Elusive, mystical, magical Neptune – Poseidon to the Greeks, Lord of the Sea. In traditional astrology, Neptune is the planet of cosmic consciousness, spiritual awareness, intuition, inspiration - and confusion, illusion, delusion. Stations of Neptune can bring uncertainty and a feeling that we are not on solid ground.
Neptune is one of the generational planets, along with Uranus and Pluto. The generational planets are about change; each of these planets describe a different transformational process. Neptunian change is slow, gradual, and immutable. This is the ocean that reshapes the shoreline, water that cleanses and purifies, and a fluidity that reveals hidden realities. In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Neptune aligns with Nephthys, Keeper of the Mysteries Behind the Veils. Nephthys is the sister of Isis, mother of Anubis, consort of Set. She is both betrayer and mystical creatrix. She is a conundrum, hidden behind the veils, and also an activating force of great significance.
This Neptune station is at Pisces 27°, in a sextile relationship to retrograde Pluto. Pluto will turn direct in October at Capricorn 27°; that station of Pluto will complete the United States Pluto Return. Our collective structure is going though huge change, a transformation accompanied by an elevated level of confusion. This is a necessary process as we continue our collective journey toward a new definition of ourselves as citizens of Planet Earth.
Neptune/Nephthys Stationary presents both a challenge and an opportunity. If you feel lost at sea, take a deep beath and allow yourself to be carried by the mystery.
Neptune turns retrograde at 5:07 pm EDT on June 30 and will turn direct on December 6.
June 29, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.