Today I'm sharing part two of a two-part series on Mars opposite Jupiter, with Mars in Leo and Jupiter about to move back into Aquarius.
Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology and today we are going to take another look at Mars is upcoming opposition to Jupiter. So this is happening this week in the next couple of days, I'm going to put the real time clock up and give you a look at it. And this is a transit that is perfecting just as Mars is about to change signs into Virgo. And as it changes signs into Virgo, its host changes from the sun in Leo to mercury. And Mercury is under the beams right now and about to go through its transformation into the evening star. So as that happens, eventually Mercury will get into Virgo with Mars and conjoin Mars, at which point Mercury will be in its domicile and exalted. So you could say that there's a pretty deep change actually happening for Mars in the upcoming weeks. So at any rate, I'm going to be visiting that in August, but just sort of reminding everybody that that's that's the thing right now as well. So here you can see Mars late Leo just about to move into an opposition with Jupiter who is retrograding back into Aquarius. So that happens tomorrow. And then you can see their opposition on Thursday, July 29. So I'm doing a two part series yesterday I did part one, if you haven't watched that, you might go take a look at that one where I review some of the basic archetypal combinations of Mars and Jupiter, and go over a little bit of that dignity shift for Mars that's coming up as well. The other thing that's happening is the sun is coming into a conjunction with Mars. Now that's a little ways off. But check this out. If we just go forward a little bit, you're gonna see that the sun catches Mars at about 14 degrees of Libra in October. And that's the official kind of rebirth moment. For whenever the Sun can joins with Mars, it's a big reset in the Synoptic cycle with the two planets. So this is an old Mars right now as well, bringing up some old stuff.
The opposition, again that we're looking at right now goes into the effect, it's already in effect right now, it really you're gonna feel it Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, probably the most intensely, you could probably already be feeling it for the last couple of days at least. And you could feel it all the way through this upcoming weekend. So that being said, I want to illustrate a few things about Mars and Jupiter. Let's just take a look at their kind of archetypal disposition according to the houses that they rejoice in. So I'm going to actually just put in the moon. And let's start with the sixth house for Mars. So this is the sixth house, I've got the moon in there right now. But the sixth house was called the joy of Mars, the house of bad fortune. One of the reasons for this is that the planet by means of its secondary motion through the Zodiac is moving or aiming itself toward the seventh house. But the primary motion in sky which is much faster, that's the motion that is created by the revolving of the earth on its axis is going to bring the moon downward. So you're getting a picture of the moon that by its own accord would like to be heading up above the horizon, but it's being dragged down. And that picture of struggling upward while being pulled downward was associated with Mars. And the house called Malas Fortuna: Bad Fortune. It's associated with fighting and struggling, working, servitude, slavery, chronic illnesses that, you know, it's there, they're hard to fight off, or they won't go away. So this idea of the daily struggle of life, the daily work of life, the daily fight of life, the daily grind, the competition of life, things that you have to sacrifice and work very hard for, as well as kind of nagging injuries or illnesses. Also, this is a place that can speak to conflict and warfare. So that is one of the reasons why the sixth house was associated with Mars.
Now, if we back this up, let's go put the moon in the 11th house, the 11th house is called the joy of Jupiter. And one of the reasons for this is that the moon is being brought up to the 10th house to the top of the sky by the primary motion. And you can almost imagine because the moon is heading away from the place that it's being brought to that there's this kind of cyclical motion that was imagined in this place, like the moon is kind of going out from the 10th into the 11th and being brought back or referred back to the place that it's heading away from. So one of the reasons the 11th house is associated with allies or friends that help you achieve or accomplish your ambitions or goals or dreams or to achieve fame or success or rank or notoriety. So anyone or anything that acts as an aid or an ally, or an asset, to help a person succeed, or to help a person to become more well connected, anything that would be a guiding sense of let's call it help, or as some some sense, some sense of good luck or good fortune that guides us along toward the realisation of our dreams or our intentions. So that was the 11th house, which was associated with Jupiter. It's called the house of good spirit and the joy of Jupiter. So you can imagine now if you're taking these two planets, Jupiter and Mars and pitting them against one another, you have a couple of themes that can come up. And I want to meditate on these a little bit more deeply today.
