December 11, 2021, the asteroid Nereus – billed as the $5 billion dollar asteroid, due to its $4.7 billion worth of nickel, iron, and cobalt deposits – passes 2.4 million miles, or 3.4 million kilometers, by our Earth. Roughly 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. However, its power is extraordinary upon earth, and will be felt all this week. Ocean waves occur on a global earth scale, as the Sea-God stirs the waves with his powerful winds. Sadly, the tornado in Kentucky, and elsewhere, will prove this. I believe the Sea-God is angry with us as our very actions are causing these dramatic events. Scientists declare this is the new normal.
Nereus was born / discovered by the woman astronomer Eleanor Helin on February 28, 1982. A Pisces, named for the ancient Greek god Nereus, son of Gaia, and a benevolent Sea-God who had the power of prophecy. He is succeeded by the Sea-God Poseidon, ruling the ocean waves and winds.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which most happily rules miracles.
Not one of the above aligned is coincidence. And all these elements you will feel this week as Nereus passes by. Nereus has not passed this close to Earth in 20 years. This brings up themes of your life from 2001. What miracle(s) happened to you in 2001?
A miracle will again occur in your life this week. Whatever happens this week will affect you far, far into the future, and may indeed be a new future. If you love what you are (already) doing, just keep doing it!
Nereus is in Leo at 24 degrees as it passes by us. Check which house Nereus was in at your birth, as well as the house Leo currently is on. For Aries, it hits your fifth house of passion and play. Taurus, it hits your fourth house of home and early family. Gemini, it hits your third house of communication and neighborhood. Cancer, it hits your second house of finance (buy a lottery ticket!). Leo, it hits your first house of self and looks. Virgo, it hits your twelfth house of retreat. Libra, it hits your eleventh house of friends and professional community. Scorpio, it hits your tenth house of career and public image. Sagittarius, it hits your ninth house of travel, foreigners, and mind-expansion. Capricorn, it hits your eighth house of mergers and mutual monies. Aquarius, it hits your seventh house of partnerships and contracts. Pisces, it hits your sixth house of health and daily routine.
This is the best of what the Sea-Gods offer from the deep waters ruled by Neptune. Enchanting Neptune rules dreams, magic, the ideal, inspiration, spirituality, the arts, especially film, poetry and dance. Falling in love – and other tempting illusions!
Which brings me to the worst of what the Sea-Gods bring up from the deep waters ruled by Neptune. Equally powerful this week. Can be, doesn’t have to be, if you are forearmed with knowledge of it. (Sadly, I couldn’t predict the US tornado in time, which kills me.) But this is a very opportune time to break through a cherished illusion as well – and to set yourself free. Remember, we have choice and free will.
Seductive Neptune and its deep waters of murky depths can flood you with fantasies, mirages, and thoughts of escapism. You’re advised to stay clear of the liquid Neptune deeply rules, alcohol, and its ruling tempting substances, most notably drugs. Despair and depression and drowning may result.
On a less extreme scale, you could overdo, and you could overreact. Moderate any heated discussions. Ground yourself. For giddiness will be felt too! Extreme swings, like ocean waves.
Ocean waves also occur on a global earth scale, as the Sea-God stirs the waves with his powerful winds.
The illusions Neptune make are myriad and powerful. It brings to mind the playwright David Henry Hwang’s brilliant line:
Happiness is so rare, the mind does somersaults to protect it.
A line I love, as we can all so imperfectly do this.
So while experiencing your miracle – even if disruptive or destructive, it will prove to be a miracle – beware of your mind doing too many somersaults. Beware of alcohol and drugs. On a less extreme scale, beware of preconceptions, stay grounded, and moderate yourself.
But you know me. I write about the best that could happen – the best you could choose. And the benevolent Sea-God with his power of miracles and prophecy triumphs this week! Simply put, the sky is too nicely aligned at this point, with too many supportive planets, for much to go wrong. Creatives get the best ideas in their lives. Many of you fall in love – if not with someone, than with something or somewhere. Many feel aligned with their own divine. Many can expect to come across an important person who will assist them to great success.
Whatever happens this week will affect you far, far into the future, and may indeed be a new future.
Whichever of your houses Nereus is in tells you the area of your life which is dynamically affected this weekend. If it hits your seventh house, you fall in love. If it hits your second house, you gain in money and possessions. If it hits your tenth house, your career. And so on. (Find your asteroid chart.)
But clearly this week it is a time to carpe diem.
Do what you can to support a miracle happening in your life this week.
TIP: Do it with Neptune’s best attributes, grace and flowing energy, and you hit the miracle motherload.
I am cheering you on from the sidelines / shore.
Madalyn P.S. Below are two images of Nereus passing by our Earth, and Nereus’ natal chart (based on its birth of discovery.)