I do not get to write about Neptune very often because it moves so slowly staying 14 years in a sign but it went  into the constellation of Purva Bhadrapada (Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) known by Western astronomers as Pegasus March 8th, 2018 and stays there until March 2024!

The last time we had this transit was March 1853 – April 1859. While the outer planets are not a traditional part of Vedic astrology, I find them important for understanding collective behavior and if they impact sensitive points in your chart within 2 degrees by transit or in your natal chart, they can be rather impactful. As Dennis Harness has discussed, Narendra Desai saw an ancient Vasistha Nadi palm leaf in a museum in Madras, India, which predicted that three important grahas or planets would be discovered by the jyotishis of the Kali Yuga. The middle one, Varuna is known today as Neptune. “Varuna is the lord of the cosmic waters and is associated with the mysterious laws of fate. He is a powerful, mystical healer and is the lord of Maya or illusion. Varuna is the bestower of spiritual wisdom and the god of cosmic medicines. This sounds strikingly similar to the role and meaning of Neptune, god of the mystical seas, in modern tropical astrology.”

Neptune is now connected to Jupiter in this constellation in transit and is going to increase psychic and intuitive energies and spiritual idealism. With the positive connection to Jupiter through the nakshatra, it will promote idealism, universality, compassion and spiritual bypassing where we shirk reality and use religion and spirituality to escape our personal problems.

On the level of mundane astrology, Neptune is connected to schemes, inflation, conspiracies, grand governmental plans so everything will get bigger in scope for growth ideals in this constellation. Neptune can deflate these bubbles, but the high hopes of Neptune/Jupiter connections can inflate bubbles. We only have a small window for this until July 11th but then it returns with a bang between March 2018 and January 2025. It is also supportive for the film industry, raw cotton, medicine, surgical goods, tobacco, drugs, chemicals and perfumes.

Neptune also rules socialism, so the Bernie movement will probably come back strongly from 2018 onward but it also contributes to political instability as if we do not have enough of that!
Depending on the strength of Jupiter in transit over the coming years, it will negatively or positively impact. Jupiter in Libra now seems relatively optimistic but it is retrograde now and that may dampen some of the energy.  
The darker side of the constellation of Pegasus is secret societies and conspiracies and we have to be concerned that the” Deep State” will be emboldened with this transit to create more Neptunian fog. Will it take Saturn aspects Neptune exactly in a sextile (sixty degrees) in January 2019 to burst the “Deep State” bubble? For now, they will probably get more powerful.

The symbols for this unique nakshatra are a sword, the first two legs of a funeral cot, and a two-faced man. The sword represents the ability to cut through negativity to get to the truth. The two-faced man indicates the ability to see both sides of an issue but also may be symbolic in Western psychology of our dark side or shadow.

The benefic Jupiter, which reflects the high idealism of this asterism, rules this nakshatra but for a star ruled by Jupiter, it has an unusual dark quality to it. On the positive side, this constellation teaches us to lead a life of personal sacrifice with no expectation of glory. On the dark side, it can bring out sexual obsessions and greedy power struggles. Luckily in transit, it will be channeling a strong Jupiter in Vishakha nakshatra (ruled by the Jupiter ) in the the sign of Libra  and bringing out the higher qualities.
The Deity of this constellation obscure and is called Aja-Ekapada or the one-footed goat that is part of the entourage of Shiva and in Tarot it is connected to the devil card. It is troubling that secret societies like the Illuminati consider the goat god their main deity and this constellation is connected with black magic.

On a symbolic level this is a constellation where the fires of Shiva can destroy those aspects of a decaying society. Given the power struggles going on between George Soros, the CIA and our new President, I wonder what fireworks will develop?

We have to watch out for more sexual scandal for the coming years as this constellation brings out the darker side. For a constellation ruled by Jupiter, this star is connected with negative human traits including paranoia, pessimism, debauchery, violence, cruelty and erratic sexual behavior. It is by far the most intense constellation in the zodiac. If you were born with the Sun here during the dates March 5 – 17th or have the ascendant or moon here, the major lessons are learning humility and not getting caught in the ego. If you are born under this star, it is important to get devoted to the light right away. Still people in this constellation are sincere, hardworking and will do anything to achieve their goals. I still people born with this star and they will have extremes in sexual behavior that may be viewed by society as abnormal or out of the box.

On the bright side, if Jupiter is unafflicted, the dark side of this constellation will be controlled. They can lead us to penance, detachment and generosity and purification. It is the most Jekyll and Hyde constellation in the zodiac. People born under this constellation may look well-mannered and acceptable on the outside but are they using their wealth and resources to benefit society? We need to surrender our ego and find our highest calling for more service and philanthropic action.

Historically, we saw this the last time this cycle happened, in 1853. For example, in October 1853, on the East coast of the United States, Donald McKay launches the Great Republic, the world’s biggest sailing ship, which at 4,500 tons is too large to be successful. It sank. The recent launch of the world’s largest plane is a modern comparison.

This cycle can inflate but, in the end,, it deflates as high hopes crumble. Uber is putting cabbies out of business but losing millions on paper, as are many other Silicon Valley startups. This new Neptune cycle that began in mid-June 2017 will also support the film industry, raw cotton, medicine, surgical goods, tobacco, drugs, chemicals and perfumes.

The darker side of this cycle is secret societies and conspiracies and we have to be concerned that the “Deep State” will be emboldened to create more smoke and mirror deception until maybe January 2019 when that bubble will break. For now, they will probably get more powerful. The current war with the CIA, the “Deep State”, the FBI and government is probably going to get more ominous.
Most of you know that the Federal Reserve Bank is privately owned with shareholders in foreign countries such as the Rothchilds. The United States has been under economic tyranny ever since 1913 when the Federal Reserve was signed into law by then president Woodrow Wilson. In its 104-year history, any independent government or private agency has never once audited the Federal Reserve. There is a total lack of transparency where the Federal Reserve is concerned.

The Federal Reserve acts as a law unto itself. It creates fiat currency out of nothing and charges the US government and therefore the taxpayer interest on it. This is something for nothing usury at the highest level — the ultimate Ponzi scheme. The Federal Reserve does whatever it wants with regard to foreign banks with no accountability to congress or the general public. If established political, economic, and industrial social and physical infrastructures potentially fail, it’s very possible that the US will break into regions and people are forced to survive in their local community’s human society will be forced to reinvent itself.

There is some kind of climax around 2019 – 2020 for this. Exactly what will happen is unclear, but I think we have another year to focus on self-sufficient agricultural in our homes with hydroponic pod gardens where you can grow vegetables in the corner of your apartment.

Special thanks to my friend Juliana Swanson for a discussion on this material and to Komilla Sutton and Prash Trivedi for their deep insights into this constellation.

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