Neptune is currently in Pisces located at 22 Pis 38' 48"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Neptune is currently Square Venus

   Ends on Tuesday, 06 December, 2022

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

06.12.2022 at 08:25:47 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun14 Sag 10' 56"
The Moon23 Tau 35' 31"
Mercury29 Sag 08' 44"
Venus25 Sag 13' 06"
Mars16 Gem 49' 23" R
Jupiter29 Pis 03' 51"
Saturn20 Aqu 12' 34"
Uranus15 Tau 51' 00" R
Neptune22 Pis 38' 48"
Pluto26 Cap 54' 51"

Solar Status

BZ Status:0
Proton Density:3.05
Proton Speed:395.5 k/sec
KP Status:1.67
TypeDec 6Dec 7Dec 8
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Region 3153 (S16E19, Fkc/beta) remained the largest spot group on the visible disk. Despite its size, it was fairly inactive, producing only minor C-class enhancements. Its few intermediate spots developed more mature penumbra throughout the day, although overall, it lost some area. The remaining 4 regions were all inactive. Region 3155 (N22W38, Dao/beta) lost many intermediate spots while beginning to simplify. Region 3156 (N24E29, Hsx/alpha) was also in decay, losing nearly all its trailing spots. Region 3157 (N17E09, Dao/beta) was generally unchanged since yesterday. Region 3158 (N24W07, Dai/beta) grew in area and gained additional spots, with penumbra beginning to form on its poles.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters reflected decreasing influence from a positive polarity CH HSS. Wind speeds dropped from just over 500 km/s to under 450 km/s. Total magnetic field was steady around 5 nT. The Bz component did not undergo significant southward deviations. Phi angle was predominantly oriented in the positive sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels with a peak flux of 2,610 pfu observed at 05/0315UTC. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background levels.