And the themes that I want to bring up. The first one is what I would generally call purposeful, struggling or purposeful suffering. And I heard this phrase recently from an author who wrote a book on coasts called the Tao of jujitsu, and something I've been reading as I've been taking jujitsu lessons and finding really helpful, and he used this phrase purposeful suffering, I think it was a purposeful, struggling or something like that. And to me, this couldn't be more of a Mars Jupiter kind of theme, was thinking about why this is such a powerful Mars Jupiter theme. And you can you can see it pretty easily. Jupiter, on the one hand, represents everything that might give our life some sense of cohesion, the virtues, the ethics, the political or philosophical stances, or religious stances that we take the cultural affiliations that give us some sense of unity, coherence to life, and as well as any one or anything that adds to our life, a sense of abundance, or happiness, or goodness, a sense that our life has some overarching sense of purpose or meaning, even peep, everyone's got some skin in the game, you know, even people who are like, Look, there is no meaning. There is no larger meaning there is no larger purpose. I don't believe in any of that. Still, when approached with different kinds of life challenges, such a person will say, Well, I don't look at things that way. Instead, I choose to look at things in terms of, well, there's, you know, what, let's say let's just, you know, we live and then we die, and we should be good to people, and, you know, try to enjoy the lives that we live while respecting others. Okay, well, there's your Jupiter, right? Even if there's no greater, higher cosmic order, or truth or belief that you aspire to, at some point, someone will say, Well, why are you doing the things that you're doing? Why do this and not this? Why Why make this choice and not that choice? And, you know, even people who have zero apparent, you know, ideological, you know, commitments or religious beliefs or something like that political affiliations, they'll still have some some sense of what guides their actions and what gives? What makes a choice, meaningful and virtuous in one, you know, versus another one that may not be. Everyone has to make choices like that. I've never met anyone who's not making choices, according to what they believe is good, or what is not good, or what is virtuous or helpful versus what is unhelpful. Even people who, who might have a bottom line, that's incredibly, you know, just let's just say selfish, it's just about me and my will and what I want and what I do still something, they've still arrived at a decision that says that's what I'm prioritising versus something else. So Jupiter, you really can't not play with Jupiter every like I said, everyone's got some skin in the game. So when you think about Jupiter, like that, and then you add Mars into the mix,
what you're really looking at is how does the will How does competition struggle, dominance conflict? How does perseverance, hard work, determination, muscle strength? How do those qualities fit into whatever paradigm we're operating whatever sort of Jupiter, Jupiter arian paradigm that we're operating from?
If I look at my life, for me, you know, just kind of reflecting on these Mars Jupiter themes. And looking also, in some of the past Mars, Jupiter transits. I went back and looked at some of them, what were some of the things that were happening? So I want to share with you some of the things that were happening as I had to make choices about purposeful struggling. And these were times when I had major transits either to Natal Jupiter from Mars or To Natal Mars from Jupiter, okay, so when I, excuse me began drinking, Iosco ended up being about a 10 year path for me. When I began that path, there was activations of the same planetary combinations in the sky. And, you know, what I was left with, after my very first ceremony was that, if I want to learn in life and grow and and feel good about myself a healthy confidence, not like a machismo, but like a healthy sense of self respect, I've accomplished things that I'm proud of. They don't, it doesn't really matter where it stands necessarily in the, you know, history books, but just things that I that I'm happy with things that I was able to do that I feel good about. When I look at, you know, when I look at my life, I'm those things are going to have required from me that I suffer and struggle now. Obviously, not in a masochistic, you know, terrible, awful, like self harming way, but there's going to be some blood, sweat and tears involved for me to get anywhere that I want to go. That was one of the very first things that I was it taught me, and it taught me in a way that was not just the rhetoric of some, you know, nasty smelling gym teacher in fifth grade or something like, Hey, guys, if you don't do push ups, life is gonna suck or something like that. It was a real inner realisation, like, I'm gonna have to put some, some blood, sweat and tears into this life, if I want to feel good about myself, and not not not necessarily in a, in a way that again, gains me honour or glory, but just internally, how do I feel good about myself, I'm going to have to purposefully struggle with some things that I really want to do or that I want to change or that I want to get good at, or that I want to maybe things that I want to eliminate.
