Why Life is Like a Daisy Chain


Did you make daisy chains when you were a kid? I loved splitting the stems and threading the next flower through. We would see who could make the longest chain, and then wear them around our necks, or on our wrists, or wrapped around our heads.

The thing with daisy chains is that one thing always leads to another. Each individual flower is always connected to the one which came before it, and to the flowers further on. It’s a floral metaphor for how past, present and future are connected.

It makes me think of how women are connected, birthing from our bodies, generation after generation of mother and daughter.

This is not a linear process, but a majestic evolutionary sweep of life renewing itself.

And that’s what life does. We have been taught that life is about adaption and survival. We are a mere blip on the radar screen of an uncaring and impersonal universe. Even if you hold conscious beliefs that you are unique and loved, these cultural ideas are woven deep into your DNA and surface at times of stress.

But life isn’t like that at all. Our rising consciousness has revealed an indivisible unity with nature, and with each other. Not just those in our tribe, but ALL life, and ALL people. This is the challenge of our times – to live the truth of life: our connectedness.

And life connects for a purpose. It’s not to produce widgets for the world machine. You are not here to create outcomes, despite the evidence provided by your to-do list and KPI’s. You are here to self-renew.

Today, health is in the news, both in the US and in Australia. In the old paradigm we had a thing called entropy. Life gradually got worn down, sickened and died. Parts wore out and failed. What we are now learning is that this is simply an old mindset. In living systems, life is always self-renewing. It’s open and sensitive, it sniffs the wind and makes continual infinitesimal changes. Each small change creates more life, more possibility. You are not a machine and health is not something we lose as we get older. That’s us still confusing natural systems with machines.

We have been practicing our ‘be here now’ for decades now. We learnt it’s good to be present, to inhabit each moment. But we have to remember the daisy chain. Each moment is born of the previous moment. Each moment gives us a vast potential to create something for our next moment. We are not just inhabiting each moment, we are sitting within the heart of creation.

Life is much more than self-preservation, an attempt to keep decay at bay. You have a light to carry and care for, and a direction to go. Those who want to wield a particular kind of power will naturally have something to say about your purpose. They want you to keep creating widgets. For a long time they had us convinced that we would only thrive if we got really busy and created A LOT of widgets. And that we would perish if we ever stopped all that busy-ness, thrown out of our tribe for abject laziness.

And life would be easier if you and they could agree. But you don’t, and so there is a parting of the ways today. But remember this, YOU are sitting within the heart of creation. YOU are as necessary and important and powerful as every other person within this living system we call the Universe. YOU have the capacity to see your next moment, to tease it from all the potential and allow it to come into being.

Don’t let the old stories keep you trapped, there is something with an entirely new flavour available to you now. Even if it feels as if you have a storm approaching (and perhaps you do if you are on the US eastern seaboard!) take some time today to imagine what you really want, and how different it is from your role within the old paradigm.

just now

The Defence circuitry is busy just now – see the three activations slung like a girdle from Solar Plexus on the right, through the Sacral, and making it halfway to the Spleen. There us a Uranian activation in that one missing gate, and it’s Apollon the Sun God.

This circuit is where we get together and create family and culture, the way we mate, reproduce, take care of each other. It’s where we choose our shared values. Apollon represents family shadows, the patterns which have been affecting our capacity to bond with each other, to let go of our defences and be emotionally authentic with each other.

This week Nemesis is conjunct Pluto and the Sun is in the Gate of ‘Most people I know think that I’m Crazy’ ( or I think they are crazy! -36).

It’s a week to own your unique nature. I’s a time to recognise that if we vilify one person we are destroying our entire system.

This week, as Eris, dwarf planet of complex living systems, is strongly active, we learn how to share pain and suffering and find solutions for problems long suppressed. Without this skill we humans perish, because without it we don’t know the basic universal laws for life. We are here to create, not to fight or mock or struggle or produce widgets for the global machine. We are here to be glorious, and if we cannot share our deepest pain, allow someone else to bring it into the light for healing, we can never truly know ourselves or each other and our glory remains just a dim potential.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

March Full Moon: the liminal space between two versions of the sacred

Dante Gabriel Rossetti [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

There is a struggle going on in the world, and the players are deep forces of culture. What do we find if we look into it’s heart? God The Father and his hero myth of being the sole creator. “God” is in the process of learning that when he denies true relationship and connection, he creates only death and destruction.

There are two forces at play here.

On the one hand we have a belief in the individual hero’s journey above all else. This part of our collective cultural psyche believes that if we continue to take things apart and fix the bits that don’t work, everything will come good. It believes this is rational because it’s still living in the 19th century, when scientists and philosophers alike believed the world was just like a gigantic clock and we humans just cogs in the machine.

This part of the collective cultural psyche is the modern offspring of the marauding tribes who came down from the steppes to overcome the more peaceful people in old Europe, using individual power and force. We find it in those who took Darwin’s subtle and complex theories and came up with the meme Survival of the Fittest. We find it in the constant stream of war metaphors used to describe our world. You can find this part of our current struggle in the left part of your brain. It believes it is rational. It is isolated, alone and frightened. It is also deeply deluded.

We can see the effects of this delusion in the attempts to dismantle the existing healthcare system in the US. There’s no good reason to do so, it was working despite not being perfect and despite needing improvement. The dismantling is based on 19th century philosophical grounds – that each person should be responsible for their own health and not expect others to contribute financially if they fail to keep themselves healthy. It’s a tragic fact that in one of the richest countries in the world people will die for lack of available health care. This is a ‘cog in the machine’ mentality which has to deny humanity in order to survive. This is the ultimate outcome of the economic ‘trickle down’ theory, where God holds all the cards and only hands them out to the most deserving and obedient.

On the other hand we have the future. This part of our psyche believes that everything is connected. It sees the humanity in people, the sacred in life. It understands that no one person stands alone and that if we help each other, everyone benefits.

In the past we could only manage this feet of connectedness on a tribal scale. Now we are stretching our capacity to a global level. Some might equate this version of the sacred to a more gnostic set of beliefs, where you and I are emanations of the divine. Rather than a trickle down effect, this version of reality is networked. No one has to deserve anything, because what happens to one affects all. So it makes sense to take care of each other.

