Somehow Neptune sneaked quietly into Pisces for the first time since the early 1860s, while I was looking elsewhere. As the god of the sea enters his home territory, time for us all to do a gut check. Planets in their home sign operate with maximum intensity. So with Neptune, this is big time sensitivity and psychic energy, spiritual connection on the one hand, loss, disappointment, betrayal on the other hand. It hit me kind of hard, brought up some old emotional baggage from long ago. How are you feeling today?

Neptune will stay in Pisces for 4 months in 2011, giving us a taste of what’s ahead. Then he will back into Aquarius in early August, and return to Pisces in February 2012, staying there until 2025.

Neptune in Pisces

When you look at outer planets like Neptune as they move through the signs, their transitions tell a cultural story from decade to decade. Just an example from Neptune’s journey through Aquarius, technology advanced greatly, became more intuitive, and more pervasive in our lives. Everything is online now. Who would have thought we would have cameras and e-mail and banking and games and period trackers in our cell phones? Now that Neptune is almost finished with Aquarius, it’s commonplace. Now as Neptune moves into a new sign, we collectively explore a new realm. Pisces rules oil, drugs and poisons, spirituality and spiritual unity, as well as cultish activity and deception. Fear. The unconscious. Dreams and fantasies. Public health and sanitation. Clouds and “the cloud.” Water, oceans. The reality that, like it or not, we are all connected.

What are your thoughts? How will you use the powerful Neptune in Pisces energy for the greater good?