Astronomy: Neptune takes 168 years to circle the Sun, with 14 years in each sign of the
zodiac. It has the most perfect orbit (close to circular instead of elliptical).
Correspondences: Aerogels, fog, mist, liquids, clouds, smoke; milky minerals, fibrous
minerals, plastics?, aluminum?, thin layers?; ivory and beryl; opiates, ether, tobacco, cocaine,
mushrooms, mosses; cotton candy; colors of the ocean, iridescent colors, pastels, lavender,
turquoise, lilac, indigo, mauve; horse, bull, ram, dolphin, wild boar; nebulous and chaotic
forms; rhythmic curves and curved lines; sweet, subtle, seductive flavors; anaesthetist, social
welfare worker, animal welfare worker, liquor trade, oil industry, the Arts, tobacco industry,
diver, distiller, spirit medium, healer, magician, occultist; environmental illnesses, thalamus,
spinal cord, addictions, fainting, phobias, fluid disorders, senility.
People w/ Neptune Rising: Lon Chaney, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Pete Townsend,
Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder, Mary Angelou, Carl Sandburg, Auguste Renoir, Simone de
Beauvoir, Angela Lansbury, Humphrey Bogart, Greta Garbo, Betty White, Joe Montana,
Rasputin, Richard Speck.
Principles: Glamour, delusion, illusion, deception, communion, absorption, surrender,
compassion, imagination, distraction, permeability, collusion, addiction, insanity, ego loss,
hysteria, merging, sensitivity, idealism, inspiration, empathy, devotion, escapism.
Actions: Merging, relinquishing, surrendering, losing, misplacing, forgetting, forgiving,
distracting, deceiving, deluding, believing, dissolving, absorbing, disappearing, avoiding,
embracing, relating, healing, loving, creating, devoting, sacrificing, martyring, imaging.
The Gifts of the Neptune: Neptune embodies the path of surrender. It teaches us to
relinquish our egocentric relationship to life, either by taking from us what we are too
attached to (or getting us to lose or mess up what we grasp), or by encouraging us to
voluntarily recognize the value of the One above all else. Once we truly align our lives to
the transcendental instead of the material, Neptune brings us into total communion with It.
The lessons Neptune has to learn: We are all still on Earth, and must learn to "Tie up our
camels" and not just "Trust in Allah". Neptune has to learn to pay attention, to speak the
truth, even if it causes upsets, to set appropriate limits, to take care of the details of life, to
translate totally here, in other words, to appreciate the gifts that life on Earth offers and not
focus on either the negatives nor trying to escape.
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