Neptune in Astrology

Energy Point Type: Planet
Rules Sign: Pisces
Rules House: 12th House
Element: Water
Key Phrase: Way of Mystery

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Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are generational planets, spending 6 to 8 years, 13 to 15 years, and 17 to 31 years in each sign, respectively.

Neptune represents your Way of Mystery. Its placement in Sign and House reveals how we are connected to the mass consciousness and the spiritual energy of the universe.

Consider an individual with Neptune in Scorpio in the 1st House. Scorpio is a Water Sign. Water’s expression is emotional, intuitive, and imaginative. In Scorpio, the Element acts intensely, transformatively, and unrelentingly. So, the key phrase is “Your Way of Mystery manifests through your intense and truth-seeking quest for and attraction to penetrating and emotionally transformative identity development.” In short, this individual sees his or her search for identity as a mystery to be solved.

Neptune expresses itself through a Sign and acts most powerfully in an area of your life by House. This section will look at all 12 Sign and House placements for Neptune. It is important to make a clear distinction between the Sign and House. While it is correct that each Zodiac Sign rules a particular House, it is vital not to conflate the two.

Neptune in Aries is not the same as Neptune in the 1st House even though Aries rules the first House. A person with Neptune in Aries has a Way of Mystery devoted to independent and maverick behavior regardless of House placement. Someone with Neptune in the 1st House has spirituality devoted to figuring oneself out and working on identity issues over the course of his or her lifetime.

Neptune in the Signs

Think of Neptune as your way of surrender, making sacrifices, and connecting with the collective of humanity. Neptune is the representative of a generation’s dreams and vision quest.

Neptune in Aries (1862 – 1875, 2026 – 2040)

Individuals with Neptune in Aries need to sacrifice independence for the greater good. This generation surrenders individuality in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of individuality is not selfishness, but the unique contribution of the Self to the Whole.

Neptune in Taurus (1875 – 1889, 2040 – 2054)

Individuals with Neptune in Taurus need to sacrifice traditions for the greater good. This generation surrenders stability in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of security is not stubborn resistance, but the wise consistency in the ebb and flow of life.

Neptune in Gemini (1889 – 1902, 2054 – 2068)

Individuals with Neptune in Gemini need to sacrifice knowledge for the greater good. This generation surrenders diversity in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of information is not equivocation, but the pursuit of wisdom that judges information in a hierarchy to benefit all of humanity.

Neptune in Cancer (1902 – 1915, 2068 – 2082)

Individuals with Neptune in Cancer need to sacrifice tribalism (“family-first”) for the greater good. This generation surrenders to the needs of society in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of nurturing is not local, but global; the whole world is their family.

Neptune in Leo (1915 – 1929, 2082 – 2096)

Individuals with Neptune in Leo need to sacrifice ego for the greater good. This generation surrenders the need to be recognized in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of performance is not fame but doing what is right even if it goes unappreciated.

Neptune in Virgo (1928 – 1943, 2096 – 2110)

Individuals with Neptune in Virgo need to sacrifice perfection for the greater good. This generation surrenders to the imperfections of life in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of service is not discrimination and criticism, but inventiveness and inclusion.

Neptune in Libra (1942 – 1956, 2110 – 2124)

Individuals with Neptune in Libra need to sacrifice relationships for the greater good. This generation surrenders to the limits of relationships in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of balance is not always possible, so they must learn to judge and let go of those who would harm society.

Neptune in Scorpio (1956 – 1970)

Individuals with Neptune in Scorpio need to sacrifice power for the greater good. This generation surrenders to those who cannot help themselves in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of transformation is not destruction and obliteration, but rebirth and regeneration.

Neptune in Sagittarius (1970 – 1984)

Individuals with Neptune in Sagittarius need to sacrifice authority for the greater good. This generation surrenders to the unknown in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of expertise is not fanatical devotion, but constant learning through worldly experience.

Neptune in Capricorn (1984 – 1998)

Individuals with Neptune in Capricorn need to sacrifice ambition for the greater good. This generation surrenders to moderation in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of responsibility is not to control others but help them find their own way to be useful in society.

Neptune in Aquarius (1998 – 2010)

Individuals with Neptune in Aquarius need to sacrifice idealism for the greater good. This generation surrenders to the messiness of life in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of society is not utopian unity, but chaotic creativity in the ever-stirring container of civilization.

