Neptune can be a difficult planet to understand, mostly because Neptune's energy is so foggy. Neptune clouds our judgment and makes us think we know what’s happening, only to be blindsided once Neptune’s departed and the cold light of day hits.
With the areas of life ruled by the house transit Neptune is touring in your chart, it can be so difficult to see what’s really going on, and we can be easily fooled. Those areas can get hazy, difficult to understand, and you can be easily deceived or manipulated. Become aware with the houses, that’s key!
Transit Neptune usually spends many years (over a decade!) in one house. This brings continuous Neptune energy to the areas of life ruled by that house. You don’t always feel its presence (it usually becomes more obvious under Neptune transits, transits to the house ruler, or other planets going through the house), but it is always there, and the start can be very intense.
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Surviving Transit Neptune in the houses:
Transit Neptune in the 1st House
The 1st house is the house of the self, so having transit Neptune in your 1st house can impact you directly. While you can come across more Neptunian - charismatic, intuitive, and compassionate - you can also be much more easily deceived and manipulated, and have to fight hard to make sure you don’t fall victim to anyone who wants to take advantage of you. You can also wander a bit through life if you’re unsure of what you should be doing.
How to survive:
It’s important to work on manifesting Neptune positively under this transit. Explore your spirituality, work on forging a better connection to your intuitive self, and do more to help others. The more solid of a connection you have to your soul, to the subtle energies around you, and to the subconscious motivations of others, the easier it can be to sense who the bad guys are you need to avoid and when you’re being sold on something empty.
You can develop such a strong intuition under this transit that your gut can be your greatest guide. There can be struggles with believing it sometimes though, so work on the connection and have confidence in your abilities. Having a strong connection to your intuition can also help you to find your true purpose. Without that, you can feel like a nomad.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 1st house, hard aspects to the 1st house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 2nd House
The 2nd house is the house of money, so having transit Neptune in the 2nd house can impact you financially, and you can be swindled by someone who wants your money or valuables (watch for the Ponzi scheme!). You may have a hard time keeping track of your finances, and this can put you in a bad position financially over and over again. You can also be more insecure, and this can impact your ability to create stability.
How to survive:
Being more aware of your finances is important under this transit, and staying grounded financially. Keep rainy day funds - more than one! - to protect yourself if you get hazy. This transit is really about releasing unhealthy attachments to money and possessions, and finding a spiritual connection to them instead. Use your money to do good things for others - donate more to charity, put a relative through college, buy items for a shelter - as well as good things for yourself that enrich your life (taking a class, travel, joining groups to meet new people).
If you feel you have a negative view of money or rich people, work on changing that to something positive. Work to let go of the negative feelings you may have toward money or about money. Also work on being more confident and believing in yourself. Having a healthy dose of confidence can help you stay grounded and improve your security.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 2nd house, hard aspects to the 2nd house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 3rd House
The 3rd house is the house of communication, so having transit Neptune in this house can impact your ability to understand and to be understood by others. You may not realize you’re not being clear, or others may feel that no matter what you say, they don’t get it. You may have a hard time dealing with logic, facts and figures, and get lost in your imagination a lot. Focus can be difficult, and dealing with anything you find boring can be a challenge. You can also fall prey to someone who sounds really good, but is really bad.
How to survive:
Your imagination is more active, so let it have an outlet. Give it time to run wild regularly. This might mean taking time on a daily basis to write, read, watch a movie, or just daydream. When you give your mind the time it wants to fantasize, it makes it easier for you to deal with the practical here-and-now. This can also help to protect you from the pretty-speaking swindler.
As for being misunderstood, this is where having an artistic or creative way of expressing yourself can be a super helpful. Communicating like normal may become too challenging under this transit, so you need to find a Neptunian one. This may be through music, poetry, painting, whatever suits you. When you communicate this way, people are more likely to respond favorably and understand what you mean.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 3rd house, hard aspects to the 3rd house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 4th House
The 4th house rules the home and family, as well as your emotions and internal foundation, so having transit Neptune in your 4th house can make you unrealistic with your home or family, and you may do too much for your home and family and lose yourself, or feel yourself detach from them emotionally. You may get lost in your emotions at times, and while you can be super compassionate, you can also have a hard time keeping your emotions in check.
