Asteroid 5035, Swift, was discovered on October 18, 1991, by Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda at Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. Swift has a period of 4 years, 80 days.

It was named for American astronomer Lewis Swift (1820-1913), who discovered or co-discovered numerous nebulae and comets, including Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the source of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

Lewis Swift

Astrologically, Swift seems to indicate swiftness, athletics, expediency, obstacles falling away..

Champion runner Glenn Cunningham (born August 4, 1909, in Atlanta, Kansas) recovered from being badly burned in a schoolhouse fire as a boy and eventually set up a home for troubled youth. He had Swift sextile Jupiter (religion, support from others), square Chaos (a new order) and Don Quixote (to take on something), sesquiquadrate Chariklo (glamorization), and contraparallel Pallas (defense of civilized values).

Legendary college football player George Gipp (born February 18, 1895 in Laurium, Michigan), who died young of pneumonia in 1920 and was memorably played by Ronald Reagan in the movie Win One For The Gipper, had Swift semisextile Phaethon (a phenomenon), sextile Mercury, square Varuna (grown big), and trine Hylonome (pathos, popular appeal).

Basketball great Michael Jordan has Swift semisquare Pluto (unforgettable) and square Ixion (creating something).

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962, in East Saint Louis, Illinois), a heptathlon champion sometimes called the best all-around female athlete in the world (in spite of having asthma), has Swift decile Chiron (distinctive, the key, the door-opener), semisquare Vesta (focus), sesquiquadrate Uranus (breaking through), and quincunx Neptune (ideals, idealization).

Champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong (born September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas) has Swift decile Uranus (bicycles) and Ceres (family), sextile Pandora (making a splash), square Saturn (hard work, career, rewards and consequences) and biquintile Chiron.

Chuck Yeager (born February 13, 1923, in Myra, West Virginia), the first human to fly faster than sound, who was instrumental in training NASA's astronauts in its manned space program's early days, has Swift semisextile Venus (values), decile Uranus (aviation, shattering misconceptions), semisquare the South Node (past influences), square Hidalgo (ambition, bravado), and sesquiquadrate North Node (transcending past influences).

Military test pilot and pioneering female aviator Jacqueline Cochran (born Bessie Lee Smith on May 11, 1906 in Cantonment, Florida) had Swift conjunct Varuna (grown big), trine Don Quixote (taking on something) and opposite Ixion (creating something).

Abraham Lincoln, "The Great Emancipator," had Swift in the twelfth house, conjunct the Moon (the public) and Cruithne, semisextile Pallas (politics), semisquare Pluto (transformation, mass action) and Ceres (to nurture), sextile the Midheaven (career, authority), and quintile Vesta (dedication). He wasn't an abolitionist, but the politically motivated decisions he made directly or indirectly affecting slaves (like issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and prosecuting the Civil War) were basically constructive just the same.

Bill Clinton, whose governing style emphasized the soft sell and who used recess appointments, executive orders, and the Antiquities Act freely to get around congressional Republicans who attempted to block his agenda, has Swift in the twelfth house, decile Mercury (clever) and square Lilith (something that people find hard to accept).

The glyph for Swift is mine.

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