Neptune in Virgo

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 Neptune in Virgo

"The Skeptics and Reformers"

Neptune, known as a "generational planet", spends about 14 years in each zodiac sign, influencing each generation with its characteristic themes.

In astrology, Neptune symbolizes spirituality, idealism, dreams, illusions, and the subconscious. It also represents escapism, mind-altering substances, lack of boundaries, deception, and confusion.

It prompts us to go beyond the material world, tapping into our intuition and imagination. Neptune brings creativity, compassion, idealism, and mysticism, urging us towards higher truths and emotional depths. However, it can also create illusions and blur the line between reality and fantasy.

Virgo is a practical, analytical Earth sign, and signifies service, organization, improvement, and critical thinking. Governed by Mercury, Virgo values precision, competence, and productivity.

Virgo energy is discriminating, detail-oriented, and seeks perfection in all aspects of life. Those with Virgo placements tend to be discerning, logical, orderly but their criticism and anxiety can sometimes lead to dysfunction and stagnation.

When dream-weaving, idealistic Neptune is placed in practical and analytical Virgo, you get a generation focused on critical thinking, reform, and service.


Neptune was last in Virgo:

September 21, 1938 to February 19, 1929

July 24, 1939 to October 3, 1942

April 17, 1943 to August 2, 1943


Those born with Neptune in Virgo integrated Neptune's spirituality with Virgo's pragmatism as part of their generational path. They became the great skeptics, reformers and critics shaping the cultural evolution.

Under Neptune in Virgo, this generation sought to serve others but also questioned existing systems and assumptions. They combined compassion and idealism with rigorous analysis. Able to detect flaws, they pursued reforming imperfections in society, healthcare, government and organizations.

This generation integrated spirituality and science, upholding reason while seeking higher meaning. They explored mystical spiritual practices with a practical eye, applying discernment before acceptance. Alice Bailey's teachings flourished during this era.

While imaginative, this generation also avoided pie-in-the-sky idealism. They integrated dreaminess with realism, combining compassion and critique. They utilized reason to manifest idealistic visions, grounding lofty Neptune goals through Virgo pragmatism.

The Neptune in Virgo generation exemplified serving others with humility. They eschewed the spotlight, preferring a low-key style of idealism focused on improving society through systemic reform, skillful work, and critical thinking.



A depiction of Astrological Cosmodyne energy


*Look at your Cosmodyne scores for your Neptune's Power and Harmony for more insight.

Your position of Neptune by sign is shared with other people in the same generation due to Neptune’s slow movement through the heavens – spending roughly 14 years through each sign. It becomes more personal when aspecting one of your personal planets or luminaries, such as the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

The energies of those aspects (and their House placements) are those we use to envision our idea of an ideal world.  Transits to your Neptune, especially from the outer planets, greatly affect its expression as well.


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