Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Having Understood Our Connectedness, We Move Forward Deepened Our Faith.
Neptune represents the Divine Power of eternal and infinite connectedness, and rules the waves of life and the feelings we all learn to navigate through the fogs and uncertainties of life. It is the “Sea of Relatedness” we all swim in with each other. It went stationary direct December 1. What does this hold for us?
Neptune’s exact direct station occurred at 5:22 am PST, 1:22 pm GMT on December 1. As is the case with all the outer planets when they turn stationary direct or retrograde, it marks a major “sea change” in those invisible Spiritual transpersonal energies. We are all about to have a different but familiar Neptunian experience where we are shown anew the span Neptune has traversed since May 2020, where we took our deepened our connection to our Wisdom and/or our Spiritual Teacher, whoever or whatever that is, into a new social-emotional phase of learning to touch and be touched creating hope and faith.
The first part of the 2017, it moved from 10 Pisces to 15 Pisces and went stationary RX in June. It then retrograded back to 12 Pisces, where it went stationary direct. It remained in its “shadow zone” through early April 2018, after which it transited 16 and 17 Pisces. In late 2018 it retrograded back to 14 Pisces. In 2019 it moved forward to 19, retrograded back to 16, where it went direct. It moved up to 21 Pisces by June 2020, and went stationary direct at 19 Pisces last November. It then crested at 24 Pisces in June 2021, retrograding to its current stationary direct degree at 21 Pisces. I offer a more detailed look at the various themes of this period in the section below on the long term shifts.
As Neptune has not been in this part of Pisces since 1857-1858, as I’ve mentioned for several years, it would seem the collective consciousness is in a “pre-civil war” state of mind. It was certainly a time of rampant imperialism and heavy handed rule of the wealthy. As most of that mental and emotional pollution was never cleaned up, no doubt some are experiencing that very strange collective field in its current form.
Remember Neptune represents both the collective consciousness, as well as the collective unconscious. The first is what it’s aware of, whether consciously or unconsciously. The second is what it is unaware of as a collective mentality. As there are many ghosts and echoes across time associated with the sign of Pisces, it’s safe to say we are all experiencing “the ghosts of all time” at this long wave “end of the end, beginning of the beginning” minor epoch of the transition out of Pisces into Aquarius.
Between 2016-2018, Neptune occupied 11-15 Pisces, where our sense of connectedness in Pisces is merged on an individual, intellectual, and spiritual level. Neptune fulfilled its transit of the first half of Pisces by March 2018, and then entered the second half of Pisces, shifting one keyword from “Federation” to “Perpetuation.” It moved through 16-20 Pisces between April 2018 and February 2021, during which it initially entered the third decan in April 2020. It then re-entered the third decan in late February 2021, and will stay in the end phase of Pisces until it enters Aries in late March 2025.
The second decan of Pisces has a Cancerian influence with a powerful Jupiter presence. This sector gives a sense of personal connection and caring to the Neptune in Pisces expression. The third part of Pisces has a Scorpionic influence with a powerful Mars presence. It is the last sector of the Whole Cycle of 360 degrees, where we eliminate and complete “the end of the end before the beginning.” This is a witnessing of all that has come before, a final “coming together” on the collective feeling level before the advent of a new era.
The final part of Pisces is the Scorpionic karma of humanity’s past with an extra dose of Mars to keep things moving forward. Once Neptune enters Aries in March 2025, many ghosts, superstitions, and confusions of the past 2000 years will quickly give way to a sense of emergence into a new collective consciousness.
Neptune’s Stationary Direct Sabian Symbol
Neptune represents what is “in fashion” in the collective. Different cultures and subcultures interpret this global pulse in different ways. The Sabian Symbol for 21 Pisces is “A little white lamb, a child, and a Chinese servant.” In his masterwork The Astrology of Personality, where Rudhyar uses the original Dr. Jones' class notes on the symbols, 21 Pisces is said to symbolize “eager probing of the Soul into its many potentialities and higher reaches,” and “self-expansion: or refusal to grow in Spirit.”
In his Astrological Mandala he states this is a degree of “growth in consciousness in its earliest tactile awareness of the wonders of unsophisticated living.’ He says this symbolizes “the past as a servant of the new evolution,” with touch as an important factor in the scene. He offers this symbol is a “discovery,” both emotional and tactile. This is about touching and being touched as we grow.
