This week I went to lunch with a group of women and one of them asked us … how do you experience the difference between your masculine and feminine sides? The women went on to talk about their masculine as the breadwinner, out there in the world making things happen and bringing home the bacon. They identified their feminine side with intuition, feelings and a desire to care. One of them explained she was having a year off. ”Off what?” I asked. The obvious answer was ‘off work’, but the deeper answer is that she is having a year off from being in her masculine side that gets up every morning and goes out in the world, leaving the intuitive, feeling, caring side of her nature at home.
This split bedevils our world. In her book Approaching The Corporate Heart, Margot Cairnes describes the corporate high flyers she works with in her consultancy as well trained and highly disciplined. She also describes them as the living dead. They have learned that in order to succeed they have to suppress their own feelings, to spare little time for their emotional and spiritual growth. In a quest to create the world, they put their souls and emotions on hold.
This will never turn out well!
I had a similar experience. As a young lawyer on the verge of a junior partnership I found myself one Friday evening sitting in the boardroom with the senior partners, obligatory glass of whisky in hand. Part of me felt like I was approaching a place of personal power. But then, as I sat sipping my drink, I realised how grey these men were. Their hair was grey, their faces were grey, their very demeanor was grey. In that moment I made a choice. I was never going to end up like those men, successful but only half alive. A few weeks later I collapsed at work and that was the end of that era of my life!
We’ve arrived at a turning point in the evolution of humanity, Gaia, and consciousness itself. At a personal level this turning point is all about connecting with what’s within us. We can’t go on ignoring our feelings, our bodies, our heart and soul. Even those of us with many years on a spiritual path are still conditioned away from trusting what our inner awareness tells us. Can we trust it? Will we be safe? How will we survive?
Life seeks always to expand. The very universe itself is constantly expanding. But seemingly we have exhausted all our resources on this planet, and now we must contract in order to survive. Governments are cutting back on spending on education. Health care is unaffordable. People are losing their homes and their jobs. Perhaps, the thinking goes, if we make ourselves smaller there may be enough to go around. If we deny ourselves, surrender the bliss of our personal desires, we may just manage to survive.
The people telling this story are corporate and government leaders. They are fighting so hard to retain their simplistic linear way of thinking and operating that they are blinded to the possibilities inherent in the world being transformed around them. They are creating a myth of doom and gloom that arises from a mind that has no connection to the magnificence of what surrounds it.
The marvellous Charles Eisenstein tells a different story. In The Ascent of Humanity, he says:
I experience such an odd mix of emotions whenever the latest symptom of financial, political or ecological collapse comes onto my radar screen. On the one hand I feel dread; on the other, a kind of gratification or even gleeful excitement. I hope you will not think ill of me if I confess that sometimes, when a promising catastrophe fails to materialize, I feel a little disappointed.
Such contradictory feelings are common among those working to create a more beautiful world. We want the same thing that we fear: the end of our world and the beginning of a new. Our seemingly perverse desire for the world to end is more than just a Freudian death wish; it is our yearning to be born.
Right now two dwarf planets – Vesta and Ceres – are making a channel with the Sun in Gate 10. They are creating a field of sensitivity that may be eliciting feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness, anger and general discomfort in your body. And perhaps particularly in your heart. This is the mind-body split at it’s most potent. We may feel that something is wrong with the world, that we are alone, separate, isolated when the truth is that it’s our body we have separated out from – the spirit of our physicality. And it is this separation of self that is actually creating the fear, the anxiety, the sadness.
This is a highly complex evolutionary manoeuvre. At this moment we are attempting to integrate our highly tuned, ancient fear-based survival instincts with our high functioning conscious neo-cortex. We are bringing this modern part of our brain into our bodies and saying .. yes, it’s safe here. The nightmares you have been experiencing are not a real threat, they are part of the fear frequency on this planet. You are a part of nature and your intuition, your body, is where that connection is made. If you don’t want to be living in the fear frequencies, you can make a choice to tune into your intuition instead. Your body wants to move, to be juicy and alive, to smell and touch and taste. It is showing you how to step out of survival and into paradise.
Ceres represents our capacity for nurturing and nourishing ourselves. She also triggers any sense of deprivation in relationships. Ceres calls us to connect with our own internal mothering and to reach out to the Great Mother. Spend some time just letting your body call the shots today, allow your mind to follow it’s lead. You’ll find that much of your anxiety and indecision is resolved. As we connect more deeply with this energy we can shift our resources from the victim energy, and from the need to defend ourselves, into more creative pathways. And that’s where Vesta comes in.
Vesta represents our devotion to our path of service. She can also represent our sexual sovereignty – ownership of our sexual selves. Right now so many people are letting go of their pain and waking up to the gifts they have to offer the world. It is truly miraculous to consider the changes we are on the cusp of creating – the healing, the creativity, the new ideas for living a healthy and happy life. This healing and growth is coming directly from connecting to the ancient Goddess cultures that are infusing our lives with a body based bliss. Despite the possibility that our external world doesn’t provide either nourishment or a path of service that matches our internal frequency of desire, we find the capacity to stay true to what we feel within. We are not seeking an active outcome, simply acting in each moment from the root of ourselves. This makes our path smooth and our treading harmonious.
Until now we believed in certain limits as if they were a physical reality, but we are about to find ourselves expanding beyond them. In times of expansion we need an anchor, and that anchor is our physical intuition. When we are confident of our innate integrity, we are able to traverse new worlds while growing into our own unique pattern. Your body is unfreezing, releasing old fear patterns. Move it gently, wildly, freely. As much as possible, release your mental hold over your body and allow it’s innate wisdom to return to your day to day life.
Creating New Culture
Jupiter and Saturn are major players in the current cosmic scene. They are the planets that we use to build culture – Jupiter is our ‘religion’ and Saturn our ‘economy’. Saturn is making a channel with dwarf planet Sedna, which is in Gate 23. The essential concept here is sustainability. What are the limits of growth? Do we need to get smaller in order to survive or can we expand our own consciousness and allow our world to respond accordingly. I’ll write more on sustainability soon, but right now the essence is to see our own pattern of expansion rather than to buy into these horrid logic mind ideas of linear growth. As we bring the feminine intuitive senses back into the game of life, dimensional doorways open and the rules shift. Some astrologers see Saturn as representing the return of the Goddess – the wise Grandmother. Expect miracles.
Jupiter is retrograde at the moment, which means we have to make our own luck by acting on opportunities as they arise. Our intuition is strong, our only task to ensure we are acting from our wellbeing, rather than fear and survival instincts. The one supports our growth, the other makes us shrink down to nothing. On 6th January, Jupiter will shift back to Gate 39, creating a channel with Neptune and a circuit with Pluto and the North Node. Believe me, this one will take hold of our world! We’ll have Pluto, Neptune, Jupiter all connecting to the North Node (destiny), in a pair of channels that are about reacting out of fear to people and situations. Or the alternative, to open up to new opportunities and diverse people and situations. At the DNA level this is shifting the tribal fears of the unknown, allowing us a greater field of play in the fractal of relationships we are creating.
These two channels will be in play until the end of January. Movement of the body and emotions will shift the fear and bring you into alignment with your joy. I’ll write more on this specific alignment next week.
What’s seeking to be born
I believe this turning point will shift us into a third age of consciousness. The first age was the matriarchy. Evidence suggests that phase was communal, peaceful and creative. It relished art, beauty and the sensual body. Women ruled and men gained power through marriage. The second age was the patriarchy, which began when the horse people swept down from the North. They viewed themselves as superior people because of their ability to conquer more peaceful people, and they revered their aggressive warriors and the priestly caste of high standing. They relished heroes, the mind and achievement. The matriarchal times were communal. The patriarchal times celebrated the individual.
I acknowledge this is a Euro-centric view of reality, but I believe it’s the dominant evolutionary creative principle in our lives at this moment. We have entered a time when these two polarities – the feminine and the masculine – are realising what they can create together. And in their powerful embrace, something wonderful is seeking to be born. That wonderful newling is a way of being that effortlessly blends our so called masculine and feminine. In other words we can create a life that is successful and satisfying through connecting with our inner awareness. We are learning that when we allow our every day self to be guided by our inner knowing good things happen.
This seems obvious, but even though of us who consider ourselves very aware are still struggling with this concept. Deep down in our cells is the belief that our feelings and our intuition are just waiting to lead us astray, that they are working against, rather than for, our greater good. Why else would we have to work so hard to tune in? This idea is easy to say .. oh so easy to say .. and yet much more difficult to live. We are entering the complex and mysterious world of chemical messengers, brain frequencies, the effects of intimacy on mood, a whole new subtle way of understanding what it means to be a conscious human in the 21st century. We are beginning an experiment in living that is beyond anything humanity has experienced before.
Pallas Athene in Gate 64 just now adds to this picture. When Pallas arose fully formed from her father’s head she had no need of time to develop. The patriarchy needed her blessing and she had to go to war! Pallas brings such incredible gifts of wisdom and understanding that have, for the past 2,000 years, been used for the benefit of the warlike pattern of growth. Pallas the weaver is about to begin a new story that returns her to the root of her feminine wisdom and to her mother Metis, the triple goddess. Gate 64 is both the end and the beginning, and Pallas is both a warrior and a wise woman. She knows exactly what needs to be done.
