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Charis

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Charis, asteroid 627 (the 627th asteroid to be discovered, on March 4, 1907), is approximately 36 kilometers in diameter, and has an orbital period of 4.9 years. It was named after a Greek goddess who was surrounded by delight, graces, and pleasures; the Charites were the three goddesses of charm and grace—Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia. In a natal chart, Charis’ sign and house position indicates where and how one experiences delight. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Charis may show the opposite of delight or the derivation of pleasure from unhealthy activities.

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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