ORCUS - Companion of Pluto

There are a number of objects on the outer edge of the Solar System called 'Trans-Neptunian Objects' because, as the name suggests, their orbital path takes them further out than the orbit of Neptune. Orcus is one such, and particularly interesting because of mirroring certain orbital

characteristics of Pluto.

Orcus was an ancient 'sea-monster', possibly a precursor to the 'Lords of the Underworld' from later cultures, such as the familiar Hades and Pluto. Certainly, the 'watery' connection seems to be important.

Melanie has been researching Orcus since August 2007, and will share her ideas thus far about its meaning and process, with material drawn from her own intuitive attunement, as well as observation of individual psychological processes.

This is first time in the UK that an entire day has been dedicated to the understanding of Orcus!

The Bedford Astrology Group

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Friday June 4th: 7.45 - 10.15pm
St Marks Church‎

Calder Rise, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7UY‎

If you are curious to find out where Orcus is in your own chart, the notes below will help you.

Ephemeris for midnight positions of Orcus.

(Every 365 days, from 1900 - 2030)

Created by Melanie Reinhart with RIYAL freeware. May be downloaded and freely shared.

To get a rough idea of the position of Orcus:

1. Find your year of birth (the 3 columns extreme left show date, month and year)

2. Look along that horizontal line, past the zeros (indicating 00 hr midnight) and you'll see an abbreviated zodiac position. This column is marked in RED at the top only. This shows you where Orcus was located in zodiac terms in your year of birth.

3. Ignore all the other columns, for this purpose, although they contain lots of other interesting information.

If you want a more accurate position:

1. Download the free software, RIYAL, created by Juan Revilla.

2. If you run Solar Fire, v.6+, there are pre-installed folders which will give you the positions of a number of TNOs, including Orcus. They go in the 'Extra Ring' which has to be set up accordingly.

 

   DATE         UT        ZODIAC lon  iau   lat    dec    gdist  velocity   helio   hdist    Ang

 

