Discovered in 2000, Varuna (2000 WR106) was honored as the minor planet 20,000, a significant recognition for discoverers R. S. McMillan and J. A. Larsen. It was the first named celestial body beyond Pluto, although not the first discovered, with that distinction belonging to 1992 QB1, which remains unnamed. Varuna completes an orbit every 282 years and is named after a powerful deity from pre-Vedic history, revered to this day, marking a major astronomical find, particularly due to its size. Varuna embodies an energy too vast to fully grasp, sharing traits with the 12th astrological house, associated with life’s overwhelming and unseen forces. Astrologer Juan Revilla of Costa Rica has notably explored Varuna’s influence, describing it as a profound and pervasive force in the background of existence. Varuna’s naming after a deity often equated with the divine concept of God highlights its perceived omnipresence. Currently in the Cancer constellation, Varuna symbolizes the retribution against deceit and broken promises, historically punishing those who reneged on their word, with the power to grant immortality. Revilla’s astrological insights link Varuna to the impersonal forces of nature and the unfathomable cosmic order, raising themes of reputation and the pursuit of eternal fame. Varuna is thus termed “the great equalizer.”

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