Asteroid Varuna, astrology

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Varuna is the Hindu god of the waters of the earth, both rivers and lakes and the ocean deeps.

Originally chief god of the Vedic pantheon, Varuna over time came to be demoted to lesser importance, eventually fading from popular imagination as Indra, Shiva and Vishnu gained ascendance. Varuna is associated with oaths, the upholding of the law, and maintenance of societal structure in the long term, outlasting any particular human contribution or alteration. The name Varuna was given to a TNO (Trans-Neptunian Object) in the Kuiper Belt region of the solar system, near Pluto.

Astrologically, Varuna represents law and order, the sea, and the lasting legacy one leaves behind.

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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