Little Known Asteroids: Ops & Mayday

March 15, 2011


Earth Goddess Ops

Image Credit: The Blue Roebuck

Ops was an ancient god of the Sabines, from where she passed to the Romans. She was associated with Saturn, and often identified with the Greek goddess Rhea. The goddess Juno was sometimes associated with Ops as Juno Opigena.

As Ops Consiva, Ops the Sower, she protected the sowing of crops. She was also called Ops Opifera, the bringer of help.

Ops had an ancient sanctuary in the Regia in the Forum Romanum, and there was a Temple of Ops on the Capitoline Hill.

She was celebrated at the Opalia on December 19, and at the Opiconsivia on August 25.

On March 12 2011, Ops was positioned at  2° Aries, Sabian Symbol:

 A comedian entertaining a group

Let us try and keep our sense of humour during these times. We have, after all, been through this before…….

After a child is born, the visitors start arriving with gifts and casseroles, and well-wishes. Everyone just has to look at the new baby. Oh isn’t she cute! Look at her tiny hands! Thank Goddess she looks like her mother.

At such gatherings, one will invariably hear all sorts of inhuman shrieks, squeals, cooing, repeated sayings dripping with words of sublime endearment, eyebrows raised to the ceiling, enough Ahhhhhs to fill the Grand Canyon.
As the child matures into its first few months of life, every poo, bubble, sound, smile just cracks the whole crowd up.
(Interpretation by Blain Bovee)
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