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Haumea is the Hawaiian goddess of fertility and childbirth, mother of the fire and volcano goddess Pele and numerous other divine offspring, mostly born parthenogenetically, from parts of her body, without male assistance. She was instrumental in teaching human women how to give birth, and performed an important midwifery function. Haumea is ever-renewing rather than ageless; she does grow old, but periodically regenerates herself as a young maiden. The name Haumea was given to a dwarf planet from the Kuiper Belt region of the solar system, near Pluto.

Astrologically, Haumea connects with issues of fertility, childbirth and renewal, whenever something new is “born”, and the pangs and pains associated with creativity. Haumea assists in bringing forth what is fresh or new, and facilitates its emergence. She is also an image of self-reliance, autonomy, revitalization and rejuvenation. Prominently placed, she could indicate work with obstetrics, gynecology, fertility/infertility issues or as a midwife.

Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

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