On November 13 Neptune will station direct at 2° Pisces and if we listen deeply enough, we might hear the universe exhale the breath it took in when Neptune stationed retrograde on June 7, 2013. By and large, Neptune stations are very subtle events for most of us unless there is an exact aspect to a personal planet or our Ascendant.
Like the drugs it rules, Neptune in small doses can cure but in large doses it can kill. The same goes for romance. Just as candlelight softens while it illuminates creating a lovely romantic atmosphere; strobe lights and loud music in a nightclub prevent us from seeing the harsher effects of inebriation. Both romance and substance abuse belong to Neptune.
From October 2012 thru June 2013, Saturn in Scorpio was trine Neptune and provided the necessary boundaries to rein in Neptune’s excesses. This is no longer the case and we only have the messenger, Mercury, trine Neptune as it stations direct. Remember the old saying, “don’t shoot the messenger?” It applies in this case because all Mercury does is pass on information, good, bad or indifferent.
My Mercury dwells in the Neptune ruled twelfth house and I have experience with Mercury acting as a messenger between my conscious and unconscious mind. Many, many times over the course of my life information I needed popped into my mind as I was hovering between sleeping and being awake. The biggest challenge is learning to recall that information upon awakening!