What is a retrograde?
Retrograde is a time when the planet seems to be going “backwards”. When a planet is in retrograde, it’s energy is turned more inward. This causes the planets representation to not be as consciously seen as it normally would, which is why it is best to slow down and reflect/review whatever the planet represents during this time. Retrogrades can also form “chaos” to emphasize what we need to focus on within. (Ex: Mercury Retrograde miscommunication = asking ourselves “How am I communicating with myself?”)
During these transits, we have the opportunity to notice situations we may manifest that we weren’t consciously aware of before.
Neptune in Pisces Retrograde
(June 21-November 27)
Due to Neptune being one of the outer planets, this transit won’t affect us as “in our face” as much as Mercury Retrogrades do. Neptune in astrology represents: dreams, illusions, fantasy, imagination, our higher self, and drugs. It rules Pisces, which is the last sign of the zodiac that represents spirit/higher self. During Neptune Retrogrades, illusions and fantasies we created that kept us out of touch with facing the truth of reality gets stripped away! The further you have been avoiding/running from your reality, the harder this transit will be for you. This transit may also reveal the source of the pain that you have been running away from. We must face ourselves and be honest with who we are, where we are, what we are doing, how we are living our lives, and why we are making certain decisions. The more we run, the larger the universe makes our lessons.
We are given a beautiful opportunity to combine the true core of our inner self with our ego (that sometimes feeds us lies when we aren’t being aware). Take this time to connect deeper with developing your connection with spirit.
- As you grow spiritually, you will realize that your attempts to protect yourself from your problems actually create more problems. If you attempt to arrange people, places, and things so they don’t disturb you, it will begin to feel like life is against you. You’ll feel like life is a struggle and that every day is heavy because you have to control and fight with everything.
- Life is surrounding you with people and situations that stimulate growth. You don’t have to decide who’s right or wrong. You don’t have to worry about other people’s issues. You only have to be willing to open your heart in the face of anything and everything….
- The prerequisite to true freedom is to decide that you do not want to suffer anymore.
Thank you for reading. What are ways that you like to connect to your spirit? Comment below 🙂