Pholus – the lid comes off
Pholus was discovered in 1992 , and its process seems to be one where a small event sets off a chain reaction, either inwardly or externally, in terms of consequences. In the Greek mythology, Pholus was the keeper of the sacred jar of wine of Dionysus. Dionysus was the god of ecstasy; whose rites were often characterised by drunkenness and chaos, and sometimes they culminated in violence. Similarly Pholus events often involve things getting out of control. The way to deal with Pholus is to take only essential actions until the floods subside and things settle down. The jar of Pholus was not supposed to be opened for four generations, and so the astrological Pholus often highlights the releasing of ancestral processes, whether these are known or unknown to us. In some way, bearing witness to the past can be important as we are called upon to clarify our own ancestral lineage. Sometimes there are specific things to do, like forgiveness work, or putting flowers on a grave. But often it is simply to inwardly acknowledge the suffering of those who went before us, and to recognise the tragedy of it.
So i just realized that this Full Moon @29 Sagittarius is conjunct Pholus (a Centaur like Chiron and Chariklo) and i quote Reinhart, above, as she is the undoubted authority on centaurs. What IS interesting, given this, is that (anecdotally) in recent days, so many people seem to be pondering past ancestral patterns (especially addictive issues) with objective lucidity. Sure, that is a strong fit with the Saturn-Neptune square anchoring everything at the moment but is also quite apt, no?
So how is YOUR Full Moon in radically candid Sagittarius going? It’s also loosely squaring Dr Chiron – another Centaur – so the potential for healing is huge. Note that it is in exact square to the Solar Eclipse of March 20 2015, at 29 Pisces. So some relevance or echoes of that time also now.
Image: Rene Grau