Seeing Through The Mirage | Sun Square Neptune

By December 9, 2020 Astrology

Hey there, it’s Luna!

Have you been feeling a little unfocused this week? Has something been confusing you or causing you to doubt yourself?

If so, don’t be too hard on yourself! Today and tomorrow, the Sun and Neptune will be placing a hazy cloud over your thinking, making you more prone to confusion, moodiness, and distraction.

At the same time, a burst of energy from Mars may have you feeling energized and motivated to tackle your goals. However, you may not know where to start! 

Misunderstandings with those around you are peaking right now. So, if you’re feeling like you don’t know what or who to trust, read on. 

We’re about to shed some light on how the planets are influencing your situation, so you can make the most of this transit and cut through any confusion happening in your life right now.  

Is It Real, Or Just An Illusion?

Sometimes we want so badly to believe something is real, that we actually lie to ourselves about what we are seeing and experiencing. 

This type of self deception is exactly what can happen during a Sun square Neptune transit. You might find yourself overlooking red flags with someone out of a shaky hope that things will work out anyway. 

Or you might trust another person to be honest and real with you, because you want to see the best in them and encourage their good qualities. If this sounds like your situation, be careful! 

This kind of optimism can be quite dangerous, because it’s based on a fantasy or ideal, rather than a realistic outlook.

For today and tomorrow, it’s important to make sure you have all your facts straight. Don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions. In fact, ask as many as you need to until you feel clear and confident in your understanding about the situation. 

By asking the right questions, you may discover important details weren’t represented correctly, and that what’s being offered isn’t what you actually want. 

Taking the time to clarify everything you need to know could save you a lot of stress and heartache! So, ask away! 

Over the next two days, it’s also important for you to make sure you’re communicating extra clearly. People might misunderstand you, and both parties could make assumptions. Even if you think you’ve been clear, check in with others to make sure you’re on the same page. 

If you find out after the fact that you’ve being mistaken about the way things are, it might start to bring you down. Don’t let your disappointment defeat you, though. If you hold steady, you’ll find a silver lining in your cloud…

Making Friends With Reality

When the Sun squares Neptune, sometimes it can cause a temporary sense of moodiness or depression. This is because your sense of reality is being adjusted. Oftentimes, it’s easy to feel let down or deflated if you come to find your wildest dreams are actually a mirage. 

Life can be drab without a bit of magic, so it makes sense to want to hold on to your dream. However, your eagerness to have a fairytale relationship or ideal experience can cause you to see perfection where it doesn’t exist.

This doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to a boring or ordinary existence. Life IS full of magic, but in order to see it, you must fall in love with reality. Fulfillment isn’t found in evasive fantasies of a perfect romance, or spiritual ascension. However, you can find a limitless supply of magic hidden within “what is”.

Sun square Neptune is often a time of disillusionment. During this planetary influence, you might suddenly see through your fantasies about life, yourself, or others. You could get hit with clarity and suddenly see the full picture in your situation – both the beautiful and the ugly. 

Although you may feel disappointed to have your high ideals crushed, if you stay curious about what lies beyond your dreams, you can find great joy in making friends with reality.

Allow today and tomorrow to be a sacred time of readjustment for you. Don’t be afraid of seeing things for what they are. You might lose a dream, but you will gain so much more. 

If today and tomorrow are feeling too heady and confusing, one sure way to deal with this influence is to get physical. For this, you have Mars on your side.

Taking Constructive Action

Over the next two days, Sun trine Mars will bring your energy and desires into harmony with your sense of self. This means it’s a great time to get things done, take action, and be physical.

Get out for a walk, do some yard work, or go to the gym. If there is physical work you’ve been putting off, right now it can be accomplished with ease. As a bonus, taking action will help get your mind off any confusing or disappointing experiences you may be facing currently. 

Try to focus on what you can do, and don’t worry about what you can’t control. You have a lot of life force at your disposal under this influence, so use it to charge ahead and accomplish the clear goals you already have in place. 

Internally, be gentle with yourself and your process. If there is something painful you’re coming to terms with, don’t push yourself too hard to get over it or force a smile. This is especially true if you’re feeling disappointed right now. Remember, it takes time to process emotional energy and reorient your perspective to the new information you’ve received. 

In just a few days we’ve got a stellar solar eclipse occurring for the New Moon, which will bring a lot of positive, fresh energy into your life. So for now, be patient as you separate fact from fiction, and get on good terms with the way things are.

Sending you strength and light-hearted laughter,

Luna Dragonwell

P.S. Have you been coming to terms with the truth about something or someone? Do you have a dream that’s holding you back? Let me know in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear from you! 

Luna Dragonwell

About Luna Dragonwell

Luna Dragonwell has been fascinated with the stars since she was a child. Growing up, she learned to track planetary motion and how it affects each sign. Now as a contributor to, she is here to share her zodiac sign horoscopes with you. Leave a comment for Luna below!