So it's going to require some some really hard work on behalf of the things that I believe in. That was the very end that all came, you know, obviously, ayahuasca is this very powerful experience, you purge, you get pushed, existentially, psychologically, mentally, physically. You have other worldly visionary experiences, but the very first ceremony far more than anything like that the takeaway was just life is amazing, but I have to kind of have to put my back into it, you know, I gotta, I gotta put get some get some elbow grease going, you know? And that was that was a very Jupiter Mars kind of moment for me. Okay, so that was that was that was one of them. The next one for me that was really important was when I began studying and practising Asana, yoga Asana. This is not when I really got into bhakti yoga. But when I got into physical Asana, you know, I began, you know, kind of in the same mood of the Iosco world. I began with Bikram yoga, which is like, I it didn't take long before I actually found something that worked a little bit better for me. But if you were prepared to make room class, it's like, you know, it's like doing yoga in a sauna. But the same thing came through not just Bikram yoga but my first year so with yoga which also began with some very important transits to Natal Mars and Natal Jupiter. The same thing was there which was that a little bit less on the on the like, I don't I didn't wasn't experiencing yoga as intensely as i was i wasa but this feeling that there is a purposeful struggle. I really love that phrase. It's not just I'm not just, you know, I'm not just going to become more flexible, or to look more toned or whatever.
There's something deeper that's happening here. When I get on the mat when I practice yoga, when I breathe, when I learned how to find flexibility in places that I didn't think were there, there's a lot of carryover off the mat from on the mat. And yet, I have to do this regularly. And there's struggle in that their struggle to make it consistent, and the consistency and the struggle. And again, one of the one of the reasons that for me personally, it was a struggle. I was usually one of maybe a few guys that most in yoga classes that I was attending. I'm sure that's changed since I started attending. This was like 15 years ago. I don't know how long it was going on 12–13 years ago. But there was the same feeling there. This is not easy. I don't necessarily enjoy this. There's times I do but, it's good for me. And that's a Mars Jupiter dynamic. Similarly, in my life, when I took up meditation, you wouldn't think meditation, Mars, Jupiter. But in so far as I don't like this, this isn't easy. But I have to do it, I have to stay determined, I have to take up the challenge. The results are worth it. They're transformative. They're giving me they're part of a cohesive plan for my life. So you'll often find, for example, that people when they're getting Mars, Jupiter transits will start a new diet or a new workout routine or something, and you're going, why are you doing this? Because I feel like I need to write, where does that come from? What is why does that even exist? It has something to do with the fact that we're not here to just completely have a good time. But you can have or at least we're not here to just completely like kick back and, you know, eat tubs of popcorn, right? Like the, the movie theatre of life also has, like, stretches that are really challenging, or we need to, there's something about our spirits that need to be challenged. I mean, one of the things that strikes me, as you know, a downside of our modern era, is that we've really gotten to a point where everything is so easy for us, you know, they're relatively speaking to any other period in history that struggle to survive is not as bad because of a lot of the technology, we've developed ease of living. Not this isn't true for all people everywhere, of course, but but as a result of that, there's something that's it's like, you know, it's like a dog that really needs to go out and run, and like sweat and play, or go into the woods, and like, get all gnarled, but that's taken away. And then there's like this weird degenerative condition that starts sneaking in if the dogs just laying around all the time. And I'm not saying we're just laying around all the time, but kind of, maybe I kind of am saying that. But there is there's this feeling of like, you know, if we don't have some purposeful challenge that we start, our spirit starts to atrophy. We just need that in different areas. And if we don't have one that's consciously created, that's consciously chosen, that's a part of a wisdom, tradition, or lineage or a group or something, then we tend to pick more and more superficial or toxic things to challenge ourselves with, we end up you know, bickering with people on social media or something like that. I love social media when it comes to sharing pictures, stories, having fun with people, but I've gotten off Facebook, Twitter, certain platforms, because you really can't, you know, if I share anything other than like, joy, memories, jokes, then typically, you know, things devolve into, like all out turf wars about ideological differences or perspectives or whatever. My point is that I wonder if that would be as bad if people were having meaningful challenges to their spirit to their body to their mind regularly in other areas of life? Would they feel like they that, you know, it's like the muscles just not getting worked?
