TNO Watch: Chaos

Originally posted on Astrogeek’s Skywatch

Helios– So… I hear we’re getting Visitors from Mercury, eh? You know, this is the type of thing you would think the God of communication would give us a heads up on, but hey, its the Retrograde- I get it; you’re a very busy god. You also have rubbish timing Merc, going on holiday now of all times. Nevertheless, life goes on, and while my minions prepare my underground luxury disaster bunker, I find myself talking about TNOs. Interesting times, no?

The Astronomy- 19521 Chaos is a Cubewano that is not locked into an orbital resonance with any other planet. Its speculated to be about 460 km in diameter. And… yeah that’s about all we know about it at the moment.

The Myth- Back to the Greeks for this one: For them, Chaos was the formless void that all life sprang from. Notably, in the Orphic tradition, the first intelligence from Chaos was Eros, shining and powerful. In this myth, Eros infuses passion into all of creation, starting with Uranus and Gaia. And we all know where that brought us, now don’t we?

Why He Matters– Chaos can be interpreted as a smoldering, electrically charged point of infinite potential. Wherever you have Chaos in your chart, absolutely anything can happen. When Chaos get activated by transit, things may seem rather insane, but its actually an opportunity to create something brand new for yourself; You are only limited by your imagination and your passion.

Mark Andrew Holmes adds that “Chaos signifies chaos: anarchy, disorder, tumult, uproar, disarray, senselessness, which is sort of reinforced by the fact that its asteroid number adds up to 9, number of endings, selflessness and release. Chaos has to do not only with primordial confusion, but the confusion that is entropy and its final product; things fall apart, or are broken, so that new things may come into being. Accordingly, it seems to have something to do with activism as well.”

Currently, Chaos is sitting at 14 Gemini, right around where the Lunar Eclipse is happening on the same day that Uranus goes direct, and where Venus bounces back and forth for about 4 months right before Jupiter enters the sign. Surely its all a coincidence though, and its way too small and far away to matter. Surely!

Well, you keep telling yourself that, ill be here in my bunker waiting for the Doctor to show up, sipping mojitos.

To find out where he shows up in your chart, go to astro.com, put in your birth details and in the extended options, all the way at the bottom of the next page, there will be a menu of additional objects. Under that is a blank space where you can enter the number 19521, for Chaos. Once you have it entered, generate the chart! Where does Chaos affect your life? Let us know in the comments below!

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