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Latest Update: June 22, 2017
New K2 results peg 2007 OR10 as the largest unnamed body in our solar system and the third largest of the current roster of about half a dozen dwarf planets. The dwarf planet Haumea has an oblong shape that is wider on its long axis than 2007 OR10, but its overall volume is smaller. Credits: Konkoly Observatory/András Pál, Hungarian Astronomical Association/Iván Éder, NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI
"2007 OR10 (225088) is the largest unnamed world in our solar system and the third largest of the current roster of about half a dozen dwarf planets. The recent study also found that the object is quite dark and rotating more slowly than almost any other body orbiting our sun, taking close to 45 hours to complete its daily spin. The revised measurement of the planet's diameter, 955 miles (1,535 kilometers), is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) greater than the next largest dwarf planet, Makemake, or about one-third smaller than Pluto." JPL News May 11, 2016
An artist’s conception of 2007 OR10. NASA
Astronomers Meg Schwamb, Mike Brown and David Rabinowitz discovered 2007 OR10 on July 17, 2007. Mike Brown expects to give it a name in 2017. Mike temporally called it Snow White when it was first discovered, although that name may not become its formal name, especially now that more data reveals the planet is not so snowy white, but is crimson. Astronomers suspect its redish color is due to the presence of irradiated methane.
A petition was submitted suggesting the name "R'hllor." "R'hllor, also known as the "Red God" and the "Lord of Light," is one of the main deities from the critically acclaimed "A Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin which the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" is based upon. (R'hllor petition) Tyrion is another petitioned name, and another is Gebeleizis, from Dacian mythology, "a Creation god of the sky, master of thunders, somewhat resembling Zeus/Jupiter." (Gebeleizis petition).
Whether any of these names or some other will be given to OR10 is yet to be seen. As of June 2017, 2007 OR10 Mike Brown and team, ultimately responsible for the decision, has not formally announced a name.
A Moon was discovered orbiting 2007 OR10 in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on September 18, 2010. Astronomers have now (2017) revealed the moon by using the combined power of three space observatories, including the archival images from the Hubble Space Telescope. With this moon's discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt larger than 600 miles across have companions. Ref: Hubble News May 18, 2017
Below is an exploration of OR10 astrological nature based upon its orbital parameters and discovery chart.
2007 OR10Orbital Views
Orbital Period: 549.16 years
Perihelion: Oct 29, 1857 at 33.1 AU
Aphelion: ~2130 (~100.66 AU)
Orbital Period: 558.76 years
Perihelion: Apr 15, 1700 / Jan 21, 2259 at 38.16 AU
Last Data Update: Minor Planet Center January 2017. (Orbital Elements can change as data is refined over time, which can also effect locations and dates of placements generally slightly.)
Perihelion occurs in Crater and conjoins Super Galactic Center (SGC). The Vernal Axis (anti-vernal point) at the time of the 1856 perihelion was also at this ecliptical location. OR10's perihelion is also very close to Chariklo's perihelion, near Gamma (γ) Crater.
OR10's nodal axis brings insight into how it interacts with the Earth plane. A planet's nodal axis is created by the intersection of the planet's orbital plane and Earth's orbital plane (the ecliptic). A planet's South Node is where in the ecliptic the planet moves from north to south across the ecliptic plane during its orbit. A planet's North Node is where the planet moves from south to north across the ecliptic plane. A planet's nodal axis can be thought of as the planet's energetic current of expression on the Earth Plane. It is much like a magnetic pointer inspiring us to move from the south node theme to north node theme, it reveals a path of action for growth to occur. The South Node stars articulate what are internally inherent attributes in this axis of expression, where as the North Node stars articulate how those attributes are expressed externally in the world. It impels us to take the South Node's energetic and to express it or expand upon it in its complementary form, that revealed by the North Node, thus synthesizing the two energetics into wholeness.
OR10's South Node lies at 11° 36' sidereal Leo, conjoining Rho Leo (hind paw of the Lion), the stars of the Sextant, and Alula of the Great Bear. North and overseeing is Thuban of Draco (and Alioth of the Great Bear). In the very southern heavens is Vela X-1, on the sail of the Argo (not shown).
This area of sidereal Leo is about personal and global leadership, creative energy, evolutionary currents, and our responsibility in defining and setting the direction of our evolutionary course.
Thuban of Draco, in the far northern heavens, just north of Alioth of the Great Bear, was Earth's pole star circa 2800 BCE, a point in Earth's ~25,000-year Precessional Cycle at which time a turning and fractioning occurred in the hierarchical powers governing Earth. This dramatized the separation between those striving for a greater evolutionary vision and those wanting to maintain totalitarian control of the Earth.
This was near the 180° point in Earth's Precessional Cycle, which occurred about 4880 BCE, which marked the epitome of darkness in the last temporal 12,000-year period in the precessionally driven, evolutionary cycle of the soul. Dark manipulative forces were specifically dominant from around 4800 BC to 2800 BC in Earth's evolutionary cycle. It was a time in the cycle of the passage from a matriarchal to a patriarchal dominant society. We are now (circa 2000 A.D.) moving into a time in the cycle impelling a reunification of the matriarchal and patriarchal forces, albeit a slow process in precessional time.
Alignments with Thuban impel the need to take responsibility for the direction of evolutionary affairs for life on Earth set in motion in the distant past, with repercussions incurred at soul level, and with responsibility to ensure evolutionary fulfillment now. Thuban is not about the punctual moment, but more about the backdrop, the durative time-stream in which we find ourselves. Thuban's eminence in our celestial sphere demands we take responsibility for our past-future experience throughout our sojourn on Earth, especially for the destructive or disrupting use of power.
The potent seyfert galaxy NGC 4051 conjoining Alioth in Ursa Major. Image Credit: George Seitz/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
Conjoining Thuban is Alioth of Ursa Major, star of personal free will, which also conjoins Beta Sextans. Alignments with Alioth teach us that our personal actions can alter the evolutionary currents that create our destiny. Alioth imparts a creative force and impels the use of personal will for accomplishment. Alioth is one of the classical seven rays of the Great Bear teaching incarnating souls the ramifications of the use of personal power and how it effects more than self and extends far beyond the punctual moment.
