Neptune in Scorpio Traits
Neptune was in Scorpio between the years of 1957 and 1970 – a period of profound upheaval and danger in the world. This was the height of the nuclear age and the fear of “mutually assured destruction” permeated every household.
If you were born during this period, you will seek change and escape with a burning passion. Many people born during this phase sought escape through drugs, alcohol, or other mind-altering experiences that coloured the period between the late 1960s and the early 1980s.
If you were born with Neptune in Scorpio, you may be constantly plagued with a feeling that the world is not as it should be, and you may struggle to take the high road when it seems that everyone else around you is making terrible decisions about their lives.
It is important for people born with Neptune in Scorpio to learn that they cannot change the whole world, and that it is better to try to make some small changes in your own world than rage against the entire universe for failing to reach your standards. You will not make any friends or change any minds by railing against the failings of the world – especially if you can’t offer any solutions to the problems that you’re admittedly very good at identifying.
This is a period in which many people with psychic powers or preternatural intelligence were born. You can develop these powers and use them to bring good into the world, or you can ignore them and allow them to wither away – the choice is yours.
If what I’ve said sounds a bit negative, that’s because this sign tends to respond better to disaster than to gentle approaches. Brought up in an age of fear-mongering, many people find it hard-wired into them to listen more closely to statements that are negative than those that are positive. I’ve used this tendency to get your attention, but now that it’s been pointed out to you, you can try to focus more on positive news and ideas, which can be highly beneficial for your mental health.
Incisive, observant, and philosophical traits characterize people with Neptune in Scorpio. People born during this period are extremely intelligent and see the world in extreme clarity, but their tendency to see the negative can lead to stubbornness and dogmatism that is just as strong as what they want to rebel against.
This is not a necessity of being born while Neptune is Scorpio – simply a tendency. If you were born during the period between the 1950s and 1970s, it is important that you learn how to develop a healthy relationship with the outside world that will allow you to see both the good and bad with equal clarity.
Neptune in Scorpio Women
Women born with Neptune in Scorpio tend to be extremely intelligent, introspective, and incisive. You are excellent at observing the world around you and commenting on it – not much gets past you.
You have very little interest in conforming to other people’s standards, and frequently make a conscious effort to surprise or catch people off guard. Their reactions to this may be one of the types of information that you pay such good attention to, because someone’s reaction to surprise can tell you a lot about their values and what they are like as a person. You may take special pleasure in bucking people’s expectations about your gender, as many Scorpio women are actively disinterested in conforming to gendered standards
You are very emotionally intuitive, and excellent at clearly articulating both your own feelings and those of others. At times, this can lead to friction, as you “tell it like you see it” and aren’t likely to let anyone get away with trying to hide their emotions.
Some women with Neptune in Scorpio are excellent and shrewd business people, and you can accelerate through the ranks of a profession if you decide that is something you value. You have a sixth sense for success, and are excellent at taking opportunities when you see them. You’re very calculating, and unlikely to be bogged down by fear or false modesty.
At the same time, you are highly committed to work that benefits the world, and if you feel that the work you’re doing doesn’t have a net positive effect, you aren’t the type to stick around. For this reason, many people with Neptune in Scorpio are drawn to professions like medicine, which appeal to Scorpio’s probing and problem-solving skills.
Neptune in Scorpio Men
Men born with Neptune in Scorpio are serious, highly focussed, and sometimes cynical. People of all genders with Neptune and Scorpio are intent on noticing things about the world, especially the world’s failings and weaknesses, but – perhaps because of socialization – men tend to have especially grim views of the world around them.
It is important that you learn to leverage your grim view for making positive changes, rather than simply allowing it to stew inside you. Remember the old adage, “being angry is like poisoning yourself and hoping that someone else dies.” You don’t do anyone any favours by carrying around anger and resentment, but you can make a lot of changes in the world by using that anger to lobby for change.
Well-adapted men with Neptune in Scorpio may realize this and be drawn to politics or public service. Men who are struggling a little more may, on the other hand, withdraw from public work entirely. Obviously, not everyone needs to be a politician, but it’s important to find a healthy balance between the two extremes of running for office and refusing to even interact with the world.
Because of their occasionally cynical and distant personalities, it can be difficult for Scorpio men to build lasting romantic relationships – there’s a reason that divorces have spiked with this age group, and it’s not just that divorce is becoming more socially acceptable. Your negativity can be exhausting for your partner, and at the same time, you definitely don’t shy away from finding fault in them.
