In Roman lore, Neptune is the god of the sea. The planet's symbol is that of a trident, which is the weapon we see in many classical depictions of him. Like the rhythmically churning sea that the Roman god represents, those under Neptune's rule are filled with hidden depths.
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Neptune as a Ruling Planet: Characteristics of Neptune in Astrology
Ruling the zodiac sign of Pisces, the role that Neptune plays within astrology is spiritual development - whether this occurs within a church or as part of our own private study.
When you meet someone who is seems to be utterly innocent and naïve, it might be that Neptune plays a prominent role in their natal chart. It is a planet that is characterized by mercy and kindness. Those ruled under the planet Neptune are always sweet, forgiving and compassionate.
People who are heavily influenced by Neptune often find freedom from the demands of their ego.
Additionally, some Neptune natives often have colorful dreams, and they can even seem psychic - knowing things about you that perhaps you wish to remain unspoken. However, this is their their deep sensitivity and empathy with others showing through.
The planet itself is known to progress slowly in the heavens - uniting those of the same generation with similar beliefs.
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How Does the Neptune Symbol Affect Personality in the Zodiac?
Those ruled by Neptune are filled with so much innocence and childlike faith that they find opportunities even in the worst of situations. This trait leads them to have lives that are quite fulfilling. Those under this planet's rule may feel deeply connected to the universe, and have a sense that what happens to them is part of a greater purpose.
People influenced by Neptune are risk takers, and their willingness to take chances that others won't mean that sometimes they also find unexpected success.
Neptune answers the following questions about you:
What do I find spiritually fulfilling? Where am I most creative? Where is it easy for me to be confused?
The drawback is their dreamy nature can sometimes lead them to have ambitious and unrealistic goals. Desperation and disappointments can engulf them when their dreams were unrealistic in the first place. Their spirituality also can make them so focused on abstract concepts that they appear naïve and passive, believing that the smallest things require the intervention of the universe.
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