I was once friends with a Neptunian. I fell in love with him, fittingly, during a night out on the space dust and blue devil hoochie juice. He had a girlfriend at the time, and so I loved him from afar for years.
When I married Blackbeard on another space dust influenced whim, he stopped speaking to me. After that fell apart the Neptunian and I saw each other again and he confessed his feelings for me. To paraphrase Carrie in SATC, it was like the Bridges of Alexandra Avenue, a brief affair I’ll write about in sappy letters to my children.
It ended when my relationship with my then and still now boyfriend became serious. We stayed friends, but he was still in love with me. Eventually, the situation became untenable and I told him we couldn’t keep in contact.
Despite my asking him not to, he has contacted me a couple of times over the last two and a half years. A couple of text messages here and there. One was memorably during a Mercury Retrograde where you posted something like ‘the past can leave a message and that will suffice.’ I laughed and deleted the message.
Now he has contacted me again. He is a good person, and part of me misses him, but I just don’t want to open the door. Hence my question: how do I vanquish a Neptunian love zombie?
Well, I get that you don’t want to fling that door wide open, but you perhaps prefer to leave it ajar? Otherwise you would have just blocked his sorry ass by now, right? Neptune or not, he would not be able to slither through a digital veil surely?
This is not judgment: you may want to get out for some fresh air at some point or the check-ins are validating.
But the antidote to Neptune is always Saturn and a good humored version of the Time God at that. Reset to now. And then, even if it takes a brisk cold shower with rosemary or sage and a scrub down with salt, stay in the now.
Have a chuckle over the version of you that this no doubt Space Dust/Dream Weed/Blue Devil Hoochie Juice befuffled (typo and it is staying – befuffled is a thing now) character is fixating on. Neptunian Ex-anythings don’t necessarily see “you” as such.
It will be some kind of Anima Projection (we are all Jungians now) that you carry beautifully for him but it may not BE you.
If you fully cut your psychic attachment to him, he may just drift off. Or to really send him skittering off, take the damned call and talk about how you are really are – Reality You, not sexy intergalactic sorceress club phantasm you.
Suggested topics include: your favorite cat and the cutest things they do, how you intend to pay your tax bill, your political views then and now, your boyfriend’s athlete’s foot and/or why you don’t like LED lighting.
Alternatively, go to full ghost busting protocol: clean-declutter the entire place in which you live, smudge it like crazy, bang some Tibetan bells around (Update: or use a sistrum!) and burn cleansing essential oils. Leave a line of salt across your threshold.
In your mind, wish him well but banish him from your brain. Take an Alchemy Bath and go to bed. By the time you wake up he (and and any random entities hanging out in your house) will have fuqed off to haunt/moon after someone else! Or accept that part of you sees this Neptunian guy as a keepsake, a talisman from another time.
What does everyone else think?
Image: Ikuo Takeda