The planet Neptune moved into the sign of the two fish – Pisces in April 2011 and will remain until it final exit into the sign of the ram, Aries in January of 2026. This roughly 14 year cycle has Neptune residing at home – it rules Pisces. There are many world themes to explore in this cycle including the steady loss of boundaries between ourselves as individuals and the rest of the world, humanity’s expression of empathy and compassion to those in need, ways we may escape or transcend our reality, increased interest in all forms of media and creative expression, as well as our use and abuse of our earth’s oceans. This last theme echoes in all discussions around climate change, extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels.
Like prophets of old, the climate scientists Raymond Pierrehumbert and James E. Hansen are calling upon us all to be aware that the political and social choices we make around our use of energy resources reaches far into the future. Our children, our grandchildren and many generations after will be at risk of losing the very quality of life we take for granted now.
Intuitively the Pisces glyph of two fish symbolically swimming away from each other indicates the choice to swim upstream or down. Neptune in Pisces calls upon us to explore unworldly choices that include swimming with or against the tide of denial, illusion and escapism around climate change. What we sacrifice now to buy back that treasure we are in danger of losing is called redemption. Redemption of our shared oceans, weather patterns, coastal cities and the very way we live, clothe and feed ourselves. Redemption of our very humanity.
Wendy Williams is a TV and radio entertainment personality who I follow on YouTube. Yes – I’ve cut the cord and for fun I find myself watching all sorts of media on YouTube. Somehow, I found Wendy and have since returned multiple times to listen to this very funny, wise and vulnerable woman. (Wendy Williams Show) She was born in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday, July 18, 1964 under a waxing First Quarter Moon. No birth time is publically known, leading Wendy’s natal chart to be cast at 12:00 N. For a certainty, Wendy was born under a Cancer Sun, with the Moon in Scorpio. Her Ascendant can only be speculated at. When I watch the public persona of Wendy, the entertainer, a bit of the private person shines authentically through. Let’s take a look in more detail.
A Sun in Cancer often displays a sympathetic, sensitive, nurturing personality, often protective of those they love. Mood swings, defensive attitudes, easily slighted – a Cancer Sun’s home normally becomes a private retreat to retire from the world’s burdens. This is a cardinal water sign – there is an uncanny ability to grab and hold tight to material things suggesting the home would be a well-feathered nest of safety and comfort. A Scorpio Moon brings feelings of intensity and passion to the fore. There is a need for complete, full emotional buy in, whether it is publically shown or held close to the chest. Intuitively, a Scorpio Moon is street wise and savvy, finding ways to ride the ups and downs of life with a certain élan. The First Quarter Moon phase is all about growth. There is an emotional need to act out and express what is important to the outer world. And in this particular natal chart, Neptune in Scorpio is reflected in the Moon’s gaze, leading to the art of illusion along with an ache for emotional fulfillment.
Intuitive, sensitive and most certainly creative, Wendy is successful at maintaining our gaze under the harsh lights of TV and other media. She has overcome drug addiction, fertility issues and career difficulties while sharing her story publically along the way. She has built a brash and talkative career first in radio and now in TV, that allows both for emotional fragility while displaying an unusual awareness towards the people she interviews or dishes about. Finally, financially she appears astute. With bestselling books under her belt, movie and media appearances and a recently launched clothing line on the HSN network, it appears Wendy’s home may indeed reflect a certain level of hard earned comfort. Bravo, Wendy – the potential of your natal chart’s Sun and Moon shines through in such human authenticity.
Earlier today, a disseminating moon rested a moment in conjunction with Saturn Retrograde, both at 16 degrees in Sagittarius. The moon began the day at 10 degrees of Sagittarius and will end its gallop at 22 degrees. The centaur holding a bow, preparing to shoot the arrow into flight is an ancient archetype. It represents humanity’s climb from chaos into rule of law and with the flight of the arrow, further into philosophy and intellectual pursuit. Sagittarius is a fire and mutable sign, which leads to arrows flying here there and everywhere! The goal then is to add the discipline and hard work of Saturn to the freely flowing emotion of the moon to achieve a perfect bullseye towards your lofty aims. Dream big and be prepared to work – the fruits of your labors are yours for the making.
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