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Neptune Retrograde Is Happening Soon — How It Affects Each Zodiac Sign

Practice self-care and unplug — when it feels right and is possible — to keep your stress level down. If you’re not already in therapy and you have access, consider starting during this period. This time asks us to let go of what’s not working and move towards healing, and to do this work, implementing better (or just more!) self-care skills is crucial. Pile on the special treatment around Monday, September 13. Neptune opposes the sun on this date, so you may have a hard time realizing how brightly you shine. A little extra love will get your self-esteem back to where it belongs. 

Now that we’ve gotten the potential roadblocks out of the way, remember that Neptune retrograde can also be extremely uplifting and hopeful. It’s really not as scary as it sounds, and with all discomfort, there are chances for growth. Change is never easy, but think of Neptune as a giant cosmic wave coming to wash away the old and bring in the new. There will be political change. There will be personal change. The comfort zone we’re leaving behind will be washed away, and we’ll be entering a new phase of rebuilding. During sexy and transformative Scorpio season, which starts on Thursday, October 21, you are asked to say no to the nostalgic quicksand of the past to make room for a fulfilling, meaningful, love life in the present. (Just do a quick investigation into your new crush to make sure what they say isn’t just lip service.)

With that said, Neptune is also the planet of compassion. Remember that love is not a limited resource. Share it with your community, your family, and yourself, because we’re all going through big scary changes right now, even if they are ultimately for the best. Keep reading to learn how this retrograde will affect each sign. 

Aries

The world is bigger than you think, Aries, and Neptune retrograde asks you to take on a bit more. Your friend circle can grow. Your career can expand. The most prominent illusions in your life are limitations. Now stare them down so you can become even more dynamic. Now, read up on the personality of an Aries and more news about your sign.

Taurus

There’s nothing wrong with looking nice, Taurus. Venus, the planet of abundance, love, and beauty is your ruler, and Neptune retrograde reminds you that there is power in taking time out for luxury — even if you’re a staunch critic of capitalism. Pamper yourself more in whichever way feels right to you. Now, read up on the personality of a Taurus and more news about your sign.

Gemini

Neptune retrograde asks you to be more honest, Gemini. You’re the life of the party and always have at least one friend or lover to meet up with. Between your talent and charisma, your social calendar has likely been filling up lately, but you also may need some time for yourself, so start being a bit more open about your emotional bandwidth. Now, read up on the personality of a Gemini and more news about your sign.

Cancer

Paranoia may pop up for you during this time, Cancer. You need to work on stopping those terrifying storylines, the ones in which you always end up alone and ruined, from broadcasting in your brain. Dive into hobbies, meditation, and spending time with friends and family to stay grounded. Now, read up on the personality of a Cancer and more news about your sign.

Leo

You’re a gorgeous lion ruled by the sun, and you deserve attention, Leo. But because Neptune retrograde is all about honesty, it’s time to ask yourself — are you giving enough attention back to the ones you love? Try making someone breakfast or doing them a favor just because, to show your love and appreciation. Your task during this time is to engage in random acts of gratitude. Now, read up on the personality of a Leo and more news about your sign.

Virgo

You may be feeling a bit overly stressed right now, Virgo. It’s time to look for a few ways to add a bit of joy back into your life. Try to spend time with those who make you feel loved during this retrograde, or start working with a therapist, if you have access and it feels right for you, as anxiety may be high during this period. Now, read up on the personality of a Virgo and more news about your sign.

Libra

Beware of your own tendency toward gullibility, Libra. You are often so trusting that the world can just seem bright and shiny. And sometimes it is! But there are not-so-cool people out there who will try to pay you less than you’re worth or disrespect you. Learn how to sniff them out and stand up for yourself if anyone tries to cross you. Now, read up on the personality of a Libra and more news about your sign.

Scorpio

You’re dealing with some feelings related to your career and finances right now. Whether you feel like you have it all figured out or are worried you’ll never get that promotion you’ve been pushing for, remember that things change, and it’s always good to think ahead if you can. Consider asking people in your life whom you admire for advice. Now, read up on the personality of a Scorpio and more news about your sign.

Sagittarius

Everyone calls you the traveler of the zodiac, but you’ve been hiding out, Sag, and not just because of the pandemic. It’s time to remind yourself just who you are. With safety precautions, of course, say yes to first dates, weekend getaways, and beach trips. Go have an adventure, and see how it makes you feel. Now, read up on the personality of a Sagittarius and more news about your sign.

Capricorn

While some people worry that they can’t do anything right, this has likely never been your problem. However, this confidence sometimes gets you in trouble; whether in your relationships or your role at the office, you may have a tendency to micromanage, Capricorn. Neptune retrograde whispers the cold, hard, truth: Your life will be easier if you learn to let go of control a bit. Spend this time delegating and then trusting the people in your life to do what you’ve asked. Now, read up on the personality of a Capricorn and more news about your sign.

Aquarius

Be wary of idolizing anyone, whether it’s a political leader or romantic partner. We’re all human (yes, sadly you are not an alien, Aquarius) and that makes us fallible. Your life will get easier if you begin to recognize the limits and faults of others, and then, even embrace them. Now, read up on the personality of an Aquarius and more news about your sign.

Pisces

Neptune is your ruling planet, and this retrograde occurs in your sign, so you’re going to be affected more than others, Pisces. Use this time to say no to self-limiting beliefs, relationships that are no longer working, and every mean internal voice that says you can’t have what you deserve. Now, read up on the personality of a Pisces and more news about your sign.


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