Astrology Bytes with Theresa Reed

Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady

Astrology Bytes is an educational astrology podcast, with bite-sized lessons for people who want to learn astrology...but don't have all day.

Venus Transits Through the Signs
Jul 8 2022
Venus Transits Through the Signs
Episode 163. Venus spends about a month in a sign. Venus transits indicate how we’re loving, creating, or spending. Let’s go through each sign: Aries - When Venus is in Aries, romance gets red-hot. This is a bold, fast-paced transit, which loves the chase more than the commitment. If you’re single, it’s a great time to be on the prowl! Venus in Aries isn’t shy - you can find your swagger now. Original artistic ideas are easier to come by and you might spend your dough faster than it comes in. Watch out for impulse spending under this transit. Taurus - When Venus is in Taurus, romance gets sensuous, affectionate, and tactile. Quality time and plenty of physical touch are IN. However, you can be overindulgent or possessive too. You’ll want to keep those tendencies in check. This is an intensely creative period, and artists will find inspiration everywhere. Under this transit, you’ll want to invest in quality pieces and plenty of pampering. Gemini - When Venus is in Gemini, you can get your flirt on! Words enchant, and it’s best to approach romance through the mind. Your social life could be more active at this time - or you could be dating numerous people. However, this is restless transit so you might find someone fascinating one day, only to get bored with them the next. This transit is excellent for writers. It’s also your time to spend money on books, stationery, classes, and anything that feeds your curiosity. Cancer - When Venus is in Cancer, romance becomes old-fashioned. Flowers, home-cooked meals by candlelight, and long walks under the moon keep it burning bright. Emotions tend to be tender, so you’ll want to be extra sensitive with your loved ones. During this transit, you’ll want to invest in property or things for the home. Leo - When Venus is in Leo, expect plenty of romantic fireworks! Grand gestures, extravagant gifts, and bold declarations of love (preferably in front of an audience) are the way to go. Give your partner plenty of attention and you’ll get it returned ten-fold. Also: flattery will get you far! This is an affectionate transit, so the bedroom will be super-hot. Venus in Leo is your best time for splurging on all the self-indulgent things. Elegant dinners, new threads, skimpy lingerie, and all the entertainment - yes, please! Virgo - When Venus is in Virgo, acts of service is the love language. The little things matter now - taking care of details, catering to your partner’s needs, or being practical will keep love humming along. This isn’t considered the most romantic transit, but I have found it can be an opportunity to be thoughtful. What’s more loving than paying attention to what your partner needs? This transit is best for spending on pragmatic things such as organizational products, tools, and cleaning supplies. It's also a fantastic time to edit your creative work. Libra - When Venus is in Libra, you can expect romance to rise a few octaves. Venus is happy here and lends an elegant, refined air to matters of the heart. This is an excellent transit to wine and dine. It’s also sublime for artists - the muses are singing! Indulge in fine artwork, beautiful clothes, cosmetics, and jewelry. Scorpio - When Venus is in Scorpio, love gets passionate, sexy, and all-consuming. The urge to merge is at an all-time high - a surface relationship won’t do. You want to go deep! The shadow side is obsession and possessiveness, two vibes you’ll want to guard against if you want to avoid drama. Money attraction seems easier at this time and it’s an ideal period for investing in the future - although some folks think it’s best for spending on occult supplies and edgy, adult-oriented entertainment. Sagittarius - When Venus is in Sagittarius, fun, and freedom are the name of the game. This is an easy-breezy vibe, which makes it a bit restless. You might feel like you want to roam - and the grass may seem much greener on the other side. A few romantic adventures (more like rom-com capers) are possible under this transit. This is an excellent time to spend your moolah on travel, education, and spiritual growth. Capricorn - When Venus is in Capricorn, quality is important. Not just in love, but also in expenditures. This transit values commitment - so you may be interested in a serious relationship or purchasing things that are built to last. It’s also a reserved transit, which means you’re less likely to take an impulsive approach to relationships or your finances. Aquarius - When Venus is in Aquarius, you’re more likely to want breathing room in your relationships. Instead of closeness, your mantra might be “why can’t we be friends?” Friends can become lovers and lovers can become friends. The unconventional is intriguing while conformity is dreadful. Free love, experimenting, and a little rebellion keep things interesting. You might be interested in spending your money on technology, humanitarian causes, and parties with your buddies. Pisces - When Venus is in Pisces, love is next-level. After all, Venus is exalted in the sign of the Fish, which means it’s the best expression for the Goddess of Love. Romance is gentle and affectionate -  love is unconditional. Poetry, music, and long make-out sessions allow relationships to bond. You’ll have to watch out for boundaries though. It’s too easy to say yes when you really mean no. This transit is great for spending on art, music, and giving back to the community. But you’ll want to be careful of retail therapy. If you’re feeling down, put the credit card away.