The Seyfert Galaxy NGC4051 in Ursa Major conjoins Alioth and adds a potent underlying force driving dynamic action. Thus, Alioth can express as forceful and manipulative use of power merely for personal gain, or when mastered, it can express as personal will attuned to Divine Will in phenomenal accomplishment that responsibly steers our evolutionary course.
Alula Borealis and Alula Australis, and Tania Borealis and Tania Australis form the hind feet of the Bear. Both extend from Al Kaphrah of Ursa Major, which in turn extends from Megrez and Phecda (Phad). Al Kaphrah and Alula impart a long-standing and established power, expressed as an assertive and powerful creative force applied to steer and protect. They are of stability, enduring strength and established authority. Al Kaphrah also impels the balanced distribution or delegation of power and authority. Alioth and Alula synthesize with the theme of Thuban of Northern Draco and the Vela X–1 Neutron Star in Velorum, the sail of the Argo.
The neutron star Vela X-1 creates a relentless but transcendent wind driving us to respond to life. It engages us to create our long-term evolutionary destiny. This is an all or nothing deal, as that which we set in motion in the present affects the nature of our evolutionary timestream. If we take no stance we are merely destined to chance and are blown in the forever changing winds.
Just south of the Lion is the Sextant, a navigational instrument used to measure the vertical position (angular distance) of the sun, moon or stars from the horizon to determine one's position. The Sextant deliniates our need to reassess our position or situation, to reorient ourselves, and to take a new tack toward our goals in life with conscious consideration for the changing evolutionary winds and currents upon which we must navigate.
Discovery, Current Path and North Node of 2007 OR10
2007 OR10 is currently (January 2017) in Aquarius, about 2° south ecliptic lattitude, conjoining Ancha and Sadalmelik, and approaching its North Node conjoining Sadachbia, which it will reach in April 2031.
OR10's North Node lies at 11° 36' sidereal Aquarius, conjoining Sadachbia, Zeta and Skat of Aquarius, Baham of Pegasus, Deneb of Cygnus and Beta and Gamma Sculptor. This is one of the purest points of resonance in the ecliptic and one of the most fortuitous.
Aquarius, the humanitarian waterbearer, nourishes the body of humanity. Aquarius embodies a future-oriented vision for an evolved humanitarian-based society and the essence of philanthropy. Aquarius is altruistic and inspires new ideas, technologies and pursuits in the art-sciences and in social issues of the world. It is of the flow of resources within that populous that creates a wholesome human condition. The word social is derived from the Old French or the Latin socialis, meaning allied, or from socius, meaning friend—good words to describe the essence of Aquarius. Here all are recognized as allied friends, as one human family.
Sadachbia, Gamma Aquarius, is the lucky star of hidden things and hiding places. Sadachbia along with Seat (Pi), Eta, and the White Jewels (Zeta1 and Zeta 2) of Aquarius form the Urn of Aquarius. Sadachbia is of serendipitous discovery, that is, being in the right place at the right time to discover, receive or bestow a physical gift of extreme value. It is a star of success in enterprises pursued. All of these stars impel an altruistic and humanitarian expression.
The Pelican Nebula Ionization Front. The Pelican Nebula is located a few degrees east of Deneb in the constellation Cygnus. The Image was taken at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, USA; and was produced by NOAO Survey Program "Deep Imaging Survey of Nearby Star-Forming Clouds" Image credit: John Bally (U. Colorado), Bo Reipurth (U. Hawaii)/NOAO/AURA/NSF
Enif, Baham and Homam are a group of fortuitous stars that lie over the Aquarian waterbearer, forming the head of Pegasus. They express the essence of the Pegasus theme in its wisdom. Enif and Baham, lying over the Urn of Aquarius, impel us to lift and elevate the human condition, to make possible that which otherwise would not be without humanitarian or altruistic support. Homam and Baham inspire the inner drive to find a solution to our basic human needs. All of these stars impart intuitive sensibility for the humanitarian / Aquarian pursuit, and are of achievement and success.
Also conjoining Sadachbia are Beta and Gamma of Sculptor, lying in the southern heavens. Sculptor influences the entire second half of sidereal Aquarius and early Pisces. Sculptor, referring to a sculptor's studio, articulates the environments and resources that make possible the arts and sciences, those that support humanity, as well as sculpting a beautiful and bountiful human society, both physically and spiritually. Sculpting the arts and sciences is a principal facet of the Aquarian energetic.
Lying in the northern heavens upon the galactic equator we find Cygnus the Swan, also called the Northern Galactic Cross. Deneb, tail of the swan, is the principal star of Cygnus and marks the top (head) of the cross. Deneb is about two hundred times the diameter of our Sun, with a very high luminosity, estimated to be about one quarter million times that of our Sun. Deneb is the overseeing administrative seat for this area of the zodiak. Deneb embodies our unadulterated androgynous pure soul essence before fragmentation into race, sex, or creed. Deneb inspires us to stand in the awareness of our wholeness and to participate from the maturity of unity consciousness, unbiased and beyond the segregations and categorizations common to incarnate life and those common to mass-consciousness.
OR10's South Node brings attention to our need to take responsibility for evolutionary currents set in motion long ago and to consciously adjust our course now, while realizing irresponsible action and the misuse of personal will can have dire ramifications that can ripple through space and time. Our opportunity is to attune to subtler guiding currents that can guide us in right action and in the right direction that is attuned to and in harmony with ensuring a safe and harmonious evolutionary future. This responsibility expresses through the humanitarian focus of OR10's Aquarian North Node, to ensure the manifestation of an evolved and flourishing society, one beyond the immature segregations that keep humanity in conflict.
2007 OR10's perihelion lies at 13.5° south of the ecliptic in Crater, expressing into sidereal Virgo at 5° 30'. It lies in the cup, next to Iota of Crater. It conjoins Gamma and Lambda as well and lies just north of Chariklo's perihelion. It also conjoins the North Galactic Pole (NGP), and the Coma and Virgo galaxy clusters, home to our Super Galactic Center (SGC). OR10 reached its perihelion on October 29, 1857. OR10's perihelion delineates the nature of its greatest influence.
