Neptune is in Retrograde from June 25th to December 1st 2021.
Firstly what is a retrograde?
A retrograde is when a planet appears to turn backwards in the sky. This happens due to an optical illusion caused by differences in orbit.
All the major planets (excluding the luminaries – the sun and the moon) go retrograde from time to time.
When planets go retrograde the impact of the planet changes and the type of activities that are recommended change too.
What is a Neptune Retrograde all about?
Neptune is the planet of dreams, spirituality, creativity, imagination and illusion (or delusion) and is ruled by the sign of Pisces – and the 12th house of Rest, Retreat and the Unknown.
Neptune represents where we can get confused or lost or seek to escape in our life. Neptune can place a haze over whichever part of the chart it touches.
It is considered to be a fairly harmonious planet but whilst in transit however, it brings to lights things that were previously hidden.
Neptune can be thought of as the Mystic.
So when Neptune goes retrograde this heralds a time for seeing the big picture, increased intuition and more vivid dreams. During this retrograde period what was once unclear becomes crystal clear and if we have been lying to ourselves it’s much more difficult to ignore the truth. Neptune Retrograde is a wake-up call and it may provoke you to make big changes in your life.
During a Neptune Retrograde, we may feel spiritual, creative and visionary.
A Neptune retrograde will ask us to be honest with ourselves once and for all and to release the limiting beliefs holding us back.
By the time Neptune turns direct we will be ready to make some big changes in our lives that in the past we have not been clear on.
Where is Neptune retrograding in your chart?
Neptune will retrograde from 23-20 degrees Pisces in 2021 so take a look at your natal chart to see which house this is in for you and take note of any other planets around this area.
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What might the position of Neptune’s Retrograde in 2021 mean for you?
In which part of your life do you need to get honest with yourself?
For me, it is in my 7th House of Partnerships & 6th house of Daily Health and Routine. In fact it will retrograde directly over my DC angle.
This feels like a wake up call around relationships – the people who are attracted to me and who I am attract. Needing to be hinest with myself around which relationships are actually fulfilling and healthy and which are not.
I feel like over the next few months it is about really tuning into which people’s energy I want in my life.