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Makemake  - 
creator god on Easter Island

Makemake was discovered in 2005 and is so far the 3rd biggest dwarf planet after Eris and Pluto we’re aware of. He’s truly of Pluto’s family considering his orbit shape and time and is especially “tight” with Haumea. The name gives a link to the creator god of an Eastern Island tribe.



Makemake's influence is subtle talking about the administrating/ governing of resources in order to achieve a goal/task  - his intention in this area is as a provider (nourishing) and protector, in harmony with nature and her "laws". - of course, this plays out in politics, economy, ecology but includes resources like energy and willpower, intellect, heart and maybe psychic abilities and so on...

He also includes the themes of "sacrifice" - what are we willing to let go of/sacrifice to achieve a goal/theme. The cycles, and it's aspects reveal more about his themes, globally and natal... 


He influences the evolutionary path with "overtone", due to his long orbital time.


His orbital cross:

Perihelion at 23° Pisces, Aphelion 23° Virgo

Northnode 24° Taurus and Southnode 24° Scorpio

Most North - South 24° Leo - Aquarius

more details and the discovery chart further down, passed pictures and more  -  you can "jump there"



Makemake is the Polynesian name the creator god of humanity in the mythology of the island "Rapa Nui" (Easter Island). He's the leading god of an annual ceremony and competition to find a new "chief" for the year. The competition was pretty dangerous as many competitors did loose their lives during its course, so "bravery" was for sure an attribute required for enrolment


Some Astronomy: 

Makemake was discovered on March 31, 2005, by a team led by Michael E. Brown, and announced on July 29, 2005 - he was given the minor-planet number 136472.  

Makemake is the brightest trans-Neptunian object after Pluto.

His orbital period is about 306 years.

Makemake is a classical Kuiper belt object, which means its orbit lies far enough from Neptune to remain stable over the age of the Solar System. Unlike plutinos, which can cross Neptune's orbit due to their 2:3 resonance with the planet, the classical objects have perihelia further from the Sun, free from Neptune's perturbation. Such objects have relatively low eccentricities (e below 0.2) and orbit the Sun in much the same way the planets do. Makemake, however, is a member of the "dynamically hot" class, meaning that it has a high inclination. Makemake is, probably near the 13:7 resonance with Neptune. (Ref. Wikipedia)       

Makemake Artist perception

Makemake artist's conception. Ann Field / Space Telescope Science Institute / ESA/NASA

a diagram about the orbit of outer solar system objects

Orbits of Makemake (blue), Haumea (green), contrasted with the orbit of Pluto (red) and the ecliptic (grey). 

Wikipedia by User: Eurocommuter - Plotted by a program written by the author

Discovery chart, "orbital points" and their indications

Makemake was discovered in later sidereal Leo, just passed his most northern latitude of orbit in reference to the ecliptic. This means his discovery place lays between the legs of Ursa Major and the constellation Coma and under the small constellation Canes Venatici (the hunting dogs) - his orbit brings him passing through the "backdrop" of the North Galactic Pole (in Coma). 

This whole area talks about gaining a conscious awareness of the relationship between "fire and smog" - how is one expressing, does it come from inner passion or is it a passionate hiding of the true intention.... it's same time a very creative and active region - "fire" that wants to be used - may that now be nourishing or destructive.

Fever for example can be very "fiery" and is a signal of the "body at work" to restore health - if out of control, it can burn us out...

In his discovery chart, we see him in square with Pluto in late sidereal Scorpio (constellation Ophiuchus - which is also the area of Makemake's southnode), in a quincunx with Eris in later sidereal Pisces, in a trine with Sedna in later sidereal Aries and sextiled by Venus in later sidereal Gemini (her standing on Pluto's northnode).
I think this makes clearly visible, that he works from a "higher" consciousness, if we're open hearted enough to perceive them. 

Makemake's nodal axis, is in ecliptical longitude in relation to the minor planet Ceres (main asteroid belt) and with Venus. 
Therefore, we can see here the themes of nourishment and values being in "collaboration" here. 


References and credits:

Nick Anthony Fiorenza - lunar (website no longer available)

Dane Rudhyar - many publications and books.... available through "Rudhyar Archival Project"... by Astrology University..... by Michael Meyer on

all charts are created using the free software by - choose "extended chart selections".... sidereal Zodiac (Galactic Equator Fiorenza)

Ian Ridpath's Star Tales  and  

Greek mythology by

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