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Western Astrology:  Modern Planets: Neptune 

As the modern ruler of the feminine sign of Pisces, the sign that governs the 12th house, and is exalted in Leo. In Roman mythology, Neptune is the god of the sea Western Astrology:  Modern Planets: Neptune

Since the invention of the telescope, Western astrology has incorporated Uranus, Neptune, Ceres, Pluto, and other bodies into its methodology. The outer modern planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are often called the collective or transcendental planets.

Neptune is another of the outer planets. It takes Neptune about 165 years to complete its rotation around the zodiac.  Neptune stays in the same sign about 10 to 15 years. It shows how serreal and mysterious our life will be. A person with a strong Neptune influence will have an active imagination and many times inconsistent perceptions of reality. Neptune rules the ocean and all it's mysteries in Greek mythology. Neptune is thought to be the planet of deception, illusion, and imagination.  Dreams, abstract thought, illusion and the secretive are all goverened by Neptune.  Sometimes we do need to take a chance and explore fantasies or get in touch with our sensitivity, so the impact is not entirely negative. However, the presence of Neptune can be associated with substance abuse as an escape from reality. Neptune rules the Zodiac Sign of Pisces.

Western Astrology: Modern Planets: Neptune

NeptuneMoon Symbol


Rules the sign: Pisces, and is exalted in Leo
Representing:
Trident, weapon of sea-god Neptune
Class:
Transpersonal or generational planet
Nature: Humid
Temperament: Rather lymphatic
Symbolic Attributes: Intuition, Dreams, Collective, Unconscious
Characterology: Emotive, non-active, primary or secondary. He is sentimental, sometimes amorphous.
Element: Water
Represents: Neptune is the god of the Sea Neptune is the god of the Sea (Dreamers, psychics, magicians, purveyors of illusions, and drug addicts)
Claimed effects on world events:
Claimed effects on people: Confusion, sensitivity

Western Astrology:  Modern Planets: Neptune

Neptune in Roman mythology is the god of the Sea,  and the deep, ocean blue color of the planet Neptune reflects this. A slow moving planet, it acts as a channel to connect with intuition, mysticism, the occult and psychic abilities. in Roman mythology. Its glyph is taken directly from Neptune's trident, symbolizing the curve of spirit being pierced by the cross of matter.

Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the fourth-largest planet by diameter and the third-largest by mass. Among the giant planets in the Solar System, Neptune is the most dense.

Discovered: 1846.
Radius: 15,299 miles
Distance from Sun: 2,795,000,000 miles
Mass: 102.4E24 kg (17.15 Earth mass)
Orbital period: 165 years spending approximately 14 years (13.75) in each sign of the zodiac.
Length of day: 0d 16h 6m
Moons: Triton, Nereid, Laomedeia, Thalassa, Proteus, Naiad, Larissa, Halimede, Psamathe, Despina, Neso, Galatea, Sao

Astrologically, modern Western astrologers associate the planet Neptune with sensitivity, idealism and compassion, but also with illusion, confusion, and deception. Neptune governs hospitals, prisons, mental institutions, and any other place, such as a monastery, that involves a retreat from society. Its appearance coincided with the discovery of anesthetics and hypnotism. In political terms, Neptune was linked to the rise of nationalist movements throughout Europe in countries like Germany, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, and Serbia, seeking independence for their nations inspired by an idealized past of legend. It was also linked to the rise of socialism and the beginnings of the welfare state. Neptune coincided with the utopian ideals of Communism, when Marx and Engels first published 'The Communist Manifesto' in 1848. Neptune also represents the day of Friday, alongside Venus.

Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto, ceiling mural(ca. 1597) created by Caravaggio for a room adjacent to the alchemical distillery of Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte: hovering around a translucent globe that represents the world are Jupiter with his eagle, Neptune holding a bident, and Pluto with a horse and Cerberus

In art, the impressionist movement began a trend away from literal representation, to one based on the subtle, changing moods of light and color. In medicine, Neptune is seen to be particularly associated with the thalamus, the spinal canal, and severe or mysterious illnesses and neuroses. Neptune is considered by modern astrologers to be the primary native ruler of the twelfth house.

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