We are currently in the middle of a great retrograde season. Only a few days after Mercury started its second retrograde of the year, Neptune retrograde 2020 will follow suit on June 23, kicking off a five-month backspin that asks us to get real on many things.
Neptune, the dreamy planet, likes to wear its rose-colored glasses. But during its annual retrograde period, these rosy shades come off, giving us a chance to become super real on some of the problems we’re through our personal and collective unconscious if we choose to embrace our realities and confront our truths.
Before we talk about how Neptune retrograde 2020 will affect each sign of the zodiac, let’s talk about Neptunian vibrations in general. Neptune is the planet of dreams and illusions. It reigns over our fantasies, our reveries, our mystical experiences, and the symbolism of all kinds.
On a bad day, however, the ethereal nature of Neptune can make us feel a little foggy, confused, or even delusional. Neptune’s influence on us is more subtle than some of the personal planets that orbit closer to the Sun but its retrograde periods can still have an impact on how we feel and see our lives.
Neptune retrograde takes place in equally dreamy the sign of Pisces (which is the home sign of Neptune), and this emphasizes the elusive and spiritual energy of the planet. The next five months can be an important time to look at the reality of your life, your belief system, and your dreams in a more lucid way.
When you remove all the filters from your life, what lies underneath? And do you like what you see? If we allow the waves of the retrograde to guide us, it can be a moment of deep inner reflection and growth as well as a chance to explore our emotional and spiritual natures from a more grounded and critical perspective.
Under the energy of Neptune retrograde, the mist dissipates but you decide to know what you see behind the veil. Here’s how Neptune retrograde 2020 will affect you, according to your sign:
The spiritual, unconscious, and elusive parts of your life are about to become more … elusive. You have taken a deep and spiritual journey in recent years, building a relationship with the symbolic and mysterious aspects of life.
Over the next few months, you will find yourself looking at your life through a new lens. Set aside a sufficient amount of time alone for soul searching and self-care.
It may be difficult for you to see where you are in your social life, to feel unable to set appropriate boundaries with your friends or to understand how you fit into your community. It is totally fine!
Embrace a little extra independence during this time and make room for your friends and the closest crew. This will allow you to see things from a new perspective and get a better idea of how to move forward.
You are about to change the way you see and connect with your career and public life, Gemini, so prepare for a sparkle. This period can be useful in providing you with renewed inspiration for your goals.
And while you can’t go ahead with these changes anytime soon, you will have time to refine new ideas and prepare them for their close-up post-retrograde. Keep your plans private while you refine them.
After months of quarantine, you dream of distant places and new mental spaces, Cancer. But your fantasies actually have a lot of power, the things we choose to spend energy thinking about are more likely to materialize!
It’s not the perfect time to impulsively book your dream vacation or join a new religion, but it’s the right time to get in touch with the things that excite you about life. Once it is time to move forward, you will know in which to start.
If you have had boundary issues (in your work or personal life) or repressed feelings related to your intimate relationships, you will likely see these questions resurface. Try to protect your energy while you are sorting these things because you will feel very sensitive but thanks soul work, you will find a lot of healing in the months to come.
Everyone romances their relationships at least a little. But right now, the pink glasses are coming off, so be ready to get real about the things you like (and don’t like) about your partner and face the less glamorous side of being in a relationship.
It may seem like part of the excitement is flowing from what you have, but remember that the energy ebbs and flows and if it’s meant to be, it will come back even stronger.
Your to-do list is super long, and although, as a Libra, you are generally a diplomatic “yes”, you may begin to realize that you tend to accept more than your fair share. Biting more than you can chew is not fun and it is not healthy either.
Instead of feeling completely overwhelmed by all the tasks you have managed to take on on your own, start prioritizing and reallocating resources. Put your indecision aside because doing something is better than doing nothing.
Right now, you can see the world in all its beauty and all its ugliness, in glowing technicolor, and you can get a lot of pleasure by expressing these visions and achievements through art. Take on new hobbies and share your new clarity.
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There are foggy days ahead, Sagittarius. You are a naturally fast-paced fire sign, and while hopefully charging forward and traveling the globe is your usual way of dealing with strange feelings, it will be advisable to do the opposite over the next few months.
Being grounded, centered, and present with your family life, your past and those around you will help you move forward with much more clarity instead of constantly running away from your problems.
It’s never fun for a pragmatic earth sign like you to feel foggy when it comes to getting your ideas across, but this period of analysis and a new perspective will actually help you narrow down your message at the end. Over the months, you will know exactly what you want to say to the world and how you are going to do it.
You are developing a completely new approach to your relationship values, Aquarius. What makes you feel abundant? Is it money? Status? Being a good person? Usually, the nature of you as a conceptual air sign will show you the answer using your intellect, but you will now find that you cannot rely on this alone.
Listen to your body and your senses for clues about what to prioritize in your life. If it doesn’t seem right, think twice about putting energy toward it, even if it sounds right on paper.
You have a great opportunity to connect deeply with yourself in the coming months, Pisces. Although you don’t wear your spiritual and ethereal side on your sleeve like you usually do, it’s not because you don’t want to share it, it’s just a natural reaction to want to protect your vulnerable energy right now as it moves and takes on new forms.
Embrace healing on all levels and focus on deepening the connection between your mind, body, and spirit.