NEPTUNE IN THE CONSTELLATION OF PEGASUS/PURVABHADRAPADA (AQUARIUS 20-Pisces 3.20): FOLLOW-UP VISIT FOR WORLD ASTROLOGY, ECONOMICS, AND POLITICS FOR THE COMING YEARS
We wrote about Neptune in the constellation of Purvabhardrapada a few years back and it deserves a re-visit particularly because Neptune goes stationary/direct on Nov. 29th and will be very powerful through the Thanksgiving weekend and into Monday/Tuesday with smoke and mirrors and delusions of grandeur.
We do not get to write about Neptune very often because it moves so slowly staying 14 years in a sign but it has been in the constellation of Purvabhadrapada (Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) known by Western astronomers as Pegasus since 2018 and stays there until June 2023 and not permanently out of there until January 2025 due to retrograde motion.
While the outer planets are not a traditional part of Vedic astrology, I find them important for understanding collective behavior. 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 Vasishta 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, the god of the mystical seas, in modern tropical astrology.”
Neptune channels the energy of a weak Jupiter in transit because Neptune’s nakshatra is owned by Jupiter. Still, it is going to increase psychic and intuitive energies and spiritual idealism but because of the Jupiter debilitation– false optimism. Some of this false optimism could be the hopes that Biden will change the world into a socialist utopia or that Trump will pull-out rabbits from his hat and the courts will hand Biden a defeat. Neither candidate nor their followers will go away easily no matter what happens. Neptune can deflate inflationary bubbles as fast as it inflates them. The idealistic hope for a progressive and socialist cabinet for Biden has been replaced with the same type of people that have been running the show for the last 50 years.
With the positive connection to Jupiter through the nakshatra, it will promote idealism, universality, compassion, and spiritual by-pass where we shirk reality and use religion and spirituality to escape our personal problems. I suspect much of the liberal consciousness connected to socialism and the ideals of free college and the other socialist movements have been supported by this transit.
Neptune also rules socialism so despite Biden’s more conservative cabinet picks, the movement will not go away and it will contribute to political instability– as if we do not have enough of it. Communism and socialism have failed miserably in this century as we have seen in Venezuela and the fall of the Russian empire and even if China makes it work, it requires doling out intense totalitarian authority which seems to be modeled now in many countries like the UK as the lockdown their citizens with intense Draconian laws. With Democratic Governor decrees over Covid, it is starting to happen here as some state governors what to cancel Christmas and Thanksgiving and close restaurants in New York and LA when owners depend on Thanksgiving and holiday income.
On the level of mundane astrology, Neptune is connected to schemes, inflation, conspiracies, and grand governmental plans so everything will get bigger in scope for growth ideals in this constellation. Climate change plans seem wonderful in theory but fall short in practice sometimes as we have seen with California wildfires being connected to the failure to upgrade the current grid system because money was poured into alternative energy generation. The idea was right and solar and wind power is wonderful but fall short in the practical implementation to generate enough power for California. This is the problem with Neptunian idealism and the Green Bills are wonderful in theory and everyone wants us to be more energy sufficient but at what cost? A compromise is always necessary.
The stock market bubble is still in progress as is the real estate bubble as more people work from home and this coming year gold and silver inflation and probably Bitcoin inflation will continue. This is a constellation that also supports drugs and Covid and the pharmaceutical stocks are likely to continue to prosper as well as the legalization of Cannabis. The recent passage by Oregon around hard drugs is another example of Neptune at work.
Depending on the strength of Jupiter in transit over the coming years, it will negatively or positively impact. Jupiter in Capricorn until April 4 will create the false optimism that is not useful in a crazy world that hopes that things will get better because hope has to be grounded in reality and hopefully Saturn’s conjunct with Jupiter will help. Jupiter moving into Aquarius on April 4, 2021, and again on Nov. 20, 2021, and that will be stronger for humanistic thinking and practical solutions and will be strong and will increase more energy toward bringing more truth and reality into our world and increasing technological dependence.
NEPTUNE AND THE DEEP STATE
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. The censorship on Twitter and Facebook and Twitter and the gaslighting by the major media news stations mean that you have to look hard and deep for the truth if you suspect that it is not out there. With Jupiter in Capricorn and wonder if people are just too naive about what is happening in the world with the real purpose behind lock-downs.
With Jupiter moving toward the Neptune conjunction in March 2022, will the truth finally come to reveal the depth of the Deep State and how the CIA and FBI, and secret agencies are running our world with the President often just a puppet? The 4-year attack on Trump was a clear indication that he was an outsider and not going to support the Deep State and they have done everything to tear him down. It will take Saturn going into this constellation into Dec. 2024 to finally bring the truth of how the world operates. Many have hopes that it will happen sooner with the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction on Dec. 21st in Capricorn, but we wonder. The Biden administration wants to restore things to usual with military interventionism, support to the military-industrial complex, and business as usual and their cabinet picks suggest they want to restore the US to the glory days of Obama and support for the PLO.
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. This nakshatra is ruled by the benefic Jupiter, which reflects the high idealism of this asterism but for a star ruled by Jupiter, it has an unusual dark quality to it. On the positive side, this constellation teaches 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. Will the Pedophilia scandals and child trafficking scandals have a chance to really get healed finally by March 2022 or do we have to wait for 2025 and Saturn coming through here?
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. That seems much needed as the Pedophile scandals with Epstein have come to the surface and the Q-Anon movement to heal this blight, but what is the reality of how many are being arrested and put into jail?
Given the power struggles going on between George Soros, the CIA, the FBI, and our President, we will continue to get fireworks. We are concerned that the dispositor of this constellation is now a debilitated Jupiter in Capricorn conjunct Saturn and Pluto and will not have the power to bring truth and justice to the situation right away and that it may take Jupiter’s power in the constellation starting March 2022 to end this crisis. We hope we are wrong.
We have to watch out for more sexual scandals coming out over the next 2-3 years as this constellation brings out the darker side. I often like to think that this constellation embodies the light and dark sides of the Priest. Does he let go of his ego and serve God or does he get hit by his sexual appetites? If Jupiter is weak in transit, as it is now in Capricorn until April 2021, the darker side comes out which 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 between the dates of 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, hard-working, and will do anything to achieve their goals but often have hidden sexual behavior that may be viewed by society as abnormal or out of the box.
On the bright side, if Jupiter is unafflicted as it will be in the first 10 degrees of Aquarius, the dark side of this constellation will be handled. 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? Or do we surrender our ego and find our highest calling for more service and philanthropic action.
NEPTUNE AND WORLD FINANCE
The trillions of dollars in world debt cannot continue and the Covid crisis has brought the energies up to the surface. Finally, with Jupiter conjunct Neptune into 2022, the powers that be will not be able to combat inflation and we may see hyperinflation. The grand plan is to bankrupt the world and provide helicopter money for everyone but hoops do you have to go through to get paid if this happens? I am fond of Black Mirror on Netflix, the Sci-Fi story based on things that are happening, and episode 1 of Season 3, Nosedive, is a grim reminder of what totalitarian China is already doing with their social ranking system that awards people who comply with good behavior and enslaves those who do not.
The problem of being irresponsible by world Federal Reserve Bankers has to unwind. They managed to get through 2008-2010 but they have not learned their lessons and world leaders are not wanting to bail trillions of dollars in world debt out and at the same time take more control of your money. The Covid Crisis has conveniently put many small businesses on the streets and movement in Europe toward the second wave of lock-downs could easily seal their fate and President-Elect Biden is already pushing for lock-downs if and when he takes office. If you do your research, lock-downs are temporary solutions to support hospitals but have been totally mismanaged by overzealous power-hungry politicians to push their agenda. Research studies and countries that did lock-down vs. others that did not show any benefit. So, one has to really think there is something nefarious going on in wanting to destroy small businesses and make people dependent on universal income.
The answer to world debt is a movement towards a world monetary system and a single currency and moving the world into one cashless society so that all the debt can be magically handled and universal helicopter money can be distributed. We sense that this will inevitably happen over the next 2-3 years and that the 248-year cycle for the US that peaks into 2022-24 will lead to the biggest changes in the US that we have ever witnessed but the delay in that transformation could be delayed if Trump wins a 2nd term. While helicopter money sounds appealing, who knows what hoops you will have to jump through to get your checks? Very few world leaders have bucked the lock-down trend with the exception of Belorussia, Sweden, and Trump to some extent and two of these two leaders are under siege. You figure out what is happening? The Davos crowd and Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, are pushing for the Great Reset and their friend Bill Gates is pouring millions into making sure you get vaccinated. What is wrong with this scheme?
We have talked for years that the same cycle that created the Breton Woods agreement in 1947 which pushed the dollar to the head of the world and the same cycle that took the US off of the gold standard in 1971 is happening now. Our monetary system as we know it is not likely to continue. The Biblical debt Jubilee cycle is likely given the mess that world governments have created but the solution of universal income in a cashless society is a bit troubling in terms of their ability to have absolute control and power over our money.
You will have to get very creative with your money if this movement succeeds. Bitcoin was one of the original answers but we always worry that the legislators could wipe it out or regulate it out of existence as they have done with the manipulation of gold since 2011. We see more spikes on gold into the spring but then will it also be regulated or confiscated out of existence. The solution is moving to a gold-backed currency and the Russians and Chinese have been accumulating gold in preparation to be strong than a dollar that will be in deep trouble. There are no easy answers here.
POLITICS AHEAD: 2021
Joni Patry at the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference looked at the Inauguration chart and senses that the fight over the election could continue for some time. Our own perspective is that we see a tumultuous year for 2021 and we could have something politically like Venezuela where Maduro’s presidency was disputed in 2018 when it was thought that Juan Guaido was the winner but Maduro stayed in power. We have a similar situation still going on in Belorussia with the people thinking that the election was rigged to keep Alexander Lukashenko in power. That means there will be factions fighting over the Presidency no matter what the courts say. This battle could go on much longer than anyone would like. The market dislikes uncertainty and will stay on edge until at least Jan. 21ST or the Inauguration and should easily hit lower support at 3050 on the S & P 500 and often it is lower into the Jupiter square to Uranus which peaks into Jan. 17th. Whatever happens, America will become angrier and more divided. As Joni Patry, has noted the Inauguration Chart for Jan. 21, 2021, has Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries and that means lots of explosive action and violence for the year ahead. Let’s hope that Jupiter into Aquarius can bring some relief starting April 4th but it does seem like we will have a dark winter we worry about the repeat of the Saturn/Pluto/ connection and the quest to take power away from the people with the Covid crisis. Stay safe; help others and donate to charity and trust that the Divine has a plan. There seem to be so many X factors that can begin to predict who will win. We have to see it as Divine Lila and play. It will be so easy to get gripped by it but in the end, you have to realize that God is running the show and we have to stay rooted in our spiritual practices and determination to help others.
Special thanks to Prash Trivedi and Komilla Sutton for their knowledge on these nakshatras.