Welcome. I’m working on a book on the astrology of Sedna, which I’m calling Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny, deriving it’s meaning from the planet’s physical characteristics and orbit, from a look back at past cycles, from events around it’s discovery in 2003 and from the charts of 26 case studies and hundreds of others for the comprehensive aspect analysis section of the book.

Sedna Consciousness will be published in April 2018 and launched at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago in May. Prior to the conference and also following it, I will be giving talks and running workshops with astrology groups across America in May and June and then in the UK in July.

Find your own Sedna position on the Swiss Ephemeris link at the bottom of this page and hop on this list to receive a free promotional copy of the book on it’s release.

Astrological Meaning of Sedna

When a new Solar System body is discovered, clues to the astrological meaning can be found by looking at a range of factors, but primarily it comes from studying the planet in a large number of charts to find common themes. This book is an attempt to do this for Sedna, the new outermost planet in our solar system.

Along the way we’ll discover the evolutionary power of the ‘candidate dwarf planet’ and learn of the profound implications for society in the coming years as Sedna approaches her closest point to Earth, known as the perihelion, later this century in the 2070s.

Sedna was discovered in 2003 and it has a huge highly elliptical (egg-shaped) orbit of 11,406 Earth years and lies out past all the other planets, even at its closest point.

Astrologers believe that each new planet discovered represents a new aspect or level of consciousness that humanity starts to embrace from that moment and, if this is true, Sedna represents the weird new outer limit of our consciousness which is going to stretch our concepts of reality and is pulling us to look at ourselves as part of the very big picture.

Orbital Analysis

Our orbital analysis tells us that in Sedna we have a planet whose orbit encompasses a far bigger and more spiritual perspective than any of the other inner planets. We also know Sedna is an impersonal energy, which is however nurturing and speaks of progress and of growth through a weathering process over time. It has a Saturnian day-to-day perspective however, which is practiced very slowly and deliberately.

Dark Energy & Dark Matter

To give you a bit more of a taste I’m including an early draft of the blockbuster discovery event, the proof that Dark Energy and Dark Matter make up 95% of our reality. That’s right, Sedna teaches us that we’ve only discovered 5% of what is actually around us.

Sedna in the Signs

We’ll look at Sedna in the signs and, because of Sedna’s unusual orbit, everyone alive today has Sedna in either Aries or Taurus. If you’re born before 1968 it’s in Aries, otherwise Taurus. So we’ll start there and then look at some predictions for the coming transits of Sedna in Gemini from 2024 to 2068 and then into Cancer for her closest pass to Earth in 2076.

House Placements

Whole generations have Sedna in the same sign, because her orbit is the largest of all the planets and she moves more slowly than any of them. In this case the house placements take on greater significance and so the book includes detailed house placement analysis.

The 26 case studies included in the book are listed on the left in house order. There are at least two from each house and I have tried to choose contrasting examples for each. It’s interesting to note in this light that Pope Francis and Donald Trump share the ninth house.

Sedna Aspects

The book also includes detailed aspect analysis, so you can interpret Sedna in your own chart. I’m still looking for examples of some aspects and I’d welcome any feedback. Check out the aspects I’m still researching.

We’ll use all 18 inner planets, 3 asteroids (Juno, Pallas, Vesta) and 4 centaurs (Chiron, Pholus, Chariklo, Nessus) in our analysis as well as the MC, ASC, Part of Fortune and North Node. Here’s the full list of the planets I am using.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto/Charon, Ixion, Orcus, Haumea, Makemake, Verona, Quaoar, Eris and of course Sedna.

Get a keyword for the meaning of each on the aspects page. And to make sense of how all these planets, dwarf planets, asteroids and centaurs fit in to our busy new solar system, check out the ‘New Solar System in a Nutshell’ section on the orbital meaning page.

Higher Octave of Ceres

The newly re-classified dwarf planet, Ceres, can be thought of as the higher octave of the Moon, meaning that the emotional security of the Moon is transmuted to a sustenance and nurturing of our spiritual security and sense of place on Planet Earth with Ceres.

This is very similar to Sedna, only Sedna operates on a far vaster scale, so we may find that Sedna is the higher octave of Ceres. The spiritual security and sense of place on Planet Earth with Ceres, is transmuted into transpersonal nurturing of our spirituality and sense of place in the evolutionary cycle with Sedna.

Sedna and Illness

A brief note on Sedna and illness, because it crops up repeatedly in the case studies. Frequently an illness will cause someone to refocus their energy, or change life direction, etc, so the illnesses occur at pivotal points in our life paths and may function a bit like proteins do at cell level.

For thousands of millions of cells to be able to function as something other than one large lump, coordination is required. Thus communication between the cells is necessary. The signals sent in and between cells consist of ions or small molecules. These start cascades of chemical reactions that cause our muscles to tense, our eyes to water – indeed, that control all our bodily functions.

On a planetary level Sedna may represent the same process of social coordination which is coming into being, where, like cells of Gaia, we can learn to act together as part of an intricate social system, each playing our part. If this is true, the illnesses may serve the same purpose as the proteins do in our cells: acting as channels, gates and valves to facilitate the life path.

Victimization or Transcendence

Finally a note on victimization, because many interpretations of the Intuit myth of Sedna dwell on this aspect. While this is indeed a feature of some of our unconscious reactions to Sedna house placements, or to particular stressful Sedna aspects, it is not a central feature of Sedna’s energy.

Interpretations which focus Sedna’s attempts to stay in the boat of reality and call her a victim, forget that she transcended to godhood through the process. Transcendence is not victimization, it only feels that way if we are desperately hanging on to the old reality.



Soul’s Path of Destiny


Case Studies:

1st House

Rachel Carson

Mother of Environmental Movement

Karl Marx

Father of Social Science

2nd House

Barack Obama

First African American President

Carl Jung

Father of Modern Psychology

3rd House

Charles Darwin

Father of the Theory of Evolution

Warren Buffett

Investor / Benefactor

4th House

Thomas Edison

Father of Electricity

Helen Keller

Blind-deaf Linguist

5th House

Rupert Murdock

Media Tycoon

Patch Adams

Hospital Clown

6th House

James Lovelock

Father of Gaia Theory

Ray Kurzwiel

Father of the Singularity Theory

7th House

Walt Disney

Evolutionary Filmmaker

Florence Nightingale

Mother of Modern Nursing

8th House

Edgar Cayce

Father of Wholistic Medicine

Steve Jobs

Apple Computers & the iPhone

9th House

Donald Trump

Unpopular US President

Pope Francis

Head of the Catholic Church

10th House

Albert Einstein

The Theory of Relativity

Sally Ride

NASA Earth Study Project

Al Gore

Climate Change Activist

11th House

Jean Piaget

Father of Child Development

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

New Age Guru

Osama bin Laden

Terrorist Leader

12th House

William Shockley

Father of the transistor

Alan Turing

Father of the Computer

Also researched in

Aspect Analysis

Edwin Hubble

Jacobus Kapteijn

H.G. Wells

Noam Chomsky

Woody Allen

Joseph Campbell

Marie Curie

Martin Heidegger

Oprah Winfrey

John McCain

Mick Jagger

John Gotti

Queen Victoria

Edith Piaf

Dalai Lama

Aleister Crowley

Mark Zuckerberg

Ada Lovelace

Jan Hendrik Oort

Mohandas Gandhi

J.R.R. Tolkien

Franz Kafka

Isaac Newton

Elon Musk

Jeffrey Wolf Green

Alan Oken

Barbara Hand Clow

Alice A Bailey

And hundreds more...

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