Women to the Rescue – Ceres to the fore

Sagittarius 2009 This month I want to look at the relatively newly designated planet, albeit a dwarf, Ceres. When Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet in 2006, Ceres was promoted to the same status. She had originally been called a planet on her discovery in 1850 but came to be known as the biggest asteroid. Until 2006 – after astronomical …

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New(ish) kids on the block 

Leo 2008 Currently I am preparing new material on the now dwarf planet Ceres. When Pluto was demoted in 2006, she was again promoted to planetary status, albeit a dwarf one. So she now has the same status as Pluto, as have two others; Eris and a new one just named – Makemake, which was formerly known as the Easter …

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Pluto – demotion or …?

Scorpio 2006 In this Scorpio post, the focus is on the planet (now dwarf planet) Pluto, since modern astrologers agree that Pluto ‘rules’ the sign of Scorpio. Many people have asked “what does it mean for astrology now that Pluto is no longer a planet?” This naming decision by the IAU ( International Astronomical Union), in August this year, went …

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