By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – An astrologer (past apprentice) and friend of mine were talking again about the Ocean Goddess Taleelayu, also called Sedna (planetoid # 90377). We have had discussions of her on and off since around 2010 and this week, we were at it again. I shared with her that I realized transiting Uranus was going to conjunct my natal Sedna (25 Aries, 5th house, 2015) and wasn’t sure what that meant. Today of course I do, as I have a lifetime of mystical experiences and when Uranus conjunct my Sedna, it brought a completion to my forty years of initiations (wrathful dismemberment) and closed that door, which had opened at seventeen.
My friend decided to run the numbers and share her findings of the Sedna-Uranus conjunction from 2017-2023 (at the end of this article) and that is quite fascinating because everyone on earth is going to experience this,known or unknown. I have divided this article into two, the later is the astrological data of Sedna and its effects and present conjunctions and first the Legend of Sedna which is the folk tale, bringing the collective or greater into the personal.
The Legend of Sedna the Sea Goddess is not a very pretty one, nor very positive in the likes of tradition, because when most legends speak about woman or the soul, the spirit birds or the dragons, they are not speaking of heroes and you can be sure then, that it will involve some prophecy of her demise. In these changing “collective” times of humanity now, Sedna is about to undergo another change, but this time, not repressive of the past’s moral duty and obligations of the expectations of maidens, mothers and wise women or the prostitute, witch, warrioress or huntress over the last two-thousand years, but something new. And I am seeing this in Regulus (article here) as well.
This time, Sedna matures out of her maiden, and seeks freedom to express the more mature physical presence and power of her nature. She is a story like so many stories around the earth of women’s loss of freedom of their past, her bondage under the patriarch’s evolution, especially between the 3rd and 13th century. But now that the patriarch is loosing its footing in the changes, the quiet revolution has begun. This is the setting of the Sun Cults and the Rising of the Night (moontime).
The Inuit Sedna
Inuktitut: ᓴᓐᓇ, Sanna is the Goddess of the Sea and Mother of the Sea and all animals and life in the ocean of the Inuit folk stories. A story of Sedna is a creation myth, describing how she came to rule over Adlivun, the Inuit underworld connecting her with the “limitation” of female shamans who could not fulfill their complete destiny. Sedna is also known as Arnakuagsak in Greenland as Sassuma Arnaa, Mother of the Deep and Nuliajuk, District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories, Canada. She is sometimes known by other names by different Inuit groups such as Arnapkapfaaluk, the “Big Bad Woman” of the Copper Inuit from the Coronation Gulf area and Takannaaluk (Igloolik).
Sedna in the Netsilik region, the story states that Nuliayuk was a mistreated orphan. One day the people tried to get rid of her by attempting to drown her by chopping off her finger tips. But the fingertips would transform to seals and walruses. Eventually Nuliayuk marries a sculpin and lives in the sea controlling all sea mammals.
Another version is that Sedna as a beautiful maiden who rejects marriage proposals from the hunters of her village. When an unknown hunter appears, Sedna’s father agrees to give her to him as wife in return for fish. Sedna’s father gives Sedna a sleeping potion and gives her to the hunter who takes her to a large nest on a cliff, revealing his true form: a great bird-spirit, variously described as a raven, a fulmar or a Kokksaut / Petrel-spirit. She wakes surrounded by birds.
Her father attempts to rescue her, but the evil Eagle Spirit becomes angry, causing a great storm. In desperation, Sedna’s father throws her into the raging sea. Attempting to cling to the kayak, her hands freeze and her fingers fall off becoming the creatures of the sea. She falls to the bottom of the sea.
In one legend Sedna is a giant, and co-creator of the god Anguta (who was later demoted and called a daughter). The daughter has a great spiritual hunger that causes her to attack her parents. Angered at this, the overthrowing god Anguta takes her out to sea and throws her over the side of his kayak. As she clings to the sides, he chops off her fingers and she sinks to the underworld, becoming the ruler of the monsters of the deep. Her huge fingers become the seals, walruses, and whales hunted by the Inuit.
