All about Neptune in Virgo or in the 6th house
The zodiac sign and house of Neptune at your time of birth will reveal where your imagination reigns supreme. You’re likely to be more unstructured, spiritual and free-flowing in this part of life—but you might also have moments that you feel gripped by inexplicable fear. Since Neptune is associated with therapy and healing, the house it falls in can give clues about your inner work, as well as the ways you’ll give back to the world through charitable giving.
Through sometimes painful experiences, Neptune teaches you how to set boundaries. But first, it dissolves them, creating lessons in self-compassion and codependency alike. Does it all sound like a head trip? Yep, that’s fantasy-agent Neptune. Try to enjoy the pretty colors while you spin this cosmic kaleidoscope.
Your Natal Neptune or Neptune Sign
As the planet of unconditional love (and unconditional everything!), your Neptune sign shows where you may suspend logic. Here’s where you can dream as if anything were possible. Sometimes the visions are pure bliss; other times, they descend into nightmares. Limitlessness is the name of Neptune’s game. If romance requires a level of illusion, Neptune is the rose-tinted, soft-filter lens that lets us view the world in this way.
Confusion alert! You may find that your Neptune-ruled area of life is never fully defined—and maybe you prefer it that way. The rest of the world might have another opinion, however. At some point you may have to put more boundaries into this part of your world to keep relationships intact—or to avoid plunging into self-destructive habits or chasing after an illusion.
Whatever zodiac sign and house Neptune was orbiting through at your time of birth determines your “natal Neptune” or “Neptune sign.” More specifically, this will guide you in the following ways:
- Dreams: What do you fantasize about and what dreams inspire you daily?
- Healing: How you’ll process ancestral and childhood trauma
- Subconscious: From music to meditation, what moves you on a subconscious level?
- Boundaries: Where you’re fluid with boundaries—or where you feel hemmed in and stuck
- Illusion: Where you are gullible and naive or unable to see things for what they are
- Addiction: Where you struggle to say no or set limits, spiraling into self-destruction
- Sacrifice: Where you’ll give up too much for others and play the victim
- Glamor: Where you’ll create a magical spin that enchants the world
- Arts: What forms of creativity are you capable of?
- Compassion: Who you’re here to help and champion
Neptune is one of the outer planets, housed between Jupiter and Pluto. Because of its distance from the Sun, Neptune has a huge orbit to make. It takes 165 years to circle the Sun, spending an average of 15 years in each one of the zodiac signs. Every Neptune cycle shapes a generation, directing the music that moves us, the spiritual ideologies that resonate with mass culture and the way we live out our dreams.
What’s your Neptune sign?
Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign and house Neptune was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time.
What if the zodiac sign and house are different?
This is common! Read both the sign and house description below. Do these interpretations pull you in two different directions? That’s not unusual. We human beings have range. Astrology is an interpretive dance, a tool which provides a fascinating layer of self-discovery. Do some “astro mixology.” Reflect on how you can work with both energies to enhance your life.
Find your Neptune Sign
Special positions of Neptune
Neptune turns retrograde for five months of every year, so it’s not unusual to be born with this planet in reverse. You may have to work harder to muscle through its lessons, but once you nail this planet’s energy, your additional effort may actually lead to a rock-solid mastery of working with Neptune in your life.
The planet’s home base, an easy flow if placed here in the chart
Opposite sign of home base, may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart
Exalted: Cancer or Leo
The planet’s most powerful position; indicates ease and added fortune with using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart
Fall: Capricorn or Aquarius
Opposite sign to the exalted position, can indicate struggles with utilizing the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart
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Neptune in Virgo or the 6th House
With soothsayer Neptune in Virgo, a helpful position, the spirit of humble service is in your DNA.
Traits of Neptune in Virgo
Neptune in Virgo drops everything to help a friend or rescue an animal and have a gift for working with underserved communities. Volunteering may evolve into a full-time job in the nonprofit sector, or you may be drawn to social work, coaching or physical therapy.
Neptune’s “woo” could guide you to holistic modalities. You could work with plant medicine, Chinese herbs—or heal the Earth through environmental work.
Nature is Neptune in Virgo’s chapel, so get outdoors often. This can help heal painful perfectionism. Be careful with the use of painkillers, antidepressants, or other medical treatments, including cosmetic surgeries. Neptune’s illusory qualities may bring a bout of dysmorphia or anxiety-produced symptoms that force you to deal with subconscious pain.
Challenges for Neptune in Virgo
Neptune is in detriment in Virgo—the sign opposite its home turf of Pisces—which can make its energy hard to incorporate. Neptune is dreamy and idealistic, while Virgo and the sixth house are precise and rational. At best, you have a gift for balancing fantasy and reality. At worst, you may wind up with a raging case of analysis paralysis, as you try to “logic” your way out of your subconscious urges. One of your great lessons is to give up worrying about what the neighbors will think. Some rules were made to be broken!
That said, sticking to a routine can be both a struggle and Neptune in Virgo’s saving grace. Ideally, you won’t have a rigid schedule since you’re sensitive to stress and need room to flow each day. Plus, you can “space out” and forget about things like paying the bills, making doctor’s appointments, showing up for plans—and trying to commit it all to memory gives you anxiety.
But you need to find a structure and set boundaries to avoid turning into a martyr. The simple act of plugging appointments and tasks into a calendar system will bring massive relief.