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Ixion   -   lust for life


Ixion describes the "lust for life", a creative force that yet can lead to the creation of desires, which in turn can lead us to become "corruptible", to forget our values, to become tyrannical. 

Lust for life is a force that flows, just like water, and it can be as creative as it can be destructive and overpowering .... what desires we create isn't determined by that lust/ force though. Therefore it's flowing where we direct it...

Whatever we create with this force will somehow "reflect" back to us, in this or that way - we need to be aware, or suddenly we will find ourselves "controlled" by this force instead of the other way round....

If imbalanced, it can lead to tyranny and criminal behavior...

Therefore, he helps us to "discern" not only where we direct but also what is ours and what not... 

There's a direct correlation to the value-system (a Venus theme).

I think, the theme is very well described by the works of our nervous system and all its influences (including the impact on the immune system)... 


In Greek Mythology Ixion was a descendent of Ares and also the "grandfather" of the Centaurs except of Chiron of course. In the story we find various themes about manipulations, deceit, murder and treating women like property.  A karmic cycle full of vengeance, retaliation and so on... 

Yet, his offspring became "guardians" and "bridges" in some ways. 

Some Astronomy: 

Ixion was discovered on 22 May 2001 by a team of American astronomers at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. Visible absolute Magnitude of 3,83 and an orbital period of 250 to 251 years and he's in the list of the 22 largest TNOs so far and is in an orbital 3:2 resonance with Neptune. (Ref. Wikipedia) 


The orbital resonance with Neptune is interesting but not really astonishing - Neptune is about "flow" but also the "waves", clarity and maybe even about some time-space matters.... 

a blurry picture of the minor planet Ixion

Ixion's orbital points  

(heliocentric, sidereal data)

Southnode: 16°19' Scorpio
Northnode: 1
6°19' Taurus

most southern and northern

16°19' Aquarius - Leo

note: his path brings him in front of the Galactic center, south of the ecliptic.

Aphelion:     17°15' Virgo     
Perihelion:   17°15' Pisces

By Hubble Space Telescope/Michael E. Brown -
taken on 05th February 2006. 

Wikimedia commons:

Ixion orbit in comparison to Neptune and Pluto

Ixion's orbit in green. 
Pluto red and Neptune gray/white.
Illustration By Wikimedia User: Eurocommuter 

References and credits:

Nick Anthony Fiorenza - lunar (website no longer available)

Dane Rudhyar - many publications and books.... available through "Rudhyar Archival Project"... by Astrology University..... by Michael Meyer on

all charts are created using the free software by - choose "extended chart selections".... sidereal Zodiac (Galactic Equator Fiorenza)

Ian Ridpath's Star Tales  and  

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