Jupiter and Neptune meet up among the clouds. If you listen, you can hear snippets of their conversation.
Jupiter: Neptune, you & I have been dancing around together quite a bit this year.
Neptune: Yes, but this is the first time we’ve really come into conjunction.
Jupiter: I heard a rumor you were the Dreamer planet.
Neptune: Yep, you heard right. I’d rather live in the beautiful realms of my own imagination than any “real” world Saturn (the Judge) could devise. And, as Uranus (the Scientist) is fond of reminding me, according to modern physics, “reality” as humans experience it doesn’t exist anyway. Dreams have a lot of power, as does the imagination.
(Their voices fade, then return)
Neptune: Something about being around you makes me want to go on an adventure.
Jupiter: That’s because to me, life is just one big excursion. I’m for the wide open spaces. I’m pretty easygoing and I look past the petty details into the big picture of things. I search for the meaning, so I can develop a philosophy of life that I can live by.
(Their words are fading in and out)
Neptune: We seem to agree that details are unimportant.
Jupiter: Yes! What matter is a person’s intention. I can be very tolerant when I sense someone’s intentions are good, despite any incompetence or wrongdoing.
Neptune: Yes, and I have compassion for how others feel, so I try to understand their motivations. And I never criticize anyone’s actions before I’ve “walked a mile in their moccasins.”
(Once again, there seem to be a few sentences you’re missing)
Jupiter: Do you think this makes us, in combination, too trusting?
Neptune: Are you suggesting we’re downright naïve?
Jupiter: Too apt to see the positive side of things and give credit where credit may or may not be due?
Neptune: Maybe. But I’d hate to think anyone would want to take advantage of us.
Jupiter: It’s kind of beyond me to think that.
(Incoherent chatter here)
Neptune: When I get my dream factory going and start creating fabulous dreams and castles in the air, you expand them and make them bigger.
Jupiter (proudly): That is what I do best.
Neptune: Do you think together we might be capable of dreaming things that are too big to actually come true?
Jupiter: Maybe. Quite possibly. Yes, I think so. But who cares?
Neptune: Might some people use those dreams to escape the harsh reality they live in?
Jupiter: Is that bad?
Neptune: I don’t know. I’ve been told I can be escapist.
Jupiter: I’ve been told that too—maybe together we could be twice as escapist.
Neptune: But if people don’t have their dreams, what do they have?
Jupiter: And if people don’t have hope and inspiration, their lives are devoid of meaning, vacuous and empty.
Neptune: And without vision and hope, some of the best things in human lives would never exist . . .
Jupiter: . . . because people wouldn’t have had the moxie to create them. Some of the world’s finest works of art and invention would never have happened without imagination and adventurousness.
Neptune: We provide a valuable service.
Jupiter: Indeed we do.
And Jupiter and Neptune link arms and walk off into the sunset, where there’s a fabulous Dream Factory making dreams for all of humanity, and everyone’s ship is just coming in.
The Jupiter/Neptune conjunction is official today. It will be felt through the rest of 2009. While it’s happening, use the Dream Factory (since they’ve left the door open all year) to your best benefit and don’t be distracted by all the things that could be but aren’t.
If you want to read other articles about 2009’s triple conjunction of Neptune, Chiron & Jupiter, look here on the Trends For The Year 2009 page.