When Neptune opposes the Sun it marks the mid-point of Neptune’s Retrograde journey. In 2019 Neptune went Retrograde on June 21 at 18 Pisces 44 and goes direct on November 27 when at 15 Pisces 56. That means if you planets, angles or nodes between 16 to 19 degrees Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Gemini you are in a Neptune cycle.
When the Sun and Neptune are Square it is either just before Neptune stations retrograde or after Neptune goes direct. When the Sun and Neptune are conjunct it is the opposite of the retrograde time when Neptune is farthest from the Earth though fully illuminated by the light of the Sun. (see table below)
When any planet is retrograde it is closer to the Earth so is amps up the energy of that planet taking us deeper into the archetypal mysteries of that planet so Neptune is taking us deeper into our visions, dreams, and inner guidance. Neptune does NOT operate from logic or reason but rather from a place that may not make rational sense especially if we think about it too much.
Neptune (a Celestial World Guide and Initiator) operates beyond what makes sense from a Middle World perspective – so the challenge we often face with Neptune is to NOT talk ourselves out of that deep inexplicable inner knowing that can guide us to extraordinary experiences when we trust and act on that knowing.
Sometimes the action needed is to simply take the next step. We may not know where that step is leading us and that’s okay. It is about trust and faith in the process. Once the step is taken then usually the next step lights up.
Personal Neptune Moment in the late 90’s
I often imagine this as a process of navigating through something when you can’t really see where you are going. I literally had this experience years ago (when I was in a personal Neptune Cycle) trying to find my way out of a slot canyon (at least in parts of the canyon) at night.
I was with a friend who had hiked in this canyon 100’s of times and it was my first time there. We had hiked in for about 2 hours while it was daylight and planned to hike out under the June Full Moon.
Two things I didn’t consider was the low tracking of the Capricorn Full Moon across the sky and the height of the canyon walls because of course I had never been there before. This canyon followed a stream that required we criss-cross it and pick up the trail on the other side. Since we didn’t have as much Moon light as we thought we had to rely on our flashlights to find the trail on the other side. This meant we wound up doing a lot of bush whacking because many times we missed seeing where the trail picked up on the other side.
We had been hiking out for about 3 hours (maybe more) when suddenly I had this knowing that I couldn’t explain that we had to find the sign that would connects us to the trail that would take us out of the canyon to the parking lot. Otherwise we would wind up further down the canyon and would never find our way out.
Somehow I had this knowing – for no apparent reason – that the sign was straight ahead. My friend Shari was the expert having spent lots of time in this canyon backpacking, day hikes etc and she was convinced the trail was off to the left of where we were. I had a fleeting thought she might know better than me. It was a perfectly rational logical thought because I had never been here before.
For some unknown reason to me, I decided to trust that deep inner knowing and kept walking straight ahead for about 800 yards and suddenly my flashlight lit up the sign to the parking lot. My first thought was “I am having a Neptune Moment” because there was no logical way I could know I would find the sign. However, I followed my inner prompting and the sign showed up.
Following the Signs
Sometimes the signs are more subtle and not as visible in a Neptune process as I am describing here. In 2018 I was telling my daughter, who was in a Neptune cycle this story, the above story encouraging her to not talk herself out of any knowing that might occur for her. Literally the next morning she woke up with the thought to text a friend of hers who was also the manager of a place she wanted to work and let her know she was interested if they were ever hiring.
Her next thought was – oh it is such a great place to work they are never hiring I shouldn’t bother her. Then she remembered our conversation from the day before and decided to send the text. She got an immediate response back saying we are interviewing today can you come in at 2 pm? So my daughter went in for the interview and got the job that day! Another Neptune moment that was possible because she acted on her knowing.
I am imagining everyone reading this has had a knowing they didn’t act on and regretted later. Or has had a knowing NOT to do something and took the action anyway and regretted later.
The shadow side of Neptune expresses through confusion, uncertainty, illusions, loosing touch with reality, and what it really takes to manifest our dreams and desires in this dimension. This timing is one of the deepest, most inner-directed times for accessing our own “big picture” through inner processes. When we are in touch with our inner knowing, we know what steps are needed to fulfill our dreams.
Some helpful steps to consider: Be curious, open and willing. Ask questions, listen for answers, stay attuned to inner guidance, notice synchronicities and act on that deep inner knowing even if it makes no logical sense.
Questions to consider:
Do you have a vision you are ready to bring into manifestation? If not, are you ready to receive the vision that is yours to receive and then ground it into this reality? Are you ready for a deeper even more direct connection to Spirit?
