Friday, 27 January 2017

Arawn, Celtic mythology for (15810) 1994 JR1

Arawn was the king of Annwn, the Land of the Dead in Celtic mythology. For a year, he exchanged his physical appearance with Pwyll, the king of Dyfe. Each of them lived the life of the other during that time.

The king Pwyll, during a hunting day, got into a very dense forest, whose thickness caused him to lose sight of their dogs. He stopped for a moment, when suddenly, appeared a deer that was escaping, pursued by a pack of dogs that were not of his own. He was inclined to follow them, but he realized that those dogs were not from this world: they were white, but their ears were bright red. He had entered into Annwn, the Land of the Dead.

After the dogs, came a man on horseback, that stopped in front of Pwyll. Calling him by his name, he said that he would have liked that he have participated in the hunt, perhaps then the prey would not had been escaped. Pwyll said that he would be willing to do anything to compensate for the loss.

The rider was presented as Arawn, king of Annwn, and he proposed that within a year he would fight in duel against his enemy, because a curse prevented him from doing it by himself, which he had appropriated a part of their land. 

Until then, each one would acquire the physical appearance of the other and also would play their daily functions, gathering again in that same place after one year.

Before leaving, Arawn warned to Pwyll that he should only give him one blow, because finishing off would make him to revive with equal force.

Under the physical appearance of Arawn, Pwyll ruled with justice and without problems, the difficult thing came at the end of each day, when he had to remain firm in the face of the love expression of his beautiful wife.

When they returned to their own kingdoms, they checked and discovered the good management of the other during the last year. However, the surprise came when Arawn returned to his home and made love to his wife, which asked him what had happened to him, because for a whole year he had not touched her once; then, he told her all the truth.

Both kings sent gifts to each other, and by this legend, Pwyll was called "Lord of Annwn", a title which also inherited his son.

Symbolically, this mythology represents the opportunity to try, for short periods of time, unique experiences, like in the movies "Pulp Fiction" (1994), "Family Man" (2000), "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006) and "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006).

It also represents the testing periods, in which a person replaces another in a post which has holded for a long time, like in the movie "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" (2015).

After passing Pluto, the New Horizons probe observed, from very close approach, the plutino (15810) 1994 JR1 in November 2015 and April 2016.

In January of 2017, (15810) 1994 JR1 received its official name: (15810) Arawn.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Eris in Greek mythology, typologies of personality

In Greek mythology, Zeus ceased to have interest in Thetis when the oracle predicted that the son arising out of the union would be more powerful than his father. For this reason, he looked for the right man for her and he chose Peleus, the hero who fought along with Heracles. Thetis did not liked the idea of becoming the wife of a mere mortal, but changed her mind when Zeus promised to organize a wedding to be attended by all the gods of Olympus.

However, appeared Eris, the goddess of discord, even though she had not been invited to the wedding, and in the middle of the feast launched an apple with the following inscription: "for the most beautiful". Just then, three divinities claimed for the apple: Hera, goddess of marriage and obligation; Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy; and Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love.

Because they were unable to agree among themselves, they asked Zeus to decide which of them belonged the apple, but he did not wanted to be involved and delegated the decision to Paris, a pastor of Mount Ida.  

The apple with the inscription symbolizes a section of the manual of a typology, such as for example the planets, aspects, signs or houses in astrology; the arcana of the Tarot, the characters in mythology, or profiles in psychological tests.

Astrologically, (136199) Eris is related with the ability to assign correctly the categories of a typology to a specific aspect of a situation or person, and vice versa.

Birth of the astrological psychology

The first prediscovery of (136199) Eris, clashed in the '50s, with the first tests of personality in psychology and with the birth of the psychological astrology:

"From the experiences of the era of Zurich I was able to get rid of the classic way of thinking that exist around astrology. In that way, since 1955, I dedicated myself to make a true basic research and, on the basis of the incentives mentioned above and with the help of batteries of psychological tests carefully selected, I managed to define the exact meanings and clearly delimited between the signs, houses, the planets and the seven main types of aspects." (Bruno Huber)

In the '50s, the statistic research of Gauquelin was a clear example of the discord of (136199) Eris, because according to the results, the eminent professionals were not associated to the conjunction of the planet with 10th House cusp, but to its golden aspect.

The following prediscoveries occurred quite continuous since the year 1982, clashing with the resurgence of the psychological astrology in the '80s and '90s, with well-known authors such as Robert Hand, Bil Tierney, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Tracy Marks, Melanie Reinhart, Erin Sullivan, Sue Tompkins, Liz Green and Howard Sasportas.

In fact, (136199) Eris is related with any kind of typology, such as the psychological mythology of Jean Shinoda Bolen ("Goddesses in Everywoman", 1984), or the esoteric psychology of Annie Marquier ("Free Your True Self", 1999).

Humanistic psychology

The first prediscovery of (136199) Eris in the '50s, also clashed with the birth of humanistic psychology, which focuses on the elimination of inappropriate roles that had been assumed, and wich damage the personality, to replace them by other more suitable to one's self.

