On July 29 2005, NASA-funded scientists announced the discovery of a
planet larger than Pluto in the outlying regions of the solar system. The
discovery was announced by planetary scientist Dr. Mike Brown of the
California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Dr. Brown and
his group are responsible for many "Centaur" discoveries, Kuiper
Belt objects in the far regions of our solar system
The planet is a typical member of the Kuiper belt but its sheer size in
relation to the nine known planets means that it can only be classified as
a planet. Currently about 97 times further from the sun than the Earth,
the planet is the farthest-known object in the solar system, and the third
brightest of the Kuiper belt objects. Scientists can infer the size of a
solar system object by its brightness. These astronomers are 100 percent
confident that this is the first object bigger than Pluto ever found in
the outer solar system.
Planet 10 will be visible with a telescope over the next six months and is
currently almost directly overhead in the early-morning eastern sky, in
the constellation Cetus. Brown, Trujillo and Rabinowitz first photographed
the new planet with the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope on October 31,
2003. However, the object was so far away that its motion was not detected
until they re-analyzed the data in January of this year. In the last seven
months, the scientists have been studying the planet to better estimate
its size and its motions. A name for the new planet has been proposed by
the discoverers to the International Astronomical Union, and they are
awaiting the decision of this body before announcing the name.
I have observed that with each century since the discovery of Uranus there
is the discovery of a new planet, followed by a new leap in consciousness
and a breakthrough in terms of some technology that transforms the planet.
Because these new planets and the centaurs take such a long time to move
even through a specific degree, they often represent a Psychological
Process in our lives and the events that trigger that Process. I wrote
about this (Quaoar, Sedna,Cruithne) in an article that appears at
Some people have asked me if this new discovery is Transpluto. It is not
Transpluto. This hypothetical planet takes 1200 years to go around the Sun.
UB313 takes about 560 years to make this transit.
I do not even know if Transpluto will ever be discovered but I do know
that it works in the natal chart. Transpluto represents the process of
experiencing the critical, perfectionist environment, then looking for
approval from others or others to make us complete, then eventually moving
towards the real Process of Wholeness and Integration by which we
become who we really are. Tom Atlee, founder of Co-Intelligence Institute,
states that perfection is like a bead without a hole. It is the hole, our
imperfections, that allow us to connect with others. His exact quote is,
"Because your inability to do certain things makes you need me...and
my inability to do certain things makes me need you....our shortcomings
play the role of helping us connect to each other, to become more complete
together, rather than separately. Being perfect is like a bead with no
hole, its hard to add that bead to the string of human
I have done a lot of research on these distant objects - Quaoar, Sedna,
Cruithne and Transpluto. My observation is that all of them, regardless of
size, represent a Process of Change in our lives. It is the long-term
transits of these remote objects that trigger the process of change.
Aspects from outer planets to these objects will not trigger a process,
only events that allow the process to unfold. At this time, UB313 takes
5-8 years to complete an aspect to one degree. Below I have listed my
initial observations about UB313 in my life. If I see a theme, it is that
the transit of UB313 represents the process of individuation triggered by
the series of changes that occur. Even with the 4th Harmonic aspects (conjunction-square-opposition),
UB313 acts as a benefic if you are willing to grow and learn and integrate
the lessons acquired. It may be because UB313 entered Aries in February
1926 that this planet works in a manner by which we are confronted with
that which is totally new. These new experiences become integrated into
our consciousness and we are no longer the same. Amanda Owen, a
Philadelphia astrologer, observed that some component of our personality
becomes morphed over a period of time.
I have had 3 hits from UB313 since my birth. From June 1959 through early
1966, it sextiled my 10th House Moon - this was a growth cycle in trying
new things. This period was highlighted by new schools. This tested my
development of social adaptability, a Moon function. I wrote a diary
during this exact period that my mother read without my knowledge. At the
end of this cycle, I stopped writing such a diary, although I still
continue to journal. During this process, I learned unprecedented
UB313 sextiled my Uranus from September 1989 through early 1995. I tried
very new things and, in the process, lost a lot of weight. I traveled to
Europe but, during this period, I did not know how to get around these
countries as well as I do now. It was very stressful learning how to
travel on my own. On one trip, I accidently got on an all-male train from
Poland to Prague. I knew they wanted to throw me off but I did not speak
Polish. During this process, I was learning to become a truly Free Spirit.
