Pluto Opposition Berkeley, Orb: 0 deg. 52 min. This asteroid was named for the University of California, Berkeley, a public research university in Berkeley, California. This institution has produced such prestigious alumni as Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway; Steven Chu, the United States Secretary of Energy; and Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computers, among others. Berkeley physics professor J. Robert Oppenheimer led the Manhattan Project, which was responsible for creating the first atomic bomb.
The Berkeley campus was a bastion of student activism in the 1960s. The community of Berkeley itself is noted for being one of the most politically liberal towns in the United States. It was founded on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay in 1878. The town was named for George Berkeley, an Anglo-Irish bishop and philosopher known for advancing the theory of immaterialism (also known as "subjective idealism").
This asteroid may confer an interest in education and the advancement of knowledge. Significant discoveries and achievements may be made. Strong political and ideological convictions are possible. The San Francisco Bay Area, and the state of California in general, may also hold personal significance.
Pluto Opposition Buenos Aires, Orb: 0 deg. 23 min. Buenos Aires is the capital and the most populous city of Argentina. The name Buenos Aires is Spanish for "Fair Winds" or "Good Air". It is considered to be the most affluent city in South America. The city was founded in 1536 CE by Spanish explorer Pedro de Mendoza. Today the Greater Buenos Aires Metropolitan area is home to more than 13 million residents. The city is known for its beautiful architecture and vibrant international culture.
This asteroid may ascribe personal significance to this geographic location.
Pluto Opposition Eileen, Orb: 0 deg. 28 min. The name Eileen is the Anglicized form of the Irish Eibhlin, which means "pleasant, desirable".
This asteroid may bequeath social, amicable and good-natured attributes.
Pluto Opposition Lova, Orb: 0 deg. 17 min. Lova is a Lithuanian word meaning "bed".
This asteroid may draw attention to this piece of furniture and the themes associated with it. The nation of Lithuania may also hold personal significance.
Pluto Opposition Massinga, Orb: 0 deg. 25 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.
Pluto Opposition Michel, Orb: 0 deg. 08 min. This asteroid was named in honor of Michel Arend, the son of its discoverer Sylvain Julien Victor Arend (1902-1992).
The male given name Michel is a French form of Michael. Michael is derived from the Hebrew Mikha'el, meaning "Who is like God (El)?". The meaning of this name is a rhetorical question, implying that God is in every way unparalleled.
In the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, Michael is one of the four archangels, the highest-ranking servants and messengers of the supreme and absolute God. The other three archangels are Raphael, Gabriel and Uriel.
Michael's role is that of the commander of God's army. As such he is widely regarded as the patron saint of warriors and military enterprises. In the late Medieval era he became associated with the institution of chivalry, or knighthood. France's first chivalric order, founded in 1469, was christened The Order of St. Michael. In 1818 Britain founded a similar organization, the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. The Book of Daniel describes Michael as the divine protector of Israel. Later Kabbalistic writings describe him as "the advocate of the Jews". Michael is depicted in Christian art as a young winged man wearing armor and brandishing a sword or spear. He typically tramples a demonic or draconic figure beneath his feet, symbolizing his victory over the forces which oppose his master. This asteroid may emphasize the importance of relationships between fathers and their children You may feel called to engage in war or conflict for a spiritual or moral purpose. The eternal battle between good and evil may become a prominent life theme. A bellicose, vengeful or protective character may develop. The desire to serve a higher power may also manifest. Pluto Opposition Mildred, Orb: 0 deg. 06 min. This asteroid was named in honor of Mildred Shapley, the daughter of its co-discoverer, American astronomer Harlow Shapley (1885-1972).
The female given name Mildred is derived from the Old English Mildreth, meaning "Gentle Strength". This name was popularized by Saint Mildreth, an early 8th Century Anglo-Saxon abbess. According to her hagiography, Saint Mildreth was born to a noble family with close ties to the Merovingian rulers of Gaul. She chose a life of religious devotion over one of royal luxury, and was lauded for her great kindness and generosity.
This asteroid may draw attention to relationships between fathers and daughters. A solid and enduring yet kind and beneficent nature may manifest.
