Neptune in Pisces, 2011-2025
How Neptune Transit in Pisces (5th April 2011-11th March 2025) will affect you!
On 5 April 2011, outer planet Neptune enters Pisces for the first time since 1848. The world was experiencing the American Civil War; the birth of Evolution through Darwinism; the discovery of antibiotics and the development of hypnosis, clairvoyance and psychology.
Neptune has a 14 year stay in each sign of the zodiac, influencing whole generations by sign placement. The fact that we will witness a Neptune/Pisces transit at first hand is awe-inspiring in view of the fact that Pisces is ruled by Neptune. Neptune has returned home after a long journey.
The 3 outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are currently travelling in a convoy. Uranus sweeping things away first, followed by Neptune then Pluto. Uranus transforms through disruption; Neptune through confusion and Pluto through destruction.
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 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 in Aquarius 1997 – 2011
The last 14 years of Neptune transiting Aquarius have changed our view of technology and what it is to be interconnected. Aquarius is a collective sign ruled by air. Social networking became accessible to everyone via mobile phones. The effects of this have recently been demonstrated by the spread of the Middle Eastern revolutions, mainly organised on the net.
Think back over the years of your life between 1997-2011. What has changed, almost imperceptibly, in your inner and outer life? One of Neptune’s hallmarks is its invisible dissolution of the outdated and its gradual shift into new realities. What used to be important and meaningful to you and how has that changed?
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 office schedules.
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 through Pisces
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 East.
- 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 Magnificent.
- 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.*
Neptune In Pisces Themes:
- fluid boundaries
- art especially film
- drugs and chemicals
- religion and spirituality
- the spirit of inner exploration
- the unconscious
- the oceans (Uranus was at the very last degree and arc minute of Pisces-the most powerful expression of the whole sign-on the 11March Tsunami)
- how well we know ourselves
- connection with others
- bliss through cooperation
- humanitarian efforts.
- psychological fog
Neptune in Pisces in our individual Charts
If you have planets and points early in the mutable signs (Pisces / Gemini / Virgo / Sagittarius), you will experience the Neptunian challenge first. Neptune’s strategy is to lure us into unwise decisions such as thinking we’ve found the way to riches or God or glamour, then strand us for years in a fog of disorientation. All the old familiar road signs disappear. The purpose is to move us out of our comfort zones so we have to find our own way home. Feeling completely stuck is its hallmark as everything seems like a cat’s cradle and far too knotted up to disentangle. The conjunction, square and opposition to other natal planets can literally make us feel weary, permanently drained, lethargic and unmotivated.
Key Future Neptunian Trends
- a greater understanding of what it is to be human
- space expansion
- the development of our inner psychic or”innernet”
- increased global warming and the gradual disappearance of low lying countries
- environmental activism
- mineral/oil searches under the ice or ocean
- the dissolution of hierarchical institutions, especially the Catholic Church.
- global organisations working together to provide aid and cooperation
- new political alliances
- the tempering of the powerful Uranian “me first” energies
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.
Chiron as Neptune’s Companion February 2011 – 2018
Something else remarkable is accompanying Neptune’s return to Pisces. As Neptune slowly reaches home after a 164 year journey round the zodiac, he is accompanied by Chiron. Chiron, the most important of the Centaurs found in the Kuiper Belt, is now moving slowly in Outer Planet mode. This makes it highly likely that even with the momentous transits of 2011 (Jupiter and Uranus into Aries/ Chiron into Pisces/Neptune into Pisces) Chiron will take a leading role in the unfolding events. Since he was discovered in 1977, empirical evidence suggests that Chiron is a pattern maker, who shows us each where our Achilles heel is (by its position in our natal chart) so that we can experience difficulties in order to turn our experiences into gold to help others.
Chiron’s transits provide a background theme for the time. It focuses our attention. In Pisces, Chiron is showing us the many ways we try to avoid feeling what we’re feeling. Some of these include addictions to drugs and alcohol, social networking, being influenced by millions of adverts each day. All of these numb us to our creativity and to the power of now. Eric Frances says that “Chiron can be thought of as a boat allowing us to cross the deep ocean providing navigation, direction and a safe passage to being who we are meant to be.”
See also: Chiron in Pisces 2011-2018
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