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Planetary aspects in the natal chart are explained and interpreted. The meaning of the following aspects are presented: Mars conjunct Neptune, Mars square Neptune, Mars opposition Neptune, Mars sextile Neptune, and Mars trine Neptune.

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Mars - Neptune Aspects: Conjunct Sextile Trine Square Opposition

 

MarsconjunctionNeptune
 

Mars conjunct Neptune


Your approach to the world is unusual, indirect, and even roundabout with Mars in conjunction to Neptune. You have an easy, likeable charm, and this can be your downfall if you're not careful! In youth, you might find that you attach yourself to the image that others have created for you--the good guy, the easygoing person, the nice guy. As you go along, you might discover that it's easy to get out of sticky situations with this image in place, and you might resort to lies and tricks in order to come out looking good and "smelling like roses". Another problem is that lies or tall tales are easy for you--your imagination is tremendous, your fantasy life is rich, and you somehow are likeable enough to get away with deceit. The challenge in your life should be to either live up to the image of the good guy, or to break free from it in small ways in order to avoid getting caught up in a web of deception.

You tend to act impulsively and yet you don't always take complete responsibility for your actions! It is difficult for you to plan ahead, and therefore your judgment is sometimes cloudy. This leaves much in your life to chance, or fate, and makes it difficult for you to have total control over your life. Learn to look very carefully before you leap and to examine every situation from a realistic point of view.

Because you have a magnetic personality, others are drawn to you and seek the pleasure of your company. Your active imagination is fascinating and inspiring to others. In love relationships you may suffer repeated disappointments until you learn to see your partner more realistically. You tend to look at loved ones through rose-colored glasses, seeing only the parts of their personality that you want to see. This may seem quite pleasant at the time, but it also sets you up for future disappointment when your loved one cannot live up to your idealistic expectations.

Even if you are astute about most people and situations, when you are personally involved it can be hard to see clearly. By all means, be sure to deal with others honestly and to demand that they do so in return. Be cautious in choosing whom you will confide in and be sure to keep your friends' confidences to yourself as well. It is advised with this aspect that you deal with drugs (prescription and otherwise) with great caution. Take good care of your health; you are more prone to infection than others, and practicing safe sex will be especially important for you. You are more a lover than a fighter, you have rich fantasies, and you are a most sensitive and imaginative lover. Your 'ideal partner makes you feel completely special, and doesn't bring past lovers into conversations in your bed. -- Interpretation from our LoveStyles Report.

Some Famous People with Mars conjunct Neptune: William Blake (Mars conjunct Neptune in Leo), Napoleon Bonaparte (in Virgo), Sylvia Browne (in Virgo), Carol Burnett (in Virgo), Albert Camus (in Cancer), Bill Clinton (in Libra), Morgan Fairchild (in Libra), Peter Gabriel (in Libra), John Gray (in Libra), Robert Guillaume (in Virgo), Quincy Jones (in Virgo), Evel Knievel (in Virgo), Michael Landon (in Virgo), Janet Leigh (in Leo), Vivian Leigh (in Cancer), John Lennon (Mars in early Libra conjunct Neptune in late Virgo), John Malkovich (in Libra), Howie Mandel (in Scorpio), Jayne Mansfield (in Virgo), Charles Manson (in Virgo), Yoko Ono (in Virgo), Carl Sagan (in Virgo), Erik Satie (in Aries), Cybill Shepherd (in Libra), Mark Spitz (in Libra), Richard Strauss (in Aries).

MarsNeptune

MarsoppositionNeptune
 

Mars square or opposition Neptune


This is a challenging position, as you have difficulty trusting in your ability to go after things that you want in a direct manner. It may also be that you have difficulty pinpointing what it is that you want, or that part of you doesn't feel you deserve it due to a basic lack of self-confidence. You fear rejection as well as criticism, and often use roundabout means to go after what you want.