Pluto Opposition Musa, Orb: 0 deg. 29 min. This asteroid was named in honor of the Nine Muses of Greek mythology. The Muses were divinities who initiated creative inspiration in the human mind. This divine sisterhood lent their name to music, an art which they were thought to cultivate in humanity. The earliest museums were literally shrines consecrated to the Muses. Hesiod asserted that the Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of Memory. Other Classical writers cite a more primordial origin for the nine, stating that their parents were Gaia (Mother Earth) and Ouranos (Father Sky). Each individual Muse favored a particular discipline. Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry, Clio was the Muse of history, Erato was the Muse of lyric poetry, Euterpe was the Muse of music, Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy, Thalia was the Muse of comedy, Terpsichore was the Muse of dance, Polyhymnia was the Muse of the chorus and Urania was the Muse of astronomy and astrology. This asteroid may bestow the ability to inspire the creative genius of others. Artistic, literary, poetic, dramatic and musical pursuits may be exalted. Pluto Opposition Octavia, Orb: 0 deg. 46 min. This asteroid was named for Roman Empress Claudia Octavia (39-62 CE). Claudia Octavia was the step-sister and first wife of the Emperor Nero, who ruled Rome from 54 to 68 CE. She was the daughter of the Emperor Claudius and his third wife and second cousin, Valeria Messalina. Claudia Octavia had one full sibling, a brother named Brittanicus. She was named in honor of her great-great-grandmother, Octavia Minor, the elder sister of the Emperor Augustus.
Valeria Messalina had a reputation for both promiscuity and manipulative selfishness. In 48 CE she began an extramarital affair with a Senator named Gaius Silius. Together they plotted to murder Claudius and install Silius in his place as Emperor. This murderous plot, however, was discovered by Claudius who had them both put to death.
After Valeria Messalina's execution, Claudius married Agrippina the Younger. Agrippina's son from a previous marriage, Nero, succeeded him as Emperor. Several days into Nero's reign, Claudia Octavia's brother Brittanicus (then barely 14) was murdered by Nero, who feared his claim to imperial power. Claudia Octavia married her brother's murderer, becoming Empress.
Nero and Octavia had a terrible marriage. He began an affair with a woman named Claudia Acte, and then with a woman named Poppaea Sabina. When Poppaea became pregnant, Nero divorced Octavia, claiming she was infertile. Twelve days after the divorce he married Poppaea. Nero and Poppaea then banished Octavia to the island of Pandateria (now known as Ventotene). This enraged the citizens of Rome, who loved Octavia. They marched loudly through the streets, calling for her return and carrying statues of her decked with flowers. Rather than bending to the will of the people, diabolical Nero had Octavia brutally murdered. Later in his life he was said to have been haunted by nightmares of her, and of his mother whom he had also killed.
The name Octavia means "the Eighth". The number eight holds special significance in various religious traditions and is often invoked to describe systems of divine order and natural accord. Some examples are the Eight Immortals of Chinese myth, the Eight Vasus ("Excellences") of Hindu tradition, the Eight Angels who carry the throne of Allah in Islam, and the Eight Great Boddisatvas embodying aspects of the Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism. The esoteric idea of the number eight signifying harmony seems wholly antithetical to the life of Claudia Octavia. This strange dichotomy may relate to the astrological significance of this minor planet.
This asteroid may give a high social or political position, yet great constriction in one's personal affairs. Secrecy, intrigue, ill intentions, violence, betrayal and agony may dominate one's family life. Popularity and public adoration may be attained despite hidden struggles You may seek inner tranquility and order in the midst of chaos and calamity.
Pluto Opposition Pecker, Orb: 0 deg. 38 min. This asteroid was named in honor of French astrophysicist Jean-Claude Pecker, born in 1923. Pecker is the Chair of the Theoretical Physics Department at the College de France. He is also a member of France's Royal Academy of Sciences. In 2005 he won the International Humanist Award.
Pecker is a critic of astrology, which he believes to be a false science. He is also a vocal skeptic of the Big Bang theory of the origin of the cosmos and the related concept of the Expanding Universe.
