Neptune IC Line – Heimahe Township
The image of a young monk I met beside Qinghai Lake best sums up my Neptunian adventure to the Tibetan plateau.
A chance trip presented itself in the most uncanny way. I was sitting with my boyfriend when he mentioned that a friend had posted about a trip on Facebook. She couldn’t make it and was looking for someone to take her place.
I had holiday available to take off work and jumped at the chance to explore unchartered territory – group excursions are the best way to travel in China. Language can be a real sticking point, however organised tours can be pricey and difficult to research.
When I looked at the map to see where I was heading (and of course to see whether I was nearby my lines) I was astounded to see that the trip would take me directly to my Neptune IC line.
My Neptune IC Line…
I flew via Beijing to Xining airport, but then headed west into the heart of the Qinghai Province.
How uncanny that I ended up driving for miles and miles to the exact spot of my Neptune IC line, to stay in a tent with the nomadic people of this desolate place?
Naturally I watched for signs that were Neptunian in their nature – themes of spirituality, charity, healing and of water, of overwhelming emotion.
True to form these elements appeared on my journey.
I visited the Kumbum Monastery, the Tibetan Medicine Museum, stayed beside a beautiful lake, I visited local NGO’s and charitable initiatives and had peaceful time to reflect on family matters.