Introduction to the Asteroids Report

Asc. Opposition Pandarus, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min

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Asc. Opposition Pandarus, Orb: 0 deg. 24 min.
In Greek mythology, Pandarus was an archer who fought on the side of Troy during the Trojan War. In Book 4 of the Iliad Pandarus shoots and wounds Menelaus of Sparta, thus accidentally sabotaging a truce which may have ended the prolonged conflict. He is later slain by the Greek warrior Diomedes.
In Geoffrey Chaucer's 1370 epic poem Troilus and Criseyde, which describes a clandestine romance between a Greek woman and a Trojan man during the war, Pandarus takes the role of messenger between the two. Chaucer's work was the inspiration for Shakespeare's 1609 play Troilus and Cressida. In this work Pandarus is portrayed as a lecherous and degenerate individual.
Pandarus' function as romantic liaison in these later tales led to the birth of the English verb pander, meaning "to arrange the illicit love affairs of others".
This asteroid may give a combative nature and potentially a talent for archery You may unwittingly perpetuate violent conflicts. There may also be a tendency towards promoting and nurturing the relationships of others, especially those which are secret or unorthodox. Covert messages may be delivered.
Asc. Opposition Phereclos, Orb: 0 deg. 30 min.
In Greek mythology, Phereclos was a Trojan craftsman. He was responsible for building the ship upon which the Trojan prince Paris sailed to Sparta to abscond with Helen, the act which instigated the Trojan War.
This asteroid may give skill in craftsmanship. The construction of ships and other vehicles may be a favored pursuit.
Asc. Opposition Poseidon, Orb: 0 deg. 51 min.
In the ancient Greek religion, Poseidon was the god of the Ocean. Known as the "earth shaker", he was associated with earthquakes and turbulent storms at sea. Poseidon was often described as a moody and violent-tempered god who wrecked havoc when ignored or offended by mortals. He is cognate to the Roman Neptune and the Etrucan Nethuns. His name may be etymologically connected to the Greek posis, meaning "lord".
Poseidon was an important deity in ancient Greece, where the sea was an integral part of daily life depended upon for food and transportation. In the city of Athens, Poseidon was only second to Athena in prominence. In the legend of the founding of Athens, Athena and Poseidon fought the divine rulership of the city. To decide this quarrel, the two deities told the Athenians that they would each give them a gift. The present favored by the mortals would decide which god would guide their new city. Poseidon struck his trident into the ground, creating a spring, while wise Athena offered the people the first domesticated olive tree. Although the Athenians loved the olive tree and thus Athena the best, they continued to revere Poseidon.
According to the Greek geographer Pausanias, Poseidon was among the patrons of the Oracle of Delphi before it was appropriated by Apollo. Temples were dedicated to the lord of the ocean throughout the ancient Mediterranean. One of the most celebrated centers of Poseidon's worship was his sanctuary in Corinth.
In the Olympian cosmology, Poseidon was son of the Titans Kronos and Rhea and the brother of Zeus, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Along with his siblings he fought to overthrow the Titans and establish the Olympian gods as the rulers of the cosmos.
Poseidon had a multitude of wives and children. His chief consort was the ocean goddess Amphitrite. Amphitrite was the mother of Triton, the fish-tailed messenger of the sea.
Poseidon is traditionally portrayed as a bare-chested and bearded man holding a three-pronged spear known as a trident. Tridents were utilized by both fishermen and soldiers. Poseidon is also frequently depicted riding in a chariot pulled by a hippocampus, or a horse with the tail of a fish. The maritime god was closely associated with horses, as evidenced by his epithet Hippios, meaning "Of the Horses".
This asteroid may grant personal importance to oceanic themes and endeavors. Sailing is a favored activity, as is marine exploration and research. A tempestuous and temperamental character may develop. Natural disasters may also play a crucial role in life. The culture and religion of ancient Greece may become an area of interest.
Asc. Opposition Svea, Orb: 0 deg. 23 min.
Svea is the personification of the nation of Sweden. The name Svea is derived from Svear, the Swedish peoples' name for themselves. As a figure, Svea (or Mother Svea) is portrayed as a powerful female warrior clad in armor, brandishing a sword, and flanked by lions.
