7th June 2013: Neptune Stations Retrograde

Vibrant and Alive, Honest and Free

Today Neptune stations retrograde in Pisces, beginning a five month period during which boundaries within ourselves will further dissolve. We don’t often think about our inner boundaries. The natural tendency is to consider external ones between us and other people, the ways in which we manage our own personal space and how we interact with the outside world. But during the retrograde cycle of Neptune we can become aware of how we erect boundaries within our own psyches, as a counterpoint to those we erect externally.

These internal boundaries can be harder to spot. Being so close to us we live with them every day without knowing they’re there. Which is why Neptune likes to remind us of their presence from time to time, encouraging us to bring them into the light of awareness. They play a big part in the level of authenticity in our lives, and the better able we are to manage them the more authentic we can be. In this coming five months Neptune particularly focuses upon the barriers we place between our emotions and intuitions, and our choices and behaviour. How often do we feel one thing but fail to honour that feeling and do the other instead? How often do we ignore a wordless inner knowing about something and do what’s ‘expected’ rather than what feels right? How often do we profess a certain belief only for it to go out the window once difficult emotions arise? All of these scenarios point to internal barriers that we have constructed and through which we wriggle uncomfortably in order to live out the different bits of our lives. But Neptune doesn’t want us in different bits. It wants us whole and it is this very wholeness to which it points in the coming months.

When these issues arise we may well focus upon their external manifestation: ‘I find it hard to say no to other people’ we tell ourselves, framing the problem as one of not wanting to hurt others, or not wanting to be disliked. And of course that’s certainly an element of it. But there’s something more going on beneath the surface and it’s beneath the surface Neptune wants to take us now. When we say ‘yes’ but want to say ‘no’ we effectively build a wall around that bit of us that knows this is not the right thing for us. Cue an internal boundary: it can no longer communicate directly with us because we’re shutting it out. A part of us, a living, vibrant, wise part of us, is now in exile. We carry on with our lives, largely oblivious to this fact, but each time we agree when we want to disagree, act when we want to stand back or say nothing when we want to speak up, another bit of us is cast into the darkness. The more we live our lives in this way the more of our psyche and spirit becomes walled off, unavailable to us. Then, when we really need to draw upon our inner wisdom we can’t find it because the walls are too thick and too high.

Neptune wants to bring down these walls now. They won’t come crashing down in a cloud of dust and rubble – that’s not Neptune’s way – but in the coming few months they will begin to crumble, a bit here and a bit there, until we find that saying ‘yes’ when we mean ‘no’ becomes more and more painful to do, and the inner peace that arises from speaking our truth when we must outweighs, by far, the discomfort of any consequences it may attract from the outside world.

Of course, many of us are not used to openly and honestly speaking our truth. It takes practice and we may get it wrong! I know I do: something comes out the wrong way or with the wrong tone, because saying it is so important to me it’s already charged up with all manner of emotion before the words have even seen the light of day! But this is all par for the course, and Neptune is infinitely loving no matter how much of a hash we may feel we made of our big moment! Which is why it’s working away in us now, gradually removing those walls so that, eventually, we have no choice but to be authentic because anything else is akin to removing our oxygen supply.

In the coming five months Neptune is releasing from exile our inner-knowing, the wisdom of the Divine, facilitating a reunion like none we have experienced before, of ourselves with ourselves, into a complete and authentic whole: vibrant and alive, honest and free.

Love, truth and peace for everyone,

Sarah Varcas

Comments

kay 7th June 2013 9:29 am

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin

angelika 7th June 2013 9:30 am

Hi Sarah,
I loved reading this, especially the bit about when you say what is important for you to say, but it is already emotionally charged. Boy, can I relate to that. I stuck with it though and it is gradually getting better, as usual - work in progress : P. No doubt it'll be 'interesting' to learn to be honest with myself and within myself.

Love & Blessings,

angelika 7th June 2013 9:31 am

Hi Kay - that is very true.

