This month, the planet Neptune moved into the sign of Pisces, where it will stay for the next 13 years. The significance of this will not be lost on anyone who is interested in astrology - as I have been for many years.
If you are receptive to the language, astrologers have demonstrated time and again that the movement of the outer planets affects us all, and when they change sign it heralds a shift on the collective level.
So what does Neptune moving into Pisces mean? It could manifest in any number of ways, from the highest to the lowest vibration, but most importantly, Neptune is now in the sign of its rulership, thus it is able to express itself in the most powerful way.
Neptune’s shadow can lead us into delusion, deception, drugs and depression. But on the positive side, the highest manifestation of Neptune in Pisces is all about compassion, altruism, unity and oneness - about everyone waking up and realising that we are all connected, so we’d better start pulling together
Human beings have a deep need for connection. Even the gaze of a complete stranger makes us feel more connected. When a stranger passes you by without acknowledging you, you feel more disconnected. It hurts.
Feeling connected doesn’t only make you happier, it can add years to your life. The need to belong is so strong that it may not make a difference which group you belong to as long as you do belong.
Even though there has been much jeering from the mainstream media about “virtual friends”, social media has been very effective in connecting people. But now it’s time to connect on a much deeper level than “likes” and “LOLs”.
It’s time to reach out to people in the physical world and act with compassion, especially to the needy and underprivileged. It’s time to recognise how similar we are, rather than fixating on minor differences.
Neptune in Pisces is simply a metaphor that represents a new age of compassion and understanding - no less than a spiritual renaissance. Let’s hope we make it real this time and don’t get stuck in a dream like we did in the Sixties…
Peace and love, man!