A womanizing, boozing, psychologically problematic, extremely talented hot mess – voila Steve McQueen, possibly the King of our Mars-Neptune man tribe.
Mars = Men. If you are a man and your Mars is fully hitting on (aspecting) Neptune, you could be a shaman, a nightmare, a visionary, an addict or manipulative little merde. One way or another you’re doing Neptune.
But whether you’re doing Haute Neptune or Low Neptune, when the God of Guts is aspected by the God of Glamor & Myth, you are a Star. And you’ve got supernatural pulling powers. Plus you’re artistic, value aesthetics and really like to transcend reality.
Plus these two dudes, already quoted in previous Mars-Neptune Men posts but included here for the sake of, you know, fullness:
“…I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment….” John Steinbeck
You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it—it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.
But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.
And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again, drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking…ask what time it is and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: “It is time to be drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish.
People. not to bag out any particular aspects BUT these guys are, in general, for a quick spin around the block, not for anything long-term, right? Unless of course they are embodying the super-Haute Neptune vibe.
Next Up – their female equivalent the ants-in-her-pants Venus-Uranian female. BECAUSE Venus-Neptune is not like the obvious counterpart to Mars-Neptune. Mars-Neptune is reckless, high on art & the next screw/conquest/drink. Venus-Neptune (if it’s warping downwards) tends more toward the Love Zombie end of the spectrum, as we have discussed.
BUT please, share your thoughts, feelings and experiences re Mars-Neptune Men here. This is now a CATEGORY. I am at the not-embittered but definitely aware point where i would dig deeper if i saw a guy had a strong Mars-Neptune aspect. And you?