This is not to say that men with Neptune in Scorpio can’t have successful relationships – you most certainly can! However, it may take a little more mindfulness and intentionality than you may currently be putting into it.
If you were born during this period, no matter your gender, use your intelligence and strong will to help you do good in the world. Neptune is always a planet that is highly focussed on cosmic issues, and you probably feel the failings of the world with extreme acuteness, so you will benefit personally by trying to make changes to them, as well as improving the world.
While people born during this period may be a little late in their career to pick up politics or medicine in 2017 (although it’s always possible to make these changes if you really want to!), it’s never too late to start bringing more positivity into your life and the world on the whole. You may want to consider volunteering in a hospital, a museum, a school, or a church, depending on what you are most concerned about in the world.
Avoid violent situations at all costs – this period, which coincided with the Vietnam war, imprinted highly unhealthy views about violence on people born under it. If you allow yourself to be swept into violent situations, you are at an extreme risk for maladaptive coping mechanisms, and things may spiral out of your control much faster than you might have anticipated. Avoid this by staying far away from situations that would put you at risk for this.
Neptune in Scorpio In Love
People born with Neptune in Scorpio aren’t exactly set up for success in romances. You tend to be highly critical and seek out negativity, which isn’t healthy for any relationship. At the same time, you tend to place certain people on extremely high pedestals, and when they inevitably fail to live up to your impossibly high standards, you are prone to thinking about them in a black-and-white way and decide that they’re completely awful and not worth your time.
This is only a sweeping generalization – clearly, a significant number of people born under this sign have found success! They do this by intentionally cultivating gratitude and positivity in their relationships, focussing on the positive aspects of their partners and allowing for human failings in an open, forgiving way.
This may feel odd, even utterly unnatural, but it is an important skill to learn. If you can develop these skills, you will set yourself up for relationships that are not only enjoyable and emotionally fulfilling, but also ones that will intellectually stimulate you and inspire you to be a better person and do good in the world.
You may be drawn to people who are offbeat, especially those who seem “dangerous.” There is a delicate balance to be struck here – you probably won’t do well in a relationship with someone who marches to the same beat as the rest of the world, but at the same time, it’s important not to let that desire for someone different to cloud your perception. You can put yourself in danger if you allow your desire for “different” to eclipse your good judgement.
The ideal relationship for someone with Neptune in Scorpio will allow for a great deal of variety, change, and the ability to try new things at every opportunity. It will also be a highly intellectual relationship, where neither party is afraid to intellectually challenge and question the other. This combination of characteristics is ideal for lasting satisfaction and positivity.
Dates for Neptune in Scorpio
Currently, until 2025, Neptune is in the sign Pisces, which is a highly compatible one for people with Neptune in Scorpio. The period until 2025 is one in which you will have opportunities for deep emotional fulfillment and growth, so do not allow them to slip by you! Once Neptune transfers into Aries, you may find yourself far more prone to anger and rashness, so take this time to build up a powerful support structure, and to focus on self-improvement and personal development.
This fall, when the Sun is also in Scorpio (between October 23 and November 21) is one of the best times to make major changes in your life. Take this opportunity to start something new, try a new tactic in your relationship (or enter a new one if you’re currently single), or make a change to your career or lifestyle. The planets are wonderfully aligned for it!
You may also want to take advantage of the days every month when the Moon is in Taurus in order to foster balance in your life. The Moon represents your deep inner personality, and Taurus, which is in opposition to Scorpio on the wheel of the Zodiac, contains energy that you may be lacking if Neptune is in Scorpio. It can help you integrate earthly focus into your daily life, thus developing a healthier relationship with the world as a whole.
As time passes for the person with Neptune in Scorpio, it can become easier and easier to become locked into your ways, seeing your opinions as dogma and resisting change. This is not a healthy way for Scorpio to ever be, as the entire focus of this sign is on change, discover, and mystery.
Instead of allowing yourself to become locked into your personal patterns of behaviour and shunning others who do not appreciate them, take some time to learn how to make changes in your life. This doesn’t mean changing to conform to anyone else’s expectations, simply learning how to change and adapt in a healthier way depending on the situation you are in.
By learning this adaptability, you will form better, healthier, and longer-lasting relationships, both social and romantic. People will be more willing to open up to you and allow you to convince them to make changes in the world if you are willing to make changes to yourself as well.