Neptune in Pisces: The Split Between Heaven and Earth

Neptune will re-enter Pisces on February 3rd, 2012 and we will see this beautiful oceanic planet influence mundane events, as well as through fashion, movies and music. During its transit of its own sign of the fishes, we are interested in the world that existed before birth and the one we will see after death.

We want to be able to grasp the larger picture, and there is a hopeless split between body and spirit. The astrological fishes represent this split and are symbolic of the longing for spirit and the insatiable hunger of the body. The split between heaven and Earth represents the duality of Pisces. We long to transcend the boundaries of this world and explore the mysteries of life and death. Some Pisceans often uncomfortably straddles two worlds. Perhaps one day what we once viewed as an unbridgeable gap we will witness the two paths converging.

Neptune is associated with psychic, supernatural and spiritual experiences. When we are born we have a complete loss of any recollection of a life before this one. Many Neptune people often sense there is more than one reality; it has always been profoundly felt and comparable to a perfume that’s lost some of its scent, but we can still vaguely perceive its trace. Pisces marks the end of the entire cycle of life, and many astrologers are still at sea to explain Neptune. Both Neptune and the ocean are deep and complex, and subtle realms  – scarcely explored and poorly understood.

It was around Neptune’s discovery that people started trying to contact the other world, through séances, and attempting to slip into a trance. Neptune in transit is a vulnerable time for people and the tendency to attract great psychic and supernatural experiences reign powerfully. Through Neptune much lies dormant within the unconscious, and this itself can cast the spell, drawing us towards its Feminine Mystique.

It is Neptune which can show us where we are suffering blindly and on a broader level wherever Neptune is placed is where a generation tries to experience its piece of heaven. Neptune moving through the sign of Pisces is favourable to artists, writers, poets, healers, and musicians. All of these types have the ability to tap into the deep well of inspiration and make earth a more beautiful place. Neptune favours all creative activity and makes us powerfully receptive to the unconscious.

To cope with Neptune, we need to find a place in our lives for myths and music, poetry and imagination. During Neptune’s journey through Pisces, we are also more open to Psychology. Jung is an example of Sun square Neptune; he spent a lifetime studying psychology, symbols and dreams. Dreams reveal relevant information about ourselves and Pisces represents the ability to colour outside of the lines and change our perceptions of life quite dramatically. Pisces is a negative, mutable and night force sign, and considered the ultimate feminine symbol, living in two worlds simultaneously.

Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, is associated positively with mysticism and self-sacrifice. The negative aspect of Pisces is associated with lack of boundaries, illusions, addictions and delusions…Psychologically speaking Pisces is also associated with the unconscious, as is its natural Twelfth House. Pisces is water in its oceanic dimension, and you cannot see the bottom of it. People born under the sign are quite comfortable floating in a boundless way. They are not threatened by chaos. The Heavens Declare: Astrological Ages and the Evolution of Consciousness