Neptune is the God of the Seas. The planet was discovered in 1846 and interestingly enough it is the only planet found by mathematical prediction rather than by empirical observation. Although not yet visible, we could sense its presence somehow. After all to know without knowing is typical of Neptune.
When a new planet is discovered in outer space, a new psychological and spiritual force is unleashed. In fact in parallel with the discovery of Neptune we assisted to the bloom of Romanticism, an intellectual and artistic movement infused of its force.
Neptune as a Force
Neptune is like a corrosive water. It melts down every structure, or wall, in order to achieve a state of unity. Oneness is the key word that allows us to understand its nature. In fact, on different levels—material, psychological and spiritual—Neptune wants us to become one. Hence, this force melts down all obstacles—visible and invisible—to connect us on a higher, yet profound, state of consciousness.
The Ruler of the Seas (water is the element of feelings) delights us with romantic impulses and mystical ideals. In the sacred name of Love, he want us to join together and forever. For this reason, Neptune awakens in us feelings of compassion and unconditional love, virtues regarded by many spiritual schools as a sign of enlightenment.
Once the state of oneness is achieved, a new form of life can begin. As a result, the corrosive waters have now become a sort of amniotic fluid: Neptune is our new sea-womb. We are ready to go through a metamorphosis, letting go all resistance and allowing the One—the Spirit—to transform us.
We bear within a new vision, images that carry profound mysteries of existence. Our point of view is that of eternity, and we can perceive all around us a spiritual world, constantly changing and creating. We are reborn—one with the Spirit—and we won’t feel alone anymore.
A world of images
Generational planets represent forces hard to handle. And this is especially true when it comes to Neptune. We need to understand that in our life we experience mainly the physical plane, a world based on separation. On the contrary, Neptune’s goal is oneness: a spiritual state we can be achieve only overcoming it. This prevents the neptunian force to express itself freely, to the point that in our society we can only see its clumsy attempts to break free.
The drive towards the eternal becomes a form of escapism. Through videogames, visual arts, computer graphics, drug abuse or hallucinatory states our society is trying to compensate the need of a real spiritual vision. Our cities are insanely filled with images because we can sense the neptunian, imaginative world vibrating behind the curtain of the senses.
And yet, we resist Neptune because it forces us to feel the eternal, and there’s nothing we are more scared of.
- chaos, dissolution, fusion, transformation,
- exploration, adventure, restlessness, diversity
- eternity, god, immensity, the unknown,
- mysticism, ecstasy, love, romance, evolution,
- pain, sacrifice, compassion, catharsis, genius, intuition,
- illusion, fantasy, imagination, art, poetry, creativity
- escapism, alcohol, drugs, addictions