• …..will we see clearly now?

    In earlier days Neptune was known as the planet of “chaos” meaning that the planet has little or no action upon the physical plane, it’s sphere of influence being largely confined to the psychic or emotional plane and….its influence in the natal chart will depend upon the native’s ability to respond to its vibrations.*

    Neptune turns direct on the 24th November at 13° 41’ of Pisces, its own sign. This means that uncertainties or lack of clarity that you have been internalizing and that may have surfaced from the past, finally start to lift as the fog clears (look to the houses where you have Pisces on the cusp to see where the fogginess may have been manifesting for you as well as the sign/house/aspects of your natal Neptune). Neptune transiting through the houses has the effect of “dissolving” the matters concerning that particular house even though the process is usually very long it is nevertheless constant.

    Also worth noting is the antiscion point of the station at 16°19’ Libra.

    Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson’s take on Neptune is, as always, more matter-of-fact “…elusive and delusive, throwing a veil over what is real so that it appears more attractive and desirable, more ideal and mysterious. Neptune rules misinformation and subversion, defrauding schemes that collapse, fogs and films, fading away and disappearances. It possesses great beauty and naïve appeal and so Neptune is considered the higher octave of Venus.”

    Mars, already in Pisces, will catch up with Neptune on the 7th of December this could manifest in all sorts of ways: believing we’re stronger than we actually are, scattering our energy around in a non-practical way, putting our dreams into practice, helping the needy and for some, feeling a bit weak (especially if you have mutable inner planets receiving aspects from this duo.

    In my experience harsh Neptune transits to personal planets in the natal chart (also the progressed chart) can be difficult to handle due to the illusory nature of the planet. It brings confusion and uncertainty into our lives, leading us to being unsure about what is and what isn’t true and leaving us feeling discouraged and undeserving. Under this influence you could also perform acts of great unselfishness as compassion and empathy undermine your own ego. The process is slow but irrevocable.

    The Sabian symbol for 14° Pisces: “A lady wrapped in a large stole of fox fur.” Indicating the use of intelligence and mental subtlety as a protection against storms and trials.

    For 17° Libra (antiscion): “A retired sea captain watches ships entering and leaving the harbour.” Indicating the capacity to gain an objective and calm understanding of human experiences in which one was once deeply involved.

     “My outer world looked great, but my inner world, where I do all of my living, felt incomplete and restless.” Wayne W. Dyer, I Can See Clearly Now

    Where are you seeing clearer now?



    *Leo A. (1912) “Art of Synthesis”, Ch. XII Neptune, pp 103-104, Kessinger Publishing USA (re-edition)

    Goldstein-Jacobson I. (1961) “Here and There in Astrology”, Notebook for Neptune, pp 91-99, Pasadena Litographers, California USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 183, 276, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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