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ORIUS

Orius (sometimes spelled Oreios) is one of the Centaurs named most recently, after being given the official number 330836. His orbit is around 100.4591 years, with an eccentricity of 0.42218501, and an inclination to the ecliptic 17.86873. It's perihelion is between Saturn and Uranus, it's aphelion out past Neptune, so it crosses both Uranus' and Neptune's orbits.

It was discovered on the 25th of April, 2009 at 3 Scorpio 26. The Sabian Symbol for that degree is "A youth holding a lighted candle." Interestingly, this is almost exactly opposite Chiron's position at its' discovery which was 3 Taurus 08.

Prior to receiving it's official name and number, it was designated as Minor Planet 2009 HW77.

MYTHOLOGY

I haven't found a lot of mythology on this Centaur. In fact, I've only found two references, both saying almost the same thing. I'll quote Pausanias from his "Description of Greece". Pholus was given a vessel of wine to take care of by Dionysus. :
Now when the jar had been opened and the sweet odour of the wine, because of its great age and strength, came to the Centaurs dwelling near there, it came to pass that they were driven mad; consequently they rushed in a body to the dwelling of Pholus and set about plundering him of the wine in a terrifying manner. At this Pholus hid himself in fear, but Heracles, to their surprise, grappled with those who were employing such violence. He had indeed to struggle with beings who were gods on their mother's side, who possessed the swiftness of horses, who had the strength of two bodies, and enjoyed in addition the experience and wisdom of men. The Centaurs advanced upon him, some with pine trees which they had plucked up together with the roots, others with great rocks, some with burning firebrands, and still others with axes such as are used to slaughter oxen. But he withstood them without sign of fear and maintained a battle which was worthy of his former exploits. The Centaurs were aided in their struggle by their mother Nephel�,who sent down a heavy rain, by which she gave no trouble to those who had four legs, but for him who was supported upon two made the footing slippery. Despite all this Heracles maintained an astonishing struggle with those who enjoyed such advantages as these, slew the larger part of them, and forced the survivors to flee. Of the Centaurs which were killed the most renowned were Daphnis, Argeius, Amphion, also Hippotion, Orius, Isoples, Melanchaetes, and Thereus, Doupon, and Phrixus." There are at least two other individuals mentioned in mythology with the same name. One was a mountain god of Mount Othrys in Malis. The other was a man-eating, half-bear Thracian giant. He and his twin brother were transformed into birds by Hermes as punishment for their cruel barbarity.

ASTROLOGY

Here are some noted individuals with close natal conjunctions to Orius:

  • ORIUS CONJUNCT SUN
    • ALAN BATES
    • BARBARA JORDAN
    • ELEANOR BACH
    • GARY MIDDLECOFF
    • ISAAC ASIMOV
    • JAMES DEAN
    • JOHN THOMAS
    • KIM NOVAK
    • LORETTA PEARCE
    • MARK LINDSEY
    • MARLO & ALDO ANDRETTI
    • MICHAEL EISNER
    • MICHELE DE PENGUERN
    • PRINCESS SUGA OF JAPAN
    • TAMMY FAYE BAKKER MESSNER
    • TOMMY TUNE
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT SUN AND MERCURY
    • CHARLES SEISS
    • CURT JURGENS
    • DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
    • FRANK SINATRA
    • ROSS MCDONALD
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT MERCURY
    • ALEXANDR SOLZHENITSYN
    • ALLARD LOWENSTEIN
    • BIRCH BAYH
    • CARDINAL JOHN OCONNOR
    • GENE PITNEY
    • HANK AARON
    • JERRY GOLDSMITH
    • JOAN MCEVERS
    • LOUIS DE POLIGNAC
    • MARGUERITE DAR BOGGIA
    • MARTIN LUTHER KING
    • MAX SCHMELING
    • PAUL TSONGAS
    • RALPH BEARD
    • RALPH BUNCH
    • RED RIVER DAVE MCENERY
    • SAM SHEPPARD
    • SHELDON LEE
    • WILLY BRANDT
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT MERCURY AND VENUS
    • JACK LEMMON
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT MERCURY AND MARS
    • TOM WOLFE
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT MERCURY AND JUPITER
    • ART ARFONS
    • VALERY GISCARD D'ESTAING
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT MERCURY AND SATURN
    • MICKEY WRIGHT
    • ROGER CHAFFEE
    • RONNIE KNOX
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT MERCURY AND MOON
    • JEANNE MOREAU
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT VENUS
    • BRUCE CONNERS
    • DENG XIOPING
    • DONALD REGAN
    • ED BROADBENT
    • ELIZABETH CLARE PROPHET
    • JOHN PROFUMO
    • KURT WALDHEIM
    • MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI
    • MARCEL AUBRY
    • SAMMY DAVIS JUNIOR
    • SHIRLEY BASSEY
    • URSULA ANDRESS
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT MARS
    • ABDEL GAMAL NASSER
    • ERIC ROHMER
    • ERIC SEVAREID
    • IMOGENE COCA
    • JOE DIMAGGIO
    • JOHNNY LISTER
    • JUDY CANOVA
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT SATURN
    • ELSA MARTINELLI
    • SONNY BONO
    • STEVE GASKIN
  • ORIUS CONJUNCT NORTH NODE
    • BRUNO DUCATI

