The Definitive Guide 2018
This page is about Neptune.
The eighth planet from the Sun, Neptune represents hopes and dreams, beliefs and illusions.
It is how we see new horizons, how we look at our own spiritual healing and how we service others in fantasy and dreams.
Let’s take a look at Neptune and Neptune Signs.
What Is Neptune In Astrology
Neptune represents the unconscious urge to dissolve the boundaries of your ego-centeredness to ‘lose yourself’ in other realms of being.
While Uranus breaks into our dimension to allow momentary flashes of insight into other realms of existence, Neptune is those other realms.
Neptune dissolves life’s patterns to teach new meanings in the quest for universal wisdom and divine love.
Neptune represents things that aren’t quite as they appear, the elusive, and the unreal.
Planet Neptune rules receptivity, imagination, cloudiness, confusion, delusion, illusion, extrasensory perception and unreality.
Neptune is also associated with movies, acting, and compassion.
Neptune Planet Summary
- Planet: Neptune
- House Ruler: 12th House
- Ruler of: Pisces
- Detriment: Virgo
- Exalted: Cancer & Leo
- Fall: Capricorn & Aquarius
- Modality: Cardinal
- Polarity: Feminine / Yin
- Light Traits: Idealism
- Shadow Traits: Vagueness
- Keyword: I DREAM
Neptune Sign Meaning
Neptune can indicate new horizons, spiritual healing and service to others or becoming lost in a foggy world of fantasy and dreams. More often than not, Neptune indicates confusion in the House where it resides in your birth chart. A negatively positioned Neptune in the natal chart can indicate a tendency to escape reality.
The house and sign will indicate whether it be through mind-altering drugs and alcohol, day-dreaming, sexual addiction, cult worship, psychosis, potential suicide, or others. At its best, Neptune’s energy inspires marvellous art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, and film.
Above all, whatever your Neptune sign, Neptune represents the intangible and makes it very real.
Neptune is one of the generational planets. It takes X years to orbit the sun entirely, and X years to go from 1 sign into another. For this reason, it is called a generational planet, like Uranus signs and Pluto signs.
Neptune Symbol / Glyph: Neptune
The glyph of the Neptune resembles the trident that the god Poseidon/Neptune is often shown holding. The crescent, representing receptivity, is pointing upwards, indicating spiritual receptivity, and is placed above the cross of matter. This symbolises the yearning of the soul to break free from the restrictions and limitations of matter/reality.
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List Of Neptune Sign
Neptune through The Signs – An Overview
So now that we have discussed Neptune, let’s take a little look at how Neptune manifests itself through the signs of the zodiac in a bit more detail. Every astrological sign has a specific set of qualities – positive and negative.
Below are some of the key traits of each sign of each zodiac sign.
Neptune in Aries
Neptune (to refine) in Aries (energetic and urgent).
Their imagination can be fired with energy and urgency, creating an impressive person. They may be a religious person who seeks to convert others, making peace not war, but war, in a religious way.
Neptune residing in Mars-powered Aries find themselves idealising various battles. They see the glory of physical courage and warfare and are willing to fight over something they consider sacred and do not see the line between spirituality and war. They’re inspirational (fire) and active (positive sign).
They are not afraid to start things shot with their imagination. Negatively, they are deceived in matters which they find exciting and passionate. However, they have the potential to dissolve barriers related to the self and achieve beyond the ordinary.
They could be actively into religion, seeking to convert others in their personal crusade, though not believing in a traditional religion per se. They want to lift humanity to a higher plane of existence.
This is implemented through peaceful ways or anarchistic methods. Neptune in Aries questions long-held beliefs and ideals. They seek alternatives to what they grew up with.
Neptune in Taurus
Neptune (to refine) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
With Neptune in Taurus, you dream in a refined manner about possessions, perhaps clothes in particular, but also maybe food.
It is not easy to get you going (passive), but once you are off, you may find it challenging to stop dreaming (fixed sign) about things such as romance.
When the matter at hand is personal property, it might be harder to see clearly what you want.
However, you are practical (earth) in your fantasy life and about what you dream. You can overcome obstacles related to personal finances and achieve more beyond normal boundaries.
Neptune in Gemini
Neptune (to refine) in Gemini (versatile and variable).
You tend to refine matters in a versatile and variable way, particularly in areas concerning communication, education, childcare, etc.
You may idealise communication and education, and you may dream of being an expert communicator or teacher.
You’re often deceived in these areas because you are so passionate about your ideas and by your dreams.
You’ll most likely get on well with people because you believe in the fundamentally good nature of other people.
In areas of communication and thinking, you can achieve beyond the usual boundaries.
Neptune in Cancer
Neptune (to refine) in Cancer (Instinctive and Protective)
You refine instinctively and protectively matters to do with the home, or base, in its fullest sense.
Your dreams and imagination related to the home, your group of friends, your country, or even matters related to the early development of yourself and your life.
You care about your roots and family. With Cancer being ruled by the moon, Your origins may be things that fire up your imagination.
You will be emotional about these matters and be protective of them. Also, its possible to be deluded by some of these beliefs unless you keep control of your emotions.
With this placement, you break down and dissolve unwanted early experiences, ethnic origins and family traditions and attain more than usual.
You may be able to do this because of your powerful imagination (water, Neptune) where you can create new experiences.
Neptune in Leo
Neptune (to refine) in Leo (impressive and creative)
Neptune in Leo is creative and has a natural flair for entertainment, film, theatre and fashion. They have such magnetism that others are easily influenced by them. They are colourful and extravagantly idealistic.
