a watcher by night, a thief at the gates". He is typically portrayed in art either nude or attired in the clothes of a shepherd, worker or traveler. He wears winged sandals and a broad-brimmed traveler's hat or winged cap. He carries a staff, often entwined with serpents. Tortoises and cocks are also sacred to this god.
In ancient Greece a lucky find was called a hermaion. As Hermes Eriounios, or "Hermes, Bringer of Luck", he aided gamblers and others relying on the favor of chance. In this guise Hermes fathered Tyche, the goddess of fortune. He was also the progenitor of Priapus, the phallic god of agricultural fertility and male virility; Autolycus, the prince of thieves; Pan, the great goat-legged god of the wilderness; and Hermaphroditus, an immortal being of both sexes whose name survives in English as the word hermaphrodite.
Other epithets of this god include Diaktoros, "the Messenger"; Charidotes, "Giver of Charm"; Dolios, "the Schemer"; Enagonios, "Lord of Contests"; Enodios, "On the Road"; and Pyschopompos, "Conveyer of Souls". As Hermes Logios, "Hermes of the Word", he aided all public speakers. As Hermes Agoraeus, "Hermes of the Marketplace", he patronized commercial endeavors. The fleet-footed trickster god also imbued runners with supernal speed. He delighted in athletics, and was said to have invented the sport of wrestling.
Hermes' Roman equivalent was the god Mercury.
On October 30th, 1937 this asteroid passed by our planet at only twice the distance of the Moon. This was the closest known approach of an asteroid to the Earth until 1989, when 4581 Asclepius came closer.
This asteroid may give a quick wit, a talent for communication and a penchant for games and trickery. There may also be a tendency to cross boundaries, both physical and metaphorical. A high level of adaptability is possible You may help others in making transitions and undertaking journeys. Traveling, strategizing, orating, writing, inventing and gambling may be favored pursuits, as may the buying and selling of goods. Participation in competitions is likewise exalted. Dreams, visions and divine messages may be matters of personal importance.
MC Conjunct Jeanne, Orb: 0 deg. 19 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Jeanne Arend, the daughter of its discoverer, Belgian astronomer Sylvain Julien Victor Arend.
Jeanne is a French female name cognate with the English names Joan, Jean and Jane. One of history's most celebrated Jeannes is Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431), the national heroine of France. Guided by heavenly voices, Jeanne d'Arc led the French armies to an unexpected victory against English invaders in the Hundred Year's War. Burnt at the stake for heresy at the age of 19, she later became a Catholic saint.
Jeanne is the French feminine equivalent of the name John. John is derived from the Hebrew Yochanan, meaning "HaShem is gracious". HaShem literally means "the Name", and refers to the solitary god of Judaism. Yochanan was the name of several important rabbis of the Second Temple period of Israel. It was a common given name in Judea and Galilee around the time of the invasion of the Roman empire. Translated into Greek as Ioannes, the name also became popular with Early Christians. The Christian figures of John the Baptist (Yochanan ben Zechariah) and John the Apostle (Yochanan ben Zibhdi) also bore this name. As Christianity spread throughout the Western world, so did the popularity of the name John.
This asteroid bestow a sense of divine guidance. The Judeo-Christian religion may play an important role in life, as may the nation of France. Relationships between daughters and fathers may also hold special significance.
MC Conjunct Jenny, Orb: 0 deg. 46 min.
This asteroid was named for Jenny Adolfine Kessler, a friend of its discoverer August Kopff, on the occasion of her engagement.
The name Jenny is a short form of Jennifer, the Cornish variation of the Norman-derived Middle English Guinevere, a form of the Old Welsh Gwynhwyfar, meaning "the White Fairy".
Guinevere was the Queen Consort of the legendary British King Arthur. According to medieval histories and romances Arthur led Britain to defend itself from the invasions of the Saxons in the early 6th Century CE. It is a highly debated matter as to whether he was a real person or merely a fabrication of legend. In either case, he represents the archetype of the True King, destined to rule for the good of his people as an embodiment of their character and will.
The Arthurian legend cycle evolved to include the chivalric adventures of the Knights of the Round Table and their sacred quest for the Holy Grail. These stories presented a romantic and idealistic portrayal of knighthood which lodged itself firmly in the Western imagination.