Sedna is linked to a different bird creature in yet another version. Her father then leaves in his kayak to rescue her from the floating ice-island where she is imprisoned while the bird creature is away. The creature, enraged by her disappearance, calls to a spirit of the sea to help. The sea spirit locates the kayak with the two humans aboard and creates huge waves to kill them. Her father throws Sedna overboard in the hope that this will appease the angry bird. Sedna clings to the kayak but her father grabs a little axe and chops three of her fingers off before striking her on the head and murdering her. The three fingers each become a different species of seal. The stroke to her head sends Sedna to the ocean floor where she resides, commanding the animals of the sea.
The Uranus and Sedna Shift within the Great Shift
Sedna is world creation story of a young woman who does not wish to marry or be in an arranged marriage and the consequences for her are harsh for her, her family and for community. I would imagine when Uranus, the energy of both truth and chaos, along with the power of the Goddess of the Ocean combine, supernatural forces rise for change within the psyche, and are guided by regeneration from a cleansing of humanity from the restrictions of mother earth, of woman, of the feminine sides of men and the spirit of the natural laws if nature’s flow, especially water.
The more eclectic sides of Astrology has influences on humanity that is never really covered or given notice by other astrologers, but because I do collective work as a shaman, astrology has always been a tool of navigation, not only of pyramids on certain star configurations but also navigating places on earth and the subtleties of the mythological occurrences all the generations alive right now.
My friend said the dates of the Uranus Sedna are only approximates, because she checked positions for Sedna and Uranus by running reports of when the Sun conjuncted them to get a yearly position for each so she could see the trend. The start and end dates are very approximate.
She noticed that when Sedna & Uranus have had a conjunction in the past, weather phenomena like earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunami and even the great depression had occurred. Sedna seems to rule natural disasters when the lightning God Uranus is involved. I can attest to this starting in July of 2017 until mid October, when all the western and Pacific Northwest states were on fire all the down to Los Angeles, making it the worst fire disaster in US history. Uranus sits at 26 Aries today, on Halloween.
In the old way all teachings of earth have gone through what I call a ‘grandfather clause’ – meaning that as the men and elder men took over spiritual leadership, shamanism and many other roles that were the grandmother (up til around the 2nd century bce), in all races, including indigenous – things changed to a shorter or less complex version. Stories from the ancient are dominated by the kingdoms and chiefdoms, but to obtain ancient wisdom of stories through dreams is going beyond history and into pre-history.
Ancient objects carry deep emotional and soul imprints (energetics) by the maker of the artist, which is the truth beyond the mental body’s ability or scope. And to extract information, just as written forms of languages such as writing, ancient writing or symbolism of when writing’s began, it created a story for us to live by on earth. Well, this is changing my friend, and not just the focus of technology and its luring impact but the opposition is happening too, the depth and feminine sides of the soul and the emotions of the non-physical realities are being experienced more and more and not just in shows like Impulse.
Those of us who can access soul and emotional experience and information, what I call this “memoretics” is like the telekinetic who can manipulate physical energy of objects… we can extract the history of the object through its imprints of memories of the past and present, the dreamers code I call it. This tells us, not the world, that there has been a lot of things going on the last few thousand years that are so very incorrect by historical accounts. The Oceans is also one huge memory vault, the water as a collective carries everything, as our great ocean mothers womb which is alive with consciousness.
This is why Sedna interests me so much, she is not like the nubile powerless or evil sexual Nymphs, Mermaids and Sirens portrait by artists or folk stories by the peasants and mythologists, the 15 to 25 year old watery maidens. Sedna is the faithful daughter of the indigenous sides of our soul, who becomes horrified of her future that will be governed by religions and kingdoms (governments) who sets her destiny. She isn’t like the other maidens who just become entrapped in the sexuality and drama of their unfulfilled soul or karma as they grow into women. This archetype has been arising through the millennial generation (Pluto in Scorpio) in the last ten years and since their birth.
