Neptune Retrograde & Your Horoscopes | 26 June  - 2 July 2023

Neptune Retrograde & Your Horoscopes | 26 June - 2 July 2023

The end of June brings along the retrograde of misty, dreamy, imaginative Neptune. From June 30th to December 6th, this planet of spirituality, compassion, boundaries and dissolution turns on its heel and slows down in its orbit, going from 27 to 24 degrees Pisces.


As you can see, this is just a tiny little window of this sign, but that doesn't mean it won’t be impactful. For some of us - particularly those who are ruled by Neptune (Pisces Rising and Suns, we see you!), or have important planets between these degrees of the mutable signs - Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini - we’re going to feel the nip of Neptune the most. For these people, depending which planet Neptune touches, we may feel as if we’re making our way through a thick fog, yearning for escape, disconnected from reality. We may dip in and out of addiction and make a decision that we really shouldn't be making. 


Are there any upsides to this for us with planets here?

Absolutely. Intuition will be at an all-time high. Connection to Source will be powerful. We may even get in touch with angels, guides and other cosmic energies. Those of us who are creative and/or artistic may well choose to channel our confusion into brilliant pieces of art, such as poetry, music, or painting. 


Now, let’s take a look on individuals insights into what the stars have in store for each sign during 19 -25 June 2023:


This week, your ruler, Mars, squares off with restless Uranus. As such, you may be very much in the mood to do something wild and reckless, to take a bit of a gamble. Should you go for it? Definitely not. At best, you’ll end up shaking your head sadly at your poor bank account. At worst, you may end up hurting yourself, quite literally. Try and rein in that enthusiasm of yours. It’s sweet and all, but it can be, well, destructive. At least for right now. 



Feeling jumpy? Restless? Kind of like you want to run screaming for the hills and never look back? You’re right on the money with this week’s transits. In other words, it’s not your fault. Blame it on the planets. It’ll be ever so tempting to carve out your own path and leave others in the dust. But should you, really? Is it worth upsetting the ones you love the most? No, it really isn’t. Find another way to channel your itchy feet. 



The energy this week goes from upbeat and light to sensitive and intuitive. At first, you may wrinkle your nose in disdain, but you’ll eventually come to realize that this has its uses. For example, you’ll be able to apply this intuition to your finances. Instead of being all logical, you’ll probably get a ‘gut feeling’. Follow it. Trust it. Take responsibility for that feeling. Make your decisions from this heart space. It has wisdom all of its own. 



The planet of communication - Mercury - moves into your very own sign this week. His annual visit here will last for about three weeks in total. What does this mean for you? Well, it means that you may be just a touch more outspoken than usual. You’ll be willing to share your ideas, and share them with confidence as well as a sense of gravitas. Moreover, people will be picking up what you’re putting down. Isn’t that a great feeling? 


LEO ♌︎

Watch out, because Mars in your sign, squaring Uranus, is taking no prisoners this week. In other words, you’re in a space where you’re not to be messed with. If someone tells you to go left, you’ll probably go right. Even if they’ve got wise advice, you won’t listen anyway. Be careful of playing the rebel without a cause. It won’t be worth it, and you may miss out on some seriously wise guidance. With that said, you do still need to carve out your own path. Honor yourself, too. 


The planet of communication, Mercury, shifts into your communication sector this week. This is what we call a ‘double whammy’ in Astrology. It’s like a double-dose of witty, clever, problem-solving, chatty energy.  What’s more, it’s not all just ‘heady’, intellectual stuff. Because Mercury will be in intuitive Cancer, you’ll be imbuing your words with empathy, understanding and deep feeling. It doesn't get much better than this. Opportunities for deep conversations are on the cards. This will help create stronger, more meaningful bonds. 



Vocation takes front and center stage this week. Vocation can mean anything from being a wonderful stay at home parent, to a powerhouse career CEO - and everything in between. Regardless of your path, this is a time to throw heart and soul into whatever you do. To communicate your needs and desires from a heartfelt place. To nurture others with your words and to have caring, meaningful conversations. Plans can be created now, plans that bring you a sense of security and meaning. Yay!


The cosmic energy this week is very watery, just like you. As such, you should be feeling right at home, comfortable and happy in your skin and eager to communicate and connect with others when it comes to something you love. You may even be very inspired to create more of a structure and routine from your passions. This helps you to feel safe and assured that, no matter what happens for you, you’ll always have something to turn to when times get tough. Something that makes your heart smile.


You are someone who can be quite impulsive. Admit it. This week may see you throwing all caution to the wind and signing up for that wild, reckless adventure. Will you regret it? Sadly, yes, most probably. It’s not going to be worth throwing all of your hard work to the wind right now. You haven’t gotten this far only to run off on a whim. Hold yourself back. Find some other way to feel alive and charged up. A safer way. 



Most of the cosmic energy this week is focussed on your relationships. You see, Mercury, planet of communication, moves into this sector, where he’ll be staying put for a bit. This ups the ability to see eye to eye with your beloved, a friend or business associate. It also lends your relationship empathy and understanding. Plus, the positive links of Mercury and the Sun to Saturn, your ruler, brings groundedness, commitment and the flourishing of creative plans. This is your week! Own it. 




Relationships might be a little tricky this week. A partner, friend or colleague may act in ways you never expected. So might a family member. This could unsettle you deeply, even disappoint you. Yet, you're not someone who’s easily shocked, so you should find your feet quickly, once you’ve made sure to communicate what won’t fly by you. You don’t have a problem disconnecting and distancing yourself when the time calls for it. Even if it’s temporary, step back. This will signal that you’re someone to be respected. 



Neptune, your modern co-ruler, goes retrograde this week in your sign. This has happened a couple of times over the years, so it's not an unfamiliar experience. At the same time, you may still feel a little fuzzy around the edges. Escapism may beckon, Addictions may spring up. Old boundary issues may rear their heads. Luckily, you’ve got Saturn on your side at the moment to lay down the law. Your communication is also on point at the moment, so use it. You’ll be able to convey yourself clearly , but with love, too.



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Margarita Celeste 
  A passionate, practicing Astrology Teacher and Consultant
  living in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. She has a special
 interest in Jungian based, Psychological Astrology, which emphasizes self-knowledge and individual growth. 
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