Anyway, another time in my life was jujitsu. When jujitsu came into my life, this this summer, this current aspects have been forming as some of the I would say my first little tiny breakthroughs have been happening with jujitsu. Parenting, there's been some I was looking back at some of the the bursts of both of my kids and milestones in my kids lives. Parenting is a meaningful challenge. People take it up, and they say, you know, like, a bio biological or an evolutionary biologist may say something, I don't know what they say. But they may say something like, Well, you know, it's we need to perpetuate the gene pool. And we're just programmed biologically to just have kids because we're trying to, you know, keep our genes surviving or whatever. And, like, I'm sure there's some truth to that. But there's also truth to the fact that having having children gives us something really deep to invest in outside of ourselves that if you're a parent, like me, at least, I think you probably would see it as a meaningful or a perp of struggle with purpose. There's something about parenting that gives you I'm not there's lots of things that do this. But parenting is something like there's the things you learn in parenting, you can't learn anywhere else. So, you know, when I sometimes have friends that will be like, Oh, I think I know what you mean about parenting. And I'm like, No, you don't, you know, but on the on the same at the same token, that's really the same for a lot of things. There's a lot of things, you know, other times people will do things. I have no idea what that struggle is like, but it's but I can relate to the fact that the struggle is purposeful, that it provides deeper meaning, and we need those things in our life. When I got married, the choice to get married to get married. I know in our culture, we like to think that it's all romance and beauty, and it's just Great, actually, you know, taking up vows, you know, like, solemn, their solemn, serious, and we're gonna but then we were going to purposely struggle with them and feel good when we hit milestones and push through difficulties and persist even when it's hard and but also that gives a sense of cohesion to our lives, we take shelter in the things that we meaningfully struggle with. We there's something there that protects us psychically. And that gives us a sense of happiness. Of course, people go too far with all of this, there's always going to be the person who's like, what, like, what are you doing today? I'm going to crawl up a skyscraper with suction cups. All right. That's crazy. You know? Maybe you could do something like learn to surf, you know. But at any rate, so, yeah, writing. When I started my MFA programme, there was a Mars Jupiter transit present. And I thought, that's interesting. But one of the, one of the main features of graduate school for me in writing was competition. Oh, my God is art school competitive. You know, you wouldn't think that and I didn't really think that going into it. But it was, and I'll speak more about that in a second. You can see I sliced my finger. This is one of my daughter's band aids, I sliced myself trying to cut megol, which apparently, is one of the most common ways that people cut their fingers. I learned while looking online for a bagel cutter afterwards. Okay, anyway. So another thing that's really good lesson about so meaningful, or purposeful struggle. Think about that with Mars, Jupiter right now, and why that's a good thing. And the difference too, between, you know, masochistic, and like a meaningful struggle.
