Neptune Retrograde In Watery Pisces June 23rd, 2020

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

As mentioned previously, there are no major planetary aspects during this retrograde. Mars conjunct Neptune retrograde at over six degrees orb is far too wide to be any significant influence.


There are no major fixed stars conjunct Neptune, but there is a small star in constellation Phoenix that has small influence. Constellation Phoenix is said to give ambition, power together with long life and lasting fame.


All in all, this is a bland retrograde apart from the Phoenix's influence, the usual interpretation for Neptune Retrograde applies.


Neptune Retrograde In Your Natal Chart

Neptune Retrograde in the birth chart is a lot more common than inner planet retrogrades such as Mercury and Venus. Around 40% of people have Neptune retrograde in their birth charts, meaning it is less feared. That being said, Neptune retrograde can still have karmic repercussions and a definite influence on your soul's growth due to the spiritual nature of the planet.


Natal Neptune retrograde suggests that some area of your life is so painful that you prefer to escape this reality through your dream world. It is highly likely that this tendency to avoid pain through illusion is firmly rooted in past life experiences such as torture. Your only option is to escape physical pain to a more spiritual plane of existence.


This early experience of spiritual pain relief was likely very intense that it became imprinted on your soul memory, in the DNA of every cell in your body. Past life crises such as false accusations, illness, and victimization, can often be repeated to a lesser extent in your early life. You may notice you are subject to slander, scandal or gossip.


It does not matter what the experiences are, but you come into this life with justified anxieties and fears. Although they aren't exactly as real or extreme now, certain experiences will trigger those more painful memories. Your natural reaction is to get rid of the pain by accessing a spiritual dimension. The quicker, the better, and probably don't care whether through prayer, meditation, drugs, or imagination.


Neptune retrograde is likely to play some role in the case of the accuser or torturer.

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