Neptune in Sagittarius
Neptune was last in this sign between 1970 and 1984. Neptune has the effect of eroding the righteousness and truth represented by the lord of this sign, Jupiter by introducing a cold and wet nature into these issues. This brings about impurity of philosophy (hypocrisy) due to the coldness and the wetness blurrs distinctions such that rationalizations often take place about the lowering of standards and corruption. The Watergate scandal is the supreme example of many during this period. Many were left with doubt and disillusionment over the integrity of legal standards and trust was lost. Those born during this time feel a need for less hypocritical legal, philosophical and religious standards. This generation may be somewhat unorthodox in searching for the truth and are unlikely to stick to established philosophies. They will most likely prefer to establish their own belief system. Those with close aspects from inner planets to Neptune here will search very hard for the meaning of life and will be set as examples of great teachers and philosophers. Their words may be prophetic. Those who seek careers in the legal system may be disappointed with scandal.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day tend to minimize the cool and moist nature of Neptune. This may have the effect of rendering it invisible, but more likely, this half of the generation will tend to idealize issues of truth and justice and may be blinded to the warning signs of corruption or hypocrisy until it is too late. Scandal may take them by surprise.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night magnify these same qualities attributed to Neptune. Because the lord of Neptune is not of the sect in favor, seeing takes precedence over faith. The result is that hypocrisy and corruption is more easily sensed by this half of the generation. They are very sensitive and prophetic and seek the meaning of life seriously.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring