Thanks for you’re your thoughtful reply, Luis. It is good to have different viewpoints, because in that way we can see things better. I will try to explain some points where our opinions part, and also to supplement my earlier post.|
I think that each sign is ruled by two planets, the ruler and co-ruler, including Leo and Cancer. It of course differs from the traditional astrological point of view. It is just the co-ruler Moon that gives, for instance, the love for children to Leo, that is, his gentle side. On the other side, co-ruler Sun gives to otherwise shy Cancers an ingredient of egotism and will-to-power, and that could explain why in this allegedly ‘sissy’ sign were born, for example Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Henry VIII, not to mention more. The formative energies of Sun (sun sign/ascendant – outer appearance) and Moon (soul) cannot be entirely separated; they are, on the contrary intricately interlaced. As here we are talking of new planets and not old ones, I will come to the point (why Sedna rules Virgo and Gemini). Namely, planets in their astrological order perfectly match two planets in their Zodiac order, starting with Leo backward, and with Cancer forward.
So, SUN (Leo, Cancer), MOON (Cancer, Leo), MERCURY (Gemini, Virgo), VENUS (Taurus, Libra), MARS (Aries, Scorpio), JUPITER (Pisces, Sagittarius), SATURN (Aquarius, Capricorn), URANUS (Capricorn, Aquarius), NEPTUNE (Sagittarius, Pisces), PLUTO (Scorpio, Aries), ERIS (Libra, Taurus), SEDNA (Virgo, Gemini).
Now, as you see, Sedna really IS ruler of rational Virgo, and co-ruler of intellectual Gemini and I think it is quite natural that one rational sign brings big shifts in collective mind, which then results with revolutionary changes in industry (Industrial Age) and communication (Information Age). So each planet rules over two signs, as each sign has two planets-rulers. Therefore, the second ruler of Taurus is Eris, and it probably gives to this sign some proclivity toward philosophy and ideology. In Libra it probably acts bit different, giving inclination toward diplomacy and law. Few years ago, I made a little survey (about 80 of them) of philosophers and their sun signs, and to my surprise, most of them were born in Taurus, to my surprise. I expected Sagittarius (‘Jovian’ energy), same as everyone would, but it didn’t happen. So, Taurus really IS philosophical sign (and I’m Taurus, too, now no surprise that I incline to philosophy, too).
Taurus is characteristic also in another way, as the sign that gave many dictators and army leaders, in spite of the common view that it’s a pacifist sign. It is important related to transits of outer planets. Uranus, Pluto and Eris transiting through certain ‘war-prone’ signs (in my opinion Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, and Capricorn for the most) give increasing chance of outburst of war. So, it is no mere coincidence that most of the army leaders and dictators were born just in these signs.
Now, bit of explication concerning our historical survey and transits of Eris through signs, from 1677 on. Why the transit of Eris through its natural sign, Libra, brought the War of Spanish Succession? Of course, because of the simultaneous transit of Pluto through Leo. Transit Scorpio wasn’t too belligerent, because, at the same time Pluto transited the weak Virgo. Eris in fiery Sagittarius was weakened by Pluto in ‘homely’ Scorpio. Simultaneous transit of both planets through Capricorn brought American Revolution, and later French, with Pluto passing into Aquarius. It is quite hard to understand, for instance, why Napoleon started his campaign in 1805, with Eris in Aquarius, Pluto in Pisces, and Uranus in Libra. Here enters the game the fourth element, transits with army leader’s natal horoscope. And we can see the fierce opposition of Pluto to Napoleon’s native Mars. This very slow transit lasted just enough, to let Uranus enter into Scorpio, enabling continuation of war. Eris in romantic Pisces, as a matter of fact brought romantic (in other words, irrational) national feelings, quite enough (because accompanied with Pluto in Aries and Taurus) for several revolutions in the second half of 19th century. Concerning the First World War, decisive was the entrance of Pluto into Cancer (sentiment triumphs over reason, what feels right overweighs what seems right), for proud Franz Josef I (Leo), to start the war. At the outburst of the Second World War, Pluto was in Leo, Eris in Aries and Uranus in Taurus.
Now, enough war, let’s say something about the art. Someone could say that Eris in Aquarius would not be quite in accordance with romanticism movement, in the beginning of the 19th century. Yes, but there’s another planet, Neptune, that also plays a role in changing of art’s styles and fashion. So transit of this planet through mystical sign of Scorpio brought romantic writers and poets like Novalis and Byron, and later inspired other fields of art, and even ‘romantic’ national movements.
I hope that I’ve thrown just a little light upon questions concerning new planets, Eris and Sedna.