Introduction to the Asteroids Report

Jupiter Conjunct Winchester, Orb: 0 deg. 04 min

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Jupiter Conjunct Winchester, Orb: 0 deg. 04 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.
Jupiter Opposition Abstracta, Orb: 0 deg. 16 min.
Abstract objects, called abstracta, do not exist in physical form but rather in the conceptual realm of ideas.
The presence of this asteroid may denote an emphasis on mental, intellectual and theoretical activity.
Jupiter Opposition Arizona, Orb: 0 deg. 41 min.
This asteroid was named for the state of Arizona, where the Lowell Observatory is located. Arizona is a part of the southwestern region of the United States. It was the last state in the continental US to join the union. It is bordered by California, Mexico, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico.
Arizona is known for its beautiful landscapes and stunning natural features, such as the Grand Canyon.
The name Arizona may either be derived from the O'odham phrase for "Small Spring" or the Basque phrase for "Good Oak". The area surrounding Phoenix, the state's capital and largest city, has been continuously inhabited for more than a thousand years.
This asteroid may assign personal relevancy to Arizona, its history and its people.
Jupiter Opposition Edda, Orb: 0 deg. 04 min.
An Edda (plural Eddur) is a collection of Old Norse mythological literature. There are two Eddur; the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. They were both written down (ostensibly from oral tradition) in Iceland in the 13th Century CE. They are the primary source of information on both Old Norse religion and the Icelandic tradition of poetry.
This asteroid may ascribe personal significance to the region of Scandinavia, its history, its native religion and its cultural legacy.
Jupiter Opposition Josefa, Orb: 0 deg. 48 min.
The name Josefa is the Germanic female equivalent of Joseph. Joseph comes from the Hebrew name Yusuf, meaning "God will increase/add". This name was ascribed to several prominent Biblical characters. In the Hebrew Bible, as well as the Koran, Joseph is mentioned as the favorite son of the patriarch Jacob. In his legend this Joseph is sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers, but makes the most of his situation by rising in rank from a slave to one of the Pharaoh's viceroys. His skill at interpreting dreams spawned this social ascent.
In the New Testament of the Christian Bible, Joseph is also the name of the Virgin Mary's husband and Jesus' adoptive father. As a saint this Joseph patronizes workers (particularly carpenters, stonemasons, builders and craftsmen) as well as pregnant women and immigrants. The New Testament also speaks of Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy man who donated his own prepared tomb to the body of Jesus after his crucifixion.
This asteroid may bestow the ability to optimize one's circumstances and increase benefits to oneself and others. Dream interpretation, manual labor, craftsmanship, foster parenting and philanthropy may be favored pursuits.
Jupiter Opposition Nocturna, Orb: 0 deg. 21 min.
Nocturna is a Latin word meaning "Belonging to the Night". It is derived from the Latin root nox, or "night".
This asteroid may grant personal importance to the nighttime hours. Nocturnal tendencies may develop.
Jupiter Opposition Ocllo, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min.
Ocllo was an Inca goddess associated with motherhood and fertility. According to her legend, she taught women the art of spinning thread and weaving cloth. She was married to Manco Capac, whose name means "Splendid Foundation", the legendary founder-king of the Kingdom of Cusco. Manco Capac is described in ancient Peruvian myth as a wise ruler, civilizer and law-giver.
This asteroid may give a position of authority. Themes of fertility and domesticity may pervade life. A long-lasting tradition or institution may be established. The civilization of ancient Peru may hold personal significance.
Jupiter Opposition Plato, Orb: 0 deg. 01 min.
Plato (428-348 BCE) was a Classical Greek philosopher, professor, author and mathematician. He was the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle. Plato founded the Academy in Athens, one of the Western world's first institutions of higher education. The Academy began as an assembly dedicated to knowledge which convened in a grove of olive trees sacred to the goddess Athena, just outside the walls of her city. This grove was called "the Grove of Akademos". Akademos (or Hekademos) was a mythological hero known primarily for his assistance of the divine twins Kastor and Polydeuces.
