Neptune in Scorpio
With Neptune in Scorpio, there is increased emotional intensity, but in a strong and powerful way. If Neptune is well-aspected and personalized, talents and ambition will be inspired. Neptune was in Scorpio for everyone on Earth from October 1956 to November 1970 (and most recently before that in 1806). This was the "Sixties", and with Neptune in Scorpio the energy was present and powerful to open you to the psychic side of life and/or to escape through drugs, alcohol, sex, meditation, or spiritual practice.
The path through Scorpio is transformation or degeneration, and not only was the choice intense and continual during this period, but many souls incarnating at this time were paying off past karmic debts by being born to parents abusing drugs. The exploration of both outer and inner worlds began with the space programs and the importation of eastern philosophy, techniques, and hallucinogenic substances.
Many psychics and "sensitives" came in with Neptune in Scorpio. (If afflicted, the misuse of psychic energy in past lives requires purification in this one, or the opening of psychic centers can result in obsession). Unafraid of the "dark" side of life, you are interested in esoteric religion, the mystical and the occult. For many individuals with this placement, sexuality and physical desires are not only acceptable but also seen as spiritual.