Neptune Retrograde 2016 Religious Persecution

Neptune Retrograde 2016Neptune retrograde 2016 starts on 13 June 2016 at 12° Pisces and ends on 20 November 2016 at 9° Pisces.

Neptune retrograde 2016 has a similar challenging influence to that of Saturn retrograde 2016. Both retrograde phases are dominated by the major planetary aspect of the year, Saturn square Neptune. The fear and anxiety running high in everything from personal relationships to politics is set to continue.

Another similarity between the charts for Neptune retrograde and Saturn retrograde is the prominence of Venus. This suggests that much of the worry or disappointment associated with the Saturn Neptune square will involve your love life and finances.

Before I talk about Neptune retrograde 2016 in more detail, you will find a description of Neptune retrograde in the natal chart followed by the general meaning of Neptune retrograde in transit.

Neptune Retrograde Meaning

Neptune retrograde in the natal chart is more common than inner planet retrogrades such as Mercury and Venus. About 40% of people have Neptune retrograde in their birth chart so it is less feared and less detrimental than having a retrograde inner planet. That being said, Neptune retrograde natal still has karmic repercussions and a definite influence on soul growth due to the spiritual nature of the planet.

Natal Neptune retrograde suggests that some area of life is so painful that you prefer to escape this reality through your own imagined dream world. It is likely that this tendency to avoid pain through illusion is strongly rooted in a tragic past life experience such as torture, where your only option to escape physical pain was to transcend from a physical to a more spiritual plane of existence.

This prior experience of spiritual pain relief was probably so intense and overwhelming that it was etched in your soul memory, in the DNA of every cell in your body. Past life crises like false accusation and victimization will often be repeated to a lesser extent early in your life. You may have noticed you seem to be of subject to gossip, scandal or slander.

I associate religious persecution with Neptune retrograde. Throughout history, the Roman Catholic Church alone has accused, tortured, burned, drowned and massacred countless millions of pagans, Protestants, Muslims and many other innocents.

No matter the reasons, you come into this life with some justified fears and anxieties. Although not exactly as real or extreme now, certain experiences will trigger those more painful memories. Your natural reaction is to get rid of the pain by accessing that higher spiritual dimension. The quicker the better and you probably don’t care much whether it is through meditation, prayer, your imagination or drugs.

The release of pain relieving hormones in your brain can be addictive so you could easily resort to escapism more often and for less critical reasons over time. It may be that you use illness to gain sympathy or to avoid the harsh realities of life. Perhaps you are more subject to confusion and deception than most, or have a tendency to become involved in intrigues and scandals.

False accusation and victimization will exacerbate your fears and anxieties around groups of people or certain individuals. Other karmic issues associated with Neptune retrograde in your chart could include misdiagnosed or mystery illnesses with the associated blame or guilt; or institutionalization for crime, mental illness or religious mania. Feeling isolated from society is common for numerous reasons.

Neptune retrograde is likely to play some role in the case of the accuser, inquisitor or torturer. However, I expect that Saturn retrograde guilt and Pluto retrograde misuse of power would play bigger roles in these stories.

Neptune retrograde in transit is a regular cycle lasting 160 days every year during the opposition to the Sun. As with all outer planets, it causes less concern than the rarer inner planet retrogrades. Neptune is retrograde 40% of the time compared to Mars at 9% and Venus at only 7% of the time.

Transiting Neptune retrograde can internalize your fears and anxieties by stripping away the illusions, dreams and false realities that have clouded your vision. The destruction of your fantasy world will reveal those harsh realities you sought to avoid at some stage in the past. Maybe you have been kidding yourself about true love, your financial situation or your career prospects.

The further from the truth you have traveled, or the more extreme you methods of escape, the bigger the shock. The truth of your reality may be quite painful, as is often the case when addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling or porn has been your escape. It does not have to take an intervention or withdrawal to recognize your self-deception either. This realization has always been there in your higher self, or pineal gland as represented by Neptune.

It may be a new relationship or a critical event that triggers an old or past life memory of pain. Neptune is associated with self-sacrifice, victimization, false accusation, scandal and slander. Neptune retrograde can reveal the source of the pain from which you sought to escape. You may then feel humiliated, betrayed, scared, anxious or guilty.

The internalizing influence of retrograde motion means you may spend more time worrying about yourself and your problems. Self pity, social anxiety or depression could lead to withdrawal and loneliness.

Neptune retrograde is the ideal time for spiritual self-development. Self help books or counselling may help but other tools include mediation, Yoga, Tarot, astrology, swimming and a healthy, toxin free diet.

Phobias, hypochondria and paranoia may become more noticeable during Neptune retrograde but also easier to address. The world may seem boring when conspiracy theories are debunked or Armageddon is postponed indefinitely. Sometimes, however, your suspicions may in fact, be based on accurate psychic impressions. In the case of health matters especially, it is worth seeking a second opinion in case of misdiagnosis or misinterpretation of results.

