Neptune is in Retrograde from June 23rd- November 29th 2020.
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 18-15 Pisces in 2020 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 2020 mean for you?
In which part of your life do you need to get honest with yourself?
For me, it is in my 6th house of Daily Health and Routine.
This feels like a wake up call around where, and what, I am not happy with in my daily life. Covid-19 was like a reset in my life, stripping it back to the bare basics and determining what I want my daily routine to look like with no constraints.
I feel like over the next few months it is about committing to my new normal and doing what it takes to maintain it despite pressure to go back to how it was. I have an overwhelming sense that post this retrograde I’ll be ready to make some further big changes and decisions.