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The first thing you need to know about Neptune is that she is sneaky. The queen of things that do not make sense, those not of the real world. She is more accustomed to the ‘other’ parts of our world. That sneaky sixth sense that will be the first thing to tell you that something in your environment is not quite right, that’s Neptune working for you.

Neptune, wherever it falls in the birth chart, is a very confusing and elusive thing to explain how this planet contributes to your personality. Often called the planet of confusion, illusion and delusion, Neptune cannot be easily pinned into one particular characteristic but I would say that people with strong Neptune influence in their birthcharts are likely to be referred to as ‘a bit vague’ or ‘dippy’ but it also gives these people fantastic sixth sense and many are very intuitive or even, a little psychic. Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series is an excellent characterisation of a strongly Neptune person.

To better explain Neptune’s influence, it is like a cloying, grey fog has descended on that part of yourself. This mean that whatever it is your family, love, money, career you will never really see it clearly (or you will see parts but not the entire picture) and perhaps live in a fantasy land of self-delusion that everything is hunky-dory until for a random instant, the fog lifts and you see the ugly decaying truth of it all and it is heartbreaking. 

Neptune shows where you are most vulnerable to being deceived, by yourself and others. And by sign will likely show how you can best be fooled.  It shows where and how we will experience soul crushing disappointment when all is revealed and things are not how they seemed. Neptune likes us to put things on pedestal and they longer they sit there the more likely they are to fall from a very great height. Like the end of the Honeymoon period, or when the rose-tinted glasses shatter without warning, that’s Neptune doing her thing too.

In fact, Neptune is considered a magnified version of the love planet, Venus (in Astrology Neptune is called the Higher Octave of love and beauty, for those playing at home) and it is purely because Neptune is responsible for the unconditional, self-sacrificing, I-will-do-anything-martyr type of LOVE made popular by people like Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Audrey Hepburn. In the chart, Neptune will show the most selfless part of you and your life. Which does lead to trouble when you put a selflessness someone into a relationship where one partner is less honest and more likely to take everything and run. Many a broken heart is the cause of Neptune’s idolised LOVE going all the way wrong.

Keeping in mind all of the above, Neptune’s place in the chart is where you have to be more aware, a bit more realistic (almost cynical) than you will with other parts because if you aren’t you will find that when the fog lifts and you see things as they really are; you are likely to be disappointed.  

So best to find Neptune in your chart and think on how you idolise that part of yourself, your life or others? Once you are aware, you can easily be more prepared and not so easily fall under Neptune’s spell again.

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Uranus, wherever he falls in your natal chart, is a bit like that slightly mad, suspect Unkle who turns up unexpectedly for a holiday in your calm peacful family home. He will be exciting – sharing his crazy plans and far-out ideas and tell you wild stories of the adventures he’s had! What fun. He’s so charming, so exciting, so interesting.  

But…he will also stir things up so much that nobody staying with him will ever feel entirely safe or comfortable. He will insult, inspire, upset and innovative all of the things that you didn’t know were wrong around the house and in your relationships. He will want to change everthing around, even if it was all working ok.

Many Astrologers will tell you that Pluto is the planet with the most destructiveness and I agree, to a point, but Pluto moves soooo slowly that he is very easy to see and you can kind of plan for things to be destroyed and get ready to re-build even before he actually arrives. So that’s manageable.

But Uranus? He’s an entirely different kettle of fish. He also moves quite slowly but for some reason very little happens then suddenly BOOM! He will bring rapid, momumental changes. I think of Uranus coming across any part of your natal chart is a bit like starting work with a mad scientist. You will be asked to do crazy things, you will not know why you are doing these things and its only after you’ve quit or left (or gone on the lamb) that you will actually appreciate that the new skills and tricks you have had to learn to survive were for a reason!

Mad, bad and unpreditable – that’s Uranus – and don’t even get me started on his current lock horns opposite with the Lord of Karma, Saturn. 2009 – 2010 the years where these heavyweights play ‘Who’s really in charge here?’ is bound to change things in ways we can’t even see right now. But you can bet with Uranus in the mix it will be anything but predictable…

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