Neptune in Cancer
Neptune was last in Cancer between 1901 and 1915. This generation was patriotic and willing to sacrifice themselves for their family and their country. Neptune is very idealistic and because of its cold and wet nature does not distinguish well between self and others, which is why sacrifice comes more easily to this generation. This is a time in which ideals for proper governance within nations for the proper care of its citizens were gradually becoming a reality. The Bolshevic revolution was the result just as Neptune left this sign and communism went from being a Marxian abstraction to an imperfect reality. Because Neptune sometimes has to do with release and letting go, it may indicate that the native is freed from the parents. Obviously, because this is present for all born during a 15 year period, there needs to be other indications of this in the chart.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day provides an antidote to Neptunes idealism. They tend to be a little more pragmatic about domestic issues if other indicators back this up.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night amplify the idealistic tendencies of Neptune. They can be very self sacrificing for their families. In some cases it may indicate orphanhood, or a strange relationship with the parents.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring