Neptune transits can make our lives feel unreal for some time, and we can feel out of touch with reality. The transit is a nebulous one and fantasy is more appealing at these times than any other. Neptune is disillusioning and we may become the victim of deception. If there are people that we have weaved our idealizations around then we soon learn they were never what we imagined them to be. Hard Neptune transits (conjunction, square, or opposition) can bring with them a form of disenchantment.
Neptune can make everyday life seem drab and unappealing. We don’t see life clearly, and illusions can obscure our judgement. Disillusionment is really mourning the loss of our core illusions, and so it is usually a fantasy that we have created and we have built our hopes up. We may chide ourselves and wish that if we had only looked more honestly, objectively and realistically we may have seen it coming. Even if we are normally very pragmatic and down to earth, we will find ourselves acting more strangely now. Our energy levels can be lower at these times and we are susceptible to catching colds and other illnesses.
Perhaps the disillusionment happens within a relationship and we feel a partner has deceived us, and so we feel drained and used. We might decide to live out some of our fantasies under a transit of Neptune. We may have impossible expectations combined with great misunderstandings. Neptune transits could be a time when we ‘lose’ ourselves in another person. We become ‘hooked’ on a relationship and cannot see its flaws.
With Neptune we really don’t know who is doing the fooling, and we could be shrouding a lover in fog. Transits of Neptune seem to describe extremes of psychic and physical degeneration, but the further we travel into the mist of Neptune’s world, the closer we come to an inner revelation, and life transforming experience. Neptune is the planet of imagination, idealism, creativity and it represents the capacity to experience beauty and universal love. Neptune rules the psychic world and has domain over the subconscious mind, hypnosis, dreams and visions, and intuitive insights.
And just when one is in the undignified throes of a breakdown and dissolution, one draws close to a strange diffuse light-magical door which opens into sacred secrets which, like those of the Melusine vanish in the cold light of what is usually defined as sanity. By Liz Greene The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption
Neptune tends to view people through rose tinted glasses and put them on a pedestal. When illusions are shattered, people become flawed and real again. Under Neptune transits we are sometimes asked to make a sacrifice of some kind, and it’s often for the “greater good” of the relationship, family or the children.
Neptune’s transits can cause us to be over-sensitive to situations. We may be avoiding responsibilities, and our self-will is eroded and weakened. Neptune can lead to escapism, suicidal urges, and the temptation to use drugs or alcohol. Neptune transits can be inspiring and we can be at our most creative. Music, poetry, dancing and painting are all powerful outlets. Neptune is such a slow moving planet and it can take up to three years to fully complete.