Back to Margot Cairne. In her video The Mediocrity Trap, she tells how corporate warriors resist their emotions. Not logically, not from a clear space of arguing that they are unnecessary. But from fear of the breakdown in their reality that will inevitably occur once their feelings breach the wall. One of the most common questions I get asked in personal sessions is How do I feel my feelings? Being able to access our own inner awareness is a millenium tool. It brings a breakdown in our existing reality, and great responsibility for creating the world anew.
Once we start tuning in, then what? If we all turn into navel gazing flower children, who will run the world? That would be you. Because it’s not about tuning in for the sake of dropping out. It’s about dropping in. As we begin to access this powerful inner guidance (represented by the feminine polarity) we must also begin to act on it (the masculine pole). We can no longer look outside ourselves for directions on where to go, what to do and when to do it. At this point in our evolution, these choices are ours alone.
This brings us to the very edge of the known world. Because, right here and right now, our understanding of what it means to be a human being shifts. The structures we have relied on – the mother and the father – the nurturing and the providing – are being given over into our hands. No more goddess and gods to look out for us. We must own the place within ourselves where we have been orphaned, where we haven’t received what we’ve needed to thrive. It’s time to step beyond the hurt and the woundedness. We have completed that part of our journey. We are on the cusp of taking these powerful capacities for creation, and learning how to make them our own.
Acting on our intuition and feelings is a new way of being. We can no longer map ‘reality’ through knowing the rules of the patriarchal structure – that things will always be this way and we can rely on them. We are standing on the cusp of the unknown. It’s up to us to create what happens next. Step by step.
After decades of dedicated personal work, it’s time for women to step into their powerful healing work. So many others are waking up and they need you to show them the way.
If you feel called to create a new, fulfilling and purposeful business that calls out everything that is unique and beautiful in you, then this is your time. It’s so important for you to understand – it really matters!
I have two places available in the Flourishing Business Coaching Program, beginning in the first week of February. It’s time for you to be all that you can be.
I was watching an update on the Fukishima nuclear situation a few days ago. They have so much contaminated water and have decided to dump it into the ocean. I wondered why that would be considered a better option than just dumping it in a field somewhere and letting it soak into the soil. Why, in 2013, do we still have this crazy idea that once something sinks into the depths of the ocean it no longer exists. It’s a bit like a baby who cries when you hide their toy – as if it simple ceases to exist when it’s out of view!
Sedna is a dwarf planet that represents our relationship with the oceans. And tomorrow – at 8pm UT on 16th December – Saturn shifts into the Gate of Breakthrough and creates a channel with Sedna. Expect to hear more about the Fukishima decision, and other activities affecting the wellbeing of our oceans and the creatures who live in it.
And right on cue, the Australian Government has made a shocking decision to give the go ahead to one of the largest coal ports in the world …. right next to the Great Barrier Reef. With over 3000 individual reef systems, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world, and the only living structure that can be seen from space. Somehow they’ve managed to convince themselves that the port will actually benefit the reef .. go figure!!
The channel being activated connects the Ajna to the Throat, it’s a channel of mental expression that takes our existing understanding apart and restructures it. With it’s sudden ah ha! moments and bursts of new insight, this should be a very interesting time. Saturn doesn’t like falling apart, he’s much more of a holding things together kind of guy, but in this position he has no choose but to let go of his existing reality and allow change to happen. We could certainly be in for a period of being considered to be speaking nonsense because we jumped out of the old box. And it’s likely to be uncomfortable on a personal level too, because there is some Saturn inside of each one of us trying to hold tight to what’s comfortable and known.
Saturn builds healthy structures on the material plane, so by the time he moves on – in November 2014 – many people will have taken a stand (Gate 43) for the health of our oceans and a sustainable culture and created a significant difference in the world.
You can’t see Sedna, she doesn’t show up on the standard Human Design chart, but she’s been transiting in Gate 23 – Splitting Apart – since 2004 and will stay there till 2014. Saturn is likely to bring attention to the activities of business and how they impact on our oceans. Whaling, the fishing industries, even tourism and it’s impact could be in the spotlight.
On a personal level we may find blocked and frozen emotions get stuck in our throat. Sudden new insights are likely to break through our old way of thinking, releasing new energy into our life.
You can read more about Sedna here. Saturn remains in this Gate until 6th November 2014, when he shifts into Gate 14.
Have you noticed any tightness in your throat already?
New Moon 11+Scorpio, Gate 9.6.
Sunday 3rd December 00:22 UT, 11:22am Sydney, Sunday 2nd December 7:22pm Eastern
What a year it’s been! Are you able to see what you’ve achieved? Have you noticed how you’ve been slowly learning that you need to do things a bit differently?
We are learning to see our achievements clearly, and to acknowledge our capacity to change the direction of our own lives. As we begin to see what has been stored up through small actions taken one after the other, we learn how to make use of that potential. If we think of our lives as nothing more than a string of small and ineffectual acts we miss the significance of our actions and the deep change they can create. We need to learn how small actions can change our lives, building up over time into something great. When we can be in the moment, carefully tending something, no matter how small it might be, we create a shift in our own lives and in the trajectory of life on earth. It’s a movement away from the hero archetype that calls us to greatness. The greatness is in the attention to what calls our curiosity
This is different behaviour to what went before. When we trust in our smallest efforts to have an impact we can relax, do less, achieve more. We can move past obstacles, step by blockages, resolve conflict.
It’s important not to stay trapped in the pain of ’if only’. Recognise what you have stored up and what use you could make of it. Sometimes this means to let go of unnecessary details, to step into a broader flow of understanding. Usually it means allowing our attention to be drawn to what’s next, rather than staying stuck in old patterns or diverting ourselves from what’s really important.
There is something about the ego in this New Moon, something that will become more obvious in January. It has to do with the ego’s need to hold tight to a smaller view of ourselves, even though some part of us believes in a more expansive self.
The Sun and Moon are in the Gate of the Small (9). This gate releases magical intention when we focus on what triggers our curiosity and enthusiasm. Each moment is a new beginning, a new creation. What you focus your attention on creates your actions. Each action you take is of vast importance to the evolution of humanity.
Dwarf planet Ceres is in Gate 48, significant because in this position she acts as a bridge between Pluto and the North Node, and the Earth in the Gate of Enthusiasm (16). There is a deep and intense fear triggered through this connection. You may find that external events trigger a need for you to face your fears this week. Rather than sticking with the old pattern of trying to control things or avoiding them all together (la la land), allow the sense of whatever is going on for you to penetrate deeply. The fear may be something that feels overwhelming, controlling even malevolent. It may feel very uncomfortable. That’s because we’re deep in the cellular level of the body here. We are accustomed to dealing with fear as an emotion or an instinct, but Gate 48 is fear held in the body and it is an unfamiliar experience to actually become aware of it. After all, we put it there in the first place because we didn’t want to be aware of it!
Rest into your fear. Sigh and release. Drop down. Here is a place where we all meet as a collective. There are no good guys or bad guys. I have found this fear to be very uncomfortable, but allowing my breath to be deep and slow has released energy that’s probably been trapped all my life.
Sitting next to Ceres in Gate 48 are two asteroids – Hybris and Achilles. Hybris relates to our expectations about what we will achieve in life, and the possibility of our banking on it. Achilles has, I believe, a triple layer function. In the deepest layer we feel, deep down, that we are wonderful and magical and all powerful in our own lives. Then in the middle layer we are anxious about how we may be received in a world that may not agree with our innate knowing of our own goodness and inherent value. The top layer, our face to the world, is one that tries to cover up our anxiety by pretending to be the very thing we know ourselves to be deep down. It’s the fake version of the deepest layer. Astrology Eric Francis has suggested that Achilles represents false confidence, that we pretend we are not confident when we really are. This has played out in my experience of working with people on their Achilles in their Design, but I do believe there are three layers at work here, not two.
I was so surprised years ago when a friend said that the ego self was more likely to play small than to play big. After all, that amazing creature, the ego, is most interested in keeping us safe and what better way than to be unthreatening. In our smallness we cling to many small details, fearing that if we release our grip on them we will become unhinged from reality, step too far into the flow of life and be swept away. Our mind (which is a great partner of the ego) has it’s regular pathways, the habits of a lifetime that make up who we are. Change and growth requires new behaviour.
Newly discovered minor planet Orius is conjunct the Sun and Moon, in Gate 9.5. Based on the work of astrologer Philip Sedgwick, I consider Orius to represent a deeper and simpler way of knowing that comes from inner awareness rather than external props like fancy clothes, fast cars, sexy partners and high status careers. Without these props we can feel disoriented, as our sense of identity is stripped away. I remember feeling this way when I first became ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and realised I could no longer work as a lawyer. Who would I be? I had no idea. It was quite frightening at the time. Orius calls us to be alert to the changes that are taking place, and to allow our own insight to form the structure of our reality.
This week’s New Moon calls us deeply into relationship with our body. Pluto has finished in Gate 58, where he helped us begin to shake up the cellular patterns that we were stuck in. This week’s New Moon calls out that new capacity by asking us to move – stretch, walk, dance, roll around, jump, skip. Whatever you DO, include your body. Find new ways to move, small ways to change the way you move, different shapes and colours and smells and sounds of movement. I just bought a yoga hammock so I can hang upside down!