Sweden is a country in the northern European region of Scandinavia. It is bordered to the west by Norway, to the north by Finland and Norway, to the east by Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea, and to the south by the Baltic Sea and Denmark. With around 450 thousand square kilometers, Sweden boasts the third largest land mass of any nation in the European Union. It currently has a population of around 9.2 million. 85% of Sweden's inhabitants live in cities.
Archaeological evidence for the human habitation of Sweden dates back to at least 12,000 BCE. The land's first residents were nomadic hunter-gatherers who fished and followed herds of reindeer. Later agricultural settlements were established, which produced crafts such as pottery and weaving. From the 8th to the 11th Centuries CE Swedes traveled by sea and river in long boats throughout northern Europe, eastern Russia and Greenland. This was known as the Viking Age. In the 9th Century Swedish explorers founded a state in what is now Ukraine and eastern Russia, known as Kievan Rus. Kievan Rus became the foundation for subsequent Russian government and culture.
Christianity was first introduced to Sweden in the 9th Century CE, becoming popular in the 12th Century.
In 1319 King Magnus Eriksson united Norway and Sweden under his leadership. In 1397, Queen Margaret I of Denmark united all four Scandinavian countries under the Kalmar Union. Sweden gained its independence in 1523 under King Gustav I of Sweden. In the 17th Century Sweden became a major European power and an Empire. In the 18th Century the nation experienced a period of major scientific and industrial advancement, leading to great prosperity. In the early 20th Century many Swedes relocated to the United States of America, settling mainly in the Midwestern states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Michigan.
Sweden has not engaged in war since 1814, upholding a policy of neutrality throughout both of the World Wars.
Today Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. Its prosperous economy is largely fueled by the export of timber, iron ore, hydropower and manufactured goods.
Famous Swedes have included chemist, engineer and inventor of dynamite Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), influential playwright August Strindberg (1849-1912), children's author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), author Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940), painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919), filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990), and actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982).
This asteroid may grant personal relevancy to the unique nation of Sweden, its culture and its history.
Asc. Opposition Tergeste, Orb: 0 deg. 19 min.
Tergeste is the Latin name for the northeastern Italian port city of Trieste. Trieste lies on the Adriatic Sea, near Italy's border with Slovenia.
In the 3rd Millennium BCE, the Trieste area was settled by the Carni, a Venetic (Celtic) tribe. In 177 BCE it was conquered by Rome. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it became a part of the Byzantine Empire. In 567 CE Trieste was destroyed by invading Lombards. In 788 it was conquered by the Franks. From 1328 until 1918, the city of Trieste was ruled by the Habsburg Monarchy, an Austrian royal house. It was officially ceded to the Kingdom of Italy in 1920.
Due to its location and history, the culture of Trieste exhibits a synthesis of Slavic, Latin and Germanic elements.
The city has been home to many great Italian and Slovenian authors and poets, such as Claudio Magris, Italo Svevo and Boris Pahor. Foreign writers James Joyce, Jules Verne, Richard Burton and Rainer Maria Rilke have also lived and worked in Trieste.
The industries of ship-building and maritime trade and commerce have historically supported Trieste's economy.
This asteroid may ascribe personal importance to Trieste, its culture and its history.
Asc. Opposition Troilus, Orb: 0 deg. 29 min.
In Greek mythology, Troilus is the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. In some versions of his tale, Troilus is Hecuba's son by the god Apollo. During the Trojan War Troilus was ambushed and slain by the Greek hero Achilles. It was prophesized that Troy would not be defeated as long as Trolius lived to see his twentieth birthday, which he did not.
In later Western literature, Troilus is described as having a clandestine romantic affair with a Greek princess named Cressida or Criseyde.
Geoffrey Chaucer's 1370 epic poem Troilus and Criseyde describes the folly of these secret lovers. In this tale Cressida and swears an oath of eternal love to Troilus. Soon after, the perfidious princess commences a love affair with the Greek hero Diomedes, forgetting about Troilus entirely. This Medieval legend was the basis of the Shakespearean romantic tragedy Troilus and Cressida.
This asteroid may give an inclination towards experiencing deceit and treachery in love, as well as defeat in conflict.
The Midheaven

