Modestia

Modestia

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Modestia, asteroid 370 (the 370th asteroid to be discovered, on July 14, 1893), is approximately 44 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 3.5 years. Its name is a personified form of the Latin word for modesty. In a natal chart, Modestia’s location by sign and house indicates where one is most likely to be modest or experience modesty. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Modestia may show immodesty or false modesty. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may show an exceptionally modest person, or someone for whom the seeking of modesty and humility is a dominant life theme.

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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References in classic literature ?
"Modestia is a fine virtue," continued the gentleman; "however, as to your speech, I must say mihi secus videtur: yet I am willing to suspend my judicium."
El libro de la doctora Hildebrand ofrece un acertado analisis acerca de la intimidad y la modestia en la actual cultura occidental.
De ese modo, propone el autor, la critica deberia ser reconocida por su modestia, antes que por su radicalidad o su dogmatismo.
El titulo, con gran modestia, indica que se trata de unos <<apuntes>>, pero mas bien habria que ver aqui ya el nucleo fundamental de una poderosa monografia que, sin duda, llegara pronto.
Driver (2001: 17) sugiere que una tesis de la humildad o modestia debe hacerse a la tarea de explicar lo que hay de extrano en autoatribuirnosla y de distinguir la modestia de la falsa modestia.