The open heart beat of the Deep Feminine, whose rhythm permeates all that lives and all that exists, renews with vigour and hope every 13 years. Their ethereal embrace heralds an uplifting shift in consciousness, as a gateway opens to whose sOul seeks nothing but to merge with this Divine cadence.
Their quiet and subtle dance spirals through life, whispering quietly to those with open ears, knowledge that serves to liberate beyond the education of the mundane sphere. Ever seeking to lift the eye towards the shimmering inky waters above; gently reminding the physical body to free itself from that which binds and anchors it; this all-encompassing pulse forms the backdrop through which hope pervades humanity, beckoning it to become more than it is, opening up vision to inspire and uplift, and to encourage consciousness to proliferate with experience and insight.
That grandiose Being, Jupiter, is a reminder of unhampered proliferation of creative expression. Through his doorway, you are drawn up and out, far beyond the experience of your everyday experience, as you move through his expansive and fertile landscape. The connections he makes to other Beings within you, are opened up, broadened and amplified, adding zest, confidence and a touch of ‘creative license’ to those scripts and patterns that involve his expansive soul.
It is through Neptune that you touch the liminal and deeply willowy angelic realm, a realm that retains a somewhat human-esque form, but is that place that leads to the architectural realm of sacred geometry, a go-between place buffering the deeper light and the astral realms. Neptune’s boundlessness diffuses and enchants any connections she makes, as she seeks to re-imagine the perimeters.
Together, consciousness is opened and uplifted; creative chaos abounds; vision becomes unlimited and unfettered; the offering, suggestive and unclear; the longing, enchanting and grandiose; and the ideals, grandiose and utopic, if not a tad surreal and embellished. They are hope personified, as the hunger for communal equality mesmerises and enchants even the most materialistic atheist to be more than they are and to be better than they are. Esoterically, their presence reflects the capacity that humanity has to remember its Krystos-like being, with Jupiter reflecting a gateway through which awareness grows within our physical sense-being, whereas Neptune is that path along which our ‘light-body’ is permeated with the intelligence from the waters from Creation and sOurce. Quintessentially Yin, their 13 year cycle has historically shown itself as being euphoric, feverish and hungry to find deeper meaning within the strife and greed of the material world. The urge to truly liberate the sOul from the confines of the physical world, coupled with the impetus to search for a deeper version of gOd are amongst the other manifestations I have observed both at an individual and collective level. And it is within the collective that this cycle appears to orientate itself to, as the urge to free society from the tutelage of doctrine and to seek solace in the universal, in unity consciousness and in bliss seems to be central to the beat of their heart.
Their midpoint, an equidistant invisible merging of the auric fields of the planets, seems to point to the awareness of a deeper music that penetrates consciousness, uplifting and sweeping consciousness up and out beyond the confines of the extant parameters of creativity and imagination.
The sign of the zodiac in which they union reflects the consciousness of the Spirit that pervades quietly in the background over the duration that Neptune remains in one sign, Jupiter’s annual Ingress into each subsequent sign accounting for the differing phases of the Neptune transit, compounding the synodic sign twice, before refreshing in a following sign.
For those familiar with the ‘houses’ of a horoscope, the activities denoted by the dissection of the Earth are ‘encouraged’ to transcend beyond their normal manifestations, and it is where gOd is sought over the course of the duration of the cycle.
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History is terribly distorted, biasedly persevered by the victors of the perpetual egoic conflicts that pervade humanity’ Fall. Jupiter and Neptune’s cycle is less about events but more about culture’s atmosphere, society’s longings, and humanity’s perennial hope for a more inclusive, compassionate and caring reality.
Jupiter’s perchance to amplify, extend and exaggerate, along with Neptune’s deftness at opening up and over-stimulating, means that together, regardless of sign, they cycle coincides with periods of inflation (literally) as the extant conditions are amplified before their illusory qualities drop away, leaving humanity in a search for meaning and subsequently a search for their sOul. This process happens at all levels of society and it is within the material levels that the most exacerbated and less conscious emanations seem to take place.
This also means that over-production and an un-controlled proliferation of goods and services, intellectually, socially and economically, can arise, and depending on the prevailing conditions the fall from grace can be extraordinary, as can be seen with the Aquarian 2009, Capricorn 1997, and Capricorn 1984 alignments (the sub-prime market issues, the dot.com euphoria and Yuppie illusionary wealth).
