I am coming out of the transit of a lifetime (actually, of several lifetimes): Transiting Neptune on my Sun. This has been happening in my 8th house, during which my libido seemed to be washed away in a tsunami of other feelings, mostly, the feeling of being totally and completely overwhelmed and like daily life was treading water. It was hard to generate any eros while I felt assaulted by vibes on a daily basis for, oh, the last 3 years while Lord Poseidon has been washing away any semblance of self I thought I had.
But as the orb is finally starting to widen and things are finally lightening up, I feel like a beautiful piece of driftwood: vomited out by the ocean utterly polished and shaped by the violent churning of the tides, coming out looking like something somewhat alien, far more beautiful than its original form and, a nice added benefit, soft to the touch.
I feel like I have emerged from a cage fight with a god. I have taken many sharp barbs from Poseidon’s trident. I have been waterboarded by the great bearded sadist king of the seas. I have nearly drowned only to somehow have bobbed to the surface, grabbed a big breath of air before being yanked back down again. And now, finally, the fight is over. It’s a draw. We both respect one another and I have learned so much. I want to get Poseidon tattooed on my body somewhere, probably on my rib-cage (gills). That’s how much I respect the epic tango I have had with Neptune.
After a 3-year Neptune transit that only a few lucky humans will get to have as Neptune takes 165 years to make its way around the sun…What am I to make of this? Will I finally get my 8th house mojo back? I feel so much more capable around money now, like my erotic sabbatical has shifted to a real attraction point for money and opportunity (of course, involving other people…8th house). But I would like to think that I am not permanently scared in the eros department and that after Neptune moves away I can feel something other than total water-logged exhaustion.
Thanks for reading,
Dear Fish Underwater,
The short answer is YES! You will get your 8th House mojo back and it will be better than before. Like when those characters have strange laboratory accidents or spend time on an alien ghost ship and they return with super-powers. Neptune transits tend to be a lot more internal than Uranus or Pluto – ALL the outer planet transits are major. They are the Everything. We are about to embark on an in depth series on them in Astro School – i think the understanding of these is life altering.
But Neptune is more subtle on the surface – like an ocean that looks calm but conceals treacherous currents, strange monsters, lost ancient cities and mysterious wrecks. So Uranus transits are when you pull a W.T.F. stunt – they’re the ones most likely to have people saying you’ve lost your mind even as they secretly envy you for finding out who you really are and just damn well acting on it, fuq society. Pluto transits can be Gothic-Tabloid and i always think of them as being like a training montage in a movie – Pluto transits tend to uncover a molten core of hot power deep within – they need their own soundtrack.
But Neptune can feel like you’ve lost your own bearings, the undertow from anything usually under control (hormones, crushes, addictions, sugar, fantasy) can quadruple in strength and take you away from land. They can render your energy exquisitely sensitive to everything so that you almost want to live like a Priestess in a castle somewhere, being carefully grounded with your every routine. I know Neptune Vibe is potent when i can barely stand to be in a mall or any environment that feels synthetic and manipulative.
Okay so 8th House Neptune – SEX…money and more SEX – this is tricky as let’s be real here: Neptune sex is Tantric, a union of souls. This is why it hardly ever happens except (ahem) solo or in your imagination. Because how Tinder-online-dating-state-of-modern-relationships aligned is that? It’s not. And so at a time when you’re insanely sensitive to scent, sound, nuance and coarseness, you’re going to trot your newly-hatched soul self into bed with people just to get off?
Don’t freak but there is an aspect of Neptune that is chaste. Not in a puritan judgemental style but just because, well, you’re no longer able to blend energies and just keep it surface. Every outer planet transit is in initiation. You can’t go back. It’s like the next level in a platform game. You don’t even NEED to go back.
Yes you will be less water-logged and feel your strength coming back as you realize Neptune bequeathed you some of his super-potency powers – you will be a shitload more psychic and artistically inspired for a start. You will have a healthier ability to fend off anything addictive or vampiric.
But basically your soul woke up and so you can’t disassociate during sex or disengage your soul self from the whole thing. You are not scarred – at least not in the sense that anything is hardened or puckered – you are magic and fully conscious.
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