Our Solar System takes million years to complete one orbit around the Galactic Centre, and if the size of our galaxy were reduced to metres, our Solar System would be the size of a grain of sand William Blake Auguries of Innocence Indeed, the centres of all galaxies are thought to consist of black holes, giving birth to numerous stars. Centaurus is said to be the constellation in which Chiron was immortalised, but its iconography also suggests the Centaur Pholus, who was wounded in the foot! So Chiron was immortalised — at the edge of the Dark Rift! What a wonderful symbolic picture.
Our Solar System weaves in and out of the plane of the galaxy, going above, below and through it. However, other sources claim that we are currently about 50 light years above the mid-plane of the galaxy, which we crossed about two million years ago, and moving further away! The Solar System is actually a whirling helix, travelling around the Galactic Centre at a speed of about km per second! However, factoids, discrepancies and confusions need not spoil our appreciation of the imaginal sense that our entire Solar System, along with everything it symbolises, is peripheral and beholden to a yet greater centre.
Which in turn is peripheral to yet another, which is in turn peripheral to another…and so on, to an infinity of super-centres and multiverses. This same dynamic — the relationship between centre and periphery — resonates through every dimension of creation. When the last five degrees of Sagittarius are stimulated by transiting planets, a process of awakening is initiated. A time of accelerated spiritual development occurs, with its attendant life challenges which may include rapid change, separations, crisis, illness and stress as outmoded ideas are released.
Density, opaqueness and blockages within the mind the soul are being spun off, as in a centrifuge.
This is a perhaps useful image for the Galactic Centre - a centrifuge - where everything is spun away from the dark centre, revealing an empty space. Rudolf Steiner reminds us that,.
The Centaurs reflect within the psyche the crucial process of purification, healing and integration which accompanies our spiritual awakening. This enables us to contact dimensions of awareness that have a freeing and healing effect. The result is a healing transition. From then until the end of , one or more Centaurs pass through the Galactic Centre zone, sometimes as many as three together, namely Pholus, Chariklo and Hylonome.
Pholus has an orbit length of Stations are included, as they typically mark periods where planetary energy intensifies:. Endtnotes: 1. Aurora Press, NM, p. See Francis J. Mott, Mythology of the Prenatal Life Starwalker Press, London. Temple Lodge, London, p. See my website for more on the Chiron-Saturn squares, plus ephemeris and more detail about Chariklo and Hylonome. For detailed exploration of Pholus, see Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs First published by: The Astrological Journal , She was awarded the prestigious Charles Harvey Award in , given by the Astrological Association for "exceptional service to astrology".
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Baganoff et al. Fujii Graphic ephemeris provided by the author. The Astrological Association is a registered charity dedicated to the support and promotion of astrology in all its branches. For over fifty years, it has been serving the astrological community through informing and bringing together astrologers from all over the world, via its stable of publications, its annual Conference, Kepler Research Day and other occasional events, and its support of local astrological groups. A consciousness lifter! At the least, it puts added focus in the chart. Conjunct your Mar?
Get physical, active and engaged with something that holds high meaning to you. The Ascendant hits this point once a day as it moves through all degrees of the zodiac in a 24 hour period. But between 0 — 2 times a year, that will coincide with a New or full Moon, tripling the impact of the monthy transit. Sometimes that will coincide with a new or full moon.
Note anyone born between the 18th and 21st of December and the 15th — 18th of June has their sun conjunct or opposed the GC in the natal chart. Mars will be there once every two years.
The last time was March 12, , and the next is February 12, Jupiter conjuncts the GC once every 12 years and Saturn once every 29 and so on. Check the online empheris to discover when the outer planets will next conjunct this point later this century and on into the next ones. The events to watch in are transits by the Moon when new or full , Venus, Jupiter and the Sun.
Think of these as triggering, awaking what the GC means to you, by house and aspect to your natal chart. Others say it opens the subconscious minds and lets us release blocks and limiting beliefs. Once on February 1, , and again on November 24, , with Jupiter by less than a degree. The full moon conjuncts the GA June 17, as well.
I see this as tune in on Feb 1 with Venus. Then, daylight is short and the weather is cold. You stand up stones to mark the places where the Sun rises in the extremes of the year. Because they mark where the Sun turns, you call these places the tropics.
They are the ends of a hierarchy between high and low. You watch the horizon among these stones.
The Sun, Moon, and some of the stars seem to be buoyed by an invisible tide. They approach and recede between the shore of one stone and the other. The Sun brings its season of heat, but from that you cannot infer what other stars might bring. You watch the seasons of the stars with these stones, which are the timers of certain things. The villagers also watch with you. It crosses your mind that there are as many centers of the universe as there are individuals.
There are as many universes as there are individuals. There are as many solitudes of mind as individual things and universes. In the foothills, you learned to be a tracker of expressions, light, heavy, hungry, tired, and every emotion that crept, crouched and cried. The Moon could not but follow every skull, including yours and slash a dashed line across the night to finally stab the humidity that walked upon your heart.
From each epicenter to some circuitous event, a birth, a death, a victory, a loss, in every epic encounter that poured upon the radii of your horizon treks you would inscribe each star's gift.
In the city at the edge of the desert where you live, everyone knows everything about everyone else. People share their lives to live here. At night, as you closely track the stars, they seem to converse, as the city itself does, in the same moving proportions. Most peculiar are the wandering stars, the ones called planets.
They move about in a plane that circles the city and all terrestrial-oceanic existence. You watch the stars that wander in the nearby distance, and others that wander more distant still. You watch how each unreachable star inhabits a dimension of the city's immediate soul. And you impart your knowledge as something of what you share.
In this moving multiverse, shared by each person of the city multitude, you notice the virtues of things. Some things have the virtue of upward motion, like goats that climb desert mountains, as high up as you can see.