Debra A 7th June 2013 11:10 am

Sarah,
You have quickly become an integral part of my day/life. Your insights are substantive, relevant, and spot-on. Today is no different. Your words assist me more than you even know. Thank you. Keep it up as long as you can/choose to!

bets 7th June 2013 12:09 pm

I greatly appreciate the depth of your insights and the human as well as the spiritual angles. Thank you.

Sandra Smyre 7th June 2013 12:12 pm

Again, thank you Sarah. Looking forward (kind of) to more being revealed. Might as well, for it's coming anyway. Lately I've been more authentic, but it has been with emotion also. Am seeking balance for sure. :D

shapeshifter 7th June 2013 2:04 pm

Thanks, Sarah, for this wealth of information.

I look forward to meeting my authentic self on common ground so that I can put away the boxing gloves :)

I suppose that Neptune's plunge into our cosmic pool party was inevitable since he likes to dive deep into watery emotions.

betsy. 7th June 2013 2:04 pm

TY, Sarah, for another wonderfully spot on message.
"Cue an internal boundary: it can no longer communicate directly with us because we’re shutting it out. A part of us, a living, vibrant, wise part of us, is now in exile. We carry on with our lives, largely oblivious to this fact, but each time we agree when we want to disagree, act when we want to stand back or say nothing when we want to speak up, another bit of us is cast into the darkness. The more we live our lives in this way the more of our psyche and spirit becomes walled off, unavailable to us. Then, when we really need to draw upon our inner wisdom we can’t find it because the walls are too thick and too high." Wow. So true!
I also resonated deeply w/the part about speaking but the energy behind it being so charged b/c it's been stored up that it comes out in a different way/tone than what I meant. Unfortunately, I do that as well.
The title alone gives me hope that @ the end of these 5 months, I will be in a more whole part. :)
I loved Kay's quote & resonated with all other comments as well. Much love to you all!!!

Sarah Varcas 8th June 2013 3:17 am

Dear Kay,

Quote:

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin

Ah, yes, one of my favourite quotations. Thank you for mentioning it here. So very apt for these times! :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 8th June 2013 3:20 am

Hello Angelika!

Quote:

I loved reading this, especially the bit about when you say what is important for you to say, but it is already emotionally charged. Boy, can I relate to that.

Oh goodness yes! This is one of my biggest challenges in life Angelika! Like you I just keep sticking with it and gradually, each time I do it, it gets a little bit easier, a little more flowing, a little less 'huge lump in the throat and trembling hands' lol! Yes, a work in progress indeed! :)

Sarah Varcas 8th June 2013 3:23 am

Hello Debra! Thank you for your message. I'm so glad you find my posts helpful. I love writing them, I really do. It's like a daily practice for me. First thing each morning: check the charts and see what's going on. That people out there want to read them as well is the icing on the cake. Thank you :) xx

Sarah Varcas 8th June 2013 3:25 am

Hello Bets,

Quote:

I greatly appreciate the depth of your insights and the human as well as the spiritual angles. Thank you

I'm glad you feel I've got the balance right. It is something I try to do so your feedback was really valuable for me. Thank you :)

Sarah Varcas 8th June 2013 3:26 am

Hello Sandra :)

Quote:

Lately I've been more authentic, but it has been with emotion also. Am seeking balance for sure.

Yep! You and me both Sandra! lol. Onward and upward :D

Sarah Varcas 8th June 2013 3:28 am

Hello Shapeshifter

Quote:

I look forward to meeting my authentic self on common ground so that I can put away the boxing gloves

That made me chuckle. :) thank you lol

Sarah Varcas 8th June 2013 3:31 am

Hello Betsy :)

Quote:

I also resonated deeply w/the part about speaking but the energy behind it being so charged b/c it's been stored up that it comes out in a different way/tone than what I meant. Unfortunately, I do that as well.

This seems to have struck a chord with several people Betsy. Isn't it good to know we're not alone?! :laugh Here's to the truth, and speaking it loud and clear :smitten:

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