Today I'll be continuing to take a look at the Sun's opposition to Neptune.
Hi, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Monday everybody. Today we're going to talk a little bit more about the Sun's opposition to Neptune which is perfecting today we started looking at this transit last Friday. We're gonna continue today with a little deeper meditation on this combination. I paired today's discussion with a reading from the I Ching about the Sun and Neptune so hopefully there'll be some good insights for us here today. Before I do that, I'm going to bring up the real time clock remind you of what the aspect looks like when and how it's perfecting preview a few other things that are going on in the sky this week. And but before I do that, I also want to remind all of you that my new course ancient astrology for the modern mystic is beginning again in November. So if you are someone who has wanted to study in one of my courses, we have been waiting for the right time. We start enrollments every six months so new programme is beginning a new cool cohort. This is officially the 23rd group of students that I've led through this programme it's hard to believe so you can check it out on my website nightlight astrology calm, go to the courses page, click on the first year course. If you scroll down, you can learn all about the programme. Check it out. Ask questions if you have them. You can email us info at nightlight astrology calm. This is a really comprehensive programme in ancient astrology. We study ancient astrology from the ground up the history, the spiritual philosophy and metaphysics. We really we take deep dives into where and how and why behind every aspect of astrological theory houses. What are they signs? What are they? Where did they ever come from? Why were they ever thing in the first place. And by doing so, very methodically working our way through Hellenistic astrology. We also work our way into modern aspects of modern psychological and archetypal astrology. By the end of the programme, you'll see me reading for live clients and then we break down those sessions together in class. As a group, there are breakout study sessions that we have in between lessons. So there's 30 lessons on the year, there's breakout study sessions between them. Like tutoring sessions, you could say, there is a staff of tutors that are there to help you throughout the year, we have an additional 12 guest lectures that come in. So it's just a full on year of spiritual immersion into the subject of astrology, there's an early bird payment plan to save $500 off if you sign up now. So programmes filling up, please be sure to use that while you can. Also the payment plan is there if you need it. And we also have tuition assistance plans for people who are on a tight budget and might need some extra help. We're always trying to make sure that no one's priced out of the programme. So if you're a single parent, or if you're a full time student or something and you're only part time employed, have COVID set you hard whatever the case might be if you're retired and you're on like a fixed income, we're happy to work with you Just check out the need based tuition on the website as well.
So that being said, I am now going to bring up the real time clock and we're going to take a look at the upcoming opposition between the Sun and Neptune. So let's go ahead and do that. Alright, here we go. Here's a real time clock. And you can see that today into tomorrow the Sun in Virgo is opposing Neptune in the sign of Pisces the fish. It's interesting in one of my classes yesterday, we had someone who had a question about a horary question about their goldfish. And it was really funny because at the time that they asked the question, Pisces, the fish were rising, and Jupiter in Pisces had been on the ascendance, that's really funny symbolism. And the interesting thing about this horary was that the goldfish, he wondered if the goldfish were gonna die. And actually what happened was the one she was worried about ended up changing colours. That was a fascinating chart that we looked at anyway. So you can see here that we're also going into a first quarter moon today. So it's one of those. It's one of those moments in the lunar cycle. It's pretty critical in terms of the development of the cycle that we're in right now. And so you have the first quarter moon squaring Neptune and squaring the sun, creating a little bit of a T square in the air here today. This is September 13, into September 14, that you can probably notice this energy the most, you probably would have been feeling it over the weekend as well.