Regardless of possible challenges we can take the time to see that many potential threats to our existence are actually blessings in disguise. Rather than react from fear we can allow a deep transformation to occur by responding to the threat slowly and with great awareness. We can move our body in response to any feelings of anxiety, fear, discomfort. Shimmy, shake, slide, swing. They only need to be small movements, gentle movements. In this way we find the true blessing being offered to us, because our bodies get to move through the process. We are breaking down so much old structure. We are creating personal sanctuary within our own bodies. This process works very deeply on our wounds of abandonment and betrayal within the family, wounds that have cut us off from each other and from our capacity to be at home on the planet and even in our own bodies.
One major benefit of this process is that we will be more grounded in reality, and no longer over or underestimate what we can achieve and who we can be. Our natural enthusiasm will be authentic and false enthusiasm no longer necessary. Because even in our bodies, we feel safe enough to stand our own ground. The overpowering and malevolent threats of the past are cut down to size and we realise we can easily move past them without dying.
On 9th January Jupiter shifts to Gate 39, and both channels will be activated until 31st January, when the Node shifts. Mars will be in 57 almost that entire period, until 24th January. The Centaur Asbolus will be in Gate 20 during this time, giving the energy of letting go of old concepts of success.
The Root Centre corresponds with Malkuth in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. This is the place where we walk on the earth plane. This is the place where we bring our godself to material reality. During this period we can turn our gaze from the difficulties of the past and face the future. Here is where we are creating!
Img: Claire Stoner
Full Moon in Gate 8 line 1 (26 Taurus), Sun in Gate 14 line 1 (26 Scorpio). Sunday November 17th at 3.15pm UT, 7.15am PST, 1015 EST. Monday 18th November at 2.15am Australian Eastern.
This week’s Full Moon asks one question.
Are you ready to embrace your true purpose?
Whether Wall Street knows it or not, the economic field on this planet is shifting irrevocably. Power is shifting, money is shifting, the very concept of ‘success’ is shifting.
Once upon a time, being a success meant fitting in. Doing the right thing. Working hard and paying your dues.
That kind of success wasn’t really success. It was actually something quite different. It was mediocrity – a fear of success – disguised as the freedom to make your way. The ‘way’ however, was never your way. That ‘way’ was predetermined and designed to keep you powerless.
We are stepping into a fresh new fractal alignment on this Full Moon. One that brings the pure joy of expressing your true nature. It’s time to take a leap of faith in yourself and reveal the bright diamond of light that you truly are.
Here’s what’s happening.
The Full Moon is in Gate 8 – The Gate of Contribution – a place where our ability to express our unique individual creative possibilities are released into the world. But there’s so much more than your individual shiny self illuminating the world. This is a gate about relationships. It’s about sincerity. In particular, how we can create a new world by being sincere AND being uncompromisingly ourselves. ”Pour your sincerity into the community as when filling an empty well bucket with pure water. People will join the union.” (Master Huang)
This is a pure, almost childlike, impulse towards relationship that springs from overflowing sincerity and trust. True understanding of our place in the world flows from here.
“The end that comes from this, bringing more good fortune, is a completion and rounding off and also a beginning. True understanding grows from here.” (Hilary Barrett)
Venus is conjunct Pluto – in the Gate of Diversity (38). You might also know it as the Gate of the Fighter. Well, the fighting can stop now. When our energy was bound up in struggling and fighting to survive as individuals we were blind to the incredible prosperity that flows from coming together and exploring how to value our diversity.
Venus calls out the immense personal power that Pluto brings to your door, and shows how to use it to attract into your life the wealth that is naturally yours to claim. The forces of opposition that have kept us locked in mental confusion about our true nature are breaking down. We are coming together in sincerity, sharing our natural gifts, creating a new world that is based on respect for diversity.
Pluto is square Uranus – showing us that we can stop fighting endlessly for our freedom and move into a whole new phase of self expression. Richard Rudd talks about finding ‘the right fight’ – learning the difference between fighting resistance rather than simply observing and overcoming obstacles. When we point ourselves towards our own goals, find creative ways to overcome the limitation and obstacles we will naturally meet on the way, we are empowered and invigorated rather than exhausted.
An added bonus (actually the reason we even engage in the struggle in the first place) is that we discover others who are our natural allies and without whom we couldn’t even make the journey, let alone achieve our goals.
Uranus is in Gate 17.6 and Pluto in Gate 38.1.
Vesta is conjunct Makemake – in the Gate of Pushing Upwards (46). Dwarf planet Makemake presents you with a paradox. There is your starry self – the wild one who knows the way. And there is your cultivated self – the one who believes it has all the answers. The first is a force for universal creation – the breakthrough into a new cycle. The second is a force for destruction in the name of ‘progress’.
Vesta represents the return of all resources – including our sacral energy (our creativity and sexuality) – to the sacred realms. She calls us to remember a time when abundance was natural and communal. She asks us to treat ourselves as divine containers for the life force energy that pulses through us.
To do this, we need to own it, and to make more conscious choices about how we channel it.
To do this, we need to step into the emptiness that is the void from which our own creativity arises. We need to let go of having all the answers, or trusting those who tell us that they will keep us safe. They are lying now, and always have been.
Makemake and Vesta are conjunct the Super Galactic Centre. At it’s core, this energy can feel like an immense emptiness. This is an emptiness that can only be filled by joining into a much bigger picture. Transits to the Super Galactic Centre can bless us with a quick joyride into the wonderful realm of our own most potent essential nature. To get on that ride we have to ditch the addictive behaviours that we’ve picked up as a way of avoiding our fear of emptiness, and dive right into that existential pit of aloneness.
Vesta is about sex and vocation. She covers the gamut of relationship trajectories in our lives, and how we devote ourselves to them while holding true to our own sacred nature. Expect major sexual relationship shifts over the next few days, as we shift from death and destruction (trying to heal the wounds and save ourselves from being alone) to life and creativity.
This is a big world and while each one of us harbours ideas of being the centre of the universe, we are really so infintesimally small compared to say … oh, I don’t know .. a supermassive black hole containing more than 3 trillion stars. Nevertheless, as the saying goes, you are a cherished child of the universe with a very specific reason for being right here right now. And right here and right now is exactly the time to claim your essential heritage as a powerful beam of light in the immense trajectory of the evolution of life. Feel your aloneness and get ready to leap!
To support you to align with the powerful energies we will experience between now and February next year, I am releasing 2 advance places in my 2014 Emergent Human Design program. More
The next 12 hours open up a window to deeply embedded memories of life threatening experiences. At least they felt life threatening at tge time, and that’s because the experience you had, no matter how apparently slight, went seeking context in your DNA and found ancestral warning bells and flashing lights spelling out the message RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! Or perhaps you got one of the alternative messages – FIGHT! Or my particular favourite (not!) FREEZE!
Mars has just moved into the Gate of Oppression -a place where we feel there is no escape. We are trapped. But Mars is the quintessential escape artist and he has a whole lot of help coming his way,
The Moon is currently making a channel with expansive Jupiter. This is Inner child heating at its best, in a channel that epitomises endings and new beginnings. Jupiter is providing the faith and impetus to complete these old cycles. The Moon is initiating a new way of thinking and being, a more inclusive space. Venus in the Gate of Joy assures us that if we unfreeze and begin slowly moving with the energy of these parts of us that have been trapped for millenium, we will find relief, even a quiet joyfulness, Mercury is helping us be more aware of the fears and illusory threats that send us panicking into struggle.
There Is no need to DO anything other than watch this miracle unfold in your psyche.
We are building a strong foundation for the upcoming Pluto and North Node connection that begins on 21st November. The crux of these shifts is H release the fears that have us believe we have no choice but to struggle on alone. As our relationship fractals begin to creak and shift and shimmer
Pluto will release an unimaginable bounty of Galactic inspiration.
Stay tuned! And remember, be kind to yourself, you are amazing.
The next 12 hours open up a window to deeply embedded memories of life threatening experiences. At least they felt life threatening at tge time, and that’s because the experience you had, no matter how apparently slight, went seeking context in your DNA and found ancestral warning bells and flashing lights spelling out the message RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! Or perhaps you got one of the alternative messages – FIGHT! Or my particular favourite (not!) FREEZE!
Mars has just moved into the Gate of Oppression -a place where we feel there is no escape. We are trapped. But Mars is the quintessential escape artist and he has a whole lot of help coming his way,
The Moon is currently making a channel with expansive Jupiter. This is Inner child healing at its best, in a channel that epitomises endings and new beginnings. Jupiter is providing the faith and impetus to complete these old cycles. The Moon is initiating a new way of thinking and being, a more inclusive space. Venus in the Gate of Joy assures us that if we unfreeze and begin slowly moving with the energy of these parts of us that have been trapped for millenium, we will find relief, even a quiet joyfulness, Mercury is helping us be more aware of the fears and illusory threats that send us panicking into struggle.
There Is no need to DO anything other than watch this miracle unfold in your psyche.