How to survive:
It’s important to be more realistic with matters at home and with your family. If you think every is roses, it’s probably not, so try taking a step back and listening to what your gut tells you. If you’re constantly drained and invested a ton of time with your family or at home, that is something that probably needs to be addressed. If you feel your relationships with family have dissolved, you may need to ask yourself if this is truly the right thing for you.
As for your emotions, the more spiritually secure connected you are, the easier it can be to manage yourself emotionally. Without that connection, you can feel untethered. If you have a hard time expressing yourself emotionally, try creative or artistic means (singing, writing, dancing, painting, sculpting, acting, etc.)
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 4th house, hard aspects to the 4th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 5th House
The 5th house is the house of love, so transit Neptune in the 5th house can impact your love relationships. You may not see the people you love realistically, or they may not see you realistically, and that can cause problems. You can be taken advantage of by people you think you love, and you can fall in love with all of the wrong people. You can give too much to the people you love, and lose yourself a little bit when you’re in love, thinking that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
How to survive:
You obviously need to be more realistic with the people you love, so you need to ask yourself constantly if this relationship and person is really healthy and good for you. Take a step back as much as you can and ask yourself if this was someone else, not you, would you think it’s still rosey? If you have a hard time finding any faults with the person or problems in the relationship, this may be a clue that you’re not being realistic.
Soul connections can be good to work on under this transit, so work to strengthen yourself spiritual and strengthen the spiritual connection you have with the people you love. Creativity can be a good outlet for you since Neptune rules the arts and the 5th house rules your hobbies, so make sure you have lots of time to spend on creative pursuits.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 5th house, hard aspects to the 5th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 6th House
The 6th house rules your work, daily life, and health, so transit Neptune in the 6th house can make it difficult for you to focus on work that needs to be done, not wanting to deal with anything mundane or stick to any kind of schedule or routine. If you’re not satisfied with the work you do, you can become even more unsatisfied and want to do something else. You can also experience health issues that are difficult to diagnose, treat, or are brought on by stress.
How to survive:
Embrace some changes in your life on a regular basis. If your daily life remains the same, constant, you’re more likely to become more and more restless. Try to do more on a daily basis of the things you love or that replenish your soul. If you’re not happy with your work and you see this transit coming, perhaps prepare to do something else. Work most likely under this transit will be spiritual, metaphysical, artistic, or helpful.
As for your health, you have to be very careful with what you consume and come into contact with under this transit. You can become very sensitive to all manner of things that you weren’t before, so pay careful attention to what you eat, wear, clean with, skincare products, makeup, medicine (even over the counter). The more you’re stressed, the more likely this will be, so work to manage your stress levels. Tending to your soul needs and being creative help with that.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 6th house, hard aspects to the 6th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 7th House
The 7th house rules your relationships, so transit Neptune in the 7th house impacts all of your relationships and the people who come into your life. You may see people unrealistically, and do anything for the people you care about, similarly to the 5th house influence. You may have unrealistic expectations from the people in your life, either because they’re actually not as great as you think they are or because you have some subconscious issues to work on.
How to survive:
If there are some relationship or commitment issues you need to work out, this is important to do, otherwise you can continue to have problems come up again and again. Once you’ve cleared that, focus on developing more spiritual connections with people, but try to be clear about what your expectations are from them. If people are continuously disappointing you, this may be a clue that you need to be more realistic about what you expect from others.
If you feel like you’re constantly attracting people to you who take advantage, work on forging a better connection to your intuition so you can figure out who to run from faster, and work on elevating your energy levels (working on emotional issues, developing your spiritual self, removing blocks) so you’re naturally attracting better people.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 7th house, hard aspects to the 7th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 8th House
The 8th house rules “other people’s money”, so while transit Neptune is in the 8th house, you can experience financial problems because of other people, give too much to people who are swindling you or don’t deserve it, or may have a hard time keeping track of the money taxes, loans, business finances, or joint finances. The 8th house also rules intimacy, so you may share too much of yourself with others.
How to survive:
When it comes to your finances, you need to make sure you’re staying on top of it, and not just trusting other people to do the right thing by you. That puts you in a bad position to be taken advantage of. Investing may be dicey during this transit, so work to be more responsible and cautious.
