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CRANTOR

Crantor is the name given to the Centaur with the minor planet number 83982, but I am one of many who think it was perhaps mis-named, and I will tell you why a bit later on this page.

It was discovered on April 12, 2002 at 7 Scorpio 26. It's eccentricity is 0.2809024, it's inclination is 12.76927, and it has an orbit of 86.1 years.

MYTHOLOGY

There does not seem to be a single centaur in mythology named Crantor. There is, however, a Crantor that has a connection to one of the Centaurs.

Ovid writes [Met.12.361ff.] about a Centaur named Demoleon:

Demoleon could no longer stand the success Theseus was enjoying: he had been trying, with great effort, to tear up the solid trunk of an ancient pine. Unable to do it, he broke it off and hurled it at the enemy. But Theseus drew well away from the oncoming missile, warned by Pallas, or so he would have us believe. Demoleon's attempt to kill Theseus resulted in another death entirely:

The tree trunk did not fall without effect, since it severed tall Crantor’s chest and left shoulder from the neck. He was your father’s armour bearer, Achilles, whom Amyntor king of the Dolopians, having been defeated in battle, gave to Peleus, the Aeacides, as a true pledge of peace. So the Centaur Demoleon was responsible for the death of the young man named Crantor. Peleus, who cared greatly for the youth, was outraged:

When Peleus, some distance away, saw him torn apart by the frightful wound he shouted: "Accept this tribute to the dead, at least, Crantor, dearest of youths," and with his powerful arm, he hurled his ash spear, at full strength, at Demoleon. It ruptured the ribcage, and stuck quivering in the bone. The centaur pulled out the shaft minus its head (he tried with difficulty to reach that also) but the head was caught in his lung. The pain itself strengthened his will: wounded, he reared up at his enemy and beat the hero down with his hooves. Peleus received the resounding blows on helmet and shield, and defending his upper arms, and controlling the weapon he held out, with one blow through the arm he pierced the bi-formed breast. So the question arises: If this new body is indeed a Centaur, should it be named Demoleon instead of Crantor? Or does this body have, perhaps, two aspects.....both a Crantor side, and a Demoleon side? I look forward to discovering more about how this body works.

ASTROLOGY

On Amable's blog,
Transneptunian Astrology, there is this interesting observation about Crantor: "Crantor is always involved in situations were a sudden death or end can become in any moment for reasons beyond our control, like in the movies "Crimson Tide" (1995) or "The Sum of All Fears" (2002). Crantor, also has to deal with that unexpected sudden end or death, like in the movies "Minority Report" (2002), "K-Pax" (2002), "Japanese Story" (2003), "Apollo 13" (1995) or in the book "A Wizard of Earthsea" (Le Guin, 1968)." In the past 110 years, Crantor has only been in exact conjunction with Saturn four times:

  • 19/2/1933 at 9 Aquarius 48
  • 13/7/1971 at 2 Gemini 47
  • 22/12/1971 at 0 Gemini 58
  • 26/2/1972 at 0 Gemini 13

These people have close Saturn/Crantor conjunctions. What do they have in common?

(My older daughter was born 2 days away from the conjunction in 1972.)

There have been no Crantor/Pluto conjunctions over the past 110 years, but there have been four oppositions. What set this period of time apart...how did Crantor opposition Pluto manifest in history?

Pluto       aspect     Crantor     DY/MO/YEAR
13Ca47	180°00'	13Cp47	31/ 3/1927
15Ca44	180°00'	15Cp44	24/ 1/1928
16Ca52	180°00'	16Cp52	16/ 7/1928
17Ca50	180°00'	17Cp50	12/12/1928

These people have close Crantor/Pluto oppositons:

I have a feeling that Crantor in conjunction or opposition to Mars will be very revealing, and am looking at the following people to see if there are any commonalities:

Here is a table of these aspects. Let me know if you know someone who was born close to one of these dates, or if you know of events the coincided with any of them:

