New Moon in Leo — August 2, 2016, 20:44 UT

The Leo New Moon lined up with two newly named trans-Neptunian objects, which I have not mentioned before in my blog. The Sun and the Moon at 10+ degrees of Leo squared 341520 Mors–Somnus in Taurus. In conjunction with the Sun and the Moon in Leo was 420356 Praamzius.

341520 Mors–Somnus is a small double plutino discovered in 2007. The orbital period is approximately 245 years, slightly shorter than that of Pluto. The two components have almost equal size and their colors are indistinguishable from each other, but either one of them presumably has an elongated shape.

All plutinos are given mythological names associated with the underworld, so Mors–Somnus was named in 2015 after the mythological Roman twin gods of the underworld. Mors is the personification of death and Somnus is the personification of sleep. The Greek equivalents are Thanatos and Hypnos. Other named plutinos are for example Huya, Ixion and Orcus.

In Leo conjunct the New Moon is 420356 Praamzius, a cubewano discovered in 2012 with possible precovery observations dating back to 2004. It was officially named in February 2016 after the Lithuanian god of the sky, peace, and friendship. The Lithuanian chief god was also ruler of time. Cubewanos are given mythological names associated with creation. The orbital period of Praamzius is about 281 years, and it is possibly a dwarf planet.

It is too early to give any astrological delineation for these new minor planets, but I believe that Praamzius conjunct this New Moon emphasizes the importance of peace work in the world today. Here are a few example charts:

Jim Morrison, the singer, songwriter, and poet, and Oliver Stone, a film director and producer, have their Moon in conjunction with Praamzius.

Edward Snowden, who leaked NSA documents in 2013, and Mathias Rust, a German aviator who during the Cold War years in 1987 flew from Helsinki to Moscow and illegally landed near Red Square and the Kremlin, have their Sun conjunct Praamzius. Mathias Rust has said that his flight was intended to reduce tension and suspicion between the two Cold War sides.

The actor, film director, and activist Marlon Bando has a New Moon – a conjunction of the Sun and the Moon — in his birth chart. Praamzius is in conjunction with his luminaries. He also has Mors-Somnus rising near his ascendant.

The Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud has Mors-Somnus conjunct his Mars. He wrote about dream theories and interpretations, and used hypnosis in his work. Praamzius is aspecting both his Sun (120 degrees) and his Moon (150 degrees).

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