Neptune stations direct at 7 degrees Pisces on November 18th. This influence will simultaneously erode and expand. The removal of what is no longer valid will progress, leaving room for something new to flow in. It's the next step in a long, slow process of release that may already be underway in your life. Or, if Neptune is coming into orb of your planets/angles, that process will just be starting.
Hard aspects from Neptune (squares, oppositions, inconjuncts and conjunctions) can be difficult to handle. They often feature a removal of something that you thought was valuable. It's easy for me to spout Neptune platitudes like "let it go" and "allow it to happen" or "align yourself with the higher path." When what you identified with is slipping through your fingers...platitudes don't cut it.
But the cold truth of any Neptune transit is that all you can do is let go. For a little while, you may have no clue what's going to fill the void. But something is on its way. Trying to fill the empty space with comforting illusions is a temporary fix, and those too will fade. Then, all you're left with is emptiness and acceptance. And that's when the magic happens. For some, there's a higher calling. For others, a creative breakthrough. There's healing, and peace. Neptune does gift you with these things. They are not lies. The lie is that they come easily.
Hard Neptune transits can be just as challenging as Pluto, Uranus or Saturn. Even more so, because they sneak up on you and muddle your logic. You can't force anything, and you question everything. This transit gives you a glimpse of the vast Universe where your status, desires, hurt feelings and anger mean nothing. It humbles and lifts you up. What's more freeing than the realization that what you thought was essential, isn't? The new potential that opens up is dizzying.
Easy Neptune aspects (trines and sextiles) may not even be felt. But it would be a waste to ignore them. You'd be missing out on an opportunity to transcend limits, or shift yourself in the right direction, with almost no effort. Mind you, these aspects can enable escapism, addiction and delusions. But this is more likely if you're already prone to these things.
The November 26th Saturn/Neptune square will be a significant moment in Neptune's direct movement. This could be when you are confronted with a loss, or a release. Or relief.
Neptune will be direct until June 13th, 2016. During this time, it will move from 7 to 12 degrees Pisces. Natal/progressed planets, angles or Nodes in this degree range, in the following signs, will feel it with the following aspects:
- Virgo: opposition
- Gemini/Sag: square
- Pisces: conjunction
- Scorpio and Cancer: trine
- Taurus and Capricorn: sextile
- Leo and Libra: inconjunct