When I read what I’ve copied below…it sort of floored me as I had not considered that altruism…which is of course a Neptune Pisces trait…would be associated in anyway with the horrors of terrorism.
“Altruism and terrorism may not be words we commonly associate with one another, but the actions of al-Qaeda are very much a logical consequence of a philosophy that preaches the nobility of self-sacrifice. Altruism is the fuel that motivates young and foolish men everywhere to fight wars and commit senseless acts of violence in the blind interests of dogmatic leaders. Terrorists are self-sacrificial animals, ones who are quicker to tie their own nooses than most; that is what makes them such banes of society, and that is what makes them one of the best examples of the destructive consequences of an altruistic mentality.” (author unknown)
Yet…it makes sense.
Pisces is a sign of mixed blessings…imagination, inspiration, creativity, spirituality, compassion and the urge to serve on the one hand, and on the other,self-deception, muddled motives, self-sacrifice, martyrdom and escapism.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune. Neptune “rules all that is subtle, mysterious, ill-defined and not material: sensitivity, suffering, compassion, music, dance, theater, film, dreams, fog, mist, drugs, alcohol, anesthesia, illusion, deception, obligation, the psychic, mediumistic and the mystical. Its key phrase is “Serve or suffer.” (More)
Neptune, is the human ability to sacrifice the self for something more “godly”. To sacrifice with joy, there is no suffering, as there is no personal self to suffer. It is also about illusion or deception and/or the feeling that you have an obligation.
Neptune leaves Aquarius and returns home to Pisces in April 2011. I always though and hoped that Neptune’s movement into Pisces signaled extreme compassion and strong humanitarian forces trying to heal those who are victims of the traumatic events we hear reported every day ~ but now I wonder if it signifies more acts of martyrdom.
What are your thought about Neptune moving into Pisces?
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