Hybris 430

Hybris was a goddess of insolence, impudence and outrageous behavior in ancient Greece. She gave her name to our word “hubris”, meaning excessive pride or arrogance.

Astrologically, Hybris represents the quality of going too far, taking things to extremes, openly flouting normal behaviors or social conventions, often leading to one’s downfall. There can be a break from reality, an inflated self-perception, an overestimate of one’s own talents, abilities, accomplishments or competence. It is associated with excessive or foolish pride, arrogance, lack of restraint and extreme or outlandish behaviors.

Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

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