Crater lies south of the ecliptic on back of Hydra. Its stars conjoin those of northern Coma, the crown of the Virgin. Crater is the receiver or receptacle (sometimes referred to as the Cup of Salvation or the Chalice of the Holy Grail). Crater impels us to transcend the exoteric diversions of life and to become receptacles of our greater soul wisdom and guidance, to seek this greater fulfillment, to become enlightened. Crater, as the Chalice of the Holy Bloodline, is said to contain the Fire Stone or white stone of the shem-an-na (shem-shaped manna; i.e., conically-shaped like the pineal), a bread made from the white monatomic powder of alchemically refined gold—hence to drink from the cup of enlightenment. It is interesting to note that OR10's perihelion lies "in" the cup, the place of its greatest influence and focus.
Crater combined with nearby Corvus was Julius Schiller's "Ark of the Covenant." Although the Ark may be considered a technological transceiver for extraterrestrial communication or intradimensional travel, teleportation, levitation or transmutational purposes, all of these stars in this area of Virgo also have to do with our personal attunement, alchemy, and our capacity to become superconductors of consciousness, the illumination of the DNA. Our spinal columns are vertically arrayed antenna systems, the most sensitive of all, which receives gravitational waves encoded with cosmic intelligence that the Earth receives and re-expresses from Earth's core outward. These waves of guidance culminate in our cranial structures where they are then refocused to our pineal gland, neuroendocrine transducers that translates this information into that which the pituitary, the master control center of the brain, can use. Being a clear, open and grounded vessel is required for perception of these subtle energies. Following them is yet more important.
Coma Berenices (Berenice's hair) stands alone in this area of the heavens, slightly north of and over early sidereal Virgo. The stars forming Coma Berenices are not necessarily connected to any surrounding constellations other than being associated with Virgo. This makes sense when we realize that the North Galactic Pole (NGP) resides in Coma (5° sidereal Virgo), also conjoining our Super Galactic Center (SGC) (~7° sidereal Virgo). Coma Berenices is a recent name, but Diadem, the Alpha Star of Coma, articulates the essence of this grouping of stars. Diadem is the jeweled crown above Virgin's head—hence the Crown or Wreath of the Virgin. Ornate Crowns in antiquity were designed with specific metals, jewels, and geometries to accentuate the wearer's telepathic and clairvoyant capacities, and for their communion with transcendent realms of consciousness.
Astrologically, the Super Galactic Center can be thought of as the spiritual mother center from which life emerges and spiritual nourishment and guiding wisdom expresses. It is the spiritual channel or corridor of our local galactic space. SGC imparts a spiritual mothering quality, impelling our capacity to access and claim the cup of fulfillment (Crater). It is the source of maternal instinct and impels us to trust that instinct as the first and most powerful force. It inspires us to become pure vessels for the expression of our spiritual essence, committed to the fulfillment of the paths of our souls in the here and now, moment-by-moment, true to the heart of the Virgin principle. SGC inspires us to attune to and live from our greater spiritual/soul guidance, and to apply that guidance though demonstrable action with consideration for the long-term ramifications for all life and transcendent effects for the durative timestream of the incarnating soul.
The North Galactic Pole (NGP) is the northern point of the polar axis around which our entire galaxy spins. The North Galactic Pole lies ~30° north of the ecliptic nesting between Gamma and Beta of Coma Berenices. The NGP defines a principle geometric relationship between our ecliptic plane and our galaxy. The ecliptical longitude of the NGP is always square to the Galactic Equatorial Nodes (Gate of God and Gate of Man) of Earth's Precessional Cross. The North Galactic Pole imparts a sense of confidence, stability, and guidance for the greater evolutionary fulfillment for all souls. It impels us to create an inner spiritual alignment to live in integrity toward this purpose.
The location of OR10's perihelion indicates its greatest influence on Earth inspires us to seek to embody our durative soul essence, that which precedes birth into human form, and to establish an inner alignment and stability based in that awareness rather than identifying ourselves as biological beings with a soul that is somehow outside of self. It impels us to become pure vessels for the expression of our soul awareness and to demonstrably live from that awareness in the here and now.
A Discovery Chart helps lend insight into the role a newly discovered planet, how it is serving humanity as it emerges into our conscious awareness. We can also consider it to delineate the planet's message to us, what we need to look at and address. A discovery chart is made from the time and location when the planet was discovered. With new distant objects, a discovery is generally made in an image taken from either an Earth-based observatory or a space observatory. The following is an exploration of OR10's discovery.
2007 OR10 was discovered in early sidereal Aquarius approaching its North Node, opposite Venus, which conjoins Regulus of Leo. Venus is also the chart ruler, due to the Libra ASC, bring emphasis to all that is Venus related; i.e., passion of the heart, values, receptivity, etc. Venus conjoining Regulus emphasizes integrity of the heart and morality of one's values. Venus is in the chart area having to do with large groups and social interaction, aspirations, and also the acquisition of financial resources.
The Lunar Nodes also conjoin OR10's nodes (presented above). This brings extra emphasis to OR10's Nodes. Note as well the Moon's conjunction with the South Lunar Node/OR10's South Node. The Moon's conjunction or aspects with the lunar nodes is always significant. A Moon-South Node conjunction can express as emotional attachment to past patterns, or as emotionally protective with a fear to move toward and explore the North Node, a fear to grow. It indicates an emotionally dominant person, one who acts from the emotional aspect of self. When unresolved, this can express as an uncontrolled or overly emotional behavior. When one masters their emotional response and any South Node issues, it can express as an exceptionally intuitive and psychically aware ability, understanding how to effectively apply their inherent talents and abilities. It also impels a quest to gain greater spiritual mastery.
The Moons conjunction with its South Node and OR10's South Node brings extra emphasis to karmic-based patterns of behavior and emotional immaturity. It emphasizes the need to address and resolve any issues surrounding the South Node theme, and to also claim the gifts and talents the South Node reveals, and to channel that entire energetic through the North Node, where new growth and fulfillment is realized.
The Moon is approaching First Crescent in the lunar cycle, which occurs just a few hours away and just past the South Lunar Node in mid-sidereal Leo. The New Moon of the lunar cycle occurred on July 14 in late sidereal Gemini conjoining both Castor and Pollux of the Gemini Twins. Thus the lunar cycle theme is defined by Castor, Pollux and conjoining stars. The lunar cycle theme provides the background context to the discovery.
