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Raising Your Sights – Full Moon 2 July 2015

kundaliniLet’s talk about the Root Centre for a bit.  It’s the home of our kundalini and a place where our energy can get trapped, causing depression in some and just simply a feeling of being blocked from the full flow of life for others. Does that ring a bell?

The Full Moon on 2 July this week is showing us all the places where we want to get out into the world but keep bumping into opposition and obstructions.  It’s telling us that if we carefully and consciously meet each obstacle we will be able to create a new life narrative. We will see a blessing rather than a curse and sail past what previously seemed insurmoutable.

Why opposition and obstruction? Because on the Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in Gate 38 – Opposition.  The Earth is in Gate 39 – Obstructions. And just to make it particularly interesting, Pluto is also in Gate 38.

 

 

This doesn’t mean we are in for a time of opposition and obstruction. It means we become more aware of where we are feeling blocked and powerless to move or take action. Getting some consciousness in here is crucial for what’s coming up in July and August. We need to free ourselves up from the shackles of old habits of powerlessness.

In the past when we have experienced that BUMP! of being blocked, we have fallen into survival mode. We shut down our creative energy, pulled it back down into our Root and waited for life to facilitate our escape at a more advantagous time. These two gates have operated like wounds to our capacity to operate as individuals within a broader creative context. After so many experiences of being opposed and obstructed, we have tended to give up. Which looked a bit like   … oh well, life isn’t providing me with the support I need so I will just sit here passively, or rage against indiscrimate fate without actually achieving anything useful.

This is a survival code gone wrong.

It harks back to tribal times, when it was important that we guard our individuality against the demands of our community, a kind of slavery that took no account of our individual genius or purpose. That was a closed system that could only evolve – mutate – when the individual broke free. Well break free we did, and now we are figuring out how we use that genius. We are learning to trust that if we express our genius-ness (I think I just used my genius to invent that word) we can be loved and supported rather than shunned and abandoned.

Our current western world view espouses the power of individual will as our key to success. Our chakra system tells us something entirely different. We can try our best to will our way to wherever we would like to go, but if our vitality is locked into an unconscious fear pattern we will continually sabotage ourselves to stay safe.

Quantum science tells us that the very concept of an individual is a nonsense predicated by the Cartsian world view that we are all discrete machine-like blobs of matter. We are in the middle of a paradigm shift, from the age of (the belief in) the individual, to the age of the collective. As we join with others who share our individual vision we lock together like shards of a particularly powerful puzzle.

Pallas Athene ~ Brunnen von Karl Donndorf (1911)

It’s no wonder you’ve been crying .. I can’t do this alone anymore!! Because it’s true! You were never meant to do this bit alone.

Minor planet Pallas has been approaching the Galactic Centre via Gate 26, which activates a new relationship fractal. Pallas represents the integration of feminine wisdom with all that we have learnt of the ways of the patriarchy over the past few millenium.

This is the energy of our times. The return of a powerful feminine force and how that will evolve our existing culture. Metis, the mother of Pallas before she was appropriated by Zeus and the Cities of Men, is conjunct Chiron right now (22). She is the root of our feminine wisdom, vast and earthly.

Metis and Pallas are telling us we need to give things time to grow. We need to put our focus on relationships and work with others, to heal the rifts that had us feeling fear of connecting.  We can’t get much done if we are struggling along in our own little bubble of fear. (Supported of course, most ably, by mainstream media! Be afraid! Be very afraid! it cries daily!) The smart money right now is on you sloughing off fear and shame and anything else that prevents you from connecting from a real place of intimacy.  Can you feel a hunger for that?

 You Need Other People 

This week’s Full Moon brings our attention to what’s arising. Forget the past. We are about to take a leap into a whole new level of soul. We are on the verge of a personal paradigm shift. We’ve been beavering away to improve ourselves, to correct old patterns and get free of our reactivity for years now. It’s generally been a quiet and solitary process. Now we’re about to spring out of the box and into a new collective story.

In the old Cartesian world view, everything happens in straight lines. Change happens in straight lines and in neat timely interludes. Think about your car. It needs a service every 5,000 kilometres. It’s predictable and known. But in the quantum reality it’s very different. We trundle along .. lalalllaaaa lalaaa … and then BOOM! a shift! And then we trundle along …. dada  baabaaa llalala  … and then BOOM! another shift!

These are paradigm shifts. They happen for two reasons. The first reason for a paradigm shift is that two elements that previously didn’t know each other come into a new relationship. Suddenly a new universe is created. Falling in love is a great example. The second reason for a paradigm shift is the slow underlying changes that suddenly break into something completely new. The fall of the Berlin Wall demonstrates this perfectly. It surprised many so-called experts, who didn’t see it coming. I blame Bruce Springstein who played in East Berlin 16 months before the wall came down!

We’re seeing both of these underlying reasons for paradigm shift right now. In particular, this Full Moon tells us – don’t be so attached to your own personal goals because as you get out there and interact with others they will change. Steer a general course rather than get fixated on an ideal. Relationships are at the heart of the quantum world. When we try to go it alone we struggle. When we interact with the right people we flourish. We get recognition, support, encouragement. We can invest our efforts knowing they will be appreciated. We feel valued, safe and loved. This is no small thing.

Relationships force us to confront our stories about how perfect we are, or how put upon, or how heroic, or how … well, you get to choose your own story so fill in the gaps to suit yourself here. With Ceres now in the Gate of Fantasy (41), we are being held in a nurturing and safe space to drop any versions of our personal story that have wandered from the pathway of reality and into the realm of make believe.

Coming face to face with reflections of ourselves that may challenge our previous conceptions is part of our evolutionary process of coming into our bodies. We need to be unreservedly present in each moment, and that means we must be able to be truthful with ourselves. Our relationships are helping us do that.

 

Let’s Talk About Asteroids and Dwarf Planets

The Sun and Moon are conjunct Eros on the Full Moon. Eros is life as an erotic adventure. Eros is the cause of love as creative force, and life itself. This speaks to me of a return of our life force, a call to the adventure of sharing our individual creative force with others, and having the juicy courage to stand our ground.

Mercury is in Gate 45 with Astraea, Star Goddess. I do love Astraea! When all the other Goddesses left in the last Bronze Age, Astraea stayed till she could bear it no more, but vowed to return as soon as the Golden Age began to birth. In Gate 45 Mercury and Astraea speak of a shift in our economic relationships. They tell us to stop pushing our will, to become more gentle and devoted to each other. Let’s give up the habit of seeing each other as commodities, as a potential source of income first and an actual person second.

Ceres has shifted into Gate 41, augering new beginnings. There is so much in this Full Moon of not referencing to the past but looking forward and asking repeatedly – where will I go next? Get on Abraham’s high flying disc and get flying!  Keep offering up what you no longer desire in your life. There is no need to DO anything, just have a ritual of offering it up, even if that ritual is just to acknowledge I don’t need this anymore, thank you! before you move onto the next thought.

pan_39Toro is conjunct Saturn in Gate 14 and Pan is in Gate 2.

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love Pan? He was, after all, one of the main inspirations for the christian devil. And a major player in astrological Capricorn, home of this week’s Full Moon!

Half wild thing and half human, he brings a receptivity to our wildish nature before the activation to Makemake coming on 15 July (see below).

If we try to maintain our veneer of civilized ‘nice’ person, socialised beyond our capacity for life, we won’t make this shift.  We have to embrace our own devil, our pagan, our ancient and powerful goddess, our nature devic self.

This is the perfect Full Moon to go out and dance naked under! Shake your booty and shake loose the masks of civility that have kept you enslaved!

You do not need religion or employees to survive. In joining with like minded others we create powerful collectives where we can recognise gifts in each other that have no value within the existing economically based culture but which are the basis for our evolutionary leap.

You are already in possession of great riches, knowledge, wisdom and talents.  All that’s been missing is our capacity to shake free the old restraints of consciousness and the relationships we need to give birth to our new selves.  We have to stop resisting the flow of life force energy and jump in!  Close your eyes and feel the difference between resisting and flowing. Just know that to stay within the flow we have to give specific shape to our visions and dreams. No holding back and pretending we are moving when we’re not!

Soul Leaping

On 15 July 2015 we have the beginning of a powerful shift, calling us to leap from our ego selves into our soul selves. It reminds me of the scene in Mary Poppins where they hold hands and jump into the chalk picture!

Here’s the chart. The South Node will create a channel with Uranus from 15 July till the end of November 2015. The North Node will create a channel with Jupiter until 11 August 2015. This is extraordinary!

 

29th July 2015 – South Node creating a channel with Uranus

I will write more about this, but for now I just wanted to mention dwarf planet Makemake, which is in a long term transit in Gate 46. It will be activated by this amazing combination of planets. Makemake represents

  • the relationship between our wild sustainable natural self and our civilised self
  • our capacity to navigate our lives by our own ‘stars’ rather than rely on outside influences to tell us what’s best for us
  • our relationship to sustainability generally – expect to see major shifts in the environmental debate and in particular we may see a new narrative that sees through cultural and economic lies which have till now been accepted as truth.

Makemake adds to the energy of Pan and Eros, calling us to a more sensual engagement with our bodies and a more conscious trust in our ability to navigate in partnership with life and nature. Get wild.

If I could share one thing about this incredible transit it would be that we are heading into some deep and dangerous places, with a heightened capacity for presence. This is a high level spiritual practice of remaining present, staying positive and looking for solutions in every situation. July and August will bring some intense and profound experiences, each one of which is designed for your good.

 

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New Moon June 2015 – Unravelling The Web

shutterstock_210000454_web_1024At first glance the two gates creating this week’s New Moon seem irreconcilable. Peace and Prosperity versus Blockage and Standstill. Easy Flow versus Stagnation.

What’s to be done when we have these two very different energies playing out?  Getting the balance right this week is like collecting a golden prize and moving to the next level – we are unravelling a web of lies that has kept us trapped in being not enough.

The New Moon challenges our very modern notion that we are in control of our lives. That our efforts will always succeed to our imagined outcomes. That if we lose control and fail to achieve the expected outcomes we have failed.

This is a time of unparalleled opportunity, requiring our careful attendance to the natural forces at play in our lives. This is not about seizing control and making life as we will.  It’s a more humble recognition of the gifts we have been given, and a willingness to apply ourselves through all kinds of circumstances to making good use of them.

 

Have We Become Spiritual Freeloaders? 

My partner and I visited the new labyrinth in Centennial Park in Sydney on a busy weekend. We were shocked by how people seemed oblivious to the sacred nature of the labyrinth. There were kids playing football on it. Parents wandering vaguely around it chasing toddlers. One group I found particularly disturbing were all walking around while gossiping to each other about a mutual friend.  They gathered in the sacred centre to talk loudly and with great indignation about this friend while others were walking quietly around them. There was no sign explaining how the labyrinth worked, how to use it. There was no explanation of the sacred nature of this process.  Unlike this photo, it was crowded and chaotic.

 

 

What struck me as I was walking the labyrinth, well truthfully, it was a voice in my head saying – we have become spiritual freeloaders. I was painfully aware that most of the people around me had no connection with the divine at work in their day, even as they interacted with such an ancient and sacred symbol.

We are happy to accept the bounty of what is freely and lovingly offered to us but we do not appreciate it, my voice told me. We have become greedy because we cannot feel what we have already received as a blessing from heaven and earth. We are no longer considering what may be sacred.

This isn’t an idea I’ve ever contemplated before and yet it felt strangely apt that day.  And there was an inherent irony, that having been given the blessing of this labyrinth I was having difficulty appreciating the sacred nature of my particular moment with it.

Our true soul gifts have begun to awaken within us, and yet it feels as if we are stuck in the past beset by confusion and overwhelmed by obstacles, just as I was beset by baby footballers and noisy gossips.

I find in my coaching practice that people feel they are taking one step forward and two steps backwards when they pause to spend a few weeks consolidating their sense of their new self. They can feel like they are failing (and sometimes they feel they are failing me) by not keeping a continual forward motion. But that is a nonsense in nature. How many straight lines do we see in a forest? At the ocean?  This is a time for patiently engaging. For pulling out the weeds of the past whilst always moving in the direction of the bright luminous realm that calls us forward.

Do You Deserve Your New Life?

New Moon HD Transit Chart June 2015

New Moon June 2015

When we put the energy of these two New Moon Gates together we find a place where we can move in harmony with nature.

This is an auspicious time of prosperity and peace. Our little self (earth) is departing and our great self (heaven) is arriving. We are releasing the need to succeed according to our ego’s identity. We are learning to be content to move with the will of our great heavenly self, without the need to shake our fist and complain when events seem unfavourable or to see ourselves as victims of cruel fate.

Until now we have believed there is something shameful in our inability to succeed according to external ideas of who we should be. It is time to release that shame and stand in the light of who we have become. Our vital energy, long bound up in the child’s shame of not being enough, can now come free.

The child inside us is learning that life is not about working to better ourselves until we finally succeed and arrive at a place of safety and security that will go on forever. Life is charged with more adventure than that! It is an ongoing series of challenges that stretch us to respond fluidly. What is the good and bad that has brought you to this moment? What great opportunities may be hidden here?

It is this kind of resiliance to see the positive flow in each small moment that releases us out of the desire for safety and security and into the greater soul adventure which is often dangerous, death defying and disorderly. This is the place of true creation!  There is no shame in a continual crafting of our vision for greater beauty and grace. There is no shame in not having arrived when there is no final destination.

Patiently Weaving

The asteroid Arachne is conjunct the Sun, Moon and Mars in Gate 12. Imagine my delight when I saw the mythology of Arachne centred on Minerva being cross with her for not recognising that her gifts came from the Goddess!  The myth aligns exactly with the story told by the New Moon transits!

 

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Arachne symbolises a great creative gift, and your need to use it wisely. Minerva, currently transiting in the Gate of Humility (15) wants Arachne to be less boastful and have more humility. Spiders and weaving are symbols of patiently creating. If we go too quickly, without paying proper attention to the pattern we can get into a complicated tangle of our own making.

Your Imaginary Security

Since Ceres went into Gate 19 back in early May there have been a lot of survival fears running through our nervous systems. I had a strange feeling yesterday, a recognition that the kind of security I had been craving just doesn’t exist. Anything could happen at any moment. My world could change suddenly or gradually to become unrecognisable. Minor planet Pallas – the Roman version of Minerva – is currently transiting in Gate 26.3, which says –

Townspeople identify with their group and want to stay in one place and also expect what they value to stay where they tether it. But this is an imaginary security. The valueable things in life are like cattle, free roaming and quite capable of walking away. Meanwhile travellers are mobile and flexible. They don’t need to own much and are always on the alert for changes, ready to benefit from the unexpected. Disentangling brings disaster for the townfold, but benefit for the travellers. Which would you choose to be? (Hilary Barret, I Ching)

Where does your true security lie? Are you blocking yourself from adventures by valuing only what you can tether? Are you slipping out of the potent moments of your life, unable to benefit because you fear to take on the goddess and test your skills and talents in the realm of the divine?

We CAN create our own lives as we choose to imagine them, but we are still on our training wheels, still at the beginning of our apprenticeship. We must balance humility and patience with a crazy wild eyed belief in ourselves that goes beyond anything being reflected back from our everyday reality. 

 

You Are Enough

You may notice in the chart that the three planets – Sun, Moon and Mars – most prominent in this New Moon are creating a channel activation with Chiron in Gate 22. This is an emotional manifestor channel which works at a deeply symbolic level (ie, it experiences life at the sacred symbolic level).

It has an inherent connection with the Galactic Centre through Gate 11 and is often prophetic and challenging to the status quo. It is particularly challenging to the social fabric, to established niceties that keep us trapped in the aspic of old ways of relating to each other that obscure our true selves.

 

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The Sun and Mars are the champion of the child/Moon here.

The child who spoke truth, and was told to hush or humiliated by having that truth denied or contradicted or made wrong. The child who’s feelings were corrected – no dear, you’re not angry/sad/happy. The child who desires the good things in life and has spent a lifetime pretending to be someone good enough to deserve them, and feels she still hasn’t succeeded.

This week’s New Moon touches that child. It draws her in and brings succour to her heroic efforts. It is enough.

