Perseverantia

Perseverantia

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Perseverantia, asteroid 975 (the 975th asteroid to be discovered, on March 27, 1922), is approximately 24 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.8 years. Its name is a personification of perseverance. In a natal chart, Perseverantia’s location by sign and house indicates where and how one is most likely to be persevering. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Perseverantia can show lack of perseverance or a pattern of persevering in situations one should abandon. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may suggest an exceptionally persevering person or an individual for whom cultivating perseverance is a life goal.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.
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In Defoelicitate et miseria (1445), a dialogue situated in Aeneas visit to the underworld, Vegio associates temporal virtue (acquired through literary study) and temporal vice with, respectively, eternal reward and punishment, while in De perseverantia religionis (1448) he supplements epideictic rhetoric with moral allegory in order to elevate Aeneas' achievement to a glorious triumph over the devil, as embodied by Turnus, as well as over earthly pleasures, represented by the Latins (Kallendorf, "Maffeo Vegio's Book" 48-50).
The justice of eternal suffering in redress for temporal crime was one of the timeless truths relevant to Italians past and present, and Vegio turns to the Aeneid to seek guidance for Christians in his De perseverantia religionis: "These same writings also admit (what is a tenet of Christianity as well) that an underworld exists and places of horror where the souls of mortals are punished, when they have departed from this body, with variety of ghastly penalties as the sins of each demand" (Kallendorf, "Maffeo" 50).
Res quaecunque naturalis potest adaequate concipi, sive existat, sive non existat; ut igitur rerum naturalium existendi principium, sic earum in existendo perseverantia ex earum definitione non potest concludi.
Quoniam ipsa sola tantum cure perseverantia (vel 'per perseverantiam') inquisitionis de sempiternis fixis et de genere considerationis eius quod non alteratur, et cuius estimatio est absque opere, approximat accidentibus que sunt in revolutionibus et ordinibus motuum qui sunt sub iis sensatis moventibus et motis, sempiternis in quibus non est diversitas.
Hic enim pulchritudine et elegantia, hic cantu, hic crebris muneribus, quibus fere plerumque capiuntur animi muliebres, ad id sua sponre proclives facile allicit et nisi omnibus hiis rebus viri perseverantia consultant tam mollis est tamque ad libidinem propensus et labilis.