Neptune represents the unconscious urge to dissolve the boundaries of your ego-centeredness in order 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 in order to teach new meanings in the quest for universal wisdom. Neptune represents things that aren’t quite as they appear, the illusive, and the unreal. It is the planet of receptivity, imagination, cloudiness, confusion, delusion, illusion, and unreality. Neptune is also associated with movies, acting, and compassion. Neptune can indicate mystical visions of a divine creator, or an experience of the primordial chaos before creation (dangerously, the latter can drive one to madness). Neptune can indicate 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 marvelous art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, and film. Above all, Neptune represents the intangible, and makes it very real.
Neptune Planet Summary
House Ruler: 12th House
Ruler of: Pisces
Exalted: Cancer & Leo
Fall: Capricorn & Aquarius
Polarity: Feminine / Yin
Light Traits: Idealism
Shadow Traits: Vagueness
Keyword: I DREAM
Planet 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 symbolizes the yearning of the soul to break free from the restrictions and limitations of matter/reality.
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 Sign
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. Aries in Neptune 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. In a negative way, 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 strongly 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 Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
When you dream, you dream in a refined manner about possessions, perhaps clothes in particular, but also perhaps food. You are not easy to get going (passive), but once you are, you may find it difficult to stop dreaming (fixed sign) about matters such as romance. When it comes to personal property, you might find it hard to be clear about what you want. Nonetheless, you are practical (earth) in your fantasy life and about what you dream. You have the ability to overcome obstacles related to personal finances and achieve more beyond the normal boundaries.
Neptune in Gemini Sign
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, child care, etc. You may idealise education and communication, and you may dream of being an expert communicator or teacher. You may also tend to be deceived in these areas, because you are so impassioned by your ideals and by your dreams. You are likely to get on well with people because you believe in the basic good nature of others. In areas of thinking and communication, you can achieve beyond the normal boundaries.
Neptune in Cancer Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Cancer (Instinctive and Protective)
You refine in an instinctive and protective way matters to do with the home, or base, in its widest sense. Your imagination and dreams relate to the home, your group, your country, or even matters related to the development of yourself and your life. You may be caring about your roots and family. Your origins may be matters that fire your imagination. Overall, you are likely to be emotional about these matters and be protective over them. You are also likely to be deluded by some of these beliefs, if you do not keep control of your emotions. You can potentially break down and dissolve unwanted early experiences, family traditions and ethnic origins and attain more than would normally be expected (Neptune, water). You may be able to do this because of your powerful imagination (water, Neptune) where you can create new experiences.
Neptune in Leo Sign
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 flamboyant and extravagantly idealistic.
Leo Neptune is generous, sociable 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
Neptune in Leo loves
They also love children. In fact, they have a difficult time identifying with any 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 Sign
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 idealistic view of serving your fellow humans, and be very sensitive to their problems in these areas. You may be so idealistic that you fail to see the reality in the noble worker, the noble healer and the wonderful effects of good nutrition. You are versatile and adaptable in relation to these areas and you tend to be critical of those who do not hold your views (but not directly to them). There are difficulties between being idealistic and imagination and being a detail person (Neptune detriment). You may sometimes concentrate on isolated details and make them seem very profound out of context. You can dissolve problems related to being too critical and to being too obsessive about details, and be successful in this area.
Neptune in Libra Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
You tend to be diplomatic and harmonious in a refined way in relation to 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 placing here. Confusion or delusion may be present. If the rest of the chart indicates a 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 Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)
Here is increased emotional intensity, but in a strong and powerful way. If Neptune is well-aspected and personalized, talents and ambition will be inspired. You and people of this age, tend to dream about matters of a secret and profoundly deep nature in an intense and passionate way. You may be interested in a strong way in matters to do with mysticism, hypnosis and sex. You may wish to get involved in religious or cultish organisations and share your deep held beliefs or searching for profound secrets, such as those related to life and death. You may be interested in matters related to spirits, UFOs, vampires, and other uncertain and vague phenomenon. You should avoid a tendency to believe in things just because they are mystic and profound. You may experience conflict between one part of you that is intensely selfish (or possessive of others) and another than is self-sacrificing. You may be able to refine this differences by dissolving the deep hidden issues into universal oneness.
Neptune in Sagittarius Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Sagittarius (Free and Tolerant)
You improve knowledge and philosophy (discussion and belief) in an open and tolerant manner. It may be you distill the essence of knowing and awareness, so it is mystical and uncertain. There may be a tendency to believe in a free way, without using the critical facilities. You are very sensitive to matters related to freedom, especially in foreign lands and with foreign people. You are very tolerant, but this may be because you fail to see certain 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 Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Capricorn (Prudent and Reserved)
You refine, in a prudent and reserved manner, matters related to power, control, success and fame. You dream about becoming powerful and rich. You may, however, be somewhat confused about the process of succeeding, perhaps neglecting the work and details. People in this group take an interest in the glamour business or the helping professions. If you are taken up by your imagination, it is likely that you manage to put even crazy ideas to a practical and profitable use, making money out of them in the process.
Neptune in Aquarius Sign
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 the. You are fiercely loyal to your beliefs and to your friends (fixed). You can appear somewhat eccentric to the other generations, and you may acquire associates who are cranky and artistic, perhaps musicians. You are sensitive and idealist and sufficiently passionate (fire) to carry implement your ideals and aspirations.You may do this by breaking down conventions and overcoming barriers in an unusual way and with unexpected results.
Neptune in Pisces Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
You refine matters to do with religion, service and selflessness in an impressionable and inspirational manner. You wish to serve, not just in a physical way, but in a spiritual way, your fellow humans and to transcend the barriers to forming one nation of humans. There can be a saintly, self-sacrificing 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.