I went to a talk about the dwarf planet Sedna by New Zealand astrologer Alan Clay at the Crystal Dove in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Alan spoke at the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in Chicago a few weeks ago. I didn’t get to go to the conference this time, but I am looking forward to going to the next one.
I’ve read a little about Sedna here and there over the years. I know I have Sedna in Taurus on the 8th/9th cusp conjunct Jupiter. I did not realize that Sedna was only discovered in 2003 and that she has an orbit over 11,000 years long. So, anyone born in the 100 years before 1968 has Sedna in Aries. All of us people currently born after 1968 have Sedna in Taurus. Sedna moves into Gemini in 2024, about the same time that Uranus moves into Gemini. Sedna spends about 6,000 years in Scorpio. That’s a long time!
So, Sedna is an Inuit Eskimo figure. The short take of one version of the myth is that she was looking for a husband, she was very picky and so was her father, who was some kind of ruler. They eventually chose a guy who ended up being an evil bird god in disguise. Evil bird god husband treated her poorly and she escapes. She and her father flee the bird god in a boat and the water gets stormy. Sedna’s father throws her out of the boat to save the boat from tipping. Sedna clings to the side of the boat so her father chops off her fingers. Sedna releases her grip and falls deep into the ocean. She becomes a goddess of ocean food and her fingers becomes fish, seal, and other sea creatures.
Alan calls Sedna, “The Soul’s Path of Destiny.” He interprets Sedna’s story as the resistance to the spiritual journey. Sedna’s reluctance to leave the safety of the boat is like clinging to surface spiritual knowledge and surface consciousness. To get to the depths of understanding we have to let go of what we know. Alan talked about how once you’re on the spiritual path Sedna will send you transcendent challenges and how you have to let go of what you think you should do because you’re a “responsible person.” You have to release the current level of consciousness you’re in. Alan focuses more on Sedna transcending to an advanced stage of consciousness rather than her various states of being a victim.
Other themes he equates with Sedna: artificial intelligence, climate change, abundance, and alienation.
Interesting stuff, and if you want to read more about your personal Sedna and Alan’s interpretations of Sedna through the houses and in aspect to planets and dwarf planets, Alan Clay has a massive book on Amazon called Sedna Consciousness: The Soul’s Path of Destiny.
Even though I bought the Sedna book, I’m still working my way through Essence and Application: A View From Chiron
I also bought Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing by Gurudas. Some of you may know that I make flower essences and I’m working towards certification as a Flower Essence Practitioner. I love it 🙂
LIFE STUFF & PERSONAL ASTROLOGY
Back in April on Earth Day I joined the Arbor Day Foundation and got ten free trees. We got them recently and planted 6 of them so far. Arbor Day sends you the trees for your zone at the time to plant them. It’s hot in ABQ, so we’ll have to see if they make it. Red Maple, Silver Maple and
And … enjoying life with my new puppies, Andromeda and Maya.
Astrologically, this was a much calmer week for me. Transiting Jupiter in Scorpio is retrograding back over my True North Node in Scorpio in the 3rd house. The main thing I notice is … shipping! Yes, boring old shipping. I’m learning a lot about shipping and making a bazillion trips to the post office during Jupiter’s transit through my third house. It’s been a mostly pleasant experience.