Returns Home to Pisces
An Overview of Neptune's Previous
Transits Through Pisces and What to Expect With Neptune in Pisces,
by Kaye Shinker
Neptune rules Pisces and is very happy
to once again return to his kingdom. He rules with his trident
in one hand and the reigns of his chariot in the other. He
will poke individuals insisting that they identify and share their
talents. He is a compassionate ruler most of the time, however he
has a violent temper. Neptune is restless and anxious to get
things done. He breaks through conventional rules and slides
over boundaries. He will not be told what to do.
Neptune enters Pisces April 4, 2011,
stays for a few months, turns retrograde on June 2, 2011 and returns
to Aquarius August 11, 2011. Neptune then goes direct on November
9, 2011 at 28° Aquarius and returns to Pisces February 4, 2012.
He will remain in Pisces until April 1, 2025.
Neptune was discovered according to
Aeago's apt phrase "with the point of a pen" September
23, 1846 at 28° degrees Aquarius. The mathematical prediction
of Urbain Le Verrier was confirmed at the Berlin Observatory by
Johann Galle using Le Verrier's calculations. It was a dramatic
confirmation of Newton's law of gravitation and a sensational moment
in 19th Century science. The history of Neptune's discovery
is fascinating. (Read Wikipedia's history of Neptune at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_of_Neptune)
Neptune spends 14 years in each sign
of the zodiac. The planet's synodic cycle is 165 years.
NASA's photograph from space reveals his color as aquamarine blue.
Neptune has 13 Moons, a very faint ring system, a great dark
spot and a striped pattern of clouds.
Neptune is the god of the seas and is analogous to the Greek god
Poseidon. He was a titan and the brother of Jupiter and Pluto.
When Jupiter, Pluto and Neptune defeated their father Saturn
they divided the world into three parts. Jupiter took the
sky, Neptune the sea, and Pluto the underworld. Neptune’s
reputation for having a violent temper was believed to be the cause
of earthquakes, and violent storms.
In ancient times very little was written
about the god Neptune. The Roman holiday to honor Neptune
was in late July at the end of their harvest season. City
folks celebrated the holiday with gatherings in the countryside
near rivers and lakes.
According to one Greek myth, Aphrodite and her son transformed themselves
into fish to escape the monster Typhon. To make sure they
did not lose each other they tied a cord onto their tails.
The myth illustrates Pisces unique ability to plan for future difficulties
and minimize the chances of the problem becoming a bigger challenge.
Pisces is imaginative, intuitive and
compassionate. Pisces is artistic and easily adjusts to new
circumstances and new thinking. It is a complex sign that
breaks down material boundaries. It thrives on creative endeavors
and finds unique solutions to difficult problems.
In Financial Astrology, Pisces represents
shipping, trade and travel. It can not work according to conventional
Pisces is an artist, a writer, and a musician. He is tuned
into another part of the universe that is concealed and totally
unknown until he allows it to materialize in the form of wondrous
new artistic forms.
Neptune rules creativity, design and public institutions.
He rules music, dance, and films. He rules large animals such
as cattle, horses, camels, and deer. He governs the oceans,
fish, and ships. Neptune governs storms, chaos, confusion
and deception. He is idealistic, compassionate, and is adept
at revealing scandals.
Neptune's Previous Transits
Neptune's transit of Pisces has brought everyone thousands of hours
of fascinating entertainment. Novels, ballads, poetry, and
music are filled with the extraordinary adventures of humans during
these time periods.
Boundaries are blurred as Neptune moves
forward through his sign. He finds plenty of prospectors to
provide him with an abundance of precious metals to barter for the
things he needs. Neptune encourages groups to organize and
colonize vast areas of open lands. This transit could include
colonizing the Moon in search of rare earth metals as well as possible
fuel for interstellar voyages.
A quick look at previous transits
of Neptune through Pisces reveals that hard currency in the form
of precious metals (silver, gold, platinum) flood the market as
a result of the discovery of new sources or mines. Creative
innovations are required for the transfer of large amounts of bullion
between buyers and sellers. The receipts of deposit become
another form of currency forcing changes in the valuation of previous
reserve currencies. New types of banking systems are created
while traditional banks are forced to change. Many financial institutions
do not survive.
