Poseidon was as was Neptune, god of the sea.
Poseidon was also god of earthquakes and horses. He is often depicted with a horse and sometimes
a dolphin or a ram. He drove is chariot over water and through waves of unquestionable
dominance often drowning people in his wake. And in their death, their souls remain suspended
over the ocean. Poseidon stands for enlightenment and wisdom.
As he rode over his victims he illuminated a clear passage to their death. So they suspended
over the ocean but within truth and light. So Poseidon is transparency, it�s higher
consciousness, clarity, truth and ethics. It�s all about illumination so you can find
it in the charts of anyone from inventors to visionaries to spiritualists, to people
who are great in the advertising business because it involves shining the light on something.
Let�s take a look at Poseidon at work in a few charts.
Now all planets can run the spectrum from positive to negative in their expression.
Here in Chelsea Clinton�s chart we find a powerful Poseidon energy, the planet of
inner wisdom, inspiration, and illumination of ideals, but it�s a hindered Poseidon
energy. Highly individualistic and sensitive, Chelsea
has a deep need for emotional self-expression but her chart indicates she finds it hard
to achieve in practice, spending considerable time chasing experiences which turn out to
be less than expected. Around her Meridian and remember the Meridian
is like a snapshot of the soul, the soul�s essence, the point of individuality, it�s
what you really want regardless of whether it brings attention and recognition from the
outside. We have this major structure here involving Neptune, Poseidon, Admetos and the
Sun that complete this 4 point picture. So when the Poseidon/Neptune come together we
can get someone who has a deep clarity, knowledge and wisdom of themselves, someone who is introspective
and has a lot of insight. But if not operating well in a chart and there are indications
in Chelsea�s chart that confirm this finding, our knowledge of ourselves is foggy and unclear,
we can have false ideas and views of ourselves that keep us on the wrong path and in a mirage,
clear insight into ourselves is not accessible for some reason and continuing to slip through
our fingers. The Admetos joins the Poseidon here and the
Admetos deepens, stabilizes and solidifies energy, or it can block energy creating suppression.
So with the Admetos/Poseidon we get a person with a lot of mental depth. This is someone
who would like to take her ideas and ideals and shine the light on them in a profound
and grounded way. Admetos/Poseidon is also the midpoint structure for education. But
the Admetos can also be blocking the energy of the Poseidon, the expression of her ideal�s
and what she�d like to radiate, and this is what appears to be happening.
The Sun/Admetos here is saying Chelsea has strong needs to feel deeply involved in her
work but that there are feelings of restrictiveness, that she�s really not getting her needs
met in this area. And then rounding out this major structure we have a Sun/Neptune midpoint,
someone who is highly sensitive to energy and can use these sensitivities for the greater
good, creatively, spiritually, or in some kind of helping profession. But if not operating
well we can have a negative outlook and there can be a loss of ego strength and confusion
or even depression at times around the career. Chelsea is a fiercely independent and individualistic
spirit as seen by the planet of personal freedom and individuality, Uranus in close aspect
to her Meridian. But her chart is telling us that there’s a lot of confusion and uncertainty
when she strives for her personal goals and that there’s some ambivalence when it comes
to dealing with the public. She can give the sense at times like she�s driving but with
the brakes on. But where does this conflict come from? When
we go to the moon, and the moon is our emotional needs our emotional unconscious, what we need
for our emotional peace and wellbeing, it�s also the mother. The Saturn here, the planet
of security, stability, reliability and also the planet of limitation is saying Chelsea
had a strong attachment to her mother but there was a lot of restrictiveness.
And lets look even further and go to the Moon/Ascendant midpoint structure, the midpoint structure
that most specifically describes the mother as well as Chelsea�s experience of her.
And here we confirm our findings even further. Venus/Pluto and the Mars/Jupiter, this was
a passionate mother with strong impulses who really loved her daughter but with those power
planets of Mars and Pluto she was pushy and contentious.
So here is where some of the conflict lies because Chelsea did see her mother as a source
of inspiration but she also feared her wrath. She would have needed a more delicate encouragement
and a heartfelt interest in order to gain the confidence to develop her own inspired
visions. Instead she received her mother�s competitive energy.
So there�s really a lot there with Chelsea, she�s an individualistic spirit with strong
ambitions and inspired visions. But troublesome emotions arise when Chelsea aims to bring
more of Chelsea into the arena, hiding away her deeper drives she feels would provoke
opposition. This is a very old pattern that can be traced to her early environment. But
these deeper drives are positive and healthy impulses that are necessary to her passionate
visions. She probably experiences this as a stealthy tension, never finding herself
satisfied and yet unable to say just what the dissatisfaction is.
So this is where the mirage in her life resides, Neptune/Poseidon, her need for inner clarity,
for intimacy with herself but struggling with the reflected image. But if Chelsea can work
to transform the uncertainty and fear around bringing more of Chelsea to the fray, that
same Neptune/Poseidon can set the sail to her visionary ideas and ideals.