Neptune, the planet of spirituality, artistry, and the creative imagination enters its own sign of Pisces for the first time in 165 years today. It will travel through Pisces until 2025. Neptune went into Pisces for a few months last year (April 4-August4) before retrograding back into Aquarius. Those months in 2011, from mid-Aries to mid-Leo, opened the door to the ‘unseen’ dimensions of life in some way. Think back on what you were doing then, what was in the news, and what stories were influencing how you saw the world. Did possibilities float through your dreams? Or were you seduced into an old illusion?
Neptune’s energy is subtle, unseen, spacey; it is often foggy and definitely invasive. It can dissolve the oldest complexes, the densest defenses. So if you feel uncertain or confused, Neptune’s probably seeping through your doors of perception. Instead of fighting it like a drowning man, you could follow along and see what images are calling to you from the collective unconscious. Because Pisces is the sign of the collective unconscious, Neptune can show us what archetypes are being energized by the heart of humanity.
Our collective heart is troubled. And why shouldn’t it be? The powerful are either asleep at the wheel or in a trance – they certainly aren’t listening to the people’s voices. Who amongst us wants another war with Iran, or more unstable weather? Who really wants to poison our air, our food or our waters? Who really wants to live in a violent world, where we and those we love are constantly in danger? Who wants to live a life of constant struggle?
Not the people! And so, the waters of the collective unconscious are stirring and when Neptune returns home, he will find stormy – and very polluted - seas. How we deal with Neptune will be important, because its energy connects us to Divine Vision or a human hell. Neptune can drug us into unconsciousness and mass hysteria, or he can bestow on us a healing vision for the world and our hurt hearts.
Neptune wants us to find our spiritual center, which was pretty much the message of Jesus – we are all children of Divine Spirit. It’s ironic that as the Piscean Age comes to an end, that is exactly the Truth that we have forgotten. Neptune in Pisces proclaims the truth that we are all One. (Jesus said, I and my father are one.) Before it leaves Pisces, I have no doubt that we will discover the truth of that statement.