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WHAT'S ON THIS PAGE?

DWARF PLANETS
(also includes Ceres)
PLUTO
ERIS
MAKEMAKE
HAUMEA
SALACIA
VARDA
&
MANWE
PLUTINOS
Huya
Rhadamanthus
Orcus
Mors-Somnus
Unnamed Plutinos
CUBEWANO
QB1
Logos &
Teharonhiawako
Deucalion
Sila-Nunam
Varuna
Quaoar
Borasisi
Chaos
Altjira
(307261) 2002 MS4
(55637) 2002 UX25
OORT OBJECT
Sedna
#87269
(2000 OO67)
SCATTERED DISK OBJECT
(42355) Typhon
(65489) Ceto
(225088) 2007 OR10 (nickname: Snow White)
(230965) 2004 XA192
(42301) 2001 UR163
(15874) 1996 TL66

I INCLUDE MONTHLY EPHEMERIDES 1900 TO 2020 FOR MOST OF THE BODIES ON THIS PAGE, A FEW EVEN LONGER TIME PERIODS.
BUT IF YOU'D LIKE TO FIND OUT WHERE
ANY OF THESE BODIES ARE IN YOUR CHART,
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO ORDER YOUR
BIRTH POSITIONS OF CENTAURS AND MORE


Before we explore these new bodies, let's put things in perspective, by talking about distances.
Interstellar Distances - In Perspective

  • The Earth is 1 Astronomical Unit (AU) from the Sun. 1 AU is equal to about 150 million km.
  • Neptune is about 29.76 AU from the Sun at perihelion, 30.3 AU at aphelion.
  • Pluto is about 29.73 AU from the Sun at perihelion, 49.5 AU at aphelion. More about this body in a bit.
  • Beyond Neptune is the Kuiper Belt, which covers the distance between 30 to 50 AU from the Sun. Here is some great info on the Kuiper Belt from NASA's New Horizons site: What We Know About the Kuiper Belt
  • Beyond the Kuiper Belt is hypothesized The Oort Cloud, about 50,000 to 100,000 AU from the Sun
  • The nearest star to our own, Proximi Centauri, is 260,000 AU away


DWARF PLANETS

A dwarf planet, as defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, (c) has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit, and (d) is not a satellite.

Currently, there are only five bodies considered Dwarf Planets: Ceres, Pluto, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. Some others may be added later. Salacia is most likely a Dwarf Planet so I am including it as one, but she was initially classified a Cubenwano. I will not be talking about Ceres here, as her orbit is primarily between Mars and Jupiter. And while this page is for Trans-Plutonian bodies, I decided I had to talk at least a little bit about Pluto, the king of the Dwarf Planets.....with all the news on this body that has been coming in daily from New Horizons. For those interested, here is a NASA page on all of the Dwarf Planets

Pluto, Eris, Makemake and Haumea have also been placed in a special sub-category called "Plutoids", and so far, they are the only ones. (What is a Plutoid? "Plutoids are celestial bodies in orbit around the Sun at a semimajor axis greater than that of Neptune that have sufficient mass for their self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that they assume a hydrostatic equilibrium (near-spherical) shape, and that have not cleared the neighbourhood around their orbit. Satellites of plutoids are not plutoids themselves, even if they are massive enough that their shape is dictated by self-gravity." That's from an IAU Press Release Jun 11, 2008.)

You can read a bit more about this group of bodies here: DWARF PLANETS


PLUTO

Planet: 1930-2006
Dwarf Planet: 2006-?

Just like most of the astrologers in today's world, I've known Pluto as a planet most of my life, and I felt a huge WRONG was done when the IAU voted in 2006 to demote it to Dwarf Planet. Perhaps in the not too distant future, it may once again be called a planet. Like most of my colleagues, I hope so.

However, I have a theory about why it was demoted, and it has to do with the other bodies it was grouped with.

In 1801, and Ceres was discovered, it was called a planet. But after several other bodies were found in the same area, it was demoted and classified as the largest of a new category: asteroids.

Astrologers for the most part ignored Ceres after that, and it wasn't until 1973-74 that a few farsighted astrologers (led by Ellie Bach), started suggesting we explore it, and a few other asteroids, in charts. Those who did look at Ceres found it quite interesting. But for the most part, it was still ignored by the astrological community.

Pluto, on the other hand, was considered a planet from its beginning, and, while a few astrologers tried to ignore it, most discovered it as a powerful and indespensible astrological tool....and wouldn't think of leaving it out of their charts. So when it was demoted, they continued using it without a pause, not letting the new category change how they used this tool.

But suddenly, Pluto became linked with two other bodies...equals in the new Dwarf Planet group. Since Pluto was so potent, perhaps these bodies also needed to be looked at. And that is what began to happen....a growing number of astrologers started looking at Ceres, and Eris, the other Dwarf Planets.

It didn't hurt that they had a mythological connection. Ceres was the brother of Pluto. And the astronomer who discovered Eris wanted, at first, to name it Persephone....who was Ceres daughter, and who was kidnapped and, some say, raped by Pluto, who later made her queen of the underworld.

The Pluto archetype is very male in nature. But this body, Pluto, seems to have a very complex nature, with many elements deeply feminine. My wife Lynette Malone, also an astrologer, has always seen the basic energy of this astrological force as quite feminine. And long before my time, noted astrologer Isabel Hickey published a booklet asking us to look beyond the body's name. "Pluto or Minerva: The Choice Is Yours" should be a must reading for all astrologers, in my opinion.

In my experience, the sign Scorpio can take one to the darkest depths of the psyche, and to the highest most spiritual perceptions. It is sometimes given multiple symbols with the Scorpion and its poisonous tail, the eagle soaring far and wide, and the dove as symbol of spirit.

Isabel wrote, "Pluto rules Scorpio. Minerva, goddess of wisdom, rules the highest aspect of Pluto. Every growth begins in the darkness and grows toward the light." Talking about the Plutonian side of Pluto, if you will, she wrote: The energy in us which is unknown on the surface but which works in the depths of our being. It rules the underworld in us, as well as the highest part of us. In its lowest aspect it can be working silently within and unknown under the surface and then erupt with violence." But there is another side. "The highest aspect of Pluto (Minerva, goddess of wisdom), works in a different fashion [than the lowest]. It changes the individual from within and comes imperceptibly like the dawn of a new day. It changes the individual so his is never again in the same state of consciousness. Purged of the dross, he is refined and regenerated."

Thinking about the dark side of Pluto, and how only now, with New Horizons, are we getting a glimpse of what it really looks like, it is intriguing that some of the most frequent news of late is the coming to the surface, and in our face, of things that had always been hidden, not looked at. Take for example all the child abuse by church leaders and celebrities like Rolf Harris, or the sexual abuse charges against women surfacing about Bill Cosby.

Pluto's orbit being so eccentric, it is for a short time closer to us than Neptune ever gets. This happens during the months near its perihelion....it's closest approach to the Sun. The most recent perihelion was 5 September 1989, when its astrological position was about 12 Sco 55. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is "An Inventor Performs A Laboratory Experiment." While the Internet had been around a little while by then, the first text message was sent over the net that year, and the first commercial internet providers emerged which opened access up to just about anyone...with the first commercial dial-up connection. Other interesting events at or near the perihelion: Denmark passed the worlds first law legalizing civil unions between same-sex partners, while in Western Australia homosexual act between consenting adults is decriminalized; the Berlin Wall comes down

I won't explore the astrology of Pluto much here....there is over 80 years of good astrological research on this body

And there is also a growing body of astronomical data on this body, as a result of the New Horizons spacecraft which flew right by Pluto in 2015. You can read all about that here, and see fantastic photographs: New Horizons

I attended a symposium in 1999 on the status of Pluto. The panel could not agree on whether Pluto should remain a planet or not, but was quite interesting. And I got a chance to meet Alan Stern who is now heading the New Horizon Pluto project that has given us all those great photos. Here is a shot of the panel there that day: IS PLUTO A PLANET?

But I do want to give you a good ephemeris for it. So you can click here for a PLUTO EPHEMERIS, for every 10 days, for 1900-2020.

Zane's Eris symbol Discordian's Eris symbol Discordian's alternate Eris symbol Eris - symbol used in Poland Eris - symbol used in Time Passages

ERIS
136199 (2003 UB313)

ERIS SYMBOLS
There are five symbols shown for Eris. The one on the left was designed by Zane B Stein as a possible glyph for the this body. The middle two have been used by the Discordians to represent the Hand of Eris, long before this body was discovered. Next was submitted by Bogdan Krusiński, who says it is the symbol being used for Eris by astrologers in Poland. And on the far right is the one that is used for Eris in
Time Passages software.

2003 UB313 had been officially declared the 10th Planet by the IAU, until August 24, 2006. On this date, they voted on an official definition of the word "Planet", and this body was reclassified. It is now one of the three members of a new classification, "Dwarf Planet", along with Pluto, and Ceres. But though they may be 'Dwarf' in size, they are anything but dwarf in significance. It was given an official number, 136199. And, it now has a name!
From the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory came an official announcement, September 13, 2006, Circular #8747:
"Following near-unanimous acceptance by both the Committee on Small-Body Nomenclature and the Working Group on Planetary-System Nomenclature (in consultation with the discovery team), the IAU Executive Committee has now approved the names Eris for (136199) and Dysnomia for its satellite (136199) Eris I [formerly S/2005 (2003 UB313)" More on this in a moment.

ASTRONOMY

On January 5, 2005, the team of Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David Rabinowitz (David, you may remember, discovered Pholus), discovered a very unique body while looking over photographic plates that had been taken Oct 21, 2003. (It's not unusual for photographic plates to sit for months or even years before they are really studied, since so many of them are taken on a daily basis.) Anyway, when they first recognized what they had found, they decided to research it thoroughly before making a a public announcement, which they finally did on July 29, 2005, (the same day as two other large Kuiper Belt objects, 2003 EL61 and 2005 FY9, were also announced.)

THE NAMING

This body had been nicknamed 'Xena', as in the television's most famous female warrior, and her moon had been nicknamed 'Gabrielle' after Xena's constant companion.

RATHER HUMOROUS NICKNAMES SEEM TO BE THE NORM RATHER THAN THE EXCEPTION. OTHER NICKNAMES GIVEN TO RECENTLY DISCOVERED BODIES INCLUDE "SANTA" (2003 EL61), "RUDOLPH" (the moon of 2003 EL61), "EASTERBUNNY" (2005 FY9), AND BEFORE SEDNA WAS OFFICIALLY NAMED, ITS NICKNAME WAS "FLYING DUTCHMAN"

But now we need to start calling this body by it's official name of Eris (Greek Ἒρις), the Greek mythological goddess personifying strife. Her Latin name is Discordia. And her moon has been officially named 'Dysnomia', a child of the goddess Eris, who often was used to symbolize lawlessness

Mike Brown gives this account on the naming:

"We officially suggested the name on 6 September 2006, and it was accepted and announced on 13 September 2006.

"The satellite of Eris has received the offical name Dysnomia, who in Greek mythology is Eris' daughter and the demon spirit of lawlessness. As Dysnomia is a bit of a mouthful, we tend to simply call the satellite Dy, for short.

"As promised for the past year, the name Xena (and satellite Gabrielle) were simply placeholders while awaiting the IAU's decision on how an official name was to be proposed. As that process dragged on, however, many people got to know Xena and Gabrielle as the real names of these objects and are sad to see them change. We admit to some sadness ourselves.We used the names for almost two years now and are having a hard time swtiching. But for those who miss Xena, look for the obvious nod* in the new name of the moon of Eris."

*And of course, by "obvious nod", Michael was referring to the fact that the moon was named after a spirit of lawlessness, and the television character Xena was played by actress Lucy Lawless.

Mike Brown has a page about Eris with a lot of interesting information. Check out his Eris page.

WHERE, AND WHAT, IS IT?

Brown describes it as the most distant object ever found to be orbiting the Sun. At 9.7 billion miles, Eris is three times farther from the Sun than Pluto, which averages 3.6 billion miles from the Sun. The newly-discovered object is more distant than the mysterious planetoid Sedna discovered in 2003. But that's only right now. Because of its highly elliptical orbit (with an eccentricity of 0.44177), in 280 years, the planet will be as close as the planet Neptune is to Earth.

Not only is its orbit highly elliptical, but it is tilted 44.187 degrees relative to the plane of the solar system. Pluto's orbit is only inclined 17 degrees.

How big is it? The latest size estimate, as of February 2006, is a diameter of 3000 km. To put that in perspective, our Moon is 3500 km, Pluto is 2300 km, and Pluto's moon Charon only 1200 km.

It takes 557 years for the newly-discovered body to orbit the Sun. Right now, it is on the far side of the Solar System, not too far from its farthest point from the Sun.

On September 10, 2005, astronomers discovered that Eris has a moon, and this was provisionally designated S/2005 (2003 UB313). Some mouthful to say! So, since they nicknamed the main body Xena, they decided to nickname its companion Gabrielle (after the TV warrior's constant companion.)

Here is an excellent website for (mostly) astronomical information and updates on 136199: ERIS

MYTHOLOGY

Eris comes from Greek mythology, and the name translates as Strife. But it seems there were two different goddesses by that name. Hesiod wrote, in "Works and Days":

"So, after all, there was not one kind of Strife alone, but all over the earth there are two. As for the one, a man would praise her when he came to understand her; but the other is blameworthy: and they are wholly different in nature.

For one fosters evil war and battle, being cruel: her no man loves; but perforce, through the will of the deathless gods, men pay harsh Strife her honour due.

But the other is the elder daughter of dark Night (Nyx), and the son of Cronus who sits above and dwells in the aether, set her in the roots of the earth: and she is far kinder to men. She stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbour, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbour vies with his neighbour as he hurries after wealth. This Strife is wholesome for men. And potter is angry with potter, and craftsman with craftsman, and beggar is jealous of beggar, and minstrel of minstrel."

The goddess Hesiod describes who 'fosters evil war and battle' is described as being the sister of Ares (Mars, to the Romans), with Zeus (Jupiter) and Hera (Ceres) as her parents.

Eris, as daughter of Nyx, has some quite interesting siblings, although the list varies depending upon the author.

Hesiod wrote: "And Nyx (Night) bare hateful Moros (Doom) and black Ker (Violent Death) and Thanatos (Death), and she bare Hypnos (Sleep) and the tribe of Oneiroi (Dreams). And again the goddess murky Nyx, though she lay with none, bare Momos (Blame) and painful Oizys (Misery), and the Hesperides ... Also she bare the Moirai (Fates) and the ruthless avenging Keres (Death-Fates) ... Also deadly Nyx bare Nemesis (Envy) to afflict mortal men, and after her, Apate (Deceit) and Philotes (Friendship) and hateful Geras (Old Age) and hard-hearted Eris (Strife)."

Hyginus wrote: "From Nox (Night) and Erebus: Fatum (Fate), Senectus (Old Age), Mors (Death), Letum (Dissolution), Continentia (Moderation), Somnus (Sleep), Somnia (Dreams), Amor (Love) - that is Lysimeles, Epiphron (Prudence), Porphyrion, Epaphus, Discordia (Discord) [Eris], Miseria (Misery), Petulantia (Wantonness), Nemesis (Envy), Euphrosyne (Good Cheer), Amicitia (Friendship), Misericordia (Compassion), Styx (Hatred); the three Parcae (Fates), namely Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos; the Hesperides."

And Eris herself has been listed of the mother of several other interesting beings, called the Kakodaimones, who were the evil spirits which plagued mankind. The moon of the body Eris has been named after the one listed in bold in the following paragraph from Hesiod:

"But abhorred Eris (Strife) bare painful Ponos (Toil), and Lethe (Forgetfulness), and Limos (Starvation), and the Algea (Pains), full of weeping, the Hysminai (Fightings) and the Makhai (Battles), the Phonoi (Murders) and the Androktasiai (Man-slaughters), the Neikea (Quarrels), the Pseudo-Logoi (Lies), the Amphilogiai (Disputes), and Dysnomia (Lawlessness) and Ate (Ruin), who share one another's natures, and Horkos (Oath) who does more damage than any other to earthly men, when anyone, of his knowledge, swears to a false oath."

There are many stories of Eris in literature, but probably the most famous took place at the marriage of Peleus to Thetis. Eris was not invited to the wedding. (Would you invite Strife to your wedding?) When she found out that she had been snubbed, but Hera (Juno), Athena (Pallas), and Aphrodite (Venus) had been sent invitations (by Chiron, in fact), but she had not been invited, she was enraged, and sought revenge. She decided to go to the wedding anyway. Colluthus wrote:

"And now she bethought her of the golden apples of the Hesperides. Thence Eris took the fruit that should be the harbinger of war, even the apple, and devised the scheme of signal woes. Whirling her arm she hurled into the banquet the primal seed of turmoil and disturbed the choir of goddesses. Hera, glorying to be the spouse and to share the bed of Zeus, rose up amazed, and would fain have seized it. And Kypris [Aphrodite], as being more excellent than all, desired to have the apple, for that it is the treasure of the Erotes (Loves). But Hera would not give it up and Athena would not yield."

Zeus saw the quarrel heating up, and called to Hermes (Mercury) to give escort the goddesses to a shepherd named Paris, and instruct him to give the apple to the goddess he saw as the most beautiful. In this way, he sought to resolve the argument. (Some say that Zeus knew what would happen, and planned the whole thing.)

When Paris was told of his honor by Hermes, each of the goddesses tried to sway his decision by offering him a gift. (Bribing the judge?) Hera said if she were chosen fairest of all women, she would make him king of all men; Athena promised him victory in war; and Aphrodite promised him Helene in marriage.

Paris chose Aphrodite, for Helene was one of the most beautiful, desirable of all women. With Aphrodite's aid Paris seduced queen Helene and abducted her to Troy, and this led to the Trojan War.

There are many, many stories of Eris accompanying her brother Ares onto the battlefield. She is often described as having an insatiable desire for bloodshed. Even after all the other gods had withdrawn from battle, she remained, rejoicing over the slaughter.

But she was also mentioned as responsible for other 'battles.' On more than one occasion, for example, she is listed as the cause of marital strife.

Aesop retold one of the Eris stories which may indeed show us one aspect of Eris' meaning to us:

"Herakles was making his way through a narrow pass. He saw something that looked like an apple lying on the ground and he tried to smash it with his club. After having been struck by the club, the thing swelled up to twice its size. Herakles struck it again with his club, even harder than before, and the thing then expanded to such a size that it blocked Herakles's way. Herakles let go of his club and stood there, amazed. Athena saw him and said, 'O Herakles, don't be so surprised! This thing that has brought about your confusion is Aporia (Contentiousness) and Eris (Strife). If you just leave it alone, it stays small; but if you decide to fight it, then it swells from its small size and grows large."

And yet, with all of this, there is another side to Eris. As Hesiod wrote:

"One [Eris] is Trouble and Fighting. But the other is only Healthy Competition."

The ancient astrologers associated war, as well as healthy competition, with the 7th house, and the 7th sign (Libra). Could Eris, therefore, be associated with Libra?

MODERN MYTHOLOGY

Today, there is a religion that worships the goddess Eris. Well, sort of. Anyway, the members of this faith call themselves Discordians. (Two of the symbols they have used to represent the Hand of Eris are shown at the top of this page as possible symbols for the planet Eris.)

