Yi Xing

Asteroid 1972, Yi Xing, was discovered on November 9, 1964 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanjing (Nanking), Jiangsu, China. Yi Xing has a period of 3 years, 279 days.

It was named for an ancient Chinese astronomer, Yi Xing (683-727), also known as I Hsing and Zhang Sui, who lived during the Tang Dynasty. Yi Xing constructed a bronze armillary sphere for measuring the altitudes of stars above the horizon, and he conducted a large-scale latitude-measurement project in many places across China and reformed the Chinese calendrical system.

Astrologically, asteroid Yi Xing seems to indicate the desire or need to set right or correct.

Etiquette maven Judith Martin aka Miss Manners (born September 13, 1938 in Washington) has Yi Xing semisextile Phaethon (a phenomenon), sextile the Sun (to shine), Neptune (the ideal), Pandora (to have an impact) and South Node (past influences), and trine Pallas (conceptualization) and North Node (to move beyond past influences).

Grammarian and conservative political columnist James Kilpatrick (born November 1, 1920 in Oklahoma City) has Yi Xing opposite Dioretsa (something that sticks).

Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins (born August 28, 1959 in Tomball, Texas) has Yi Xing semisquare Neptune (scandal, the ideal).

Revolutionary War drill instructor Baron Friedrich Von Steuben (born November 15, 1730 in Magdeburg, Sachsen, Germany), who also redesigned American army camps to make them better organized and more hygienic, had Yi Xing quintile Uranus (innovation, revolution), square Hidalgo (to push forward), and trine Neptune and Pluto (transformation).

Desmond Tutu (born October 7, 1931 in Klerksdorp, North-West Province, South Africa) has Yi Xing conjunct Lilith (integration), undecimal Jupiter (philosophy), and parallel Pallas (politics).

Antiterrorism expert and 9-11 Commission whistleblower Richard Clarke (born October 30, 1950 at 5:45 p.m. in Cambridge, Massachusetts) has Yi Xing in the fifth house, sextile Chariklo (glamorization), Nessus (predatory) and Lilith, quintile Mars (aggression, defense), sesquiquadrate Jupiter (religion, philosophy, foreign countries), quindecile North Node (connections) and contraparallel Saturn (work, career, rewards and consequences).

John Walsh (born December 26, 1945 in Syracuse, New York), host of "America's Most Wanted," who moved from hotel management to advocacy for missing children and crime victims after his 6-year-old son was abducted and murdered, has Yi Xing conjunct Hylonome (popular appeal), semisextile Pandora (having an impact, stirring things up), sextile Asbolus (awful things), trine Venus (values, indignation) and Ceres (family, grief, nurturance), and sesquiquadrate Mercury (ideas, speech, writing).

Cesar Chavez had Yi Xing in the ninth house, semisextile Nessus (predators, greed), semisquare North Node (connections, transcendence of past influences), sextile Jupiter (philosophy, the law) and Pandora, square Damocles (crisis, danger, experience of groupthink), and sesquiquadrate South Node (past influences).

The glyph for Yi Xing is mine and is meant to suggest Yi Xing's armillary spheres.

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