Mercury Transits Through the Signs
Jun 24 2022
Mercury Transits Through the Signs
Episode 161. Mercury spends about three weeks in a sign. Mercury can indicate changes in communication, ideas, thinking, skills, mental stimulation, conversations, and where you’re curious. Aries - When Mercury is in Aries, thinking becomes fast - and so does decision-making. On the high side, this means you’re not sitting around waiting for permission to do anything. On the low side, you could be impulsive, which could lead to regrets later on. This transit also brings out blunt but honest communication. You’re not afraid to say it like it is - but you could be more argumentative than usual. Taurus - When Mercury is in Taurus, you can slow your thinking down. Instead of rushing to make decisions, you’ll prefer to take your time. Your thinking becomes more grounded, patient, and practical. This is an excellent time for discussions around money because security may be on your mind. Watch out for a tendency to be obstinate. Gemini - When Mercury is in Gemini, life seems to hurry by. You’re busy, flitting from one situation to the next. Communication is snappy and witty. This is the perfect transit to indulge your intellectual curiosity: take classes or read great books. It’s a fabulous time for generating new ideas but you can also be easily distracted with shiny object syndrome. Gossip is exciting now - but you’ll want to take some of it with a grain of salt. Cancer - When Mercury is in Cancer, emotions can influence your thinking. You may be more sensitive and intuitive too. However, it’s easy to slip into pining away for the past, something you’ll want to guard against. If you want to investigate old issues, that’s one thing. But clinging to the “good old days” isn’t productive. You’ll also need to be careful you don’t take everything personally at this time. Mercury in Cancer is excellent for strengthening memory and expressing your feelings. Leo - When Mercury is in Leo, your thinking is BIG and bold. This is your best time for grand gestures and theatrical declarations! Take the main stage, grab the mic, and have your say! Heart-to-heart conversations could heal situations or inspire others too (this is a persuasive transit). It’s also an excellent few weeks to talk about yourself - provided you don’t hog the spotlight.  Virgo - When Mercury is in Virgo, thinking sharpens and becomes analytical. Now you can sort out all the teeny details. Decision-making can happen once you’ve compared every option - provided you don’t get hung up on the fine print. Libra - When Mercury is in Libra, we feel pleasant, tactful, and friendly. Balance is important, which means we want to weigh all sides with care before reaching a judgment. This is also a persuasive transit, so it’s favorable for negotiations. However, there can be a tendency to people-please, which may make you feel like going along with things just to avoid conflict. Scorpio - When Mercury is in Scorpio, you can get to the bottom of things. Thinking is sharp, analytical, and probing. You’re not content with surface conversations either - you want depth. Intuition is amplified, leading to psychic experiences and lucid dreams. This transit is also ideal for secrets or exploring controversial topics. Watch out for obsessing and brooding as well as a tendency to be sarcastic. Sagittarius - When Mercury is in Sagittarius, thinking becomes optimistic. Suddenly, you feel carefree and ready for fun. Your mind is open and interested in the world at large. Also: your faith increases. Life feels good! This is tolerant transit overall, but sometimes it can bring about hypocrisy. Make sure you question your own beliefs as thoroughly as you question other people’s. Capricorn - When Mercury is in Capricorn, the mind is pragmatic, stoic, and orderly. This means you can see the best way to the top of any situation. This is your time to be unapologetically ambitious, to go for the gold and study anything that will further your goals. Mercury in Capricorn also allows the head to lead, which means it’s unlikely your emotions will get in the way. Watch out for being rigid and too serious. Remember to keep your humor, Aquarius - When Mercury is in Aquarius, your thinking is inventive, original, and maybe a bit eccentric. You can think outside the box and find new ways to solve problems. During this transit, you can learn new things - and envision the future you want. Conversations are friendly, objective, and intelligent. However, this is another stubborn transit - it’s too easy to close people off if you don’t like their point of view. Pisces - When Mercury is in Pisces, you can tap into your sensitive side. Compassion rules, and you’ll feel like giving the shirt off your back to anyone who appears needy. This is also an imaginative few weeks, ideal for artists, musicians, and writers. Dreams are vivid - and it’s easy to get lost in woolgathering. Keep your feet on the ground if you want to avoid getting swept away by your feelings or daydreams!