What is the Discordian view of Eris? For that, I'd like to quote from their 'bible', the Principia Discordia:

"...It was not until they traced the Greek writing on the apple that they discovered the ancient Goddess known to the Greeks as Eris and to the Romans as Discordia. This was on the fifth night, and when they slept that night each had a vivid dream of a splendid woman whose eyes were as soft as feather and as deep as eternity itself, and whose body was the spectacular dance of atoms and universes. Pyrotechnics of pure energy formed her flowing hair, and rainbows manifested and dissolved as she spoke in a warm and gentle voice:
"I have come to tell you that you are free. Many ages ago, My consciousness left man, that he might develop himself. I return to find this development approaching completion, but hindered by fear and by misunderstanding.
"You have built for yourselves psychic suits of armor, and clad in them, your vision is restricted, your movements are clumsy and painful, your skin is bruised, and your spirit is broiled in the sun.
"I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free.""

ASTROLOGY

KEYWORDS: If you would like to experiment with some preliminary keywords for Eris, please jump to my Preliminary Keywords page, but keep in mind that it is still early in research, and the keyword list may be modified or expanded upon.

It was at its furthest point from the Sun (aphelion) on March 16, 1977, at 13 Aries 36. (1977 was an interesting year. Six days earlier, rings were discovered around the planet Uranus, shaking up our reality, letting us know Saturn wasn't the only ringed planet. And later in the year, November 1, Chiron was discovered, right between Saturn and Uranus.)

Going back in time, it was closest to the Sun (perihelion) on July 7, 1699, at 8 Libra 53. A planet's perihelion is, in many ways, the beginning of its orbital cycle. What shift took place int he world at the end of the 17th Century, as we entered into the 18th Century? Why have some called the 1700's "The Age of Reason and Change"? Could this be related to the perihelion in Libra, sign of the scales of balance, fairness, law and justice?

Obviously, it is way too soon to list meanings for this planet, but it is not too soon to begin studying it astrologically. Here are a few significant positions for Eris:
Discovery position: 19 Aries 45 R
Position when announced to the world: 21 Aries 05 R

EPHEMERIS

I have set up a separate page for the positions of 136199 (2003 UB313) to cover 1900-2012. Just click on this link:
ERIS EPHEMERIS 1900-2012 And you can purchase an ephemeris for her monthly positions from 1375 to 2050 by clicking here:
ERIS EPHEMERIS 1375-2050

ERIS & THE DIALECTIC

Recently, I had occasion to read something that showed me a very positive side to Eris. Astrologer John Halloran posted the following (reprinted with his permission) on alt.astrology.moderated:

Eris - Discord and the Dialectic Process

It appears that the philosopher Hegel saw the evolutionary stage that is beyond Pluto.

Hegel saw the dialectic between thesis and antithesis as a constructive process that leads to a higher synthesis.

There is a discussion of Hegel's ideas excerpted at:

www2.pfeiffer.edu/~lridener/courses/HEGEL.HTML

Quotes from this page:

"Dialectic is defined by Hegel as the power (or energy or force) of negativity."

"Dialectic is thus the transition of things, and of knowledge, from potentiality or abstraction to actuality and content, but in such a way that the arising of a fuller determination points beyond itself to a further determination. Every determination is both a result and a new beginning, concrete and abstract, for it occurs within a process of the becoming of a thing (or of knowledge), and hence is concrete relative to the origin of the process but abstract relative to the telos of the whole process. A thing becomes more and more fully developed through this successive dialectic of self-reconstruction."

So discord is part of a constant on-going dialectic process of maturation, of leaving behind one-sided viewpoints and partial truths. It shakes up the status quo and says that a more complete perspective is necessary.

Regards,

John Halloran
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Halloran Software
Windows Astrology Software - www.halloran.com/

The dialectic is a branch of logic in the art of reasoning and\or disputing. Through the use of it Socrates would lead his adversary to make clear his position on the subject, then, often with the introduction of an absolutely contrary theory, the discussion would end with an admission, on the other side, of an inaccuracy. It was employed to set one theory in opposition with another, and thus to develop a subject in a comprehensive manner. First an idea (a Thesis) was thrown up against another theory (an Antithesis); from this, it was thought, one would advance to a third stage, and the truth would emerge. Often, - though not necessarily - there would come about a combination of both the ideas (a synthesis). From this process, it is thought, one would arrive at the truth of a proposition; this is not to be confused with a negotiation process whereby, usually, a compromise is wrought out.

Henry Alphern wrote (in An Outline History of Philosophy):

"We must analyze everything into what it now is, then analysis will show that it contains its opposite, which in turn will have to be harmonized into something that includes them both. But the resultant synthesis will itself be subject again to a negative element, this then, will be resolved into a still more comprehensive synthesis, which will be subjected once more to the principle of contradiction. The final solution, the ultimate harmony, the last synthesis, the step when it will no longer be necessary to go higher, will constitute the Absolute. The Universe as a whole harmonizes all contradictions, it is the perfect whole, it is the synthesis which we are seeking as our final solution. It, therefore, constitutes the true, the rational, the goal of the dialectic method. The conclusion is that only the whole of reality is rational, because that furnishes a complete view of all things; it is the Absolute, the World, Reason, God."

Hesiod wrote that there were two different Eris goddesses. One of them, the daugher of Nyx (Night) stirred up healthy competiton. Think about the last good, stirring debate you watched. A discussion involving opposing viewpoints, first one side, then the other, at times perhaps getting quite heated. Didn't you come away mentally stimulated, perhaps with your own thoughts galvanized?

Competition comes from the Latin word competere, which means: to strive together, to coincide. The very basis of healthy competition is not to create enmity, but to strive together to come up with something better than existed previously. In a healthy competition, everyone benefits, no matter whoo wins.

President William McKinley was an indefatigable campaigner. He helped rebuild the Republican Party in 1896 by rejecting divisive ethnic issues and promoting pluralism--whereby every group in the nation would prosper and none would be singled out for attack. He once wrote:

"Without competition we would be clinging to the clumsy antiquated processes of farming and manufacture and the methods of business of long ago, and the twentieth would be no further advanced than the eighteenth century."

He was born on January 29, 1843, with Mercury approximately 27 Aquarius 18, closely conjunct Eris at 27 Aquarius 53.

Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey had a mind that quickly grasped complicated issues. He was instrumental in merging two opposing political parties (the Democratic and the Farmer-Labor party), and with their combined backing he was elected Mayor of Minneapolis. He gained a national reputation by his strong stand for civil rights. In fact, in one of the most renowned speeches in American political history, Humphrey told the 1948 Democratic National Convention: "To those who say, my friends, to those who say, that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years too late! To those who say, this civil rights program is an infringement on states' rights, I say this: the time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights!" Humphrey and his allies succeeded; the pro-civil-rights plank was narrowly adopted. But not without causing strife! As a result of the Convention's vote, the Mississippi and one half of the Alabama delegation walked out of the hall. Many Southern Democrats were so enraged that they formed the "Dixiecrat" party and nominated their own presidential candidate.

He once wrote:

"Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate."

Humphrey was born May 27, 1911. This gave him a Mars (25 Pisces 19) conjunct Eris (26 Pisces 39), both square Pluto (26 Gemini 53.)

ERIS CHANGES SIGNS

Because it moves so slowly, this body can take several years to move through one degree. Perhaps that is why some people experience significant events, several years in a row, on a specific date?

  • Research in history should reflect an interesting transition from 1922-1927. Eris was straddling the cusp between Pisces and Aries that whole period:
    • Enters Aries June 3, 1922
    • Retrogrades back into Pisces July 21, 1922
    • Enters Aries April 27, 1923
    • Retrogrades back into Pisces August 28, 1923
    • Enters Aries April 1, 1924
    • Retrogrades back into Pisces September 24, 1924
    • Enters Aries March 9, 1925
    • Retrogrades back into Pisces October 22, 1925
    • Enters Aries February 12, 1926
    • Retrogrades back into Pisces December 5, 1926
    • Enters Aries January 1, 1927 (where it still is to this day)
  • Look especially to 1924 & 1925, when the Spring Equinox occurred only hours away from the Sun/Eris conjunction.
    • 1924: Only a few days after the conjunction in 1924, Greece proclaims itself a Republic. Less than a week after that, Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch.
    • 1925: Shortly before the conjunction, a law was passed in Tennessee that, in effect, forbade the teaching of evolution in schools, or "any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible." This sparked a major furor, putting on trial a teacher (John T. Scopes) in what was to become one of the most famous trials in history. William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow locked horns in what has become known as the Scopes Monkey Trial.

ERIS CONJUNCT SUN

Here follows the dates and times for the exact conjunction of the Sun with Eris for over a century. We can use this data to study this new body in several different ways:

While the above may not be the Tenth Planet astrologers have been seeking for years, it is still an important astrological tool. And there are many other new tools in the astrology toolbox, as well. Here is a taste of the major new bodies out past Pluto. The next two are Dwarf Planets, like Eris:

HAUMEA
136108 (2003 EL61)

Haumea was discovered December 28, 2004 by a team led by Michael Brown.

On September 17, 2008,it was officially classified as a dwarf planet (according to this IAU press release), and named Haumea after the Hawaiian goddess of fertility and childbirth. According to most accounts, she mated with the god Kane Milohai and gave birth to many children, including Hawaii's most famous goddess, Pele. Thus, she is often referred to as the mother of the Hawaiian people as well as the Great Earth Mother, and was the patron goddess of that island. Here is a page dedicated to the Hawaiin goddess: Haumea the Earth Mother. She has two moons, named after two of Haumea's daughters, Hi'iaka and Namaka.

Michael Brown has a blog about Haumea's discovery and naming: Haumea blog

(Interestingly, it had at first been given the nickname "Santa" because it was discovered just after Christmas.)

Her orbit is 285 years, which is only a little more than that of Pluto, her eccentricity is 0.188 and her inclination is 28.19. It's discovery position is 12 Libra 27.

Just what will Haumean tell us, astrologically? Obviously, we need to do a lot of research before we can answer that, but a good place to start might be its conjunctions with major planets.

On June 18, 1903, Haumean was exactly conjunct Neptune at 3 Cancer 08. How did this aspect manifest in the lives of these totally unrelated individuals all born around that date: Jeanette MacDonald, Lou Gehrig, Al Hirschfield and John Dillinger.

The mid-Fifties saw a 3-time Haumean/Pluto conjunction. The dates were September 30, 1954, 25 Leo 59; Feb 19 1955, 25 Leo 28 R; and July 1, 1955, 25 Leo 00.

I know that the USS Nautilus was comissioned. This submarine was the first atomic powered vessel. Also during this period, the Viet Minh took over North Viet Nam, setting the stage for the war to come, President Eisenhower sends the first 'advisors' to South Viet Nam, and the US 7th Fleet helps the Nationalists evacuate Mainland China and go to Taiwan.

What do these individuals have in common, born near these dates? Musician Stevie Ray Vaughan, Reverend Al Sharpton, actor Scott Bakula.

On September 25, 1962, Uranus and Haumea met at 2 Virgo 49.

A border conflict between India and China broke out which led to the Sino-Indian War, and civil war broke out in Yemen. The Environmentalist Movement arose in great part because of the book Rachel Carson published at this time, "Silent Spring". And James Meredith, the first black student to register at the Univ of Mississippi accompanied by Federal Marshals. (Oh, and the Beatles released their first single, "Love Me Do".)

Check out these pages for more insight into Haumea:

Nick Anthony Firenza's Haumea page

Richard Brown's Haumea page

Click here for a HAUMEA EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

MAKEMAKE
136472 (2005 FY9)

Makemake is the third-largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System. It was discovered on March 31, 2005 by a team led by Michael Brown. In July 2008, (according to this IAU press release) it was officially classified as a Plutoid, which is a sub class of Dwarf Planets which have orits beyond Neptune, joining Pluto and Eris.

Prior to its official naming, it had been lovingly nicknamed "Easterbunny", since it was found right before Easter. In officially naming it Makemake, the astronomers were kind of paying homage to the earlier nickname, because Makemake was the creator of humanity in the myths of the native people of Easter Island.

Michael Brown has a blog about the discovery and naming of Makemake: What's In A Name

Its orbital period is 310 years (compared to Pluto's 248 years). The eccentricity is 0.159, and the inclination is 28.96. It's discovery position is 20 Virgo 16 R

The above symbol was based on traditional petroglyphs of the face of Makemake, and was designed by Denis Moskowitz in collaboration with John T Whelan.

It is of course too early to define Makemake's astrological meanings, but a good place to start would be studying major aspects it has made.

On July 1, 1955, Makemake was exactly conjunct Uranus at 26 Cancer 46, so events near that date should be colored by this aspect, and it should have some influence over people born around this time. How does it manifest in the lives of actress Isabelle Adjani, Novelist Lisa Scottoline, or actor Jimmy Smits, all born close to this date? And does Disneyland in any way reflect Makemake conjunct Uranus, since it officially opened very close to this aspect?

Check out these pages for more insight into Makemake:

Nick Anthony Firenza's Makemake page

Richard Brown's Makemake page

Alison Chester-Lambert's Makemake page

Click here for a MAKEMAKE EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Zane's Salacia symbol

SALACIA 120347 (2004 SB60)

Salacia was discovered on September 22, 2004 by the team of Michael E. Brown, Henry G. Roe and Kristina M. Barkume. While in general her orbit is slightly farther out then Pluto's, Pluto does get further at aphelion, and closer at perihelion. Salcia's aphelion is 46.547 AU, and her perihelion 37.392 AU, with an orbital eccentricity of 0.109071. The orbital inclination is 23.92.

She takes 271.9 years for one cycle.

Salacia has a moon, Actaea.

Mythology

The Greek god Neptune fell totally in love with Salacia, and wanted to marry her, but she was so overwhelmed by his presence initially that she swam away when he approached. The god of the sea was too smitten to let her go, and sent the dolphin Delphinus after her to try and get her to change her mind, come back, and marry him. Delphinus must have been very persuasive, for she agreed, and became Neptune's wife. (Neptune, so greatful to Delphinus, awarded him by putting him in the heavens as a constellation.) They had three children, one named Actaea.

It may be totally coincidental, but Salacia was discovered in the sign of Pisces, and Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune. As Neptune is associated by the Romans with Poseidon, Salacia became associated with Ampitrite.

She was described as goddess of the sea, goddess of salt water, and is usually pictured as a lovely nymph, a crown made of seaweed upon her hair. Sometimes alone, sometimes alongside Neptune, she is often pictured driving a chariot drawn by sea creatures such as dolphins or sea horses.

In addition to the oceans, you may also find it written that she was goddess of mineral springs.

Plant Species

The name Salacia has been given to a species of plants, at least two of which are used in herbal medicine and which are being studied by medical researchers:

Astrology

SALACIA AND THE ECLIPSE

June 15, 2011, 8:13:34 PM UT, there was a total eclipse of the Moon at 24 Sagittarius 23. Salacia was 24 Pis 32 (9' away from exact square.)

On July 31, Thailand experiences terrible floods affecting over 12.8 million people, 815 people are killed. 58 of the country's 77 provinces affected.

SALACIA AND URANUS

The planet Uranus has a reputation for shaking things up, even breaking things up. In 2007, Salacia and Uranus began to move near each other, and on March 15, 2008, they were exactly conjunct at 19 Pisces 02. Ten days later, when they had only separated by 17', a 156 square mile chunk of the Wilkins Ice Shelf disintegrated. This huge shelf, 5400 square miles of ice, is located in Antarctica. Sciences start looking more closely at the area, and were surprised to discover the the whole shelf was beginning to break away from the continent, and they watched as, at the end of May, another 62 square miles broke off. By the end of November it was announced that in 2008 alone, the shelf had lost 770 square miles, and in January 2009 that the shelf was only held up by a very thin strip of ice that. If that strip were to break, and the entire shelf (about the size of Jamaica) were to break away, it would be the largest such breakup of artic ice so far, and would result and numerous icebergs with their potential danger to shipping, and the melting giving further rise to the water levels. All during this period, Uranus and Salacia moved in and out of orb of conjunction.

Salacia first moved into Pisces in 1993. That was the year that Professor David Vaughan, a scientist working with the British Antarctic Survey, predicted that the northern part of the Wilkins ice shelf was likely to be lost within 30 years if climate warming on the Peninsula were to continue at the same rate. In 2008 David conceded that his predictions were too conservative, as changes were occurring much more quickly than he had ever imagined.

Interestingly, an article was published in the journal Science, on August 8, 1975, entitled, "Are we on the brink of a pronounced global warming?". This is probably the first use of that term in its modern sense. Salacia was about 5 Aquarius 30, which would make her semi-square to her position later when the scientific community's attention was drawn to the breaking up of the above ice shelf.

SALACIA'S DISCOVERY DEGREE

When she was discovered in 2004 she was at 13 Pisces 58. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is fitting for a beautiful queen: A young lady from top of coiffure to tip of toes is regal. She displays soft beauty of face above fox furs.

One is tempted to wonder if her name, Salacia, has any connection to the word salacious which is used to describe someone with an excessive interest in sex, as well as books, magazines, and photos of an erotic, bawdy or lewd nature.

  • In 2004, the year of Salacia's discovery, Peter Borg created something he named "Simply Salacious Parties" to provide, as he puts it, "an environment for beautiful souls to come together under the shelter of soulful vocal underground house." Peter says that when you come to his parties, you should "leave your attitude at the door, get ready to dance all night long and make new friends on the dancefloor." They've held parties at many of the 'in' places like Studio 33, and the Ministry of Sound.
  • Also that year, Andrew Read and Micahel Jason started "Salacious Records". Initially created to produce their own music, it evolved into a business to showcase a number of new Indie groups.

Click here for a SALACIA EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Because of the similarity of orbit to Pluto, I wanted to see how many times Salacia was in hard aspect to Pluto. I had to the Fourteenth Century to find a conjunction between them. But look how many squares they made after the opposition:

 
Plu 	Cnj 	Salacia 	Jun 3 1332
Plu 	Cnj 	Salacia 	Jul 10 1332
Plu 	Cnj 	Salacia 	Mar 31 1333
Plu 	Cnj 	Salacia 	Sep 19 1333
Plu 	Cnj 	Salacia 	Feb 15 1334
	
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 3 1423
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Nov 11 1423
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jun 14 1424
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 9 1425
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Apr 27 1425
	
Plu 	Opp 	Salacia 	Oct 13 1478
Plu 	Opp 	Salacia 	Mar 14 1479
Plu 	Opp 	Salacia 	Aug 11 1479
	
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Mar 15 1790 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Apr 19 1790 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Feb 22 1791 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	May 13 1791 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Feb 9 1792 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	May 28 1792 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 29 1793 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jun 11 1793 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 20 1794 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jun 23 1794 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 12 1795 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jul 4 1795 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 4 1796 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jul 14 1796 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Dec 27 1796 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jul 25 1797 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Dec 20 1797 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 4 1798 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Dec 13 1798 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 15 1799 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Dec 5 1799 NS
	
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 26 1800 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Nov 27 1800 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Sep 8 1801 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Nov 17 1801 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Sep 26 1802 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Nov 3 1802 NS
	
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Nov 9 1855 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 5 1856 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Oct 27 1856 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 20 1857 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Oct 16 1857 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Feb 1 1858 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Oct 7 1858 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Feb 13 1859 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Sep 28 1859 NS
	
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Feb 25 1860 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Sep 19 1860 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Mar 7 1861 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Sep 10 1861 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Mar 19 1862 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 31 1862 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Apr 1 1863 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 21 1863 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Apr 15 1864 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 8 1864 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	May 2 1865 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jul 24 1865 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	May 31 1866 NS
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jun 28 1866 NS
	
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Dec 22 1995
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Feb 22 1996
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Nov 16 1996
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Apr 3 1997
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Oct 22 1997
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	May 5 1998
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Sep 28 1998
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jun 10 1999
Plu  	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 29 1999

Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Aug 14 2157
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Nov 15 2157
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jun 26 2158
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	Jan 12 2159
Plu 	Sqr 	Salacia 	May 11 2159

Zane's Varda symbol

VARDA 174567 (2003 MW12)

Varda is the name given to this trans-Neptunian object by its discoverer, Jeffrey A. Larsen. It was first sighted on June 21, 2003, and has an orbit of 311.51 years.

