Today is a milestone in this year’s phenomenal triple conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius. Today Jupiter and Neptune form a perfect conjunction for the third and final time. This month is our last chance to take advantage of the magic these two make together and they really want us to know that. Here’s a snippet of their conversation:
Jupiter and Neptune are perched atop their favorite cloud, watching the world go by.
Jupiter: Hey, Neptune, have you noticed that it’s a really jaded world out there?
Neptune: I had in fact, noticed that. Nobody seems to believe in anything anymore.
Jupiter: Why do you think that is?
Neptune: Actually, I think it’s your fault. Advertising, your monster-child, has jaded them and they are so glutted with unfulfillable promises that they can no longer hear the siren song of true magic calling them. MY siren song.
Jupiter: Oh, I really don’t think I’m the only one to blame here.
Jupiter: Definitely not. You, after all, are always trying to get people to believe in ridiculous, ungrounded, unprovable metaphysical principles. People are tired of being psychologically overextended. They want reality.
Neptune: BUT they want reality to go their way.
Neptune: Yet they’ve forgotten that being able to imagine the impossible, which is my gift— (Neptune takes a little bow)
Jupiter: —and having enough hope to carry through the effort necessary to prevail despite the impossibility of the task, which is my specialty— (Jupiter bows back with pretend gravity)
Both in unison: —is exactly how reality can be bent to human will!
They do a little dance, then collapse in laughter.
Jupiter: Do you think anyone took notice?
Neptune: Probably not.
Jupiter: Maybe we’d better try another method.
Neptune: Ok, what do you have in mind?
Jupiter: I’m thinking of a Peter Pan moment.
Neptune: I know exactly the one. I’m with you.
Together they lean over the cloud and address themselves to all of humanity, in booming-god tones loud enough to be mistaken for a thunderclap.
Both in unison: DO YOU BELIEVE IN FAIRIES, PEOPLE? DO YOU? If so, you’d BETTER START CLAPPING! Because right now, this very moment, is the one in which you can choose to make a miracle. IF, that is, you want one. So there.
The two of them roll back onto the cloud and listen intently for a moment. Then, just when they were about to give up, they hear it: the clapping, coming from all over Earth, of people who believe in fairies and some other people who maybe don’t exactly believe in fairies but think it would be a better world if we had a few. Neptune and Jupiter are filled with delight and dissolve into a fit of giggles. With each giggle a fairy is born and flies off to do good in the world, for all the people who clapped, and even for a few who didn’t.