When you have an active Sedna in your chart your life can take you down a road of disappointment before you find peace, prosperity, and joy. With the fate of embodying the archetype of Sedna you will encounter frustration, ego, betrayal, disillusionment, hopelessness, surrender in order to reach great heights of achievement and satisfaction.
Another manifestation of an active Sedna in your chart is when there is a resistance to the Father principle, whether it is a bad relationship with one’s own father who is controlling and domineering or the patriarchal establishment in general where there is an expectation of what to do in life in order to fit in and succeed.
I see this over and over again in the charts and lives of clients. When, against inner hearts knowing, a person follows a path that society says is the way to go in order to achieve the rewards and riches that the media and culture have determined are worthwhile. Usually it is about accepting a certain route, such as going to the university to study to get a diploma to get a good job. The discovering that the good job never happened, or if it did it was a tremendous let down. The emotions that arise are beyond disappointment, feeling conned or betrayed holding a student loan of tens of thousands of dollars in debt and feeling trapped.
Other times it comes from relationships, seeing dear friends getting married and having kids one by one and feeling that it must be the thing to do, only to find that marriage and motherhood was a huge disappointment and that their real life was taken from them.
Salvation and happiness is a journey, as escaping the circumstances does not happen by the choices that got one to that point. As in the Myth of Sedna, calling upon her father to help, left her dumped into the ocean without fingers. Retracing the steps back to the patriarchal society rules and expectations can be necessary, as in the legal requirements to get divorced, or the accepted arraignments for debt reduction. However from there the descent into emotional world (ocean waters depth) brings alive the creativity to manifest a happy and abundant life and from there the goddess within arises.
The myth of Sedna is from the Inuit culture. Where austerity and cold winters are embedded into the yearly cycle of existence. There are different forms of the myth, with the main focus on a young woman whose father wants to wed her off and her reluctance in accepting. The most common one referred to goes along these lines.
“The Inuit goddess Sedna’s story begins with a common mythological theme—a beautiful young woman who is not impressed by any of her multiple suitors. Sedna’s father, a widower, was constantly trying to marry her off, but she would have none of it.
One fateful day a sea bird (a fulmar) promised to take her away to his “comfortable, luxurious” home. The impulsive young girl eloped with the fulmar.
The “veritable palace” he had described turned out to be a filthy, smelly nest. And, to make matters worse, her new husband treated her like a slave. Sedna begged her father to come and take her back home, and he agreed. But as they were heading across the waters, a flock of fulmars surrounded the boat. The incessant flapping of their wings caused a tremendous storm to arise and their small vessel was being tossed from side to side.
Fearing for his own safety, Sedna’s father threw her into the ocean to appease the angry birds. When Sedna tried to climb back into the boat, he cut off her fingers. As she struggled to use her mutilated hands to try again, he cut off her hands and threw her and her appendages into the water.” (Sourced from goddessgift.com)
As she sank to the bottom of the ocean, her dismembered limbs grew into fish, seals, whales, and all of the other sea mammals.
If you resonate with the story of Sedna, then that new planet is important for you to interpret when analyzing your astrology chart.