How to Look at Neptune

Blazing in the sky are celestial bodies that are light-years away. The closest planet to Earth is Mercury, then Venus. If you are lucky enough, you can see Mars or even Jupiter on a clear night. In grade school, we are taught basic astronomical principles: the order of the planets, their composition, and their native moons. This knowledge is seldomly applied to the mundanities of everyday life, that is, unless you are a physicist or work in the field of astronomy. One hardly thinks of the galactical energy forces and their powers. This lone “ice giant “is the furthest planet from Earth (NASA). The isolated planet Neptune is distinguished by its blue hue and gas composition. The mysterious planet coined itself as the ice giant because of its “supersonic winds” and wide radius measuring “15, 299.4 kilometers” (NASA).

Fig 1.Voyager 2; “Discovering Neptune”;edited by Yvette Smith, Nasa Website, 24 September 2021,; screenshot.

Neptune’s powers do not lie solely in its volatile winds and extreme temperature but in its cosmic influence. It is no coincidence that its name originates from the Roman god and obtains its mythological energy. Neptune’s deep mystical cobalt sea is a cosmic wonder filled with nodes of sapphire that possess the intensity to electrify Earth and its life force. The planet of vapours represents “fantasy,” “divinity,” and “mysticism” (Montgomery 60). In the discipline of astrology, it is believed that Neptune inherited these personality traits of Poseidon—Neptune’s equal. Neptune’s stormy quality mimics Poseidon’s rage, as his alias was “Earth Shaker” (Tierney 2). Poseidon’s wrath can be attributed to his fate that led him to the inside of his father Cronus’ stomach after his irrational decision to consume his children to protect them (Tierney 3). This withdrawal from the outside world that Poseidon experienced establishes the themes and patterns of Neptunian influence of isolation, darkness, and unreality (Tierney 3). The practice of astrology and astronomy are closely linked even though these two disciplines are rooted in a different philosophy. Astrologers hold the belief that the cosmos can be used to predict the future, determine your personality, and aid in self-actualization. Traditional astrologers used an ephemeris to calculate these predictions and created charts for individuals known as “natal charts” that snapshot the sky and its celestial positions the moment you were born. Each planet reigns its significance and influences your life path and character. The roaring ocean of Neptune is a strong planet in the astrological sense, as Poseidon’s journey in mythology introduced Neptune’s motifs. The archetypical figure of Poseidon is embedded in Neptune’s atmosphere. Depending on where Neptune falls in your chart or what other planet it is interacting with, the meaning can change significantly—however, this does not change the themes of delusion, fantasy, or even the dissociation that Poseidon experienced. You may also be engulfed by the feeling of darkness or be drawn to the pits of existentialism, spirituality, and consciousness (Tierney 14).

The depths of Neptune’s structure of “water, methane, ammonia” create a body of scorching waters beneath cool, tranquil clouds (NASA). These deep waters form a beautiful cerulean colour that illuminates the galaxy with its mystical vibrations. There is a white stroke across the belly of Neptune, which are cyclones. Although you cannot see Neptune in the sky, its storms are felt here on Earth. Maybe that is because Neptune is too ethereal to be seen and not because of its distance; however, anytime you feel the urge to dabble in the divine or contemplate the human ego, it is Neptune’s influence striking you. If you need to connect to the divine and feel like embracing your water emotions, look at Neptune.


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Works Cited

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Montgomery, Vanessa. A Simple Star Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic Power. Quadrille, 2018.

“Neptune: In Depth.” NASA, NASA, 4 Aug. 2021, Accessed 10 Feb. 2021

Tierney, Bill. Alive and Well with Neptune: Transits of Heart and Soul. Llewellyn Publications, 1999.

Voyager 2, “Discovering Neptune”; edited by Yvette Smith, Nasa Website, 24 Sept 2021, Accessed 10 Feb. 2021.