Okay, so that being said, what else is going on this week that we're going to be taking a look out here. Let's just push this forward a little bit more, and you're going to see the things, the other transits that are starting to form. First of all Mars is going to jump into the sign of Libra. This week, we'll be taking a look at that. That happens roughly Wednesday, September 15. So we'll be taking a look at that transit. We're also going to see by a little bit later in the week, you're going to see venus in scorpio pulling into a square with Saturn in the sign of Aquarius. So these are pretty big, we're gonna see Mercury starting to get into the square to Pluto. This is really funny to me that, you know, we're having all of this dynamism unfolding, and then Mercury's gonna turn retrograde and go back through, I guess it's not funny. It's just like, Oh my gosh, it's gonna be an interesting and to the month of September. So you can see that if we go forward a little bit by next week, again, what we're looking at Mercury square to Pluto, Mercury stationing turning retrograde, we've got the full moon coming through, we've got Venus going through an opposition to Uranus. So next week is fireworks, this week, a little bit of prep for the for the fireworks. So at any rate, today, we're going to, like I said, we're going to visit once again, the sun opposite Neptune. So watch part one last week about the Sun opposite Neptune for the kind of basic breakdown of the Sun and Neptune as symbols. Today, what I want to focus on is the I Ching reading that I did so, you know, ask asking the I Ching to comment on whatever aspect is going on. This is something that I've done, I used to write, I used to do my written blogs with the I Ching involved, you know, six, seven years ago, then, you know, as I went on to YouTube, occasionally, I would bring them in, but oftentimes, the I Ching will inform the way that I end up talking about transits whether I share it with everyone overtly or not. So it's sometimes it's fun to just bring it out and watch how this entirely different oracular system can comment and offer insight into the archetypal dimensions of a planetary combination like the Sun and Neptune.
So anyway, I got the hexagram number three hexagram number three, in this case hexagram. Number three is often called difficulty at the beginning. And I love this hexagram because of the picture that it shows, which is almost like there was a movie that came out some years ago, I want to say it was probably over 10 years ago now. And it was called the Tree of Life. And I believe it was a Terrence Malick film. And it was it was like, it was very little acting or talking or plot, it was almost just this breathtaking visual depiction of the unfolding of creation. And in the beginning of that, of course, there's like this primordial soup on the earth. And then you watch very gradually, as the soup turns into life, and as the life very gradually turns into more and more complex forms of life. So it's kind of almost like an evolutionary, or orchestra or something, it's hard to explain that movie if you've never seen it. But at any rate, the image of the eaching is actually kind of similar in that it shows in the, in the beginning, this is the third hexagram, right, so the first hexagram is all young, the second hexagram, all Yin, from the one comes the many. And then as creation is starting, there's difficulty at the beginning, because everything is young, it's like a little seedling trying to, you know, take root and sprout and grow. And it has to deal with like all these adverse conditions. So similarly, what I remember about this Terrence Malick film was that, you know, everyone, all everyone, I guess, we're all beings. But all of these, you know, microbes and basic forms of plant life and know all this biodiversity is like just struggling to emerge. And then, eventually, as as it does, there's these moments of rapid synthesis and growth and development. And then, you know, you get more and more you get the appearance of stability, the life becomes sturdier, and it establishes itself, and it becomes strong. And then the goal of life, so to speak, is accomplished. So the I Ching difficulty at the beginning is sometimes speaking to the exact same dynamic that in the early stages of creation, everything in the beginning, although it has tremendous promise, and although there's no reason really to believe that it won't get there in the end, it won't blossom or manifest or flourish. That in the beginning, it's kind of a really intense time, there's a lot of fear. And there's a really, in there's an incredible need for faith in the beginning, because everything is uncertain. And even though the life contains everything that it needs, and that might be on more of a smooth path than it even realises toward establishing itself, the feeling that it could all go off the tracks, you know, that you might not get there is really strong. And also, this hexagram tends to come up when there are all sorts of issues that tend to accompany beginnings.
So a beginning is a stage of life that we are familiar with, in both large and small ways. Every day, there's a new beginning, every within every day, there are many new beginnings. And then, you know, in the bigger sense in life, there are longer periods of life that are marked by changes and new beginnings. I've lived in a place for 30 years, and then I move and it's a new beginning, that's a different kind of new beginning than getting up in the morning. So life is is filled with new beginnings. And the instruction of this hexagram is really, what do you do with a new beginning? Now you might be asking, Well, what does this have to do with Neptune and the Sun? That's really important. Because Neptune and the Sun, one of the most basic things you can say about Neptune and the Sun, is that any vision that we have for our life that we feel compelled by, I must do this, I need to do this, there's something bigger than me, and it's calling me. Well, how do you get there, especially in the beginning, especially when you first receive a vision or, especially when there's a sense of something that's worth fighting for, or putting your heart and soul into, and you receive the seed this little impression. Oh, this is what I want to do. I want to go back to school or this is what I want to do. I want to take up a meditation practice or I want to get married or I want to have kids or whatever it is that we want to do with our lives. It comes in we get an impression of something and then it's like, well, well, you know, it's so vulnerable, isn't it? Where do I even begin? Where do I even start?
