Storms, High Seas and Neptune

The aspects for the hurricane headed towards the east coast indicate that it has the potential to be, as some are forecasting “a storm unlike one we have ever seen.” The Mars Jupiter opposition indicates it could have an excessive nature to it – and it is forecast to cover and impact upon a very large area with high winds, heavy rains and high tides. The Sun/Saturn conjunction may have some tough lessons to teach about the consequences of outdated infrastructure which can wreak havoc with power transmission.

It is good to remember that with the ongoing Pluto/Uranus square events like this contain lessons about how we need to be moving into the future. For example in the major storm which hit VT last year people with a solar powered systems welcomed in their friends and neighbors for showers and hot drinks as their sun powered system never flickered. The lights from their house blazed through the unaccustomed and chilly darkness.

Neptune, the god of the sea is involved in this storm – stirring up the ocean as he waves his trident. Neptune governs rain, fog and mist as well. Neptune has an ethereal influence and is strong in the charts of artists, spiritual seekers, mystics, healers as well as people particularly prone to addiction, illusion and deception. Neptune is associated with a sense of being victimized but the higher level has to do with sacrifice and redemption.

Here in New Hampshire we had a storm recently which knocked out power for an extended period of time when the temperatures were frigid. It is easy under these circumstances to miss our creature comforts and feel self pity. Another response was demonstrated by the people who drove immediately to the town shelters to help organize, cook or volunteer for whatever needed to be done.

This illustrates the redemptive power of Neptune – transforming self pity into empathy, and dynamic, compassionate action. And although we hear a lot about the need for individual enterprise and success these days, the values of the Age of Aquarius encourage us to take the view that “we are all in the same boat” and to cooperate and collaborate to create a more harmonious future.