The university has been launched on an election date and time recommended by Chris Brennan and Leisa Schaim in their Auspicious Elections Podcast: at 7.20pm on the 20th December 2020, in Whanganui, New Zealand.
Following Chris and Leisa's lead, I'm using Whole Sign Houses for the launch chart below. This chart has a Gemini Ascendent with Mercury, the Sun and Ixion all closely conjunction in the seventh house of one to one relationships, but on the cusp of the eighth house of the occult. Venus is also in the 7th.
Jupiter and Saturn are closely conjunct at the beginning of Aquarius on the 9th House cusp of higher education. And the moon, representing the people, and Neptune, representing spirituality, are both in the 10th house of society.
The Moon is closely conjunct Ceres, the innermost dwarf planet and so the most accessible, and I see Ceres as the higher octave of the Moon, so the conjunction is very harmonious and suggests the university will nurture the students who attend.
Because the university is founded in New Zealand and we are using Whole Sign Houses, the MC is conjunct the 11th House cusp, so the work of the university will raise collective consciousness. And this is reinforced by the conjunction of Mars, the god of war, and his sister Eris, the goddess of discord, also in the 11th, suggesting the university will play an active, revealing and likely controversial role in the collective consciousness.
And we find Uranus, representing astrology, and Sedna, representing spiritual destiny, both in the 12th house of spirituality and institutions, with Sedna strongly placed conjunct the 1st House cusp.
It is notable that there are five Fingers of Fate in the chart, pointing to Uranus (astrology) in the 12th House of institutions, and Sedna (spiritual destiny) on the cusp of the 1st House of identity, Varuna (sovereignty & notability) in the 3rd House of ideas, Makemake (devotional focus) in the 5th House of creativity, and Haumea (rebirth) on the cusp of the 6th House of service.
So we have our work cut out in the years ahead, but the chart looks appropriate for a university with a mission 'to popularise the understanding and use of the dwarf planets in the astrological community'. Please join us.