   1 Jan 1900   0 00 00|  15Pi24'48"  Peg  20n02  12n43  30.905   0 01 16  17Pi12   30.53    1°30'

   1 Jan 1901   0 00 00|  17Pi53'58"  Peg  20n11  13n47  30.901   0 01 11  19Pi43   30.57    1°56'

   1 Jan 1902   0 00 00|  20Pi23'23"  Peg  20n18  14n50  30.906   0 01 06  22Pi15   30.62    2°21'

   1 Jan 1903   0 00 00|  22Pi52'51"  Peg  20n22  15n51  30.919   0 01 00  24Pi46   30.67    2°43'

   1 Jan 1904   0 00 00|  25Pi22'14"  Peg  20n25  16n51  30.940   0 00 54  27Pi16   30.74    3°05'

  31 Dec 1904   0 00 00|  27Pi51'15"  Peg  20n26  17n50  30.968   0 00 48  29Pi47   30.81    3°27'

  31 Dec 1905   0 00 00|   0Ar19'45"  Peg  20n25  18n47  31.004   0 00 42   2Ar16   30.89    3°49'

  31 Dec 1906   0 00 00|   2Ar47'31"  Peg  20n21  19n43  31.047   0 00 36   4Ar44   30.97    4°13'

  31 Dec 1907   0 00 00|   5Ar14'24"  Peg  20n16  20n36  31.100   0 00 30   7Ar11   31.07    4°37'

  30 Dec 1908   0 00 00|   7Ar40'19"  Peg  20n09  21n27  31.161   0 00 24   9Ar36   31.17    5°03'

  30 Dec 1909   0 00 00|  10Ar05'10"  Peg  19n59  22n17  31.231   0 00 19  12Ar00   31.29    5°28'

  30 Dec 1910   0 00 00|  12Ar28'52"  And  19n48  23n03  31.310   0 00 13  14Ar23   31.41    5°53'

  30 Dec 1911   0 00 00|  14Ar51'22"  And  19n35  23n48  31.398   0 00 07  16Ar44   31.54    6°17'

  29 Dec 1912   0 00 00|  17Ar12'37"  And  19n20  24n30  31.494   0 00 01  19Ar04   31.67    6°40'

  29 Dec 1913   0 00 00|  19Ar32'31"  And  19n03  25n10  31.599  -0 00 04  21Ar22   31.82    7°01'

  29 Dec 1914   0 00 00|  21Ar51'00"  Psc  18n45  25n48  31.710  -0 00 09  23Ar38   31.97    7°20'

  29 Dec 1915   0 00 00|  24Ar07'57"  Psc  18n26  26n23  31.828  -0 00 14  25Ar53   32.13    7°37'

  28 Dec 1916   0 00 00|  26Ar23'14"  Psc  18n05  26n55  31.952  -0 00 19  28Ar06   32.29    7°53'

  28 Dec 1917   0 00 00|  28Ar36'44"  Psc  17n42  27n25  32.082  -0 00 24   0Ta17   32.46    8°09'

  28 Dec 1918   0 00 00|   0Ta48'18"  Psc  17n19  27n53  32.217  -0 00 29   2Ta26   32.63    8°26'

  28 Dec 1919   0 00 00|   2Ta57'55"  Tri  16n54  28n17  32.358  -0 00 33   4Ta33   32.81    8°44'

  27 Dec 1920   0 00 00|   5Ta05'31"  Tri  16n28  28n39  32.505  -0 00 37   6Ta38   32.99    9°02'

  27 Dec 1921   0 00 00|   7Ta11'08"  Tri  16n02  28n59  32.659  -0 00 41   8Ta40   33.18    9°21'

  27 Dec 1922   0 00 00|   9Ta14'49"  Tri  15n34  29n15  32.820  -0 00 45  10Ta41   33.37    9°40'

  27 Dec 1923   0 00 00|  11Ta16'38"  Tri  15n05  29n29  32.986  -0 00 48  12Ta40   33.57    9°59'

  26 Dec 1924   0 00 00|  13Ta16'37"  Tri  14n36  29n41  33.159  -0 00 52  14Ta37   33.77   10°16'

  26 Dec 1925   0 00 00|  15Ta14'53"  Ari  14n06  29n50  33.338  -0 00 55  16Ta32   33.98   10°31'

  26 Dec 1926   0 00 00|  17Ta11'28"  Ari  13n35  29n57  33.522  -0 00 58  18Ta25   34.19   10°44'

  26 Dec 1927   0 00 00|  19Ta06'22"  Ari  13n04  30n02  33.709  -0 01 00  20Ta17   34.40   10°54'

  25 Dec 1928   0 00 00|  20Ta59'35"  Ari  12n33  30n04  33.900  -0 01 03  22Ta06   34.62   11°03'

  25 Dec 1929   0 00 00|  22Ta51'05"  Ari  12n01  30n05  34.093  -0 01 05  23Ta55   34.84   11°11'

  25 Dec 1930   0 00 00|  24Ta40'49"  Ari  11n29  30n03  34.289  -0 01 07  25Ta41   35.06   11°19'

  25 Dec 1931   0 00 00|  26Ta28'46"  Ari  10n56  29n59  34.488  -0 01 09  27Ta26   35.28   11°28'

