Neptune gives insight and Mercury understanding, so combined they lift the veil to the other side and allow communication across different dimensions. Borders dissolve under this aspect.
This is not the time for dealing with facts, figures, or detailed work as Neptune confuses things on the material plane. This combination can cause mishaps and misunderstandings when dealing with everyday communications, interactions or financial matters. Missed calls and misplaced messages are common so try to give others the benefit of the doubt in these matters.
If you hear any incredible news or gossip it is best to wait and see if it’s really true before acting upon it. Beware of scandals, lies, deceptions and scam artists as they will be very active this week.
How strongly this will affect you on a personal level depends upon how this square interacts with your natal chart. Mercury square Neptune can give wonderful abilities in music, art, psychology, and mysticism. It also allows a person to use these talents in constructive ways as squares can be very productive (or destructive if you are unaware of it’s influence.)
Emotions flow more readily and feelings can be easily hurt. You may send or receive and email or text and take it the wrong way. It is important to be very clear in all communications, perhaps making a direct phone call instead and double-checking any work emails to avoid getting into trouble.
You may find your most productive work will be done in solitude (as Neptune is associated with the 12th house of isolation). Be aware of any *signs* or unusual events that may be the result of influences from the other side.
Neptune rules the ocean, water and the feet. Water wears down and dissolves matter. This aspect can result in a loss of some kind. Neptune teaches us not to become attached to samsara or material world that we live in. Buddhism teaches us that this world is just an illusion after all. What we think of as solid and permanent, really isn’t.
Neptune also rules viruses, drugs and alcohol. Being careful with any prescriptions and avoiding intoxicants is important now.
Sacrifice is also a Neptune keyword, so volunteer work and helping the less fortunate will also benefit you in a difficult Neptune transit.
While Neptune can cause drug addiction, the positive side of Neptune (spirituality) can help a person overcome these problems.
The Serenity prayer is a perfect example of Mercury and Neptune:
God grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I
Courage to change the
things I can and
Wisdom to know the
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a
time; Accepting hardship
as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this
sinful world as it is, not
as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make
all things right if I
surrender to His will;
That I may be reasonably
happy in this life, and
supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
This can be an intense time with finances, relationships and creative projects. You may become slightly obsessed with something. Women may deal with power issues or money issues which may become prominent in the news.
This may be an empowering week for artistic endeavors, entertainment, and children. Something you create, build, design, paint, etc may become more prominent than expected. This is a good time to display your exhibit your creative work.
Relationships may also be affected by this aspect. Feelings may be more intense with a partner or other loved one. Doing something together that could transform your lives would go well now. This is a good time to start a new exercise routine, or something you create/build together.
Channeling this energy towards working with others to improve/change/transform things physically, financially or socially may have some powerful results. Embarking upon a new project with gusto could lead to great success now.