Nearly everyone now has heard of Mercury retrograde, thanks to the Internet. This is a good thing for those of us who follow the planets, because it’s easier to explain why we would rather wait until Mercury is out of retrograde to sign that contract. But because of the way we view the motion of the planets from Earth, all of the planets in our solar system and our astrological pantheon have retrograde cycles. In fact, the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) are viewed in retrograde motion for approximately half the year.
So it’s not that shocking a situation that Neptune is turning retrograde on the 18th and will be retrograde until November 24th. This happens every year, and Neptune is at a virtual standstill now as it prepares for its change of direction so its influence is quite potent. Neptune is the planet that inspires us to explore our inner spirituality and our creative outlets. Any Neptune cycle can create some confusion in the outer world as we turn our attention away from practical matters, so preparing for this cycle by examining those pragmatic types of things now to be sure everything is in its proper place will be quite helpful.
The Neptune retrograde period is perfect for:
- Reassessing your spiritual practice from the inside out, or if you don’t have one, consult with your inner voice to see whether your spiritual connection might need a boost.
- Focus more on emotional inspiration to achieve your dreams rather than concrete goals while maintaining a smart approach to the day to day realities of life. Neptune makes this more difficult, but it still must be done!
- Use this Neptunian time to explore your creativity. If you are […]