We are building a strong foundation for the upcoming Pluto and North Node connection that begins on 21st November. The crux of these shifts isto release the fears that have us believe we have no choice but to struggle on alone. As our relationship fractals begin to creak and shift and shimmer
Pluto will release an unimaginable bounty of Galactic inspiration.
Stay tuned! And remember, be kind to yourself, you are amazing.
We are in the midst of a massive and sudden shift in our experience of life on earth. You might be experiencing a lot of physical symptoms as your DNA makes the shift from death energy to life energy. Most particularly, women are now being called to share their wisdom with the world. We know how to create new life, and it’s time for us to shift the dimensional limitations on this planet so that humanity can continue to grow. This is a time for women to step into a leadership role and to own our own value. How could you not succeed, you have more support than you could possibly imagine.
Expect sudden insights, release of aspects of self that were previously locked up, and a renewed sense of direction in life. In particular, so many people will be impulsed to get up and moving very quickly to begin sharing their gifts with the world. If that is you, read on ….
In alignment with this shift, I am offering two introductory places in my Flourishing Business Intensive Coaching Project at an early bird price.
Are You Ready?
Are you feeling a desire to share your passion and creativity with the world in a new way? It’s becoming impossible for us to continue to separate our spirituality from the rest of our lives, especially our work. Business is the new spiritual frontier and it’s time for you to become a ninja!
Do you know the ONE THING that I hear from people over and over again? How come I can’t create my best hopes and dreams, even though I’m doing everything I’m supposed to be doing?
If you feel called to create a new, fulfilling and purposeful business that calls out everything that is unique and beautiful in you, then I’m so glad you’re here! You and your business have an innate and very special capacity to FLOURISH!
Why have you been struggling or lacking clarity till now? The truth is, we have been sold on the ‘cookie cutter’ mentality - that if we can only find the right ’to do’ list and tick off each item, we will succeed. And yet, despite years of trying, many of you are still struggling to create the life you’ve been dreaming of.
That’s why I am offering a brand new program – FLOURISHING BUSINESS INTENSIVE – so you can quickly and easily understand the steps you need to take to get out of the cookie cutter world and discover your unique process for creating real change in your business and your life.
Creating your own successful business is about taking some clearly defined steps IN A WAY THAT WORKS FOR YOU. I will share those steps with you, and together we will hone them to your unique needs. Understanding your gifts, who you want to work with, what you will offer and how you can share it with the world – these things will be simply broken down for you, step by step.
Unleashing Your Innovation, Creating Your Future
My name is Kim Gould. I’m the founder of Love Your Design and Flourishing Business.
If you are reading this post it’s very likely you have had a personal session with me at some time. And even if you haven’t, I consider you part of my family. Today I invite you to join me in the next step of our co-creative journey.
I have been a Human Design professional for 10 years. In that time I have worked with so many wonderful people from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, India, New Zealand and all over Europe and the USA. I’ve met more amazing people than I can count. I’ve introduced so many newbies to Human Design, and helped others to explore more deeply.
Some of you will know my story. Right from when I finished school, I tried so hard for so many years to get things right – to be ‘normal’! In the end the only thing I got out of that struggle was a debilitating illness. As I have found my own unique way in the world I have become a person I hadn’t even realised I had the potential to be. I can help you on that same journey.
The Flourishing Business Intensive program is the culmination of 10 years of experience of combining the Human Design System and business, 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, and my own insatiable curiosity to learn and grow at the cutting edge of consciousness. If you have worked with me during this time, you know I’m a strategic and futuristic thinker who takes an innovative approach to the synergy between personal development, spiritual growth and evolutionary business. This keeps me at the cutting edge of applied consciousness.
In this program we will identify the key themes in your life. You will learn techniques to apply those themes in practical and concrete ways. You have something really wonderful to share with the world and my passion is to help you discover your unique HOW!
My innovative approach supports you to step into your own uniqueness. The Flourishing Business Intensive is about unleashing the moment by moment creativity that you know you have within you, and that you are yearning to bring forth. You will receive all the support you need, plus the genius of Emergent Human Design – including the spiritual layer charts, minor planets and progressions (so you know what’s going on for you RIGHT NOW!).
You Are A Miracle In Action
Each one of us is unique. You are a wonderfully complex multidimensional being of immense power and creativity. Even when you are sitting eating your breakfast, you are simply awesome! A miracle! The truth is there has never been another you in the history of life on earth. And there never will be again. Your desire to create a life filled with your best hopes and dreams is life calling you out. It’s what you are here to live. That’s why I have created this program to support you to do just that. And the truth is .. it’s time. Everything is shifting and you have a very specific and much needed role to play, that’s why you are looking for ways to make that shift. It’s why you are reading this post.
Are you feeling:
- creatively frustrated
- limited by your fixed salary or low business income
- doing too many things each day that you just aren’t passionate about
- still thinking in the old way that you need to trade your time for money
- feeling like it’s just to complicated and overwhelming
- unsure about what steps to take to bring your business dreams to reality?
We’ve come to the threshold of what has been familiar and comfortable. And now it’s time to walk out the door and create something new. It’s challenging, even a bit scary, to be standing at the first step of a new life. But it doesn’t have to be a struggle.
Your checklist might look like this.
- work out what I really want, not just what I think I might want
- overcome fears of the unknown
- do I have anything worthwhile to offer?
- figure out where to even start
- develop a whole lot of new skills
- do I even deserve this great new life I want to create for myself?
Success is a flow, you just need to know how to turn on your particular tap.
It’s Time For You To Step Fully Into Your Creative Energy
Have you ever thought to yourself, if I deserved success, it would have turned up by now. I want you to step past the idea that if you can just get even more amazing than you already are, then maybe, just maybe, success might come your way. It’s not about ‘fixing’ ourselves anymore. Rather than keeping you working harder and harder to deserve success, this program gives you step by step instructions on how to create success. See the difference?
It’s about what YOU want to create. It’s about the new patterns of reality you are beginning to lay down in your life. And in this new program I will share your own very personal step by step plan for working WITH the universal forces of creation rather than resisting them.
You are not a cog in a machine. You have your own way of flourishing.
It’s unique to you.
When you understand this process, everything changes.
Here’s another thing I hear a lot from people who yearn to successfully share their gifts with the world. They tell me: No one is interested. Not true! The problem is not that people aren’t interested. The problem is that some people aren’t interested. There’s a huge difference. The solution is to connect with the people who are out there now wishing like crazy that they could access what you have to offer. This program will show you how to find them, and to turn them into well paying clients.
You might not feel confident right now that you can create something different for yourself. The alternative is that you can choose to sit back and let things drift on as they always have. But surely there was enough pain the first time around, being invisible, feeling unappreciated, unloved and unsuccessful. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to go around the block with those old buddies again!
Working with Kim has opened up a much deeper understanding of my natural strengths, my specific energy design and a greater awareness of my gifts.
Importantly, she has helped me see and understand the power of listening to and learning from my emotions, which is so essential to working within my natural flow, enabling me to redefine my business from business strategy consultant to helping women (of a certain age) define and launch their last big professional gigs.
I highly recommend that you work with Kim if you want to move forward in your life and your business with greater success and ease.
Mary Jaensch, Founder ~ www.lastbiggig.com
Flourishing Business Intensive is not Human Design Coaching. It is a high precision program in which I apply the Human Design System, along with other cutting edge coaching tools, to provide you with the skills you need to create a flourishing business.
In this program I use the Emergent Human Design techniques that I have developed over the past decade. We won’t be limited to the standard Human Design chart, and will have access to your spiritual and interactive layer charts, plus the minor planets and progressions. While we will be considering important aspects of Human Design that you are probably familiar with, things like your profile and awareness. The additional information turbo charges how we can apply the Human Design System to support your understanding.
Your Life – Your Reality
The challenge now is to use your energy to create your own unique reality. Take a few moments to think about all the things you’ve been dreaming of creating over the past 10 years.
- a new home
- taking your kids on a holiday
- time off to play
- a weekly massage!!
Take a moment .. I’ll wait here for you … to write down 3 things you’d like to have in your life that you don’t have right now. Just 3 small things you would like to invite into your life. And then imagine, if just those 3 things could make you so happy, what your life could be like if we added 10 things to the list? Or 100?
This is the kind of expansion that’s possible once you begin to work with the universal flow of creative energy IN THE WAY YOU ARE DESIGNED TO.
I’ve created this program specifically to support you to bring your best hopes and dreams to reality. The program acknowledges what’s right about you, and how you can build on that understanding. We build on a framework of cutting edge systems-based coaching methods and the genius of the Human Design System, so you get actual real world results. And remember, this is NOT a cookie cutter type of program that sets out the same steps for everyone. This program gives you unique and personal strategies for success that are meaningful to you. Which means, you learn HOW to change YOUR life.
This program is not for people who want to stay stuck where they are. But, if you are ready to commit to your own personal growth and prepared to polish off the old dust and show your shiny wonderful self to the world, then this program has answers to questions you’ve probably been asking for a very long time.
From just one session with Kim, I received so much confidence in my innate abilities and what I am truly designed to create in the way of my offerings. It was one of the tools that allowed me to create $50k in my business quite effortlessly when I was creating a new programme.