"The Twins" are marked by the two principal stars, Pollux and Castor, which mark the Twins' heads in the last few degrees of sidereal Gemini. The Twins stand upon the galactic equator at a 60° angle to the ecliptic plane, with the "Feet of the Twins" lying in earlier Gemini, upon the "Gate of Mans." Thus, Gemini is a galactic constellation and an ecliptical constellation, which inspires the expression of soul purpose through the daily activity of humankind—the theme of the Gate of Man. Sidereal Gemini is of high intensity intellectual communication, information, commerce, goods and services, and of their exchange. The Twins are of partnerships in mutual cooperation participating in the human world, linking and uniting through their daily affairs in the world. The Twins work hand-in-hand for the betterment and evolutionary fulfillment of humankind.
Pollux is of an extraterrestrial nature while Castor is terrestrial in nature. Castor is the liaison in the world of daily human affairs, is of partnerships and cooperation and is concerned with practical affairs amongst the people of the Earth. Castor brings resources and people together that serve to get logistics accomplished in the world of business and commerce, whereas Pollux brings a greater awareness to the efforts of Castor, uniting individuals, groups and factions with concern for the greater evolutionary fulfillment of all parties. Pollux imparts more of an embracing awareness, whereas Castor has more of an intellectual emphasis. Pollux imparts the quality of an ambassador, orator, and liaison, whereas Castor's role is applied more so in business and management of daily human affairs. Pollux portends success, eminence and renown.
Saturn is transiting the midheaven (MC) opposite Neptune transiting the IC. Saturn also conjoins Orcus by about 3°. The midheaven of a chart delineates one's externalize life goals, social standing and reputation in the world. It is a point of authority and achievement. As the ascendent articulates what one is expressing, the midheaven articulates what one is doing. It is what is in one's face everyday. Any planet transiting a location's meridian is exceptionally strong. It is analogous to high-noon and its radiance is like that of the mid-day Sun. Saturn is especially strong here because Saturn is of authority and emphasizes responsibility, dependability and durability. Saturn concretizes and conforms, and imposes limits and bounds. Saturn on the midheaven imparts a serious, responsible, authoritative, educational and mentoring energetic.
Orcus was discovered on Feb 19, 2004. Although Orcus is a bit smaller than Pluto, Orcus has a nearly identical orbital size, orbital period (year), and orbital inclination. However, Orcus' orbital plane's orientation in our solar system is tilted in the opposite direction from Pluto's. For this reason, I tend to think of Orcus as Pluto's compliment. Just as Pluto has Charon as its primary moon, so too does Orcus have a moon, Vanth, discovered on Nov 13, 2005. Based on Orcus' orbital parameters, Orcus seems to address how we are applying our personal will for the greater well being of all humanity; how we are contributing to human society. Orcus motivates the use of our day-to-day lives, our daily activity for our souls' greater purpose on Earth. Orcus seems to express a quiet profundity, almost unnoticed as it serves us to get in touch with our deeper soul essence and purpose—the oaths of our souls, our soul-level agreements, what we are really doing here on Earth—yet at the same time imparting a tremendous strength and endurance to live true to that oath. More about Orcus.
The Saturn-MC lies under the auspices of the Head of the Lion, conjoining stars include Subra of Leo and Alpha Pictor in the far southern heavens. Also influencing are Algenubi, Rasalas, and Adhafera of the Lion's head. Orcus conjoins Alphard of Hydra, Al Sumut and the stars of Pyxidis, Suhail al Muhlif on the sail of the Argo, and the Pup-A Supernova Remnant, also of the Argo (the latter are south of Pyxidis, not shown).
The Lion faces west, with its head looking over into sidereal Cancer with Algieba (the mane), Adhafera (on the crest of the mane), Rasalas (the crown), and Algenubi (the eye) all composing the Lion's head. The star Subra, just south of the ecliptic and on the Cancer-Leo cusp, is the Lion's paw buried in the desert sand. Regulus (at 5° Leo) embodies the essence of the Lion.
The stars forming the Head of the Lion embody the wisdom of the Lion. They express in eloquence, beauty and nobleness. They articulate the wisdom of the Lion and the Lion's persona, perhaps with a sense of aloneness yet with audacious and undaunted confidence, and with genuine pride. Here we find adventures, explorers and trailblazers, those willing to leave the comfort of mass-consensus, who are self-reliant to step forth into unexplored territory, those who seek new land, new experience and a better way to live, those who are able to envision new horizons and who seek to discover new possibilities waiting to be realized.
Saturn's prominence on the midheaven with this stellar backdrop, and with Orcus' influence, makes for an exceptionally strong pioneer, one who is determined and persistent, who is passionately driven to discover that which is hidden behind long standing karmic journeys of the soul, to discover deeper meaning, the picture obscured in solidified form and covered by the sands of time. It impels one to confront their fear to venture into the unknown realms of consciousness, to discover what one's underlying soul purpose and path of growth is, and to take responsibility for what they discover, that transcending this lifetime.
The ascendant (ASC) conjoins Zubenelgenubi. Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali are both rising (above the horizon plane). They are the scales of Libra in modern illustrations, but are also the claws of the Scorpion, which is what their names mean. Saturn is exalted at Zubenelgenubi, the southern claw, bringing additional emphasis to the already significant placement of Saturn on the midheaven. Amongst several things, Saturn demands we demonstrably face our fears, grow and mature. The Zubenelgenubi-ASC and Saturn's prominence also bring emphasis to karmic issues and perpetuated karmic-based behavioral patterns that need to be resolved, which also ties in with the Lunar South Node and OR10's South Node. Thus, Saturn plays a significant role at the time of OR10's discovery, emphasizing a responsibility to resolve karmic scenarios. Resolution of long-standing karmic-based patterns is a primary characteristic of OR10's discovery chart and its role.
