Over the last few years, the PC Culture has become dominant. If you're against illegal immigration, you're labeled racist, if you're against gay marriage, you're homophobic, if you're against abortion or equal pay, you're sexist, if you're for abortion, you're a baby killer, etc. The thing is, that this is the lower vibration of a major astrological transit going on right now:
Neptune in Pisces.
Neptune first entered Pisces in April 2011, before retrograding into Aquarius in August before entering Pisces for good in February 2012. Neptune, as has been mentioned before, represents the culture of the times. Neptune in Scorpio was the sex and drug culture, Neptune in Sagittarius was the beginning of religious extremism (as a response to Roe vs. Wade, which I'll get into shortly), Neptune in Capricorn was the materialism culture, Neptune in Aquarius was the technology culture, and Neptune in Pisces is the PC and spirituality culture. Neptune also represents the image of a generation, as Neptune in Leo (1914-1929) has a warm image, Neptune in Virgo (1928-1943) has an ordinary image, Neptune in Libra (1942-1957) has a harmonious image, Neptune in Scorpio (1955-1970) has a powerful image, Neptune in Sagittarius (1970-1984) has an exotic image, Neptune in Capricorn (1984-1998) has a serious image, Neptune in Aquarius (1998-2012) has an eccentric image, and Neptune in Pisces (2011-2026) has a dreamy image. The effect of Neptune is clearly felt by everyone despite being much further away than the Sun, Moon, and inner planets, which have a more individual effect because of their short distance from Earth.
What is Neptune in Pisces trying to teach us? At its highest vibration, Neptune represents compassion, spirituality, and sacrifice, things that have been extremely lacking in the world, especially amongst the world's leaders. I have seen its effect first hand, especially in grocery stores, as whenever I have a small amount of items and am behind somebody with a cart full of items, I am usually asked if I want to go ahead of them. That never happened in the materialistic Neptune in Capricorn era. I have also noticed some Evangelical Christian conservatives embracing gay marriage and even mentioning their zodiac signs! Every sign has positives and negatives to it, and it's no coincidence that the elites who run the world push the lower vibrational aspects of the sign Neptune is currently in, knowing that they can't remove the influence altogether. Sex and drugs are the shadow side of Scorpio, religious extremism us the shadow side of Sagittarius, materialism is the shadow side of Capricorn, over reliance on technology at the expense of personal relationships is the shadow side of Aquarius, and not wanting to hear anything negative, regardless if it's truth or not, and preferring to live in an illusion is the shadow side of Pisces.
And when the kids born with Neptune in a certain sign become young adults, Pluto will be in that sign, destroying their illusions that they were exposed to during their childhood. Pluto in Libra resulted in liberal divorce laws, Roe vs. Wade (at the same time as Neptune in Sagittarius), and people wanting a "good guy" as president after the Watergate Scandal, Pluto in Scorpio destroyed "free sex" with HIV/AIDS, Pluto in Sagittarius exposed just how divisive religion is and 9/11 had a major effect on world travel, and Pluto in Capricorn, which is going on now (2008-2024), is exposing the corruption of government and big business, as well as the effects of materialism (the likes of the Walton Family and the Koch Brothers have enough to purchase every property in certain cities!). Pluto in the chart is how the generation transforms society and is the generation's core reality. Pluto in Cancer (1912-1939) is about family and patriotism at its core, and it's no coincidence that this generation were the young soldiers in WWII and the Korean War fighting for the country they and their families lived in, Pluto in Leo (1937-1958) is about creativity, status, and attention at its core, and it's no coincidence that they were the Hippies protesting the Vietnam War, Pluto in Virgo (1956-1972) is about health, technology, and service at its core, and technology expanded rapidly when they became adults, Pluto in Libra (1971-1984) is about fairness, relationships, and justice at its core, and it's no coincidence that Pluto in Libra natives often speak out in favor of equal pay, gay marriage, immigrants' rights, work/life balance, among other things on Facebook and Twitter (this generation makes up a large portion, if not the majority, of the Occupy Movement members and "SJWs" (Social Justice Warriors), Pluto in Scorpio (1983-1995) is about insight, secrecy, sexuality, and power at its core, and it's no coincidence that knowledge of the Illuminati became commonplace when this generation became adults, as well as transgender rights becoming mainstream. Pluto in Sagittarius (1995-2008) is about freedom and optimism at its core, though the oldest natives are only 22 years old, and as a result their influence hasn't been felt yet.
While it's not good to suppress any and all dissent because of sensitivity, Neptune in Pisces wants humanity to become more compassionate, understanding, and spiritual rather than materialistic, self centered, and religious, especially since Neptune is the planet that rules Pisces, and that often means letting go of dogmatic beliefs and materialistic philosophies, especially if they don't benefit the greater good (Pisces). That is an issue for the elites, who don't feel like they ever have enough, and thus they are pushing the lower vibration of Pisces in order to suppress true spiritual enlightenment.