Neptune goes Retrograde 2018 on June 18th , 2018 at 16°29′ Pisces at 5:27pm Mountain Daylight Time. It will turn Direct on November 24th at 13°41′ Pisces. Neptune Rx will form a very fortunate Astrological aspect known as a Grand Trine ( or Triangle) This pattern demonstrates talent, imagination, creativity, and gives great potential for Spiritual growth and/ or Change. Mercury inow in Cardinal Cancer and Jupiter in deep fixed watery Scorpio are the other planets involved in this Triangular aspect in the Heavens . We can experience Hope, and a beneficial effect of compassionate, ethereal, loving, psychic, and transcendent energies due to Neptune this year.
The few days before the ego dissolving higher Octave of Loving and romantic planet Venus turns backwards can be a confusing, self deluded, foggy, groggy, and strangely enervating or tiring period. I have had a headache all day…and a vague melancholy that harkens back to my childhood. Neptune in Pisces is like that. It can dredge up stuff we’d long forgotten…or wish that we had…Pisces bring other realities to the Fore. Beware of deception or perceptions that are askew. Mistaken Views of Reality are common now. Our Dreams can be powerful ; even Prophetic. Moon will be in opposite sign of Practical, grounded, work and perfection oriented Virgo as of 2:40am MDT. Earthy, loyal, sensible Virgo is a strong Metaphysical Sign :Combined with Pisces, Healing of old Wounds or mending of broken relationships (along with solving other problems) is a real possibility.
The Sabian Symbol for 16° of Pisces is : IN THE QUIET OF HIS STUDY A CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES A FLOW OF INSPIRATION. This symbol denotes a reliance upon one’s inner source of inspiration or guidance. We must confirm and have faith in our own subjective feelings, intuitions, hunches, and messages. This brings a physical strength to the intangible gifts and energies of mutable Pisces. This astrological Symbol underscores a truly profound and significant creative process. As it is Above..So Shall it Be Below. The Source is above and beyond, but also all around the individual as an integral part of our Creator. This is Divine inspiration and Assistance. Neptune brings Illumination as much as it can bring deception..so be astute.
Neptune retrograde is the ideal time for spiritual growth, looking inward for answers, redefining and reawakening our Connection to the Divine, and an acceptance of a Higher Power at Work in in our Lives. We can look at our fears, our shortcomings, our paranoid or delusional behaviors, self destructive actions, and drugs or alcohol as forms of escapism. Now instead of giving into our nightmares or neuroses we can look toward self-development and self improvement. Phobias, hypochondria , vague fears, strange occurrences, aliens, ghosts, paranormal phenomena and paranoia may manifest or become more noticeable during a Neptune Retrograde . Conversely these subjects are less tinfoil hat or taboo , therefore easier to acknowledge or to discuss. The world may see some interesting events or “conspiracy theories “ may be brought to light at this time. Remember no contempt prior to investigation are Watchwords . Sometimes, however, intuitions or suspicions may in fact, be based on realistic if somewhat non ordinary or even “psychic impressions”. In the case of all health matters be APPRISED it is DEFINITELY worth seeking a second medical opinion in the case of any misdiagnosis , lack of clarity, or any misinterpretation of tests, or results.
The Water Grand Trine and Three powerful fixed stars make this Neptune Retrograde especially good for undertaking spiritual journeys, or a Vision Quest so to speak in order to seek Truth. Keywords are : UNCOVER/ DISCOVER/ DISCARD. Brilliant Fixed Star Sirius ( said to be home to planets that harbor intelligent life that supposedly seeded Ancient Civilization here on earth) , brings enormous good fortune, Benefit and Bliss. Jupiter in Scorpio will conjoin Fixed star Alphecca . Fixed star Alphecca, in Alpha Coronae Borealis Constellation is a 2.2 magnitude star in the Northern Crown. It is a brilliant white binary star located at the base of the Crown. Alphecca is positioned at 12°18′ Scorpio and can bestow Honor and Dignity, creative or artistic abilities, and benefit through spiritual or ecclesiastical matters. It is very favorable for material gain. Finally fixed star Achernar or “ The Mouth of the River” in Alpha Eridani , another Constellation said to harbor intelligent life is conjunct Neptune in Pisces..at Home for the First time since the 1850s. This is said to give success in Office, Beneficence , and Great Happiness. We can Only Hope…!
As Retrogrades tend to internalize focus or energies we can look toward the next five months as a period when we turn inward in order to clean house, Trust G-D ( whatever that may Be) and work with ourselves and Others to build a Better Piscean Version of Earth filled with Peace*Light* and Love. The Idealistic and Transpersonal nature of Neptune in Pisces promises to dissolve Falsities and Inauthenticities in order to bring the False Ego talked about in the Holy Scriptures of India into alignment with The Superego , the Cosmic Mind, the Oneness of All, a Unified Field for Heaven and Earth, A Universal Connection …..Heady stuff, but Remember Neptune is all about Dreams…and now in its own sign of Unconditional Pisces…maybe some good dreams can come True..they can Happen to You..Namaste