Asteroid 5841, Stone, was discovered on September 19, 1982 by Eleanor F. "Glo" Helin at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 2 years, 245 days, and was named for highly regarded JPL director, space scientist and Caltech physics professor Edward C. Stone.

Edward C. Stone

Astrologically, though, asteroid Stone's meaning seems to be informed by what its name suggests: stone, censure, burdens.

Life was tough for Stone Age people.

George W. Bush, a widely hated man with a tendency to be callous and obstinate, has Stone in the fourth house, trine Pallas (politics) and quincunx Vesta (dedication).

Ronald Reagan once called trying to help the less fortunate unpatriotic, did little to help the homeless and quite a bit to increase their numbers, and has also been blamed for failing to take adequate steps to stop the nascent AIDS epidemic. He has Stone in the fifth house, trine Uranus (activism), quincunx the Ascendant (personal interests) and quindecile Jupiter (religion, philosophy).

Margaret Thatcher, an iron-willed conservative who once let an IRA hunger striker starve to death in an Ulster prison, has Stone in the first house, square Neptune (idealization).

Dan Quayle, who has similar conservative beliefs and found he was impossible for many to take seriously when he ran for president, has Stone in the eighth house, semisquare Chiron (self-wounding) and sextile Mercury (speaking, writing, ideas).

Captain William Bligh, a fussy man with an undeserved reputation for being tyrannical, had Stone in the fourth house, cusping the fifth, square Pluto and trine Uranus (mutinies).

Gutzon Borglum (born March 25, 1871, in Saint Charles, Idaho), who created the Mount Rushmore monument, had Stone semisquare Pluto (unforgettable) and Vesta, sextile Venus (art) and square Mercury.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

David Rappaport, a successful actor and a dwarf who eventually took his own life, had Stone conjunct Neptune (motion pictures, ideals) and quindecile Jupiter.

The ruins of Great Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe.

Sylvia Plath, a troubled person who also committed suicide, following revelations of her husband's infidelity, had Stone in the seventh house, square the Midheaven (reputation) and sesquiquadrate Saturn (work, rewards, consequences).

Slobodan Milosevic has Stone conjunct Pluto (mass murder, depravity, abuse of power).

Vidkun Quisling, who was shot for collaborating with the German invaders of his country after Germany's defeat in World War II, had Stone semisquare Mercury.

The glyph for Stone is mine.

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