Alignments with Zubenelgenubi, the southern claw, impart a responsibility to address and resolve any entrapping patterns and scenarios in this life manifest from the aggregate of soul's experience. Alignments with Zubeneschamali, the northern claw, impart a sense of responsibility to step forward from our past patterns of growth and life scenarios into new experience, into our future destiny, by taking the responsibility to choose new experience, a new way of participating in life. It is through this balance of experience that we free ourselves from our past, or better to say, that fulfills our past. Hence, as the scales of Libra, we can see how the two energetics work in balance for the growth of the soul. We must pursue new experience while completing or integrating our past experience. If we do not choose new experience we stay wallowing in our past patterns. If we remain in denial of our past experience and avoid accepting responsibility for it, our past patterns pull on us relentlessly, making it quite difficult to experience the lives we truly seek. Either way, we stay entrapped in the Scorpion's clutches. Thus, the "art of (Libra) living," living in balance, takes on an expounded meaning.
Opposite the ascendant is Mars on the descendant (DSC), nesting between Ceres and Sedna. Mars also conjoins the distant planets 2007 TG422 and 2012 VP113. The Mars-DSC conjoins northern Ruchbah and Tish of Cassiopeia, Almach of Andromeda, Menkar of Cetus, and in the southern heavens is the LMC X-3 X-ray source.
This area of the zodiak is about Princess Andromeda and the Royal Family. In brief: Queen Cassiopeia's boastful arrogance that her daughter, princess Andromeda, was more beautiful than Poseidon's Nereids, the nymphs of the sea, peeved Poseidon. As punishment, Poseidon sent Cetus the Sea Monster to ravage the shores of Ethiopia, which Queen Cassiopeia and King Cepheus ruled. Cepheus was advised that the only way to appease Poseidon was to sacrifice is daughter to Cetus. In acquiescence, the King had Andromeda chained to the cliff at the sea to be devoured by Cetus. Andromeda, although inheriting this unfortunate sentence, has a far greater and fortuitous destiny awaiting her. Perseus eventually kills Cetus and frees Andromeda. Perseus and Andromeda marry and they go on to create a city and rule a kingdom that bores the Persian world.
Conjoining from the north is Tish, Gamma Cassiopeia and Ruchbah, Delta Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia, crusted with frustration due to finding herself unable to have that which she knows she is entitled, in between the tormenting forces of both the manipulative gods and the monstrous human world, and at loss with how to deal with either, becomes spitefully arrogant. It is Cassiopeia's spiteful arrogance that got her daughter Andromeda chained to the rocks to be devoured by Cetus to start with, as the queen was boasting that her daughter was more beautiful than the nymphs of sea. Fortunately or unfortunately as the case might be, when feeling trapped and we lash out against the world around us, the whip of arrogance (Tish) often snaps back to scar our own hand, especially when applied with vengeance. Lowering ourselves to this level or resourcefulness, using a tool found only in the dramatics of the monstrous world, will lead us only to our own demise. Here we have a statement of something we must surrender to receive that which we are due—righteous arrogance, the attitude that keeps us from our very own fulfillment.
Ruchbah, the knee of Queen Cassiopeia, is a star of transformation—a process often occurring in a bit of initiatory fire. Ruchbah imparts the need for transformation of our attitudes. We may feel or even know that something is rightfully ours, but any righteous attitudes that we deserve it, energetically keep away the very thing we want. Our righteous attitudes keep us naive to, and thus entrapped in a diversionary lower-order resonance that trips us up, perpetuates repetitive scenarios, and keeps us from claiming our greater fulfillment in life. Ruchbah imparts the need to surrender the righteous attitudes we hold in order to have that which we truly deserve.
Almach is princess Andromeda's snagged foot about to be bitten off by conjoining Menkar, the jaws of Cetus, the fear-based techno-bureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness. Classically, Almach is considered an honorable and eminent star; and Andromeda is unadulterated, innocent, naive, uncorrupted by evil, wrongdoing or malice; and holds a position of extraordinary honor and advantage. Menkar, however, expresses as an entrapping force for those who are naïve, innocent, or passive, and who are often caught in the arrogant power plays of others. Menkar and the stars forming the Head of Cetus can indicate entrapment in some way, but they also impel us to look at how and why we are entrapped and to take assertive action to claim our freedom rather than to place blame or acquiesce as victims in our life scenarios.
This new image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In the instruments' combined data, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rather than fire, however, those ribbons are actually giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. Significant fields of star formation are noticeable in the center, just left of center and at right. The brightest center-left region is called 30 Doradus, or the Tarantula Nebula, for its appearance in visible light. Image and Caption credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI
Conjoining from the south is Alpha Horologium, the pendulum clock, which embodies the characteristic of impending time and brings our awareness to the fact that there is a finite period, with time ticking away, to do more than seems humanly possible. Seemingly, a miracle is required, and often time, at the last minute, one arrives—usually provided through cooperation with another party. However, we must be willing to release the pressure we are applying in attempt to free ourselves, as it really creates the tension that keeps us entrapped. Only then can we make our passage.
Far below the entire scene of the Royal Family and Aries, deep in southern sky and south of Horologium, lies Dorado, the golden fish—embodiment of the illumined soul. The LMC X-3 x-ray source in the Large Magellanic Cloud lies upon the head of Dorado. The Small and Large Magellanic Clouds (SMC and LMC) are small galaxies that orbit our Milky Way galaxy. We might think of them as our galaxy's young, although not necessarily birthed from the Milky Way. It is more like they are being cared for and reared by our galaxy.
Dorado "refers not to our little exotic cyprinoid, but to the large coryphaena of the tropical seas, of changing colors at death" (Allen). The head of the goldfish marks the southern pole of the ecliptic—the foundational seat of the soul—the pot of gold protected by the dragon (which encircles the north ecliptic pole). This is why the royal family is adorned in gold and gems / riches—representing the illumination and wealth of the soul—not the illusory wealth of the mortal world. Hence, the confusion about our true riches—why we fight over the mineral gold and use it as currency rather than seeking to illuminate self with the golden light of the soul.
LMC X-3 impels us to seek more than we have or are. For the younger soul this can impel just the pursuit for material wealth. However, LMC X-3 invites us to realize the freedom we seek is found only through the initiations of the maturing soul, not in the blessings or curses we think we receive at personality level, by what we have or do not have on the material plane. Soul is the enduing essence to cultivate, while all else is temporal adornment.
In summation, Andromeda represents humanity's ideal potential, to become the fulfillment of this ideal, her foot articulates her long-term destiny, our potential destiny. Yet that potential seems to be snagged or held up by our own righteous arrogance, which only hurts ourselves (Tish); and which is about to be totally devoured by good ole' Cetus.
