Recently I’ve been working with a number of clients who are having major Neptune transits. One person asked me what the purpose of the transit was. Is it just to drift and be lost? Or is there something more Neptune can teach?
As far as I’m concerned, there are two purposes that can be wrapped up in one story.
In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is thrown into the tornado that takes her to the land of Oz. She watches the strange things fly by her – here a barn, there a bicycle, here a chicken or a cow. She might try to grab on to something, to get a grip on something solid and familiar, but it will quickly get ripped out of her hands. She’s in a tornado! The only thing she can do is surrender to the winds and have faith that she’ll end up in the right place.
Once she lands, she’s in a fantastical world where the rules she’s lived with all her life no longer apply, and the rules that do apply don’t make sense. No matter what she does, she can’t seem to find her way, at least not on her own. She falters and is awash in confusion. But along the way she finds guides, overcomes challenges, and vanquishes her demons. And that journey eventually leads her to her ultimate realization. She discovers that she has had an internal compass all along, and it points her to the only real home any of us could ever have – herself.
That is the point of Neptune. Have faith in the journey no matter how strange it seems. And when all is said and done, you’ll have a core, a little kernel of self that remains untouched by the fog. And that piece is the home we can return to again and again. We may get lost and we may falter, but our compass will always point us back home.
Have you had a major Neptune transit? What did you learn?