During the Neptune retrograde phase, your inner voice and higher self, are speaking to you loud and clear. All we have to do is listen, which will be easier to do than usual, as the retrograde motion slows the active, externalised energy down and turns it inwards. Helping the free flow and downloading of the universe’s wisdom. You will have an intuitive awareness of your subconscious mind. When Neptune goes retrograde, all of Neptune’s themes are amplified on an internal level . Our intuition , creativity, fantasy, dreams and spiritually are enhanced.
This is an excellent time to also become consciously aware of how Neptune’s themes both positive and negative need to be balanced out, as listed below on an article that I wrote about Neptune in Pisces:
Neptune is in Pisces from February 2016 to 2026.
Neptune in astrology represents the longing to transcend from all (earthly) limitations and become One with everything in a state of total trust and love.
Neptune is the ruler of Pisces and is therefore extra potent in his own sign causing a collective spiritual awakening. The last time Neptune was in Pisces was 165 years ago .
Wherever Neptune/Pisces is found your chart you will not be able to see things clearly, from a realistic/materialistic point of view. It’s like you are wearing rose-colored glasses and see the ideal potential of what could be, rather than the reality of the current situation. These are also areas in which you can experience bliss and a feeling of Oneness with life.
While Neptune is idealistic, it can also engender areas of self- deception that can prevent us from seeing the possibility of creating the true ideal and turning our dreams into reality.
Many mystics, artists and healers have a strong Neptune/Pisces signature in their natal chart.
Keywords for Neptune, positive expression and that we need to embrace:
Creative imagination, bliss, surrender, compassion, idealism, sensitivity, faith, empathy, creativity, glamour, ethereal, truth and honesty, facing our fears, meditation, Divine Love, mysticism, tolerant, non-judgemental, awareness of subtle energies, unconditional love of self and others, hope, a sense of magic, inspiration, transcendence, romantic, healer, visionary, joy, gentleness, innocence, purity, humble,higher vibration, forgiveness, healthy boundaries, youthfulness, prophetic visions, psychic abilities and Oneness.
Keywords for Neptune, negative expression that we need to release
Illusion/ delusion of self and others, denial, fog, confusion, trust issues, unhealthy escapism, (drugs, alcohol, excessive sleeping, addictions), gullible, fantasy, confusion, deception, fear, procrastination, feeling the victim, depression, lack of self love, rescuer complex, co-dependency, lack of strong identity, without healthy boundaries, wants to see the good in everything and everyone all the time, disappointment, feelings of hopelessness, illusion of separation.
Neptune rules the sign of Pisces and spends 14 years in each Sign. We have seen a surge of interest in spiritually and more sensitivity and compassion to personal and Global issues since Neptune entered Pisces in 2012 and will continue to see until Neptune leaves Pisces in 2025.
The challenge of Neptune is to not allow your yearning for the ideal to detract you from the experience of what is really happening in the moment. Be sure you are seeing the reality of the way things are in the situation, and then work on a practical level to create the ideal you seek.
The Goal of Neptune is enlightenment and compassion – the opening of your heart to the experience of ongoing, uninterrupted pleasure and bliss through recognizing that “ALL of this is me”. The on-going recognition of Oneness with all.
Neptune dissolves boundaries in order to merge and become One with all,helping us to let go of the delusion of separation and fear based, false Ego.
We need to be of this world , yet not of it. To remember that we are souls having a human experience.
To reconnect to our inner knowing and spiritual side, which is an innate desire in everyone, when not Consciously acknowledged can take forms of Neptune’s negative side of depression, denial,unhealthy escapism,addiction and a constant unrequited yearning and dissatisfaction with what one already has.
Our Neptune creative/spiritual talents, dreams and visions are now ready to materialise and to be put into action.
The veil of delusion and fog are being lifted, the truth is being revealed. There is a personal and collective awakening.
We have had many lessons already this year in Neptune’s in Pisces themes during the Solar Eclipse in Pisces and the Lunar Eclipse in Pisces and the Neptune-Saturn square.
Neptune helps us to see the bigger picture.To let go of what we can’t control and trust that the Universe ultimately has a bigger plan for our highest good even if it doesn’t seem immediately apparent .
In our personal lives as well as globally and politically, we need to base our decisions and actions on compassion for the good of the whole. And not fall prey to deception, fear, delusion and manipulation.
Where there is pain, suffering, hatred and fear, the root cause is a lack of love and compassion of self and others.
The evolutionary intent of Pisces is to recognize that we are all one, and therefore, that lack-of-boundary trait can produce the highest kind of spiritual oneness of which we are capable. Pisces above all others are able to “walk in your shoes” in their imaginations and be the most compassionate of all the signs.
Pisces/Neptune represents the final stage of human evolution teaching us to transcend the illusion of the material world and unify with the divine. They are boundless by nature both spiritual and creative they are often mystics, artists, musicians and writers.
They are Empathetic and highly sensitive. They can walk into a room and pick up on any vibrations or energies. lacking in healthy boundaries they often subconsciously soak in people’s energies, good and bad like a sponge often leaving them feeling emotionally depleted, not knowing if these feelings are their own or someone’s else.
It is essential that they have regular time on their own to detox their psychic and emotional body, otherwise, they can feel depressed, exhausted and overwhelmed. They need to practice having healthy boundaries. Otherwise, they can attract emotional Vampires and Narcissistic personalities.
They have great compassion for all, especially those who are suffering and have an innate love of helping the underdog and the weak and suffering. However, there are many who are quite willing to take advantage of their self-sacrificing qualities, especially easy, as they are often unable to say no.
Therefore she might find herself , taking care of a homeless musician, addict, giving him a place to sleep, sharing her bed and money, although she has no idea where he spends his other nights. She feels the need to save him. “What will happen to him if I don’t provide for him? He’s so talented , with enough love, he could make something of himself.”
With Neptune in Pisces, Humanity is at an awakening and decisive turning point in time.
It’s time to address and change the lack of compassion and Humanitarian values in our Politics, Corporate greed/control and destruction of our Planet Earth. And use Neptune’s visionary abilities to create a better World for us all and to raise our consciousness and vibration.
Neptune’s message in Pisces, is one of Love and Unity instead of Hate and division.
Neptune rules our Conscience and empathy.
The last time Neptune was in Pisces there was a global push for more compassion and humanitarian values and the abolishment of Slavery. Resulting in the American civil war in 1861 while Neptune was still in Pisces.