You seek to make a vital connection, to join with something or someone important to you. You feel inadequate and ashamed of how little you have to offer. But these things you are concerned about are only superficial and only temporary. Your authenticity and commitment are far more important. (Hilary Barret I Ching for Chiron in Gate 22 line 5). 

 As a creator, you are both human and divine. That is the magic and wonder of you. Claim your gifts without having to know how to use them. Patiently craft who you are becoming. Live within the construct of your larger story.

Your contribution matters to us all. Your authentic commitment to being present to each moment matters to us all. Sometimes it is enough to be moving backwards, because what’s important is that we are moving consciously. Untether yourself from old ideas of security, and be ready to spin gold from straw.

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Field of Poppies, by Mark Simont

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There’s A New Opportunity Headed Your Way

The two most beneficial planets in your Human Design chart are Venus and Jupiter. Flight20body20in20sandrom 8th till 14 June they share a channel that sets up an opportunity, a challenge, an opening to something completely new. 

But between now and then we have a few other momentous transits that create the necessary groundwork.

How Not To Be A Hero

On 6th June 2015, Mercury retrograde moves into Gate 20, creating a channel with Saturn retrograde, in Gate 34. They stay together until 13 June.

This is a channel of power. In the past we were encouraged to ‘make’ things happen. We were taught to rush and force and bend life to our will. This was the hero’s way and the only condoned pathway to success. Those who didn’t take action were suspected of slacking off and would not succeed, according to the hero’s story.

But merely because you can act, does not mean you should! Staying aware and animated by your purpose will keep you in touch with the bigger picture, your role in the evolutionary trajectory of life itself.

This transit is about learning the magic of moments – one after the other, filled with wonder. Here we create space, where we can pause and respond consciously. Here we can shift old patterns, and choose joy, peace, abundance. Here we can resurrect parts of ourselves long lost to numbness and the impossibility of making their presence felt in the world. Here we can take a breath and remember how blessed we are.

 

 Money Money ……  Support and Nuturing

On 5th June 2015 Mars shifts into Gate 45. The Sun also moves into the same gate on 8th June. This is important for 2 reasons.

women in money bathFirstly, this is what’s known as The Money Gate. Both Pandora and Persephone have been shifting our relationship with money in June. I suspect this transit was more influential for women, simply because of the feminine archetypes activating it.

Secondly, because Ceres is in Gate 19 in the same circuit as Mars. Ceres has been in Gate 19 since 11 May, and I’ve been noticing how powerfully it is affecting people.

Gate 19 activates our security fears – do we have enough money/food/support to survive?

There’s been a tremendous amount of fear stirring around in the collective unconscious since the beginning of May. You may have been feeling your share of it!  Ceres also stirs up rage and grief, so those feelings may be your clue to where you fear being rejected for not being enough.

Richard Rudd views the energy of this gate as the breaking down of religious ideas that god is outside us, and we must behave in certain culturally and religiously approved ways in order to get the benefits of being part of the ‘tribe’ – ie. food and shelter and companionship. In this world view we are incapable of meeting our own needs without complying with the communal rules.

Unfortunately, we usually have to kill something off or tell a story making it bad, if we want to follow all the rules. What parts of yourself have you been feeling are wrong? How can you make them the best thing since sliced bread? What’s the upside?

In the traditional I Ching, Gate 19 represents the approach of a greater spirit, a great and growing presence of source energy in our lives. It asks for your full participation in bringing it to fruition. But rather than focusing on results, it asks you to wait patiently and nurture it as it grows into fullness.

This is a new way to manifest, and it shifts us internally as well as demanding that we do a relationship upgrade. No more playing out our powerlessness to provide for ourselves. No more feeling we are responsible (like God) for another’s survival or wellbeing.

We have been tossing and turning between pushing forward with massive action or opening to the gentle nurturing energy thas been flooding the planet (and our bodies) for the past month. The second option – opening to being nutured – naturally aligns us with organic processes of growth, so we’re not madly pushing to get step 8 happening, while at the same time putting inordinate amounts of energy into avoiding engaging with step 3. Because, hey step 3 is way too scary so lets just use our will to avoid it and pretend we’re doing something productive. Move along to steps 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 .. nothing to see here. If we just make ourselves busy enough it will all work out. Surely?!?

Ceres in Gate 19 has been bringing up all those places we have been avoiding in our old survival mode. Our desire is to be part of a nurturing group/family/community/tribe/relationship where we are loved and supported. What’s coming to our conscious attention is the reality that we get to slow down and feel the goodness in the very air we breathe, rather than freak out and rush to do what we’ve always done when we’re afraid.

There are steps in the process of creation that need our attention and we no longer need to be afraid to address them.

 

Before I go on, I want to let you know that from 1 July 2015 all my detailed transit blogs will be available on MyDivineDesign.co rather than this site. You will still be able to access overviews here, but for more you will need to subscribe to MyDivineDesign.co. The new site is still in beta now, although you are very welcome to subscribe and take advantage of the range of charts and minor planet information already on the site.  I will be posting more news shortly about the range of classes and mentoring groups as we launch. 

 

Show Me My Divine Design!

Are You Ready To Believe In Yourself? 

outiharmaSo now we’ve set the scene for the beneficient Venus and Jupiter event, which begins on 8 June. This transit brings a huge influx of self confidence.

Over the past few weeks Mercury has been drawing out the poison that was gunking up our faith in our own capacity to succeed. In particular we have begun to see the unseen evidence of how wonderful we are. Either through others bringing it unexpectedly to our attention, or through our own efforts at focusing more on what is good in our own lives and efforts.

We’ve also been more attuned to the experiences of goodness, regardless of external evidence. Feeling good is a choice, believing in beneficial outcomes from our efforts is a choice. We’re learning how to create from the inside out, so that the outside is not the only reflection of our success. We’re learning to trust that things are shifting, even though we can feel but not see those shifts.

This is a more subtle, and more feminine, mode of creation becoming available to us. And at it’s heart is relationship. Part of this new way of relating is a more gentle interpretation of who we are and how we are valued. Enter Venus, stage left!

Venus in Gate 31, the Gate of Influence, augurs in a more feminine way of relating – to ourselves, others and our environment. We feel more open and available to be moved by more subtle influences. We have to make room for them, allow our actions to be informed by them. (And one hint, sometimes ‘action’ means relaxing, walking on the beach, seeing a movie).

We are able to almost magically step past divisiveness, opposition and aggression. We are impulsed to keep the right company, build the right relationships, nurture the right friendships. This is a time to be called and moved. It is always an encounter with something new.

Your New Story and Purpose

When we put Venus and Jupiter together we get expansion (Jupiter) of harmony, sincerity, beauty and relatedness (Venus). We get a new story (Jupiter) of our value in relationship to others (Venus). We get la dolce vita .. the sweet life filled with everything we enjoy. But Jupiter demands we take advantage of the opportunities he is sending our way. And Venus demands we are sincere and truthful with ourselves and others about what we value.

Jupiter in Gate 7 line 5, the Gate of The Army, brings optimism and trust and generosity and new learning. We are becoming more confident of our own opinions, our gifts and talents. We can see our own leadership potential within the big evolutionary picture. What are we called to? What new sense of purpose is arriving?

This is a time when everything revolves around a central objective in your life. Your inner and outer resources are being realigned and reordered in accordance with it. It’s up to you now. Can you make room in your life for this more subtle pathway to success? What new story does it require you to tell about yourself and your life? Go do some re-writing now.

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Breaking The Link Between Work and Money

There is an underlying shift happening in our relationship to money, so subtle it’s barely discernable. This shift is about the relationship between hard work and money.  What do we need to do to succeed financially? Can we manifest simply by holding a frequency?  Or do we need to work hard? This important evolutionary touchpoint is being activated right now by two powerful goddess energies – Pandora and Persephone.

There’s a channel in the Human Design chart that holds the keys to our relationship to money.  It represents the arrangement of our economies, whether they be tribal, feudal, communist, capitalist. Right now, in this channel, we find Pandora and Persephone.  Pandora is in the Money Gate (45) and Persephone in the Resources Gate (21).

Let’s look at those gates a little more closely. The Money Gate – Gate 45 –  is the boss, the Lord, the CEO. He (traditionally) doesn’t necessarily own the resources but holds them and ‘husbands’ them for the greater good. This is the gate of noblesse oblige – where nobility holds wealth in return for acting in the social good.

 

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There seems to be a belief that the modern version of ‘nobility’ (aka great wealth and/or celebrity) acts in the opposite way to noblesse oblige, and brings exemption from social obligations like paying taxes, treating employees well, pursuing humane corporate goals.

In Human Design, the evolutionary arc of this gate is not so hierarchical.  Instead it is about gathering together to co-invest together for a common purpose.  When people naturally bring their time, energy and resources to a jointly held goal it will bear fruit. That fruit will be shared in some equitable way within the community, with the aim of strengthening shared roots.  In working towards this shared goal we are able to understand the everyday mundane tasks of life as having a greater purpose, a true value beyond the effort we expend. We are, in effect, working within a certain fractal of conscious evolution and relationship, that leverages our efforts beyond what we exert as an individual.

The ‘lord’ in this version of the Money Gate doesn’t hold all the money and power.  Instead s/he holds the vision that attracts the right community around it.  Each one of us has our own internal ‘lord’ who recognises our greater purpose and seeks to pull together all our internal resources to fullfill it.

 

Pandora in the Money Gate

 

Pandora by Rossetti

Pandora by Rossetti



The asteroid Pandora moved into the Money Gate on 22 May and will be there till 5 June. She joins Persephone, who will be in the adjoining Gate 21 till 11 June.  During this time, these two chthonic goddesses are shifting our ideas about the relationship between work and money. (Cthonic in this context means personal power and abundance that arises from within the earth, or from our physical level of existence)

The myth of Pandora is generally seen as one of a curious woman opening a box and releasing evil, but somehow trapping hope. Astrologically Pandora is usually seen as a surfeit of curiousity leading to unintended consequences. But this myth has many layers and it’s worthwhile looking more deeply.

Pandora, like Eve, represents the first woman. Also, like Eve, she was curious and took some action that was frowned on by ‘the gods’. We can take the parallels even further, because, just like Eve, Pandora’s actions upset Zeus so greatly that he cursed mankind with ongoing toil to make their way. I’m no Greek or Biblical scholar, but the similarities between Genesis – you have eaten of the tree and cursed is the ground because of you and in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life – and Pandora in the Hesiod’s works – Now that Pandora has arrived, man is fated to work upon work in order to have sufficient livelihood to survive - are very clear! Here is a trigger for a shift from natural ease and abundance provided by nature, think Garden of Eden, to a different reality entirely where men must toil to survive.

The distinction between the two situations – ease and hard toil – is starkly highlighted in Gate 45.

We can toil in the fields for the feudal lord (or the 1%) and almost our entire natural abundance goes up the chain to the ‘lord’ or the gods, who get very rich. This is the old hierarchical financial system, which despite those who still cling desperately to the idea of the trickle down effect, is creating more and more economic inequality. Or we can shift to a new evolutionary fractal where we maintain our own personal frequency of natural plenty, connect with our natural community, and leverage our efforts towards a higher good.

The interpretation of Pandora that has resonated most strongly for me over the years has been – what’s in the box???   Each one of us has given into shame and guilt, locking up within ourselves that which we believe is a curse on others. When we finally open the box and release what has been trapped there, we realise it was a gift all along.

In your design, your Pandora activation will show something that you perceive to be so bad you can’t show it to the world.  But when you connect with that energy and begin to express it, you can stop giving away your capacity for natural prosperity, and are able to shift from hard toil to ease and community.

 

Persephone 

Venus_Verticordia_DanteGabrielRossettiPersephone represents the journey from innocence to greater wisdom, via our own personal underworld. On the journey we suffer a separation from what has previously held us safe. Again, we see parallels with Eve.  Eve ate her apple, Persephone her pomegranate.  They are the women of the forbidden fruit, the eating of which changed everything for them.

I’ve always thought Persephone was quite keen to get away from her over-protective mother (Ceres / Demeter) and off into her own adult life. And she clearly relished her new role as Queen of the Underworld.

The channel that Pandora and Persephone are activating this week is a willful one, the only pure ego manifestor channel in the Human Design chart. While Pandora acted on her will in opening the box, Persephone started out as more of an unwilling (unconscious) player. But she did learn to hold to her own desires, to create a compromise (half my time with mum and half with Pluto, being Queen) and in the process to grow up and claim her place as an adult woman.

For me, this growing into independent adulthood is key to understanding how Persephone works in your Human Design chart.

This week’s transits have Persephone activating the gate of taking in all the circumstances, and applying our will to bring order to our own world – Gate 21. We can’t be allowing ourselves to be la-de-daing about pretending mother will take care of it all.  We can’t be blaming the men. We need to grow up, look around and take stock of our world. We may need to change our plans, to use our resources differently, to come together with a fresh new agenda.

What we can’t do is stay frozen in a kind of child-like innocence while our world dies around us. What we can’t do is allow the current monetary system to fool us that we only have the corporate world, the patriarchial economic structures, our jobs or usual ways of doing business, to limit us in our options.

 

What’s New and Different About You?

I have watched a number of women this week being flung from, or crawling away from, the wreckage of significant careers. Worn out and demoralised, they may well ask – what now? Where do we go? How can we survive?

At the same time, I have observed a growing swell of conversation about the Law of Attraction, and how we create our own reality – our own happiness and success. Do we need only to hold our frequency in alignment with what we desire? And if so, why isn’t it working? Do we need to take action to make things happen or will they turn up effortlessly for us? What about working hard to succeed?  Isn’t that essential?

Pandora and Persephone are sharing a new truth with us. they are suggesting that we can prosper without the curse of hard toil.  That doesn’t mean what we desire turns up and knocks at our door just because we vibrated it into existence. What it does mean is that our work has a different quality these days. Creating our own reality, a new and different reality, requires we step into a new level of personal responsibility. As the asteroid Child sits in the wealth creation Gate 14, suggesting we can access all kinds of personal gifts if only we will do so, we are being pointed towards a greater maturity. We can’t have our new reality and remain the same old person we always have been. That person lives in the old world.  What gifts do you have to release into the world? Who do you need to be to take responsibility for them?

One aspect of Pandora I haven’t yet mentioned is the tendency to be seduced by something that seems beautiful to us, but is actually evil. There is something seductive holding you back, an old narrative that is rooted in powerlessness and victimhood.  It says ‘But I am only a child, what can I do about this situation?‘ We live on hope but it doesn’t sustain us in our material reality.

What you can do is step into ownership of your gifts, and certainly your child knows what they are.  But it’s your mature adult who must take them into the world.  It’s your grown up self who must navigate the new co-creative relationships coming your way. It’s your big picture person who can see why you are of value and how important it is to have the self discipline to stay true.

 

Imagine your new reality.  

In that world, what is new and different about you?

What is so challenging about that new you that you might be avoiding becoming that person? 

 

Pandora has given us the keys to a new kingdom. We are released from hard toil. How hard we work is no longer the touchstone for how much finaincial freedom we have. And if you believe it ever was, just look at trust babies.

We can find those who share our ideas and build prosperous lives of ease. Work is not toil.  Work is our creative space, where we live gracefully and gratefully. Where we contribute not to the destruction of our planet but to the highest good of all.  Work is not something we have to suffer, to switch off and cut away and split from.  It is who we are, our soul purpose, our reason for being here. Work should be a joy, a dance with spirit and a flow that has both busy and quiet times. Work should be informed by our own inner knowing, our inspiration and instincts, our emotional engagement and our passion. We should be doing work with those who light us up and fill us with joy, not those we tolerate. When we work, our life should be filled with appreciation for the magnificent outcomes we can leverage because we are with the right people who make our life easy.

Look around and see who shares your passion, who you would enjoy investing your time and energy with. What outcomes are most important to you? What feels fun and easy? These are your clues to shucking off your innocence and stepping into your natural flow of abundance.

Pandora and Persephone are calling women to step out of a kind of childhood, a place where we don’t need to take responsibility. They are calling us to a new adventure, where hard toil is a thing of the past. We are creating something – a new way of working –  that is as natural as breathing. What do you need to let go of so you can step into this new space?

