Neptune Conjunct Sun Transit

Neptune Conjunct Sun TransitNeptune conjunct Sun transit can open you up to a more spiritual outlook on life, which can be very illuminating but also make you feel very vulnerable as your previously well-defined self-image and personal boundaries start to dissolve around you.

We are not isolated beings, and this transit brings mysterious experiences, imagery, and an intuitive feeling that helps you “see” the energy that connects you to other people and your environment.

If you have been interested in the spiritual, the religious, or the occult for a while and have a good handle on it, then this transit will suit you well. You can look forward to even greater illumination, closer union with the spirit world, and more compassionate relationships.

Some people will find the dissolving of boundaries and the piercing of the ego more frightening. If your place in the world was based on selfish drives, unaware of how your energy impacted others, the influx of psychic energies will threaten that fortified ego.

The result may be an erosion of self-belief, confusion, and doubts, leading to insecurity and over-sensitiveness. You may be subject to deception or treachery from others. During this transit, you may have to accept how intertwined you are with the people around you and the energies most of us cannot see. Remember, you are a part of the whole; trust your spirit guides.

Your pineal gland, brow chakra, or third eye is being activated. Meditation, spiritual studies, and lucid dreaming will enhance the journey. Though you may find some benefit from and even have a stronger desire for mind-altering substances, it is essential to only use these ceremonially, in moderation. Smoking pot every day or turning to the bottle would bring out the very worst of this transit: self-delusion, addiction, victimization, and miserable self-pity.

Neptune Conjunct Sun Transit Dates

Sign and DecanFromTo
Pisces Decan 2March 2016February 2021
Pisces Decan 3April 2020January 2026
Aries Decan 1March 2025March 2030
Aries Decan 2May 2029February 2035
Aries Decan 3July 2033March 2039
Taurus Decan 1May 2038February 2044
Taurus Decan 2July 2042April 2048
Taurus Decan 3June 2047May 2052

47 thoughts on “Neptune Conjunct Sun Transit

    • I’m not an expert on progressions but I expect it would be very similar and last about as long.

      • Agreed if a secondary progression. However, if it is a solar arc progression, about 6 months.

  1. Have definitely been feeling this one. And now that Neptune is retrograde, it will pass over my sun again. @.@ Lol, it has been a treat not having to try to be in touch with the universe, but the magnitude of emotional influx can be overwhelming at times. I find myself simply gushing with other people’s emotions from time to time. I have enough of my own! ;-P Definitely enjoying the boost to meditation time though. ^.^

    • Can relate , other s emotions.
      All I want to do is stare or get lost in nature.
      Is that bad??

  2. How will this influence day-to-day life and decision making? Escapism and confusion? Can this transit cloud judgement?

  3. I noticed that this transit at the beginning brings a mild inferiority complex which slowly evolves into a new spiritual/artistic integrity within about 3 year period.

    • Neptune’s not conjunct my Sun, but in transit trine the Sun and trine Neptune in my natal. It’s also partile opposite natal Pluto, which sextiles the natal Sun & Neptune. A deeply psychological time, with Neptune transiting the early 4th house.

      “a mild inferiority complex”! Hah!! Mine’s on Medium-high complexity.

      It’s very difficult to stay focussed on pragmatics … everything devolves into an intuitive spark of the moment activity, or just another nap.

      When Saturn finally directs it will be ingressing to my Neptune in Scorpio. I’m hoping to divine the creative structure you’ve described during this time. Neptune in 12th. Yhat transit will be next year’s story.

      I’m looking forward to more information on how to manage this dissolving energy, which is illuminating … but difficult to manifest in practical ways.

    • I’ve found the same to be true of my experience of progressed Sun conjunct natal Neptune actually… only it took several months rather than 3 years, to go from inferiority complex to further enhanced spiritual/artistic integrity/avenues.

      It also required quite a bit of isolation in the form of a Van Gogh style exit ie: when he was thrown out of his missionary work & via a stint of despair, began drawing & painting.
      (& my ear is fine btw).

  4. all I know is that I have Mars 2 degrees Virgo. Been exhausted and drained all Spring. Feel much better now it has only moved 1 degree. I expect this opposition to return soon.

