Neptune is one of those planets that I’d love to sit down and have a cocktail with; now that he’s coming home into Pisces I may get my chance! He’s got so many different sides to him that a little intoxication could make the conversation fun. Not to mention, Neptune is the ruler of all things intoxicating so sharing a little holiday spirit with him makes sense. Intoxication comes in many forms—one of them can be the wonderful and wicked spell of love. Neptune likely wouldn’t tell me all his secrets, but perhaps I’d be able to get a few tidbits to better explain his power in the romance department.
If you’ve ever been “head over heels” or wrapped up in that dreamy spell state over someone, you’ve likely been hit by Neptune. Many of us are looking for a little more romance and excitement in our lives—and Neptune brings just that. When Neptune comes around, he brings with him all those things that many of us daydream and fantasize about. However, he’s got a bit of a naughty side as well, so you need to be careful not to be taken in by his power.
Neptune’s Naughty Side
Just as easily as Neptune can weave his spell of love around you, he can take it away and burst your love bubble. The problem is that he doesn’t just swoop in and take it away quickly. Unfortunately, he likes to take his time and dissolve things in a slow and painfully gut-wrenching way. He’s also got a way of making us get wrapped up in the clouds where we can’t see things as clearly as we should. Ever get involved in a relationship that clearly was wrong … but ever so much fun? Ever in a mode where you were looking at things through “rose-colored glasses,” trying to convince those around you that what you were doing was beneficial only to later find out it wasn’t? Neptune was likely behind all of it. It’s likely that he appeared to set off some things in your chart.
Neptune’s Nice Side
[ad]But Neptune does have a good side and he’s about to show it! He’s just about to come back home into the sign of Pisces. In Astrology the energy of a planet works better in some signs than others. In Neptune’s case, Pisces is his natural domain—the place where he operates best, since Neptune is Pisces’ ruler. Every sign has at least one ruling planet. When a planet is in their “home base,” so to speak, they tend to behave well and bestow wonderful things. There will be no denying Neptune’s power upon his return back to the place he loves best.
My Dad, who has been an Astrologer for longer than I’ve been alive (33+ years) as well as my mentor in the field, would tell me stories of how beautiful it would be when Neptune finally comes home. My eyes would light up and I couldn’t wait for this momentous time to finally happen. The most wonderful stories of all time have unfolded because of our dreamy and romantic friend.
However not everyone gets to experience this side of Neptune, since he moves ever so slowly staying in a sign for around 14 years or so! It takes him around 168 years to travel through all the signs. It’s neat to see in your own chart where Pisces resides and how the entrance of Neptune into this sector will affect that particular part of your life. If Neptune makes a beneficial aspect in your chart, your dreams of finding your Prince Charming can become a reality. The water signs (Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer) should especially reap the rewards of his good side.
Feeling the Pain of Neptune’s Ride
Some signs will have to contend with Neptune’s more un-alluring features over the course of his ride through Pisces. Planets in Sagittarius, Gemini and Virgo will likely feel the side of him that can cause some challenge. While Mr. Loverboy does have many endearing qualities, we need to be mindful of his darker side.
Have you ever been wrapped up in a time of confusion or disillusionment? Neptune may have been at the root of that problem. Because Neptune is slow, he can cause grief for extended periods, for example dissolving relationships over long periods of time rather than with a quick break.
Neptune: A Catalyst for Change
When Neptune appears, it is also possible to use that time to learn more about yourself and your life. Even if you are not directly affected by Neptune, his energy upon mankind in this sign will likely be felt by many of us. Neptune’s energy can sometimes drive us to help people in need and aid in the fight for a cause. We may dive more into philanthropic endeavors and be driven to help others.
With Neptune’s entrance into Pisces in early February (he’s been hovering in and out of Pisces for a while now) many of us will feel his power in some way or another. Since I am an eternal optimist and daydream of good things (Neptune in my chart is to blame for that one!) I’m hoping that we all get to see some of my friend’s good side. After all he does make us see things in a romanticized light…
People are always looking for a little fun, more romance, their Prince Charming. Through Neptune, you may end up finding what you are looking for—however be careful not to get caught up in the moment. With all the harsh realities of life, I don’t see the harm in putting our heads in the clouds for a bit with a little help from Neptune. Just be aware that the clouds will dissipate after a while and you’ll come back down to seeing things in their real light.
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