What I want to know is … is anyone else having weird and intense dreams at the moment?
I’m putting it down to all the Neptunian energy that is going on. Neptune turned retrograde last week, and when a planet is retrograde it’s nature is exacerbated. Neptune rules our imagination, and so plays a big role in dreams. It has also been trined with Saturn, as well as creating grand Trines with Mercury and Venus last weekend.
The thing about this Neptune period is that it provides massive opportunities for insights into our psyches, and Saturn helps to keep it all at least a bit grounded. Neptune usually plays in the realm of fantasy, and so it is as likely to give us confusion as illumination. But with Saturn there, there will be some element of reality. So, take note of those dreams, or the imagery that comes to you when you’re in any other state of openness … they might just be telling you something. You’ve just got to sort out the reality from the delusion!
And let me know if Neptune is weaving its way into your dream world …
A relief of Geminis …
Well, if that was all a little intense, the next week should offer a bit of relief. We are now surrounded by the playful energy of Gemini, with Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter already in the sign of the trickster and Mars moving there at the end of this week, making the energy much lighter.
Venus and Mercury are hanging out close to each other this week, and they join up with Jupiter over the next few days. The best way to think of the energy that this conjunction will create is as affectionate communications that help us grow. This should be an ideal time for talking out any of the deep and uncomfortable stuff that came up during the eclipses … a chance for conscious and caring communications, a time when we can both hear and express well. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so some will talk a lot! Seriously, a lot!!!
Pluto and Uranus are still demanding that we evolve and the freedom that we experience in communications this week is an opportunity to invigorate that evolution. The main caution of the week is that the Sun is still in a difficult aspect to Neptune, so there is an element of dreaminess that can turn to delusion if we don’t keep a check on it. Despite that, it is definitely a week for play … probably excessively so … enjoy!
The season of eclipses …
We are in eclipse season … three eclipses in 30 days! The lunar eclipse late April started us off with the full moon in Scorpio, and then the solar eclipse in Taurus on 10th May. The third eclipse in this cycle is another lunar eclipse at the full Moon on 25th May (and yes, a lunar eclipse always falls on a full Moon).
Generally, lunar eclipses are a time when there is a barrier between the active, assertive self (Sun) and the emotive, receptive self (Moon).
Next Saturday’s full Moon will see a culmination of whatever was started at the last new Moon (10th May) … whatever intentions we set in place then we can expect something to present next weekend. Being an eclipse though, it’s possible that what comes up are the things that we allow to get in the way of getting what we want. Especially the habitual, unconscious, egocentric stuff. And with the Pluto-Uranus stuff that’s also going on this week … this really is a time to get real about where we’re stuck.
So, the best thing is to be doing whatever you do to tune into self … notice what is presenting and what limits you are creating for yourself. The eclipse time is likely to be emotionally charged … notice what comes up, sit with it, but don’t rush to act or react … the epiphany and the clarity to communicate whatever it is, is likely to come to us later. That’s the nature of an eclipse.
The tricky thing about this particular eclipse is that it has Neptune playing a part. Neptune is the planet of fantasy and imagination, but its shadow side is illusion and deception. So, while all these big shifts are happening, keep a tab on what’s real and what’s not … when Neptune is involved we can be a bit gullible to things that seem to sparkle, whether they are inside us or outside. So, it’s also a week for whatever you do to stay grounded. Again, clarity for action and reaction will come after the intensity of the weekend.
And keep in mind that everyone around you will be doing the same stuff. Enjoy the ride, be gentle!