The Centaur Pholus was a busy fellow. He was sort of a bigwig among the Centaurs, and during his Big Story, he was airbnb-ing Hercules while the latter was out hunting down everybody who was anybody in the Matriarchy. While Pholus was out, Herk rummaged around in Pholus’s stash and found the Sacred Wine that had been put in Pholus’s charge. Well, Herk popped the cork and helped himself, and the other Centaurs could smell the Sacred Wine a mile away and charged into Pholus’s digs. In the resulting riot, Hercules killed many Centaurs, and wounded Chiron. After the riot, while preparing Centaurs for burial, Pholus was killed when he pricked himself with one of Hercules’s poison arrows.
So if we’re looking to Blame, Pholus’s Death was caused by Hercules’s theft, though Herk wasn’t the one who actually “pulled the trigger.” It was more of a negligent homicide, though we could also think of it as an armed robbery of sorts, and in many locales, if someone gets killed as a result of an armed robbery, I belief an ambitious prosecutor could charge Herk with murder.
If we look to Responsibility on the other hand – how to change future outcomes for the better – what do we find? Pholus and Hercules were friends, so Pholus perhaps should have known that Herk was a lush. If Pholus had kept his stash hidden or securely locked up, we could have avoided the whole sordid affair. So we think of the astrological Pholus as having to do with Taking Full Responsibility For or Being Fully Responsible To, with the caveat that we aren’t talking about Blame.
For the next few days, Pholus is the Star of the Show. The Galactic Center (aka Headquarters) Initiated Pholus in early February 2016, and they Conjoined again in mid-May. Got any leftover Unfinished Business from those dates? It could be pretty important to tidy up any loose ends around it. Interesting timing for the US Electoral College. Was there anything stolen around that?
As you can see in the calendar below, we still have a lot to cover; in Purple,
- The influence of Quaoar (He Who Provides the Technology for Survival)
- The Solstice (The Results of our Pholus Drama are with us for a Year)
- The Green (The Most Important Thing is to Let Go of our old Limited notions about Healing and about Possibility)
- and Blue (Having Healed a Load of our History with Abuse and Limitation, we’re Free to Manifest Abundantly)
Energies are already well within our range of Sensitivity.
- 15 December:
- 10am PST Varuna returns to Cancer
- 1pm PST Ixion Initiates Sun, 25 Sagittarius
- 18 December:
- 6am PST Pholus Initiates Sun, 28 Sagittarius, An old bridge.
- 7am PST Galactic Center Initiates Sun, 28 Sagittarius
- 19 December, 1pm PST Pholus Conjunct Galactic Center
- 20 December, 5am PST Quaoar Initiates Sun, 30 Sagittarius
- 21 December, 3am PST Solstice
- 22 December: OR10 (11am PST) and Nessus (2pm PST) Initiate Mars, 3 Pisces
- 25 December, 6pm PST Hylonome Initiates Sun, 5 Capricorn
- 26 December, 11am PST Jupiter Opposite Uranus, 21 Libra-Aries
- 27 December:
- 4am PST Saturn Initiates Nemesis, 21 Sagittarius
- noon PST Nemesis Square Chiron, 21 Sagittarius-Pisces
- 5pm PST Nemesis Opposite Chaos, 22 Sagittarius-Gemini
- 28 December:
- 2pm PST Saturn Waning Square Chiron, 22 Sagittarius-Pisces
- 9pm PST Saturn Opposite Chaos, 22 Sagittarius-Gemini
- 11pm PST New Moon, 8 Capricorn
- 29 December:
- 2am PST Uranus Stationary Direct, 21 Aries
- 7am PST Chiron Waning Square Chaos, 22 Pisces-Gemini
- 7pm PST Chariklo Initiates Sun, 9 Capricorn
- 1 January 2017, 12am PST (!) Makemake Stationary Retrograde, 4 Libra