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July 18, 2017

Author Update

Wondering at the dearth of News here? Wonder no more. Home issues overtook my attention, appropriately enough as my progressed Moon squared my natal Moon. Beginning in March, my boyfriend Ron and I worked with several different renovation teams to completely refloor our home of 19 years. That meant OUT with the awful, ugly, "it-was-crap-when-we-moved-in" rugs, and IN with Marble and Vinyl Tile. At last the job is done and nearly all our belongings are back in place. How bad was it? Imagine having the rug pulled out from under you, in every single room, but without the magic trick of having the furniture, books, dogs, etc., being able to stay put.

Even during that crazy time, I managed to post occasional pieces on the More Plutos Facebook page, which can be accessed without having a Facebook account. So you should always check over there for articles.

Next project, however, will still keep me busy: my second book, currently untitled. For the remainder of this year, expect Dwarf Planet observations to be infrequent, either here or on Facebook. The new book will be geared to general readers and explain how many human endeavors, perhaps most notably medicine, human flight, continental drift, and space travel, spent long periods being inadequately understood and disrespected, and its adherents untrusted or, worse, considered crazy ... until small yet critical discoveries changed the game and completely vindicated these professions.

  • Medicine: needed to know about viruses/germs/bacteria;
  • Human flight: fixed wings were the key, and how air flowed over wings;
  • Continental drift: sea-floor spreading explained how huge continents could move and separate;
  • Space travel: required liquid propulsion material and computers to assist in so many ways.
Without these details, those now-honored professions or theories were incomplete, often failing or only marginally successful. And this well-worn path to achievement is typical, and thus where Astrology has languished, until now. I plan to show that the Dwarf Planets provide the essential "small" details we have needed, for completeness in results and a basis for a theory of how Astrology can possibly work.


July 17, 2017

10 Year Anniversary 2007 OR10 Discovery

Happy Discovery Day, OR10! The largest unnamed object in the Solar System, first spotted 10 years ago today, still has no name. The good news is, the general public is now welcome to propose names to the Minor Planet Center for consideration and possible acceptance (before 10 years passes, only the discoverers can name the object). The bad news is, there is no guarantee the MPC or their naming committees will act on any such suggestion. The fact is, astronomers and planetary scientists are perfectly happy to use XYZ0123 as a name, than one chosen from mythology, no matter how creative your choice and how close you follow nomenclature rules.

Meanwhile, yours truly has not been completely idle, even if few new plog posts have appeared on this website this year. In March, as my progressed Moon squared my natal Moon, Ron and I worked with several different renovation teams to completely refloor our home of 19 years. That meant OUT with the awful, ugly, "it-was-crap-when-we-moved-in" rugs, and IN with Marble and Vinyl Tile. At last the job is done and nearly all our belongings are back in place. How bad was it? Imagine having the rug pulled out from under you, in every single room, without the magic trick of having the furniture, etc., be able to stay put.

But even during that crazy time, I managed to post occasional pieces on the More Plutos Facebook page, which can be accessed without having a Facebook account.

My next goal is to get moving on my second book, currently untitled. So for the remainder of this year, Dwarf Planet observations may be infrequent, either here or on Facebook. The new book will be geared to general readers and explain how many human endeavors, perhaps most notably medicine, human flight, continental drift, and space travel, spent long periods being inadequately understood and disrespected, and its adherents untrusted or, worse, considered crazy ... until small yet critical discoveries changed the game and completely vindicated these professions.

  • Medicine: needed to know about viruses/germs/bacteria;
  • Human flight: fixed wings were the key, and how air flowed over wings;
  • Continental drift: sea-floor spreading explained how huge continents could move and separate;
  • Space travel: required liquid propulsion material and computers to assist in so many ways.
Without these details, those now-honored professions or theories were incomplete, failures or only marginally successful. And this is where Astrology is now, as the Dwarf Planets provide the essential "small" details we have needed, for completeness in results and a basis for a theory of how it can possibly work.


February 6, 2017

Key Dates in the New Trump Administration Tracked

Last fall I kept busy looking at all the indicators that Trump was headed for disaster. What else could I assume, seeing that at every key milestone and looking at the birth charts of his closest advisers, difficulty and disappointment loomed ahead. Who knew it would be getting elected that was Trump's (and the country's) Big Mistake.

