almost any person educated within the pseudo-scientific canons of
Western Culture, the realm of Neptune
is nearly impossible to understand. We are trained to see it purely as "make-believe", we deride it
mockingly as escapism. Escape into what we erroneously label as "just imagination" ...
"O, she only imagined that, it's not Real!" In other words, the Ocean's
waves are just water. They really aren't Neptune's watery steeds!
Real horses can't gallop about in the depths of the ocean.
Imagination isn't "realistic".
For us, Neptune is merely a tricky game of fantasy
having no substance to it, fit only
for the minds of children and the
mentally disturbed or socially incompetent. We are
taught to regard anyone who takes imagination seriously as a born 'loser',
someone who can't deal with hard-nosed Reality. Reality, for us, always
begins with the Capital 'R' of Reason. Reality is Reasonable. Everyone
knows it "pays" to be Reasonable. But Imagination isn't reasonable,
simply doesn't "pay" to be imaginative. It's just being
Unless, of course, we want to use Imagination in a
perfectly 'reasonable' way and in a 'reasonable'
field of endeavor such as politics, banking, or
the stock market to trick somebody who's
gullible! To mask and manipulate.
But that's not Imagination, that's
just cheating and lying. Those two perversions
skirt about like slimy gollums on the outer fringes of Neptune's realm. Still,
cleverly justify them as 'reasonable' since they're only pretend (just cute little
'white lies') and they catch us reasonable (if smelly) profits.
Imagining is not pretending, nor is it the same as lying.
Unwilling to discern and honor such differences we dare not venture past
solemn gates of Reason and cannot access the true depths of
realm. So it becomes the realm of the shadowy
unknown for us, accessible only to our subconscious
"shadow" personality. That's the notoriously hidden
part of our personality that we hide because
approve of it, or we think "society"
or others will not approve of
it. It's our
"bad" self. It's lazy. It's "temptation"
and we associate it with every form
of dysfunctionality such as
drug addiction, alcoholism,
and the victim psychology of the
lost "sinner" or the depraved
We have no faith in our imagination because we fear it,
long as we do so fear it we have no faith in
ourselves, each other, or
the World itself. All we
can use it for is "pretending", for tricking each
other into lies: America is the land of the free
and the home of the brave!
Notice that by typing that last sentence I didn't
lie to you, I just didn't tell you the truth!
Neptune is the realm of Faith in the spiritually creative faculty of Imagination.
In Neptune's realm
faith means trusting the Imagination of Spirit open to
the love felt through sharing, through
honoring an Invisible Bond that
connects everyone to everything else.
The Trident of Neptune culminates
in the three prongs of imagination, trust, and love. It's a
for the unity of faith felt as a mutually conscious and caring
awareness. It's what we humans
gawkingly point to as agape or
absolute unconditional love. It floats in the air and swims
seas. It permeates all boundaries and borders, creates and dissolves
all forms, rides the Dragon's breath as the Shape Shifter, is the
Illusion and the Mother of Ecstasy.
It's essence is invisible,
intangible, and unspeakable.
All you need is Love when you trust in
Neptune, and when you don't
all you get is fear. Pervasive fear.
Illusory fear. Faithlessness,
Trickery and Lies. All you get is the virtual absence of
Neptune, it's "dark side". Confusion. Lots of lust
no love at all. Feelings of being isolated, cut-off
its force as decay. Dissolution. Nothing inside and Nothing
Zilch. Nada. Nyet. No. Life's a bitch and then you die. The End, fade