Perihelion is 39.622 AU, aphelion is 52.284 AU, and the orbit has an eccentricity of 0.138. It will most likely be classified as a Dwarf Planet.

It was named for Varda, an elf goddess from J.R.R. Tolkein's mythology. According to the Tolkien Gateway, "Varda Elentri, known in Sindarin as Elbereth Gilthoniel, was a Vali, the wife of Manw (the name given another outer body) and Queen of the Valar. Elves love and revere her most of all the Valar, and they call upon her in their hours of deepest darkness." "Varda is said to be too beautiful for words." Her name means "sublime" or "lofty". "Varda created the stars with the dews from the vats of Telperion, the first of the Two Trees."

It has a moon which was named Ilmar, who was a chief of the Maiar and Varda's handmaiden.

Varda when discovered was 2 Sagittarius 35 R. In its discovery chart it is closely square Mars (1 Pisces 55) and Uranus (2 Pisces 44 R), and quincunx Saturn. The Sabian Symbol for its discovery degree is "Two men playing chess."

Here are some noted individuals with close natal conjunctions to Varda:

The singer who goes by the name Meat Loaf has a close Varda/Venus/Neptune conjunction, so I thought I'd put his chart up here:

VARDA AND PLUTO

These two bodies have an interesting relationship. They can go several centuries without a conjunction.

They began moving close together in 1991, with exact conjunctions three times the following year:

This was a powerful time of change in the world. One of the most dramatic changes occurred with the USSR.

24 August 1991, President Gorbachev resigned as general secretary of the CPSU and ordered all party units in the government dissolved. Pluto 17 Sco 45, Varda 19 Sco 45.

29 August -- Communist rule in the Soviet Union effectively ended when the Supreme Soviet indefinitely suspended all CPSU activities on Soviet territory. Pluto 17 Sco 50, Varda 17 Sco 47

Between August and December, 10 republics declared their independence. The two bodies moved closer and closer, reaching a 1 degree orb on Nov. 5.

1 December, 90% of Ukrainian voters opted for independence. Pluto 21 Sco 00, Varda 21 Sco 33

In the early hours of 25 December, Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR. The office was declared extinct, and all the powers still vested in it (such as control over the nuclear arsenal) were ceded to Russia's President Yeltsin. Also that day, the SFSR officially changed its name to "Russian Federation". Pluto 21 Sco 52, Varda 22 Sco 03.

26 December 1991, the Council of Republics formally voted both itself and the Soviet Union out of existence. Pluto 21 Sco 54, Varda 22 Sco 04.

Looking at the Secondary Progressed chart for 26 December 1991, we see the MC at 21 Leo 42 and Uranus 22 Aquarius 23. Clearly, Pluto and Varda were hitting those progressed positions.

Moving to 1992, with Pluto and Varda very close together the whole year, several other significant events occurred. A few of these were:

Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting cities of the United States and her allies with Nuclear Weapons. In return George H. W. Bush announces that the United States and her allies will stop targeting Russia and the remaining communist states with nuclear weapons.

White South Africans vote in favour of political reforms which will end the apartheid regime and create a power-sharing multi-racial government

Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

A report by the World Meteorological Organization reports an unprecedented level of ozone depletion in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

First confirmed detection of extrasolar planets, with the discovery of several terrestrial-mass planets orbiting the pulsar PSR B1257+12

A text-based Web browser is made available to the public; within a few years, millions of people become regular users of the World Wide Web.

The IBM Simon, a touchscreen mobile phone and personal digital assistant considered the first smartphone, is introduced.

Oh, and Pope John Paul II issues an apology, and lifts the edict of the Inquisition against Galileo Galilei.

Click here for a VARDA EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

PLUTINOS

The named Plutino's, so far, include Ixion
(discussed elsewhere on this site), Rhadamanthus and Huya. Orcus may also be a Plutino, so for now we will include it here as well. What exactly is a Plutino?

First, let's mention what it isn't. Pluto is not a Plutino according to David Jewitt, the astronomer who coined the term. "Plutino" means "little Pluto", and since Pluto is a standard-sized Pluto, it couldn't be a "little Pluto."

A reasonable definition of plutino is "a minor planet in 3:2 resonance with Neptune".

Rhadamanthus

Designated 1999 HX11, this body was discovered April 18, 1999, and has an orbit of 295.5395 years. (Let's say 295-1/2 years for convenience.)

In mythology, he was the brother of Minos (King of Crete), son of Jupiter and Europa. However, he was raised by Asterion, not Jupiter. Minos became extremely jealous of his brother's popularity, and drove him out of Crete, so Rhadamanthus fled to Boeotia where he married Alcmene. (Homer represents him as dwelling in the Elysian fields.)

On account of his inflexible integrity he was made one of the judges of the dead in the lower world, together with Aeacus and Minos. He was supposed to judge the souls of Asians, Aeacus those of Europeans, while Minos had the deciding vote. Rhadamanthus would decide upon cruel punishments for sinners; first, rebuking them, then trying their case, finally forcing them to confess.

Dante makes Rhadamanthus one of the judges of the damned in the Inferno section of Divine Comedy. "Rhadamanthine" has since come to describe any just but inflexible judgment.

Mark Andrew Holmes designed the symbol for Rhadamanthus, and has written about it at markandrewholmes.com/rhadamanthus.html

When Rhadamanthus was discovered, it was at 1 Libra 48 R.

Click here for a RHADAMANTHUS EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Huya

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Minor planet 38628 has been given the name Huya (Spanish: Juyá, pronounced "hoo YAH") is the name of the rain god of the Wayuu Indians of Venezuela and Colombia.

Provisionally called 2000 EB173, it was discovered March 10, 2000 by Ignacio Ferrin, and has an orbit of 250.3576 years (let's call it 250-1/3 years for convenience.) It gets as close as 28.5591 AU to the Sun at perihelion, while its aphelion reaches 50.8856 AU.

At discovery, it was located at 18 Libra 39 R.

Sandy Turnbull has designed the symbol for Huya that is on the left, writing that it is "A modification of the meterological symbol for rain showers utilizing the symbols for the element water and a variation of Pluto to indicate its orbit."

Mark Andrew Holmes has designed the Huya symbol that is on the right, and has written a bit about it at markandrewholmes.com/huya.html

Click here for a HUYA EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Orcus

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Orcus, minor planet #90482, is pretty big. With a diameter of 995 miles, it's 1-1/2 times the size of Ixion. It, too, was discovered by a team of astrologers including M. Brown, C. Trujillo and D. Rabinowitz, on February 17, 2004. At that time it was provisionally called 2004 DW. The official announcement to the world occurred November 22, 2004.

It appears to travel an elliptical orbit around the Sun, bringing it as close as 2.7 billion miles from the Sun and sending it as far out as 4.7 billion miles from the Sun.

Pluto takes 248.09 years to circle the Sun while Orcus takes 247.94. This produces an interesting relationship. I calculated all the way back to the year 1000, and forwards to the year 2510, and not once were these two ever in conjunction or opposition. However, there were numerous squares, sextiles, trines, and even quincunxes between them. Most recently, they made 9 exact trines between 2006-2009, and before that, 5 exact squares in 1986-1987.

Since it shares a similar size and orbit to that of Pluto, it was decided that it, too must be named after a deity of the underworld. In accordance with IAU rules, the discoverers' suggested name of Orcus was approved and published November 22, 2004.

In Roman mythology, Orcus was a god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths, more equivalent to Pluto than to the Greek Hades. The origins of Orcus may have lain in Etruscan religion. Orcus was a name used by Roman writers to identify a Gaulish god of the underworld.

In modern day mythology, it is a popular name for providing an instant "demonic" atmosphere. This is in good part because Orcus' name is the origin of the words "orca" and "orc"; the latter popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien in his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The former designates not only the killer whale but also a monster in Ariosto's Orlando furioso.

Orcus also appears as the Lord of Demons in Fred Saberhagen's Empire of the East series (the precursor to his more popular Book of Swords/Book of Lost Swords series), in which magic has replaced technology as the dominant force in the world, and what technology remains has often been transformed into something more than it once was.

In Dungeons & Dragons, Orcus is a demon prince, and lord of the undead. Killed after a string of successful wars with Graz'zt and Demogorgon, he was restored as the undead demon Teneborous by Quah-Nomag the Skull King, one of his most devout followers. Rising against his murderers, Orcus reclaimed his layer of Hell Thanatos and his original name, proclaiming himself 'Prince of the Undead'. In this context, he typically is shown as having the head and legs of a ram, a bloated body, bat-like wings and a long tail.

When Orcus was discovered, it was at 24 Leo 53 R.
The announcement to the world was made when it was at 26 Leo 58.

Sandy Turnbull designed the Orcus symbol that is on the left. She writes, "Derived from a little-used glyph for Pluto to represent the staff of Orcus, Prince of the Underworld.

Check out these other pages for more insight into Orcus:

Nick Anthony Firenza's Orcus page

Richard Brown's Orcus: The Other God of the Underworld

Click here for a ORCUS EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Mors-Somnus

Mors-Somnus is minor planet #341520, and was previously designated 2007 TY430. Discovered on October 14, 2007, it is actually a binary: two bodies, Mors and Somnus, travelling around a common focal point. (The other known outer binary is Sila-Nunam.) It takes 246.5958314 years to circle the Sun, and is highly elliptical (e-0.266606565), with a perihelion distance of 28.83956489 AU, and an aphelion distance of 49.80734823 AU. This orbit puts it in the same league as Pluto with an orbit of 248.09 years, and Orcus at 247.94 years.

Mors-Somnus is in resonance with Neptune, going around the Sun twice every time Neptune travels around it three times. At its discovery, this binary was approximately 17 Aries 19, which would have made it trine Jupiter at 16 Sagittarius 25. Dane Rudhyar described the Sabian Symbol for the 18th degree of Aries as "An empty hammock stretched between two trees", perhaps quite fitting for a binary. The keynote, he said, is "A constructive alteration of activity and rest."

Mors and Somnus, in Roman mythology, were twin gods of the underworld, children of Nox (in Greek, Nyx), deity of Night, and Erebus (darkness).

Mors (also known as Letus) was the personification of death. He is depicted as holding an hour-glass and the scythe with which he cut down those whose life-span had expired. In some accounts, Mors is portrayed as Female. The Latin noun for "death", mors, from the root mortis. We still refer to the stiffness of death as 'rigor mortis'
. Somnus was the personification of sleep. The word somnus referred to sleep, drowsiness, and (figuratively) death. Our word for sleepwalking, Somnambulism, derives from it.

In Greece, the son of Nyx was Thanatos, god of death, often seen as the god of peaceful death. His twin brother was Hypnos, god of sleep. The Romans associated Thanatos with Mors, and Hypnos with Somnus. But the Romans gave more power as god of death to Pluto, and Mors was sometimes seen as Pluto's servant.

Hypnos, or Hypnus, became the father of Morpheus. I'll mention this again in a moment.

Hypnus has given his name to an asteroid, #14827. But at this rising, there does not appear to be a minor planet for Thantos.

While it is too soon to attribute astrological meanings to this body, my first thought when I heard it connected with death and sleep was a flower that is used to symbolize both, the poppy. And considering its resonance with Neptune, which rules drugs, perhaps the Opium Poppy isn't too far a stretch. Especially since Somnus, or Hypnos, was the father of Morheus.

When I was younger I graduated from a course, trained to be a Master Hypnotist. Transitng Mors-Somnus was conjunct my Ascendant at this time.

In a recent blog, Phil Sedgwick comtemplated this newly named body, wondering if it might tie into the idea of "'rest in peace' (sleep plus death), sleeping like the dead, waking the dead, looking to be dead while sleeping or the comment made at a wake that the deceased appears to be resting/sleeping."

Television currently is hosting a number of shows about people who are dead, but not dead. The Walking Dead, a human versus zombie show, has been showing since 2010, but has been gaining a strong increase in popularity lately. Resurrection ran for the past few years and was about people suddenly coming back from the dead. iZombie is a show that premiered March 2015, which features a zombie as the main character who, believe it or not, solves the murders of the corpses in the morgue.

I started looking for outer body conjunctions with Mors-Somnus, and going back to 1700 I didn't see any such with Neptune or Pluto. There was only one with Eris, fairly recently, on 17 April 2009. (This occurred at 21 Aries 24.) One of the most notable events at that time was the 2009 flue pandemic, also known as Swine Flu. (The virus appeared to be a new strain resulting when a previous triple reassortment of bird, swine and human flu viruses further combined with a Eurasian pig flu virus.)

It was conjunct with Uranus several times since 1700. Perhaps we'll find some major world events coinciding.

  • 18 May 1765 - 23 Aries 10
  • 23 October 1765 - 22 Aries 55
  • 27 February 1766 - 22 Aries 41
  • 26 December 1892 - 9 Scorpio 40
  • 14 April 1893 - 9 Scorpio 17
  • 24 September 1893 - 8 Scorpio 41

Click here for a MORS-SOMNUS EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Unnamed Plutinos

Several new Plutinos have been discovered recently but have not as yet been named. In case you'd like to get a head start on studying these new bodies, here is a yearly ephemeris, 1900-2012, 0 Hr UT, for those whose orbits are known well enough to have been given Minor Planet Numbers:

