Time, Sex and Neptune's Siren Songs
File everything here under Neptune in Pisces ♓️
“Do you ever get the feeling that we’re all just…stuck?” —Charles Warzel
NEPTUNE’S LONG TRANSIT through Pisces (the planet entered the fish duo’s domain in February of 2012) is overshadowed by the more dramatic deconstructions of Pluto’s move through Capricorn. The destruction of infrastructures, both literal and figurative, is easier to track in a literal-oriented cardinal (action-making) sign like Capricorn.
Whereas Neptune in Pisces is the classic riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. And this makes the transit’s shape-shifty fallout difficult to discern. And articulate.
But as I told a friend last night, when you have a planet that specializes in boundary-dissolving placed in a sign that’s basic MO is to blur distinctions and synthesize polarities, we end up with a hybrid form of confoundment.
If you’ve ever been deeply confused by an event in your life, you’ll recall that you endured a certain quota of befuddlement before clarity descended. It’s a Neptunian form of initiation. I’m thinking of that great line from Hermann Hesse: “Chaos demands to be recognized and experienced before letting itself be converted into a new order.”
Presently, two of our most seemingly consistent conditions for defining reality are undergoing a through-the-looking-glass mutation. I consider both as directly related to the ongoing Neptune/Pisces transit.
First up is time and how we segment chronology in our brains: Past, present, future—simple enough. Well, actually, no. During the current transit, we’re drifting into a mirage. A cul-de-sac of our past—one’s personal past and our collective history.
We do this daily when we trawl about online in what is ostensibly supposed to be the very pinnacle of ‘nowness’ brought to us by the miracle of technology. (Remember, it was Neptune’s transit through Aquarius that sold us on the religion of Silicon Valley, an unchallenged cult that has ballooned to dominance throughout the Neptune in Pisces transit).