Neptune Retrograde 2017 Pandemic Scare

Neptune Retrograde 2017Neptune retrograde 2017 starts on 16 June 2017 at 14° Pisces and ends on 22 November 2017 at 11° Pisces.

Neptune retrograde 2017 aligns closely with the Moon to make this an especially sensitive time. As well as feeling more emotional and romantic, you may also feel suspicious of others and extremely vulnerable. Any alignment of the Moon with Neptune increases the risk of infection and illness. The stationing of Neptune retrograde is just one more astrological reason that increases this risk of health problems.

I expect that during Neptune retrograde 2017 there will be an increase in infectious diseases as a result of epidemics or possibly a pandemic affecting millions of people. More detail on Neptune retrograde 2017 follows definitions of natal Neptune retrograde and transiting Neptune retrograde below.

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 harmful 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 earlier experience of spiritual pain relief was probably so intense and overwhelming that it became imprinted in your soul memory, in the DNA of every cell in your body. Past life crises like illness, false accusation and victimization will often be repeated to a lesser extent early in your life. You may notice you are the 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 whether it is through meditation, prayer, your imagination or drugs.

The release of pain relieving hormones in your brain is addictive so you could easily resort to escapism more often and for less critical reasons over time. You may 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 people. 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 many 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 show those harsh realities you sought to avoid at some stage in the past. Maybe you have kidded 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 is often 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.

A new relationship or a critical event can trigger an old or past life memory of pain. Neptune rules self-sacrifice, victimization, false accusation, scandal and slander. Neptune retrograde can show 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 meditation, 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 discuss. 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 2017

The chart below for the moment that Neptune stations retrograde shows the Moon aligned with Neptune retrograde. The Moon is the strongest influence on Neptune retrograde by far but it’s important to look at other aspects. The possibility health problems coming from Moon conjunct Neptune increases with the quincunx to Jupiter and the major fixed star that joins Neptune and the Moon.

Moon conjunct Neptune increases your emotionally sensitivity. You can sense the thoughts and feelings of others and this can make you feel very uneasy or even ill. You might pick up the wrong signal but it is better for you to be cautious because you are vulnerable to deception and scandal.

Caution is one thing but delusion is another. Dreams can turn into fantasies with a life of their own and suspicion can spiral into paranoia, guilt and such self-destructive habits as drug addiction and eating disorders.

With some conscious self-awareness you can filter out the background noise and use your sensitivity for good. While some psychic impressions may be off the mark, your compassion and empathy are genuine. You can be of great help to the victimized and outcast. The emotional comfort you offer has a healing quality. Romance is possible but remember the difference between fantasy and reality to avoid rejection and embarrassment.

Try to avoid being exposed to poisons or infectious disease. Hygiene and cleanliness is important now because of low immunity. You could be more susceptible to pathogens and the effects if drugs, alcohol and anesthetics.

Neptune Retrograde 2017

Neptune Retrograde 2017

Jupiter quincunx Neptune will test your faith or belief in someone or something. In order to grow and expand you have to dream and take risks. Now you will find the limits of what is possible in the current conditions. This is a time of give and take. To increase your wealth, prosperity or happiness, you may have put your trust in your own abilities or counted on someone else to come through for you.

You may meet with disappointment, confusion and question your faith. If so you will need to change course or compromise. The sensible thing to do now is to adapt and evolve. The opposite of evolution is extinction and evolution has been the exception throughout history.

The full moon on June  9, 2017 is the moon phase preceding Neptune retrograde 2017. I said it should trigger a rise in infectious disease, epidemics and possibly a pandemic. I also expect Neptune retrograde 2017 to increase the risk of health problems associated with infections.

The planet Neptune itself rules infections and epidemics, and the quincunx causes health imbalances. The Moon joining Neptune retrograde links possible infectious disease to the public. Confirmation of this illness theme comes through the fixed stars.

Fixed star Achernar at 15°33′ Pisces is a large star so has a strong influence on Neptune retrograde 2017. Robson says Achernar has the same influence as Jupiter this gives success in public office, beneficence, and religion. [1] Ebertin adds that it promises happiness and success by giving good morals, faithful adherence to one’s religious beliefs, or a philosophical inclination. [2]

George and Parker say that Neptune with Achernar weakens the immune system but they offer advice on how to combat this threat of infection as follows:

This configuration causes a disturbance in the immune system affecting all the glands in the body. The native is susceptible to disorders of the entire endocrine system so that diseases can develop almost anywhere in the body. The entire body is weak and they have little energy. These individuals should never take any drugs or medication of any kind as they can pick up almost any disease.

The condition can be helped to a great extent through the consumption of parsley every day at every meal including parsley tea. Parsley vitalizes and strengthens the immune system. Pomegranates are especially favorable for these individuals as well as oranges, especially the portion inside the skin, every other day. [3]

Update 25 June 2017 – Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak – UN – BBC News

Neptune Retrograde Dates

13 June to 20 November 2016
16 June to 22 November 2017
18 June to 24 November 2018
09° to 12° Pisces
11° to 14° Pisces
13° to 16° Pisces

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.116.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.77.
3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.164.

