Nessus       a Centaur    

Astrologically Nessus speaks of abuse, neglection and denial and or our reaction to such situations. More on an emotional level though – sometimes we feel such in situations with other people and when we can clarify it with the person involved, we find out, it wasn’t meant in such a way at all, an “illusion” which we created ourselves. He’s more like showing where we have a tendency to victimize ourselves and even may create direct self-abusing tendencies. Where as Ixion speaks of where we may have a tendency to "overrule" others, Nessus is talking about where we may make the "space" for such to happen.    

More details are revealed in aspects with other bodies...  

Discovered at ca. 10 degrees sid. Libra (in constellation of Virgo)

Southnode: 06°32 Aries       Northnode: 06°32 Libra

Aphelion:  27°55 Pisces        Perihelion: 27°55 Virgo


Greek Mythology:   Nessus is a son of Ixion and Nephele and after a war he left the lands and became a Ferryman by carrying passengers on his back. One day Herakles came with his bride Deianeira and Nessus carried her over the river but became so attracted to her that he tried to violate her and was shot by Herakles' poisoned arrow. He persuaded Deianeira to take of his blood, which he told her, would prevent Herakles to ever become unfaithful. When Herakles really fell for another woman, Deianeira did apply Nessus' blood onto Herakles clothes, which did poison him by burning.....


Some Astronomy:  Nessus was discovered on April 25th 1993 by David Rabinowitz. He's a centaur, a dynamically unstable population of minor planets between the classical asteroids and the trans-Neptunian objects. It orbits the Sun at a distance of 11.9–37.4 AU once every 122 years and 4 months. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.52 and an inclination of 16° with respect to the ecliptic. At its perihelion (11.9 AU), it moves much closer to the Sun than Uranus (19.2 AU) but not as close as Saturn (9.6 AU), while at its aphelion (37.4 AU), it moves out well beyond the orbit of Neptune  (30.1 AU).          (Ref. Wikipedia)

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