On my last post, How Do Neptune and Pluto Transits Compare? Amreen writes:
It would be great to have tips and guidelines on coping with such Neptunian transits, including ways to identify that we’re deluding ourselves .
When it comes to outer planet transits, your best bet is always to lean in. Outer planets represent forces much bigger than us, and the energy is inescapable. You couldn’t thwart it if you tried. So instead your job is to find a way to work with the energy and incorporate it into your life in healthy ways. This can help blunt the effects of the transit manifesting externally.
For instance, Neptune is associated with transcendence, spirituality, music, art, and service. When you see a Neptune transit coming, this is the time to volunteer, start working in the local soup kitchen, learn to meditate, etc. And it’s all the better if you can tailor it to your own chart. If Neptune is transiting your Leo Mercury in the 10th, start writing and performing music! But if that same Mercury is in the 9th, get yourself to an ashram or yoga retreat and start to really understand other people’ spirituality. And if that Mercury is in the 12th? Get yourself a dream journal pronto.
Another tip, however odd, is to identify an upcoming Neptune transit and build supporting structure before it hits. For instance, if Neptune is about to transit your 2nd house, try to build an airtight budget, and maybe utilize apps that will save and invest your money for you, and save as much as you can. Now, once Neptune arrives, these structures will almost certainly fail (the budget goes out the window, the app goes under, you send all your money to a fake Saudi prince, etc), but you’ll be better positioned to absorb the loss.
As to identifying ways that you’re deluding yourself, a journal is a great tool. During my own Neptune transit, when I was in that abusive relationship, there would be times that my partner would do something awful, just truly beyond the pale, and after a day or two I would find that I had completely forgotten what he did! So I started keeping a journal to help myself remember what was happening to me. I later expanded it and used it as a repository for all my Neptune confusion, and I can’t tell you what a help it was. A lot of things that seemed so real to my fogged-up mind just couldn’t hold muster in the cold light of day. That journal kept me from going even further off the rails.
And finally, when it comes to Neptune or any other outer planet transit, you have to surrender. Because look, no matter how hard you work to align yourself with that energy, you will not be able to contain it entirely. There are people out there who say that if a person is enlightened and high-minded enough, they can experience transits internally, and never have it manifest as external event or negatively impact their lives. I don’t buy it. If a person was already a master of these energies, they wouldn’t need to have the transits in the first place. At some point during a Neptune transit, you’re going to lose the thread. You’re going to be adrift and the harder you fight, the farther from shore you are.
Neptune, above all else, rules faith. That is the real secret to Neptune transits. You have to have faith. Know that, no matter how far you feel from where you were, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. The universe is conspiring in your best interest, even if that’s invisible to you now. When the fog lifts, the world will look fresh and new, and you’ll be in a place you never thought possible. Relax, surrender, and enjoy the ride.
What are your tips for surviving Neptune?