SUN SQUARE NEPTUNE
This aspect is a seat of inner tensions. The tension of the square gives us motivation. Squares are dynamic aspects that give us the drive to succeed. What begins as an inner problem is overcome or accepted, and then becomes a door to understanding.
It is important to understand that the Sun rules the identity, ego, individuality, power and pride, while Neptune is spiritual, dreamy, imaginative and has escapist tendencies.
If you read the second paragraph again, you may be able to quickly see why this aspect is all about one deceiving oneself. In other words, this aspect is all about self-deception with the ego heavily involved. The Sun is after all a huge and heavy planet. This is what makes one think that they are the spiritual master or guru or the vessel who is the one to deliver the message to God's people. Certainly, we are all vessels, but this aspect causes one to think of themselves as 'the important one' and the individual wants to be seen as important. So when this aspect flies over the rest of us (who do not have this aspect in our natal chart) then we might be thinking along these same lines.
Every single person needs to check themselves constantly under this aspect so that the ego does not become inflated or disillusioned with grandeur. This could easily turn into self-ingratiating actions. One must continue to accept spiritual responsibility with clarity, humility and grace. Grace is unearned favor. In other words, we did nothing, absolutely nothing to receive God's favor. He favored us just because. Just because He wanted to and not for anything we did. This is very important to remember under this aspect.
In order to calm one down from getting too big in their head, then Mercury or Saturn need to be embraced in order to inact some common sense, mental clarity, responsibility, groundedness and self-discipline.
If the individual does not get ahold of themselves and check their ego, then this aspect can easily turn into over-the-top Love where romance soars off the charts, so much so that romance can turn into something morbid and ugly, such as debasing and debauchery. The individual might do things for Love sexually that they would otherwise have the common sense not to do. This is because Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. This leaves scandal, affairs and secrecy in its wake. Love can be confused, weak, drunk, pornographic and unfulfilled. Self-destruction and self-doing can easily take over with this aspect. So you can see how this could affect someone who has this aspect in their natal chart. The rest of us only experience this when it is transiting our natal chart. Remember, Neptune naturally rules Pisces and the 12th house of self-undoing and weakness. But also remember, that our greatest weakness is also our greatest strength.
The other tendency with this aspect is to find a way of escape (nature of the Pisces fish) to dart off in another direction. This could lead to drugs, alcohol, sex, etc., in order to dive into illusion and escape reality. A well-developed Mercury and especially Saturn will help the individual from diving into that cesspool.
Another route of escapism might be into a cult or some form of mysticism that robs one of the self, rather than helping the individual discover more about themselves. Certainly having a well developed (or structured) spiritual or religious backbone will help the individual from falling into some sort of ego-trip-vessel persona. Again, we are all vessels, of course but the vessel accompanied with such a large ego is not the vessel we should seek.
This is also not an aspect that one should engage in speculation, gambling or financial risk. The mind is not right with this aspect and one could easily bet the ranch and lose.
When one has ahold of their Mercury and Saturn placements, then this aspect can serve an individual well by being empathetic to others suffering, while being able to help without over-doing it or helping due to guilt or just trying to make oneself look Good. Empathy and suffering can be overwhelming with this aspect so the individual has to have their head screwed on straight.
This aspect can be very helpful to an individual with artistic, musical or creative talents. That is where this energy should be directed. Now click the graphic for your Sun Sign below and go read today's Daily Horoscope, plus your Monthly, Yearly and Generational Horoscope.
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