Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Navigating the Unseen World Within: (Neptune Retrograde May 27)
Neptune (currently affecting most strongly those with Aquarius or Pisces strong in their charts, but still all of us in various ways turns retrograde on May 8 and asks us:
How do you break the addiction to run away from it all, take a pill, down a vodka or get sucked into TV land, on the trail of the next orgasm or some other self-destructive path that, though it doesn't bring peace, gives you a way to waste your time and avoid the ugly parts of life? Is being sensitive a crime? How can you feel connected to it all, when you're surrounded by so much that doesn't make sense?
Should you quit and jack it all in, or "go with the flow" (or are you headed for a waterfall? Can you really trust "the universe" or is it all a great way to say 'we're lost and couldn't be bothered to make a map'? Helping out is all well and good but how can you help anyone when you yourself are paddling in hot water? Is doing nothing more than enough or much too little?
For most of us, Neptune Retrograde is about navigating the blur. In your own life, Neptune is in a particular part of YOUR chart. Wherever it is, it'll be causing a few clouds of confusion - as you work out what's fact, what's fiction, and where the heck you're going. Also Neptune helps to dissolve anything that causes you to fall for the illusion that you're separate from the rest of us. We're not. Neptune softens you. Sensitizes you. We're all connected. Neptune now will help erode boundaries and barriers - great for the hard-hearted in the crowd, but not so good for those who have few limits, weakened immune systems, are easily swayed or who are 'away with the fairies' as they say.
Best enjoy charting a course, while letting things take their course. Don't push, but do back up your plans, and double check. Neptune loves to let things drift along with no protocol. You may find it useful to notate your dreams for spiritual messages too right now.
This period lasts until Nov 4 when Neptune goes Direct once more. Between now and then, enjoy dispelling clouds of confusion, alleviating stress by taking baths, walks by water or drinking more water, but also being wary of your emotional tides - so you don't get swept away by your own (or someone else's) emotional undercurrents. Security now lies in following intuition, and if in doubt, leaving well enough alone.
The voice of your spirit is calling you -
make sure you turn down the outer volume enough
to hear what your inner voice is saying.
June and July are shaping up to be busy months since a lot is going on Astrologically, so please schedule now to ensure a spot for your own personal Reading. Thanks!