Mars is the god of war, motivating us to aggressively act out our desires and establish good boundaries to protect what we have. Neptune tends to blur the boundaries of ordinary realities and offers us aspirations to seek a higher level of consciousness, an experience of the divine. When these two gods are in conflict, life can get confusing and facts are often obscured. When you include Jupiter, which expands us and brings confidence and philosophical ideals.
The current spying scandal is a good archetype for the planetary system we have in effect right now. The system is called a “T-square,” and it consists of Mars opposite Jupiter, with Neptune squaring both of them (hence a T-shaped formation). This type of “hard angle” aspect creates conflict and challenges, but also energy for change.