Neptune in the 9th House

neptune in 9th houseAn individual with Neptune in the 9th house is often drawn to mystical experiences, they believe in going beyond worldly boundaries and venturing further and further out in a lifelong search for meaning. Both planet and house symbolize expansion and so the possibilities here are endless, dreams are big. The type is devoted to the experience of some kind of nirvana, enlightenment, or paradise. Along with all of this is also the light of faith, optimism, and belief. However, that same light may be blinding, confusing and misleading, so the energy has to be channeled in the right way.

Neptune in the 9th house has often been accused of being overly hopeful even when confronted with the bleakest actuality, and they are always looking, or more aptly, yearning for the perfect haven. The individual needs to watch out, and be highly aware of the elusive nature of Neptune and to remember that not everything is always what it appears to be. The person is often swept away by religion, ideas, or some philosophical truth, and needs to find a strong anchor to hold.

Neptune rules the unconscious, the deep well of emotional experiences. The 9th house is our need to expand through knowledge, travel, and faith. This sphere in life can have a lot to say about our belief system, and it indicates our perception, worldview, and judgment. Through this area, we seek to understand life and everything in the world can take on greater meaning, and we also search for universal answers, a unifying knowledge in order to make sense of the whole.

neptune in 9th house
Amazing channel for all inspirational teachings

The gifts of Neptune here could be found through their ability to intuit the future; they can be something of a prophet and have the ability to read meaning in the lives of others. There is also the talent to expand their consciousness, and the person makes an excellent channel for inspirational teachings. A great deal of beauty can be found in this placement through travel, the mind or meaningful experiences. Yet, there is also a lot of restlessness with this combination, and because the person has the ability to go beyond ordinary thinking, the type is open to all waves of thought. The individual may find themselves on a religious or spiritual journey at some point in their lives. However, they need be forewarned to try to see religion, teachers, and gurus clearly, and this is not to say they should mistrust everything, only to use a healthy amount of skepticism.

Neptune in the 9th can be symbolic of the fanatic or a person who is obsessive about their religion or belief. They need to be careful so that they are not blinded by Neptune’s idealizations and the propensity of falling for promises and being alert to fraud by foreigners, through an over-optimistic or gullible attitude. With this placement, there may be the opportunity to travel long distances and perhaps go on an around the world cruise.

Whatever is put on a pedestal or worshiped by Neptune in the 9th house of the horoscope, there is usually an attraction to places of spirituality, mystical retreats, lost lands that they pin all of their hopes and dreams. The person may make great sacrifices for their chosen religion, new philosophy, or value system. Those with Neptune here may also feel disillusioned by others in their search for the truth, and often themes of sacrifice, redemption, martyrdom are prevalent.

With Neptune in this sector of the chart, there has to be a higher meaning to life. Occasionally, this leads them down false and confusing paths; some may look for drugs to open the mind and to experience the oneness of the universe. The person could also enroll in higher education courses teaching art, music, dance, healing, religion, theater, film, or photography and, perhaps, one day become a teacher in one of these areas.

The unio mystic is not merely a fantasy for Neptune in the 9th; and while elements of primary narcissism will inevitably be present in one’s hoped for relationship with deity, deeply moving transpersonal experiences of an oceanic kind are not uncommon. The challenge lies in differentiating between the divine source and mortal teacher who purports to be its mouthpiece, and ensuring that one’s narcissism does generate a secret inflation which undermines relationships to the otherworld. Neptune and the Quest for Redemption