Neptune is currently in Pisces located at 29 Pis 34' 38"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Neptune is currently Sextile Jupiter

Neptune is currently Sextile Pluto

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

27.05.2024 at 01:22:43 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun06 Gem 15' 38"
The Moon18 Cap 57' 43"
Mercury16 Tau 41' 56"
Venus03 Gem 56' 15"
Mars20 Ari 09' 38"
Jupiter00 Gem 15' 22"
Saturn18 Pis 29' 55"
Uranus23 Tau 53' 35"
Neptune29 Pis 34' 38"
Pluto01 Aqu 58' 08" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:3
Proton Density:2.75
Proton Speed:388.7 k/sec
KP Status:1.33
TypeMay 27May 28May 29
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Region 3691 (N29E48, Ekc/beta-gamma-delta) produced the strongest event of the period, a C7.4/Sf flare at 26/1706 UTC. The region continued to grow in number of spots and penumbral area. Newly numbered region 3693 (N06E35, Cro/beta) was quiet. The remaining numbered active regions on the visible disk were either stable or in gradual decay. New Regions 3694 (S12E45, Axx/alpha), 3695 (N27E60, Bxo/beta) and 3696 (N09E66, Hrx/alpha) were numbered. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters were near nominal levels. Total magnetic field strength was mostly between 4-6 nT. The Bz component reached as far south as -6 nT. A gradual increase was observed to near 9 nT near the end of the UT day. Solar wind speeds briefly reached as high as 450 km/s but declined to ~350 km/s by the end of the reporting period. Outside of 26/1200-1500 UTC, phi angle was predominantly oriented in the positive sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was normal to moderate and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background values.