 

 

 

 

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Is Your Inner Goddess Invisible?

A few years back I began to notice one particular asteroid turning up in significant positions in the charts of my private clients.  That asteroid was Ophelia. I went searching. There was nothing about her in the astrological literature. It was as if she was invisible. And that’s exactly what my clients were feeling – invisible!  Since that time Ophelia has been one of my go-to asteroids, particularly in women’s charts. There is something within each of us that has been lost in the tumult of daily life and Ophelia is a key to what that something is. It is a clue to what we need to recover as we step out of our cultural roles and into a central position in our own lives.

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John William Waterhouse – Ophelia

 

Ophelia has been tuning us into what has been invisible even to ourselves, since 18 May when both she and asteroid Vesta moved into the emotional manifestor channel 35/36.

This channel is about discovering, through our experiences, what has been wounded within us, what light has been dimmed, and how it can now emerge from your character.  Think back over your experiences in the past 10 days, what has felt invisible? What have you longed for others to see?

Ophelia and Vesta will both be in this channel between 18 May and the Full Moon on 2 June 2015. The energy of the channel itself provides a interesting juxtaposition with Vesta, who represents our own personal sacred flame. The energy of the gate – wounded brightness – and the planet Vesta – sacred flame – work perfectly together.

Where has your own inner light been kept at a low wattage?  Your light now wants to shine brightly again and you are hungry for experiences and adventures where you can live from that place.

vesta~illuminareVesta is a fabulous planet in your design. She is not only about your inner light.  She goes deeper than that, into the very heart of the ancient goddess, family, community and matrilineal lineage.

The Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome come within Vesta’s realm. These priestesses tended Vesta’s eternal fire in a temple designed to ensure the safety of the Roman Empire. But like all Greek and Roman goddesses, there is a more ancient story and the promise of resurrection in our modern times.

Vestal virgins were originally goddesses, keepers of the sexual rites honouring the generative powers of the Moon Goddess.  Their inner flame was not a solar but a lunar energy – the reflected fire of moonlight rather than the direct gaze of the sun. They brought the fertilizing powers of the goddess into effective contact with the everyday lives of human beings.

In modern times Vesta shows the pathway from sexual ownership to powerful fertile goddess, from barren spinsters and dutiful wives to sexual sovereignty and self determination.  Vesta is the place in your design where you connect with what you are truly devoted to, the place where you are touched and illuminated by the Moon Goddess.

There’s another important aspect to Vesta and this is playing into an important evolutionary theme right now.  In Ancient Greece the sacred hearth flame was carried by women from their mother’s hearth to their new homes. The journey of sacred flames throughout generations provided an ongoing connection for women to their source of nourishment, nurturing and mother love.  Men also carried a portion of that flame when they emigrated, to link their new community back to their homeland. Vesta represents our home, our hearth, our roots.  She represents our desire to create and maintain warm, loving and nurturing families and communities.

It took over 1000 years to suppress the matriarchy, and during that millenium women learnt to hide and protect their power, their magic, their sisterly relationships. These gifts are returning to our consciousness, but after so long we are unsure in their presence.  Are we ready? Can we wield such power? Will be we safe? We are pulling the pin on the whole ‘protecting the patriarchy’ story and stepping back into our own gloriousness. We are making pathways out of moon and starlight and spreading our footprints upon the earth.

Today Mars enters Gate 35, and adds an additional trigger to this already powerful combination. Arachne is there as well, prompting us to rush forward in our attempts to get free. But this is both a beginning and an ending.  A long term project and an immediate event. We should settle in for a new cycle of 12,000 golden years and also pay attention to what is right in front of us, the practical steps we need to take today. We are weaving a new reality, rekindling an ancient flame, arousing our kundalini and recovering our devotion to our own sacred flame. This is a daily round of undertakings and each small step is a dance with our own divinity.

 

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Are You Feeding Your Dreams To The Machine?

As minor planet Pallas transits over the navel of the Milky Way – the Galactic Centre – we are being impulsed to shift our ideas of what is normal – living the lives of our dreams, or continuing to feed our dreams to The Machine.

I saw the latest Mad Max movie last weekend. It wasn’t what I expected. Sure there’s plenty of blood, crazy trucks and violence. But then there is Imperator Furiosa, the maidens and the crones fighting ‘the machine’. The movie has been hailed – or attacked, depending on who you read – as a feminist polemic.

It’s a fitting time for such a tale.  As one blogger puts it – Women might not want men to protect them. Men might actually be the thing they are trying to survive.  Not individual men so much, although unfortunately that is a thing for many women, as evidenced by the domestic violence statistics here in Australia.  But the patriarchal system of death and destruction that we – men and women – have been feeding our life blood into. It brings to mind another movie – The Matrix – where everyone is asleep and plugged in feeding the machine.  Mad Max: Fury Road is not about women fighting against men, but people working together against the destructiveness of an insatiable greed.

We are waking up to the monster we have been keeping alive.  And it’s not the most comfortable of experiences.  We have been feeding it on our humanity, and in particular the juice of our early dreams. Feeding them to the machine seemed the only way to keep them alive and yet it hasn’t worked out that way at all.

Mad-Max-Fury-Road-Final-Trailer-Meet-Imperator-Furiosa-Video-479670-2I saw something else disturbing this week, a new book on The Singularity. If this topic has passed you by, if you aren’t sure what The Singularity is, you might like to have a look at http://www.kurzweilai.net/ or http://singularityhub.com/.  Or for a real eye opener on Artificial Intelligence, read this.

The Singularity is about humans melding with machines a la The Six Million Dollar Man. Remember him?

I was fascinated that in Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize Theron’s character Imperator Furiosa is described as ‘bionic’.  Her LEFT arm (the feminine, most connected to expressing the energy of the heart chakra) is artificial. It belongs, in a sense, to the machine world.

There is an activation of Atlantis (asteroid) this week, conjunct Achilles which speaks to us of a desire to hold onto the ego of an invulnerable technologically aided self rather than allow in the power of the incoming feminine and the gentle unconditional love she brings.

While it seems many aspire to a technologically rich future, the transits right now point in another direction entirely.  They point to the heart, to connection and relationship. They point to cellular healing and the resulting attunement to our most amazing gifts – inner awareness and wisdom. They point to waking up and saying – You know what?  Our current behaviour, thinking, directions are just not working and we need to change our lives NOW.

I have been blogging about Human Design transits for over 10 years, so I have some experience with big shifts.  The transits we have at the moment are some of the most potent I have ever seen.  And that is partly because they are activating hidden powers within us to stand up and take control of our own lives. The potential here is immense and we are approaching a fulcrum point. It is like an earthquake long rumbling deep down in the earth and about to make it’s way to the surface where it appears suddenly, as if out of nowhere to those who weren’t paying attention.  I have decided to write about them in a series, with this being the first instalment.

Before I go on, I want to let you know that from 1 July 2015 all my detailed transit blogs will be available on MyDivineDesign.co rather than this site. You will still be able to access overviews here, but for more you will need to subscribe to MyDivineDesign.co. The new site is still in beta now, although you are very welcome to subscribe and take advantage of the range of charts and minor planet information already on the site.  I will be posting more news shortly about the range of classes and mentoring groups as we launch. 

 

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Are You A Human?

The Galactic Centre is a massive black hole around which revolves every galaxy in the Milky Way, including our own.  It sits at 27 degrees Sagittarius – in your Human Design chart that is Gate 11 line 5.  Planets transiting in Gate 11 are activating a completely new way of aligning heaven and earth, as they access entirely new ways of thinking, cosmic ways of thinking.

Minor planet Pallas is in Gate 11 at the moment.  Gate 11 is the union of Heaven and Earth, which comes about through the union of people in harmony. We are developing the wisdom to maintain a personal state of prosperity and live in our own bliss.

 

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Gustav Klimt – Pallas Athene

 

Pallas Athene was the virgin goddess of wisdom, credited with advancing the civilising influence of culture on humanity. In our Human Design charts, Pallas represents where we have adapted our feminine wisdom principles to the needs of the patriarchy.  This usually involves killing off something in ourselves, toughening up, attuning only to the mental realm at the expense of other intuitive and emotional resources.

In particular, Pallas represents where we have been pulled away from our natural organic cycles of growth in order to represent ourselves as competent within ‘the machine’.

Pallas in Gate 11 suggests to me the recovery of powerful processes of creation held within the DNA of women around the world.  It suggests an awakening of the need to listen in to what we really know, and to put it to the use of creation rather than destruction.

Right there with Pallas, in Gate 11, are Pholus and Ixion.  Pholus is a catalyst, where a small event can set off an unravelling of long ancestral history of treating ourselves inhumanely (the inhumane piece belongs to Ixion).  Ixion represents a denial of our integral human nature, a sort of collective madness that is numb to our own suffering and that of others.

If we return to the idea of The Machine, what catches my imagination here is the notion that we have been, over many years, conditioned to think of ourselves as machines. We have been pushed into a sausage machine that treats as normal the kind of life that requires us to ignore our natural human needs, and to keep turning up for work and dollar-fuelled leisure day after day and week after week.  We do so not only at the expense of our health and well-being, but at the expense of our relationships and our very culture!

We continue to feed our creative intelligence to this hungry ghost called the market, and ignore our own soul purpose.  We do so simply out of fear that we are the only one who feels this way and if we don’t keep it fed, we will be abandoned without means and we will die alone. Living in this way has become normalised.

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!

Venus is creating a channel with these minor planets on next week’s Full Moon.  She will be in Gate 56, The Wanderer.  A transit in this gate represents a time when we are in new territory and do not feel at home. You have a strong sense of your own direction but you have yet to reach your destination. You need to balance your desire to be true to yourself with your ability to fit in to a place that is not your home.

One aspect of Gate 56 that I have observed over the years is it’s ability to take something out of the box (from Gate 11 and the Galactic Centre) and normalise it, gradually introduce it to those for whom it initially seems unusual or strange.

There are new ideas flooding through from the Galactic Centre this week and Venus will catch them, allow us to express them, adjust us to this new world until we experience it as normal. We are leaning how to attune to our feminine wisdom, to take things easy as we unravel deep family patterns that have us treating ourselves inhumanely for the sake of survival. We are getting an opportunity right now to unhook from the machine and find a more palatable, a more cosmically human, way to live.  We are shifting our ideas of what is normal.

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. They are distinct phases of human development.

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.

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.  Pallas is both a warrior and a wise woman.  She knows exactly what needs to be done.  It involves allowing the gifts of the girl to come out to dance, our early dreams that were stillborn, the natural progression of self that was squashed to fit into the needs of the machine.  This is powerful intimate and personal work of self creation, and it aligns perfectly with the larger evolutionary scope of the cosmos.

 Img: Gustav Klimt, Pallas Athena, Wien Karlsplatz Museum Vienna. (This image is in the public domain)

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New Moon May 2015 – Giving Birth to Your Creative Spirit

New Moon – 18 May 2015 at 4:13am UT – Gate 8 line 3 – 13 Taurus 22’42”

This week’s New Moon calls you to ditch the safe road and find those who help you reclaim your wild and creative soul nature. 

 

My mother often marvels at her grandchildren’s creativity. She’s blessed with a family that’s chock full of young artists and musicians. Where does it come from?  she often ponders.  Not from me!  

And yet, really, who would know.  Creativity and imagination weren’t at the top of the list of important qualities when Mum was being raised post-depression. They were frivolous and a risk to the responsible erstwhile task of creating financial security.  How would she know where her creative imagination is hiding?

Our economically biased society (and our education system) has no need for quirky individuality, it’s too pesky and unpredictable.  But this week’s New Moon calls you to ditch the safe road and go gently in the direction of your dreams.

There’s an underlying process here, slowly dissolving anything in your dna that holds you back – fear of being different, standing out, being humiliated, isolated, broke and hungry. Those fears calcified in our dna over millenium of hunkering down and working on keeping ourselves and our loved ones secure. But security looks a lot different these days, and we have to move with the times.

We are being birthed into a new kind of human – soul aware, cosmically creative, and naturally aligned with the good of all.

The scary thing about this, like any birthing process, is we don’t ever know how it’s going to turn out. We are letting go of one reality and leaping into another.  We have no guarantees.  And yet our old way of being doesn’t work anymore.  We have become too sensitive, too free, too unfettered to stay living as widgets in the machine line.  We are at a place right now where we literally have no choice but to take that leap, to begin our own rebirth.

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Giving Birth To Yourself

Dwarf planet Haumea is making a channel with Pluto till the end of May. Haumea is about birthing us into a clear state of consciousness.  One aspect of Pluto in Gate 54 is the development of our ability to see the bigger picture, and to work for harmony beyond our own needs. These are very physical gates – Root and Spleen Centre – so this emerging clear state of consciousness is not about ascending, but much more about embracing our earthly origins and their full potential.  Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, Haumea the planet of birthing a new consciousness.  What could possibly go wrong!

Dwarf planet Ceres is currently transiting in Gate 19, a portal gate in the Human Design chart that activates a shift in our instinct to survive.  Ceres is about nourishment, and the experience of being mothered.  It is the basis for our sense of being a person valuable enough for others to want to relate to.

This gate – Gate 19 –  holds a very sensitive emotional energy that brings awareness to our emotional and material needs for survival.  If you’ve ever learnt anything about the heart-breaking barbed wire monkey experiment by Harry Harlow at the University of Wisconsin in 1960’s, you’ll know how important warmth and comfort and a sense of emotional safety are to humans (and primates). We can be perfectly well nourished and yet lack the emotional security to feel safe enough to grow into ourselves.  Ceres in Gate 19 this week is informing us of our need to take things gently, honour our sensitivity to our own needs, and to move organically through our process of birth rather than trying to pretend we are already fully formed in our new world.

Most of the fears that infest our lives now are built into the bedrock of our culture, through generations of being unable to find a safe place to recover and recuperate from the subtle shocks and traumas of life, and from pushing ourselves to survive in a world that feels almost continually harsh and unsafe. Living in the western world may look rosy on the outside, but is often unrelenting hard work. We have fallen into a belief that there is something wrong with us if we can’t toughen up enough to succeed there. If only we can find what’s wrong with us and fix it, if only we can get the formula right, we will receive what we need to feel good.

This way of being – the struggle of it –  is so deep within us that we can’t see it for the busy-ness of our own activity. If we’re not working hard, we are thinking, worrying, planning how to make things better. To add to an already dire situation, we have no base upon which to build our new life.

Often it seems weird to most of the people we know to even suggest that being gentle, soft, caring and awake to our own creative urges should be a primary way of living. We might be told to toughen up, to get real, to be more responsible. In other words, the general advice is to carry on busily destroying ourselves and our world, you know, just like everyone else.  With little in the way of support we are having to create our own conditions for warmth, intimacy, comfort, prosperity and a gentle and more creatively authentic way of life.

This week’s New Moon cracks that old harsh view right open.

Your true nature is wildness.  There is no taming where the divine is concerned … All systems break down under this wild, ebullient energy that comes straight from the source of creation.

Richard Rudd, Genekey 8

 

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Image: Antoine Josse

 

New Moon – Seeking Union and Making A Contribution

The New Moon is in Gate 8 – Seeking Union, Contribution, Holding Together.  (The I Ching hexagrams often have more than one name).  The foundation of the hexagram is a close union of people – a family or community – who come together.  It is auspicious to seek union with those who are ready to move forward with us, who share our belief that we can create change and give birth to a new world.

This is a time to find where you belong, to search for connection and belonging.
Many people have been asking for this connection for a long long time.  What often prevents us being able to find those we are naturally connected to is our conditioning that there is something wrong with us.  When we are told for so long that we are too loud, too quiet, too busy, too thoughtful, too this too that … after a while we believe it.  But what if there were people out there for whom you were altogether perfect?  What if these people don’t want you to change (or correct) a single thing, but craved you being even more than you already are?

What if all those things that you have been led to believe are wrong with you turn out to be everything that is right with you?

If there are things you feel are inherently wrong, aspects of yourself you feel can never be made right about you no matter how hard you try (because you have tried hard to fix these things for many many years and it’s just not working), then you are seeking companionship with the wrong people. You are believing in a system and a culture that dishonours your true wild, creative nature. You can’t join with the wrong people without denying your true nature. Your wild unfettered self must be kept on a tight rein, watchful for wrong steps that put you at risk of rejection and this is no way to live.

