This Centaur was first classified 1999 UG5, then numbered #31824, and finally given the name Elatus. It was discovered October 29, 1999, at 5 Taurus 12. Chiron, the first known Centaur, was discovered Nov 1, 1977 (so the discovery Sun's are very close together), at 3 Taurus 08, so their discovery degrees are also quite close. These are only some of the connections Elatus and Chiron share.
First, let's look at the Sabian Symbols for their respective discovery degrees.
In each case, we have a bridge, but with Chiron, we discover a bridge that is there, while with Elatus, we must build the bridge.
2. There is the little matter of the Galactic Center. When Chiron was discovered, the Ascendant was conjunct the Galactic Center. When Elatus was discovered, it's South Node was 26 Sagittarius 49, the GC 26 Sagittarius 51.
3.Chiron has been described as tapping the energy found at the Saturn/Uranus midpoint. Elatus may do this even moreso, for its current orbit is calculated as 44.0881 years.....and one Saturn/Uranus cycle is 45.36 years.
4. Uranus at Elatus discovery was a degree away from exactly squaring Uranus at Chiron's discovery.
5. The Moon was in Cancer when each Centaur was found.
6. Both Centaurs move closer to the Sun than Saturn, aiming toward Jupiter, and both aim out toward Uranus at their aphelions. In fact, Elatus' semi-major axis is closer to that of Chiron than to any other body yet discovered.
There is a very intimate connection between Chiron and Elatus even in mythology.
When herd of Centaurs was driven crazy by the smell of wine, and, crazed, they charged the cave where the scent came from, Hercules began shooting his arrows to stop the mob. Elatus was one of the Centaurs that tried to flee, after Hercules started shooting at them. In one story, Hercules' arrow hits Elatus in the arm, but passes right through, and ends up hitting Chiron, much to Hercules' regret. In this version of the story, the same arrow whose poison killed Elatus was also the one that inflicted the wound that could not heal on the immortal Chiron. So Elatus is definitely connected with Chiron.
It's eccentricity is 0.3836910, an an inclination of 5.251398. The name Elatus means "fir man," which may be because he was so strong, he would uproot whole fir trees to use as weapons against his enemies. But the Latin word elatus can also be interpreted "puff-up, proud of oneself, arrogant."
On Amable's blog, Transneptunian Astrology, there is this interesting observation about Elatus: "Elatus has an incredible ability to escape from the most dificult situations, like Morfeo-Neo in the movie "The Matrix" (1999). But is more habitual that he flees before things get worse.
"The Jupiter-Uranus quality is associated to the puer aeternus archetype (Marie Louise Von Franz; Liz Green), were an individual with inmense potential always flee before that potencial is achieved, like in the movie "Forces of Nature" (1999), or like in the book of Ursula K. Le Guin "A Wizard of Earthsea" (1968) or like Luke in the movie "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) when he interrupt the training with Yoda."
Phil Sedgwick says this about Elatus: "Expression of self and ego through word and writing. Positive: Excellent communication, articulate, precise. Negative: Verbose, boastful, shallow in conversation."
Mark Andrew Holmes says "Elatus seems to indicate expression, expressiveness, eloquence, to mislead, to deceive (possibly oneself); possibly "dodging a bullet.""
Mark Andrew Holmes has some additional thoughts on Elatus: markandrewholmes.com/elatus.html