Neptune Square Sun Transit

Neptune Square Sun TransitNeptune square Sun transit can be hard to come to terms with initially because it might slowly start to feel like you are losing your way, or at least starting to question what is really is that you want out of life. This is because Neptune in this square aspect tends to eat away at, or dissolve your sense of self which can be seen as a weakening of your ego. Neptune tends to creep up on you, so this is a gradual process but at some stage you will realize that you may not have a much drive or energy as you did a year or so ago.

The result may be an increased level of insecurity, or confusion and disappointment in your personal or professional life. This can lead to a reassessment of what is really important to you. There is also a heightened risk during this transit over over-idealizing people or circumstances, for instance imagining that a prospective partner is more genuine than they really are, or expecting that any problems will just work themselves out and continuing on a path that may not be right for you.

Deception and treachery are more likely if you let yourself get involved in relationships which seem too good to be true. The same goes for financial matters so it would be wise during this transit not to take big risks or speculate on the stock market, or to gamble for that matter. Any feeling of insecurity will only be made worse by turning to escapism through drugs and alcohol. The weird cosmic aim of this transit it to get you in touch with the real you, without depending on a pile of material possession or fake friends or any other ego boosting things.

You will find strength by turning inwards and having faith in yourself, and this may involve a religious or spiritual journey of self discovery. This is very personal quest in which you will find your own spiritual truths, not those preached to you by a guru or someone who believes they have all the answers. As this transit progresses you will slowly become more secure in yourself, and emerge with a very strong faith and self belief.

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52 thoughts on “Neptune Square Sun Transit

  1. The above was in response to other previous posts. By chance my post arrived on a fresh page, and thus appears to be somewhat out of place – and perhaps should be more properly in a Moon/Neptune discussion. However, the essence of Neptune’s mysteries and endless opportunities to understand its subtle teachings are found in its connections to all planets.

  2. Speaking of Neptune afflictions…
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  3. When transiting Neptune squared my Sun (Transiting Uranus was squaring my sun at the same time, too) I got a sudden job promotion, pay raise, company car, and a lot of recognition of my talents (my dreams were and did come true). My wife and I also gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. My psychic perception was off the chart and I had some amazing experiences. I know this is different from most, but this was one of the greatest time periods in my life. In fairness, I have to say, I started preparing myself 5 years earlier with much prayer, creative visualization, etc. When the time can, I had a harvest of abundant fruit. The climax of those transits produced results for me for the next 14 years until Solar Arc Uranus hit my 4th house cusp. I am on a new journey now. Keep the faith!!

    • Wow. Noted! I knew that Neptune was not all doom and gloom. i am doing a lot of visualization myself now, in preparation of the future.

  4. I feel that my Neptune transit relationship with my Sun started way back in ’98. And this may sound very controversial, but even though at the time Neptune Aquarius sextile my natal Sun in Sag, it did incur some damage that unfolded in the progressive years. It definitely helped to make the current Neptune in Pisces transit to my Sun, that much more disorienting.

    In high school, when this transit started, I did a lot of theater productions and was deeply immersed in cultural activities. it didn’t occur to me that perhaps I should go towards the more cultural root than the conventional commerce that I studied.

    My whole high school academics were in constant flux; sometimes good and sometimes no so good. There wasn’t any particular field that I was interested in; Science? Maths? Computer Science? Not one that held as much interest to me as cultural activities and drama.

    But anyway, to cut a long story short, the calling back to “get on the right track” has always been there; even throughout my studies -where I used to sneak out of Economics lectures to see a drama production.But I didn’t want to “disappoint” my parents and eventually graduated.

    Now, in 2014, my “career” has got me nowhere;that is really more subjective because that’s really how I feel and how you feel is everything.

    And when Neptune started in on Pisces(2011),I started to feel a painful withdrawal and disinterest in where I was(professionally) and what I was doing. I felt my life was “wasted and really sought answers to very deep questions that few people understood.

    So last year, my contract with a previous awful job ended, and I found myself motivated to go back to school for a second career alternative; this time more in tune with my natal Sun-/ Neptune conjunction i.e Psychology. And perhaps I will also look into giving the creative Arts a second look.

    This was an essay..Sorry. But I think I am quite excited about the future as I believe that Neptune may be the answer to help me unlock all the dreams I’ve had and the person that I really want to be.

  5. Hi I am Amrita born on 26 Nov 1984 around 23:15 PM in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Is this effect still on me and how long it will stay with me?

  6. Hi my birthday is 02/12/1964 born at 16.20 pm in Mauritius is this effect still on me?

    • Still a way to go yet Lilia. here are the exact dates:

      20 apr 2016
      09 aug 2016 Rx
      18 feb 2017

  7. Hi, please comment on mine as well, June 8 1994 born 7:03 am, India

      • Oh. However, I feel all the mentioned characteristics even now. Of late, I have faced a lot of setbacks professionally and personal life is in tatters too. Can you please suggest what can be the matter to feel so lost? I really had an excelling career n happy life but last two years had been terrible all of a sudden. I feel v.insecure and restless and have reclined to smoke to calm myself. It’s like having no control of thoughts and feelings and over reality at times. Just that I analyse everything logically even emotions at times which lets me know this is happening possibly.

