The Transeptunian Points (TNPs)
and the Uranian Personal Points

The Transneptunian Points


CUPIDO  The community, social groupings, family, belonging 

HADES  Decomposition, defect, disintegration, analysis to the core components 

ZEUS  Directed energy, targets and goals, ambition, creation 

KRONOS  Authority, mastery, ability, perfection, the professional 

APOLLON Expansiveness, science, trade, commerce, success 

ADMETUS Condensation, focus, compression, termination, obstruction 

VULCANUS Great amounts of sustained force, great strength, intense power 

POSEIDON Spiritual enlightenment, illumination, propaganda, truth 

As with all astrological symbology, the above should be seen as brief key words only.  There 
is much more to understand about each of the TNPs than is given above. 

For those people who have never used the TNPs before, here is a suggestion:  By using 
your computer program or ephemeris, calculate when a transiting (traditional) planet 
makes a hard aspect to a natal planet. Use very tight orbs, eg. less than a degree.  I find 
that transits to natal Admetos and Hades usually reveal factors that otherwise can not be 
explained (by traditional methods).  Also, here is another suggestion:  find what aspects 
there are in your natal chart - again, use very tight hard aspects (less than a degree). 
You should certainly start to see the TNPs 'in action'!  Ignore what exactly the hard aspect is. Rather than interpret it as an opposition or semisquare, take it as the combination of the two planets. 

     -  Steve 


   Transneptunians of Time and Space

14 Jan 1998 

   There are hidden meanings in the mix of vibes and energies of the 
planets and transneptunians. The astrologer can use certain spatial key 
words when discerning the TNPs. The four factors of space are described 
by the following: 

Zeus          is    nearness, the immediate present 
Kronos        is    height 
Apollon        is    width, many, spreading out 
Admetos      is    depth, deep, hidden under. 

    All of the above are demonstrated with a connection to the 
Ascendant. Therefore, when you wonder what Zeus might mean when found in 
a planetary picture, you might also consider the spatial relationship 
that particular transneptunian has to the other factors. 

    The TNP Apollon always enlarges, expands or indicates far off 
places.Yet, most astrologers only see Apollon as a science or business 
factor. Very fortunate are those who have strong planetary 
configurations around 19 and 20 degrees of the cardinal signs. These and 
the related degrees (by 20.30) are the current power axes of the zodiac 
because Apollon and Vulcanus are transiting these points. 

  Notice that the configuration Apollon, Vulcanus and Kronos were linked 
to the same axis in 1997. This indicated tremendous business expansion 
and stock market growth and dramatic expansion in the economies of the 

    This TNP will indicate deep or low locations, the act of going down 
or the process of reduction. So, while Apollon will always enlarge or 
expand the numbers, Admetos will shrink or reduce the numbers. In this 
way these two factors are opposite. 

    In the past several years, especially  during the early and mid 
90's, Admetos moved through 15 degrees of a fixed sign. This axis links 
up with the Aries axis (world point). indicating a conservative movement 
dominating the world. At times ultra conservative military groups, skin 
head movements, religious cultural groups opposed to government have 
developed and grown throughout this cycle. Admetos is ultraconservative 
when it comes to philosophical, religious or political thought. 

    This TNP is viewed as relating to government or parent figures. This 
is true. However, Kronos can indicate tall structures, mountains, the 
height reached by airplanes - generally, highly situated places. In a 
practical sense, Ascendant/Kronos could even indicate a desire to live 
in highly situated locations such as the top of a mountain or the 
penthouse of a high-rise apartment building. While Ascendant/kronos= 
Aries combinations offers a dramatic example of international affairs 
taking place in mountainous regions. 

    On the other hand there is the Zeus influence which brings the 
environment close to the native. While many think of Zeus energy in the 
same manner they think of Mars or Vulcanus, there is a very decisive 
difference. Zeus indicates that the event or situation is taking place 
in a close proximity, and that the experience is well structured. The 
power of the Zeus influence is that it combines energy to proceed with a 
goal in mind and a well structured plan. Therefore, when Zeus is the 
main influence, matters move immediately. Zeus also adds the influence 
of precision and accuracy to the mix, except if it is combined with 
Neptune. Neptune always obviates the powers of Mars, Vulcanus and Zeus - 
renders them impotent. 