Mars        aspect     Crantor    DY/MO/YEAR
24Cp58	180°00'	24Ca58	26/12/1901
29Ca01	  0°00'	29Ca01	03/09/1902
 5Aq02	180°00'	 5Le02	18/12/1903
 7Le51	  0°00'	 7Le51	27/8/1904
15Aq56	180°00'	15Le56	09/12/1905
17Le36	  0°00'	17Le36	24/8/1906
27Aq33	180°00'	27Le33	25/11/1907
28Le26	  0°00'	28Le26	21/8/1908
29Aq22	180°00'	29Le22	24/5/1909
10Vi28	  0°00'	10Vi28	22/8/1910
12Pi33	180°00'	12Vi33	10/05/1911
23Vi44	  0°00'	23Vi44	23/8/1912
27Pi32	180°00'	27Vi32	04/05/1913
 8Li05	  0°00'	 8Li05	27/8/1914
13Ar46	180°00'	13Li46	04/05/1915
23Li07	  0°00'	23Li07	29/8/1916
 0Ta38	180°00'	 0Sc38	05/05/1917
 8Sc20	  0°00'	 8Sc20	30/8/1918
17Ta25	180°00'	17Sc25	08/05/1919
23Sc12	  0°00'	23Sc12	24/8/1920
 3Ge27	180°00'	 3Sa27	11/05/1921
12Sa24	  0°00'	12Sa24	17/3/1922
18Ge17	180°00'	18Sa17	13/5/1923
25Sa21	  0°00'	25Sa21	28/2/1924
 1Ca44	180°00'	 1Cp44	12/05/1925
 6Cp46	  0°00'	 6Cp46	18/2/1926
13Ca47	180°00'	13Cp47	10/05/1927
16Cp53	  0°00'	16Cp53	10/02/1928
24Ca31	180°00'	24Cp31	02/05/1929
25Cp53 	  0°00'	25Cp53	01/02/1930
25Ca07	180°00'	25Cp07	10/10/1930
 1Le03	180°00'	 1Aq03	12/02/1931
 3Le43	180°00'	 3Aq43	12/04/1931
 4Aq00	  0°00'	 4Aq00	23/1/1932
 4Le25	180°00'	 4Aq25	28/9/1932
11Aq26	  0°00'	11Aq26	11/01/1934
13Le13	180°00'	13Aq13	20/9/1934
18Aq22	  0°00'	18Aq22	30/12/1935
21Le29	180°00'	21Aq29	13/9/1936
24Aq57	  0°00'	24Aq57	15/12/1937
29Le16	180°00'	29Aq16	06/09/1938
 1Pi23	  0°00'	 1Pi23	21/11/1939
 6Vi38	180°00'	 6Pi38	30/8/1940
11Pi46	  0°00'	11Pi46	02/06/1941
13Vi36	180°00'	13Pi36	22/8/1942
17Pi26	  0°00'	17Pi26	10/05/1943
20Vi13	180°00'	20Pi13	13/8/1944
22Pi38	  0°00'	22Pi38	23/4/1945
26Vi31	180°00'	26Pi31	03/08/1946
27Pi30	  0°00'	27Pi30	08/04/1947
 2Li30	180°00'	 2Ar30	21/7/1948
 2Ar10	  0°00'	 2Ar10	24/3/1949
 1Li50	180°00'	 1Ar50	30/12/1949
 4Li25	180°00'	 4Ar25	16/3/1950
 8Li04	180°00'	 8Ar04	01/07/1950
 6Ar44	  0°00'	 6Ar44	10/03/1951
 7Li16	180°00'	 7Ar16	07/12/1951
11Ar14	  0°00'	11Ar14	22/2/1953
12Li55	180°00'	12Ar55	22/11/1953
15Ar47	  0°00'	15Ar47	06/02/1955
18Li37	180°00'	18Ar37	11/11/1955
20Ar28	  0°00'	20Ar28	12/01/1957
24Li19	180°00'	24Ar19	31/10/1957
29Ar07	  0°00'	29Ar07	19/7/1958
 0Sc02	180°00'	 0Ta02	21/10/1959
 3Ta45	  0°00'	 3Ta45	25/6/1960
 5Sc45	180°00'	 5Ta45	10/10/1961
 8Ta12	  0°00'	 8Ta12	09/06/1962
11Sc28	180°00'	11Ta28	29/9/1963
12Ta36	  0°00'	12Ta36	24/5/1964
17Sc09	180°00'	17Ta09	15/9/1965
17Ta00	  0°00'	17Ta00	10/05/1966
22Sc44	180°00'	22Ta44	29/8/1967
21Ta29	  0°00'	21Ta29	26/4/1968
21Sc51	180°00'	21Ta51	08/02/1969
26Ta06	  0°00'	26Ta06	13/4/1970
27Sc27	180°00'	27Ta27	19/1/1971
 0Ge55	  0°00'	 0Ge55	28/3/1972
 3Sa30	180°00'	 3Ge30	04/01/1973
 6Ge04	  0°00'	 6Ge04	10/03/1974
 9Sa54	180°00'	 9Ge54	24/12/1974
15Ge36	  0°00'	15Ge36	11/09/1975
16Sa38	180°00'	16Ge38	13/12/1976
21Ge24	  0°00'	21Ge24	18/8/1977
23Sa44	180°00'	23Ge44	04/12/1978
27Ge18	  0°00'	27Ge18	04/08/1979
 1Cp11	180°00'	 1Ca11	23/11/1980
 3Ca27	  0°00'	 3Ca27	23/7/1981
 9Cp01	180°00'	 9Ca01	12/11/1982
 9Ca57	  0°00'	 9Ca57	14/7/1983
17Cp12	180°00'	17Ca12	29/10/1984
16Ca57	 0°00'	16Ca57	05/07/1985
18Cp01	180°00'	18Ca01	09/05/1986
20Cp33	180°00'	20Ca33	29/6/1986
25Cp16	180°00'	25Ca16	29/9/1986
24Ca35	 0°00'	24Ca35	28/6/1987
25Cp58	180°00'	25Ca58	31/3/1988
 3Le01	  0°00'	 3Le01	21/6/1989
 5Aq53	180°00'	 5Le53	19/3/1990
12Le26	  0°00'	12Le26	16/6/1991
17Aq06	180°00'	17Le06	11/03/1992
22Le58	  0°00'	22Le58	10/06/1993
29Aq40	180°00'	29Le40	07/03/1994
 4Vi49	  0°00'	 4Vi49	04/06/1995
13Pi36	180°00'	13Vi36	03/03/1996
22Vi52	  0°00'	22Vi52	15/12/1996
19Vi17	  0°00'	19Vi17	07/04/1997
18Vi15	  0°00'	18Vi15	13/5/1997
28Pi50	180°00'	28Vi50	03/03/1998
 7Li14	  0°00'	 7Li14	10/12/1998
15Ar02	180°00'	15Li02	02/03/2000
22Li18	  0°00'	22Li18	10/12/2000
 1Ta42	180°00'	 1Sc42	04/03/2002
 7Sc36	  0°00'	 7Sc36	13/12/2002
18Ta08	180°00'	18Sc08	02/03/2004
22Sc32	  0°00'	22Sc32	14/12/2004
 3Ge33	180°00'	 3Sa33	24/2/2006

Click here Crantor, to find out how to discover where your Crantor is.

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