A Very Short Tale of Two Neptunians
This short story demonstrates the choice we have as to how he manifest our Neptune energy.
I've never met anyone like Chester, or Chet, as everyone knows him. He's as saintly as Mother Theresa. Their isn't anyone to whom he would not give the shirt off his back. He loves everyone indiscriminately and unconditionally. Every Saturday Chet ladles out soup at a homeless shelter, and he listens to tales of woe with absolute unbridled interest and attention. He says that we are all brothers and sisters and that we are all on this planet to take care of each other. His compassion is boundless, and he believes in the inherent goodness of all people. "We are all one," he declares.
Samuel believes the cards were stacked against him from the day he was born. His parents were both alcoholics and neglected and abused him from the earliest age. He ran away at 16 and has been on the streets ever since. He's become a con artist of sorts and justifies this behavior because since no one has ever extended a helping hand to him, so why shouldn't he just take what he can from others? Now he is an alcoholic himself.
The Choice for Neptunians
Those who are strongly Neptunian in character are faced with a choice to travel one of two roads in life. Neptune people are immensely sensitive souls who feel acutely the harsh realities of life. All of them possess an abiding urge to be free of the ugliness of life. They all yearn to access a state of bliss, a merging with the divine. The one road leads to selfless service, where their compassion heals both self and others. The other road leads to the abyss: alcoholism, drug addiction, and seeing themselves as victims.
The difference between the saint and the sot is a very thin line. That skid-row wino sipping rot-gut liquor from a bottle concealed in a brown paper bag is at the core a very spiritual being, but one who feels the pain of an unjust world most acutely. Both the saint and the sot are finely attuned to the world's suffering. Who is to judge the one over the other?