Neptune in the 12th house is ultra-potent. Direct its “genie” the right way for High Magic. Or, let it lurk in your subconscious like a dark sunken treasure, emanating signals you pick up on but cannot parse. Below is the question that prompted this post and then my thoughts.
I never thought of myself as all that Neptunian—it’s not energy or a paradigm that I relate to. But as time goes on and my self-knowledge improves, I’m beginning to see that this is a critical planet to me. I have no idea how to make nice with it.
Point of fact: My Venus is in Pisces (trining Jupiter), and I have a long history of infidelity. Like, all of it. Every single relationship I’ve been in, no matter how beautiful or durable they’ve been, has ended in me cheating on the person I’m with. More recently, I thought I had broken that cycle, as I’m incredibly compatible with this person. I don’t think I’ve felt a love like this before. However, my less than ideal nature has reared its ugly head again, and I’m finding myself in the same situation.
Neptune In The 12th House Generates A Craving For Magic
Desperate to get a handle on it, I searched “infidelity” on your site and came across your Mystic Infidelity post. I was skeptical about your assertion of a “cheating astrological signature” and then checked my chart; et voila, there’s Neptune in the 12th house and sextile my Venus.
I’ve (consciously) denied the Neptunian in myself for long enough now. And in some beautiful twist of irony, Neptune just edges into my 12th house in Capricorn, and it literally does feel like my House (or Planet) of Undoing. I feel like Neptune is the source of all of my weaknesses, and I have just absolutely no idea how to work it.
I’m hoping to get some advice on how to do Haute Neptune in my chart and my life and channel the energy into something productive. I usually can’t help but wrinkle my nose at hippie/woo/”transcendental” stuff (my usual understanding of Neptune), but at this point, I’m kind of willing to try anything.
Sincerely and with Love,
The Uranian Aries Pragmatist
Maybe The Magical Lover You Seek Is You?
My Dear Uranian Aries Pragmatist,
Neptune in the 12th House is a mighty Muse. The Shamanic planet is naturally at home there, lending you psychic powers, a compassionate consciousness and a craving for magic. If you’re not expressing your Neptunian energy, it’s like a sunken alien spaceship emanating potentially toxic rays throughout your subconscious.
Yes, that weird. Imagine shadow selves going off-script, undermining your Aries strivings or relationships that make sense on paper. You could also settle upon passivity or a martyr complex. Notice how you say, “I’m finding myself in the same situation.” How exactly? You are the one navigating.
You need magic and a spiritual connection. If you’re not feeling that or getting spiritual intimacy within your romance, you’ll start up with some mad projections. In your case, it’s onto other people, others do drugs. But the druggie people are in a chemical romance, and the “infidels” are treating their affairs as a drug.
And of course, it is so much easier to get high off an attraction that does involve in-laws, discussions over shared bills or arguing in the carpark of a mega-store.
But you have options. Be openly polyamorous or single for a while. It’s not like you have to be in a pair-bond. Maybe the magical lover you seek is you? Neptune can also be expressed consciously via yoga, a dream practice, dance, art, animal advocacy, meditation, or any combination of those. This unique planetary energy gets a bad name because of the Lower Neptunians but properly expressed, it is High Magic.
What does everyone else think?
Image; Tim Walker – UK Vogue December 2013