Its' discovery chart contains a close applying conjunction between Chiron and Pluto.
It has an orbit of 76.26 years, an inclination to the ecliptic of 6.76841, and an orbital eccentricity of 0.46285227.
The elongated orbit sends it out past Uranus at aphelion (26.30 AU), and just inside Saturn's orbit at perihelion (9.66 AU). Here is diagram showing is orbit around its last perihelion in October 1973.
Its orbit is only a few years less than that of Uranus (84 years). This gives Aphidas an interesting orbital resonance with Uranus of 11:10. The way this works out is that for long periods of time the two are travelling at similar rates, so if they are in aspect it could continue for quite a long time. On the other hand, they can go through a period where they have no aspect between them for quite a long duration.
A case in point is the Uranus/Aphidas conjunction. Let's look at a the 600-year period from 1700-2300.
It might be interesting to look at events around the time of the most recent conjunction (23 November 1815) at 6 Sagittarius 08, since that could be considered the start of the current Aphidas/Uranus cycle. (The Napoleonic Wars, which had lasted for 12 years, came to an end shortly after on November 20.)
Basically, Aphidas, exhausted from attacking and raping several women, and drunk from too much wine, passed out, and was killed in his sleep. His executioner, Pirthous, saw this as fit punishment for his crimes.
The meaning of the name Aphidas is not certain, but most likely meant, "Not sparing", as even this centaur, fallen asleep, was not spared from death.
The following people have a close conjunction of Aphidas with a natal planet:
Here are charts of a few people with Aphidas prominent in their charts:
|Aphidas in the 1st house conjunct Venus and Pallas|
|Aphidas in a 4th house stellium with Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune|
|Aphidas in a 2nd house stellium with Mercury, Saturn and Pluto|
|Aphidas conjunct the Ascendant, in between Venus (and South Node) and Pluto|
|Aphidas in the 9th conjunct Jupiter, MC and South Node|
|Aphidas in the 9th, conjunct Mars and Saturn|
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Another place to derive possible meanings for a new body is from its discovery degree, especially if you delve into the Sabian Symbols. Aphidas was found in the 27th degree of Cancer. Lynda Hill gives this as the symbol:
This is a very emotion-provoking image. Aphidas will not be just a little minor planet that goes unnoticed.
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