The session allowed me to execute with so much knowingness and calm because I knew how to show up in the world as a result of our work together. I knew where my design collided with the needs of my ideal clients.
Kim has such a depth of expertise that she brings to a session – making connections between what you are designed to do in this lifetime and has this delicious blend of practical know how as well as a deep understanding of how all this work lines up in the cosmos.
If you’ve been stuck in any way in your business and are wondering, how do I bring my gifts out into this world in a way that people Get it, you’ve got to work with Kim!
Nadhira Razack, Founder of Conscious Woman in Business
Imagine Being A Flourishing Conscious Entrepreneur
You have great skills and expertise, although you probably don’t realise how valuable they are and how much people are willing to pay for them. You might have a successful career behind you, or years of trying to make your own business flourish. You might be just starting out with a great idea, or you could just feel that there is something undefinable that you need to do.
Here’s what’s probably standing between you and success:
- a crystal clear sense of what your business is about
- an understanding of the incredible value you can bring to improving the lives of others
- a step by step understanding of your unique strategies for creating personal success
- a framework for sharing your gifts with the world so that both you, and your clients, flourish
There’s loads of information on the internet about how to succeed. You could easily spend a lifetime reading, watching videos and doing courses. There’s one problem with that approach. Sure you’ll pick up useful information, a few things that excite you, and a couple of ideas that work.
Are you still holding down your job, or hoping your business will begin to make enough money so that you can break free? Or perhaps you took the plunge and set out on your own, but things haven’t gone quite how you planned? That’s why you need a program that provides you with the unique synergy of cutting edge tools in personal growth, spirituality and evolutionary business strategy.
In the end, all of that generic information is about teaching you what’s worked for someone else. Using someone else’s methods for success is like trying to fit into someone else’s clothes. To really flourish, to truly bring your best hopes and dreams to life, you need to know the unique processes that work for you!
How will you know your dreams are coming true?
- You are attracting a constant flow of high paying clients who love your work
- You have an income that allows you to create the life you’ve been dreaming of
- You wake up each day excited to be doing the things you are passionate about
- You feel balanced and have a renewed sense of ongoing wellbeing
- You are collaborating with other like minded people
- You offer products and services you feel proud of
- Your clients are getting results, and letting others know about it!
If these goals sound really worthwhile, I’m betting that you are a conscious entrepreneur. You have a sense of purpose that seems to arise from inside you, rather than from seeing an outside opportunity. You want to blend that purpose with profit. And you are genuinely invested in the success and wellbeing of every person you do business with.
I needed someone to help me focus on a new direction and I was interested in Kim’s unique take and skills, including the Human Design element which added another dimension. She has given me a clarity of focus, a way of distilling a lifetime’s work, and courage in taking a leap forward in the dark.
I’ve most enjoyed the way Kim combines the big picture (what is happening in the outer world) with my own role in this. This also meant that there is a combination of her really being able to see what I had to offer, with it’s own particular uniqueness, and shaping this in a way that became understandable to others. She managed to draw out much unknown potential and to help me develop confidence in this.
Kim is working in a unique way – she understands the new economy by living it. She is a visionary and a leader. While many do understand this, she has a breadth which means she can see, or perhaps feel, into what is important to the individual. She clearly loves the work, and provides immense dedication and support – you will never get the same answer from Kim – she is able to plumb the depths of what is most important for the client. Nothing is copybook!
Kim has a brilliant mind, fierce determination, and great skills of implementation – apart from this, she can see amazing connections, can listen deeply, and is highly intuitive. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to those who willing to make substantial changes for a richer and more aligned life.
Dr Bronwen Rees, Founder of East West Sanctuary ~ www.eastwestsanctuary.com
How Do You Get The Skills You Need?
You probably have a strong desire to help people in some way, and that desire is the language life uses to call you to your true purpose. But wanting to make a difference, and having the skills to become a successful entrepreneur are not the same thing. You will need a whole new skill set that includes understanding the big evolutionary picture and your natural place within that context. As you learn to live and work from that place, your sense of the value of what you offer increases exponentially. And, as a bonus, you are able to help people in more and more powerful ways.
No more wasting your precious time and money waiting for things to change, or trying one thing after another. This program will give you steps that will allow you to shift into a life where you flourish – a life where your best hopes and dreams become reality.
Like anyone, you won’t have all the skills you need to run a business. You’d be too exhausted even if you were that multiskilled! We’ll be looking at what you are naturally good at and what you need to outsource.
This is a high impact program, designed to bring you maximum benefits in a minimum time frame. It’s for those of you who know it’s time to change how you’re doing things and want to begin immediately. Do you need to find a new juicy energy in how you do business? Are you looking to rekindle your passion for your vocation? Do you need the unique steps that will create your personal success laid out for you?
6 personal sessions over 42 days
I have created 6 carefully structured steps to guide you to creating a solid basis for ongoing success as a conscious entrepreneur. You must be prepared to spend about 4 hours each week taking action on the material we cover in each session.
Find your core offering based on your unique natural strengths. Research shows that creating a life based on your strengths and gifts brings greater satisfaction, success and wellbeing. The Human Design System is the most precise way to pinpoint your strengths and gifts, at multiple levels of consciousness – everyday and spiritual.
It supports you to create from the heart of your business and understand your true motivation.
Learn more about: Overcoming resistance. How to live from your strengths to create natural success. Identify your personal business strategic process.
BONUS: I’m adding an extra hour to this first session, making this a 2 hour session, so we have time to really dig deep into your vision, your motivation, your dream.
Changing the story of who you are by shifting your decision making process. When you change your choices, your life will shift! This is subtle and powerful work
Using your personal story as the basis for your business takes you out of a competitive environment and lands you right in the centre of your personal mission in life. Take your business to a place where there is no competition!
Learn more about: Creating a powerful personal story with the clarity to communicate your purpose.
BONUS: I’m adding in a story telling template that takes you step by step through the process of building a magnetic ABOUT page that represents the core energy of your business. Your personal story is the most compelling marketing tool you have. I’ll show you how to create it, and what to do next.
Who will resonate best with your unique gifts? Your products, services and marketing arise from this place. What collaborative support do you need to make it all happen? Remember, you don’t have to do everything yourself. In fact, best if you don’t!
Learn more about: What products and services to offer, and how to produce, package and promote them in a way that invites people to engage with you.
BONUS: You will receive a beautiful and colourful flow chart showing the steps you need to take to choose what products and services to offer.
Ready to identify your client pathway, brainstorm specific new products and services? When you understand how to create a SYSTEM for embedding your products and service in, everything changes.
Clearly define what you are offering and learn how you are designed to market your business. It’s not about trading time for money. In this step you will learn the simple strategies for building a business with multiple income streams.
Learn more about: How to understand your perfect client pathway, where and how to interact with people along that pathway. How to create multiple products and services from a few key ideas.
BONUS: The Client Pathway mind map – a breakthrough tool for breaking out of a “one speed” business.
Why you might be procrastinating and what to do about it.
How to distinguish between action you need to take, and the times when you should have a nap instead. How to understand your personal flow of energy, vitality and creativity. How you are designed to create and manifest your desired outcomes in complete and utter alignment with your true nature.
Learn more about: It’s not about your tools and techniques, it’s about who you are.
BONUS: Stepping Stones PlaySheet – How to Get From Here To There
Making sure you have everything you need to transform your life! This session is a celebration and closure of our journey together … for now!
You will have clear and actionable steps to take between sessions. The handouts between sessions provide clarity on what action you need to take next. Every part of this program is specially designed to draw out your natural and intuitive awareness so you can create from your strengths and reveal your gifts without going into your head and trying to figure things out from there.
You will receive a full recording of each personal session – both video and audio versions.
And you will receive full email support during the period of your program. I am absolutely committed to you having the clarity, tools, skills and understanding to move forward with a profitable business by the end of this Coaching Program.
I’m working with people who are being impulsed to get going now! But the old ways of success aren’t going to cut it. Are you ready to find your unique pathway to creating your soul mission? I’m ready to support and guide you, in the way that is perfect for you. It’s not about getting overwhelmed or pressured. You have a perfect trajectory, and it’s time to get into the groove!
I am only taking 2 new Flourish-stars into the program in February. If you feel this is your time, I will be delighted and honoured to support your journey.
I have TWO PLACES ONLY available to begin in February 2014 at a special price of $2297.
Full Moon ~ Friday 18th October 2013 UT 23:37, EDT: 18:37, AEDT: Saturday 19th Oct 9:37 ~ Moon in Gate 42.6, 25+Aries, Sun in Gate 32.6, 25+ Libra.
You may be experiencing a great deal of discomfort. And it’s all about the process of change. Should we? Shouldn’t we? If we decide to change, how should we do it? Should they be big or small changes?
Back on 8th September, Jupiter moved into Gate 53 – the Gate of Gradual Development that rules the cycles of our lives. We’re talking endings and new beginnings.
“Before you begin anything new in your life you need to ask yourself – What is the true essence of this beginning?” ~ Richard Rudd
Right now, the Earth is joining with Jupiter to activate the Energy Format Channel of Cycles. This means our consciousness has penetrated to a certain level of material reality that enables us to begin a new cycle of experience. There is a powerful evolutionary impulse to expand beyond our existing comfort zones. Our circumstances can feel so complex and the demands on us overwhelming.
