Neptune Is In Retrograde! Here's How It Affects Your Zodiac Sign Specifically

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Don't let Neptune in retrograde get you down.

When is Neptune in retrograde? Well, Neptune in retrograde occurs from June 16 through November 22 and is a time when everything one intends has the opportunity to turn into a mess if not checked.

Neptune rules spirituality and intuition, and down here on Earth, its effects look like slight depression, self-doubt, and missed opportunities. When Neptune is in retrograde — as it is right now — self-confidence goes on the fritz. It's not quite as disruptive a force as Mercury in retrograde is, but it's a major player when it comes down to making the right decisions and trusting your own intuition.

You know what’s right for you. Now it’s time to believe it and make it your reality.

These are the times to double check one’s emotions and really keep an eye out for what’s going on in the love department; you might want to express yourself and then suddenly wish you’d never said a thing. Also, monitor your intuition, as you may become very introspective; the retrograde makes us process our thoughts in slow motion. It’s not altogether a bad thing, but it can wreak havoc on our emotional state if we succumb to it.

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This is also the time when everyone seems a bit more sensitive than usual. If you ever want to experience a bunch of neurotic human beings, throw them together during Neptune in retrograde and watch what happens.

As far as your own life goes, I would simply keep in mind that these are crazy times — not terrible, not negative, just a little crazy. Simply try to keep your eyes open when it comes to your personal dealings. 

This holds true for miscommunications in love as well. Patience is required as introspection can also cause paranoia and feelings of insecurity. During this transition, try to keep a positive attitude. Try not to worry excessively, as we all do sometimes. 

Now that you know when is Neptune in retrograde, here's how this will affect your zodiac sign individually:

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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Aries, you may find yourself doubting your own ability to do the right thing. It’s unlike you, but it’s all the more reason for you to trust that you really do know what’s best for yourself during this 5-month transition.


Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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Get fresh air, eat right and try to get in some exercise. This transit has a tendency to bring Taurus bodies down a notch health-wise, so make sure you treat yourself right by eating properly and taking good care of yourself.


Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Taurus, As Written By One

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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You’ve worked hard to get where you are right now, so don’t slip up. These are trying times for those born under the sign of Gemini when it comes to breaking promises, especially to one’s self. Stay the course, keep strong and don’t look back.


Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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These next five months may have you feeling a bit more introverted than you already are. If you sense that you are neglecting the people in your life, then make the effort to reach out. You’ll need your friends, Cancer — don’t ignore them.


Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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Self-doubt has never been your thing, but you must also get a grip when you do come into contact with your own lack of self-esteem, as it may happen during this retrograde. Remember how great you are — you’re Leo, you need to rise above all that may try to bring you down.


Read: 6 Brutal Truths About Loving A Leo, As Written By One

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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Feelings of hypersensitivity and hopelessness can nag at you during this astrological transit. Stay strong and remember that “This too shall pass” as they say. You have a lot to be grateful for, Virgo. Keep that in mind and ride through the storm like an experienced sailor.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Virgo (As Written By A Virgo)

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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You may feel the burden of the world for a few months, Libra. Neptune in retrograde may work you for everything you’re worth, but hang on to that steady pace and balance. If anyone can rise above a retrograde, it’s you. You may have some very real burdens to contend with, but you will do it if you remember who you are.


Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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As one of the more intuitive signs of the zodiac, you may feel like everything around you is giving you mixed messages during this transit, Scorpio. This is the time to pull back and decipher which messages are true and which are not. Trust your gut and get the job done your way.


Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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During the new few months, you may experience that “Fight or Flight” feeling, meaning that there will be times when you simply want to escape. If you cannot escape, then you must figure out a way to prioritize what is most important to you, Sagittarius. And if you must “fight” then know it, own it, and make it so.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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Have patience, Capricorn, as Neptune in retrograde may have plans for you that weren’t on your “to do” list. If something doesn’t work out, don’t be discouraged, as it may just take a little more time than you thought. Hang in there and have faith in the outcome you desire.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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You are one who is used to patiently waiting things out, Aquarius, and you may very well see this retrograde through like a champ. However, if once again your plans are thwarted, know that whatever you missed out on was probably a blessing in disguise and that you were spared.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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Crying festivals and teary exchanges with friends may go up a notch in your already super-sensitive world, Pisces. It’s OK to cry and get it out of your system. You know in your heart that you’ll get through it because you are a very strong person. Everything is going to be OK if you keep a positive attitude.


Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One