Posts Categorized: Neptune

Gemini Full Moon: Let Us Give Thanks

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An excess of Saturn makes for a chilling sort of social Darwinist view of life, where only the toughest deserve to survive. And too much Neptune makes it impossible to accomplish anything worthwhile, because you’re preoccupied with avoiding painful reality and keep forgetting to pay the electric bill. But here’s the good news: we’re people, not planets….

Astrology and the Business of Being You

Posted by & filed under Astrology and Business, Capricorn, Everyday Astrology, Neptune, Pisces, Pluto, Saturn, Virgo.

A question like “Where is my life headed?” may seem a trifle lofty for those of us who are just trying to get through each day and earn a living. But as Pluto, the planet of transformation, settles into career-oriented Capricorn for a nice long stay, it may be exactly the right one to ask.

The Rising Planet: Your “First Responder”

Posted by & filed under Astrology Techniques, Jupiter, Learning Astrology, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Natal Astrology, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Venus.

The planet closest to your Ascendant, usually in the first, second, or third houses, is called the rising planet. I also call it the “first responder” planet, because it’s the planet that is first on deck to handle anything new that comes your way. What’s your first responder planet, and how does it operate in your life?

Neptune in Pisces

Neptune in Pisces: Surrendering to a new vision

Posted by & filed under Neptune, Pisces, Transits.

Neptune has a reputation as the planet of deception and illusion, where we peer through dense fog for the vaguest outline of our path. I think that’s true, but I think it’s only half the story. It’s also the planet that gives us faith that we can find our way, and the intuition to find our path even when our usual compass doesn’t seem to be working. Neptune ultimately leads us, I believe, toward clarity and purpose. But this gift requires that we first let go….

Eclipses: Magic in the Dark

Posted by & filed under Eclipses, Full Moon, Gemini, Mars, Moon, Neptune, Politics, Sagittarius.

Sometimes, momentous events take place without our noticing; it’s only in hindsight that everything seems clear, even preordained. This is often the case with eclipses. We wait with bated breath for something dramatic to happen on the day of an eclipse, or the week before, or (surely) a few days after. And when it appears […]

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Solar astrology this week: preparing to fly

Posted by & filed under Jupiter, Neptune, Sun, Transits, Uranus.

The Sun is winding down its annual tour of Scorpio’s turgid bayou country, headed for the clear, open skies of Sagittarius (arriving on November 22). But as it paddles for the surface, the Sun makes aspects this week to three planetary giants: Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The transiting Sun’s trine and sextile aspects to other […]