Penny Bertucelli 



Uranian Astrology uses eight hypothetical planets, from Cupido to Poseidon.
This page is an attempt to give background material to the Uranian 'hypotheticals', plus other relevant information.

20 Dec 1997 

Dear Uranians, 

This post requires some explanation, which I think makes for 
interesting reading if you manage to stick with it to the end. 

Two days ago I surfed the Net to see if there was anything that I 
could add to our Uranian web site. I came across the following item: 

> Uranian astrologer Charles Jayne published a monograph called "The 
> Unknown Planets" In this book he gave the ephemeris of seven new 
> planets which had been discovered and verified by astrologers 
> including himself. 

> The idea was that these planets could be positioned by looking at 
> solar arc directions on a person's natal chart and comparing the 
> directions to events in that person's life. The upshot was that in 
> looking at these solar arcs, certain forces turned up missing. For 
> example , when a person got married at age 22, there should be a 
> planet about 22 degrees from the midheaven, or 22 degrees from the 
> moon. This planet always turned up missing, and yet when this 
> missing point was compared in horoscope charts of persons about the 
> same age, it was in the same spot in the zodiac. 

> Alfred Witte, the founder of Uranian Astrology, (which he called 
> "The Hamburg Method") used this technique, in fact he invented this 
> technique, to discover the planet Cupido, the planet of Marriage. In 
> this same way other astrologers discovered PAN or PANDORRA, the 
> force that opens the can of worms, opens Pandorra's box, or lets the 
> cat out of the bag. 

....   I found this intriguing, so I sent a letter to Bill Land, one 
of our members on this list, for comments on the above excerpt. He replied: 

... > ... I haven't done any research 
> > incorporating Jayne's "unknowns".  Jayne's work is available 
> > though the AFA  (American Federation of Astrologers).  I bought mine separately, 
> > but I believe I heard that a number of Jayne's monographs are now sold in 
> > collected form. His material is rather interesting. 
> > Contained in the monograph are partial ephemerides of a number of 
> > the "unknowns" and a complete one for Sigma (1906-95).  To those 
> > with an open mind, I would recommend buying all of Jayne's work 
> > (don't miss "A New Dimension in Astrology: Nodes, Eclipses, and 
> > other Alignments").  Not unlike Witte, Jayne had an interest in 
> > esoteric knowledge, and he attempted to combine 
> > this with his knowledge of astronomy, which was considerable when 
> > compared to that of the average astrologer of today. 
> > Jayne was Charles Emerson's teacher.  I spoke with Jayne's widow, 
> > Vivia, a few years back.  She was in the process of arranging for a 
> > programmer to incorporate the "unknowns" into an astrological program.  I don't 
> > know what became of this project.  I think the programmer may have been Mark 
> > Pottenger (CCRS92). 

Bill continues in another post... 

>...  Maybe we should make it clear 
>that Jayne was not a student or devotee of the Hamburg School, nor 
>would I consider him "Uranian".  Yet I feel there is value in his 
>work to be had by the Uranian astrologer.  For one thing, he 
>presents a number of potentially valuable techniques not ordinarily 
>applied by Uranians.  Today's well-informed astrologer has not even 
>scratched the surface research-wise of some of these.  For another, 
>his information reveals that the discovery and use of hypothetical 
>bodies does not begin and end with the Hamburg School or with 
>Cosmobiology (Transpluto). 