We stand in a liminal space between these two versions of the sacred.


Something Old and Something New

In March, we come face to face with something old and something new. How do we reconcile the past when we don’t yet understand the future? How do we let go of this comforting story of the god/hero who saves us, when we don’t yet know how we can survive without him? How do we accept we are all connected when we don’t yet trust each other?

The Full Moon on 12th March (14:53 UT) brings this dilemma to a head.


Full Moon on 12th March 2017

Full Moon on 12th March 2017

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The Earth and Moon are in the Gate of Exhaustion and Oppression, which is not too cheery! But, as I’ve been telling people all week, this Gate 47 is actually a blessing in disguise. It’s what happens when we have outgrown our current version of reality. If we press on, trying to make our old world work, we just get exhausted. Oh, and oppressed. It’s not too much fun. But how do we let go of something that is comfortable because it is so very familiar? We have to commit to take a risk. Any transition brings the possibility of death. We may not make the crossing. This is the liminal space when everything is in flux. We dissolve our old lives without any guarantee we can replace them.

I want to assure you – what you are doing now is not easy. It takes courage.

Life has a tendency to growth. It wants to experience more and more of itself. That’s why it created itself. It could have stayed quietly in a state of oneness and stillness. But no. Life wanted an adventure, and so it created our universe, and us to fill it. We are the vehicle of life’s adventure.

But when life can’t figure out how to move forward, it naturally turns around and retraces it’s steps to see if it can find another way around. And that’s part of what’s happening right now. Those people who are clinging to the idea of the rugged individual solely responsible for making their own life what it is, those people can’t find a way forward. They are exhausted. They are beset by chaos. And so, in a desperate attempt to reconnect with the good times, they are retracing their steps back to a time when things were GREAT!

This is where we find the version of the sacred called God The Father. At the centre of this version of the sacred is the idea that the man – pope, president, father/husband – is closer to God than others and has a direct line to some kind of divine authority to rule. It’s why International Women’s Day provoked such furore. Women who don’t know their place are heretical to God The Father!

Lilith is a big player in this Full Moon. She is currently transiting in Gate 22, with the Sun. Lilith refused to play out her allotted role in the God The Father version of the sacred. She held her own shape, and was banished into the night, cursed as the personification of evil.

This is the gate of beauty. Not high heels and lipstick and the latest fashion, but the simple essence of you, which you experience in every cell of your body that has you relaxing into something sacred and wonderful. Your own unique aesthetic sense of what is beautiful. This is how you hold your own shape, how you find your connections at a global and universal level.


Ariadne is also a big player in this Full Moon. She is in Gate 64, dropping her inspiration into the Earth and Moon in Gate 47. Ariadne is mistress of the labyrinth, a very different version of the sacred. Her way is to walk, slowly and with sacred intent, through the labyrinth of life, to find her very core. Once there, she turns and walks out again. In doing so she lives her sacred intent, integrating it through the messy day to day experience of her life. But Ariadne has one wound, and we are facing it now. Ariadne believes she is in love with her warrior hero. Her own heroic nature goes unseen as she projects all her capacity for creation and agency onto the busy, bold, blustering hero.

Consider the Christian creation myth. The mother was an empty vessel for the creative energy of God, she had no capacity for and no active part in the creation. It was God all the way! Christianity stole women’s creative power by making it invisible. We were written out of the script. We were sidelined and told we were the weaker sex and could not survive without our hero.

This is the basis for this week’s Full Moon. Women have an innate ability to walk through life, making everything sacred as they pass. As we recognise our capacity to experience beauty and weave it into our daily lives we reconnect with something lost. We realise that we have been here all along, able to thrive in relationship and beauty.¬† Able to take risks because that is why life is happening within us. That is what this Full Moon is telling us.

Life is giving you a promotion – will you recognise it?



I have to confess, I’ve been spending a lot of time on twitter this week. I’ve been watching, in real time, the struggle of US journalists who suddenly found themselves in an alternative reality and were scrambling to figure out how to respond.

I have been watching people move through the stages of grief as they face the possibility they are about to lose everything they took for granted. First denial – it can’t be that bad, I’m sure it will all settle down. Then the second stage, anger – we’re going to march! We will resist!

I have laughed out loud at the Badlands National Parks Service as they defied their social media executive gag order to tweet things like this:




But this isn’t a death so much as a revolution in consciousness. We’ll be talking about the changing concept of death in the next few weeks.

Here’s a fun fact, the asteroid Atlantis is currently making a channel with the planet of authoritarianism, Saturn. (Saturn in 11.2 and Atlantis in 56.1) You probably know Atlantis as the city that sank below the sea.

But more importantly for our purposes today, it was part of a story written by Plato about his ideal state “The Republic” being set upon by another power (think evil empire). Yes this may be sounding strangely familiar to Star Wars fans!
Atlantis was a prosperous place, but they were greedy and expansionist, militaristic and agressive. Despite Atlantis having overtaken many other nations, The Republic was able to repel their attack so successfully that Atlantis fell out of favor with the gods and sank into the Atlantic Ocean.

When I read this, back in September as I was researching the 2017 transits, I was taken by the idea of the USA , aka The Republic, finally overthrowing authoritarianism where so many other countries have failed to do so. Some of you will roll your eyes at this, I can see you doing it! ūüôā .

Another version is that the US is Atlantis, expansionary, militaristic, and they are about to submerge. Look, see how I did alternative facts just there!

But seriously, this is a fascinating array of symbolism which is affecting our geopolitics right now, especially as Saturn nears the Galactic Centre.


USA Sibley Chart Human Design


The reason I chose the first version – where the USA is The Republic overcoming evil – is that it fits better with the overal transit picture, which is massive global change triggered by the country of revolution – USA. In the US Human Design chart, their Uranus activation reads:

You have the initiative. Your own inner motivation and enthusiasm can become a magnetic, creative force and bring you what you seek. Even if it’s hard to imagine how success could be possible, there’s no need to doubt yourself. The very fact that you imagine the possibility gives it the space and energy to grow. Your willingness is at the centre, both gathering your own strengths and resources and also inspiring a response in others.

