Venus Conjunct Achilles, Orb: 0 deg. 55 min. Achilles was the Greek hero of the Trojan War. He is the main character of Homer's Iliad. Achilles was the son of King Peleus of the Myrmidons and Thetis, a sea nymph. When he was a child, his mother sought to make him fully immortal by dipping him in the River Styx. Thus his whole body was made invincible except for the heel by which Thetis held him when she dipped him into the Underworld river. This vulnerable heel eventually led to Achilles' death. Today the expression "Achilles' heel" is used to refer to a singular fatal flaw. In addition to his near total invincibility and unmatched valor in battle, Achilles was known for his handsomeness. He epitomized the Greek ideal of the Warrior. The name Achilles means "Grief of the People". He personified the sadness, as well as the grace and strength, of the Greeks. This asteroid may give personal strength and beauty as well as the ability to excel at any pursuit You may strive towards perfection, yet possess one defect which hinders their progress. There may also be an inclination towards representing a large group of people or becoming a cultural icon. Venus Conjunct Clorinde, Orb: 0 deg. 14 min. Clorinde is a central character in the epic poem "Jerusalem Delivered" (1580) by Italian poet Torquato Tasso. In this tale, set during the First Crusade, Clorinde is a female warrior fighting with the Muslim army against the Christians. The Christian knight Tancredi falls in love with her, but accidentally kills her in a night battle. Clorinde converts to Christianity just before dying.
This asteroid may bestow involvement in conflicts of a political and religious nature.
Venus Conjunct Hildrun, Orb: 0 deg. 54 min. Hildrun is a Germanic female name literally meaning "Battle Secret".
This asteroid may give defensive, taciturn, enigmatic and combative qualities. Involvement in conflict and espionage is possible.
Venus Conjunct Makhaon, Orb: 0 deg. 25 min. In Greek mythology, Makhaon (or Machaon) was the son of Asclepius, the God of health and medicine. Along with his brother Podalirius, he served as a surgeon and medic in the Greek army during the Trojan War. In the tenth year of his military service he was killed by the Trojan warrior Eurypylus. He was laid to rest in the Greek province of Messenia, where he was worshipped as a divine healer.
This asteroid may bequeath an aptitude for medical pursuits, as well as a courageous character You may work as a paramedic, military medic, surgeon or physician.
Venus Opposition Bandusia, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min. Bandusia is the name of a spring in the region of Apulia, Italy. This spring was praised in a poem by the ancient Roman lyric poet Horace, a native of the area.
This asteroid may grant an appreciation of natural beauty, and a particular love of water. Poetic and therapeutic talents may manifest.
Venus Opposition Rio de Janeiro, Orb: 0 deg. 23 min. Rio de Janeiro, meaning "River of January" in Portuguese, is Brazil's second largest city after Sao Paulo. It was the capital of the Portuguese colony of Brazil from 1763 until 1822, and then of the independent nation of Brazil from 1822 until 1960. It is also the former capital of the Portuguese Empire, and the current capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro. It is located on Brazil's Atlantic coast, near the Tropic of Capricorn.