(47171) 1999 TC36 (47171) 1999 TC36 (55638) 2002 VE95 (55638) 2002 VE95 (84922) 2003 VS2 (84922) 2003 VS2 (208996) 2003 AZ84 (208996) 2003 AZ84
Long Lat Long Lat Long Lat Long Lat
Jan 1 1900 09Sc53' +0659' 03Sg09' +1120' 19Sg43' -0948' 13Pi14' +1322'
Jan 1 1901 10Sc50' +0655' 04Sg02' +1131' 20Sg58' -0933' 14Pi55' +1321'
Jan 1 1902 11Sc48' +0650' 04Sg55' +1141' 22Sg13' -0919' 16Pi34' +1319'
Jan 1 1903 12Sc45' +0645' 05Sg48' +1151' 23Sg28' -0904' 18Pi12' +1317'
Jan 1 1904 13Sc42' +0640' 06Sg42' +1201' 24Sg43' -0849' 19Pi50' +1313'
Jan 1 1905 14Sc41' +0635' 07Sg37' +1211' 25Sg59' -0833' 21Pi27' +1309'
Jan 1 1906 15Sc38' +0630' 08Sg30' +1220' 27Sg14' -0817' 23Pi03' +1305'
Jan 1 1907 16Sc36' +0624' 09Sg24' +1230' 28Sg29' -0801' 24Pi38' +1300'
Jan 1 1908 17Sc33' +0619' 10Sg19' +1239' 29Sg44' -0745' 26Pi12' +1255'
Jan 1 1909 18Sc32' +0613' 11Sg15' +1248' 01Cp00' -0728' 27Pi45' +1249'
Jan 1 1910 19Sc31' +0607' 12Sg11' +1257' 02Cp15' -0711' 29Pi17' +1243'
Jan 1 1911 20Sc29' +0601' 13Sg07' +1306' 03Cp31' -0654' 00Ar49' +1236'
Jan 1 1912 21Sc28' +0555' 14Sg03' +1315' 04Cp46' -0637' 02Ar19' +1229'
Jan 1 1913 22Sc27' +0549' 15Sg01' +1324' 06Cp03' -0620' 03Ar49' +1221'
Jan 1 1914 23Sc26' +0543' 15Sg58' +1332' 07Cp19' -0602' 05Ar18' +1213'
Jan 1 1915 24Sc25' +0537' 16Sg56' +1340' 08Cp35' -0544' 06Ar46' +1204'
Jan 1 1916 25Sc24' +0530' 17Sg54' +1349' 09Cp50' -0526' 08Ar14' +1155'
Jan 1 1917 26Sc24' +0524' 18Sg53' +1357' 11Cp08' -0507' 09Ar41' +1146'
Jan 1 1918 27Sc24' +0517' 19Sg52' +1404' 12Cp23' -0449' 11Ar06' +1136'
Jan 1 1919 28Sc23' +0510' 20Sg51' +1412' 13Cp39' -0430' 12Ar31' +1127'
Jan 1 1920 29Sc23' +0503' 21Sg50' +1419' 14Cp55' -0411' 13Ar55' +1116'
Jan 1 1921 00Sg24' +0456' 22Sg52' +1427' 16Cp13' -0352' 15Ar18' +1106'
Jan 1 1922 01Sg24' +0449' 23Sg52' +1433' 17Cp29' -0332' 16Ar41' +1055'
Jan 1 1923 02Sg25' +0441' 24Sg53' +1440' 18Cp45' -0313' 18Ar02' R +1044'
Jan 1 1924 03Sg26' +0434' 25Sg55' +1447' 20Cp02' -0253' 19Ar23' +1032'
Jan 1 1925 04Sg29' +0427' 26Sg59' +1453' 21Cp21' -0233' 20Ar43' +1020'
Jan 1 1926 05Sg30' +0419' 28Sg03' +1459' 22Cp38' -0214' 22Ar03' +1009'
Jan 1 1927 06Sg32' +0411' 29Sg06' +1505' 23Cp56' -0153' 23Ar22' +0957'
Jan 1 1928 07Sg34' +0403' 00Cp11' +1511' 25Cp14' -0133' 24Ar40' +0944'
Jan 1 1929 08Sg37' +0355' 01Cp17' +1516' 26Cp33' -0113' 25Ar58' +0931'
Jan 1 1930 09Sg40' +0347' 02Cp22' +1521' 27Cp51' -0053' 27Ar15' +0919'
Jan 1 1931 10Sg43' +0339' 03Cp28' +1526' 29Cp10' -0032' 28Ar32' +0906'
Jan 1 1932 11Sg46' +0330' 04Cp35' +1530' 00Aq28' -0011' 29Ar48' +0853'
Jan 1 1933 12Sg52' +0322' 05Cp44' +1535' 01Aq48' +0008' 01Ta03' +0839'
Jan 1 1934 13Sg56' +0313' 06Cp53' +1538' 03Aq08' +0029' 02Ta18' +0826'
Jan 1 1935 15Sg01' +0304' 08Cp02' +1542' 04Aq27' +0050' 03Ta32' +0813'
Jan 1 1936 16Sg06' +0255' 09Cp12' +1545' 05Aq47' +0111' 04Ta45' +0759'
Jan 1 1937 17Sg13' +0246' 10Cp25' +1548' 07Aq09' +0132' 05Ta58' +0745'
Jan 1 1938 18Sg19' +0237' 11Cp36' +1551' 08Aq30' +0153' 07Ta10' +0731'
Jan 1 1939 19Sg25' +0228' 12Cp49' +1553' 09Aq51' +0214' 08Ta22' +0717'
Jan 1 1940 20Sg32' +0219' 14Cp02' +1555' 11Aq12' +0235' 09Ta34' +0703'
Jan 1 1941 21Sg40' +0209' 15Cp18' +1556' 12Aq35' +0256' 10Ta45' +0648'
Jan 1 1942 22Sg47' +0159' 16Cp32' +1557' 13Aq56' +0317' 11Ta56' +0634'
Jan 1 1943 23Sg55' +0150' 17Cp48' +1558' 15Aq18' +0338' 13Ta06' +0620'
Jan 1 1944 25Sg04' +0140' 19Cp04' +1558' 16Aq41' +0359' 14Ta16' +0605'
Jan 1 1945 26Sg15' +0130' 20Cp24' +1557' 18Aq05' +0420' 15Ta25' +0551'
Jan 1 1946 27Sg25' +0120' 21Cp43' +1556' 19Aq28' +0441' 16Ta33' +0536'
Jan 1 1947 28Sg35' +0109' 23Cp02' +1555' 20Aq52' +0502' 17Ta42' +0521'
Jan 1 1948 29Sg46' +0059' 24Cp23' +1553' 22Aq17' +0522' 18Ta50' +0507'
Jan 1 1949 01Cp00' +0048' 25Cp47' +1550' 23Aq43' +0543' 19Ta57' +0452'
Jan 1 1950 02Cp13' +0038' 27Cp11' +1547' 25Aq09' +0603' 21Ta05' +0437'
Jan 1 1951 03Cp26' +0027' 28Cp35' +1544' 26Aq35' +0624' 22Ta12' +0422'
Jan 1 1952 04Cp40' +0016' 00Aq01' +1539' 28Aq01' +0644' 23Ta19' +0407'
Jan 1 1953 05Cp56' +0005' 01Aq29' +1534' 29Aq29' +0704' 24Ta25' +0352'
Jan 1 1954 07Cp11' -0005' 02Aq57' +1529' 00Pi57' +0724' 25Ta31' +0337'
Jan 1 1955 08Cp27' -0016' 04Aq26' +1523' 02Pi24' +0744' 26Ta37' +0322'
Jan 1 1956 09Cp43' -0027' 05Aq56' +1516' 03Pi52' +0803' 27Ta43' +0307'
Jan 1 1957 11Cp02' -0039' 07Aq30' +1508' 05Pi22' +0822' 28Ta48' +0252'
Jan 1 1958 12Cp21' -0050' 09Aq02' +1500' 06Pi51' +0841' 29Ta52' +0237'
Jan 1 1959 13Cp40' -0102' 10Aq37' +1450' 08Pi21' +0900' 00Ge57' +0222'
Jan 1 1960 15Cp00' -0113' 12Aq12' +1440' 09Pi51' +0919' 02Ge02' +0207'
Jan 1 1961 16Cp22' -0125' 13Aq51' +1429' 11Pi23' +0937' 03Ge05' +0152'
Jan 1 1962 17Cp44' -0137' 15Aq30' +1417' 12Pi55' +0955' 04Ge09' +0137'
Jan 1 1963 19Cp07' -0149' 17Aq11' +1405' 14Pi27' +1012' 05Ge13' +0121'
Jan 1 1964 20Cp31' -0201' 18Aq52' +1351' 16Pi00' +1030' 06Ge17' +0106'
Jan 1 1965 21Cp57' -0213' 20Aq37' +1336' 17Pi35' +1046' 07Ge20' +0051'
Jan 1 1966 23Cp23' -0225' 22Aq22' +1321' 19Pi08' +1103' 08Ge24' +0036'
Jan 1 1967 24Cp49' -0237' 24Aq08' +1304' 20Pi43' +1119' 09Ge27' +0021'
Jan 1 1968 26Cp17' -0249' 25Aq56' +1247' 22Pi18' +1135' 10Ge31' +0006'
Jan 1 1969 27Cp47' -0302' 27Aq47' +1228' 23Pi54' +1150' 11Ge33' -0008'
Jan 1 1970 29Cp17' -0314' 29Aq38' +1208' 25Pi30' +1205' 12Ge36' -0023'
Jan 1 1971 00Aq49' -0326' 01Pi31' +1147' 27Pi07' +1219' 13Ge39' -0037'
Jan 1 1972 02Aq21' -0338' 03Pi26' +1125' 28Pi44' +1233' 14Ge42' -0052'
Jan 1 1973 03Aq56' -0351' 05Pi24' +1101' 00Ar23' +1246' 15Ge43' -0107'
Jan 1 1974 05Aq31' -0403' 07Pi23' +1037' 02Ar01' +1258' 16Ge46' -0122'
Jan 1 1975 07Aq07' -0415' 09Pi23' +1011' 03Ar41' +1311' 17Ge49' -0137'
Jan 1 1976 08Aq44' -0427' 11Pi25' +0944' 05Ar20' +1322' 18Ge51' -0151'
Jan 1 1977 10Aq24' -0439' 13Pi30' +0916' 07Ar01' +1333' 19Ge53' -0206'
Jan 1 1978 12Aq04' -0452' 15Pi35' +0846' 08Ar41' +1344' 20Ge56' -0221'
Jan 1 1979 13Aq44' -0503' 17Pi42' +0816' 10Ar22' +1354' 21Ge58' -0235'
Jan 1 1980 15Aq27' -0515' 19Pi51' +0744' 12Ar04' +1403' 23Ge01' -0250'
Jan 1 1981 17Aq12' -0527' 22Pi03' +0710' 13Ar46' +1411' 24Ge02' -0304'
Jan 1 1982 18Aq57' -0539' 24Pi16' +0636' 15Ar28' +1419' 25Ge05' -0319'
Jan 1 1983 20Aq43' -0550' 26Pi31' +0600' 17Ar11' +1426' 26Ge07' -0333'
Jan 1 1984 22Aq31' -0601' 28Pi48' +0523' 18Ar54' +1432' 27Ge09' -0347'
Jan 1 1985 24Aq23' -0612' 01Ar07' +0445' 20Ar38' R +1438' 28Ge11' -0402'
Jan 1 1986 26Aq14' -0623' 03Ar28' +0406' 22Ar23' +1443' 29Ge13' -0416'
Jan 1 1987 28Aq07' -0633' 05Ar51' +0326' 24Ar07' +1447' 00Cn16' -0430'
Jan 1 1988 00Pi02' -0643' 08Ar16' +0244' 25Ar53' +1450' 01Cn19' -0444'
Jan 1 1989 01Pi59' -0653' 10Ar43' +0202' 27Ar38' +1453' 02Cn21' -0458'
Jan 1 1990 03Pi56' -0703' 13Ar12' +0119' 29Ar24' +1455' 03Cn24' -0511'
Jan 1 1991 05Pi54' -0712' 15Ar42' +0035' 01Ta11' +1456' 04Cn28' -0525'
Jan 1 1992 07Pi54' -0721' 18Ar14' -0008' 02Ta57' +1456' 05Cn31' -0539'
Jan 1 1993 09Pi57' -0729' 20Ar47' -0053' 04Ta43' +1455' 06Cn33' -0552'
Jan 1 1994 12Pi00' -0737' 23Ar22' R -0138' 06Ta30' +1454' 07Cn37' -0606'
Jan 1 1995 14Pi05' -0744' 25Ar59' -0224' 08Ta16' +1452' 08Cn40' -0619'
Jan 1 1996 16Pi11' -0751' 28Ar37' -0310' 10Ta03' +1449' 09Cn44' -0633'
Jan 1 1997 18Pi20' -0757' 01Ta16' -0356' 11Ta50' +1445' 10Cn46' -0646'
Jan 1 1998 20Pi29' -0803' 03Ta57' -0441' 13Ta37' +1441' 11Cn50' -0659'
Jan 1 1999 22Pi40' -0808' 06Ta40' -0527' 15Ta25' +1435' 12Cn54' -0712'
Jan 1 2000 24Pi52' -0812' 09Ta24' -0612' 17Ta13' +1429' 13Cn59' -0725'
Jan 1 2001 27Pi06' -0816' 12Ta08' -0656' 19Ta00' +1422' 15Cn03' -0737'
Jan 1 2002 29Pi21' -0819' 14Ta54' -0739' 20Ta48' +1414' 16Cn08' -0750'
Jan 1 2003 01Ar37' -0821' 17Ta41' -0822' 22Ta36' +1406' 17Cn13' -0802'
Jan 1 2004 03Ar54' -0823' 20Ta28' -0904' 24Ta24' +1356' 18Cn19' -0815'
Jan 1 2005 06Ar12' -0823' 23Ta15' -0944' 26Ta10' +1346' 19Cn24' -0827'
Jan 1 2006 08Ar31' -0823' 26Ta03' -1023' 27Ta58' +1335' 20Cn30' -0839'
Jan 1 2007 10Ar51' -0823' 28Ta51' -1101' 29Ta45' +1324' 21Cn36' -0851'
Jan 1 2008 13Ar12' -0821' 01Ge39' -1136' 01Ge32' +1312' 22Cn43' -0903'
Jan 1 2009 15Ar34' -0818' 04Ge25' -1210' 03Ge18' +1258' 23Cn49' -0915'
Jan 1 2010 17Ar57' -0815' 07Ge13' -1243' 05Ge05' +1244' 24Cn56' -0926'
Jan 1 2011 20Ar21' -0811' 10Ge00' -1313' 06Ge52' +1230' 26Cn03' -0938'
Jan 1 2012 22Ar45' R -0806' 12Ge46' -1342' 08Ge38' +1215' 27Cn11' -0949'

CUBEWANO

OK, Plutino as a little Pluto makes sense. But I KNOW there is no body out there called Cubo, or even Cubewan. (Help me, Cubewan, you're my only hope?) So where the heck did this category get it's name?

Quite simple, really. The very first body ever discovered out past Neptune & Pluto was designated 1992 QB1. Later, when other bodies were found with similar characteristics, they were called "QB1-o's", or cubewanos.

Anyway, a cubewano is any substantial Kuiper belt object, orbiting beyond about 41 AU and not controlled by resonances with the outer planets. This category now also includes Borasisi, Chaos, Deucalion, Varuna and Quaoar.

QB1 was discovered by David C. Jewitt and Jane X. Luu at the Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii. The discoverers suggested the name Smiley for the object, but as there is already another asteroid with that name (1613 Smiley, named after an American astronomer) the name couldn't be used. The asteroid has received the number 15760, and remains unnamed; it is normally referred to simply as QB1. QB1 has it's own page on this site: 1992 QB1.

Click here for a QB1 EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Borasisi

Minor planet 66652, originally designated 1999 RZ253, was discovered on September 8, 1999. It takes about 292.6 years to circle the Sun, at perihelion getting as close as 39.982 AU, and as far away at aphelion as 48.164 AU. It has an orbital eccentricity of 0.0928, and an inclination of 0.5629.

The other bodies on this page were named after deities at the center of mythological tales told by various cultures around the world. Borasisi's name, however, is unique, as it came from the mythology of a culture invented by novelist named Kurt Vonnegut. In his book, Cat's Cradle, Vonnegut takes us to a little island called San Lorenzo where a man, having adopted the name Bokonon, invents a religion based, as he describes it, completely on lies. His followers are called Bokononists, and they teach their children a creation myth about the sun god Borasisi:

"Borasisi, the sun, held Pabu, the moon, in his arms, and hoped Pabu would bear him a fiery child. But poor Pabu gave birth to children that were cold, that did not burn; and Borasisi threw them away in disgust. Those were the planets who circled their terrible father at a safe distance. Then poor Pabu herself was cast away, and she went to live with her favourite child, which was Earth. Earth was Pabus favorite because it had people on it; and the people looked up to her and loved her and sympathised." So unlike Varuna, or Sedna, or Deucalion, central figures in myths handed down generation to generation, the myth of the Sun God Borasisi was created in the Twentieth Century in the mind of a man who also created the people who believed in him. I'll have more to say about Vonnegut's mind in a moment.

The body in our solar system we now call Borasisi was found to be a binary system on 23 April 2003, like the Earth and Moon, and it's companion was named Pabu from the same story.

I wondered where Borasisi fell in the chart of Kurt Vonnegut, since it was his creation, so I searched AstroDatabank and found that he was born on Nov 11, 1922 at 8:00 AM in Indianapolis, Indiana (39N46, 86W09.) Setting up his chart, I could easiy see why I liked his books (my moon is closely conjunct his Ascendant and Venus), but I almost fell out of my seat when I learned how significant Borasisi was in his chart!

In his 11th house he has a close conjunction of Jupiter 3 Scorpio 25 to Mercury 4 Scorpio 03, and right between them sits Borasisi at 3 Scorpio 55! The closeness to his mental planets, Mercury and Jupiter, is significant enough. But if you've read Cat's Cradle, you too may find Borasisi's location in the 11th house of friends, groups, teams and associations quite amazing. Let me again quote from this book:
"We Bokononists believe that humanity is organized into teams, teams that do God's Will without ever discovering what they are doing. Such a team is called a karass by Bokonon ... "If you find your life tangled up with somebody else's life for no very logical reasons," writes Bokonon,"that person may be a member of your karass."
and about a world full of false karasses which are man-made groups that turn out to be, "a seeming team that was meaningless in terms of the ways God gets things done, a textbook example of what Bokonon calls a granfalloon. Other examples are the Communist party, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the General Electric Company, the International Order of Odd Fellows - and any nation, anytime, anywhere."
So Vonnegut, having Borasisi in the house of associations, writes about a clear distinction between those people we are associated with because we share some common destiny, and those we associate with because of some invented, fictitious purpose.

At discovery, Borasisi was 25 Aquarius 32. The Sabian symbol for this degree is "A Garage Man Testing A Car's Battery With A Hydrometer". I've seen a mechanic do just this, deducing how much charge is still left in the battery by the density of the remaining sulphuric acid. The battery is a place where a dangerous, poisonous substance has been tamed and put to work for us, and if the density of the acid is too great it can damage the battery, while too little will keep the battery from holding a charge. In the human body, our stomach also has a dangerous poison put to good use. Too much hydrochloric acid will eat away at the stomach lining, too little will not allow us to break down the foods to enable us to convert them into energy for the body's use. As a metaphor, one could apply this on many levels. For example, using certain words in just the right context, with just the right emphasis, can stir people on to great heights. The same words, without any feeling behind them, could be totally useless, while too much intensity backing the words can cause them to be biting, even destructive.

Going back to Vonnegut's book for a moment, Bokonon states that his religion is built on 'harmless untruths', and that the essence of his religion is that one should live by the lies "that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy." Lies can be like sulfuric acid, burning everything they touch, but there are also times when telling a lie is the best thing to do in a situation. We even have the terms "White lie" and "Noble lie" as part of our vocabulary, both often reference to situations where a lie is told for good or noble reasons.

Phil Sedgwick has a few words to say about Borisisi: Borasisi ~ 30 September 2007

Here are a few other people with close aspects to Borasisi:

Neil Armstrong:
Borasisi 12 Scorpio 50 in the 6th
Sun 12 Leo 04

Charles Manson:
Borasisi 20 Scorpio 14 in the 7th
Sun 19 Scorpio 49
Venus 18 Scorpio 18
Saturn 21 Aquarius 45

Woody Allen:
Borasisi 22 Scorpio 09 in the 3rd
Moon 24 Aquarius 06

George Arliss:
Borasisi 25 Leo 27 R in the 8th
Moon 24 Scorpio 31

Baha'U'Llah:
Borasisi 3 Cancer 02 R in the 8th
Moon 2 Cap 17

Pearl Bailey:
Borasisi 27 Libra 50 R in the 6th
Moon 28 Libra 16

Loni Anderson:
Borasisi 4 Sag 20 R barely in the 3rd
IC 5 Sag 34
Mercury 4 Sag 44
Neptune 4 Libra 20

Ed Asner:
Borasisi 13 Scorpio 27 in the 1st
South Node 12 Scorpio 12 S
Mercury 15 Scorpio 38
Vesta 13 Leo 37
Chiron 11 Taurus 28

Roberto Assagioli:
Borasisi 19 Virgo 41 R in the 4th
Mercury 18 Pisces 13 R
Eris 17 Pisces 58

Tracy Austin:
Borasisi 1 Cap 09 in the 1st
Mercury 29 Sag 34

Felix Adler:
Borasisi 8 Leo 23 11th
Venus 6 Leo 55
MC 7 Gem 59

Alan Arkin:
Borasisi 20 Scorpio 21 R in the 9th
Venus 20 Aquarius 47

Antinon Artaud:
Borasisi 29 Virgo 21 in the 12th
Venus 27 Virgo 47
Vesta 28 Gemini 09

Arthur Ashe:
Borasisi 1 Sag 38 R in the 2nd
Venus 2 Virgo 19
Jupiter 2 Leo 06

Sri Aurobindo:
Borasisi 1 Virgo 10 in the 1st
Venus 0 Virgo 35

Jim Backus:
Borasisi 21 Libra 36 R in the 7th
Venus 22 Aries 22
Neptune 23 Cancer 35 R

Roseanne Barr:
Borasisi 15 Sag 33 in the 10th
Venus 15 Sag 25
Ceres 16 Gemini 12 R

Josephine Baker:
Borasisi 10 Libra 46 R in the 2nd
Neptune 9 Cancer 03
Venus 9 Cancer 36
Chiron 12 Aqu 34 R
Sun 12 Gem 10

Robert Altman:
Borasisi 7 Scorpio 57 R in the 12th
Mars 9 Taurus 31

Cleveland Amory:
Borasisi 25 Libra 37 in the 2nd
Mars 23 Cancer 43

Chuck Barris:
Borasisi 11 Scorpio 54 R in the 1st
Chiron 11 Taurus 56
Ceres 13 Taurus 33
Mars 12 Leo 26

Brigitte Bardot:
Borasisi 19 Scorpio 06 in the 11th
Mars 18 Leo 06

Bob Barker:
Borasisi 5 Scorpio 59 in the 1st
Asc 5 Scorpio 26
Mars 5 Scorpio 23

Don Adams:
Borasisi 8 Sag 57 in the 10th
Jupiter 7 Sag 31
Sun 4 Sag 36

Herb Alpert:
Borasisi 21 Scorpio 43 R barely in the 3rd
Jupiter 22 Scorpio 33 R
IC 23 Scorpio 59
Pluto 23 Cancer 50 R

Julie Andrews:
Borasisi 20 Scorpio 33 in the 2nd
Jupiter 22 Scorpio 00

Bernie Ashman:
Borasisi 8 Sag 52 in the 9th
Jupiter 6 Sag 52

F. Lee Bailey:
Borasisi 17 Sco 30 R in the 7th almost 8th
Saturn 16 Aquarius 13 R

Fred Astaire:
Borasisi 2 Libra 05 R in the 10th
MC 1 Libra 54

Patch Adams:
Borasisi 5 Sag 31 R barely in the 7th
Asc 6 Sag 21
Sun 7 Gemin 15

Rosanna Arquette:
Borasisi 25 Sag 16 R
Asc 24 Sag 32

Frankie Avalon:
Borasisi 25 Scorpio 56 in the 12th
Asc 26 Scorpio 39

Walter H. Annenberg:
Borasisi 14 Libra 42 R in the 3rd
Ceres 14 Libra 50 R
Neptune 12 Cancer 06
Uranus 16 Cancer 16

Click here for a BORASISI EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Chaos

I love the name of this one! Wonder if it has anything to do with Chaos theory?