At its worst, this synod can be seen as the Great Lie; the ever moving goal-line; promises that are not delivered; the bursting of the bubble; the out-of-control propaganda; and the seduction of false idols. Ideologically ‘socialist’ in the purest sense of the term, you can see from the most recent time frames that the search for deeper meaning arises as a result of the over-stimulation, ‘exploration’ and subsequent disappointment of/ with the material world. The short lasting gratification of the fruits of the commercial activity and of money, means that the seeker is left bereft of meaning and true satisfaction, and feels cheated, disappointed and let down. Since markets have become a barometer of collective emotional sentiment, this synod has become a gauge for hyper-inflation and the subsequent march of the lemmings off a cliff, as markets take a nose dive.
Why? Why do apparently ‘bad’ things take place during these cycles. Ultimately there is no such thing as good and bad, as many a positive and construct attribute has emerged from what appears to be a crisis of consciousness. But the fall that can take place during this specific cycle occurs so that society is prompted to look beyond the material realm for deeper answers, so that it can be liberated from the enslavement of things that keep it bound to the physical plane. It is not that this plane is a bad place to be in, even if many appear lost and distracted by the promise of a more materially advantageous future. It is just that we are to retain being human but not being seduced by being human – to be in this world, but not of it, to paraphrase the spiritual texts.
As the nascent cycle unfolds, the existential questioning that arises at the ‘beginning’ starts to permeate the decision making process, as laws are established to ‘ensure’ that society is protected from wantonness and greed. Yet inevitably greed takes hold and by the waning stage of the cycle, things are spiralling into the dizzy heights of ignorance and therefore towards the self-similar ending. Is it possible for us to learn from our past. Yes. Will we. That truly depends on the socio-religious beliefs that the community holds dear.
Since society is made up of individuals and since the external world is dependent upon the internal world, it is indeed possible to alter the ebb and flow of this unfoldment, raising up the level of consciousness at each subsequent renewal stages. Stepping back through the Sign
Remaining in a sign for over a millennia, the union degree retrogrades through each sign by 6 degrees every 166 years. The alignment in Pisces last took place at 18 degree in 1856; at 12 Pisces in 1690; and at 6 Pisces in 1524. The forthcoming alignment in Pisces is only the second since Neptune’s discovery in 1846, which essentially means that humanity is yet to truly become familiar with the deeper meaning of this alignment in the Mutable Water filter.
I am not a student of history, per ce, but I do find it interesting to note that the 1856 alignment took place during the early stages of the Spiritualist Movement in Europe, as many were in deep reaction to the thoroughly materialist and reductionist movement within science and industry. The previous Piscean coupling of 1690 took place at the start of the Enlightenment, as society was seeking to find a new gOd whereas the 1524 alignment occurred immediately after the last Redistribution of Power which led to the Creation of New Conditions of Being when Martin Luther’s protest laid the foundations for the economic and social reality we have come accustomed to, as many were jaded with the Catholic Church’s financial corruption and wanted to establish a more ideal society free from their shackles.
Aligning every 13 years and the pinnacle of Neptune’s passage through any given sign, number is a way of interpreting the inherent meaning of any repetitious pattern, since number is merely a psychic structure that gives form to geometry (number in space) and music (number in time), the two building blocks of third dimensional reality.
A prime number indivisible by any other number, the ‘13’ has been demonised by those seeking power, order and control because of the gnostic revelatory qualities that infuse spirituality within our material world, as depicted by the Christ being the 13th of the 12 apostles; the physical manifestation of the Divine Heart on Earth (Venus’ 13 orbits to Earth’s 8); the Moons 13 New’s within a Solar Year; or the number of notes necessary to reach a higher consciousness (13 notes in an Equal Temperament Scale in Western chromatic music). Friday, Venus’ day, the 13th, has been particular subject to much hysteria as being unlucky, and again pays homage to the suppression of circular feminine wisdom by the pyramidal patriarchy.
13 is the number of the transcendental dimension of godliness and therefore of love and unity, as understood by scholars of the gematria. It is depicted in the Tarot as Death, whose presence reminds us of the disappearance from the physical plane of living beings, as they are liberated from their sleeves back into their true Self. Death and her sisters, forgetting and sleep are portals, at differing levels of consciousness, of the act of disappearance, a quality deeply associated with the feminine and central to the Jupiter-Neptune cycle.
