Thursday, 13 February 2014

(174567) Varda, J.R.R. Tolkien mythology for 2003 MW12

In January of 2014, (174567) 2003 MW12 was named (174567) Varda.

In J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology, Varda is the queen of the stars, the star-kindler. She is the deity who, prior to the birth of the first humans, created the stars and constellations. She also set the vessels of the Sun and Moon upon their appointed courses above the girdle of the Earth. Ilmarë is Varda's handmaid.

(174567) Varda's theme returned to the collective consciousness since Edward Snowden disclosed the global surveillance of telecommunication in June of 2013. In January of 2014, Obama announced reforms and limits in the collecting and storing of the NSA surveillance programs.

Edward Snowden has the Moon in Scorpio conjunct Varda, Quaoar and Ixion in the Crossing Point of the Age Progressions (Base Horoscope / Moon Node Horoscope). Varuna in the 1st House opposite 1999 TD10 in the 7th House is in the Crossing Axis of the Age Progressions (House Horoscope / Moon Node Horoscope).

"I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things … I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under." (Edward Snowden; The Guardian, 9 June 2013)