Written by Stephanie Azaria with Shelly Leal

The 5D planets are the celestial bodies that orbit beyond Pluto, and they represent the archetypes of our newly expanding higher awareness.  Just about all of them (except for Ceres) are found in the Kuiper Belt, which is a part of our solar system that exists beyond Neptune’s orbit. For this reason these planets are sometimes referred to as Trans-Neptunian Objects, or TNOs. During the last fifteen years, many of these TNOs have been discovered and named. Once a planet is named, it serves to reflect a full-fledged energy that we have accessed and can work with consciously.  
The Kuiper Belt’s existence was theorized in 1950, but it wasn’t actually proven to exist until 1992. Since then, astronomers have located dozens of objects within this outer realm of our solar system, and have classified them ‘dwarf planets’. The term ‘dwarf planet’ was created in 2006, when astronomers discovered the TNO Eris, and noticed it was the same size as Pluto. On that day, an entirely new planetary category was born, which included reclassification of Pluto and the former asteroid Ceres, as she is also the same size as the other two planets.  
Other TNOs have been grouped in the same category. In addition to Ceres and Eris, Haumea, MakeMake, Varuna, Quaoar, Ixion, and Orcus have been dubbed dwarf planets.  These planets (and the Kuiper Belt itself) have always been there, but it was not possible to recognize them until the consciousness they represent was achieved within us. An expanded consciousness is a prerequisite for working with each of these celestial bodies. As within, so without. So above, as below.
The awareness required to work with these archetypes is already present in each of us, and always has been. Once we fully awaken to those new energies, we have the option to make good conscious use of them, and be delivered to the new world that results from this previously untapped consciousness.