As images and representations disappear from the mind, they ‘die’ within the realm of the senses, and this is called ‘forgetting’. As this ‘forgetting’ extends each night into the totality of our memory, you ‘forget’ yourself entirely, in a process known as sleep. Sleep, therefore, is the younger sister of death, just as forgetting is the sister of sleep. All three manifestations, albeit in differing in degrees, affect the disappearance of intellectual, psychic and physical phenomena, enabling the totality of the being to merge with sOurce and to return to a state of Oneness and therefore Divine Grace. Forgetting is to sleep as sleep is to death. Or again, forgetting is to memory as sleep as to consciousness, and sleep is to consciousness as death is to life.
The death that arises with the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction is not that of a physical death, but one that dissolves the illusion that this world is physical, and it opens you up to knowing the non-dual reality that penetrates the deeper dimensions of conscious awareness, challenging you to let go of any isolationist tendencies, flooding your awareness with images that arise from this field of Unity consciousness. The Presence of the Christ Light reminds us that beyond the 12 principles of living is a state of Grace that opens us to the notion of the resurrection, and the liberation of spirit from matter. It is through the 13 that multiplicity becomes one, and therefore Jupiter-Neptune cycles open up the possibility the truth has to be liberated from within the subterfuge of egoic separation and desire, hence why the Shadow of this cycle tends towards the Great Reveal of Lies and Deceptions, which are merely constructs of greed, fear and power.
A note on Pisces
The hunger to liberate and to seek a more ideal and perfect world, a place wherein people lived freely and in union with something that gave deeper meaning, is a facet of the his combination, yet it is strongly filtered through the zodiacal sign in which it falls. The signs of the zodiac, though initially a northern hemispheric mytho-poetic take on the seasons, is not based on the constellations, but on the building blocks of consciousness, derived from the combination of the four perceptions of consciousness – vision or light (Fire), sound or mind (Air), heart or imagination (Water) and body or sensation (Earth) – with the three ways in which energy emerges through consciousness – Outwardly (Cardinal), Inwards (Fixed) and Shared (Mutable). These twelve states reflect the stage of organic development that comprise our earthly incarnation, and they act as ‘colour’ filters directing the bearer to see the world through a slightly different lens. Therefore the sign that any synod takes place within lends a colour tone to the way in which the union unfolds over the duration of the cycle.
The sign of Pisces is comprised of the modality of mutability and the element of water and it is within this moveable imaginal filter that we discover the Living Waters – both within and without, and above and below.
See, if you will, a picture of the ocean in your mind’s eye. The ocean is ‘water in perpetual motion, forever communicating. Observe a small section of the ocean. Notice that the water is constantly rippling, creating waves. Now isolate and label that part of the water as a wave. You would be forgiven is you are left with the impression that the wave is a separate entity to the ocean.
But a wave is not in the ocean. A wave is the ocean. Similarly it is common to believe that you reside within a field of consciousness. But what if you are the ocean? What if you are really consciousness shaped into a human being? After all you are merely energy and within your cells resides memories, thoughts, feelings and experiences are held within the infinitesimal, undifferentiated pure energy source.
But it is the human level of experience and our addiction to it occludes the reality that you are one thread inexorably bound and connected to all other threads within the matrix of life. Within each person living within this dimension of space and time a sense of oneness is infused in your very being as we are all made of the same stuff and you constantly exchange that energy when you breathe in and exhale out. Therefore whatever you create within your web, you create for everyone else. Your heart, your thoughts, your inspiration and your actions create reality for each and every-one of us.
Astrologers simply call this experience – Pisces.
The Jupiter-Neptune alignment in Pisces in 2022
The alignment of Jupiter and Neptune within Pisces reflects a deeper renewal of the living waters of your soul, which concerns the way in which you share and receive the heart of another, be that a person, a concept, a group or an Ideal.
Precious and vital to being, your waters are held within the matrix of form, bathing and protecting the living ethereal memory of your body, the DNA. It is from this element that we architecture life, express experience with colour and tone, and open the pathway to immortality.
When shared and exchanged with another, the fusion of ideals, the broadening of awareness and the heightening of experience, deepens our compassion, enables our compassion and humbles our sOul. Connection is vital. True connection – to something that gives deeper meaning, that lifts up the sOul, that bathes it in the purified waters of consciousness, energising you with awareness and empathy.