Because Sedna is a water woman of oceanic proportion, this brings the rising of repression and degradation of woman under the three-thousand year patriarch to the final stages of freedom and healing, the collective, the ocean / soul’s freedom or the feminine sides of men as well.
In 1929, Uranus first conjunct Sedna and impacted the late teens, which found themselves facing a world without much opportunity. By 1930-1931, Uranus conjuncted natal Sedna of every person in the 1920s. Today, the roaring 20s (2020) are fast approaching, I can’t help but feel that the energy of frenzied irritation and a high creative spike, will again be upon us, with Uranus-Sedna’s influences like the 1920s.
When we talk of Sedna or any water, river or ocean goddess we have to include Neptune which rules the effects of our emotions, because water is the main symbol for our emotional life and our great or collective oceanic soul life. Neptune is in its own sign of Pisces now, who rules the great oceans like Sedna. Astrologers and Mythologists tend to forget that the God Neptune (Poseidon), originally only started out as small “Creek” Demigod and was elevated and promoted to an Ocean God.
That came at the price of course, of the reduction of the Sea Goddesses like Amphitrite and Salacia who were eventually demoted to sea-nymph, sirens and nereid. The rising of the Sea Goddesses, especially Sedna, has some very powerful undercurrent of spiritual forces now that the ice age is finally melting revealing more and more of our oceanic planet. We as humans will eventually have to come to recon with the feminine in all of its wounding – as it begins to heal. And when I speak of the feminine, I mean both within men and women.
Sedna & Uranus in the Great Depression Era
Both the current happenings of those years but also the psyche of those born and in the womb had its effects. I say the womb because of Sedna’s connection to the ocean and the family. Uranus is a seven-year transit in one sign and Sedna is very slow, moving only 7 degrees in twenty-one years.
Uranus conj Sedna at 10/11 of Aries, June 1929,
affecting those born 1910-1914.
Uranus conj Sedna at 12 of Aries, April 1930,
affecting those born 1914-1918.
Uranus conj Sedna at 14 of Aries, May 1930,
affecting those born 1918-1924.
Uranus conj Sedna at 15 of Aries, July 1930,
affecting those born 1924-1928.
Uranus conj Sedna at 17 of Aries, May 1931,
affecting those born from 1928-1931.
2017-2023 Uranus-Sedna Conjunctions
Uranus Sedna at 24 Aries late 2015/16
affecting people down to the age of 62.
Uranus conj. Sedna at 28 Aries late 2017/18
affecting people down to the age of 52.
Uranus conj. Sedna at 02 Taurus in 2018/19
affecting people down to the age of 43.
Uranus conj. Sedna at 06 Taurus in 2019/20
affecting people down to the age of 34.
Uranus conj. Sedna at 10 Taurus in 2020/21
affecting people down to the age of 20.
2022 children in their 10s & 2023 under ten years old.
No one born after 1932 has experienced “a transiting Uranus impact on their natal Sedna” until 2017. I have written a few articles about the Great Shift of the Convergence (1987-2026) which my friend had remembered and we both agree that around summer of 2019, should begin the end of the Harmonic Convergence and the greatest impact of the collective because it will be more physical, which includes the processes of Sedna, Pluto, Uranus, Neptune and Regulus.
The Uranus-Sedna cycle started slowly at its very beginnings in 2013 helping this shift along and you have seen the weather patterns the last five years and it will remain the same and even increase up until 2026. This second half of the shift after 2012 will be less energetic-spiritual expansions and more psycho-physical spiritual. Meaning if you did the healing and self work required the last twenty five years, then you should be fine, if not, your time to do so begins.
Sources, Images: Artists Nora Cabrera, Oviloo Tunnillie; Andrey Remnev (Russian painter); Paul Toolooktook’s Sedna Stone.www.coastalpeoples.com; Wiki; Weather info in the Sedna chapter of this book: smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1844095053.