Innovations in transportation and
the dissemination of knowledge create a new class of workers as
well as entrepreneurs. Strong men and leaders emerge from
nontraditional social stratums. The business of religion and higher
education is forced into an new paradigm.
Here is a brief summary of each period in history when Neptune transited
Pisces. Each 14 year segment was a time for great stories,
interesting leaders, and magnificent adventures.
It was a time of very fluid national borders and strong man rulers.
It was a time for adventure travel with large groups of people
moving across vast territories.
Richard the Lionhearted was returning
to England from Israel after his adventures on the 3rd Crusade.
He was captured and held for ransom. The people of Britain
raised the ransom in about one year, an event that betrayed the
true wealth of the Island Kingdom.
The Knights Templar developed the first full service banks in
order to move vast sums of money to enable the European Crusader's
efforts to reclaim Jerusalem and other adventures in the Near
The Crusaders captured and sacked Constantinople. Saladin
of Egypt however made a peace treaty with the Crusaders. This
treaty served to unite the Arab world.
In China, Genghis Kahn was elected Kahn of the Mongols and began
the establishment of the Chinese empire.
This was the time of the Black Death in Europe and included several
battles during the Hundred Years War. Depopulation left vast areas
of agricultural land untilled and untitled.
The Ottoman empire expanded into Europe.
The Khans were replaced by the Ming
dynasty in China.
Magellan sailed around the world.
Cortez invaded Mexico. He shipped the Aztec's gold to Europe.
An increased supply of gold destroyed the economy of Europe.
Henry the Eighth was king of England. His break with the
Catholic church returned monasteries and other pieces of church
property to the public tax roles.
Martin Luther translated the Bible into German.
The Ottoman Empire was at its Zenith and ruled by Suleyman the
Copernicus published his popular theory on currency.
Johchimsthaler or ‘thaler’ was the name of a popular
silver coin from Bohemia. Its name was Anglicized to ‘dollar’.
Peter the Great expanded the Russian territory.
The Ottoman Empire was defeated by the Holy League.
This was the time of the Glorious Revolution in England where
political power moved to the moneyed classes.
The Bank of England was chartered. Silver coins in England were
replaced with a new issue of silver coins. There was a gold rush
in Brazil and the Massachusetts Bay colony issued paper currency.
Political upheavals abounded in Europe.
Controversies in the United States
led to the Civil War.
Uncle Tom's Cabin was published as was Darwin’s
Theory of the Evolution of the Species.
Railroads crisscrossed Europe and the Americas.
Banks in the United States were forced
to suspend payments; German and French banks failed because they
had hedged their investments in the emerging USA. The Greenback
became legal tender in the United States.
Gold was discovered in California, Colorado, Pikes Peak, and Australia
thus producing a huge supply of hard money.
What to Expect as Neptune
Transits through Pisces
The transit of Neptune through Pisces (2011-2025) will
promote innovation and imagination of those things related to Pisces.
When Neptune began its transit through
Aquarius in February, 1998, an explosion of innovation happened
in the world of electronics: huge TV’s, 3D movies, the Internet,
the IPhone, the Kindle, cloud computing and all of the tiny inventions
that make these instruments work. The transit of Neptune will
do the same to those things related to energy, pharma, water, shoes,
music and dance as it travels through Pisces.*
Pollywogs are sailors who have never
crossed the equator. A line crossing ceremony is still current in
many navies and merchant fleets. When the ship crosses the equator
subpoenas are issued to the pollywogs and they must appear before
King Neptune and his court. The King's first assistant is Davy Jones
and sometimes he includes "her highness Amphitrite". (Amphitrite
is the goddess of the sea and wife of Poseidon) The ceremony
often ends with hazing and the Pollywogs receive a certificate proclaiming
them "Shellbacks", or The Sons of Neptune.
* Kaye Shinker's Textbooks
for Financial Astrology
offer a list of sectors favored by
each sign of the zodiac. The Textbooks explain the influence
peculiar to each planet. If you know in advance where to look
for supply or demand then you have the opportunity to invest your
time or money. The Textbooks explain where to begin your
search for profitable investments. Supply and Demand is the reason
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