This synod carries the potential to envision a new seed of creative, imaginal soul life; a seed that dwells within the waters of your soul; a seed that has to be shared with another; a seed that seeks to germinate with another and to exchange with another a vision for a new Earth. We can ‘feel’ that impetus within the prior historical times, as society sought more emotional and spiritual meaning, off the back of an almost detached and obsessive focus on the material realm. The feeling that something was ‘missing’ or that life had become devoid of colour, is something reflected in the cultural trends that emerged around those times, as illustrated in the literature, the fashion and the music not only of that time epoch (the 13 years after the synod), but also in the lives of those born with the alignment.
The hunger to take hope from being a futurist term, therefore ironically adding to the continuation of anxiety and not encouraging you to live in the present, is something that appears as a strong virtue and value during Jupiter-Neptune times.
But how can you do that if you don’t have hope or vision for yourself?
After all, the Hermetic dictum that is fundamental to life states that the without is merely a hologram of the within. If you have vision, then so to do those in your immediate world! What better gift to your world than for you to have a powerful vision, a vision that arises from a clear heart and from clear, ego-free mind?
The purpose of most spiritual disciplines is to be. From that state of emptiness, fullness is created. This is why it is said that from chaos emerges order and from nothingness, everything. And it is no mean task, taking some Initiates many life times to reach a state of Samadhi. Yesuah spent much of his youth in training to forsake the distractions of the physical world, yet to be every so present within it. So too both Mohammad and Buddha. And yet, it is possible to touch that deeper, calmer place of knowing this coming
It is beyond the scope of this article to account for the myriad ways possible to liberate your mind from the depression of living in the past or the anxiety of futurism, as there are many pathways to living within a more enlightened state, some more axiomatic than others. The thesis of the Jupiter-Neptune alignment inclines the psyche towards non-dual, non-doctrinal pathways, as it also opens the soul towards the unlimited possibilities of the imagination, the astral and the ethereal through lucidity of dreaming, through visualisation, through deeper forms of meditation, through music and the arts. The writings and teachings of those born with this alignment makes for insightful understanding of how that couplet finds expression through the complex weave of the personality, such as Yogananda, Castaneda, Tolle, Dyer and Edward Cayce.
The Sun reflects the way in which your light reaches out into the world, whereas the Moon shines internally, illuminating the pathways of the sOul within the realms of your imaginal and reflective being. Should the presence of this synod touch those Luminaries, the opportunity to broaden and uplift your sense of who you are; to soothe and open you up beyond the confines of your past; to envision a world wherein the infinite is within reach; to imagine the higher vibrational dimensions of the sign of those Lights; and to encourage you to become comfortable with the person you are and are becoming, are but a few possibilities that feel more tangibly accessible.
The Light of your Mind (Mercury) and how you seek to perceive the world in which you walk, are opened up to a more insightful, soulful and imaginal landscape, drawing you deeper into the non-dual realms, opening your being to living in deeper accord with a philosophy that seek not to isolate or separate you from those in your world, and encourages the ‘language’ of the universal to become more fluid.
If your Heart Light (Venus) is graced by this synod, then the awareness to raise the intentionality and experience of your Art, Heart and jOy is brought more keenly into focus. Relationships of the physical may not hold the same allure as those based in metaphysical principles, and seeking the heavenly in all thatyou create, or seek to ‘play’ with (in terms of creative expression) will feel more apt.
The hunger to act from a place of expanded awareness, uplifting your desire beyond the notion of achievement and accomplishment towards a place of co-creativity and alignment with a more compassionate, understanding and free expression, is on offer should Mars in your chart be brought to the fore.
Refinement of your diet, further pushing you towards purity and wholeness, casting asunder anything with more than ten ingredients; along with a pull back towards Nature and the stillness that is offered when in connection with the elements, are but some of the invocations on offer as the Ceres archetype is triggered.
With Jupiter and Saturn, the focus falls upon growth, awareness and knowledge, the latter being concerned with gnosis and the former with exploration. This time is not concerned with doctrine or maintaining the status quo, but of opening your awareness to a far outreaching possibility, encouraging you to go beyond the extant scripts and patterns that hold you to particular economic, political, social, educational and conditional parameters.
