The Galactic Center is the center around which a spiral galaxy such as our own galaxy, the Milky Way, rotates, in the center of which may be a “Black Hole.
The gravitational center around which the Sun revolves.
Astronomers and Astrologers have hypothetically placed this at 0o Capricorn, which is exactly confirmed by recently published results of thousands of calculations of spectroscopic radial velocity measurements, and other thousands by the parallax method of determining proper motion, by Charlier, Stromberg, Wilson, Campbell & More, and Smart & Green. In consequence the astronomers have arrived at a position of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy at R.A. 270o, declin. +29.7o.
Pluto will conjunct the Galactic Center this year for the first time in 248 years. Although the conjunction is not exact until December 28, Pluto has been within one degree of this conjunction throughout 2006.
Because of the rarity of this event, it could have great significance and astrologers are widely discussing its possible meaning.
Therefore at the time of the Winter Solstice, the Galactic Center is a few degrees South of the Sun.
Astrologer Lynn Hayes reports that Pluto deals with the destruction of that which no longer serves us so that we can move forward in our evolutionary journey, and we would expect a conjunction with the center of our galaxy to be a course correction on a planetary level. It is unlikely that this will come as an immediate wave of advanced consciousness or significant events as many people are prophesying; it is more likely to be a shift deep in the core of our awareness that brings about a more groundbreaking change of direction on the planetary level.
She also provides interesting information about the conjunction of Pluto to the G.C. that took place in 470-468 b.c.e. at 23 degrees Scorpio witnessed the end of the Persian wars in Greece and the beginning of the Golden Age of Pericles that witnessed the introduction of democracy and a court system similar to the one we use today (when Pluto went into Sagittarius, the sign of shared ideals). We would expect Pluto in its own sign of Scorpio to bring about endings and the death of the old order, and historians speculate that if the Greeks had not prevailed against the Persians western civilization as we know it may never have occurred.
In 1262-1264 AD Pluto was conjunct the G.C. at about 19 Sagittarius. This period coincides with the escalation of the Spanish Inquisition and the beginnings of the Inquisition in Rome, as well as the first parliament in England after the Baron’s War captured the then King Henry III (he ultimately prevailed in a later battle. During this period anti-Jewish riots in Germany and Vienna precipitated the repression of Jews in those countries.
The last conjunction before the present day occurred in 1758-1760 at 24 Sagittarius. Copernicus’s treatise on his discovery was removed from the papal list of forbidden books where it was placed in 1610. The Seven Years War, arguably the first World War, began. This war marked the end of France’s power in the New World and the emergence of Britain as the great Colonial power, changing the course of history. Also, 1758 saw the publication of the first treatise on the Atomic Theory, termed one of the most important theories in the history of science.
We know very little of the Galactic Center and its astrological functions, but it appears that it may anchor us into the heart of the Galaxy and offer instructions for the role of our planet in the evolution of the Universe. As we have seen, the shifting cycles of human evolution through Pluto has not always been smooth or blissful; it has been fraught with war and destruction.
The Sun’s actual travel is estimated at 200 miles per second in orbit.
As it is placed about 30,000 light-years from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, one complete orbit is estimated to require 200 million years.
Its apparent motion toward a point near Wega in the constellation Hercules, as measured by nearby stars, is 12 miles per second—which should not be confused with its computed actual rate of travel.
The plane of the Sun’s orbit is presumed to be approximately that of the Galactic Center, which is inclined to the Earth’s orbit by about 50 degrees.
From: ” The Galactic Center” from Nicholas DeVore’s Encyclopedia of Astrology (Available for purchase from AstroAmerica.com, a most excellent website)