  5. Neptune has been encroaching upon my natal Sun at 5Pisces (which is almost exactly squared my natal Neptune at 5Sagittarius). Oh wait! Transiting North Node is conjunct my natal Neptune at 5 Sag, thus squaring my natal Sun. I don’t believe a word anybody says.

  6. My first comment here as a new reader.

    I have Neptune transiting my natal Venus (Pisces – 1st house) opposition to Pluto which also squares Mars which opposes Jupiter (also square Venus). I’m new to this but I guess with Venus and Mars being the personal planets for the feminine/masculine dynamic this should be something for me to keep an eye on.

    Your Venus transit post, Jamie, was also spot on for my current romantic situation which has a ‘hidden’ (3rd party) aspect that feels like it’s about to come out of hiding. The Capricorn man in my life is definitely experiencing the Pluto/Uranus square and coming up to his 2nd Saturn return too!

  7. I had Neptune oppose my sun in 08,09 & 2010 along with Pluto. My experience when the exact degree between the planets was with God & Jesus. I got to see heaven. Now I am having in a year of my progress sun conjunct Neptune. Not sure of what this will be but feel its another spiritual impulse. My sun was in 1st house along with pluto & Neptune on the nadair. I been told I have the exact aspect of Pluto sextile Neptune when it first came together in WW2. Some piece of humanity during this time till 2030’s. Do anyone have any. Knowledge of this transit & what it might mean?

  8. I don’t think one can ever understate the effect of a transit-even when it isn’t in exact orb with your personal planet. The effects are still there.

    A friend of mine had Natal Sun/Moon conjunct in Pisces nataly. He passed away last year after being in hospital for an illness/infection that doctors could not find.

    Apparently,the illness was so obscure(typical Neptune), that they had to dig into his bone marrow and run tests from those samples. Eventually, albeit very painfully, they were able to conclude that his it was a bone infection.

    We all assumed that he would recover, but Neptune had other things in store, and so, I believe the whole ordeal zapped him of his energy and his last Facebook status was “new beginnings” -days before he left us for the spiritual world.Perhaps he did know that this was “it” for him?

    I miss him a great deal and think of him often. I wonder if more people integrated astrology into their lives and used its resources to navigate or perhaps unearth possibilities,would people start paying attention to their more spiritual side?

  9. Neptune transiting my natal Sun at 8 Pisces for what feels like forever. It’s painful. I feel unsure, uncertain, and on top of it, my partner’s transiting Neptune is also riding over my natal Sun for now thru…2026? Can this union survive this transit? I feel I am coming undone. I feel like a shadow of my former self. I sense the spiritual lessons here, letting go, acceptance, expansion of my spirituality and real integration of the idea that nothing lasts. Karmically, i try to understand why this incarnation is so themed by this message. I wish it were over but it seems i have 10 years to go. What will be left after this? Tr Neptune squaring natal Neptune as well. I went sober from pot & booze since a few months ago, aware of the self-medicating i was doing. I can’t say i feel any better.

    • The transit should not be a real burden for more than three years. Do not turn to drugs or alcohol; that brings out the worst of these transits. Withdraw yourself in solitude whenever you feel stressed, especially by relationship issues. Search out spiritual disciplines or practices that can take the place of your addictions. Do not expect to feel better for perhaps several years; you’re looking at a long-term change in yourself, not an instant cure. Think of yourself as your own child. What would you do for that child, if she felt the way you feel right now?

  10. I have Neptune transiting my Sun in Pisces then my Moon, then my mercury.(Sun on 8th house cusp moon & mercury in 8th) The moon is one leg of Pluto, Neptune YOD. I also have Jupiter on my leo ascendant as part of the fire trine with Uranus in 11 and Mars in 5. My tarot readings are a spiritual experience for me even though I am reading others. I am also writing a book about how to use Tarot to increase your sensativity. As extreme as all this is, it is the most spiritual time of my life and I am taking full advantage of it!!!!!!!