What is evolving here for you? Can you distinguish between fear and excitement? Between complexity of too much thinking and the simplicity of allowing yourself to move with the evolutionary impulse? What is the nature of the cycle you’ve been in since Jupiter was last in this gate, back in June 2002?
The connection is between the Sacral and Root Centres, so we’re looking at fears of taking ownership of our own vital creative energy.
We’re looking at fears of being trapped if we crystallise our options into one material outcome. What if it turns out that we don’t want that widget / new home / relationship after all? We’ll be stuck with it!
Show Us The Money!
There is a lot of emphasis on money. Jupiter is in the Gate of Development, which carries a desire to material abundance. It’s not so much about money, as it is about creation.
How do we reconcile the continual evolutionary impulse for expansion with our current economic and environmental circumstances? As Huffington Post headlines scream out DEFER or DEFAULT! amidst fears of a domino effect that could take the global economic system down with it, we wonder how it might be possible to prosper. Especially given the parlous state of the environment. Surely greed is most definitely out!
Luckily for us, we have reached a financial tipping point, and it’s beginning to tip in our favour.
The power and greed that have characterised the modern financial system have become more and more transparent, thanks to Neptune in the Gate of Abundance and Pluto in business-minded Capricorn. There is no longer anywhere to hide the nefarious actions that suck money out of the collective pool of goodness. The irony is that those who have been truly greedy have not considered themselves to be greedy at all. And those who might believe they could – just maybe – be worth a tiny bit more, have felt that it would be greedy to claim it for themselves.
My tip in navigating these difficult and confusing waters is this:
Go to the centre of your life, feel the flow of energy there at the core of who you are. What’s calling to you? It might be a warm bath or it may be a ticket to the Moon. Whatever it is, trust that creative impulse. We are making a new alignment with Heaven and no longer need to be satisfied with how things have been. This is a major upgrade. A radical shift.
But it’s not about opportunism. It is about natural increase and blessings where we open ourselves completely to the flow of nourishing energy. We send out all that is true and generous. And we feel safe to offer and receive. We can trust that what we send out will be received and become the source of what returns to us. The money is beginning to flow on new fractal lines – the lines of true vital creative energy used in alignment with a higher universal truth.
This is the power to re-create the whole circulation that sustains us. What do you want to offer to the world? Be clear on that, rather than trying one thing or another. We are not jumping from one cycle to another, but building on our experience, on our successes. We can make the shift by taking one small step after another. And occasionally taking a few large leaps!
Jupiter in 53 is meeting up with one of the Dwarf Planets, Eris in Gate 42.
When Eris turns up we can expect some sense of conflict between being our unique individual selves, and our desire to fit in. Eris contains different levels of this process. At one extreme we can find ourselves demanding our right to independence while rejecting the diversity of others. At the other polarity we are trusting that our authentic nature will attract like minded others with whom we can co-create. At it’s highest expression, Eris brings us trust in our capacity to maintain our own unique shape and texture while enjoying the love, support and companionship of others.
Eris is also about the causes of chaos and crisis. We can expect a level of chaos in our lives, especially as the TNO Chaos is in the Money Gate (45) and the planet of the unexpected, Uranus, is in Gate 21.
I can’t even begin to express the signifance of finding Eris in the mix here. Her 12, 000 year orbit is just about the largest in our solar system, and is around half the period of time taken for the precession of the equinox. It represents an intimate relationship between our evolutionary process and the Great Central Sun, known in astrolgy as the Galactic Centre, found in Gate 11 in the BodyGraph.
When Chaos reigns we become more sensitive to any tiny shifts in our lives and this prepares us to make the necessary changes, ready for the next iteration. Embrace this sensitivity and what it is telling you.
Trans Neptunian Objects
Trans Neptunian Objects (TNO)are planets that orbit beyond Neptune – hence the “trans” neptune. Pluto is a TNO, as are other dwarf planets like Sedna and Eris. Most of the TNO’s are orbiting in something called The Kuiper Belt.
TNO’s are important indicators for our emerging consciousness, as they move us beyond the Neptunian concept of blissing out, and into a wider galactic sense of place. These are multi-dimensional energies, and they are supporting us to open to a whole new sense of what it means to be human.
The effect of TNO’s was triggered in 2005, when Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet. This event was significant because it opened up our understanding of our Solar System beyond the 248 year orbit of Pluto and into the realms of Eris and her 12.000 year orbit. It shifted our consciousness beyond the old Saturnian mechanistic ideas of the 18th and 19th centuries and opened us to a possible future where time and space are relative and our consciousness spans many dimensions simultaneously.
There are about 12 notable TNO’s that I work with in the Human Design System, including
The Sun is conjunct asteroid Siva, named for the Hindu God Shiva. This represents an activation of a powerful masculine creative force. Not the masculine acting alone, al la the patriarchy, but a masculine deeply entwined with the feminine. A sacred masculine aligned with tantric sexuality and the true creative energies of the universe.
As we align our sense of identity (the Sun) with Siva, we will discover that we can transform circumstances with very little effort. If we consider how Yin (receptive) and Yang (active) work together, it’s clear that we need to be receptive to the times when we must take action. We can only do this when we are consciously making choices about what we do with our own vital energy.
This is accentuated by Eros (vitality, passion for life) meeting up with Chiron in the Channel of Community. Eros is in Gate 40 and Chiron in 37. There is a healing of our wounds of giving up our energy to our family or tribe out of mistaken loyalty and unconscious agreements for mutual support. Eros pulls our energy out of those old agreements, Chiron heals the wound of our lack of nourishment we collectively created in this old patterning. Eros is helping us unravel from our past codependency, so deeply embedded in our culture we are often barely aware of it.
We have to be very careful not to descend into the underworld and find ourselves incapable of coming up again. That will happen if we allow ourselves to be carried forward by fear or adrenaline, terrified that things won’t change for us. That’s the active yang energy devoid of it’s more receptive yin partner.
On the other hand, we may have fears that things will change and we’ll be trapped in uncertain or unpleasant circumstances. This is the frozen yin, not able to access the active principle it needs to create from the formless void. As we calmly allow change to carry us along and take action when necessary the process will create a natural completion and new beginning. Don’t apply too much pressure, or use too much energy. Get out of your own way. Relax and enjoy the ride!
We must find the courage to clearly and definitely complete one cycle, and the power to allow the new beginnings to emerge in our lives. This is taking some time, but our patience is well rewarded. We do not want to take any of our old fears into the new cycle with us.
You may remember from my last post, Pandora is bang on the Galactic Centre. She is literally sucking out the old curse energy and replacing it with what sustains and nourishes us. Like a fairy godmother she brings us what we have given up believing in.
The asteroid Cyllarus is in Gate 39, meeting Neptune. Cyllarus represents the wasteful loss of masculine energy on this planet through ‘factory farming’ of humanity and through war. Instead of limping on alone, be aware of when you need help and support.
Even if you find it difficult to reach our for help in particular areas of your life, at the very least make sure you are clear in your own mind about what you need. Take whatever small steps you can to give yourself what you need, even if your actions feel clumsy or imperfect.
We don’t need to keep battling on as before, there is much to be gained by turning to each other and interacting with a bigger picture. It really is beyond our capacity to understand the immensity of the new cycle we are beginning, and we certainly can’t control it!
Those who move with it will find themselves building up their resources, moving beyond their habitual boundaries and into new experiences. Can you feel it? It will be more apparent when Venus comes to Gate 26 between 24th and 29th October. Be ready for new connections to flourish!
And speaking of the masculine, Mercury is about to go retrograde (okay, stop groaning!) in the most yang gate in the Human Design BodyGraph – Gate 1. It’s going to pull in that Jupiterian tendency to fly too high, too fast and with no recognition of natural limits. This is important.
Our whole culture is based on avoiding natural limits. We can print more money, extract more gas, pollute more water, buy more shoes on our Visa Card. We need to focus on what supports our dragon flight. We can act when the time is right, we can create amazing and wonderful things, but there is always a need for the humility to know that we stand firmly on Gaia, dependent upon her for our human form of existence. During this period of Mercury retrograde – till mid November – it’s useful to take regular time to stand with your feet on the earth and give thanks for the incredible abundance we take for granted each day.
Who is the boss of you?
Vesta has joined Ceres in the Channel of Abstraction, between the Head and Ajna Centres. Vesta is in Gate 64.5 and Ceres in 47.5. Vesta says you are not yet across the divide between the old and the new, but don’t feel bad about it. You have a growing clarity of what is needed and an increasing capacity to take the initiative to make the necessary changes. I want to stress that we are at the commencement of a new era, a fresh 26,000 year cycle. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither are the changes we are engaging with at the moment. Vesta represents our return to recognising the sacred in all things, including our work and our relationships.
It’s why there is such a pressure on so many people right now to enter into a soulmate type relationship, and to break out of old jobs and work in a way that allows them to share their true gifts. It is time for us to begin making these changes, and they will bring a deep and profound cultural impact. In particular, watch the economy change over the next 12 months, as more and more people begin to collaborate with like minded others to create amazing new products and services.
