Asteroid 8991 Solidarity was discovered on August 6, 1980, at the European Southern Observatory near Pedernales, Coquimbo, Chile; credit for its discovery has been assigned to the observatory. It has a period of 4 years, 238 days.

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Solidarity's name comes from the solidarity the world showed with the U.S. following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Astrologically, Solidarity indicates pretty much what its name suggests: solidarity: sticking together, standing united, circling the wagons, banding together, uniting, unionizing.

Poster for the Polish Solidarity party.

Mahatma Gandhi had Solidarity in the seventh conjunct Jupiter, and also square the Nodes, quincunx the Sun and trine the Part of Fortune. He commanded no soldiers; he owned very little and led a very simple lifestyle. Yet he united India, perhaps the world's most complicated nation, on many issues and helped guide it to independence from Britain on moral authority and willpower alone. Ronald Reagan, a conservative icon, has Solidarity in the third house, conjunct Pallas, trine Jupiter, Neptune and the South Node, and sextile the East Point. Many of those on the Right who adore him are willing to overlook his divorce and remarriage, less-than-satisfactory family life, indifferent churchgoing, lack of wartime combat experience, and illogical fiscal policies as president, not to mention his use of astrology. Queen Elizabeth II has Solidarity in the fourth house square the Vertex and sextile Mercury. She holds her position, which harks back to an earlier period of human history, almost entirely by virtue of birth, yet has fulfilled it more than competently and serves as a potent unifying symbol for her people.

Adolf Hitler, whom all must detest who claim to be decent and rational.

Hitler had Solidarity out of bounds in the eighth house, widely conjunct his Neptune-Pluto conjunction in Gemini and semisquare Mercury. He united Germany, and then united it against him, along with the rest of the world, due to his towering wickedness. Timothy McVeigh had Solidarity in the twelfth house conjunct Sphinx, opposite Skepticus, square Pallas and quindecile Neptune. The world became united against him, also, as an ice-hearted ruthless political fanatic and mass murderer.

The glyph for Solidarity is my own conception and is derived from the initials of Lech Walesa, founder of Poland's Solidarity party.

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