Neptune is one of the eight planets in the solar system and the farthest major planet from the sun known in the solar system. Neptune has an orbital semi-major axis of 30.07 AU and a period of revolution of 164.8 years. Neptune has a maximum apparent magnitude of about 7.67, which requires a telescope to observe. Moreover, Neptune is blue when human beings look at it. Later Westerners named it Neptune, according to the god of sea in Roman mythology.

In one of the earliest recorded observations, Galileo first described Neptune on Dec. 28, 1612, and other time was on Jan. 27, 1613. But because he was so close to Jupiter in the night sky, on both occasions Galileo misidentified Neptune as a star. Therefore, he is not credited with the discovery of Neptune. When he first observed Neptune in December 1612, Neptune was almost stationary in the sky because it was retrograde that day. The apparent reverse motion is caused when earth’s orbit passes an exoplanet. Because Neptune has just begun its annual retrograde cycle, the planet’s motion is too faint to be detected by Galileo’s small telescope.

Here are our top picks as the best books on Neptune in 2023.

1. The Secrets of Neptune (Planets)

The Secrets of Neptune (Planets)
Author: Thomas K. Adamson 4.9/5.0

The book is a visually intense exploration of the eight planets in our solar system. Each chapter is packed with facts, including the diameter of the planet, its distance from the sun, the number of moons and other relevant details. Adding “Critical thinking using the Common Core” at the end of the book will appeal to educators, administrators, and parents, and will provide students with an opportunity to articulate and analyze what they read.

We know that Neptune takes 165 years to go around the Sun, but it still has secrets! It is so far away that humans have only sent one spacecraft to visit our distant neighbor. Learn about Neptune’s discovery, what it would be like to visit the ice giant, and what scientists still want to know. Moreover, vivid photos, scientist spotlights, and sidebars help unlock the secrets of Neptune.

2. The Book of Neptune

The Book of Neptune
Author: Steven Forrest 4.7/5.0

In this powerful, practical book, best-selling astrologer Steven Forrest unveils a priceless secret buried in your own natal chart. Neptune marks the border between the conventional planets and deep space. It is the window through which you peer into your own mystical vastness—and through which that luminous vastness peers back. This mysterious window has forever hypnotized humanity. Some of us—those who have truly cleaned the glass—are the precious mystics who light our paths. Others, flooded by imagery pouring up from the depths, are the treasured artists who inspire us. Legions more, overwhelmed by their own minds, have sought refuge, disappearing into whiskey bottles and video screens.

As you come to understand Neptune’s place in your life, a treasure map emerges—one that reveals your best pathway into higher states of consciousness, while warning you about delusions custom-designed to con you into squandering your own soul. Underlying every word is the core notion that everyone is different—that one-size-fits-all spiritual practices can only take us so far. In a nutshell, the book helps you clean the windowpane that stands between you and your own ultimate divinity. Therefore, it is excellent and extremely readable.

3. Neptune in Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to the Planet of Spirituality and Mysticism along with Its Impact on Psychic Abilities

Neptune in Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to the Planet of Spirituality and Mysticism along with Its Impact on Psychic Abilities
Author: Mari Silva 4.6/5.0

In this book, Neptune’s role in various mythologies and cultures and the planet’s astrological role in Western and Vedic astrology will be introduced exactly. Moreover, you will learn how to analyze Neptune’s position and transit status through various houses. Neptune’s relationship with other planets and the Neptunian archetype are included. In addition, you can unravel your psychic abilities by manifesting Neptune’s energy. Upon finishing the book, you will have new insight into the importance of Neptune in your horoscope. You can then successfully manifest its energy to strengthen your intuitive power.

Through this book, learn to harness the powers of Neptune and invoke positive change in your life! If you are fascinated by astrology and horoscopes, if you are curious about the distinct planetary aspects in your birth chart, and if you want to know more about Neptune’s psychic power in your horoscope, this book will satisfy you. In astrology, the planet Neptune represents receptivity, dreams, and intuition. By acquiring knowledge about Neptune’s position in your horoscope, you can tune into the planet’s frequency and manifest change in your life.

4. Gods of Change – Pain, Crisis, and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

Gods of Change – Pain, Crisis, and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
Author: Howard Sasportas 4.6/5.0

This lovely and important work from Howard Sasportas teaches us how to respond to the transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto with calmness and a knowledge that the more we work with them, the more worthwhile will be the end result. And the author he’s a remarkably insightful and interesting author and does a superb job articulating what one can expect under the very significant outer planet transits. 

Through the book, you can realize that life isn’t always easy. It’s impossible to live deeply and not to feel pain or go through times of crisis, breakdown or major disruptive change. Although this is clearly inevitable, what is not always obvious is the crucial role pain and crisis play in the process of growth and evolution. While some people fall apart altogether and never make it through difficult times, many others emerge from conflict and turmoil renewed and transformed, indeed, more fully alive. They ‘return’ to life with a renewed sense of commitment to a neglected potential, with a renewed sense of what one might call the ‘sacred’ in life, with a richly enhanced sensitivity to others.

In a word, this is that rare astrology book that can be understood and it is interesting and valuable to even non-astrologers, not because it’s simplistic, but because he has such a clear grasp of the material that his writing communicates clearly and engagingly. Most astrology books are either too technical and dry or too light and lacking in substance. This book is a rare exception, due to the contribution of the author. His insights are both reassuring and give clear direction how to work with the energy of transits to take full advantage of the positive changes they promise.

5. The Neptune Project

The Neptune Project
Author: Polly Holyoke 4.7/5.0

In this dystopian adventure, Earth can no longer sustain life in many places and the United States has devolved into a totalitarian government. Nere lives by the ocean and has always had an affinity for water. She thinks nothing of her comfort with the sea until the day her mother breaks the news that Nere is a product of a genetic-mutations experiment called the Neptune Project. Now the government wants to close down the project and kill all involved. Nere and two other children are given injections that finalize their mutations and enable them to breathe water. Their journey through the ocean to asylum isn’t easy, but with some help from Nere’s telepathically linked dolphin friends and other Neptune Project victims the kids just might make it-if they can stop quarreling among themselves. This is an enjoyable book, with lots of adventure, suspense, and underwater scenes.

6. Neptune: Whispers From Eternity

Neptune: Whispers From Eternity
Author: Jeffrey Wolf Green 4.2/5.0

This is a groundbreaking book that explains all the core archetypes that correlate with Neptune, Pisces, and the 12th House. It starts with the core archetypes of consciousness and the structure of the Soul within consciousness in human form. A specific astrological paradigm is presented that allows the reader to understand the core structure of any Soul’s consciousness. The natural evolution of the Soul’s consciousness is then discussed relative to the four natural evolutionary states or conditions for it to be within, and how the individual Soul consciousness is given a specific identity in each life by way of the egocentric structure that the Soul creates for its ongoing evolutionary needs.

In addition, through the power of imagination, psychic phenomena, a discussion of Neptune’s in this book lower octave, Venus, and how this correlates to the essential needs of the Soul in relationships, the transit of Neptune in Pisces, and a natural way that is provable to create a super-conscious state within yourself that allows for a perception, knowing, of the Manifest and Un-manifested Creation: God.

Each of these prototypes will give you all a “hands-on” feeling and understand how to apply the evolutionary astrology to your own life, your friends and loved ones in life, and your clients if you are an astrologer. There are no other books like this one on Neptune.

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