Let’s Talk Neptune!

 

 

 

Let’s talk Neptune! 

 

Jupiter Square Neptune  June 16 8:21 am PST

 

Saturn  Sextile Neptune  June 18 4:46am  PST

 

Neptune Retrograde  June 21 7:35am PST 

 

Neptune spends a little less than half of every year retrograde. So, on one hand Neptune retrograde is ‘ho hum, you again?’   As we know Neptune moved into Pisces in 2011 and will remain in Pisces until 2026.  The Neptune in Pisces era speaks to our humanitarian, faith and artistic natures.  Matters of the greater heart, meaning issues beyond a loved one are pronounced.   Not for profit, charity and health Care are all Neptune in Pisces.   So, is oil and oceans and flooding.   Okie dokey.   

 

Of course, Neptune’s greatest asset is faith and spirituality and greatest downfall is deceit or delusion.  What is interesting is that 2019 has only two aspects of the outer planets and both involve Neptune.   Jupiter is squaring Neptune and Saturn sextile Neptune.   The first round for both aspects was in January.   Now we do round two and this time it is right before Neptune turns retrograde.   On June 16 Jupiter squares Neptune and on June 18 Saturn sextile Neptune then on June 21 about an hour before the summer solstice Neptune tells the world, “Hey I’m going backwards to deepen my understanding of all things Pisces”.  

 

In the mundane world during mid June we should look to the news for stories of hypocrisy. Jupiter in Sag will call ‘horseshit’ on anyone claiming to be something they are not and Neptune in Pisces will dissolve things that are not for the greater good even if everyone is shouting they are for the greater good.  Jupiter in Sag is all about truth and for sure the truth may set some people free but defining truth will take a little nuance.  

 

Saturn on the other hand will bring structure and discipline to those issues that better humanity.  Watch the news for stories that appear where people came together and improved a dire situation in a real way.  On a personal level anyone with planets around 15-18 degrees of mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sag & Pisces) could find themselves pulled to do the right thing. A moral bell will go off, “This is not right, I gotta do something.”   Welcome to Jupiter and Neptune.  But the hard work of whatever that moral bell tells you will pay off knowing you were the right person at the right time and the concrete effort with concrete results will bring confidence.   “I got this one” will be your future comment knowing you have been here before.   

 

Some of us may want to watch our dreams around the middle of the month for some insights.  And of course our intuition could be very high.  If you gut is talking to you—Listen.    Let’s see where we all land with our gut radar when Neptune stations direct on November 27 at 15 Pisces 55.    And before that date we will have the final Jupiter Square Neptune on Sept 21 and the final Saturn sextile Neptune on Nov 8.   Lots to be revealed.   

 

Scorpio Full Moon: May 18 2:11pm PDT

 

Scorpio Full Moon

May 18 2:11pm PDT

Two weeks ago we launched Taurus New Moon.  At that time we discussed the importance of being super practical and we talked about Uranus and how he may be sparking internal changes.   For the last two weeks some of us have been getting brilliant insight or flashes that speak to actions we may want to take.   With Taurus we know that the value of anything big must start with small steps and then bit-by-bit we get what we want.  Now on Full Moon, Scorpio asks —“So you want to make changes.” “Okay how is your power?”   “How is your empowerment?”  “Allow me to help you find your power—in my own Scorpio way.”

Scorpio, a water sign knows that emotions are critical to motivate any actions.  However Scorpio is not sloppy about emotions.   Instead, Scorpio asks that we go down deep in our psyche and if there are old ghosts that are holding us back embrace those insecurities, don’t hide but consume them and transform them into self –power.    In other words, Scorpio says fill in the blanks: “I can’t get/do/have/be _______ because of ________” .  Then Scorpio says,  “Thank you for being honest about your insecurity, now let’s go fix it.”

On this full moon chart Mercury is opposing the moon, which is a bit of a conundrum for Scorpio. Mercury is just so dang-mental that he does not like to go down into his feelings and that’s all Scorpio wants us to do is find our emotions especially our icky ones and then transmute, transform transition into something stronger.

For the three days of the full moon see if conversations get into your crawl.   And if you can’t quite figure out what is bugging you.   Process it and see if those thoughts or conversations have activated insecurities.    Let them come up.    This is how we get through our hurdles.

There is another thing Scorpio likes to try to do and that is control everything and everyone.   Ha!   Like that ever works.    Silly.  Don’t even bother wasting your time with controllers or even your own controlling tendencies.   Might I suggest, letting it go for these 3 days of the full moon, see if you can get on the bigger side of fear.  Because at the end of the day, it is fear  that motivates controlling habits.

There is a nice aspect from Pluto to the moon and to Mercury as well, so that suggests these won’t be hideous in your face insecurities, just those annoying ones that have been bugging you for awhile.   Use the full moon to clear out these non -helpful feelings—because that’s Scorpio’s job. Find them, process them and grow stronger for it.

Enjoy these three days.

This Week in Astrology

 

 

This week continues the Taurus New Moon until the morning of May 8th.   Take the opportunity to continue to plant seeds that speak to your finances and your properties.   Plant seeds that are PRACTICAL.  Put your emotions aside, put your fears aside and just focus on being practical.  What ever question comes up the answer is practicality.    

 

Tuesday’s money and love feel tight with Venus and Saturn getting into it.   Everything has a bit of coldness around it.  Not a warm and cozy day.    Again resort to being practical. 

 

Wednesday’s Crescent Moon unfolds bringing our family into focus.  What are you learning about your family?  What are you learning about your feelings?  What are you learning about your food?  What are you learning about your history?   

 

Also on the 8thMercury and Uranus connect for brilliant thoughts and unusual conversations.   Breakthroughs begin with new thoughts.  

 

The rest of the week the emphasis is on a Venus tangle with Pluto.  The power of love and love of power will be out for all to see.  A boost from Jupiter suggests something ‘foreign’ coming in that brings fresh ideas or resources.   Finally on Saturday we get another round of support on our practicality by a Sun Saturn relationship.   Building something up block by block, bit by bit is satisfying and supported.  

 

Special Focus

 

5/8: Mercury conjunct Uranus. Brilliant and chaotic thinking.  Weird conversations or breakthroughs.  

 

5/9: Venus trine Jupiter .  Abundance. Joyful. Creative cup run over.  Love & Money high.  Values our out there. 

 

5/9:  Venus square Pluto.  Values around independence. Freedom versus status. 

 

5/11: Sun trine Saturn:  Structure and business support each other. Building up something bit by bit. 

 

Pluto Retrograde

 

Pluto Retrograde 

 

April 24 1:47am PDT 

 

23 Cap 09 

 

Pluto of course also goes retrograde once a year and this 29 day cycle Pluto joins Saturn and Jupiter in a swing back.    As we discussed earlier Pluto transforms from the inside out.   Death and rebirth is the calling card for Pluto finding its power.   Pluto started its journey in Capricorn in 2008 and will wrap it up in 2024.   Each year when it dips back a few degrees (in this case it will go from 23 degrees back to 20 degrees of Capricorn) we process power in situations that are dominated by authority and status quo. Obviously, looking at world events we can see something is going on with who is claiming power and exercising control.   But on the personal level we all have Capricorn somewhere in our chart and this is where we are wondering, “Man I need a personal CEO to clean up this situation.”    If you know your chart consider the house transiting Pluto is traveling in.   If you don’t know your chart it does not matter because you are feeling the need to clean up something.  Bring your inner CEO and see how much you fix up between now and October 3rd  when it completes.  

 

Saturn Retrograde

 

Saturn Retrograde 

 

April 29 5:54pm PDT 

 

20 Cap 31 

 

Every year Saturn turns retrograde for about four months.   During this period we may find our responsibilities change or deepen.    Depending on the sign and if it hits any personal planets will determine how much pressure you experience during the retrograde.  In this case Saturn will be retrograde from 21 degrees Capricorn back to 13 degrees on September 18 when it turns direct.    Globally the responsibilities we give to those people in authority will be questioned.  Perhaps some of our leaders will step up and earn more of our respect while others fall down on the job and we turn away.   Because Capricorn rules big business we will see some errors on the parts of CEOs and Coporations.   Capricorn also rules government and politics.  Will everyone be up for the task put in front of them?  Those people in position of power who jockey with people’s live through laws and edicts will be challenged if their words don’t match their work.  Are they telling the truth?  Are they authentic in their efforts or is it all hypocrisy?    Much will be revealed during Saturn retrograde.  

 

It is important to note that Saturn will be on top of Pluto on January 12, 2020.   This is a fairly rare bird in that it only comes up every thirty or so years.  The last time the two planets joined up was 1982 and that was in the sign Libra.   Saturn and Pluto are both planets that address power but for different reasons.  Saturn gets powerful by doing tasks and being responsible, disciplined and taking care of business.  Pluto finds its power by transforming itself from the inside out.  Death and rebirth are empowering to Pluto.   It is interesting a few months before the Saturn Pluto conjunction in 1982 President Reagan at his inaugural speech was remembered for his remark “Government is the problem.”     To be fair, students of history know that the context of the quote is much more nuanced than how it is remembered but this ‘hands off’ my life and “government is the problem” influenced generations of people since that speech.  If it is true or not is not important but as we approach this new conjunction we will be asking more from our government and leaders since it is taking place in Capricorn not Libra. 

 

The last time Saturn conjunct Pluto in the sign Capricorn was January 1518.   A few months before that conjunction Martin Luther started a revolution although it didn’t look like one at first.  Luther was a Catholic priest who was very concerned bythe Catholic Church’s practice of granting “indulgences” to provide absolution to sinners which Luther saw as more and more corrupt. Indulgence-selling had been banned in Germany, but the practice continued unabated. Luther wanted to have a discussion about this practice and nailedhis 95 Theses on a church door. His goal was to get people to talk about it.   What ensued was the Protestant Revolution by his suggesting  two beliefs – The bible is the central authority and humans may reach salvation by their faith not their deeds.    These theses put the pope on notice he may be out of a job for those who followed Luther.  Gulp.   Arguably the world changed with Martin Luther and his theses.   So, here we are again five hundred years later with Saturn approaching Pluto in Capricorn. What is going on now?  Or what comes up during the Saturn retrograde.  It may not be as powerful as Martin Luther but then again it may be just as meaningful.  Only time will tell.  In the meantime, watch what comes up during this Saturn retrograde and when after it turns direct we may see where we may be heading and January could seal some deal on something that gets activated now.    

 

On the personal level how are our responsibilities shifting in our lives during the retrograde?  How are we being asked to step up and be our own CEO?  How are we being our own advocate?   How are we being our own Martin Luther?   Either for us personally or our loved ones?    Because Saturn and Pluto are on the nodes of the moon (we’ll talk more about this during the summer eclipses) there is an energy going on about homes and family and food and feelings (Cancer) and the south node on business, cold calculations and government (Capricorn) that needs transforming and housecleaning (Saturn & Pluto).     It is worth remembering that 9/11 was during the last round of North node in Cancer and the majority of the people who died that day were at work. Those of us who watched the events unfold on our TV hugged our loved ones tighter and wondered out loud about how we spend our time.   The struggle between career and family will be brought to our attention during the Saturn retrograde

Some Stuff Going on in Astrology This Week

 

 

On Monday we moved from Full moon to Disseminating.   In the next week we have Pluto and Saturn both station retrograde.   There is a grind out there …and we are in it.    What are we doing when we are challenged?   How are we advocates for our own lives?  Our own goals?   How are going out to the edge and listening?    Are we really still doing the same ol’ same ol’?  “How’s that working?”  asks Uranus.  

 

April 22, 

 

4:34pm PDT 

 

Focus on:  How are you sharing your knowledge? How are you sharing your philosophies?  How are you sharing your sense of adventure?  How are you sharing your ability to build bridges? 

 

Special focus:

 

4/24:  Pluto retrograde 1:47am 23 Cap 09 (see separate post) 

 

Last Quarter Moon Phase

 

April 26, 2019

 

3:18pm PDT 

 

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense. And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer” 

 

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

 

Focus on:

 

What actions can you take that support your circles of like minded?  How are you supporting your non-family clan?  How are you supporting your ability to merge with others for a common goal? How is this supporting your future goals? 

 

Special Focus:

 

4/27 Mars Square Neptune.  Actions that are fuzzy.  Paralyses versus doing something.   Actions based on beliefs that might not be accurate.

 

4/29 Saturn retrograde 20 cap 31 5:54pm (see separate post)

 

Libra Full Moon (again)

Libra Full Moon on a Refrigerator

Full Moon

April 19, 2019

4:12 am PDT

29 Libra 07

This is our second Libra Full Moon.  Back at the end of March we had the first Libra Full moon at ZERO degrees Libra. Now we are at the end of Libra with this full moon at the last degree of Libra.

Take pause and consider your relationship and anything that has come into focus about your partnership between March 20thand April 19th.

There is a lot of bending and leaning with Libra.   Finding balance and harmony with relationships takes work.   But at the same time, bending too much may sacrifice personal self worth for the sake of a partner.

Between the first full moon and now we have had the Aries new moon where we activated goals for our new year.  Many of us made Treasure Maps.    What seeds did you plant at the New Moon on April 5?   And now as you ponder your goals—where does your partner/relationship fit in your goals?

Are you in sync or is one of you living less authentic in order to keep peace or even just keep the relationship?   And how are you in sync with the goals of your significant other?    Is it all hands on deck for each other?  Or is it something else?

In the full moon chart, Uranus is on top of the Sun opposing the moon.   The Sun in Aries speaks to going it alone and finding our own inner true voice and being compelled to do something because of a spark is inside of us as individuals.

With Uranus there is a celebration of the odd, the unique, iconoclast and perhaps the rebel.  However, it is what we call an out of sign conjunction since Uranus is in Taurus.   Taurus is super practical and we are at the start of this journey since Uranus only moved into Taurus (for the long haul) on March 6.  We are at the beginning of a journey that ends in 2026.  During this period many of us will be focused on new sources of income.  Uranus begs or beats us down to come up with a new or original approach so if we are thinking about making money the same ol, same ol, we would be missing the point.    Having this full moon touching Uranus suggests issues around money and finances may be up for us and our partnerships.   Take some time during this three-day full moon to talk about new ways that could bring in dough—which also support your own values goals and your authentic self.   Your goals at Treasure Map may benefit by you coming up with these new tools for money.

Also riding on this full moon is Sun/Moon oppose Pluto in Capricorn suggesting death and rebirth.  Being low man on the totem pole will bug.   Feeling disrespected or undervalued by others will bug.   Being dismissed for the ability to balance and negotiate.  Deepen your own insights when anyone acts or suggests that you are not valuable.    Do you believe them?   Uranus can be harnessed to bring in new circles of people.    An interesting full moon to mix it up.

And finally at the very least –give yourself the gift of being practical.   Use any agitated energy that could come up with Uranus and the full moon to focus on your to-do list.  Tackle projects that have been ignored and give it your all.  You will find much comfort in completing the task.