Aquarius has allowed us to more clearly define different astrological sub-groups and their cultural and social correlates; and Neptune is the planet of schemes, exaggeration, utopianism, great expectations, illusion, fantasy, oil, gas, drugs, big pharma, aviation, drama, white collar crime, fraud, scamming, hoaxes, chaos, confusion and vagueness.
He’s the domain of stocks, shares, investors, promotions, marketing, the corporate sector and publicly traded corporations like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook and Netflix.
When you think of Neptune think Hollywood, altered states of consciousness, distorted realities, movies, heroin factories, opium and meth producers, drug cheats, modern slavery, spies, spying, poisons, plastics, the plastic crisis in the oceans, drones, tricksters, con artists, romance scams and large scale deception.
Neptune in the planet of inflation and he can easily inflate your claims, expectations and sense of self-importance.
Drug culture and the great escape
People all over the globe are popping tranquillizers, sedatives, hypnotics, anti-histamines and analgesics. Cannabis is a new age medicine.
Drugs allow you to escape the pain quickly and easily, but they don’t cure. When you stop taking a medicinal drug the problem comes straight back.
Amphetamine is a central nervous system stimulator. It gives a quick (artificial) boost to energy and confidence levels and powers of concentration. The most popular amphetamine is methylphenidate – trade name Ritalin.
Cocaine enhances feelings of confidence and power and gives an instant sense of well being but it’s all an illusion.
Valium is popular with women. It extinguishes the raging fire in the mind, but men prefer alcohol.
Children and teenagers use glue, rubber cements, type writer correction fluid, nail polish, petrol, paint, paint thinners, cigarette lighter fluid, cleaning fluids, and aerosols to create artificial highs.
In some homes the medicine chest, refrigerator and kitchen cupboard are full of drugs.
America has Neptune in house 5 (recreation) of its Neptune cycle chart and drugs that were once banned have attained recreational status and you can buy them over the counter in some states.
The list of the physical and psychological side effects of drugs is a mile long and you can thank Neptune for the modern drug industry.
America’s opioid crisis
A world wracked with disease and pain needs a quick fix, but the wonder cures can quickly turn into deadly habits.
In the late 1990s, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse website, pharmaceutical companies in America reassured the medical community that patients could not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers and in 2018 more than 130 people died every day after overdosing on opioids.
In 2020 the situation is a serious national crisis.
Heroin is an opiate that comes from the opium poppy and it’s available in morphine, codeine and aspirin. It gives an artificial, temporary sense of contentment. Methadone is a synthetic opiate.
A drug habit is quickly acquired but once you’re trapped in Neptune’s web of chemical intrigue there’s no easy way out.
Now there’s a vaping crisis.
Fraud and the non-violent white collar crime boom
Neptune is the planet of fraud, blackmail, graft, bribery and money laundering.
In 2020 insider trading by those who have inside information is rife.
Fraud is a wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain and the fraud business is booming with criminals developing new and better mechanisms for committing their frauds and swindles.
According to Javelin Strategy & Research there were 14.4 million victims of identity fraud in America in 2017 with the fraudsters making $1.7 billion; and there was $14.7 billion lost in credit card fraud.
Imposter fraud, debt collection and identity theft were the top frauds in 2018 and Florida, Georgia and Nevada were the top 3 fraud states.
Fraud, phishing, identity theft, false billing, hacking, online shopping, romance scams and investment scams are big business so the message is clear: Check out your Neptune progressions.
Fly me to Paris, New York, Rome, London, Moon and Mars
On December 17, 1903 Wilber and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft and in August 2o17 there were about 23,600 aircraft in service flying 4.5 billion passengers on scheduled flights with anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 planes midflight at any given moment and around 10.2 million people working directly in the airline industry.
Thanks to Neptune – the planet of planes, vacations and tourism – the world has been connected and the aviation industry is expected to generate global revenue of $US 606 billion in 2019.
Warning: Neptune is inclined to inflate these numbers.
Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart
Progressed Jupiter is parallel progressed Neptune
This nebulous but intense aspect reached peak power in October 2017 and ends in November 2036.
It started in January 2001 and in 2007, when progressed Jupiter moved to form a conjunction aspect birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart, the world experienced a financial crisis that threatened to destroy the international financial system.
Jupiter is the planet of finances, banks, financial services, commerce, selling, the retail sector, higher prices, profits, trade, the law, legal system, courts and judges, Supreme Court, arbitration, treaties, pacts, shipping, ships, publishing, advertising, the public expression of opinion and religion.
Now, in 2020, Neptune’s marketing strategy is to sell, sell, sell; investors are chasing the best returns; the fraud business booming; and every now and then there’s a spike in the price of oil.
Neptune in the sky
January 28: Mars is square Neptune
June 13: Mars is conjunction Neptune
Mars is parallel Neptune June 20, August 10, October 13 and November 21
Jupiter is sextile Neptune February 20, July 27 and October 12
A timeline of major astro-events involving Neptune in 2020
Major events regarding schemes, exaggeration, aviation, drugs or spies can occur when Neptune is stimulated in the Aquarian Age chart or the sky.
March 31: Progressed Moon parallel progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart starts > peak power date is June 24 > end date is September 19 > progressed Jupiter parallel progressed Neptune is stimulated
May 25: Mars conjunction Neptune in the sky starts > peak power date is June 13 > end date is July 2
July 9: Progressed Moon parallel progressed Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart starts > peak power date is October 5 > end date is January 4, 2021 > progressed Jupiter parallel progressed Neptune is stimulated
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