Asteroid 16248, Fox, was discovered on April 28, 2000 at Socorro, New Mexico by the LINEAR Project. Fox has a period of 3 years, 155 days.

It was named for Phillip Fox (1878-1944), an astronomy professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and first director of Chicago's Adler Planetarium.

Phillip Fox

Astrologically, asteroid Fox seems to indicate cunning, trickery, women as sex objects. .

Con artist turned white-collar-crime consultant Frank Abagnale has Fox semisquare Neptune (confusion), quincunx Damocles (drastic change), Heracles (to strive with) and Chaos (activism), and quindecile Juno (reclaiming surrendered power).

Unreconstructed con artist Charles Ponzi, who popularized the con scheme that bears his name and made "selling worthless Florida swampland" part of the English language, had Fox sextile Ceres, quintile Pallas, square Juno, Cruithne (a brand name) and Chaos, quincunx Uranus (innovative, lawless), and contraparallel the Sun (shining).

Richard Nixon had Fox in the seventh house of open enemies, undecimal Chiron (self-wounding, need to pay attention) and biquintile Ceres (dealing with loss).

Wily murderer Ottis Toole (born March 5, 1947, in Jacksonville) teased crime-victims' advocate John Walsh and his wife Reve Walsh with confessions to their son Adam's murder that he kept giving and retracting until he died of cancer in prison. Toole had Fox semisextile the Sun (to shine), tredecile Saturn (consequences) and opposite Ixion (inventive, bad karma).

Elizabeth Smart has Fox in the tenth house of reputation semisquare Uranus (unconventional), quintile Jupiter (religion), square the Sun, Pluto (descent and rebirth), and Chaos, and quincunx Asbolus (awful experiences) and Pandora (causing a stir). She survived being abducted by wandering religious fanatics Brian Mitchell and Wanda Barzee by complying with their demands while refusing to give in to them on the inside, where it counted.

Hugh Hefner, who made pornography mainstream, has Fox in the sixth house of service to others, conjunct the Descendant, conjunct Hylonome (popular demand), square the Midheaven (career, authority), trine Saturn and Don Quixote (taking on the system), and opposite the East Point (as the world sees you) as well as the Ascendant (persona interests).

Hefner's colleague in the porn business Larry Flynt, whose magazine are known for their raunchiness, has Fox in the sixth house, sextile Mars and trine Chiron.

Althea Flynt, Larry Flynt's late wife, soulmate, and influential collaborator, a former exotic dancer with whom he had an open marriage, had Fox in the tenth house of career and reputation, on the Midheaven, decile Phaethon (not to be controlled), square Pandora (making a splash, having an impact, gifted), trine Asbolus (acrid), and quindecile Pallas (conceptualization).

The glyph for Fox is mine.

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