Asteroid 2432, Soomana, was discovered on March 30, 1981 by Edward Bowell at the Anderson Mesa unit of Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona. It has a period of 3 years, 222 days.

Soomana's name means "star girl" in Hopi.

Astrologically, Soomana seems to indicate the feminine glamorized, idealized, or exalted..

Kalpana Chawla (born July 1, 1961, in Karnal, India), one of the seven astronauts who died aboard the shuttle Columbia, had Soomana semisextile Vesta (dedication, commitment), decile Chiron (the key, the door-opener, the maverick), semisquare the South Node (past influences, separations), sesquiquadrate the North Node (moving beyond past influences, making connections), and parallel Juno (reclaiming power).

Shannon Lucid (born January 14, 1943 in Shanghai), who holds the record for the longest stay in space ever by a woman (168 days), which is also one of the longest stays in space by an American or a human being, has Soomana undecimal Vesta, decile Juno, and trine Saturn (work, career, rewards, science).

Eileen Collins (born November 19, 1956, in Elmira, New York), the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, has Soomana conjunct Hidalgo (to assert, to promote, ambition, conquest).

Amelia Earhart had Soomana on the IC in the third house of communications, semisextile Venus (values), undecimal Pluto (unforgettable), and decile the Moon (the public) and Juno.

Jacqueline Cochran, another pioneering female aviator, who headed a corps of female military aviators known as the WASPs during World War II and was also a military test pilot, had Soomana square Pallas (conceptualization, politics, the female warrior).

Jacqueline Kennedy had Soomana in the seventh house of marriage, conjunct Jupiter (wealth, prosperity, philosophy) and semisextile Chariklo (glamor, need to keep perspective(.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has Soomana decile Pluto (mass action, unforgettable), semisquare Saturn (work, career, rewards and consequences), sesquiquadrate Mercury (writings, speaking, ideas), and biquintile Jupiter (philosophy, publishing).

Wilma Mankiller (born November 18, 1945, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma), first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, has Soomana semisquare Jupiter (philosophy, law), square Don Quixote (taking on the system), trine Mars (energy, assertion), and parallel Mercury.

Famed female surfer Kathy "Gidget" Kohner (the original Gidget, born January 19, 1941 in Los Angeles), who was first brought to the world's attention in a book by her father, screenwriter Frederick Kohner, has Soomana trine Ceres (nurturing, family) and biquintile Venus (art, adolescent girls).

Pamela Anderson has Soomana in the fifth house of love given, entertainment and children, conjunct Vesta, sextile Pluto, sesquiquadrate Pallas (conceptualization), and contraparallel Ceres.

Marilyn Monroe had Soomana in the eleventh house of love received, semisextile Pallas, sextile Chiron and Cruithne (a brand name), square Uranus (unique, electrifying), and trine Chaos (a new order).

Britney Spears has Soomana in the third house of the media, conjunct Mercury, decile Jupiter (religion, philosophy, travel), sextile Pallas (conceptualization), quintile Mars and trine Hidalgo (to assert, to promote, conquest).

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has Soomana in the ninth house of publishing, undecimal Lilith (marginalization), decile Chiron (the key, the door-opener), sextile Mercury (writing, ideas, publications), square Venus (art, beauty) and Chaos, and opposite Hidalgo (to assert, to promote, to defend, conquest, machismo).

The late Nirvana frontman and male feminist Kurt Cobain had Soomana in the third house of writings and the media, trine Venus (art) and Saturn, sesquiquadrate the Moon (the public), biquintile Pallas and quincunx Phaethon (a phenomenon).

Feminist writers:

Betty Friedan has Soomana in the second house of values, on the cusp, square Pallas, Hidalgo (to assert, to promote) and Dioretsa (something that sticks), trine Don Quixote and quindecile Pluto.

Germaine Greer has Soomana in the twelfth house of research, sextile Elatus (eloquent expression), quintile the Midheaven and trine Ceres and Pholus (percolating in).

Andrea Dworkin has Soomana conjunct Hidalgo, sextile Chaos, square Chiron and opposite Pandora.

The glyph for Soomana is mine.

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