So Neptune in the Sun, a lot of the times has to do with the reception of a vision or the checking in with ourselves about our life vision as we talked about last Friday? Do I have a life vision? Am I living my authentic life? Is this someone else's life? Is it someone else's dream or image? But once we have that dream or image, then the question becomes how to how to put my faith into this image. The sun Neptune is a combination that often brings up the the issue of faith. If I'm going to do something, if I'm going to undertake some great work, then I need to put faith and hope and trust in the sanctity of this vision and it's rightness for me. Or that come hell or high water, you know, succeed or fail that I'm going to do this. And I trust that whatever comes of it is what I need or is going to be okay.
So I'm sure that you guys who are listening to this and probably had a moment like that before in your life. I mean, I know that I've had, you know, like becoming an astrologer. I remember specifically the moment that I decided I'm gonna go for this. I was adjusted started to collect unemployment. I was sitting on my front steps in I was living in Manhattan in a tiny little apartment. It was I had some friends over recently they were like we remember visiting you in that tiny little apartment. Yeah, it was like a shoe box. Tiny little apartment in Manhattan I was living in and and I remember sitting out on the stoop. And I was sitting out there and I was I was just sobbing because I had just broken up with a girlfriend. You know, things were things were in the process of falling apart with the girl I was dating. And you know, I was collecting unemployment things were not going the way that I thought they were. The only thing I knew is that I loved astrology. I just loved this so much. And I thought well, I'm unemployed and at the time also happened to have my my book coming out. And I had to go and do a like a month long book tour to a bunch of bookstores around the country and some Radio appearances and stuff. And I was like well, I guess I'll just take a shot. I guess I'll just try being an astrologer. And you know, if it doesn't work, that's okay. But I'm just gonna go for it. And again, like this, this was this very young, immature, fearful but faithful feeling. And the Sun and Neptune can be like that where we get a vision, we're overwhelmed by life. If we feel or we feel like we're at a really big turning point, there's a kind of sea change occurring in our lives and well, am I going to do something radically different and take a shot at a dream or a wish, or a hope or a fantasy of some kind that lives in my soul? Or, you know, do I have to essentially walk away with some sort of, with fear overwhelming me, I can't do this, it's too overwhelming. There's no real purpose here for me, I might as well just resigned myself to that's also sun, Neptune, the feeling of overwhelm and the feeling that my dream or the path that I might want to pursue, you know, it's not for me, it's for someone else. Other people get to do that kind of stuff, but not me. So sun, Neptune can be like that. And so at any rate, I remember that moment really, really well and the fear there, and just the kind of leap of faith that's required.
So Neptune Sun is often about a leap of faith, but it also has a lot to do with the kinds of resources we need to maintain faith in a vision that was going to lead our lives for some time. And also knowing that at the beginning stage of putting our faith in a vision, the eaching is telling us that there's lots of things to be aware of the kinds of demons you'll face the kinds of challenges that are there, when you're following something with faith. And it's a new beginning, and everything's young and fresh, and there's kind of a fear in the air. So the reason I'm bringing this up, is because this is such an archetypal Sun Neptune dynamic. How many times in my sessions with clients, you know, do I sit down with someone and they're having a Neptune sun transit, and they say, I just know that I need to do something different with my life. But it's scary, because I don't really know where I'm going, I don't know what I'm doing. That's very common. And so you have to find the faith somehow. And you have to know how to navigate the difficulty of beginning the pursuit of a new dream or vision for your life.