He continues with “it brings together past and future, an overlapping of levels,” with the servant watching the girl, and the girl discovering touch via the lamb. He tells us it’s “a vision of white hope, a hope for a future that can only be felt.” This degree falls in the Span of Protection, Act of Capitalization, and Scene of Perpetuation on the Emotional-Social level.
Dr. Jones, creator of the Sabian Symbols, says this is a degree of "the scattered divisions of labor” where we “encounter reality in our everyday existence,” and our need to bring “the threads of (our) diffusion into a skein of meaning and opportunity.” He states we “must learn that nothing acts alone or persists in a vacuum,” and “there is an integrating significance throughout (our) experience.”
He offers we “must find this and draw it to a single focus in some special design of self-expression, and offers us the keyword TALENT. He says when operating in a positive way, this “degree is completely unconditioned self-discovery out of wholly unlimited potentialities.”
So we now begin to move forward, secure in the wisdom we began to receive in the Summer of 2020 within that vast “feeling field” known as Neptune. Neptune now moves forward through its shadow zone until mid-April 2022, when it will move into 25 Pisces. Between now and April we will find our faith justified, know we have reached a higher spiritual level of living, found powers we never knew before now and our connectedness. By Spring, we will move into unknown zones of collective awareness with an emphasis on purification and understanding “the fallacy of totalitarianism.” In the Spring of 2022, the atmosphere changes!
Long Terms Shifts In Collective Consciousness
Neptune shows us the tides of collective lessons, and the themes coming forth from the collective unconscious. Where Neptune is transiting in our charts is where we’re tuned into the collective, for better or worse. Apart from these larger shades of the sea, the Sabian Symbol themes can be excellent clues about humanity’s larger issues and themes of ultimate relatedness.
Try to imagine the collective “in-breathing and outbreathing” these larger themes across the years. We hit a threshold state at the SRX forward station each year in the Summer, then review the themes of the previous degrees between the SRX and SD points from Summer through late Autumn. The SD point becomes a platform from which we move forward within collective consciousness.
The November 2016 SD 10 Pisces theme was “Mastery Moving Into A Testing Period.” This implies we were within the themes of the beginning of the second decan of Pisces which involved our entry “into the sanctuary,” accepting our role within a new group energy and testing our skills and courage to get out of our own way so a higher Will could be focused within us.
The June 2017 SRX 15 Pisces threshold theme was “Rehearsal Before the Battle Where Appearances Give Way to Necessities.” We then re-traced the “atmospheres” of 15, 14, 13, and 12 Pisces, giving us a new look at how skilled we are in getting out of our way to focus a higher Will in a period of testing. So we were immersed in moving back and forth around 12-13 Pisces. (Neptune went SRX at 14 Pisces in June 1853).
The November 2017 12 Pisces SD theme was “We Have All Proved What We’re Qualified to Do in the Spiritual Field.” This grounded the testing in the collective field as a platform all of us have dealt with since 2016. (Neptune went SD at 11 Pisces in Nov 1853).
The June 2018 SRX 17 Pisces theme was “Participation in a Rebirth of Groups Assembling.” Early 2018 introduced us to the themes of 16 and 17 Pisces, while late 2018 we reviewed the themes of 17, 16, 15, and 14. So 2018 was about a “first look” at a new inspiration and our willingness to participate in some sort of group rebirth, presenting our best to our society. (Neptune went SRX at 16 Pisces in June 1854).
The November 2018 SD 14 Pisces theme was “Those Who Are Consecrated to a Sacred Work in the Spiritual Field Need Protective Shielding.” This anchored our protective “shields” to do our work in the world, and gave us yet another look at the themes of 14-17 Pisces, before entering into the unknown zone of 18-19, which became the new themes for 2019. (Neptune went SD at 13 Pisces in Jan 1855).
The June 2019 SRX 19 Pisces theme of “Taking A Walk With Our Wisdom” was the threshold of the Summer of 2019, after which we reviewed the themes of 16, 17, 18, and 19 Pisces. So 2019 was about our first experience of being invested with a deeper, vaster wisdom, with the second half of the year a review of our spiritual renewal within our group, along with revising some ideas “back to source.” (Neptune went SRX at 19 Pisces in June 1855).
