Neptune as Chart Ruler: How you connect to the higher power

How do you see the world? What words would someone choose when describing you? The answer to these questions can partly be answered by looking to the ruler of your birth chart. With Neptune as your chart ruler, how might this planet influence your outlook on life and relationships with others?

With Pisces rising, Neptune is your chart ruler. It symbolizes the part of you that seeks a connection with the divine. Where Neptune sits in your birth chart indicates where you may need to let go of your ego and submit to the greater good. As chart ruler, Neptune will help shape your identity.

The condition of Neptune along with the sign of the Zodiac it sits in offers details about where in life you may be most tapped into a higher power. Whatever you call it, Neptune’s placement signals areas in your life where you may have a connection with the divine and have the potential for incredible empathy and inspiration.

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But, because Neptune is also your chart ruler, it is even more meaningful for you. Read on to learn how Neptune can help filter the way you see the world and how others may see you, as well!

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How you see the world

Since Neptune is your chart ruler, this planet of divine inspiration, compassion, and imagination may affect the lens through which you view life.

You see the world as a piece of a larger puzzle

I like to describe Neptune as the planet that helps you see behind the curtain, like Dorothy in Oz. With Neptune as your chart ruler, you may have an understanding that there is much more to life than meets the eye.

In your birth chart, Neptune shows you where you may be extra sensitive or where you may find divine inspiration. With this planet as your chart ruler, you may view earthly matters, things like fashion, wealth, trends, and the like, as unimportant or absurd. You may see the world as a place that should be focused on a higher meaning, rather than trivial pursuits.

Because you may be more aware of and in tune with the higher purpose of life more than others, it may be hard for you to care about the same things other people care about. Instead, ideas such as compassion and spirituality may be more up your alley.

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You see your connection with the world

With a Pisces rising sign and chart ruling Neptune, you may feel a connection to everyone and everything more deeply than others might.

Some call it the “collective consciousness,” others might call it the universe itself. Whatever you call it, your chart ruling Neptune may act as an antenna that allows you to pick up with and connect to the energies around you. Being in harmony with these energies may be important to you.

Also, you may not just empathize with how others feel, you may actually feel what they are feeling, absorbing their emotions as your own. You may see the boundaries between you and others as something very fluid, not strictly defined.

The notion that “we are all one” is purely Neptunian and with this planet as your chart ruler, you may feel that more than strongly.

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How others see you

How we perceive the world is connected to how others view us. The way we see life affects how we behave and react. And, the way we act influences how others see us and react to us. Your chart ruler, then, shapes both.

Your rising sign, shaped by your chart ruler, is sometimes referred to as the “mask you wear” for the world. It is the side of yourself that you show the world.

Others see you as compassionate

Because Neptune is your chart ruler, others may see you as someone with a heart of gold and an infinite amount of compassion.

Since Neptune asks you to feel your connection to others, where they stop and you begin may not be easily defined for you. You may actually feel what they feel. It may be easier for you to empathize with others because you might, literally, feel what they feel and see yourself as part of one whole.

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You may be described as having deep emotions

Your Ascendant, Pisces, is a water sign, and because of this, others may see you as someone who leads with their emotions. They may know that when there are decisions to be made, it may not be your head that wins out, but rather, your heart.

They also may see you as someone who feels more deeply than others. The people in your life may know that your highs will be higher and your lows will be lower. It may seem to them as though the volume of your emotions has been turned up to high.

Friends and family may see you as intuitive

People close to you may feel as though you can read their minds sometimes. With Neptune as your chart ruler, there is a chance that you have “known things” that you aren’t sure how you knew.

When people speak with you, you may even be able to put words to things they are feeling that they, themselves, haven’t even processed or figured out yet.

You may be extra-sensitive, picking up on thoughts, feelings, and vibes from people the minute you walk into a room. Those who know you may have realized that they should trust you if you “have a feeling” about someone. You may have picked up on something no one else has a clue about yet.

Neptune as Chart Ruler Through the Signs

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Every sign in the Zodiac comes with a set of impulses and motivations that drive it, and also a set of tools to help it achieve its goals. Planets that inhabit a particular sign will utilize the tools and traits of that sign to help them achieve their own goals.

In other articles I have written about chart ruling planets, I add a section that details what each planet may look like through each of the signs. I will also do that with Neptune, but because Neptune is a slow-moving planet, it can remain in a single sign for years!

It takes Neptune 156 years to orbit the sun and stays in each sign of the Zodiac for 14 years. Neptune is considered a planet that helps to define a generation. But. because Neptune is your chart ruler, its sign and condition will be a bit more significant for you.

Please know that when I write about spirituality below, I am not only describing organized religion. It could be that for some, but for others, it could describe a feeling of connectedness with something bigger than themselves, a higher power.