Minor planet 19521 was discovered on November 19, 1998 and was originally designated 1998 WH24. It has an orbit of 309.1006 years, reaches perihelion at 40.9264 AU, and aphelion at 50.5041. (Funny, you'd think with a name like Chaos it would have a more elliptical orbit!)

Chaos derives from the Greek language and typically refers to unpredictability. In the metaphysical sense, it is the opposite of Law: unrestrictive, both creative and destructive.

However, the original Greek worder did not mean "disorder" in classical-period Ancient Greece. It meant "the primal emptiness, Space". It is derived from the Indo-European root ghn or ghen meaning "gape, be wide open": compare "chasm" (from Greek), and Anglo-Saxon gānian (= "yawn"), geanian, ginian (= "gape wide"); see also Old Norse Ginnunga gap. Due to people misunderstanding early Christian uses of the word, the meaning of the word changed to "disorder".

An oft-made assumption is that the metaphysical Chaos is Evil and that Law is Good, however it should be noted these are different concepts, and it is quite possible for Chaos to be Good and Law be Evil. One example of this would be the story of Robin Hood, or the real-life world examples of oppressive governments and dictatorships being thrown off by freedom fighters.

Chaos (also 'Khaos')is also the primordial substance from which the universe sprang in Greek mythology.

Mark Andrew Holmes has some thoughts on Chaos: markandrewholmes.com/chaos.html

At its discovery, Chaos was located at 26 Taurus 34 R.

Click here for a CHAOS EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Deucalion

Minor planet 53311, Deucalion, was discovered April 18, 1999, and was originally designated 1999 HU11. It has an orbit of 295.5395 years, and its orbit is more round than that of Chaos, with perihelion at 41.5791 AU and aphelion at 44.3683 AU.

In Greek mythology, Deucalion, or Deukalion ("new-wine sailor") was the son of Prometheus and Clymene or Celaeno.

When the wrath of Zeus was ignited against the whole of the Pelasgians, the original pre-Hellenic inhabitants of Greece, Zeus decided to bring an end to the Golden Age with the Great Deluge. Zeus was appalled that these people were practicing cannibalism, and sacrificing humans to him, especially young boys. So Zeus was set upon loosing a deluge which would wash everything clean.

Deucalion had been forewarned by his father Prometheus (who, being the god who took a particular liking to man, had a penchant for trying to help mankind avoid destruction), and so Deucalion's plan to build an ark and provision it carefully (no animals are rescued in this version of the Flood myth), so that when the waters receded after nine days, he and his wife Pyrrha, daughter of Epimetheus, were the one surviving pair of humans. Their ark touched solid ground on Mount Parnassus or Mount Etna or Mount Athos or Mount Othrys in Thessaly -- it depends whose version one is reading.

Once the deluge was over and the couple had given thanks to Zeus, Deucalion consulted an oracle of Themis about how to repopulate the earth. He was told to cover your head and throw the bones of your mother behind your shoulder. Deucalion and Pyrrha understood that "mother" is Gaia, the mother of all living things, and the "bones" to be rocks. They threw the rocks behind their shoulders and the stones formed people. Pyrrha's became women; Deucalion's became men. Deucalion and Pyrrha had at least two children, Hellen and Protogenea, and possibly a third, Amphictyon (who is autochthonous in other traditions). Deucalion's parallels with Noah and with Utnapishtim, the survivor of the Sumerian Flood that is told in the Epic of Gilgamesh, are even clearer in the wine subtext in this myth. Though Deucalion is no longer allowed to be the inventor of wine as Noah still is, his name gives away his secret: deucos + halieus "new wine sailor". His wife, named "wine-red", just happens to be the sister of Ariadne who mothered with Dionysus, several wine-making progenitors of Aegean tribes.

NOTED DEUCALIONS

These people were all born with
Sun conjunct Deucalion
within 2 degrees or less:

Deucalion Sun
Lola Jean Albright 27 Can 30 27 Can 18
Kristian Joy Alfonso 11 Vir 25 12 Vir 13
Tom Berger 27 Can 30 27 Can 41
Ingmar Bergman 20 Can 52 21 Can 13
Norman Blunsdon 17 Can 33 18 Can 22
James Boehrer 16 Can 26 17 Can 02
Helen Caldicott 13 Leo 04 13 Leo 42
Peter Carderelli 26 Leo 31 26 Leo 18
Father Celestin 7 Leo 26 5 Leo 33
Ann B Connally 5 Vir 41 6 Vir 39
Francesco Cossiga 1 Leo 57 3 Leo 44
Clara Darr 14 Can 14 15 Can 29
Derek Enright 9 Leo 42 9 Leo 04
Rene Goodale 0 Leo 48 0 Leo 42
Muriel Grey 5 Vir 41 6 Vir 47
Scott Hamilton 5 Vir 38 4 Vir 35
Debbi Henderson 10 Vir 15 10 Vir 56
Darryl Hickman 5 Leo 14 4 Leo 30
Micahel Jackson 5 Vir 39 5 Vir 50
Norman Jewison 29 Can 40 28 Can 10
Wynne Jordan 1 Vir 04 0 Vir 45
Alex Katz 0 Leo 49 0 Leo 51
Richard D. Lamm 9 Leo 43 10 Leo 17
Carmen Longo 23 Leo 07 22 Leo 21
Peter Lorre 5 Can 17 3 Can 57
Iris Love 7 Leo 31 8 Leo 59
James S. Mackin 6 Leo 23 7 Leo 18
William David Madel 13 Leo 03 13 Leo05
Steve Martin 20 Leo 54 21 Leo 16
Elmo Mays 13 Can 06 13 Can 05
George McGovern 25 Can 18 25 Can 53
Peter McIntyre 11 Can 58 11 Can 13
Virginia McKinney 0 Leo 48 0 Leo 40
Gian Carlo Menotti 13 Can 07 14 Can 01
Iris Murdoch 21 Can 57 21 Can 44
Stavros S. Niarchos 10 Can 53 10 Can 51
George Orwell 4 Can 10 2 Can 29
Stephen Peck 22 Leo 02 23 Leo 05
Phranc 4 Vir 32 5 Vir 28
Georges Pompidou 13 Can 04 12 Can 09
John G. Rangos 3 Leo 03 4 Leo 08
Suzie Rheingold 19 Leo 44 18 Leo 37
Nora Ricci 27 Can 29 26 Can 54
Graham Riddick 2 Vir 13 2 Vir 35
Luciana Rothberg 10 Vir 15 10 Vir 33
Robert Ryan 19 Leo 47 20 Leo 57
Susan Saint James 22 Leo 00 21 Leo 44
Claude Sarraute 0 Leo 48 0 Leo 41
Anthony Sarro 11 Vir 24 11 Vir 36
Richard Sharpe 1 Vir 03 29 Leo 57
Matthew Sloan 5 Vir 40 6 Vir 25
Rabindranath Tagore 16 Tau 05 16 Tau 18
Marlene Thompson 7 Leo 29 7 Leo 23
Jerry Van Dyke 5 Leo 13 3 Leo 43
Jimmy Webb 22 Leo 01 22 Leo 08
Wim Wenders 20 Leo 53 20 Leo 45
Anne Whitaker 23 Leo 08 22 Leo 33
Shirley Williams 4 Leo 07 3 Leo 21
Steve Wright 5 Vir 41 7 Vir 02
Andrew Wyeth 19 Can 44 19 Can 19
Prince of Japan Yasuhito 3 Can 05 2 Can 26

These people were all born with
Moon conjunct Deucalion
within 2 degrees or less:

Deucalion Moon
George Orwell 4 Can 10 2 Can 17
Debra Paget 7 Leo 56 7 Leo 28
Ron Jaecks 2 Vir 55 2 Vir 24
Anne Morro Lindbergh 7 Can22 8 Can15

These people were all born with
Mercury conjunct Deucalion
within 1 degree or less:

Deucalion Mercury
Andy Warhol 2 Leo 12 3 Leo 09
Belinda Jo Carlisle 5 Vir 23 4 Vir 36
Benjamin Stanton Gage 25 Leo 07 24 Leo 28
Bill Berry 4 Vir 59 4 Vir 28
Brian Sweeney 10 Vir 49 11 Vir 39
Carolyn Campbell 0 Vir 07 0 Vir 36
Cindy Williams 23 Leo 17 22 Leo 48
Clarence Carvalho 28 Can 12 27 Can 51
David McGillivray 1 Vir 02 0 Vir 32
Debra Paget 7 Leo 56 7 Leo 41
Elizabeth Dole 10 Leo 42 11 Leo 41
Father Celestin 7 Leo 26 7 Leo 47
Gary Dunford 13 Leo 31 13 Leo 44
Ingrid Sell, PhD 4 Vir 59 4 Vir 16
Jeffrey A. Mallett 11 Vir 53 12 Vir 28
Jerry Rubin 12 Leo 32 12 Leo 56
John William Chancellor 0 Leo 34 29 Can 55
Mack Truesdale 27 Leo 02 27 Leo 05
Mary E. Choate 5 Leo 50 6 Leo 28
Peggy Lipton 22 Leo 22 23 Leo 06
Ray Morris 1 Leo 15 1 Leo 31
Richard Secord 5 Leo 50 6 Leo 26
Ron Jaecks 2 Vir 55 3 Vir 13
Sally Harrington 9 Leo 47 8 Leo 47
Shirley Fry 0 Leo 16 0 Leo 57
Stephan Connally 7 Vir 00 6 Vir 24
Steve Carell 9 Vir 49 10 Vir 01
Tem Tarriktar 2 Vir 55 2 Vir 48
Thomas Seers 14 Leo 20 13 Leo 59
Tom Fleming 0 Leo 14 0 Leo 18
Verna Bradley 29 Leo 10 28 Leo 45
Vesna Vulovic 25 Leo 07 25 Leo 00
Whitney Houston 10 Vir 58 10 Vir 15
William Coblentz 25 Can 32 24 Can 55
Madonna 5 Vir 21 5 Vir 39

These people were all born with
Venus conjunct Deucalion
within 1 degree or less:

Deucalion Venus
Dana Allman 13 Vir 30 13 Vir 33
Milton Berle 10 Can 00 9 Can 50
Michael Russell Brown 26 Leo 37 25 Leo 59
Johnny Dean 26 Leo 37 26 Leo 17
Elaine Donahue 0 Vir 08 29 Leo 57
Kat Duff 28 Leo 29 28 Leo 21
Thomas Eagleton 3 Leo 54 4 Leo 34
Margaret Eden 0 Leo 17 29 Can 28
Kathleen Freeman 11 Vir 21 11 Vir 00
Farley Granger 28 Can 09 28 Can 25
Roy Hertz 10 Can 33 11 Can 12
Daniel Inouye 28 Can 32 29 Can 02
Julie Kavner 26 Leo 58 27 Leo 32
Joseph Kennedy Jr 17 Can 52 18 Can 11
Otto Kerner 10 Can 44 11 Can 14
Carol Lawrence 7 Leo 24 7 Leo 01
Dennis Lehane 12 Vir 58 12 Vir 43
Marvin Lemons 8 Leo 40 7 Leo 51
Charles Lindbergh III 3 Leo 21 4 Leo 11
Eric Lomax 20 Can 59 20 Can 06
Louise Mandrell 0 Vir 09 0 Vir 35
Sam Mitchell 11 Vir 21 10 Vir 29
George Montgomery 19 Can 39 19 Can 11
Moon Moore 24 Leo 46 24 Leo 47
Gurudev Muktananda Baba 8 Can 46 8 Can 33
Yves Navarre 16 Leo 17 15 Leo 59
Web Parker 0 Leo 18 0 Leo 46
Adam Poirer 7 Vir 46 7 Vir 15
Jean Marie Prat 26 Can 40 27 Can 05
Robert L. Purdum 8 Leo 41 8 Leo 22
Robin Quivers 28 Leo 29 28 Leo 01
Martha Raye 19 Can 39 19 Can 42
Duchess of York Sarah 7 Vir 48 8 Vir 20
Willy Schneider 3 Can 18 2 Can 44
Thomas Seers 14 Leo 20 15 Leo 16
Morris K. Udall 24 Can 33 25 Can 18
Michael Vrontakis 13 Vir 30 14 Vir 00
Suzanne Whyte Azar 5 Vir 49 6 Vir 33

These people were all born with
Mars conjunct Deucalion
within 1 degree or less:

Deucalion Mars
Frank Abagnale 22 Leo 44 22 Leo 36
Amadeo Amadei 24 Can 24 25 Can 04
Tom Bachman 24 Leo 39 24 Leo 30
Richard Carlson 12 Can 54 13 Can 30
Henri Cartan 5 Can 35 5 Can 33
Philip Crane 5 Leo 39 6 Leo 07
Nathuram Godse 10 Can 59 10 Can 42
Betty Graham 26 Can 09 25 Can 43
David Hefner 2 Vir 20 2 Vir 22
Noor Inayat Khan 15 Can38 16 Can 11
Mary Jo Kopechne 14 Leo 59 14 Leo 48
Gary Kurtz 15 Leo 01 15 Leo 24
Richard Lamparski 7 Leo 41 8 Leo 37
William Henry Lancaster 24 Leo 39 24 Leo 25
Anne Morrow Lindbergh 7 Can22 7 Can 12
Samuel Mesquita 9 Can 11 9 Can 32
Kate Millet 9 Leo 34 9 Leo 47
Edmund Muskie 14 Can 54 14 Can 54
Benjamin Netanyahu 26 Leo 40 26 Leo 41
John Norquist 26 Leo 41 27 Leo 29
Isabel Peron 4 Leo 31 3 Leo 43
Troy Perry 15 Leo 01 15 Leo 43
Bernadette Peters 23 Leo 25 23 Leo 32
Katherine Pierce 7 Vir 59 7 Vir 47
Odette Sansome 12 Can 53 12 Can 28
Bob Shafran 7 Vir 59 7 Vir 51
Bob Shell 4 Vir 13 4 Vir 52
Jean K Shepherd 24 Can 24 25 Can 14
Eleanor Simmons 12 Can 53 13 Can 11
Sting 28 Leo 35 28 Leo 09
Peter Sutcliffe 20 Leo 37 20 Leo 17
Edith Wangemann 20 Can 46 21 Can 24
Gary Webb 2 Vir 21 2 Vir 51
Joanne Wickenburg 18 Leo 42 19 Leo 09
Mary Frances Wood 27 Can 59 28 Can 50
Charles Ziegler 4 Leo 31 3 Leo 44

These people were all born with
Jupiter conjunct Deucalion
within 1 degree or less:

Deucalion Jupiter
Jim S Abrahams 18 Leo 14 18 Leo 12
Pete Chilcutt 17 Vir 19 17 Vir 36
Bob Christian 18 Leo 14 18 Leo 14
Vera Colombo 5 Leo 32 5 Leo 19
Doris Cross 8 Can 29 8 Can 20
William B. Ginsberg 18 Leo 38 18 Leo 38
Antonia Lamb 19 Leo 44 19 Leo 54
Bob Land 18 Leo 14 18 Leo 10
Tom Laughlin 5 Leo 33 5 Leo 28
Graham Lyle 18 Leo 39 18 Leo 39
Bill Manhoff 21 Can 30 21 Can 38
Judith Richardson 18 Leo 40 18 Leo 45
Marian Talley 8 Can 29 8 Can 21
Bernie Williams 17 Vir 18 17 Vir 23

This person was born with
Saturn conjunct Deucalion
within 1 degree or less:

Deucalion Saturn
Olivia DeHavilland 18 Can 24 18 Can 35

These people were born with
Uranus conjunct Deucalion
within 1 degree or less:

Deucalion Uranus
Dana Allman 13 Vir 30 13 Vir 04
Dr Dre 13 Vir 22 13 Vir 21
Dennis Lehane 12 Vir 58 13 Vir 10
Federica Moro 13 Vir 21 13 Vir 17
J. K. Rowling 12 Vir 52 12 Vir 54
Michael Vrontakis 13 Vir 30 13 Vir 05
Andrea Zorzi 12 Vir 49 12 Vir 47

Mark Andrew Holmes designed the above symbol for Deucalion, and has written a bit about it at www.geocities.com/mahtezcatpoc/deucalion.html

At its discovery, Deucalion was located at 24 Libra 06 R

Click here for a DEUCALION EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Sila-Nunam

On the 3rd of February 1997, a team of astronomers working together in Hawaii discovered a new body that was initially designated 1997 CS29, and eventually given the number 79360. But it was not until several years later, at the beginning of 2012, that it was officially named Sila-Nunam.

The hyphen in its name is there because this is not a single body, but a pair of objects orbiting around a common center, or what is now called a Binary System. One of these was named Sila and the other Nunam.

MYTHOLOGY

The Inuit (also called Eskimo) are people living in the far northern regions of Canada, the US state of Alaska, and on the other side of what might once have been the Bering Strait Land Bridge, Siberia and Greenland.

Sedna was their sea-goddess. But they also believed deeply in another pair of beings.

They believed the earth-goddess Nunam created the land animals and, some say, humans as well. She is often pictured as wearing a coat that reaches to her knees and from which hang living miniatures of all land animals she has created. She is a goddess of fertility, gestation and childbirth. The Musk-Ox, a very important creature for the Inuit's survival, was said to have been born from eggs that were deep inside Nunam's body.

Her husband, Sila, was the god of weather, especially the winds, and also the god of the life-force, which he breathed into Nunam's creations to bring them to life. (The life force was said to come from Sila and flow back into Sila after death.) Since telling tales, and making music with one's voice, also required breathing, Sila was also seen as the god of music (especially singing), storytelling, and other creative inspiration. Edmond Carpenter wrote, in his book "Eskimo Realities", "In Eskimo, the word 'to make poetry' is the word 'to breathe', both are derivatives of anerca - the soul, that which is eternal, the breath of life." Shamans received their creative inspiration and abilities from Sila as well.

ASTRONOMY

Sila-Nunam has an orbit of about 288.1713 years, which is just a little longer than Pluto's. The two bodies in fact can seem to keep pace with each other for centuries. I ran the aspects between Pluto and Sila-Nunam all the way back to the year 1400, and they were never in conjunction. They were in opposition 3 times during 1478-1479, and have not opposed each other since. But between 1761 and 1765 they exactly squared each other 11 times; between 1867 and 1877 they made 23 exact squares; and then another 11 squares from 1960 to 1965.

It has an orbital eccentricity of 0.00837059. That's pretty circular, considering a circle would be 0 and a straight line would be 1. For this reason its perihelion of 43.449 AU is not much different to its aphelion of 44.43. The inclination to the ecliptic is 2.25612.

On 9 January 2012 the pair was officially named Sila-Nunam.

