Using Dwarf Planets in Human Design

Did you have a chart of our solar system on the wall of your classroom?

There were eight planets back then and I bet you can remember all their names, even if you can’t get them in the right order!

In 2005, something weird happened. We discovered that there were way more planets in our solar system than we realised. I’d like to introduce you to some new kids on the block  …  or out in space.

Meet The Dwarf Planets

Since 2005, astrologers have discovered a whole lot of new planets.  The so-called Dwarf Planets are the biggest and most significant of them.  So far there are five official new dwarf planets – Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Haumea and Makemake.

There’s a whole lot more ‘unofficial’ new planets who meet the criteria but haven’t gotten the rubber stamp yet from the International Astronomical Union.    They are Sedna, Orcus, Quaoar, Varuna, Ixion, Vesta, Pallas, Hygeia, and more.

These new planets represent a powerful shift from global to multidimensional galactic consciousness. Our first step on the pathway is through the door of Pluto into a new way of creating.

Read: Beyond Pluto

Where are these new planets?

Out past Neptune is an area of space called the Kuiper Belt. You can see from the image how elliptical Pluto’s orbit is, compared to the circular orbits of the other planets. Because of the shape of it’s orbit, Pluto goes further into deep space, and is the only classical planet to enter the Kuiper Belt area.

Pluto is now considered a Kuiper Belt planet, rather than a classical planet like Uranus and Neptune.

The newly discovered planets of Haumea, Makemake and Eris are called Kuiper Belt Objects, as are Quaoar, Orcus, Varuna and Ixion. Because, they orbit within, or pass through, the Kuiper Belt.

Sedna is in a class of her own. With an orbit of 12,000 years, she moves through the Kuiper Belt and far, far beyond into deep space.

But what do they mean in my Design?

We think of Pluto as representing transformation, death and rebirth. In fact, it’s likely that Pluto is acting at a whole other level. Pluto gives us access to a whole new level of consciousness. The new planets represent new ways to engage with change and growth.

Even the dwarf planets are not so much a destination, as a doorway to deep space – to the fixed stars and a new form of multidimensional galactic consciousness. Humanity’s next evolutionary leap. If you have one of these dwarf planets in an active (defined) gate in your Human Design, you are acting as a galactic emissary for their energy.

More on Dwarf Planets

Ceres is different

Ceres is different to the other dwarf planets. She is the only one not out past Pluto in the Kuiper Belt.

Ceres is found in the Main Asteroid Belt, between Mars and Jupiter.

Main Asteroid Belt
Main Asteroid Belt sits between Mars and Jupiter

Where Makemake might spend six years in a gate, Ceres passes through in a few weeks.  This means that, unlike the slower moving dwarf planets, Ceres is a personal rather than a generational influence.  

Ceres is thought to have originally been close to Pluto. This is an interesting idea if we consider her as an emissary, bringing the galactic consciousness of deep space into a more human form.

Because Ceres has a smaller orbit, and faster speed around the chart, it makes her a personal influence in your design.

Ceres represents the themes of true nourishment, nurturing and mothering, development of self worth as a basis for forming relationships. She can show where we get a bit .. or a lot .. neurotic when our needs for nurturing are not being met.

Ceres is also the major key for understanding what makes life worth living for you – what you care about, what you are here to care for.

Meet the Dwarf Planets

I'm Kim Gould, founder of Love Your Design. I have been innovating and taking Human Design to the next level since 2003.

Beyond Type and Strategy, beyond the keywords and rigid rules, there are Asteroids, Dwarf Planets, Multidimensional Human Design and Holographic Human Design to explore. Come join me!

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