As you all know by now I have been struggling with a debilitating Neptune transit. Neptune can if transiting the right houses and natal planets inhibit or lessen enthusiasm and energetic responses. I'm not normally a person prone towards depression or drugs however I can see how it is possible for some people to succumb it's negative influence. Neptune on the highest level can inspire imagination, make sacrifices for a greater good and connect us with our spiritual natures.
Trying to function on the planet earth from this point of view can be very challenging. The earth is a very dense place. So much so that encounters of all kinds can feel as heavy as boulders dropping from the sky and as difficult as pushing one of them up a steep mountainside.
On some level Neptune acts as an Alka Seltzer for dealing with reality issues. It understands on some level that lots of the crap we consider important like being in competition with our neighbors and focusing on ego centric activities isn't. It will dissolve ego-centric interests by taking them away from us. It doesn't happen all of a sudden. It sneaks up on us and then we realize how tired we are and just can't be bothered or are at a loss as to how to remedy this state of inertia. The trouble with not being bothered is that it can cause us to not want to focus on practical and necessary things like the mortgage, rent, car maintenance and insurance. I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
So all this talk about Neptune makes me think of the amazingly talented and gifted Amy Winehouse and how she succumbed to Neptune's dark side in the most destructive way. What an inspiring talent and what a mess; two very possible descriptions for Neptune.
According to astrologer Lynn Hayes, Amy was born time unknown, on September 14th, 1983 in London, England. The first thing I looked for was a strong Neptune signature. Naturally, not having her exact birth time was frustrating but there certainly was enough to make me sympathize with Amy's susceptibility to Neptune's seductive influence. Her horoscope courtesy of Astrotheme can be found on this link.
I too have a Moon conjunct Neptune but fortunately for me it never manifested in the same way it did for Amy. So sad that she didn't even have the chance to experience her Saturn return which might have helped to save her. As of now her destiny was to only leave us with but a small yet amazing body of music.