A great example of this is Madeleine Albright’s call for everyone to register as muslim in response to the executive’s proposed ban on muslim immigration and threatened deportations. Perhaps we are seeing right here the destruction of the consciousness which created all that neo-liberal plundering, all that authoritarian control. There is a rich symbolism in the Atlantean story, no matter how you choose to read it.

Country charts are incredibly fascinating, but let’s move along.

This week we have been discovering what’s important. The Sun in Gate 41 bought some hard choices. What do I need to sacrifice in order to hold onto what is essential? What new influences are stirring me to collective action?


Life is removing your comfort zone and replacing it with the possibility of living in a creative universe of uncertainty and wonder.


January’s New Moon tomorrow brings a shift in energies.¬† We become sensitive to the process. We begin to sense the emergent potential. We are moved to take more responsibility for what is coming into being. We take action to get clear of old patterns and beliefs that could pull us back. We start out in a new direction, even though we may feel limited in our influence.


Jan New Moon 2017

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Right now, its as if life is giving us the opportunity of a promotion. The trick here is that it doesn’t feel like anything you’ve known before. That’s because it’s a quantum leap out of your old life. It will feel uncertain, it will feel unformed, it will feel as if you are creating it rather than it being handed to you, it will feel unsure. You cannot know if it will succeed.

Notice I said the opportunity of a promotion.

This comes from Jupiter and Pluto. Jupiter says look at this wonderful thing I have for you! And when you reach for it, Jupiter morphs into Saturn and says but you have to work to make the best of it!

Pluto joins in the chorus, things will never be the same again. YOU will never be the same again!

On the New Moon, the Sun is in Gate 19, bringing up all our survival fears whilst demanding we step into the pathway of a personal and collective revolution. It’s a tough juggling act, to balance the fear and the excitement!

My favourite thing here is Damocles in the adjoining gate. Here is a trigger to you claiming the power of your own truth. It is you, not the authoritarians, who create your own truth. It is you who create your world and no-one has more power to do so than you.

If you’ve coached with me, you probably know this story. I remember years ago, my partner and I went away camping for a few days. It was wickedly hot and there were horrendous winds blowing but we found a lovely protected spot by a waterhole and stayed a few days. On the way home we drove down the mountain for a swim in the ocean and then meandered up the coast till we got home. We arrived to wailing and keening. Our friends had thought us lost to terrible bushfires that had been all around us. We were safe and oblivious. It was a very powerful message to me about staying in my own reality.

The asteroid Isis is also in Gate 19 line 1. Expect a lot of talk about terrorism this week, but I don’t see anything suggesting actual violence. I suspect this will be more about teasing out the rhetoric, which can do as much harm as the actions of terrorists.

The really fabulous thing about Isis is that she was one of the major goddess figures, and in astrology represents finding the missing piece of our capacity to create and manifest. That feels better than worrying about terrorism!

The Earth is in the Gate of Retreat, so you may feel like taking a few quiet days to yourself.  Gate 33 is all about making a strategic withdrawal from what may harm you. It is better to bide your time before you take action from a better more conscious place, rather than get pulled back into acting from old energies.

Focus your sensitivity on the subtle emergent potential, an inkling of connection with powerful incoming feminine energies. What can you do to channel more of it into your life, and into the collective?

And I will leave you with the ever wonderful Abraham, talking politics.

Why the Womens March is so important

We’re in the countdown to the inauguration on Friday, with the Women’s March on Saturday.

How are you feeling?

I’ve seen many commentators expressing great concern, and also saying they hope they are wrong. It seems as good an approach as any!

It’s not just the US which is affected by a Trump presidency of course. Here in Australia our politicians are scrambling to understand how our relationship with the US – our closest ally and trading partner – will be affected. People are worried about a flow-on effect in loss of civil rights and social benefits, and the potential for military action with our neighbour China. Our right-leaning politicians have been copying the US right for years now.

In Europe, as well as coping with Brexit, there is also the fear of an unleashed and expansionist Russia. And if Jared Kushner is let loose in the middle east, who knows what might happen!

On top of the political upheavel, we also had news today that 2016 was the hottest on record, coming on top of two previous ‘hottest’ years.

All in all, it’s an interesting time. While I’m not wanting to be a debbie downer, it’s important that we’re all up to speed here. There is no going forward from here if we have our eyes squeezed shut and are humming lalala so hard we don’t know where ‘here’ is!


Who Knew There Were Sides?

But before we go on, I want to talk about hyper-partisanship. It seems like just now, everyone is either on one side or the other.

This morning I’ve been reading Margaret Wheatley’s book So Far From Home: Lost and found in our brave new world.

Wheatley talks about something I’ve been watching for the past year, the deliberate cultivation of tribal identity as a strategy for gaining control.


“The leader creates an inspiring definition of who we are, an impermeable boundary is drawn between us and them, we now have enemies and must defend ourselves.”


We’ve seen it in the Brexit debate, in the US election and here in Australia with the offensive ‘lifters and leaners’ rhetoric.

These tactics are a gross mis-use of our natural creative drive for an identity which we can connect to a greater narrative embedded in supportive community.

Hyper-partisanship increases polarisation, and is the basis of most war. It is tribalism, harnessed for the purposes of dark money and power, which has driven us to where we now find ourselves. We have evolved to cling to those in our ‘tribe’ as if for our very life.

That survival strategy is shifting now, and FAST! Tribalism is more threat than help right now. It causes us to lose sight of one of the most important ideas for our survival.

We are all in this together!



Hyper-partisanship takes hold because our old survival codes trigger us when we meet someone who looks different, or sees things differently to us.

I remember reading a book set in England in the 19th century and the heroine was amazed that someone had been to the next village. How excitement! It was less than 10 miles away, but she had never met anyone who had ventured that far from home before.

Our survival mechanisms have been thrust so quickly (in evolutionary terms) into a global world with massive immigration and internet/cable tv which allow us to meet up with every culture on earth at the touch of a button. Pluto in Gate 38 – the gate of opposition – was all about discovering that difference is not a threat, but an opportunity.