Neptune Retrograde 2016

Neptune retrograde lasts from June 13 to November 20, 2016Sun conjunct Venus as the dominant aspect of the chart below suggests the anxiety and deception of Neptune retrograde 2016 is closely linked to love or money, or both.

Mars at the action point of Yod aspect pattern suggest danger or violence from undertaking any risky action. This applies especially to acting on selfish or lustful desires. Mars retrograde 2016 indicates danger when taking risks. Venus sextile Uranus at the base of this Yod suggests any passionate desires stem from boredom with current conditions.

You may feel a strong primal urge to hunt down some younger or more unusual source of pleasure, with an element of risk attached. Affairs, one night stands, sex with strangers and prostitutes obviously fit the bill. This is supported by Venus conjunct the fixed star Al Hecka bringing misfortune, low companions and a bad environment.

A Yod aspect pattern in general indicates a cycle of repeating challenging experiences which must be undertaken in order restore karmic equilibrium. This Mars Yod, together with four planets in retrograde motion, suggests an acutely painful event in your past resulted from blindly following your sexual desires without regard for the consequences.

Neptune Retrograde 2016

Neptune Retrograde 2016

Karmic events or relationships during Neptune retrograde 2016 will expose any such pain in your soul. Is it still manifesting as fears and anxieties regarding your love life or your self-esteem? Saturn square Neptune would suggest so. Even Saturn retrograde 2016 has a major focus on addressing some previous or current disappointments involving your love life or financial situation.

Neptune Retrograde Square Saturn Retrograde

Saturn square Neptune can bring some scary experiences with the darker side of life. Disappointment or setbacks now are more likely to extend or deepen periods of grief or depression that we all experience from hardships. Psychological fears or paranoia may overwhelm you leading to confusion. You may end up questioning whether you really can achieve those things you have hoped and dreamed for.

The aim of this challenging transit is to liberate yourself of fear, guilt and worry. Patience, focusing on the basics and expressing yourself creatively through dance or music, will all help to raise your consciousness. You should take a more practical and defensive approach to life and not expect great advances at this time.

Globally, the biggest struggle will be for the most basic of human rights as a result of subverted religious fundamentalism. Religious persecution as the source and the immigration crisis as the result. Women in particular will suffer victimization because of the Sun Venus conjunction in the Neptune retrograde chart.

This perversion of traditional religion caused by Saturn square Neptune also increases the likelihood of past life religious persecution being relevant to your personal Neptune retrograde spiritual journey.

Saturn square Neptune separates to an orb of seven degrees by the time of Neptune direct on November 20. However, the September 1 solar eclipse will increase and extend the influence of Saturn square Neptune into next year.

Update 12 June 2016 – The Orlando nightclub shooting the day before Neptune stationed retrograde (12 June 2016, 2:02 am) had the religious persecution theme because of the terrorists link to ISIS. In this case the religious persecution of gays.

The Mars Yod played out literally as the strong primal urge to hunt down the young and usual sources of pleasure. At the reaction point of the Yod, Mercury (29 ♉ 01) was conjunct the star of homosexuality, Alcyone at 00 ♊ 12.

Neptune Retrograde Dates
12 June to 18 November 2015
13 June to 20 November 2016
16 June to 22 November 2017
07° to 10° Pisces
09° to 12° Pisces
11° to 14° Pisces

78 thoughts on “Neptune Retrograde 2016 Religious Persecution

    • It’s not related to the article – just the planet. I thought I’d post it on the most recent article, if anyone likes classical music. It’s a really beautiful piece of music.

  1. The Orlando nightclub shooting the day before Neptune stationed retrograde (12 June 2016, 2:02 am) had the religious persecution theme because of the terrorists link to ISIS. In this case the religious persecution of gays.

    The Mars Yod played out literally as the strong primal urge to hunt down the young and usual sources of pleasure. At the reaction point of the Yod, Mercury (29 ♉ 01) was conjunct the star of homosexuality, Alcyone at 00 ♊ 12.

    • That’s interesting. The Islamic terrorists are disgusting! They are also very sexist to women. People have the right to be what they want to be! I wish we could just get rid of all the IS off this earth! They’ve got millions of women hostage in the Middle East! Many of the IS out there are also hard core drugs users (such as heroin) and psychotic! I saw an interesting, but deeply upsetting documentary about it on the BBC. There was a guy trying to save some of the women held hostage, by them. Some of them women commit suicide, because of the horrific rape they are continually subjected to and the IS soldiers consequently threaten to feed their dead bodies to the dogs if any more of them commit suicide. I’m sorry to put such upsetting information on here, but it’s the reality of what’s going on out there. I pray for those millions of women.

        • I hate them – I want them gone off this earth! Extreme words, but I want an end to it all! I’ve had enough of innocent people being killed, raped, kidnapped and traumatised!

            • Right, you can’t. But sometimes I do get really upset about it. At times it does make me feel angry, when you hear awful stories about what’s going on in the world and the injustice. Sometimes I’ll express strong feelings in the moment when I feel strongly about something.