Your imagination is so powerful that it can be hard to trust your instincts. You easily imagine things going wrong, just as you easily fantasize about good things! Your desire nature is strong yet also very suggestible. You're attracted to mysteries and intrigue. Sexual experimentation is likely, as you are forever addicted to sensuality and unusual or perhaps even what many would consider perverted sexual scenarios. However, your sensual appetite might be much like a bottomless pit, and you could find yourself forever in a state of wanting more, tiring of regular sexual scenarios quickly, and endlessly searching for the next sensation. If an addiction to fantasy is present, you can find yourself constantly chasing a new and more complicated fantasy. It is only when you get into touch with your heart and discover your true desires that you realize that sensations are merely sensations--not deeply satisfying or fulfilling.

Fears of sexual inadequacy can be great with this position, and you may either deny yourself as a result, or overcompensate, seeking out experiences in which you are pretty much assured positive feedback. Some of you will experience both of these extremes in your lifetime. I have a client with this position who has a "trophy" wife, and she often denies him, and even belittles him, on a sexual level. He accepts this but "gets her back" behind her back, having serial affairs with women who are not considered as attractive for whatever reason and with whom he attempts to reclaim his power.

One of the interesting things about this position is that if you are involved in immoral activities, guilt has a way of cropping up in unusual ways, and could lead you on a self-destructive path--and you might even know that you're heading that way, yet you compulsively follow that path. Part of you might want to get caught! You might, for example, know in your mind that doing something is risky, yet you compulsively do it anyhow, perhaps even finding the challenge invigorating.

Although you can be very creative at keeping your motives and personal agenda hidden--in fact, many of you seem on the surface of things to be quite gentle and yielding--you might eventually become resentful if you feel the need to resort to sneakiness in order to get what you want out of life. This is one of the things that has struck me as the most common characteristics of Mars-Neptune people. It's not that they don't get angry or show that anger. However, many will give in to another's desires more often than not, yet become resentful of that person who seems to have control over them. Some will give up their power to a partner, for example, often taking the role as the one who gives in or gives up things in order to make the other happy. However, resentment for this builds, and while people with harmonious Mars-Neptune aspects more easily yield to others without anger for doing so, those with hard Mars-Neptune aspects are more likely to feel stepped upon, and to retaliate in covert ways. If you do feel resentment for giving up your power to someone else, learn to avoid giving it up unless you truly understand that you are doing it for yourself, and not for someone else. Resentments have a way of building and distorting themselves into ugly matter if you don't deal with them properly and directly. You are often passive-aggressive in your approach to others, and this can cause a lot of problems in your life.

You are usually found chasing a dream... or a fantasy. The former is probably the better path.

Somehow, others are bound to eventually sense that you are not to be trusted, and this is often for good reason! You may not like to admit this to yourself, as you may have built excuses for your deceptive or sneaky behavior. However, adopting a more direct and assertive approach to life is something that you should be working towards. You will need to get over your feelings of guilt when you do adopt this approach. Learning to take responsibility for your actions, and to avoid blaming others for failures, is important.

At your worst, you can be disorganized in your approach to life, easily procrastinating and lacking follow-through when you do begin a task. Some of the most important lessons you need to learn in life are self-control, self-assertion, and trust in yourself. At your best, you are a creative person with a powerful imagination and great stores of compassion.

Mars square Neptune
Your attempts to assert yourself often result in turmoil for you and/or for others. You tend to swing from one extreme to the other--asserting your needs powerfully at times and at others slipping into a state of total apathy. Passive-aggressiveness can be a problem in your life. Ordinary life often seems drab and uninteresting to you and you must have something that stirs your imagination, some vision or ideal or dream to motivate you. You have a strong urge to act out your fantasies or to live your dream, and you will DO things that others only talk about or dream about. Artistic creation, drama, or other areas in which you can express yourself imaginatively are excellent for you. You tend to either overestimate or underestimate your own power and abilities.
You may lead a somewhat sexually repressed life although your sexual needs are significant. You could suffer from anxieties regarding your sexuality (probably carried over from parental conditioning around sex) and therefore find it difficult to find satisfaction in this area. However, this tends to change as you mature. As you overcome the urge to indulge in momentary physical pleasures, you build the capacity for spiritual ecstasy.