As Pluto has just shifted into Gate 54, we should have moved on, but the Pluto-Uranus connections from 2013 to 2015 will continue to play out for a while yet. Especially as Uranus is conjunct the troublesome outsider Eris.

Eris is generally blamed for the Trojan War, but that’s not how I see things. Eris was a trigger for unrest, which Zeus strategically manipulated to get his way. It was Zeus who wanted war, saw his chance in Eris’s ill considered actions, and took the opportunity.

Poor Eris was left forever holding the bag! The trick here is that while everyone is busy pointing the finger at Eris and heading off to assert the honour of their tribe, a few people are snatching all the common-wealth from under our very eyes. Zeus didn’t want to go to war with the Trojans just because he thought it would be a fun time! He had plans. He covered up his real motivations by pointing his finger at Eris anytime anyone was looking for a scapegoat for the destruction.

Eris adds to the idea that women are to blame for unrest, so watch that rhetoric and don’t buy into it! Uranus will be in close proximity to Eris till March 2018, so expect this attempted sleight of hand to continue.


Exiled No More

Which brings me to the Women’s March. I mentioned in my last post that both Lilith and Medusa were active. They are still crucial, and are sitting at the heart of the Women’s March.


Inauguration Chart – members of MyDivine.Design can click image for full interactive chart


Mars went into Gate 36 today. That’s significant. This is a polarising gate, which says – either I’m crazy, or it’s you! At the time of the inauguration, Mars will be bringing this:


Wounded and in darkness, you decide to do more than just hide away, you set out on an active determined hunt for what oppresses the light. And you have success! You grasp the source of the problem and the key to it’s solution.

However, this is not the same as having a complete solution. You have an insight of enduring value. A positive outcome will require time and constancy. If you rush you risk further injury. You must carry your understanding forward with steadfast determination. You simply cannot do this if you are motivated by injury or feverishly anxious to have everything resolved.


We are not crazy, this is not a good situation for the USA or anywhere else in the world. We are at a systemic tipping point. We must seek out the source of the problem, and explore possible solutions. Mars is accompanied by no lesser lights than Lilith and Medusa! The Women’s March seems a perfect expression of these two related asteroids.¬† Kelley M Hunter, in Living Lilith, says Lilith and Medusa both represent our relationship to darkness.

Lilith represents the exile of women’s true being, and the suppressed rage and resentment arising from our experiences. Her position in the chart (in 30.3) indicates:


This is the end of one phase. It is time to take what happened and move into the present moment, celebrating your achievements loudly and deliberately.


It is indeed the end of one phase, as thousands of years of patriarchal dominance dissolve into a more equal relationship which recognises not only the social rights of all, but also the divinity of each human on this planet. Magdelana, who represents the equal divinity of women, is conjunct Pluto in this chart! (Gate 54.5: you have reached a place where you can grow into your potential and be of greater service).

Like Eris, Lilith has carried the blame for millenium for not ‘lying down under’ Adam. She wouldn’t give up her essential humanity and was demonised, as if she were in the wrong. There is much in this! Who’s the crazy one?

And Medusa? Like Lilith, her “speechless woe” carries the weight of ages of female grief, rage, repression and hopelessness (Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, 1882). ¬†Our speechless woe arises from our numbness. We have made ourselves blind, cutting ourselves off from our own awareness, feeling like we are the crazy ones, taking on the shame of all of what we, and our world, have become. These are the too-crazy places in our lives, where we have succumbed to blindness because the injustice felt overwhelming. We couldn’t bear to see anymore.

But Medusa’s fearsome mask is meant to evoke awe at her power. Can you feel that power? As women confer and plan and colaborate, and refuse to cooperate with what they believe is wrong?

Perhaps we are just getting our first taste of what comes from trusting each other, all of us together.

Kelley Hunter talks about the Eye of Medusa, is it open or closed? I found this fascinating, as the image I kept wanting to use for the upcoming Emergent Womens Program is this one:


painting collage, violet makeup


and my marketing person kept asking me – how is this image relevant Kim? My answer now is … because, Medusa. She is the mirror of the universe, reflecting the depths of our souls, the dark energy which science is now able to measure and identify as making up 90% of matter where previously there is a void. For a long time now I have been saying this – the 90%, whether it be junk DNA, or dark matter or dark energy, is the feminine matrix of consciousness from which everything else arises.

Women no longer believe that they need a god/father/pope/president to mediate between them and reality, or the divine. We will stop pretending we are powerless and oppressed and come forth from the place of our own sacred power.

What we see is important now. It is time to open our eyes. Lilith is in the gate of clarity. Hilary Barrett suggests we ask ourselves these questions:

  • What do you see?
  • What does it mean?
  • How can you nourish a high level of awareness?

Women are waking up, opening their eyes again, honouring their own awareness as it arises from the matrix of consciousness. It’s more than time we stopped allowing others to define our reality, particularly when they are destroying our planet and blaming us for it.

In this article in The New Yorker, Jia Tolentino asks the obvious question – when women’s rights are so clearly under threat, how can a women’s march be controversial? Why is pulling together all the stakeholders, African American, LGBTI, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Trans Women, Muslim women, Native Americans, disable women and yes even men, why is this controversial?

Because, in a climate of hyper-partisanship, we are not supposed to trust each other, let alone work together for the the greater good. This is the type of behaviour that authoritarians abhor because they require one cultural narrative (their own) and absolute obedience (blind, deaf, speechless, numb). They are busy pointing at us, blaming us. It is a strategy to give them cover for grand theft of our common-wealth – our water, our trees, our air, our communities.

This is, of course, much more than an issue of sexual inequality. The clear efforts for inclusion demonstrate an antidote to hyper-partisanship. We are all in this together so we better stop trying to manipulate each other to get rich and powerful, and learn to get on.

The signs are clear, women are stepping into a new relationship with reality, and with their own power to create it. The time is now.


Find out more about the Emergent Woman Program 2017 here


Can you release yourself from the Gilt Gods?

