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Asteroid Hylonome

Asteroid Hylonome

Asteroid Hylonome 10370 was a female centaur in Greek mythology. Hylonome was heartbroken and killed herself when her beloved partner, the centaur Cyllarus was killed in battle. She immediately took her own life with the very same fatal arrow. This is the ultimate centaur sacrifice; suicide in order to be reunited with one’s soulmate and  be at one with the cosmos. Like Chiron and all centaurs, Hylonome bridges two outer planets and has a transforming influence. Here she transforms Uranian shock into altruism and Neptunian yearning to connect with the ability to tap into source .

The negative manifestation of this is fairly obvious, playing the martyr and thinking ones life is meaningless without a partner. Suicide bombers are a good example of this archetype, with the explosive thunderbolt Uranian energy being the passport to ultimate Neptunian redemption in heaven.

The story of Hylonome and Cyllarus is indeed touching. The two were inseparable. Ovid states “Their love was equal; on the hills they roamed together, and together they would go back to their cave”. So then when her soulmate died what else could Hylonome do but join him in the afterlife. It’s safe to say that Cyllarus would have followed suit such was their devotion to each other. “Hylonome embraced him as he died, caressed the wound and, putting lips to lips, she tried to stay his spirit as it fled.”

Hylonome Discovery Chart

Hylonome was discovered on Zaniah in the dutiful Virgo’s left shoulder. “It gives refinement, honor, congeniality, order and a lovable nature.” it is also close to Beta Coma Berenice. Up in the heavens we see the beautiful amber hair that Berenice sacrificed to the gods to ensure the safe return of her husband from war. No question of Hylonome’s devotion and loving nature here.

Hylonome Discovery ChartThe actual chart shows everything bearing down onto the wounding sharp edge of Mars. We can’t be absolutely sure of the Moon opposite Mars due to not having the time, but again it fits with the passionate story, emotion, suicide from a broken heart. The planet of love is sandwiched between the shock of Uranus and the sacrifice of Neptune, just what I mentioned in my intro. Venus conjunct Neptune is the ultimate soulmate and love addiction aspect. The North Node on Gacrux the crucifix, well we all know the other martyr who died on that one. The Sun on Skat trine the North Node though. Sun here; “Sensitive, emotional, psychic, criticism and persecution through mediumship, but help from friends.”

Hylonome In Astrology

Hylonome will show where you will make the ultimate sacrifice, who and what you will die for. If it is conjunct Ceres in the 5th you would die for your children, in the 9th conjunct Neptune a chance you may martryr yourself for religious beliefs. Check it out in synastry where it will show how devoted you are to your partner. Aspect is important, a Hylonome hard aspect to a partners Mars for example may show that the Hylonome partner is too self-sacrificial for their own good. There is a danger like the Berenice myth that one is cutting off ones spiritual power, magic and sexuality in order to appease an insecure and bullying partner. When the partnership is truly equal then Hylonome’s loving devotion is totally awe-inspiring, transformative and healing.

Find Asteroid Hylonome in Your Chart

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2. Choose “Extended Chart Selection”.
3. In “additional asteroids or hypothetical planets” add 10370

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  1. I have Hylonome conjunct (1deg) my ex bf’s Hylonome in our synastry chart..is this a good thing? We are currently trying to reconnect again after breaking up in July …(we first went out briefly 20 years ago…and I’d never forgotten him)

  2. I’ve been studying Hylonome lately, and curious about finding it conjunct Vesta on my ASC. I just interviewed for a hospice job as a grief counselor, which is something I’ve done in the past. I feel called to return to this work, even though I thought my own private practice was what I wanted to do in Aug. 2010. Thank you for your amazing writing and beautiful website. Peaceful wishes, Carmen

    • Hi Carmen,

      Did you know there is an asteroid named Carmen? It is number 558.
      That’s my girlfriend’s name (she spells it with a K). It is prominent in our charts.

      I have Hylonome and Vesta prominent as well. Good luck in your hospice work!

    • Greg, thank you! Carmen is my middle name and I started going by Carmen when I was 30. I discovered that in my natal chart, Carmen is right on top of my Jupiter at 26 degrees Aquarius in my 10th house. I love that you and your girlfriend have it prominent in your charts! And Karmen spelled with a K is very cool 🙂 Thanks for your well wishes and for being here………xo Carmen


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