The archetypal principle of Neptune, modern planetary ruler of Pisces, is to transform our consciousness by expanding our spiritual understanding of individual and collective experiences. Neptune and Pisces guide us to transcend the superficial appearances of everyday events by turning our awareness from preoccupation with the outer world, and examine them from an inner, deeper place. Working with the principle of Neptune is a process that helps us soften the boundaries of our ego-identified self in order to find greater spiritual meaning in life.
The ego tries to protect us in the physical, material world by interpreting and judging experiences from the point of view of the individual self. The mind chatter generated by the ego tends to be fear-based and self-centered. It can lead to suffering, selfishness, jealousy, and all forms of disillusionment. When we quiet the mind we allow ourselves to tap into deeper, more intuitive levels of our being. By listening to our inner knowing we can find a broader and more universal perspective on matters. Neptune and Pisces help us transcend our personal earthly experiences, find commonality in our human condition, and guide us to find the spiritual significance in them.
When we find ourselves emotionally charged by something that is happening we can use our ego-mind to explore inwardly rather than re-act outwardly. Ask yourself these questions in this three step introspective process.
- What happened? What was the experience? Simply state the incident or event.
- How did I feel? What emotions arose naturally and spontaneously? Instead of judging your emotions, just recognize and name them.
- From a place deep within, ask why your soul or higher self might wish you to have this experience. Why might you have attracted or created it? What is the opportunity for healing, for growth, or simply for greater awareness? Finally, gently ask yourself what judgments you made about the experience, or about others or yourself, that interfere with understanding the spiritual gift of it.
Neptune and Pisces ease our suffering and misery in life by dissolving and washing away the boundaries and limitations of the ego and its self-importance. We surrender the need to be a victim, a martyr, or a rescuer in the world. We release co-dependent dynamics playing out in life. We find unity with all of humanity through sensitivity, sympathy, empathy, compassion, and forgiveness. We can experience Oneness consciousness and universal Love. Even when our ego-mind cannot fully comprehend the meaning of our life experiences, we can have faith they contribute to our greater good and spiritual evolution.
“All human beings are interconnected, one with all other elements in creation.” – Henry Reed