Moon Transits Through the Signs
Apr 8 2022
Moon Transits Through the Signs
Episode 156. The Moon spends about two and a half days in a sign. The Moon can indicate emotions, daily routines, and the mood of the public. Let’s go through each sign: Aries - When the Moon is in Aries, the energy is high and folks are feeling optimistic. This is your best day to start new things. Take a risk, be decisive, and get ready to move at the speed of light. Also: speak up and lead. Watch out for impulse and aggression. Taurus - When the Moon is in Taurus, the pace slows down. Security and luxury may both play a role in this day. Find the balance between saving for the future and treating yourself. Cook nourishing meals, organize your home, take care of practical matters, and put pampering on the schedule. Watch out for stubbornness and grudge matches. Gemini - When the Moon is in Gemini, mental energy is elevated. This day is excellent for running errands, studying, writing, catching up with friends, and reading all the books. You may be more social than usual too. Watch out for restlessness and a tendency to scatter yourself in too many directions. Cancer - When the Moon is in Cancer, it’s truly at home because the Moon rules Cancer. Security is the driving force and you may be more focused on home and family. Get your nest in order, spend time with loved ones, take care of your elders or children. Emotions are strong - and so is intuition. Follow your gut and be sensitive to other people’s feelings as well as your own. Watch out for moodiness and a tendency to cling. Leo - When the Moon is in Leo, life feels fun! This is an excellent day for play, showing off, and adorning yourself in all the glittery things. Leo rules the heart so be sure to follow yours as much as possible. Express your feelings with big, bold gestures and above all, don’t play small. Watch out for drama or a tendency to hog the spotlight. Virgo - When the Moon is in Virgo, it’s time to take care of all the little things. Handle the details, declutter your home, organize plans, and clean up your act. A practical, service-oriented approach is best in all matters. This is also a fabulous day for upgrading your health regimens. Mental activity is strong and a desire for routines may lead to lots of fretting over the small stuff. Watch for a tendency to get hung up on perfectionism. Libra - When the Moon is in Libra, the energy becomes harmonious and balanced. You can create beauty in any area of your life. Tend to your most important relationships - you can strengthen them now. Also: Libra is associated with justice, making this the perfect day to speak up if you see injustice anywhere. Diplomacy and tact are needed if you’re trying to negotiate deals. This is not a great day for decision-making as this lunation tends to create analysis paralysis and people-pleasing vibes. You’ll also want to watch out for passive-aggressiveness in yourself and others. Scorpio - When the Moon is in Scorpio, you can get to the bottom of things. Intuition allows you to see through every situation. In other words, your bullshit detector operates on full volume today. Feelings tend to be intense and may lean toward the dramatic. While this can add excitement to the day, anger can boil over, and brooding needs to be avoided. This is an excellent Moon for handling finances, getting laid, and enjoying some alone time. You’ll want to watch out for jealousy and vindictiveness. Sagittarius - When the Moon is in Sagittarius, we’re all feeling jovial and restless. This is your day to roam, travel, and broaden your horizons. Why sit still when there is so much to see and do? Truth and freedom vibrate strongly this day - be ready to take a stand if you witness something unethical going down. Seek adventures and be sure to have fun! Above all, remain spontaneous as you never know when some interesting new opportunity may arise. Watch out for hypocrisy or a tendency to push your beliefs on others. Capricorn - When the Moon is in Capricorn, you can get so much done. Create a plan of