Sun sextile or trine Neptune can be a wonderfully glamorous, charismatic, musical, poetic and highly imaginative combination… that comes with a price! Surprisingly it appears that the trine aspect especially can also be tinged with tragedy. The trine goes so easily with the flow that with Neptune it can make ones ego become too easily porous and suggestible.
The willpower is easily swayed by smoke and mirrors with this aspect which makes it hard for the native to resist drugs, alcohol and temptations of escapism. Once hooked they could find it far more difficult to quit than with a harder aspect.
Sun trine or sextile Neptune can have a need to worship the father, even if they are an abusive alcoholic, disappointing and distant. The foggy mist blurs out the ugly truth and a fantasy is created around him. All is well if Sun trine Neptune keeps the right company and would work exceptionally well on a spiritual path and in service to humanity as a whole.
Sun sextile Neptune brings a touch of the childlike trickster to already nebulous Neptune. It gives these people an enchanting duplicity, a kind of Peter-Pan quality. Their imagination is kooky and poetic with a surreal edge. The developing, blossoming feeling of the sextile can bring out the more deceptive qualities of Neptune however because the energies are unformed and unstable. Things can change with Neptunes tide at any moment. It seems to give its subjects a charming wit which lends itself to creative tale-telling! They are excitable romantics with a tendency to worship their lover.
Sun/Neptune ~ Soft Aspects
Sun Trine Neptune
Princess Diana’s (61′) life was so Neptunian it hurts. The fairytale wedding, the glamor, the charity work, her empathy with the sick and dying, her own health problems with bulimia, her hypersensitivity, her consulting of psychics and astrologers.
Then to cap it all her mysterious death! Another glamorous blonde is Jessica Savitch (91′) This US News reporter was gifted in front of the TV camera, she had a melodramatic life, an abortion & miscarriage, anorexia, two divorces and an addiction to cocaine and speed. Jessica drowned when her date drove their car into a canal mistaking it for a road.
Bret Easton Ellis (21′) is the controversial author of the graphically violent ‘American Psycho’. The book was initially withdrawn for being misogynistic. Bret immortalized his difficult, alcoholic father in a book. Typically Neptune ambiguous about his sexual persuasion Bret also states “I’m a weird person. I’m not normal. Do you think the guy who wrote these books, do you think that’s, like, conducive to normal behavior?”
Doris Day (05′) was loved as everybody’s “favorite virgin” and for her romantic comedies. Actress, model and fashion designer Anita Pallenberg (13′) was famed for her affairs with the various Rolling Stones. The drug taking lifestyle obviously made her paranoid. Anita was obsessed with black magic and wore a string of garlic with her everywhere to ward off vampires. Natalie Cole (29′) also had the Neptune drug-abuse scenario as well as her magical voice. Some technical wizardry made it possible for her to duet with her fantasy father Nat King Cole, on Neptunian film, many years after his death.
Sun Sextile Neptune
Nicolas Cage (64′) has “invisible magic that makes him impossible to ignore, that makes him hauntingly memorable…described as a “punk hunk,” with “endearingly dopey sexuality.” [Astro Databank] He was the wild weirdo of the’ 80s, in that period using drugs and alcohol heavily, peppered with one night stands.
Myra Hindley (96′), British serial killer with lover, Ian Brady whom she idolized. She found the children for him and cleaned up after murdering. The chilling side of child thief Peter-Pan/Neptune was played out here in their taking pictures of the children and recording the sounds of their torture.
Bette Midler (74′) multi-talented comedienne famed for her humor and ballads, Mary Shelley (28′) author of Frankenstein, and beloved of Percy Shelley. She wrote “For eight years I communicated, with unlimited freedom, with one whose genius far transcending mine awakened and guided my thoughts…. Now I am alone – oh, how alone! The stars may behold my tears“. Other Sun sextile Neptunians are Alicia Silverstone (08′) and Billy Connolly (22′).
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