The morning is quiet until 10:39 AM, when Venus >in chatty Gemini and retrograde Mars >in passionate Scorpio, connect awkwardly and perhaps express too impulsively. Emotions are running high and finding your center when the other guy is loosing it, can be very challenging… but it builds mastery. Choose your words wisely and see if you can figure out how to more clearly express a new truth you have uncovered > about yourself.
Neptune (in his own sign of Pisces) stations and turns retrograde today and will remain retrograde until November 19th 2016. From 12 degrees to 9 and back to 12… this is Neptune’s path from today to March or 2017.
When a planet changes directions, it is poised at a very powerful point and the emphasis of the energy it represents is greatly strengthened. Neptune moves very slowly and will assist us in re-visioning the old world into the new. He blurs lines and boundaries and while retrograde, sensitive intuitives could feel overloaded, as psycic tendencies will be amplified.
Neptune longs for altered states of consciousness where oneness is viscerally apparent. Refrain from escaping via excessive use of substances, self medicating and alcohol as they are the shadow side of Neptune. Meditation, music, spiritual practices, dance and art will be more effective in reaching an elevated state.
There is no mistaking that we are living in tumultuous times and disillusionment here in the US, is at an all time high. We need to tell the truth to ourselves about what we have denied, this retrograde period is a time for doing just that.
On Friday the 17th, Saturn will form a steppingstone-square to this newly retrograde Neptune, setting the stage for foundations that are built on deception… to be unveiled and toppled. Who knows how that will manifest personally or culturally. The thing with Neptune, is that it’s always connected to the spiritual truth that all is one and while he baths in his home sign of Pisces, illusions come to light and are washed away.
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