Neptune in Scorpio
Neptune was last in this sign between 1956 and 1970. This period started with the mob being attacked and brought down from within by those who betrayed confidence. "The Untouchables" was a popular TV series at the time which combined Neptune's illusory quality with Scorpio's underworld. This was the era in which America lost its innocence when it assassinated its inspiration and ideals through JFK, MLK and RFK. The beginnings of the drug culture took root in ghettos and then spread to the hippie movement as a result. Many born during this time have escapist tendencies. A few will be mystical and visionary and may have psychic ability or musical talent. They tend to set themselves against the status quo and may appear degenerate if Neptune has great importance in the chart.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day counteract the cool and moist nature of Neptune. These natives will be less sensitive to drugs and less likely to abuse them than their nocturnal counterparts. They are less prone to psychic ability but may be talented in music if they have close aspects from inner planets to Neptune here.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night amplify these same qualities in Neptune. This half of the generation will tend to be more escapist and drug oriented. Some will instead have psychic ability and seek to use their talents in an inspiring manner.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring