Neptune is currently in Pisces located at 27 Pis 33' 53"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Neptune is currently Sextile Mercury

   Ends on Sunday, 11 June, 2023

Neptune is currently Sextile Pluto

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
neptune2023-06-30 21:07:00 UTC2023-12-06 13:23:00 UTCPisces
neptune2024-07-02 10:41:00 UTC2024-12-07 23:43:00 UTCPisces

As the farthest known planet from the Sun in our solar system, Neptune, the 8th planet’s astronomical description is entirely appropriate to its astrological. It’s the densest giant planet and it moves very slowly. In astrology, it rules Pisces and is considered the planet of deception, spirituality, illusion, and addiction. It’s not all bad, though- as with other things, the flip sides are the good sides and intuition, dreams, sensitivity, mercy and compassion also fall under its auspices.

Interestingly enough, you also can’t see Neptune without help and its discovery wasn’t by way of actually seeing it: it was actually found using math. Alexis Brouvard started to notice that Uranus was behaving a little funny so he shined a flashlight in its eyes- no no, actually, what happened was he noticed there were some changes in its orbit people hadn’t really expected. He recognized this was likely due to it being in close proximity to a planet they had yet to discover- and Urbain Le Verrier predicted a position that might explain this from there.

Then, in 1846, Johann Galle whipped out a telescope and went looking- and he found it within a degree of that exact position. Technically speaking, Galileo probably did discover it much earlier, but at the time he did so, he just assumed that it was fixed star.

Neptune is known as something of a reality altering influence- which probably explains why it rules drugs and addiction. That said: are all drugs bad? No, absolutely not. Is escaping reality bad? Have you SEEN reality lately? That said, it’s really kind of difficult to change a reality you cannot face- which is where the problem with Neptune tends to lay. It makes it a little more difficult to decipher facts when feelings are involved and the lies we tell ourselves often change our perception more than any mind altering substance could. Except for maybe mescaline. I’m pretty sure mescaline might beat out bullshitting yourself.

Still, there’s definitely something said for the power of hopes, dreams, and being able to see things in an almost naive light from time to time.

The Retrograde

We get one Neptune retrograde a year but it lasts for a little over 5 months. If you have had areas of your life where you’re not being quite as honest with yourself as you should be- you might be getting your cognitive dissonance thumped pretty hard. I have, however, seen enough of these cycles come and go to recognize that like all those types of things: cognitive dissonance thumped often just gets even stronger for it. Kind of a shame really.

What should happen, rather is that those things which obscure the truth, whether you did it or someone else does it clears away. Reality knocks, you answer the door- maybe sometimes this sucks, but ultimately, it beats continuing to believe something that’s simply not true.

Lies, no matter how many people tell them, no matter how much you try to convince yourself otherwise: are not the truth. Neptune retrograde is usually a time when the truth comes stomping on in and whether you sit down and look at it or not is entirely up to you.

Planetary Positions

09.06.2023 at 14:37:40 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun18 Gem 31' 14"
The Moon02 Pis 37' 23"
Mercury27 Tau 08' 50"
Venus03 Leo 46' 11"
Mars11 Leo 33' 03"
Jupiter05 Tau 12' 28"
Saturn07 Pis 09' 23"
Uranus20 Tau 39' 59"
Neptune27 Pis 33' 53"
Pluto00 Aqu 01' 47" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:0
Proton Density:5.07
Proton Speed:285.9 k/sec
KP Status:0.67
TypeJun 9Jun 10Jun 11
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Region 3327 (S16E08, Dai/beta-gamma) was responsible for the strongest flare of the period, a C2.1/Sf at 08/2356 UTC. The region exhibited both consolidation and development among its intermediate spots. Region 3323 (S08E40, Eri/beta) also had a mix of decaying and emerging flux. The remaining seven numbered active regions were either mostly stable or in gradual decay.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters were nominal. Total magnetic field strength was between 3-5 nT. No significant periods of southward Bz were observed. Winds speeds decreased from ~345 km/s to ~280 km/s by the periods end. Phi angle was oriented in the positive sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background levels.