If you’ve been feeling a bit foggy and confused, it’s probably got something to do with the Neptune retrograde we’ve been experiencing since June
But that’s all about to change!
On December 3rd, 2022, the planet Neptune goes direct in the sign of Pisces.
During the retrograde period, maybe you’ve been particularly susceptible to knowing when people aren’t on the up with you.
Or maybe you’ve been so fed up with so many that you are escaping to a cave of your own as Pisces does. You may also have noticed you’ve had heightened psychic gifts such as telepathy, twin flame communication, intuition, or foretelling.
If these acts are a first for you, it can be pretty scary! It’s very easy to feel like you are losing your mind if you suddenly have telepathy with a twin flame, see sleep dreams start manifesting in real life, or even more strange, telepathy with someone from the afterlife.
You aren’t alone, and you aren’t losing your mind—you’ve been experiencing Neptune retrograde. Now that Neptune is going direct, some of that confusion will clear, and things will get a lot more straightforward for you.
What Happens When Neptune Turns Direct?
When dreamy and psychic Neptune turns direct in Pisces, you are going to start seeing some of your own psychic experiences manifest into the truths of what they actually are.
So the dreamy and psychic things that have been going on with you over the past few months are merely symbols of what will be.
Don’t worry, you’ll see it.
You’ll know the truth that Neptune reveals when your inner world begins to experience peace. Things start to make sense, and emotional barriers melt away. Your creativity is at its most powerful, and your Higher Self begins to call you towards your true purpose.
You may undergo a radical change mentally, emotionally, and/or physically! Certainly, on a spiritual level, things are changing.
The Impact of the Generational Planets
In astrology, the planets are categorized by how close they are to the Sun and how long they take to move through each sign. Neptune, along with Uranus and Pluto, are the generational planets in astrology.
Each of these planets takes years to come full circle through the zodiac and around the Earth, which means that a large number of people born within the same generation will typically have these planets in the same signs. In other words, the influence of these planets is “generational.”
Usually, Neptune will only transit about seven of your astrological houses during your lifetime since this planet takes about 165 years to travel through the entire zodiac.
Every 14 years, Neptune moves through another sign, causing ripples and transformation in societies and cultures worldwide through its intuition and mystery.
What if You Have Neptune in Your Birth Chart?
Neptune plays a powerful role of influence in the birth chart. A prominent Neptune indicates someone who is very drawn to spirituality and mysticism.
If you have heavy Pisces in your birth chart, this also makes you strongly influenced by Neptune.
You are a dreamer and an idealistic. Creativity is your middle name. You dream of a better world, and romance is one of the most important aspects of life for you, especially if your Venus is in Pisces.
You are also likely to experience very vivid dreams and have a powerful imagination.
Read this next: The Ultimate Guide to Birth Charts
Neptune’s Influence in Aquarius
When Neptune was in the sign of Aquarius back in 2010, we saw the world gradually become fixated on technology and digitization.
The world was introduced to something we had never seen before—social networking (which, interestingly enough, is ruled by Aquarius). It’s completely transformed our lives on a global scale, largely thanks to Neptune’s powerful influence.
Neptune’s Influence in Pisces
Neptune has been spinning along its slow path through its own home sign, the empathic and intuitive Water sign of Pisces, since 2012. There’s been a huge shift in the last few years regarding society’s way of thinking when it comes to the spiritual.
Since Pisces is naturally ruled by Neptune, they work in harmony with one another. The sign of Pisces is all about emotion, healing, and spirituality, and Neptune is about the same things, just on a generational scale. Together, their influence is incredibly powerful and transformative.
Today, Neptune in Pisces is leading people to question their spiritual or religious beliefs, encouraging us to pause and tap into our inner voice and intuition. We have seen greater interest in Tarot and crystals.
Meditation and mindfulness have become very popular, and an interest in the occult has re-emerged.
Neptune asks that we reflect on these questions instead of taking action or being impulsive during this time:
- What are we dreaming about?
- What kind of deeply-rooted subconscious issues are coming up for us?
- Are we experiencing any kind of spiritual awakening?
While this transit is in effect, it’s essential that we focus more time on diving into the depths of our psyche, eliminating any self-sabotaging or unhealthy behaviors. It’s time to get to the root of these issues—is there anything in your life that triggers these actions?
Keeping track of these emotions by journaling during this time will allow you to notice any patterns that need to be transformed. During this period, healing can also take place by spending more time alone, taking up an artistic hobby, or seeking spiritual counsel.
Neptune’s Influence in Aries
Finally, Neptune won’t be moving on to the sign of Aries until 2025, meaning we have plenty of time left to take advantage of Neptune in Pisces.
When Neptune enters the sign of Aries, expect the ram to rear its passionate, Fiery head. The confident leader and first sign of the zodiac, Aries’ ruling planet Mars, might see you feeling more creative than ever come 2025.
But until then, it’s time to discover how to utilize the psychic powers of Neptune to your advantage.
Use These Tips to Handle Neptune Direct in Pisces
From December 3rd, 2022, it’s important to learn how to let your emotions guide you without controlling you. This is no easy task. But we still have plenty of time to refine this skill!
Since Neptune rules over illusions and uncertainty, it’s possible that our judgment will be cloudier, and we may be more inclined to make ill-advised decisions.
1. Take Time for Decision-Making
When you can, practice taking a moment and allowing yourself to think before making hasty decisions.
Take a deep breath in, hold it, and count to five. As you release the breath, imagine yourself releasing any negative emotions you no longer want to harbor.
Once you successfully manage your emotion, your focus can shift to releasing them in a healthy way.
2. Utilize Crystals
Working with crystals that assist in grounding and stabilizing your emotions like tourmaline and rose quartz will help carry you through these heightened emotional times with ease.
Practicing meditation with your crystals will assist in allowing you to better connect with them, and sleeping with them under your pillow will help you to retain your dreams.
3. Connect with Your Spirituality
- Keep a Journal
This diary is dedicated to your spiritual experiences. These could include dreams, psychic experiences, and different elements of spiritualism you may be learning more about, such as crystals or Tarot.
- Implement a Daily Meditation Practice
This helps to ground you and balance yourself internally so that you can connect with your Higher Self at a deeper level.
- Think About a Spiritual Retreat
Taking a weekend or week away to spend among nature or a spiritual retreat center can be a wonderful way to connect with your intuition.
This is a powerful and influential time for Neptune. Nature, in particular, helps you hear your inner voice with greater clarity, and some time away can be enlightening on many levels.
Expect Big Changes When Neptune Retrograde Ends
As we near the end of this Neptune retrograde, it’s important for us to reflect on what we’ve learned and how we’ve transcended beyond our own limitations.
- What dreams can come to life now that we’ve gotten out of our own way?
- What kinds of lessons have we learned from listening to our intuition?
It’s important for us to remember that the planets only possess the energy—it is we who get to determine how we want to harness it.
Neptune direct brings incredible opportunities for evolution and transformation on a spiritual level. Trusting yourself, believing in your intuition, and in your own special abilities comes with the territory during this transit.
Enjoy the ride and let the reflective yet enigmatic waves of Neptune guide you into the new year!
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