Neptune is not of the earth, if you have a Neptune transit always, always, stick to what you know, not what you think you know, but only with what you know. Best piece of advice I can give you.
In the world of astrology, Neptune is actually quite a new planet as it was only discovered in 1846. This planet is known for being the Planet of Illusions and has a reputation for making us feel foggy and confused. If someone is known for being good at spinning you a story or jumbling your thoughts, then you can bet that they have strong Neptune factors in their Natal Chart.
Neptune is known for causing us to make mistakes. When this planet is in the mix, we can misread the signs in life and we may find it hard to see the truth in a difficult situation which will be endlessly confusing for us. When Neptune is riding high in the heavens, it can cause us to struggle to know what is really going on around us – put simply, we start to lose our grip on reality a little! Even if we try to get our facts straight with Neptune around, it can be something of an uphill battle, and small problems often get distorted so they seem like major dramas. On the flipside, if we are feeling positive, then Neptune has a way of making us overreach and we may have unrealistic expectations and hope. It can also be hard for us to really see the wood for the trees with Neptune around and it’s tricky for us to really get a handle on the issues in front of us. It’s like a fog descends and we can no longer see anything clearly!
A good way to think about Neptune is like a mirage in the desert. We may think there is an oasis in front of us and run towards it, but actually, it’s all a trick of the light – it’s just an illusion. It can be really tough for us to really see things the way they are and Neptune has a habit of tricking us into thinking things are either more positive or more negative than they are in reality. This is why Neptune is also often linked to people such as confidence tricksters and people who like to deceive others. This planet is linked to any kinds of con artists who like to deceive people and is also associated with blackmail, insider trading, bribes, dishonest payments, fakery, and graft. As you would expect, this planet also rules lies and liars, cover-ups, mixed signals, confusion, vague promises, and denial.
There has also long been a link between Neptune and the worlds of fantasy, illusion, and hallucinations – often linked to money. It can be that Neptune pushes you to want to make money without truly working for it or it may be that you part with your money easily as you are lured by the promises of wealth through a get-rich-quick scheme. This planet is also about escapism and you may wish to escape from the difficult elements of your life when Neptune is around and live an easy life of luxury instead, but one where you don’t have to work or be responsible for your future.
Part of the problem with Neptune is that this planet is a great idealist. It wants you to live a wonderful life and seems as if it is promising you a fantastic utopia if only you follow your bliss. In that sense, Neptune wants the best for all of us and just wants everyone to be happy and equal. There is no ego with Neptune which is also a great egalitarian planet and this is also why the planet is linked to the idea of socialism. In a positive way, Neptune hates capitalism and is like the Robin Hood of the planets where it believes that money should go to those who need it and help them to live a great life – this is very admirable but it is also woefully unrealistic. This also applies to other grand plans like new social or political movements which promise a complete change to the status quo but which actually fail to ever get off the ground.
In astrology, we also associate Neptune with oil and gas which are used to power many things here on Earth. Neptune is also a planet that is linked to inflation and this causes prices to rise which means that people don’t have enough money and may indulge in schemes to get money quickly. This planet is also known for being linked to drugs and all kinds of chemicals which alter our state of mind or cause us to become addicted.
Other things that Neptune is linked to include the aviation industry and things that literally take flight, and take us away from reality. This planet is linked to the film industry and the glamour (but illusion) of industries like the movie business in Hollywood. Actors and acting are all under Neptune’s rulership and we associate this planet with things like animation and special effects like green screens used in filmmaking that trick us into seeing things that are not really there.
As well as ruling conmen (and women!) and anyone who may deceive you, even if it is just to entertain, like movie stars, Neptune also rules other professions and is often associated with photographers, magicians, fortune tellers, musicians, paparazzi, and writers. Of course, Neptune is also the God of the Sea – so fishermen and those who work at sea are also under Neptune’s protection.
Neptune is linked to drugs, but also other chemicals in general including poisons, pesticides, and food poisoning, as well as gas and petrol products. Anything which has the ability to alter your mind is linked to Neptune and this planet is also often associated to other things like spies and espionage, refugees, and asylum seekers – particularly those who cross oceans on a boat as Neptune is so closely linked to water. On a more positive note, this planet is linked to sharing, spirituality and also anything that involves mysticism.
One of the great challenges that we face when we have Neptune in the mix is that this is the planet that wants us to dream big but which can struggle to deliver. This planet is about wishful thinking and has us searching for a pot of gold at the end of the proverbial rainbow, even when there is nothing actually there for us to find. Neptune casts a spell on us and brings with it a fog, like mist rolling in across an ocean which makes it impossible for us to see. This can cause illusions, delusional behavior, and muddled thoughts and also makes us ripe for deception.
On the flipside, slavery was abolished when Neptune was in the mix and so this planet yearns for a world where we are all equal and surrounded by brotherly love. But, as many of us know, this is a dream that is hard to realize and the idea of everyone being equal is a long way from being fulfilled in the world we live in today. Again, Neptune wants positive change, but fails to deliver it.
As I've stated above in the beginning of this blog post, Neptune is not of the earth, if you have a Neptune transit always, always, stick to what you know, not what you think you know, but only with what you know. Best piece of advice I can give you. Neptune is known for being out of touch with reality which can cause great chaos if we are not careful. Sometimes everything gets so jumbled with this planet that we are no longer able to think straight and this can make us vulnerable to the people who do not have our best interests at heart. With Neptune around, we always need to be careful!
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