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The Uranian Planets

Transneptunians (also known as TNPs) are often referred to as the hypothetical planets as there is no real evidence of their existence. They were a discovery of Alfred Witte and the Uranian School of Astrology in Hamburg Germany. They were identified as mathematical spots in space. There are still those who feel we will eventually find that something does exist in those spots, but this has yet to happen. However, use of the TNPs continues to grow. These points do affect each of our lives as well as our charts.

The TNPs move very slowly, so they are most effective when we read them in very close orb, generally not much more then a degree. I find it may be closer to a thirty-minute orb myself, though I have seen and felt the affects coming into a TNP even earlier.

There is still an ongoing debate between astrologers regarding the use of TNPs and those who still refuse to use them in their work. But for me, they add insight and detail to my work. This will be true no matter what TNP you are looking at, as it adds eight new energies for us to learn and to understand in our lives as well as in our own natal charts. Hades conjunct the Moon, for example, can indicate emotional depression, or a depressed woman. Put a sign on it and you can even tell the flavor of that depression.

© 2012 Colleen Schmidt/Divination Counseling Service

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