From early 2002 through 2009, UB313 is squaring my Saturn and I am
learning something very new responsibilities, very big
responsibilities, at least for me. This started when my mother died in
late February 2002 (Quaoar opposition to Moon - painful transformation
that ultimately empowers) and I started assuming her responsibilities with
my dad and other financial issues. It has not been easy.
In observing outer planet transits to UB313, while many people experience
the same transit because this planet moves so slowly, it has a very
similar impact exploring the new and then changing from within. In
September 2003, there was a very short transit with Saturn exactly
squaring UB313, my only observation was that I needed to define boundaries.
The positive new experience was planning a trip to Pisa, Italy, for a
conference there. This was a stretch for me.
In 1990, the transiting Uranus in Capricorn squared UB313. This was a year
in which my life began to totally transform. I traveled to Europe twice
that year to witness the changes in Germany and Eastern Europe. This
ultimately triggered an internal journey whereby I lost 125 pounds. Of
course, there were other astrological influences occurring but this date
marked an energetic shift that thrust me onto a path towards
self-actualization. Interestingly, UB313 began sextiling my natal Uranus
at the same time. This double influence may have been why I was catapulted
into a new life and new way of being.
In 2000 through 2001, Neptune sextiled UB 313. There was a very positive
new experience connected with the influence of Neptune to UB313. In the
autumn of 2000, I had incredible experiences during my trip to Europe. I
vowed to myself then that, if an opportunity to return to Central Europe
occurred in the spring, I would give myself permission to just go without
thought to the money. I discovered a conference in Belgrad on the
Internet. There I met fantastic people who are still in my life now. I
learned about Conjunction and other E-Lists which was transformational!!
From December 1997 through October 1998, Pluto trined UB313. This was a
very difficult time, described more by Pluto transiting a square to my
Sun-Juno. If there was an insight that helped me to get through the ordeal,
it was that I have the right to let go of a responsibility without seeing
this as a Virgo Failure. This was a very hard-earned lesson for me. By
October, I "let go" and no one saw me as a failure. There was a
change that occurred in October 1997 that was life-altering and
transformed my entire self-image. I consider this a time a great bravery
for me yet it all seemed so easy at the time.
In the natal chart, it describes the impact of the new in our lives.
Aspects to natal planets indicate the impact of the new upon our personal
attributes. One man has UB313 opposing his 1st House Mercury. When exposed
to new ideas that are very different from his own, he becomes very upset
internally. He agreed with my interpretation that he gets upset when
confronted with very new ideas and he is forced to change or re-examine
In synastry, I found a most interesting example. A friend has Mars in
Aries in the 7th House and she describes her early relationships as being
plagued by the misuse of Mars energy. During a cycle when transiting UB313
sextiled her 9th House Jupiter, she married a man whose Sun exactly
conjuncted her 7th House position of UB313. This relationship exposed her
to new and positive ways of using her 7th House Mars.
When UB313 sextiled her 9th House Jupiter, it began influencing her life
through travel even before her marriage. It was a time when she began
traveling to Russia to teach just as the new changes began to occur in
that country. She describes this as a time of great expansion of
consciousness through the learning/teaching experiences, through the
exposure to other cultures and it had a great influence upon her dream
life. She married a man with whom she travels and continually explores new
horizons. Again, UB313 confronts us with the New.
While visiting with a Czech friend, we discussed the influence of UE313 in
his life and we observed a reoccurring pattern that interests begun in
one cycle would return and become integrated into your consciousness in a
future cycle. It facilitates new qualities and attributes that flower into
a manifestation of our true inner nature.
From May 1964 through May 1968, UB313 in the natal 5th House trined Pluto
in the 9th House. This is the exact timing, beginning in May 1964, when
Zdeněk embarked upon an educational program with computers, Zen
Buddhism and the study of reincarnation and past lives that prepared him
for a later period when he would incorporate all of these into his career
as an astrologer, psychological healer and past life regressionist. The
New that he exploded at this time was reintegrated into his consciousness
with subsequent UB313 transits.
From May 1985 through January 1990, UB313 opposed his natal Chiron in the
11th House. During the UB313 trine to Pluto in the 9th House, he has his
first experience of western culture during a trip to France from his home
in Czechoslovakia. When UB313 opposed Chiron, he returned to France where
he experienced the healing arts and sensed a connection with ancient Egypt
in a past life. With the transit to Chiron, the healer, he used his new
healing skills (with remedies that he obtained on the black market) to
help his father who was dying of cancer. During this period, the father
had a remission but, as UB313 was completing this transit and beginning a
square to his 8th House Uranus, his father passed away.
