Cycle Chart Watching Neptune
D. W. Sutton 2006

Cycle Chart Watching
The Neptune Cycle


Neptune's discovery in 1846 was shrouded in confusion -- a perfect beginning for the planet whose confused mixed-messages are veryoften beyond comprehension. If the hocus-pocus being peddled by the spin-doctors and opinion makers has you feeling perplexed, dazed and dizzy -- that's Neptune: The Lord of Illusion -- and the power to misinterpret data and fabricate misleading perceptions. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to know what is really going on. Neptune blurs the facts, magnifies trifles, exaggerates the expectations, inflates the hopes, overstates the numbers, beats about the bush and avoids the real issue. He has great difficulty in seeing and facing reality. Neptune's a mirage. He's a masquerade, hallucination, imposter, confidence trickster, charlatan, swindler and sham -- the cosmic patron of fraud and your partner in the dance of deception. He can fake anything. He deals in deception, dishonesty, non-existent boggy men, graft, blackmail, insider trading, bribery, kickbacks and hush money. When he's found out he lies, twists the facts, goes into denial or becomes so vague he can't remember. Neptune fantasises and hallucinates about easy money -- his desire to get something (money) for nothing (no work) weaves fantastic images of financial bliss. He represents the great escape from the misery and hardship of poverty -- your impulse to escape from Saturn's bleak and miserable world to a utopian paradise of ease, comfort,luxury, fabulous wealth and no work -- his grand illusion. Neptune is the planet of great expectations and utopian ideals. He's driven by an idealistic search for blissful endings. His grand vision is not selfish -- it's progressive and ultra-new and extends to all sections of society. In fact his yearning for a world where everyone benefits equally gave birth to socialism -- the political philosophy that believes there is no need for social inequalities and that these inequalities are due to capitalism and its ruthless competitiveness. Neptune's idealistic liberal thinking favours the masses rather than the privileged few, but he does engage in impractical Hollywood thinking and foggy notions, where the utopian enterprise, visionary legislation or political plan promises a marvellous panacea, but it's all a pipe dream. At election time his visionary promises attempt to win your vote -- later on they're usually broken. Neptune is the planet of oil -- the energy that drives the world. The wealthy developed countries are gas-guzzlers and their economic growth and high living standards depend on Neptune's liquid gold.

Neptune is the planet of inflation -- an economic boggy man. Inflation means rising prices and when prices rise you can't buy as much and your living standards start to fall! Neptune is the planet of drugs -- the pain-killers, magic pills and chemical cocktails that promise a quick fix from the mental and physical pain. He's the planet of aviation and other flights of fancy. Neptune is the planet of fantasy culture, dramatic art, films and actors. He's a great entertainer, but the glitz, glamour, razzle-dazzle and computer generated special effects usually camouflage a lack of real talent -- and the pay packet and prize money exaggerate the sense of self-importance. Neptune is the astro-marker for the aviation industry, air travel, the film industry, movie stars, the imagination industry, dramatic art, photography, the pharmaceutical industry, world wide schemes of a humanitarian nature, schemes for social betterment, idealistic plans to help those in distress, mystical studies, psychic research, psychic talent, social welfare payments and relief. Neptune believes in magic. He's your fantasy identity, an altered state of consciousness, a reality jam-up and the illusion that your consciousness is chemically produced. He's a fantasy thought, a quick-fix anti-depressant superstar, the lying game and white-collar crime -- the principle crime of the 21st century.

