There comes a point in midlife when you start to confront that dream of what your life was supposed to look like. Welcome to Neptune Square Neptune.
“The dream” took shape through many different influences. It could’ve been your grandfather pressuring you to take on the family business. It could have been that promise of a blank passport and a hope to have all the stamps of the world by the time you were 40. It could have been the dream of the white picket fence you had idolized and the framed diplomas in the home office.
At some point we take spiritual inventory not only to wonder how did I get here, but where did I get these ideas of where I should be and are these ideas and all the “shoulds” worth claiming as mine? If they aren’t, then it’s time to clean house.
This transit is a really an internal one, but you see it manifest in outward ways. People start either reconnecting to family or distancing themselves. They start going back to church or exploring spiritual rituals. People start thinking of how to align their life with their values. The topics hit are highlighted by the areas of their birth charts that are affected.
When people aren’t liking what they are seeing and don’t know what to do with this energy, you find the lower manifestation of Neptune. It comes about through distraction or procrastination. What can I escape into so I can avoid the real emotional work? Social media? Binge watching shows? Alcohol? Shopping? Workaholic tendencies?
My Natal Neptune hangs out in my 3rd house of elementary education, communication, neighborhoods, and social community. That square lit up those house topics like a Christmas tree! We had an awful time trying to figure out if we should keep him in the neighborhood school or try for the charter STEM school. I was worried about finding friends for both him and our family. I was worried about his learning style. And I was replaying the old tapes I had growing up when my family went back and forth between public and private education. We finally decided to put our name into the ring and turn to something very off the beaten path of Feng Shui, as a spiritual practice (it was squaring my 12th house), to give ourselves the best chance, but let it go into the hands of the Universe. Long story short, he was accepted, and I opened my boundaries back up to astromagick, manifesting, and the power of intention.
When Neptune squares are done well you can see an integration with that person. They resolve the shoulds with what their souls desire. You can expect your Neptune Square to occur around 40-42 and it will last about 2 years. Let me know if I can help you find when and where your Neptune square will be occurring in your chart.
For part one of my Midlife Transit Series, Go to Pluto Square Pluto.