From 2000 through 2004, when UB313 crossed the 6th House cusp (Placidius)
opposing Jupiter and sextile the 8th House Uranus, he was able to quit his
unfulfilling job in a bank and pursue a career in astrology, metaphysics
and regression therapy. This career change allowed him to be independent,
to do something that he loves and to integrate all that he had learned
during previous transits into a new and fulfilling career.
In my preliminary evaluation of UB313's House position, I find that it
represents where we will be challenged by everything new, our reaction to
new concepts and the process of integrating these concepts into our
consciousness and, in doing so, we become a more whole and integrated
self. Or, as Amanda Owen sees this, where and how some aspect of our
personality becomes morphed through the transits from this new planet.
In my own chart, UB313 is in the 8th House. The 8th House rules all things
totally beyond our control and our reaction to everything beyond our
control our control issues and how we deal with them. When changes
occur in the 8th House, they are truly life altering because some aspect
of our life must die. I am very afraid of changes outside myself. With the
UB313 changes, these were all life-altering and I was forced to let go of
some aspect of myself, my limitations, my confining boundaries and
My friend with UB313 in the 7th House learned new relationship patterns.
My Czech friend says that UB313 in his 5th House has facilitated change
through taking risks. It is not just a change but a change that transforms
who we are, allowing our core identity to grow, to flower and to morph
into a new, integrated expression of ourselves. Another friend with UB313
in the 5th conjunct Jupiter (opposing Saturn in Libra) only feels that she
is able to overcome Saturn, take major risks and move to distant places
when UB313 aspects planets in her natal chart. She has not had a transit
from this new planet in 10 years, and for 10 years, she has felt that she
has been stuck in the state of Maryland. The next major transit commences
in April 2007...so we shall see what happens then!
CASE STUDY: UB313 in the 12th
This woman has UB313 intercepted in the 12th House forming a tight
T-square with Mars in Capricorn in the 9th House opposing Uranus in Cancer
in the 3rd House. Her heritage is Italian.
Birth through Spring 1961: UB313 squared her Mars-Uranus opposition.
Initially, the Solar Arc Mars opposed Uranus, exposing her to violence
from the father. She learned to retreat, to be quiet, to be alone and she
developed fears, typical of the 12th House. However, the key to UB313 is
that she learned "magical thinking," seeing fairies, and she
lived in a magical world of her own where she would talk to God. She was
able to escape the trauma of her childhood. Using Uranus inappropriately,
she felt isolated, socially weird so that she never fit in with others.
This contributed to her unconventional, non-Catholic spiritual
philosophies that were more supportive than fear-inspiring. She learned to
talk with plants and trees and to find friendship with the animals and the
rocks in her yard.
April 1974 through March 1979: UB313 sextiled her 10th House Moon in
Aquarius. Typical of the Moon-UB313 transit, this was a time of social
integration, learning to fit in and, in this case, learning team work. She
learned valuable skills in writing, editing, assuming large
responsibilities, fitting in and feeling comfortable with people so that
she would be popular. She learned about having a "good family"
a non-biological family with whom she felt she belonged. Her
co-workers became her family. She gained much confidence and feelings of
self-worth during this period. She went into therapy during this period
and she gained in self-awareness. This all ended as the transit ended in
April 1994 through April 1999: UB313 opposed Neptune in the 6th House,
marking a turning point in her professional life as she began working for
a well-known holistic doctor. She excelled by using the skills cultivated
during the UB313/Moon transit editing books, coordinating the first
holistic conference at a military hospital and keeping order for this very
Neptunian (disorganized and unfocused) doctor.
From this doctor, she learned to be self-sufficient and to value her
interesting ideas and unusual thought processes those developed during
the first UB313/Uranus transit. She began studying herbs, massage therapy
and, using the professional skills developed during the UB313/Moon transit,
she was successful at supporting herself financially with her New Age
At the end of this cycle, her father had a stroke and died in March 1999.
He had been an organic gardener and he was very interested in vitamins and
nutrition. During her UB313/Uranus transit, he had taken her to a lecture
given by Adele Davis, considered the founder of modern nutrition. She was
able to use her knowledge of alternative healing and spiritual matters to
assist him in making his transition.