In addition to many scholarly scientific articles, Pecker has written on the subjects of art and poetry.
This asteroid may give an inclination towards excellence in scientific and theoretical studies. Skeptical opinions may develop. A distinguished career is possible.
How You Approach Life: Your Stance Towards the World
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Asc. Conjunct Beatrix, Orb: 0 deg. 39 min. This asteroid was named in honor of Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290), beloved of Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Dante met Beatrice when he was nine years old and she eight. He maintained a fierce devotion to her throughout his life. Beatrice married another man and died three years after her wedding at the age of 24.
In Dante's work she represents the ideal of beauty, purity, love and truth. Dante's La Vita Nuova, "the New Life", a combination of poetry and prose, is entirely inspired by his undying love of Beatrice. In the Divine Comedy, Beatrice appears to lead Dante into Paradise. In this context she is the embodiment of beatific love and therefore suitable to introduce Dante to the beatific vision, or the direct and eternal perception of God in Heaven. This asteroid may bestow a benevolent and compassionate manner, as well as a deep interest in spiritual matters. It may also confer the ability to inspire the creative endeavors of others. Asc. Conjunct Educatio, Orb: 0 deg. 36 min. Education is the process by which a society transfers its knowledge, skills and values from one generation to the next. The right to education has been described as a basic human right by the European Convention on Human Rights. The word educate is derived from the Latin educare, meaning "to bring up, rear, inform", which is closely related to educere, meaning "to bring out". Education is meant to bring out the individual's potential to grow and become productive. This asteroid may ascribe personal import to the development, cultivation and transmission of knowledge You may act as a teacher and/or a perennial student. Asc. Conjunct Ernestina, Orb: 0 deg. 21 min. This asteroid was named for Ernst Wolf, the son of German astronomer and astrophotographer Max Wolf (1863-1932). Max Wolf is credited with the discovery of over two hundred asteroids, including this one.
The name Ernst (from which comes Ernest, Ernesto, etc.) is a German word literally meaning "Earnest".
This asteroid may confer serious, honest, resolute and diligent attributes.
Asc. Conjunct Hamiltonia, Orb: 0 deg. 20 min. This asteroid was named for Mount Hamilton, a mountain in California's Diablo Range. Mount Hamilton is home to the Lick Observatory, where this asteroid was discovered by James Edward Keeler in 1899. It is the tallest mountain overlooking Silicon Valley, the birthplace of the computer technology explosion of the late 20th Century. Mount Hamilton's tallest peak is named in honor of revolutionary scientific innovator Nicolaus Copernicus. Its second tallest peak is named for eminent mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler. Mount Hamilton is a center of scientific inquiry and progress, from the astronomy practiced at the Lick Observatory to the technology formulated in the valley below.
Mount Hamilton was named for Laurentine Hamilton (1826-1882), a Presbyterian minister who (like Copernicus) was accused of heresy. Hamilton preached the doctrine of a "second probation after death". He held the unorthodox view that a person still had one last chance for salvation after they died. While preaching on Easter Sunday in 1882, Hamilton uttered, "We know not what matter is!", and fell over dead. The quest to discover "what matter is" is undertaken by astronomers and physicists, such as the ones working at the Lick Observatory.
This asteroid may give an inclination towards scientific and philosophical inquiry, as well as technological innovation. The geographic region containing the Diablo Mountains and Silicon Valley may hold personal significance.
Asc. Conjunct Irmintraud, Orb: 0 deg. 52 min. The female name Irmintraud is derived from the Germanic irmin, meaning "world", and traud, meaning "strong".
This asteroid may confer an outgoing, forceful, energetic, robust and resilient character. A keen awareness of the greater world of which one is a part may develop.
Asc. Conjunct Marc, Orb: 0 deg. 20 min. This asteroid was named for Marc Y. Wasserman, the son of its discoverer L.H. Wasserman.
The name Marc is a short form of Marcus, a theophoric name related to that of Mars, the ancient Roman god of War.
