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.


Uranus square Pluto- Revolution meets Regeneration

Uranus is the planet of revolution, unpredictability, and instability. Uranus is the natural ruler of the 11th house and the sign Aquarius. In transit, Uranus often results in sudden upsets, unwelcome changes, and sudden insights.

Pluto is the planet of regeneration, death, rebirth, transformation, obsession, and intensity. Pluto is the natural ruler of the 8th house and the sign Scorpio. In transit, Pluto often results in deep exploration, obsession, the discovery of one’s power, complex involvements, and facing our fears.

Transiting Uranus is now situated in the sign of Aries, while Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn. Both signs are Cardinal; they are the signs which initiate change.

When these two planets collide, significant beginnings and fated endings are in store. Uranus jolts us awake, while Pluto compels us to transform our lives.

The best way to handle any Uranus or Pluto transit is to take the changes as they come, and keep aware that changes are inevitable. Those who cling to the tried and true, and operate on fear of change will have the hardest time with this transit.

How will the Uranus-Pluto square affect you?

1. Consider the houses these planets are transiting. For example, this week, my father had a fainting incident in a public place, and ended up hitting his head, which resulted in several hospital visits. Uranus made an exact square to Pluto on the 19th of September, and my father had his accident just the day before. In my own chart, Uranus is transiting the 4th house, and Pluto is transiting my 1st house. Uranus brought an unexpected, sudden event concerning my family (4th house). A transformation of my self-image (1st house), brought on my Pluto transiting the 1st, also took place; my priorities shifted and I was forced to become more responsible and strong to support my family.

2. Consider the aspects these planets are making to your natal planets (if any). To continue with my earlier example, my father’s natal Neptune received an exact square from Pluto and an exact opposition from transiting Neptune the day of his accident. Neptune rules my father’s 3rd house, which rules cognitive function and the “mind”. As a result of my father hitting his head, he experienced an intense episode of vertigo, along with depression and anxiety.

3. Consider the aspects these planets are making to your progressed planets (if any). My sister’s progressed Venus is at 8 degrees Capricorn, which was affected by the Uranus-Pluto square; Pluto was conjunct her natal Venus, and Uranus was square her natal Venus at the time of my father’s accident. In her progressed chart, Venus rules my sister’s 4th house (home, family).


Uranus Square Pluto Dates

Look out for themes popping up at the time of the squares. Look for reoccurring themes to occur at the times of each square.

• Uranus square Pluto June 24 2012
• Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012
• Uranus square Pluto May 21 2013
• Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013
• Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014
• Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014
• Uranus square Pluto March 17 2015