So I wrote a followup to my Trump is Toast campaign series, called Mr. Trump's Wild New Year, where I listed the dates to watch in 2017. Yesterday I posted a look back of the dates passed so far, found on my More Plutos Facebook page.

Astrology shows us that you cannot avoid trouble, even if you are a billionaire and have somehow shoehorned your way into the most powerful job on Earth. Saturn cannot be bribed, and the planet of Karma is set on opposing Trump's Sun (and conj. his Moon) two more times this year. So mark your calendars with the dates provided in my article, and visit and Like/Follow More Plutos on Facebook to get further recaps and other astrological tidbits on current events.


August 19, 2016

Dell Horoscopes Praises More Plutos

I've only just received a copy of this review, which appeared in Dell Horoscopes, July 2016 edition, so granted this isn't a very timely new item. I was asked by Dell Horoscopes for a review copy of my book in early January, which I was happy to send. Then in April I asked the person who had contacted me if they knew in what issue the review might appear. I didn't hear back, so I actually thought maybe my book didn't fit in with their readership, which I expected was more sun-sign oriented.

But a few days ago, someone posted a question to my More Plutos Facebook page and happened to mention he'd bought my book after reading a review of it in Dell Horoscopes. Imagine my surprise! Even better, the review was super complimentary from first to last! Thanks, Dell Horoscopes!!

Here's the review (PDF; 658K).


eLit Award, Silver badge, for book MORE PLUTOS, New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit categoryMay 26, 2016

MORE PLUTOS Wins an eLit Award!

More Plutos is now an AWARD-WINNING BOOK, since the 2016 eLit Awards were announced in late April (scroll to "New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit category). As you can see at right, More Plutos picked up the Silver medal for all eBooks submitted for consideration.

This has inspired me to submit More Plutos for other eBook and print awards, both for self-published and traditionally published books. I had no idea there were so many contests out there! We shall see how it goes.

To celebrate, I'm signing personalized copies of More Plutos bought through this website. I'll even throw in a print-out of your natal chart with Dwarfs included; more info on the home page.

Cover of eLit Award certificate eLit Award Letter eLit Award Certificate


Weeping Heart Chapter Art from MOREPLUTOS (c) Sue KientzMay 11, 2016

2007 OR10 Larger than Previously Thought

The Kepler Spacecraft has discovered that 2007 OR10 is the third-largest Dwarf Planet, edging out Makemake and Haumea. Previously it was believed to be the fifth largest.

2007 OR10 has always been the largest unnamed body in our solar system. Co-discoverer Mike Brown of Caltech promised to name it in 2011, but still hasn't come up with a moniker he likes. Dr. Brown has pointed out that in 2017, anyone will be able to propose a name, as it will be 10 years since its discovery; after such a period, it's no longer just the purvue of the discovery team to submit a name to the Internation Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center.

The website referenced above shows 2007 OR10 as no. 3, followed by Haumea and Makemake. Usually Makemake is considered larger than Haumea, because of Haumea's football shape. Don't be surprised if the size estimates for these distant worlds change again and again. Except for Pluto, which was measured very accurately during the New Horizon's flyby in July 2015, different space telescopes produce slightly varying size measurements. That's why Eris was considered larger than Pluto for a time. Until robotic spacecraft visit 2007 OR10 and/or Makemake, we might consider them sharing the no. 3 position for now...


April 20, 2016

New Icon for Orcus

Orcus glyphIf only Dwarf Planet Hunter and Caltech professor Mike Brown would name his discovery "Snowwhite," formally known as 2007 OR10. Then one might simply use OR to designate Orcus in charts, without the possibility that some might mistake it for OR10. But no, "Snowwhite" (and I) are still awaiting that permanent name. Meanwhile, based on its apparent operation in charts, I developed a glyph for 2007 OR10, the "weeping heart" → OR10.

On the positive side, that frustration caused me to design my own Orcus glyph, one that represents this hefty 917-km world in a particularly Orcus-like way. To me, Orcus is Order, as well as a desire (or obsession) with Perfection. So I aimed for not just a very balanced icon, but one that meaningfully reflects the order I have found inherent in Astrology:

The three main sounds of O, C, and S are represented in the icon, in the order they are pronounced. Now flip that icon upside-down . . . The same three sounds in the same order are still presented. The icon is in effect a pallindrome, the same forwards or backwards.

Since I have found that birth charts, event charts, and basically any milestone chart for a person, can be progressed forward to see future events, and "regressed" (or progressed in reverse) to events in the past, this says to me that the Order of Time is invariant, i.e., the same backwards or forwards. This is why I designed the Orcus icon to represent the sound of the planet's name, both forward and backward.

For some more detail on Orcus, read my Spotlight on Bernie Sanders, whose birthchart shows Sun square Orcus.

Lastly, fellow astrologer Martina Erkskine was kind enough to convert my Orcus glyph, OR10 "weeping heart" icon, and others I developed, into a true-type font that can be installed on PCs (Windows) and the icons selected to display as User-Defined points in Solar Fire. If you would like to use this font, shift-click this link to download the file Asteroid MorePlutos.ttf. Once on your Desktop or Download folder, double-click to install. When choosing that font in the pick list, look for "Asteroid Sue."

Thanks, Martina!!


Feb. 25, 2016

Plog Series: There are More Presidential Candidates

Primary time is upon us; do you know the real story about each 2016 presidential candidate? Not only do you need to check out their birth charts, my Astrologer friend, you need Dwarf Planets to get to the real nitty gritty! So far I've analyzed Mario Rubio and Ted Cruz, but there's more to come....


Jan. 28, 2016

Thirty-Year Anniversary of Challenger Disaster

Today I posted a short piece on the Challenger Disaster's chart on the More Plutos Facebook page. You don't have to be a Facebook member to read the post and view the charts, as the site is Public.

If you are an astrologer, you should consider checking out the many Facebook pages that discuss astrology. I've been spending more time myself posting and answering questions on these interesting group pages. These are either groups that want to talk about a specific aspect of astrology (like a particular planet, or asteroids only, or any Dwarf Planet), or they are general astrology discussion groups. Below is a list of a few of these communities.

Public Facebook Discussion Groups
With public Facebook groups, they are free to read but you have to join to post. Two good ones are

"Members only" or "Closed" groups
To read or post, you must first have a Facebook account. Once you do, type the group's name in the Facebook search box to locate one and then click the "Join" button.

  • General Astrology Discussion
    • Steve Tuffill's Astro Discussion Group - this is now a Secret group. E-mail me (sue -at- moreplutos.com) to join.
  • Specific Topic Discussions of Astrology
    • Eris: Eris Says "Come Join My Party"
    • Eris: Eris Followers
    • Dwarf Planets: Evolutionary Intensified People
    • Dwarf Planets, Asteroids, Centaurs: Centaurs2
    • Asteriods: Asteroid Astrology


Jan. 24, 2016

On AstrologyTruth.com: Eris, Antidote to Pluto

I've just posted a full-length article on three of the main interpretations of Dwarf Planet Eris, called " Eris, Antidote to Pluto."

In the article, I review Henry Seltzer's book The Tenth Planet: Revelations From the Astrological Eris and Laura Walker's online book-length treatment, Eris: Archetype of Shadows, discussing their Eris interpretations and how they supported their assertions. I then argue that Marina Macario in her 2010 article on Julian Assange and my own book More Plutos have Eris right, as The Other, a symbol of alientation and connectedness with Others. Why believe me? Because I also offer a few ways we might validate Eris's true meaning, once and for all.

Hope you will read it and leave a comment!


Nov. 23, 2015

Debut of the Planetary Blog = PLOG!

The new Plog has manifested itself, and it looks like a TARDIS! That's right, the first post is about the venerated British TV series Doctor Who, and called Doctor Who Turns 52. Enjoy!


