Welcome back Ginger! I’m not sure if they are underrated, but the outcomes of transits with Neptune and Uranus are difficult to predict. As astrologer, if you fail to predict how the transit will play out, you become much more careful or reluctant to make predictions. I personally follow a very clear predictive path.
First you look at the natal placement and aspects of the planet. It’s the focal point that the native will bring into the transit. Then I look at the house where the transit is occurring. This is where the inner change and the events will possibly take place. Finally for the outcome of the transit I look at what house is ruled by either Neptune or Uranus in this case. The positive effects can be many, depending on the transit. With harmonious aspects, it will promote among other things the sense of oneness (Neptune) and authenticity (Uranus). Even the harder aspects in transit can bring positive results – like disillusionment with Neptune, or greater sense of freedom with Uranus.
Did you recently have any transits with this two? (I didn’t.) How did you experience it? Were you able to see the outcome of the transit by looking at the house ruled by that planet?
I have no idea which sites you frequent but I don’t know of any Prof astrologers that would ignore and not use T Uranus and T Neptune, they are just as important as the others…
All transits simply act as background influences until they make a mathematical aspect to another planet or angle ie: Ascendant and Midheaven.
learn about transits
learn how to read an ephemeris, the glyphs are the shorthand for signs/planets
Some crazy stories about the transits involving these two:
Uranus is implicated in surgery and accidents. Usually accidents of a “weird” or unusual nature—such as sky diving, bungee jumping, while you’re skiing you run into and hit a tree and kill yourself—or some other loopy, dumb kind of thing that no one would ever think could happen and create an accident. Uranus also rules airplanes and flight.It also rules over lightning and electricity—so many people get a jolt—either by a cord, by a lightning bolt or zapped through some strange, odd way. Surgery is co-ruled with Uranus along with Mars. With Uranus, you can have a “weird” car accident, or unexpected surgery .A Uranus death is always sudden. There is no lingering on with this planet.
Drug overdoses, recreation drug death, death by flesh eating bacteria, by a nasty virus, or by prescription or over-the-counter drugs fall under Neptune’s massive coverage. Drowning accidents figure prominently here, as well. Water related deaths or near deaths always find Neptune and Admetos active at the time. Of course, there is death by drowning of having too much fluid in your lungs; drowning by suffocation. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and emphysema are Neptune’s rulership as well. Anything having to do with water inside or outside the body is Neptune’s base of operation. It could be a flood that kills someone. Or a flood of liquid, such as blood in the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart and stops the heart from beating. Deaths or near deaths that have Neptune prominently figured will always have a cloak of mystery about them, too. In some cases, no one will ever really know how it happened or what the person died of or from what. People with an active Neptune at the time of their death will usually die in their sleep. Or, they will die of suffocation. A nice trine from one’s Sun to Neptune means a quiet, gentle passing in one’s sleep.