Asteroid 4257, Ubasti, is an Apollo asteroid discovered August 23, 1987 by Jean Mueller at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 2 years, 42 days.

It was named for the Egyptian cat goddess Bast, also known as Bastet, Baset and Ubasti, a goddess of feminine fertility and protective aggressiveness as well as perfume (one meaning of Bast's name is "ointment jar").


Astrologically, Ubasti seems to indicate finding love, honor or interest.

The glyph for Ubasti is mine and is meant to suggest the sistrum, a sort of rattle used in the worship of Bast.

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