action, organize your tools, and keep going! Be ambitious! Big goals can be accomplished today if you stay on it. This is also your best day to revamp the structures in your life, especially around your career and finances. Look at the long term and plan accordingly. Watch out for materialism and a tendency to put ambitions above people. Also: don’t be too serious. Lighten up. Aquarius - When the Moon is in Aquarius, it’s a wonderful time to connect with friends. Attend gatherings, throw a party, or meet up for lunch. Also, other types of group activities may be attractive now, especially those with humanitarian goals. Get involved in a worthy cause and start creating an inclusive future. Logic rules now, making it easier to solve problems while remaining objective. You may be drawn to unusual experiences as well. This is a favorable day for updating your technology. Watch out for aloofness or a desire for freedom at all costs. Pisces - When the Moon is in Pisces, emotions run deep and intuition is heightened. We’re all in our feelings and it’s easy to get lost there. Ground and center as much as possible. This is a sensitive lunation, which makes it easier to understand how the other person feels. Compassion is strong and a desire to help your fellow humans leads the way. The Pisces Moon can lead to escapism too. Watch out for overindulging in substances - or unproductive daydreaming.
The Sun’s Transits Through the Signs
Mar 25 2022
The Sun’s Transits Through the Signs
Episode 155. In this next series of episodes, we will explore transits, beginning with transits through the signs. Today we will cover Sun transits through the signs with brief descriptions on how each transit might impact the general public. The Sun spends about 30 days in a sign. The Sun can indicate general themes and can give clues as to where you need to direct your energy. It can also impact how we express ourselves - or how we should. Let’s go through each sign: Aries - When the Sun is in Aries, the energy becomes passionate, intense, and impulsive. We’re all raring to go - and this may be the time get started on something new. Whether you’re blazing a trail, burning a bridge, or conquering the next big thing, you’ve got lots of firepower at your disposal. During this period, you can take bold risks. But you’ll need to look before you leap because sometimes this transit could find you landing in hot water if you don’t. Taurus - When the Sun is in Taurus, the energy is grounded, earth, and chill. This is a time to move slowly towards your goals. Determination is abundant, giving you the ability to make steady progress. Security, money, and sensuality may be focal points during this transit. You can create safety while enjoying life’s pleasures. Watch out for stubbornness, which can derail relationships. Don’t be a stick in the mud! Gemini - When the Sun is in Gemini, the energy is quick, witty, and curious. A thirst for knowledge may find you taking classes or reading lots of books. Current events may be of interest and your social life could become lively with lots of invites or short trips. You may also be more talkative and engaged in interesting conversations or debates. Watch out for a tendency to be flaky. Keep your head in your books and not the clouds. Cancer - When the Sun is in Cancer, the energy becomes tender and sensitive. You may be “in your feelings” a lot - and so may other folks. This means relationships could get deeper - or more dramatic. Home, family, children, and security become important during this period. You may be interested in taking care of your house and the people you love. Intuition is keen but if emotions run too hot, you can lose your objectivity. Leo - When the Sun is in Leo, it’s happy as can be. The Sun rules Leo, so it is at home here. This transit brings out a playful, courageous, and gregarious vibe. You may want more time for leisure. This is a flashy transit - which means the bigger the better. Grand declarations, bold outfits, and grabbing the mic is all the rage. Just be mindful you’re not hogging