Neptune is going direct in Pisces, and it'll be a 'hopeful and compassionate' time

We almost forgot about Neptune direct! 2022 has been so busy cosmically since the planet went retrograde in June.

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Did anyone else notice Neptune direct 2022 make an appearance in their weekly horoscope

We practically forgot about the planet of intuition and spirituality, considering Neptune retrograde got underway in June. For the last six months, we've been subtly experiencing the celestial GPS work its magic and steer us in the proper direction. 

"It’s revealing, and it’s a good energy to redirect us out of an illusionary state if you’re holding onto something that isn’t necessarily real, or a process that is not really connecting to your soul," astrologer Noush (opens in new tab) told us about the event. 

Now that it will be moving forward once more, here's everything we can expect from the transit. 

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Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can learn more about your cosmic blueprint during an astrology reading with her or shop through an incredible collection of healing  crystals @jooncrystals. 

Neptune Direct 2022: what you need to know

Beginning December 4, in the midst of Sagittarius season, Neptune will start to move forward in Pisces, just like Jupiter direct. As astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab) notes, this a time of hopefulness and compassion.

"There will be this undeniable absolution in love and a general feeling of surrendering to the unknown without fear," she says. "Direct Neptune may even elevate our creativity, allowing us to explore our fantastical side through our intuition and emotional expression."

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Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons is a freelance writer, astrologer, and tarot reader based in Salem, MA. She views astrology and tarot as another tool in our arsenal to understand the cosmic interplay in our lives. Currently, Liz contributes astrological articles and horoscopes to StyleCaster, POPSUGAR and Astrology.com. She is also the resident astrologer at ASCEND Get Lifted. Check out Liz’s Instagram @the__crone (opens in new tab) and her website, the-crone.com. (opens in new tab) 

Coincidentally, Jupiter direct is a wonderful time to tackle creative projects and put our dreams into action, so we're fully ready to soak up that Pisces energy and make the most out of the water sign.

"Under this influence, you get inspired and driven to work on your creative pursuits," Ivana Naskova, an astrologer for Nebula (opens in new tab), previously told My Imperfect Life. "Jupiter direct in Pisces teaches you the importance of inner connection, self-care, pleasure and the power of a positive mindset."

Heck, at this rate you might not even feel Mars retrograde slowing you down. (Thank goodness for that—this retrograde is practically worse than anything Mercury could send our way.)

Meet the expert: Ivana Naskova

Ivana Naskova is a Western Astrologer with seven years of experience who works with Nebula: Horoscope&Astrology App (opens in new tab). She’s most passionate about helping people to figure out love and career matters and find their inner peace using astrology.

After a bit of turbulence in late and October and early November—we don't need to remind you about the 2022 eclipse season, right?—it's refreshing to hear that the universe is taking a breather, but that's not to say Neptune direct is not without its challenges. Though Simmons says it's an "uplifting" transit, we have to approach our boundaries carefully. 

"Direct Neptune can also heighten a lack of boundaries through boundlessness, escapism through imagination and poor coping mechanisms," she says. "Although we may view our world with a whimsical lens, we might also be looking through our rose-colored glasses. Maintaining discernment will be more challenging once Neptune is direct since there is a desire to play into our hopes, wishes and dreams."

But we know you are celestially savvy and full able to handle whatever the stars send our way, astrology gifts, challenges and all. For a look at what's to come, be sure to have a look at our December horoscope and 2023 horoscope, too! 

Is your sign the luckiest member of the zodiac next year? How about the luckiest star sign in love? Though we all have something to look forward to during our next trip around the sun, be sure to see which members of the zodiac will get a little extra attention in 2023!

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)