Neptune Transits: Houses
Neptune Transits: Through the Natal chart houses
Neptune Transiting the
Houses of the Horoscope
Techniques for Preparing for the Future and Understanding the Past
Neptune takes approximately 164 years to come full circletoo long
to complete a cycle through our natal charts. This slow-moving
planet's transits are long-lasting, and each transit takes its time
to unfold. Transiting Neptune can spend 13-14 years in one house
alone, sometimes more and sometimes less.
How Neptune affects our lives depends very much on whether we
resist its influences or we try to work with the planet of
illusion and spirituality. It is common for Neptune's influence to
be a confusing one in the first portion of the transit. The ultimate
"lesson" of Neptune is to help connect us to the world of the
intangible. This is in stark contrast to Saturn's transits, which
re-connect us to the tangible, material world.
Whichever part of our lives and of our psyches that Neptune touches is an area where we may feel "up in the air" and
confused in the initial stages of the transit. Boundaries are not as clear, commitments are elusive, and perception is confused. As the transit progresses, and certainly by the time it is over, we
should have a more refined understanding in the affected areas of our lives. What
begins as confusion can eventually actually augment our perception and our
understanding. Sometimes people experience a burnout of sorts that eventually
leads them to take a different path--often a more spiritually rewarding and
fulfilling one. Neptune acts to dissolve what it touches.
Neptune Transits to the Houses
Neptune Transits the First House
This influence sensitizes your mind, body, and soul to a higher energy. It
can act to soften your disposition as you become more attuned to the subtleties
in your environment and in everyday activities. You absorb the mood of those
around you quite easily now, and your disposition is somewhat changeable as a
result. This transit can add a mysterious aura to the way you project yourself
to others. You tend to be less practical than you are idealistic, dreamy, and
sensitive. Some of you may find the mundane concerns of life too boring, too
drab to grab your attention! Some may feel less confident, as their direction in
life is uncertain; others may attune themselves to a stronger spiritual purpose.
Neptune Transits the Second House
Neptune's influence in the second house has the effect of changing your
value system. You may be careless with your money
during this long-term cycle. Some financial insecurity
may be part of the picture. Watching out for scams or risky speculative
investments is necessary.
Neptune Transits the Third House
During this cycle, you learn to rely on your intuition. You may have some
problems arising from your inattention to details, practical matters, and facts
and figures. Others may find you less reliable in terms of making appointments
on time or remembering them at all! Some challenges putting your thoughts into
words likely leads to a stronger appreciation for such things as musical lyrics,
poetry, and other art forms that experiment with modes of expression. You are
likely to discover more imaginative means of expressing yourself. Neptune
stimulates your imagination and intuition. Your words are more poetic and
perhaps even inspirational.
Neptune Transits the Fourth House
This cycle may bring
some confusion about your connections to your past, family, or home life. You are more idealistic than usual when it
comes to relationships with close loved ones, particularly family, which can cause a few problems if you‘re not
careful. A noncommittal attitude in your personal life could leave people in
your life feeling frustrated with you as you attempt to find yourself.
Alternatively, there could be some distancing involved with family members, or
family members need special care requiring you to make some sacrifices. During this cycle, you may find that you require more sleep than usual and that
you are easily drained.
Neptune Transits the Fifth House
Your romantic life is more colorful and rich during this cycle. You are highly romantic,
but also somewhat prone to self-deception--seeing what you want to see in a
lover rather than what really is. Being "in love with love" is quite probable
now. Love can be very romantic for you, but it can also be complicated or downright elusive! You
may find yourself falling in love with someone unattainable or attached, for
example; or you might attach yourself to someone who you deem needs "saving".
Use some caution in this respect. Drama in romance can be lovely, but too much
of it will only leave you yearning and perhaps even heartbroken. Some confusing
elements may enter your life in terms of your children. This is a very
imaginative transit for your creativity.
Neptune Transits the Sixth House
You are more susceptible to medications, chemicals, and other such things
during this long-term cycle, so keep this in mind. Stress more easily affects
your health as well. Some confusion on the job may be part of the picture, or
your job may steer towards compassionate service, charity, or other helping
professions. Neptune's presence here can make it more challenging to stick to
routines or schedules.
Neptune Transits the Seventh House
Ambiguities surrounding close partnerships are felt during this cycle. The area of close one-to-one partnerships
may be on somewhat shaky
ground. Uncertainty about a partnership, or a feeling that partnership is
elusive, may be part of the picture. Some of you will be dealing with
frustrating behavior on the part of a spouse or close partner. You may be
judging him or her as behaving quite foolishly or irresponsibly. Some may be
meeting potential partners who seem to be "the one", but who end up being
elusive or disappointing. The tendency to attract people who you deem needy of
being "saved" could be problematic. Others will be
connecting on a new level of spirituality in their relationships, recognizing
that one can't control a partner, and that a partner shouldn't have to follow a
Neptune Transits the Eighth House
You may encounter some challenges regarding shared finances or property
during this cycle. On the other hand, a loan or other form of support may come
through unexpectedly, even in a mysterious fashion. Intimate relationships can
be highly colorful, perhaps with spiritual undercurrents, but also a little
confusing. The boundaries that are normally drawn between what is yours and what
is mine may be blurred somewhat during this Neptune transit. A partner could
have unsettled finances, and this could impact your own finances. Do be wary of
anything that even slightly resembles fraud. Lending others money may be a
lesson in frustration now.
Neptune Transits the Ninth House
Your overall perspective on life is expanding, and you are more willing to
embrace unusual, mystical, or spiritual philosophies. You are slightly more
impressionable than usual. Your personality and manner is appealingly mysterious
and soft--others sense your increased compassion. Seeking friends or lovers who
are soul companions is possible during this phase. A stronger interest in the
arts, especially those that draw upon the emotions, is indicated. Some confusion
regarding travel, legal affairs, or higher education is also possible now.
Neptune Transits the Tenth House
Neptune clouding your vision of where it is you are headed in life can cause
some inner restlessness and confusion. If you are a person who thrives on a
master plan--something that is elusive during this period of your life--you
could find this a distressing period until you adapt to this influence. Unusual
circumstances, coincidences, or some level of secrecy and mystery surround your
career or reputation. Others may not be seeing you for who you are, but rather
what they'd like you to be. Try not to encourage this behavior, as tempting as
it might be to do so.
Neptune Transits the Eleventh House
Neptune's movement through your eleventh house adds some color and
imagination to your social life. During this cycle, you may face the need to
draw some boundaries with friends and the demands of others. Even if you are not
normally one to give in to peer pressure, Neptune's influence here may be
somewhat confusing. Your loyalty to certain groups or friends may be misplaced,
for example. You experience a subtle yearning to belong with a friend or a group
who shares your own ideals. This can lead you to attach yourself to unusual,
more spiritual, or downright wacky friends...well, colorful ones at the very
least. Friends, or friendship itself, may be elusive during this cycle.
Confusion as to who or what you belong to characterizes this period.
Neptune Transits the Twelfth House
This is one of the most favorable house transits for Neptune, as Neptune
feels right at home in the twelfth house. This is a pleasant
placement for this mysterious and elusive planet. You likely find
joy in a certain amount of solitude, and dreams are especially
rich and involved. You may be paying more attention to signs, symbols, and omens in your life.
You are building your faith in all that is "unseen".
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Interpretations are written by Cafe Astrology's Annie Heese, unless
References & suggested further
How to Predict Your Future: Secrets of Eastern and Western
by James Braha. This is an excellent resource for outer planet
transits: Jupiter through Pluto.