the spotlight. Virgo - When the Sun is in Virgo, details matter. So does practicality. This is your best time to clean up your act and put things into divine order. Look at where you need to declutter your world - and get to work. If you take the time to organize your life now,  you’ll move through the year with less stress. The Sun in Virgo also shines a light on your habits. Are you getting enough exercise? How about sleep? What are you putting in your body? Check in and change the course if you’re heading in an unhealthy direction. Libra - When the Sun is in Libra relationships are on the front burner. Strengthen your current partnerships - and be ready to welcome new people into your world. Look at how you can compromise. If you’re willing to be a good team player, you can go further much faster. Libra favors harmony - which means you’ll want to remain diplomatic. A bit of politeness goes a long way now. If you find yourself in the middle of a situation, take a step back and make sure you can remain objective. If you can’t, it’s better to stay out of it. Decision making can be hard at this time. Give yourself plenty of time to weigh the pros and cons. Lastly watch out for people pleasing and passive-aggressive behavior from yourself or others. Scorpio - When the Sun is in Scorpio, intimacy is IN. How are you sharing your resources and secrets with others? Are you allowing others in or are you hoarding all the goodies for yourself? If you can let go, you can merge your assets - or your body. Scorpio wants depth - a half in half out approach won’t work. It’s all or nothing. Passions run hot, which adds intensity to this month. Scorpio is also associated with intuition - be sure to trust your instincts in all matters. Watch out for jealousy, brooding, and revenge, the shadow of this strong-willed sign! Sagittarius - When the Sun is in Sagittarius, the vibe is jovial and adventurous. Now is the time to get out and about. Travel around the world if you can. If you can’t, look for other ways to broaden your horizons: take classes, read books, have conversations with wise elders. Above all, don’t be too fond of your own opinions. Open your mind and you may develop a whole new philosophy. This transit can also bring out foolish optimism and hypocrisy. Keep your feet on the ground and keep it real. Capricorn - When the Sun is in Capricorn, you can get SO MUCH DONE. This is your cue to follow the rules, organize your to-dos, and get to work. If you are willing to do your work, you can go far. Ambitions are strong and it’s easier to see which rung to climb to reach the top of the ladder. The harder you work and the more focused you are, the bigger the prizes. Capricorn wants structures and systems - if you don’t have them, create them now. But do make sure you have time for play. All work and no play is never a good look on anyone. Aquarius - When the Sun is in Aquarius, everyone feels restless. Change and innovation are IN. Rather than stick with the tried and true, this transit says “let’s do something no one else has ever done before.” Shake up your industry, set fashion trends, update your technology to the latest gear, and break a few rules. That being said, a rebel without a cause - let’s not do that. Instead, find a worthy cause to support. Friends are playing a big role in this month’s events. If it’s been a minute since you’ve had a coffee date with your pals, you can find the time. Pisces - When the Sun is in Pisces you can connect with your feelings. What are your emotions trying to tell you about a given situation? Trust they are giving you the information that you need. Intuition is elevated and compassion is easier to find. You might feel like giving back or helping out folks in need. Give what you can but make sure you don’t lose your own shirt along the way. Pisces season is most excellent for artists and musicians. The muses are singing loudly - and creative inspiration is abundant. This transit can bring out flakiness or an unwillingness to face the facts. Be sure to ground and center yourself!