So I'm going to talk about this now, from the standpoint of what the I Ching has to say about this difficulty in the beginning, according to hexagram. Number three has a number of different problems that come with it things you have to be aware of when starting off at the beginning with faith in a vision. One: transitions come at beginnings. In other words, the beginning isn't just a fresh start, it's almost always a transition from a previous or another state. So you have to know something about transitions. Okay, we're going to come back to what kind of wisdom is needed for transitions in a minute. The other thing that can come up difficulty at the beginning, is that immaturity is come at beginnings. So it's normal, that a beginning isn't fresh, that it's involving some transitions, transitions are difficult. And that immaturity is a part of being at the start of something, it's a part of it. So we have to know that and then know how to handle it. Impatience comes at beginnings, we can see where we want to go. And so it's very easy to start rushing in that direction. Or to think that because I can see where I already where I want to go that I should already be there or I already am there. So impatience is a difficulty at the beginning. Lack of resources comes at the beginning of pursuing any kind of dream or desire with, with faith in our heart. Well, I'm going to pursue this thing with faith, but I don't have the resources. But I'm impatient. But I'm sort of immature. I don't know what I'm doing or but it's this is involving a big transition and the transition is stressful. Unpreparedness comes at beginnings. I'm going to do this thing but I'm unprepared I don't I don't know what I need. I don't even know what I don't know. And fear comes at beginnings. So this is a short list but fear also comes up beginnings. What if it doesn't work? What if I'm out to lunch here? What if I'm date? You know what if I'm fantasising about something that absolutely can't will not turn out the way that I hope it will? And then I'll be disappointed. What if people what will people think of me or whatever the case might be? So these are the kinds of challenges transitions come up, beginnings in maturity comes up beginnings, impatience comes up beginnings, lack of resources, unpreparedness, and fear.
So what are the counterparts to those that the I Ching tells us that we need to develop if we're going to, with faith, pursue something and actually see it through or regardless of whether it succeeds or fails, receives some very deep spiritual benefit from having pursued something. So transitions at beginnings, because you're starting off with something or you're shifting your vision for your life or in some area of your life, knowing that that may involve a transition, you need to have the art of flexibility and compromise in your toolkit. Flexibility and compromise are just part of the game when you're making a transition. And that can be hard because part of the way that a new dream or vision establishes itself in our life is through this sense of single pointedness, I am going toward this thing, there's nothing that will hold me back, I've got single pointed focus, and then flexibility feels like an enemy. But you have to recognise that, at least for a little bit of time, as something's getting started, you have to be flexible, and certain compromises have to be there until you can kind of clear the space, make the transition, and then develop that single pointed focus. For example, you know, you may be someone who wants to work out four or five days a week. But you know, your childcare is an issue next year, it won't be because you have, they're, they're going to school or something like that. And then you have to wait a year and only workout three or two days a week until that transition can be made. And then your schedule opens up. That people will lose the faith in the vision and the focus because they don't like the transition and the flexibility and compromise that's initially required before the single pointed focus can be sort of like applied. So they'll just quit.
And remember Neptune in the sun, one of the negative significations of Neptune in the sun is I want to do something but I'm too weak to do that I'm too impatient to do that it won't work out, I can't do it. All right now fine, I quit, I take my ball and I go home. So Neptune sun provides visions, it also quits really easily on visions, but it feels overwhelmed or if there's any compromise of the ideal like that. So immaturity comes at beginnings, what's the counterpart, the eaching tells us that the counterpart is that we need to look for allies and gain experience. So similarly, in the I remember, in the beginning of my astrological career, you know, here I am starting off in astrology, I don't know anything about the industry, I don't know, I don't know any practitioners really, you know. So you, you know, when you're starting off at something, it is normal before again, before you can develop that single pointed focus before you can see real growth and gains or development in the direction that you want to, you have to look for friends, look for allies gain experience, that takes flexibility and patience as well.
Impatience comes up beginnings. So in the early stages of development, when something is weak, having faith in it doesn't mean that you rush toward something. having faith in a dream or a vision means that there's an internal knowing that you have to allow to cultivate the internal knowingness, the trust, the faith and the hope have to grow in slow, steady and quiet ways over time, think of your hope, trust and faith in a vision is something that has to creep up through the concrete like a little flower. And that means that in the beginning, when you're building something, you just have to know it's going to get there. And I have to move slow and steady, I have to have patience, where I feel impatient because impatience for a Sun Neptune dynamic is the killer of a dream or a vision.
Lack of resources come at the beginnings. So you also have to be content to slowly accumulate the resources that you need. I remember, and we're just using my astrology career as an example, because I think it was one of the times in my life that was most Sun Neptune like and I also interestingly, had some really important progressed aspects to the Sun and Neptune going on in my birth chart at the time anyway. So your lack of resources comes at the beginning, slow accumulation of resources, I remember just building my astrological library of books, taking classes, getting experience for a whole year by doing nothing but donation based readings. So you slowly accumulate knowledge and experience but you have to do that while also not losing faith in your vision, and that it's okay to be in this kind of early idealistic stage of realising something that you're that you're dreaming about.
