During the January 4, 2011 Eclipse, Asteroid Klotho was transiting 13 58' degrees Aries conjunct Astrea, squaring the New Capricorn Moon and opposing Zeus and Saturn in Libra. In order to interpret the meaning, let's understand what Klotho symbolises.
Klotho was one of the Fates in Greek mythology who controls life. Klotho is an asteroid. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, Klotho relates to conditions that form at the beginning (fate and expectations) that brings an initial understanding of what is apparent at the start, origins/beginnings in general.
In performing a search, there I discovered that Klotho is a gene involved in the biological processes of aging and in life extension therapies. Dr. Kuro-o and his colleagues originally discovered the Klotho gene in 1997, naming it after one of the mythical Greek fates who controlled the length of human life. Their previous studies have shown that mutant mice lacking the Klotho gene appear normal until about 3 to 4 weeks old, and then begins showing signs of age, such as skin atrophy, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis and emphysema. The mice died prematurely at about two months. Klotho is a protein that control aging by controlling insulin! According to Dr. Kuro-o, this insulin influence creates a problem for Klotho should it be used as a therapy against aging; It may extend life, but it could also make an animal diabetic.
|Yoda~World's Oldest Mouse|
Perhaps this recent January Eclipse will bring about ethical issues in the study of life-extension, particularly in the experimentation of animals. In this techno new age, prolonging life, or enhancing the quality of life as we age, are certainly important research topics. As astrologers, many of us believe that we incarnated into this life with a predetermined number of days. How many of you believe that science should keep us alive longer? Do you know where Klotho is your your chart? I'd love to hear your comments.
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