Philosophia, asteroid 227 (the 227th asteroid to be discovered, on August 12, 1882), is approximately 60 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 5.6 years. Philosophia is named after philosophy (literally, the "love of wisdom"). If other elements of a natal chart concur, this asteroid indicates wisdom or a "philosophical attitude" with respect to the matters indicated by Philosophia's sign and house position.


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