Oct. 18, 2015

Recent Appearances (Slides and Audio available) and Future Plans

This past week was very busy and productive, and challenging as I just returned from a trip back east on Monday. But somehow everything happened as planned:

  • The NCGR-LA Meetup on Thursday, Oct. 15, had a packed house of 35 people at Dupar's Restaurant in Encino, wondering what a "Makemake" was, as I snuck the Exciting Dwarf into the talk on Eris and Haumea. Fellow astrologer and friend Steve Tuffill of Steve Tuffill's Astro Discussion group and many other useful astrology groups on Facebook, captured the audio of the presentation and linked it in his very much appreciated article about the Eris-Haumea talk. You can also view the Eris-Haumea talk slides here (PDF; 20MB).
  • At the Dharma Center Bookstore in Whittier, I again gave impromptu readings this past Saturday and was available to sign my book. This has become a regular and well-attended event, so expect to see a November date listed on the More Plutos home page, soon. In the 30-minute session ($30), you can get a targeted birth-chart analysis, a pressing question answered, or if you're an astrological professional, we can talk about the Dwarf Planets and why you need to use these big boys.
  • Photos from the Vroman's Bookstore event in August are STILL coming. Honestly, I have been waiting for Ron to put his More Plutos shirt back on, because I want that photo in the collection. Also I have been crazy busy, but I have not forgotten.

Other than the monthly Saturday appearance at Dharma, there are no more scheduled events coming up, but two articles are coming in the Astrological Journal, and I have submitted a third article to The Mountain Astrologer, which I hope will be accepted soon.

Coming soon to this website: a weekly or bi-weekly blog on various current events or other astrological notes of interest, which I hope to debut in November. Stay tuned!


Sept. 9, 2015

Signings, Readings, and Slide Show Coming, Oh My!

Coming up, I'm returning to the Dharma Center Bookstore in Whittier, where I presented a talk on the latest Pluto images in July, as well a review on several of the mosst important Dwarf Planets farther out from Pluto. This time I will be doing impromptu readings. You can ask a particular question (without mentioning your birth date), or you can get a short birth chart reading. Either way, you get 30 minutes of analysis/discussion for $30. That's this Saturday, Sept. 12, 1-4 p.m., at 7007 Greenleaf Ave., Suite 210 (upstairs), Whittier, CA.

Next month, I will be presenting a Slide Show on Eris and Haumea at the NCGRLA Meetup at Du-Par's Restaurant, 16120 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436.

The Vromans' Signing on Aug. 30 went extremely well, and photos from the event will be up soon, both here and on the More Plutos Facebook page. Another signing is in the works for sometime in November-December. Stay tuned.

For the latest events, always check the More Plutos home page.


July 21, 2015

More Plutos Gets Enthusiastic Review from Astrology News Service

It was quite a thrill to learn that the Astrology News Service website posted an extremely positive review of More Plutos. Reviewer Armand Diaz e-mailed me to let me know it was up, and that he enjoyed my book. A day does not get any better than that!


June 11, 2015

More Plutos Print Replica for Kindle, iPad

I know Kindle fans love their Kindle features, but sometimes the conversion to create that presentation really screws up the careful formatting of a book like More Plutos. So in addition to the usual Kindle and Nook e-books, I've made available a More Plutos (Print Replica) that can be nicely viewed on large tablets like the Kindle FireHD or iPad.

In the print replica, you can see compared chart diagrams side by side, whereas this nice feature is stripped from the other e-book versions. Images are clearly with the text they illustrate, and tables are larger and easier to read.

Just be sure you see "Print Replica" next to the title when ordering. And don't forget to leave an Amazon review -- I want to hear from you!


June 4, 2015

Today was a busy and gratifying day:

  • More Plutos is now available at Vromans Bookstore's website. Later this summer, I will actually have a book signing there, with some cool giveaways, so stay tuned!
  • I stopped by the Thunderbolt Spiritual Bookstore and handed out my nifty new More Plutos Bookstore Flyer giving them the low-down on the book and ordering information. Here's hoping they order a few copies! One down, hundreds more to go (most bookstores will get the flyer in the mail, of course).
  • Have finished making a number of contacts/submissions to various astrology organization's email lists and meetups, to build awareness of More Plutos.
  • The paperback version's back cover will soon have some abbreviated quotes from The Mountain Astrologer review that appeared last week. That means that the copies already sold (including 20 copies I still have) will be collector's items. Hey I can dream, can't I?
  • And I updated the website! As you can see...


May 18, 2015

When I sent in my book to be reviewed by The Mountain Astrologer just hours after the first books arrived, I expected that in a few months, I'd see the review in their gorgeous, glossy magazine. The LAST thing I expected is getting an email less than a week later, saying the review was ONLINE, in TMA's Blog! Read the wonderful review by Mary Plumb that absolutely blissed me out!


May 13, 2015

The books have arrived! Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble lists More Plutos for sale. My free paperback copies from Dog Ear Publishing arrived this afternoon. The e-book is in production. I put together a fan page on Facebook, that's now ready for promoting. Time to celebrate!!


May 1, 2015

The print preparation for More Plutos is now complete, taking a bit longer than at first estimated. Now the book is expected to appear on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online booksellers (in both color paperback and e-book format) by mid-May. Can't wait!


March 30, 2015

More Plutos is finally at the printer, and its expected online and print release is looking like late April, perhaps as soon as three weeks away. I'm still getting used to having my life back.

By the way, a miracle happened in that Kindle now accepts PDFs instead of insisting on Word docs. This means you're no longer forced to have special fonts (like every single zodiac sign I needed to use) wiped out by the Kindlefying process. Who knew God would answer that prayer.


Nov. 30, 2014

More Plutos can now be found in the online National Council for Geocosmic Research Holiday Memberletter on page 12. Meanwhile, the third-last chapter of MORE PLUTOS is winding up today. Book release might slip into January 2015 since I may need to reformat some parts for the Kindle-type version. Apparently all the nifty zodiac symbols and such can't be included in Kindle since they convert any special fonts to their own very standard font. Ayiii!!


Oct. 31, 2014

Makemake Article Published in Astrological Journal Cover of Nov./Dec. 2014 issue of Astrological Journal

On Hallowe'en I got the best treat of my life when the mailman brought me copies of the latest Astrological Journal (Nov./Dec. 2014 issue), inside of which was lurking my Makemake article. Especially pleasing was the enlarged title image of Salvador Dali, which seems to leap out at you when you turn to my piece. How apt as Makemake is a startling, electric-shock kind of object, as the many examples in my article hopefully demonstrate.

Even more interesting and exciting personalities and events will dive bomb readers in the Makemake chapter of MORE PLUTOS, which is nearing completion.



Oct. 21, 2014

Sedna Article Accepted by The Mountain Astrologer!

My excerpted Sedna article has been accepted by The Mountain Astrologer and will appear in the next issue, Feb./March 2015, arriving at newsstands in early January. I'd throw a party but the rest of the book is calling my name, pleading to be finished!


Oct. 12, 2014

Sedna Article Resubmitted to The Mountain Astrologer

My excerpted Sedna article for Mountain Astrologer was just resubmitted to the editors at 1:05 p.m. with the revisions they requested. OK I admit it, I was angling for Moon sext. Jupiter, trine Venus, all applying, but I really was ready to submit. Really.


Sept. 10, 2014

Eris Article Now Online

My article Eris: The Discomforting Other is now available online (PDF; 8.5MB). The version printed in Astrological Journal had a typeface problem that was not discovered until the issues were mailed. I'm grateful to editor Carole Taylor for fixing these errors and allowing a PDF to be posted for readers to enjoy the piece as I intended.


Sept. 7, 2014

AA Journal thumbnail, Sept./Oct. issue

Eris Article Appears in Astrological Journal

Last Tuesday the Sept./Oct. issue of the Astrological Journal came in the mail. I was excited to see it, as it contained an excerpt of the Eris chapter from my forthcoming book MORE PLUTOS. Unfortunately, as I looked closer I found that just about every zodiac glyph printed in the text was wrong. I was sick, wondering what happened. I e-mailed journal editor Carole Taylor and learned that unbeknownst to Carole, the desktop publishing program she used had corrupted the font. Carole was more than apologetic about the situation and is preparing a corrected PDF for me to post, which she will also link to the AA Journal website.

Once this electronic version of "Eris, the Discomforting Other" arrives, I will tweet out the link and post it here and on the home page of MORE PLUTOS. While it was terribly disappointing to have such problems with the printed copy, I look forward to sharing the Eris article with everyone who cares to read it. The AA Journal isn't available online, so this snafu could potentially give my Eris research a wider audience than I thought possible! Stay tuned.


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July 12, 2014

New Website!

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