  • Recently, I made my wife move with her mom. At this point she’s so distant from me, I can’t tell if she loves me like she says, or shes taking advantage of my good will, and love for her. The majority feeling in me is she is untrue do to outside interactions, However a small part of me feels like I’m shooting my self in the foot. i love her so much, but at this time I can’t tell whether to stay together or run. One thing is certain I’m not happy with our reality together at this time.

  • Kristen says:

    The day before Thanksgiving, I had a doctor appointment for a health problem, followed by going to my favorite eating place. I saw the guy I like who works there and have known since 2013. Well. He told me something and I feel like he lied to me, but I don’t know why he did. I’ve been told repeatedly I needed to cut ties with him. But I can’t bring myself to do it. Not yet. I NEED to find out the TRUTH and the reason first!
    I always keep my options open and I’m finding myself drawn to someone else even though he’s unavailable, it will keep my mind occupied in the meantime.

    • There is a lot of grace in letting go. If you trust life to provide exactly what you need and release control, you’ll find things coming together for you in a wonderful way. Take care, Kristen!

  • I allowed myself to get got again! They took all my personal belongings. All I wanted to do was to move out because a bully had just moved himself in and took over the house that I was living in. I courteously gave notice and next thing I know, my stuff was gone. I am dumbfounded, especially by the fact that this hasn’t been the first time. It’s this town. In the middle of California. This valley is said to have a dark curse on it. People here are angry, selfish, and predatorial . Nothing like the valley up in Southern Oregon (a wonderful town called Ashland). They took my material things, but not my spiritual sense. However, how many times do I need to get violated here? I respect others and their possessions and I know that we’re all on this boat together. I understand what black magic and white magic really are. But I don’t think that the people who just took my things understand what they are dealing with. It’s black magic when you get something for nothing. There is always an extraction somewhere. Conversly, it’s white magic when you work for your things. When you pull yourself up by your boot straps and “rebuild with worn out tools”. Kiplings poem goes on to say to “not breathe a word about your loss “, but I just had to. Because this mirage was blinding and the tiune of Neptune was a harsh one again. I just don’t want to stop trusting others. I want to believe in people and show them kindness and respect. It’s for me really… To do this. It doesn’t make me naive. I just need to learn to “see through the mirage…”

    • Sorry to hear that happened Tristan. It’s important for all of us to have a safe and secure in environment. Wishing you stability and healing on your path forward. You’ve got this!

  • Thank you for this, Luna. I have been on long-term disability for a year, and am preparing myself (emotionally and psychologically) to go back to work, though what I want more than anything is to leave that situation. I’m in the process of starting a business and have been struggling mightily with avoidance and procrastination, and then I came upon a small farm that I desperately want(ed) to buy, to start a new life. I feel so generative when I’m there, like anything is possible-but the fact is, the mortgage would be 3X my current mortgage, it’s 45 minutes away from my current job (that I don’t want to go back to, but that does have insurance)…basically, as I consider all of the variables, sometimes it feels impossible and sometimes I feel like I just need to face my fears and take a leap! So yes, confusion has been HUGE for me lately. Your post helps me take a breath and make some space and openness inside; thank you.

  • LaShawn Flewellen says:

    Yes ma’am! This article was on point for me. I had an idealistic expectation of a fairy tale romance with a particular individual. Well, the reality is that this person suffers from love avoidant attachment and I am overcoming anxious avoidant attachment (by researching/recognizing). I was down a little while yesterday but popped up with some hope last night (because I put my focus back on myself/goals). I have been single for quite some time (left an abusive relationship years ago with kids in tow), and although I enjoy being independent, there was this nagging voice I had been struggling with saying that in order to do right by kids I must show them an adequate relationship by having the perfect guy. Well, the reality is that no one is perfect and real relationships take time to come together by working on yourself (which i have been doing) but it takes two and the person I have in mind is not at that level to work together yet SO that means either a dream delayed or dream deferred (only time will tell) . For now, my focus is on just being happy with myself, accepting the things I can not change and working towards my personal goals step by step. I was a little bummed out but reality is the best remedy for accessing clarity. Without clarity there can be not true movement forward. So thank you for these insights because they certainly match with my current trend.

  • Eftichia says:

    Thank you Luna. Your article enlightens, and encourages me to follow the path I should, and protects me from what you very well named “mirage”.

  • Jasmine says:

    I love reading your emails daily! Always seems to resonate ✨

  • Ramona says:

    Yes I wondering bout this man who manifest in my dreams need to know why he is in my dreams n why he coming to me … I know of him n that’s all …thx Ramona

  • Kristen Jean says:

    Wow, great article. Everything you said resonated with me and it describes a romantic situation in my life with someone who I am very fond of..but have a lot of doubts and distrust with also..and there is a reason for those feelings. I am going to ry to trust my instincts and do what is best for me this time..

  • Ndc says:

    So on target!

    Someone I’ve been in a relationship (thought committed) has had that ‘off’ feelung. I finallt decided to ask blatantly questions and force answers. Though it hurts, I found yrusting my gut was the right thing to do.

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