Sergestus


Asteroid 4829, Sergestus, a Jupiter Trojan, was discovered on September 10, 1988 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 11 years, 216 days.

It was named for a character in The Aeneid, Sergestus, a friend of Aeneas who, when participating in a boat race, incurred ridicule by hitting some submerged rocks and disabling his boat, coming in last; nevertheless, Aeneas kept his promise, made before the race, to give every participant, including Sergestus, prizes.

Astrologically, asteroid Sergestus seems to indicate "on the rocks," powerless, ridiculed, damaged, disability, soldiering on despite difficulty; possibly, "working on in despair" or rewarded for simply showing up and participating.



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