“Don’t turn that dial”. Neptune has been in “retrograde” motion since June 14, 2016. When Planets are in retrograde, they appear to be spinning backwards in relation to Earth. During these times, the energy of the Planet turns more inward as it ‘rewinds, reviews, reconsiders, revises’. Today it “Stations” or STOPS as it gets ready to move “Direct” or forward tomorrow.
Now Neptune would read all that I have written above and say, “huh, what?! I just go with the flow, you are carrying on about so many details and facts, just be here NOW”. Neptune lives by the rhythm of the moment, the breath, and times when we may get lost in the melody of music or the beauty before our eyes. Neptune embodies the concept of no separation between ourselves and anything around us. We are all seen as coming from the same essence, the same root, the same light, that we may refer to as the Divine, God, Allah, Creator, Krishna, Goddess, Yahweh, Source, and many other names for that which lies beyond the veil and offers unconditional love. To get to this essence, we have to “let go” of factual, hard lined reality, and step into the realm of intuition, feeling, and faith. Synchronicities belong to Neptune. Neptune loves dreams in which it can foster imagination and creativity with unlimited possibility. Sometimes what occurs in the dream world will not make sense to us initially in waking life. Sometimes when we finish meditating, we may have to take a moment to transition back into our three dimensional reality.
Sometimes it will all seem like an illusion. As we know every front has a back, every light has a shadow, every day has a night- so Neptune’s low side expression would be illusion- smoke and mirrors. Getting lost in the trance leading to delusion, addiction or confusion as we forget to also stay grounded in our physical bodies.
With Neptune retrograde for the past five months, we may have felt we were looking within for our higher purpose or what visions we hold for ourselves. We may have noticed synchronicities or coincidences that confirmed we are not in a completely linear universe. We may have had a heightened sensitivity to the world around us as Neptune touts “no boundaries” but only inclusion and oneness. This can leave us feeling energized or drained depending on what has been happening around us. The openness may have felt like too much leading to escapist behaviors found in all types of addictions where we feel the need to “check out”.
Recently, Neptune joined forces with the South Node of the Moon. With the South Node in Pisces, we as a collective may have been duped or deceived by someone seeming to be on our side, but has their own agenda to become “GOD”. In carrying out this deception, they may manipulate people using illusions in order to further their goals.
As Neptune moves forward, we may feel a bit more clarity as to how where we envision ourselves in the web of life. We may find opportunities to offer our compassion in the world. For in the field of no separation, we embrace ALL of our brothers and sisters. For we are ONE.