Dear Readers – this is a reprint of an earlier article published on this site. As I’m travelling this week, and in keeping with Mercury Retrograde, I’ll be posting articles of interest from the archives. This was the first in a series of articles on Neptune in Aquarius. There are links to the others below.
I found a great quote by Mikal Gilmore in the Rolling Stone Commemorative Issue on Michael Jackson. Although he wasn’t describing Neptune, these words are particularly descriptive of Neptune’s energy:
In my mind, Michael Jackson, [Elvis] Presley and the Beatles all shared one virtue: they bound together millions of dissimilar people in not just a quirk of shared taste, but also a forceful, heartfelt consensus that spoke to common dreams and values.”
This is a perfect quote for the activity of Neptune: a forceful, heartfelt consensus that speaks to common dreams and values. (To see my post on Neptune, use this link Neptune/) Neptune has been transiting the sign of Aquarius (Aquarius/) since 1998. What are the common dreams and values that are inspiring us with Neptune in Aquarius?
The Aquarius common dreams and values are
- the equality of the common man;
- responsibility to the group;
- the ascendancy of man based on knowledge, rather than other types of power;
- the right of humans to progress technologically;
- the right of each person to contribute to the base of knowledge.
Neptune in Aquarius – connecting, binding together through the dissemination of knowledge and information. Aquarius is an air sign, so it’s through the realm of thinking and ideas that the Neptunian urge to merge takes root in the world.
What does this search for connection look like? Think of internet dating. This hugely popular and successful way to connect to other people is done entirely through databases of attributes – bits of knowledge about other people matched electronically with bits of knowledge about you. Mind to mind connection. The bits of knowledge may be about your likes and dislikes, your beliefs, what makes you smile, how you feel, all little pieces of information that you choose to key into the screen – effectively turning your need for connection into bits of information. No physical contact, no physical environment for meeting and yet thousands of successful matches.
How else do we search for connection these days? Facebook has become a phenomenon during Neptune’s transit of Aquarius, becoming more and more ubiquitous every day. It has become unnecessary for any physical contact to keep up with friends and family and in fact this electronic connection has allowed more contact with a wider group than ever before. No need even for telephones to transmit our personalities, we can just reach out and touch each other virtually. And it really does feel like connection, more connection than ever.
Blogging is also a very Neptune in Aquarius activity. The right of the common person to contribute to a base of shared knowledge across countries and cultures is a trend that has never been seen on this scale. And twittering, blogging in fewer than 140 characters, is changing and some would say redefining our communication skills to match the lighting pace of our world. The right to change centuries of grammar and punctuation rules with the abbreviations and short bursts required for text messaging is a purely Aquarian liberty. Revolutionize! Break the rules!
I’m interested in hearing from you. How are you including these trends in your business plans? In the comments section below, let’s begin sharing ideas about aligning with Neptune in Aquarius, a very Neptune in Aquarius thing to do!
See the rest of the series in these posts: