Welcome to the surreal world, everyone. This Monday, June 9, esoteric Neptune tucks in for its annual retrograde—an event that spans five months of each year. Neptune is the celestial dreamer, the planet that governs fantasy and illusion. The esoteric realm and the subconscious mind are also Neptune’s domain, and this planet can point the way to deep healing.
Since 2012, Neptune’s had a homecoming, landing in its native sign of Pisces until 2025. Is it any wonder the world’s gotten a bit friendlier towards the “woo woo” since? Neptune can elevate us but it can also drag us down. Divinely inspired creativity and disastrous delusion are equally available to us now. With Neptune retrograde, we have a chance to deep dive into our psyches or do some serious healing and pattern breaking. This is not the time to accept anything at face value though. The double-fantasy effect of retrograde Neptune could give life a hall-of-mirrors effect. We’ll have to examine a few different perspectives before we’re able to see things for what they are. Creativity is catharsis now—and some of our best ideas will come to us while we’re sleeping, meditating, or just staring at the clouds.
We’ll have to keep our psychic shields up though. Neptune’s backspin through empathic Pisces can make us more sensitive to nuances and energy. Like sponges, we can absorb the mood of a room and the people in it. If we find ourselves grouchy or spacey for no apparent reason, follow the signal and slip into an Epsom salt bath, wave the sage wand, hold on to a crystal. Neptune is the god of the seas so flushing out our systems with pure H2O will do wonders as well.
Friday, June 13th marks the annual full moon in Sagittarius. Calling all truth-seekers! This full moon could bring some long awaited answers or point us to some life-changing teachers. But think before you blurt. An outbreak of foot-in-mouth disease could be pandemic as this full moon makes us more candid than ever. Preach on, people, but remember that it takes all types to make the world go round. And please use some tact so as not to smash anyone’s ego with the mighty hammer of “truth.” Wanderlust could wash over many of us too, as Sagittarius is the zodiac’s jetsetter. Cast a wider net and keep an open mind. What we seek this week could be planted in a distant port, and may even arrive with a thickly spiced accent.