This dwarf planet got its name from one of Tolkien's myths, and brings an exceptionally positive energy related to creation and light. She is the antithesis of hatred, kindler of stars, representing creation, rebirth, and hope. She is the connection to the Source, and it is no surprise that the name Varda shares the vibration of the word Verde, Italian for 'green'.
The heart chakra vibrates on the green frequency, and this is the centre of the human being, our connection to the Source. It is the courage to love and the love of courage.
Named on the 16th January 2014 under the sign of Capricorn, Varda bears a strong link to the number 7.
16th January 2014
1+6 = 7
2+0+1+4 = 7
Varda, therefore, has a subtle connection to Uranus. As Kalen points out in this article, Uranus is the 7th planet, and also spends an average of 7 years in each sign.
This affinity to the number 7 also reveals Varda's connection to Libra, the 7th sign of the Zodiac, and therefore to its ruler, Venus.
Furthermore, Varda also holds a subtle connection to the sign of Gemini, the 3rd sign of the Zodiac, as her designation number is 174567, which adds up to 3 in numerology.
Exploring the chart
Varda is conjunct Mercury, ruler of Gemini. He is therefore hosting the full Moon from the farthest point possible, but also the one that offers the clearest and most objective view. The conjunction with Varda is taking place in Sagittarius, where Mars is conjuncting the Sun. In both cases we can see a fast-moving personal planet coming into unison with a supra-personal, Source-related being.
The potential for a very focused search for truth, as well as receiving important revelations, is very strong. Mercury is not usually comfortable in the sign of law, long distance travel, and the search for big-picture wisdom. But I imagine that a conjunction with Varda will give the trickster of the Zodiac an uncharacteristic sensitivity and a sweeter disposition.
Varda and Mercury are, as many other planets in this chart, quite heavily aspected. One of the most difficult aspects is the quincunx to Uranus. A quincunx shares some characteristics of the opposition, but usually lacks the possibility of resolution and integration that an opposition presents. Let's say that if a quincunx was turned into music, it would sound more or less like two musicians who are not hearing each other well, and have little idea what the other musician is expecting. Or if you prefer a movie scene, it is the moment in which the hero receives a clue that could save his life in a very precarious time-sensitive situation... but this clue is an obscure Zen proverb, so he has to take a serious risk. But Varda provides a path to balance even in this 'impossible' tie, through her affinity with the number 7, which she shares with Uranus. The number 7 is about
“overcoming conflict and moving in a positive direction.”
(Uranus: The Fruitful Insecurity)
The overcoming of conflict is a huge theme in this chart. The bad news is that Uranus is involved in another quincunx, in this case with Venus. And here too, if we look closely enough, we can find an alternative path that gives the planets involved a point of connection. The good news is that Venus is the point of connection, and therefore overcoming conflict becomes not only possible, but likely. Venus rules both Libra (where she is) and Taurus (where Uranus is), and therefore Uranus is more inclined to go easy with the tyrannical shades of his character. The train of progress and revolution, hijacked by those with almost unlimited means, must now respond to the demands of balance and order, and must now respect the human priority of relationship and healthy stability.
On a more individual level, the action of bringing any kind of beauty into the world is an act of creation, a lifting of the veil, one step closer to the revelation of a new Earth.