The November 2019 SD 16 Pisces theme was “Finding a New Inspiration By Retreating From the World.” This grounded our ability to reference our inner inspiration as we participated in our spiritual group renewal and put ourselves and our skills out into the public realm trusting our wisdom as it again transited 17, 18, and 19 Pisces before entering into the unknown zone of 20-21 Pisces, which became the new themes for 2020 (Neptune went SD at 16 Pisces in December 1855).
The June 2020 SRX 21 Pisces theme of “Finding New Faith in Learning To Touch and Be Touched” was the threshold of the Summer of 2020, after which we reviewed the themes of 19, 20, and 21 Pisces. So 2020 was about our first experience of finding what we need at “the end of our day of labor,” as well as a discovery about touch (material and/or metaphorical), with the second half of the year a review of these, as well as the wisdom which was first given to us in the Summer of 2019. (Neptune went SRX at 21 Pisces in June 1856)
The August 2021 SRX 24 Pisces theme was “Finding a new connection with others” was the threshold of the Summer of 2021, after which we reviewed the themes of 21, 22, 23, and 24 Pisces. So 2021 has been about our first experience of total immersion in the social and emotional field of the vast collective.
From here we again move through this span of 21-24 Pisces from now through April 2022, when Neptune again moves into unknown zones of 25 and 26 Pisces. If you want to go back to see the future, please check out Astrology Sea Changes in June 2021 - Neptune is Stationary Retrograde at 24 Pisces. As Neptune went SD at 20 Pisces in Dec 1857, it would seem like the collective is partying like it’s 1858 all over again!
So the tide has turned one more time as we prepare to sail familiar seas for a third time! We now move forward with a platform of having “a vaster feeling awareness” which allows us to know how to keep “source understanding” perpetuated into the future in active ways. In the past year we’ve found a newer, deeper, “knowledge of attainment,” powers to be developed, and a vast connectedness with all others in our field. Having secured a greater faith in ourselves, we now more forward, knowing we’ve found what we need in the way of social sustainment, preparing to demonstrate a new level of life and power as individual units of spiritual awareness within the collective field..
From now through April 2022, we’ll again revisit the themes of 21, 22, 23, and 24 Pisces which were discussed above. As noted, in April Neptune will leave its shadow zone and move into the unknown zones of 25 and 26 Pisces, where it will go SRX in June. So for the next few weeks, continue to go inward to keep your wisdom clear about who and what sustains you.
By January-February you will again understand you’ve hit a new level of connectedness, after which you’ll realize a greater collective awareness. Get ready for a collective purification by April, because the Sabian Symbol clearly indicates major purifications in collective consciousness in April, May, August and September 2022, with a final reprise in February and March 2023!
At this point, Neptune has left its long term septile to Pluto and again brings us a forming sextile, showing invisible transformative energies working for productivity. Uranus continues its septile with Neptune, bringing yet a third iteration of “The Grand Irrationality” which continues to put pressure on our world at points of a “fork in the road of destiny.”
Saturn makes nothing but favorable aspects to Neptune for many years. Jupiter is about to leave Pisces and conjunct Neptune at 24 Pisces in April 2022, amping up the energies related to the theme of 24 Pisces we’ve already opened in 2021. Mars will close an old cycle and open a new one related to 25 Pisces when it conjuncts Neptune in May 2022, also activating the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction themes and awakenings related to Uranus’ many stations in this area of the zodiac between 2008-2010.
As all the inner planets are now closing their year cycles to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, regard this period as a time of spiritual harvest for the year, preparing for another major transformational period coming over the next few months with another Great Compression in Aquarius in February and March 2022. When Jupiter conjuncts Neptune, it opens a door to the final Jupiter/Neptune in Pisces cycle, since when they next conjunct in 2033 it’ll be at 22 Aries. Of course this last Jupiter/Neptune cycle will immediately be boosted by the Mars conjuncts Jupiter. This should open a new cycle of opportunities where it falls in our charts.
If you want to know more about this long wave Neptune in Pisces sea scape, please take a new look at Neptune in Pisces – What to Expect. That article explores the nature of Neptune, what the Piscean field experience is all about, and has a lot of information you won’t find anywhere else.
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