Neptune will be stationary on the 31st Oct, but already he is virtually at a standstill, being within 7 minutes of the stationing point at 19.14 Aquarius. So if you’ve got a Neptune transit coming up, like me, you’ll be feeling his effects quite powerfully just now, and you’ll be getting a bit of a flavour of what the transit is going to be about. But only a bit of a flavour, a few warning shots across the bow. Because these transformations can’t be second-guessed. And if you're at the end of a Neptune transit, you'll now start to properly emerge from it, it's springtime, it's time to begin living the changes that Neptune has brought about in you.
What Neptune fundamentally requires of us is an attitude of surrender to and trust in the flow of events, a surrender of our attachment to outcome and our need to plan and control. Neptune will often take us on to new phase in our life, but along the way we also have to become more like him.
Last time I had a major Neptune transit was in 1997/98 - conjunct IC - and it turned my life upside down. I really hadn't been expecting that. So with Neptune conjoining my Sun next year, I'm having to accept that anything could happen, it will probably be really big, but for now I can't see how.
All I do know is that life seems a bit limiting at present, I'm increasingly aware I'm only functioning with part of myself. The astrology readings and blogging are fine, but then I sometimes feel it's all these words and there are big bits of me left out of that, and I want a break from all these words. There suddenly isn't quite the same energy available for it all, and I think this can be a sign of things to come: with a major transit beginning, you can find energy being withdrawn from aspects of your life, and it's outside your control, and it's necessary so that something new can arise, it's like the leaves in autumn.