The fog will lift…but the lies may continue

    Neptune turns direct on the 3-4 December at 22°38’ Pisces (antiscion 7°22’ Libra). This means that uncertainties or lack of clarity that you have been internalizing and that may have surfaced from the past, finally starts to lift as the fog clears (look to the house 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 and although the process is usually very long it is nevertheless constant.

    At its station Neptune will have just undergone a square aspect from Mercury and is partile square to Venus. Mercury, Venus and Mars R are all OOB. False facts, if not lies, and dreamy illusions will still be here to plague us for a little while longer and Mars will continue scheming and planning with some very out of the box actions.

    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.*

    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.”

    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 23° Pisces: “A “materialising” medium giving a séance.” Indicating the ability to give one’s own vital energy to substantiate one’s conscious ideals or unconscious desires.

    For 8° Libra (antiscion): “A blazing fireplace in a deserted home.” Indicating the need to realise that even through the most empty hours a spiritual power is ever ready to welcome and warm up the wayward consciousness returning to centre.

    “Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.”  Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe in 15 Einzelbänden

    Where or what are you (hopefully) expecting to see 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 177, 283, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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