  24 Dec 1932   0 00 00|  28Ta14'54"  Tau  10n23  29n53  34.689  -0 01 11  29Ta08   35.50   11°38'

  24 Dec 1933   0 00 00|  29Ta59'17"  Tau   9n50  29n45  34.893  -0 01 12   0Ge49   35.72   11°49'

  24 Dec 1934   0 00 00|   1Ge41'59"  Tau   9n17  29n36  35.101  -0 01 14   2Ge29   35.95   12°00'

  24 Dec 1935   0 00 00|   3Ge23'03"  Tau   8n44  29n24  35.312  -0 01 15   4Ge07   36.17   12°12'

  23 Dec 1936   0 00 00|   5Ge02'34"  Tau   8n11  29n11  35.526  -0 01 16   5Ge43   36.40   12°22'

  23 Dec 1937   0 00 00|   6Ge40'39"  Tau   7n38  28n57  35.743  -0 01 17   7Ge18   36.64   12°30'

  23 Dec 1938   0 00 00|   8Ge17'22"  Tau   7n05  28n41  35.963  -0 01 18   8Ge52   36.87   12°36'

  23 Dec 1939   0 00 00|   9Ge52'46"  Tau   6n32  28n24  36.184  -0 01 19  10Ge24   37.10   12°40'

  22 Dec 1940   0 00 00|  11Ge26'55"  Tau   5n59  28n05  36.405  -0 01 19  11Ge56   37.33   12°40'

  22 Dec 1941   0 00 00|  12Ge59'48"  Tau   5n26  27n46  36.626  -0 01 20  13Ge26   37.57   12°40'

  22 Dec 1942   0 00 00|  14Ge31'23"  Tau   4n54  27n25  36.847  -0 01 20  14Ge54   37.79   12°40'

  22 Dec 1943   0 00 00|  16Ge01'41"  Tau   4n22  27n03  37.067  -0 01 20  16Ge22   38.02   12°40'

  21 Dec 1944   0 00 00|  17Ge30'42"  Tau   3n50  26n40  37.287  -0 01 21  17Ge48   38.25   12°42'

  21 Dec 1945   0 00 00|  18Ge58'28"  Tau   3n18  26n16  37.507  -0 01 21  19Ge13   38.48   12°46'

  21 Dec 1946   0 00 00|  20Ge25'02"  Tau   2n46  25n52  37.728  -0 01 21  20Ge37   38.70   12°50'

  21 Dec 1947   0 00 00|  21Ge50'29"  Tau   2n15  25n26  37.950  -0 01 21  22Ge00   38.93   12°54'

  20 Dec 1948   0 00 00|  23Ge14'53"  Tau   1n44  25n00  38.172  -0 01 21  23Ge22   39.15   12°59'

  20 Dec 1949   0 00 00|  24Ge38'17"  Tau   1n13  24n33  38.395  -0 01 20  24Ge43   39.38   13°02'

  20 Dec 1950   0 00 00|  26Ge00'47"  Tau   0n42  24n06  38.619  -0 01 20  26Ge03   39.60   13°03'

  20 Dec 1951   0 00 00|  27Ge22'27"  Tau   0n12  23n38  38.842  -0 01 20  27Ge22   39.83   13°01'

  19 Dec 1952   0 00 00|  28Ge43'17"  Tau   0s17  23n09  39.064  -0 01 19  28Ge40   40.05   12°56'

  19 Dec 1953   0 00 00|   0Ca03'16"  Gem   0s47  22n40  39.285  -0 01 19  29Ge58   40.27   12°50'

  19 Dec 1954   0 00 00|   1Ca22'23"  Gem   1s16  22n10  39.503  -0 01 18   1Ca15   40.48   12°44'

  19 Dec 1955   0 00 00|   2Ca40'36"  Gem   1s45  21n40  39.718  -0 01 18   2Ca31   40.70   12°38'

  18 Dec 1956   0 00 00|   3Ca57'54"  Ori   2s13  21n10  39.932  -0 01 17   3Ca46   40.91   12°34'

  18 Dec 1957   0 00 00|   5Ca14'18"  Gem   2s41  20n39  40.145  -0 01 16   5Ca00   41.11   12°31'

  18 Dec 1958   0 00 00|   6Ca29'51"  Gem   3s09  20n08  40.356  -0 01 16   6Ca14   41.32   12°30'

  18 Dec 1959   0 00 00|   7Ca44'36"  Gem   3s36  19n37  40.566  -0 01 15   7Ca27   41.53   12°30'

  17 Dec 1960   0 00 00|   8Ca58'38"  Gem   4s03  19n06  40.776  -0 01 14   8Ca39   41.73   12°30'

  17 Dec 1961   0 00 00|  10Ca12'01"  Gem   4s29  18n34  40.985  -0 01 13   9Ca50   41.93   12°29'

  17 Dec 1962   0 00 00|  11Ca24'52"  Gem   4s56  18n03  41.194  -0 01 12  11Ca01   42.13   12°26'

  17 Dec 1963   0 00 00|  12Ca37'14"  Gem   5s21  17n31  41.401  -0 01 12  12Ca12   42.33   12°20'