  11. I am a Sagittarius born December 11, 1951, 1:15 pm EST at Cleveland, Ohio. I am making a comment primarily because I am looking at what other astrologers have to say about the current conjunction between the transiting Sun and transiting Neptune. In my chart both are transiting through my natal 12th house. At the current degree (7/8) Pisces there is no aspect to any other section of my chart. However, I am of the opinion that Neptune rules Sagittarius and Pisces along with Jupiter and it is extremely important to me to delineate this Neptune transit through my t2th house in that it will be in effect until 2026 and is complimenting in tandem the transit of Pluto through my natal 10th house which will be in effect until 2024.

    I know that I have had an experience with my spiritual “teacher” (though he would not appreciate at all being called this) which helps to confirm the developmental road I have chosen to travel and I wanted to attempt to share some of this especially as it may pertain to Sun/Neptune interpretations.
    The relationship between these two planets always involves some measure of the deflation of the ego and what might be called a de-focusing of the image one has of oneself up until this point, unless that image is inline with the more spiritual aspects of one’s nature, of one’s character.

    What my Baba was able to help me see was a somewhat debilitating and deflating reflection of my “self” as it is and not as I would to be. The day we had an initial conversation the feeling for the rest of that day was almost a complete, total depression. I decided not to go anywhere that day (a decision made easier by the fact the temperatures here in Cleveland have been below zero to single digits for the past several days). A good thing concerning this was the fact I knew of this transit though I hadn’t thought much about it before this conversation and during some subsequent exchanges between us over the last few days concerning some DVD’s (another Neptunian area – film and fantasy -) he diligently turned my attention to myself as I am, which was a painful experience but one that is necessary if one wishes to be honest (a Sagittarian keyword) in fact as well as in potential.

    What is interesting for me is the fact that I could see how if I were as identified with myself as I have been say 20 years ago, I would have succumb to the feelings of depression and self-pity which would tie me ever more tightly to this image of myself which is not the true, the “authentic” me. It is also interesting that he was saying in so many words the same thing which was being said in a book that one of the spiritual teachers of the 20th century was speaking about though he doesn’t know that I happen to be reading this material at this time. So the effect is that of both reading and hearing the notion of reality simultaneously has had a weird effect to say the least. (also most likely attributable to Neptunian affects).

    At any rate just thought I would share this bit of astrological insight.

  12. 4/27/2016
    I am a 11 degree Pisces Sun which sits in my 2nd house conjunct the 3rd (I have a stellium in this house as well as my 9th house? I am a 25 degree Sadge rising. Saturn opposes my Sun. I can tell you Neptune to the Sun has been HELL! Pluto transit my 1st house has and is HELL. I have so much going on in my life, so many losses. I don’t know how I have been able to get through this thus far. The sad part is I just turned 66 years old. I have no idea how I am going to get through all of this……it’s tough…….really tough…….

    • I’m afraid Saturn square Neptune this year is making this transit much much harder than it would be on its own. Hang in there!

  13. I also have a 11 degree Pisces sun in my 8th, so i totally understand what Claudia meant. Moreover, I have Uranus and Jupiter conjuncting and squaring my sun. So now, Neptune is sitting upon my sun and Saturn is sitting upon my Uranus/Jupiter.

  14. I have lots of Pisces in my chart and the above transit certainly applies. The issue I have w/astrologers is that their definition of Neptune always implies charity toward other humans. Uh-huh… I happen to prefer animals and plants. And my charitable impulse will always find an outlet there. The Pisces and Neptunian archetypes understand that we are closely intertwined with the natural world. But who cares about wildife these days or trees? A very small number of humans, for sure. (And I’m not talking about climate change — which is a catch-all term that ends up turningo off many people. I’m talking about caring about other beings that live on the planet alongside us. They too evolved here and have an equal stake). Astrology on the web over-emphasizes human affairs. It’s a total turn-off… We can’t afford it, anyway… Please try to rectify this oversight and include other beings in your definitions. Thank you.

    • 15 degree pisces sun here. Lots of confusion regarding my thyroid. At times its too high and then other times too low. Changing Doctors like crazy because they are causing more confusion. Anxiety problems for no good reason. Ugghhh i am soo done already. I am hoping and praying this will end soon.

      • I am a 16 degree pisces. I know exactly what you mean about confusion. I think there is insecurity there too which causes anxiety from not knowing which direction to go in. We still have a few years to go, so my advise is try to relax more and let you body find it natural rhythm. Easier said than done. Also look at the house placement of this transit for more clues.

