Neptune Square Sun Transit

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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.

Neptune Square Sun Transit Dates

Sign and Decan

Taurus & Scorpio Decan 3

Gemini & Sagittarius Decan 1
Gemini & Sagittarius Decan 2
Gemini & Sagittarius Decan 3

Cancer & Capricorn Decan 1


February 2007

February 2012
March 2016
February 2021

March 2025


February 2012

January 2017
February 2021
January 2026

March 2030

64 thoughts on “Neptune Square Sun Transit

      • 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.

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Jamie

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

    Thank you

  4. Hi my birthday is December 5, 1960, born at 11:16 a.m. how long will this transit stay with me?

  5. Hi Jamie

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

    Thank you

    • Hi Melanie. You have 5 exact squares between May 2016 to December 2017:

      12 May 2016
      17 Jul 20146 Rx
      03 Mar 2017
      20 Oct 2017 Rx
      25 Dec 2017

      Give or take a few days depending on time and place of birth.

  6. Hi, I was born June 1st 1992 at 11:47am on andrews air force base, Maryland. How long is this transit going to affect me and when will I reap the positive effects of this transit?

    • Wow. I was born June 2nd 1992 at around 10:30 am but very far away from your place. How’s your experience with this transit been like?

  7. Deception and treachery this I have already experienced with friends. not a good experience but managing.
    I am Sag decan 2 born 3 Dec 1977.

    thank you

  8. Hi I was born june 7 1996. This aspect has been affecting me for almost 2 years in my personal relationship .. I’ve experienced dissapoinment after disappointment in love . it been so tough I just want to hide my heart from everyone.I feel as if I’m deserving of love after all the heartache ive expiernced

    • June 7th here as well,
      Exact same relationship situation. Regrettable, yes. It’s been a boot to the neck for sure, but as difficult as it has been, is .. it’s for the best. This isn’t so much the Neptune transit as much as the Saturn transiting our 7th house of relationship.
      Which, good news in that regard, will be leaving in early December. Be warned though, Saturn is making a retro dip back into the 7th currently after a brief exit in March. Sort of a final exam to see if we learned our lesson. Stay strong.

  9. I need serious help, please. This period is just horrible..what is it’s purpose. to lose your ego and all material, human, love and support?

    Transit Neptune (6 th house) square sun in third. I suppose as Neptune takes 164 years to transit our solar system, such a square comes once every 82 years? As it is so often in retrograde the transit can be 2 years or so. ( bn. 10 Dec, 1956, 1:10 am Sydney Australia) . Neptune in 6th some say do humanitarian work?

    • Hi Andrew. It feels worse than just transiting Neptune square your Sun because of Jupiter square Neptune (test of faith). That climaxed on September 21 but transiting Jupiter was on your Sun October 3 which amplified everything. You are through the worst of it now.

  10. Hi I’m Mella, born Dec. 5. Is the transits in decan 2 already over or not? cuz 2018-2019 is the worst year so I hope in 2020 will be a good year for me.

  11. Hi I m farooq Ahmad born 11 June 1988 I want to know about that i have an important interview which will be on 14 april 2020 . Is 14th April for me a lucky day or it bring bad luck
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    Please reply me

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