Hypatia was a famous astronomer, pagan philosopher, mathematician, numbers theorist, astrologer, experimental scientist, political figure and teacher of Ancient Alexandria. Profoundly liberated for her time, she refused to marry and drove her own chariots through the streets of the city. The invention of the astrolabe is accredited to her.
Hideously, she was killed in 415C.E. at the hands of a murderous Christian mob, incited to rage by a bishop and against her her teachings, freedom and alliances with the non-Christian power-elite. Some say her death was a martyrdom and that it also marked the beginning of the Dark Ages. Hit any of these links for way more info; it’s worth it.
“Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel, the more truth we comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.”
Rachel Weisz as Hypatia in Agora
Hypatia’s birthdate is unknown and heaps of her writings were burned when the Library of Alexandria was torched (is anyone noticing a theme here?) Her father was a scholar there and – unusually in those days – encouraged her to be educated and free.
She is a fitting person to remember with the Sun JUST into Saggo and trining Uranus: Freedom of Speech is vital, yes?
Hypatia is also an asteroid – number 238 if you want to see where she is in YOUR chart, using Astrodienst.
Not that i know what she would signify in your chart. Like all the Asteroids, Hypatia 238 is interesting to check out but not madly important in the astrological scheme of things. To take a guess, asteroid Hypatia would have a Hecate-Athene sort of a tone. The need to speak your mind, be educated, erudite and free but with a sombre tone.
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