As you move beyond the world of the known, deeper and more subtle ecstatic experiences open up, as the realms of Chiron (Healing), Uranus (Insight), Neptune (Vision) and Pluto (Restoration) are invoked. The experience of the numinous within the pathways of these subtle parts of your psyche offer the possibility of stimulating the deepest recesses of who you are, akin to being on a continuous journey with plant medicine! Deeper levels of compassion towards the unresolved pain (Chiron); existential loneliness (Uranus); over-sensitivity (Neptune); and powerlessness (Pluto) can shatter open your being to becoming no longer caught in the past, and more accepting of who you truly are, beneath the layers of ‘stuff’ that you have taken on-board.
A nod to the houses and aspects
The house wherein this synod transits, reflects the physical place in your psyche wherein you will literally experience this expanded vision. It is also beyond the scope of this article to account for the specific meaning of the houses (and aspects) but they are both well documented and can be found on most astrological websites. You will need to locate 24 degree of Pisces and which house it falls within, so that you can interpret what arena of your life is seeking to inflate beyond its current parameters.
You do not need to worry if you do not understand the technical dimensions of your birth chart, which for many requires the support of a professional. Astrology is a language of consciousness and merely places an ‘objective’ perspective on the multidimsionality that exists within you. Everything that takes place within you has its origins in the rhythm of the cosmos and its unfoldment through you. But you are not concretely fated. You will co-create with these pulses, finding a way of personalising your own relationship with cosmic consciousness. What an astrologer can do is offer further insight, add depth, give clarity and help you make more informed decisions regarding the language of the cosmos within you. But you can do it by yourself, and I know you will still find your own way to express that cosmic consciousness.
It all begins with creating from a place of deep and unabated knowing. The Law of Attraction only works when you are present in the moment and in an embodied manner, know, that what is to emerge is a true reflection of your path. Once you know something to be true, it is the most powerful form of architecture. This knowing comes from a place of true vision, a destination that has no bounds or concerns with the desires of the ego, which in turn is the telos of this conjunction.
My prayer for you is that you can find space and time within the distractions of a world that continues to perpetuate strife, division and fear, to empty yourself, to truly connect to a place that reaches beyond ego, and to open yourself to receiving a vision for your path, your connection to gOd and for your sOul. From that place, you will impact others around you, and together you can create your personal heaven here on Earth.
I leave you with the words of Yoko Ono and John Lennon from their quintessentially Jupiter-Neptune composition, written during the second passage of the couplet during the 1971 Sagittarian alignment – Imagine.
Blessings to you and all that you are doing for your path and also for ours.
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people
Livin’ for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Livin’ life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one
100 song playlist inspired by the Jupiter Neptune conjunction
The ten hour playlist that was composed for the Jupiter-Neptune embodiment hosted by Andrew’s wife Karen and Andrew , can be found here
The logic behind the playlist was to get a ‘feel’ for the consciousness mood into which the collective hive mind created during previous conjunctions, as history focuses more on war and greed, conflict and strife, inventions and science, than what is gradually emerging within the heart of society. To gauge that the Arts are where to turn to, and I didn’t want to bombard you with literature quotes and images of hair and dress styles yesterday, and so I turned to the soul of the psyche, which is music, since music speaks multidimensionally in a way that worlds cannot always do. It is feeling and in-spiration, it is emotive and memory, it is soul and heavenly, it is embodied and experiential and it relays truth to the heart, and contains wisdom that comes straight from the gOd realm.
The first few songs were conceived during the 1856, 1690 and 1524 Piscean conjunctions. Aside from the massive changes in music and therefore consciousness during those centuries, as music moved towards the centralisation of the composer as opposed to being of homage to Divine, as well as a change in tuning – moving away from Nature towards ‘Man’, and with instrumentation (moving towards orchestration from monophony), there are literally no originals to be heard, because there was no recording devises! Therefore what is on the playlist is replications of the music that originated from that time. And, not much exists for 1524 because it was a time that the Church and therefore church music, dominated the European landscape.
1690 is the time we associate with ‘classical’ music and the start of opera, as the voice started to be used to display emotion, as opposed to give homage to gOd in a single scale. By the 1850s, the landscape resembles the early to mid 20th century music, as the guitar and piano were fully in use, even if there is still a heavy emphasis on ‘classical’ music.
These songs reflect the Piscean genre, and 1856 was the first conjunction after Neptune was ‘formally’ discovered. This 2022 conjunction will be the second and I wonder what will cultural emerge that we can laterly reflect upon!
The other songs are from the following conjunctions, and they reflect the most popular songs of the year.