Sedna A 10th Rock From The Sun!
Post date: Jul 25, 2010 8:25:25 AM
Celestial Message Bearer For The New Millennium By Dikki-Jo Mullen
The remote wilderness of the solar system has just tossed astrologers a wild card. Sedna, a tenth planet, has put in a surprise appearance in recent months. Twinkling near the constellation Cetus (the Whale) and shadowing bright Venus in March of 2004, Sedna first waved to humanity as a whole during a transit through the zodiac sign of Taurus. Three times as far from the Sun as Pluto is Sedna corresponds with the New Millennium's many upsets and changes.
For thousands of years astrologers have comforted and counseled while charting the orbits of the visible planets. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn along with the all important luminaries, the Sun and Moon, link to the heroic figures of myth. These familiar heavenly guides provided solace and insight concerning the mysteries and challenges that are the reality of life on Earth. Over the past three hundred years, just yesterday considering astrology's extensive history, planets much further away, called The Outer Planets, have one by one become known to us. As this occurred the scope of life on Earth also widened. During the 1700's something started to happen. The reservoir of available technology, political conditions, science and overall scope of life began to widen. Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity and the rise of democracy began with the American and French Revolutions. Uranus was discovered. These events are all Uranian in nature.
During the 1800's, the next century, Neptune was first observed. The conquest of the seas began with the development of more sophisticated ships and early diving apparatus. Chemicals and medicines were developed which impacted life forever. The rise of psychology as a science and the popularity of the Spiritualist faith changed perspectives. All of these events relate to the astrological significance of Neptune. Then, in the 20th Century, Pluto was discovered. In 1930, between the World Wars, this distant planet extended the fringes of the solar system. Pluto marked the beginning of the Atomic Age. Population growth and life extension as well as alternative power sources further transformed life on Earth. Massive population growth made ecology and unemployment issues.
Somehow scientists were inspired to give the new planets the proper mythological correspondences to describe their roles in horoscopes. It also became evident that as humanity evolved enough to respond to new forces the new planets would come into our view. In 1977 Chiron, dubbed a planetoid because of its minute size, was discovered. Named for the teacher of Achilles, Chiron seemed to link to new frontiers in education and the extension of the mind through computer technology. A moon of Pluto, called Bacchus or TransPluto by stargazers, was observed around the same time. It was related vaguely to hope and survival.
Now we have seen another neighbor. On November 14 of 2003 several astronomers shared the exciting news with the scientific community. The event was to remain a semi-secret to the general public for several more months. A new planet appeared, revealing that our solar system extends much further than we had ever imagined. Dubbed Sedna, the planet was publicly announced on March 15, 2004 at 1:22 am GMT. News programs around the world that evening broadcasted diagrams and photographs of deep space. The star of the day is a mysterious and shiny red planet with an eccentric orbit. Sedna is the largest object to be found circling our Sun since Pluto's discovery in 1930. It takes 10, 500 years to complete a single transit around the Sun. Because of the elliptical path it traces, Sedna has not been this close to Earth since the dinosaurs were bowing out to the ice age. Sedna remains in a single zodiac sign for 900 to 1000 years. Scientists agree that little has changed on the face of this ancient one since the universe was formed. Sedna is very cold, with an estimated surface temperature of about 400 degrees below zero. The Sun must appear only as a pale star emitting little warmth or light from the planet's surface.
Sedna's messages are of great significance to the overall quality of life in our changing world. Universal and subtle more than individual and obvious, the new planet is a key to the collective consciousness of our time. Named for an Eskimo princess, the mythological tradition surrounding Sedna provides some hints about the specifics.
Sedna From The Arctic Circle Sea
Sedna's story is a haunting one, rich in love as well as tragedy. As a young Inuit Indian woman, Sedna married a mysterious shape-shifter. Actually a bird-spirit, her seductive suitor appeared to be something he was not. When the new husband became abusive. Sedna's father came to the rescue. Furious, the sorcerer created a storm. Afraid for his life, her father then threw Sedna into the sea. The beautiful young woman tried to get back into the boat, but her fingers were cut off. Her fingers became all of the sea creatures. Sedna became a one-eyed giant and sank further into the sea. Seals, whales, dolphins and all of the other animals which sustain life became her gift. Sedna is the sea's creative and nourishing mother force. Ruler of the souls of the dead, she will come when summoned through magic to have her beautiful hair braided in exchange for favors. A mermaid, half human-half animal, motif is hinted at here.
The event charts for the initial discovery of Sedna and the widespread media coverage provide some intriguing hints about what her message really is.
The element water is prominent. The November 14, 2003 chart shows a Scorpio Sun, Mars in Pisces and a Moon-Saturn conjunction in Cancer forming a grand trine in water. The discovery took place near the midpoint of the two eclipses of November 8 and November 23, 2003. A Venus-Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius forms a mutable T-Square with Jupiter in Virgo and Mars in Pisces. Concern for water and other liquids is accented. Floods, droughts, and rising gas prices are examples. Conflicts in ideology, patriotism, women's' and children's' issues, life extension and fitness factors can all be linked to this pattern.
The Ides of March event chart for Sedna's news coverage has a grand trine in Earth. With the Capricorn Moon, Mars and Venus in Taurus and Jupiter in Virgo both health and economic factors are described. Mercury in Aries is square Saturn in Cancer, the Sun and Uranus span Pisces. Unusually cold weather and spring snow storms, a prominent news story about efforts to rescue a rare white whale from a tangle of fishing line and the near miss from an asteroid passing only 27,000 miles away from the Earth all accompanied the Sedna stories.
The deeper cosmic significance of this cosmic crone's messages are just beginning to be revealed. Thinking of how much life has changed since Pluto's discovery almost seventy five years ago gives some measure of the scope of what is to come. Sedna provides a challenging and intriguing riddle for the astrologers of the future to think about for many years to come. A thought would be to consider a Taurus rulership, for she seems to another octave of Venus. Before 1930 Mars ruled both Aries and Scorpio. Those signs are quincunx. Libra and Taurus are also quincunx and both currently are ruled by Venus. Aries is oppose Libra and of course Scorpio and Taurus are in opposition. This seems to make an obvious point for a Sedna rulership over Taurus. Also the Moon is exalted in Taurus and rules watery Cancer. This would support Sedna's strong tie to the oceans, although she came originally from the land. Self sufficient and a survivor, she has a benevolent and forgiving quality.
Sedna does not yet have a glyph, but perhaps the snowy sea princess would like this one. Visualize an arrow, a harpoon, pointing upward at an angle. Two wavy lines are beneath it. The harpoon glides through the arctic waters in search of its goal. The rod is connective and authoritative. Topped by a spear point the a molding and reforming of physical matter is suggested. The wavy lines are adaptable and original combinations. An emblem of unity and a group awareness, the water flows and encompasses illustrating that everything is the same and everything is different.