Gaily

Asteroid 14092, Gaily, was discovered June 29, 1997 at Kitt Peak Observatory near Sells, Arizona by the Spacewatch program. It has a period of 4 years, 162 days.

It was named for Canadian physicist T. Dean Gaily (born 1934), a professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada from 1969 to 1998.

Dean Gaily


Peter Standaart links this asteroid to attitudes towards gays and homosexuality.

Quentin Crisp had Gaily sextile Lilith (marginalization vs. integration), Dioretsa (something that sticks) and the South Node, square Bienor (exuberance, empowerment, condemnation), and trine Pluto (unforgettable) and the North Node (making connections).

Massachusetts US representative Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940 in Bayonne, New Jersey), the dean of Congress's small group of openly gay members, has Gaily conjunct Bienor (empowerment, condemnation, compassion), Talos (criticism, defense) and Don Quixote (taking on the system), semisextile Damocles (drastic change, experience of groupthink, politics), sextile Mars (assertion), square Okyrhoe (listening to one's own inner voice) and trine Lilith.

Wisconsin US representative Tammy Baldwin (born February 11, 1962 in Madison, Wisconsin), Congress's only out-of-the-closet lesbian, has Gaily conjunct the Sun (to shine), semisextile Cruithne, sextile Juno (civil rights, relationships), square Vesta (dedication), trine Quaoar (under scrutiny, something seminal) and quincunx Asbolus (something to say).

Oscar Wilde, who was jailed and ruined on account of his homosexuality, had Gaily square Chariklo (glamorization) and Quaoar (needing to do something, under scrutiny) and quincunx Don Quixote (taking on the system).

Alan Turing, another well-known martyr to homophobia, had Gaily conjunct Juno, semisextile Pholus (oppression), sextile Okyrhoe, trine Mars and Chariklo, quincunx Deucalion (hard, mean, extinction) and opposite Huya (something missing).

Matthew Sheppard had Gaily undecimal Jupiter (religion, philosophy, public support), trine Pelion (life is hard) and Damocles, and opposite Mercury (the media).

Gay rights activist Chastity Bono has Gaily in the ninth house, conjunct Elatus (well-expressed), Deucalion and Pelion (life is tough), semisextile Huya, sextile Don Quixote, square Hylonome (the cry of the people), and quincunx Mercury (writing, speaking), Damocles and Chaos.

Her mother, Cher, who had to adjust to her daughter's sexual orientation, has Gaily in the first house of personal interests, conjunct Huya, semisextile Uranus (having to change), sextile Mercury, square Jupiter, Juno and Talos, and opposite Moon (motherhood) and Pallas.

Flamboyant concert pianist Liberace, who despite persistent rumors and court battles insisted on keeping his sexual orientation private, and eventually died of AIDS, had Gaily in the sixth house of health, conjunct Chaos, undecimal Mars, decile Vesta, trine Pallas and parallel Jupiter.

Anita Bryant, who at heavy cost to her career, reputation and family life has fought to deny justice to gays, has Gaily conjunct Talos (throwing stones), semisextile Juno, sextile Mars (aggression), and opposite Neptune (delusions) and Quaoar (acting with a sense of urgency).

Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson has Gaily conjunct Saturn (fear, conservatism, traditionalism), square Uranus (television, activism) and Elatus (eloquent expression, to mislead), and trine Pelion (what is necessary to be "let in") and Phaethon (trying to control, a phenomenon).

Rabid homophobe Fred Phelps has Gaily square Bienor (condemning, attacking), trine Pluto (obsessive, persecutory, deep-seated problems) and quincunx Dioretsa (foolishness, off course).

The glyph for Gaily is mine.



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