Like the PI in Pisces or Phi in the golden mean, Neptunian energy represents the creativity and improvisation that improve our lives like the infinite spiral of the Fibonacci Sequence or an elegant labyrinth representing our shared cosmic trek across the “omniverse.
Who/What is Neptune?
Neptune is known as Poseidon In Greek Mythology. Neptune is one of the 12 Gods of Mount Olympus known as the Dodekatheon. Each “god” or “goddess” archetype is like a personality type that you get from a Meyers-Briggs or Enneagram character test or from general numerology. Neptune is “god” of the seas, earthquakes, and tidal waves. His symbols include: horses, bull, dolphin, and the three pronged trident. This article is just an Op-ed like commentary on our “lord” Neptune and his Poseidon adventures.
Forgive me as I interchange the use of the words “he,” “she” or “it” in an effort to embrace Neptune as both a masculine and feminine force of nature to be reckoned with. I see the mermaid archetype as being just as powerful and substantial as the male version with rippling muscles and a trident. Anyone that knows anything about the myth of Mermaid or “sirens” know about the hypnotic power and allure of their singing. Being present in the twelfth house makes Neptune/Pisces energy a mutable watery force of yin energy that is analogous to the initiating cardinal force found in Mars/Aries in the first house.
So don’t let terms like masculine or feminine mislead you, they are both culturally contrived expressions of male and female energy that dance in equality through the macrocosm and the microcosm. I share this aspect of Neptune in hopes that you will add it to the small pebbles of light that you are dropping on the scale of patriarchy in the hopes that our awareness optimizes equilibrium across the plane of collective consciousness.
Why Does Neptune Matter?
In the lowest vibration of Neptune, we find self-deception, self-undoing, denial and addiction as forms of escape. In stark contrast we find an abundance of love, compassion and empathy for ourselves and the world in Neptune’s higher vibration. An awareness of the power of love that is so profound that it expands or perception enough to unify us in thought while inspiring us to act by connecting with others locally and globally. Neptune matters because his trident or cosmic tuning fork is gradually breaking that spell of greed, selfishness and materialism and sublimating it with the higher octave of humanitarian conscientiousness, transpersonal intention, and trans-continental altruism. Uranus and Aquarius may break up the toxic parts of our global system that doesn’t work, but the Neptune/Pisces energy provides us with the creative imagination and free will to build a world that looks more like our dreams and less like a chapter from George Orwell’s “1984.”
Neptune’s global influence can expose our hidden vulnerabilities prompting us to flee and escape or rise and soar above all expectation. Neptune has a heavy influence on our dreams, our past or any feelings of guilt, especially when we are not compassionate or empathetic in our discernments or judgments of ourselves and others.
The negative potential of Neptune’s energy includes the possibility of those who struggle with despair, those who isolate themselves from society, and those who must be institutionalized. Communication with family patriarchs and matriarchs are occasionally challenged due to lack of awareness, fear, or plain old misunderstandings. This is why compassion and empathy are such important tools in your tool kits for making the most of Neptune while it cruises through Pisces for about 13 years (April 4, 2011 to March 30, 2025). Again, Neptune’s sense of interconnectedness or our symbiotic connection with the earth and other sentient beings is always contrasted with that hazy, dreamy and often euphoric sense of blissful retreat. The key is to balance your sense of civil serenity with your need for your reserved and private utopia.
Since Neptune is cruising through Pisces be careful of all forms of escapism and/or dogma, religion, excessive food consumption, or drugs. Positive influences of Neptune include remarkable intuition, increased artistic talent, sensitivity, vivid imagination, and personal and interpersonal spirituality. The ability to float in and out of “reality” makes us prone to switch hats, shoes, personas or masks with the false sense of security that these facades will make life easier. Neptune is about loving the “Wizard within,” along with the rest of the residents of OZ!
Like the PI in Pisces or Phi in the golden mean, Neptunian energy represents the creativity and improvisation that improve our lives like the infinite spiral of the Fibonacci Sequence or an elegant labyrinth representing our shared cosmic trek across the “omniverse.” Like a labyrinth, Neptune’s ways can confuse you like an ever-changing dynamic maze, or it can guide you like a yogic meditation through each of your chakras.
In Your Natal Chart
Neptune can appear in a sign in your chart or in a particular house. The other place of influence would be any planet in the 12th house because Neptune rules the 12th house. However, many classical astrologers will also suggest that Jupiter “co-rules” the 12th house the same way it “co-rules” Pisces. So when looking at planets in the 12th house you may want to consider some of Jupiter’s traits to be thorough.
As far as aspects go, be careful when Neptune makes a square or opposition to any of the planets in your chart. While there are some benefits to squares and oppositions under certain circumstances, when Neptune squares with a planet, it tends to create a hazy and nebulous energy that often exaggerates misunderstandings. The opposition of forces can sometime create “hang-ups” of tension that lead to nowhere or the squares can create the type of tension that leads to tsunami like changes, even if they seem uncomfortable at first. While conjunctions with other planets in the sign of Pisces may cause a lot of beneficial starts in your life, keep in mind that conjunctions and friendly sextiles can also lead to complacency. These aspects are not just pure joy and harmony. Last but not least is the artistic influence that Neptune has on everything. If you recognize “dark ages,” like behavior among our nation states, then expect Neptune to be leading the charge to create the renaissance and subsequent reformation that will usher in a utopian society on the foundation of unity.
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