>Now for those who feel that I might be leading budding Uranian 
>astrologers astray, I will say that I think that Uranian beginners 
>should learn well the techniques presented by the Hamburg School 
>first.  I only call attention to astrologers like Jayne in an 
>attempt to broaden their general astrological focus and 

>I may as well mention some other interesting bits of information 
>which resurfaced the other day.  I don't know how many of us are 
>aware that American astronomer Percival Lowell (1855-1916) wrote a 
>paper entitled "Memoir on a Trans-Neptunian Planet" (published 
>1915).  I will be looking for a copy of this in the coming days. 
>Lowell predicted the existence of a planet beyond Neptune, which was 
>discovered in 1930 at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, and 
>subsequently named Pluto.  About the same time Lowell published his 
>"Memoir", Alfred Witte published his first astrological work, 
>"Color, Number, and Tone" (1913).  Then in 1915, Friedrich 
>Sieggruen, discoverer of four of the transneptunian planets of the 
>Hamburg School, founded the Hamburg "Kepler Circle" where Witte was 
>invited to give lectures and workshops after the war.  This last 
>information about Witte and Sieggruen is from an article by Udo 
>Rudolph which was published in the NCGR Journal (Winter, 1991-92). 

Thanks to  Bill for giving us this interesting historical background to 
the hypothetical planets. 

Kind Regards, 


            The Transneptunians

   The following text is from Michael Erlewine's web site (http://    )
   which also contains information by Arlene Kramer (http://    )

 by Michael Erlewine ( 

Would you like to know more about what your horoscope has to say with regard to parenting roles, spiritual concerns, or contacts with foreign countries? Or gain additional insights into family matters, creative skills, or points of possible blockage? If so, why not include the eight Uranian or transNeptunian planets in your next printout. Adding extra planets may seem like the perfect formula for creating unnecessary confusion, but you'll soon be amazed by the additional information that these remarkable symbols can provide. 

Discovered by the German astrologers Alfred Witte and Friedrich Sieggruen during the early years of the 20th century (and called transNeptunian planets, or TNPs, since Neptune was the outermost planet at that time), these eight hypothetical planets represent valuable additions to the language of astrology. Let's look briefly at some of the ideas and areas of experience that they symbolize. 

For each Uranian planet, concise keywords by Arlene Kramer are given first, followed by a more general description, and finally some examples of how these planets figure in the charts of famous people. 

Cupido       (coo PEE doe) 

Keywords: Getting together. All groups: family, marriage, society, organizations, corporations, collections. Art. 

Defined by the combined glyphs of Venus and Jupiter, Cupido represents social ties and group affiliations, and has links to the world of art as well. It can symbolize one's personal family as well as one's business or corporate family (or more generally any organization, agency, or other social collective), and is frequently prominent at times of marriage. 

Those who have studied the chart for England's Royal Wedding (of Charles and Diana) in 1981 will no doubt recall the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at 5 degrees Libra, which in turn is being closely aspected by both Venus (5 degrees Virgo) and the Sun (6 degrees Leo). But what may not have been noticed is the presence of Cupido (5 degrees Scorpio) making aspects to these same planets, and thus adding its own "matrimonial" and "family" flavor to the occasion. On the business side of Cupido, one might note the considerable "corporate restructuring" that was taking place during the early 1990s, when transiting Pluto made a series of conjunctions with transiting Cupido. Since Kronos, the planet of royalty, was exactly trining this Pluto-Cupido ("family developments") combination during much of this time as well, it is not surprising that significant changes (both marriages and separations) took place among the members of England's royal family at precisely this same time. 

Hades       (HAY deez) 

Keywords: All that is unpleasant, useless, antique, or deeply buried. The occult. 

Representing many of the more sordid or disagreeable sides of life, Hades is associated with waste, decay, illness, sorrow, and want -- as well as anything that is vulgar, crime-related, or crude. But it can also refer, without any unpleasant overtones, to antiques, ancient art, and other things from the distant past. 

Doctors and others in the healing and helping professions often have links between Hades and the Ascendant, thus reflecting the needs and problems of their clients. Dr. Jonas Salk, the inventor of the Salk polio vaccine, has his natal Hades (21 degrees Pisces) exactly trining the midpoint (21 degrees Scorpio) of his close Mercury-Mars ("walking," and other "motor skills") conjunction in Scorpio. On the other hand, the sextile present in film comedian Charlie Chaplin's chart between natal Hades (27 degrees Aquarius) and the natal Sun (27 degrees Aries) no doubt relates as much to his film image as the penniless tramp as it does to the poverty he experienced as a child. 

