I’m a pretty neptunian character. I think fairly rationally but I also think in metaphors. Unfortunately, if I’m not feeling on top of things, I sometimes communicate in metaphors. Whenever you have Neptune or Pisces involved with Mercury or the third house, that’s bound to happen. However, most people are not going to sit around and parse one’s watery communications, plumb them for meaning. Other people have their own concerns and rightly so.
An ElsaElsa regular posted a link to an article on how to spot a drowning victim. It’s sure not what you’d think and it’s an eye-opener: Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning. It immediately made me think of a concept that’s always stuck with me from a poem by Stevie Smith, Not Waving But Drowning.
Drowning not waving: that’s heavy. Sometimes that’s how a person feels. Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning but I know it will pass, so I don’t worry too much about people thinking I’m just waving. The drowning article jolted me when I realized, wow, people who are really drowning just slip into the deep and die. It’s a metaphor and it’s reality. It’s a reminder to keep an eye out for what is not obvious. It’s also a kick in the pants for me. If I’ve got the ability to wave maybe I should kick my legs and swim to shore.
Where does Neptune fall in your chart? Where is it transiting? Do you feel obscured in these reas?