Unpreparedness comes at beginnings. So something that you have to develop in the beginning, that you can't really, you can't get rid of the the, like unpreparedness is like part and parcel of the early stages of developing something. You can't develop resourcefulness without the experience of being unprepared or of lacking resources. So resourcefulness is something that you develop and you do so again, with faith, not that well, you know, I don't have all the resources I need. So I guess I'll throw my vision out. Classic Sun Neptune have something beautiful that I want to do, but it's easier to let it live in the ideal realm because everything here is requiring so much work and effort and patience and flexibility and looking for allies and getting experience, moving slow and steady and slowly accumulating things and having to develop resourcefulness and you It's a hustle. So the Sun Neptune has to ground itself in what is required for creation to actually flourish and develop beyond the seed image that is compelling it to do so. Finally, fear comes at beginnings, fear, just fear, all sorts of different kinds of fears. What will people think, will I be capable? What will I feel if I don't accomplish this? What will happen to my relationships, whatever the case might be. So you need trust, hope and faith at the beginning of any endeavour, and maybe if the Sun Neptune represents anything in the best sense, it's faith, faith in a vision. And we also have to let go of expectations. Well, what is faith? I mean, to put it simply, this is the way that I talk about it with my students in my programmes when we talk about faith from the standpoint of the beliefs of ancient astrologers, and so forth. We all begin with axiomatic starting points, you could call them like axiomatic truths that we start with, for example, these are some of the most common that I'm used to hearing, you know, students and, and clients and stuff like that, if we ever get into deeper philosophical territory that they'll say:
I believe that truth can be known. That's the starting point. You either believe that, you know, human beings are capable of knowing something about reality, and divinity, and living their lives in relationship with the truths that can be known for you believe that, you know, I can't know or I can only know a very, very little, or truth is totally relative, everything is relative, or someone saying no, I believe in absolutes. Somewhat an axiomatic starting point for a lot of people is that I believe that I'm a spirit soul, and that I live beyond this body and lifetime, there's more to my life than just this particular lifetime or existence. Other people will say, I can't or don't know, or one can't no such a thing, or I don't believe in such a thing. I live my life according to the conclusion that this lifetime is all that there is. I live according to an I don't know, standard, but any of these are still axiomatic starting points, your life will be lived according to the conclusions that you have formed, however, unconsciously. And we can't avoid that we all have skin in the game to exist and I think it was Aristotle, who said that we're all political animals, political would mean that we belong to creation. In a vaster sense. We all belong to the cosmos, we're cosmic citizens. So you can't live your life without, you know, at least unconsciously can't live your life, as without there being some basic way in which your your actions are guided by conclusions that you've made, right? Like if you say, I don't know that, I don't know what is there or what isn't there, or what I can say or what I can't say or what can be known or not known. That's still a starting point that is going to subtly over the course of time guide the way you act and think and feel and interact with people. And it leads to a particular dimension of experience. So we all have starting points, and we put our faith in them and act them out. So there's no way to avoid the sun Neptune conclusion, which is that life somehow requires of us that we experiment or explore with starting points and desires and visions about what might be real or what might be true.
Remember, the Sun was also called the noetic. light, the light that tells us something about what is true or real. And what we and if the sun Neptune is giving us some conviction to live on behalf of what we think is true or real. It's inevitable that at times, we'll have to reevaluate. We'll have experiences we will assess those experiences, they'll cause us to reflect on our starting points, they'll cause us to reflect on our faith statements. And we have to then keep modifying and shifting and Isn't it amazing that reality allows us to do that. It's like a choose your own adventure game of faith. What am I putting my faith in? What kind of results does it lead to? Can I adjust and live a different choose your own adventure? You bet I can. We do this within this lifetime What to speak of many lifetimes. So faith is a lens through which we see an experience. It's a starting point. And you know, for most of us, the difficulty comes in not knowing a starting point not having one clearly articulated because here's the thing is that when you clearly articulate a faith statement, this is what I'm doing. This is what I believe this is what I'm going to try and you go after it you're going to learn so much more than if you move in trepidation too scared to make a face statement because then your faith statement is still there, but it's just uncertainty and fear. And the results of uncertainty and fear mostly suck from what I can tell.