Mars began as the Etruscan god Maris, a patron of agriculture and divine protector of farms and cattle. As the Roman Empire expanded its boundaries through constant military campaigns, Mars donned the mantle of a war god. He became conflated with the Greek Ares, and in this form ascended to the position of the most worshipped deity of the Roman legions. As these military men conquered Gallic and Celtic lands, Mars became associated with many Celtic battle and protection gods. Some of these related divinities included Alator, Toutatis, Belatucadros, Mullo, Nodens, Ocelus, Lenus and Tyr. Tyr (Mars' Norse equivalent) gave his name to Tuesday. In the Romance languages, this day is also named for Mars (Mardi in French, Martes in Spanish, Martedi in Italian). Mars gave his name not only to the third day of the week, but to the third month of the year, March; and to the third non-terrestrial planet from the Sun. In his mythos, Mars was the son of Jupiter and Juno, the King and Queen of the Gods. He was also the husband of the war goddess Bellona, and the lover of Venus. This asteroid may emphasize father-son relationships. Military, martial, confrontational, protective and defensive pursuits may be exalted. Concepts of masculinity may hold special significance. Asc. Conjunct Martina, Orb: 0 deg. 36 min. This asteroid was named for Henri Martin, a participant in the French Revolution. The surname Martin is derived from the Latin Martinus, a theophoric name invoking Mars, the Roman god of War. Mars began as the Etruscan god Maris, a patron of agriculture and divine protector of farms and cattle. As the Roman Empire expanded its boundaries through constant military campaigns, Mars donned the mantle of a war god. He became conflated with the Greek Ares, and in this form ascended to the position of the most worshipped deity of the Roman legions. As these military men conquered Gallic and Celtic lands, Mars became associated with many Celtic battle and protection gods. Some of these related divinities included Alator, Toutatis, Belatucadros, Mullo, Nodens, Ocelus, Lenus and Tyr. Tyr (Mars' Norse equivalent) gave his name to Tuesday. In the Romance languages, this day is also named for Mars (Mardi in French, Martes in Spanish, Martedi in Italian). Mars gave his name not only to the third day of the week, but to the third month of the year, March; and to the third non-terrestrial planet from the Sun. In his mythos, Mars was the son of Jupiter and Juno, the King and Queen of the Gods. He was also the husband of the war goddess Bellona, and the lover of Venus. This asteroid may bestow an inclination towards involvement in military, martial, confrontational, protective and defensive pursuits, especially those of a revolutionary nature. Asc. Conjunct Retsina, Orb: 0 deg. 42 min. Retsina is a Greek white wine which has been produced for over 2000 years. It is a resinated wine, meaning that part of its flavor is derived from wood resin, particularly that of the Aleppo pine. Before the invention of glass bottles, the Greeks stored wine in pine wood vessels, which imbued the beverage with its distinctive taste. After the advent of glass, pine resin continued to be added to the wine for flavor.
Roman natural philosopher Pliny the Elder commented on this process in his Naturalis Historia. Medieval pilgrims and crusaders who passed through southern Greece on their way to the Holy Land also recorded their experiences with resinated wine.
Retsina is traditionally made from Savatiano grapes, a popular drought resistant variety. It is produced in the Greek regions of Attica, Boeotia and Euboea as well as on the island of Cyprus. Similar wines from other countries may not be considered true Retsinas.
This asteroid may grant personal significance to the production and consumption of wine, as well as to its history and cultural significance in the Mediterranean.
Asc. Opposition Adeona, Orb: 0 deg. 59 min. Adeona is an ancient Roman goddess. Along with her sister Abeona, she protected children and travelers. These two goddesses presided over a young child's first steps as well as their first journeys into the world. Adeona in particular was associated with the safe return home after an excursion.
This asteroid may give a love of children. The safety and guardianship of others may be an important life theme. There may also be an interest in travel and transportation.
Asc. Opposition Eunomia, Orb: 0 deg. 43 min. In ancient Greece, Eunomia (whose name means "Good Order") was the spirit of social harmony and organization. She was the daughter of Zeus and Themis. Themis, whose name means "that which is put in place", was the goddess of natural order. Eunomia is often portrayed attending her father and in the company of her sisters Dike, "Moral Justice", and Eirene, "Peace".
