Written by 5:05 pm Astrology, The Planets

Neptune Dominant, what it is & what it means for your birth chart

Is the planet of illusion steering your life?

     OK. So, you’re checking your daily horoscope or you just got your free birth chart from astrology.com, and you notice this phrase called Neptune Dominant. It’s hella confusing, and you wanna know what it means to be Neptune dominant. 

     Do you know that the astrological personality is layered? Sundae-like, planetary and zodiac energies pile one on top of the other until there is a cherry on top: the Dominant Planet. Not to be confused with the chart ruler, the Dominant Planet is the planet that—either due to a stellium in the planet’s natural house, or a high number of aspects to other planets—calls the shots in your chart and imbues you with its planetary energies. These energies lay the path of your destiny.

Meaning of Neptune in Astrology

     Neptune is basically the Professor Trelawney of astrology: It’s got that big seer energy. Makes sense: the planet rules dreams, illusions, spirituality and intuition. In fact, dreams are Neptune’s thing; the planet is all about escaping from the real world. 

     It’s true, mystics, psychics and seers have strong Neptune placements. So too do artists, actors and anyone in the film/entertainment industry. This is because Neptune is like Venus on steroids. It rules glamor, fantasy, the creative mind, and the arts. 

     Neptune in the birth chart shows us where we express our idealistic, compassionate, creative and quixotic sides. It also tells us how / where we struggle with boundaries and what feels most nebulous to us. Neptune blurs boundaries, and can send some on an endless quest for unrealistic idealism, an all-consuming desire for perfection, and even a longing for a real-world Garden of Eden.

Neptune Dominant Meaning / How to Know if You’re Neptune Dominant

     If you are Neptune Dominant, you are a fantasy addict and seer. Blessed with a talent for seeing what isn’t there, you have immense psychic and/or mystical gifts. However, lack of confidence can water down your sense of self. Frequently fleeing reality, you much prefer to swim in the waters of your fantasy world.

     With Neptune as your Dominant planet, compassion and intuition, along with a boundless creative imagination assist you in your journey through life. Though you crave dissolution and anonymity, and aim for complete material detachment, you desperately pine for true love and companionship.

     Here’s how to know if you’re Neptune Dominant:

  • You have a Pisces stellium or 12th House stellium (Neptune rules both Pisces and the 12th House)
  • You have many planets aspecting your natal Neptune. Sun trine Neptune, Neptune conjunct Jupiter, Neptune square Mars, etc.
  • You are a Pisces Sun / Pisces Rising, or have Neptune on the Ascendant


Dominant Neptune art

Fire Signs with Neptune Dominant Birth Charts

  • Neptune Dominant Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

     The mundane world is not enough for you, so you actively pursue a romantic land of make-believe where your imagination flows like lava. Love unlocks your potential, but also makes you feel dependent. There is conflict between your desire for praise, and a craving to escape your ego.

     To satisfy both longings, you dive into the dramatic arts, where creative and visionary talents can shine. This gives your ego a break. You’re inherently friendly with a trusting nature, and bottomless compassion for the alienated, injured, or weak. Your intuition is strong, and you endlessly search for your true identity.

Earth Signs with Neptune Dominant Birth Charts

  • Neptune Dominant Taurus, Virgo Capricorn

     Sympathy and understanding encourage you to use your talents to serve others, and you constantly seek serious and secure affairs. Your imagination is resourceful, and your ambition is driven by the nuances of romance and self-sacrifice that color your thoughts; you want to build, but you also want to restore.

     The languages of the real-world and the fantasy world co-mingle and allow you to manifest your dreams with ease. You possess a quiet strength and are deeply connected to beauty. You find both peace and inspiration in Mother Nature.

Air Signs with Neptune Dominant Birth Charts

  • Neptune Dominant Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

     Both a scientist and an artist, you possess an exceptional mind that swirls analysis with vast imaginings. Seeking dissolution of social discontent, you aim to help heal the world through art, music, and writing. With one foot in the real world, and one in the world of whimsy, your creative visions are only translated through music or painting.

     Emotional intelligence allows you to see things with detached compassion, empathizing with the struggles of your friends, while providing logic that helps to solve problems efficiently. You are both brilliant and confused, and believe you will find Nirvana when you unlock the full potential of your mind.

Water signs with Neptune Dominant Birth Charts

  • Neptune Dominant Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

     Merciful and concerned, you view life in a somber light. With genuine care for those around you, you connect with the plights of every suffering soul in creation. When the world weeps you weep with it. Love means everything to you, and you freely give, hoping that one day that love will be returned.

     Still, romance and idealism make you impressionable, causing you to lose your identity in the arms of another. Though perceptive and intuitive, your hyperactive imagination causes you to doubt your own strength. Addiction may swallow you if you allow it.

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