Plato founded his school in the olive grove in 387 BCE. It flourished until 83 BCE, when its then leader Philo of Larissa died. It was revived by the Neo-Platonists in 410 CE, but was shut down again in 529 by Emperor Justinian I, who viewed it as a threat to Christianity.
Plato came from a noble and prosperous family. According to his biographer Diogenes Laertius, he was originally named Aristocles after his grandfather. His wrestling coach nicknamed him Platon, meaning "Broad", due to his robust figure. In his youth, Plato studied grammar, music and athletics with the best available tutors. He traveled to Italy, Sicily, Egypt and Libya.
Thirty-five dialogs and thirteen letters are attributed to Plato. Best-known among these are his Apology, Republic and Symposium.
Plato's philosophy made a substantial impression on Western thought. In his work he contrasted knowledge and opinion, perception and reality, nature and culture, and spiritual and physical love. He ruminated on the significance of human relationships, particularly the relationship between fathers and sons.
Plato believed the material world to be only a shadow of the true world, and sensation to be a diversion from knowledge of this true world. He also asserted that an ideal society would be ruled by wise philosopher-kings, a concept opposing the Athenian democracy of the day.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to the teachings promulgated by Plato, and the intellectual tradition they engendered.
Jupiter Opposition Theresia, Orb: 0 deg. 21 min.
This asteroid was named for Maria Theresa of Austria (Maria Theresia Walburga Amalia Christina, 1717-1780), the only female monarch of the Habsburg Dynasty. Maria Theresa was the eldest surviving child of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, and his wife Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. As a child she received a classical education and enjoyed singing and archery.
In 1736, Maria Theresa married Francis I, Duke of Tuscany. Through this marriage she became the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, the Duchess of Lorraine and the Queen of Germany. Francis I and Maria Theresa established the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.
When Charles VI died in 1740, Maria Theresa became the sovereign ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria, Galacia, Palma and the Austrian Netherlands. She exercised supreme authority over all of her possessions, with her husband taking very little interest in politics. Her right to power as a female sovereign was challenged by some nobles, but she fiercely defended her position.
Maria Theresa and Francis I had 16 children, four of whom died in childhood and three of whom died in young adulthood of smallpox. Their surviving children included the infamous Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI of France, both of whom were decapitated during the French Revolution; Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Archbishop of Cologne and an early patron of Beethoven; Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II; and several other important European royals.
During her reign, Maria Theresa instituted medical, educational, financial and agricultural reforms which strengthened Austria's power and economic stability. She bolstered and re-organized the Austrian military and abolished capital punishment and torture. She was also a staunch Roman Catholic who did not embrace the concept of religious tolerance, and openly despised Jews, Protestants, and others.
In 1765 Francis I died. Maria Theresa became despondent, renouncing her finery for plain black clothes, painting her walls black and adopting an ascetic lifestyle for the rest of her days. She was succeeded in her position of royal power by her son Joseph. She died fifteen years after Francis, in 1780. Her full title at the time of her death was Maria Theresa, by the Grace of God, Dowager Empress of the Romans, Queen of Hungary, of Bohemia, of Dalmatia, of Croatia, of Slavonia, of Galicia, of Lodomeria, etc; Archduchess of Austria; Duchess of Burgundy, of Styria, of Carinthia and of Carniola; Grand Princess of Transylvania; Margravine of Moravia; Duchess of Brabant, of Limburg, of Luxemburg, of Guelders, of Württemberg, of Upper and Lower Silesia, of Milan, of Mantua, of Parma, of Piacenza, of Guastalla, of Auschwitz and of Zator; Princess of Swabia; Princely Countess of Habsburg, of Flanders, of Tyrol, of Hennegau, of Kyburg, of Gorizia and of Gradisca; Margravine of Burgau, of Upper and Lower Lusatia; Countess of Namur; Lady of the Wendish Mark and of Mechlin; Dowager Duchess of Lorraine and Bar, Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany.