As reluctuant Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan has been telling us since 1964, the times they are a changin’.¬† And right now we are in the eye of chaos. This week’s full moon is a wake up call, particularly to women. Look clearly. Feel your own emotions, particularly those you would prefer to avoid. It will bring you snapping right back to a reality we lost touch with long ago.

Medusa is at work here, and one of her qualities is women’s disconnection from their own sacred nature. Another quality is being in our heads and cut off from our bodies. Same same really!

There is a simple message in this full moon, woven through with so many narrative motifs it is begins to resemble a rubik’s cube. Which way will you turn the pieces? And just like a rubik’s cube, it seems chaotic until you understand the underlying formula. There is universal law at work here, masquerading within our (universally unlawful) culture as chaos (re-adjustment).


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When we add in significant asteroids, every gate in the communal circuitry (sometimes erroneously called the EGO circuit) is activated except the gate of control (21).This tells us we are amidst a deeper process of examining the mystical underpinnings of our culture, the mythology of how we live and love and eat and pray and sleep together. We can’t control it. It is heaven’s creative force flowing strongly towards change. It is beyond our understanding, beyond our stopping it or turning it back. Ony those who move with it will flourish.

The Earth and Moon call us to find our shared roots. We can find a goal we all believe in (most of us at least) – to repair our relationship with our planet and with each other. The task seems so huge many people have given up any belief that it is a realistic hope, and given themselves over to a more superficial version of their own lives.This moon brings us back to reality.

The full moon may bring feelings of sorrow and overwhelm, and the healing tears of the wounded communal heart of humanity. It’s almost as if this full moon asks us to weep for what is happening in the world.

But weeping is not enough. There is also women’s rage. Both Lilith and Medusa are active. Lilith is in gate 19, making a channel with Damocles and Hybris in the gate of revolution (part of the communal circuitry) This is a channel of making sure everyone has a roof over their heads, food in their belly, someone to hug them and let them know everything is going to be fine. Tell that to the children of Aleppo right now! Lilith says no we will not lie down and be destroyed, along with your version of the one god. We will not give ourselves up to the demigods and their games.


Can you release your grip on the false gilt gods of our culture?


One of the most important things you can do right now is to stop believing in war. Charles Eisentstein says it beautifully in his new book The More Beautiful World Our Heart Knows Is Possible. War is simply a metaphor used to manipulate us to add our energy to someone else’s agenda. We’ll be talking about war and the mysterious number 137 in our next Emergent Women webinar. Pluto spent 3 years in the gate of opposition, pulling us all into hateful polarity. But it’s moved on now, and so must we.

The call to women is so strong in this chart.

Hybris is an asteroid that calls us to account for stepping beyond the boundaries of the gods. This is a complex idea right now. Because the word ‘gods’ can mean many things. The Earth and Moon are activating the gate which represents the LORD, the one who is closest to god. What happens if we step beyond the boundaries of a culture created by those who believe, in their hubris, that they are beyond the bounds of nature and universal law? The second idea that comes to my mind is that each one of us is being hubristic when we believe we can escape into our own gilded consumeristic future whilst ignoring the calls of climate change, war and humanitarian disaster.

A third, and very interesting, idea is that women have become afraid of their own power and fear being called hubristic. What if you stand up and people slap you down again? Why take the risk? We have been so conditioned to love, honour and obey! Achilles, an asteroid which speaks to women holding back out of false humility, is in gate 26 with the Sun, which makes this third version of Hybris’ message very appealing! Are we doing reverse-hubris? Are we taking false humility so far that we bring about the downfall of humanity?

The other asteroid sitting with Hybris and Lilith in the channel of synthesis is Damocles, which speaks to a fear of personal power. We must take hold of our power now. It’s not about rushing into the streets and screaming at people. This full moon tells us to take things steady, see clearly, recognise our deep emotional pain – sorrow and rage. We must begin to find something in ourselves that takes charge of our own world.

Medusa is with Neptune in the gate of community (37). Medusa is the face of women’s rage. She is the culturally perceived ugliness of our not-nice selves. Freud believed Medusa represented mature female sexuality, a castrating force with the power to turn men to stone. How much fear is driving the current geo-political situation?

Often when Jupiter is involved, as he is so strongly at the moment, events can seem too big for one person to take on. And so we fall back, cowed by our own insignificance.

In last week’s Emergent Women webinar we talked about the quantum concept of small steps, taken locally. This full moon is all about letting go of hubris and finding an approach that is more realistic, more authentic, more sustainable. Release yourself from overwhelm. You can only do what you can do. You don’t need anyone’s permission to stand steady in your own life and SEE with clarity what is happening. Your actions, small and consistent, will change the world.


If you missed our free Emergent Women’s webinar, you can catch the replay here for a short time.






Awakening the dormant feminine DNA: consciousness evolving

I don’t suppose I’m telling your anything you didn’t already know when I say we are living in interesting and indeed extraordinary times.

Jupiter is the main driver of events just now, so everthing seems larger than life. Globalisation has come home to roost, and Jupiter will shortly hook up with Pluto to bring transparency to the plutocracy – dark money, dark power, demagoguary. This may sound frightening, but it’s a necessary evolutionary step to unhooking us from a single powerful god (demagogue) and lining us up with our own inherent divinity. Our long dormant feminine DNA is being awakened. Consciousness is evolving.




lets ditch the ‘one god’ idea

If we can’t rely on the state, our culture, our government and society to care for us and keep us safe, then what are our alternatives?¬† We have agreed and consented to this culture by believing we need to have someone or something above us, mediating between us and universal life force. In the Catholic religion they call it ‘headship’. The head of the nation or household is closest to god, and we should listen to his (it’s always his in the theology of headship) superior wisdom and guidance.

Our entire culture is based on ‘headship’. If you want to know more about how much this idea has affected our sense of who we are as individuals, read Philip Shephards brilliant book New Self New World.


embedded spirituality

If we don’t have a god to defer to, or a pope/king to tell us what god wants us to do, how do we live? This looking outside ourselves is endemic, and like a fish in water we haven’t been able to see it clearly at all.

