• Neptune stations direct in PiscesNEPTUNE STATIONS DIRECT IN PISCES

    The fog will lift…but the lies may continue

    Neptune turns direct on the 6 December at 24°53 Pisces (antiscion 5°07’ Libra). 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 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.

    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 25° Pisces: “A religious organisation succeeds in overcoming the corrupting influence of perverted practices and materialised ideals.” Indicating the power of the Soul to intervene in the personal life and to induce necessary catharses.

    For 6° Libra (antiscion): “A man watches his ideals taking a concrete form before his inner vision.” Indicating the need to visualise clearly one’s dreams or ideals in order to make them truly effectual.

    “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
    Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

    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 175, 284, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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