Pluto Through the Houses in the Natal Chart
Jan 28 2022
Pluto Through the Houses in the Natal Chart
Episode 151. Pluto is a dwarf planet and the ninth planet from the Sun. It has five known Moons circling around it. Although astronomers tried to demote it, Pluto is still important in astrology. Named after the Greek/Roman god of the underworld,. it’s the modern ruler of Scorpio. Pluto is associated with transformation, destruction, creation, regeneration, power, and rebirth. Wherever it sits in your chart shows where you can experience great transformation. However, if afflicted it can show where you become obsessed with power - or abuse it. 1st: Pluto in the first house indicates you are intense and possess a powerful will. Your early life may be filled with stressful situations, but this serves to make you more self-aware. It’s possible you may possess clairvoyant abilities as well. Your physical body is powerfully built and you have a strong presence. When you walk into the room, people notice. There is a bit of an aloof quality to your personality. If negatively aspected, you may be difficult to live with and unwilling to cooperate with others. 2nd: Pluto in the second house means you have a strong hustle. You’re ambitious for cash and will work hard to achieve material success. You can be extremely resourceful in how you make money. But if afflicted, you may be selfish with your money or you may experience trouble with inheritances, taxes, joint finances, or speculation. 3rd: Pluto in the third house indicates a penetrating mind, one that is able to see through the bullshit and get to the bottom of things. This makes you a natural detective. You have strong opinions and are not afraid to state them either. Your mind is deep and you’re great at keeping secrets. If afflicted, you may suffer from bouts of depression - or might be vindictive. 4th: Pluto in the fourth indicates a need to be in control of your home. You want to be the center of attention and king of the castle. This could mean dominating your loved ones - power plays with family could cause friction. If your Pluto is poorly aspected, you may lose a parent early in life or there may be big-time skeletons in the family closet. 5th: Pluto in the fifth house blesses you with natural creativity. You are in touch with your muse and able to tap into genius ideas. Love is an all-or-nothing game. If it’s not deep, you’re not interested. Your goal: merge with the partner. If Pluto is afflicted, you may be too domineering with your romantic partner or children. It’s also probably wise to not gamble if Pluto isn’t well aspected in this house. 6th: Pluto in the sixth house could mean you find transformation through your work - or you may possess the ability to transform working conditions. For example, you could be a labor attorney or you may be involved in the healing industry. Because the 6th house is associated with health, you may need to apply your willpower to overcome poor habits and improve your health. If afflicted, you may experience power struggles on the job - or might neglect your body. 7th: Pluto in the seventh house could mean your life is transformed through partnerships. Some of your biggest lessons happen through others - and certain relationships could alter your life in a profound way. You have strong insights into other people’s motives, which could make you an excellent psychologist. If poorly aspected, you may try to dominate your partners - or they may try to rule over you. 8th: Pluto in the eighth house elevates intuition. You may be clairvoyant or aware of the energy around you. Your faith is strong and so is your will. When life gets tough, your strength emerges. If Pluto is afflicted, you may experience power struggles over inheritances, insurance, taxes, and joint resources. Sometimes a poorly aspected Pluto in this house can indicate sexual obsession. 9th: Pluto in the ninth house gives a strong interest in transforming the self through higher education, spirituality, or travel. You want to be the biggest, best version of yourself - and are willing to go as far as necessary to achieve that. You’re ambitious and competitive, which may drive you to succeed wildly in academics. Social justice is important to you and your moral compass is strong. If afflicted, you could be a religious or political fanatic. You might even try to force your views on other people, which could make you unpopular. 10th: Pluto in the 10th house means you can achieve distinction in your career. You’re ambitious for power and will do whatever it takes to get it. You may be a world leader or gifted politician. If you choose to enter politics, you’ll want to remain focused on taking care of the public. If you decide to focus on power alone, you’ll easily turn into a dictator. If Pluto is afflicted, you may become a controversial figure with a circle of enemies determined to bring you down. 11th: Pluto in the 11th may indicate powerful friends and involvement in group activities centered around humanitarian concerns. You could be a dynamic leader and may attract allies who want to further your mission. If poorly aspected, there could be financial losses through friends - or friendships may suddenly end without rhyme or reason. Some of those friends could become frenemies. 12th: Pluto in the 12th house blesses you with deep spiritual insights and psychic abilities. You’re also keenly interested in helping folks, which may lead to work in hospitals, institutions, or charities. Time alone is essential for your well-being, especially if you spend much of your time taking care of other people. If afflicted, you may experience betrayal from secret enemies. You could also be obsessive over slights which may lead to a vindictive streak.
