View Full Version : new listings on astro.com

23-10-2007, 06:05
in addition to pholus and eris, the following have been added to astro.com and its additional body listings, and their current positions in the zodiac

orcus-leo, entering virgo
quaoar-in sagittarius

sedna and varuna are conjunct right now, nearing Gemini.

Varuna's definion from wikipedia.org is interesting, fiven that it is Vedic:

In Vedic religion, Varuna (Devanagari:वरुण, IAST:varuṇa) is a god of the sky, of rain and of the celestial ocean, as well as a god of law and of the underworld. He is the most prominent Asura in the Rigveda, and chief of the Gods.

it is similar to the entry for Orcus

In Roman mythology, Orcus was a god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths, more equivalent to Pluto than to the Greek Hades, and later identified with Dis Pater. He was portrayed in paintings in Etruscan tombs as a hairy, bearded giant. A temple to Orcus may have existed on the Palatine Hill in Rome.

and Ouaoar is as follows

Quaoar (pronounced kwaa'·waar or kwow'·ər, English [ˈkwawar]) is the name of a creation deity of the Native American Tongva people, native to the area around Los Angeles, California. According to Tongva mythology, Quaoar sings and dances the world and other deities into existence.

all this comes into awareness as the Sun moves into Scorpio