I blogged last year about Mercury retrograde (in Gemini) trine Neptune retrograde (in Aquarius) as ‘talking through a fog’. Energy flows smoothly in a trine. Mercury (in Taurus) is currently making its third and final square to Neptune which is currently retrograding once again in Aquarius. The first pass was on 25 April, the second on 23 May, and the third on 9 June. Energy passing through a square can feel like it is forced over an obstacle or through a very narrow passage.

Red_King_sleeping Mercury (albeit direct now) square Neptune can produce blocks in communication, perhaps resulting from fuzzy (Neptune) logic (Mercury), or overly idealistic (Neptune) thinking (Mercury). It may also drain (Neptune) the energy out of communication (Mercury), or too much thinking (also Mercury)! But I am not certain how many experience this — I’m certainly feeling it. It may be that my own natal Mercury is opposite my natal Neptune, or that Neptune is currently squaring the ruler of my Gemini Sun (Mercury) and conjunct the ruler of my chart (Jupiter).



The last Mercury retrograde in Gemini trined Neptune’s retrograde station in Aquarius. I posted then that it might feel like one is talking through a fog.

Neptune is currently still retrograding in Aquarius, and will form a trine with retrograding Mercury in Libra, the sign of justice, fairness and balance. This encounter may cause us to revisit events or issues that surfaced during the last retrograde. Neptune, as I mentioned, dissolves boundaries. At its highest expression, Neptune is about ideals, spirituality and compassion; at its lowest, about deception, delusion, and drugs.


Fog Signal Warning

Holymotherofgod posted a comment asking about the Neptune retrograde which occurred at the time Mercury went retrograde on 26th May. At the time, I didn’t have the time to address the subject but it has been stewing in my unconscious (Neptune) for the past week. Several news events have triggered some thoughts (Mercury). But first, some notes about Neptune.