Listen/Download: 035—Axis Astrology Podcast: “Neptune”
In this episode, Alison and Arwynne discuss the transits, aspects and moon phases for February 8-21, 2015. Our 360 topic is Neptune. Arwynne reviews Neptune by Liz Greene and Alison reviews Aspects and Personality by Karen Hamaker-Zondag.
Planetary transits for February 8-21, 2015
- 10-Feb-2015 Mercury Stations Direct after being retrograde since January 21.
- 18-Feb-2015 Sun moves into Pisces, the watery, feminine, mutable sign ruled by Neptune.
- 19-Feb-2015 Mars moves into Aries: Like going from swimming through mud to running through the desert.
- 20-Feb-2015 Venus in Aries: The assertive, outgoing side of Venus—maybe too assertive, especially with…
- 21-Feb-2015 Venus Conjunct Mars: in Aries! Not the best night for a first date. Go outside and burn off some steam.
- Feb. 12 – Last quarter phase
- Feb. 18 – New Moon at 0 degrees Pisces
Arwynne reviews The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption by Liz Greene. “The longing for redemption is a many-headed daimon that dwells within the most earthbound and prosaic of souls. Neptune is the astrological symbol that describes this energy. Liz Greene, an internationally known astrologer, has given us the most complete and accessible book about Neptune ever written! She explores Neptune themes in literature, myth, politics, religion, fashion, and art to show how this energy manifests.” (Amazon.ca)
Alison reviews Aspects and Personality by Karen Hamaker-Zondag.
Astrology 360: Neptune
Discovered in 1848, Neptune is the modern planetary ruler of Pisces and is symbolized by the Roman god Neptune or the Green Poseidon, the god of the sea.
Neptune represents dreams and delusions, spirituality and idealism, glamour, madness, deception, escapism, propaganda and paranoia. It also rules films and photography, oil and water, and performances of all kinds—dancing, music, movies and magic.
When Neptune contacts other planets in a person’s (or event’s) chart, it tends to blur the definitions of the other planet, like putting a fuzzy, Vaseline filter on a camera lens, the kind you would use if you were filming a dream sequence back in the day when they filmed movies on film with filters and lenses.
Lon Chaney (April 1, 1883, 7:24 AM, Colorado Springs, CO. Rodden Rating: C) Neptune in exact (>0.5 degrees) conjunct the Ascendant as well as Saturn and Chiron; 11 degrees from Neptune-ASC, Pluto completes the stellium in Taurus. Neptune also forms a grand earth trine with the Moon and Uranus.
Lon Chaney, nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Faces,” was one of the most versatile American film actors of the silent era. He starred in 150 films and is best remembered for his groundbreaking makeup artistry and his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters. His most roles famous roles, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” were notable for inspiring sympathy despite their monstrousness.
Chaney was quoted in Movie magazine as saying, “I wanted to remind people that the lowest types of humanity may have within them the capacity for supreme self-sacrifice… The dwarfed, misshapen beggar of the streets may have the noblest ideals. Most of my roles… have carried the theme of self-sacrifice or renunciation.” (Wikipedia biography)