[Note: This chapter, and all others in this book, are excerpted from The End of Our Century by Francois Masson, written in 1979-80. It was transcribed from French into English by David Michael Steinberg in 1981 and a publisher was never found. It was finally edited, updated and published on the Internet by David Wilcock in 2001.]

“American scientists state that they have deduced from their calculations the existence of a trans-Plutonian planet, which they expect to photograph around 1980, when it leaves a part of the sky containing several very bright stars.”

That announcement appeared in the newspapers around 1972 and amounts to the baptism of a new planet. Now, all the new discoveries of planets invisible to the naked eye were accompanied by radical new changes in human development and always in relation to the mythological meaning of the gods after whom the planets were named.

Uranus was the first telescopic planet to be discovered — by Herschel in 1781 — and that discovery coincided with profound political and scientific revolutions affecting all mankind.

Neptune was discovered by LeVerrier in 1846, two years before the great proletarian revolution of 1848, which ripened underground and shook all Europe when it burst forth.

Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. The following year the American Lawrence invented the cyclotron, virtually giving birth to the Atomic Age.

This invention was rapidly followed by the work of Pauli and Fermi on neutrinos and that of Anderson, Chadwick, Joliot-Curie, et al.

1930 was also the decisive year of Nazism’s rise to power in Germany and marks the first manipulation of public opinion by dictatorships through the scientific use of mass media and the growth of radio, a new medium ideal for propaganda which was greatly exploited by Stalin and Hitler.

What is the mythological meaning of the planets thus named? Uranus meant “the sky” and was “the father of the Titans” including Prometheus who stole fire from heaven to bring it to man. Astrologically Uranus represents human ambition seeking the knowledge of the Gods.

The first scientific discoveries about electricity and its applications date from that period. It was also the time when scientists found the true elements, isolating pure metals and analyzing air, water, etc. into their exact components, thus opening the door to modern science.

Simultan­eously, all humanity was stirred up by the ideas of the Encycloped­ists and the Freemasons and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. All of these acts are symbolized by Uranus / Prometheus: Man seeking the ways leading to the knowledge of the Gods.

That is why Uranus is supposed to rule the Sign of Aquarius. From the oldest times, Aquarius has represented “he who pours out Knowledge,” so it is logical that Uranus, god of heaven, should be the planet ruling this sign whose promises — and dangers, perhaps — will materialize in the Aquarian Age.

Neptune / Poseidon was mythologically the God of the Seas. The ocean, all that liquid, is in opposition to the solid earth, or “having one’s feet on the ground.” Neptune then repre­sents the formless, the vague, whatever is in constant motion or change.

Astrologically Neptune rules Pisces the Fish, the water sign representing community, collectivism, the hidden influences on education and government, diffuse and secret authority — the un­known Leader. Who knows who controls the multinational corpora­tions? Who knows the real head of the USSR or China?

Pluto / Hades was, with Zeus / Jupiter and Neptune / Poseidon, the third God of the Trinity of Greco-Roman mythology. He was the God of Hell, which in Greco-Roman religion was the place of judgment.

Pluto was the master of subterranean and occult powers. Atomic Pluto! (Plutonium.) According to Volguine ‘s latest research, the planet’s effects justify that epithet. These effects are mostly beneficent for Man if these energies are properly used, but dangerous and even destructive if humanity uses them for selfish or material ends.

The new Transplutonian: Here is what Abbe Charles Nicelaud, known to astrologers as Fomalhaut, wrote in 1897: “The planets beyond Neptune exist, they are named Pluto; and Vulcan’s reality is also admitted.”

These astounding words were verified as to Pluto 33 years later when Pluto was discovered and indeed given that name. This prediction has a good chance of coming true also through the American astronomers’ calculations about the new Trans-plutonian (located beyond Pluto).

Its estimated size, equal to Jupiter or at least to Saturn, should make it easier to see than Pluto, as soon as it leaves the celestial sector containing several very bright stars. We hope to photograph it in 1980. Astronomical tables have even been worked out for this new planet and its astrological influence seems to be of prime importance for human affairs.

