Medea, asteroid 212 (the 212th asteroid to be

. . c , , discovered, on February 6, 1880), is approxi-

An image ot a zodiacal man representing medical astrology with the rulership of the signs over his body mately 132 kilometers in diameter and has an and organs from the late fifteenth century, Germany. orbital period of 5.5 years. Medea was named

Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library. after the princess who helped Jason obtain the

Golden Fleece. J. Lee Lehman associates this asteroid with planning strategy, as well as with bringing together seemingly opposed emotions. Jacob Schwartz gives Medea's astrological influence as "intense emotions and boding with extreme love or hate or both simultaneously."


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Horwood Limited, 1988. Lehman, J. Lee. The Ultimate Asteroid Book. West Chester, PA: Whitford Press, 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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