            • I’m with you. Political correctness and idealism can only go so far when someone is pointing a gun at you.

  2. Kudos Jamie! I remember reading this before the Orlando shooting took place, and I am really stunned at your astro predictions. Keep up the good work!

  3. Sept 11. Virgo born at 3:44pm EST.. sorry i didn’t make that clear

  4. Hello Jamie, My birthday is 5-4-1980 born at 3:23am can you tell me how all this will affect me. Thanks 🙂

  5. Hello Jamie
    I searched your site but didn’t come accross the interpretation of Neptune sextile Pluto natal aspect.
    It is not so well explained elsewhere. What is your say on this natal aspect as close as 1°?

    • Well I definitely need to write about it because so many of us have it. I would say this is an aspect of mass consciousness. Tapping into global trends and large-scale political, religious ideologies. It would be felt stronger if a personal planet were making an aspect to it, or in you case with a very strong orb. This aspect may also represent the transformation of spirituality away from the orthodox traditions.

  6. Wow, that is amazing Jamie – sounds from planets. I can see how it would be very inspiring for music written for sci fi films! I’m a lover of sci fi films! Did you like Interstellar? I’m going to bookmark that pages, with the sound of planets.

  7. 😳✨🍀✨ What i just read is a little unbeliveble for me since I recently start to get dipper in astrology. Everything you wrote is exactly what I am living …. It’s so hard. I got tired. I need time to pass faster. I can’t wait to see how this will end for me.(I am a Pisces born 16.03.1979 Bucharest Romanya , 15:20 time birth-or is it 15:40 how many times I asked my mother but still forgetting 🙂 i know my ascendent is leo.
    Off topic but still I need to tell you… I read that article about … In my love life with who i’we been with , and I’ve been a lot loved, after I was braking off with them – so strange to me than in lot of cases- the ex-es were in short time getting merried 😳. Now I found my soul mate, it’s something so full of mistiks… We’ve been through so many an still are.:.: I am so scared how this will end. I don’t want to loose him… Love you so much!!!! This is helping me so much to get throug these easier. I can tell you so many stories of what happened to me since 2015 … Only one short … I was born Christian, in 2015 I couldn’t help myself telling everybody I am an ateyist(I was really believing that) for the last month soooo many strange things/Signs happened to me that I choosed to become a muslim😳. The real Muslim is not what moooostttt of the Muslims know. Because they don’t read and everything is especially in Arabian they have no ideea about the truth😳

    • I forgot choosing “notices”☺️
      Again….. love you so much!!!! Thank you for doing this… (In the ‘Book’ is written that if you feel that you love somebody you must say it☺️ … Of course the mention there is…. I love you in the name of God. Which is one everywhere …. God in Turkish is – tanri- arabish is Allah… So I love you in the name of God.
      Be all good one to each other and with our World- terra . It also got so tired of how bad we treat it 😔🌟🍀🌟😢🙏🙏🙏

  8. Jamie I would like to ask you a generic question which is bothering most of the states on the globe.
    Don’t know whether this is the correct forum to ask but I reuest you to try and reply this as am concerned.
    What is in store for India as we are facing extreme fundamentalism from a large population of Muslims. Is there any relief in future as our people are sufferring from the hard headed people accross the borders. We have neighbours waiting to encraoch our liberty.
    What is in store Jamie? Would appreciate if u reply.

  9. hey mr.Partridge. I had a question I was wondering if you could help me with, over the past month-and-a-half, I have been experiencing lots of unexpected change very hostile relationships, betrayal, and the loss of the few male friends I had, due to conflict over a woman who definitely did not have my best interest in mind= ran through all my male friends. + Im sure my ego hasnt helped matters. My question is, is there anything you notice in my chart that would indicate to you where I would be at a turning point in my life that would subject me to these forces and unexpected changes?. Im trying to do my best and work through them as rational as possible, but it just seems to be one thing after another. Not sure if its my Neptune clouding my perception of things or what but I feel really ganged up on. And from the looks of things it doesnt look like theres any clear skies or blue sailing up ahead anytime soon. However I am trying to learn as much as possible from these events.= Thanks 10-15-80 ohio

      • Thanks for the reply sir! + Helping me put things in perspective. Oddly enough right after I posted the question to you,I noticed Lilith was conjunct my sun + Pluto,Up until that point I had not heard of her,,,So I did some homework=It really ring a bell to me. & Even. helped explain some of my your opinion because of this placement in my chart it will make me prone to these kind of Scandalous relationships? Thanks again!

  10. Hi Jamie! I feel so crushed by love life and financial struggles! Is this badly affecting me? 7-4-76 new london connecticut US at 2:38 am

  11. Extremely interesting, thank you Jamie. I know someone with Neptune and Saturn (both retrograde) conjunct in 7th house Libra, opposite 1st house Venus in Aries, really fits the bill with their reaction to relationships, like a karmic shocker, definitely the sense of something to be overcome. Wondering what the current transit of Jupiter to those natal positions at 21 Libra will manifest. Hmmm.

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