March 2000 through February 2005: UB313 trined Pluto in the 5th House,
marking a period of learning personal empowerment. She began working at
holistic/organic food markets, learning how to manage a retail business,
inventories and making connections with the best suppliers. She learned
that she did not have to work so hard; she did not have to control
everything. Towards the end of this cycle, she moved to a famous "New
Age" town, opened her own holistic center and bought a large
Victorian home for her business. During the cycle, she learned to teach
to organize what she knows and to share it with others, to be creative
in her work (rather than managing), to set boundaries and say NO, and to
care less about what other people think.
From this case study, we can see that UB313 helps us cultivate skills and
talents that we are able to integrate and utilize in later cycles.
THE DISCOVERY OF NEW PLANETS:
As I stated earlier, since the discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be
discovered with the new technology of the time, a telescope, each century
heralds the discovery of a new planet, correlating with leap in
consciousness and a breakthrough in terms of new technology that
transforms the planet.
Fellow E-Lister, Ed Kohout, says that the discovery of new planet can be
plotted lineally showing 75-year increments.
Planet around another star: 1998
Planet UB313: 2004
He further states that the American and French revolutions were in effect
when Uranus was discovered. The Spiritualist movement began around the
time of Neptune's discovery, and other societal leaps were taken, such as
the Communist Manifesto, the telegraph and photography. Pluto seems to
have ushered in the age of atomic power. And, I will add that Pluto
inaugurated the age of the empowerment of the individual.
Ed states that the technological big leaps to be made next may be in
nano-technologies and bio-engineering. Ed Kohout agrees with the Alice A
Bailey prophesies that light therapies (people being described in terms of
light, brilliance and intensity) will mark a new trend in spirituality and
Ed has also noticed that this planet transits the galactic poles rather
percisely. This is a shift from the normal sphere of influence of the
ecliptic sphere and into the larger and uncharted galactic reality. A
560-year period is long on our scale but rather short on the galactic
scale. This planet is not the standard faire and can't be treated as such.
This may ultimately lead to a paradigm shift in how we see the
TransNeptunian Object's and what we think they do.
Juan Revilla has calculated an ephemeris for this new planetary discovery,
EB313. It can be accessed at http://www.astro.com/swisseph/2003ub313.htm
Planet X 10-Year Ephemeris: 1900 - 21 Pisces; 1905 - 23 Pisces; 1910 - 24
Pisces; 1915 - 26 Pisces; 1920 - 28 Pisces; 1925 - 29 Pisces; 1930 - 0
Aries; 1935 - 2 Aries; 1940 - 3 Aries; 1945 - 5 Aries; 1950 - 6 Aries;
1955 - 7 Aries; 1960 - 8 Aries; 1965 - 10 Aries; 1970 - 11 Aries; 1975 -
12 Aries; 1980 - 13 Aries; 1985 - 15 Aries; 1990 - 16 Aries; 1995 - 17
Aries; 2000 - 18 Aries; 2005 - 19 Aries; 2010 - 21 Aries.
ASTEROIDS: An asteroid is a small, solid object in our Solar System
orbiting the Sun. Most asteroids are believed to be remnants of
proto-planetary objects which were not incorporated into planets during
the system's formation. Some asteroids have moons. The vast majority of
the asteroids are within the main asteroid belt, with elliptical orbits
between those of Mars and Jupiter.
CENTAURS: Centaurs are a class of icy planetoids that orbit the Sun,
between Jupiter and Neptune. The first Centaur to be discovered was Chiron.
It is officially classified as both a comet and an asteroid. Centaurs are
not in stable orbits and they will eventually be removed from the solar
system by the giant planets.
TRANS-NEPTUNIAN OBJECTS: A trans-Neptunian Object (TNO) is any object in
the solar system which orbits the sun at a greater distance on average
than Neptune. The Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud are names for 2 divisions of
SCATTERED DISK OBJECT: A scattered disk object (SDO) is a trans-Neptunian
object of the Kuiper Belt with a very eccentric orbit. As a result, the
SDOs distance from the Sun varies enormously. Most of the time they are
found in the outer areas of the Kuiper Belt.
KUIPER BELT OBJECT - The Kuiper (Kye-per) Belt is an area of the solar
system extending from within the orbit of Neptune. Pluto, Charon and
Quaoar are KBOs. Quaoar is also a Cubewano because it is not contolled by
resonances with the outer planets.
OORT CLOUD: The Oort Cloud is a postulated spherical cloud of comets
situated approximately 1000 times the distance from the Sun to Pluto. The
Oort Cloud is a remnant of the original nebula that collapsed to from the
Sun and its planets about 5 billion years ago.
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