One day I intend to write an entire essay about Erykah Badu’s shamanic – glamanic? – accessories journey but for now here is a brilliant example of her Neptunian thinking. It’s from ages ago, a Dallas Observer interview in 2003.
She knows what they said, what they still say: She is a little off, a lot of jive. “Flighty,” she offers as she nibbles on a peach. “They probably think I’m in the clouds, into astrology, a space cadet.”
She grins. “I am that, but I am a Pisces, so there are two fish. Pisces–we’re the envy of the women, and we rule the men. They think a certain thing about me, but there are two parts to me. I am a searcher, a non-conformist, an Arts Magnet graduate.” She laughs.
“But I’m also a grounded individual who wants to have peace in her life and in everyone else’s life. I’ve always been called that, in high school and elementary school and in college–The Weird Girl. At Arts Magnet, everybody was the weird girl.
What I am is a free person. There’s a freedom not to be afraid to do anything. I think that’s what it is. It doesn’t matter what they think. It doesn’t matter. But I do understand and know the ‘she’s on Neptune and not into reality’ thing.”
Her Neptunian credentials – Badu is double-Pisces (Sun + Moon) and has Jupiter conjunct Neptune rising in Sagittarius.