Its dreamy, elusive power is not traditionally associated with success and competition; it transcends the physical world. But the planet of spirituality is prominent in the charts of great athletes. Surprised?
Look at these examples:
- Ayrton Senna, three-time Formula One world champion: (Aries Sun, Cap Moon) Neptune exactly conjunct his MC in Scorpio
- Kris Freeman, Olympic class cross-country skier and Type 1 diabetic: (Libra Sun, Sag Moon) Moon conjunct Neptune
- Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner (Virgo Sun/Moon) : 1st House Neptune/Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius
- Ryder Hesjedal, racing cyclist, winner of the Giro d'Italia (and competing in the London Olympics (Sag Sun, Cap Moon) : Sun conjunct Neptune
- Naim Suleymanoglu, three-time Olympic champion weight lifter: (Aqua Sun, Gemini Moon) Neptune in Scorpio, part of a Grand Water Trine with Saturn and Jupiter
Obviously these guys have other, more physical influences in their charts. But Neptune's prominence tells us this; its transcendence pushes agression and physical energy to another level. Here's a quote by Senna that sums it up:
"I felt as though I was driving in a tunnel. The whole circuit became a tunnel... I had reached such a high level of concentration that it was as if the car and I had become one. Together we were at the maximum. I was giving the car everything - and vice versa."
Note the themes of sacrifice and no boundaries.
Check your natal Neptune. You probably won't become an Olympic class athlete, but the areas Neptune touches in your chart are where you have the potential to go all the way. From good to out of this world. Isn't that more empowering than the lower Neptune vibes of depression, aimlessness, addiction and confusion?