It’s an interesting transit in astrology, because Neptune moves so slowly that we barely notice its effects on our lives. It’s something like living near the seashore – unless we’re swimmers, fishermen or surfers, we barely notice it until something like a tidal wave or shipwreck grabs our attention.
Astrologically, there are only a few cosmic events that put Neptune front-and-center among the myriad planetary combinations. Its stations are among them. This occurs when Neptune appears to stand still before it goes into retrograde or direct motion.
In astrology, Neptune is often considered a planet that’s all about fogginess, dissolution, imprecision, and confusion. But its positive aspects, include aspiration, idealism, creativity and a leaning toward the mysterious, exotic and foreign aspects of life on earth. Neptune-dominant people, if not artists, are often interested in subjects like ritual or stage magic.
Neptune is said to be the planet of the oil industry and the synthetics we derive from oil, the pharmaceutical industry and the chemical industries. In the studies of world astrology, it’s always turning up in charts that have to do with terrorism, espionage, drugs and addiction. It also is the planet of film and other businesses that produce fantastic works of art. It also is the planet of meditation and mysticism in general. All non-mainstream spiritual practices are connected with this planet.
When in Pisces, which is ruled by Neptune, it tends to blanket the world with a force that makes it difficult to trust anyone or believe anything we hear or see, even from reliable sources.
Special-effect artists make things that we can barely imagine look real, and new stories put drama ahead of fact so often that politicians are doing the same thing. Conspiracy theories are a common topic of conversation among people these days, many of which seem more plausible than the actual story. This and more is Neptune in Pisces.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 - April 19)
With Neptune stationing in Pisces, your 12th Solar house, it’s important for you to be skeptical, Aries, especially when it comes to secrets. Astrology says the station of Neptune is a good time for reading inspirational literature and doing spiritual practices of various types. You should also enjoy fantasy stories. This is not a position that favors business or financial efforts. This transit favors working with your inner psychology and releasing stuck emotions or ideas.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 - May 20)
This station of Neptune falls in your Solar 11th house, which is the house of your friends, groups and associations, and hopes and wishes. This means there’s probably very little that goes on between you and your friends, Taurus, that has anything to do with practical results. But that’s okay; it’s what Neptune does best. It might be a good idea to try some Laws of Attraction-related practices while this station is in effect, because the meditation-like exercises will do more for you financially now than hard work.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 - June 20)
With Neptune doing its thing in Pisces, Gemini, it reaches you through your Solar 10th house of career, business status and personal goals. You may be in for some confusing circumstances – you’re likely to get untrustworthy and mixed messages from bosses or investors. Don’t expect business-as-usual during this station, because things could move in a direction you didn’t foresee. Meditation may help keep you in balance now.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 - July 21)
Since Neptune is stationing in your Solar ninth house, which deals with spirituality and philosophy, you can expect to have some out-of-the-ordinary experiences that change your thinking or expand your consciousness. Do your best to avoid legal entanglements for now, Cancer. Your dreams may take on unusual themes, and you should pay attention to them. Zen and mindfulness are practices that can help you stay grounded amid the chaos of collective emotions you’re exposed to.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 - August 22)
Neptune’s station in Pisces may actually affect your bottom line, even if you read the small print, Leo, because it’s working through the Solar eighth house. Misunderstandings will abound, and you can expect clerical, network or other errors to cause problems in your financial life. Do not double-down on your investments. If you sincerely want to help someone out financially, treat it as a gift rather than a loan, because they may not be able to keep the promise they make.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 23 - September 22)
This station of Neptune falls in your Solar seventh house, the house of relationships and negotiations. It can cause you to misunderstand others, Virgo, and others to mis-read you. Try to be as clear and unambiguous as possible, because small upsets between you and another can turn into a tidal wave of unproductive emotion that can weaken or undermine your bonds. Joint creative activity can be fulfilling, productive and profitable.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Libra (Libra dates: September 23 - October 22)
Your sixth Solar house of wellness and the workplace is where Neptune stations this time. This makes it probably the worst time to change your diet or medication. Avoid any drug that has not been prescribed by a reputable physician, Libra. You may even overreact to unusual foods now. Expect rumors and plots in the workplace, so avoid people involved in them like the plague while Neptune is sitting in its Pisces station.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 - November 21)
This station of Neptune in Pisces is in your Solar fifth house, Scorpio, so it’s time to indulge your imagination and fantasies. Seriously, if you never liked science or supernatural fiction, you should try it at least once while Neptune is in the entertainment sector of your chart. And don’t let others press you into doing something you don’t want to do, Scorpio, because your psychic radar might not detect a result that you never expected or wanted.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 - December 20)
The Solar fourth house has to do with the place you live. Keep vigilant – this position of Neptune can cause damage to your home through chemical or water spills or floods. Make sure that any toxic substances you keep, like gasoline or bleach, is safely stored. Keep things on hand to deal with possible emergencies, Sagittarius, because although they may not happen, you’re better off safe than sorry.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 - January 19)
If you’ve ever dropped a mobile phone into a foot of water, you know what kind of thing can result from a Neptune station in your third Solar house. Protect all your equipment, Capricorn. Also, protect yourself against possible problems from drugs, whether they have been prescribed or not. This is a good astrological position for writing, even if it’s only keeping a dream journal. Avoid people who try to change your mind about things, because the almost hypnotic power of clever rhetoric, combined with the power of Neptune, may move you in an unproductive direction.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 20 -February 17)
Pisces is your Solar second house of money, Aquarius, so a Neptune station here is something you really need to be cautious about, unless you like the “where did that money go?” feeling. Neptune in Pisces can cause you to miss a lot of practical details because it can engender a feeling of having infinite resources. Place limits on yourself. If you’re going out, go to enjoy music, theater or the cinema, not to spend money. Some spending on creative or spiritual pursuits will be rewarded.
Neptune Stationed Direct in Pisces for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 - March 19)
With the Neptune station forming in your sign, Pisces, you need to be a little more restrained than you usually are. Of course, that part of you that likes a good story better than boring information may be a little over-excited, but don’t get too enthusiastic about believing in something or someone new in your life. Take it easy and be straightforward with others; you might help them regain their balance.