Q. My question relates to a transit that repeatedly states a secret is revealed during this period up until Jan 10. I have an aspect of Neptune square Uranus which related to above. It started mid March this year and is expected to last till mid Jan 2010. I have two elders who are my cross. Is this possibly related to family which has suffered greatly over the past decade?
A. This transit definitely relates to both family and "hidden secrets", to use the quaint language of older horary astrology. Firstly, your natal Uranus is in the 10th House, one of the houses of parents and is part of a T-square involving the Sun in Sagittarius, reflecting your father and the Moon in Leo, your mother. The Neptune transit activates each of these points over a four year period from 2008 to 2012 representing a slow progressive unravelling of their influences on you as a child and in the present.
The T-square describes your parents as being very different people who shared great internal instability that unfortunately made them unstable, emotionally erratic individuals who were not well equipped for the parenting roles. What they were doing together is a mute point but they were, on some important levels, hardly more than children themselves, psychologically speaking. I dare say that part of your current difficulties are because they have regressed into similar territory, acting like demanding and ungrateful children and setting you up to be their parent. Your mother has the unfortunately ability to be especially manipulative and controlling but the Neptune transits mean that their power over you is diminishing and disintegrating.
As this is reflected in your own chart a parallel internal process is going on in you, a major opportunity for you to unravel your own patterning around this legacy. Difficult aspects from either Sun or Moon from Uranus in the natal chart exaggerates a tendency of highly sensitive and individualistic children to take flight early on to escape the trauma and instability in their psychic environment. This disembodies them and disconnects there from their essence, their emotions and their true potency and, if unhealed they can find themselves unconsciously repeating the same behaviours as their parents, a complex brew of instability and manipulation, real crazy-making stuff. On the simplest level they don't know what they really feel and this creates all sorts of trauma.
This is where the "hidden secrets" theme comes from. It will have the effect of flushing out some of the family skeletons, unhealed and ungrieved experiences from their lives, which may include the circumstances around your own conception and why they stayed together in the first place. More importantly though the secrets, the real gift, is the possibility to recover those lost parts of your own emotional self, to become more emotionally whole. Neptune has a way of dissolving old structures to allow the release of psychic-emotional debris from early earlier trauma and dislocations. The end result is worth going through the inner turbulence that comes with this.
This is a potential seduction here to watch out for as Neptune square Uranus can also take you out of your body if you are not staying conscious of the need to stay grounded. Some of this is to be expected as part of the coinciding psychic-spiritual openings that go with any Neptune/Uranus contacts but it can fly all too close to the childhood tendency to split. Certainly keep up your spiritual practices but at the very least, it would be good to be getting support, like regular bodywork, to keep you in your body and to stay in touch with your feelings.
During the next 2 years Neptune will also be trining your Venus in Libra, so while the more unpleasant stuff from your childhood gets moved, you'll be having some major heart openings. You'll get the chance to love, and to love your parents, in an unconditional way, that sees them for who they are, two traumatised and disempowered people who struggled and probably tried their best.
Daniel Sowelu (BSc Dip Ed) is a therapeutic astrologer, primal therapist and groupleader in his 22nd year of private practice. He is very welcoming of questions of a general nature for the Question and Answers section on this website, so please send to firstname.lastname@example.org For any other general inquiries to Daniel go to www.sacredlawfirm.com.au