Mercury & Neptune - Sister planets?
I was thinking before about the exaltion of the outer planets and couldn’t help but relate Gemini and Virgo (and to some extent ‘thinkers’ like Aquarius and Libra) to Neptune, although rather, existing under the illusion of thought and words rather than Cancer and Pisces under reverie and maladaptive daydream. Alan Watts discusses his theories on the concept of the development of language and mental signs to navigate the world around us and how thoughts protect us from truth and trigger us to lose touch with true reality (http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC0QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DU7hgqtp9bhw&ei=HyHzUtT7KcGQkAXJCg&usg=AFQjCNGjbGYqOkf-GCGtQX1hVDdGwpYS2Q&sig2=npFESfXxtV15WYgfPh_pvw). Neptune is the deception, the illusion, the masquerade and the fog; and Mercury encourages us to indulge in the sensuality of our own thinking, intellectualize every concept to the point of blurring the magic and identify too closely with our own thoughts. These two planets are the traditional tricksters, and with the mischievous double talk of Mercury and sedating Neptune psychosis are these too planets more closely related?
Mercury thinks to escape while Neptune is the escape, and these two play with each other transmitting the deceptive photoshopped media, novels, adding song lyrics to melody and propaganda. Mercury relates to forms of psychological ailment and thought disorder, anxiety; while Neptune’s twelfth house governs mental instabilities, psychotic illness, substance abuse, delusional disorders and derealization. Both have a capacity of deceptive allure to cloud the practical seams of reality and become utilized as a defensive reflex that taints realistic exposure. Neptune’s enchanting pull into the mystic unconscious waters can completely distort our perception of the universe and Mercury’s chatter can block us from engaging with our divine soul beyond the ego and view the world through a consensual and meaningless block of symbols and linguistically associations. Ideally, we draw from the energies of Neptune in meditation and reunite the infinite with the ego to escape from the mischief of Mercury. If we slip inside the space between our thoughts, this is where Neptune waits, are they sisters from other sides of the solar system?