This asteroid may give a position of political power, authority and great wealth. The lands over which Maria Theresa ruled may hold personal significance. Religious intolerance is possible, as is the propensity to eschew the traditional gender roles of one's society.
Jupiter Opposition Universitas, Orb: 0 deg. 45 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of the University of Hamburg, where it was discovered by German astronomer Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwas Mann (1870-1964).
The Latin term Universitas, meaning "Corporation, Community, Society", is derived from Universus, meaning "Whole, Entire". The institutions of higher education known as universities have been referred to as such since the early 14th Century CE. This title is a shortened version of Universitas Magistrorum et Scholarium, or "Community of Masters and Scholars".
The University of Hamburg was officially established in 1919 with 1,729 students. It grew out of the Akademisches Gymnasium, which was founded in the 17th Century. This school currently serves over 38,000 students and offers degrees in Law, Economics, Medicine, Education, Psychology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Humanities and Natural History.
The Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory, founded in 1825, was originally operated by the City of Hamburg, later coming under the administration of the University.
The city of Hamburg is Germany's second largest metropolis. Hamburg is a city-state, one of the 16 Federal States of Germany. The Port of Hamburg, located on the River Elbe, is the second largest port in Europe, and the ninth largest in the world. It is known as Germany's "Gateway to the World", and is almost as old as the city itself. Hamburg began as a single castle (then called Hammaburg) built by Charlemagne in 808 CE. Its strategic trading location made it a desirable target for raiders, as well as a great asset. Since its establishment, Hamburg has been invaded by the Vikings, Poles and Danes. In the year 1350 the Black Plague killed nearly 60% of the city's inhabitants. Hamburg was also ravaged by the air raids of World War II. Despite these difficulties, Hamburg has always succeeded in rebuilding itself and renewing its prosperity. Today the Hamburg metropolitan area is home to over 4.3 million people. It is a thriving center of art, music, theatre and commerce.
This asteroid may grant personal importance to academic pursuits and institutions of higher education. Hamburg, Germany and the University of Hamburg in particular may also become significant.

Seriousness, Honesty, and Responsibility: Things You Take Seriously

Saturn Conjunct Aidamina, Orb: 0 deg. 58 min.
Aidamina was named in honor of Aida Minaievna, a friend the family of its discoverer, Russian astronomer Sergey Ivanovich Belyavsky (1883-1953).
The name Aida is Arabic, and means "Visitor" or "Returning".
This asteroid may convey an emphasis on the importance of friendship and beneficial alliances. Themes relating to travel, tourism, trade and exploration may also become personally significant.
Saturn Conjunct Amicitia, Orb: 0 deg. 30 min.
Amicitia is a Latin word meaning "Friendship". This asteroid may draw attention to close relationships and alliances with others.
Saturn Conjunct Brambilla, Orb: 0 deg. 44 min.
Princess Brambilla was a novel written by German fantasy author E.T.A. Hoffmann in the early 19th Century. In this tale an actor named Giglio imagines himself to be an Assyrian prince with whom the princess Brambilla has fallen in love. Giglio goes searching for the princess at a carnival, only to find her dancing with his exact double, the sight of which turns him to stone. This legend explores the motif of the doppelganger (German for "Double Goer"), the ghostly double of a living person. Seeing one's doppelganger was traditionally considered to be an evil omen and a portent of imminent death. Norse myth presents a less sinister version of the doppelganger, known as a vardoger. The vardoger was perceived as a person's spiritual double who preceded them wherever they went and anticipated their actions.
This asteroid may draw attention to the concept of another self.
Saturn Conjunct Briseis, Orb: 0 deg. 40 min.
In Greek mythology, Hippodameia Briseis (often referred to by her surname only) was a Trojan woman taken captive by the Greeks during the Trojan War. The Greek hero Achilles fell deeply in love with her.
This asteroid may confer an inclination toward involvement in conflict.
An alluring and attractive persona may also develop.
Saturn Conjunct Chariklo, Orb: 0 deg. 33 min.
In Greek mythology, Chariklo was the mother of the blind prophet Tiresias. Tiresias was struck blind by the goddess Athena after accidentally witnessing her naked form. Chariklo appealed to Athena to restore her son's eyesight. Athena was sympathetic to Chariklo. The goddess could not give Tiresias back his sight, so she gave him the gift of prophecy instead.
This asteroid may grant eloquence and oracular talents You may successfully petition an authority figure for assistance on behalf of their family.
Saturn Conjunct Donna, Orb: 0 deg. 14 min.
This asteroid was named in honor of Donna Marie Thompson. Thompson served as an administrative assistant for the Minor Planet Center, the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, and the Planetary Science division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Donna is an Italian name literally meaning "Lady".
This asteroid may bestow a talent for secretarial activities.
Saturn Conjunct Ella, Orb: 0 deg. 18 min.
The origin of the name Ella is unclear. In Hebrew it means "Goddess" (and also "pistachio tree"). Similarly, it may be derived from the French Elle, meaning simply "She". It may also arise from a Germanic root meaning "All".
This asteroid may draw attention to womanhood and the concept of the divine feminine.
Saturn Conjunct Oya, Orb: 0 deg. 03 min.
In the Yoruba religion of western Africa, Oya is the goddess of the Niger River. Flowing approximately 4,180 kilometers (2,600 miles) from its source in the Guinea Highlands to the Atlantic Ocean, the Niger is western Africa's longest and most esteemed river. Since ancient times it has been an important source of fish and water for denizens of the area, as well as a crucial channel of transportation by boat.
The goddess Oya is portrayed as a fierce warrior. She is associated with wind, fire, lightning, storms, dance, fertility, and magic. From her husband Shango, also a warrior god associated with storms and the sky, Oya learned to wield lightning. She is also described as brandishing a sword or a machete.
Drastic changes of all kinds are Oya's domain, including the transition from this world to the next. Oya is a guardian of the entrance to the Underworld and a protectress of newly dead souls. In this role she is associated with the gates of cemeteries. This goddess also possesses the ability to transform into a water buffalo. Eggplant is a favored offering to her.
In the syncretic religion of Santeria, which conflates Yoruba orishas (deities) with Christian saints, Oya is connected to the Virgin of Candeleria, whose feast day is February 2nd. The Virgin of Candeleria is a form of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on her apparition which appeared to the residents of the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, off the Atlantic coast of west Africa, in 1392 CE. The natives of Tenerife originally thought the divine vision to be their solar goddess Chaxiraxi. The Virgin of Candeleria is typically portrayed with dark skin. She holds a baby in one hand and a candle in the other. Her association with Oya arose from the likeness of her candle to the orisha's fiery bolt of lightning. Like the Virgin of Candeleria, Oya is also a mother. She gave birth to nine children.
This asteroid may draw attention to themes of upheaval, disruption, change and transformation. There may be a propensity towards assisting others in making difficult transitions. A fierce, assertive and protective character may develop. Natural forces such as storms, wind and fire may play an important role in life. The religious and cultural traditions of western Africa may also hold much personal significance.
Saturn Conjunct Paris, Orb: 0 deg. 40 min.
This asteroid was named for the Greek mythological figure of Paris (also known as Alexander or Alexandros). Paris was a Trojan prince, the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba. When Hecuba was pregnant she dreamed that she gave birth to a flaming torch. This dream was interpreted to mean that the child she gave birth to would bring ruin and destruction to Troy. Due to this ill portent, the newborn Paris was left on the side of a mountain to die. There he was nursed by a mother bear. When it was discovered that he was still alive after nine days and nights, his brother Aesacus returned with him in a backpack. The name Paris means "backpack".
Paris was an exceptional child. In one legend, he tracks down a band of cattle thieves and returns the cattle to their rightful owners, thus acquiring the name Alexander, meaning "Protector of Men".
He later married a mountain nymph named Oenone.
Paris is best known for his abduction of Helen, the wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. This event catalyzed the Trojan War.
According to a tale known as "the Judgment of Paris", a wedding was held on Mount Olympus. Every god and goddess was invited to the event except for Eris, the goddess of discord. In retaliation Eris threw a golden apple into the midst of the godly revelers, inscribed with the Greek word Kallisti, meaning "(To) the Most Beautiful One". The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite quarreled over the enchanting apple. They all wished to possess it, yet none of the other gods would decide the matter, fearing the wrath of the goddesses. Zeus chose Paris as the arbiter of the conflict. The three goddesses appeared to him as he was out herding his cattle. Hera offered him all the wealth and power in the world, and Athena offered him all the wisdom in the world, yet Aphrodite offered him marriage to the most beautiful woman in the world in exchange for the apple. Paris chose Aphrodite, and thus Helen of Sparta, then the most beautiful woman in the world. Helen was already married to King Menelaus, so when she absconded with Paris her husband waged war upon Troy. After ten bloody years Troy was defeated and burned, thus fulfilling the prophecy of pregnant Hecuba's dream.
When Paris was mortally wounded during the war, he returned to his first wife Oenone, begging for her to heal him with medicinal herbs. Still angry for being scorned, she refused. When Paris died Oenone was overcome by regret and threw herself onto his funeral pyre.
Paris is also the name of France's capital and most populous city. Archaeological evidence of human habitation of the Paris area dates back to around 4,200 BCE. The city's name is derived from the Parisii, the Celtic Iron Age residents of the region. Under Roman rule Paris was known as Lutetia Parisiorium, or "Lutetia of the Parisii". During the reign of Julian the Apostate (360-363 CE) Paris became the city's official title. The term Parisii itself may be derived from the Celtic/Gallic word parisio, meaning "Craftsmen" or "Working People". This potential origin of the name Paris is apt considering the city's long association with artistry. For centuries Paris has been an international center of fine art, cuisine, fashion, higher education, philosophy, science, diplomacy and commerce. It is currently home to over 2 million people. With over 45 million tourists traipsing through Paris each year, it is also one of the world's premiere travel destinations.
Paris is commonly referred to as La Ville-Lumiere ("the City of Lights") due both to its pivotal role in the emergence of the Age of Enlightenment and its early adoption of street lighting.
This asteroid may give a powerful instinct for survival, as well as courageous and helpful attributes, yet also a danger of poor judgment You may serve as a judge or arbiter of a quarrel, ultimately to the detriment of themselves and others. Chaos and violence may be incurred against one's homeland as a result of short-sighted or selfish decisions.
Personal importance may also be ascribed to the beautiful and unique city of Paris, its rich history and its vibrant culture.
Saturn Conjunct Picka, Orb: 0 deg. 23 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.
Saturn Conjunct Sapientia, Orb: 0 deg. 02 min.
Sapientia is the Latin word for "Wisdom". It is from this word that the English sapience, meaning "the ability to possess wisdom", is derived.
This asteroid may bestow sagacity, understanding, clarity of mind, and the ability to gain knowledge.
Saturn Conjunct Stellaris, Orb: 0 deg. 11 min.
This asteroid was named for a wading bird in the heron family known as the Eurasian Bittern or the Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris). The Latin word stellaris means "starry". This bird was so named because of the bespeckled appearance of its plumage.
The Great Bittern is native to Europe and Asia. It is usually solitary and makes its home in marshlands where it hunts for fish, frogs, insects and small mammals. The Bittern is known to freeze in an upright position with its beak towards the sky when threatened.
This asteroid may give an interest in celestial matters. Bitterns and other wading birds may hold personal significance. The tendency to freeze up in the face of danger may arise.

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