You only take things personally when you still believe that you are a person, an individual part of the society. Truly, you are a limitless soul, a part of the vast universe, and nothing anyone says about you or thinks of you can define the beauty of your being.
The sun & personal planets are the conscious mind.
Jupiter & Uranus are the elevated conscious mind. The moon & Saturn are the subconscious mind. Pluto is the unconscious mind. Neptune is partially all four.
Uranus represents the part of the native’s psyche that belongs to & is confined by no molds, no boundaries, no rules. It is Camus’ Absurd Man. It isn’t simply a member of society, it is society. It’s limitlessness is superhuman, and its groundbreaking singularity ruins conformity & unity itself.
Neptune represents the part of the native’s psyche that belongs to the universe. It’s stardust, dark matter; untouchable, and entirely immortal as a result. It’s the soul, settling at the bottom of the vessel that is you and only bubbling to the surface in the form of confusion & dreams. It’s on every level.
Pluto represents the part of the native’s psyche that belongs to nothing but itself. It’s the moment Lucifer betrayed his Maker, bottled in a single shadow; it’s the divine bloodshed that followed, and the underworld born of the overworld’s ashes. It exists on a raw vibration that you don’t understand, yet it is the source of everything that is catastrophic about you.
These planets are so godlike that we can’t even recognize them in our insignificant selves; we can’t see them in essence because we’re too small. We see them in their reflections, as they trickle down through the clouds we reside beneath. They define abstract eras, they control all tragedies & all miracles, and we are almost mere side effects in their stories.
If you’re like me, you like crazy alternate versions of Superman. Whether it’s the Red Son, The Dark Side Superman, Clark Kent from Secret Identities, or even Ultraman, it’s pretty much always fun to see a different version the Man of Steel we know and love. After all, he’s the first and most superheroic superhero ever, and while I love that he’s all that, lots of people complain that he’s almost too good. (Is there even such a thing?) We see how things could have gone terribly wrong or how the slightest change might lead to huge differences.
The Multiversity: Mastermen brings us the return of Overman and the JLAxis from the part of the Multiverse where Superman’s ship arrives in Nazi Germany instead of a farm in Kansas. Raised by Adolf Hitler to embody his idea of the master race, Overman helped the Nazis create a society of limitless happiness and prosperity for a select few, but oppression, death and terror for everyone else. Overcome by his guilt over his inability to protect those closest to him and the crimes he’s committed for the ‘greater good’, Overman struggles with feelings of helplessness despite being the most powerful man in the world. It shows a very conflicted, dark and weirdly human side to Superman that we’re not used to seeing.
Now, for the fun stuff. There’s a pretty great gag at the beginning of this book that I think everyone who hates Hitler will enjoy (hopefully that’s everyone reading this). I had the privilege of setting the preview pages for this book on comiXology so I took extra steps not to ruin it for prospective customers, so be sure to pick it up so you can see it for yourself.