While this event actually occurred on June 30th we are still very much involved with the effects of Neptune going retrograde at 27 degrees 41’ in Pisces. If you have been particularly tired, spacey or forgetful for the last few weeks, this might be Neptune’s effect on you as it is very powerful in its home sign, particularly when it stations before going into its retrograde motion phase.
The mutable signs will be most affected by this, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius, so take care if you have any planets or angles around the 25-29th degrees of those signs. Neptune is a slow mover as she only covers about 40’ a month so these effects could go on for a while or migrate into something else Neptunian. Consider yourself under the influence for the next year or so. Will you go for inspiration or illusion/delusion at this time?
Mercury is speeding along now, covering 8 degrees Cancer to 2 degrees Virgo this month. It can be a social time for all of us, particularly around July 27th when Mercury and Venus are conjunct as that pairing is usually up for lots of fun.
Venus begins her retrograde dance on July 23 at 28 degrees 36’ in Leo. She retrogrades back over the fixed star, Regulus at 26 degrees of Leo, which is said to be involved with many world leaders’ charts. There have been many times in the past when a planet in transit passes goes over Regulus and there has been a fall from grace for some leaders with the 26th degree of Leo prominent in their charts. Venus hits that degree three times initially on July 13, the second time while retrograde on August 2 and the last time on October 5th during this Rx cycle.