  8. My rising sign is Gemini decan 1 and I can definitely say that this transit has been having this effect on me since 2012. As i’ve been learning more about astrology recently, I’ve just realised that Neptune is squaring my rising sign as it’s trine my sun sign scorpio dean 1. It’s very unusual, as the last few years have been the most spiritual times of my life, but at the same time, Neptune squaring my rising sign, I believe has consequently been given me unusual and bad dreams for the last few years. The bad dreams came from nowhere, but I believe it’s Neptune as the planet rules dreams! I must say, I am looking forward to this transit being over. I had to deal with Saturn in Scorpio in 2012 onwards and then when it moved into Sag, I came in to my Saturn Return! The universe is giving it to me all at once! Near year will be much better. The neptune square will be over for me, as will my saturn return and Jupiter will also be beginning it’s transit in Scorpio!

    • Hi Katie, glad you talked about this because it can be very difficult to differentiate between two parts of your chart during a transit which affects both. Seems like you have a good understanding of the difference. I have a Mercury Venus conjunct which is difficult to tell apart when under a transit. the most confusing of all though is Moon square Lilith in my chart. I have given up and just look at my Moon. it may have something to do with how tight the orb is between the two connected natal planets. The wider the orb then the easier it would be to detect the different influences.

      • Hi Jamie. Neptune isn’t aspecting my sun, moon or ascendant natally. But because both my Scorpio sun and Gemini ascendant are Declan 1, interestingly, through certain periods in time, I’ll experience the Trine and Square from Neptune simultaneously. I’m a very observant person. I tend to reflect a lot. That’s how I’m aware of how the planet has and is effecting me in positive and negative ways. The spirituality/psychic abilities, but also the illusions that I believe no one can run from when experiencing Neptune squaring their Asc, Moon or Sun! I am looking forward to the square to my ascendent (gem decan 1) being over to be honest. The description you have wrote in this article is spot on! Neptune square Asc isn’t a very action orientated time. The person tends to be very wrapped up in their mind!

        • Also, as you mentioned Lilith, I’ve just noticed that Lilith has just become exactly conjunct my sun at 1.33 degrees in Scorpio. What would this transit mean for me at the moment? I don’t know a lot about Lilith.

            • I’ll read that, thanks. Yes, I’ve read a few of her articles as I found her link on your bio page. I really like her descriptions of aspects – very observant and interesting. I hope that she builds a bigger list of aspects over time, as I’d like to read more of her point of view on certain aspects that aren’t yet listed on there.

            • My natal Lilith is in Virgo, I think. How do I find out which planets it’s aspecting?

        • Good for you Katie. Understanding Neptune is a big effort and requires something that you cannot learn. One day I will get to writing up Sun quincunx Ascendant. That would give you a unique view of things.

          • I also believe on the positive side though – that Neptine gives us deep compassion. One astrologer said that Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Okay, I’ll read the article once you’ve written it. I love talking and reading about astrology!

  9. Hi Jamie, due to major losses & defeats in this past year I’ve become really interested in finding the answers as to why?? Why, is this all happening in my life. From what I see & am learning through your site I am gemini decan 1 & am currently experiencing this transit. Dob. 31.05.1968 birthplace Newcastle Aust. 5.35am. I’m just wondering as my birthdate is 31st does that mean I have an overlap with decan 2 or can I expect this wonder & uncertainty to be over with by 2017? Sorry if this is a dumb question….just searching for some direction.

    • Hi Ursula, you are at the very end of Gemini decan 1 with your Sun at 9°25′ Gemini. So when you read your monthly horoscope the final days of a transit will apply to you.

      Saturn square Neptune has been the reason for the hard times this year. You still have some of the Neptune square to go but I would say you are definitely through the worst of it.

      Saturn opposite Sun transit
      23 Dec 2015
      24 Jul 2016 Rx
      02 Sep 2016

      Neptune square Sun transit
      16 Mar 2016
      22 Sep 2016 Rx
      15 Jan 2017

      Have some fun in your life with Jupiter trine Sun transit climaxing on October 27 but lasting a couple of weeks.

      Research “natal Neptune opposite Ascendant” because that will explain a lot about your life.

      In time you can find the degrees of your planets in your free horoscope then find your fixed stars. You have a lot more than average of very strong stars.

      • Thanks for your reply Jamie, very much appreciated. So much to learn about myself, Thanks for giving me a starting point.

  10. Hi Jamie

    Hi my birthday is 03 Dec 1977 born at after 5pm how long will this transit stay with me ?

    Thank you

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