Zeus       (zoos) 

Keywords: Controlled, directed energy. Machines; creativity; leadership. All things military. Combustion engines. Compulsion. Drive. 

A symbol of "controlled energy," Zeus is linked to all types of creative and procreative endeavors. It has an active, fiery nature, and lends considerable zest and drive to whatever it touches. Machinery, weapons, and the combustion engine are all related to Zeus, as are production lines and leadership activities. 

In combination with Kronos and Vulcanus, Zeus has been found to have strong ties to the weapons and destructive power of modern warfare, and all three planets were closely linked throughout the entire period of World War II. Zeus (16 degrees Leo) squared Kronos (16 degrees Taurus) at the start of the war (September 1, 1939), and (at 18 degrees Leo) was exactly sextile Vulcanus (18 degrees Gemini) during the bombing of Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941). But Zeus's creative energy and focused drive normally finds more positive, less destructive, outlets in the natal chart -- through sports activities, for example. Professional football quarterback Joe Namuth has his natal Zeus (18 degrees Leo) sesquiquadrate natal Mars (3 degrees Aries), while jockey Robyn Smith as her natal Zeus (20 degrees Leo) semi-sextile natal Mars (20 degrees Virgo) and conjunct her natal Sun (21 degrees Leo). 

Kronos     (KROW nos) 

Keywords: Superiority: the highest quality attainable; the ultimate in authority; standard of excellence; undisputed expert. 

Bearing the Greek name for the original ruler of the gods (later known as Saturn to the Romans), Kronos symbolizes all figures of authority (both heads of state and heads of households), and anything that is similarly "superior," "high up," or "at the top." Issues of independence (being one's own boss), parenting (becoming an authority figure in the family), and success (making it to the top of one's profession) are all Kronos-related concerns. 

As the planet of kings, presidents, prime ministers, and corporate directors (especially in combination with the Sun), Kronos figures prominently in the charts of many top politicians and other people in high office. England's Queen Elizabeth has Kronos (6 degrees Taurus) widely conjunct her natal Sun (0 degrees Taurus) and exactly semi-square her natal Sun/Moon midpoint (21 degrees Gemini), while her eldest son, Prince Charles, has his Kronos (22 degrees Taurus) exactly opposite his natal Sun (22 degrees Scorpio). Ronald Reagan's progressed Sun was conjunct progressed Kronos when he was elected to the presidency in 1980, and transiting Kronos was conjunct George Bush's natal Sun during his term of office eight years later. But the influence of Kronos isn't restricted solely to the world of politics. Sun-Kronos contacts can describe the people who have risen to the top of a variety of professions, and combinations of these same two planets can also signify the proud parent. 

Apollon        (AP pull on) 

Keywords: The multiplier: Expansion and spreading; growth and increase. Science, commerce, trade, industry, peaceful efforts. 

Represented by the glyphs for Jupiter and Gemini, Apollon is that which indicates "a lot of" or "more than one" of anything. It has close connections with the worlds of commerce, science, and education, and can also symbolize success, expansion, and foreign countries. 

As the planet of foreign lands and other "distant places" (especially in combination with the Ascendant or 0 degrees Aries), Apollon ought to be well positioned in the horoscope of Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon. And indeed, it is. Armstrong's natal Ascendant (18 degrees Gemini) falls exactly conjunct his 0 degrees Aries/Apollon midpoint (18 degrees Gemini). Apollon's associations with science and success can also be seen in the triple conjunction (at 0 degrees Libra) that was being formed by transiting Jupiter, Uranus, and Apollon at the time of the astronauts' historic lunar landing in 1969. 

Admetos       (add MEET tos) 

Keywords: The brick wall: Steadfast, stable, immovable. Shrinking: Narrowing down to a sharp focus. Specialization. Endurance. 