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Neptune as Chart Ruler in Aries

Neptune will enter Aries in 2026. For those born with chart ruling Neptune in Aries, their spiritual journey may take a little bravery. They may have to assert themselves or confront fears in order to develop their spiritual side. They also may have to be comfortable with blazing trails and forging down their spiritual path alone, although, with Neptune in Aries, there may be a chance that others will be inspired to follow.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Taurus

Neptune won’t sit in Taurus again until the year 2039. For those that will be born with a chart ruling Neptune in Taurus, finding spirituality through silence will play an important role in their lives. They may seek security and inner peace through quiet and meditative activities that help them to get closer to inner peace.

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Neptune as Chart Ruler in Gemini

Gemini hasn’t housed Neptune since the turn of the 20th century and won’t again until around 2053. Those who will call Neptune their chart ruler in Gemini may see spirituality as something that they need to learn about and collect information on through their lifetime. With this placement, they may love talking about all things spiritual and may be skilled at teaching others what they have learned about it, as well.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Cancer

Neptune left Cancer in 1915 and will return around the year 2067. Those with chart ruling Neptune in Cancer may see spirituality as best practiced through the caretaking and protection of others. With Neptune in deep-feeling Cancer, spirituality and emotions may be interlinked and those with this placement may be seen as possessing an endless supply of love and tenderness for others.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Leo

Neptune last sat in Leo in 1929. Those born with a Neptune chart ruler sitting in Leo may take on their spirituality as part of who they are and something they need to express to others. They may actually thrive on having an audience with which to share their feelings on their beliefs, but they may also have the skill set to leave the audience riveted and wanting more. They also may be seen as someone who has a warmth that radiates from them when sharing their beliefs with others.

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Neptune as Chart Ruler in Virgo

Virgo held Neptune from 1928 to 1943. Those born with Neptune ruling their chart from Virgo may be seen as someone who takes practicing their spirituality very seriously. They may embody the idea of “practicing” your beliefs through putting in the work, the time, and through service to others. Consistently noticing their spiritual shortcomings and working to improve them may be a hallmark of those born with chart ruling Neptune in Virgo.

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Neptune as Chart Ruler in Libra

Neptune resided in Libra from 1942-1956. Those born with their chart ruling Neptune sitting in Libra may see their spirituality as something that needs to be kept in balance. Others may see them as someone who would always be careful to not try to impose their beliefs on others. Their spirituality may also play an important role in their closest relationships, such as with their spouse or closest friend.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Scorpio

Neptune entered Scorpio in 1956 and remained there until 1970. Those born with a Pisces rising sign and chart ruling Neptune in Scorpio may view spirituality as something that can heal and transform. With this placement, they may be able to use their spirituality in order to help catalyze the emotional healing of others as well. Emotions may run deep in regard to their beliefs, as well.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Sagittarius

Neptune was in Sagittarius from 1970 to 1984. Those born with their chart ruling Neptune in Sagittarius may see spirituality as an ongoing adventure and something that one must continue to discover over their lifetime. Collecting different religious or spiritual experiences may be an important way that they are able to evolve their own beliefs. They may also be seen as very enthusiastic in their spiritual pursuits.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Capricorn

Capricorn hosted Neptune from 1984 through 1998. Those with Neptune as their chart ruler sitting in Capricorn may see spirituality as a duty that they must devote themselves to. They may not need the company of others in order to feel connected spiritually. In fact, they may prefer to go it alone when practicing their beliefs. Those with this placement may work hard on their spiritual sides, but they may also be seen as level-headed and wise in their beliefs.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Aquarius

Neptune entered Aquarius in 1998 and exited in 2012. Those born in those years who have Neptune as their chart ruler may see their spirituality as something that they have to figure out for themselves, even if it flies in the face of what their loved ones or society thinks. They may be prepared to upset people with their beliefs, even those closest to them, in order to be in line with their spiritual ideals.

Neptune as Chart Ruler in Pisces

As I write this, Neptune sits in Pisces and will until 2026. The generation born with their Neptune chart ruler in the sign of their Ascendant, Pisces, will have an amplified expression of this planet. They may feel a connection to the higher power often and may feel the need to give up their ego and surrender themselves in order to feel a spiritual connection. Those with this placement may be able to see themselves as just one drop in a big sea, one tiny piece of a larger puzzle, and also be willing to act accordingly.

Please remember the sign of your chart ruler is simply one feature of your natal chart. Taking apart the pieces of a chart like this and reading only one detail on its own will never be as accurate as a chart read as a whole. There are many more parts to take into consideration and all of the pieces work together.

But, this should give you a taste of how your chart ruling Neptune could influence how you view the world and how others may view you in return.

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