Jupiter / Neptune

ASPECTS OF JUPITER & NEPTUNE

 

THE HARMONIOUS ASPECTS

One of the commonest and most marked results of this influence is hospitality, and this is but one aspect of the quick sympathy which it is usually ready to bestow upon all who are in need.  Sometimes this is directed towards the animal world, sometimes towards the slum-dweller and outcast.  The lower the position and the worse the circumstances of the applicant the more willing it is to succour.

There is considerable emotional content, and, besides philanthropy, this is often discharged in the form of art, especially music.  The sensitivity is very great.

The Jovian part of the combination also inclines to metaphysical speculation or psychic investigations, and thus we get many spiritists, students of New Thought, Christian Scientists and followers of other sects of this description.

Like Mars-Neptune, it inclines to make the native seek the grandiose and the seeming-impossible, but its action is milder, gentler and more subtle.  It is idealistic and may easily tend to drift away from the actual world, or to deny or ignore its importance.  It is other-worldly, and its sense of values is at variance with that of the ordinary man or woman.  It is often unable to develop properly in mundane conditions, and may seek the shelter of some form of retirement.

Whereas Jupiter-Uranus seeks power, this influence is much more concerned with service, even of a lowly kind; in less practical maps there may be a proneness to a life of fantasy.  It does not notice barriers, either between the classes, sexes or nationalities, or between spiritual and mundane things; the whole range of the senses and the emotions is indefinitely enlarged.

It is good for receiving help from others without having directly merited it.  Thus the native may himself minister to others in connection with a charitable organisation, and may be successful in obtaining funds for that purpose.  Or he may find that he is himself the recipient of kindness from friends or strangers without having rendered them any particular services; he is often benefited by a “helping hand.”  Sometimes there is relief and happiness through religious retreat, and it is always an influence through which spiritual help and strength may come to the native abundantly.

However, here, as in all cases, much attention must be paid to the general strength of the two planets, especially by sign.  Cases occur in which, Jupiter being out of dignity, even the technically good aspects carry with them some troublesome limitation, such as nervous debility, bad eyesight, family misfortunes due to fraud or imprudence, or scandal.  In the maps of women it may incline to faithlessness, indifference or some form of “Neptunianism.”  Among examples of technically good aspects between these bodies I find: A woman whose husband was passionately fond of the sea and was frequently in danger on the sea; another whose fiancé belonged to a family with an insane taint; another whose husband died directly after marriage; one who contracted disease owing to the husband’s loose living; one whose husband was lame; and another whose husband’s chief fault was incurable unpunctuality!

Perhaps the effects of this configuration can best be described as anti-Saturnian – it tends to deprive the native of the virtues associated with the greater malefic, making them slack, kindly, apt to lend and borrow without regard to strict merits, Bohemian, free-and-easy and changeful.  But in the case of women it is clear that these characteristics are often exhibited through the husband, the native herself sometimes being very strict and conscientious, according to the tenor of the Ascendant.

As an example of its bad effects (or at least of its failure to prevent them) see Notable Nativities, 306 (Nymphomania – “utterly degraded moral nature”).

 

THE CONJUNCTION

Among the natives with this aspect are to be found a wide variety of effects, some of a purely external character and some showing its psychological side.  Among the former we have several cases where there has been a seafaring strain in the family, the case of the daughter of the murderer of Whitely, born whilst her father was awaiting trial, the case of a child born in a penitentiary, and children of preachers, sailors and others with Neptunian-Jovian characteristics.  The Conjunction of two planets both possessing, through the sign Pisces, much in common, saturates the map, so to speak, with its influence, which will show forth in many directions, though often in a somewhat subtle and not very obvious manner.

It tends to religion and idealism, though often not of a conventional kind; it is extremely humane, and is fond of animals.

The sensitivity of the contact may cause a certain degree of “astralism.”  In one case (in Cancer with Pisces Asc.) the native “saw fairies” from early childhood in circumstances which almost precluded the possibility of suggestion.  James Coates, mesmerist, had the Conjunction in Aquarius, and Algernon Blackwood, the writer of occult fiction, has them in Aries.

It is musical and artistic.

 

THE INHARMONIOUS ASPECTS

These occur in some good horoscopes and some weak ones, the effects being in certain cases difficult for an outsider to distinguish from those of the Harmonious configurations.

There are cases where extreme sensitiveness to the sufferings of others lead to revolutionary tendencies of an ungoverned kind, such as Vaillant, the French anarchist and bomb-thrower.

In some cases it is treacherous, but more often it denotes a liability to suffer from the machinations of others, and usually not so much from definitely criminal persons as from rakes, loose characters or foolish and misguided people.

It tends much to religious, in many forms.  Sometimes there are what are known as religious difficulties; sometimes religious enthusiasm and unbalance due to emotionalism; often some form of deception, and a strong tendency to believe in wild “cult” and personality-worship, especially if these flatter the native.  It may have reforming tendency, as in the cases of Luther and Henry VIII, but more often it lends itself to strange and more or less harmless beliefs.  At all events, the native very rarely remains in the faith in which he was reared or in that of the community in which he lives.

In its externalised form, the contact leads to worry about 9th house matters and in particular about law and religion.   The emotions are strong and lead the native away, so that he is no cool judge of matters coming under the planets, and may profitably have as little to do with them as possible.

It sometimes causes a dislike of anesthetics, and the native should beware of accidents with gas or fumes of any sort.

Probably owing to its liability to carelessness and inexactness it is sometimes present in maps of bankruptcy and even of dishonesty, see Nos. 93, 762, 761, Notable Nativities.  It is conducive of financial and legal worries and scandals, and the native has to do with secret, hidden half-forgotten things.

 

EXAMPLES FOR JUPITER/NEPTUNE

Harmonious

Gordon, Wallenstein, Roberts, Ebert, Goethe, Bernhardt, Clemenceau, Edward VII.

 

The Conjunction

Duke of Windsor, Sir Humphrey Davy, Disraeli, Sir William Hamilton, Shelley, “General” Bramwell Booth.

 

Inharmonious

Wolsely, Prince Consort, Luther, Florence Maybrick, Dr. Berry, Sri Sumangala, Savonarola, Zola, Kaiser William II, A.P. Sinnett, Map of Australian Commonwealth, King George III, Sir Richard Burton, “An Adventuress,” Maeterlinck, Swinburne, A. Conan Doyle, Isadora Duncan, General Rommel.