By Daniel Giamario
On Sunday the 13th at 4:43AM PST, the Sun exactly conjoined Neptune at 22PISCES52. This pass of Neptune directly behind the Sun occurs each year. I have always allocated a three day time-frame of power and purpose for these kinds of conjunctions.
There are two important things to keep in mind that this conjunction highlights. There is much focus currently on the rapidly approaching Jupiter/Neptune conjunction of April 12th at 23PISCES58. Already now within the important ten degree orb, the energy of this alignment is greatly seeded by the conjunction with the Sun. When Jupiter rises from the celestial underworld joining four other planets in the morning sky around March 22nd, we should have a better sense what kinds of transmissions Jupiter has received.
*Remember to tune in to our upcoming free seminar about the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction as part of our March Equinox Seminars: 2022 March Equinox Webinar
The other thing is that this is a crucially important transit for the United States chart. Remember that the US has Neptune at 22Virgo25. The United States is in the initiatory zone of its second Neptune opposition ever, from March 31, 2021 through November 22, 2022. Click here for Daniel Giamario’s Investigation of the US Chart Series.
As Jupiter approaches its 13th conjunction with Neptune since its discovery September 24, 1846, how shall this be considered– personally, collectively, and particularly for the United States? There is quite a lot to unpack here, but for now I will turn it over to Dane Rudhyar who explains it better than I ever could:
“Astrologers are haunted with the idea that Jupiter is “the greater fortune” and a symbol of all that is “good.” But good and fortunate for what- for the easy way of complacent and nearly automatic repetition of the past! Jupiter gives good fortune to those who conform, who follow the rules of the social game, the political game, the religious ritual, the way of the “classical” great masters in the arts. Truly, there is nothing wrong in conforming; and there are vast practical benefits in doing so. But conforming is not taking the new evolutionary step. This step- this new transformation or “mutation”- requires, like the taking of any walking step, an initial loss of balance, a “fall,” immediately followed by a “recovery.” To walk is constantly to lose one’s balance, then recover it as the foot again touches the ground a yard or so ahead.
The Jupiter-Neptune cycle is very much like a walking process. Every 13 years- and, even more, every 166 years- mankind should take a step forward, even if only a tiny one. It should be a step ahead of our past traditional, social, cultural, and religious sense of human relationship. Unfortunately, such a step tends to lead at first to confusion, disarray, dismay, perhaps temporary blindness and panicky escape “back to the womb” of what may be thought to be a secure and familiar institution or religious organization. However, progress is only through the confusion and the glowing mist over the hills, yonder. There is no way ever of going ahead, except through!”
–Dane Rudhyar, The Jupiter-Neptune Cycle, paragraphs 23 and 24