Nessus is a centaur planet who's orbital period is 122.5 years and it crosses the orbits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. In mythology Nessus was of dark coloring representing skin color and racial projection.
Nessus represents some form of abuse of trust, sometimes subtle, sometimes not. Abuse patterns indicated by Nessus transits and natal placement can be psychological, physical or sexual in nature. Inappropriate contact or behavior fall under the Nessus domain.
The buck stops here is an appropriate theme when the individual is ready to face, acknowledge and speak out.
Nessus refers to power dynamics that underlie any form of abuse. Nessus points to circumstances that involve rape, molestation, slavery, greed, decadence, sexual obsessions/addictions, scapegoats, and all of the themes of abuse. The will of Nessus is strong and once a decision is made there is no turning back.
The healing quality that Nessus brings is acknowledging what was/is not okay and from that point of acknowledgement moving forward in clarity. Speaking the unspeakable and the need to express it is more powerful when transits are active. Nessus is a powerful healer.
Centaur planets integrate the transpersonal planets as they swing in the near the Sun and out again. They bring in the material in a manner that is accessible.
In the November election of 2016 Nessus stationed direct that month at 2 degrees of Pisces.
In October 2017 the #metoo movement heightened with numerous people speaking out on sexual misconduct. Jupiter had just entered the sexual and taboo sign of Scorpio and moved into trine with Nessus in Pisces while conjuncting the power planet Saturn. Nessus also represents "how" one is set up and the Harvey Weinstein dynamics encapsulated the enabling dynamics of those who worked for him.
Donald Trump's Nessus is in his 9th house of foreigners, legal activity (he is famous for his threats to sue), immigrants and publicity squaring (within 1 degree) Pluto in his 12th house of inherited behavior, compulsions and fears. In May 2016 the NY Times published the following article highlighting a history of manipulation and power dynamics in his Miss America activities and business.
Next month, March 2018, Nessus moves into conjunction with the United Stated Progressed Nessus (8 degrees Pisces) and in April 2018 Nessus perfects his return in the US natal chart at 9 degrees Pisces and will transits over these points into the next 3 years ahead.
The Prison for Profit public awareness increased as Nessus entered the 3rd house in the Natal US chart in 2012 and conjuncted the United States Moon ruler of the 8th House of of investments and earning power. We now understand the "War on Drugs" would target (and set up) people of color and provide a steady stream of income and profit for the prison "business."
Nessus conjuncts Ceres in the 3rd house of the US. Representing abuse and race with the harvesting of crops and slavery. The founders of the Declaration of Independence count among them slave holders when they declared:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
In November 2020 Nessus is once again stationing direct at 10 degrees Pisces and trines the transiting Sun in Scorpio. Uranus in the 5th house of children and their interests, the entertainment industry, Stock Market and affairs of the female population will be in harmonious sextile to Progressed Nessus in the 3rd house.
In addition, Nessus is in sextile to Eris from the 7th to 5th house of the US chart suggesting issues surrounding the Nessus themes will be a focus. The US Ascendant at 7 degrees of Virgo will be in opposition to Nessus through 2026 highlighting the power abuse themes and the country's very identity.
Mars opposes Chiron from the 2nd to 8th house highlighting finances, earnings, health care, insurance and investment issues - there is pain here and the Uranus transit of Taurus May 2018 through July 2025 will act as a "reset" period for financial institutions and currency.
Additionally in the Progressed US Chart Venus is in opposition to Saturn from the 9th house (foreign import/export, religious affairs, justice, courts and journalism) to the 3rd house Saturn in Scorpio (transportation, communications, news, information, media, schools, Boards of Education, and losses by accidents or storms). Education and information systems will be a focus during the 2020 election as will factual reporting. Legislation regarding women are a focus too.
Uranus was discovered in the 1700's, Neptune in the 1800's, Pluto in the 1900's and now Eris in the 2000's. Eris the the latest major discovery since Pluto in 1930. Eris takes 557 years to orbit the Sun and anywhere from 15 to 123 years to go through each sign of the zodiac. Most living beings have Eris in Aries in their birthchart.
Eris created a squabble among scientists when she was refused planet status even though she was larger than Pluto. Eris was responsible for the demotion of Pluto and feeds in perfectly with her mythology.
Eris is a goddess who was not invited to a wedding feast. Feeling snubbed she tossed the Golden Apple into the party with the inscription "For the Fairest." The other goddesses at the feast fought over who should be the rightful recipient and was the incident that birthed the Trojan War. From this myth we associate Eris strife, mounting chaos, and the feeling of being snubbed.
Uranus made his first conjunction to Eris in September 2016 when the Presidential Candidate Donald Trump was gaining in prominence and power. I would like to dub him the Eris President given the chaos and strife that followed this fateful and karmic passage.
He is serving in what I would deem a karmic and in many ways gifted manner. If you understand the adage that the dark serves the light you will understand to what I am referring.
Eris represents the birth of the new age to come, Aquarius ruled by Uranus. Because of its stay in Aries, the transition of the ages will not be a peaceful one. Birth is messy, bloody and often chaotic. Eris is the twin sister of Mars or Aries.
Eris also represents: marginalized women, gender identity, the crisis of identity in the synthetic cyber world and those who feel left behind.
Eris stationed direct in January 2017 following the Inauguration of Trump and the Womens March phenomenon that occurred all across the globe - 2.5 million. The conjunction squared the President's Saturn from his 9th to 11th house of publicity and the masses. Eris transits Trumps 9th house of media aptly representing his chaotic messaging regarding media, journalism, foreign trade, immigration and legal systems.
He tapped into the marginalized energy prompting the campaign message of draining the swamp while his actual administration immediately built additional swamps and filled them with the most millionaires in administration history. Trumps touts deregulation and privatization as a positive while the astute among you understand that translates into removing barriers to profit for the corporate political machine.
His corruption and transparency has become a gift for the previously asleep populace. Eris is within degrees of opposing his Progressed 12th house Jupiter and Ascendant over the next 6 years indicating this chaotic energy will continue to influence his handling of the press, foreign countries and personal temperament. Women's issues and his history with women will follow him around for years into the future. But, chaos is also power. People get distracted and lose focus when the churning and burning continue at a rapid rate.
The Uranus Eris conjunction and resulting chaos and awakening eases as Uranus heads into Taurus to do his revolutionary work with global financial systems.
Uranus transits Taurus this May moving into exact square with President Trump's Progressed Midheaven - changes and disruption to his career trajectory will be predictably unpredictable. Uranus will move into exact square at 2 degrees Taurus July 1st squaring Saturn in his 10th house of leadership and reputation while trining his Progressed Sun at 1 degree Virgo suggesting innovative money making opportunities. Perhaps potential change will be a relief to him...
Eris will continue to transit at 23 to 24 degrees Aries through 2020.