Throughout each month transiting points create dynamic relationships with your natal chart points. Often times two transiting points will relate to one another in a way that affects us all, depending on the points involved. This article will look at one of these dynamics happening between two points this month, Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. When two points trine with one another, they support one another. The point of the Life Path will share and get support from the point of dreams, surrender, and spirituality.
The Trine, and the Sun and Neptune
This month, when the faster moving Sun reaches 16 degrees 01 minutes (16d01m) of Scorpio, it will trine with Neptune at the same degree, but in Pisces, at 12:44 pm EST on November 8th. The impact of this relationship begins to be felt up to 3 degrees before and 3 degrees after the exact aspect and is known as the orb of influence. When the faster moving body approaches, the aspect is said to be approaching and is building energy. Once the exact aspect has passed, the aspect is said to be separating and is losing energy. The duration of this particular aspect will run from November 5th to November 11th.
The Sun represents our life path, the energy of our identity, and drive to survive and thrive. The Sun rules Leo and the 5th House of Creativity. The 5th House oversees love affairs, creative action, leadership, children, and play. Which sign and house the Sun occupies in your chart indicates the way you need and want to follow your life path and where you want to focus on the core of your energy.
My Sun is in Aries in my 6th House of Service, so I prefer to work independently (Aries) by helping others in a maverick (Aries) way using individual (Aries) skills to get my basic needs met. The Sun happens to be in a strong sign because it is a fire point in a fire sign, but the house placement is challenging since it is an earth house ruled by a sign devoted to details (Virgo).
With the Sun moving through Scorpio at this time, there is a focus on seeing the truth and revealing secrets. Scorpio rules dark places and the Sun brings light to these dark places and lets us see what has been hidden, where things have been broken, and what needs to be fixed or changed.
The Sabian Symbol is 17 Scorpio, “a woman the father of her own child”. From the book, The Sabian Symbols, author Marc Edmund Jones says, “this is a symbol of the eternal conflict between the practical involvement and the ideal potentialities of human nature, as here emphasized by man’s conscious individuality”.
He assigns the keyword as NUCLEATION. Further, he says, “when positive, the degree is an illimitable self-potentiality with effective spiritual or ideal as well as practical or everyday orientations, and when negative a characteristically anarchistic self-sufficiency” (197).
Neptune represents the spiritual energy, dreams, and the collective unconscious; it is the ocean of consciousness. Neptune rules mystery, the unknown, and spiritual connection through the sign of Pisces and the 12th House of Spirituality and Soul Purpose. It is a water point that is generational, spending around 17 years in a sign. Currently, Neptune is moving through the sign it rules, Pisces, which it entered in 2010 and will leave in 2026.
My Neptune is in Scorpio in my 1st House of Identity, merged with my Ascendant (how people “see” me), so I am viewed as a spiritual or mystical individual. This identification is not easy to see in myself unless it is reflected back to me by those around me, which it has been. I currently make my living as a spiritual adviser; it is my profession and my identity.
With Neptune moving through Pisces at this time, the entire planet is getting spiritually awakened. Neptune’s influence is never direct, never even easy to assess. A simple joke describes the essence of Neptune: two young fish are swimming along, and older fish approaches them and says, as he swims by, “hey boys, how’s the water?” The young fish respond, “fine” and keep swimming. Not long after, one of the young fish says to the other, “what’s water?”
The Sabian Symbol for Neptune at the time of the trine is 17 Pisces, “an Easter promenade”. Jones says, “this is a symbol of that constant expansion of self and experience which characterizes reality on its conscious levels, emphasized here on the side of humanity’s utterly individualistic self-expression”.
The keyword is CELEBRATION. Further, he says, “When positive, the degree is tireless self-refinement in an effective inspiration of others, and when negative, a craving for attention” (317).
Sun Trines Neptune: Tidal Wave Dreaming
The trine aspect creates a powerful flow between two points. If a sextile aspect, also a flowing aspect, is a straw’s diameter, then a trine is the glass or cup diameter the straw would be sitting in to extract the liquid. The Sun is the power source of our solar system and Scorpio is a sign of emotional intensity. Neptune is a water point residing in its ruling sign, so this connection is profoundly strong, rather like turning on the tap for your water or shower at full blast.
The connection to spirit and dreams will be particularly intense during this six-day stretch so you might find it very useful to have a journal near your bedside, especially if you decide to set an intention before you go to sleep. You can ask to speak with or share a dream with someone that has passed on or even try to make a dream connection with someone in your life by asking permission and seeing if they would like to try to use the energy to share a dream with you.
The speed and depth of entering a meditative state will be enhanced, as would past life regressions through hypnosis. The boundary between spirit and reality will be open and intense. It will also be a time when mind-altering drugs or substances can be particularly strong, so it would be wise, if use them, to do so properly and with support.