The reality is, we are not here to go it alone.  It’s a miracle we even try, given how many people there are on the planet! Over the past few years our capacity for relationship has been evolving.  It hasn’t been easy as we moved through relationships and friendships that have pushed every one of our most painful buttons but we have emerged more open, more trusting, more capable of co-creating with those who truly match us, truly get us.

This week ushers in a time when we can be with those who let us be our full powerful amazing creative self, because we provide a foil for them.  We do our bit and it feeds into them doing their bit.  There may not be a lot of these new kind of people in your life, but look for them – even if it’s only one or two. Feel what it feels like when you interact with them.  This is a feeling you need to cultivate in order to attract more just like them.

These new relationships call us beyond mediocrity, beyond our fears and illusions and into our own individual style.  They propel us headlong into a deeply fulfilling sense of purpose.

The Earth is in Gate 14 – where we connect with something real and potent and of great value within ourselves.  Where are you naturally rich?  What do you possess that you may not be opening your heart to?  Is it your natural wisdom?  Your capacity for relationships?  Your ability to love and care? Your love for sculpture, for cooking, for dancing? Where have you been convinced that your natural gifts, the things that come so easily to you that you discount their importance, where have you been convinced to keep these things to yourself? How can you begin now to share them?

Take some time to connect with what is possible, rather than what is. Feel within yourself the confidence in the real value of your work, and dedicate it to something higher.

The sun does not struggle to rise in the sky, it just rises. In the same way, when you assent to what is and yield to heaven, you can rest in your work.

Hilary Barrett

The Return of the Golden Age

The asteroid Astraea is conjunct the Sun and Moon this week.  Astraea represents a desire for justice and fairness in the time of “men”. She holds true to the values of the Golden Age, when people were kinder and gentler. It is said that Astraea fled the world during the Bronze Age because she found it too harsh and the prophecies foretold her return at the dawn of the next Golden  Age.  When this asteroid is prominent in your design you will tend to be very sensitive to the virtues of kindness and fairness.

Her appearance on this New Moon is significant, at a time when Ceres is triggering great emotional sensitivity, and Pluto is activating our capacity to see beyond our own needs.  What does your Golden Age look like?  Can you feel a sensitivity to something kinder and fairer (to you and to others) returning to your life?

Becoming the Divine

If you feel you are dissolving into a big blob that you no longer recognise, you could be picking up the energy of dwarf planet Sedna.  She moved into Gate 8 only last week and is sitting plumb on this week’s New Moon. Sedna represents our need to rebalance our energies on this planet.  We do that by letting go of frozen aspects of self that keep us trapped in cultural gender based roles, starving for our soul selves.  We need to let go and drown in our own lives (metaphorically) rather than succumb to the apparent safety of the seduction of what others value in us. Our own creative energy, arising from our frozen depths, gives a new and specific shape and form to our lives if we allow it the time and space to do so.  If you are finding it difficult to hold your shape, head in the opposite direction. Release your grip and see where life takes you.

The Family Ties That No Longer Bind

There are three aspects of this week’s New Moon chart that speak clearly to the release of painful and restrictive family conditioning.  That’s a lot of emphasis on clearling out the ancestral DNA wardrobe!

The North Node is in the Gate of Correction – Gate 18 is specifically about correcting family patterns down to the level of our DNA.

Mars is in a channel with Saturn – Mars in 20 and Saturn in 34 – joined by the asteroid Child which is also in 34. This constellation of planets speaks to us of the child who is forced to push her way through the world, exhausting her vitality and squandering her own passion in order to adhere to the rules of how she ‘should’ live. The New Moon  brings a major reset of the Sacral energy on this planet.  Mars shifts our desire to live in love in each moment and to feel our natural vitality flow to where it chooses.

There is a Centaur (minor planet) called Nessus, which is a clear indicator of repairing family abuse patterns – subtle and not so subtle.  This week Nessus (55) is in a channel with Venus (39).  We are recuperating (Venus) and reconnecting with our capacity to join with others (39) to release our natural abundance of spirit (55).  To do so we must step out of old ways of seeing ourselves, as victims or as perpetrators or even just as a particular kind of person who needs fixing, rather than living.

We have been on a very long evolutionary trajectory that makes our relationships with others primary in our lives. This New Moon takes us one very large step further, as we release beliefs and behaviours that keeps us blocked from the kind of co-creative relationships that fling open the doorway to our greater self.  Relationships are fundamental to our quantum reality and we need to make them our first stop on our way to healthy wealthy and wise. What would happen if you chose to make kindness and fairness in your relatioships with others more important than the rules about how you should live?  What if you tried doing it in your relationship with yourself?

Relationships are key as we move forward.  Being with the wrong people keeps us trapped in the old world because the wrong people don’t release our genius into the world. There’s nothing actually wrong with them, but they are wrong for us. And so we feel wrong  .. and … well you can see where this is going! We all keep going around trying to fix ourselves so we’re right … for the wrong people. Spend some time this week considering how naturally perfect you are.

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Collapsing Into The Path of Least Resistance

__wormhole_by_libre_meditacion-d6t0yweWe have entered the powerful lead up to this week’s Full Moon.

Venus and Mars are mixing up our beliefs about getting things done – should I act? should I wait?

Ceres is helping us see through our own set of ridiculous rules about life – is this really what I have to endure to gain my desires? Could it be easier?

And then the piece de resistance, Mercury in a channel with Uranus.  Think Tower card from the Tarot, where everything comes tumbling down because it is no longer sustainable and it’s just basically time for change!

The number one question for this week is – what needs to change in my life?

I will add another question – who am I now that I have committed to that change?

Oh okay, one more – how can I release myself into a path of least resistance?

(I am so happy to have gotten the question mark key fixed on my computer yesterday, and look how many times I’ve managed to use it already! Happy days.)

 

Venus is in the Gate of the Receptive

As I write this post, Venus is in Gate 2 – the Gate of the Receptive and the yin gate of the I Ching.

We are labouring under a great misapprehension in our culture that our success rests solely on our own shoulders, the result of our own individual effort.  Venus is here to let us know this week, get over ourselves!  We are not that powerful and all seeing!  Rather than working ourselves into a lather of action and busy-ness we would be much better served, personally and collectively, if we could

  • keep our destination in mind – where do I actually (and really) want to be?
  • be open to all possibilities for arriving there
  • be in constant motion to draw in guidance
  • be loyal to that guidance
  • make it a priority to work responsively with our potential allies

By the time of the Full Moon, Venus will be in the Gate of Stripping Away.  (23) This is about letting go of what is worn out, discovering what was always there right under the surface waiting to bloom and blossum.  In particular, people who are no longer on your fractal will fall away. Let them go, with gratitude and appreciation for where you have been together. This will, paradoxically, leave you more centred and less vulnerable.

 

Mars in the Gate of Beginnings 

As I write this post, Mars is in Gate 3 – the Gate of Beginnings.  Master Huang describes this as a rough situation for a newly born being.  But we do have strong roots to support us, and we must use them to gather an abundance of life force for our growth. Sprouting is the very beginning, a growing centre. Take a moment to close your eyes and feel into your growing centre.

What happens when the most sensitive aspects of our spiritual nature, newly arrived in our bodies, burgeoning with life and desire to attain full growth, meet resistance and feel tempted to define it as ‘reality’.

Ceres is transiting in Gate 60, creating a channel with Mars.  This is the Channel of Mutation – the hub of all evolutionary possibilities to bring to life what is new.  This is laminated space time, where the mutation or evolvement happens in the gaps.  Trying to push things, based on the adrenalised energy of the Root Centre, can only create chaos and confusion. Gate 60 is a gate about rules.  Rules that are too harsh, too bitter. Rules that we learnt about how we should behave even if they took us against our true nature. Rules that are cloaked in descriptions like being polite or doing the right thing or succeeding or doing whatever it takes or self-discipline.

chickenIt’s a bit like a chicken hatching.  These old rules and beliefs have held us in a safe place while we could grow, but now it is time to throw them off and move into a bigger place.  Hekate is also transiting in the Gate of Limitation (60).  This crone of the crossroads is a tell-tale sign that letting go of unnecessary limitations can completely change our path in life this week.

Ceres is a planet that calls us to value ourselves, to nurture and nourish ourselves with what we truly need to thrive. What rules and beliefs can you safely ditch now, because they are simply binding up your true and awesome self in a place where it can’t function without some level of pain? What  rules and beliefs can you release because they are working against your dreams, rather than for them?  As Hilary Barrett says about Gate 60 – sweet measures bring good fortune.

By the time of the Full Moon, Mars will be in the Gate of Nourishment (27).  This gate is not just about food, but all the processes and structures that sustain and  nourish you – physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.  This is also a gate where we can ‘over-care’, which means instead of true caring we get caught up in obsessive worrying or anxiety or overdoing, and miss the gentle calm of real nourishment. This requires us to locate power and meaning within ourselves, and to take responsibility for what we need rather than expecting it to come from some god or parent replacement figure.

There’s a fine balance here between working in concert with ‘the universe’ and surrendering our personal power to guide our own lives. Going with the flow is fine, so long as we are in action towards our dreams at all times. It looks like this – each breath I take is guiding me closer and closer to more of me being present.

 

Mercury and Uranus in the Channel of Initiation

Mercury will be meeting with Uranus until 2am on 2nd April UT, challenging us to step out of our same old same old, and transcend our normal lives. We have the courage to cheerfully leap into the void and choose to be initiated at deeper and more profound levels of soul, aligning with our own unique spirit. We may experience shocks that force us to orient ourselves again and again in our own hearts, our own inner surety.

This activation is geometry, it opens us up to new life directions, previously unconsidered. It is filled with an increased understanding of what love means in our lives, and how we can live more of it.

By the time of the Full Moon, Mercury will be in the Gate of Following (17) which Master Huang describes as moving forward with joy.  As you move forward, ask yourself what you value most highly and hold to that through all the upheaval.  Good fortune comes of being true to your achievements and confident in your path’s unfolding.

 

Full Moon – 4 April 2015 at 12.05 UT

Full Moon – 4 April 2015

While the lead up to the Full Moon encourages us to leap, that void can be a scary place and what if it all goes awry?  The key is to come from our inner knowing of what feels right, rather than neurotically probing our outer reality seeking clues.

Our concept of security is undergoing a huge shift. We are developing trust in life to bring us what we need, plus a bit more icing on the cake.  This is a whole different energy to the greed of grabbing as much as we can get our hands on.

How do we access this bounty of ease?  Through learning how to work with the universal law that says – life brings us exactly what we need in each moment.  Our every moment is a uniquely crafted answer to our request for a better life. It may look like something else entirely, but keep asking the questions –

  • What is the good in this for me?
  • What can I best learn from this experience?
  • How does this experience move me closer to what I desire?

 

And never forget the massive task we have at hand, to shift ancient conditioning of fear and it’s limitations from the dna of humanity.  To replace that fear of what’s out there, with a profound experience of what’s in here, and what it’s connected to.

The Sun and Moon are lining up in the same gates as the nodes, another indication of a need to step into a new life path this week. But don’t despair if you feel nothing is happening! It’s a slow process. Read about Pluto’s influence on our slowing down here.  But, while your external reality may appear to move slowly, you must begin to vibrate at a higher frequency.  (That’s Chiron in Gate 22 btw, but more on that later.)

I love Abraham’s way of describing this process, using the idea of the high flying disc.

 

 

 

The Sun is in the Gate of Biting Through (21) helping us learn how to take responsibility for our lives in a whole new way.  This is not about keeping control, because if we define success by the amount of control we exercise, what happens when we run out of willpower?  When we are tired from trying to control everything?

We crash into ‘out of control’.  Control > out of control > control > out of control > … oh I’m feeling a little bit weary, how are you feeling?  When we are trying to control ourselves and our lives, we have a decreased capacity for self-compassion (I can’t believe you ate that last cupcake!!)

 

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And what are we trying to control anyway? Since what’s out there is simply a reflection of our own inner being, projected out into the world.  It’s a very inefficient way to go about creating change!

We also lose some capacity for harmony and union with others, because hey! we’re busy keeping control of things!  The programming partner is the Gate of Depth (The Well, gate 48).  And when we are busy keeping control, we lose touch with our own depth.  Most of us at some time have preferred to labour on, keeping busy, taking on more and more responsibility in our external world rather than slow down and listen to the messags of change.

A hint:  this week, do some listening!  As Carol Anthony says, in her I Ching book, the sage knows how to make evil circumstances work to your good; it isn’t necessary to intervene.  

The Science of Implosion

This week’s Full Moon puts us in the dynamics of implosion. An implosion happens when instability causes the structure of something to crumble inward.  Think of a building collapsing in on itself.

 

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Some of you may recognise this feeling!  But implosion is not just about destruction.  Dan Winter considers it to be the gateway to bliss, heart coherence and living in the field of sacred geometry.  (Download the implosion pdf)

Implosion is a movement inwards, where explosions move outwards.

Explosions are wasteful and inefficient, using loads of resources for a small result. Think of explosions as our efforts to control life by acting on what is outside of us. In stark contrast to nature, the conventional motion of explosions moves along straight paths and causes resistance to build up exponentially with speed. A small increase in speed causes a large increase in resistance.

Implosion is a much more efficient method of changing the state of things. It’s a suctional process that moves inwards, creating a vortex, curving and flowing.  The outside of the vortex moves slowly, but …. and I want you to remember the high flying disc right now …. the inside moves fast.   The vortex is one of natures healthiest and most prolific forms.

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What happens when keeping control is leading us towards implosion? When the pressure for change is too much for our old lives to hold their shape any longer? When our lives are shifting inexorably towards a new geometry – a vortex? When we can no longer live on the surface because our depth is rising to overtake our lives?

When the void is seen as something to be feared, this is a terrifying and confusing prospect.  But what if you were able to trust that life is bringing you just what you need, plus a little bit more?  What if you are being sucked into the very depths of your own nature?

The Earth and Moon are in Gate 48, the Gate of Depth. We are being called to a deep heart opening. A greater coherence, a more wonderful alignment with our higher/bigger selves. This will go against all our logical and rational and linear beliefs about life, especially about life being hard. Because in the vortex we follow the path of least resistance.  It may well put our ego/mind in conflict with our heart (and other inner intelligences like our Sacral and Spleen and Solar Plexus).

And the biggest question of all – how do you implode gracefully?  It comes back to how we make ourselves secure in our world.  We are learning to do this by going within, shifting our very geometry.  We are stepping into greater amounts of self, and unhooking from looking outside for the conditions to be who we truly are.  We are learning that everything we need …..   everything …. comes through the process of implosion rather than explosion, through following our innermost yearnings rather than rushing and being busy and taking on responsibility for things.  It comes back to one small step in the direction of your dreams, and then another, and then another, whilst always trusting that everything in your life is there for your good.

It occured to me while writing this post, that a vortex is one part of a wormhole.  And a wormhole is a shortcut through space and time.

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New Moon 20 March 2015

New Moon Friday 20 March 2015 at 9.36am UT.

joy williamsWhile the actual Pluto-Uranus Square happened a few days ago, we will most feel it’s effect over the next 48 hours.

Today’s New Moon sits right on top of Uranus, activating all the power of that life changing transit.  It also comes complete with it’s own solar eclipse and equinox, and it’s right on the Aries Point just to make things really interesting.

The New Moon is working deeply to shock us out of ancient wounds that have been holding us apart from living fully as spiritual beings in a physical body.

I woke up very early this morning, just before dawn, and immediately started thinking.  Because that’s what we do in our culture.  We think.  We think about what time to get up, and what we need to do and what we said and what we didn’t say and and and on it goes.  We think so much about so many things that we don’t even know we are thinking.  It’s very common when I ask my private clients ‘how do you feel about that’ for them to begin their answer with ‘I think … ‘.  This thinking binds us up in keeping safe, in controlling our bodies and our lives, in staying clear from the power of the creative flow of universal energy because, well who knows where it may take us!

This week’s New Moon is in the G Centre, the antithesis of thinking.  The place where we find our highest heart based potential. In the gate where our innocence and trust can get entangled in deluded beliefs and other futile and groundless things.

