Asteroid Arachne

I planned to write about Pallas-Athena today but something about Arachne kept calling me back to her. I have a spider living nearby that looks distinctly like a false widow. She made a web on my balcony last week. This week she's moved to...

Asteroid Isis – A Sum of Parts

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ASTRONOMY Asteroid 42 was discovered on May 23rd 1856 by Norman R. Pogson of Oxford England.  The name however was given by the astronomer-director of Radcliffe Observatory.  It is thought that the name may have some reference to Pogson's daughter Elizabeth whose middle name was Isis...

Asteroid Angel

Asteroid Angel was discovered by C.S. Shoemaker and D.H.Levy (yes the ones after which the Levy-Shoemaker comet was named which famously crashed into Jupiter in 1994). The date of discovery of Angel was June 4th 1992 at Palomar Observatory in San Diego, California. Angel has...

11.11.11. – 11th November 2011 – Elation Squared

I ran a report today for the transits of 11.11.11. According to my software, at eleven minutes past eleven of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year, we have Mercury square Elatus. Oh and the interesting thing is that each body is on...

New Kid on the Block

Some would think that perhaps we astrologers have enough on our minds synthesising a chart composed of the traditional elements without adding more. But in recent years the many asteroids in our solar system have increasingly appeared in interpretations and analysis. Initially I found...

Asteroid Iris – The Rainbow Goddess

ASTRONOMY Asteroid Iris was discovered by English astronomer J.R Hind on August 13th 1847. She was the 7th asteroid to be discovered. Iris is the fourth brightest object in the asteroid belt after Vesta, Ceres and Pallas (Wikipedia). Her orbit is 3.68 years and her designated symbol is...