Recognition and Career

Note: A change of only a few minutes of birth time can change

the interpretations in this section of the report.

MC Conjunct Burgundia, Orb: 0 deg. 55 min.
Burgundy is one of the 26 regions of France. Historically it was inhabited by Celtic tribes, then conquered by the Roman Empire. After the fall of Rome Burgundy was settled by the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe of Scandinavian origin. This tribe lent their name to the region. Burgundy came to be noted for its distinctive locally produced wine. This wine gave its name to the color burgundy, a deep purplish red.
This asteroid may emphasize the significance of this geographic region, its people and its history.
MC Conjunct Carnegia, Orb: 0 deg. 56 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.
MC Conjunct Confucius, Orb: 0 deg. 09 min.
Kong Qiu (Latinized as Confucius) was a Chinese philosopher whose teachings immensely influenced thought and social behavior in China as well as in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. He lived from 551 to 479 BCE. Confucius emphasized the importance of hierarchy, correctness in social relationships, individual and governmental morality, formality, study and education, justice, honesty and above all loyalty to family.
The authorship of such fundamentals of Chinese literature as the Five Classics, the Spring and Autumn Annals, and the Classic of Rites is commonly attributed to him. His ideas can also be found in the collection of aphorisms known as the Analects of Confucius.
Due to Confucius' exaltation of family heritage, his own family (the Kongs) boasts the worlds longest continuous recorded lineage today with 83 father-to-son generations on record.
This asteroid may ascribe importance to concepts of ancestor worship, correct behavior, maintenance of cultural tradition and personal virtue. The countries influenced by the philosophy of Confucius may also play an important role in life.
MC Conjunct Herodias, Orb: 0 deg. 51 min.
Herodias was a Jewish princess of the Herodian dynasty who may have lived from approximately 15 BCE until 40 CE. She married her uncle Herod II and had one daughter with him named Salome. For political reasons she later divorced Herod II and married his brother Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea. This marriage was much criticized by Herod's subjects, not because Herodias was his niece, but because she had been previously married to his still-living brother. She was particularly denounced by the preacher known as John the Baptist. In the Biblical gospels of Mark and Matthew Herodias plays a crucial role in John the Baptist's death. In these stories she convinces Herod Antipas to behead John by having her daughter Salome perform the seductive "Dance of the Seven Veils" for him. This dance may have been inspired by the ancient Near Eastern legend of the goddess Inanna's descent into the land of the dead, in which she was forced to remove one article of clothing at each of the Seven Gates of the Underworld.
In Medieval Europe Herodias was conflated with the Roman Lunar goddess Diana. This Diana/Herodias figure was commonly believed to be a spiritual leader of witches who accompanied them during their nocturnal meetings.
This asteroid may give an inclination towards political intrigue. Through their actions and relationships the individual may gain worldly power, yet also invite controversy. An infamous reputation may be acquired.
MC Conjunct Mireille, Orb: 0 deg. 30 min.
This asteroid was named for Mireille, a narrative poem composed by French poet Frederic Mistral (1830-1914). Mireille was adapted by Charles Gounod as an opera which premiered in Paris in 1864. The plot concerns Mireille, a rich heiress who falls in love with Vincent, a poor basket-weaver. Although Mireille and Vincent love each other, they are kept apart by Mireille's father, as well as her jealous suitors. At the end of the tale Mireille dies of exhaustion after searching tirelessly for Vincent.
The French female given name Mireille is derived from the Latin root mir, meaning "wonder" or "amazement". It is from this root that the English words miracle, mirror and admire are formed.
This asteroid may give a tendency to attract the mutual affection and admiration of others. There may also be an inclination towards falling in love with someone from a different social class. Romantic fulfillment, however, may be obstructed by forces beyond one's control.
MC Conjunct Nausikaa, Orb: 0 deg. 06 min.
In Greek mythology Nausicaa, whose name inexplicably means "Burner of Ships", was a princess who aided the hero Odysseus on his travels. She was the daughter of King Alcinous and Queen Alete of Phaeacia. Although she was a princess, Nausicaa worked with the palace servants maintaining the royal household. One day, she was washing clothes by the river when shipwrecked Odysseus stumbled out of the woods naked and confused. Nausicaa gave him some clothes to wear and advised him to go to the palace alone and seek an audience with her mother Alete, which he did. Alete graciously welcomed the bedraggled Odysseus into her court. Much of Homer's Odyssey consists of Odysseus recalling his past adventures to the Phaeacian royal family. In this tale Princess Nausicaa and Odysseus are attracted to each other, yet their implied romance never comes to fruition.
This asteroid may give an inclination towards helping others in need. An aptitude for domestic work may manifest.
MC Opposition Carina, Orb: 0 deg. 20 min.
The word Carina is Latin for the "keel" of a ship. It originally meant "nutshell". The keel is the ship's foundational beam, or backbone. It supports the entirety of the vessel.