  16 Dec 1964   0 00 00|  13Ca49'09"  Gem   5s47  16n59  41.607  -0 01 11  13Ca22   42.53   12°11'

  16 Dec 1965   0 00 00|  15Ca00'39"  Gem   6s12  16n27  41.809  -0 01 10  14Ca32   42.72   11°59'

  16 Dec 1966   0 00 00|  16Ca11'40"  Gem   6s36  15n54  42.008  -0 01 09  15Ca41   42.91   11°48'

  16 Dec 1967   0 00 00|  17Ca22'09"  Gem   7s00  15n22  42.203  -0 01 07  16Ca50   43.10   11°36'

  15 Dec 1968   0 00 00|  18Ca32'06"  Gem   7s24  14n50  42.395  -0 01 06  17Ca58   43.28   11°27'

  15 Dec 1969   0 00 00|  19Ca41'29"  Gem   7s48  14n17  42.584  -0 01 05  19Ca06   43.46   11°18'

  15 Dec 1970   0 00 00|  20Ca50'19"  Gem   8s11  13n45  42.771  -0 01 04  20Ca13   43.63   11°12'

  15 Dec 1971   0 00 00|  21Ca58'37"  Gem   8s33  13n12  42.956  -0 01 03  21Ca20   43.80   11°06'

  14 Dec 1972   0 00 00|  23Ca06'24"  Gem   8s56  12n40  43.138  -0 01 02  22Ca26   43.98   11°01'

  14 Dec 1973   0 00 00|  24Ca13'46"  CMi   9s17  12n07  43.320  -0 01 01  23Ca32   44.14   10°56'

  14 Dec 1974   0 00 00|  25Ca20'44"  CMi   9s39  11n35  43.500  -0 00 59  24Ca37   44.31   10°49'

  14 Dec 1975   0 00 00|  26Ca27'23"  CMi  10s00  11n02  43.677  -0 00 58  25Ca43   44.47   10°40'

  13 Dec 1976   0 00 00|  27Ca33'46"  CMi  10s21  10n30  43.852  -0 00 57  26Ca48   44.64   10°26'

  13 Dec 1977   0 00 00|  28Ca39'52"  Cnc  10s41   9n57  44.023  -0 00 55  27Ca52   44.79   10°11'

  13 Dec 1978   0 00 00|  29Ca45'40"  CMi  11s01   9n25  44.190  -0 00 54  28Ca57   44.94    9°55'

  13 Dec 1979   0 00 00|   0Le51'10"  Cnc  11s21   8n53  44.352  -0 00 53   0Le01   45.09    9°39'

  12 Dec 1980   0 00 00|   1Le56'18"  Cnc  11s40   8n20  44.510  -0 00 51   1Le05   45.23    9°25'

  12 Dec 1981   0 00 00|   3Le01'06"  Cnc  11s59   7n48  44.665  -0 00 50   2Le09   45.37    9°12'

  12 Dec 1982   0 00 00|   4Le05'33"  Cnc  12s18   7n16  44.816  -0 00 49   3Le12   45.51    9°02'

  12 Dec 1983   0 00 00|   5Le09'41"  Cnc  12s36   6n44  44.965  -0 00 47   4Le15   45.64    8°53'

  11 Dec 1984   0 00 00|   6Le13'31"  Hya  12s54   6n12  45.111  -0 00 46   5Le18   45.77    8°45'

  11 Dec 1985   0 00 00|   7Le17'06"  Hya  13s11   5n41  45.256  -0 00 44   6Le20   45.90    8°38'

  11 Dec 1986   0 00 00|   8Le20'31"  Hya  13s28   5n09  45.398  -0 00 43   7Le23   46.02    8°30'

  11 Dec 1987   0 00 00|   9Le23'47"  Hya  13s45   4n37  45.538  -0 00 41   8Le25   46.15    8°19'

  10 Dec 1988   0 00 00|  10Le26'57"  Hya  14s01   4n06  45.675  -0 00 40   9Le27   46.27    8°04'

  10 Dec 1989   0 00 00|  11Le30'00"  Hya  14s17   3n35  45.808  -0 00 38  10Le29   46.38    7°47'

  10 Dec 1990   0 00 00|  12Le32'55"  Hya  14s33   3n03  45.937  -0 00 37  11Le31   46.49    7°29'

  10 Dec 1991   0 00 00|  13Le35'39"  Hya  14s48   2n32  46.061  -0 00 35  12Le33   46.60    7°11'

   9 Dec 1992   0 00 00|  14Le38'08"  Hya  15s03   2n01  46.181  -0 00 34  13Le34   46.70    6°54'

   9 Dec 1993   0 00 00|  15Le40'23"  Hya  15s18   1n30  46.297  -0 00 32  14Le36   46.80    6°38'

   9 Dec 1994   0 00 00|  16Le42'23"  Hya  15s32   0n59  46.409  -0 00 31  15Le37   46.89    6°24'

   9 Dec 1995   0 00 00|  17Le44'07"  Hya  15s46   0n28  46.518  -0 00 29  16Le38   46.98    6°13'

   8 Dec 1996   0 00 00|  18Le45'40"  Hya  16s00   0s03  46.625  -0 00 28  17Le39   47.07    6°03'