Rio de Janeiro, often known simply as Rio, is known for its natural beauty and vibrant culture. It is home to the world's largest urban forest, Tijuca Forest, a 32 square kilometer hand-planted rainforest in the heart of the Tijuca neighborhood. Rio is famous for its music and dance, especially samba and bossa nova. These dances are performed along with the parades and revelry of the city's famous Carnival festival, which occurs for about a week each year. This festival is celebrated just before the Roman Catholic period of Lent, which precedes the Easter holiday. During certain days of Lent, Catholics abstain from eating meat. The word carnival comes from the Latin phrase carne vale, literally meaning "Farewell Meat". Carnival is a time of indulgence and hedonism before the austerity of Lent. In Brazil the culture surrounding this beloved feast combines European, African and Native elements. One iconic landmark of Rio de Janeiro is its 40 meter tall statue of Jesus Christ, known as Christ the Redeemer. Erected in 1930, Christ the Redeemer is a symbol of Brazil's enduring Catholic faith. It is the world's largest art deco statue, as well as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Rio de Janeiro was so named because the first Europeans to visit the area, a Portuguese crew led by explorer Gaspar de Lemos, arrived there on January 1st, 1502. The Portuguese soon claimed the area for their country. French traders came to the area in search of rare wood. In the 18th Century Rio's economy boomed with the advent gold and diamond mining. Today Rio is a major South American center of manufacturing, transportation, higher education, tourism, religion and the arts. The Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area is home to over 14 million people. This asteroid may grant personal significance to this singular city. Venus Opposition Violetta, Orb: 0 deg. 21 min. This asteroid was named for a character in Guiseppe Verdi's 1856 opera La Traviata (The Fallen Woman). La Traviata was based on Alexander Dumas II's 1848 novel La dame aux Camellias (Lady of the Camellias).
This opera, originally entitled Violetta, is set in and around Paris in the early 18th Century. Its plot concerns Violetta Valery, a famed courtesan who gives up her life of freedom for the true love of a young nobleman, Alfredo Germont. Alfredo's father becomes furious when he learns that his son is in a relationship with a former courtesan, as he feels that it sullies his family's reputation.
Three months after initially declaring their love, Violetta and Alfredo are living together in the country. While Alfredo is away, his father arrives at the country house and insists that Violetta leave and go back to Paris. She finally agrees, and in a state of sad distress departs. Upon finding her gone, Alfredo goes to Paris where he finds Violetta at a party. He angrily confronts her and humiliates her in front of the partygoers. After this painful encounter, Violetta's ongoing bout of tuberculosis worsens, and she is confined to bed. While she is sick, Alfredo returns to ask for her forgiveness. The lovers reconcile just before Violetta succumbs to the disease, dying in Alfredo's arms.
The female given name Violetta is derived from the Latin violet, a word describing both a color similar to purple and a variety of plant which bears flowers of that color (members of the Viola genus, such as Viola odorata). The color violet was associated in classical antiquity with royalty and nobility. Social class was a prominent theme of Verdi's opera. In 16th Century England this color was worn during the final stage of mourning. This association also pertains to Violetta's tale, as it ends in tragedy. In the Victorian "language of flowers", the violet was thought to represent faithfulness. Violetta continued to be steadfast in her devotion to Alfredo throughout the drama, even as she felt that she had no choice but to leave him for the sake of his family's honor. This asteroid may give misunderstandings in romantic relationships, as well as ill health. The individual's morality, respectability and/or social standing may be questioned or judged to their detriment. Faithfulness in love is possible. Tragic events may be experienced. Mars
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Mars Conjunct Corduba, Orb: 1 deg. 00 min. Corduba is the Latin name for Cordoba, a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. This city was founded in the 1st Century BCE by Roman consul Marcus Claudius Marcellus. It became the birthplace of several notable Roman philosophers, orators and poets. In 711 CE Cordoba was captured by Muslim invaders. Under Islamic control it was the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate. In the 10th Century Cordoba was an international center of commerce and culture. It was conquered in 1236 by King Ferdinand III. This asteroid may confer personal importance to this historic city.
Mars Conjunct Guinevere, Orb: 0 deg. 12 min. 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.
Guinevere's name comes from the Welsh Gwynhwyfar, meaning "the White Fairy".
This asteroid may draw attention to issues of trust, loyalty and marital fidelity.
Mars Conjunct Hohensteina, Orb: 0 deg. 56 min. This asteroid was named for the German village of Hohenstein, located near the town of Bad Schwalbach in the Taunus mountain range. The village was named for the Hohenstein Castle, built around 1190 CE by the Counts of Katzenelnbogen.
