Intuitive Astrology: Neptune Retrograde 2020

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Neptune in Pisces enters its annual retrograde from June 22nd until November 29th.

Neptune going retrograde gives us a total of six planets in retrograde.

With so many planets in retrograde motion, there is a strong focus to revisit the past, to look over things before moving ahead, and to pause and reflect.

By the time Neptune ends its retrograde however, there will only be one planet left and things will feel like they are moving forward a little more.

Considering we have so much retrograde energy swimming through the cosmos at the moment, this Neptune Retrograde will be subtle.

In fact, it seems Neptune is entering the underworld in almost a private manner, not wanting to draw attention to itself.

The underworld is where the ancients believed a planet went when it entered retrograde motion.

Neptune is the planet of dreams, wishes, illusions, but also higher realms of consciousness and unconditional love.

On lower levels of its energy, Neptune can make us feel confused and foggy. But when we learn to transcend this, we can tap into a deeper spiritual awareness and feel what it really means to love unconditionally.

Neptune is also the planet of Oneness and if we are open, it allows us to feel the truth of this for ourselves.

It allows us to feel that we are all just one big soul, sprinkled through different bodies.

I am you, and you are me. We are one and the same, even though it may not look like that on the surface.

Neptune is not concerned with surface-level things, especially when it is traveling through the underworld.

Neptune is all about the unseen, it wants us to stretch our minds beyond the physical and look deeper, not with our eyes but with our eye.

As Neptune travels retrograde over these coming months there are a few themes that we may see manifesting-

Neptune Rx Breaks Illusions

Neptune Retrograde (Rx) helps to shatter any illusions, allowing us to see things for what they really are.

When Neptune is moving direct, it loves to look at the world and see all colors. There are no hard truths with Neptune, for it can find the truth in everything.

When Neptune enters retrograde however, it becomes a little more discerning and we are able to see things in a more definitive way.


Neptune will be asking us to revisit events that were happening in our lives from November 2019 and see if there were any misguided truths or illusions that need to be shattered.

Neptune also interestingly, rules over viral infections, so we may also receive some news around that too, and perhaps some new information coming to the surface.

Neptune Rx Brings us to Back to Reality

For many of us, 2020 has felt a bit like a dream. There have been changes and upheavals for so many of us. Perhaps we don’t recognize ourselves or our lives anymore.

Neptune Retrograde may bring us back down to reality a bit, and help us to get grounded in whatever “new reality” we may be finding ourselves in.

We may also start to gain some new acceptance around the direction of our lives and begin to see a path forward.

If you are feeling uncertain about anything in your life, Neptune Retrograde is a good time to take stock of where you are and to focus on how you can start taking steps in the direction of your choosing.

To guide you with this, start focusing on what you feel clear about, rather than what you don’t, and keep taking steps in that direction.

Neptune Rx and the Laws of the Universe

Neptune goes retrograde at 21 degrees of Pisces. The Sabian Symbol for this degree is – “A prophet bringing down a new law from the mountain”.

This Sabian Symbol indicates that we may be introduced to new spiritual wisdom, that then changes how we approach our lives, or perhaps society will start to implement some new laws too.

This is likely to not occur until Neptune turns direct again at the end of the year, but we may start to see things moving in motion during this time.

We can also take this energy into our own lives too. What new boundaries do you need to create in your life? What old boundaries are no longer serving?

Each of us have a responsibility to create the best life possible for ourselves.

What actions are you taking to create the best and most beautiful life for you?

I know it is challenging to always stay in the mindset, but perhaps get out a pen and paper and begin writing down all the things you can do today to start living the most beautiful life for you.

The power is always in your hands.

About the author

Tanaaz

Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.