Neptune Retrograde begins on June 23rd in Pisces and ends on November 28th in Pisces.
Neptune stationary retrograde makes no major planetary aspects this year, and there are no major fixed star conjunctions. So the normal Neptune retrograde themes will apply.
Transit Neptune Retrograde Explanation
Neptune Retrograde in transit is a cycle we see regularly lasting 160 days each year during the opposition to the Sun. Similar to all the outer planets, it causes less concern than the rarer inner planet retrogrades. Neptune is only retrograde 40% of the time compared to Mars, which is at 9% and Venus at 7% of the time.
Transiting Neptune retrograde can internalise your fears and anxieties by stripping away the illusions, false realities, and dreams that have clouded your vision. The breaking of your fantasy world will show you the harsh realities you have tried to avoid at some stage in the past. Maybe you have been kidding yourself about your financial situation, your true love, or career prospects.
The further you have travelled from the truth or the more extreme methods you have used to escape, the bigger the shock. The truth of your reality is often painful, as it is often the case when addicted to alcohol, drugs, or gambling. It does not have to take a withdrawal or intervention to recognise your self - deception either. The realisation has always been there in your higher self as represented by the planet Neptune.
A critical event or new relationship can trigger an old or past life memory of pain. Neptune rules victimization, false accusation, scandal, slander, and self-sacrifice. Neptune retrograde can show you the source of pain from which you sought to escape. This may lead to you feeling betrayed, scared, anxious, guilty, or humiliated.
The internalising influence of the retrograde motion means you may spend more time overthinking/worrying about yourself and problems.
Neptune retrograde is the perfect time for spiritual self-development; self-help books or counselling could benefit you highly; but other tools include meditation, astrology, tarot, and swimming.
Phobias and paranoia may become more noticeable now, but it will also be far easier to discuss too.
Neptune Retrograde 2020
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