neptune in aries

Neptune in Aries: The Evolution of Technology & AI Singularity 

by Christina

This photo is from the Apple iPad ad showing creativity being crushed by technology. Apt indeed.

Neptune, the planet of imagination, spirituality, creativity, transcendence, and our collective consciousness, isn’t typically associated with technology. 

But if you zoom out, the Uranus-Neptune conjunction (which occurred three times) in 1993 at 18°-19° Capricorn holds the clue to this cycle and our current technological conundrum. 

Uranus = technological innovation; Neptune = creativity, art, inspiration; Saturn = the system and the structure. It’s a 172-year cycle that we’re playing out. 

As we approach 2025 and Neptune’s ingress into Aries, we also experience a sextile to this larger cycle until 2027. 

The dates for this cycle are as follows,

Conjunction in 1993
Sextile in 2025 – 2027 
Square in 2039 – 2041 
Trine in 2051 – 2053 
Opposition in 2078 – 2081

From Jessica Davidson:
“This cycle marks the arrival of the Electronic Age or the Information Age. It got started just as the 20th century was coming to an end, and everything was getting a lot more complicated. The 1993 conjunction built up from the late 1980s and coincided with the Saturn-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn in 1989.”

Neptune in Capricorn (1984-1998)

We went from talking on landline phones in the early 1980s to dial-up America Online in the mid-1990s and the widespread use of broadband internet connections in our homes by the new millennium. If you look at the 1990s, you can directly attribute the decade’s explosion of creativity to the Uranus-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn on February 2, 1993. It all started with AOL, America was on line.

Neptune in Aquarius (1998-2012)

With Neptune moving from Capricorn to Aquarius in 1998, clunky chat rooms evolved into Instant Messenger and the widespread uptake of social media. The first iPhone hit shelves in 2007, and from there, we saw the rapid advancement of apps and social media, from MySpace 2003, Facebook 2004, YouTube 2005, Twitter 2006, Instagram 2010, Snapchat 2011, to Tinder in 2012, which transformed how we connect, communicate and date. 

Neptune in Pisces (2012-2025)

As Neptune moved into Pisces, social media was firmly established and ready to move into its next stage—tricking us into believing what we saw was real and becoming so firmly implanted in our lives that we could no longer tell the difference between what we saw on the screen and our daily life. It is so pervasive and addictive that it has become poison and the number one cause of loneliness and the increase in mental health issues. 

During this period, everyone became a talking-head podcaster, conspiracy theorist, YouTube tarot reader, astrologer, or shaman. Our collective consciousness has been downloaded to the World Wide Web, becoming a psychic sludge of all our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, lies, and truth—it’s everything. 

Since the 1990s, we have poured our knowledge into a virtual reality that will be used as a database to feed AI. We are AI—AI is us. Neptune in Aries is when the rubber hits the road. 


Neptune in Aries (2025-2039)

Aries is the beginning—the individual, the pioneer with a feisty, firey DIY punk vibe. What can we expect from Neptune’s move into Aries? I think it will go something like this: we can no longer tell the difference between a real person and an AI. Will there be a difference? 

Renowned futurist and former Google engineer Ray Kurzweil has predicted that artificial intelligence singularity, or AGI, will occur as soon as 2029. Other experts agree that this will occur by 2031 at the latest. We could see it even sooner with the Neptune-Saturn conjunction at 0° of Aries (the literal Aries point) on February 20th, 2026, especially with Pluto in Aquarius and Uranus in Gemini.

Technological singularity, also known as the singularity, refers to a theoretical future event in which computer intelligence surpasses that of humans.

On the flip side, AI and advanced social media features will be used to create films, shows, and music, taking these classic “industries” away from corporate interests and into the hands of the individual. We’ll also see an increasing number of AI influencers. 

What will we do as robotics, VR, and advanced AI replace so-called messy, chaotic, unreliable human individuals in media, professional white-collar industries, and the creative/arts? I guess we will watch. 

Or find safe human-only spaces to create. 

Expect cyberpunks to take center stage. 

Where do we go from here?

In 2025, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto will meet at 1° Gemini, Aries, and Aquarius for about 26 days from August 21st to September 15th. Saturn will provide some stability as it conjuncts Neptune in 2026 and sextiles Uranus and Pluto. 

In 2026, all three planets will meet again at 4° for 25 days from July 7th to July 31st. Jupiter will join the party from 4° of Leo.

In 2027, the same three planets will meet at 6° for 11 days from June 7th to June 17th.

With so much action from the outer planets, the jump to singularity before 2030 looks likely.

This Neptune-Uranus cycle started with a conjunction in Capricorn, which has created a tendency to give capitalism and corporations, aka “the System,” power over our trajectory. The internet has grown and conquered the world, and science has morphed into the new religion of scientism. 

