Neptune station: Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Hi, Everyone,

Neptune, the planet of dreams, compassion, illusion, magic, intuition, delusion, confusion, sadness, relapsing, depression, escapism, and deception, stationed retrograde on June 30, 2023 at 27 degrees and 41 minutes of the mutable water sign of Pisces. We felt the buildup five days before and five days afterwards; as we do with any outer planet when it stations either retrograde or direct.

When a planet stations, it heightens the qualitifies of that particular planet. In this case, a lot of people experienced heightened and potent dreams, messages, sadness, inspiration, sleepiness, etc. Neptune is the planet of dreams, and it can bring a hazey energy, where you can feel very depleted and in need of self care. This is a time to journal your dreams, rest more, do manifesting work, chanting, and affirmations. 

 Remember that Venus in Leo wants you to have fun and LOVE! Jupiter expands in the luxurious earth sign of Taurus, which is ruled by the planet Venus. There is a lot of abundance, creativity, kindness, and romance available to all.  We do need to mourn, though, and Neptune and Saturn recently reminded us of that fact.

It is interesting that there was a Full Moon in Capricorn on July 3, 2023 — just a few days after the Neptune station. Saturn, the planet of karma, responsbility, and accountability, entered the mutable water sign of Pisces on March 7, 2023, where it will tour on and off through February 15, 2026. Saturn is reality. Neptune is dreams and the unconscious mind. The two energies do not merge very well. Saturn does not enjoy being in Pisces because it craves structure, rules, and regulations.

Pisces is the hippy guy on East 7th street with kaleidoscope eyes, who forgot to charge you for the tacos or really load up on the burritos because he either had too much of the magic sauce, or he was just having too much fun creating. Either way, he was grooving in the moment and enjoying doing just what he was doing.

In view of what lies ahead, we need to believe in dreams and have fun doing what we are doing — even though there has been so much difficulty. We began 2023 with Mars retrograde in Gemini, which is a sign of so many choices. Mars retrograde makes it difficult to move ahead. Venus retrograde approaches, and it is a cosmic reminder that we are all trying to reinvent, find heartfelt joy, and believe that within ourselves that we can actually create our own happiness.

In the year of 2020, it was the Epoch of Capricorn, in which Saturn and Pluto met up at the world point and brought down permanent change to the structures in our world. Now, you are dealing with a hybrid of the Pisces/Aquarius story, in that Saturn navigates what you are trying to build in the next few years, and it sailing in uncertain seas, where the compass is your heart and imagination.

In the year of 2020, Venus retrograded in the spring in mutable air sign of Gemini. Later that fall, the big kicker was when Mars, the planet of drive, volition, and action, retrograded in its home sign of Aries and made it tough to keep moving ahead in a time, which demanded nothing else.

Now, we the Universe wants you to rest a bit. Saturn stationed at the world point on June 17, 2023 at 7 degrees and 12 minutes of the mutable water sign of Pisces. This reinforces that you need to continue working and cannot be the hippy guy on East 7th street flipping out burritos with no no care of cost. Like him, be in your cosmic bubble and find magic in the little moments.

It was not an accident that the Full Moon in Capricorn occurred during the weekend of Neptune’s station, as it is a reminder that in a time where so many structures have come undone, the world still needs order. Routines, planners, and mastering lessons has not lost its importance. We are just doing it in a new way.

Venus and Mars are dancing just a little while longer in the fixed fire sign of Leo and want you to have FUN! Venus continues to dance in Leo through October 8, 2023; but, Mars changes signs on July 10, 2023 and enters the mutable earth sign of Virgo, where it will transit through August 27, 2023. Mars in Virgo is good for getting organized, clearing your space for love and abundance, getting your health in check, and getting work done. This summer has a big emphasis on Venus, though, and it is time for you to claim your joy!

To begin with, Jupiter, the luckiest planet, entered the fixed earth sign of Taurus on May 16, 2023, where it will transit through May 25, 2024. Jupiter loves being in Taurus, where it is very abundant, creative, senusous, resourceful, and plentiful. Venus rules the sign of Taurus and is a sign where you plant and grow things. Time to plant the seeds.

Venus, the planet of love, value, and partnerships, entered the fixed fire sign of Leo on June 5, 2023, where it will be through October 8, 2023. Leo is the sign that rules the heart and is a sign of love, romance, pleasure, creativity, and children. It is a very playful placement of Leo. It reminds me of my seventeen year old cat Billy stretching out on my balcony without a care in the world. Time to stretch out your paws and feel the inner zen — even if it is just for a moment.

The Nodes of Fate have been transiting in the Taurus/Scorpio axis since January 18, 2022. Venus rules the sign of Taurus, where Jupiter and Uranus are currently on tour. Taurus and Scorpio are both signs centered on money and economy. Taurus rules banking, and how you earn an income. Scorpio represents debt, mortgages, taxes, credit, and other people’s money. It also reprents intimacy, sexuality, and unhealed blocks and wounds. The Nodes of Fate change signs on July 17, 2023 and enter the Cardinal axis of Aries/Libra, where they will transit through January 11, 2025.

Venus rules the South Node in Libra, where you are meant to release. Perhaps, there are themes in how you partner with others, the world, and how you partner with yourself. Release the blocks to help you partner with something amazing. Currently, the North Node in Taurus wants to draw you to something new where you can create something wonderful. When the nodes change signs, the North Node enters the Cardinal fire sign of Aries and speaks back to the Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on April 20, 2023 at 29 degrees and 50 minutes of Aries. Since the chaos and change, what you can you manifest now and bring to fruition?

This is a time to celebrate yourself and identity. Venus retrogrades on July 22, 2023 at 28 degrees and 36 minutes of the fixed fire sign of Leo, which is a VERY special Royal Fixed Star known as Regulus. This is is the Lion and represents the king maker and queen maker. This is a time to shine! What do you want? I will be writing a lot more on the Venus in Leo/Venus Starpoint story, but go find some time to bask in the sun.