Neptune in Cancer Traits
Neptune’s position will show up in your natal chart—for Cancers, this is the Fourth House. Neptune will offer you a lot of new stimulation. This is great for your personal growth, but it may not always be the easiest of transitions.
Neptune takes 165 years to complete its cycle through the 12 Zodiac Signs. Your Neptune positioning speaks to the area of your life that your struggle with or procrastinate over. Do not be discouraged, because Neptune wants to help you find love and fulfillment, Cancer.
Your Planetary Ruler is the Moon. You are symbolized by the Crab, and these both speak to your character. More accurately the dark surrounding the Moon and the stress that makes a Crab hide is a reflection of chaos you may have felt around you, while you were growing up.
Your shaky background or past experiences are nothing to be looked down upon or judged. In fact, the coping and nesting mechanisms you have taught yourself have proven invaluable in your life. Like Neptune, you have likely inspired an amazing number of people.
Neptune in Cancer Women
A Woman with Neptune in Cancer is not only a Water Sign, but also symbolized by the Crab. The Moon, controller of tides, is your Ruling Planet. You can bet that when Neptune, God of the Sea gets ahold you, he plans on doing some great work in and through you.
You cherish these roles of responsibility in the community. You may not love to be in large gatherings, but you do find fulfillment volunteering with older generations. You are the ultimate home-maker and helper—just never feel that is all you are qualified for.
You have so much to offer your community and to a loving partner. Your Sign is the one most closely connected to home and family matters. You are more than a catch!
Do not put too much pressure on yourself, Cancer. You do not have to overcompensate for your past hurt with throw pillows. Your personality and the way you treat others is the true comfort you give.
Taking a mental health day at home under your comfy covers, with your aromatherapy, can be soothing. Be aware that you will find the most balance in life when you accept that parts of it are hard, no matter what. Once you can accept this universal truth, you will feel freer to pursue love and fulfillment.
Neptune in Cancer Men
A Man with Neptune in Cancer is by no means a wimp. He is more sensitive than most, though. Which is a plus, because he will be more intuitive of your feelings.
Remember that your Crab is actually only human, just like everyone else. At times, he will have to put playing host on the back burner. Offer support, but give your Man with Neptune in Cancer the alone time/space he is thoughtful enough to ask you for.
When facing trauma, pain, heartache, depression, loneliness, and other emotions that come with being a highly sensitive person, remember the symbol of his helper Planet, Neptune. Neptune’s glyph represents the spiritual being held in a higher position that the physical.
When dealing with negative and oppressive emotions, encourage him use his alone time and space to meditate. Do not stay isolated too long, Cancer. Also, openly communicate with your partner at what point isolation seems detremental.
A weekend retreat to clear your head and becoming a hermit in your own home are two very different things. Be aware that they longer you stay out of touch with the problems of the real world, the more you will have to do to catch up later. Be sure that when you budget alone time, you do not overstay your own welcome.
This is not him wanting to get away from you. Think of it in these terms: a cell phone is only functioning properly when the battery is charged, and the same is true for you Crab. He will use this time alone productively, and come back more able and willing to handle pressure.
Neptune and Cancer in Love
Your worst prospects for love are with a partner who does not like to be home. Whether your partner likes to work a lot, travel a lot, or spend time with friends, you will tend to become a bit resentful that they are not with you.
You put so much into pleasing others, Cancer. This is a selfless trait, but it can also be a lonely one. Not everyone will appreciate and reciprocate your thoughtfulness.
Do not blame yourself, because you are worthy of all the love and fulfillment on the way. Do not change yourself for someone else, or be their stepping stone. You will be stressed by a Pisces’ need to roam free, a Scorpio’s vengeful habits, and by your own fellow Cancers’ tendencies to withdraw during tense times.
Your best prospects for love are with a partner who affirms your love by showing gratitude for the nest you build around them. You are such a blessing to others, and the right partner for you will make you feel like the Queen of the World.
A fair Libra will make sure your actions do not go unnoticed. Depending on certain aspects in both of your charts, a Capricorn might also be a match that is most stable and dependable. Make sure that no matter who you are with, they meet your emotional needs, Cancer.
You will find love and fulfillment. You are a generous lover. You deserve to be loved generously.
Dates for Neptune in Cancer
Be aware of Neptune’s Retrograde cycle for this year: Neptune enters the Retrograde zone on February 23, 2017, and becomes Stationary Retrograde on June 16, 2017. Neptune goes Stationary Direct on November 22, 2017. Neptune leaves the Retrograde zone on March 13, 2018.
Neptune’s cycles are very long. Neptune entered Pisces on February 3, 2012. Neptune will enter Pisces—in Retrograde—on October 22, 2025.