Modern Psychological and Humanistic Astrology teaches us how planets and other cosmic bodies have unique archetypal symbolism. We can also interpret the zodiac like any foreign language. All celestial bodies have both positive and negative energies and it’s up to us to choose which ones we use. Where foggy Neptune is concerned, core keywords to understand the astrological influences of this planet include dreams, imagination, confusion, escapism, illusion, boundless, fantasy and deception.
I’ve been feeling the effects of Neptune since transiting its home sign Pisces in February 2012. First this hazy gas planet *kissed* my natal planet Mercury. As Mercury is the planetary ruler of our mind, thoughts and communications, this transit triggered new ideas about relocating far from my home in California and pursuing a career in musical theatre as a lyricist. I did both and neither turned out as I’d hoped.