When Neptune is in Sagittarius, there's an urge to "explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no man has gone before." Individuals with Neptune in the Archer's sign are captivating and inspiring individuals who want to slip their earthy bonds, shoot their arrows toward the heavens, and dance in the starry sky.
Neptune in Sagittarius
Neptune, the ruling planet of Pisces, is mysterious, transcendent, ethereal, enlightening, confusing, kooky, and even a bit spooky. Sagittarius, the Mutable Fire sign of the zodiac, is ruled by big, expansive Jupiter. Sagittarius is the happy-go-lucky traveler and truth seeker that enjoys all of life's adventures and brings new visions into the world. Neptune in Sagittarius is the quixotic trailblazer and seeker, enchanted by the exotic and capable of vast and other-worldly thoughts concerning the nature of life and the universe.
The Neptune in Sagittarius Generation
Neptune is a slow-moving generational planet that spends about 14 years in each sign and represents the hope and dreams of a generation. Almost everyone born from January 4, 1970 - November 21, 1984, has Neptune in Sagittarius, sociologist refer to the Neptune in Sagittarius generation as Generation X.
Neptune in Sagittarius Parents
Children look to parents for guidance on how to live their lives, and the parents of the Neptune in Sagittarius generation were laid back. They'd let these kids sit on their laps and help steer the car. They'd tell them to "go out and play" and left them to their own devices. This personal freedom allowed this generation to become less fearful and more playful, creative, imaginative, and adventurous.
Movies and Television
Movie and television come under the auspice of Neptune. In their formative years, these kids absorbed the world's increased fascination with metaphysics and the vast darkness of outer space by watching Neptune in Sagittarius-themed movies and TV shows. Films like The Exorcist, Omen, The Deep, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and TV shows such as Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Mork and Mindy resonated with and served as a compass for the generation.
Underlying Traits of Neptune in Sagittarius
Underlying each person's personality traits from the Neptune in Sagittarius generation is an adventurous spirit that leads to many travels, explorations, and unique experiences.
- Devoted, generous, ethical, enthusiastic, optimistic, and spiritual
- Restless and dissatisfied spirit
- A desire to make the world a better place
- An "out there" sense of humor
- An ability to absorb information and make connections to the broader world
- A tendency to have transcendent experiences that lead to a belief in an afterlife and reincarnation
- They may feel they have a unique destiny to fulfill or a spiritual message to share
Problems for Individuals With Neptune in Sagittarius
Because individuals with Neptune in Sagittarius live in the moment and fly by the seat of their pants, they can be selfish, somewhat irrational, and inconsiderate of others. Controversy can surround them, and they can be a bit grungy, connected to scandals, gossip, and intrigue. They can also be bored, lost, naïve, and willing to believe just about anything. Often they see only the positive side of a situation which makes them prone to errors in judgement.
Personalizing Neptune in Sagittarius
To personalize your Neptune in Sagittarius, you'll need a birth chart calculated by date, time, and place of birth. These are available on AstroSeek.com. Then find the astrological house where Neptune in Sagittarius resides. This is the area of life where you're likely to be the most expensive, idealistic, and have the most out-ot-this-world experiences. The aspects other planets make to Neptune will reveal how easy or difficult it will be for you to let go and enjoy the magic carpet ride.
The Midlife Crisis
Transiting Neptune entered Pisces in April 2011 and will stay until January 2026. During these years, the Neptune in Sagittarius generation will all experience transiting Neptune Squaring Natal Neptune. Transiting Neptune square natal Neptune is a generational transit that everyone experiences around the age of 42. It's known as a transit of disillusionment. Neptune square Neptune is primarily responsible for what traditional society refers to as the midlife crisis.
Neptune Square Neptune
If you have Neptune in Sagittarius in your birth chart, you've always been a somewhat naïve but expansive, idealistic, and, perhaps, even a grandiose dreamer. But when Neptune in Pisces transits square your Neptune in Sagittarius, those expansive idealist notions will begin to dissolve beneath you and you'll find yourself becoming cynical, wondering if you've been deluding yourself with your high-flying dreams, and asking yourself, "What's the point?" You're likely to experience an existential disillusionment that won't be easy to bear. Still, its higher purpose is that you become disillusioned in order to see beyond your illusions and take up your Neptune calling. One can only wonder what strange new worlds this generation will explore after their midlife transits.
Understanding Your Neptune
Depending on their Neptune placement, individuals with Neptune in Sagittarius experience a desire to learn and often become deeply involved with various spiritual belief systems or techniques like astrology, meditation, or alternative healing. However, to truly understand your Neptune in Sagittarius calling, it's best to visit a professional astrologer who can personalize it for you.