Neptune is the planet of fraud, illegal money transfers, counterfeiting and forgery. He engages in the misuse of personal id documents, the misuse of client's funds, non-violent financial abuse and internet fraud. He's the great pretender, the lord of illusion and the master of deceit -- the weaver of tangled webs. He's the astro-marker for fiction writers, musicians, screen actors, shareholders, photographers, embezzlers, magicians, fishermen, hobos, vagabonds, fortune-tellers and the paparazzi. Neptune is the planet of utopianism, visionary schemes, Shangri-la, Nirvana, cloud nine, oil, petroleum, petroleum products, natural gas, illegal and legal drugs, drug addictions, chemicals, pesticides, poisons, food poisoning, aviation, the aviation industry, movies, the film industry, Hollywood, fraud, swindles, graft, get rich quick schemes, plots, the easy option, stock companies, inflation, chaos, confusion, uncertainty, chaos theory, extra-sensory perception and other extraordinary mind powers, spies, spying, espionage, refugees, asylum seekers, slaves, slavery and pornography. He's the planet of profit sharing, non-violent (financial) crime, brotherly love, spiritual aspirations and mystical things. Neptune is the genius planet. When Neptune is active the major news headlines will focus on visionary schemes, complex social issues, the stock market, share booms, the airlines, planes and airline travel, the film industry, movie stars, oil, pharmaceutical companies, drugs, drug trafficking, inflation, biological (chemical) weapons, industrial combines, large corporations, refugees, asylum seekers, the socialists and their policies, spying, hoaxes, scams and swindles.

Neptune believes in dreams and fairy tale endings, but the road to his grand utopia has an uncertain destination. It's paved with mirages, emotional illusions, broken promises and trickery. It's a boulevard of shattered dreams and false utopias. Neptune believes in magic and his imagination dreamed up the idea of flying and the abolition of human slavery in the USA was a utopian Neptune scheme, yet Neptune's promise of a brotherhood of man, a classless society and boom times is easily anaesthetised by inertia and daydreams. Yet with all the deception, intrigue, confusion and fantasy expectation the world struggles towards it's grand ideal -- at this stage, a vague unknown utopian destiny.

The Neptune cycle chart is a specific event chart mapping major events and conditions of the Neptune type only. The cycle commences when Neptune moves from south to north declination. It provides an idealistic vision of what could be for the life of the chart and times when important Neptune-type events involving utopian schemes, complex issues, the stock market, oil, drugs, fraud, deceit, deception, inflation, aviation and Hollywood will occur. By his house location in a particular chart Neptune reveals the area of mundane life that will be influenced by idealism, fantasy expectations, involved affairs, involuntary servitude and dramatic art. Visionary schemes and complex developments will influence this house and its mundane agenda.

The current Neptune cycle commenced on March 7, 1944 at 3.06pm GMT (as per Michelson's Table of Planetary Phenomena.) The chart presided over the world's economic and social reconstruction after WW 11 -- Neptune provided the idealism. Neptune in this chart forms a semisquare (friction) aspect with Moon (family life and novelty): An agitation (ses-square) aspect with Venus (art, music and social fun): A friction (semisquare) aspect with Jupiter (finances, commerce, religion and law): A luck (trine) aspect with Uranus (technology, radical change and reform): And an opportunity (sextile) aspect with Pluto (groups, cooperation and coercion). In the Washington chart Neptune is in the 5th house (the market place, stocks, sport, films, entertainment, sex, children, unborn children, birth rate and birth control), and is cusp ruler of the 11th house (Congress). The 1st, 10th and 4th houses dominate the chart.

At Washington Neptune is in the 5th house and the visionary schemes and fantasy expectation influence the stock market, gambling, lotteries, children, sport, entertainment, films, sex and pornography. These 5th house life-matters are a great escape -- and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Neptune in the 5th house marks for dramatic art, creative imagination, visionary schemes to benefit children, fantasy sex and entertainment and the pursuit of easy money. This powerful cycle chart will influence the Neptune mundane agenda till April 24th 2026 but due to Neptune's slow transit his aspect activity is irregular. Long periods of inactivity are common. During 2004 no aspects were formed, but a number of very important aspects are formed during 2006-2007. (No aspects are formed in the chart in 2009, 2010 and 2011.) Each transit aspect maps a critical stage in the chart's life. Each one marks for a time-frame during which an important Neptune event will occur.

On January 17, 2004 Neptune in the US Neptune cycle chart moved to the 10th house and between then and February 18, 2017 the lord of illusion will influence the 10th house agenda. Neptune's visionary idealism, utopian schemes, confusion, deception and dramatic flair will influence the country's President, administration, business activity and international standing. Those within the administration who have a prominent birthchart Neptune are especially receptive to Neptune's idealistic, but deceitful vibration.

The peak date denotes the day on which the aspect reaches its peak astrological power. It rarely times the indicated event. While the environment plays a vital role in the timing of events -- especially weather events -- the indicated event for a particular Neptune aspect will occur on a date during the aspect's time-frame when there's an aspect to Neptune in the Mars, Sun or lunation cycle charts. This date marks for a critical peak release of Neptune energy.

Aspects to watch in the Neptune cycle chart
Transit Neptune at 16S09 parallel Jupiter
Events time-frame is between January 16, 2004 and February 11, 2007 The peak dates are February 27, 2005, August 14, 2005 and January 5, 2006

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, corporate fraud and events involving oil, stock, aviation and pharmaceutical companies. Jupiter marks for events involving finances, commerce, judges and rising prices. At Washington the event involved the 4th house -- natural resources, underground products, homes, buildings and shopping complexes. The price of oil rose, Enron collapsed and President Bush pledged to rebuild New Orleans.

Transit Neptune at 15S56 parallel Venus Events time-frame is between December 10, 2004 and March 2, 2007 The peak dates are March 21, 2005, July 18, 2005, January 26, 2006, October 27, 2006 and November 1, 2006.

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, involved affairs, dramatic art and events involving stock and pharmaceutical companies, oil and the aviation and movie industries. Venus marks for events that involve or affect women. At Washington the event involves the 10th house -- President Bush, his administration, the business sector and international standing.

Transit Neptune at 15N44 parallel Moon
Events time-frame is between January 3, 2005 and March 21, 2007 The peak dates are April 20, 2005, June 16, 2005, February 12, 2006, September 9, 2006 and December 18, 2006.

Neptune marks for visionary schemes and events involving stock and pharmaceutical companies, oil, drugs and the aviation and movie industries. The Moon marks for events involving the home, family life, groceries and a large number of people. At Washington the event involves the 4th house -- the homes of the people, buildings, the rebuilding of New Orleans, natural resources, underground products, weather and farming sector.

Transit Neptune at 16 Aquarius 56 semisextile Sun
Events time frame is between December 30, 2005 and February 23, 2006 Peak date is January 28, 2006

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, skulduggery and complex issues and events involving stock companies, oil and spying. The Sun marks for events involving politics, politicians and political leaders. At Washington the event involves the 11th house -- Congress, members of Congress and overseas ambassadors
Transit Neptune at 18 Aquarius 19 ses-square Neptune Events time-frame is between February 7 and April 9, 2006 Peak date is March 6, 2006 Neptune marks for visionary schemes, confusion, fraud, inflation and pornography and events involving the stock market, oil, drugs (RU 486), drug trafficking, spying and the aviation and movie industries. At Washington the agitation event involves the 5th house -- Wall Street, gambling, movies, sport, children and unborn babies.

Transit Neptune at 18 Aquarius 20 conjunct Venus
Events time-frame is between February 7 and April 10, 2006 Peak date is March 7, 2006

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, involved affairs, dramatic art and events involving stock companies, oil, drugs and the aviation and movie industries. Venus marks for events that involve or affect women. At Washington the event involves the 10th house -- President Bush, his administration, the business sector and international standing.

Transit Neptune at 19 Aquarius 03 opposition Jupiter
Events time-frame is between February 26 and August 25, 2006 Peak dates are March 29 and July 18, 2006

Neptune marks for events involving oil, petroleum, drugs, chemicals, poisons, aviation, films, movie stars, refugees, fraud, stock companies, inflation, confusion, uncertainty and broken promises. Jupiter marks for events involving finances, commerce, rising prices, the law, the courts, judges, orthodox religious beliefs and hope. This aspect codes for a very involved and complex legal/religious issue. The confusion is spectacular. Spying, the legalizing of drugs, the ethics of RU 486 and the Enron trial are important issues. At Washington the unfortunate financial deception involves the 4th house -- the homes of the people, buildings, the rebuilding of New Orleans, the weather, farming sector, mining sector, natural resources and Democrats. Transit Neptune at 19 Aquarius 55 trine Saturn Events time-frame is between March 25 and July 23, 2006 The aspect never peaks (at this time)

