Recently I had one of those “aha” moments about natal Moon-Neptune aspects and how they can get one into dicey situations. The Moon represents the less than conscious side of our beings and operates on the feeling level. Neptune’s contribution enhances the Moon’s naturally sympathetic nature, sometimes leading those of us with Moon-Neptune aspects to do things on behalf of those we care for we later regret.
Many years ago I ended up having a relationship with a man a Virgo woman friend of mine was crazy about. It was as if I was her surrogate and she was experiencing the relationship thru me. The two of them were friends and for some reason he wasn’t interested in becoming her lover. He was a spiritual leader and she idolized him. At the time Neptune was in Sagittarius and transiting my first house, so heaven only knows what he projected on me . . . I sure don’t! Uranus was conjunct my ASC during the same time period. I did end up living with this fellow for about three months and it did not end well, in part because he had way too much Leo squaring my Scorpio planets.
I suspect my Moon-Neptune conjunction made/makes me vulnerable to very strong emotions in those I care about. Between absorbing their emotions and my own desire to please to them, my own preferences and intuitive responses can be overridden. Recently a woman friend of mine had a similar experience and she has a natal Moon-Neptune square. In her case, her close woman friend was in a committed relationship not free to act on the powerful attraction she felt for another man. However, she “sold” this man enthusiastically to her friend (who was undergoing a Neptune transit to her DES). Now the whole sorry mess is history, my friend is shaking her head and wondering whatever got into her!
For both of us, there was a deep sense of disillusionment after all was said and done. Neither man was a person we would have been drawn to under other circumstances and once the fog lifted that was very clear. I do believe it is the hard aspects between the Moon and Neptune where it is easier to lose sight of reality and fall into Neptune’s dreams. [F.Y.I. I consider the conjunction between the Moon and all the outer planets to be a hard aspect along with the square, opposition and inconjunct.]
I’m curious if those of you with hard Neptune aspects to your Moon have ever experienced something similar where the desires of someone close strongly influenced your actions. My feeling is this is also a boundaries issue because we do tend to be more open to those we like/love . . . yeah, uncomfortable paradox.© Copyright 2013 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance