Asteroid 3468, Urgenta, was discovered on January 7, 1975 by Paul Wild at Zimmerwald, Switzerland. It has a period of 5 years, 90 days.

It is named for a variety of potato; Wild believed that the asteroid was likely potato-shaped. The name Urgenta also reflected his fear that asteroid discoverers would soon have the privilege of naming the asteroids they discovered taken away from them (which has not occurred, at least not yet).

Some Urgenta potatoes


Astrologically, Urgenta seems to indicate emergencies or other things that are urgent.

Charles Drew (born June 3, 1904, in Washington), a doctor who did vital research work on transfusions of blood and blood products, is often erroneously believed to have died following a car crash in North Carolina because a whites-only hospital refused to treat him. had Urgenta conjunct Varuna (grown big, inflated), sextile Uranus (innovation), quintile Ceres (nurture), and opposite Ixion (inventive, creating karma).

Mexican teenager Jesica Santillan (born December 26, 1985 in Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico), whose family brought her to the US without a visa in order to obtain a heart-lung transplant for her, only to watch her die when she got mismatched organs by mistake, had Urgenta semisextile Nessus (encroachment, psychological poisons), sextile Juno and Elatus (eloquent expression, twisted words, self-justification), and square Venus (values, indignation), Pallas (politics), Hidalgo (assertion, defense; Hispanics, particularly in a predominantly Anglo society) and Pandora (making a splash, having an impact).

Professional baseball star Mickey Mantle (born October 20, 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma), who had a history of drinking problems, received a liver transplant; some people believed, erroneously, that Mantle had been moved to the top of the transplant list on account of his celebrity status. Mantle had Urgenta sextile Phaethon (out of control), square Pandora and parallel Pallas.

Canadian general Romeo Dallaire (born June 25, 1946 in Denekamp, Netherlands), who vainly attempted to spur the US and other foreign countries to take action to prevent the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has Urgenta sextile Varuna (judgment, grown big), trine Asbolus (awful experiences, advice given but not taken), sesquiquadrate Chiron (need to pay attention), biquintile Neptune (idealism, scandal), and contraparallel Uranus (breaking ranks).

British Al-Qaeda agent Richard Reid (born August 12, 1973 in London) had his attempt to blow up a transatlantic passenger flight by igniting plastic explosive in his shoes while in his seat (when he could very easily have done a huge amount of damage by simply going into the lavatory to do the deed) was foiled by alert flight attendants and his fellow passengers. He will serve a long prison sentence. Reid has Urgenta semisquare Saturn (consequences, rules) and Dioretsa (stupidity, wildly off course, something that sticks), square Phaethon (losing control), and contraparallel Juno (giving away power).

Alfredo "Pancho" Delgado (born November 1, 1947) was one of several Uruguayan rugby players forced to resort to cannibalism in a famous 1973 incident when the plane taking them from Montevideo, Uruguay to a match in Santiago, Chile crashed in a remote part of the Argentinian Andes. Some, including Delgado, spoke of a spiritual awakening as a result of the ordeal. Delgado has Urgenta sextile Dioretsa (something that sticks) and trine Neptune (scandal, spirituality) and Ixion (lust for life, creating karma).

Fernando "Nando" Parrado (born December 9, 1951), who survived the crash along with Delgado, has Urgenta semisextile Damocles (danger, crisis), nonile Mercury (thinking), square Hidalgo (to assert, to promote) and trine Saturn (hard work).

At the moment the first 911 call was made (on February 16, 1968 at 2:00 p.m. EST in Haleyville, Alabama, when State Rep. Rankin Fite, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, made a test call on the newly installed system to US Representative Tom Bevill in another part of Haleyville City Hall), Urgenta was in the ninth house of mind-expansion, on the Midheaven, conjunct Chiron (the key, the door-opener, ingenuity, need to pay attention), semisextile Mercury (communication), sextile Venus (values) and Varuna (something big), and trine Neptune (creativity, altruism).

At the time of the Columbine High School massacre (April 20, 1999, 11:15 a.m. MDT, Littleton, Colorado), Urgenta was semisquare Saturn (consequences, reaping what one sows), square Ceres (family matters, grief and letting go), tredecile Chiron (ingenuity, self-wounding, a stumbling block, need to pay attention), trine the Ascendant (appearance), sesquiquadrate Mars (firearms, violence, young men), parallel Pluto (criminal behavior, suicide), and contraparallel the Sun (to shine).

At the time of the terrorist attack on the United States known as 9-11 (first hijacked jetliner, American Airlines Flight 11, hits 1 World Trade Center, September 11, 2001, 8:48 a.m. EDT, New York), Urgenta was in the eleventh house of politics, conjunct Chariklo (need to keep perspective), sextile Jupiter (religion, law, travel) and Varuna (huge, judgment, judgmental, fundamentalism), square Vesta, trine Ceres and Nessus (anger, grasping, predatory, encroachment, white supremacy, nativism), and parallel Venus.

The glyph for Urgenta is mine.



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