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, involved affairs, dramatic art and events involving stock companies, oil, drugs, refugees and the aviation and movie industries. Saturn marks for events involving the land, basic utilities, the weather, the farming and mining sectors, security issues, fear, loss and disease. At Washington the fortunate utopian event involves the 1st house -- domestic security -- the people and their health and welfare.
Transit Neptune at 20 Aquarius 11 trine Mars
Events time frame is between April 3 and July 13, 2006
The aspect never peaks (at this time)

Neptune marks for events involving visionary schemes, complex issues, deception, lies, confusion, oil, drugs and the aviation and movie industries. Mars events involve war, the military, strife, conflict, disputes, accidents, fires, infectious disease and manufacturing. At Washington the fortunate utopian event involves the 1st house -- the people and their health and welfare.

Transit Neptune at 16N09 parallel Jupiter Events time-frame is between June 26, 2006 and February 11, 2007 The aspect never peaks -- see previous assessment for peak date January 5, 2006

Transit Neptune at 18 Aquarius 20 conjunct Venus Events time-frame is between July 5 and September 26, 2006 Peak date is August 14, 2006 Neptune marks for visionary schemes, involved affairs, dramatic art and events involving stock companies, oil, drugs and the aviation and movie industries. Venus marks for events that involve or affect women. At Washington the event involves the 10th house -- the administration, President Bush, the business sector and international standing.

Transit Neptune at 18 Aquarius 19 ses-square Neptune Events time-frame is between July 6 and Sept 27 2006 Peak date is August 15, 2006

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, involved affairs, fraud scandals, performance enhancing drugs and pornography and events involving the stock market, inflation, oil, drugs (RU 486), drug trafficking, spying and the aviation and movie industries. At Washington the Neptune event involves the 5th house -- Wall Street, gambling, movies, movie stars, sport, sports stars, entertainment, schools, children and unborn babies.

Transit Neptune at 16 Aquarius 56 semisextile Sun Events time-frame is between August 29 and December 26, 2006 The aspect never peaks (at this time)

Neptune marks for events involving visionary schemes, social reform, complex issues, deception, fraud, bribery, swindles, stock companies, oil and spying. The Sun marks for events involving politics, politicians and political leaders. At Washington the event involves the 11th house -- Congress and a congressman or woman.
Transit Neptune at 18 Aquarius 19 ses-square Neptune Events time-frame is between November 30, 2006 and February 4, 2007 Peak date is January 7, 2007

This aspect peaked on March 6 and August 14, 2006. Expect a continuation of the same matter, a new development involving this matter or a completely new Neptune situation.

Transit Neptune at 18 Aquarius 20 conjunct Venus Events time-frame is between December 1, 2006 and February 4, 2007
Peak date is Peak date is January 8, 2007 This aspect peaked on March 7 and August 14, 2006. Expect more of the same, a new development with the matter or a completely new situation.

Transit Neptune at 19 Aquarius 03 opposition Jupiter Events time-frame is between December 29, 2006 and February 23, 2007 Peak date is January 27, 2007
This aspect first peaked on March 29 and July 18, 2006. Expect more of the same, a new development involving the same event or a completely new event. Neptune marks for events involving visionary schemes, uncertainty, oil, petroleum, drugs, chemicals, poisons, aviation, films, movie stars, refugees, fraud, insider trading, kickbacks, stock companies and inflation. Jupiter marks for events involving finances, commerce, rising prices, the law, the courts, judges, orthodox religious beliefs and hope and optimism. The aspect marks for a very deceptive financial situation. At Washington the unfortunate deception event involves the 4th house -- the land, homes of the people, buildings, the weather, farming sector, mining sector, natural resources and Democrats. A great deal of financial uncertainty mars the start to 2007.

Transit Neptune at 19 Aquarius 55 trine Saturn Events time-frame is between January 24 and March 20, 2007 Peak date is February 20, 2007

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, complex issues and events involving stock companies, oil, drugs, refugees and the aviation and movie industries. Saturn marks for events involving the land, basic utilities, the weather, the farming and mining sectors, security issues, fear, loss and disease. The road to utopia takes a practical turn as Neptune's idealism tackles epidemics and global warming. At Washington the fortunate event involves the 1st house -- domestic security -- the people and their health and welfare.

