Slow-moving Neptune remains in a sign for around 14 years, traversing retrograde and direct over the same degree of the zodiac for at least two years owing to motion. To determine the duration of its influence, first determine how broad that house is in a certain chart. Then count up from the time Neptune enters that house until it leaves it again. This will give you the total number of degrees Neptune controls.
Neptune also has an important effect on matters emotional. Here it can bring about change by revealing hidden feelings or motives, or simply by influencing how others feel towards us. Emotional relationships are the most potent type of connection we have, because they can be so strong as to overcome distance, culture, and tradition. It's no surprise then that many marriages and other relationships have been affected by Neptune.
When Neptune enters a new sign, it usually begins a new cycle of emotion. If we were looking at your chart, we could see this with ease. But if we only had access to your date of birth, we would need to estimate when Neptune entered each sign before we could tell whether you're experiencing a new cycle now or not.
The way Neptune moves through the zodiac also affects how people react to you. If it's a new cycle, they may feel differently about you than before. If it's not, then nothing much will have changed.
Neptune's orbital period lasts 164.8 Earth years (60,182 Earth days) at an average orbital speed of 5.43 km/s. This indicates that a year on Neptune is equivalent to nearly 165 years on Earth. The Neopet's Neptunian year starts when it takes Neptune 4 years 12 months to orbit the Sun and ends when it returns to the same position in space.
Thus, a Neptune-year is about 16.5 Earth years for every 1 Neptune year. A person born in January 2000 would turn 19 in January 2016, which would make him or her 199 years old as of then. Since Neptune has a mass of roughly 2 million km3, its gravitational field is strong enough to cause significant damage to living organisms. Humans and other mammals are capable of withstanding certain levels of gravitational force because their bones will eventually decay if they are not exposed to equal amounts of stress on the opposite side of their body. However, since Neptune affects both sides of its planetoid partner equally, there is no way for animals to protect themselves against the gravity of this planet.
Furthermore, since Neptune is so large, it creates tidal forces whenever it moves around the Sun. These tides rise when Neptune approaches the Sun and fall when it moves away. Tides of this magnitude could destroy any landmasses near its path.
Neptune, the eighth and furthest planet from the Sun, has a very broad orbit and a very sluggish orbital velocity. As a result, a year on Neptune is extremely lengthy, lasting over 165 Earth years. It takes Neptune approximately 10,950 hours to complete one orbit around the Sun.
Earth's year is about 365.2422 days, or almost exactly 24 hours per day. The Moon's month is about 29.5 days, and the Moon's phase changes every 12 hours 45 minutes. The Sun rises every morning and sets every evening, but it takes it 26,000 miles (42,370 km) to orbit the Earth. So each day on Earth is about 12:26:44:99.
Neptune's year is so long because it takes it 175 days to rotate around its axis. On average, Neptune is 810 miles (1,340 km) away from the Sun at its closest approach and 3,600 miles (5,800 km) at its most distant approach. That's more than 25 times farther from the Sun than we are!
Even though Neptune is such a far way from the Sun, it still gets heat from the Sun during some parts of its year. When Neptune is close to the Sun, it always faces toward the Sun.
On February 3, 2012, Neptune made a historic entry into Pisces, where he will remain until March 30, 2025. Neptune dominates Pisces, and when a planet transits the sign it rules, its significance increases. Neptune last visited Pisces in the mid-nineteenth century, from April 1847 until April 1862. During this period, many new ideas were introduced that have since been adopted by society at large. Neptune has risen from Aquarius to reach this point again; perhaps we can expect more progressive thinking once he leaves Pisces.
Neptune in Pisces is associated with illusions, hallucinations, dreams, fantasy, and false beliefs. It also indicates poor judgment, being fooled by tricksters, and being taken advantage of. This is a very sensitive sign, so be careful what you say and do if you don't want people to use your words against you. Keep your opinions to yourself unless you want to get hurt by others' views on subjects related to love and life.
Pisces is all about feelings; thus, anything related to love (including emotions, relationships, and marriage) are prominent topics during one's Neptunian cycle. This is not a sign that likes change or surprises, so if you can handle the idea of something lasting for several years then go for it. Otherwise, you may feel like quitting your job or breaking up with someone every few months.
Health concerns are also important issues when Neptune is involved.