Can Loosening Neptune Be Knitted Together?
by Jude Cowell
Yes, this Neptune in Pisces transit has proven to be a murky proposition full of shadows and white hoods and when shady Politics and in-breach-of-the-public-trust politicians are factored in, there stirs a poisonous stew of scandals, secrets, corruption, falsehood, propaganda, the media and the masses, delusion, dissolution, undermining efforts, instability, weakness, confusion, over-sensitivity, disappointment, pessimism, distrust, incorrect perception, weird imaginings and notions, spies, breaches--leaks--hacks, other types of theft, draining, networks, webs, the Internet, masks, drugs including alcohol, oil-gas-water issues including floods and toxic poisons and chemicals, sabotage, sneaky criminal activities, hiding one's true character, false public images and public relations work, obscuring and veiling, misrepresentation, metaphysical interests, the supernatural, visions and dreams, plans without any real prospect of fulfillment, finagling and rigging (ex: elections), and a major potential for financial and/or religious fraud.
Now you, dear reader, may think of more connotations involving the merging qualities of astrological Neptune.
After all, in the worldly realms of Politics and Society, there grows paranoia, fear, fanaticism, gossip, epidemics and contagions of various sorts which seem to take precedence over Neptune in Pisces' admirable ability to inspire, show compassion and charity, and divinely uplift to the heights. Yes, I do believe that in 2017 America is in need of a spiritual awakening as much if not more than ever before!
For it may turn out that the future of our Republic depends upon such an awakening from elusive Neptunian dreams (ex: 'The American Dream' - see The Real Meaning of The American Dream.)
But here we shall stick with the worldly material and political realms.
So with otherworldly Neptune very busily at work these days, it follows that several of SO'W's topics would be infused with Neptunian vibes and undermining activities of various sorts, so a list of recent efforts involving Neptune, Mr. Trump, the office of the president, and the Republican Party might provide a loose knitting together of Neptune's recent activities--some by transit, some lurking in progressions, and some emphasized by the timing of planetary returns:
2017 Neptune Hits American Revolution's Prenatal Solar Eclipse in Pisces in the 11 South Saros Series.
Will Neptune's power to erode increase as 2017 ends?
Winter Solstice 2017: a Neptune and Sun-Saturn Season (horoscope shown with Neptune @11Pis42 rising in Washington, DC implies that more scandal, erosion, and sabotage via Neptune in Pisces is on America's 2018 menu.)
Trump Inauguration 2017's 2018 Solar Return which looks ahead to the Trump administration's future, and thus to the future of America--now sabotaged from without and within.
Part 1: The Natal Horoscope of Donald Trump which includes a link to Part 2.
Plus, don't miss a previous post by millennial astrologer Kevin Estes who provides an overview of Neptune through the signs in his Neptune Generations: The Image and Culture of Society.
And for info on the expansion of Neptunian vibes concerning fraud, get-rich-quick schemes, over-promising, and inflated notions, simply add societal planet Jupiter to wispy Neptune and you have potentials for speculation, gambling, financial bubbles, money laundering, deceit, and illusions about growth. This dreamy duo appears in the natal chart and 2nd house of 'real estate mogul' and alleged billionaire Donald Trump--and with wounded/wounding Chiron sandwiched between! (See his natal chart, linked above.)
Now the following may sound extremely familiar--even to readers of a Republican persuasion: Jupiter-Neptune's Hegelian Thesis and Antithesis potentials in the realms of Politics and Business as given in Michael Munkasey's excellent book, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets:
Thesis: Expansion and elaboration of ideals or dreams; policies of expansion and growth; ideals mirrored in a religious context; churches espousing a moral philosophy for all; foolish or unfounded legal situations.
Antithesis: Scandals about growth, values, or belief systems; hypocrisy growing as a form of internal policy; a legal system where ethics and morals are based upon favors and payoffs; degradation in systems of justice.