Asteroid 7211, Xerxes, was discovered on March 25, 1971 by C.J. Van Houten and Ingrid Van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. Xerxes has a period of 4 years, 250 days.

It was named for Xerxes I (Xsayaṛsa I, 519 BCE-465 BCE), also known as Xerxes the Great, emperor of Persia (now Iran), who waged war against the Greeks and was defeated repeatedly by them. He is called Ahasuerus in the Bible's Book of Esther, which describes how an attempt by his adviser Haman to persuade him to launch genocide against the Jews of Persia was foiled.

Astrologically, asteroid Xerxes seems to indicate lashing out in rage, acting emotionally, imperalistic, bullying..

The glyph for Xerxes is mine.

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