   8 Dec 1997   0 00 00|  19Le47'03"  Hya  16s13   0s33  46.729  -0 00 26  18Le40   47.15    5°54'

   8 Dec 1998   0 00 00|  20Le48'22"  Hya  16s26   1s03  46.830  -0 00 24  19Le41   47.24    5°44'

   8 Dec 1999   0 00 00|  21Le49'41"  Hya  16s38   1s33  46.929  -0 00 23  20Le41   47.32    5°31'

   7 Dec 2000   0 00 00|  22Le51'02"  Hya  16s50   2s03  47.025  -0 00 21  21Le42   47.39    5°15'

   7 Dec 2001   0 00 00|  23Le52'27"  Hya  17s02   2s33  47.117  -0 00 19  22Le43   47.47    4°57'

   7 Dec 2002   0 00 00|  24Le53'55"  Hya  17s14   3s03  47.205  -0 00 18  23Le44   47.53    4°36'

   7 Dec 2003   0 00 00|  25Le55'21"  Hya  17s25   3s33  47.287  -0 00 16  24Le45   47.60    4°15'

   6 Dec 2004   0 00 00|  26Le56'45"  Hya  17s36   4s03  47.365  -0 00 14  25Le46   47.65    3°55'

   6 Dec 2005   0 00 00|  27Le58'05"  Hya  17s46   4s32  47.438  -0 00 13  26Le46   47.71    3°37'

   6 Dec 2006   0 00 00|  28Le59'16"  Hya  17s56   5s02  47.507  -0 00 11  27Le47   47.76    3°20'

   6 Dec 2007   0 00 00|   0Vi00'21"  Sex  18s06   5s31  47.572  -0 00 09  28Le48   47.80    3°05'

   5 Dec 2008   0 00 00|   1Vi01'18"  Sex  18s16   6s00  47.634  -0 00 08  29Le48   47.84    2°52'

   5 Dec 2009   0 00 00|   2Vi02'08"  Sex  18s25   6s29  47.693  -0 00 06   0Vi49   47.88    2°41'

   5 Dec 2010   0 00 00|   3Vi02'56"  Sex  18s34   6s58  47.750  -0 00 04   1Vi49   47.92    2°30'

   5 Dec 2011   0 00 00|   4Vi03'45"  Sex  18s42   7s26  47.803  -0 00 02   2Vi50   47.95    2°17'

   4 Dec 2012   0 00 00|   5Vi04'36"  Sex  18s51   7s55  47.854  -0 00 01   3Vi50   47.98    2°01'

   4 Dec 2013   0 00 00|   6Vi05'33"  Sex  18s58   8s23  47.900   0 00 01   4Vi51   48.01    1°42'

   4 Dec 2014   0 00 00|   7Vi06'32"  Sex  19s06   8s51  47.942   0 00 03   5Vi52   48.03    1°22'

   4 Dec 2015   0 00 00|   8Vi07'34"  Sex  19s13   9s20  47.980   0 00 05   6Vi53   48.04    1°01'

   3 Dec 2016   0 00 00|   9Vi08'37"  Sex  19s20   9s48  48.012   0 00 06   7Vi54   48.06    0°40'

   3 Dec 2017   0 00 00|  10Vi09'39"  Sex  19s26  10s15  48.039   0 00 08   8Vi55   48.06    0°20'

   3 Dec 2018   0 00 00|  11Vi10'40"  Sex  19s33  10s43  48.062   0 00 10   9Vi56   48.07    0°02'

   3 Dec 2019   0 00 00|  12Vi11'40"  Sex  19s38  11s11  48.082   0 00 11  10Vi57   48.06   -0°13'

   2 Dec 2020   0 00 00|  13Vi12'37"  Sex  19s44  11s38  48.097   0 00 13  11Vi58   48.06   -0°26'

   2 Dec 2021   0 00 00|  14Vi13'37"  Hya  19s49  12s05  48.110   0 00 15  12Vi59   48.05   -0°37'

   2 Dec 2022   0 00 00|  15Vi14'41"  Hya  19s54  12s32  48.121   0 00 17  14Vi00   48.04   -0°48'

   2 Dec 2023   0 00 00|  16Vi15'51"  Hya  19s58  12s59  48.129   0 00 19  15Vi01   48.03   -1°00'

   1 Dec 2024   0 00 00|  17Vi17'12"  Hya  20s02  13s25  48.134   0 00 20  16Vi03   48.01   -1°14'

   1 Dec 2025   0 00 00|  18Vi18'43"  Hya  20s06  13s52  48.135   0 00 22  17Vi04   48.00   -1°31'

   1 Dec 2026   0 00 00|  19Vi20'24"  Hya  20s09  14s18  48.132   0 00 24  18Vi06   47.97   -1°51'

   1 Dec 2027   0 00 00|  20Vi22'13"  Hya  20s13  14s45  48.124   0 00 26  19Vi08   47.94   -2°11'

  30 Nov 2028   0 00 00|  21Vi24'05"  Crt  20s15  15s11  48.111   0 00 27  20Vi10   47.91   -2°31'

  30 Nov 2029   0 00 00|  22Vi26'01"  Crt  20s18  15s37  48.093   0 00 29  21Vi13   47.87   -2°51'