|Sep 10 2019||Sun||17°Vi19′ D||Opposite||Neptune||17°Pi19′ R||12:24 AM||MST|
|Dec 08 2019||Sun||15°Sg58′ D||Square||Neptune||15°Pi58′ D||02:00 AM||MST|
|Mar 08 2020||Sun||18°Pi24′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||18°Pi24′ D||05:23 AM||MST|
|Jun 11 2020||Sun||20°Ge55′ D||Square||Neptune||20°Pi55′ D||02:37 AM||MST|
|Sep 11 2020||Sun||19°Vi33′ D||Opposite||Neptune||19°Pi33′ R||01:26 PM||MST|
|Dec 09 2020||Sun||18°Sg12′ D||Square||Neptune||18°Pi12′ D||12:40 PM||MST|
|Mar 10 2021||Sun||20°Pi38′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||20°Pi38′ D||05:01 PM||MST|
|Jun 13 2021||Sun||23°Ge10′ D||Square||Neptune||23°Pi10′ D||04:39 PM||MST|
|Sep 14 2021||Sun||21°Vi47′ D||Opposite||Neptune||21°Pi47′ R||02:21 AM||MST|
|Dec 11 2021||Sun||20°Sg26′ D||Square||Neptune||20°Pi26′ D||11:21 PM||MST|
|Mar 13 2022||Sun||22°Pi52′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||22°Pi52′ D||04:43 AM||MST|
|Jun 16 2022||Sun||25°Ge24′ D||Square||Neptune||25°Pi24′ D||06:41 AM||MST|
|Sep 16 2022||Sun||24°Vi02′ D||Opposite||Neptune||24°Pi02′ R||03:21 PM||MST|
|Dec 14 2022||Sun||22°Sg41′ D||Square||Neptune||22°Pi41′ D||10:10 AM||MST|
|Mar 15 2023||Sun||25°Pi07′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||25°Pi07′ D||04:39 PM||MST|
|Jun 18 2023||Sun||27°Ge39′ D||Square||Neptune||27°Pi39′ D||08:54 PM||MST|
|Sep 19 2023||Sun||26°Vi16′ D||Opposite||Neptune||26°Pi16′ R||04:17 AM||MST|
|Dec 16 2023||Sun||24°Sg55′ D||Square||Neptune||24°Pi55′ D||08:43 PM||MST|
|Mar 17 2024||Sun||27°Pi22′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||27°Pi22′ D||04:22 AM||MST|
|Jun 20 2024||Sun||29°Ge54′ D||Square||Neptune||29°Pi54′ D||11:12 AM||MST|
|Sep 20 2024||Sun||28°Vi31′ D||Opposite||Neptune||28°Pi31′ R||05:16 PM||MST|
|Dec 18 2024||Sun||27°Sg10′ D||Square||Neptune||27°Pi10′ D||07:28 AM||MST|
|Mar 19 2025||Sun||29°Pi36′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||29°Pi36′ D||04:25 PM||MST|
|Jun 23 2025||Sun||02°Cn08′ D||Square||Neptune||02°Ar08′ D||01:29 AM||MST|
|Sep 23 2025||Sun||00°Li45′ D||Opposite||Neptune||00°Ar45′ R||05:53 AM||MST|
|Dec 20 2025||Sun||29°Sg24′ D||Square||Neptune||29°Pi24′ D||06:02 PM||MST|
|Mar 22 2026||Sun||01°Ar51′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||01°Ar51′ D||04:18 AM||MST|
|Jun 25 2026||Sun||04°Cn23′ D||Square||Neptune||04°Ar23′ D||03:38 PM||MST|
|Sep 25 2026||Sun||03°Li00′ D||Opposite||Neptune||03°Ar00′ R||06:38 PM||MST|
|Dec 23 2026||Sun||01°Cp39′ D||Square||Neptune||01°Ar39′ D||04:37 AM||MST|
|Mar 24 2027||Sun||04°Ar05′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||04°Ar05′ D||04:12 PM||MST|
|Jun 28 2027||Sun||06°Cn37′ D||Square||Neptune||06°Ar37′ D||05:50 AM||MST|
|Sep 28 2027||Sun||05°Li14′ D||Opposite||Neptune||05°Ar14′ R||07:18 AM||MST|
|Dec 25 2027||Sun||03°Cp53′ D||Square||Neptune||03°Ar53′ D||03:12 PM||MST|
|Mar 26 2028||Sun||06°Ar19′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||06°Ar19′ D||04:15 AM||MST|
|Jun 29 2028||Sun||08°Cn52′ D||Square||Neptune||08°Ar52′ D||08:00 PM||MST|
|Sep 29 2028||Sun||07°Li29′ D||Opposite||Neptune||07°Ar29′ R||07:48 PM||MST|
|Dec 27 2028||Sun||06°Cp07′ D||Square||Neptune||06°Ar07′ D||01:36 AM||MST|
|Mar 28 2029||Sun||08°Ar34′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||08°Ar34′ D||04:25 PM||MST|
|Jul 02 2029||Sun||11°Cn06′ D||Square||Neptune||11°Ar06′ D||10:20 AM||MST|
|Oct0 2 2029||Sun||09°Li43′ D||Opposite||Neptune||09°Ar43′ R||08:24 AM||MST|
|Dec 29 2029||Sun||08°Cp22′ D||Square||Neptune||08°Ar22′ D||12:17 PM||MST|
|Mar 31 2030||Sun||10°Ar48′ D||Conjunct||Neptune||10°Ar48′ D||04:38 AM||MST|
|Jul 05 2030||Sun||13°Cn21′ D||Square||Neptune||13°Ar21′ D||12:20 AM||MST|