This area of sidereal Aries is of transformation and regeneration. It is about the attitudes we hold and those we need to surrender in order to move forward into fulfillment. It presents the opportunity to pause and invert our perspective from being entrapped by forces or circumstances appearing to be outside of self to recognizing that it is our fear-based attitudes that crystallize as righteous and adamant behavior leading us to feel that we must fight against the techno-bureaucratic monster (Cetus), against life in general. Doing so just pulls us deeper into the undertow of human collective consciousness, acquiescing to fear, judgment, shame and blame—that which Cetus feeds upon. These lessons prod us to awaken from a self-consuming focus upon our personal desires to one of selfless creative leadership, to what we can give to the whole through our personal pursuits, the ultimate lesson of sidereal Aries.
The descendant of an astrology chart is the energetic through which the ASC expresses. It colors that expression and it also tints how we tend to see others. Its resonance is what draws others to us, and it, in part, delineates the nature of our relationships and how we tend to interact with others. The Mars-DSC delineates the energetic being drawn into the chart, which the rest of the chart interacts with and acts upon. The entire chart with this Mars-DSC suggests a transformation of the vibrational resonances Mars exemplifies, with these stars, that from a self-focused use of creative energy based in reaction from primal fear of survival and need to control, to one of conscious selfless creative expression.
Slightly south of Mars and tightly conjoining in Cetus are the two transcultural planets 2007 TG422 and 2012 VP113. Although of unknown astrological influence at this time, as transcultural planets (those with exceptionally long orbital periods and wide orbits extending into the outer reaches of our solar system), they, I suggest, resonate with an energetic aggregate held at a genetic level formed throughout the historical development of human consciousness. Thus, their resonances, whatever the details, add to that of the Mars-DSC, bringing attention to long-establish genetic imprints regarding the use of primal creative power in the distant past, and resultant behavioral patterns ingrained in human consciousness. The rest of the chart with the Mars-DSC brings attention to addressing inherited Mars related issues from which our personal and modern-day Mars related issues stem. It suggests looking far deeper into the cause of our inherited fear-based primal instincts and autonomic response, perhaps to resolve our propensity for perpetuated war and conflict amongst ourselves. More about the Transcultural Planets.
Another prominent planetary configuration is Pluto sextile the Neptune-IC creating a Yod to the Sun, which conjoins Pollux of the Twins. Pluto is in the midst of its retrograde over Galactic Center in early sidereal Sag, which also conjoins Etamin, the overseeing Eye of the Dragon in the far northern heavens. This was the Pluto's second retrograde in Sagittarius, with the new annual Earth-Pluto synod occuring a month earlier on June 19, 2007, commencing the new Pluto synodic cycle. Pluto at this ecliptical location in early Sagittarius (Galactic Center/Gate of God) acts to deconstruct false beliefs and perceptions, especially those of a religious nature obscuring truth about the separation of consciousness into a patriarchal/matriarchal, light/dark (flame/shadow) opposition, ultimately to support a reunification in conscious awareness.
The "Gate of God" (at 5° sidereal Sag) is where the ecliptic parts the Great Waters of the Milky Way. This is the galactic equatorial node (GEN), the primary reference point of the cycle of Earth's Precessional Cross. It delineates the division of consciousness into two polarities of what was one complete or undivided consciousness. It also reflects the separation of unity awareness into the masculine dominant/suppressed feminine, light/dark dual timestreams of consciousness that occurred at this point in the precessional cycle; i.e., when Earth's pole had passed over the Gate of God creating the first erect precessional cross about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. This was the time of the Great Flood, also referred to as the Fall (referring to the reorientation of Earth's pole away from the plane of galactic light).
The extraterrestrial half-brothers Enlil and Enki also articulated this separation into two opposing forces, as the two became strongly polarized. Enlil was intent on dominating, controlling, keeping humans in ignorance, and supporting the annihilation of humans via the Great Flood, while Enki was supportive of the evolutionary fulfilment of humankind (Earthlings), their education and well-being. The patriarchal dominance/matriarchal suppression was later emphasized by the distorted rendering of Moses and Miriam by male-dominated religious institutions, where Moses was rendered to receive laws and ordinances, along with the Ten Commandments, from Jehovah, which was a name transposed from the phrase "I am that I am" (YHWH), a phrase preceding reference to Jethro, High Priest of Midian and the overall governor of the Sinai Temple, not the name of God. Nor was it Moses who was the spiritual leader of the tribes who left Egypt for Sinai; their spiritual leader and chief counsellor was Miriam, the half-sister of Moses who receives only passing mentions in the book of Exodus. As detailed in Jasher (which pre-dates the Exodus writings and omitted from biblical scripture), Miriam's position posed such a problem for Moses in his attempt to create an environment of male dominance that he imprisoned her, as a result of which the Israelites rose up against Moses to secure her release. Miriam was of the matrilineal Grail bloodline, was admired and praised by the Hebrews and was listened to by Aaron and the people. Ref: Genesis of the Grail Kings by Sir Laurence Gardner, Bantam Press 1999 (Lecture transcript).
The previous Pluto cycle over the cusp of Sagittarius opened the many-year passage of Pluto through the starfield of Sagittarius. It marked the shift from the harsh lessons regarding use of power provided by sidereal Scorpio into the greater revelation the Zen Archer has to offer. Pluto, during the second Pluto synodic cycle in revelatory Sagittarius occuring in 2007, conjoining Galactic Center, begins to destruct lower resonance veils of illusion to reveal a greater Galactic (soul-level) Truth, as well as open a more refined vibrational resonance for humanity. This is important to consider in the emergence of OR10 into humanity's conscious awareness and as being one of the base points of the Yod (often called a "Finger of God") to the Sun.
The Neptune IC, in late sidereal Capricorn, conjoins Nashira and Deneb Algedi of Capricorn, Sadalsuud of Aquarius, and Beta Gruis. The last decan of sidereal Capricorn, the Capricorn-Aquarius overlap, is an expressive and articulate area of the zodiak, with gregarious and loquacious qualities. It is of libraries, courts, congresses, publishing houses, literary agencies, or where any legalities are formulated, agreed upon and concretized. This exemplifies the constructive character of Saturn, which is at home in sidereal Capricorn. Sadalsuud also marks Mars' exalted location in the ecliptic (~28° Aqu).