Hohenstein was the hometown of the wife of this asteroid's discoverer, Franz Kaiser. Her family name, Breder, derives from Hohenstein castle's Order of Knighthood, Breder von Hohenstein.
This asteroid may draw attention to this specific geographic location, as well as to the nation of Germany in general. Marriage and family heritage may become subjects of importance. The Medieval era (in which Hohenstein Castle was built) may also hold personal significance.
Mars Conjunct Lehigh, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min. This asteroid was named in honor of Lehigh University, where its orbit was first calculated in the Masters Thesis of student Joseph B. Reynolds.
Lehigh University is a private institution of higher education located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley. It was founded in 1865 by Asa Packer, an American industrialist and railroad pioneer.
The surname Lehigh is a variation of the Irish name Leahy, which is probably derived from the Gaelic word laoch, meaning "hero".
This asteroid may ascribe personal relevancy to the geographic region which contains Lehigh University, as well as that from which the name Lehigh/Leahy originates. Academic, educational, astronomical and industrial pursuits may be favored. Gallant and daring characteristics may also manifest.
Mars Conjunct Noemi, Orb: 0 deg. 10 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.
Mars Conjunct Victoria, Orb: 0 deg. 17 min. In the ancient Roman religion, Victoria was the goddess of Victory. She was typically portrayed as a winged woman, sometimes riding in a chariot. She was worshipped by Roman generals triumphantly returning home from war. A temple was maintained in her honor on Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome.
Victoria's Greek equivalent was the goddess Nike. According to her legend Nike was the daughter of the Titan Pallas and Styx, the spirit of the river which separated the land of the living from the Underworld.
Other offspring of Pallas and Styx included Kratos, the god of strength; Bia, the goddess of force; and Zelus, the god of rivalry and zeal.
With her siblings Nike attended Zeus, the King of the Gods. During the war between the Titans and the Olympian gods, Nike drove Zeus' chariot. She was also closely associated with Zeus' daughter Athena, goddess of war, weaving and wisdom.
This asteroid may bestow an inclination towards triumph over obstacles and victory in conflict. Tremendous success may be achieved. Many glorious accomplishments may be enjoyed.
Mars Opposition Anna, Orb: 0 deg. 48 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. Mars Opposition Cornelia, Orb: 0 deg. 56 min. This asteroid was named for Cornelia Scipionis Africana (190-100 BCE). Cornelia's father was Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, the hero of the Second Punic War. She married Tiberius Gracchus Major and had twelve children, three of whom lived to see adulthood. Two of these survivors were named Tiberius and Gaius, and came to be known as the Gracchi Brothers. The Gracchi Brothers were liberal politicians who pushed for radical land reforms favoring the interests of the middle and lower classes. Cornelia always stood behind her sons and supported their efforts despite the outrage of the noble families with whom she associated. After the death of her husband, Cornelia chose to remain a widow even though she was courted by a king. She devoted herself to the study of Greek and Latin language and literature. She was also known for her simple and unadorned style of dress and was noted as saying of her beloved sons, "They are my jewels", implying that she needed no others. Cornelia Africana was thought in her time to embody virtue and epitomize the most desirable qualities in a woman of Rome. When she died of old age, a public statue was created in her honor.
This asteroid may bestow virtuousness, loyalty to family, practicality, intelligence and a desire for knowledge You may set an example for others or become a cultural icon.
Mars Opposition Holda, Orb: 0 deg. 08 min. This asteroid was named in honor of American astronomer Edward Singleton Holden (1846-1914). Holden attended West Point Academy. He went on to become a professor of mathematics at the US Naval Observatory. From 1885 until 1888 he served as the University of California's president, and then as the first director of the Lick Observatory from 1888 until 1897. His cousin George Phillips Bond was the director of the Harvard College Observatory.
The surname Holden is of Danish origin and means "protected", "defended" or "a safe place".
This asteroid may give an interest in science and mathematics. A distinguished academic career is possible You may seek to establish themselves and maintain a sense of security.