In Arthurian legends, Queen Guinevere is primarily noted for her love affair with Sir Lancelot, King Arthur's most trusted knight. Their dishonesty to Arthur eventually leads to his downfall.
This asteroid may draw attention to issues of friendship, trust, loyalty and marital fidelity. The country of Britain may hold personal significance, as may the Medieval era.
MC Conjunct Latona, Orb: 0 deg. 34 min.
Latona was the Roman equivalent of the Greek Leto, the mother of the divine twins Artemis (the Roman Diana) and Apollo. Latona/Leto was the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe. Her mythic character is mainly associated with the birth of her children, whom she conceived with Jupiter, the King of the Gods. Jupiter's jealous wife Juno hated the many children whom her husband produced with other women. When she learned of Latona's pregnancy, she decreed that no land would allow Latona to rest upon it. Latona wandered the world, looking for a safe place to give birth, until she came upon the island of Delos. Delos was a moving island, not attached to the ocean floor, and thus unaffected by Juno's order. Leto/Latona was sometimes associated by Classical authors with wolves.
This asteroid may give strong maternal instincts You may face some persecution which forces them to adopt a nomadic lifestyle. They may also parent exceptional children.
MC Conjunct Leda, Orb: 0 deg. 43 min.
In Greek mythology, Leda was the wife of King Tyndareus of Sparta. She mated with the god Zeus in his form as a swan, and afterwards gave birth to two eggs. From these eggs emerged the divine twins Kastor and Polydeuces (represented by the constellation Gemini), as well as Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. Which of these children were fathered by Zeus and which were fathered by the mortal Tydareus is a matter of discrepancy among Classical writers.
The motif of Leda and the Swan became a popular subject of both ancient and Renaissance art.
This asteroid may give an inclination towards parenting exceptional children. Swans may hold personal significance.
MC Conjunct Maritima, Orb: 0 deg. 33 min.
The word maritime (deriving from the Latin maritimus) means "Of the Sea". This asteroid was so named to commemorate the annual end-of-term ocean liner excursions in the North Sea organized by the University of Hamburg.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to sailing, oceanic exploration and other marine activities. A love of celebration and the sea may manifest.
MC Conjunct Pomona, Orb: 0 deg. 19 min.
Pomona is the ancient Roman goddess of fruit trees and orchards. Her name is etymologically connected to the Latin pomum, meaning "fruit", the root of the French pomme, or "apple", and the English pomegranate.
Pomona is traditionally depicted as a robust woman holding fruit and a pruning knife. In 19th Century art she is shown with a cornucopia or platter of fruit. She is the consort of Vertumnus (or Vortumnus), the shape-shifting god of gardening and the changing of the seasons.
This asteroid may give a love of gardens, farms and orchards. An abundant and productive existence may be enjoyed. Botanical enterprises are exalted.
MC Conjunct Psyche, Orb: 0 deg. 18 min.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Psyche was the deification of the human soul. She became the lover of Eros (Amor or Cupid in the Roman version), the god of lust and desire.
Psyche began life as a mortal princess. She was so gorgeous that her beauty was frequently compared to that of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Upon hearing this blasphemy, Aphrodite became unabashedly jealous of Psyche. She commanded her son Eros to cause the princess to fall in love with the most hideous of men. When Eros say Psyche sleeping, he fell in love with her. Disobeying his mother's orders, he swept her away to his secret palace. There they lived together in peace. Eros, however, only visited Psyche at night, and forbade her to look upon his face.
Psyche was very happy at the palace, but this happiness again made her the target of destructive envy. Her three sisters who visited her in her new lavish home sowed the seeds of doubt in her mind, urging her to discover the identity of her husband.
When Eros visited Psyche that night, she illuminated his face with a hidden lamp. She saw that he was a beautiful god, not the grotesque monster her sisters had warned her he might be. Eros quickly flew away, leaving Psyche alone. When he failed to return, Psyche set out to search the world for him.
Psyche encounters Aphrodite, who agrees to help her find Eros if she succeeds in completing a series of nearly impossible feats. Psyche's trials culminate with a journey to the Underworld to collect a bit of the beauty of the queen of that realm, Persephone. After triumphing over Aphrodite's challenges, Eros and Pysche are joyously reunited and celebrated by the gods.