Technology that could be liberating and creative has been captured and become just another way to control and manipulate. 

This outer planet triangle gives us an opportunity to reassess how we use technology and how much we want it to dictate our lives, perhaps developing a more conscious approach. These are the questions we need to be asking before it’s too late:

How does our current technology impact our culture? 

How does our current technology impact our creativity?

How does our current technology impact our consciousness? 

How does our current technology impact our humanity?

How does our current technology impact our spirituality? 

Science and technology aren’t inherent problems; they’ve made our lives much easier, but there is a shadow side we need to recognize. 

If we continue to allow ourselves to be ruled by technology (and the people behind the curtain), we could mistakenly replace humanity with machines entirely.

What’s needed is a revolution (Uranus) of consciousness (Neptune), and that can’t be imposed from the outside. It has to come from within. Only then can we create a globally connected community of individuals that embraces diversity, difference, and life.

From Richard Tarnas on Saturn-Neptune from Cosmos and Psyche

The Saturn-Neptune cycle has correlations similar to that of Saturn-Pluto, and thus, we can anticipate a similar challenging period, perhaps even manifestations consequentially related to those that unfolded in 2020 and the preceding years (since they occur close together in time). Saturn-Pluto and Saturn-Neptune cycles amplify a “dominance in both of Saturnian themes and the unmistakable Saturnian atmosphere.”

There is a sense of “tragic loss, the defeat of ideals and aspirations, the death of a dream” in relation to the Saturn-Neptune cycles. One example is the reelection of Geoge W. Bush in 2004 alongside the Saturn-Neptune square, which exemplified a collective loss of faith in the democratic process. 

Another correlation with the 2005-2007 Saturn-Neptune is the 2005 flooding of New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina that summer. The event exemplified forces overpowering humanity, especially an inability to defend itself, as well as the “bitter disappointment with the government’s massive failure and negligence.”

Significant Saturn-Neptune periods correlated with the endings of the First, Second, and Cold War, demonstrating a “collective sense of physical and spiritual exhaustion, disillusionment, and low morale.” 

The entire American Civil War was fought during the Saturn-Neptune opposition of 1861-65. Of this, there was a “sense of being caught in a futile and endless “quagmire.” 

The same was true of the Korean War during the Saturn-Neptune conjunction of the early 1950s and the Vietnam War through the 1950s-70s (in which key moments of its escalation occurred under Saturn-Neptune alignments such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident). 

Saturn-Neptune periods correlate with situations that appear futile and exhausting, as there can sometimes be no clear solution or way out of the struggle or crisis. As a result, a sense of collective hopelessness can result. Additionally, they sometimes occur at the end of an enduring battle and correlate with a period of mourning, loss, and coming to terms with the situation’s devastation. 

Another theme is the “Dark nights of the soul and severe challenges to religious faith.” Two examples of the horrific suffering experienced from the Asia tsunami in late 2004 leading into the Saturn-Neptune opposition (in which over 200,000 people died in fourteen countries) and during the height of the mass genocide within the 1943-45 Nazi concentration camps during a Saturn-Neptune square. “Often individuals during these periods question the existence of an all-loving God who would permit tragic events and vast human suffering.”

The Saturn-Neptune cycle correlated with themes involving drugs and toxicity, as well as revelations of corruption on the part of pharmaceutical corporations. “Problematic reactions, side effects, and abuses of drugs of all kinds, prescription and otherwise, and increased public awareness of these problems, often as a result of new data that disclose a dark reality hidden behind a carefully manipulated image, as in the corporate abuse of testing protocols and suppression of negative data.” 

Neptune governs the ideal world, whether this be defined as the perfect all-encompassing maternal womb or the spiritual world of ideal reality. It is the archetype of the transcendent, of ideal reality, of imagination and the spiritual. It represents the ocean of consciousness that dissolves all boundaries between self and other, between self and universe, between self and God, and between this concrete reality and other realities. 

Neptune can illuminate one with the highest spiritual truths that transcend the everyday world and yet also lead one into escapist fantasy, illusion, and deception. 

Neptune can also be seen as connected to the Narcissus archetype—that which is absorbed in its own reflection. Again, this can be understood as the ultimate Divinity eternally experiencing its infinite consciousness, as reflected in the mystic who is absorbed in blissful meditation; but also as the self-absorbed narcissist, the drug addict or alcoholic, the television couch potato, the escapist, or the psychotic who can no longer accurately discern what is consensus reality.


As we spiral towards the future, technology must be governed with the highest of Neptunian—ethics and morality. The best decision will be one that’s best for us all. 

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