Leo Neptune is generous, friendly and warm-hearted. They are fond of pleasurable pursuits. They have artistic abilities and are successful in their educational careers.
They are conscientious with others and usually have successful relationships. Alternatively, they can be disappointed in love. They can act by impulse rather than intellect. They may lack the wherewithal to face up to challenges or be fickle.
Neptune in Leo loves colour and drama. They like movie stars and other famous people. They may project their fantasies on their partner, and they will have to learn to face reality. They may use movies or theatre to escape reality.
They also love children. In fact, they have a difficult time identifying with an adult authority figure, even they are the adult. They can get so off track that they can think they are fighting against tyranny when they are, in fact, the tyrant themselves. They are creative problem solvers, however.
They can figure out answers that will get them out of trouble and come out smelling like a rose.
Neptune in Virgo
Neptune (to refine) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
Neptune in Virgo is concerned with health and nutrition. They may wish to help feed the hungry or heal the sick.
They may bring health consciousness to the attention of others, or they may become hypochondriacs and worry about every germ and disease.
They are interested in anything new that will heal others, especially if it has mystical or non-physical applications. You tend to be idealistic about matters concerning work, health and nutrition.
You may have an unrealistic view of serving your fellow humans, and be very sensitive to their problems in these areas.
You may be so lofty that you fail to see the reality in the noble worker, the noble healer and the beautiful effects of proper nutrition. You are versatile and adaptable about these areas, and you can be critical of those who do not hold your views.
However, you wouldn’t necessarily be critical directly to them.
There are difficulties between dreamlike idealism and imagination and being a detail person (Neptune detriment).
You sometimes concentrate on isolated details and make them seem very profound when out of context.
You can dissolve problems related to being too critical and too obsessive about details and be successful in this area.
Neptune in Libra
Neptune (to refine) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
You tend to be diplomatic and harmonious in a refined way concerning others. You may dream about matters related to fashion, music and peace. You may believe in universal love between humans (Neptune).
You may have notions about freedom and justice (Libra) and equality. You may be involved in forming (cardinal) new idealised relationships between others.
Some people in this group take comfort (Venus) in drink or drugs (Pisces). By dissolving issues related to interpersonal problems, you can achieve amazing results.
Individuals with Libra rising are most vulnerable to Neptune’s place here. Confusion or delusion may be present. If the rest of the chart indicates laziness or lack of self-confidence, Neptune in Libra will increase that influence.
If Neptune is not a personal planet, and if Libra is not prominent then it should not be a problem.
In that case, Neptune in Libra will endow the individual with sympathy and kindness.
Neptune in Scorpio
Neptune (to refine) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)
Here is increased emotional intensity, but strongly and powerfully.
If Neptune is well-aspected and personalised, talents and ambition will be inspired. You and people of this age, tend to dream about matters of a secret and profoundly deep nature intensely and passionately.
You may be interested intensely relating to with hypnosis, mysticism and sex.
You could be drawn to religious or cultish organisations and share your deeply held beliefs or searching for deep secrets, such as those related to life and death. You could be drawn to the interests associated with spirits, UFOs, vampires, and other uncertain and vague phenomenon.
Don’t just believe in things just because they are profound and mystic. You could experience inner conflict between being intensely selfish (or possessive of others) and another that is self-sacrificing.
You may be able to refine this differences by dissolving the deep hidden issues into universal oneness.
Neptune in Sagittarius
Neptune (to refine) in Sagittarius (Free and Tolerant)
When Neptune lives in Jupiter sign Sagittarius, you improve knowledge and philosophy (discussion and belief) in an open and tolerant manner.
It’s possible that you distil the essence of awareness and knowledge, so it is mystical and uncertain.
There may be a tendency to believe in a freeway, without using the critical facilities.
You’re very sensitive to matters related to freedom, especially in foreign people and lands.
You are very tolerant, possibly because you fail to see specific details and become entranced by your dreams of a better world.
You do have a powerful ability to overcome these problems and achieve a robust solution.
Neptune in Capricorn
Neptune (to refine) in Capricorn (Prudent and Reserved)
With Neptune in Saturn-sign lead Capricorn, You refine, in a prudent and reserved manner, matters related to power, control, success and fame.
You dream of becoming powerful and wealthy.
You may be somewhat confused about the process of succeeding, and so neglecting the work and details.
People with Neptune in Capricorn take a great interest in the glamour business or the helping professions.
If you’re wrapped in your imagination, it is likely that you manage to put even crazy ideas to practical and profitable use, making money out of them in the process.
Neptune in Aquarius
Neptune (to refine) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)
You tend to dream, dreams of freedom and independence, unconventional dreams (Aquarius), but you are not deterred. You can be idealistic about anyone who tries to reduce freedom and independence, and even rebellious towards them.
You are incredibly loyal to your beliefs and to your friends (fixed).
You can appear a little eccentric to the other generations, and you may acquire associates who are cranky and artistic, perhaps musicians.
You are an idealist, sensitive and sufficiently passionate (fire) to carry out and implement your ideas and aspirations.
You may do this by breaking down conventions and overcoming barriers in an unusual way and with unexpected results.
Neptune in Pisces
Neptune (to refine) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
You refine matters to do with religion, service and selflessness in an impressionable and inspirational manner.
If you have Neptune in Pisces, you wish to serve, not just in a physical way, but spiritually, your fellow humans and to transcend the barriers to forming one nation of humans.
There can be a saintly, generous attitude. In your search for religious ecstasy, you should guard against being deceived by drugs and alcohol.
You can refine these damaging tendencies and turn them into means of helping others and into ways of transcendence.