It is not surprising that Neptune is connected with news media, when you know that Neptune is the symbol of all that is unreal, like photographs (we see a picture, not the real persons), like on television (we can't touch these people), on Facebook (is that profile real?). Neptune is there where fantasy, imagination, empathy, vision or belief is required. Or a good 'nose' (like with perfume or gasses).
When pictures and music compose a drama around a fact, Neptune is around. Today's media are full of Neptune. And we consume it and add are own ideology, emotions or beliefs to what we see.
Neptune is also there, when there is gossip. There is a fact (10 people died) and there is the gossip. (Neighbours say that the driver was an alcoholic, but his family says that he certainly was not). You remember the alcohol. (You won't be surprised to see Mercury in conflict with Neptune in the charts of those who mix facts with 'stories' ).
Associated Press and Neptune in Pisces
Neptune recently moved to Pisces and is strong now in own sign, just like in 1848 when Associated Press started. Now we use more and more mass media. We are being absorbed by a sea of colors and by pictures and music, working together to produce a fantasy or a message that you can believe in. They sort of shape our picture of the world outside. Some people try to look like the illusionary persons that they watch on television, but they will fail to be as good looking as they are, because these persons are fake (a composition of the best parts of a variety of persons).
Negative press (or creating idols) and Neptune
When there is negative press about a celebrity, and we study the chart, we often see the transits or progressions with Neptune. The other side is the creation of an idol (sometimes with the purpose to make us fans or followers). An idol is a bit 'unreal', too. Gossip and worship have the same basic unreality and tend to end in bitter disappointment and disaster. The potential of Neptune to shape a world of fantasy and make us dream that we are part of it, can also be abused to destroy a person's reputation or to create a fake superman or superwoman.
For examples of the effect of Neptune in an individual's chart, see the links below, for example to Astromarkt about Sun-Neptune aspect and the question: Am I who they say that I am?).
Examples of scandal and bad press with transits of Neptune: http://astropost.blogspot.nl/2011/02/confusing-transits-of-neptune.html
About Neptune in Pisces in history: http://astromarkt.net/neptune-in-pisces.html
Scandal in the Vatican and Uranus-Neptune http://astropost.blogspot.nl/2010/04/uranus-neptune-scandalous-transits.html
Two artists and Neptune - gossip - in between: http://astropost.blogspot.nl/2008/04/neptune-and-how-it-works.html
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Also visit: Astromarkt.net , for example about Sun-Neptune aspects in natal, transit and progressions
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