100 thoughts on “Neptune Retrograde 2017 Pandemic Scare

  1. I was born on July 1st 1984, at 7pm in shkoder, ALBANIA.Europe.

  2. Hi! I was born March 12, 1982 at 22:20. How much this retrograde may influence my job search? Thank you.

  3. Feeling the ill effects of exposure to poisons at the moment ~ i had most of my household contents in a storage facility for a couple of months and the insecticides they use are vicious!!!! It should be illegal to use them, full stop! >:(
    Adding to the remedies for illness: turmeric heated in oil with fresh fracked pepper makes the active constituent in the root bioavailabile. Turmeric is currently considered to be one of the panaceas of mother nature.

    • Within the past several weeks, with my nodal return exact might I add…conjunct my n Uranus so the grand fire trine applies to me specifically…I discovered I have potentially near fatal high levels of iron in my system…considered a poison. Explains so much. Good news-easy cure. Give blood regularly. Bad news-it takes time, can only give blood every 2 months. Will take time to get the iron out of my system. Yes, taking turmeric with bentonite clay to help with a detox as prescribed by my MD. I figured with the Grand Fire Trine, I am now able to “burn” the iron out of my system, an alchemical process. Sets the tone for the next 18 years though for me at least I am thinking…

      • Zeolite will probably make it much faster than bentonite and also acts as a marker for the immune system (same as Astragalus) which is always a great thing. If you feel lethargic don’t worry its the detox just drink a lot of water. Good luck!

        • Never heard of it, will have to ask my doc. And yes, so tired but difficult to sleep adequately. 🙁

      • Hi Laura. I was diagnosed with hemochromatosis when the first genetic test became available about 18 years ago. Mine was high too and I gave blood every week for the first year. It does increase the risk of cancer and I think arthritis. Look to Mars in your chart as the ruler of iron in the blood. The lunar nodes because the disease is hereditary. Both parents only need to be carriers. It appears to have developed from a mutation when invading vikings married locals on the coasts and island of Scotland. It gives a genetic advantage as women are less likely to die in childbirth, therefore live on to have more children.

        • Fascinating!! I wondered about the “purpose”. Still waiting on the genetic testing, but it seems quite probable. Wondering about the mars (in 1st. Libra) & nodal implications (interestingly, just had my return when this condition got discovered this past month NN 27 Leo). Of other interesting notes, there was a solar eclipse on my birthday this year, sept. 1st…and I wonder about the eclipse in aug…a degree away from my NN. Should I be concerned I wonder!
          And u were able to give blood weekly??! I was told I could only do it bi-monthly. Figured it will be a year before I feel better. A psychic told my health issues would persist about another year, long before I heard about this condition.

          • Yes weekly for one year but things may have changed since then. I think i had about 1 gram of Iron in my blood. But it builds up in bone marrow and can take many years to eliminate. I have Mars quincunx Chiron and Moon quincunx South Node. I will be adding the August solar eclipse to my Moon phases page in the next week or two.

            • My mars is in a wide quincunx orb to Chiron too! Fascinating. Found the Medical Astrology text this morning. Love the info. Thank u for sharing.

            • Yes it is fascinating. Chiron Wound to Heal, Mars cutting vein and Iron, Quincunx is health imbalance.

          • Unfortunately when I was young and first giving blood, I was told I wasn’t a good candidate so I never really did it again. Set a bad tone!! My MD has me taking Inositol I think for cellular health. I will get that book, thank u! Yes, it is way under diagnosed and yet how many people are affected??!

  4. My Sun sign is Aquarius, My moon sign is Aries and My ascendant is Taurus. How will the Neptune retrograde effect me?

  5. This is so fascinating, I was born March 16, 1979 at 07:37am PST in San Jose, California. How will this Neptune retrograde affect me? Thank you💕

  6. I was born on 19/4/65
    how would Neptune reterogate effect me

  7. I was born June 1st 1966 with a moon conjunction Neptune in Scorpio. I have felt this retrograde coming for a month now.

  8. The pandemic to me is likely to be the realisation of mass denial and addiction to delusional thinking, the “plague of our time” due to our intended level of evolution having unevolved as the majority become clones of the regime, is psychological illness, far more are mentally and emotionally ill than recognised, yet obvious by the attitudes, inhumane and abusive, yet have become the norm thus not even seen as such any more, greed, vanity indeed the so called “deadly sins”, the war of the masses has become a repulsive destructive competetion within the masses, all not only deemed acceptable are required by that world as it walks the green mile, many still investing in it even though now bankrupt of power. Dis ease of the emotional and etheric waters, becomes disease of ones own making and susceptability, each to their own, each is and lives as one believes in a world one believes it to be for all who invest in such. Just mystical nonsense? May be…

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