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The Apollo Plus 13

As of May 2016 there are 468,416 numbered asteroids, with 19,978 of these officially named, and I'm certainly not suggesting you try to put that many in your chart! (For an up-to-date list of all the named minor planets, check out this IAU website.)

Ceres is no longer classified an asteroid.
On August 24, 2006, the IAU declared Ceres a Dwarf Planet!

That doesn't change all that we have already discovered about this remarkable body....but now, more than ever, it's important for you to know where your Ceres is.

All of the "Big Four" (Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta),
Glyphs for Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta
have proven to be quite significant.
There are a great many studies available on the influence of these bodies. Some of these include:

Up until 1980, we only had those four to study. Then, Al H.Morrison and I got together and talked about some other bodies. He first released short ephemerides, covering 1900-2000, of these six as-yet-unresearched minor planets: Hidalgo, Toro, Icarus, Sappho, Eros and Lilith, and then these were soon followed by Amor, Pandora, Psyche, Urania, Apollo, America, Atlantis and Bacchus. Each one of these 14 bodies was published as a separate booklet, and people all over the world began studying them for the first time.

Unfortunately, when Al passed away, the publication of these booklets ceased, and it became more difficult to discover where your Pandora was, or whether you had a conjunction of Psyche and Eros....until now. I have just republished all 14 asteroids in a single volume. To order, click here.

Here follows some information on the Mini-Planets whose ephemerides are included in that volume. I hope that you find it useful and also hope that it encourages you to plunge into this research yourself. The order of bodies is not based on importance, only on my personal preference, since I tend to be more fascinated with some than with others.

[Halloran Software has a cool astrological font, and it comes with an additional font containing a whole slew of asteroids....including the fourteen that this page is about. Here is a list of the ones included on this font:

Aesculapia, America, Amor, Apollo, Arachne, Ariadne, Astraea, Atlantis,Bacchus, Ceres, Circe, Cupido-A, Daedalus, Dembowska, Demeter, Diana, Dike, Dudu, Eros, Eurydike, Frigga, Hebe, Hera, Hidalgo, Hopi, Hybris, Hygiea, Icarus, Industria, Isis, Juno, Kassandra, Lilith, Minerva, Nemesis, Niobe, Orpheus, Pallas, Pandora, Persephone, Pittsburghia, Proserpina, Psyche, Sappho, Sisyphus, Siva, Terpsichore, Themis, Toro, Urania, Vesta.

If you are interested, visit the Halloran Software website.]

Martha Lang-Wescott has a website focusing on the asteroids, and you can find out there how to get some of her excellent books on the subject.

Table of Contents

Hidalgo glyphHIDALGO
Icarus glyphICARUS

Eros glyphEROS
Pandora glyphPANDORA
Urania glyphURANIA
Psyche glyphPSYCHE
Lilith glyphLILITH
Sappho glyphSAPPHO
Apollo glyphAPOLLO
America glyphAMERICA
Atlantis glyphATLANTIS

Another perspective

Mark Andrew Holmes has a very interesting article on Hidalgo, Pandora and Lilith at

Cybele and Rhea

Here are two other minor planets I began researching not long ago.

Click here, Minor Planets, to find out how to order an ephemeris of all fourteen bodies.

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