Asteroid 5051 Ralph, which has a period of 3 years, 172 days, was discovered on September 24, 1984 by Danish astronomer Poul Jensen at Brorfelde Observatory in Copenhagen, Denmark, and named for a man who was head of the electronics laboratory there, Ralph Florentin Nielsen (1942-1995).

Astrologically, asteroid Ralph seems to get its meaning from the American slang term "ralph," meaning "to vomit." That is, Ralph means vomitous, or to vomit.

Jeffrey Dahmer had Ralph on the Descendant in the sixth house, square Saturn (work, career, consequences, prison) and Vesta (dedication), trine Uranus (bizarre, homosexuality), sesquiquadrate Pluto (criminality, rotting things), and opposite the Ascendant.

Donner Party member Lewis Keseberg (born May 22, 1814 in Germany), who spent the remainder of his life trying to live down the notoriety of the cannibalism he was forced to practice to survive, had Ralph quindecile Pluto (transformation).

English child murderer Myra Hindley also had this aspect; she died in prison, still unsuccessfully seeking parole.

Karla Homolka, a Canadian sex killer, helped her husband Paul Bernardo rape, torture and murder three teenage girls, including her own sister Tammy, and manipulated the courts into giving her a lighter sentence than the facts warranted. She has Ralph in the second house (values), semisquare Ceres (family) and Chiron (medicine, self-wounding, ingenuity) and sextile the Moon (the public).

John Wayne Gacy, a cunning and prolific mass sex murderer who was gay, had Ralph in the first house, cusping the second, semisquare Juno (relationships, the rage of the disenfranchised) and quincunx Chiron (self-damage, ingenuity).

Nazi Josef Mengele, who performed his atrocities in the name of medical research, had Ralph in the eighth house, semisquare Mercury and square Saturn and Ceres.

Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu (born January 26, 1918, in Scornicesti, Romania) banned all abortions, warehoused unwanted children under horrific conditions in state orphanages, destroyed many of his country's historic buildings, spent on himself with breathtaking extravagance, let his son Nicu roam the country forcing himself sexually on random women and beating up whoever objected, and finally met his end in 1989 at the hands of a military firing squad, along with his wife Elena. He had Ralph square Vesta.

Alexander Palmer, US Attorney General under Woodrow Wilson, had thousands of immigrants, including famed anarchist Emma Goldman, rounded up and deported as subversives without due process following a bomb attack on his home. This incident, known as the Palmer Raids, resulted in the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union. Palmer, born May 4, 1872 in Moosehead, Pennsylvania, had Ralph quindecile Mars (assertion, aggression, law enforcement).

Comedian Johnny Knoxville (born Philip John Clapp on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee), is well-known for his TV show Jackass, which features bizarre and sometimes dangerous and/or revolting stunts which some might call juvenile. He has Ralph trine Mars (thrill-seeking) and quincunx Pluto (self-damaging).

Matt Stone (born May 26, 1971 in Houston) is the co-creator of South Park, a show notorious for its vulgar language, toilet humor and irreverence which sometimes reaches the point of defamation or sacrilege. Stone has Ralph conjunct the Sun and trine Vesta.

His South Park co-creator, Trey Parker (born October 16, 1969 in Conifer, Colorado) has Ralph sextile Juno and square Antenor (seen as subversive).

The glyph for Ralph is mine.

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