Asteroid 17942 Whiterabbit was discovered on May 11, 1999 at Nachi-Katsuura Observatory in Japan by Yuji Shimizu and Takiuji Urata. Whiterabbit has a period of 3 years, 254 days. It was named for the character in Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll—the mysterious White Rabbit Alice followed down the rabbit hole into a surreal world she almost never came out of. Lewis Carroll's works inspired the classic rock song "White Rabbit," a song about drug abuse written by Darby Slick and first performed in 1969 by The Jefferson Airplane. This song in turn provided the title of the classic nonfiction book Go Ask Alice, a diary written by an anonymous teenage girl which for over three decades has served as a warning to young people about the consequences of drug use. That Alice never came out of the rabbit hole again.

The White Rabbit.

Actually, what's on the other side of the mirror that people find themselves stepping through may have nothing to do with drugs, and it is this that asteroid Whiterabbit signifies astrologically: being drawn into something; finding oneself in a strange, possibly dangerous situation; life-transforming events; fascination; danger; sea-changes, and, yes, drug abuse.

"He hath suffered a sea-change/Into something rich and strange."

Whiterabbit's asteroid number adds up to the master number 11, reinforcing the strangeness of the asteroid's influence.

Famed pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart had Whiterabbit in the first house, and actress Shannen Doherty, who is notoriously prone to mishaps and wild, troublesome situations, has it prominent(conjunct her Sun).

Jeffrey Dahmer had Whiterabbit on his Vertex.

Jim Jones had Whiterabbit in the fifth house, cusping the sixth, conjunct Harris(mass murder, frenzied activity, going crazy when provoked).

The glyph for Whiterabbit is my own conception.

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