We are near to the end of dealing with individual trauma, perfecting ourselves spiritually, becoming the best we can be. Those kinds of personal processes are behind us now (although we will keep working at that level for a while yet). We have become a bit stuck in the ‘if only I were perfect everything would work out for me’. That’s partly Isis-Transpluto’s long term transit in Gate 59 (dissolving ego). It’s also partly a hangover from ‘headship’ – I must be perfect to get daddy’s approval.

So if we are not busy sculpting a perfect spiritual psyche, what will we busy ourselves with instead?

We are shifting over a line, with embodiment behind us and embedded spirituality ahead of us.

The word ‘spirituality’ has always been problematic for me. It seems to indicate something separate from the real world, as if it’s something I probably should keep to myself. But there is a quiet and revolutionary shift going on at the moment. It’s about the relationship between science and consciousness, which parted ways, quite violently, back in the 17th century. Our spirituality is shifting into something else, something fundamental to the nature of everything. Consciousness.

Quantum physicists are considering the possibility that

human consciousness is the bridge between the material and quantum realities.



Take a moment to consider what this means.

You might have heard that the rules governing our material world and those governing the quantum world just don’t mesh. It pissed Einstein off. And scientists have been searching for a link for decades now. Some people call it the Theory of Everything. The answer might not be 42 (so long and thanks for all the fish), but your brain/mind. More on this later. For now, what I want to share with you is that we are at the beginning of something so entirely new you probably aren’t recognising it’s arrival.

The thing with evolution is, when life finds itself blocked, it goes back for a bit and looks for a different and more successful pathway. Right now the regressiveness we are seeing comes from a failure of humanity to grasp the potential to move forward. We are not just dealing with change. This is a global (universal) shift with all systems – environmental, economic, geopolitical – at breaking point. How does one find a way beyond that?

We are indeed in exciting and at times overwhelming and terrifying times.

However, there is one message I absolutely want you to understand here. We are bringing consciousness into our culture. All that work you’ve done to embody your spirituality, all the times you have tuned in to something more subtle, all the times you have figured out the ‘good’ voices from the ‘bad’, all the time you have spent building your capacity for inner authority, for emotional clarity, for intuitive knowing …..¬†¬† they all begin to be of use now.

We are about to ditch the one thing that we have been told for millenium keeps us from hell – the ‘head’ – the one god, the father, the president. We are finally seeing it stripped naked like the emperor with no clothes. It’s motivation has become transparent. It’s methods of violent domination are no longer acceptable. All those demi-gods who forced the goddess into servitude, we are about to call them out. Mount Olympus here we come!

When the patriarchal tribes rode down from the steppes, about 5,000 years ago, violent domination and intimidation were the methods they used to quell the more equalitarian creative peoples. This is the end of their time.

Throughout December and January, four outer planets are active. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto are connected and working together. When this many outer planets are working together, you know there are huge shifts taking place at the cultural level.


what are they all up to?

In Greek and Roman mythology, Uranus was the grandfather, Saturn the father and Jupiter the son. These were gods who considered mortals to be nothing more than pawns in their larger than life dramas.

Uranus was the original sky god. He had a son with his wife Gaia, called Saturn. Saturn murdered Uranus, cutting off his genitals, an obvious statement of emasculation. When Saturn‚Äôs son Jupiter came along, he did the same thing. During a devastating war with his father, Jupiter was able to make use of the weapons of thunder, lightning and earthquake and was victorious over Saturn. Both Uranus and Saturn buried or swallowed their children, effectively creating a ‚Äėstillbirth‚Äô.

Some of this may sound a bit too close to home just now. I believe we are sitting in the midst of a not so mythological war between men who consider themselves gods. They believe their wealth puts them above the level of the ordinary mortal.  They believe they have a divine right to rule. We mortals are not human so much as pawns in their god-like games. Are they seeking to destroy creation to prove their masculinity?


the way out of here

But Saturn is doing something quite different. While Jupiter is expanding our collective delusion of headship, so we absolutely can’t miss what we’ve been living with, Saturn is bringing us calm practical steps for moving into a new relationship with life.

On 25th November, Saturn shifted into Gate 26. This is a lovely energy that explains the purpose of accumulation. It is not, as some might believe, to allow the wielding of power over others, or to separate one from the hoi polloi. Wealth does not get you closer to god, or give you divine rights.

We accumulate resources because we have a mission to do good in life, and resources are sent our way to support that mission. Saturn is an anchor point, shifting our relationship to communal resources. The grain is there for all to eat. The water is kept pure for all to drink. There is no plunder of communal resources in Saturn’s world just now. But before we get to that place, we’ve a journey to make. And Uranus is the firebrand in charge of our trip.

On 8th December, Uranus will move back into the Gate of Shock for a short time (till 20 January). The few days following are likely to feel like your head is spinning 360 degrees trying to make sense of things. Expect information to come thick and fast about corruption. It may feel as if we are moving slowly through a nightmare, the past repeating itself. But please be clear about this – there are so many beneficial forces lined up to support us through this portal of cultural change.

Because that’s exactly what is happening. We are approaching the completion of a 26,000 year cycle. We are in a 9 year in numerology. In Human Design, Jupiter and Pluto are coming together in the channel of transformation. Ra Uru Hu has described this channel as the most mystical in the Human Design Bodygraph. You and I have worked towards these endings.

On 29th December, Jupiter will move into Gate 32 – Duration – and join Pluto which is in Gate 54 – Marrying Maiden. This is akin to life giving you a promotion. The Channel of Transformation is a constant pressure to better ourselves, to transform our lives. Jupiter and Pluto reveal hidden soul gifts and show us how we can use them in order to prosper. While these two planets work in concert to reveal the dark and hidden ways of wealth and power, they also show where your own hidden wealth and power are located in your being.


the dormant feminine awakens

The key here is in the minor planets. They hold the dormant feminine DNA codes. More on that later.

The qualities of the emergent quantum consciousness are more akin to the feminine. Ideas like uncertainty, relationship, making focused small efforts, seeing the connection between things, simplicity.  These are the tools we will use to create a new culture.