Whereas if you put some skin in the game and clearly articulate this is where I'm putting my faith, whatever it is, and I'm going to go and I'm going to live life, according to this, see where it takes me, you know, and, and, and live with the conclusions. You just can't go wrong in that way. But there's something about the universe that just seems to respond very well to that. It's like the the old adage, you know, knock and the door will be open. And if you seek you'll find, there's something that we find no matter what when we enter into life with some sense of faith. Faith, for example, the etymology means faithfulness to a trust or a promise, loyalty to a person honesty and truthfulness. There's something also about faith that comes from the word. I'm forgetting what it is, but it's, it basically means like a pledge, almost like a promise or a pledge, a creed. And so to put into trust, or confide in something. Now, even if we say, Well, I just I don't know if I can trust him. I don't have the absurd, you know, arrogance to think that I can trust in something or know something that's still a faith statement. That's the point is that you're still going to live your life according to that conclusion. So be real, be aware of what your faith statements are. And it's amazing how much more feedback you'll get from them as you go. And as things develop, and know that whatever your faith might be, when you decide, hey, it's time to replace an old faith statement with a new one and live according to a new vision, the difficulty at the beginning will be there. And that's when transitions and maturity and patience, lack of resources unpreparedness and fear will meet you. In which case, you need some flexibility needed to make sure you look for allies and be careful, you know, patient to gain experience, slow and steady, slow accumulation, develop resourcefulness, and keep trust, hope and faith while letting go of expectations or attachments to the way that things will turn out. These are all sun Neptune teachings at their, at their heart.
So how does the I Ching tell us that a person finally develops the ability to have a faithful steady heart? Well, the first one is that you can't there's no way to, to daily live a life of of clear, articulated faith, meaning, this is my vision, I'm moving toward this, there may be few of them in different areas. But these are the images that compel me that I'm being faithful toward that I'm somehow binding to my heart and walking toward without expectation but going toward with all of my resources, cultivating the best virtues in myself that I can, how does the eaching tell us that we can actually do this move especially when you know at the beginning when things are so difficult? You can't do any of this unless you're also cultivating the heart. It sounds nice, like Oh I'll just write down these qualities and like, like it's some kind of strategy that I take Okay, you know, Acyuta said, like, I just have to be like flexible, I've got to look for allies. What do you do? You just write these down and then go do those things? No, there's no way that we could do those things unless we're also daily cultivating a faithful heart. Well, how do you cultivate a faithful heart? That's the question. There's a lot of different ways to cultivate a faithful heart. I don't know one spiritual or religious tradition, that doesn't emphasise a couple of things. One, to cultivate a faithful heart, you have to be careful what you put into your mind and body. The main reason for that is that your your, your heart is like the real brain of the body. And so, you know, if you're putting in crappy content, crappy ideas, cheapening of people's dignity, bad associations or friendships, you know, trivial or cheap things, whatever you're putting in junk. It clouds the heart, and it's really hard to stay aware of and true to your faith statements in life.
So it's the number one thing and I can't think of one of the great religious and spiritual traditions, whether we're talking about, you know, indigenous shamanic traditions that I've had the benefit to study or learn about or yoga or you know, mystical Christianity and Buddhism, that doesn't say, you know, day in and day out, you have to take care of your body, because your body is a temple for the indwelling Spirit, soul, the heart. So you have to take care of it every day. That's not something you can really slack off on. If you want to initiate a new vision in your life, it's like for most of us, who don't have some kind of spiritual practice, we're cultivating the heart every day. It's going to be really really all that much harder when we get clear about where we want to go with something or what we're being called to do if we don't have the actual resource of our heart to help us along the way. So the number one thing we need to cultivate with sun Neptune is heart, and caring for or tending to the heart and soul every single day. So be careful of what you put into your body that also includes like diet and sleep, and not that we have to be perfect. But you have to think about these things. Because you're literally your heart and soul are living inside being like, are you taking care of me or you just, you know, like I need the ego is my servant that's here to like, help me live a soulful life and your egos like, Oh, this is just all about me. And whatever I want. Well, if the ego can kind of redirect and say, Hey, you know what, me, my character, my temporary body, I'm here to serve the indwelling soul. So you start taking care of it. When you start taking care of your body and your mind attending to it as if there is a heart and soul all of a sudden, the heart and soul starts to talk to you. And he starts to give you more and more instructions about what it what pleases it, what its dreams are, what its hopes are, what its aspirations are, what it likes what it's afraid of, you can start to get to know your heart, because you intentionally take care of it through the way that you take care of your physical body and your mind. So if you're doing that everyday, that's the first thing.