We do all we can to control our lives, while reality careens in a different direction entirely!

We have arrived at a time when our internal self and our external experiences are reaching out to grasp hands.  It involves some unwinding of old hard edges and struggle. It means we need to bring some courage to dropping into our deepest most vulnerable place of longing and sensitivity.

While the Sun and Moon today trigger the Pluto-Uranus square and this is making waves in the astrology community, the Human Design transit chart shows just how incredibly connected these two events truly are.  In the HD chart, the Sun, Moon and Uranus are in the same channel today.

 

New Moon March 2015

New Moon March 2015

 

If you experience any shocking events, not matter how inconsequential, I suggest these steps:

1.  Put your hand over your heart

2. Take some slow deep breaths and imagine your breath going in and out of your heart

3. Imagine someone or something that makes you feel love and appreciation and care

4. Bathe in those feelings for a minute or two.

 

This process will create a greater heart coherence and allows you the space to choose a love based response rather than a fear based response. This coherent state will support you to untangle from your habitual thoughts, and from old beliefs and pains and compulsions.  It will allow another higher destiny to open up before you.

One of the benefits of using this technique just now is to prevent you getting caught up in a blur of effort without any clarity about what it will all achieve.  There is a blind constrictive patterning, almost like a web, which is being pulled off us.  Our fear can have us clutching at this web, trying to create some kind of physical anchor.

Instead, the love coherence technique allows you to shift out of that old pattern, quell your thinking and drop more deeply into your own reality, your own body.

The G Centre is the home of the Magnetic Monopole, which holds our life geometry. Asteroid Arachne is in that gate, which indicates our tendency to make things more complicated than they are in order to make ourselves seem more important.  In this way we get ‘entangled’ in a web where we can feel victimised.  Gate 2 line 3, where Arachne is sitting on the New Moon says:

There is an inner treasure here, already whole and complete in itself, needing nothing added.  You can stay true to it without concerning yourself with immediate personal achievement.

So even as you work, perhaps to realise your inner potential, you know that winning something to show for your efforts now is not so important.  It’s sufficient that the work be completed in the end.

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This is a message I am seeing repeatedly just now. The outcomes are not so important as us staying present to each step in the journey.  Pushing for outcomes we have ‘thought up’ simple keeps us enmeshed, trapped in ridiculous complications that have nothing to do with reality.  Reality is here on the ground.  Reality requires us to be present to as much as we can possibly be conscious of.

This is the returning feminine, filling space and creating form.  This is the returning feminine creating structure from the invisible, using the magical power of nature and her bounty, leading us to a perfection as certainly as the planets know their orbits and the waves land on the shore.

The G Centre indicates love, identity and direction at the highest level of our being.  It is the place where we set out on our life long search to understand and experience love, both giving and receiving.  It is the place where, free of the web of our own complex thinking, we open to our natural ability to attract people, places and events that we are here to live authentically.

You may be feeling very sensitive just now.  That is because we are all in recovery from being treated as an object – an employee, a consumer, a student, a customer, a tax file number!  Over the next few days, keep returning to your heart space and feeling the tenderness there.  Bathe yourself in it for a moment or two.  This is how we change our world.

 

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Sensing The Currents of Change

fractal_face_by_ordoab-d56hfsrWe are experiencing a subtle but pivotal shift. Rather than containing, controlling and managing our lives, we are letting go and moving to the centre of the action. It can feel chaotic here, as if there is no way we can remain in control.

But that’s exactly the point, we don’t need to. We are instead standing in the energy of creation and drawing to us the order we desire.

This is different – a moment by moment proposition.  We are not working towards an outcome. There are no straight lines filled with effort. Instead there is the luxury of being what we are creating, one moment after the next.

 

Pluto-Uranus Square on 17th March 2015

We are approaching the last of seven Pluto-Uranus squares, a process that began in June 2012.

We can no longer afford to base our relationships on fear, aggression and control, and this 3 year process has been supporting us to take the first shaky and challenging steps towards living from commonality rather than divisiveness. Dropping our ancient defences and opening to the full range of human experiences, shared with others, we are taking a leap in consciousness.

This doesn’t mean that everyone is on the same page.  It may be counter productive to let the light of your character shine out fully in all situations.  But in those times when you feel you have to shroud your light, or that you aren’t free to be fully alive, there’s no need to try to change things, or make yourself seen or heard. Just stay true to your own inner light. Keep it shining for yourself, be true to you.

Because the alternative is to freeze yourself into a combative defiant posture, holding onto your sense of righteous indignation, or making someone or something outside yourself wrong. None of us can resolve conflict by maintaining it within ourselves. Instead, embrace the dark time, even if it is only a momentary discomfort.  The firmest and most unshakeable sense of what you are called to do comes from relaxing into this darkness.  This is where we can sense what wounds and oppresses us.  We can feel the nature of the light within us. This is where we find the home of our emotions, our sympathies and where we meet the heart of the matter. If not this (which affronts, distresses or discomforts me) then what? From here we are open to all potentials for change, we stay poised and capable of responsive movement. We create change and momentum through our focus on the contrast, rather than getting bogged down in the conflict.

Rather than fighting with reality, rediscover the sense of being drawn towards something.  This creates a coherence that not only affects every system and cell in your body, it puts you into a higher level of functioning and emits a powerful coherent wave that draws others into your higher reality.

 

Pluto Uranus Square March 2015

Pluto Uranus Square March 2015

On this last Pluto-Uranus square, the Moon is in Gate 19 in the Root Centre. This is a portal gate into other dimensions of consciousness.  It specifically holds the old codes of survival.  There is a kind of delusion here, that we can make ourselves safe and secure.  There is also something growing here, the approach of something greater seeking out your full cooperation to nurture it to fruition.

This is not a quick process, there is no rushing or making things happen in accordance with our own deadlines.  There is nothing entirely good here.  We must take the earth and clay with the light.  We are moving organically, as we watch patiently over developments. Each small step forward is acknowledged and celebrated. Each harvest is gathered in and stored. You stay present to the ongoing changes wherever they lead.  In this way the cycle of growth continues. This is a very different way of being from the linear growth of our economic consciousness.  It is patient and receptive and collaborative.

This way of being is more about aligning with harmony, illuminating and transforming than it is about bringing change for it’s own sake, or creating any particular outcome.

Pluto is in Gate 54 line 1, where the shock of the new is upon us, quickening our heart and threatening to send us scurrying back into survival mode.  Our aim here is to learn this new ground.  We are not ready yet to exert any particular influence, to put our ego selves in charge of creating outcomes.  Instead we must feel our way, adapt and find our place.  We find our freedom to move and create change by doing what we can, rather than trying to headbutt our way into some kind of personal power.

Uranus is in Gate 51 line 1. This is the Gate of Shock, where we are stirred, roused and shaken up by events. Suddenly it feels as if this world is not working as you expect. Security slips away. Mental constructs shatter. Solid ground shifts under your feet as living reality speaks. Radical change is upon us and a new time is coming.

This is a time to hold onto what you most value and take on responsibility for keeping it safe.  Don’t buy into the repeating round of fear, all reacting to each other.  Find your still point, that unbroken thread of clear consciousness sitting at the heart of all your experiences. This is the life sustaining energy that everything is created from. It is always in motion and has no specific source.

We are healing from millenium of catastrophic thinking, and moving into consistent and positively construction outcomes.  This is a paradigm shift.

 

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There is a small growing centre, a sprouting of something that supports you to put roots out into the unknown and break through the hard soil.  It is tiny but burgeoning with life and you can tap into that.  Don’t narrow your possibilities, it’s not a time to fixate on getting something or being recognised. Our focus needs to be on relationships, we are striving for a breakthrough in partnering with each other that will create a fission that cracks dimensional barriers.

I’ve been to-ing and fro-ing with my daughter about chores and keeping the house tidy.  We both have Gate 21 and both like to control the space, so that’s always fun!  As she’s matured we’ve come to some pretty easy agreements, but at times each one of us makes a bid for control that shatters our relationship momentarily.  Then we have to rebuild.  She is more important to me than dishes done and clothes put into wardrobes.  We agreed a few years back that our guiding rule would be kindness and that trumps tidiness every time.

The asteroid Child is sitting exactly conjunct Saturn on this major transit, in Gate 34 line 6.  This could represent a child who knows no other way than to try to force her or his way through to what is desired. It could also represent the child who was forced to use her vital (sacral) energy in ways that meet the needs of someone else.

As I write this post, Mars and Uranus are making an exact conjunction in Gate 21, which might find us pushing and using our willpower to make things come out how we want them to be. Our very individuality is at stake here.  But this is a furphy.  It’s important to be passionate about our lives and how we arrange and organise them, but using the power of our small selves to try to force and manipulate an outcome is no longer effective.  Connect with a higher sense of power, a more relaxed harmonious and aligned sense of self.  Don’t choose a specific outcome, but feel your way around each tangle and eventually everything will come right of it’s own accord.  And the outcome will be much more amenable than your small inner child could have ever imagined.

This final Pluto-Uranus square brings us a quieter way of being, a more receptive space where we can feel our way gradually into the new world we are creating. It brings relationships to the fore, asking us to recognise what we truly value.  The ongoing initiations of Uranus in the Gate of Shock between now and January 2017 requires us to slow down and take notice.  Pluto is supporting us to do just that.

 

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Full Moon March 2015 – Are We There Yet?

outiharma1Some of you might remember in early January when I decided to take the rest of the month off.  I made that choice because every time I turned on my computer and tried to work, the internet seemed to be screaming at me – start your new program diet creative endeavour relationship business now!!##!!!  I could barely breathe for the pressure of all the emails and facebook posts coming at me, urging me to make the most of 2015. As if it all had to happen in a rush.

So I went to the beach, hung out with my family and met my new love.  All together a well spent few weeks.

That kind of go-getting energy is on the way out.  It has it’s place of course, but it’s place isn’t here and now. Mostly it’s in the past.  We are opening to a gentler more receptive way of being in the world, attuning to subtle shifts and responding to invitations, inspiration and impulses as they arise. There is so much less doing in that way of being.

We are in transition.  The situation is fragile, even tenuous, as we use our energy to create a new pattern of living.

What makes it disquieting is what is lurking at the periphery.  It feels as if our every achievement may be threatened or sabotaged and that it all may come tottering down around our knees.  This is simply the old patterning trying to cling to life by drawing your attention back again and again – look at me! I’m a problem that needs fixing! You should stop feeling so good and come feel bad with me!

Simple message here – don’t be fooled into putting your time and energy into propping anything up. And be very aware of what you are creating just now.  If you are rushing, trying to fill gaps and assuage emptiness, you are very likely building with old materials.  You could have old trauma coming up, ancient memories of catastrophes that have you skipping to get back into your comfort zone.  Resist that impulse, and wait through your reaction to shock because there you create a new and different story of who you are and what your life is about when you go with the slower response.

What’s been threatening and different in the past can now be transformed into an opportunity for creating permanently constructive outcomes.  How can you see life as your partner, rather than an adversary to be outwitted?

Tomorrow’s Full Moon is all about making a transition. There’s a fine balance in any transition.  Should you hold back and find your feet or rush forward and sample what’s on offer?  I suggest you do both.  Waltz pass GO, move directly to the very centre of your own life and dive in.  Once you are there, feel your way through the thorny tangle of circumstances with great care, tangle by tangle coming free under your absolute intention to move on with your dreams.

And move on you will, because you have already made your commitment, and the desires and shifts arising are the outward sign of your inner agreement already made.  We’ve arrived, but it sort of doesn’t quite feel like it. Because we are still filling in the bits that make it real, rather than a wonderful imagining.

 

Full Moon – 5 March 2015 at 18:05 UT

 

 

The two gates activated by the Sun and Moon are in the Head Centre aka the crown chakra.  We are inspired to figure out where we are going.  We are thinking thinking thinking our way away from our suffering, away from our doubts and confusions.  Well, not really. That’s what we think we are doing.  And something long past it’s due date believes that’s how we make progress.  But come back to that idea I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

 

We are opening to a gentler more receptive way of being in the world, attuning to subtle shifts and responding to invitations, inspiration and impulses as they arise. There is so much less doing in that way of being.

 

We don’t need to think ourselves free so much as BE ourselves free.  We can relax into anything that seems to cause us pain and suffering, and find the seed of a constructive outcome in that situation.  Because there is always a constructive outcome.  These changes have a long way to go, so let go of any anxious imaginings that are not yet real and make yourself quite open to what is already real.  Your existing commitments, agreements and expectations must be dealt with. We are gently untangling and moving on, with the most deft touch we can muster.

You don’t need to know what happens further down the path.  You just need to be gently present with now and create success for yourself in this moment, and the next and the next. In following through like this, you stay loyal to your original reasons for being here in this life.  You are creating a pattern that will hold your way of life for many many years to come.  Take some time to craft it well.

The Sun is sextile Pluto.  Venus is square Pluto. Pluto is square Uranus.  It’s all good fun till someone tries to stay the same old same old person they have always been, and suddenly life throws you a curve ball.  With this much Pluto energy you really have little choice but to go with the flow of change.

 

Much of the language in this blog post comes directly from Hilary Barrett’s amazing book I Ching

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New Moon February 2015

Embrace Your Dreams sign with a beach on backgroundThere is one clear, precise and profound message from today’s New Moon, and it’s this:

Get ready to shift into the flow of a greater life.

We’re coming face to face with all our dreams denied and inviting them to come out of the shadows and into reality.

There can be no half heartedness  here, no more lives half lived.  There will be no detours.  We are getting into the flow and taking each step as it shows up for us.

But don’t get into thinking this requires a superhuman effort.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  The only real effort is in your intention and willingness to surrender to where life wishes to take you.  After that, your offerings and actions need only be modest.  You are not being asked to give beyond your means.  In other words, don’t push and don’t rush and don’t believe you have to put yourself out in any way. That’s taking you OUT of the flow, so it will only be counter-productive anyway, and how good is that.

New Moon February 2015

New Moon February 2015

The Sun and Moon are in the Gate of Clarity and Illumination, where inner and outer light meet.  Here we drop our seriousness and efforting, and find a lightness by surrendering to a trust in the flow of life. Because, let’s face it, if you are not trusting life you are simply making yourself a victim of it.  And that’s never going to do you or any of the rest of us any good.

This is a gate of desire.  The channel itself pressures us to follow our desires, feel and feed our hunger, into emotional experiences that teach us about our world.  As Richard Rudd says in his GeneKeys book, our desires don’t have to be followed, but they do have to be felt.

The pressure itself, coming out of Mercury in the Root Centre, is for a dream of a better life.  In the past we have had to live on hope alone.  We haven’t had the tools to manifest our dreams into physical reality.  But now we are entering the frequency of physical manifestation and as a precursor, we need to get in touch with what we choose to create.

Gate 41, the Gate of Decrease, is the only start codon in the Human Design chart.  It switches on when we allow ourselves to truly feel the emotional energy of our desires.  This is not an intellectual exercise, or a busy-ness. It is an emotional energy.  There is a huge morphogenic field being created today, as if we are all at the starting gate awaiting the signal.

Don’t be concerned about what you are giving up.  Let go of any entanglements in futile actions and beliefs that no longer align with your core dream.  Even if you don’t know exactly where you want to go, imagine stepping into a greater flow of life – actually close your eyes and take a step with the intention of it taking you into the flow.  This liberates the whole creative flow into your life.  Then it is available for you to leverage.

This is an excellent day to re-evaluate your plans, dreams and goals.  Take some time out to remember desires you have stuffed down the back of the wardrobe.  Take them out and brush them off.  Update, refresh and renew them. But don’t get caught up in making an effort.  Just know your next step and then you can go your way both lightly and purposefully, joining in a more creative energy. This is Heaven on Earth.

 

Let your aspirations rise to heaven and shine out brightly, but also enter deeply into the ordinary earth your experience grows from.

Hilary Barret, I Ching

 

 

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Here’s This Week’s Universal Trickster-ism

blueprint-space-mechanic-18959202We are heading into some tricky territory as we approach our very last of seven Pluto Uranus squares on 17th March 2015.  Venus and Mars are moving through the last little vestige of Pisces, in Gate 36, Mercury is making a channel with the Sun that activates our desires and disappointments. And the Moon is just about to pass over Pluto.  So, that’s all!

