Neptune square Sun transit

I just finished up my Neptune square Sun transit (my Sun is at 11 degrees Sagittarius). This transit was very impactful and I wanted to share my experience with all of you.

For reference, my Sun is located in my 12th house in Sagittarius. My Sun is conjuct Uranus and my ascendant, trine my Aries Moon, sextile my Mars and Midheaven, and opposite my 6th house Chiron.

Here are a few key things that happened during my transit:

Problems with men in my life

  • The Sun is a masculine project and often represents the men in one’s life. As such, I wasn’t surprised that some very close men in my life disappointed me during this transit. For the majority of this transit, I’d had a very positive relationship with all of these men (at least, in my mind). What I didn’t realize was that I was focussing mostly on their positive qualities while ignoring their negative qualities.
  • It wasn’t until the last pass of Neptune squaring my Sun that everything came crashing down. Incidentally, most of the issues came to surface when the planet Saturn transited over my natal Neptune, which is the astrological equivalent of a wake-up call. Basically, I found out that these men were not who I thought they were. To be quite honest, I blame myself for not seeing these men clearly, for who they truly were. Hindsight is 20/20, and I kick myself for not recognizing the problems sooner. That’s the thing with Neptune – you have rose-colored glasses on the entire transit, so the crash is very painful
  • My advice: if you are in a Neptune transit and some people or relationships seem ‘too good to be true’, they ARE. It is imperative to stay as realistic as possible during this time and acknowledge the other person’s shortcomings. No one is perfect, and the more you remember that, the easier it will be later on. This goes for all hard Neptune transits.

Health issues

  • Health problems are common during Neptune transits. Neptune “illnesses” are generally hard to pinpoint or diagnose, and are often psychosomatic.
  • Up until my Neptune transit, I was an avid gym-goer. When the Neptune square hit my Sun, my fatigue increased more and more to the point that I was unable to work out, or do much rather than the bare minimum.
  • Neptune is currently square my Ascendant, and the fatigue has persisted. Hopefully this will end once this transit is over

Increased sensitivity

  • This transit was active at the same time as my Pluto square Moon transit, which led to some pretty explosive results.
  • Neptune tends to ‘sensitize’ anything it touches, so the direct contact to my moon meant I was more sensitive to the feelings and actions of others. Negative, high-strung people drained me, and I was easily hurt. Things tended to ‘get’ to me more during this transit, leading to a lot of tears and hurt feelings.

Overall, this was not a positive transit, and I’m very glad it’s over. As usual, I’m glad it happened because it has taught me so many lessons, namely to keep my guard up and not be so trusting of others. It also forced me to slow down and be easier on my body.

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Neptune transits your Natal Sun

 

 

Neptune transits conjunct your natal Sun: During this cycle, distinguishing between reality and fantasy can be a problem. Your personal boundaries and identity are less focused and definite during this time, which can lead to an identity crisis. Your emotional and psychic faculties are increased, leading to a greater amount of compassion and sensitivity to the needs of others. Your imagination runs wild during this time, and you are likely to see what you want to see in people in situations. Indeed, you are much less critical and judgmental than usual. This, in turn, can lead to deception and disappointment if you are not careful. As such, this transit can be utterly confusing, as the line between the fact and fantasy are blurred. Your self-confidence is not likely to be at its highest during this cycle, and you may be prone to unrealistic ideas. Indeed, you may suffer from delusions of grandeur. Be careful not to let your fantasies get the best of you during this transit.

 

This transit can bring you a new relationship, but watch out: your partner may not be the person he or she seems to be. For instance, Justin Timberlake found out about Britney Spear’s infidelity when Neptune transited conjunct his natal Sun in Aquarius.

Neptune trine or sextile your natal Sun: During this cycle, your psychic and artistic faculties are heightened. You are strongly idealistic and your perspective on life is expanded. Spiritual growth and healing are favored at this time. The boundaries between yourself and others are blurred, leading to greater compassion and sympathy for those around you. You are more impressionable than usual, which can put you at risk for deception, so be careful. You are likely to rely on intuition at this time, but your hunches are most likely correct. You are softer and more quiet during this period, and others may be entranced by the glamorous image you project. You may desire more peace, quiet, and solitude at this time, so spiritual activities are favored.

 

 Neptune square or opposite your natal Sun: This transit increases the threat of deception and illusion. The people you meet at the moment may take advantage of your heightened compassion and impressionability. A crisis of identity may take place during this cycle, due to the fact that the line between fantasy and reality are blurred at this time. You may feel the need to expend more energy into your spiritual pursuits. Energy levels are up and down during this time, which can lead to the desire for peace, quiet and solitude. You may become lethargic and passive, allowing things to “just happen” rather than fighting back. You are much more idealistic than usual, and may experience confusion over what you want to do with your life. Your imagination is stimulated during this cycle, which can lead you to see what you want to see in people and situations. Escapist tendencies, in the form of drugs and/or alcohol, may arise.

 

 

Check the house position of your Sun and which house the Sun rules in your chart in order to get a better idea of how the transit will manifest.

If the Sun rules, or is situated in your 1st house, you may feel less energetic during this cycle. You appear glamorous to others. You may experience an identity crisis. Beware of self-deception.

If the Sun 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 the Sun 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 the Sun 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 the Sun 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 the Sun rules, or is situated in your 6th house, you may decide to take time off work. Health is sensitive at this time, so be careful. Colleagues may be undependable.

If the Sun 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 the Sun 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 the Sun 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 the Sun 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.

If the Sun 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.

If the Sun 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.