[Note: As of mid-2000 there has been quiet mainstream acknowledgement that this planet must exist, due to various orbital anomalies and other factors. It has not yet been named or officially photographed.

From a cyclology perspective, it is interesting that there was indeed widespread interest in this planet surrounding 1980, which coincides with a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, and then in 2000 when the conjunction came again, the interest suddenly renewed and cross-references were made to the original work from 1980.

The work of The Enterprise Mission shows that a transplutonian planet must be in place in order to balance the Sun in a visibly system-wide relationship between the total angular momentum of a celestial object and its internal energetic emissions, known as Schuster’s Hypothesis.

Another source of information can be found on Dr. Richard Boylan’s website, www.drboylan.com, where his government informant “Z” revealed the following, in the context of a discussion regarding a possible asteroid:

There is a second large object incoming of quite a different kind, Z stated, and it is due much sooner. This object is due around 2011-2012, and has already been spotted by Naval observers coming from a direction visible from the Southern Hemisphere.

Z confirmed that this is the Tenth Planet of our solar system, which takes an extremely elliptical orbit. He said it is the one of which Orientalist scholar Zecharia Sitchin has written in his books decoding the Sumerian tablets.

These tablets also spoke of a Tenth Planet, with a 3600-year orbit cycle. That planet, which they called Nibiru, is inhabited by the extraterrerstrials who told the Sumerians that they bioengineered humans, using Earth primate stock and extraterrestrial genes.

So, we do seem to be catching up to this information more quickly. If the object has indeed been spotted, then based on what Masson says here, we can expect sudden changes — which we are indeed now seeing. (DW)]

Vulcan, god of internal fire and volcanoes, will probably be the name of that orb and its appearance in our telescopes will probably coincide with the awakening of internal fires, with huge upheavals and earthquakes, unless it corresponds to man’s use of the atomic “fire” inside matter and the universal cata­clysms that such a use could mean for the whole human race.

Wait and see! But this discovery certainly bodes no good for us because the astrological effects foretold by the first charts of that planet show disorder and death, especially when it is allied with Neptune­.


These are the words of Charles Hoy FORT, an American who lived around 1910 in New York, in the Bronx, who obstinately collected inexplicable facts. He put them into an extraordinary file containing over 40,000 abnormal realities.

His work, only recognized during his lifetime by a few far-seeing minds, has nevertheless awakened some curious souls in our second half of the century, and when the research is followed up, will surely uncover information vital to mankind’s future progress.

When there is the same interest or study given to things or phases of mental and spiritual phenomena as has been and is given to the materialized or material phenomena, then it will become just as practical, as measurable, as meter-able as any other phase of human experience. (2012-1, September 25, 1939)

[Note: It is interesting to point out the coincidence of the number for this particular Edgar Cayce reading and its connection to the date for the true Shift of the Ages — as indeed this year should represent the point when the energetic barrier will have fully broken and these truths will indeed become widely known. (DW)]

After that reminder here is a typical case of “exaggerated coincidences” concerning the naming of planets discovered since 1781: why did they choose the name of the Mythological God whose attributes match this planet’s astrological effect?

Jacques Sadoul, author of The Riddle of the Zodiac, (published by “J’ai Lu”) asked the Paris Observatory how the new planets were named and was told: “As for Uranus, Herschel the discoverer first proposed naming it after his king.

This name (George) not pleasing his colleagues, it was named Herschel. Then an astronomer’s meeting was held and this name was called into question because Herschel did not agree to the appellation.”

Several mythological names ware proposed, including Neptune, until Uranus, suggested by the astronomer Bode, was adopted. “As for Neptune it was first named for its discoverer, on Arago’s suggestion. Le Verrier indignantly refused and proposed “Neptune” without anyone knowing what made him choose it.”

For Pluto, the official reason for its name is unknown, but the entourage of Clyde Tombaugh swears that as the discoverer was discussing the question with a colleague, his young son suggested naming it after his dog Pluto — who of course was named after Walt Disney’s famous creation. And so it was done.

