There are a variety of ways you can focus on intuition in astrology, but the first place to focus on is Neptune. Neptune is the general ruler of intuition, so you can focus on Neptune in the natal chart to get more ideas for how to channel your intuition. Neptune is a slow-moving planet, so it’s in the same sign for some time, so for each of us, the house location of Neptune may be more personal than the sign.
Natal Neptune in the Houses and Intuition:
With Neptune in the 1st house, your intuition can be strong, and you feel very much in touch with that part of you. You can seem like an intuitive person as well, coming across like a mystical creature, and it can be a part of who you are. With Neptune in the 12th house, this house is naturally ruled by Neptune, so you can naturally be in tune with your intuitive side, but you may not be aware of it consciously. You seem to have excellent intuition, but it can be difficult for you to get a hold of it. The 12th house rules dreams, so keeping a dream journal can be helpful.
With Neptune in the 2nd house, you can feel a little like an earth god/goddess, and have a more practical, earthy approach to intuition. You can become more in touch with your intuition when you feel grounded and confident. With Neptune in the 3rd house, you can merge your intuition with your mind, and you can have flashes of insight. This occur with Neptune in the 11th house as well. In both the 3rd and 11th houses, you can benefit from using something like astrology or numerology to help channel your intuition.
With Neptune in the 4th house, your intuitive side may feel like it’s a part of your core, and when you have a stronger internal foundation, you can be more in touch with your intuition. With Neptune in the 5th house, you can channel your intuitive side into creative or artistic ventures and outlets (this can also be good for the 12th house). With Neptune in the 6th house, you may need to work on balancing your practical side with your intuitive side, and can take a more rational approach to intuition. Can you truly be intuitive when you put rules around it? That may be something you have to work on, but you can have excellent intuition for your work and daily life.
With Neptune in the 7th house, you can surround yourself with intuitive types, and let your intuition guide you when dealing with others. You may need some balance, peace, and harmony in order to strengthen your intuition. With Neptune in the 8th house, you can have excellent intuition, and you can be passionate about it and let it lead you. With Neptune in the 9th house, being in tune with your intuitive side can be part of your life philosophy, and you can study lots of ways to strengthen your intuition. With Neptune in the 10th house, you can feel like being a highly intuitive person is something you’re constantly striving for, and it can be one of your ultimate goals in life.
Neptune, Your Sun and Moon, and Intuition
You can also take a look at the relationship between your natal Neptune and your natal Sun and Moon.
If you have your natal Neptune at a hard aspect (square - 3 signs apart, or opposite - 6 signs apart) to your natal Sun or Moon, this can bring some difficulties with accessing your intuitive side, or some discomfort in some way, and this has to be worked on in order to be a truly intuitive person.
If your natal Neptune is at a positive aspect (sextile - two signs apart, or trine - four signs apart) to your natal Sun and Moon, this can make it easier for you to access your intuition.
If you have your natal Neptune conjunct (in the same spot as) your natal Sun or Moon, this can make your intuition much stronger, but it may be difficult for you to get control of and it may feel like it controls you or you’re not fully aware of the extent of your intuitive powers consciously.
Transit Neptune and Intuition
Predictively, you can look at transit (moving) Neptune and see when he’ll be aspecting your natal planets and house cusps.
When Neptune is aspecting a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) or the 1st house cusp or ruler, this can be the most important times for your intuition for better or worse. If Neptune is:
- square or opposite, you may struggle with your intuition, and feel that you can’t hear it right at all, or it’s not pointing you in the right direction
- sextile or trine, you can have a much easier time tapping into your intuitive side and strengthening your intuition
- conjunct, it’s imperative you pay attention to the messages, but there may be a lot of them, so you have to learn which to listen to
The same can also be said of aspects to your natal Neptune by the other transit planets.
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