December holds immense potential, powerful underlying shifts to our culture. It harks back many thousands of years, to the suppression of the matriarchy, and the power of women’s voices within culture and society. Underlying the shift is our millenium-old conditioning that has us wired for one god, for the male as sole creator, the woman as a split between virgin and whore and both owned and controlled. These may seen outdated feminist memes, but they are coming right up into our face in December because if we fail to step into our power and our voices, we may just lose our world.

What’s missing here is woman’s voices, and world views and experiences and divinity. We are being powerfully called into action. See clearly, act as you feel to.


2017: Emergent Woman’s Blueprint for Creating Change

In 2017 I am offering a program to learn and live these new skills of quantum consciousness. Human Design was made for this time, it holds the keys to our new world. You are invited to come join me for a free webinar on 9th December. Click here for more.


The 3rd Debate and What Happens Next

We’ve just watched the third debate in the US presidential election, or perhaps you hid behind the sofa. Either way, this seems an unprecedented time in human history. It’s not just the deliberate undermining of western democracy by a presidential candidate, there have been badly behaved candidates before now. The problem is that this disturbing election is happening on top of global instability in areas as diverse as economics, geo-politics, environment and health. Pretty much everything seems about to break, and people all over the world are holding their breath about what might happen next.

This post is not intended to be political. What I hope to do is put all these events into a bigger framework.


Revolution, Chaos and Mayhem

One of the major players over the past few months has been dwarf planet Eris. Let’s not mince words, Eris is a trouble maker. She likes to set the cat amongst the pigeons and see what happens. Uranus has been passing over Eris in Gate 42 and between these two unpredictable planets, trouble has been afoot.

Eris is an outsider, an outlier. She has been snubbed and so she gets her revenge by causing mayhem. This may sound familiar to you just now! It’s not just in the US. Look at the Brexit vote in the UK, where a surprising number of people voted to leave the EU.

Eris is joined by Uranus, planet of revolution and unexpected events. Together they are turning politics and society upside down.

They are aided and abetted by Chaos in Gate 45. This is the gate of the lord, the financial and political leader of the community. The energy of this gate has long been hierarchical. I am at the top, you are further down. Look at the corporate world, there is only one CEO. There is only one President. But nature doesn’t operate in such a way. This type of hierarchy is a social construct and only maintained by agreement. What happens if the base breaks loose and challenges the top of the pyramid? It’s a valid fear just now, and it shows up in the HD transits as a major shift in how our society is structured, to bring it more into alignment with natural systems.

Let’s have a quick look at the charts of the two candidates. It always fascinates me the way a person can find themselves at the crux of history, with all the world’s eyes upon them. Both Clinton and Trump have some role to play in this pivot point.





Donald Trump has Eris in Gate 17, a gate of leadership and opinions. The leadership in this gate is about having opinions that are informed by your followers. You are only as good as how well you listen to what your followers are teaching you. This gate is part of a potentially locked down feedback loop, where everyone goes around and around in the same pattern and no one learns anything new. The leader has no ideas, but likes to talk about them anyway. Also in this gate, Trump has a wonderful asteroid called Sphinx. This is a love of the mysterious, the conspiracy, the what if???

What puts Trump centre stage right now?

His Personality Sun and Design North Node are in Gate 12, and Chiron is transiting in Gate 22 just now. It explains the bizarre focus on women’s beauty in this campaign. He has Vulcan in Gate 22, which intrigues me. Vulcan is a blacksmith to the gods, and (synchronistically) husband of the beautiful Aphrodite. Vulcan forges new tools for the expression of consciousness. He was also lame, the damaged masculine. This theme of the damaged masculine will come up a lot over the next few months.  Zeus (the adulterer) and Vulcan (the husband of Aphrodite) are both in Gate 57, where Trump has his Jupiter (expansion).

Uranus and Eris are transiting in Gate 42 and Trump has his Design Mars (masculine) in the adjoining Gate 53. So here again, we find a connection with the masculine. It’s also his Nemesis, underneath that deal maker (his craft) and his beautiful women is a lame man.

This election speaks to feelings of impotency in men. Just look at the apparently powerful Republicans standing by wondering what to do.

Let’s take another tack, and head into US history for a moment. The nation arose from a civil war to gain freedom from the UK. In astrological terms it was all about Uranus (freedom- the US) and Saturn (authority – England). This relationship is carved deep into the soul of the US. There is a planet which unites these two energies – Chiron. And Chiron is acting strongly in Trump’s chart right now as he plays out the rebel (Uranus) pitted against a corrupt power (Saturn).

There is a deeper layer here. Cognitive scientists have used brain scans to find the difference between conservatives and liberals. It seems conservatives map to a family type with a father who’s authority must not be questioned (no facts required), and with a moral viewpoint based on the will of the individual to succeed. Liberals map to a family type based on a collaborative systems approach, a more feminine networked system, which means they are sometimes seen as weak and can find it difficult to take decisive action. (see George Lakoff and Drew Westen.)

These two mental / social constructs hold sway in this election, and are pivotal in a deeper underlying shift in consciousness. We are all somewhere on the ‘spectrum’. The conservative end is closer to material reality (cause and effect, applying force /will to objects, etc) and the liberal map is closer to quantum reality (systems, interconnectedness of all things). 

These two systems of reality are beginning to come together, although paradoxically they have always co-existed. Many eminentvpeople, including physicists, believe human conscious is the bridge between these two very different realities. Chiron could well be a key here. 

Trump represents a shift in how we relate to each other – as objects (gate 22), as opponents (gate 38), as followers (gate 17). He is bringing all our attention to our addiction taking on an opponent and putting so much psychic energy into defending ourselves and going after our own personal interests.Vulcan – in a channel with his North Node (destiny) is principally about loosening our attachment to the material world. This is a necessary precondition to the wave of quantum (non-material) consciousness that is about to break over us in 2017, and nothing at all to do with ascension or physical death.

These are themes that will loom larger in 2017, as we develop a shift in consciousness from output/object orientation to a more process oriented way of being. The ends does not justify the means, the means is an end to itself. If you are living as you are meant to be living in this moment, your own self renewal become self-creative.

