Ixion - lust for life
Astrologically Ixion talks about how we react to and use the power/force of "lust for life". Often mistaken to be desires - they can form out of it yes - and that could lead us to become "corruptible" - usually desires are based on "past experiences", something we want to "repeat". 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. 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...
Mythology: 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...
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....
By Hubble Space Telescope/Michael E. Brown -
taken on 05th February 2006.
Ixion's axis: (heliocentric)
Southnode: 16°16' Scorpio
Northnode: 16°16' Taurus
Aphelion: 16°15' Virgo
Perihelion: 16°15' Pisces
Ixion's orbit in green.
Pluto red and Neptune gray/white.