by Christos Archos
Sedna is a trans–Neptunian object (most likely a Dwarf planet, but yet to be confirmed) in the outer reaches of our Solar System. It was discovered on 14 November 2003 by Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz at Palomar Observatory near San Diego. Sedna has the longest orbital period which is calculated around 11.400 years and its orbit is extremely eccentric making her having unequal transit time per zodiac sign – 1000 years in Sagittarius to 42 years in Gemini – Sedna’s orbital eccentricity is 0.84413 and her orbital inclination to the ecliptic is 11.928 degrees.
The Axial Age (1st spiritual revolution)Sedna in Sagittarius
1432 – 18 BC
The last millennia BC was very important for the development of human civilization, particularly from the 7th century till the 4th century BC when humanity had a revolution of human spirit. In Greece, philosophy and sciences were born, people like Plato and Aristotle spread their ideas to the public. In Israel we had the great prophets and the collection of old testament texts, while in Persia, we had Zoroaster talking about the eternal battle between Good and Evil which is still the basis of our ethical religious system even today. In India we had the spread of very important religious texts and the birth of Hinduism. Buddha and his teachings also appeared in north India and then the spread of Buddhism began. Mahavira also created another religion. In China, Confucius – in a very turbulent period – writes the Analects and Confucianism, a philosophy about the welfare of the state starts to be accepted in eastern Asia. Finally, we have the birth of Tao Te King. During the period of the last millennia BC, the old world produced the foundation of philosophy and science that would influence the next centuries. Even today, our philosophical and ethical principles are based on the teachings of the people that were born during the period Sedna was in Sagittarius. Western, middle eastern and eastern culture are based on the age that philosopher Karl Jaspers called “Axial Age.” If you draw a line from Greece all the way to China, you will notice several important civilizations that flourished during that period in a straight latitude line. What is really important during that period is that we see a change, a shift from the importance of formalities to the importance of ethical ways of thinking. Gods are not happy with us just because of our offerings any longer, but because of our actions. In Greece, philosophers stopped thinking about gods creating the world and began searching for the first element of creation. Around 574 BC we had the great conjunction of Jupiter – Pluto – Neptune and Uranus in Quincunx to Saturn and Sedna which brought the birth of Classical Greece and the end of the old ways of thinking.
The Axial Age and Sedna
The axis of Gemini – Sagittarius as we know is associated with cognitive abilities, philosophical thinking, belief systems, and how we adapt and learn from our environment. We evolve as a species, and in Gemini – Sagittarius we see how we change as humans. From 1432 – 18 BC Sedna was in Sagittarius, the sign in which it stays the longest time. In the year 2024 Sedna will enter the Sign of Gemini where it will stay until 2066, in her 11.400 cycle around the zodiac.
Sedna in Gemini – 2024 to 2066
From 2024 to 2066 Sedna will stay in Gemini and may bring revolutionary ideas that change the way we understand the concept of cosmos. Soon after, Sedna will be at its Perihelion in 2075 – 2076. So in the course of its 12.000 years’ of travel, Sedna will be the closest to the Earth, possibly increasing its influence on us. During her Aphelion will form a T – Square with Pluto and Uranus which for me will end several structures of our Society as we know it.
While Sedna in Gemini will likely bring answers to the questions of the Axial age, its passage in Gemini may also reflect crises in our societies. Ecology problems, ethical and possibly other problems may bring change to our societies. Issues associated with human cloning, transhumanism, and genetic manipulation of human DNA may fundamentally alter our current worldview and possibly bring a collapse as a modern society. It is my view that the changes Sedna reflected through its passage in Sagittarius, may reoccur during its presence in Gemini, until its Aphelion. Those years will change humanity radically and we will see new people coming and teaching new ideas. We may call it the time of “Technomages;” it may prompt further space exploration and possibly contact with new species that change the foundations and perception of the collective permanently. If during the period of Sedna in Sagittarius we had the Birth of Philosophers and Gurus, now we will have the birth of people who use technology with philosophy to change the world—we can possibly expect one of the most significant change of consciousness to date—a golden age.
As always new ideas do not come simply as a miracle. I believe that before we experience a golden age, 2070 and forwards, humanity is likely to face severe problems. Confucius came to China in a period of great turbulence, and as Heraclitus mentioned, War is the father of all, people often learn to advance through strife and conflict. Ecological, financial, and ethical crises are to be expected and that will shape the following years providing the platform for great people and movements to emerge and change our world.