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To Xena or not to Xena? July 24, 2006

Posted by Kerry in Astrology.

Next month the big wigs in astronomy are getting together in an international conference to decide if Xena rates as a planet or not. Xena is a great big lump of rock circling our Sun well beyond Pluto. It is the largest of many other lumps of similar rock, but will it make planet status? And what does planet status mean to astrology? Astrology, as the ancients practised it, used only the visible planets and fixed stars for thousands of years. Then beginning in the 1700’s along came Uranus, Neptune and Pluto with a host of named asteroids and the like. So one hand we have thousands of years where astrology was practised by all the important movers and shakers of their time. Astrology was not a separate subject but an integral part of medicine, architecture, government etc, etc. And on the other hand we have the last 300 years with a host of extra bodies to interpret while astrology lost ground to the scientific approach.

So did we muddy the waters and get away from the essence of astrology? I think we did. Astrology is not a science and can never be defined by scientific principles. Adding an extra lump of floating rock to an astrology chart reading does not improve it.

But what is clear is that every time a new planet has been found and accepted, there have been huge changes to our collective view of the world. Fundamental ideas do change and have changed radically since the 1700’s. Xena was discovered in 2004 and since then there has been widespread acceptance of the energy and resource crisis to come. Predominantly oil and here in Australia, water, where we are hit with a barrage of ads on how to save water. 

So I will keep you up to date on the progress of Xena’s status but I think the themes of Xena that we will be looking at in the near future have already been symbolically laid down. She represents the awakening of our earths limited resourses which has feminine overtures with reconnection to the earth mother Gia principle. It’s the feminine reclaiming her power.

One last thought- according to one report I read, an astronomer said that when he tried to get Pluto reclassified as an asteroid a group of US astronomers threatened to throw him into the hotel swimming pool. Makes you wonder what they will get up to this time, because there are many astronomers who do not want any more planets. They think the term will get devalued!

And they think we astrologers are strange?

Yours in the stars


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