Neptune in Pisces (2010 – 2026)

Individuals with Neptune in Pisces need to sacrifice faith for the greater good. This generation surrenders to the realities of life in careers, relationships, and families to find their spiritual purpose. They must come to understand the spiritual nature of human existence is not divine perfection, but human inconsistency, conflict, and practicality.

Neptune in The 12 Houses

The Houses represent different areas of our lives and how we “quest” or work or solve problems in those areas. The Sign ruling each House is determined by the time of birth, which is why it is so important. When a Point occupies a House the focus of the House becomes amplified by the nature and intent of the point. This next section will look at Neptune in each House.

Neptune in the 1st House (of Identity)

Individuals with Neptune in the 1st House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to their identity and the development of the Self. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for Self and survival. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Taurus rules the 1st House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of his or her identity through physical needs, the pursuit of financial security, and the accumulation of resources.

Neptune in the 2nd House (of Resources and Security)

Individuals with Neptune in the 2nd House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to their safety, security, and their body. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for gathering what is needed to feel stable and protected. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Sagittarius rules the 2nd House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of philosophy, enthusiasm, and the ability to persuade people as the way to get his or her needs met.

Neptune in the 3rd House (of Communication)

Individuals with Neptune in the 3rd House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to trying to understand the world around them and successfully communicate with others. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for networking and social interaction. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Cancer rules the 3rd House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of empathy, sympathy, and emotional intelligence to try to interpret and communicate with people in his or her daily life.

Neptune in the 4th House (of Family)

Individuals with Neptune in the 4th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to trying to learn lessons from and build his or her family. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for significant inner work and the dynamics of a family. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aquarius rules the 4th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of revolutionizing his or her family, trying to achieve and experience an idealized vision of what family should be and his or her role in the family.

Neptune in the 5th House (of Creativity)

Individuals with Neptune in the 5th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to trying to express themselves in ways that build their reputation and recognition. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for performance and creativity. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Virgo rules the 5th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of being inventive, methodical, and critical in his or her efforts to create and perform for others.

Neptune in the 6th House (of Service)

Individuals with Neptune in the 6th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to service, health, and day-to-day work. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for hard work and usefulness. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aries rules the 6th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of working independently, staying active for his or her health, and developing skills for self-sufficiency.

Neptune in the 7th House (of Partnerships)

Individuals with Neptune in the 7th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to forming relationships and learning from others, as well as teaching others. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for partnerships and how to give value to and get value from others. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Scorpio rules the 7th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of transforming others and seeking to be transformed by the people he or she forms partnerships with during their lives.

Neptune in the 8th House (of Intimacy)

Individuals with Neptune in the 8th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to trying to understand power, change, and sexuality. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for intensity and periods of significant regeneration. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Gemini rules the 8th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of being curious, communicative, and open-minded about how to explore and deal with his or her sexuality, the process of transformations, and encounters with power issues.

Neptune in the 9th House (of Mastership)

Individuals with Neptune in the 9th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to exploring the world broadly and deeply, using scholarship and belief as tools of study. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for authority and learning from experience, culminating in recognition as an expert. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Capricorn rules the 9th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of success and achievement in whatever knowledge and wisdom they pursue, and others want from them.

Neptune in the 10th House (of Career)

Individuals with Neptune in the 10th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to accomplishment, measurable success, and material prosperity. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for work, and, by extension, family responsibility. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Leo rules the 10th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of creativity, performance, and the pursuit of recognition to become prosperous and shape his or her career.

Neptune in the 11th House (of Community)

Individuals with Neptune in the 11th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to community and the search to fit in and help society thrive. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for socializing and devotion to a cause. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Pisces rules the 11th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of imagination, spirituality, and awareness of the unity of humanity to integrate into and support his or her community.

Neptune in the 12th House (of Spirituality)

Individuals with Neptune in the 12th House will have a Way of Mystery devoted to spiritual pursuits, finding and living one’s purpose, and connecting the divine with the material. Their Way of Mystery will be a spiritual quest for counseling and advising. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Libra rules the 12th House, then the individual will try to solve the mystery of relationships dealing with belief, sacrifice, and the spiritual aspect of life.

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