Number two is lifting others up is as important as winning or how we win is as important as winning. Why? Well, the primary reason that it's more important that, like, for example, let's say you're playing a game, like I'll just I'll use the example with my daughters, we have this game with these little beanbags. And you throw them and what is it called? I forget what it's called. It's like beanbag toss. And there's these little wooden things on the ground, and there's a hole and then you try to get them in. And so I might be playing and you know, obviously, like, you know, like, let's just say like I know how to get I know how to get the beanbags in the hole. My daughters are just learning how to do it. It is much more important for me as a parent, that I'm orchestrating a meaningful, fun experience than it is that I win. Now, I know that seem like, that seems obvious. But actually, the same
principle is true in you know, in essence, that's true for all arenas in life that we're trying to create an experience that is that there might be a winner, there might be a loser. I'm not saying that, you know, I'm not I'm not personally into the philosophy that there should only be winners. But there might be winners and losers, but that how the game is conducted, that the overall experience is that of joy, and fun, and upliftment. That's how Jupiter can tone Mars, when Mars tends to be all about winning or competition or dominance. No, it's actually as important that the game is played well. Because in an archetypal sense, the game never ends. I love how I've been learning more about this in jujitsu, because every time at the end of class, you do some sparring you, you know, you give a little High Five little fist bump, you roll, it's called an individual people are called players, individual practitioners, and you roll someone might, you know, dominate the other person or get a submission or whatever you tap, tap, done, high five, little hug, let's play again. And you keep going like that. And every single night that I've gone in, and at the end of the class of this happens, I think to myself, you know, in the in the Bhagavatam, which is our famous text and bhakti yoga, one of Chris's favourite activities to do with his friends, one of his favourite Lila's Krishna has, as God, for example, likes to wrestle with his friends. This is an eternal pastime of wrestling with God. Think about that. Think about how beautiful it is that wrestling with God isn't is a game, that God enjoys playing with people and that can happen eternally. And that that that that that sport of wrestling with God in them Friendship, competition fun joy itself is understood as never ending. So good sportsmanship comes from that realisation that the game is bigger than the outcome. Just like we say the journey is better than the destination. But you could take this in a in a in almost in the context of sports as well. And I've noticed that that this is true in a lot of different walks like if I look back at all those different purposeful arenas of struggling in my life. You know, the the best shamans that I worked with, were really concerned that the overall experience, the joyful and uplifting, more so than it be something that prove your endurance or that prove, you know, what a intense transformation you just had, or you got out your demons that they were conscious that Yeah, you know, some of those challenges are going to be there, there's going to be victories, there's going to be some, some like real difficult patches, but overall is the is the experience contained within something meaningful, joyful, beautiful, are these struggles a part of an eternal Leela, an eternal game, and those are my favourite shamans. Similarly, in the yoga classroom, my favourite yoga instructors were those that somehow made me feel like they were just people on their mat just like me, didn't matter what positions they could get into or not. They had a way of making the class joyful and making the experience of yoga feel like it's, look, these postures are eternal postures, this flow is an eternal flow. Let's have fun with it. That struggle but let's make sure we understand the the struggle is eternal. In jujitsu, when people don't understand that, and I'm speaking about myself. It says, though, the way that I've seen that manifest in myself right away on the mat, is I better win this. I can't lose another one. I don't want to see every everyone else see me here, like losing all the time. Well, you know, actually, I've heard people do jitsu practitioners on YouTube, giving advice to brand new people saying, you know, chill out and enjoy it. You have to really enjoy losing and learning from the losing and taking joy in the lessons learned from losing the humility that you're coming across is precious. Be like so joyful that you're receiving humbling experiences in a context that's ultimately very safe, uplifting, joyful. There's a lot of camaraderie, things like that. You know, like people who meditate. I've never liked people who being in the company of people who meditate and it makes in their, like, their eye gazing, they're trying to, like, dominate and control the situation, because I'm so centred. How about you, you know? I'm always like, ah, like, you're just too much for me.
So people that I really enjoyed, that have meditated are those people who make me feel calm and tranquil, and they bring me into their vibe without making me feel like it's a competition. The greatest meditation teachers I've ever had are people who their vibe calms me down, doesn't make me feel like there's any kind of dominance going on, or any kind of posturing. You know, in jujitsu, it's not fun to be with partners who are interested in winning. So I don't make a very good sparring partner, if I'm just interested in winning, and I'm sure that newcomers could easily be turned off from jujitsu if they get in, and they're being paired up with people who just want to crush them. Because it's like, then nobody's lifting anybody else up. Anyway, that was another one I forgot to mention. You know, as a parent, if I'm teaching my children, but not helping them to feel good about how they're learning difficult things, or how they're doing difficult things, riding a bike or something like that, then I'm being negligible. That's Mars Jupiter sensitivity. You know, how do you take someone as a teacher or a coach to a space that pushes them but doesn't doesn't injure their spirit? That's a Mars Jupiter question.
In marriage, you know, sometimes you'll focus intensely on if your needs are or are not being met, or how your partner can or should change to meet your needs. Mars Jupiter takes pride in serving something bigger than itself in putting its effort toward serving. So a good Mars Jupiter lesson for marriage is rather than what I deserve, what I need, that I'm not getting, look at how I can serve or how I can give, take up a heroic sense of Look, I'm going to set my needs aside. It's the best time to set your own needs aside, and I know there's This is not applicable in all situations. But the best time to set your own needs aside is when you're feeling complainy or grumpy or needy, to, to or in relation to a spouse or partner. In those moments, if you can take the opportunity to say, Okay, you know what, this is a perfect opportunity for me to change a pattern. Right now I'm going to say, How can I serve my partner Now, of course, if you're with a partner who's like, there's zero reciprocity, okay, that's something different, but you know what, I'm just your average, daily gripe or whine or moan, if you can turn that into a moment of how can I purposefully shift my suffering into into service. So that's, I feel like that's a very applicable Jupiter Mars lesson for marriage and interesting that Jupiter, Mars would be present when I got married.
It's important not just to be good at astrology, for example, but to for me, like, you know, there's this, there's this period of time in astrology, where you're learning and you're taking on a tonne of information, reading a tonne of books, listening to a lot of different astrologers. And the natural thing to do is to compare yourself to other people. And, or to, you know, make sure that people know, I have something really good to say, or I have some natural ability or whatever. But the same thing goes for me, which is that, like, my favourite teachers are people who have not just given me knowledge or who have not made me feel like wow, you're up here, and I'm down here, but who have really helped me to feel inspired by what they are inspired by to be excited, along with them to be inspired by what inspires them to be to be enthused from the word and theose the God within to have the transference of the Divine presences that this person has worked with, whether it's been in grad school and creative writing, or whatever else. So my goal as an astrologer, though I failed regularly at this is to try to transfer something of my joy or what what makes me excited to other people with out this, too much of a sense of like, this is proprietary, these are my ideas, this is my, my discovery or, or something like that, that tends to kill the joy and people don't. The way that I see it, this knowledge is eternal, it's not my knowledge, it's never been born in it never dies. So whatever I'm tapping into is always just there, it's just something that's, that's there. And that, in that sense, you know, it's kind of like, kind of picture myself walking around like a, you know, the theme park of life being like, are the Art Museum of life being like, hey, and if I find anything, that isn't the natural thing to want to pull some other people and be like, look at that, you know, and I love it when people are like that, too. Like, I love people who helped me become excited about what they're excited about. That's a Mars, Jupiter quality, the ability to inspire, encourage others, to invigorate other people.
In graduate school. One of the ways that I survived my Master of Fine Arts programme was, there were always workshops, we were always workshopping each other's writing. And people were very competitive with one another. And what I noticed was that if I wrote something that I knew was good, like, this is like I've just levelled up, or I've just done something really impressive, that often I would receive the most scathing criticisms, and I started realising, oh, that's jealousy. And I recognise that in myself too - that when other my classmates would do something really well, or really good, I would get intimidated, resentful. You know, like what you know, and I just noticed, it was like this toxic atmosphere that we were all participating in, which was that the better someone wrote the shittier, we were to each other. And I had an ayahuasca ceremony during the midst of graduate school where this all became clear to me. And I started with this practice, where I would read the notes that everyone gave me, you know, everyone gives you notes after these things. And I would read them and I would take them in, and then I would I had this little charcoal grill in my backyard, and I would I would burn them afterward, and release them and really try to say thank you for all of them, even though some of them were coming from like toxic, resentful places. And I had this conversation with one of my graduate school professors at one point talking about this and that I was really struggling with it. And she said something really good, which was that try to really, really relish appreciate, enjoy and praise other people for their good work. And if you do that the rest will take care of itself. And so I did and that is exactly what happened. I will tell you right now that the best thing that ever really happened to me in graduate school was this moment where I just started really shifting, I made a purposeful shift to appreciate rather than feel threatened by other people's greatness as writers. And I will say that I don't, I don't attribute that shift to having a book published. But I noticed that my confidence in my ability to write my book, which ended up getting published, the memoir about ayahuasca. A lot of that stemmed from my ability to start appreciating rather than competing, as soon as I did that, and there was this, this feeling like, I was a part of a team, a team of writers who want to write and do well, and just being a part of something rather than competing with others. I think that's a really important shift to make. And a lot of the times the only place to really make that shift is within our own heart and mind. So okay, so those are some of the things that I wanted to talk about today.