Nashira is the bringer of good news, especially regarding legalities, business dealings, and constitutional matters, as well as sanctioned matters of the soul. Beta Gruis marks the body of the stork. Gruis is carrier of bodies of knowledge, information, and news associated with new life and new beginnings. Prominent alignments with Beta Gruis and Nashira are exemplary of carriers of good tidings, especially associated with legalities regarding humanitarian-related issues.
The fortuitous influence of Sadalsuud, Beta Aquarius, which conjoins Deneb Algedi, tail of the fish-goat, marks the end of sidereal Capricorn. Sadr of nothern Cygnus marks the cusp of sidereal Aquarius. Sadalsuud expands our interests and concerns to our greater human family. Sadalsuud, marking the shoulder of the waterbearer is the luckiest in the kingdom of worldly affairs. Fortuitous Sadalsuud and Deneb Algedi entices genuinely wise, articulate, unique, and beneficent leadership. Sadalsuud is also of fortuitous outcomes, rewards bestowed, and can indicate a fortunate destiny, but also imparts a sense of responsibility inherent to a person in such a position.
Sadr of northern Cygnus is the heart or breast of the Swan. Sadr impels us to shift from the covert and personal interest common to earlier Capricorn toward the expanded humanitarian interest common to the stars of Aquarius. The wing of Cygnus extends from Sadr to Gienah, and to Zeta, the tip of the wing. Here we are motivated to strip off the cloaks of personality-based facades and shenanigans to reveal true heart-level self and to live from our deeper hearts' truth for the greater nourishment of all. The wing of Cygnus lifts us from a self-centered exclusive focus to a more embracing and inclusive level of participation.
Kitalpha of Equuleus, the little foal, conjoins Sadalsuud. The stars of Equuleus straddle the cusp of Aquarius. According to R.H. Allen, some mythologists associate Equulei to Celeris, the brother (or son) of Pegasus, presented by Mercury to Castor; or Cyllarus, given to Pollux by Juno; or the creature struck by Neptune's trident when contesting with Minerva for superiority. Kitapha and the stars of the little foal bring a quality of freshness, lightness, swiftness and vigor to the communicative and fortuitous nature of the last few degrees of sidereal Capricorn, like that of young children. They also indicate a distinguished and successful position, and impel a focus toward the wellbeing of the young and new generations to come.
The stars of Piscis Australis, the southern fish, delineate the body of humanity. Beta, Zeta and the stars of southern Tucana add a loquacious and gregarious quality. Together they impel a need to speak for the support of humanity regarding humanitarian issues. This is also the exalted location for Mars in the sidereal zodiak, indicating a stimulus for creative action and audacious leadership.
Like Pluto, Neptune is also in its retrograde. Neptune's IC placement suggests an inherited legacy of a mystical and amorphous character, and with these stars, one knowledgeable and articulate in esoteric, occult and spiritual matters, and also that of a visionary leader. It also suggests a foundation that is mystical, mysterious or secretive, and one based in a higher spriptual adeptness (assuming a more evolved soul, which we can in the case of OR10). The stars conjoining the IC of a chart also delineate genetic imprints and psychological patterning. Neptune tends to morph forms and spiritualizes that which is mortalized. Thus, the Neptune-IC also delineates the dissolution and reformation of such imprints or inherited patterning.
Saturn is just past its third and final geocentric opposition to Neptune at the time of discovery. The oppositions, occurring from August 2006 through June of 2007, marked the midpoint of realization in the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year cycle that began in 1989. In general, a Saturn-Neptune cycle is about structuring of our ideologies into concretized form. It is also about the structuring of, as well as constrictions about, society's ideologies and sociopolitical orders. 1989 began the formation of new sociopolitical ideals. The midpoint of this cycle brings us perspective to see what is and what is actually working and what was based in illusory ideals that would not stand the test of time. Thus, this is also an theme to consider occuring on the MC-IC axis of this chart. Material about the 1989 Saturn-Neptune was presented in the article "Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations: The Saturn-Neptune Square, the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year Synodic Cycle, & The Saturn-Uranus 45-year cycle."
The Neptune-IC and its sextile element, Pluto (deconstruction of deep-seated patterns, false beliefs, and and ill-founded assumptions obscuring a great unified truth), express through their mid-point, which is the apex of the YOD, the Pollux-Sun—OR10's externalized role in the world as an ambassador or liaison (presented above). The apex of a Yod creates a primary focal resonance between the two base points of the Yod, drawing the need to apply the attributes of each of the base points to address or solve the apex, which nests in a entirely foreign element relative to the nature of the base points. A Yod poses somewhat of a geometric conundrum delineating the need for a creative solution, in this case, to bring the themes of the Neptune and Pluto placements, working together, through the ambassador-like role in the world. It is worth to mention as well that the Sun's chart placement is in the area of higher education, philosophical and ethical principles, and international and cultural relations.
Also noteworthy is the strong cross resonance between the Mars-DSC and the Neptune-IC. Mars, at home in sidereal Aries is especially empowered, and Neptune as the chart's foundational planet, resides at Mars' exalted location.
Based upon planetary dispositions, Saturn is the dispositor for Neptune (because Neptune is in Capricorn, Saturn's ruling sign). This is also of extra significance due to the angular Saturn-Neptune placement (MC/IC). This means that, in addition to the nature of the opposition and significance of it being angular, Saturn's disposition is influenced by Neptune's disposition. Saturn, in turn, being in Cancer, makes the Leo Moon its dispositor (also of extra significance due to the South Lunar Node / OR10's South Node conjunction). Here we have the strength power and authority of Saturn, influenced with the dissolving and spiritualizing nature of Neptune, directly influencing the Moon's emotional-based perception about life experience, and more importantly, influencing the South Node related karmic-based patterns that transcend incarnational experience. The Leo-Moon's dispositor is the Pollux-Sun, delineating the externalized role in the world as an ambassador / educator—thus indicating the need to address the Moon-South Node issues (demanding mental-emotional maturity and clarity) prior to assuming the externalize role in the world that the Sun exemplifies. The Gemini Sun's dispositor is Mercury, which is the final depositor. Thus, Mercury, and its aspects and placement, becomes exceptionally significant in this chart; i.e., communication, speech, linguistics, daily logistics, brain neurology, etc. The entire chain of planets formulate Mercury's disposition. In addition, with the Sun and Mercury both being in Mercury's domicile (Gemini), OR10's role in the world as an orator/ambassador/educator (Sun-Pollux 10th house) gives exceptional credence and strength to Mercury's communicative skills. Likewise, the Mecurial attributes (speech, communication, etc.) strengthen this position or role in the world. All of this, along with the prominent Saturn-midheaven, imparts the qualities of an exceptionally strong, wise, knowledgeable, articulate, authoritative educational force to address and effect change in deep-seated karmic-based behavioral patterns. Mercury's conjunction with Tejat and associated stars (feet of the Twins) impel an outward, highly visible, expressive nature. Tejat impels one to come out of hiding, to step into the limelight. An important point about OR10, when considering it in a personal chart, is for the native to know (or learn) the difference between being authoritative and being authoritarian.
