Introducing the Dwarf Planet Sedna

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Join us and guest speaker Alan Clay for a talk about integrating Sedna into the horoscope. Astronomers discovered this dwarf planet in 2003 in the Kuiper Belt beyond Pluto. Its surface is one of the reddest in the solar system. At the time of its discovery, it was the farthest known planet away from the sun and arguably the coldest. Thus, astronomers named it in honor of Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the sea, who lived far away from the Sun at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.

During the meetup’s first half, Alan will introduce us to Sedna’s general astrological significations. He will apply methods that astrologers have employed with other newly discovered bodies. It epochal cycles, its orbit, its physical characteristics all reveal its astrological effects. In addition, significant events in 2003 in the realms of politics, science and culture all augur the new energy that entered into the collective with the Sedna’s discovery. These insights help us to understand how aspects from the Inuit mythology of Sedna are now manifesting astrologically.

During the meetup’s second half, Alan will explore some case studies of Sedna in the astrological chart. With considerable biographical detail, we will learn how these individuals display and embody Sedna themes. The takeaway will be how to interpret Sedna in the astrological chart. There will be ample time for questions in the second half.


New Zealander Alan Clay has been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years. His background in humanistic astrology draws inspiration from the work of Dane Rudhyar. Over the past 20 years, his research broadened into studying Chiron, the Centaurs, and the Dwarf Planets.

He wrote the pioneering book "Sedna Consciousness, the Soul’s Path of Destiny" - the most comprehensive book on the subject ever. The book was well received at its launch at the 2018 United Astrology Conference in Chicago.

Reviewers have called it:
"a groundbreaking book"
"essential reading for astrologers"
"a well-written, well-researched, and easily readable book"
"a treasure trove of information and inspiration"

Alan will be lecturing on Dwarf Planet Astrology at the Federation of Australian Astrologers conference in Melbourne in January 2020.

A suggested donation is $5 (or more) and very VERY much appreciated, but please know whatever you can afford is acceptable. Donations collected pay our rent, fees, beverages and snacks, and the speakers!

PS: If you show up a little early, the Quest Bookshop is an excellent source of many metaphysical books, crystals, incense, tarot decks, pendulums and much more. It is well worth browsing. They close at 7 pm.


The meetup takes place at the Theosophical Society, which is next door to the Quest Bookshop. Enter through the door to the left of the bookshop. A sign will be posted on this door, which opens at 6:30 PM. The Meetup will start at 7 PM sharp.


7:00pm - 7:30pm - General Q & A about astrology / open conversation

7:30pm - 8:10pm – Sedna’s Significations

8:10pm - 8:20pm - Break

8:20pm - 9:00pm – Sedna in Chartwork