Natal Neptune Sextile Pluto ~ Self Exploration
Neptune represents our subconscious mind. It is associated with dreams, inspiration, psychic receptivity and illusion. It is also associated with intuition and spiritual enlightenment. It is also a planet of mercy and compassion. In your chart, if Neptune is well aspected will indicate a great inner sensitivity, to manifest dreams and become highly creative. Negatively, it will indicate deception, deceit and addiction.
Neptune Sextile Pluto
During the past century, there has been only one aspect made between Neptune and Pluto, and it is interesting to note that the sextile commenced in the midst of World War II during 1942. The influence of this relationship would be expected to have global and generational effects; and, like all of the transpersonal planetary energies, would be a directive force stimulating the development of the evolutionary process within time and space. The attempts to understand the nature of the universe, its composition and size, the possible creation of the universe and the 'big bang theory' reflect the traditional Western way of looking externally. What has paralleled this tendency has been the birth of an opposite movement amongst people, that of self-exploration, the inner mystical way. This has been through the New Age movement, humanistic / Jungian psychology, occult techniques, and the rebirth of magical attitudes towards life. It has also involved the grafting onto the Western tree of many of the attitudes and much of the knowledge of Eastern philosophies and religions; a merging of the two hemispheres;
During the Transit of Neptune Sextile to Pluto you will find many of the old habits and aspects of your life start to dissipate and make way for new energy and paths to be developed. It is normally quite a good transit to have you have some other bad transit going on or you are being very rigid in holding onto the past and aspects of your life that need to be renewed and transformed. It is a natural part of life that things must decay and die to be reborn again on a new level, the more you hold on the more likely this transit will be painful. Experiences that happen to you now may show you areas where your beliefs and opinions are no longer valid. It will be a gradual process of clearing out the old and adding space for the new. It is an excellent time to do self reflection work or utilize a counselor or psychotherapist to aid you through this process. You will be more closer in touch with your innermost drives so this is an opportunity not to be wasted. Sometimes this period brings you a vision that motivates you to make it a reality as you can become so inspired that you have no choice but to follow through until completion. You may have a clearer idea now of what must be done, and your mind can imagine extremes that can be useful in playing out worst and best case scenarios before taking a step. Obsessive behavior can abate, and you typically are more willing to contemplate a wider range of action and reaction than before. This period affords you the opportunity to dissolve deeply rooted fears, and you are typically more willing to accept whatever you encounter no matter how disturbing. Your capacity to embrace what before repelled you can broaden your perspective significantly.