Phil Sedgwick has hypothesized about the meaning of Orius based on it's known orbit:

"Over the years I have used the components of an orbit that can be translated astrologically. In the case of Orius we see his mission statement defined by his heliocentric node at 20 Taurus 25. The priority list and urgent concerns of Orius come to light by where he moves the fastest and turns about the Sun at perihelion - 10 Libra 47. Orius weighs in with a powerful Taurus-Libra theme, drawing heavily on the common denominator of those signs, rulership by Venus.
Based upon the node and perihelion degree of Orius, following is a small collection of keywords that may apply. Per Orius, we look into relationship matters and the social perceptions of those relationships and through the lens of how those interactions may affect social standing.
Positive - perceptive of demands of society, sense of what people want and think they need, favorably responsive to senses, balanced and fair, clear perceptions of material goals, accurate assessment on internal attributes and tuned into creativity. Clarity on the idea that a relationship does not make you successful, nor does success make one relationship-worthy.
Negative - greedy, possessive, directorial in a controlling way, muddled view on materialism and relationship priorities.
Mundane - tuned into collective need, innovative in terms of creativity and technology, able to create things that simplify life, artfully astute, tasteful in ambiance and decor.
Ceremonial - taking time to savor and celebrate great accomplishment, celebratory, inclined to toast and propitiate, honoring the good and inspiring."

OUTER BODY CONJUNCTIONS

One way to begin understanding Orius is to look at world events during its' conjunctions with the outer bodies. Here is a list of those back to 1700:
conjunct Saturn
5 Mar 1726 0°Aq02'D
20 Aug 1726 28°Cp16'R
28 Oct 1726 27°Cp33'D
12 Apr 1762 15°Ar33'D
12 Oct 1798 25°Cn38'D
15 Dec 1798 24°Cn54'R
25 May 1799 22°Cn55'D
19 Feb 1849 24°Pi43'D
17 Apr 1883 25°Ta23'D
12 Feb 1935 29°Aq51'D
20 May 1969 2°Ta30'D
conjunct Uranus
28 Jun 1764 20°Ar51'D
15 Sep 1764 20°Ar12'R
25 Feb 1765 18°Ar48'D
17 Jan 1813 27°Sc05'D
22 May 1813 25°Sc43'R
7 Sep 1813 24°Sc27'D
9 May 1835 0°Pi16'D
5 Aug 1835 29°Aq13'R
24 Dec 1835 27°Aq35'D
conjunct Neptune
31 Jan 1817 23°Sg31'D
15 Jun 1817 22°Sg53'R
24 Oct 1817 22°Sg13'D
conjunct Pluto
12 Sep 1702 15°Le12'D
13 Mar 1703 14°Le08'R
12 May 1703 13°Le46'D
13 Aug 1884 2°Ge06'D
29 Sep 1884 2°Ge01'R
19 May 1885 1°Ge34'D
conjunct Chiron
25 Jun 1786 3°Ge49'D
30 Dec 1786 2°Ge31'R
5 Mar 1787 2°Ge03'D
11 Jul 1882 26°Ta31'D
9 Nov 1882 25°Ta46'R
3 Apr 1883 24°Ta52'D
17 Aug 1983 2°Ge40'D
12 Oct 1983 2°Ge19'R
26 Apr 1984 1°Ge03'D
conjunct Eris
6 Oct 1710 25°Li47'D
14 Feb 1833 22°Aq36'D
17 Oct 1833 22°Aq05'R
14 Nov 1833 22°Aq01'D
4 Jun 1954 8°Ar43'D
18 Aug 1954 8°Ar38'R
31 Mar 1955 8°Ar21'D
10 Nov 1955 8°Ar05'R
27 Jan 1956 7°Ar59'D
You can find an ephemeris of Orius 2008-2015 here:
ORIUS EPHEMERIS.

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

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