THOSE having Neptune in Cancer have a tendency to be too passive, too negative, too sympathetic and too affectionate. The position is not one conductive to greatness of action. There are far fewer great men all though history born with Neptune in Cancer than at any other period. It does not seem to empower the spiritual will in an expressive, positive manner. Rather it creates a susceptibility to impression and often psychic and mystical capacities. 

Thus, Joan of Arc was born with this position, and it may explain, in part, the “voices” she heard; whereas the great astronomer Kepler, who, unlike so many merely mathematical and narrowly focused astronomers of recent years, knew and practised astrology as well. 

A malefic Neptune in this position is necessarily particularly evil, causing those having it to be melancholy, conceited and self-indulgent. They must avoid being too romantic or giving way to self-pity. 

Cardinal Richelieu, Wallenstein, Joan of Arc, Hannah Moore, Du Barry, Robert Peel, Goethe, are notable examples of people having Neptune in the sign Cancer. 

For the benefit of those who are not in possession of Raphael's {487} Ephemeris, or who are not able to interpret the symbols contained therein, the years when Neptune is in the sign Cancer are as follows: 

From July 20th through December 25th 1901 

May 21st 1902 “ September 22nd 1914 

December 15th 1914 ” July 18th 1915 

March 20th “ May 1st 1916


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