The Additional Planets
The Uranian astrologer uses all these techniques plus eight
additional "planets" in each horoscope. Have these "planets"
been sighted? Is it claimed that these "planets" exist as
physical bodies? The answer to both questions is no, but this
is unimportant. The better questions that should be asked
are, "Does the use of these 'planets' work in the horoscope?"
Are astrological insights gained by the use of these "planets"?
Here the answer is a resounding yes! The "planets" have been
studied and used advantageously for more than seven decades.
Please note that this is much longer than Pluto has been studied
and used. Several of these “planets” were first postulated
during World War I, predating the sighting of Pluto by 15
To avoid using quotation marks around the word "planet" and
to avoid using the word "hypothetical" before it, some astrologers
refer to the TransNeptunian "planets" as the TNPs. Ephemerides
now exist for the TransNeptunian "planets" in published form
and electronically in every major software program. It is
said that Alfred Witte wanted all planets, planetary pairs,
and Planetary Pictures defined and described in short, precise,
and keyword fashion. This tradition continues to this day.
I've prepared the brief descriptions of the “planets” below
for the modern astrologer. They adhere to the staccato nature
of the Witte concept and expand upon and modernize the descriptions
published by Hans Niggemann. The “planets” are listed in order
of their presumed distance from the Sun. Each planet is named,
its modern American pronunciation is shown, and some key words
are given. For some of the "planets," an explanation of the
glyph is presented. As with "real" planets orbiting the Sun,
the Geocentric view of each "planet" shows forward and apparent
retrograde motions each year. A brief summary of the orbital
motions follows each description.