The second thing that I would add to it is that taking care of the heart and soul allows for it to come forth and be happy and then talk to you. But you also have to take time out every day to actually commune with it. In yoga philosophy, we say that, you know, the the heart in the heart, it's like there's a little tree, and there's a branch on the tree, and there's two birds. And the one bird is the spirit soul, and the other bird is God. And they're both hanging out there together. They're, they're joined, in a sense, they're one, but they're also different. And the little bird, it when we go into the heart and cultivate it every day, it's like, the way that the little bird is often working is as though you know, I'm just doing this and this and this and this, and I'm doing all sorts of stuff. And the other bird, the higher self, God is like just sitting there watch watching and waiting and saying, you know, any time that you want to turn around and recognise that I'm also here with you, and have a relationship and see what comes of that I'm ready, I'm not going anywhere. And I'm here and I'm also over, seeing and making sure you're okay. So we take care of her body, we take care of what comes in and out and the heart starts to come forth, then we get to hear it speak, we also have to take daily time, every single day to actually tune in and listen and commune with the other bird that's sitting on the branch there with us in the heart. Most people don't even know there is a bird in the heart. You know, it's like we're not even tending to it, what to speak of, if you take time every day, sit down and and listen to your heart through something like mantra meditation, there's something like prayer or something, even just a journal talking to God or the universe, what just pouring your heart out, and then being quiet and listening. It's like, there's some people, if you've ever been out, I don't know, in a group of people, and you realise there's some people that they won't just jump into a conversation and like, express themselves, that there has to be quiet. And they have to feel that it takes a it's like an art to draw certain people out, you know, and they're not going to like just cheaply throw things out into a conversation, you realise that sometimes it's like, I'm always curious about that person who's a little quieter, you know, and then all of a sudden, it's like, then they start opening up, it's like a petal. It's like the flowers opening up and under the moon or something. It's like, the soul is like that, too. So you don't spend time with it quietly listening daily. It won't come out and start talking. It's like, if you're moving too fast. It's like, yeah, you know, I'm not just the thing on your checklist. I'm the main thing. And the main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing. So if we don't take time every day, to not only care for the Temple of the body that houses the soul, but also commune with the soul. You know, we're not going to hear it. We're not going to hear that. God in the soul don't come out easily. They don't come out just because we're like, okay, Ding ding, ding. It's, you know, it's prayer time. Tell me, give me all the things Okay, good. Now, I've just got to go. I've got some more stuff on my schedule today. If communion with the soul and with divinity that lives in our soul becomes the main thing. And we create more and more space for it every day. Then that voice starts to speak and that voice is holy shit awesome, right?
So that's what we've got to do. And that's exactly what the eaching tells us in terms of the cultivation of what it calls a superior person. In order to follow dreams and have faith we have to have a faithful heart can have a faithful heart if there's not daily cultivation of the relationship with your heart and soul. So, at any rate, sun, Neptune is a good day to, you know, refine our visions and also to renew our faith and to rekindle or re awaken because it's all it's been there at some point in the past. For us, the soul is an eternal spiritual being. So it's not like we've never communed with the soul before. It's it's also a time not only to rekindle faith, but rekindle that connection with your heart and soul do it today, you won't regret it. I can't think of anything better going on in my life than that one portion of my life is the single most amazing thing that guides every single aspect of my life when I'm at my best, whether it's the content I create, or my marriage, or my kids, or my health, or my relationships with family, or my faults in my flaws, or my body or anything, only value the only real wealth that I've ever had in my life has been the little meagre amount that I've been able to pour into spending time with my heart and soul. So I hope you guys will do the same. I hope you guys have a really great week. I'm excited to break down more of the astrology ahead and we'll talk to y'all soon. Take care. Bye.