Last but not least, the last Jupiter Mars thing is that hierarchies in nature are they just, they're real, and they exist, they're not the only thing that's real, but they do exist out there. So it could be a hierarchy of knowledge, ability, power, strength, privilege, whatever. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. Some people at the top of hierarchies are nasty, and others are not. And hierarchies are not the only thing that exists, but they they do exist out there. One of the things that I have also learned in all of these areas that I mentioned, and it feels to me like Mars Jupiter lesson, and it's one that I feel like I continue to work on and continue to need more, you know, I need to keep learning this lesson is that, like, for example, you know, there's people who are going to look at me in my life, whether mostly my students, as you know, like, he's up here in the knowledge of astrology scale, and I'm down here. And to the extent and of course, that that, that is only one way in which I exist as a person in relation to any other person, potentially. But let's just say that a person is sort of mentally participating in that paradigm. And there's a truth to that paradigm that that hierarchy that you know, I know more about astrology than someone who doesn't, or something like that. And of persons learning that you need people who have are like, that have more knowledge that are higher up in a hierarchy of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, professional experience, whatever. But, you know, I think we would agree that most of us would agree that the only ones that we really end up feeling were worthwhile participating in that don't leave us feeling like I just hate all hierarchies ever, are the ones where the people at the top don't make you feel like they're at the top, they make you feel like they're shoulder to shoulder with you, I'm still a student, I'm still a learner, here's what I've learned, let me show you something. I want to lift other people up along the way. That's actually the real measure of people, in my opinion, my humble opinion, who are at the top of any meaningful hierarchy, you know, that, that they don't make you feel that way. And you only can really recognise and appreciate their quote unquote, greatness. Over time, because you realise how humble they've been and how much they've helped lift other people up. And that that's, that's really the sign of greatness is not just personal excellence, that domination over compete in comparison to others, but that there is some way in which others are elevated. I've experienced this lately, so intensely in the jujitsu classroom, you walk in, there's a clear pecking order, you know, you've got white belts, all the way up to black belts. And for the most part, it's a true hierarchy in the sense that the black belts can, you know, kick anyone's butt who's, below them, maybe less, so, the ones just below them, but the ones that are like much further down the belt scale are just going to get completely, you know, butt kicked by, you know, brown or black belts, or whatever. But what I've had the opportunity to do a little bit of work with some of the higher belts in, in training. And what I really like about them is, oh, there'll be, I'm engaging with them, and all sudden, I realise, wow, they're so masterful at what they're doing that they can allow a beginner like myself to learn and grow and explore. And then immediately, you know, they could also flip the switch if they wanted to, and, and demonstrate their superiority with the skill. But they're able to turn that on and off specifically to help me learn and grow. Isn't that amazing? I love that. I think that's one of the coolest things about martial arts that I've learned so far. I'm sure it's pretty similar in any other karate or Taekwondo, I'm sure it's a very similar concept. Anyway, I've been really enjoying just just learning about all of this lately. So excuse me, reaching for all of the metaphors of the tree. Anyway, so I hope that you are going through some remember these three concepts purposeful struggle struggling, lifting others up, or like we could call it sportsmanship and and the third part which is that people who are have real superiority or dominance in any kind of field or skill or whatever. What makes them truly great is that they don't necessarily act or make you feel inferior. These are things that are all like good Mars Jupiter lessons. So I hope this has been useful for you today. Watch for this transit coming through Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Hope we're all prepared for it. We have astrology of August coming up horoscopes for August coming up, more good stuff to come. So stay tuned. And yeah, we'll talk again soon. Take care everyone. Bye.