The Human Sea
Neptune, Leo, and the center Why are there so many of us? Why do we group together en masse always looking for a focal point, a special human who automatically attracts attention? Something to do. Something to watch. Neptune just turned retrograde conjunct the moon's north node in Aquarius, opposite the Leo south. Oceans of people are in the spotlight. The actors are guarded. Like waves humans move together and waves also move in and destroy. The collective eye is trained on the stage right now feeling a desire to pluck from their chosen ones some Aquarian-Neptunian possibilities. And of course, Leo remains, looking for a thrill. I wonder if the tides of evolution are dependent upon mass gatherings. Together and apart in rhythm. Exposure and obscurity alternating in a continual dance. Collective emotion influencing the turn of events.
An audience of one involves the same search for significance. Recognition probably eludes us anyway, no matter how much attention and praise come our way. "Brown liquor in a dirty glass", sings the poet, while the listener quenches his thirst alone at the bar. A sea of one. The connections are temporary but probably enough to remind people of their mythic greatness as they travel the hero's journey. As Neptune travels backwards going deeper into global subconscious territory, still trying to work things out with that crazy Uranus in Pisces. And as the South Node puts the ego in a seaworthy vessel for awhile adrift in the waves, hopefully with a captain who knows the stars.
Illustration: A Blue So Blue. Jean-Francois Dumont