Neptune Direct in Pisces ~ December 1, 2021
The astrological Neptune has a spiritual and mystical part to play in our human lives.
In astrology, Neptune is the planet of idealism, spirituality and compassion, but its energies also give rise to confusion, deceit, guilt and doubt.
Nebulous Neptune energies can sometimes cloud our thinking and our judgement, making it hard to see what is truly going on.
Neptune has been in retrograde motion for the last several months. It turned retrograde on June 25th, 2021 and will turn direct on December 1st, 2021.
This means that, as viewed from earth, the planet has appeared to be moving backwards across the sky. This is an optical illusion – no planet ever moves backwards in its orbit – but it is the symbolism of the backwards motion which matters to our astrological interpretation.
In astrology, when Neptune is retrograde, we turn its compassionate gaze inwards and we are able to be that little bit kinder to ourselves, more forgiving and more self-tolerant.
Neptune direct, however, it’s time to allow that compassion and selflessness to well up and extend out into the wider world.
We must also consider the sign through which Neptune is transiting when we look at how the end of its retrograde motion is likely to affect us.
Neptune is in Pisces, where it has been since 2012 and where it will remain until 2025.
Neptune is very at home in this transit, as it is the ruling planet of Pisces – indeed, much of what we associate with Neptune, such as gentleness and spirituality, is also associated with Pisces.
This means that when Neptune turns direct, the well of empathy and compassion available to give to the world is even greater – so now can truly be a time when we put our arms around the world as one.