In astrology, Neptune is the planet of intuition and spirituality, imagination and artistry, as well as illusion, delusion, and has fading energy. When impacting your professional life, that energy can be brought into the work you do.
How Natal Neptune Impacts Your Professional Life
For some, Neptune can have a strong influence on your professional life via your natal chart. This can be the case if you have:
- Neptune in the 2nd house (ruling money), 6th house (ruling work), or 10th house (ruling career)
- Pisces 2nd house, 6th house, or 10th house/Midheaven (which would make Uranus the ruler) or an Aquarius 2nd, 6th, or 10th house ruler
- Neptune conjunct (aligned with) the 2nd, 6th, or 10th house ruler, Ceres (planetary ruler of money), or Saturn (planetary ruler of career)
- Neptune conjunct the 4th house cusp/Imum Coeli (the 4th house cusp/Imum Coeli is on an axis with the 10th house cusp/Midheaven so Neptune would be directly opposing)
When natal Neptune has a strong influence on your professional life in the natal chart, this brings spiritual, intuitive, and imaginative energy for you professionally. When it's with the 10th house, this rules your overall career, and you may struggle with pinpointing your goals clearly for a while. You may feel ambitious at times, but need to learn the discipline needed to make things happen. This can take a while to learn.
Your goals can be focused on spirituality, the metaphysical, and you may be intuitively guided to the right path for you when you have a solid handle on your intuition. You may work in spirituality, with the metaphysical, do something in the medical field or where you're helping others, or something creative.
Ultimately, achievement may not be the main goal for you if whatever you achieve doesn't fulfill you spiritually. There may also be some karmic or subconscious blocks that need to be worked through before you can succeed.
When it's the 6th house, this rules your work environment and the jobs you have, and this can mean you need a work environment that is supportive and gives you room to flow. You can be extremely understanding with those you work with and for, but this can leave you vulnerable to being taken advantage of. If that happens, it can drain you spiritually, mentally, and physically. At the same time, some structure can be good for keeping you on task since you may lose track of time pretty easily. You may gravitate to Neptune-ruled jobs as well.
When it's the 2nd house, this rules your money, so money may be something that is difficult for you to grasp in some way. You may struggle with money at some point in your life, and this can keep you stuck in a lack mindset. Money can be spiritual for you, and you can benefit when you use it for something fulfilling, and to help others as well as yourself, though you also need to make sure you have good money boundaries since you may be inclined to give it all away. You can make money in ways ruled by Neptune.
How Transit Neptune Impacts Your Professional Life
Transit (moving) Neptune can also bring strong Neptune energy to your professional life, but this is temporary (whereas with natal Neptune, it's your entire life). With transit Neptune, it's only going to be for the period of time the transit is in effect.
Transit Neptune can influence your professional life when it's:
- in your natal 2nd, 6th, or 10th houses
- aspecting your natal 2nd, 6th, or 10th house rulers, your Midheaven, your natal Ceres, or your natal Saturn
Transit Neptune touring your natal 2nd house can make it difficult for you to be clear with money matters, and you can get swindled pretty easily. You may see money fade and go away, and have a hard time understanding why and what to do about it. Working on financial boundaries is very important with Neptune touring your 2nd house.
If you have a good handle on money and money boundaries, you may find you can use money to fulfill you in more ways.
Transit Neptune in your natal 6th house can impact your work life, and work may dissolve, through losing your job or quitting, or you may fade out from the work you're doing somehow. This can be gradual, and long in the making. If what you do doesn't fulfill you spiritually and emotionally, you can move away and toward something that does.
If what you do does bring you fulfillment, you may feel even more connected to it, and your intuition regarding this work may strengthen.
Transit Neptune in your natal 10th house can impact your career and goals, and you may have a hard time making progress and sticking to your plans. You may be all over the place, flowing from one goal to the next and not really seeing them through. You need to focus on goals you feel spiritually connected to and that fulfill you. If you don't, you can keep wandering; but if you do, you can reach new heights quietly and get recognition for your charisma and imagination.
When it comes to transit Neptune aspects, these last for several months. Beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines) can help you strengthen your intuition, financially with the 2nd house, with your work with the 6th house, and with career goals with the 10th house. Your gut can guide you to the right choices.
Challenging aspects (conjunctions, squares, and oppositions) can bring dissolving energy, and you walk away from work you're doing and goals you have, or it fades from your life. You may need to work on karmic patterns and baggage in order to get on track, and work to be more connected to reality.
Will Neptune in Pisces Impact My Professional Life?
Neptune is more than halfway through Pisces by now, so it's already affected some with this transit when it comes to your professional life, though there are still many to come. This can include you if you have:
- natal 2nd house, 6th house, or 10th house/Midheaven in Pisces (Neptune will transit)
- natal 2nd, 6th, or 10th house ruler or natal Ceres or Saturn in Pisces (Neptune will conjunct)
- natal 2nd, 6th, or 10th house cusp/Midheaven, natal 2nd, 6th, or 10th house ruler or natal Ceres or Saturn in Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius (Neptune will square or oppose)
These are the challenging positions for Neptune in Pisces, and these can bring challenges with focus on what you're doing if you don't feel fulfilled by it or spiritually connected to it. You may struggle with making progress, but have a hard time figuring out the blocks, and need to work on connecting to reality and not letting illusion and delusion win.
If any of these positions are instead in Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, or Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces will make beneficial aspects, and this can be a great time for growing your spiritual connection to work you do and pursuing something quite fulfilling, and for strengthening your instincts with your work.
Suggested Reading: Astrology of Pluto & Your Professional Life and Astrology of Saturn & Your Professional Life