Mars Opposition Lampetia, Orb: 0 deg. 48 min. In Greek mythology, Lampetia (whose name means "Shining") was the daughter of the Sun god Helios and Neaera, the goddess of Light. With her sister Phaethusa ("Radiance") she tended her father's herd of immortal cattle on the island of Thrinacia. In the Odyssey, some members of Odysseus' crew attempt to slaughter some of these divine bovines for a meal. Lampetia alerts Helios to this crime. The Sun god beseeches Zeus to punish Odysseus' men, which he does by sending a terrible sea-storm to drown them.
This asteroid may draw attention to solar themes as well as matters of light and luminosity You may become involved in caring for greatly valued animals.
Mars Opposition Pulcova, Orb: 0 deg. 08 min. This asteroid was named for the Pulkovo Observatory, the oldest astronomical observatory in Russia. The Pulkovo Observatory was founded in 1839 by German-Russian astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, who served as its director until 1861 when he was succeeded by his son, Otto Wilhelm von Struve. In the early days of the observatory, its main focus was determining the coordinates of stars and compiling extensive star catalogs. It later became an important center of astrophysical research.
The Pulkovo Observatory is located in Pulkovo Heights, a chain of hills just south of Saint Petersburg, Russia. These hills reach a height of around 73 meters, and were utilized as a natural boundary during the Russian Civil War and the Battle of Leningrad. Pulkovo Heights is also home to the industrial suburb of Shushary, a center of automobile manufacturing.
This asteroid may ascribe personal significance to the Saint Petersburg area, especially the Pulkovo hills. Astronomical, scientific and industrial endeavors may be exalted.
Mars Opposition Sphinx, Orb: 0 deg. 38 min. The sphinx is a mythical beast of antiquity typically portrayed as a lion with a human head. The word sphinx literally means "strangler", being derived from the Greek sphingein, meaning "to squeeze, to bind". In Greek mythology, these creatures were often cast as guardians or gatekeepers. In the tale of Oedipus, for example, a female sphinx took up residence at the gate of the city of Thebes. There she presented everyone who wished to pass through the gate with her famous riddle; "Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and in the evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?". The answer to the riddle was "Man", as human beings crawl on four legs in infancy, walk on two legs as adults, and walk with a cane in old age. Those unable to answer the sphinx's riddle were strangled to death by the monstrous creature. The riddle was finally solved by Oedipus, the returning king, who banished the sphinx from the land. The Greek concept of the sphinx was inspired by the earlier Egyptian statues found at the entrance to temples. The most famous example is the Great Sphinx of Giza, positioned just outside of the Giza Pyramid Complex. This mysterious monolithic figure is currently thought to have been built between 2555 and 2532 BCE, making it the oldest known piece of monumental sculpture in the world. The meaning of these original Egyptian sphinxes in their own cultural context remains obscured. Neither is it known what the Egyptians called these creatures. Because of their cryptic origins, as well as their later association with riddles, the sphinx became analogous in the Western world with mystery. In India and southeast Asia, similar stone statues of human-headed lions are evidenced. These figures are known as purushamriga (Sanskrit, "man-beast"), purushamirukam (Tamil, "man-beast"), naravirala (Sanskrit, "man-cat"), or nara-simha (Pali, "man-lion"). Like the ancient Egyptian sphinxes, these Asian man-lions are usually placed near the entrances of temples for the purpose of warding off evil spirits. This asteroid may give secretive and enigmatic qualities You may serve as a protector or guardian of valuable objects and/or esoteric information. Aggressive and ferocious attributes may develop, as may a love of codes, puzzles and word games. Jupiter
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Jupiter Conjunct Chaos, Orb: 0 deg. 25 min. In Greek mythology, Chaos was the primeval formless state of nothingness from which existence arose. This concept of a primordial pre-existence is also evidenced in ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Judeo-Christian mythologies. The Greeks personified Chaos as the first of the Protogenoi, or "First Born" gods. Originally envisioned as a genderless deity of the Air, Chaos came to be described by philosophers as an orderless admixture of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Today the word chaos simply refers to any state lacking predictability.
