The logic is what is used to confuse and deceive oneself and others. Neptune is always going to bring about some type of deception in a hard aspect and it's usually self deception because it's so much easier to lie to ourselves than to anyone else.
So, ones seeming logical faculties are put to work weaving a Neptunian story. The imagination is so fertile and able to provide most of the satisfaction in life. Retreating into fantasy is the preferred activity of all days. Concentration is not great because the logical mind slips into the fantasy realm so easily and often. If mercury is in a sign of fall or detriment then it will contribute more to the negatives of this square.
Until they begin to deal with outside opinions
and criticism they will not succeed in the world.
People with this aspect do not deal well with competition and can shrink from it if there are other sensitive factors in the birth chart. People with this aspect do not want to be seen as failures and will weave all kinds of fantasies that have them as the winner or the one who proves their competence in some way. Until they can begin to deal with outside opinions and criticism that will sometimes be harsh then they will not succeed in the world. The tend to find a way to keep their world small and only allow in the information that reinforces their belief in needing to hide from criticism. They don't have a good sense of their limitations because they don't take the chances that explore what those limitations are. They can assume they have that novel in them or that they could be that wild horse trainer they fantasize about if they only tried it, or that they are actually a legendary actress- they just don't want to put all that effort into it. The truth is, they are deathly afraid of disproving their fantasies to themselves. They are afraid of failing in front of themselves. They have so many assumptions about their unproven success that they don't want to try to prove their abilities because then they might see themselves as a failure. They may fall short of the fantasy. As long as they don't actually try to make that fantasy come true, they can rest in the knowing that it is at least POSSIBLE that they could have done it.
They must start taking some chances
if they are really going to develop.
They must start taking some chances if they are going to really develop. Concentration is not easy and they must focus on one thing at a time instead of the whole picture.
Those with Mercury square Neptune can get stuck on the practical realities and facts of life and will defer to that as opposed to following their dream- Neptune. They have a hard time not listening to the left brain and trusting the right brain. They can remain in unacceptable conditions because can't seem to trust the following of a dream or seemingly impractical endeavor.
The mind is biased against the unseen and this is a
huge blind spot in one's decision-making process.
The truth of things that lies behind perceptive reality needs to be discovered. The truth that comes from listening to the irrationality of feelings. This is where the truth really lies--not in listening to one's mind. The mind is biased against the unseen and this is a huge blind spot in one's decision-making process.
Often people with this square will mistake everyday interactions for romantic or sexual interest from others. They can be embarrassed because can't easily dissect casual contact from real overtures and can think those who are just being nice are flirting. This occurs because their everyday perceptions are colored by the yearnings of Neptune.
There is a need to experience the idealism of Neptune on a daily basis and this can lead to a need to establish boundaries in relationships, including work relationships. Inappropriate flirting and romantic dalliances can occur at work and in health situations, (these people love to fall in love with medical professionals). A strong need to have their own intelligence validated by being with a smart partner.