Humanistic psychology considers each human being as unique and unrepeatable, which reaches levels of consciousness every time higher and more integrated, between the different parts of one self and the social relationships that are formed during the course of self-realization.

Carl G. Jung, whose book "Psychological Types" (1921) describes a typology of 4x2 categories, which correspond to the four astrological elements (fire, earth, air and water) and the two directions of movement (direct and retrograde), has Eris at the Crossing Point of the Age Progressions (Houses Horoscope / Moon-Node Horoscope). In the Signs Horoscope, Eris in Pisces forms a trine with Mercury in Cancer, and in the Houses Horoscope, Eris in the 2nd House forms a square with Mars in the 11th House.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

(54520) 2000 PJ30, unusual hazardous sports

(54520) 2000 PJ30 is a 'Distant object' discovered in August of 2000. There is a prediscovery image back to July of 2000. It was spotted without being identified in July of 1999. It reached the perihelion in October of 1972.

The orbit is between Neptune and the farest region of the scattered disc, forms an orbital piercing from Neptune to Uranus. It has a perihelion of 28.51 AU and an aphelion of 216.54 AU. The semimajor axis is at 122.53 AU. It has an orbital period of 1356 years. It has an inclination of 5.7º.

Orbital resonance:
2:11 with Pluto (99.5%)
1:16 with Uranus (99.1%)

13:1 with Planet 9 (27.2%)


At the end of the '60, shortly before the perihelion of (54520) 2000 PJ30, snowboarding began to be practiced. In the video game "SSX" (PS2, 2000), which appeared during the discovery of (54520) 2000 PJ30, the most notable characteristic was the many hidden shortcuts that were to be discovered by chance and pass through unexplored and unforeseen areas.

(60558) Echeclus y (54520) 2000 PJ30
"SSX" (PS2, 2000)

(54520) 2000 PJ30 is related with any kind of hazardous physical activity, but very unusual, although incorporating some common elements of the most popular sports. The type of activity chosen is always very personal, but it always provides intense emotions and at the same time the feeling of novelty.

"127 Hours" (2010) [Spanish dubbing]

Friday, 26 February 2016

Praamizius, Lithuanian mythology for (420356) 2012 BX85

Praamzius is described as the omnipotent ruler of time, the inescapable fate. The sky and the air, water and all live creatures had to obey him, with none exclusion even for other deities. While ordering the present, he is awere of both the past and the future.

All decisions made by Praamzius are inscribed in stone and thus there is no escape from them.

On 22 February 2016, (420356) 2012 BX85 was officially named (42035) Praamizius.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

(420356) 2012 BX85 [Praamzius], shocking bifucation during a long process of decision making

(420356) 2012 BX85 [Praamzius] is a Kuiper belt object discovered in January of 2012. There are prediscovery images back to December of 2011, February of 2007, February of 2004, December and February of 2003 and December of 2002. It reached the perihelion in April of 1875.

It has a perihelion of 42.74 AU and an aphelion of 43.02 AU. The semimajor axis is at 42.88 AU. It has an orbital period of 281 years. It has an inclination of 1.0º.

Orbital resonance:
  • 10:17 with Neptune (99.6%)
  • 3:10 with Uranus (99.6%)
  • 7:8 with Pluto (99.2%)

(420356) 2012 BX85 [Praamzius] is involved in a long process of decision making, until a shocking event changes radically the perception of the situation and all people involved (3:10 resonance with Uranus), like in the movies "The Recruit" (2003), "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004), "Total Recall" (2012) and "Man on a Ledge" (2012).

During this process, (420356) 2012 BX85 [Praamzius] also creates a security oriented bond of reciprocal connection with another person (2:19 resonance with Saturn). In the background, there are many more people involved that remains expecting, following the process carfully, which at one moment or another, will give a turn and the whole situation shall be understud in a completely new way (10:17 resonance with Neptune). 

"Total Recall" (2012)

Al Pacino, actor of the movie "The Recruit" (2003), has 2012 BX85 [Praamzius] in Taurus in conjunction with Sun and Saturn.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

(471512) 2012 CG, decide how are you going to deal with the incidence or conflict

(471512) 2012 CG is a centaur discovered in February of 2012. There are prediscovery images back to January of 2011, December of 2009, February of 2008, February-January of 2003, December of 2002, December of 2001 and November-September of 1998. It reached the perihelion in June of 2001.

The orbit is between Saturn-Uranus and the Kuiper belt. It has a perihelion of 14.51 AU and an aphelion of 43.48 AU. The semimajor axis is at 28.99 AU. It has an orbital period of 156 years. It has an inclination of  14.5º.

Orbital resonance:
7:13 with Uranus (99.9%)
19:12 with Pluto (99.7%)
3:16 with Saturn (99.2%)

(471512) 2012 CG is related with the decision making to find the most appropriate solution to minimize the possible damage, after an incident or conflict occurs, like in the movies "Spy Game" (2001) and "Bourne Legacy" (2012).