Neptune is in retrograde starting today and through November 4th. Neptune is in Aquarius, the sign of circuitry, networks and frequencies....including the vibes we pick up around us without knowing why. When Neptune is in retrograde, writes, Lynn Koiner the intuitive radar is heightened, giving us those "psychic hits" that come out of the blue. In Aquarius, these sudden flashes bring light to how things are related, or the detached birds-eye view of what's really going on. Koiner writes, "Neptune rules denial! When Neptune turns retrograde, our feelings are more astute at picking up and perceiving the illusive."
The Aquarian leaps of logic can be made more easily during this retrograde. Doors open and suddenly, we just know and resonate with formerly hidden knowledge. Aquarius rules evolutionary leaps, and we may see sudden mass awareness of our true potential....the breakthrough that will help humanity progress beyond the swampy malaise we seem stuck in. It's been called the 100th Monkey effect, where when one monkey learns something new, others do too, even when they are separated by vast distances. There is disillusionment in the air, especially in America, where Neptune is hovering over the U.S. Moon. After the illusions are seen and acknowledged, though, there's a chance to create a new "reality."
In this disorienting time, Neptune's alignment with Jupiter can lead to exaggerations, distortions and blind optimism. Many of us may decide to check out and stay in a fog of drugs and television. But this makes you vulnerable to the strange psychic shadows that are moving in the collective, with the side-effects of paranoia, anxiety and irrational fear. Keep things simple and keep your antennae clear, so that you can read the signals coming in. To protect against bad vibes, Koiner recommends black tourmaline. And, she writes, "It is essential that you talk about what you are feeling, sensing or absorbing because Neptune retrograde can produce a type of psychic overload for very sensitive people." Sometimes I'll sage myself after coming home, especially if I've been around a lot of people. Being in nature, listening to music, reading, working up a sweat....find what works for you. And give yourself lots of time to wind down and let go of what's been picked up during the day.Digital Vision/Getty Images