There is a need to let go of dead wood in our lives, to focus our attention on the living breathing joyful experiences and stop maintaining dead forms that no longer serve us.

I’ve been wandering around my house this morning feeling as if I have already moved out.  I may not be moving, I have no specific plans to move house, but it feels as if something significant is done.  Let’s look at why and how and when.

The sun sets. the world turns, a day comes to it’s close. This is the end of one phase of your life.  It is time to take in all that has happened and move into the present moment, beating your own drum and celebrating your achievements.  Don’t be distracted by bright shiny things that can flare up and die away.  Mourn what is passing and take the initiative to dream and act on succeeding at the centre of your own life.

We are stepping into a big energy.  It is spacious because we have yet to fill it.  It might seem that there are many problems that need resolving but the best thing you can do now about your problems is put down your spade and rest, rather than dig yourself in deeper.  Trying to resolve issues simply keeps you bogged in old style solutions.  Digging takes you deeper into a place where you no longer want to be, so rest, relax, do something fun instead.  When you do take action, it needs not be spectacular or elaborate but small and perfectly formed.

Don’t get sucked into the illusion that busy-ness is called for.  You can safely be less involved in that way of being, and more involved in making yourself available.   It may seem that you are overwhelmed by things to do and fix and manage, but in a fractal universe where time is unfolding, each moment is made up of the smallest and gentlest and kindest possible experience.  Whether the energy is big or small, whether your dreams are grand or wide or quiet or still, they are constructed from moments of your best self.  So, be your best self in each moment and your dreams will be as you desire without any further effort from you.

 

Human Design Transit Chart 16 February 2015

16 February 2015

 

Venus and Mars in the Gate of Brightness Hidden 

It has been dangerous to allow our light to shine, in a culture that has over many centuries treated the subtle realms as an enemy. Although we haven’t always been able to shine, we have stayed as true as possible to our own inner flame and we are on the cusp of releasing it into the world.  It is important not to feel powerless or discouraged through this process. We need to enter deeply into our earthly experience because this time we are co-creating heaven on earth and our pure light speaks to the earthly clay in order to create something we have never experienced on this planet before.

Venus and Mars together in this gate (36) bring a combination of vigour and softness, the courage to take action which is gentle and attuned.

On 20th February both Venus and Mars will have moved to Aries – Gate 25 – and the energy will shift to action.

Moon and Pluto 

As our new gentleness and purity peeks out into a new world there is a terror of being crushed, attacked, beaten down, hurt.  I have been dealing with feelings akin to a nightmare where I am in constant danger with no real danger in sight. Anything that feels threatening right now is not your enemy, but your partner come to support you to shift the last of the oppositional energy of Pluto before it makes it’s first move into Gate 54.  Opposition becomes the source of expansion.

 

Saturn and Jupiter 

Taken together these two planets have one consistently clear message.  Stop pushing.

What you previously valued is done.  It holds no allure for you now.  This is potentially crazy making.  But the simplest thing possible here is to take time out to rest and recover.  You can give yourself a break from constant growth, constant development, constant achievement, constantly checking to make sure you are secure and good and right and …   all those burdens.  And instead spend some time dwelling upon imagining your possibilities.

 

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Mercury and the Sun

This combo will be in place for the New Moon on 19th Feb and I will share more on that.  For now, let me say that this channel holds the energy of desires and disappointments.  There is a pressure here to join with others and have experiences that trigger our emotional development.  Mercury in the Root Gate pressures us to action, and the Sun in the Solar Plexus gate reminds us to take time to allow the emergence of clarity that will bring us the perfect partner for the experience and the perfect timing to create what we desire rather than a pale imitation that fails to satisfy.

 

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Pluto in Gate 54 – The Marrying Maiden

Antoine JoseOn 8th March 2015 we begin a new cycle of soul transformation.  Pluto brings an end to survival of the fittest.  We are shifting from the idea of us against them, into a time of mystical relationships uniting heaven on earth.  Ahhhhhhh I hear you say!  That’s a relief!

As Pluto moves out of the Gate of Opposition (38) and into the Marrying Maiden (54) we are moving beyond struggling to survive and into a time of manifestation as a pleasurable experience.  This means we have to move out of all our conceptions of linear time and into a more liminal space where physical density is only one aspect of our reality and creation means more than making widgets on a production line.  It’s time for the human race, or at least a certain critical mass, to begin creating at higher levels of intention and love.

Like me, you may have tired of the terrorism and adrenalised struggle to survive that has accompanied Pluto in the Gate of Opposition (38) since January 2013.  While Pluto will spend some time back in the Gate of Opposition during 2015, the tide has turned.

The new Plutonian themes, which will be with us between now and October 2019, are:

 

  • stepping into a new capacity to keep pace with sudden and complete change
  • opening to our spirit dropping deeply into our physical bodies and our mundane reality
  • discovering our higher purpose hidden within the seed of our personal ambition
  • consciously moving into relationships that are based on love, caring and affection rather than being compelled to play out our old relationship stories
  • a rising aspiration to move up the ladder of the spiritual hierarchy
  • learning obedience to higher laws
  • finding the support and connections we need to step out of survival based relationships like jobs and old world marriages
  • staying within ourselves and allowing the universe to co-create with us, rather than going outside ourselves and pushing to make things happen

 

The most interesting thing to me about this long term transit is there are almost no connections between Pluto and other planets during the entire 5 year period.  The most significant event is when Jupiter transits in Gate 32 between December 2016 and March 2017.  Other than that, pretty much nada!  Compare that to Pluto in Gate 38, with it’s ongoing relationship with Neptune in the same circuit in Gate 55, which brought us some very intense upgrades.  It may indicate that the focus is off Pluto for a while, that this may be quite a gentle transit.

 

Pluto in the Root Centre

Pluto moved into the Root Centre in November 2010, beginning a period of transformation of our adrenal system. Terror, fear, depression, it’s been a wild ride both personally and globally.  We have certainly seen terrorism come to the fore, particularly since Pluto moved into the Gate of Opposition (38) in January 2013.  And our own inner terror has been getting a run for it’s money as well, being brought into consciousness and exposed for what it is – simply a set of inner beliefs that conflict with each other.

The Root Centre will not open to physical manifestation until we achieve coherence between our conscious and subconscious frequencies. I’m not talking in strictly Human Design terms here, this is not about the Design and Personality activations.  Rather, it’s all the suppressed material that has us creating an abundance of what we don’t want in our lives, rather than an abundance of what we do want.

As we move more and more into that kind of conscious coherence of thought and being, all the other Centres are activated and full manifestation is birthed. Pluto in Gate 38 has been re-coding our dna for a post-survivalist world and supporting coherence in our capacity for both relationship and physical manifestation.

Beyond Thriving

What happens when we have learnt the skills of thriving? Who and what do we become?  Can you feel your own capacity to be beyond any idea of surviving and naturally flourishing in each moment?  The effort of Pluto in Gate 54 is in learning to let go of efforting, to surrender to the greater forces at work in your life, and to discipline yourself to the new skills of creation.

As we create from each moment of what is, each one of us becomes something unique and wonderful.  Without needing to plan for it other than through our desires and intentions, we become indispensible to the evolution of life.

 

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The Essence of The Marrying Maiden

gate54The Gates in Human Design are based on the I Ching.  These I Ching metaphors tell us so much about the essential meaning of any Gate in Human Design.

Hexagram 54 in the I Ching tells the story of a younger woman in a marriage with an older man.  She’s the second wife and must find her way without much in her favour.

This Gate informs us about coming second.  Where are we not making ourselves primary in our own lives?  In what ways must we adapt when circustances seem not to be in our favour? It’s not just about marriage, but any new undertaking or phase.

The are two threads here, and they seem contradictory at first.

  • Who are we obeying if we find ourselves opposing our own will?
    • Are we choosing a subordinate position and giving up our responsibility to make our own life choices?  Why would we put ourselves in a position where we are secondary in our own lives?  What are we avoiding?  I often work with personal clients on giving themselves permission to want what they want.  There is a sort of pleading quality to much of our dialogue about our own desires … if only!  what if I could!  I wonder when!  Maybe not exactly what I want, but this lesser version may be acceptable!  (to whom?)
  • How can we develop our skills to surrender to our own higher spiritual aspirations?
    • Pluto in Gate 54 is nothing if not a call to deep transformation of our own ambition, to put our life towards a greater goal. What new skills do we need to navigate this landscape?  What greater version of ourselves are we becoming?

And there is one more theme that is significant, and very intriguing.

  • How can we develop our skills to deal with sudden and complete changes in our life circumstances?
    • This Gate activates sudden shifts that put us in a completely new and unknown circumstances ( as in the metaphor of marriage in the hexagram).  Life is moving faster and we need skills that support us to live in uncertainty and create from our hearts, especially when we are creating the road ahead rather than following it.

 There is a very significant transit in 2015 that shows how important it is for us to develop the skills to find our own unique pathway through the uncertainty and chaos.

From 16 July 2015 till 13 August 2015 Jupiter combines with the North Node to form a channel connecting the Sacral to the G Centre.  (more on the Centres here) This channel is about going with the flow, no matter how scary that might be, as we sprout an entirely new and personally unique way of being in the world.

Also from that date – 16 July – till 29 November 2015 we get Uranus combining with the South Node to form a channel connecting the Will Centre to the G Centre.   (more on the Centres here)  This channel is about learning to transcend our conditioned responses to circumstances, to return quickly to our hearts and hold ourselves in a place of love and balance.  It is the only channel emanating from the G Centre that is purely about the evolvement of greater individuality.

These are powerful indicators that 2015 holds opportunities for us to leap into a whole new sense of who we are as individuals, create relationships with tremendous transformative power, and to redefine what we are here to create.

 Doing Relationships Now

Hexagram 54 is one of four hexagrams in the I Ching that relate directly to relationships.  The others are Hexagram 32 (permanent ongoing relationships), Hexagram 31 (mutual affection), Hexagram 53 (the proper arrangement of marriage).

Gate 54 is superficially about a young girl being taken into an older man’s household as a second wife.  Her aspirations to have her own household are subsumed under the need to adapt to her secondary place and her role is primarily to support the first wife and maintain harmony in the household. Her own needs are not of any account in the arrangement.  Usually she would have ended up as a second wife because her family couldn’t afford anything better for her.

You may see that there are parallels in your own life, places where your own needs have been put aside for the sake of tradition, harmony or financial security.  These kinds of compromises are woven so deeply into our cultural landscape that we barely notice them, or take them completely for granted.  I so often hear people saying things like – well, it’s what you have to do to make a living.  Or, she made a good match for herself there, she’ll always be looked after in that marriage.  Etc.

Pluto in Gate 54 is putting us on notice that these kinds of compromises are no longer going to be comfortable.  It’s time for us to strike out on our own journey where our own desires come first.  This is the new stream of harmony and security.

There are also parallels with the desire to grow spiritually, where we must surrender to a greater force even when we feel the risk of giving up our own plans at the ego level.

It’s interesting to me that the genders here are the feminine giving up their will to the needs of the patriarchal marriage arrangements that are designed purely to meet the man’s needs both sexual and domestic.  One of the most difficult aspects of coming into Human Design for me was the inherent sexism in the I Ching.  It helped when I got myself a copy of Carol Anthony’s book and I coulde translate to something that I was more at home with.

For hexagram 54 Anthony says: Each time we face a problem where we feel we have little influence three choics appear: we allow things to work out, force advance or abandon the problem all together. This hexagram advises us on how to allow things to work out by maintaining our inner truth and independence while under the pressure of adversity.  When we force our way or abandon the situation we may attain some kind of victory but it keeps us trapped in conformity rather than achieving the change of heart and willing adherence we really seek. 

Our relationships are key to our evolvement.  We are nearly done with the old projections and compulsions.  These new relationship fractals hold the energy of true creation.  It’s not necessarily easy, but the key is to stay with the process even when we feel we have little control or influence, not to force or abandon the situation.  It is this process that releases the deeper mystical relationship into the light of day as if through alchemy, and brings forth the transformation inherent in the coming together.

 

Transforming Money

dna and moneyIn conventional Human Design, Gate 54 is part of the channel of Transformation which represents our ambition fueled by consistent effort and motivated by the desire to be recognised in order to better our position within the hierarchy of the ‘tribe’.

What happens when your value to others comes from being the most uniquely and amazingly you that you can be?  I feel like Dr Suess could write a book about that!  This is very different from the common belief in working for a living.  We no longer have to go outside ourselves to force life to provide for us.  In fact, in 2015 that old approach will begin to feel unbearable.

What does it mean to stay inside ourselves?  What does it mean not to breach our own natural shape and way of being out of fear that we won’t survive?  In the past few years of Pluto in Gate 38 we have learnt what being in survival mode does to our decision making – it takes on a blinkered short term nature.  As we have learnt to be more at ease, our decision making has opened into a more expansive and relaxed place, giving us more options that are inherently nurturing.  We will learn to come from that relaxed place more and more as Pluto moves through Gate 54.

There is a subtle interaction here between the individual and the tribe or community, where our efforts need to be of value to the greater good of those who we share our lives with.  There is a lot of old energy here, especially because money is such a strong symbol for our thriving, freedom, choice, and is so deeply woven into our dna survival stories. It’s a huge leap of faith to hold true to ourselves against prevailing beliefs, and allow life to bring to us all we desire, rather than going out (outside ourselves) and struggling to gather it to us manually.  Human Design brings such incredible tools to support us in this process.  And the Imagine Perfection Sessions are designed to teach you the specific skills you need to make this leap.

We are on the cusp of releasing beliefs about money that create lack.  We are coming to the end of the time when huge amounts of community prosperity could be syphoned off to a few leaving the remainder of people on this planet feeling hungry and suppressing a desperate greed and need.

 

Uniting Heaven and Earth

Antoine Josse - Tutt'Art@ (126)Gate 54 talks about relationships as a way of uniting heaven and earth.  Of course most of us have experienced the opposite, but over the next few years the way we do relationships is shifting dramatically.

The last vestiges of marriage and relationship based on ownership, financial considerations and making futures secure are going out the window.  All our relationships are moving into the territory of soul.  Sometimes it might not feel that way, but remember the process of alchemy.  We can stay with the moment and allow the lead to be transformed to gold because of the growing and true affection between us.  They key is we are not relating from fear or a sense of compulsion, but a knowing of what it is possible for us to create.

Are you aware of times when you push outside of yourself?  When you do too much, say yes when you mean no, compromise what you truly want or accept less than you feel you deserve?  Do you feel a gap between who you know you are meant to be and who you seem to be today?  These are the places where lack has driven us in the past.

Pluto in Gate 54 is closing that gap. Between now and 2019 you will become more and more aligned with your inner knowing of yourself.  Your external and internal sense of self will become the same thing.  Life will show up in ways that make sense to you.  Because, during this period we will be learning how to create an external reality that matches our internal reality.  And when it doesn’t match, we’ll learn what to do to shift things for ourselves.  Give yourself permission to become aware when you feel that gap – when life isn’t reflecting back all you know yourself to be.  And make a conscious choice right now bring the two together. You might just take a moment to close your eyes and feel them step in and blend together.  This is you stepping into your higher spiritual purpose, your greater capacity for coherence.  Life is opening to us and it is time for us to respond.

 

Enjoy this video created by Kara i’ila.

 

 

Important Dates

8 March 2015  Pluto in Gate 54 

18 April 2015  – Pluto in retrograde : 54 line 1

3o May 2015 – Pluto in Gate 38

26 September 2015 – Pluto goes direct : 38 line 4

3 January 2016 – Pluto in Gate 54

19 April 2016 – Pluto in retrograde : 54 line 3

29 August 2016 – Pluto in Gate 38 

27 September 2016 – Pluto goes direct : 38 line 6

25 October 2016 – Pluto in Gate 54

21 April 2017 – Pluto goes retrograde : 54 line 5

30 September 2017 Pluto goes direct : 54 line 2

7 March 2018 – Pluto in Gate 61

11 June 2018 – Pluto in Gate 54

6 January 2019 – Pluto in Gate 61

11 September 2019 – Pluto in Gate 54

25 October 2019 – Pluto in Gate 61.

 

Image: http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2012/04/antoine-josse-1970-french-surrealist.html

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Have Your True Desires Been Squashed?

sunflowerI’ve been inundated by emails exhorting me to make plans for 2015!  Hey, I’ve hardly even drawn breathe from 2014 yet, but I MUST apparently go out and attack that marketplace, get in first and claim my territory.  Or get started on my weight loss, find my perfect partner and buy a new car.  Lordy, I feel exhausted at the very idea of it!

