Sedna is the farthest Planetoid in our small solar system and has a very elliptical orbit that extends about three times farther out than Pluto. Earth is one I.U. from the Sun while Sedna is between 76 and 975 I.U.'s from the Sun. That is freakin' far, folks.
Discovered only recently in 2003, Sedna takes between 10.5 and 12 thousand years to orbit the Sun. Sedna is so far out it is thought to graze the Ort cloud at it's farthest point. The Ort cloud extends halfway to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri. Sedna is the farthest entity that we can currently physically see and really, Sedna does not make sense. She should not be there. Sedna is, in my opinion, one of the first solid clues that we may be part of a sister solar system, a dark star system. The orbit of this Planetoid is a mystery in that Sedna never comes close enough to be whispered to by the Sun, yet she never orbits far enough to be affected by other stars or forces. Sedna represents the victimized feminine.
Born of an Inuit legend, Sedna was a beautiful young Native girl who refused to marry. Her father presented her with many hopeful suitors but she would have none. Exactly why this was is not very well understood. In some tellings, Sedna was selfish and vain and wanted her time to herself, not devoted to a husband. In other tales, she simply was not interested and wished to remain young and free. In any case, CHOICE was an issue.
Sedna's father grew impatient with her and pressured her to marry. He got his wish when a suitor appeared wearing stunning garments, speaking well and bearing gifts. Sedna was dazzled, relented and went with the suitor. Expecting to be adored and treated well, Sedna was soon deeply disappointed when her new husband deposited her on a deserted, cold beach and brought her only furs. He only then revealed himself as a Fulmar, a demonic bird spirit. The anguished Sedna began to shrink and die on the inside as we so often do when trapped by the folly of our own choices. Sedna cried and lamented her plight until her father finally heard her and reluctantly came to her rescue. Using a kayak for transport as the Inuits did, he paddled to the lonely island where Sedna waited desperately for help.
Once safe inside her father's boat, Sedna allowed herself to feel the beginning rush of relief when a terrible storm struck, sent by her angry husband who had discovered her missing. The boat rocked and heaved and Sedna's father responded to the threat of sinking by unceremoniously tossing his daughter overboard into the roiling waves. Sedna gripped the side of the kayak, wanting so much to cling to life and trying to process the shock of the betrayal that just occurred at the hands of her father. Sedna's father, seeing that she was harder to get rid of than he originally anticipated, took out his knife and unceremoniously chopped his daughter's fingers off one by one until she has no grip, no ability to save herself. Sedna's small fingers float to the bottom of the deep waters and become Dolphins, Seals, Manatees and other sea creatures that she tends to and has dominion over. Sedna herself turns into a mermaid as she plummets to the depths and achieves her Goddess crown. Sedna had to die before she could be free.
This myth is a complex one filled with symbolism and violence. Sedna represents femininity at its heart and how the feminine is victimized. This Girl could not find peace or the space to be herself. How we handle authority that molds us into what we are not is a facet of Sedna. Abduction and imprisonment of our true self by another is only possible if we agree to it. Being wise enough to discern who truly deserves our commitment is one of the things we generally learn as we mature.
Sedna was too young to have the experience behind her to choose wisely and was glamoured by the physical appearance of her suitor and the promises of comfort. Seeing where the wool can be pulled over your eyes can be determined by the placement of Sedna. Maturity, self respect, street smarts, and holding out for what we feel we truly deserve are the themes we see with this asteroid. Some of the negatives associated with Sedna are fear of abandonment, fear of authority figures and betrayal by one close. The house placement of Sedna will show the area of life where this intense asteroid shows up in our lives. Aspects to Sedna point to how we use this energy on our own life journey.
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