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In two days, Neptune stations retrograde until 11/27. Neptune is the planet responsible for dreams, fantasy, the ethereal, and creative inspiration, but also delusions, deception, and addiction. Neptune's impact on us is kinda like being intoxicated—very absinthe-like. At first, it's fun, interesting. It blurs creative barriers and lends a magical feeling of sublimely beautiful, greater things. But the trip can take a turn, like being trapped on a genuinely terrifying fun-house ride that's full of our worst triggers. Neptune is imagined heaven and hell, dreams and deceptions, and that's why we often look to it to inform our relationship to addictions. Neptune lets us dream beautifully and with divine information, and it's also all of our darkest corners, escapism, and fears.
Neptune has been asking us for a very long time to imagine a better, fuller, more complete life for ourselves—nothing less than an ideal one. Jupiter squaring Neptune has made that vision impossible to ignore and the Neptune Retrograde now asks us to begin to crystallize our vision by instructing us to face fears, explore our depths and move toward our dreams… our greatest dreams. Vision and connection to the divine are always greater than the fear, but we must choose them.
Neptune, especially in its home of Pisces, can show us where we are haunted by past events and memories, instances of trauma and cataclysm that remain agonizingly in our minds, washed in memory and emotion and refracted by time into a more or less true pastiche. Where do we get triggered to and how does it restrain us from using our fundamental creativity in its entirety toward the life and fullness we long for, and which suits us best?
🎨Vague Religious Feeling, Annie Besant & Charles Leadbeater’s Thought-Forms. 1901.