The two bodies are almost identical in size. Sila is approximately 243 km in diameter and Nunam is 230 km. Sila-Nunam is very red in visible light, by the way.

ASTROLOGY

I didnt catch it at first.the fact that Sila and Nunam were a couple. But when I read that it is a binary system with one body masculine, the other feminine, I realized that whatever influence Sila-Nunam has, one can probably expect some type of duality....a yin yang.

I was thinking of Silas connection to the breath of life, when he breathed into Nunams creations, the animals. And I could not help thinking of the chi or ki, the life force that is so much a part of Asian philosophies, and how proper breathing is necessary to balance the Yin and Yang within. Tao Yin is the name of a Taoist Respiration Therapy. Respiration therapy has long been a well-known art in ancient China, and it was adopted by the Taoists, not only for its therapeutic qualities, but also because it was realized that everything within nature has to breathe to survive, so truly 'breath is life'. Perhaps there is a strong Sila-Nunam who excel at playing the aboriginal musical instrument, the Didgeridoo, that requires a form of circular breathing.

Sila-Nunam's discovery degree was 23 Cancer 34 R. The Sabian Symbol for that degree is "A Woman And Two Men Castaways On A Small Island Of The South Seas."

Click here for a SILA-NUNAM EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Varuna

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The 2000th minor Planet, Varuna, was originally designated 2000 WR106 when it was discovered on November 28, 2000. It has an orbit of 283.20 years, a perihelion of 40.915 AU, and an aphelion of 45.335 AU. It has a diameter of about 560 miles.

Varuna was discovered in the year 2000, but it was seen in 1953, although it was not recognized at the time.

Russian astrologer Denis Kutalyov indicates that the Kuiper Belt may be seen as a sort of boundary of what is knowable; the multiplicity of objects in this region therefore suggests that the doors to the mystery beyond are legion. He further states that Varuna in particular may be seen as conferring notoriety, not to say infamy, and immortality in the sense of renown.

Interestingly, it was discovered during a very strange event in US history: a US election where the results where hotly contested, and where no one knew for sure who was going to be president for days past the election. (Astrologer Jerome Armstrong has noted that the GOP has its natal Varuna at 19 Sagittarius, conjunct George W. Bush's South Node, which Pluto is currently transiting).

It is named after the Hindu god Varuna, the oldest of the vedic (Hindu) deities, the maker and upholder of heaven and the earth. (In Vedism, god of the night sky who with his thousand eyes watches over human conduct and judges good and evil and punishes evildoers; often considered king of the Hindu gods and frequently paired with Mitra as an upholder of the world.) "He knows the pathway of the wind" (Rig Veda, the oldest of the Vedas and the oldest book in Sanskrit). Varuna is the merciful, supportive, and heavenly king of both the gods and humans who controls the physical order of the universe....Keeper of Divine Order, Lord of the Cosmos. He expresses physical power in battle and pro-creative vigor as he upholds cosmic law and a path of order. Omnipotent and omniscient, an enforcer of contracts who punished mortals who did not keep their word, he was also a Lord of the Dead who could confer immortality.

Check out these other pages for more insight into Varuna:

Nick Anthony Firenza's Varuna page

Denis Kutalyov's Varuna: Angel or Demon

Mark Andrew Holmes Varuna page

When Varuna was discovered, it was at 10 Cancer 29 R

Click here for a VARUNA EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Quaoar

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The 5000th minor planet, Quaoar (pronounced kwah-o-wahr), was discovered June 4, 2002, and was originally classified as 2002 LM60. The discovery was announced to the world on October 7, 2002. It has an orbit of 285.97 years, reaches perihelion at 41.914 AU, and aphelion at 44.896 AU.) The wonder of this is that it actually does have a nearly circular orbit...a rarity in this solar system. It is over half the diameter of Pluto....800 miles.

Quaoar was named for a Native American god worshipped by the Tongva people as a creation deity of the Tongva people. (The Tongva are native to the area around Los Angeles, California.) According to legend, Quaoar "came down from heaven; and, after reducing chaos to order, laid out the world on the back of seven giants. He then created the lower animals, and then mankind."

According to Tongva mythology, Quaoar sings and dances the world and other deities into existence.

At the time of its discovery, Quaoar was conjunct the fixed star Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpio. DeVore states that this star has the name Watcher of the West, and can be malevolent, destructive, subject to rash impulses, headtrong obtinancy.......but can also be a sign of honor and good fortune. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as we learn the nature of Quaoar.

Check out these other pages for more insight into Quaoar:

Nick Anthony Firenza's Quaoar page

Mark Andrew Holmes has designed the Quaoar symbol on the right, and has written about it at markandrewholmes.com/quaoar.html

Lynn Koiner has written an article well worth reading on this body: Quaoar, the Centaur of Transformation

Discovery position was 10 Sagittarius 10 R.
It was announced to the world when it was 9 Sagittarius 35.

Click here for a QUAOAR EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

OORT OBJECT

OK, what exactly is an Oort Object? Well, first, you need to understand what the Oort Cloud is.

The Oort Cloud is a spherical cloud of comets situated about 50,000 to 100,000 AU from the Sun. This is approximately 1000 times the distance from the Sun to Pluto or roughly one light year, almost a quarter of the distance from the Sun to Proxima Centauri, the star nearest the Sun. The Oort cloud has its inner disk at the ecliptic from the Kuiper belt. It is believed to be the source of most or all comets entering the inner solar system (some short-period comets may come from the Kuiper belt), based on observations of the orbits of comets. The Oort cloud is believed to be a remnant of the original nebula that collapsed to form the Sun and planets five billion years ago, and is loosely bound to the solar system.

Oort Objects are also known as Detached Objects, Extended Scattered Disk Objects (E-SDO), Distant Detached Objects (DDO) or Scattered-Extended. These are bodies with a perihelion too far away from Neptune to be significantly influenced by it, and so appear to be "detached" from the solar system. Eight other bodies have so far been placed in this classification, but only Sedna so far has been named. Sedna is most likely the largest of these, and for awhile was the one known to go the furthest out. But at least one other, as yet unnamed, goes even further outward: #87269. (2000 OO67). More on this in a bit. Here are a few of the other known Oort Objects:

  • 148209 (2000 CR105)
  • 48639 (1995 TL8)
  • 82075 (2000 YW134)
  • 2003 FZ129
  • 2003 QK91
  • 2003 UY291
  • 2004 XR190
  • 145480 (2005 TB190)

Sedna

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Sedna, minor planet #90377, is totally amazing. Its orbit (76 AU at perihelion, 928 AU at aphelion), have led some to speculate that it is the planet Nibiru spoken of by author Zechariah Sitchen. It may belong to an "inner" Oort cloud.

If Sedna indeed belongs to the Oort cloud, this may mean that the Oort cloud is both denser and closer to the Sun than previously thought. This has been proposed as possible evidence that the Sun initially formed as part of a dense cluster of stars; with closer neighbors during Oort cloud formation, objects ejected by gas giants would have their orbits circularized closer to the Sun than was predicted for situations with more distant neighbors.

We don't know the size yet, because it is too far out to be able to deduce. But its diameter should be approximately 995 miles. One thing they can tell us is that it is red in color and very shiny. It is said to be the reddest object in the Solar System after the planet Mars.

Sedna was discovered by Mike Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David Rabinowitz on Nov. 14, 2003. (There's that Rabinowitz guy again!) The discovery was announced on March 15, 2004, and was originally designated 2003 VB12.

Its discovery was the farthest distance at which any natural object in solar system has ever been observed. And...are you ready for this? Sedna's orbit takes about 10,706 years!!!!

Sedna was named after the mythical Inuit goddess of the sea. It is said she was thrown into very cold Arctic waters by her father. Naming the faraway body Sedna seemed appropriate to its discoverers as the planetoid may be the coldest object in the Solar System.

The Inuit are an aboriginal people on Earth living on fish and animals in northern Canada above the tree line in the Northwest Territories, and in Northern Quebec and Labrador.

In Inuit mythology, Sedna is a sea goddess and master of the animals, especially mammals such as seals, of the ocean. She lives in and rules over Adlivun, the Inuit underworld.

According to one myth, Sedna, similar to a mermaid, was the daughter of the creator-god Anguta and his wife. She is said to have been so huge and hungry that she ate everything in her parents' home, and even gnawed off one of her father's arms as he slept. According to some versions of the myth, she took a dog for her husband.

Anguta was so angry that he threw her over the side of his canoe. She clung to its sides, whereupon he chopped her fingers off one by one until she let go. She sank to the underworld, becoming the queen of the monsters of the deep, and her huge fingers became the seals, sea-lions and whales hunted by the Inuit.

Other tales assert that Sedna was a beautiful and chaste maiden who was innocently lured into marriage by an evil bird spirit. When her father tried to rescue her, the spirit became angry and caused a terrible storm which threatened the very survival of her people. In desperation, Sedna's father threw her into the raging sea.

The varying legends each give different rationales for her death at the hands of her father. Sometimes she is the innocent victim, and sometimes she appears to deserve death as punishment for greed or some other evil. But all tales agree that she descended into the depths of the ocean and became the Goddess of Sea Creatures. As such she became a vital deity, eagerly worshipped by hunters who depended on her goodwill to supply food.

At its discovery, Sedna was at 17 Tau 58 R
And when it was announced to the world, its postion was 17 Tau 40

Check out these other pages for more insight into Sedna:

Kim Falconer's page, Discover The Astrology Of Sedna

Nick Anthony Firenza's Sedna page

Mark Andrew Holmes' Sedna page: markandrewholmes.com/sedna.html

Richard Brown's Sedna page

And if you go on the Astrology Now website, you can download a copy of Barbara Schermer's article, Sedna: Goddess For Our Time

Click here for a monthly SEDNA EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

But because is such a slow mover, here is also a yearly ephemeris for 1701-1900, at 0 hrs UT:

DATE LONG LAT
Jan 1 1701 NS 06Pi07' -0320'
Jan 1 1702 NS 06Pi13' -0321'
Jan 1 1703 NS 06Pi19' -0322'
Jan 1 1704 NS 06Pi25' -0323'
Jan 1 1705 NS 06Pi31' -0324'
Jan 1 1706 NS 06Pi38' -0325'
Jan 1 1707 NS 06Pi44' -0326'
Jan 1 1708 NS 06Pi50' -0327'
Jan 1 1709 NS 06Pi56' -0328'
Jan 1 1710 NS 07Pi03' -0330'
Jan 1 1711 NS 07Pi09' -0331'
Jan 1 1712 NS 07Pi15' -0332'
Jan 1 1713 NS 07Pi22' -0333'
Jan 1 1714 NS 07Pi28' -0334'
Jan 1 1715 NS 07Pi34' -0335'
Jan 1 1716 NS 07Pi40' -0336'
Jan 1 1717 NS 07Pi47' -0337'
Jan 1 1718 NS 07Pi53' -0338'
Jan 1 1719 NS 07Pi59' -0340'
Jan 1 1720 NS 08Pi06' -0341'
Jan 1 1721 NS 08Pi12' -0342'
Jan 1 1722 NS 08Pi18' -0343'
Jan 1 1723 NS 08Pi25' -0344'
Jan 1 1724 NS 08Pi31' -0345'
Jan 1 1725 NS 08Pi38' -0346'
Jan 1 1726 NS 08Pi45' -0348'
Jan 1 1727 NS 08Pi52' -0349'
Jan 1 1728 NS 08Pi58' -0350'
Jan 1 1729 NS 09Pi05' -0351'
Jan 1 1730 NS 09Pi12' -0352'
Jan 1 1731 NS 09Pi19' -0353'
Jan 1 1732 NS 09Pi25' -0355'
Jan 1 1733 NS 09Pi32' -0356'
Jan 1 1734 NS 09Pi39' -0357'
Jan 1 1735 NS 09Pi45' -0358'
Jan 1 1736 NS 09Pi52' -0359'
Jan 1 1737 NS 09Pi59' -0401'
Jan 1 1738 NS 10Pi06' -0402'
Jan 1 1739 NS 10Pi13' -0403'
Jan 1 1740 NS 10Pi19' -0404'
Jan 1 1741 NS 10Pi27' -0405'
Jan 1 1742 NS 10Pi33' -0407'
Jan 1 1743 NS 10Pi40' -0408'
Jan 1 1744 NS 10Pi47' -0409'
Jan 1 1745 NS 10Pi55' -0410'
Jan 1 1746 NS 11Pi02' -0412'
Jan 1 1747 NS 11Pi09' -0413'
Jan 1 1748 NS 11Pi16' -0414'
Jan 1 1749 NS 11Pi23' -0415'
Jan 1 1750 NS 11Pi31' -0417'
Jan 1 1751 NS 11Pi38' -0418'
Jan 1 1752 NS 11Pi45' -0419'
Jan 1 1753 NS 11Pi52' -0420'
Jan 1 1754 NS 11Pi59' -0422'
Jan 1 1755 NS 12Pi07' -0423'
Jan 1 1756 NS 12Pi14' -0424'
Jan 1 1757 NS 12Pi21' -0426'
Jan 1 1758 NS 12Pi28' -0427'
Jan 1 1759 NS 12Pi36' -0428'
Jan 1 1760 NS 12Pi43' -0429'
Jan 1 1761 NS 12Pi51' -0431'
Jan 1 1762 NS 12Pi59' -0432'
Jan 1 1763 NS 13Pi06' -0433'
Jan 1 1764 NS 13Pi14' -0435'
Jan 1 1765 NS 13Pi22' -0436'
Jan 1 1766 NS 13Pi29' -0437'
Jan 1 1767 NS 13Pi37' -0439'
Jan 1 1768 NS 13Pi45' -0440'
Jan 1 1769 NS 13Pi53' -0441'
Jan 1 1770 NS 14Pi00' -0443'
Jan 1 1771 NS 14Pi08' -0444'
Jan 1 1772 NS 14Pi16' -0445'
Jan 1 1773 NS 14Pi24' -0447'
Jan 1 1774 NS 14Pi31' -0448'
Jan 1 1775 NS 14Pi39' -0450'
Jan 1 1776 NS 14Pi47' -0451'
Jan 1 1777 NS 14Pi55' -0452'
Jan 1 1778 NS 15Pi03' -0454'
Jan 1 1779 NS 15Pi11' -0455'
Jan 1 1780 NS 15Pi19' -0457'
Jan 1 1781 NS 15Pi27' -0458'
Jan 1 1782 NS 15Pi36' -0459'
Jan 1 1783 NS 15Pi44' -0501'
Jan 1 1784 NS 15Pi52' -0502'
Jan 1 1785 NS 16Pi01' -0504'
Jan 1 1786 NS 16Pi09' -0505'
Jan 1 1787 NS 16Pi18' -0507'
Jan 1 1788 NS 16Pi26' -0508'
Jan 1 1789 NS 16Pi34' -0509'
Jan 1 1790 NS 16Pi43' -0511'
Jan 1 1791 NS 16Pi51' -0512'
Jan 1 1792 NS 16Pi59' -0514'
Jan 1 1793 NS 17Pi08' -0515'
Jan 1 1794 NS 17Pi16' -0517'
Jan 1 1795 NS 17Pi25' -0518'
Jan 1 1796 NS 17Pi34' -0520'
Jan 1 1797 NS 17Pi43' -0521'
Jan 1 1798 NS 17Pi51' -0523'
Jan 1 1799 NS 18Pi00' -0524'
Jan 1 1800 NS 18Pi09' -0526'
DATE LONG LAT
Jan 1 1801 NS 18Pi18' -0527'
Jan 1 1802 NS 18Pi27' -0529'
Jan 1 1803 NS 18Pi36' -0530'
Jan 1 1804 NS 18Pi45' -0532'
Jan 1 1805 NS 18Pi54' -0533'
Jan 1 1806 NS 19Pi03' -0535'
Jan 1 1807 NS 19Pi12' -0537'
Jan 1 1808 NS 19Pi21' -0538'
Jan 1 1809 NS 19Pi31' -0540'
Jan 1 1810 NS 19Pi40' -0541'
Jan 1 1811 NS 19Pi49' -0543'
Jan 1 1812 NS 19Pi58' -0544'
Jan 1 1813 NS 20Pi08' -0546'
Jan 1 1814 NS 20Pi17' -0548'
Jan 1 1815 NS 20Pi26' -0549'
Jan 1 1816 NS 20Pi36' -0551'
Jan 1 1817 NS 20Pi45' -0552'
Jan 1 1818 NS 20Pi55' -0554'
Jan 1 1819 NS 21Pi05' -0556'
Jan 1 1820 NS 21Pi15' -0557'
Jan 1 1821 NS 21Pi25' -0559'
Jan 1 1822 NS 21Pi35' -0600'
Jan 1 1823 NS 21Pi44' -0602'
Jan 1 1824 NS 21Pi54' -0604'
Jan 1 1825 NS 22Pi04' -0605'
Jan 1 1826 NS 22Pi14' -0607'
Jan 1 1827 NS 22Pi24' -0609'
Jan 1 1828 NS 22Pi34' -0610'
Jan 1 1829 NS 22Pi44' -0612'
Jan 1 1830 NS 22Pi54' -0614'
Jan 1 1831 NS 23Pi05' -0616'
Jan 1 1832 NS 23Pi15' -0617'
Jan 1 1833 NS 23Pi25' -0619'
Jan 1 1834 NS 23Pi36' -0621'
Jan 1 1835 NS 23Pi46' -0622'
Jan 1 1836 NS 23Pi57' -0624'
Jan 1 1837 NS 24Pi07' -0626'
Jan 1 1838 NS 24Pi18' -0628'
Jan 1 1839 NS 24Pi29' -0629'
Jan 1 1840 NS 24Pi40' -0631'
Jan 1 1841 NS 24Pi50' -0633'
Jan 1 1842 NS 25Pi01' -0635'
Jan 1 1843 NS 25Pi12' -0636'
Jan 1 1844 NS 25Pi23' -0638'
Jan 1 1845 NS 25Pi34' -0640'
Jan 1 1846 NS 25Pi46' -0642'
Jan 1 1847 NS 25Pi57' -0644'
Jan 1 1848 NS 26Pi08' -0645'
Jan 1 1849 NS 26Pi19' -0647'
Jan 1 1850 NS 26Pi30' -0649'
Jan 1 1851 NS 26Pi41' -0651'
Jan 1 1852 NS 26Pi53' -0653'
Jan 1 1853 NS 27Pi04' -0655'
Jan 1 1854 NS 27Pi16' -0656'
Jan 1 1855 NS 27Pi28' -0658'
Jan 1 1856 NS 27Pi40' -0700'
Jan 1 1857 NS 27Pi52' -0702'
Jan 1 1858 NS 28Pi04' -0704'
Jan 1 1859 NS 28Pi16' -0706'
Jan 1 1860 NS 28Pi28' -0708'
Jan 1 1861 NS 28Pi40' -0710'
Jan 1 1862 NS 28Pi52' -0711'
Jan 1 1863 NS 29Pi04' -0713'
Jan 1 1864 NS 29Pi16' -0715'
Jan 1 1865 NS 29Pi28' -0717'
Jan 1 1866 NS 29Pi41' -0719'
Jan 1 1867 NS 29Pi53' -0721'
Jan 1 1868 NS 00Ar06' -0723'
Jan 1 1869 NS 00Ar18' -0725'
Jan 1 1870 NS 00Ar31' -0727'
Jan 1 1871 NS 00Ar44' -0729'
Jan 1 1872 NS 00Ar56' -0731'
Jan 1 1873 NS 01Ar09' -0733'
Jan 1 1874 NS 01Ar22' -0735'
Jan 1 1875 NS 01Ar36' -0737'
Jan 1 1876 NS 01Ar49' -0739'
Jan 1 1877 NS 02Ar02' -0741'
Jan 1 1878 NS 02Ar16' -0743'
Jan 1 1879 NS 02Ar29' -0745'
Jan 1 1880 NS 02Ar43' -0747'
Jan 1 1881 NS 02Ar56' -0749'
Jan 1 1882 NS 03Ar10' -0751'
Jan 1 1883 NS 03Ar24' -0753'
Jan 1 1884 NS 03Ar38' -0755'
Jan 1 1885 NS 03Ar51' -0757'
Jan 1 1886 NS 04Ar05' -0759'
Jan 1 1887 NS 04Ar19' -0801'
Jan 1 1888 NS 04Ar33' -0803'
Jan 1 1889 NS 04Ar47' -0805'
Jan 1 1890 NS 05Ar02' -0808'
Jan 1 1891 NS 05Ar16' -0810'
Jan 1 1892 NS 05Ar31' -0812'
Jan 1 1893 NS 05Ar46' -0814'
Jan 1 1894 NS 06Ar00' -0816'
Jan 1 1895 NS 06Ar15' -0818'
Jan 1 1896 NS 06Ar30' -0820'
Jan 1 1897 NS 06Ar45' -0822'
Jan 1 1898 NS 07Ar01' -0825'
Jan 1 1899 NS 07Ar16' -0827'
Jan 1 1900 NS 07Ar31' -0829'
DATE LONG LAT
Jan 1 1901 07Ar46' -0831'
DATE LONG LAT

#87269 (2000 OO67)

Sedna's discovery was amazing. Imagine a body that takes over 11,000 years to orbit the Sun. I thought I'd seen everything! That is, until the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile discovered, on July 29, 2000 , one with a 12,705 year orbit! If any body fits Sitchen's idea of Nibiru, it's got to be #87269. So I've nicknamed it Nibiru, at least until it gets an official name.