Transit Neptune at 20 Aquarius 11 trine Mars Events time-frame is between January 31and March 29, 2007 Peak date is February 27, 2007 Neptune marks for events involving visionary schemes, utopian ideals, complex issues, confusion, oil, drugs and the aviation and movie industries. Mars events involve war, the military, strife, conflict, disputes, accidents, fires, infectious disease and manufacturing. Neptune's idealism influences the war on terror and the manufacturing sector, but Mars codes for oil conflicts, drug disputes and plane crashes. At Washington the fortunate event involves the 1st house -- domestic issues -- the people and their health.

Transit Neptune at 21 Aquarius 03 opposition Moon Events time-frame is between February 23 and September 5, 2007 Peak dates are March 25, 2007 and July 29, 2007

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, complicated matters and events involving stock companies, oil, drugs and the aviation and movie industries. The Moon marks for events involving the home, family life, groceries and a large number of people. At Washington the unfortunate deception event involves the 4th house -- the homes of the people, buildings, the rebuilding of New Orleans, weather, farming sector and natural resources. This high discord aspect codes for a major stock swindle affecting many people. There's widespread confusion and uncertainty.

Transit Neptune at 20 Aquarius 11 trine Mars Events time-frame is between July 24, 2007 and January 28, 2008
Peak dates are August 31, 2007 and December 29, 2007

Neptune is the planet of utopian schemes, oil, petroleum, drugs, chemicals, poisons, aviation, fraud, hoaxes, swindles, stock companies, inflation, confusion, uncertainty and Hollywood. Mars is the planet of war, violence, bombings, shootings, accidents, fires, military matters, disputes, conflicts, fights, feuds, force, aggressive action, the police, army, infectious disease and manufacturing. At Washington the fortunate utopian-event involves the 1st house -- domestic issues -- the people and their health and welfare.

Transit Neptune at 15N44 parallel Moon Events time-frame is between July 29, 2007 and January 26, 2008
The aspect never peaks -- see previous assessment for peak date December 18, 2006

Transit Neptune at 19 Aquarius 55 trine Saturn
Events time-frame is between August 3, 2007 and January 21, 2008
Peak dates are September 10, 2007 and December 20, 2007

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, involved affairs and events involving stock companies, oil, drugs, and the aviation and movie industries. Saturn marks for events involving the land, basic utilities, the weather, the farming and mining sectors, security issues, fear, loss and disease. Major developments as Neptune's utopian vision is focused on security issues, disease and global warming. At Washington the fortunate event involves the 1st house -- domestic security issues -- the people and their health and welfare.

Transit Neptune at 15S56 parallel Venus
Events time-frame is between August 21, 2007 and January 8, 2008 The aspect never peaks -- see previous assessment for peak date November 1, 2006 Transit Neptune at 19 Aquarius 03 opposition Jupiter
Events time-frame is between September 5 and December 24, 2007 The aspect never peaks -- see previous assessment for peak date January 27, 2007

Transit Neptune at 16N09 parallel Jupiter
Events time-frame is between September 17 and December 24, 2007
The aspect never peaks -- see previous assessment for peak date January 5, 2006 Transit Neptune at 21 Aquarius 03 opposition Moon
Event time-frame is between December 25, 2007 and February 20, 2008
Peak date is January 24, 2008

Neptune marks for visionary schemes, complicated matters and events involving stock companies, oil, drugs and the aviation and movie industries. The Moon marks for events involving the home, family life, the civilian population, groceries and a large number of people. At Washington the unfortunate deception event involves the 4th house -- the homes of the people, buildings, weather, farming sector and natural resources. At this time everyone will be hoodwinked by Neptune's deception.

Transit Neptune at 21 Aquarius 03 opposition Moon Event time-frame is between September 16 and December 18, 2008
The aspect never peaks -- see previous assessment.

Note that aspects formed by Neptune to the Ascendant and MC in individual Neptune cycle charts have not been considered. The next aspect to form in the Neptune cycle chart is Neptune parallel Mercury on March 4, 2012.