Updated: Aug 11, 2019
Neptune is the Roman God of the Sea and fresh water. His wife is Salacia, Goddess of saltwater. Neptune is a volatile and angry God who is very much ruled by his animal instincts and his desire for physical gratifications. However, he can also be determined and persistent in following his goals. Neptune had two brothers, Jupiter and Pluto. Together, they reigned over all dimensions, symbolising the heavens (Jupiter), the mundane world (Neptune) and the Underworld (Pluto). This trinity also represents the higher consciousness, the material and intellectual realm and the subconscious.
Neptunian characteristics are the baser animal instincts. Our desire for physical pleasures, the pursuit of those material gratifications without any moral compass to temper and regulate those urges, are what Neptune symbolises. He is also that bad temper, the anger and volatile eruptions we have when being triggered. We all have those baser instincts and reflexes, those parts that are governed by our reptilian brain.
In essence, having emotions such as anger and aggression can be life-saving and also means that we can meet our needs even in the face of adversity. We must visit our shadow sides here and look more closely at the things that cause us to plunge into a bad mood or get our tempers to rise in a surge of rage and anger. However, with some Neptunian energy infusion, we are also capable of standing up for our desires and needs and find a way to meet them, even in the face of adversity. To learn more about this God and use his energy in your meditation and self-reflection, click here: