Neptune is currently in Pisces located at 29 Pis 50' 42"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Neptune is currently Sextile Pluto

Neptune is Square Venus

   Starts on Friday, 14 June, 2024
   Peaks on Monday, 17 June, 2024, orb 2° 49' 58"

Neptune is Square Mercury

   Starts on Saturday, 15 June, 2024
   Peaks on Monday, 17 June, 2024, orb 2° 59' 55"
   Ends on Tuesday, 18 June, 2024

Neptune is Square The Sun

   Starts on Monday, 17 June, 2024

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
neptune2024-07-02 10:41:00 UTC2024-12-07 23:43:00 UTCPisces
neptune2025-07-04 21:34:00 UTC2025-12-10 12:24:00 UTCAries

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

14.06.2024 at 12:13:44 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
The Sun23 Gem 55' 48"
The Moon27 Vir 03' 39"
Mercury23 Gem 42' 22"
Venus26 Gem 36' 57"
Mars03 Tau 56' 20"
Jupiter04 Gem 32' 29"
Saturn19 Pis 14' 02"
Uranus24 Tau 54' 34"
Neptune29 Pis 50' 42"
Pluto01 Aqu 42' 18" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:-4
Proton Density:3.81
Proton Speed:366.2 k/sec
KP Status:2.00
TypeJun 14Jun 15Jun 16
Active15%35%35%
Minor1%25%25%
Moderate1%10%10%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT1.671.334.00
03-06UT1.672.003.67
06-09UT1.332.003.33
09-12UT1.672.673.33
12-15UT1.332.672.33
15-18UT1.332.672.33
18-21UT1.333.672.00
21-00UT1.333.672.00
Solar Activity
An isolated M3.2/1N flare at 13/1645 UTC from Region 3713 (S13E54, Dso/beta) kept solar activity at moderate levels. Otherwise, sporadic occasional C-class flares were observed from Regions 3712 (S24E38, Dac/beta-gamma), 3714 (N13E10, Bxo/beta), and 3709 (S10W12, Cai/beta). Region 3709 was in slight decay, Region 3711 continued to decay, and Region 3713 appeared to be stable as it rotated further onto the visible disk. Out of the three new regions that were numbered during the period, AR 3714, AR 3715 (N17E35, L=176), and AR 3716 (N10E48, Dao/beta), only 3716 seemed to hold together and grow slightly as it migrated westward. Region 3712 exhibited growth in its intermediate and trailer spots and picked up a beta-gamma configuration. The remaining active regions were stable and relatively quiet.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters remained near background levels. Total field averaged near 4 nT, the Bz component turned mostly positive midway through the period, and wind speeds remained near 325-350 km/s. Phi was predominantly positive until 13/1706 UTC.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux remains below the S1 threshold in response to the far sided halo CME from late on 11 Jun.