Ceres asks us to face our sense of being trapped in old patterns of nourishment. When Ceres was told she couldn’t have her daughter Persephone back from the Underworld she drew on her not inconsiderable power, and withdrew food from humanity. Jupiter and Pluto really cared about this, because without well fed humans they would have no one to adore them. They would lose their ‘god-ness’ for a lack of subjects. They gave in to Ceres’ demands.
The I Ching for Gate 47.5 speaks of Officials in crimson robes who announce a punishment. Who invested these officials with such power? (Those watching the US financial situation may have asked themselves these very questions recently!). It goes on to suggest that you not get involved in the problem, but instead seek out modest actions based on your own inner state. If you are choosing your own response, how can you be trapped? It is an illusion that any circumstances can entrap you and that any person or system can have power over you.
This channel creates a mental pressure to understand what’s happening in our lives. Jupiter in the Root Centre creates a physical pressure to act. Both channels are part of the Sensing Circuit, which is about the process of cycles, and particularly about the pressure to have new experiences so that we can grow and learn. It is the Human Design circuitry that helps us develop emotional clarity. So taking some time to tune into our emotions is crucial just now. The simple question – how do I feel about this? is useful. As is the ‘mantra’ .. it’s okay to feel this way.
This week’s Full Moon is a powerful point of shift, radical and far reaching. It calls us to see that our biblical period of dominion over all things is at an end. We are beginning a new cycle that calls us to take back our creative power, and to use it in alignment with our inner knowing – our emotions, our sacral response, our intuition. This is the voice of the sacred speaking to us through our bodies and we would do well to take the time to tune in this week. They are telling us a brand new story of life on earth.
In alignment with the times, I find myself in a new cycle of offering. I have withdrawn my single personal sessions, and will be launching new programs in the area of Emergent Human Design and Flourishing Business very soon. I will be making a small number of personal sessions available between now and the end of November. Details will be in the next newsletter.
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New Moon ~ 5th October 2013 ~ 10.34 am UT, 19.34 pm Australian EST, 2.34 am PDT and 5.34 am EDT.
You are probably just as bored as I am with trying to fix everything that’s wrong with our lives.
Humanity probably wouldn’t have survived if we didn’t have this natural tendency to watch out for potential disasters. But we’ve taken it to the end of it’s usefulness. It’s time for us to begin focusing on the good stuff. Because there is a huge amount of it – good stuff . We are so accustomed to ignoring it that we are still drowning in the last bits of the bad stuff. It’s like we’re at a luscious banquet and we’re so busy trying to fix our wobbly chair and check our lipstick hasn’t smudged that we’re in danger of starving to death.
Right now so much is about our body and the way it’s naturally blissful and ecstatic nature has become imprisoned by the ego and intellect.
This modern culture has worshipped at the altar of the ego. Now the ego is a truly miraculous invention. The ego encompasses our individual identity. It has a crucial role in evolution – it protects the uniqueness of our conscious selves. But the ego self has changed from a natural and essential aspect of consciousness to become a rigid structure held intact by fear. We are literally destroying ourselves rather than come face to face with that fear, which has till now been embedded deep within our dna, in the cellular coding of our physical body. That’s about to change.
We live in a disembodied culture, rising as it does from the seedbed of a disembodied religion. The story of Adam and Eve in the garden of eden is the story of the breakdown of the relationship between the body and it’s bliss. This myth was an ad man’s wet dream, specifically created by the new messianic religions to scare people away from the pre-existing and more nature affirming cosmologies – the Vedic and matriarchal ‘religions’.
Humanity was more accustomed to opening our bodies to the bliss of the divine. The experience was personal and real. There were ecstatic rituals, orgies even, that were a part of the natural celebrations of being human. The rise of the messianic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – brought with them the idea that god is outside of us, something unattainable. Our bodies were reassigned. Instead of representing a glorious part of creation, they became instead the temporary and completely inadequate shelters for our souls, leading us into sin. Our bodies became evil and we lost our relationship with the divine. We were forbidden even to look upon the face of the god, instead using the intermediaries appointed by religious authorities.
In the process we lost our understanding of the incredibly complex relationship between the mind, emotions, body and soul, and instead learnt to spend our time focusing on our fears. This ancient wisdom was never readily available to the masses. It was only attained by high level initiates with the spiritual rigour required to work with these energies in the physical plane.
We are now recovering that wisdom on a global level, and rekindling those relationships – mind, body, emotions, soul.
To really get these connections we have to embrace the energy of our Root Centre – the basis of our right to exist as individuals on the physical plane. When we are not conscious at the level of our Root Centre we live in survival fear, hypervigilant to threats to our existence. Our adrenal system is overworked and we are generally more sensitive and susceptible to stress. The fears in the Root Centre can also show us what prevents us from recognising our own importance to our tribe, the larger collective and to the process of conscious evolution. They also prevent us from gently and kindly taking good care of ourselves.
Juno is in Gate 41 – the initiating energy of the Human Design matrix. Juno represents our relationships, and right now we are beginning a new physiological process that will change our entire experience of relationship. We are hungering for something new, something better, something more closely attuned to the new people we are becoming and Juno represents that shift right down to the cellular level.
Ceres was in Gate 40 (with Chiron in 37) from 10th to 23rd September. You may have experienced a profound sense of hunger to belong, to be taken in and fed. Ceres is now in Gate 64 in the Head Centre and she moves to Gate 47 on the New Moon. Vesta is now in Gate 40 with Chiron and will shift to Gate 64 in the Head Centre just before this week’s New Moon.
After I wrote this post I watched the news and saw the recent events in the US. So I went back to look for Hygiea, another dwarf planet, this one about health. She is in Gate 24 – returning again and again trying to get a resolution! And she is opposite Saturn (old structures of government, not caring for the less fortunate because of fear they will destroy you somehow) and the North Node (where we can feel out of our comfort zone in the process of change and growth). This adds a really significant aspect of health to our story – how we care for our own personal health, taking responsibility and not falling back on the habit of allowing ’experts’ or authority figures to override our own intuition, taking control of organising our lives so that we have exactly what nourishes us and brings us joy.
Along with this week’s Pluto and Earth combination in the Root/Spleen, and some other asteroidal influences, these transits have created a powerful hunger for us to open up to a more ecstatic experience of our bodies. This hunger is especially apparent in how we care for ourselves (our family imprint for what we hunger for) and in relationships (which necessarily shift when we repair our cellular lineage). Ceres and Chiron created a fresh sense of our true worth – what we deserve, what we are prepared to give ourselves. Vesta and Chiron represent an opening to our sacred nature, and a desire to belong with those who can receive what we yearn to share.
Once they reach the Head Centre over the next few days, we shift into a new transformative phase. I was given clear guidance that this represents the opening of a doorway accessing the ancient goddess wisdom for connecting with the sacred and divine via the body. Imagine the temple goddesses, who engaged in all sorts of rituals sexual and otherwise, bringing the sacred into the everyday lives of their people. They were revered, and it was only later archeologists who designated them harlots. Both Ceres and Vesta are fully embodied – eating, drinking, dancing, making love, singing, gardening, walking …. They are opening us up to our natural heritage of loving our bodies.
Eros, he who rules over lusty love of all kinds, meets dwarf planet Makemake in the Channel of Discovery (29/46) for this New Moon. Makemake represents the split between our more civilized and wild selves and the stories we tell ourselves to make sure we behave with propriety. No orgies for us!!
There is a wild breaking free of the dictates of culture, good manners, best behaviour going on here. Pan, the wild and lusty god of fertility, sits conjunct Uranus as we approach the next Pluto Uranus square. This is powerful medicine, a post cultural occupation of our bodies and all they offer us for pleasure through connection with each other and the earth.
It’s subtle, can you feel it?
New Moon – Beyond Survival and Into The Sacred
This New Moon takes us deeply into the human community, how we share and how we support each other. Uranus, planet of individuality, is in the same gate at the Earth, indicating an explosion in networking for the good of humanity. There is a shift in wealth taking place although it may not yet be apparent. [I've just read the latest news, the US Government's issues with appropriations, so it has suddenly become very apparent!] We can begin to look beyond what seems possible now, beyond what resources we each believe we have available to us. We can focus instead on the real value of our work and dedicate it to something higher. We can let go of clinging to survival fears and it’s phantoms of scarce resources and the need for immediate returns and apparently fair exchanges.
The Sun and Moon are in Gate 48.3. Hilary Barrett says:
The well has been dredged and now the water can start to flow freely – if only people would see it’s potential and draw on it. But it’s important not to stay trapped in the pain of ‘if only’. The well flows strongly, and all that’s needed now is a guiding awareness strong and bright enough to illuminate it’s depths. If the leader recognises the well and makes it plainly visible to all, the situation can be transformed into one of communication and blessing.
We are entering into a period of relationship recalibration. There is a powerful lineup in the Channel of Surrender (44/26). Not only do we have Saturn and the North Node in Gate 44, but Hylonome, Pholus, Hidalgo, Ixion and Cupido are in Gate 26. This is a channel packed with the energy of change – recovering the way we relate to each other one small step at a time, recalibrating the fractal of relationship, supporting the downtrodden, recovering the lost warrior from battle and releasing the grief of the loss of loved ones (and loved aspects of ourselves, rendered ‘subhuman’).
