Mark Andrew Holmes adds that “Rhadamanthus seems to function much as a judge, or a judge serving as an administrator— stern, upright, self-effacing and self-critical (says Jonathan Dunn). Rhadamanthus, to me also seems to have a connection with things Asian (including Christianity, which originated in what is now Israel and adjacent Israeli-occupied territories which also lie in southwest Asia), and also seems to be connected with beliefs lying outside the mainstream.”
Originally posted on Astrogeek’s Skywatch
Helios– Order! Order! Order in the court! If it pleases the court, The Defense would like to call its witness, The TNO Rhadhamanthus. Oh, wait, thats you judge? Well, then I would like to call for a mistrial, as you are our key witness. No chance in hell? Well, then im going to need a minute with my client.
The Science- Rhadhamanthus is a Plutino with an orbital period of 244 years, and 115 days.
The Myth- Rhadhamanthus was a King in Crete, a son of Zeus. He was said to be very wise, and also just. He was credited with the legal code of Sparta and Crete, and after he died he was rewarded with a posh flat in the Elysian Fields and a job as Judge of the Dead.
Why He Matters– This TNO relates to our self-image, how we judge and perceive others, and how we are our own harshest critic. With Rhadhamanthus, we tend to experience an insecurity at the point opposite Rhadhamanthus, and then project that insecurity as judgement and criticism in the house that the TNO is in. For instance, if you have Rhadhamanthus in the seventh house, that would indicate an insecurity in the way you present yourself and your self-image, and would indicate you tend to play that out in your relationships, which does not end well.
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 38083, for Rhadamanthus and check out where you have your harshest critic. Once you have it entered, generate the chart! Where does Altjira affect your life? Let us know in the comments below!