Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny:
The Soul’s Path of Destiny
Book Review in The Mountain Astrologer Magazine
Sedna, a trans-Neptunian object, was discovered in November 2003. Originally called planet 90377, Sedna exists in the outermost reaches of our solar system in the Oort Cloud. It has a highly elliptical orbit with a period of 11,406 years, and its extreme distance and slow movement relative to Earth mean that Sedna was in one sign, Aries, from 1867 to 1968, moving into Taurus in 1968. In 2076, Sedna will be at her closest point to Earth since the end of the last Ice Age (i.e. the Neolithic Revolution) around 12,500 years ago.
Alan Clay speculates on Sedna’s meaning by applying methods that astrologers have employed with other newly discovered bodies: He considers its previous (in this case, epochal) cycles, its orbital and physical characteristics, and the events surrounding its discovery in 2003. Only secondarily does he include Sedna in mythology.
Due to this object’s great distance from us, Clay associates Sedna with “a far bigger and more spiritual perspective” than any other known body. The events he relates surrounding the discovery date include the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “groundbreaking research on how cells communicate and co-operate to form a living eco-system”; the development of neural networks and the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI); and “the proof that roughly 68% of the universe is something called Dark Energy and 27% is something called Dark Matter.”
In making the case for Sedna’s meaning, the author delineates horoscopes with considerable biographical detail of individuals who display what he identifies as significant Sedna themes: James Lovelock (Gaia Hypothesis); Ray Kurzweil (Futurist); Rachel Carson and Sally Ride (Climate Change); Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs (AI Enablers); Edgar Cayce (Health); and Helen Keller, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and Osama bin Laden (Consciousness).
In the next nearly 1,000 pages of the text, the author delineates Sedna in the signs, houses, and (in particular detail) the aspects. He includes Sedna in major aspects (conjunction, opposition, sextile, trine) and minor aspects (semi-sextile, semi-square, sesquiquadrate, inconjunct, quintile, bi-quintile) to the Sun, Moon, planets (Mercury through Pluto), and the new dwarf planets (Ceres, Ixion, Orcus, Makemake, Haumea, Varuna, Quaoar, Eris). If readers are not familiar with these bodies, the author introduces their respective traits — e.g., “Ixion is utter lawlessness”; “Makemake is the Divine trickster”; “Varuna deals with questions of the gain and loss of reputation and the issue of immortality through fame.” There are hundreds of biographies and chart analyses in these pages, all with extensive life details culled from Wikipedia and other sources.
Alan Clay is in the early wave of astrological pioneers drawn to investigate the dwarf planet Sedna, named after the Inuit goddess of the sea. His comprehensive biographical and astrological research comes together in this unusual book — a collection of life stories and experiences from the “weird new outer limit of our consciousness which is stretching our concepts of reality and is pulling us to look at ourselves as part of the very big picture.”