You may be attracted to persons who are unavailable, perhaps because they are already married or simply hard to reach. Sometimes you find it more convenient to see your lover as you wish her to be rather than as she really is. You may find that you lower your standards when choosing a lover and end up with someone who is interested in you primarily for sex, or that the relationship is largely unfulfilling. Disappointments in love may be frequent, although this is also something that improves with age! You are an extremely imaginative lover, and you frequently engage in fanciful and intricate fantasies. This may sometimes interfere with "real life", but if you channel this energy well, it can most certainly improve your sex life. Your imagination is powerful, but it can also get the best of you. You may imagine complex scenarios and get yourself all riled up about what your partner may have done when she wasn't around! -- Interpretation from our LoveStyles Report.

Some Famous People with the Mars in Hard Aspect to Neptune: Squares - Ben Affleck, James Barber, Erma Bombeck, Jimmy Buffet, Barbara Bush, Sandra Dee, Melissa Etheridge, Eddie Fisher, Jodie Foster, Conan O'Brien, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Andy Warhol, Sharon Tate. Oppositions - Paula Abdul, Alan Alda, Maya Angelou, Jim Bakker, Truman Capote, Johnny Cash, Rita Coolidge, Terry Fox, Katharine Hepburn, Tommy Hilfiger, Jimmy Hoffa, Steve McQueen, Joe Namath, Burt Reynolds, George Segal, Elizabeth Taylor, Alicia Witt, Tiger Woods.

MarssextileNeptune

MarstrineNeptune
 

Mars sextile or trine Neptune


Mars sextile Neptune
You have a good understanding of the "give and take" of life and are sensitive to the needs of others. Anything that will benefit society as a whole has your approval. You would find satisfaction in a career that allows you to touch the lives of others.

You are a romantic at heart and very sensitive in love. You must have honesty in your relationships and will accept nothing less. You are able to see through others to their real motivations, so insincerity is not easy to hide from you. Sometimes you can communicate with your lover without words, through expressions, gestures or "vibes." You have strong emotional as well as physical needs, but your partner must also be refined and respectable. You seem to simply "know" things on a sexual level, which makes you an especially good lover. You pick up even the subtlest of nuances, and this intuitive understanding and "soft touch" is extremely attractive to many women. Your instinctive ability to be at the right place at the right time assists you greatly in life. This inherent spirituality can express itself well through the arts as well. Sexual fantasies are especially strong. In your life, you may become attracted to spiritual forms of sexuality, such as Tao and Tantra.  -- Interpretation from our LoveStyles About Him Report.


Mars trine Neptune
You are highly perceptive and can detect insincerity or dishonesty in others. Because you are kind and sympathetic, others come to you with their problems and you always have a patient ear. You have the ability to balance your needs for both spiritual growth and physical achievement and can usually manage to do both simultaneously.

Others find you magnetic, charming and very sociable. You prefer an uncomplicated yet stimulating love life and are a warm and tender lover. You are honest and sincere with loved ones, although you are quick to cut ties if you feel that interest is declining. The flush of romantic love may fade, but your former lovers will always respect you. You can inspire your lover and bring much joy into her life. You have a good understanding of the "give and take" of life and are sensitive to the needs of others. You are a romantic at heart and very sensitive in love. You must have honesty in your relationships and will accept nothing less. You are able to see through others to their real motivations, so insincerity is not easy to hide from you. Sometimes you can communicate with your lover without words, through expressions, gestures or "vibes." You have strong emotional as well as physical needs, but your partner must also be refined and respectable. You seem to simply "know" things on a sexual level, which makes you an especially good lover. You pick up even the subtlest of nuances, and this intuitive understanding and "soft touch" is extremely attractive to many women. Your instinctive ability to be at the right place at the right time assists you greatly in life. This inherent spirituality can express itself well through the arts as well. Sexual fantasies are especially strong. In your life, you may become attracted to spiritual forms of sexuality, such as Tao and Tantra.  -- Interpretation from our LoveStyles About Him Report.
 

Note on the differences between trines and sextiles: The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those with the sextile can call upon these traits when needed, and those with the trine between the Mars and Neptune have incorporated the traits of the aspect into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.

Some Famous People with Mars in Harmonious Aspect to Neptune: Sextiles - Kevin Kline; Trines - Clint Eastwood.


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Interpretations written by Annie Heese, unless otherwise noted. (Please note that some of Annie's interpretations are forthcoming).