  15. I’m about to have this conjunction exact later this year and i my natal 12th house.while I’m usually pretty grounded and creative I find myself needing quiet alone time and unable to deal with what seems like meaningless concerns from others worried about the virus without examine the many online facts and information. I see some wonderful times ahead for humanity but others think I’m mad so I’m happy in my own creative space and self sufficient environment. It turned Saturn in cancer at the same time so boundaries are clearer.

  16. Hello, Jamie! My natal Pisces Sun is opposite natal Neptune (ret). Now, transit Neptune is moving into a conjunction with my natal Sun, and will therefore oppose my natal Neptune. How does one even begin to think this through?

  17. I’m a 24 deg. Pisces Sun so anticipating this almost here transit conjunction. My natal Sun is conjunct Jupiter, within minutes, in the the 5th. My Sun makes no challenging aspects in my chart. I’ll be going through my 2nd Saturn return during this Neptune transit. My natal Saturn is in the 4th and squares my natal Neptune in its house of rulership, the 12th. I was taught Jupiter & Neptune aspects can be expansive spiritual release. I’m hoping Saturn gives me the grounding & maturity to handle it & Neptune gives me Spiritual guidance to ride it. With the Sun & 4th house being touched I’m concerned I’ll be facing that rite of passage that comes with having elderly parents.

  18. Hi Jamie,
    I have transiting Pluto sextile natal Sun and transiting Neptune conjunct natal Sun and all this happening at the same time. How’s that will play out??
    Thank you

  19. Neptune transit Progressed Sun (Decan 3 Pisces), perhaps the best example of this long term personal transit: The Cosmogenesis Artwork, published under Authentic and Pseudonym here at astrologyking 2019-2022, (before the introdution of advertisements in comment threads), culminating in Holographic astrology of the record brightness Gamma Ray Burst 221009A, October 9, 2022, Solar Eclipse thread.

  20. I’m having problems . Maybe when Saturn moves on from my T cross.
    I ve been dealing with 2 t crosses in aqua. Exact hit today. Saturn oppose Pluto. Then conjoin mercury. Saturn about material and Neptune is not. Conflicting transits.
    At least this year Uranus trine ascendant. Also dealing Uranus fourth house.
    Too many transits.
    Plus one more year. Pluto sq Neptune.

    I do not feel connected to spirit guides. I keep reading I suppose to be a path finder. Neptune trine mercury natal.

    I need help.

    Well Jupiter moves into fourth for a year and conjoin progressed Venus.

    So far brain fog and just trying to keep up. No great illuminations !!
    Occult revelations !!! Nothing.

  21. I am inclined artistic though.
    Music and design!

    I have heard horrible deception stories which led to painful divorces. Other painful experiences with Neptune.

    My sister in law a Virgo with the opposition and she appears like she just turning into a ghost. Vanishing.
    Her liver messing up from prescribed meds. She keeps taking them.
    A neighbor died during the conjunction.
    Know another woman’s husband died when she had the square. A sag.

  22. Agree!!!! I feel for the misplaced animals !!! The ravaging of the earth by greedy humans. The disgusting super roads. Buildings alll in the name of progress.
    What progress is that.

  23. Hi, would appreciate any insight into what I can expect over the next 12 months or so.
    I have my natal sun at 27 deg Pisces (9th/10th house cusp – sun in 9th, according to Placcidus) conjunct Jupiter at 0 deg Aries conjunct my MC at 1 degree Aries (both in 10th house)
    Neptune is stationing direct on my natal sun at 27 Pisces, retrograding and then passing over it again in 2024, when it will then conjunct my Natal Jupiter.
    I’m hoping this is in order for me to be able to revisit and grow my spiritual knowledge, and perhaps use that in a more directed way?
    I’m being overwhelmed by physical energy such as heart palpitations, I find I can actually hear frequencies around me, and I have much more finely tuned instincts. I am also receiving a lot of messages and synchronicities on a daily basis.
    I’m slightly concerned about what the retrograde stationing will mean for me and those energies, and if they will become much more magnified when it reaches my natal Jupiter?
    I am Gemini Rising and Moon, with Pisces Mercury (currently conjunct retrograding Saturn).
    Would genuinely welcome any suggestions, I’m feeling a little adrift! (To be expected with Neptune and Pisces I guess!)
    Thanks for taking the time to read!