This asteroid may grant an inclination towards navigational and sea-faring pursuits. There may also be a tendency to provide essential support and stability for other individuals or organizations.
MC Opposition Chaldaea, Orb: 0 deg. 34 min.
Chaldaea was a kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia. It became a Babylonian colony early in the rule of Hammurabi. The 11th Dynasty of Babylonian Kings was of comprised rulers from this tribe, and thus known as the Chaldean Dynasty. The Chaldean Dynasty lasted until the beginning of the Achaemenid Persian Empire around 550 BCE. Under Persian rule, the name Chaldean became disassociated from the tribal ethnic group to which it once referred and instead became allied with a social class of literate people. These "Chaldeans" were skilled in the magical as well as the scribal arts. Their knowledge of divination led the ancient Greeks to adopt the word Chaldean as a synonym for astrologer.
This asteroid may grant personal importance to the early Mesopotamian civilizations as well as to present day Iraq. Interests in knowledge, literature, esotericism and astrology may develop.
MC Opposition Cybele, Orb: 0 deg. 28 min.
Cybele is the name of the ancient Phrygian/Anatolian Earth Mother Goddess. For her devoted followers, Cybele was an embodiment of the fertile Earth, not unlike the Greek Gaia. She was especially associated with forests, caverns and mountains. In Greece, where her religion flourished from the 6th to the 4th Century BCE, she was known as "Mountain Mother". The Romans adopted her worship around 200 BCE, calling her Magna Mater, "the Great Mother". Another ancient title for this divinity was Potnia Theron, "Mistress of Beasts", which emphasizes Cybele's close association with the animal kingdom. She was especially allied with honeybees and lions, and was typically depicted in art as enthroned and flanked by lions or riding in a chariot pulled by these majestic cats. Classical writers recorded Cybele's orgiastic rites, which included wild dancing and music, drumming and drinking. These festivities where originally led by priestesses, but later on a priesthood of castrated males dressed in feminine garb and assuming female identities upheld the traditions of the Goddess.
This asteroid may bestow a deep love of nature, especially mountains and animals. There may also be a penchant for revelry and sensuality. Motherhood may become an important life theme. A nurturing, supportive, encouraging and uplifting role may be assumed. The respect and devotion of others may be attained.
MC Opposition Erminia, Orb: 0 deg. 05 min.
Ermenie is the protagonist of a comic opera by the same name composed by English writer Edward Jakobowski (1858-1927). In this tale, Ermenie is a young aristocratic woman engaged in an arranged marriage to Ernest, a nobleman she has never met. She is secretly in love with her father's secretary Eugene, as Ernest is secretly in love with Cerise, Eugene's sister. Eugene and Cerise are orphans and are not of the same high social standing as Ermenie and Ernest, making their unions seemingly unattainable. However, the arranged marriage is cancelled and the loving couples are brought together through the unlikely influence of robbers who reverse the fortunes of the characters.
This asteroid may grant the tendency to marry for love rather than money. Class structure may be disregarded or thoroughly disrupted.
MC Opposition Freud, Orb: 0 deg. 04 min.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist famous for founding the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Psychoanalysis is a method of treating mental illness which focuses on engaging the patient in a dialog with the psychoanalyst. Freud developed this therapeutic procedure, which has since become an institution indelibly ingrained in Western culture. Freud is also celebrated for his theory of the unconscious mind. Although this concept originated in antiquity, Freud brought it to the forefront of Western psychology. Freud also theorized that sexual desire is the primary motivational force in human existence. He believed that psychological repression, or the exclusion of desires from ones consciousness, was a mechanism perpetually at work in the human mind. Freud also worked with dream interpretation. He often linked dream images to manifestations of repressed desires.
This asteroid may ascribe great significance to the practice of psychoanalysis as well as to the theories proposed by Sigmund Freud.
MC Opposition Irma, Orb: 0 deg. 34 min.
The female name Irma is derived from the Old High German word irmin, meaning "world". It is sometimes translated as "complete" or "universal".
This asteroid may grant a sense of wholeness. A keen awareness of the greater world of which one is a part may develop.
MC Opposition Philippina, Orb: 0 deg. 38 min.
This asteroid was named for Philipp Kessler on the occasion of his engagement to be married. Philipp was a friend of this asteroid's discoverer, German astronomer August Kopff (1882-1960).
The name Philipp comes from the Greek Philippos, meaning "Lover of Horses". As the ownership of horses in ancient Greece denoted great wealth, the name originally implied noble standing. Since antiquity it has been applied to many royals and rulers.
This asteroid may bestow opulent riches and social prestige. Engagements, marriages and weddings may become an essential part of life. An appreciation of horses may also develop.
MC Opposition Romilda, Orb: 0 deg. 42 min.
Romilda is an Italian female given name derived from a combination of the Germanic elements hrom, meaning "fame" and hild, meaning "battle".
This asteroid may give fame and recognition through battle or conflict You may become a celebrated military leader, warrior or activist.

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