This will affect all areas of our lives, but particularly sexual and creative/vocational. Pandora, Goddess of Earth’s Abundance, is conjunct the Galactic Centre. We hold our breathe as she opens the box and we find .. instead of the curses and pestilence, instead of the negativity we have been told to expect … we find one wonderful treasure after another spilling out. Ceres and Vesta fill the Channel of Abstraction (64/47), giving us the beginnings of mental clarity about the damage that’s been done to each one of us, but particularly to our sacred inner flame (creativity/sexuality) and our relationship with nurturing ourselves.
The trick for us here is to be clear about how much this new clarity and Pandora’s gifts will change our lives. If we accept them and assume we can control them, that they won’t disturb the remaining fears slumbering within us, we are wrong. It is easy enough to underestimate our ability to handle this new powerfully attractive force that is entering our lives. It’s probably okay to open to it completely, we just need to be alert to the extent of change that is likely to bring.
There’s no real need for careful planning just now, as our physical senses are relearning the fine tuned skill of assessing whether something will be nourishing we tend to wade in and get covered in chocolate. It’s as if we are starving for something that is not poison, something that has no negative energy attached to it. Hurling ourselves in is a way to get direct and immediate feedback on whether something really is nourishing. We can engage in this way and not get too far from our true path. When we do experience restraints we can trust that they are protecting us from overdoing things.
In the next few days we have the following transits:
2nd October – Sun (18.6) square Pluto (58.6)
The work is done and it’s all empty politics. It’s time to leave the small petty stuff behind and look at the big picture, even if it feels unattainable. There is a release of energy that was taboo, down the patriarchal line within your own family and also globally. There may be some sort of reckoning for abuse of power, pride and obsession with self achievement. Expect issues around control of female sexuality to be in the news, as well as exposes of wrongoing by those in power. The veils are lifting and they can’t hide anymore.
3rd / 4th October – Sun (48.2) opposite Uranus retrograde (21.2)
A revolutionary shift in the way we relate to each other. Rather than focusing our attention on rebelling against the powerful authority figures, we all just turn and face each other and go OH! Of course! It’s our planet, let’s just get on with it. It will take a lot of cooperative work for us to shift things, and we are starting to see that it’s not about small personal gains. We can all embrace the novelty when we are in it together.
And then in November:
1st November – Uranus square Pluto – more
3rd November – New Moon and Solar Eclipse (Sun, Moon and North Node in Gate 44)
5th November - Pluto shifts back to Gate 38- more
A wonderful Aussie band, Bliss n Eso, thought you might enjoy this.
We all know what emotions feel like, but have you ever wondered what they are? If I asked you to describe them you might use words like happy and sad, but if you met someone from the planet Zacindara and they asked you to explain emotions … what would you say?
Emotions have had a bad rap since the ancient Greeks decided the human race would better prosper if they separated reason from passion. Those pesky emotions were just getting in the way of clear rational thinking.
Then along came the Cartesian world, where machines became a model for the brain and our minds got temporarily trapped in a framework of signals and switches. If both you and a computer could both work out that 2 + 2 = 4, then your mind must be just like a computer. By the middle of last century cognitive scientists had become purists of rational and logical thought. Topics like memory, perception and intuition were wiped from the mental realm.
But then, something shifted. Studies began to show strange results. Like, this – if people don’t know why they are doing something, they will just made up reasons that seem logical, and believe completely in those reasons. So I might think I bought that ice cream as a reward for working out so hard this morning. Really I was feeling sad and needed some comfort food. If I don’t acknowledge and feel my sadness then I don’t know why I bought the ice cream and I have to make up a readon that seems logical.
Scientists have recently discovered that up to 95% of our cognitive function happens under our conscious awareness. Here was the ghost in the machine, and for decades it had to operate on the fringe of science.
Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio threw the cat amongst the pigeons when he wrote about his patient Elliot in his book Descartes Error in 1994. Elliot was an intelligent man, coherent and charming. But, Elliot had a brain tumour which had damaged his frontal lobe tissue and effectively prevented him from feeling emotions. As a result, although Elliot could think things through rationally he was completely unable to make appropriate and meaningful decisions. When Damasio asked Elliot to book a time for his next appointment, Elliot could literally spend hours going over the possibilities. This may feel familiar to you!
It turns out that clear thinking wasn’t so rational after all. Without our emotions we are all just making stuff up and believing it. We’ve taken on the mantra that those evil emotions are what make us feel out of control, hysterical, irrational, unreliable. We are still at least partially convinced that they overwhelm our rational responses to life and should be treated with suspicion. And so we have ingeniously found many ways to prevent ourselves feeling them.
What became very clear from Damasio’s work with Elliot is that our emotions are critical to good decision making. We are literally lost without them! So while we block our emotions in fear of what might arise if we allow ourselves to feel them, we are actually preventing ourselves making the best decision possible. Often when we feel overwhelmed by our emotions it’s not because we have so much emotion, or even so many emotions. It’s just the same emotional energy going around and around in the small space where we’ve stashed it away. When we take some time to tune in, we get incredibly useful information that’s very personal and intimately related to the issues we are facing. With an undefined Solar Plexus Centre it means we are probably trying to sort out someone else’s emotional issues and we simply don’t have the equipment to process it!
Scientist Candace Pert went beyond the cat amongst the pigeons and dropped a bomb on the neuroscientific universe when she proved the existence of neuropeptides. These miraculous molecules ignored the supposed blood brain barrier and reduced the idea of mind as boss of the body to the fiction it always was. The body has a mind of it’s own, and that mind needs access to our emotions in order to function effectively.
The Solar Plexus Centre
Whether you have a defined or undefined Solar Plexus Centre, emotions are an important part of your makeup. When you have a defined Solar Plexus centre your emotions are designed to flow through your body, without attachment to the ups and downs. I have learnt to say to myself ‘it’s okay to feel this way‘ when I’m on the cusp of experiencing difficult emotions. It helps me relax into them and know that I’m okay. There is an uncertainty that comes from the emotional wave that is anxious about where it might be leading us. Is it somewhere safe and comfortable? Will I learn something about myself that I simply don’t want to know? Will it bring up challenges we can’t meet? Will we get what we want? Or crash into disappointment again?
For those with undefined Solar Plexus Centres it can be hard to realise that the rest of us are designed for emotion. What is healthy and even life-giving for the defined Solar Plexus Centre is draining and often irrelevant for the undefined Solar Plexus Centre. What feels out of control for the undefined Solar Plexus is normal for the defined Solar Plexus and the best thing you can do is leave them to it. Don’t jump in the deep emotional water, because you’re not designed to be there. And remember, you amplify the emotional energy, so what you are feeling is much stronger than the people around you are experiencing. You can sit back and observe the emotional landscape objectively. If you need to clarify your own emotions, move into a clear auric space (go for a walk, or into another room) ground yourself, take some deep breathes and see what’s happening for you.
If you have an undefined Solar Plexus Centre and a defined Ji Centre, remember that emotions are not the same as unconditional love. You can’t transform them from messy personal feelings into the collective energy of the Ji. You just have to let them be what they are.
Whether we are defined or undefined, our emotions are a key to something very personal. They form an important link between you and the collective, because they lead you on the right path, your unique pathway.
When we trust and pay attention to our emotions they always give us useful information. They tell us stories about who we are, how we relate to the world. They are fundamental to keeping ourselves safe in the world, to creating a life we love and to resourceful healthy relating. They are intimate, deep and hold keys to your most profound wounds in this life. Even though it doesn’t always feel that way, they are a personal source of wisdom guiding us faithfully on our unique life path.
One question I get asked a lot is how to get in touch with our emotions. What if we just can’t feel our feelings? As we saw above, emotions are complex. They affect every part of us, including our body and our mind. A good place to start is to look at a list of emotions.
Most of us don’t have any problem feeling pleasure and affection. The occasional bout of sadness washes over us fairly easily. It’s the more heavy duty emotions that we tend to suppress – envy, anger, shame, fear,lust. They’re still there, but we overlay them with other things. We might worry rather than feel our fear. We may go for a run rather than feel our anger. We might eat pizza rather than admit to our lust.
One of the best ways to get in touch with your feelings is to tune into your body using a technique like yoga nidra or meditation. Even just laying down on your back with your arms beside your body, palms up, and taking a few deep breaths can release blocked emotions. Whether you have a defined, undefined or completely open Solar Plexus it’s important to know that there is nothing wrong with your experience of your emotions. You are not cold or uncaring (the undefined can feel like this at times), nor are you a basketcase (defined solar plexus). The techniques we’ve all accumulated to deal with emotional difficulties are perfectly sane attempts to deal with this insane world we live in.
As you become familiar with the difference between calm and disturbance, you will begin to recognise the nature of the disturbance. You can conduct some experiments – what happens if I relax my shoulders? What happens if I sit still rather than go to the fridge? What happens if I watch the sunset rather than pick up my phone and take a photograph?
Here are four books that I highly recommend for helping get your emotions unblocked.
You might also like to read How Susan Got Her Wires Crossed – Awareness In Human Design