The June 4, 2002, discovery of Quaoar makes it the largest planetary body
to be found in the Solar System since Pluto was discovered in 1930. Located
billions of miles from Earth and beyond the orbit of Pluto, this 800-mile
wide ball of rock and ice opens up a new chapter in both astronomy and
astrology in the 21st Century.
For astrologers this signifies that the transpersonal planets of Uranus,
Neptune, and Pluto now have a sibling transpersonal planet whose profound
depths we can only begin to imagine. Quaoar (pronounced
KWAH-o-wahr) will reshape the way we think about
ourselves, our spiritual evolution, and our place in The Universe.
Western astrologers around the world will be taking careful note of
Quaoar as Western astrology is the only astrological system in the world
which accepts new planetary bodies and reformulates itself to take into
account the meanings and insight a new planet brings.
The links below are a few of my first thoughts. We do have to begin
somewhere, knowing full well our grasp of Quaoar will evolve in directions
we cannot now fathom. Please understand everything you read here is really
written in pencil and not ink. Yet having said that, as a veteran astrologer
in the field of Karmic Astrology, I am convinced that Quaoar will represent
a fundamental change in our relationship with the cosmos and our individual
spiritual evolution from one life to the next. This change will likely be
far more profound than anything we might first imagine. Let's explore: