Moon square or opposition Neptune is one of the most sensitive and compassionate aspects one can have, but sometimes its idealism can be misplaced, unrealistic and impractical. The subject’s day-to-day existence can be a struggle coping with the nebulous and surreal energy of Neptune. They may feel like they are forever walking through a Dali painting, checkerboard staircases tapering off in spirals, melting clocks…
However this fantastical imagination works very well in show business since the square turns the fantasising into something concrete, the movies with all its glamour and melodramatic are just perfect for these individuals. The opposition will make the natives someone that the audience will love to hang their projections on. The problem with Moon opposition Neptune though is finding the individual beneath the face paint and dry ice.
The Blurred Edge Of Sanity
In positions of power too, these subjects can easily use the Moons popularity and Neptune’s mystique as a smokescreen to cover up corruption. Those who work in the very Neptunian spiritual arena can also be tempted to abuse their care-taking guru position too. Neptune can rule deception, lies and delusion, the risk is more so with the square or opposition. Therefore Moon square or opposition Neptune can have criminal tendencies in its very lowest vibration.
Addictions, especially alcoholism are a very obvious danger with this aspect. The subjects are so very sensitive to the environment that self-medication can be the only way to numb the pain. Moon opposition Neptune in particular can end up being demonised as someone who is poisonous to the environment.
The Moon can fall victim to negative Neptune because of its tendency to do things unconsciously. The Moon (Public) can be very easily hypnotised by Neptune’s promise of salvation. Moon opposition Neptune is not out to deliberately deceive, though it can seem that way. The native can turn 180 degrees rapidly because they absorb opposing thoughts around them. This makes it very difficult for them to get a handle on what they themselves really think. Moon square Neptune feels deeply and expresses their emotions without a problem, but they have difficulty in getting a hold of those feelings and emotions. Definition is the problem, everything blurs into the next object.
Moon opposition Neptune’s partners could easily be seduced into feeling something that they don’t actual feel. At the same time these folk can unconsciously mould themselves into their lover’s ideal partner. Moon square Neptune more than most become devastated when their wonderful Neptune fantasy fails to live up to the hype. If the rest of the chart can ground this aspect sufficiently, then the square energy (which has a very Mars effect) can make the subject an excellent spiritual warrior. This can be a Joan of Arc or a Florence Nightingale. So the square (and to some extent the opposition too) can actually save this aspect from dissolving into the mists altogether and give it some practical application.
Moon/Neptune ~ Hard Aspects
Moon Square Neptune
Brigitte Bardot started off her career as the typical Neptunian screen siren. Her long flowing mermaid hair and lunar curves were a great example of this archetype in the flesh. Brigitte had a square edge to her however! Unusual for a French actress she gained fame in Hollywood, but in true Neptune style she refused to be pinned down. She steadfastly refused to play the publicity game and court favour across the pond. Brigitte married four times and had numerous affairs.
Brigitte as a mother was also elusive, she only had one son who lived with his father after her second divorce, though they did reconnect eventually (Neptune redemption). Brigitte retired from acting aged 39 and seems she put all her unused maternal energies into fighting for animal rights. Interesting Neptune themes here in that Brigitte castrated a neighbours donkey due to harassment of her own mare and has donated vast amounts of money to sterilise Bucharest stray dogs…Neptune rules celibacy.
Devotion and caring for animals is an expression of this aspect, but the square also brings those political faux pas’s to her activism. Neptune could also explain the confusion over Brigitte’s politically incorrect statements about French Muslims. She has been fined four times now for “inciting racial hatred”. In 2006, referring to the Muslim practice of ritually slaughtering sheep by slitting their throats, Brigitte said she is “fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country and imposing its habits” ~ The Brussels Journal.
Other Moon square Neptune natives: Helmut Khol (06’), Arnold Bax (08’), Michael Douglas (20’), Chaka Khan (21’), Mia Zapata (27’), Salvador Dali, Al Pacino, Henrich Himmler, Helena Bonham Carter, Jimmy Page, Justin Beiber, Mary Wollstonecraft, Liz Renay, Moses Annenberg, Peter Sellers, Rutger Hauer, Shirley Conran, Camila Parker-Bowles, Benjamin Disraeli.