Hagar

Hagar, asteroid 682 (the 682nd asteroid to be discovered, on June 17, 1909), is approximately 12 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.3 years. It is

A woodcut of an Assyrian seal depicting the descent of Ishtar into Hades. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library.

named after the biblical Hagar, Sarah's maid, who fathered Ishmael through Abraham and was later driven away and left to die in the desert. Muslims trace their lineage to Ishmael. In Hebrew, hagar means "forsaken." When prominent in a natal chart, the asteroid Hagar can show an individual who creates for another person but is later rejected out of jealousy of her or his work and creativity. Like the biblical Hagar, this person can later become an independent creator.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis

Horwood Limited, 1988. Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988. Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

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