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Ixion   -   lust for life


Ixion describes the "lust for life" itself, which can become desires - that could lead us to become "corruptible", to forget our values, to become tyrannical - 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...



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.... 

a blurry picture of the minor planet Ixion

Ixion's axis:  

(heliocentric, sidereal)

Southnode: 16°16' Scorpio
Northnode: 16°16' Taurus
Aphelion:     16°15' Virgo     
Perihelion:   16°15' Pisces

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

Ixion orbit in comparison to Neptune and Pluto

Ixion's orbit in green. 
Pluto red and Neptune gray/white.
Illustration By User: Eurocommuter - Plotted by a program written by the author, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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