Modestia, asteroid 370 (the 370th asteroid to be discovered, on July 14, 1893), is approximately 44 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 3.5 years. Its name is a personified form of the Latin word for modesty. In a natal chart, Modestia's location by sign and house indicates where one is most likely to be modest or experience modesty. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Modestia may show immodesty or false modesty. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may show an exceptionally modest person, or someone for whom the seeking of modesty and humility is a dominant life theme.
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.
Was this article helpful?