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Neptune and the Sibly Horoscope for the United StatesNeptune Symbol

Much has and will be said about the upcoming conjunction of transiting Pluto with the natal placement of Pluto in the horoscope for the United States that is coming up next year. (Click here to see the Sibly chart.) However, that is not the only “big” aspect impacting the US chart during that period. Around the same time that the US gets its momentous Pluto Return, transiting Neptune will be opposed to the Sibly natal Neptune.

Neptune in the Sibly chart is placed in the Ninth House which has to do with the ideals and ideologies that motivate a nation. Having Neptune in this sector emphasizes religion and, from the very first, religion has always played a major role in our thinking as a country. We began with the Puritans and today contend with the Evangelicals. Though church attendance has been declining in the western world since the 1960s, it is still more prevalent in the US than in Europe.

The other thing we associate with Neptune in the Ninth is muddled thinking and misplaced beliefs. This side of Neptune has frequently shown itself in the history of this country. During the McCarthy era we persecuted anyone with the flimsiest association with socialism. During prohibition we actually thought that making alcohol illegal would stop people from drinking it.

We would have to assume that having transiting Neptune opposing the country’s natal Neptune would increase these tendencies. But we don’t have to assume. We’ve already gotten a taste of Neptune opposed to the US natal Neptune. The aspect was exact for the first time on March 1, 2021. It was within a five degree orb between Feb. 1 and Mar. 28.

One of the important events that occurred during this period was the removal of Liz Cheney as the second most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives. Cheney was one of the few Republican lawmakers to challenge Donald Trump’s erroneous assertion that he had actually won the 2020 election. Her demotion made it clear that the Republican Party was determined to support Trump and “The Big Lie” regardless of the consequences. Neptunian delusion had won.

The fact that Neptune will be opposed to the Sibly Neptune (within a five degree orb) for much of 2022 strongly indicates that “The Big Lie” will continue to be a major part of the ideology of the Republican Party and for a large segment of our population. The fact that the audits and recounts have fizzled won’t matter. Neptune doesn’t require facts, only belief.

However, there is a more hopeful note. The other important event that occurred while transiting Neptune was opposed to the Sibly natal Neptune was the conviction of Derek Chauvin. It wasn't just the jury that convicted Chauvin of killing George Floyd, it was the outrage of the American people as a whole. It was the other attribute of Neptune, the one that we do not see often enough. That attribute is compassion.

In other word, what we can expect of the America people in between Oct.10, 2021 and Jan. 25, 2022 and between Apr. 1, 2022 and Sept. 29, 2022 (when this opposition is within a five degree orb) is that they will follow their feelings and express the ideals of this nation in a highly emotional and non-rational way. Many will be seduced by false hopes while others will be driven by compassion for their fellow humans.

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