The planet Neptune promotes desires and spiritual insights. However, it also represents addiction and abuse.

The planet Neptune is a brilliant blue orb, but has an icy core. It manages to revolve around itself in 16 hours, but takes over a decade to change zodiac signs. It got its name after the sea god of the ancient Greeks. This was initially called Poseidon and was later renamed Neptune by the Romans.

Astronomical Significance

The temperature on Neptune is about -201°C. It is located just under 4,500 million kilometers from the sun. The gas planet has a diameter of 49,500 kilometers and consists like the other gas planets also of hydrogen, helium and some methane. The methane gives it the pretty radiant coloring.

Astrological Meaning

Orbit around the sun:

168 years

Astrological Symbol

The planet Neptune knows well how to change its disguise. On the one hand, it represents fashion, spirituality and intuition. His other face shows the abuse of alcohol, drugs, etc.

He embodies the desires and dreams. Through him there are visions that can become reality. Sensitivity, sensitivity and charity are attributed to him.

Likewise, greed, deception and deceit belong to him. The self-deception and deception and the illusory worlds he represents.

Meaning Retrograde Neptune

Since Neptune as the planet of obfuscation makes it difficult to see reality, dubious business dealings are even more strongly advised against with retrograde Neptune. The danger of falling for other people increases. Lies can be more difficult to distinguish from the truth. Often compassion prevails, which is regretted at a later time. Who plans a diet or would like to give up smoking, for example, will have his dear trouble with it. There is the tendency of self-deception. One’s own behavior is glossed over, although there is an unconscious falling back into old patterns.

Neptune is retrograde for 7 months approximately every 12 months.

Retrograde Neptune 2021-2025

July 5, 2025 – December 10, 2025
July 2, 2024 – December 7, 2024
July 1, 2023 – December 6, 2023
June 28, 2022 – December 3, 2022
June 26, 2021 – December 1, 2021

Retrograde Neptun 2016-2020

Juni 23, 2020 – November 28, 2020
Juni 22, 2019 – November 27, 2019
Juni 18, 2018 – November 25, 2018
Juni 16, 2017 – November 22, 2017
Juni 14, 2016 – November 19, 2016


In astromedicine, the planet represents addictions of all kinds. Alcohol, drugs, smoking are the most obvious ones. Disorders of consciousness, insidious diseases or alternative medicine are attributed to it. Likewise, it represents stays in psychiatric institutions.

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