Neptune is one of the major “influencers” of the cosmic energies in 2019

(I wrote about it here).

As an astrologer, when a planet is being triggered, we look to see how it’s been expressed or playing out in the real world.

So what to make of all the 2019 Neptune energy?

One topic which I mentioned here but which I want to expand on now is Neptune and marijuana…

Neptune is a lot about drugs. It’s about glamour and smoke and mirrors and altered states and not seeing things clearly but it’s also about enlightenment and the Divine. Plus it’s about healing.

As you can see, marijuana in general and medical marijuana in particular fall under the Neptune governance.

2019 brings 6 major Neptune transits; 3 x clashes with Jupiter and 3 x clicks with Saturn.

I think we can be fairly sure that:

1. The big changes we are seeing with marijuana around the world are happening as a precursor to all this.

2. They are not finished yet.

The Jupiter clashes could easily be expressed as “people smoking too much (Jupiter) weed (Neptune)” now that it’s becoming legal for recreational use around the world.

Speaking of which, I have no idea of what to think about it becoming legal. Is it a good thing or a bad thing for our kids?

Certainly it seems to be medicine, but it can also make people quite paranoid.

Cannabis psychosis is a thing but so is caffeine psychosis (not to mention alcohol psychosis).

In the (Hay House) book Ganja Yoga, author Dee Dussault claims that Shiva smoked marijuana or the Indian equivalent.

As someone who has spent a lot of time in India at ashrams living very cleanly, vegan-ly even, I found this quite mind-blowing.

Dussault quoted the Vedas and I haven’t really heard anyone disagree with this yet.

I’ve read that India’s wandering holy men, the Sadus are quite often high on charas.

“According to The Vedas, cannabis was one of five sacred plants and a guardian angel lived in its leaves. The Vedas call cannabis a source of happiness, joy-giver, liberator that was compassionately given to humans to help us attain delight and lose fear (Abel, 1980). It releases us from anxiety.”

Jann Gumbiner Ph.D.

I also read somewhere – or maybe I came up with this conspiracy theory myself, I don’t remember – that marijuana is amazing medicine because it helps people work through their fears.

Like anything, if you want to live consciously, working with the dark side is a must! So the idea is it makes you face your stuff.

The idea is that it makes people paranoid because it’s helping people to deal with their fears.

And dealing with fears liberates people.

And that in turn liberates other people.

As Marianne Williamson says, when you are liberated from your own fear, your presence automatically liberates others.

And if the whole world is released from fear, it would be a very big change for the better, right?

Love would have triumphed over fear, if you want to take if further.

And if you want to turn it into pure conspiracy theory realms, you could argue that governments clamped down on weed because they realised it would liberate people from their fears and once the people are liberated from their fears they are unstoppable.

It’s all grist for the 2019 Neptune mill!

So how does all this apply to you?

If you want to know about how 2019 and Neptune (among other planets) will affect YOU by your star sign or rising sign (more accurate!), you can get my free Promises and Pressures mini-guide.

It discusses the Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune energies (though nothing about marijuana!) and condenses it all down into a couple of sentences, so you can start to understand the year ahead.

I hope you will find the Promises and Pressures mini-guide is super-easy to understand (no astrology knowledge required), short and sweet, and all about the main themes in your horoscope chart in 2019.

Hope you love it and it helps you.