I was sitting on my verandah this morning feeling tiny tendrils of cool breeze caressing my skin amidst the warm humid air.  I felt like I was being tickled by angels, and I probably was!  That was more fun that creating a task list!

I know this post is tight on the heels of the Full Moon post, but there is something I wanted to share with you.  It’s another activation to the emotional realm, so I thought you might like to have a heads up.

I’ve noticed that over the past few weeks, some people are feeling great, others are feeling terrible, and a lot of people are ossilating between the two, with great amplitude!

This week might feel like an emotional meltdown but it has a purpose – to bring you back to your true desires.

This is a continuation of the Root Centre to Solar Plexus Centre thing I talked about yesterday – that old pressure to survive by sucking in your stomach and pretending nothing’s wrong.  As in – No, I’m NOT having an emotional meltdown I always breathe like this and my eyes often water entirely of their own accord. 

The Solar Plexus Centre is all about fire.  The element fire, which is all about illumination and spirit, and expressing your power through actions aligned with your very highest qualities.

 

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For the next 6 days, Mars is transiting in the Gate of Illumination (30). This is the home of fire in the Human Design chart.

It also relates to our genetic hunger for emotional experiences that give us an opportunity to grow.

Until 9th January, Mercury and Venus will be creating a channel with Mars; they are both sitting in the Gate of Decrease (40).  Because of the planets involved, this may feel very personal.

It could feel like a confused and messy meltdown.  Please don’t panic.

This is an opportunity to recover personal power you gave up to authority figures as a child.  It’s distilled into lack and disappointment that blinds us to possibilities, even when possibility is knocking on our front door.

All the places where your emotions were squashed and moulded beyond recognition are coming unstuck, and for good reason.

Most importantly, your brilliance is returning.  Pay close attention to your personal desires, what do you really WANT?  And what do you need to let go of?  The Gate of Decrease is about letting go of what no longer serves our higher purpose.

Watch what you are spending your time on.  Does it empower you?  Or soothe you in your disempowerment? Are you taking action that feels good to you?  Even if it’s just walking outside and watching the sunset? The things we cling to shape our lives, so choose carefully over the next few days.

This is not a time of truth and clarity as many would consider it, but it is a week of powerful recovery of your light and your true soul desires.  They are fundamental to your purpose in this life. There is a different kind of truth and clarity in that.

What’s returning for you?

 

 

 

 

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Full Moon January 2015 – The Flow of Life Returning

Have you made any great new years resolutions?  Here’s mine:

 

Hey I didn’t want to set the bar too high!  Or force anything, which, as you’ll see, is very important right now.

We started out 2015 with a profound emotional shift that sets the stage for the entire year. This six day transit – it started on new years day! – has been uncomfortable but full of power.  It ends with tomorrow’s Full Moon, where the Sun is conjunct transformational Pluto, and the Earth and Moon create a pathway straight to refined Neptune.

Pluto and Neptune have been joining forces to shift our capacity to be truly seen.  This has been an emotional soup, but the gems of new understanding have been descending on us like fairy dust from heaven.

The whole experience is a deep transformation of our emotions, lifting us to more subtle and refined emotional experiences. We get to release some old stories of how life is hard and we have to struggle on alone, and to listen to others about how their experience is exactly the same.  Fancy that! We’ve all been feeling alone and isolated as an orphan, every one of us, all here together doing the same thing.

Here’s the Full Moon chart:

Full Moon 5 January 2015

 

The Root Centre represents our shared consensual belief in our material reality.  It’s all about relationships –  the feeling and intelligence in our feet and legs as we soak up our dynamic contact with the earth, the creative force of kundalini – the most potent evolutionary force in human consciousness, our instinct for survival and our ability to give birth to form.

When we have coherence in the Root Centre we are stable, present and capable in our world. We hold our own unique form, and relate and create with ease and joy.  Coherence comes from integration, within ourselves and with our experiences.  It’s pretty common to celebrate struggle against the odds, but we can become fixated on progress at the expense of our own health and wellbeing, and at the expense of harmony.  Just look at the environmental issues we’re facing as a shout out on that one!

 

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One of the myths we share is created by media in countless images of flawless people who are glamorous, have complete control and never sweat the small stuff.  Have you ever met such a person?  This transit is about us learning that we share a human experience.  Not one of us is really an outsider.

The Nodes have just shifted and the North Node, which represents what’s uncomfortable but unavoidable just now, says:

You might want to hold yourself apart from the flow of receiving and giving, for fear of losing your freedom and autonomy in the constant exchange.  Yet only when you remove the barriers and become part of the flow can you experience the true essence of the situation and tap into its deeper potential and effortless plenty.

Hilary Barrett, I Ching 

Pluto and Neptune have been sitting in long term transits affecting the Root Centre. Both planets are currently in the Individual circuit, which gives us our drive to express our uniqueness.  One huge issue in the past has been the way we have been bound up by fear and trapped in our Root Centre, unable to have the loving and creative relationships that will release us into a new world.  Caught in our own painful stories, stuck defending old wounds to our right to exist as individuals, we have been deaf to the wonder of creating as a team.

This week’s transits have reconnected us with our ancestors, with our allies, with our original purpose. What we used to fear, those nasty people out there who were seeking to oppose and obstuct us, is being released into blessing. This is the beginning of a beautiful new creation, ushering in a whole new order of life and bringing the gift of confidence and independent strength.

What makes this Full Moon particularly interesting – if that wasn’t enough yet! – is that Mercury and Venus are in the Gate of Limitation. Oh no! I hear you cry.  But hark, here comes the good news.  This is THE gate of giving birth on the material plane.

Now some of you may remember that God, yes him, cursed women with having to give birth in pain and if we think about ‘birthing’ as creating on the material plane, it seems a lot of the guys have come along with that particular ride.  Living on earth has for many become struggle city.

I was reading a book about manifesting over the weekend and I noticed the phrase – when you imagine with feeling, you force the universe to create what you desire.  Can I just bring your attention to one teeny tiny word in that sentence – the word FORCE!!  Is that how we, most magical of creatures, want to live and create?

 

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Human Seed by Mathew Brass

 

The Root Centre, where all the fun is right now, is a pressure centre.  The word pressure is, in my humble opinion, pretty unfortunate.  It suggests, well, FORCE.  But this is the home of that incredible energy – kundalini.  In her amazing book on Kundalini, Mary Scott says:

It originates as the first uprising of the will to create.  At this stage it is motionless within the darkness and silence of the void.  It then begins to stir and from then on is inseperable with movement since creation involves change.

Ah …. change!  Let’s go back and look at Mercury and Venus in that dreaded Gate of Limitation. It is part of the Channel of Mutation, which is all about MAJOR change.  The Gate of Limitation says – hey there, if you want to create something in physical form it has to come down out of the ether, out of your imaginings and into this dense space/time reality we have chosen to play in.

Yes, there is limitation, but it’s about making things real.  And there is a real joy to that.  Consider the difference between the imagined and longed for child in the womb (so perfect!) and that first moment of holding a baby. Sure he’s going to grow into a flawed human being, just like you, but the whole process from birth to death is beyond a miracle!

Oh and, all those old beliefs you’ve been holding onto like grim death.  You can release them now.  The kind of limitation that works in the quantum realm has not much at all to do with the protestant work ethic, and a whole lot to do with dancing with your kundalini, imagining wonderful outcomes and trusting your relationship with life and the earth (upon which you stand).

This is YOUR life, YOUR world, YOUR creation.  There is no external FORCE. There is the wonderfully gentle and loving dance of life that flows up through your feet and into your life, filling the spaces of your own personal space/time reality with the best you can imagine.  This is a different kind of movement, a new flow I invite you to experiment with over the next few days.

 

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A Fresh Take On Life, Death and the Apocalypse

 

Yesterday’s Pluto Uranus square got me thinking about the nature of life.  And reality.  The Human Design transits were so full of bonhomie – great blessings, profoundly sublime moments, etc. But all I was hearing was panic.  Gunmen loose in Philadelphia and Sydney .. SYDNEY!! wtf!   Friends and some private clients are feeling everything is great, but their good feelings are punctuated by sudden downslides into despair. Particularly about their money situation and finding their purpose.

We have horrendous events, like our Sydney ‘hostage drama’, mixed with amazing responses like #i’llridewithyou.

I personally am intrigued by the growing alarm about Artificial Intelligence.  It’s an absolutely fascinating topic!  AI is about to break through a barrier, where computers are better at being human than, well than the humans!  They can empathise, give emotionally intelligent advice, prescribe medications.  And they can do it better than humans because they have almost instantaneous access to huge databanks on any given subject.

What’s it all about?  Are we truly headed for the Apocalyse? Or are we evolving, and the robots are moving into the niche we’re leaving behind?

 

What’s Human Anyway?

 

My response to the Artificial Intelligence concept has always been to ask – what’s human anyway?  It’s not an us or them scenario, it’s more about humans evolving beyond what robots are capable of.  And if robots are capable of A LOT of what you and I are doing every day, we need to be looking farther afield for personal possiblities!  Because those new possibilities are obviously waiting for our attention to land on them.  I remember when there was such a kerfuffle about automation and people losing those dull factory jobs.  At these tipping points it can be difficult to imagine what’s coming next.

 

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My mum, grandmother and great-grandmother. That’s me in white!

 

We are learning so many ways to enhance our own humanity right now.  The person I am would be unrecognisable to my grandmother and great-grandmother.  Last summer I was standing on the beach during a local heatwave, talking to my friend in Rhode Island on my mobile phone about how she was coping with the polar vortex!  I make my living by discussing existential personal issues with people via skype, and helping them create global lifestyle businesses.  I have developed a sensitivity and a strength that has allowed me to shift dna right back through my lineage.  I figured out I was gay, and left my marriage to live with the woman of my dreams.

There are so many ways in which my life would just not make any sense to my ancestors!

Dan Pink, in his book A Whole New Mind, says when our creative mind connects with our logical mind we get a shazam moment! We go beyond who we think we are, and become a whole new version of humanity.  We move beyond data crunching and become creative beings.

Beauty is paramount here!  This is a slow world of care and appreciation, not the rush and bustle of our old robotic/slavery based commercial existence.  We are creating something technologically advanced that is in service to our greater goals, rather than allowing technology to shape us into who it wants us to be.

 

Maintaining Multiple Realities

 

We’re at a point in our evolution where we have to release our death grip on what’s kept us safe in the past.

Uranus in Gate 21 has been highlighting how we can’t control our external reality.  That is part of the current angst.  I see it in our politicians, who have pulled all the levers and pushed all the buttons only to find nothing is working.

You can let go of your panoply of buttons and levers as well. We can most definitely learn to control our internal environment, and here is the key to moving beyond our current challenges. We can choose our thoughts, and even our emotions.  And in doing so we send out vibes (yes that IS the technical term .. lol) that changes everything in our world.

We are learning a new active creative process, one where the channel is always open between inspiration and reality.

 

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Give it a go now.

Close your eyes and think of someone you love.  Pets are good for this, because we tend to have a relationship of unconditional love with them.  Children are also good, so long as their rooms are clean, they’ve done their homework and you’re feeling great about them! You might prefer to think about a wonderful experience you had in the past.

Take a moment to breathe this feeling in and out with your attention on your heart.  Cultivate feelings of care and appreciation.

Open your eyes when you’re ready.  (And well done on the reading with your eyes closed thing – impressive!)

Okay, let’s just look at what happened there.  You most likely completely changed your frequency.  You may have shifted into completely new thoughts and feelings, simply through your conscious choice.  You have moved beyond the old robotic slave mentality and into a sublime creativity.

THIS is the key to our new world.  What you just did is THE number one skill for us moving through the challenges we have faced in the past – terrorism and war, income inequality, environmental degradation.  What you did was shift dimensions within yourself, connecting to your higher mind and heart combo (they work together, even at the biological level where they are directly connected).

When we come from this place of higher mind/heart, we discover new options beyond our imagination.  New solutions to problems.  New ways of relating.  According to the research by HeartMath, you have just placed yourself in a highly coherent state that adds energy to your field.  It enhances higher order thinking, emotional and physical wellbeing.  Oh, and it also increases productivity.  On the other hand, incoherence is energy draining and chaotic.

I am reading a new book from Abraham Hicks – Co-creating At It’s Best.  They suggest the most important thing you can do right now is take 17 seconds each morning as soon as you wake up to tune into your best self and highest potential.  You can use the exercise above to do that.

 

Go Deep!

 

In Human Design, Uranus is currently transiting in the Gate of Biting Through – Gate 21. This is a Gate about getting to the truth, no matter how much effort it might take.  The partner gate is The Well – Gate 48.

Here is what Ma Deva Padma says about Hexagram 48.

 

In order to receive the refreshing benefits of the well you must dive deep, turning your attention inward and bypassing external influences.  Approaching the heart of wisdom requires humility. You must go naked, unencumbered by the weight of fears or doubts.  Your manner of approaching the well is critical to what you bring up.  To approach casually or halfheartedly is like attempting to draw water up in a broken bucket.  It may be possible to gather a few drops, but your longing can never be quenched.  The well requires time, patience and your full attention.

 

I have my Design Earth in Gate 48 and it has certainly required time, patience and my full attention!  One thing I have learnt is that looking out to my external reality and attempting to fix or control it, well let’s just say that’s the way of the past. I’ve had to learn to live in two realities – what things look like out there, and what I AM creating in here.

 

What’s Emerging in You? 

 

2014-11-26_1325Right now, what’s crucial is that you tune into what you feel emerging within you.  That you give it your full care, appreciation and attention.  This is your personal doorway through this particular squeezy bit.

And while the discussion of the apocalypse rages, you are opening within yourself to perfectly attuned options and solutions that will guide you with loving precision through any quagmire that might be in your vicinity.  

And what it looks like out there? Well clearly we still have to shower and do the dishes, but don’t allow it to define you right now.  And certainly don’t believe it more than what you feel within you.

This is powerful medicine, and you have chosen to be here now because you intuitively know how to do this!  Share you experiences with us, so we can create a field of belief in our best and most perfect lives.

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Pluto Uranus Square – Can You Believe?

1497551_10152094937685865_1432593613_nLife might feel a bit overwhelming at the moment, as universal forces create sweeping change within and without.

But here’s the good news. You only need to act on one point – your point of attraction –  to put the whole matrix in motion towards your good.  Huge shift is achievable when you focus on what’s drawing your attention right now.

We have a breakdown of one set of structures and the creation of another, happening simultaneously. This is tricky, because the structure that’s breaking down is something we have, in the past, staked our very lives on. The economy, the banking system, jobs.

And what’s replacing it? Well it feels untested. Can we really believe things are going to be okay for us?  How do we live in this place, let alone prosper in joy?

We are balancing our masculine, linear, straight-line way of living with the powerful incoming force of the feminine, abstract, feeling-based frequency.   I keep having dreams of navigating difficult watery terrains – that’s my ego self figuring out how to deal with the deluge of emotions being dumped on us right now.

They are releasing from the collective consciousness as we balance our linear/abstract, mental/heart, masculine/feminine on the way to resolving duality. What happens when we have conscious access to both realms in creative partnership?  As Robert Tennyson Stevens would say – this is big kiddies!

 

You Say You Want A Revolution?

 

On 15th December we have our sixth Pluto Uranus square. There’s one more to go, in March 2015.

These seven events, spread over 4 years have unleased a huge transformative change in our lives. It’s all about unhooking from external forms of authority, and learning the skill of trusting ourselves and the huge personal wealth of our inner knowing, as we move on our own pathway.

Since the first square, way back in June 2012, we have been shifting from the security of knowing what rules kept us safe and well fed.  What we gave up for that security was our sovereignty, and that’s exactly what we are reclaiming.

