How to tell if you are Neptune dominant person? How to find out if you have a Neptune dominant planet in the birth chart? And what this reveals about you?
In this article, you can learn everything about Neptune as your dominant planet.
Dominant planets have a bigger influence on us than most planets. They are either conjunct important points in the birth chart (you will see in a minute which these are), or they make important aspects with other planets. Because of this, the energy of your dominant planet infuses the whole natal chart.
Neptune is the planet of dreams and fantasy in astrology. Knowing this, it is no surprise that Neptunians are quite dreamy, too! Neptune dominant people are sensitive, intuitive, creative. They have a lot of unique talents, but there are also some weaknesses characteristic to Neptune in astrology.
Keep reading to learn more about a prominent Neptune in the natal chart!
Neptune Dominant Planet in the Birth Chart
Neptune is one of the most beautiful planets in astrology. When used right, it can be the source of divine inspiration and unconditional love in your life.
If you don’t know much about this planet, definitely read this article about the meaning of Neptune in astrology.
Usually, dominant planets have the most aspects in the natal chart, and they are placed in an important house. When determining which planet is your dominant, you have to pay attention to the sign it rules and its natural house, too.
Don’t worry if this sounds confusing, here’s how it works in practice.
For example, Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces in the Zodiac. Pisces is traditionally connected with the twelfth house in the chart wheel, and Neptune is in accidental dignity here. If you have important placements in Pisces or in the twelfth house, this makes Neptune more important in your chart.
If you have more dominant planets, you have to blend their qualities to get an accurate picture. For example, someone with Saturn and Neptune dominant planets in the chart is different than someone whose dominant planets are Neptune and Pluto.
Neptune Dominant Natal Chart: Aspects and Positions
How to tell if you are Neptune dominant? The more you find of these indicators in your natal chart, the stronger the influence of Neptune.
You have a Neptune dominant planet in astrology if you have:
- Neptune conjunct your ascendant: this can make you appear a Pisces rising sometimes, regardless of your actual rising sign. An extremely important aspect in the natal cart.
- Neptune conjunct the Midheaven: Neptune is elevated in your natal chart, one of the most powerful positions
- Neptune conjunct the Sun or the Moon
- Neptune in aspect to the Sun or the Moon
- Neptune aspecting Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
- ascendant, Midheaven, Sun, Moon in Pisces
- several planets in Pisces or a Pisces stellium
- Several planets or a stellium in the twelfth house
You can also use software to calculate your dominant planets in the birth chart.
Neptune Dominant Personality Traits: Strengths and Weaknesses
People who have a prominent Neptune dominant planet in the birth chart share some traits with each other. Let’s take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Neptune dominant personality!
In astrology, this planet makes you soft, sensitive, mystical, in some sense of the word, unfit for the noise of the everyday life. You are the most ethereal people ever. Neptune dominant people are often misunderstood. Other people who are more grounded have trouble understanding why you are not that grounded. It is easy to feel lonely if you are a Neptune dominant person.
Neptune rules all things related to a different, higher dimension: sleeping, the subconscious, fantasy, isolation, underwater life. People who have a Neptune dominant planet in the birth chart are drawn to mysticism and they can easily tap into the sea of imagination.
The positive manifestation of Neptune is empathy, selfless service, and love.
Spirituality usually plays a big role in the lives of Neptune dominant people. This planet rules unconditional love, and with a Pisces or Neptune dominant natal chart, you often feel a lot of love in yourself. You are instinctively aligned with your higher self and the divine. Suffering bothers you deeply. It is interesting that drugs and painkillers are ruled by Neptune in astrology, too.
Many Neptune dominant people choose to be vegetarians or vegans. They love spending time in nature and they are often concerned about pollution. There is a sense of unity with the whole world, you feel that when you hurt others, you hurt yourself.
Some people with a Neptune dominant birth chart have a hard time standing up for themselves.
They don’t know how to communicate their needs in an assertive and direct way. This can lead to unconscious expectations, which are not met by other people most often. In some cases, people who have water signs strong in their charts unconsciously use emotional manipulation. They expect others to read their mind, and instill guilt if people around them don’t.
The Dark Side of a Neptune Dominant Personality
As always, everything has in itself both darkness and light. While we often possess the talents and strengths of our dominant planet, we also have its flaws and weaknesses.
Neptune is wonderful planet for inspiration and service, but it is just as impractical. The polar opposite of Pisces is detail-oriented and diligent Virgo. If you have a hard time integrating Virgo, you have the dreams of Neptune and Pisces, but you cannot turn them into reality without the planning and persistent work of Virgo.
