Neptune and Pluto are generational planets, taking many years to go through a sign, so an entire generation usually has them in the same sign. Let’s focus on what Neptune and Pluto can represent and do!
Neptune & Pluto in the Natal Chart
In the natal chart, the house position for Neptune and Pluto is usually more important for each individual than the sign position as a result of the fact that entire generations of people have them in the same sign (not really special!).
Neptune's location tends to show areas where you experience the least mental focus, the most foggy thinking. Neptune isn't very clear-headed and loves dreams, illusions, delusions, so you can be prone to not seeing things clearly with those areas.
Pluto is not so foggy, Pluto is powerful and shows areas we have the most power or experience the most power/control issues in life. It's also transformative, so his location can show where we must undergo many transformations in our lives.
Neptune & Pluto in Prediction
In predictive astrology, transit (moving) Neptune can show where our thinking is less clear, and we're not able to see the full details in situations. This makes it easy for us to be deceived, and we have to work on having a solid connection to our intuition to guide us on the right path since our logical mind doesn’t work as well where Neptune is concerned.
Neptune also has a "dissolving" energy, so it can also bring dissolvement in the areas of life related to where it's transiting. This isn’t usually traumatic, and instead something just “fades away” into the night. We may not even be fully aware that it’s gone until after the transit is over.
Pluto is transforming, and sometimes to the point of ripping apart everything in your life (especially touring the 1st house, 2nd house, or making a harsh aspect to your Sun or Moon). It wants to make certain that any changes you make will stick around for the long haul, and that you really connect with them and they’re good for you.
Pluto wants change, demands change, in the name of developing more power and control. Transform the areas of life ruled by where Pluto's going through, otherwise it'll do it for you. If you take control of the transformations, Pluto doesn’t fight you so much. It’s when you try to avoid it that it becomes a problem.
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Neptune & Pluto in General:
Neptune rules water sign Pisces, which is ruler of intuition, imagination, illusion, and spirituality. Pisces is a compassionate sign, and looks out for everyone, but has to work on boundaries, otherwise it can be easily taken advantage of.
Neptune is also the natural ruler of the 12th house, the very last house in astrology, which rules endings, anything hidden, and the past. This house is associated with karma, the subconscious, and our undoing. For more on the 12th house, check out the 12th house article.
Pluto rules another water sign, Scorpio, which is ruler of intensity, passion, and depth. This is thanks to Pluto, and Scorpio is a sign that researches, never gives up, gets to the heart of matters, and takes a serious approach.
Pluto is also the natural ruler of the 8th house. This is a dark house thanks to Pluto, and rules transformations as well as other people’s money. Transformations can include death and birth (pregnancy and sex are ruled by the 8th house as well - the start of life). Other people’s money can include taxes, debts, joint finances, inheritances, loans, credit, and more. For more on the 8th house, check out the 8th house article.
Suggested Reading: The Natal Neptune page, Natal Pluto page, Transit Neptune page, and Transit Pluto page for general interpretations