This asteroid may add an element of discord, surprise or randomness to life. There may be a high level of unpredictability or disorganization in ones affairs.
Jupiter Conjunct Charlotte, Orb: 0 deg. 54 min. This asteroid was named for a friend of its discoverer. The name Charlotte is a feminine form of the male name Charles. Charles is derived from the Common Germanic word Churl, which originally meant simply "a man", but later acquired the meaning of "a non servile peasant", or in other words one who was neither a noble nor a slave. Despite its non-royal connotations, Charles became the name of many European rulers including Charlemagne ("Charles the Great"). In the history of this name, it ascended from the lowest social rank to the most prestigious. This asteroid may bring attention to issues of social class. An ascent in rank may be experienced. Jupiter Conjunct Elisabetha, Orb: 0 deg. 13 min. This asteroid was named for Elisabeth Wolf, mother of German astronomer Max Wolf (1863-1932). Max Wolf is credited with the discovery of over 200 asteroids, including this one.
The name Elisabeth (Elizabeth) is derived from the Hebrew Elisheva, meaning "God is my Oath" or "God's Promise". It has been the name of numerous European royals and Christian saints.
This asteroid may grant worldly power as well as an interest in religion You may form a pact with that which they consider divine. Motherhood may also play an important role in life.
Jupiter Conjunct Kovacia, Orb: 0 deg. 13 min. This asteroid was named in honor of Friedrich Kovacs, a physician who treated the wife of its discoverer, Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa (1848-1925). Kovacs is a Slavic and Hungarian occupational surname meaning literally meaning "smith" or "forger".
This asteroid may bestow exceptional talents in the fields of medicine and metalwork.
Jupiter Conjunct Lyka, Orb: 0 deg. 22 min. This asteroid was named for a friend of the sister of its discoverer, Russian astronomer Grigory Neujmin (1886-1946).
The name Lyka may be a feminine form of the Greek Lykos, meaning "Wolf". In Greco-Roman myth, wolves were associated with familial loyalty and kinship. In one tale a mother wolf becomes responsible for the care of the infant Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, and his twin brother Remus. In this cultural context the wolf was also thought to be an animal sacred to Mars, the god of War.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to relationships with one's sibling's friends. The social, cultural or family group with which one identifies may pay a pivotal role in life. Aggressive and bellicose attributes may manifest, and the individual may feel called to fiercely protect and defend their loved ones.
Jupiter Conjunct Nephele, Orb: 0 deg. 09 min. In Greek mythology Nephele (whose name means "Cloudy", being derived from the Greek nephos, meaning "cloud") was a sky spirit. She married King Athamas, with whom she had two children, Phrixus and Helle. Athamas divorced Nephele and married Ino, aunt and caretaker of the god Dionysus.
Ino was jealous of her step-children and sought to have them condemned to death. Learning of this, Nephele sent the winged golden ram Chrysomallos to carry Phrixus and Helle to safety. On their journey, Helle fell off the ram and drowned in the Dardanelles (a narrow strait which connects the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara), after which it was named Hellespont, or "Helle's Sea". Her brother Phrixus survived the journey and arrived in Colchis (now known as Georgia) where he sacrificed Chrysomallos to Ares, the god of War. Phrixus thrived in Colchis, marrying the princess of the Kingdom. The magical hide of the Chrysomallos became the Golden Fleece later sought by Jason and the Argonauts.
In another legend Nephele was the name of the goddess-shaped cloud which Zeus constructed to fool Ixion, a lascivious mortal who lusted after Hera. With the cloud Ixion produced the Centaurs.
The influence of this asteroid may emphasize themes of parenthood and the instinct to protect one's children. Meteorological phenomena play an essential role in life. An affinity with clouds may manifest.