Just a few hours before the June 21st Solstice, Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusions, and higher consciousness will slip into retrograde.
Neptune will retrograde in its ruling sign of Pisces until November 27th, bringing new awakenings, spiritual downloads, and hidden truths to the surface. This is all in an effort to help us step out of our reality for just a moment so we can see things from a new point of view.
As Neptune is in its ruling sign of Pisces, we get the real and raw version of its energy. We get Neptune at its best and fullest potential, and if we pay attention, we are going to be able to use this energy to awaken to a new reality.
While Neptune will be retrograde for the next few months, it is highly active in June and is going to be making sure that we listen and pay attention to the knowledge and wisdom it wishes to share with us.
Neptune is watery and dreamy. It is the thin veil between this world and the next, between reality and illusion.
When Neptune energy is strong, it allows us to peel back the curtain, to look beyond the veil and the barriers so we can find a new truth, a new understanding, and a new way of thinking.
Neptune wants us to tap into a higher consciousness and delve into the heart of our Spirit. It wants to remind us that there is no separation, that the stories we tell ourselves are simply myths, and that things are not always what they seem.
Neptune beckons us to escape, to enter into a new reality so we can make sense of the current one. It wants us to shed the veil, shed the illusion, and journey into the other side of the fog.
While Neptune has this dreamy, ethereal quality, when in retrograde we are really going to be able to tune in and focus to see what Neptune is trying to show us.
We are going to be able to look past what we have always believed and uncover something deeper that will change our reality.
“We are all just a car crash,
an unexpected phone call,
a newfound love,
or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person.
How beautifully fragile are we
that so many things can
take but a moment
who we are
Events both big and small are often a trigger for us to change who we are, thereby changing our reality.
Take a moment to think back to an event that changed you. An event that got you to see reality from a different point of view. Think about how this event made you wiser, more vulnerable, more open, more fearless, or perhaps even more fearful.
Think about the alchemy of this event, and acknowledge how just one split second, one phone call, one decision, one impulse changed the course of your entire life.
While events help to shift our reality, we don’t necessarily need an event to be our trigger. In fact, we can begin shifting our reality this very second.
Shifting our reality begins in the mind. It begins with our beliefs, it begins with the thoughts we tell ourselves.
This is not about deluding ourselves and pretending that everything is roses and rainbows, but it’s about choosing to align with the thought, word, or action feels the best to you.
There are many ways to see and interpret thing things around us, so why not choose to see them in a way that lifts our spirits?
As Wayne Dyer once said- “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Neptune allows us to shift our perception, and while in retrograde, it is going to be guiding us to see where we may need to change our way of thinking, or dissolve beliefs and dreams we once thought were our truth.
While in retrograde, Neptune allows us to peer through the fog and the mist one last time so we can take another look and what it’s trying to show us.
It’s a chance for us to see into the truth of what has unfolded in our lives over the last few months, and to work out what we wish to take into our reality and what we wish to leave behind.
Neptune Retrograde allows us to remove our rose-colored glasses or our glasses of judgment, if we are willing, and peer into another truth. Whether we have been looking at the glass half full or half empty, Neptune allows the glass to be dissolved so we can peer in to what is left behind.
Neptune Retrograde will be felt most strongly in June, and then it will slip into the background, joining Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn which are all currently in retrograde too.
Having so many slow-moving planets in retrograde over the coming months means that we are all being given the opportunity to slow down, retreat within, and to think about the choices and decisions we are making.
It is our time to reflect before moving forward. It is our time to return to our spirit, to our truth, to the heart of what we know, and ensure we are moving from a place of authenticity.
Deep down we know who we are. We know the actions and beliefs that serve us and that don’t and Neptune will be our guide.