  24. Thanks ! I began beating with my hands on the floor or anything dancing.
    It very soothing.
    Get with a beat and keep repeating it.
    If you’re breathing too, you really go out there.

    Sometimes I feel I’m not being affected by it cause Uranus traveling fourth. Pluto in first transit.

    Too many transits.
    I’m not sure if it helps or clashes.

  25. I have 2 more years of this, I’ve only really gotten a glimpse and then it went retrograde. I’ve seen both sides to it…it can be magically wonderful, or hell. I went into this transit very afraid, doing research on how to best work with it. “The book of Neptune” is very very helpful. The good I experienced with this transit was when I was reading spiritual books (transit happening in 3H), gaining a spiritual education. I also was listening to my intuition about choices I needed to make. Everything was connected and had meaning. I’d drive to work and every billboard was speaking directly to me, songs were no longer songs but God using the lyrics to send messages (yes all sounds nuts but that’s how it FELT at the time). I would be moved to tears at how I’d see or hear something exactly that I needed to at right time. I saw the world as magical, as everything planned as part of a greater purpose. Nothing was accident. It was as if life was not real it was all just a figment of my imagination reflecting myself back to me. I would get uber drivers (3H) that were spiritual teachers. I was ALWAYS in a pool, somehow, I’d just always find them haha. Water glistened and sparkled, everyday was sunny, and it truly seemed like the world was magic. I think this was purely because of my reading spiritual books & making decisions I had been delaying making. As soon as I made the decisions the Neptune transit turned good.

    Prior to that….and now, as Neptune hits my sun a 2nd time, it’s very dark. I am not having a spiritual education, and I’m turning to alcohol too much. I am living on a deserted island and lost both my apartment and my childhood home so I’m staying at someone else’s home on the water (sun/neptune in 3rd conjunct IC). “You can’t go home anymore” I read on this site I think and that’s very true. And the worst of it is that I am ACUTELY aware of everyone’s suffering. Anytime I go anywhere, short trips, in neighborhood (3H), I witness suffering. 3 times in the last ~2 weeks I’ve witnessed someone throwing up next to me because of sea sickness or drunkness. I see homeless people everywhere. The worst kind of drunks everywhere. I’ve been angry at God and yelling bc I don’t understand why he keeps bringing these awful people around me. Ruining nice moments with the worst of human kind. I’ve also disappeared from my friendships/social life/social media. And I’m not working. I spend all my time alone with my dog (who was born during this transit so his Neptune is conjunct my sun). As I asked myself these questions today I remembered this transit and how I’m the one that dictates whether its good or bad. I need to return to my spiritual education, to meditation, to healthier choices, so that I can start to experience the magic of the world again, rather than the suffering of it. This way is very very hard. And I am grateful I have seen a magical manifestation of this so that I know there’s another way.

    (I am also spending a ton of time on ferries having to go back and forth from the island).

    This transit would totally be one that happened in the movie Castaway. Hang in there everyone! It will be very cool by the end how we will have glimpsed into how the entire universe is connected. Not everyone gets that!

      • Chiron was conjunct north node at 17 affecting the synapses and it’s intent was for us to notice the suffering people. i quit smoking in 1995 so my synapses have had time to heal. i was getting Schitzoid suspicions then and now i m free of any of substance abuses but still the nerves persist so if needed i ll take Gaba a natural vitamin.
        I ve grown in spiritual awareness over the years since 2003 particularly. Turning 80 May and chiro telling me i m the best. lol i m still finding it difficult.

  26. So i wanted to say that i guess it might be this transit that helped me come to terms with feeling victimized in a surgery 1999 which has been putting me on hold for present surgery date. i had a little talk with myself about staying away from those who victimize me.
    But first i needed to be able to accept it. accept those past times that way. Previous all i was able to do was tell the story or stories which is a drag, right. i hope it works for me. It’s a start, a change.

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