This asteroid may draw attention to moral, legal and judicial matters. An ethical, clear-minded and organized character may develop. There may be an inclination to act as an advisor, counselor, mediator or upholder of the law.
Asc. Opposition Hypatia, Orb: 0 deg. 16 min. Hypatia of Alexandria was a mathematician, astronomer and Neo-Platonist philosopher who lived in the Roman city of Alexandria in Egypt. She was born between 350 and 370 CE. Her father and teacher, Theon, was the last known mathematician associated with the Museum of Alexandria. Hypatia was further educated in Athens and Italy before returning to Alexandria in 400 CE to become the head of the Platonist school there. Among her pupils was the eminent philosopher Synesius of Cyrene, who went on to become the Bishop of Ptolemais.
Hypatia's work included writing commentaries on the works of Diophantus and Apollonius, as well as the charting of celestial bodies. She edited the existing version of Ptolemy's Almagest, a text concerned with the complex motions of stars and planets. She is also credited with the invention of the hydrometer, an instrument used for ascertaining the specific gravity of liquids. Much more of her work may have been buried or destroyed. In March, 415 CE Hypatia was dragged from her chariot by a rabid mob of Christians led by a man only identified as Peter. She was stripped naked and dragged through the streets of her beloved city to the newly Christianized Caesareum Church where she was brutally murdered. Her death is often considered to be the official end of Classical antiquity. This asteroid may give an inclination towards intellectual and academic pursuits, especially those involving astronomy, mathematics and philosophy. The knowledge of the ancient Greco-Roman world may play an essential role in life. A tendency to become involved in the education of others may manifest. The individual's work may also put them at risk of harm and persecution. Asc. Opposition Iclea, Orb: 0 deg. 26 min. Iclea is the protagonist of French astronomer and spiritual enthusiast Camille Flammarion's 1889 novel Uranie. This work of science fiction, named for the Greek Muse of astronomy and astrology, dealt with stellar and celestial themes. This asteroid may give a keen interest in the cosmos. Passions for scientific inquiry and creative writing may concurrently develop. Asc. Opposition Jacqueline, Orb: 0 deg. 47 min. This asteroid was named in honor of Jacqueline Zadoc-Kahn, a student of its discoverer Benjamin Jekhowsky (1881-1975).
The name Jacqueline is the feminine form of Jacques, which is the French variation of Jacob. Jacob is the Anglicized form of the Hebrew Ya'aqob, the name of an important Biblical patriarch. Ya'aqob translates to "heel-grabber", as the Biblical Jacob supposedly held fast to the heels of his twin brother Esau in their mother's womb.
Jacob fathered twelve sons and one daughter with his two wives and their two servants. In the story most commonly associated with him, Jacob has a visionary experience in which he sees a ladder or staircase descending from Heaven to Earth, with angels going up and down. He hears the voice of God, who blesses him. In another portion of his legend, Jacob wrestles with an angel of God, who is sometimes identified with the Archangel Michael. After arising victorious from this struggle, Jacob is renamed Israel, which later became the title of the Land of Israel and its people.
This asteroid may bestow a strong connection to that which one considers divine. Visionary and ecstatic religious experiences may occur You may establish an important family or long-lasting tradition. The relationship between teachers and students may also play an essential role in life.
Asc. Opposition Olga, Orb: 0 deg. 10 min. This asteroid was named in honor of the niece of Prussian astronomer Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander (1799-1875).
The female given name Olga is the Slavic variation of the Scandinavian Helga, which is derived from the Old Norse heilagr, meaning "sacred" or "holy". Saint Olga was the ruler of the proto-Russian nation of Kievan Rus from 945 until 963 CE. She married the future Igor of Kiev around 903. Her rule began when her husband died at the hands of the Drevlyans, a tribe of Eastern Slavs. Olga spent the first part of her reign avenging Igor's death. She waged war mercilessly on the Drevlyans, burning many of them alive. She was the first Russian ruler to convert to Christianity. This asteroid may draw attention to themes of sanctity, divinity and religious practice. Revenge for the death of a loved one may also be sought. Avuncular relationships may play an essential role in life.