Asteroid 7794, Sanvito, was discovered on January 15, 1996 by Ulisse Munari and Maura Tombelli at Cima Ekar station of Asiago Observatory near Asiago, Vicenza, Italy. Sanvito has a period of 3 years, 180 days.

It was named after Italian amateur astronomer Roberto di San Vito.

In Arthur Clarke's 1969 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, the spaceship Discovery, while passing through the asteroid belt on its way to Saturn, fired a bullet at an asteroid numbered 7794 in order to determine its composition through spectrographic examination of the vaporized material blown from the asteroid's surface by the bullet's impact. The real asteroid 7794, Sanvito, was, of course, almost a quarter-century from being discovered.

Astrologically, asteroid Sanvito seems to indicate growth, experience, moving on, expanding outward, distant places.

English mountaineer George Mallory, an adventure junkie who left his wife for extended periods of time and ended up dying on Mount Everest with his climbing buddy Andrew Irvine, had Sanvito square Varuna (grown big), trine Juno (marriage, public persona) and quincunx Chariklo (glamorization).

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a former young gang member who grew up on (and escaped from) Detroit's mean streets, has Sanvito undecimal Sun (to shine, medicine), sextile Chiron (healing, lessons taught or learned), square Pholus (need to show respect), trine Hidalgo (ambition, self-assertion, advocacy for others) and Phaethon (a phenomenon, and quincunx Chaos.

Bill Clinton, who ended up a long way from small-town Arkansas, has Sanvito on the Midheaven in the tenth house, conjunct Pandora (making a splash, having an impact, gifted), semisextile Pluto (transformation, investigation, persecution), square Venus (values) and quindecile Pallas (politics).

Hillary Clinton, who was also destined not to lead a narrow provincial existence, has Sanvito conjunct Neptune (idealism) and Ixion (creating karma), semisextile Chiron (lessons taught or learned), decile Venus, and opposite Dioretsa (something that sticks).

Ray Charles, who grew up poor, black and blind in the segregated South and found music to be an escape, had Sanvito semisextile Ixion and contraparallel Neptune (music).

Journalist Christiane Amanpour (born January 12, 1958, in London), who made her name going into war zones and other dangerous places all over the world for CNN, has Sanvito semisextile Pluto (living whole-hog), undecimal Neptune (vision), decile North Node (connections), quintile Mars (daring, energy, war), square Hidalgo (ambition), tredecile South Node (separation), and sesquiquadrate Venus.

Max Thurman (born February 18, 1931, in High Point, North Carolina), the Army general who created the famous "Be All You Can Be" ad campaign for Army recruiting, had Sanvito conjunct Saturn (work, career), square Ceres (nurturance) and Dioretsa, and opposite Pluto.

The glyph for Sanvito is mine.

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