Moon Opposite Neptune Synastry Aspect – 10 Facts
The Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect, similarly to the natal aspect, is considered to be one of the more difficult ones to handle. While the Moon is typically a good barometer as to what makes a person feel loved in terms of nurturing, Neptune is a generational planet that is the “higher octave” of the Moon and points to not only heightened empathy, spirituality and imagination but also illusions, addictions and lack of boundaries. Below are the 10 facts about this dynamic in a compatibility chart:
1. Moon Opposite Neptune Synastry Aspect: Emotional Misunderstandings
With the Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect, there is a higher than average tendency to misunderstand each other’s emotions or misread each other’s signals. On individual levels, you will likely spend more time processing your hurt feelings or perceived slights.
Here, something just feels (Moon) amiss (Neptune) very frequently. It may be hard for you to even accurately explain what exactly may be missing since this feeling is so intangible. Since emotional misunderstandings are a real possibility here, being extra clear with each other is key to dealing with this aspect. Do not assume what your partner feels. Ask. Ask twice if you have to, to make sure you understand correctly.
2. Beware of Avoidance
Neptune is the planet of escapism (of any kind, from oversleeping to over-drinking). When in contact to our deepest emotional selves, the Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect can lean toward avoidance or even neglectful behaviours. Often, “escaping” the reality of needing to deal with emotional turmoils and misunderstandings may seem like too much of a burden, so avoidance may seem like an easier, yet ineffective, solution.
3. Take the Truth Serum
If you are used to getting away with emotional mishaps and half-truths, doing so with a Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect scenario will bite you in your escapist butt!
When interacting with the person you are dealing with, do your best to always truthful with each other. Especially when things are difficult, be willing to express your feelings openly. The chance of emotional (subconscious in most cases) deception is high here so the truth is the only way to preserve your deep connection. There is a natural sweetness to your partnership so protect it.
One of the reasons why Neptune oppositions in synastry can be so uneasy to deal with is due to the high degree of disappointment that affects us when we finally take off the rose-coloured glasses and see things for what they truly are. So do yourself and your partner a favour and learn to say what you really feel, no matter how uncomfortable it may seem.
4. Romantic Ideal or Emotional Illusion?
Your partner subconsciously wants you to fit their romantic ideal which makes it difficult for you to express your true feelings. When you are as the Moon person, you may feel somewhat confused about the nature of your relationship and feelings towards the Neptune person. Neptune “Neptunizes” the Moon.
Depending on how awakened you are spiritually, you may feel drawn to Neptune level on a spiritually soulful level, which can give the association a more romanticized (but not sexual!) tone. While your souls are being spiritually linked, your partner may not actually fit your idealization of your romantic expectations. Unless you have some other strong emotional and romantic placements such as Moon trine/sextile/conjunct Venus, you may have two quite different approaches to emotionally romantic relating. As idealism and even fantasy permeate the atmosphere between you, your imagination leads you to believe what you want to believe.
As Neptune, you may feel a sense of belonging with the Moon partner and may even sometimes see the Moon as absent of any faults. (Especially if you have other Neptune aspects such as Venus trine Neptune in synastry etc). You may quickly forget the mistakes and quickly forgive any hurts. As your emotional empathy meter goes up, the existence of any boundaries regarding emotions go down and dissolve… Sometimes, you may feel as though your emotions become one. What the Moon feels, you feel, too. If you have other “psychic” emotional contacts in synastry, such as Moon conjunct Psyche or even Moon conjunct Mercury, they can further enhance the Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect to become a psychic-emotional connection.
5. Emotional Addiction
The Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect can be highly addictive emotionally. We sense that our partner has something that could make us feel emotionally nourished, and even spiritually fulfilled, yet they tend to… slip away emotionally whenever we really need them to provide us with that nourishment. And then sometimes they may behave in a way that restores our faith in the emotional satisfaction with them. So it’s a frequent push and pull situation with a promise of an ideal that makes us addicted.
Of course, your synastry chart may provide other more grounding and caring aspects that may actually help make this “nourishment dream” a reality. We must not isolate one aspect from the rest of the chart. But all other things equal, there is a risk of emotional disappointment here.
6. Beware of Addictive Behaviours
Speaking of addictions, with this aspect, be careful of addictive behaviours and habits in general, even when together. Of course, if your “addictions” are positive (let’s say your partner inspires you to become “addicted” to art that has a healing effect on your soul, or introduces you to spirituality that teaches you to meditate etc), then Neptune is acting out of its higher manifestation here.
Otherwise, you may want to check your composite and Davison charts as well, to see whether there is more challenged Neptune present on a relationship level as a separate entity. Emotional misunderstandings or illusions can lead to stressful situations, which, in turn, can result in escapist activities. Or, in some cases, even bring you to ambiguous environments filled with people with drug or alcohol addictions that may disturb your peace.
7. Moon Opposite Neptune Synastry Aspect Vs Natal Chart
If one partner in the Moon opposite Neptune synastry has this aspect in their own natal chart (click to learn about the natal aspect), they will be more familiar with this energy. My Moon in Gemini is opposite Neptune in Sagittarius in my natal chart… So everyone with a few years of me in either direction will have their Neptune opposing my Moon, since this is a generational aspect due to Neptune moving so slowly…
Does this mean that the challenges of unclarity, miscommunications, and emotional disappointment are guaranteed in every one of my relationships? No! It means that I am provided with opportunities to become even more honest with myself and others on an emotional level. More opportunities to learn to be clearer and more communicative with others about my real feelings vs keeping them in. My Moon in the 12th House has a tendency to do just that until the Gemini there kicks in and forces me to speak up! With every such relationship, I am gifted an opportunity for a deep spiritual connection with someone. It ain’t easy but so worth it!
8. Emotional Projection
Emotional projection is common with the Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect although its severity will depend on where both partners stand individually in their own level of self-awareness. Frequently, for example, if the Moon is depressed, you as the Neptune person may also feel depressed. In some cases, if the Moon is too heavy, it may even come to a point where Neptune feels relieved when the Moon is not around. Or vice versa, really. Synastry is complex and so are we individually, so the projection can happen from either side.
The key is to reclaim emotional identity and sanity so that when you crash into reality and see what your partner is really about (which is bound to happen with strong Neptune in synastry), you don’t get lost in the pain.
Check out this video on Projection (Understanding the Psychology of Projecting) by Teal Swan.
9. Heightened Sensibility and Acceptance
If this is one of the most exact aspects in your synastry chart, the theme of your relationship directly relates to heightened sensibilities, cultivation of inspiration and faith, appreciation and care for each other, and acceptance of each other’s flaws and emotional needs.
With the Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect, you may appreciate the flow of compassion, empathy, and lack of or a reduced amount of judgment coming from your partner. You may have to consciously work extra hard on this relationship to avoid emotional games and misunderstandings, but if both people are willing to do so, the rewards are magical.
10. Separation or Glue?
As with all Neptune inter-aspects, the Moon opposite Neptune synastry aspect can bring both energies into the mix. On one hand, it can serve as a binding glue that keeps the two people together via compassion, empathy and the illusion of emotional fulfillment (that rarely happens). But depending on how both people handle this aspect, especially if one partner isn’t familiar with the energy via their own natal chart, the separation might occur when one partner realizes that they can no longer handle the emotional misunderstandings and choose to distance themselves.
Comment below about your Moon opposite Neptune synastry experiences!