Here at the end of May of 2009 there is a momentous and extremely rare triple conjunction of Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter in 26 degrees of Aquarius. This conjunction provides an unprecedented opportunity to re-experience your place in the human family in ways that bring growth and healing. To understand what that means, we start by looking at what each of these archetypes is about, so let me introduce you to Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter . . .
Here’s Neptune. Think of Neptune as the Dreamer or the Visionary. She’s wearing a long, flowing dress that shimmers. You look carefully, but you can’t tell whether it is made of stars, water or wind. She is beyond lovely so that it actually hurts your heart to look at her. She gazes at you with compassion, and restrains herself from showing you her full glory because she knows no mortal could take it. Although her mouth doesn’t move, you hear her voice anyway, as if it’s coming from everywhere and nowhere at once.
She says: “I am the weaver of dreams. I bring you beautiful visions of what could be. My gift is longing. Once you have seen my visions, you will be caught in the place between wanting and having because my visions are always of things that are to be or could be but are not now. That is their nature. A vision is a beacon. It is not for having—it is for filling your heart with courage to pursue its beauty.
Next comes Chiron. He’s a centaur, a strange creature who is half beast and half god. You feel discomfort as you look at him, because you recognize his divinity but his beastliness is unattractive and it seems impossible the two could be blended in one being. He’s a reminder that to be human is to be an uneasy union of the beastly and the divine, and that our job as human beings is to bridge gaps and make ourselves whole.
Chiron says: “I’m the wounded healer. I bring you an experience of irreconcilable differences, a duality within yourself so profound that it splits you in two. Your job is to bridge those disconnected worlds within yourself and your life and thus to make yourself whole. Wholeness can only come from accepting and truly healing the break between the side you judge beastly and the side you judge divine. My work is shadow work and the wholeness that arises from it is my gift.”
And finally, Jupiter appears. He’s a large, jolly fellow dressed in a flamboyant, flowing cloak in bright, fiery colors. His coat swirls when he moves, lending grace to his large frame. He is the Sage, the Storyteller, the Explorer and the Seeker, always on a quest. His voice is just a little too loud for comfort, but it feels so good to be around him that you don’t really care.
Jupiter bellows: “You must grow and expand! Get out and try new things! Life is an adventure! You are capable of greatness—you owe it to yourself and others to pursue that greatness.” While your mouth is hanging open at the sheer force of personality emanating from this deity, he deftly pours a liquid down your throat from a flask he wears. Suddenly you are filled with exhilaration and confidence and the certainty that you can do anything you set your mind to. “There you go—that’s my gift,” chuckles Jupiter.
These 3 deities have much to say to each other during their triple conjunction, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. This post is post 1 of 3 coming up this week. In my next post, I’ll talk about what it means that these 3 are in the sign of Aquarius.
Parts 2 & 3 of this thread are here:
What Does It Mean That The Triple Conjunction is in Aquarius?
Rejoining the Beautiful & Loving Human Family
If you want to read other articles about 2009’s triple conjunction of Neptune, Chiron & Jupiter, look here:
Jupiter Conjuncts Neptune: Let Your Dreams Run Wild
Jupiter & Chiron Ask “Am I Too Big Or Not Big Enough?”
Neptune & Chiron Ask You To Bridge Heaven And Earth