With transiting Neptune forming a waxing square to my natal Mercury/ASC in Scorpio and doing that from the 3rd House, it’s not too surprising to find the elusive, illusive fellow on my mind. It’s always a challenge to articulate exactly how Neptune operates in the best of circumstances and with all this going on I really feel like I’m wandering around in a haze these days. However, being a hardcore Mercury type I plan on persisting to see if there is some sense to be found . . .
I found myself thinking about the dynamics of Moon conjunct Neptune on my morning commute. Over the years, the charge of being emotionally elusive has been laid on me more than once by both family members and guys I was seeing. If the Moon/Neptune connection works in a similar manner to Moon in Pisces, then it’s possible that even though I see myself as a kind, empathetic sort others will see me as distant emotionally. Pisces is about universal compassionate concern for the well-being of their fellow travelers as opposed to the nitty-gritty daily emotional stuff most of our lives are made of. It’s somehow easier to see ourselves as caring for the many rather that focusing on what’s right in front of us. Plus with Neptune involved, intimacy can mean pain as in feeling too much of other’s pain and unless there are hard-wiring problems most learn to avoid pain.
The worst problems come with seeing the unmanifested potential in others and acting as if it is the real thing . . . not a good idea. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of learning first and foremost who we are, what we want, what we can live with and what we can’t. Neptune influences can lend this lovely, romantic aura and are very good at disguising the nasty, sordid realities of being human. Personally, I think the person who came up the concept of Romantic Love should have been drawn and quartered! But that’s just one person’s perspective . . .
Neptune moves very slowly and by transit seems to have the most effect when it forms exact aspects to natal personal planets. We can go months without being aware of his work in our lives. In fact, if I didn’t have this Mars/Mercury/ASC collection from 20 Scorpio to 25 Scorpio, I probably wouldn’t be so aware of the Neptune effect now. Gotta get used to it because Neptune will be moving over those degrees for about another 3-5 years . . . Conjunctions, squares and oppositions by transiting Neptune are the most keenly felt and with Neptune currently residing in Aquarius that means late degree Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio and Leo are getting the “ouch” transits.
This is from our first trip out looking for the elusive morel . . . . very Neptunian, the mushroom.