Neptune is the Roman name for Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, horses and earthquakes. He is the son of Saturn and brother to Jupiter and Pluto.
Though Neptune is a god, astrologers consider him to possess many feminine qualities. The sea, which changes shape and moves in a tidal rhythm, is an embodiment of feminine energy and is a symbol of mutability.
Neptune’s benevolent guise helps to calm the waters for passengers on vessels that travel over the waters. But he can call forth storms, release the fog that confuses sailors, and whip up the waves that threaten to capsize the boat.
Neptune’s house position in your chart shows where you are being asked to sacrifice something personal and emotional, so that you can feel a larger part of what it is to be human, or to identify with more of life or humanity. You may also be involved with illusion or deception in that house, or feel like you’re operating under some obligation. This is a good place to use Virgo to discriminate between what’s real and what’s illusory. The final attainment of the last sign is universal love. Then sacrifice is joy and there is no suffering, as there is no personal self left to suffer.
Neptune symbolizes sensitivity, psychic and mystical capacity, dreams, illusion, delusion, deception, the higher octave of Venus, drugs, alcohol, obligation, bondage and fog.
Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun. It was the first planet to be found by mathematical prediction rather than regular observation.
*Now playing: Hotel California*