Solid and steady as a rock, Admetos is related to all that is stable, enduring, and unyielding, as well as to anything that has stopped or otherwise come to an end. Roots, raw materials, and cyclical revolutions all share a touch of Admetos, as does anything that is either deep down (like the bottom of the ocean) or dead. 

While Admetos, in combination with Saturn, represents being stuck (either physically or psychologically) in one of life's frustrating traffic jams, this planet of earthy substance and physical inertia also has close connections, as one might expect, with real estate and farming. Labor leader Cesar Chavez, who became head of the United Farm Workers of America, has natal Admetos (7 degrees Aries) widely conjunct his natal Sun (0 degrees Aries) and exactly trine natal Saturn (7 degrees Sagittarius), as seems fitting for someone whose career and father (the two are both symbolically linked to Saturn) were each involved with farm work. And in April 22, 1889, at the start of the Oklahoma land rush , not only were the Sun, Venus, and Mars appropriately located in earth sign of Taurus, but Venus (15 degrees Taurus), the ruler of that sign, was in turn exactly sextile Admetos (15 degrees Pisces). 

Vulcanus       (vul CAN is) 

Keywords: All that is mighty and powerful. Strength. Intensity. 

A symbol of "mighty force," Vulcanus represents strength and energy in the extreme, and often carries with it a compulsive quality that is not so easy to resist. The erupting volcano is a fitting symbol for the power associated with Vulcanus, but this planet's strength can refer to matters of emotional intensity as well as to those of sheer physical power. 

The opponents of champion prizefighter Muhammad Ali might have thought twice before stepping into the ring to take this heavyweight boxer's powerful punches, had they known that Ali's natal Vulcanus (18 degrees Gemini) was exactly semisquare his natal Mars (3 degrees Taurus). And no doubt the intensity of Marilyn Monroe's larger-than-life image and impact on the public is due in part to the exact conjunction present in her chart between her natal Sun (10 degrees Gemini) and natal Vulcanus (also 10 degrees Gemini). Before he became Chairman of the Board of Montgomery Ward, entrepreneur Sewell Avery had been the president of U.S. Gypsum. His natal Sun (12 degrees Scorpio), which forms a quincunx with Cupido (11 degrees Gemini) and an opposition with Vulcanus (12 degrees Taurus), clearly gives him a potentially powerful (Vulcanus) corporate (Cupido) identity (the Sun). 

Poseidon      (po SIDE in) 

Keywords: Spirituality, truth, ideation, enlightenment, illumination. Wisdom and culture. 

Linked by its glyph to the sign of Pisces, Poseidon relates to all that is inspirational and spiritual, in contrast to that which is more practical or worldly. It is the planet of ideas and ideals, and is frequently associated with psychics, mystics, and mediums. Light and enlightenment are both symbolized by Poseidon, as are wisdom, knowledge, and places of religious worship. 

Frequently identified with spiritual wisdom and psychic insights, inspirational Poseidon (0 degrees Virgo) is positioned exactly opposite Mercury (0 degrees Pisces) in astrologer Evangeline Adams' natal chart and, at 16 degrees Virgo, squares the natal Sun of astrologer Grant Lewi (16 degrees Gemini). In the horoscope of Peter Hurkos, the celebrated Dutch psychic, Poseidon (20 degrees Virgo) opposes Mars (20 degrees Pisces), sextiles Neptune (19 degrees Cancer) and trines his Sun/Mercury midpoint (19 degrees Taurus), while in the chart of religious leader and writer Jeddu Krishnamurti, the natal Sun (20 degrees Taurus) exactly sextiles his natal Mercury/Poseidon ("spiritual communications") midpoint at 20 degrees Cancer. 

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HADES by Eileen Nauman.  A long and detailed description.  Don't miss this one !

HADES by John Jenkins.  One the best Uranian astrologers, 
      John gives us personal insights into Hades.

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CUPIDO by Eileen Nauman

A Discussion About How to Deal With Those Negative Interpretations
      Prevalent in the Books 'COSI' and 'Rules'

               by Eileen Nauman 
    The Aries Point - one of the Uranian Personal Points



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