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Astronomers may have demoted Pluto, but astrologers know better. Pluto is powerful and Astronomers may have demoted Pluto, but astrologers know better. Pluto is powerful and essential to their work. But few appreciate that there are MORE PLUTOS in the Kuiper Belt, more important bodies astrologers and others interested in the craft should be using in chart work. Author Sue Kientz addresses her primer on the new Dwarf Planets to astrological professionals or anyone studying astrology in depth. General readers may nevertheless enjoy learning which celebrities have connections to these massive bodies, since those examples as well as famous disasters (9-11, Challenger explosion, JFK assassination) and achievements (light-bulb invention, Moon landing) are presented in engaging detail.
Kientz analyzes Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, Quaoar, Orcus, Varuna, Ixion, and others, while revealing why Secondary Progression works and how astrology delivered convincing results even before modern planets were discovered. Planetary patterns are demonstrated to have fractal structure, suggesting astrology has a promising underlying scientific basis.
www.moreplutos.com Sue Kientz (B.A., Theater, Adelphi University; M.A., English, University of New Orleans) first became interested in astrology in 1977 when she decided to conduct a long-term study of zodiac signs to investigate literary symbolism. Originally skeptical that astrology could have any value, after learning how to calculate charts, she was intrigued by the results. Kientz always included the large asteroids in her chart work, but after working with new Kuiper-Belt discoveries Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, and others, she realized they provided the finishing touches astrology needs to deliver its unique view of people and events in a simple, straightforward manner.
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Sue Kientz (B.A., Theater, Adelphi University; M.A., English, University of New Orleans) was on track to become a professor of Shakespearean and Renaissance plays when a chance reading of Harold C. Goddard’s Meaning of Shakespeare changed everything. Her interests became more focused on symbolism, to the extent that she left graduate school to pursue an in-depth study of symbols. Kientz settled on researching the zodiac signs due to their complexity and great age, hoping that in 20 years, she might gain some worthwhile understanding.
Kientz soon found that the only information on zodiac signs was in astrology books. Skeptical that astrology itself could have any value, she eventually experimented with calculating charts for herself, family, and friends, and noticed some uncanny correspondences between her subjects and their charts. Kientz decided not to accept astrology at face value, but rather to watch and see if planetary motion indeed affected people she knew. This side interest went on for decades, while Kientz navigated two marriages, met her birth parents (she was adopted), resumed and finished graduate school, and moved to Los Angeles in 1987. There Sue edited publications at UCLA and worked on some of their earliest websites. Her web work led to a career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, followed by similar positions at the California Institute of Technology.
While Kientz continued to monitor current events and occasionally cast horoscopes for friends and family, something often seemed missing in certain charts. Sue usually attributed it to still lacking the complete understanding she was striving for, but she did expect two more planets to be found, so Mercury and Venus would no longer “rule” two signs. The modern-era discoveries of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto had removed the need for Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars to rule two signs – what new planets would take over Libra or Taurus from Venus, and Virgo or Gemini from Mercury? Years went by, however, with no hint of new planets, even as larger telescopes and telescope arrays were built and scanned the heavens.
Starting in 2000, however, some rather large celestial bodies were spotted by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown and his team, culminating in 2005 when one – Eris – was touted to be larger than Pluto. Kientz began studying Brown’s discoveries, including Quaoar, Sedna, Makemake, and Haumea, and found that those unsatisfactory charts of the past were no longer lacking key indicators. After the expectations of two planets, here were a dozen large planetoids! Sue worked to determine consistent meanings for the new orbs, which led to further revelations, including a possible basis for how astrology works. The result is her compelling and intriguing book MORE PLUTOS, aimed at professional astrologers.