Neptune Through the Houses  in the  Natal Chart
Nov 5 2021
Neptune Through the Houses in the Natal Chart
Episode 146. Neptune is the eighth planet and furthest away from the Sun. As you can imagine, that means it’s cold and dark. Like Uranus, it’s known as an “ice giant.” It has rings around it like Saturn and 14 moons. It cannot be seen with the naked eye. In astrology, Neptune is associated with illusion, fantasies, inspiration, faith, psychic receptivity, creativity, spirituality, and imagination. Where it lands in your chart can show where you’re expressing your creative, spiritual, and mystical potential. If afflicted, it can indicate where you’re fooling yourself or deceiving others. 1st: Neptune in the first house indicates you are empathic and possibly clairvoyant. You are keenly aware of how others perceive you - and you pick up on vibes in your surroundings. Your intuition can serve for creative or musical inspiration. Others find you mysterious and alluring. If afflicted, you may be flaky, unreliable, and drift through life. You should probably stay clear of drugs or alcohol. 2nd: Neptune in the second house means you’re idealistic about money. You might think “money is the root of all evil” or make your living through creative or spiritual work. If well aspected, you are generous with your revenue and may contribute much of it to good causes. If afflicted, you could be careless or impractical with your resources. It’s also possible you may be a freeloader. 3rd: Neptune in the third house blesses you with an intuitive, creative mind. You may be a poet, musician, or psychic. Mystical subjects interest you and you might write about them. This is an excellent position for anyone who works with mass media. If poorly aspected, there may be learning difficulties or much daydreaming. The absent-minded professor is a perfect example of Neptune here. 4th: Neptune in the fourth indicates a strong unconscious tie with the home and mother. Your family may be creative - or psychic. Your home may be decorated in an imaginative way - or you may live near a body of water. If afflicted, your household could be chaotic or there may be many skeletons in the family closet. 5th: Neptune in the fifth house indicates musical or creative talent. You may have a “gift” in the performing arts or a great love of theater. Romance may be unusual in some way and your children could be intuitive. If poorly aspected, there may be secret affairs or unplanned pregnancies. Sometimes an afflicted Neptune in the 5th could produce an absent parent or neglectful one. 6th: Neptune in the sixth house could mean a career in healing, art, or mystical work. Service is important to you - and your work must satisfy you on a deep, spiritual level. You may be interested in taking care of others - or pets. Some people with this placement are able to communicate with animals. If poorly aspected, you may be an unreliable employee, which could lead to problems finding a stable job. It’s also possible you may have illnesses that are psychosomatic. Drugs and alcohol should be avoided. 7th: Neptune in the seventh house could mean a strong psychic link to partners. “Love at first sight” or that feeling of “deja vu” with certain romantic relationships is possible. However, if Neptune is afflicted in the 7th house, there may be confusion or deception in relationships. This could also bring public scandals. 8th: Neptune in the eighth house elevates intuition. You may have uncanny insights into other people - and the ability to communicate with the dead. Sex magic and other occult practices may be of interest. If afflicted, this placement could bring loss through joint finances, taxes, embezzlement, or some other deceptive means. 9th: Neptune in the ninth house gives an interest in spirituality and the mystical side of life. You’re a seeker. Ashrams, religious pilgrimages, or time spent with gurus may be of interest. You may travel to distant lands to broaden your horizons. If negatively aspected, you may be drawn to cults. You may also have impractical ideas about higher education. For example, you may receive a degree in a topic that proves to be useless. 10th: Neptune in the 10th house casts a glamorous glow over your public life. For example, you may be an actor, musician, or artist. This is also a great position for anyone who works in a spiritual, mystical, or healing industry. You could be a spiritual leader. Your career may require sacrifices as well. If afflicted, Neptune in the 10th house could indicate a scandal due to deception. 11th: Neptune in the 11th may create an unusual social circle with mystics, musicians, artists, and humanitarians. You may be involved in spiritual or charitable groups. However, you must be careful. Even if your Neptune isn’t poorly aspected, friends could be a source of deception or a bad influence. If your Neptune is afflicted, friends could become enemies or could take you down a destructive path. 12th: Neptune in the 12th house often means a strong sixth sense. Your empathy is well-developed, which could lead to working in hospitals, institutions, or spiritual places. If your Neptune is afflicted, you could become your own worst enemy, trapped in memories of the past and unwilling to deal with the practical things.