According to Charles Carter, “this is the most common aspect in the charts of astrologers, particularly those involved in the art of predictive astrology,” The author says that astrologers with this configuration are basically psychic and can predict the heck out of your future. A native’s obsession with a particular subject is like a tattoo – it stays with them forever! Wow, this comment gave me the heebie-jeebies! The Art of Predictive Astrology author Carol Rushman has an exact Sun-Neptune conjunction in her 8th house. While it’s possible that Rushman has never picked up Carter’s aspect book, it’s clear that she has devoted her entire life to the art of astrological prediction.
“In thirty years of working as a professional astrologer, I find that the predictive part of astrology is by far the most exciting. There was a time when predictive astrology was not the thing to do. It was the 1970s and astrologers were using their expertise strictly as a psychological tool…Astrology’s insight into the future is part of the intrigue and mystery that draws people to it. The most popular astrologers with great followings know how to make accurate predictions. When you are new to astrology there is nothing like making your first prediction. I can remember it very clearly. I told a friend who was waiting to hear from a lover (she had not heard from him for five weeks) that word would come Thursday. When she called me that Thursday evening, I don’t know which one of us was more amazed. He had called. There was no thrill quite like it. That was over thirty years ago.” The Art of Predictive Astrology: Forecasting Your Life Events
If the public’s admiration and love leads them to idealise astrologers, it may be because of their ability to make accurate forecasts. It would wrap them in Neptunian mystery, leading others to suspect they possessed supernatural abilities. Clients would be drawn to a Neptune astrologer since the planet rules over imagination, inspiration, and dreams in astrology. It’s as though this person has a lifelong link to an oracle (the Sun God, Apollo) and can thus see into the future. My natal Sun is in Pisces, so when transiting Neptune forms a conjunction with it, I’ll start giving astrology readings and setting up a fortune-telling stand. I jest, but I can see why Neptunian astrologers would be held in high esteem by some, they probably have some out-of-this-world insights. I mean, who wouldn’t trust the predictions of someone who lives on a planet that’s basically just a giant blueberry slushie?
Just an update on what happened under this transit: The stars have aligned and I am now a full-time astrologer. Dream job!