Neptune in Leo
The last time Neptune was in this sign was between 1915 and 1929 and for most of this time it could be described as glamorous and a time of unrealism. In terms of the stock market, it was a time of wild and unrealistic investments which came to an end when Neptune entered the frugal sign of Virgo in 1929. This was the time of the "roaring 20's". Oddly enough, the adjective "roaring" was used for when it was in the sign of the lion. Prohibition was instituted at this time (Neptune represents alcoholic beverages). Oddly enough, Leo is considered a dry sign. After all, cats hate to get wet! Neptune is good for the idealistic and romantic side of Leo. It is great for musical creativity (Jazz was born during this time). Speculation and exaggeration are problems for this generation. Because Neptune represents self undoing, and Leo is about self identity, some will come to an ignominious end. It can also represent a distaste for authority. Close aspects from inner planets to Neptune here may set the native as an example of these traits before the public.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day go directly against the cool and moistness of Neptune. If there are no inner planets aspecting Neptune here then it may go unnoticed. Neptune may operate but probably to a lesser degree.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night amplify these qualities in Neptune, theoretically enhancing its power to create illusion, and romance.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring