Asteroid 156, Xanthippe, was discovered on November 22, 1875 by Johann Palisa at Pula (Pola), Croatia. It has a period of 4 years, 186 days and is 120.99 kilometers (about 75 1/6 miles) in diameter.

It was named for Socrates' wife Xanthippe (Greek for "yellow horse"), who became famous for her alleged petulant, bad-tempered and generally unpleasant personality.

The astrological meaning of Xanthippe seems to be: abuse, domestic violence/abuse, dissatisfaction with relationships, a cross to bear.

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