While Pluto tends to bring experiences which grind ever more deeply down into the depths of our being, Neptune soothes our pain and lifts us up like a spiritual balloon. This provides us with new vision, a larger view of our life and of its challenges. When Neptune is nicely aspected in a chart, or receives a visit by transit of a planet such as Jupiter, it can seem as if we are floating high above the Grand Canyon or the Rain Forest and finally see the grandeur of life itself.
Neptune influences in our lives bring psychic gifts such as mediumship, clairvoyance, and esoteric healing arts.
It is true that Neptune can be a “hot-air balloon” and our elevation won’t last long if we are filled with unrealistic and somewhat wishful thinking and fake self-images.
Neptune has a reputation for creating fine, spidery webs of deceit which are so subtle yet so all-embracing that one can be lost inside before realizing that every thread in this web is a lie. We may be lying to ourselves, or to others, or we may have wandered into someone else’s web of deception, and if so, it will take drastic actions to extricate ourselves.