Neptune Retrograde Natal

Neptune Retrograde NatalNeptune retrograde in the natal chart is more common than inner planet retrogrades such as Mercury and Venus. About 40% of people have natal Neptune retrograde, 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 earth.

Natal Neptune retrograde suggests that some area of life is so painful that you prefer to escape this reality through your imaginary dream world. Likely, this tendency to avoid pain through illusion is firmly rooted in tragic past life experiences 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 subject to gossip, scandal, or slander.

I associate religious persecution with natal 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 as natural or extreme now, specific experiences will trigger those more painful memories. Your natural reaction is to eliminate the pain by accessing that higher spiritual dimension. The quicker, the better, and you probably don’t care whether it is through meditation, prayer, imagination, or drugs.

The release of pain-relieving hormones in your brain is addictive, so you could quickly resort o escapism more often and for less critical reasons over time. You may use illness to gain sympathy or avoid life’s harsh realities. Perhaps you are more subject to confusion and deception than most or tend to become involved in intrigues and scandals.

False accusations and victimization will exacerbate your fears and anxieties around groups of people or specific 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.

Natal 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 more prominent roles in these stories.

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  1. Thank Jamie, interesting to note. I have Neptune rx in Scorpio quintile Saturn rx in Cap, sextile pluto in Virgo, trine Chiron in Pisces, square Jupiter conj IC in Aquarius & MC in Leo. The mysteries of life have always had a mystical dream like quality, that keeps me intrigued and far from bored, its been quite a perilous journey at times, not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. I would just like to add that when transit Neptune is rx, I also find it a good timing to rekindle dreams that have been crushed or destroyed by others, just because they can, without a care in the world of what that might do to the innocent souls of others, by recognising it is still possible even beyond the realm of known possibilities as resctricted by the conscious “thinking cap” prone to egoic competition to prove it self better or worse than others. I have found the ego to be like a filtered nozzle on the end of an icing bag, their to express our true selves like the finishing touches to a work of art, where by we are both the creator, writer, director producer and artist. Of course not everyones gifts, talents or skills are of the spiritually creative area, but thats ok, we all have a dream, we all have ideals and although this is obviously not yet an ideal world for everyone, it is still worth working for isnt it? Of course highly sensitive people like myself are often accused of being too sensitive or fantacists, yet I am as sensitive as I need to be, to be myself and serve my purpose, and I can assure you, I do know the difference between fantasy, fiction, fact & biographical, as I said, a perilous journey not for the faint of heart.

    • ETA, natal Neptune is also trine Mercury in Cancer, so grand water trine between Neptune, Mercury and Chiron.

  2. I have my natal 1st house Pisces moon at 22 degrees, exactly trine Uranus and opposite Jupiter. It also makes a square to my 20 degrees Sag Neptune. Any insight on this upcoming retrograde? The others recently were challenging. One involved me being bit in my parked car by a drunk driver in March 2021, resulting in neck injuries. I also have ended a 7 year relationship with a man who I should never have stayed with for that long. So glad that’s finally done! But I suspect he will try to come back. No way no how. Thanks!

  3. “Neptune retrograde 2022 gives you the ability to follow your intuition to know what you need to achieve to turn your dreams into reality.”

    Had a few articles of clothing swiped from my beach blanket earlier today (@ 2 pm est). My intuition says Boris Johnson needed my boxer shorts and Justin Trudeau was after my Los Angeles Kings golf shirt.

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