Nibiru travels out more than 1068 AU from the Sun at aphelion. That's more than twice the distance Pluto gets when it is furthest out. But get this: when it is at its perihelion, it gets as close as 20.766 AU! That closer than Neptune or Pluto ever gets.....in fact, that is almost to the orbit of Uranus, which at furthest out can reach 20.09 AU. One could even say that once one has stepped beyond the walls (Saturn) to explore the new and different (Uranus), this body is waiting as a bridge to take us to the furthest reaches of reality!

We just recently witnessed its Perihelion April 18-19, 2005, approximately 24 Pisces 36. Pluto at that time was about 24 Sagittarius 22.

Since it moves, relatively, so close to the Sun, and crosses the orbits of Neptune and Pluto, some astronomers have classed it as a Centaur. If it is a Centaur, it is a truly remarkable one! Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.962. To put that in perspective, 0.0 would be a perfect circle, and 1.0 would be a straight line!

Francesco Schiavinotto has been exploring this little body, and has found some intriguing people who had it in very close conjunction with their Sun:

  • Alfred Wegener had Sun 9 Scorpio 26 conjunct #87269 at 9 Scorpio 23. He is known for his theory of continental drift, and his book discussing earth's geological evolution led to the now well-established theory of plate tectonics. Imagine the type of mind that has no difficulty visualizing changes over perhaps hundreds of millions of years. He also was known for introducing the idea that the craters on the moon were not of volcanic origin, but rather, the result of meteor impact.
  • Giovanni Arduino (Caprino Veronese had it at 21 Libra 56, conjunct the Sun at 22 Libra 42. This gentleman was known as the "Father of Italian Geology." He is known for developing the first classification of the geological history of this planet, dividing it into four periods: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary.
  • Oskar Barnack had it at 9 Scorpio 10, Sun 8 Scorpio 41. A mechancial genius, he also spearheaded the making of the first 35 millimeter camera for the general publc.

I've collected a number of people with close conjunctions from Nibiru to one or more personal planets. I've grouped them according to the body that is in conjunction, or if they have multiple points in conjunction, the closest aspect decides which group. I've allowed a maximum orb of 1-1/2 degrees, although in a few cases wider orbs are included if the conjunctions are a part of a group or stellium. Click on their names and it will take you to biographical page for the person. If no house is listed, the time was unknown and I used Noon positions:

SUN

  • Ary Barroso - 14 Scorpio 14 conj. Sun 13 Scorpio 38 in the 2nd house
  • William Kininmonth - 14 Scorpio 30 conj. Sun 15 Scorpio 47 in the 8th house
  • Harry Torczyner - 16 Scorpio 03 conj. Sun 15 Scorpio 38, Mercury 13 Scorpio 25 and Venus 11 Scorpio 15 in the 4th house
  • Dana Gerhardt - 3 Sagittarius 51 conj. Sun 3 Sagittarius 45 and the IC 2 Sagittarius 59
  • Kim Rogers-Gallagher - 6 Sagittarius 32 conj. Sun 4 Sagittarius 11 and MC 8 Sagittarius 17
  • Howie Mandel - 5 Sagittarius 13 conj. Sun 6 Sagittarius 37 and Mercury 3 Sagittarius 50 in 11th house
  • Milla Jovovich - 24 Sagittarius 30 conj. Sun 25 Sagittarius 00 in the 6th house
  • Ilona Staller - 2 Sagittarius 37 conj. Sun 3 Sagittarius 04 in 1st house

MERCURY:

  • Bruno Ducati - 14 Scorpio 28 conj. Sun 12 Scorpio 36 and Mercury 15 Scorpio 41 (noon chart)
  • Salvador Dali - 13 Scorpio 30 conj. Mercury 13 Scorpio 19 and North Node 13 Scorpio 37 in the 11th house
  • Andre Malraux - 13 Scorpio 44 conj. Mercury 13 Scorpio 02 and North Node 13 Scorpio 35 in the 7th house
  • Jack Oakie - 14 Scorpio 18 conj. Mercury 13 Scorpio 26 in the 1st house
  • Barbara H. Watters - 15 Scorpio 00 conj. Mercury 16 Scorpio 11 in the 4th house
  • Yves Brayer - 15 Scorpio 21 conj. Mercury 16 Scorpio 18 in the 11th house near 12th cusp
  • Pierre Dreyfus - 15 Scorpio 21 conj. Mercury 16 Scorpio 37 in the 3rd house
  • Henri-Geroges Clouzot - 15 Scorpio 23 conj. Mercury 14 Scorpio 25 in the 6th house
  • Alberto Moravia - 15 Scorpio 28 conj. Mercury 15 Scorpio 07 in the 1st house
  • Madeleine Sologne - 16 Scorpio 27 conj. Mercury 17 Scorpio 51 in the 1st house
  • Hetty P. de Boer-Jongkind - 2 Sagittarius 19 conj. Mercury 1 Sagittarius 44 in the 12th house
  • Lou Ferrigno - 2 Sagittarius 19 conj. Mercury 1 Sagittarius 34 in the 3rd house
  • Roseanne Barr - 2 Sagittarius 50 conj. Mercury 3 Sagittarius 20 in the 10th house
  • Kiefer Sutherland - 14 Sagittarius 27 conj. Mercury 13 Sagittarius 50 in the 11th house
  • Florence Griffith-Joyner - 8 Sagittarius 29 conj. Mercury 9 Sagittarius 37 (part of a stellium including Mars 12 Sagittarius 34 and Jupiter 16 Sagittarius 04) in the 3rd house

VENUS:

  • Ed Sullivan - 13 Scorpio 22 conj. Venus 13 Scorpio 22 and North Node 14 Scorpio 04. (Noon positions)
  • Enrico Fermi - 13 Scorpio 23 conj. Venus 14 Scorpio 01 and North Node 14 Scorpio 01 in the 7th house
  • Oliver Messiaen - 15 Scorpio 52 conj. Venus 15 Scorpio 22 in the 2nd house
  • George Brasno - 16 Scorpio 48 conj. Venus 16 Scorpio 15 in the 5th house. (also see George Brasno
  • Louise Bourgeois - 16 Scorpio 49 conj. Venus 17 Scorpio 58 in the 9th house
  • Kim Basinger - 4 Sagittarius 05 conj. Venus 3 Sagittarius 45 in the 10th house
  • LL Cool J - 15 Sagittarius 57 conj. Venus 15 Sagittarius 49 in the 4th house

MARS:

  • Albert Dubout - 14 Scorpio 32 conj. Mars 15 Scorpio 15 in the 7th house
  • Joseph Cotten - 14 Scorpio 32 conj. Mars 15 Scorpio 07 in the 5th house
  • Henry Fonda - 14 Scorpio 31 conj. Mars 14 Scorpio 38 in the 2nd house
  • Leon Arnaud - 14 Scorpio 06 conj. Mars 13 Scorpio 54 and MC 14 Scorpio 59
  • Dennis Morgan - 15 Scorpio 57 conj. Mars 16 Scorpio 28 in the 8th house near 9th cusp
  • Pierre Mends France - 15 Scorpio 35 conj. Mars 15 Scorpio 11 in 7th house near 8th cusp
  • Waldemar Falco - 2 Sagittarius 07 conj. Mars 1 Sagittarius 41 in the 12th house
  • Jean-Marc Rouillan - 2 Sagittarius 07 conj. Mars 1 Sagittarius 47 in the 9th house
  • John Travolta - 4 Sagittarius 59 conj. Mars 4 Sagittarius 58 in the 5th house
  • Pat Ahearne - 17 Sagittarius 13 between MC 16 Sagittarius 50 and Sun 18 Sagittarius 36. See also Pat Ahearne

JUPITER:

  • Vaughn Monroe - 15 Scorpio 58 conj. Jupiter 16 Scorpio 13 in the 7th house

Francesco has suggested some keywords as a result of her research:

Times/Ages Marker
Milestones
Evolutionary Steps/Stages
Something rising from the Past
Revelations coming from unknown / far frontiers
Aging's Glories and Ruins
Long ways without a return
The Deeply Instructed Alerter
Long Term Environmental Impact
The Hope of the Centuries
The Truth Seeker
Freedom of the Individual Conscience
Freedom of Thought
Human Perfectability
Modernisation of Ancient Methods

It moved back and forth over the border between Libra and Scorpio from 1810-1816, and between Scorpio and Sagittarius from 1946-1948. 1979 saw it moving into Capricorn, 1992-1993 into Aquarius, 2000-2001 into Pisces (it was discovered at 0 Pisces 58 R), and 2006-2007 into Aries, where it is right now. On May 13, 2012, it crosses briefly into Taurus, returning to Aries on November 24. On February 11, 2013 it moves into Taurus again where it will stay until 2020. Clearly it's in the faster part of its orbit

Click here for a monthly 87269 EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020. And, because it is so slow moving, here is also a yearly ephemeris for 1701-1900, at 0 hrs UT:

DATE LONG LAT
Jan 1 1701 21Li18' +1759'
Jan 1 1702 21Li21' +1800'
Jan 1 1703 21Li25' +1800'
Jan 1 1704 21Li29' +1800'
Jan 1 1705 21Li32' +1801'
Jan 1 1706 21Li36' +1801'
Jan 1 1707 21Li40' +1802'
Jan 1 1708 21Li44' +1802'
Jan 1 1709 21Li48' +1803'
Jan 1 1710 21Li52' +1803'
Jan 1 1711 21Li56' +1803'
Jan 1 1712 22Li00' +1804'
Jan 1 1713 22Li04' +1804'
Jan 1 1714 22Li08' +1805'
Jan 1 1715 22Li12' +1805'
Jan 1 1716 22Li15' +1806'
Jan 1 1717 22Li19' +1806'
Jan 1 1718 22Li23' +1806'
Jan 1 1719 22Li27' +1807'
Jan 1 1720 22Li31' +1807'
Jan 1 1721 22Li35' +1808'
Jan 1 1722 22Li39' +1808'
Jan 1 1723 22Li43' +1809'
Jan 1 1724 22Li47' +1809'
Jan 1 1725 22Li51' +1810'
Jan 1 1726 22Li56' +1810'
Jan 1 1727 23Li00' +1811'
Jan 1 1728 23Li04' +1811'
Jan 1 1729 23Li08' +1811'
Jan 1 1730 23Li12' +1812'
Jan 1 1731 23Li17' +1812'
Jan 1 1732 23Li21' +1813'
Jan 1 1733 23Li25' +1813'
Jan 1 1734 23Li29' +1814'
Jan 1 1735 23Li33' +1814'
Jan 1 1736 23Li38' +1815'
Jan 1 1737 23Li42' +1815'
Jan 1 1738 23Li46' +1816'
Jan 1 1739 23Li50' +1816'
Jan 1 1740 23Li54' +1817'
Jan 1 1741 23Li59' +1817'
Jan 1 1742 24Li03' +1817'
Jan 1 1743 24Li08' +1818'
Jan 1 1744 24Li12' +1818'
Jan 1 1745 24Li17' +1819'
Jan 1 1746 24Li21' +1819'
Jan 1 1747 24Li26' +1820'
Jan 1 1748 24Li30' +1820'
Jan 1 1749 24Li35' +1821'
Jan 1 1750 24Li40' +1821'
Jan 1 1751 24Li44' +1822'
Jan 1 1752 24Li49' +1822'
Jan 1 1753 24Li53' +1823'
Jan 1 1754 24Li58' +1823'
Jan 1 1755 25Li02' +1824'
Jan 1 1756 25Li07' +1824'
Jan 1 1757 25Li12' +1825'
Jan 1 1758 25Li16' +1825'
Jan 1 1759 25Li21' +1826'
Jan 1 1760 25Li26' +1826'
Jan 1 1761 25Li30' +1827'
Jan 1 1762 25Li35' +1827'
Jan 1 1763 25Li40' +1828'
Jan 1 1764 25Li45' +1828'
Jan 1 1765 25Li50' +1829'
Jan 1 1766 25Li55' +1829'
Jan 1 1767 26Li00' +1830'
Jan 1 1768 26Li05' +1830'
Jan 1 1769 26Li10' +1831'
Jan 1 1770 26Li15' +1831'
Jan 1 1771 26Li20' +1832'
Jan 1 1772 26Li25' +1832'
Jan 1 1773 26Li30' +1833'
Jan 1 1774 26Li35' +1833'
Jan 1 1775 26Li40' +1834'
Jan 1 1776 26Li45' +1834'
Jan 1 1777 26Li50' +1835'
Jan 1 1778 26Li55' +1836'
Jan 1 1779 27Li00' +1836'
Jan 1 1780 27Li06' +1837'
Jan 1 1781 27Li11' +1837'
Jan 1 1782 27Li17' +1838'
Jan 1 1783 27Li22' +1838'
Jan 1 1784 27Li27' +1839'
Jan 1 1785 27Li33' +1839'
Jan 1 1786 27Li38' +1840'
Jan 1 1787 27Li44' +1840'
Jan 1 1788 27Li49' +1841'
Jan 1 1789 27Li55' +1842'
Jan 1 1790 28Li00' +1842'
Jan 1 1791 28Li06' +1843'
Jan 1 1792 28Li11' +1843'
Jan 1 1793 28Li17' +1844'
Jan 1 1794 28Li22' +1844'
Jan 1 1795 28Li28' +1845'
Jan 1 1796 28Li34' +1845'
Jan 1 1797 28Li40' +1846'
Jan 1 1798 28Li45' +1846'
Jan 1 1799 28Li51' +1847'
DATE LONG LAT
Jan 1 1800 28Li57' +1848'
Jan 1 1801 29Li03' +1848'
Jan 1 1802 29Li09' +1849'
Jan 1 1803 29Li15' +1849'
Jan 1 1804 29Li21' +1850'
Jan 1 1805 29Li27' +1850'
Jan 1 1806 29Li34' +1851'
Jan 1 1807 29Li40' +1851'
Jan 1 1808 29Li46' +1852'
Jan 1 1809 29Li52' +1853'
Jan 1 1810 29Li58' +1853'
Jan 1 1811 00Sc04' +1854'
Jan 1 1812 00Sc10' +1854'
Jan 1 1813 00Sc17' +1855'
Jan 1 1814 00Sc23' +1855'
Jan 1 1815 00Sc29' +1856'
Jan 1 1816 00Sc36' +1857'
Jan 1 1817 00Sc43' +1857'
Jan 1 1818 00Sc49' +1858'
Jan 1 1819 00Sc56' +1858'
Jan 1 1820 01Sc03' +1859'
Jan 1 1821 01Sc10' +1900'
Jan 1 1822 01Sc16' +1900'
Jan 1 1823 01Sc23' +1901'
Jan 1 1824 01Sc30' +1901'
Jan 1 1825 01Sc37' +1902'
Jan 1 1826 01Sc44' +1903'
Jan 1 1827 01Sc51' +1903'
Jan 1 1828 01Sc58' +1904'
Jan 1 1829 02Sc05' +1904'
Jan 1 1830 02Sc12' +1905'
Jan 1 1831 02Sc19' +1906'
Jan 1 1832 02Sc26' +1906'
Jan 1 1833 02Sc34' +1907'
Jan 1 1834 02Sc41' +1908'
Jan 1 1835 02Sc48' +1908'
Jan 1 1836 02Sc56' +1909'
Jan 1 1837 03Sc03' +1909'
Jan 1 1838 03Sc11' +1910'
Jan 1 1839 03Sc19' +1910'
Jan 1 1840 03Sc27' +1911'
Jan 1 1841 03Sc35' +1912'
Jan 1 1842 03Sc43' +1912'
Jan 1 1843 03Sc50' +1913'
Jan 1 1844 03Sc58' +1914'
Jan 1 1845 04Sc06' +1914'
Jan 1 1846 04Sc14' +1915'
Jan 1 1847 04Sc22' +1916'
Jan 1 1848 04Sc30' +1916'
Jan 1 1849 04Sc39' +1917'
Jan 1 1850 04Sc47' +1917'
Jan 1 1851 04Sc55' +1918'
Jan 1 1852 05Sc04' +1919'
Jan 1 1853 05Sc12' +1919'
Jan 1 1854 05Sc21' +1920'
Jan 1 1855 05Sc30' +1921'
Jan 1 1856 05Sc39' +1921'
Jan 1 1857 05Sc48' +1922'
Jan 1 1858 05Sc57' +1922'
Jan 1 1859 06Sc06' +1923'
Jan 1 1860 06Sc15' +1924'
Jan 1 1861 06Sc24' +1924'
Jan 1 1862 06Sc33' +1925'
Jan 1 1863 06Sc43' +1925'
Jan 1 1864 06Sc52' +1926'
Jan 1 1865 07Sc02' +1927'
Jan 1 1866 07Sc11' +1927'
Jan 1 1867 07Sc21' +1928'
Jan 1 1868 07Sc31' +1929'
Jan 1 1869 07Sc41' +1929'
Jan 1 1870 07Sc50' +1930'
Jan 1 1871 08Sc00' +1931'
Jan 1 1872 08Sc11' +1931'
Jan 1 1873 08Sc21' +1932'
Jan 1 1874 08Sc32' +1932'
Jan 1 1875 08Sc42' +1933'
Jan 1 1876 08Sc53' +1934'
Jan 1 1877 09Sc04' +1934'
Jan 1 1878 09Sc15' +1935'
Jan 1 1879 09Sc26' +1935'
Jan 1 1880 09Sc37' +1936'
Jan 1 1881 09Sc48' +1937'
Jan 1 1882 09Sc59' +1937'
Jan 1 1883 10Sc11' +1938'
Jan 1 1884 10Sc22' +1938'
Jan 1 1885 10Sc34' +1939'
Jan 1 1886 10Sc46' +1940'
Jan 1 1887 10Sc58' +1940'
Jan 1 1888 11Sc10' +1941'
Jan 1 1889 11Sc22' +1941'
Jan 1 1890 11Sc35' +1942'
Jan 1 1891 11Sc47' +1942'
Jan 1 1892 12Sc00' +1943'
Jan 1 1893 12Sc13' +1944'
Jan 1 1894 12Sc26' +1944'
Jan 1 1895 12Sc39' +1945'
Jan 1 1896 12Sc52' +1945'
Jan 1 1897 13Sc06' +1946'
Jan 1 1898 13Sc20' +1946'
Jan 1 1899 13Sc34' +1947'
DATE LONG LAT
Jan 1 1900 13Sc48' +1947'
DATE LONG LAT

SCATTERED DISK OBJECT

Beginning just past the outer edge of the Kuiper Belt begins the range of a group of icy objects called Scattered Disk Objects, or SDO's. Eris, the biggest of these, has been classified a Dwarf Planet. This range is from about 3 billion miles to at least 20 billion and possibly as much as 90 billion miles from the Sun. Most astronomers believe that these bodies came from the Kuiper belt, but a close encounter with Neptune caused their ejection. Most periodic comets, these astronomers say, originated in the scattered disk area. And most Centaurs could be an intermediary stage for these bodies, after being ejected from the Kuiper belt, but before they head in towards the Sun as comets. (For this reason, most astronomical sites list Centaurs and SDO's in the same table.) The orbits of SDO's are wild and random, with large orbital eccentricities and large inclinations to the ecliptic.