This explanation, offered with reservations, looks just as good as the reasons for choosing the names of the previously known Planets. It all goes into the roster of “outrageous coincidences.”

“There are no accidents,” and to ensure that everything in the world fits the perfect whole, the naming of the planets must be the result of suggestions from the higher powers we have discussed earlier.

Here is what the scientists theorize about the new planet: surprisingly, it revolves in the opposite direction from the others. Its orbit is inclined at 60 degrees from the ecliptic, giving it an extreme eccentricity. It completes one revolution in about 700 years at around 12 billion kilometers from the Sun. It passed its per­helion in 1772.

Its magnitude of 16 puts it among the giant planets, so its astrological influence must be strong in spite of its distance. Its expected telescopic discovery in 1980 should therefore, as with previous planetary discoveries, set off a series of changes related to the character of the new planet. If it is destined to be named Vulcan, that will give us a heavy agenda for the end of our century.

From the preceding, two results appear:

1.      The important changes in human lives caused by the influence of that planet, considered from an astrological point of view, when it is aligned with Neptune or the lunar nodes of the natal horoscope; and

2.      the global political upsets caused by the transit of the trans-plutonian at the entry or middle of the zodiacal signs traversed.

A simple extrapolation of the ephemeris already known shows the result of political or economic influences of that planet:

15 deg. of Leo, 1848:

Year of the big proletarian revolution.


30 deg. of Cancer, 1864/65:

Year of the First International; end of the Civil War in the USA.


15 deg. of Cancer, 1897:

First International Jewish Congress, founding of Zionism. Dreyfuss Affair in France; Zola’s J’Accuse.


30 deg. of Gemini, 1929:

Start of the Great Depression; Stalin becomes all-powerful; Hitler rises to power.


15 deg. of Gemini, 1953/54:

Death of Stalin. End of the Korean War. Dien Bien Phu; rebellion in Algeria and in East Germany.


30 deg. of Taurus, 1968/69:

World youth revolt; Spring of Prague. Height of the war in Indo-China; Americans on the Moon. Abolition of sexual taboos; “Make Love, Not War”; don’t forget that Taurus is ruled by Venus.

15 deg. of Taurus, 1979/80:

What changes? What rebellions or wars? What religion or philosophy? Official discovery of this planet?


30 deg. of Aries, 1990/91:

The transplutonian enters Aries, sign of Mars, uprisings? The new religion established but the first Antichrist’s onslaught begins?



Now we see a disturbing coincidence: since 1968/69, the trans-plutonian, because of its apparent acceleration, comes into phase at the beginning and middle of each constellation, with the crucial cyclological dates as well as the sunspot peaks.

This reinforcement of influences definitely presages for the years 1968/69, 1979/80 and 1990/91 a period of unusual change, which bears out the prophecies of Nostradamus, Cayce, Fatima, etc.

[Note: As we can see, the trend is for an expansion of about 11 years at the current rate. Therefore, the 2001 period that we are now involved with would be next, at 15 degrees of Aries, again the sign of Mars, which is the planet of war, pain and strife.

And indeed, at the turning of 2000 to 2001, we have seen an unexpected collapse in the strength of financial markets. Even the Bradley Cowan group appeared to be at a loss to explain why the markets were going down, despite their extensive knowledge of the effects of the known planets.

And of course, the next period should deliver us squarely into 2012, and the planet will be in the sign of Pisces, the most spiritual sign of the entire zodiac and the completion point of the zodiac’s evolution.

Though Masson’s figure of a 700-year orbit conflicts with the Sumerian 3,600 years, these are interesting coincidences, especially because of the astrological effect that would occur if Dr. Boylan’s source “Z” is correct and the planet will be closely approaching the Earth in 2012. (DW)]

[Note July 2008: We very recently discovered that other insider sources have confirmed the existence of a “large body” — not necessarily a true planet — that orbits our solar system on an extended course. However, it does not come close enough to the Earth to cause problems. The 2012 events are the result of a natural wave of energy in the galaxy, not a planet.]


Last Updated ( Monday, 14 July 2008 )