Escapism is another Neptunian weakness. With challenging aspects, you simply feel detached from the world and instead of making an effort to fit in, you choose to retreat. This can be observed in many people who have Neptune dominant charts.
Your asylum can be maladaptive daydreaming, but also drugs and alcohol. Some people choose to play video games all day in order to avoid life, while others completely avoid participating in the world. The possibilities are endless here, and this can turn Neptune into a painful planet in the chart.
Neptune dominant people have a tendency to feel that they are the victims of others. With challenging aspects, they blame others and fail to take responsibility for their lives.
In some cases, there is a tendency to save others without them wanting to save you. It goes without saying that this often leads to conflicts in your life.
If Neptune is severely afflicted, you can use the foggy energy of Neptune to deceive others. Neptune is the planet of confusion, illusions, deceit. If you live the negative manifestation of this planet, you can either trick others into believing something that is not true or you can project these energies onto others, falling prey to their shady tactics.
Sensitivity and Intuition
In astrology, Neptune is a planet of subtle, passive energy. It operates slowly and quietly. There are some planets that are bold, loud, act immediately, and there are the softer, receptive planets. Neptune belongs the second group.
Neptune dominant people can probably identify with the description above. They are dreamy and prefer to go with the flow to taking action. This is great, but as always, finding (creating) balance is key. If you don’t learn how to control the aspects of your life that you do have control over, it can lead to endless drifting and ending up lost.
Water signs are famous for their sensitivity. Neptune makes you sensitive to your environment, you notice more than most people. This can be both a curse and a blessing, but it is definitely a challenge.
A Neptune dominant birth chart suggests that you are a highly sensitive person. People with this planet strong in their charts are extremely receptive to the energies around them. They soak it up like a sponge, no matter if it is positive or negative. For Neptune dominant people, it is a must to surround themselves with people who radiate love and understanding. When you are young and haven’t learned to protect yourself yet, you often struggle if you live in a negative environment.
Several Neptune dominant people develop drug allergies. With this planet strong in your birth chart, it’s better to stay away from alcohol and drugs altogether.
In astrology,water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are connected with intuition. Neptune as the dominant planet in the birth chart suggests a very strong intuition, sometimes even psychic abilities. You are connected to the infinite wisdom of the subconscious all the time. For this to function well, it is important to spend enough time on your own. Many Neptune dominant people enjoy solitary activities.
Dominant planets in astrology tell about our talents and potential calling, too.
Neptune Dominant Careers
What are some Neptune dominant career paths in astrology?
Career is one of the hardest questions to answer based on the natal chart. There are a lot of factors you have to take into consideration: planets in the earth house (the second, the sixth, and the tenth), the sign on their cusp, their ruling planet, the sign on the Midheaven and its ruler, to name a few. Because of this, these are just general guidelines based on the typical manifestation of Neptune, which is rarely found in its clear form.
If you have a Neptune dominant planet in your birth chart, you often have artistic talent. If you don’t make art, play an instrument, write poetry yourself, you love the art of other people.
One of the careers that first comes to your mind when talking about Neptune is art. This planet is strong in the birth charts of artists, sculptors, but especially in the charts of singers, musicians, and actors. The film industry is closely tied to Neptune: it is the planet of illusion, things that are not real, and acting is the telling of a story that doesn’t exist in the here and now.
Some other Neptunian careers include pharmacy, the oil industry, everything related to maritime matters, fish, the ocean.
Spirituality is also attractive to Neptune dominant people.
What Does the Planet Neptune Represent in Astrology?
Neptune is one of the outer planets in astrology (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). Because of its distance from the Sun, Neptune has an orbital period of more than a hundred years! It takes 165 years for Neptune to make a full circle around the Sun, to be exact. Neptune and the outer planets are generational planets in astrology.
This means that large groups of people share the same Neptune sign. Neptune in signs is less influential on a personal level compared to Neptune in houses. The house of Neptune in your natal chart depends on the exact time of your birth, and it is much more unique to you.
Neptune was named after the God of the Sea in Roman mythology. It is the planetary ruler of the zodiac sign Pisces, and it is in accidental dignity in the twelfth house.
The positive manifestation of Neptune includes imagination, divine inspiration, fantasy, dreams, selfless service, unconditional love. Neptune rules the subconscious, dreams, sleeping, isolation.
The negative manifestation of Neptune in astrology is escapism. Neptune is the planet of illusions, escapism, addiction, alcohol, drugs.
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