The revolution is in individuals coming together as a group to reclaim power and authority for a higher collective good.

Here in Australia we’ve seen our government’s 2014 budget roundly rejected by the people for one reason – because it was clearly doing a Robin Hood in reverse, taking from the poor and giving to the rich.  This kind of ‘powerful’ behaviour is now so transparent. Those who are still pulling these manoeuvres seem surprised that everyone can see exactly what they’re doing – What?  I thought I was still operating under the cover of your unconsciousness!!, they squeak when caught out!

The failure of the two Grand Jury hearings to find fault in the behaviour of the police in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York are a similar story.  Whatever the individual circumstances, the facts remain – African-Americans are accosted, arrested, imprisoned and killed on the streets at massively higher rates than other groups.  And yes, we all see that.  And we say, this is not okay.

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Pluto Uranus Square – 15 December 2014

 

Pluto in Capricorn has shifted our landscape.  Our relationship to government and authority will never be the same again.  From the Occupy Movement to Ferguson Missouri, we are seeing through the hidden ‘powers that be’ like never before.

Within ourselves hidden depths are being revealed, allowing us more conscious space for clear choice.  As each one of us develops sufficient trust to be guided to act in our sovereignty, the world shifts on its axis.  This is a dimensional shift, opening new dimensional doorways through our consciousness.  We are mutating genes, shifting neural pathways and generally messing with the experience of being human on this planet!

This week we are sensing the emergent potential arising within each one of us, giving us an opportunity to step into a whole new reality.  We have to overcome our insecurities and reach out, grasp the opportunities to foster and guide the potential of our dreams and visions.

I’ve been talking to people all week about their amazing visions and dreams.  I can feel the truth and power of their dreams in my very bones.  And yet, so many are hesitating on the brink of taking action. Don’t reference to the limitations of an exhausted reality. This is truly about trusting in the next step, whatever that is.  We are the midwifes of a whole new world.  Trust that!

Don’t try to control eventual outcomes. We can instead speak consistently and powerfully about what is arising.  Tune into how good your dreams feel!

akzhana abdalievaWatch carefully what you are paying attention to.  It’s your attention that is creating this shift in consciousness.  It’s you taking responsibility for what you are creating on subtle levels that is changing the world right now.

You may find that things, people, places and experiences you used to love now seem uninviting.

There’s an emptiness as your frequency shifts and your energy moves on. You may enter into a natural grieving process, but don’t stay there.  You have new people, places and experiences to create right now – bring your attention more to those as you feel your desires arising.

 

You’re So Vain

There is a subtle level of ego that we might call vanity. This current square is opening us up to see our own vanity and how it has been sludging up our heart, and our higher levels of consciousness.

In his Genekeys book, Richard Rudd writes about the shadow energy of vanity.  This is also a topic that Doc Childers covers in his HeartMath book Overcoming Chaos.

Vanity is a distortion of the true self, created through insecurities and emotional investment in who we believe we are, or should be.

Vanity not only locks up both attention and vitality, our fears then make us unavailable for higher level thinking, feeling and acting.  Most of our decision making comes from our vanity (fear) rather than from our deepest core self.  In Human Design the not-self is a concept that is similar to this, but not exactly the same.

This week’s square happens with the Sun and Mercury in Gate 11 – Heaven on Earth, Peace or Advance.  The Earth is in Gate 12 – Hindrance, Stagnation or Standstill.

Rudd sees Vanity as the shadow of Gate 12. In our fear of obscurity we cling to our vanity.  In our love of our own uniqueness, we cling to our vanity. It is, Rudd says, the last shadow to let go.

One of the major themes of the Pluto Uranus squares is to become truly and fully ourselves without surrending our personal sovereignty.  And therein is the crux – how do I live as my most brilliant self, without my ego vanity taking over, surrending myself to a higher power and authority?

St Germain talks about the I AM presence – the God Within.  This is my personal belief – that each one of us has access in each moment to our higher nature.  When we allow our vanity and the fears holding it in place to slip away, we can leap.  After all we have been though, this has become an immediate choice we can make in each moment.  When I feel fear, I have my go-to’s for shifting immediately into love.  I use music, nature and some specific frequency tools to bring me back into my highest potential in the present (pre-sent) moment.  (I’ll be sharing more on this soon)

HeartMath have the science to show how our heart physically connects with the higher executive brain function.  This mind/heart connection takes us out of survival and into a way of thinking, feeling and acting that naturally chooses what is in the highest good.  That’s your highest good, by the way! And everyone else’s as well.  The whole kit and kaboodle – our atmosphere, the latest shuttle launch, the woman up the road about to give birth – everyone and everything benefits.

The incoming non-linear energy is shaking our straight-line kind of world to it’s core.  Because there’s a problem with straight lines. What if we fall off?  What if things get messy?  What if we get our story wrong and life turns out to be something else entirely? Your key is your feeling world, and those subtle dreams and visions coming from love and anchoring in via your heart and higher mind.

 

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Have you read about dark matter (95% of our reality, currently not understood), junk dna (95% of dna, currently not understood).  This is the world of incredible potential we are opening up to. There are stories here we haven’t yet begun to dream! While we are busy walking a straight line, we are pouring our life force energy into someone else’s rules and (at the risk of sounding marxist) into someone else’s pocket! The very complexity of this life makes it stressful and hardwork.  Who knows when they’re getting it right?  But when we attune to our inner authority, our own personal unversal batphone, life gets simple. The rules are created perfectly and exactly for you!

 

Opening to Your Potential 

 

This week we have a powerful choice to bring about union and harmony, both within and without.  When you choose to steadily and loyally persist in paying attention to what feels best for you right now, you shift your consciousness.  Jupiter is having a MASSIVE effect on our capacity for belief and trust at the moment.

Over the weekend, during the Full Moon, I was in such a state of sensitivity in my heart that I could barely even move.  On Saturday night both of my neighbours had parties.  I was like .. REALLY!?! There was light, there was noise, there all kinds of crazy goings on.  I was focusing on keeping my innocence intact but it got SO ridiculously at odds with such a pure energy around 2am – the height of the drama on both sides – that I could only laugh.  It was ridiculous that there I was doing this incredibly pure process, surrounded by raccous people drinking, smoking and whatever else.  I had to stop protecting myself from the shock and open up to … well, just the experience of it all!  By Monday I felt like a new person.

Rather than shutting down into survival mode, when you open up to the shocks you are also opening up to new potential and possibilities, so that your heart’s desire speaks more clearly than ever.  This shift re-energises your intention and reveals there is work to be done.  You can harness the energy that was previously blocked off through shame, fear of rejection, etc, and get underway.

 

 Where To Now? 

 

This blog turned out longer than I planned, but here’s the thing.  We are on the cusp of something truly amazing and you know what that looks like in your life.  Or at least, you know how it feels.  Which is just as important.  All the universe is asking of you right now is to believe in it.  And trust the steps you are guided to take.

It’s not about paying the bills, being loved, losing weight.  All those things will come built into the package, once you get this!  You are meant for more.  More fun, more prosperity, more of every good thing you’ve been longing for.  And those tugs at your heartstrings?  Those .. if only’s that are keeping you stuck?  Listen deeply.  Take action as it becomes clear.  Stay tuned!  You are unleashing the freedom to move and create change.

 

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Do You Have A Brand New Life Purpose?

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Artist: Tanielle Childers

We have quite extraordinary happenings just now, so big I couldn’t even write about them last week, although I made a lot of notes!

The main theme is a radical shift in our life purpose.

And how we create it.  (Hint, it’s easy and fun.)

Can you feel it? The old struggle to survive is falling away. We are putting down our paranoia and our belief we have to go it alone to stay safe.

Instead, we are choosing to connect … to feel the absolute joy and power of that connection, in ways we may not have been able to experience in the past.

We can begin to feel our true riches, beyond how much money we have in the bank (although that is part of it). We are tuning into our personal resources, what we brought into this life and what we’ve learnt since we got here. And it is becoming more and more clear what we truly have to offer our world.

Let yourself experiment. There is no right or wrong anymore, just you being you.

For those interested in the Human Design technicalities:

11 November 2014Saturn has moved into Gate 14, part of a channel that lines us up with our life direction. Saturn can represent our ‘career’ or ‘public life’, and certainly shifts the way we structure our lives.

You can see how the Sun and Earth worked with Saturn last week to create a channel from the Sacral to the Ji Centre.  This is about aligning our energy with our highest purpose.

Yesterday the Moon in 39 hooked up Pluto (in 38) with Neptune (in 55).  Mars in 38 and Mercury in 28 create such a big energy there as well.  This is like nuclear fission to propel us out of the old survival stories, fear of struggle, working hard and not fulfilling our soul purpose.

Many people are feeling exhausted just now, and that’s because the old ways of working hard for ‘the man’ are done.  It is time for us to become creators.

Instead, what we are experiencing is a lightness and ease that we can begin to learn to trust.  What’s new and different about you this week?

 

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Why Your Personal Frequency Matters

mindSome people say only 5% of what you do is conscious.  The rest of our lives – 95% –  has been created from subconscious conditioning.  Great news, huh?

It so totally is!

Because now we  can figure out what to do about our subconscious mind, and the bits of our lives we aren’t so in love with.

We all go onto auto-pilot a lot. I don’t remember logging into my blog today.  While my conscious mind was thinking about what I want to write today,  my subconscious mind was doing all that boring stuff (hey, it even remembered my password!),

I’m sure you’ve tuned out while you are driving.  Maybe you were chatting to your passenger or listening to music and suddenly … oh, how did I get all the way across town!  What else have you done on auto-pilot today?  I’m not sure my conscious mind even remembers how to brush my teeth!, it’s so long since I’ve tuned in while I was doing it.

What amazes me, when I think about it, is how incredibly competent my subconscious mind is!  It’s better at a whole lot of things than my conscious mind – walking, moving oxygen through my body, and I think I mentioned driving already.  But there are some things, like planning my wonderful life, that it’s just … well, pretty crap at.

We’ve got a really wonderful transit happening just now, and it’s bringing up the relationship between your subconscious and conscious minds.  More than that, it’s opening a gateway to a whole new level of mastery in creativity, expression and manifestation.  It’s a little scary at the beginning, but once we’re through that bit …..

 

Rewriting Your Story – Recreating Your World

What if you had the opportunity to walk away from what isn’t working in your life?  What if you could choose what you desire instead?  And what if you found a way to get it to turn up?  For real!  That’s where we are at right now.

Jupiter is meeting Chiron in a channel that is all about letting go of doubt and heading into new territory.  It might look a bit like this:

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Oh wait! That was the 19th century version!

What we’re doing now is different.  It’s mostly happening inside us, and that can be confusing.  Especially when our territory is consciousness rather than wide open plains, and we are shifting frequencies rather than crossing swollen rivers.  It can be difficult to believe in ourselves when we can’t even really see where we are going and we have only the vaguest notion of why.

 

Here’s What We Do Know

So let’s have a look at what we do know.  Jupiter is transiting in Gate 4 – Youthful Folly – until 29 January 2015.  It is joining Chiron in Gate 63 – Already Across.

In conventional Human Design this is where we meet the logical sceptical mind which questions everything. It is always doubting, looking for the security of what’s known.  Ironically, it is seeking to build the future, but it has it’s roots in the past and the ego’s need to understand and feel safe. (It is a splenic circuitry that links to the ‘lizard’ brain).  It’s challenges are  – worrying about the future, being plagued by constant doubt that things won’t work out, and feeling stupid when they don’t.

Is there an up side? Of course!

I mentioned in a few posts earlier this year that a major theme is a shift TO frequency.  Not a shift IN frequencies, but a shift in our consciousness to an understanding that we ARE frequency, and that amazing things will happen in our world when we get that.

This transit is shifting us out of old doubt and that is huge. Because it opens us up to belief, to faith, and they are the key factors in holding our creator frequency.  It’s that big!

This channel is all about making a transition.  At the moment it’s only an internal commitment for change in a certain direction, you probably don’t see a huge influx of external proof yet. Here’s the crucial piece of the puzzle  …

You will only make progress if you believe you have made the transition and continue to move forward on that basis!

 

Getting Your Creator Groove On

This week we have a major opportunity to evolve beyond our old conditioning and begin to create.  We do it by choosing what frequency we are vibrating at and staying there.  Not falling into resonance with our friend who is depressed, or with our mum who says we’ll never amount to much.

In his book, Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton talks extensively about how our cells are designed to communicate with frequencies like microwaves, electro-magnetics, scalar energy.

Specific frequencies and patterns of electromagnetic radiation regulate DNA, RNA, and protein syntheses; they alter protein shape and function; and control gene regulation, cell division, cell differentiation, morphogenesis, hormone secretion,and nerve growth and function.   

Oh, is that all!

Energetic signals are much more efficient at shifting our physical health than chemicals.  But there’s more to this story than energy healing.  Much more.

Jupiter and Chiron are ushering in a new era of creation by attuning us to our own unique frequency.  It’s an amazing sign of universal abundance that each tree, each rock, each human has it’s own unique frequency. Each one of us has a cosmic ‘tune’.  When we are not ‘tuned’, we feel off.  We are off.

We are being called to take a conscious stand for our own frequency by choosing it over other conditioned states.  We are being called to train our subconscious minds to adhere to the pattern of our frequency and to release the habits of many lifetimes based on instinctive survival conditioning. We are being called to consciously move ourselves away from lower states of fear, anxiety, anger and pain; to choose what we prefer instead and living in that new place.

As I mentioned above, the first bit of this journey might not be so easy. Because we have lots of stories that tell us we should believe in the lower frequencies.  They’re really good stories. We’ve been telling them to each other for a long, long time.  You know, how my dad didn’t support me, how I had that accident and never got to …..    bla bla.  It’s all true and it’s all irrelevant from now on.

Andrzej TylkowskiWe are leaving the dimensions where it is possible to be a victim.  We are arriving in a dimension where we are so fully supported it makes us laugh with joy.  We are leaving the dimension where lack is a thing. We are entering a dimension where lack experienced by anyone is simply an invitation to create what’s required.  We are leaving the dimension where our behaviour is good or bad, deserving or undeserving.  Where favours can be withheld.  And we are walking into a dimension where we get to consciously choose how we feel and what we bring into creation.

Of course, we’ve all read about this wonderful new world and you might be feeling a bit blah reading about it yet again.  This is where the conscious and subconscious mind come into play.  (Yes, play!).  Like me, you’ve probably spent a whole lot of time and energy learning stuff about how to be a better person and have a better life.  That’s your conscious mind at work.  Because only your conscious mind can learn stuff.  Your subconscious mind tends to be a bit more neanderthal, a bit more like this … well, you know, when you were 3 years old you burnt your hand on the stove and so you haven’t cooked anything since and it’s all worked out great! 

One of the best things you can do right now is begin to train your subconsious mind.  You need to sneak up on it though, with things like hypnosis, subliminal recordings, watching and reading uplifting materials regularly (see my faves below), choosing to change one habit at a time and sticking with it, therapies and practices that work specifically at the subconscious level.

 

This is not about learning more, or trying to overcome your anxiety and fear!  

This is about living a good life, as designed by you. 

 

The old hard work ways of creating are at an end.  The new fun and easy way to create is beginning. It’s important to begin opening up to what feels good for you, just what would be the pefect life for you?  What needs to shift?  And when doubt creeps in, grab your phone and listen in to an inspiring youtube video, or read a great book.  Hold your vibration at that new frequency because it’s shifting your life in ways you cannot even imagine.

For those who want to see it, here’s the chart:

 

Chiron and Jupiter ~ Oct 2014 til Jan 2015

 

One more thing –  we are letting go of childhood delusions and finding our more ‘human’ version of what makes us happy. There is no need to strive for ludicrous goals that far outstrip our real needs.  We are fully supported to relax and play and create.  If you aren’t feeling it where you are, get yourself somewhere else, if even for a few hours and tap into the good stuff!  If you can’t get away, watch Abraham, read Neville Goddard, get yourself some I AM Discourses, and listen to music, especially theta binaural beats!

Go walk with your feet in the ocean, lift your face to the sun, throw some snowballs and have a laugh.  We are amazing!

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