Neptune stationing (and its 2nd squaring off with Saturn) is my thought-vibe of the moment. For myself, it’s been feeling like a hall of mirrors looks – ha. Can you imagine that?
It’s ok, I am natally familiar with various blendings of these two archetypes and have spent years contemplating and practicing with these themes. But, you know, it’s still always going to take your breath away …these past ten to fifteen days were a doozy for me. My ability to compartmentalize was challenged. There was a period of about three days when my awareness of the square’s effects on those I came into contact with was staggering. When not with others, I was permeated with collective vibes impossible to articulate with language.
I chose to sit with it; I chose to witness the experience in my self and not to block it out. (It is important to note that, in this instance, containing it would have used up a lot more energy best used elsewhere.) I learned a lot; some re-learning from a new vantage point might be more accurate: you can never step into the same river twice. Yes, some of it felt awful…but the fear-idea, that if you sit with it you may not be able to move on, is simply not true 99% of the time. In fact, sometimes, you must sit with it or you will never move on.
But here is The Thing I want to suggest to you in your experiences with Neptune: what you have been learning, what has been merging, seeping, dissolving over this nearly year long struggle with who you are in your Reality is not box-able. It will not be defined in a singular moment, though you may well have some very good mantras and guiding philosophies establishing themselves within you and you may succeed wonderfully at bringing some bliss into your daily work. This is brilliant! but there is more on tap…yet more to come from this season in Time in the time hereafter. It’s like a when you aren’t looking kind of phenomenon.
Neptune, aka Poseidon, is a collective, generational vibe whose influence is often easier quantified or realized in retrospect, both in the macro- and the microcosm. Our personal and collective experiences are definitely giving us ah-ha moments, but the full depth and breadth of Neptune magic reveals itself over years rather than days or months. It keeps on unfolding and exposing long after your personal energy point/s has been pinged. I see this as Grace because genuinely ‘seeing’ the All-Oneness that we exist within – or alternately drowning in delusions and dis-eases – can overwhelm the psyche. We need Time to process, to correct course, to align the ego, to participate in healthy co-creation.
So when I say that I sat with those relentless waves and came away with some insights, it is equally important to say that my conscious mind is aware of only a fraction of the content. Like the tide continually bringing new bits and pieces to the beach line, we can all look forward to a purification process occurring across this slow-motion spectrum of awareness to manifestation. What’s foggy now will gain clarity. Some of us might say that ‘nothing is happening like you describe in my Reality.’ I say, ‘Give it Time, give it Time. And when you do catch sight of a bit of Neptune’s mission creep, I hope you are sitting down!’
Saturn squares Neptune three times in 2015/16. Read a more thorough explanation of an astrological square and its application to the Saturn/Neptune transit here: Wonder-Works. Also, use the word cloud on the home page for more essays on Saturn and on Neptune principles.
*Wishing you an expansive Full Moon in Sagittarius*