When it comes to intimacy, you should work on forging a spiritual connection with others, but not rush to act as though you have a spiritual connection with someone. The One cannot come along ten times. This can be a great transit for developing your spiritual side, becoming passionate about your spirituality, and forging a deep connection to your spiritual self.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 8th house, hard aspects to the 8th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 9th House
The 9th house rules higher education, travel, and your beliefs, so when transit Neptune is in the 9th house, you can have difficulty focusing in school or with learning, especially if you’re trying to learn something you feel is very mundane. You may experience more difficulties with travel as well. And you can be taken advantage of by someone who sounds really good and whose beliefs you buy, but they may just be trying to take and take and take.
How to survive:
If you’re trying to learn and you can choose what you’re learning, try focusing on Neptunian subjects (the metaphysical or spiritual, anything artistic or that helps others). If you have no choice but to deal with mundane subjects, give yourself lots of time to for study and practice but takes lots of breaks too so your mind has the chance to wander when it’s appropriate.
As for travel, try going to places that are near or on the water, and make sure you know your travel schedule by heart before going, otherwise you might miss something. With beliefs, you should be more cautious with someone who sounds too good to be true, because they probably are. Listen to your own instincts and what your own soul says about what your beliefs are. You don’t need to find someone to follow. Lead yourself.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 9th house, hard aspects to the 9th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 10th House
The 10th house rules your career, goals, and direction, so having transit Neptune in the 10th house can cloud your judgment when it comes to the goals you want to work on or how to achieve them, the career you want to have or how to make it happen, or the direction your life is going in or how to stay on the right path. People can also see you in a way that’s difficult for you to control since the 10th house rules your public image.
How to survive:
Get in touch with your instincts and let them guide you. With a strong connection to your intuition, they can act as a guide to help you figure out what path to go down, what goals to focus on, what plans to make, and what you want from your life professionally. This can be an excellent time to embark on a career that is Neptunian - something to do with the metaphysical or spiritual, something that helps people, or something artistic/creative.
You can be more charismatic with the way you come across, and while you can’t control completely how people perceive you, the more confident and secure you are in who you are, the less difficult that can be. You may also be very imaginative and creative during this transit, which can overtake being practical at times, so make sure you’re more grounded so you don’t get lost.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 10th house, hard aspects to the 10th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 11th House
The 11th house rules your friends, groups you belong to, causes you believe in, and your dreams for your future, so with transit Neptune in the 11th house, you may have a hard time with friends or groups, getting taken advantage of or letting bad people into your life. You may get lost in the causes you believe in, wanting to give too much to others. You may be uncertain of your future dreams, or of how to achieve them.
How to survive:
Having more confidence and being more grounded can help you with attracting better people into your life. Don’t be afraid to let people go that are bad for you, and focus on the connections that are healthy and positive. If you start to get a bad feeling about someone, that’s probably a clue. As for your causes, it’s good for you to do a lot to help others and the world, but you need to find your limits and set boundaries so you’re not giving too much of yourself away and stressing yourself out, draining yourself, or feeling resentful.
When it comes to your dreams for your future, let your intuition tell you what you should focus on and how, and work on making your dreams a reality rather than a simple daydream. With Neptune here, it can be easy to not do anything about them, but you can achieve a lot more if you work at it.
This transit can be more prominent in your life when you have another transit planet in the 11th house, hard aspects to the 11th house cusp or ruler, or a Neptune aspect.
Transit Neptune in the 12th House
The 12th house is the house naturally ruled by Neptune, so having transit Neptune in this house usually isn’t as big of an issue as the other houses. Neptune can feel at home here, and you can be more at home with the energy. It can be easier for you to tap into your spiritual self and intuitive side, to be compassionate and understanding, to deal with the past and let go, to be creative and imaginative, and to let your dreams be active.
If anything, it might just go a little too far at times, and you may get lost in your dreams, in helping others, in your spirituality, or in the past. This likely comes out when you have transit Moon, Saturn, Uranus, or Pluto in the 12th house at the same time, a hard aspect to the 12th house cusp or ruler, or a hard Neptune aspect.
Suggested Reading: The Survival Series: How to survive transit Pluto, Uranus, Saturn, Full Moons, and Mercury Retrograde in the houses, and Hard Pluto to the Personal Planets and Hard Saturn to the Personal Planets