On January 20, 2006, the Hubble Space Telescope was aimed at the Centaur #42355 (2002 CR46), and were stunned to find out that it was actually a binary. That is, a two-body system, with one part orbiting the other at a distance of 1,300 kilometers (800 miles). (CR46 was originally discovered February 5, 2002, so it took astronomers almost four years to discover it had a moon.)

While other binary minor planets have been found, CR46 was the first known binary Centaur. This led astronomers into all sorts of speculations, including the possibility that there may be binary comets orbiting our Sun.

It's eccentricity is 0.5407609, and an orbital period of 235.76 years. First thing I thought when I read that was that the orbit was huge compared to the other Centaurs. We'll go back to that in a moment.

Only a few months later, on April 11, 2006, a second binary Centaur was observed, #65489 (2003 FX128). (FX128 had been originally discovered March 22, 2003.)

But this body had an even stranger orbit for a Centaur than CR46. The eccentricity was 0.8258985, and the orbital period of 1028.702 years! When astronomers realized this, they did some thinking, and reclassified both of these bodies. They are now no longer called Centaurs. Rather, they are SDO's, or Scattered Disk Objects.

I'm actually relieved, considering the names they later were given! Astronomers have decided that those SDO's with Centaur-like transitional orbits between TNO's and comets which are not quite Centaurs, not quite comets will be named for other hybrid or shape-shifting mythical creatures. So far, two of these have been named, both binary objects.

(42355) Typhon

#42355 was named Typhon on November 9, 2006. It's orbit is 235.76 years, with an inclination of 2.4280935. It has a high eccentricity (0.5407609), which shows in the large difference between its aphelion (58.799297 AU) and perihelion (17.525714 AU).

It was named Typhon, one of the Titans, a monstrous storm-giant, sometimes described as a destructive hurricane, who was so huge that his head was said to brush the stars. From head to thighs he had the shape of a man, but two poisonous snakes were in place of legs, and instead of fingers on his hands, there were fifty serpent heads on each hand. He was winged, with pointed ears and eyes flashing fire. When the Titans battled the Olympian gods, he was defeated and imprisoned in Tartrus by Zeus (Jupiter).

When a moon was discovered, it was named after his mate Echidna. Typhon and Echidna were parents of Cerberus (the dog at the entrance to Hades), the Lernaen Hydra, the Chimaera, and the Sphinx.

Click here for a TYPHON EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

(65489) Ceto

#65489 was named Ceto on the same date as Typhon, November 9, 2006. Her orbit is 1028.702 years, with an inclination of 22.278415. It has an extremely high eccentricty (0.825449), which shows in the extreme difference between its aphelion (186.0190 AU) and perihelion (17.78733 AU). It came to perihelion in 1989.

It was named Ceto after an ocean goddess who personified the dangers of the sea, and was said to be the goddess of whales, large sharks and sea-monsters. She mated with her brother, the sea-god Phorkys, and they produced several monsters: Ekhidna (the Viper), Skylla (the Crab), Ladon (the Dragon), the Graia (the Grey), and the Gorgones (the Terrible Ones, of which Medusa was one). Click here for a CETO EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

Altjira

148780 Altjira is a binary classical Kuiper belt object (cubewano), discovered on Oct 20, 2001. The secondary body has not yet been named, but is almost as large as Altjira, and was discovered in March 2007.

It has an orbit of 296.59 years, an eccentricity of 0.0605, an inclination of 5.1951, a perihelion of 41.78 AU and aphelion of 47.166 AU.

MYTHOLOGY

It was named after the creation deity of the Aranda (Arrente, Arunta, Arranta) Aboriginal people from Australia's Northern Territory. Altijera brought the universe into being by dreaming it...something the Aboriginals term Dreamtime. Then, it is said, he retired to the sky, seemingly indifferent to the earthly plane, leaving further work to be done by the lesser gods who remained behind. His name is connected with their word meaning "to dream".

The Aranda believe that there are two kinds of reality. There is the everyday linear, objective activity, and then there is the creative, spiritual Dreamtime, which they believe is more real then waking reality.

It is said that Altjira is willing to help anyone tho asks and who is willing to work with the dreamtime.

Click here for a ALTJIRA EPHEMERISfor 1900-2020.

(307261) 2002 MS4

(307261) 2002 MS4 as yet has not been given a name, and it is the second-largest unnamed body in the solar system so far (2007 OR10 being the largest.) It was discovered on 18 June 2002 by Chad Trujillo and Michael E. Brown. While it is currently classified as a Cubewano, Michael Brown believes it should be classified as a Dwarf Planet.

At its discovery it was located about 23-3/4 degrees of Sagittarius. The Sabian Symbol for this degree, according to Rudhyar: "A BLUEBIRD PERCHED ON THE GATE OF A COTTAGE." Rudhyar said the keynote for this degree is "The reward which meets every effort at integrating into a social environment for those who remain true to their own selves."

It's orbit is 296.59 years, with an orbital eccentricity of 0.0605 and an inclination of 5.1951. At perihelion it gets as close as 41.78 AU and aphelion, out to 47.166 AU.

MYTHOLOGY

Without a name, we don't have a mythology to look at. But some astronomers have taken to nicknaming it Conan, perhaps in the same way that Eris was originally nicknamed Xena.

ASTROLOGY

On his webpage
transneptunian-astrology.blogspot.com.au/2006/07/2002-ms4-closed-circuits-of-feedback.html, Amable related this body to "closed circuits of feedback, were every action returns reinforced in each cycle of interaction, like the trade between Native Americans and European colonists, the Cold War between United States and Soviet Union, or between United States and Middle East in present times. Every action has strong consequences on the long run, and that is why is so important to act correctly from the very beginning." Amabale also sees it as the search for a 'spiritual security' that comes from "a deep understanding of the spiritual laws of the universe, were every action has strong consequences on the long run."

I have found it ties into a strong need to be on the 'right path', and a willingness to make a major life change if one feels one has been travelling on the wrong one. For example, I have seen individuals, when this body in transit crosses their Saturn, become involved in a deeply religious path, sometimes a full religious conversion. Which ties in with the search for 'spiritual security'.

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LOGOS & TEHARONHIAWAKO

These are two Cubewanos I've just started to study, but you can check out their monthly ephemerides, 1900-2020, here:

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Teharonhiawako symbol
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Manwe

(385446) Manwe is a binary Kuiper belt object that was discovered August 25, 2003. It's secondary, discovered July 2006, was named Thorondor and is about half the size of Manwe.

Manwe has an orbital period of 288.25 years, an eccentricity of 0.115, and an inclination of 2.6664. It's perihelion is 38.599 AU, and aphelion 48.671 AU.

MYTHOLOGY

Manwe was named after a fictional character in Tolkein's "The Silmarillion" who was King of the Valar, often called the Elder King, and husband of Varda (a name given to another outer body.) He was lord of the air, wind and clouds, and birds were his servants. The most sacred of birds associated with Manwe was the eagle, which is why I chose a Native American eagle glyph as the symbol for this body. His name means Blessed One.

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(55637) 2002 UX25

A friend on Facebook, Raymond Nolan Scott, brought this body to my attention, so I'm going to start off quoting his post verbatim:

"2002 UX25 is a transneptunian dwarf planet candidate that was discovered on October 30, 2002.

It is a mid-sized cubewano (classical Kuiper Belt object) similar to Varuna. Its diameter is over 600 km, and it has a moon with a diameter that is over 200 km.

It is the largest solid known object in the solar system with a measured density less than water and challenges planet-formation theories.

55637 Wikipedia page

Its orbital period is 280 years.
Its Aphelion is 48.923 AU
Its Perihelion is 36.815
Its Orbital Eccentricity is 0.14121
Its Inclination is 19.398 degrees
Its moon is estimated have a 21030 km diameter.
It was discovered on October 30, 2012 which is the day after the exact Sun-Earth-Eris Node alignment. On the day of its discovery, 2002 UX25 in 23'37 Aries R conjunct Geo SN 2002 UX25 in 24'22 Aries oppose Geo NN 2002 UX25 in 24'57 Libra oppose/conjunct Helio N 2002 UX25 in 24'40 Aries/Libra. 2002 UX25 was discovered when it was aligned with its own nodes

Its currently in 11'39 Taurus

It will go stationary retrograde in that very location in 3 days on August 12, 2015. "A planetary scientist has identified the largest-known solid object in the Solar System that could float in a bathtub. The rock-and-ice body, which circles well outside the orbits of the planets, is less dense than water although a bathtub big enough to hold it would stretch from London to Frankfurt. The body, dubbed 2002 UX25, lies in the Kuiper belt, a reservoir of dwarf planets, comets and smaller frozen bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune. The object's low density and size it is 650 kilometers wide seem to conflict with a leading model for the formation of large solid bodies in the Kuiper belt and throughout the Solar System. Planetary scientist Michael Brown of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena reports its density measurement in an upcoming issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters, with a preprint available on the arXiv online repository.""

Amable hypothesizes that this body is an "related with the management of data bases and all type of identification link". You can read a bit more here: transneptunian-astrology.blogspot.com.au/2008/05/55637-2002-ux25.html

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(225088) 2007 OR10

On the 17th of July, 2007, a grad student of astronomer Michael E Brown was working on her PhD thesis and discovered a body way out past Pluto that takes 546.6 yrs to orbit the Sun. Its very eccentric orbit (e=0.5058) takes it from a perihelion of 33.033 AU (last occurring around 1857) to an aphelion of 100.66 AU. 225088 orbits in a 3:10 resonance with Neptune. It has an inclination to the ecliptic of 30.9376.

Astronomers give newly discovered bodies a provisional designation, and this one was called 2007 OR10. It's discovery was officially announced on 7 January 2009.

Right now, this is the largest known object in the Solar System without a name. However, it does have a nickname.

Michael Brown hates referring to a body by its provisional name, which is always a mouthful, and so he starts referring to it by a nickname. Because 2007 OR10 was so far out, Brown presumed the body had to be a very bright white color in order to be detected, and started referring to it as "Snow White", thinking of the main character in the story with the dwarves. (Later this presumption turned out to be false, as turned out to be one of the reddest objects in the Kuiper belt! This red is probably in part due to methane frosts, which turn red when bombarded by sunlight and cosmic rays. But being red, it can still keep its nickname for the present - if you remember the story, it began with a queen wishing she would have a child with skin white as snow, cheeks red as blood, and hair as black as ebony. And this body, at first thought to be white, later discovered to be red, resides so far from the sun that it is surrounded by a deep dark blackness.)

The nickname stuck, and so far, more than 7 years later, the body has not been given an official name, although now its official # is 225088. Interestingly Snow White was the 7th Dwarf Planet discovered by Mike and his team.

Two names have been suggested for it, though:

ASTROLOGY OF 225088

Like all bodies with a highly eccentric orbit, its aspects to the outer planets are a bit erratic. For example, it's most recent conjunction with the planet Uranus was 18 Feb 2003 (28 Aqu 50), and before that 14 Dec 1904 (29 Sag 40.) But going back further, the last time the two were in conjunction were three occurrences in 1776-7.

The first of these, 20 Jul 1776, fell at 9 Gem 41. This means they were moving together as the USA was being born. In the chart celebrating the birth of the USA on 4 July 1776, it was at 9 Gem 25, quite close to Uranus at 8 Gem 53. (Particularly significant if you use the chart for 2:13:32 am which connects them to the Ascendant of 7 Gem 23.

This was followed by a second conjunction on 22 Nov 1776 (9 Gem 17), and a third on 21 Apr 1777 (8 Gem 47) (only minutes from the USA Uranus.)

It's discovery position was 0 Pisces 39 R. The Sabian Symbol for the first degree of Pisces as per Dane Rudhyar is "IN A CROWDED MARKETPLACE FARMERS AND MIDDLEMEN DISPLAY A GREAT VARIETY OF PRODUCTS", of which he wrote "The process of commingling and interchange which at all levels demonstrates the health of a community..... It refers to all that can be gained from social interplay and especially, in the broadest sense of the word, from COMMERCE."

Can we derive any possible meanings from its nickname, Snow White? I wont tell the whole tale, but would like to mention a few parts that were not part of Disneys sanitized reinterpretation.

Snow White, of course, lies sleeping in a coffin, the victim of biting from a poisoned apple given to her by the wicked queen. A travelling prince sees the lovely princess, and, although she appears dead, he cannot help but fall in love with her. He has his servants pick up the coffin to take it back to the palace, but they stumble on some tree roots in the woods, shaking the coffin, which shakes the piece of poisoned apple from Snow Whites mouth. The princess awakens, the Prince proposes, and soon they are planning a wedding party. They invite everyone who is anyoneincluding her wicked stepmother.

The stepmother discovers, through her magic mirror, that the prospective bride is more beautiful than she, and has to go see this for herself (not knowing it is her own stepdaughter.) When she arrives, she realizes the truth, but she is also recognized for her attempted murders, and is punished by being forced to wear iron-shoes that are glowing hot, and then dance until she herself drops dead.

Like most myths, there are many levels of meaning, so I wont try to cover them all.

On one level, the Cruel Stepmother can be seen as something everyone has.negative thought forms built up in the subconscious. Just like the wicked Queen, out of jealousy, always kept Snow White in rags and in the background, so do these negative thought forms keep one from shining.

The men in the story can be viewed as a part of a process of individuation, trying to integrate the animus. It begins with a father who is, basically, totally absent, and does nothing for his daughter; the huntsmen, who does not save her, but gives her the opportunity to save herself; the dwarves, the first males who see her as having value, provide a kind of cave to shelter her, but they also cannot protect her. And finally, marriage to the prince, the anima to the animus, and she becomes the queen she was destined to be.

The cruel step-mothers Magic mirror represents a threshold between consciousness and the unconscious, and by looking into it, one may look towards the depths of the unconscious, sometimes seeing things in the inner world that reflect in the outer..so the queens dark fear of being ugly expressed itself when the mirror told her someone was more lovely. This darkness within her caused her to try three times to kill Snow White. Only the apple appears to have done the job.

When the Prince appears, and she comes back to life, and the stepmother dies, the old thought form is gone, destroyed. She is now whole, and the happily ever after is that she is free to do, and to be, who she was meant to be.

At another level, it is a cautionary, moral fable teaching us about the destructiveness of self-love.

If we look at both Snow White and the wicked Queen as both parts of the same person, it can be read in as an amazingly rich portrayal of a particular vision of human life as a sacred round, a dance, that speaks of the necessity of sacrificing self-love in order to discover true love.

It also speaks of the terrors and ordeals of growing up. And perhaps most important, there is a theme of initiation, and rebirth.

Perhaps this body will help you to find out what form of tyranny your own cruel stepmother is taking in your subconscious. What negative conviction expresses itself in all your affairs? What opportunities have you missed because of your own negativity? Maybe it asks you to look inside and see where you are letting your darkness take over to the point where you place your desires above the needs of others. Or it could be telling you that, before you can truly love another, you need to let go of the selfish qualities within you that are keeping you closed off and chasing down the wrong pathways.

At whatever level we read the story, it is clear that the apple is symbolic of a major turning point in her life. It ended her innocence, and reborn she was able to deal see both herself, and those in her life, clearly for the first time. So like the fruit that forever altered Persephones life, or the fruit that changed the dynamics causing a major war, here we have once a dwarf planet whose influence is connected to that of an apple.

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(230965) 2004 XA192

(230965) 2004 XA192 was discovered on 12 December 2004 at Palomar Observatory. It takes 326.03 years to go around the Sun, has an eccentricity of 0.25123, a perihelion of 35.469 AU (its near perihelion in 2015), and an aphelion of 59.270 AU.

It was discovered at 18 Gemini 22 R. The Sabian Symbol for this degree, as described by Dane Rudhyar, is "A LARGE ARCHAIC VOLUME REVEALS A TRADITIONAL WISDOM", and his keynote for it was "Contacting the all-human planetary Mind underlying any cultural and personal mentality." It's discovery position put it in opposition to Mercury 15 Sag 17 R, Sun 21 Sag 08 and Pluto 22 Sag 00.

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(42301) 2001 UR163

(42301) 2001 UR163 was discovered on 21 October 2001 at 20 Aries 24 R. It has an orbital period of 368.85 years, an eccentricity of 0.285, an aphelion of 66.106 AU, and a perihelion of 36.756 AU (it was last at perihelion around 1937.)

The Sabian Symbol for its discovery degree, according to Dane Rudhyar, is A PUGILIST ENTERS THE RING, and of this he says The release and glorification of social aggressiveness. The symbol reveals man's deeply rooted feeling of admiration and envy for whoever can generate OVERWHELMING POWER.

Being discovered in a Mars-ruled sign, in a degree with definitely Martian overtones, perhaps it shouldnt surprise anyone that this body has the reddest color index of any object in the Solar Systemredder than Mars, redder than Pholus, and even redder than Sedna.

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---------- NOTE: Symbols above followed by a D are given here with permission of the designer, Denis Moskowitz. Check out his website at suberic.net/~dmm/graphics/astro/tno.html

The Sedna symbol followed by a B was designed by Bryan Trussler.

The Orcus symbol followed by an R was designed by Melanie Reinhart.

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