When Neptune aspects your natal Venus…
…your sensitivity and compassion towards others increases. Neptune represents delusion, illusion, dreams, addictions, and self-sacrifice. Under this influence, you are especially charming, romantic, and open to love. Due to an increase in sensitivity, you are easily seduced during this time, as well. You are vulnerable to romantic fantasy and over-idealizing partners, so be careful to see partners for who they are. Under this influence, you are more likely to “see what you want” in partners, which can often lead to disappointment once the transit is over. Under this transit, we are wearing rose-colored glasses; we see beauty in all people, and only want to think the best of them. Either way, you open your heart during this transit, which gives you the opportunity to experience the purest form of love you could ever have. This influence often brings a relationship into our lives, and we often believe this person is our soul mate. We idealize the person and make excuses for their faults, and ignore indications that the person is anything less than perfect. Relationship behaviors we would not normally approve of are now regarded as acceptable.
If the aspect is a conjunction, square, or opposition, the native must be extra careful to not over-idealize the partner and ignore red flags, as the threat of deception is strong. As Neptune moves away from Venus, the native becomes less enchanted by their mate; the native begins to see the person as they really are, which often leads to disappointment. The end of the transit can also manifest in the discovery of infidelity on the part of the partner; the native ignored red flags and made excuses for their partner’s behavior instead of facing the truth about the situation. The partners you find under this influence are generally Piscean, or have strong Neptune in the chart. The Synastry and Composite charts generally have strong Neptune or Pisces aspects/placements.
Check the house position of your Venus, and which houses Venus rule in your chart in order to get a better idea of how the transit will manifest.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 1st house, others may see what they want in you during this cycle, either because of the way you project yourself or their own delusions. You appear glamorous to others. You may experience an identity crisis. You may change your physical appearance to appear more artistic.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 2nd house, you may become careless or confused in regards to money issues. Beware of “get rich quick” schemes.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 3rd house, you are far more imaginative than usual. You may become interested in poetry and creative writing. Your communication style may be confusing to others.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 4th house, you may find it difficult to rely on your family at the moment. You may choose to relocate somewhere near water.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 5th house, your approach to love and romance are transformed. The danger of being deceived by a partner is increased at this time.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 6th house, you may decide to take time off work, or become more lazy in regards to your work habits. Health is sensitive at this time, so be careful. Colleagues may be undependable.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 7th house, you may begin a new relationship with someone with Piscean qualities. He or she may not be what they appear to be, so be careful.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 8th house, you may experience confusing in regards to your shared resources. Sex is likely to take on a spiritual tone at this time.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 9th house, a transformation of your beliefs and/or religious system may take place. Your worldview is likely to change. You may travel somewhere, and discover something new about yourself. You may become interested in philosophy and higher education during this time.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 10th house, you may experience confusing in regards to your life’s direction and career. You may decide to take on a career involving taking care of others, such as counseling. This is an amazing time in the career of poets, musicians and artists.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 11th house, you may feel drained when it comes to socializing in big groups. You may make friends with artistic types. Be sure that you are seeing friends for who they really are, and not who they appear to be.
If Venus rules, or is situated in your 12th house, you may have difficulty expressing yourself. Stay away from drugs and alcohol, as you are more susceptible to addictions at this time.