There are ten planets studied in astrology. The number ten is arrived by adding the moon and the sun. The earth is not counted, because our perspective is from the earth. Each planet influences both the sun sign and the house in which it resides in the astrological chart.
Each planet represents the influence that it holds over the sun sign and the house in which it rules. Saturn, for example, represents the limitations of man. Jupiter represents leadership and prosperity. The other planets have their own representations and influences.
Planetary movements and alignments are also very important in astrology. Various planetary alignments and movements can indicate extreme influences over all aspects of our lives. When Mars is in retrograde, conflicts will be more dominant in our lives.
Neptune, The Ruler of Illusion
Neptune, one more of the outer planets, was found in 1846. Its lethargic circle around our zodiac guarantees that its impact is generational.
Neptune’s glyph is the spear of Poseidon, God of the Seas. Much about this Planet is liquid (Neptune leads the expanses of the Earth), variable and fanciful. Neptune completely administers dreams, fantasy, dynamic ideas, and puzzling. Our otherworldliness is imperative to this Planet, and how we saddle that energy for our improvement. Neptune welcomes us to allow energy to wash over us and utilize a thoughtful state to acquire experiences and uplifted mindfulness. Verse, music, and dance are among the daze-like exercises which this Planet favors.
Neptune has its showier side, as it rules films, TV, theater, design, and all types of style. Neptune is making a dream — of what is charming outwardly and enamoring inside. Neptune has a persona that doesn’t uncover itself without any problem. It tends to be a fake, as well, fiddling with bootlicking — and disruption.
The shadow side of Neptune is likened to the maturing star who can’t make one more drapery. When the lights are low, this Planet plays in an underworld of medications, liquor, dazes, and spellbinding—Neptunian energy smells of idealism on its hazier days, an ocean of daydream, depression, and irregularity. Rest and dreams are likewise reigned over by this Planet. By the day’s end, Neptune continues to come at you — how might you get it?
It takes Neptune 165 years to finish its spin around the zodiac, going through about 14 years at each sign. It is female energy and rules Pisces and the Twelfth House. Neptune is known as the higher octave of Venus and is the second of the supernatural planets.