Yesterday I wrote about Neptune's return to Pisces. Great news for Pisces but what about Virgo, Pisces's opposite sign?
Dear Virgo. How will you handle the transit of a planet that erodes all logic? It's going to be tricky because you're not comfortable with blurry lines. Virgo is about minutia, precision and connected dots. Neptune likes to shift the details out of focus and scatter the dots like confetti. Virgo keeps it real, Neptune transcends reality. An uneasy mix.
In a previous post I covered the challenge of Neptune transits. Anyone with planets in Virgo can expect an opposition from Neptune over the next 14 years. How you'll experience this depends on the planet and what area of your chart it's in. But in general, what you thought (Mercury) you knew will be challenged. Very persuasive distractions will appear and you'll have to distinguish fact from fantasy. The usual coping mechanisms (pick it apart and analyze) will probably not work.
The good news? You'll learn to let go. You'll have to....anxiety driven fits of productivity will fall flat. This doesn't mean that you should give up on your dreams and sit this transit out. On the contrary, by the time this transit is over your dreams will be within reach. Neptune will hit the areas where you are weakest and gradually show you how to make them stronger.
For example (because Virgos love examples), let's say Kate has Mars in Virgo in the 10th House (career). Here is the workaholic putting in tons of unpaid overtime while neglecting her family and feeling guilty about it. Neptune starts to move through her 4th House (home and family) and she has to take long term sick leave because she develops a host of stress related illnesses. While she is recuperating at home she builds a new relationship with her kids and discovers that she has a talent for writing children's books.
Neptune dissolves what is not working and this usually (but not always....a Neptune transit does not guarantee that you will get sick ) involves a weakening. Illness and/or exhaustion will make it apparent that you cannot continue down a certain path. Once that realization sets in, the process of opening yourself up to something more rewarding can begin.
Virgo and Pisces do have something in common and that is the desire to exceed the mundane. Virgo does this through the quest for perfection by practical means. Pisces does this through the quest for transcendence in dreams. If you combine these two energies you have the manifestation of dreams in real life. And that's what this opposition is all about.