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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Eleutheria, asteroid 567 (the 567th asteroid to be discovered, on May 28, 1905), is approximately 84 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 5.5 years. It was named after the Greek goddess of liberty—hence, “eleutherophobia,” meaning fear of freedom, and “eleutheromania,” meaning the irresistible need for freedom. There was also a festival instituted after the victory of the Greeks over the Persians that was called Eleutheria. The sign and house position of this planetoid in a natal chart indicates where and how one seeks greater freedom, as well as how one struggles for liberty. If prominent in a natal chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may show a person for whom liberty and victory over obstacles are life themes.


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