Pholus in Astrology

Cristina Laird's Astrology

I’ve been wanting to write about Pholus for a while now, and it seems that at this moment when this asteroid is in a square to the other Centaur, Chiron, who is more popular than Pholus, is the right moment. We have had a very upsetting week with young people causing the death of innocents in the name of a disturbing allegiance to Isis. Something is exploding or erupting from the collective unconscious through individuals who appear to “take the lid off the pressure cooker” of the unconscious, from which, resentment, revenge, hatred, frustration, etc. seem to emerge.  At the moment when all this is happening, there is a  Pholus-Chiron square, two Centaurs, of the trilogy of the known centaurs.

Chiron was discovered in 1977, which caused us to question what it really was, perhaps a comet? o an asteroid? big enough to give it a name. But in 1992…

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