Together they have one daughter, Voluptas, the goddess of sensual delight (from whose name the word voluptuous is derived).
Psyche is portrayed in ancient Greek art as a woman with butterfly wings, symbolic of the metamorphosis of the soul to which her myth alludes. Her name is the root of the words psychology, psychiatry, psychic and psychosis, all of which deal with the condition of an individual's mind and spirit.
This asteroid may draw attention to matters concerning one's inner thoughts, emotions and spiritual impulses.
MC Conjunct Sicilia, Orb: 0 deg. 12 min.
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies to the southwest of the Italian peninsula. The island has a land area of around 25,708 square kilometers. Much of Sicily is mountainous and geothermal, the largest mountain ranges being the Madonie and the Nebrodi in the north of the island. Sicily's Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Sicily has been inhabited by humans since at least 8,000 BCE, as evidenced by the archaic cave art found there. The city of Palermo, its capital, was founded by Phoenician settlers around 734 BCE. The ancient Greeks who resided there knew it as Panormus, meaning "All-Port". After the Hellenistic era, Sicily came under Roman, Byzantine and Arab rule. Since 1946 Sicily has been an autonomous region of the Italian Republic.
During the Roman era Sicily was considered to be sacred to Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, nourishment, growth and motherhood. The flag of Sicily still bears three ears of wheat in her honor. In one Roman tale, Ceres loved Sicily so much that she convinced her brother Jupiter to place it in the night sky as the constellation Triangulum, the Triangle, an asterism similar in shape to the island.
This island is known for its pleasant climate, beautiful art and architecture, rich cultural history and distinctive cuisine. Its economy is supported by commerce, shipbuilding, agriculture (particularly citrus orchards), service and tourism.
Notable residents of Sicily have included pre-Socratic philosopher Empedocles (490-430 BCE), geographer and cartographer Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165 CE), 7th Century Pope Leo II, Renaissance painter Antonello da Messina (1430-1479), Baroque painter Pietro Novelli (1603-1647), adventurer and occultist Giuseppe Balsamo (also known as Alessandro Cagliostro, 1743-1795), opera composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) and Art Nouveau architect Ernesto Basile (1857-1932).
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to the island of Sicily, its people, its history and its contributions to the world.
MC Conjunct Ueta, Orb: 0 deg. 06 min.
This asteroid, discovered in 1953 by Tetsuyasu Mitani at Kyoto University's Kwasan Observatory, was named for Japanese astronomer Ueta Jo. The Japanese family name Ueta (or Ueda) means "High (Superior) Rice Field". It was originally an occupational name referring to farmers who tended rice fields.
This asteroid may bestow inclinations towards scientific, astronomical and/or agricultural pursuits. The production of grain may play an essential role in life, as may the nation of Japan.
MC Conjunct Zerbinetta, Orb: 0 deg. 05 min.
This asteroid was named for a character in Richard Strauss' 1912 opera Ariadne auf Naxos.
Ariadne auf Naxos is set at the home of the "richest man in Vienna". In the opening scene of the opera, two groups of performers arrive at the sumptuous abode to entertain the wealthy host's party guests. One group is a burlesque troupe led by Zerbinetta, an audacious and flirtatious comedienne. The other group is a sophisticated opera company. The host announces that both groups must perform together, causing a great deal of stress and confusion.
The "opera within the opera" (which is improvisationally accompanied by the burlesque performers) is a rendition of the Greek myth of Ariadne. Beautiful Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. She aided the hero Theseus in defeating the monstrous Minotaur, only to be abandoned by him on the island of Naxos. In this production, after Ariadne is abandoned by Theseus, she is rescued by the god Bacchus, with whom she falls in love.
As her contribution to the show, Zerbinetta delivers a speech opining that the best way to mend a broken heart is to find another lover.
This asteroid may give extroverted, outspoken, bold and dramatic inclinations. A sassy attitude is possible You may experience rejection or abandonment in love, yet quickly find fulfillment in a new relationship. Contrasts between various styles and forms of entertainment may play a role in life.
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