Note the other dispositions in the chart as well, and the Jupiter-Pluto mutual reception (when considering outer planets and their rulers). Note as well that Eris disposes to Jupiter. About Dispositions & Mutual Receptions
Other placements of interest in the discovery chart include the Jupiter-Ixion-Antares conjunction, the Uranus-Pallas conjunction amongst the stars of Aquarius, and the exact Eris-Makemake quincunx, which also aspects Sedna, Saturn, Neptune and the Sun.
Jupiter and Ixion, both in the midst of their retrogrades, were in the process of initiating a new ~13-year Jupiter-Ixion synodic cycle, which began on their heliocentric conjunction occuring on May 4, 2007, and which would fully engage as the two completed their retrogrades in August and as they made their third and final geocentric conjunction. This was a significant synod conjoining Antares and Al Niyat (τ) of the Scorpion (occuring on the Antares-Aldebaran axis in the ecliptic, which mark the centers of their respective sidereal signs), and under the auspices of Restaban, eye of the Dragon in the northern heavens. The theme of this cycle impelled an acceleration and expansion of tyrannical anarchist rebellious forces against social-political establishments. This cycle completes and a new one begins on September 25, 2019, just into sidereal Sagittarius and just after Ixion makes its passage over the Galactic Center.
In classical astrology, Antares is the star of war and weaponry, and with expounded meaning, to challenge the established opposing politics (an arena common to the Antares / Aldebaran axis) with tenacious adamancy. This is especially in regard to taking a stand against the established conditions of our personal lives and against the established order or authority directing our lives when those conditions or that authority are no longer serving our best interest nor supporting our evolutionary freedom and fulfillment.
However, it is only the less aware who mistake this power point in the ecliptic to mean fight against or destroy what one still perceives as opposing forces outside of self. Antares expresses as immanence for those who have embraced their initiations and claimed their self-empowerment, who have graduated from playing the victim in life to a predetermined fate, and who have learned to take responsibility for their experience and their destiny. The Heart of the Scorpion teaches us to realize the inseparable nature of life, to reconcile the forces within and without, those of life and death, to know of the oneness and inseparable permeability of the Creation Force—as is exemplified by Ophiuchus standing over Antares, articulating the higher octave of sidereal Scorpio. In this awareness, Antares becomes a responsible protector of life and impels us to take a stand for wholeness, and demonstrably and passionately live it.
This Jupiter-Ixion synthesis over Antares is also significant because this is also the ecliptical location of the Mars-Saturn alignment, which would later follow in August of 2016. Following it is the several month long Saturn-Ixion conjunction over the sting of the Scorpion, occurring in 2017, and the engagement of their new 35-year cycle (all presented throughout the monthly Lunar Planners).
The Uranus-Pallas conjunction occurs in Aquarius, the area of the North Lunar Node, and of OR10's North Node and its discovery. Uranus imparts a highly creative force, it impels us to break away from the conformity of the past, to make new discoveries in consciousness. The stars of Aquarius also inspire developmental arts and sciences, those that serve the evolution of humanity, both biologically and sociologically. Pallas also impels the artful expression of creative intelligence for solution beyond the paradox of duality, from being on one side or the other, in darkness or light. It also imparts this expression for greater social justice. A Pallas-Uranus synthesis imparts exceptional innovative creativity, an ability to envision exotic patterns and alternative realities. Here in the chart area of creative expression, and in late Aquarius, they conjoin Fum al Samakah (Beta Pisces), the mouth of the westward swimming fish reaching toward the flowing waters of the humanitarian waterbearer, serving humanity's hungry thirst to grow and prosper.
Similar to the Yod to the Sun, the Uranus-Pallas conjunction forms a Yod with the Mars-DSC to Juno. Juno resides in Virgo conjoining the stars of Corvus the Raven Messenger. Juno is the asteroid of partnerships, covenants in partnerships and of interpersonal relating. Here with the influence of Corvus it brings inspiration to co-participate in astute attentiveness to and in harmony with the natural world, and with mutual respect and a sense of equality. Here is impetus to apply the highly creative energetic of Pallas-Uranus with the raw and primal creative force of Mars into our relationships, to innovate how we interrelate and channel our creative energy.
Uranus conjoined OROR10 in February of 2003. They began a new synodic cycle on February 18, 2003. Conjoining stars included Iota of Aquarius (nesting between Sadalsuud and Sadalmelik of Aquarius), Gienah on the wing of north Cygnus, Beta Piscis Australis, and Theta and Iota of Gruis.
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All zodical degrees are sidereal (Galacitc Eq. Ayanamsa, GEN = 5°). Add 0° 16' for Fagan/Bradley.
Excerpt from the February 26, 2017 Eclipse Lunar Cycle
Mercury is also a significant contributor to the nature of this eclipse. Just as the lunar cycle commences, on Feb 27, Mercury, in early Aquarius, conjoins the third largest Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 and the Centaur Nessus on the South Lunar Node, and just as Mars conjoins Uranus and Eris. OR10 is the largest unnamed world in our solar system. 2007 OR10's astrological nature is yet to be fully ascertained. Perhaps this is an opportunity to apprehend more about it, however there are so many prominent aspects occurring with other planets it may be a challenge to sort out its specific influence.... (February 26, 2017 Lunar Planner)
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