Freeing up the psychic and financial resources devoted to defensive living are fundamental to our shift in consciousness.



Ironically, we have the first woman nominated for president standing alongside someone who is called the most misogynist candidate ever, and now stands self-accused of (at least) locker room talk and (at most) sexual abuse. Let me just say, we had our first female Australian Prime Minister here in Australia a few years back and the systemic nature of sexism was gradually revealed. I found it shocking.

This is a part of the rise of the feminine point of view, the voices of women and their personal experience being reintegrated into our society. While Trump represents the underlying impotency of men which must be kept hidden at all costs, Clinton represents the failure of woman to speak out about their own personal passions and opinions and experiences.


Hillary is not the most popular candidate in the history of the universe, and I want to keep the politics out of this post, but I do see that systemic sexism coming up in the way people talk about her.

So, why is Hillary sitting here as a major player right now?

She has her Sun and Chiron in gate 28 line 1, Pluto has been transiting in adjoining Gate 38. Her Sun activation says:

This is the beginning of a new purpose, you need to take great care. You give your gentle generous support as the best way to show your commitment. With the roof threatening to fall, you might feel as though you out to be doing something more, but you are taking the first step and waht you are caring for is sacred.

(Hilary Barrett Gate 28 line 1)

Notice Chiron, bridge between Uranus (revolution, rebellion) and Saturn (authority, established convention).

Clinton also has Uranus (revolution) in Gate 12, and Chiron is transiting in Gate 22.

Clearly both candidates are acting out a form of breakdown between chaos (Uranus) and structure (Saturn).  Structure does have a place in a world where chaos theory exists (which is does in our world), but it exists as a way of facilitating creativity and life force, rather than limiting the wild nature of people to prevent them from breaking free of the established hierarchies.

Clinton has her Mercury in Gate 43. This is one of the gates of danger. It’s about going to the centre of power and speaking out, no matter how dangerous that feels. It’s no surprise that she has a Ceres return right now, we see her speaking out on behalf of women and children. Adjoining Gate 23 is a gate related to chaos theory and is linked to breakdowns which happen before breakthroughs.

There’s no doubt Hillary is not a perfect example of the returning feminine, but right now, she’s holding the door open. I talked about the gate of the lord – Gate 45. Hillary has her Mars in that gate. Which means she is passionate about the way resources are distributed. This could go any which way, but I’m interested to hear her talking about the end of trickle down economics.


Who’s Going to Win and What Will Happen Next?

singularityOne of the most important shifts of 2017 will be our consciousness moving away from ourconditioning as objects in a machine-like world, rather than humans.

Humans are subjective, we are emotional, we have subtle perceptions, we can see many nuances of a situation. Machines are objective and think in terms of black and white. Machines live in a world of right/wrong. Humans live in a world of unique and personal perceptions. We are creative and flow with life. We create our lives by taking one step at a time and never really know how things will turn out. Machines know when they get switched on, that at the end of the day they will still be sitting in the same place on the factory floor and will have created 359 widgets.

This presidential campaign contains within it a very interesting matrix of conservative/liberal and male/female. This kind of matrix is the basis of fractals and chaos theory (its in the maths, more in my upcoming book). The conservative/liberal part of the matrix speaks to the way our brains have polarised into father-based mindset or mother-based mindset. Whichever end of the spectrum you are on, the other side looks crazy. They just don’t make sense to us. It’s nothing personal, just the way your brain is wired. Both sides have useful gifts.

This election has other emergent qualities as well. The claims of voter fraud, the threats to jail opponents, the Russian hacking in a purported attempt to influence the election, the breakdown of the GOP. There is a reasonable fear of civil unrest on election day and afterwards.

On election day, the Moon moves through two gates that tend to trigger terrorism – gates 13 and 49. However there is also a Neptune eclipse and Neptune will be in a channel with Psyche, Karma and Ariande (in Gate 40) and Neptune and Child (in Gate 37).

The Sun will be in the most yang (masculine) gate – Gate 1. The Earth will be in the most yin (feminine) gate – Gate 2. I want to mention Ariadne for a moment, she represents how women project their inner hero onto men.

What’s coming up now is a call to women to speak out about our perception, our experience, our opinions. This is not just a personal redemption, but a way to change the world. We are shifting to a quantum consciousness. This means we are descending into dark matter, the web of universal consciousness. This is a yin, or feminine, force of nature. Women hold the key to this shift.

We have seen some of this in the women coming foward to speak about their experiences with Trump this week. They felt it was dangerous, but spoke anyway.

Men are being challenged to hold a space for women to step up. Notice all the Republican men this week coming out and saying … I have daughters, a wife, a mother, a sister. That’s not surprising. As Samantha Bee pointed out, 100% of people have at least one female relative.

The Nodes are in a powerfully transitional position just now – Gates 63 and 64. These gates activate imbalance, disorder and chaos. They usher out an old era and usher in a new one.

Whatever happens in this election, be aware of the rise of the power of women. In particular, women holding a clear space without apology. This seems potentially scary and even catastrophic but quantum shifts can feel like that.




Embracing Global Change: New Moon 2 August 2016



I went to see the new Star Trek movie on the weekend. The CGI was amazing, the story was engaging, the characters were fun. But even if the setting was futuristic, why are we still telling stories of cruelty, evil and attempts to dominate each other?




I read a post from astrologer Eric Francis of PlanetWaves fame, about tomorrow’s New Moon. He has been looking for solutions to the global problems that seem to be piling up around us. But has no answers.

It’s what’s kept me from writing for a while. Where are the threads leading us to somewhere better than this? What is it even about, all this killing and disruption? We could easily believe in a continuation of what seems to be an eon of struggling for survival. But is there something more available to us? Another pathway, hidden from view?

We are sitting in a voidal space right now. In a sense, we are giving birth to ourselves, to a newly conscious level of humanity with skills and personal powers not seen in even the most futuristic movie. The main theme is¬†managing our transition from nationalism to global community – what we have to let go of, and what personal transformation is required as we become global citizens. It’s so much more than having a lot of stamps in your passport, or lots of friends on facebook.


Let’s have a look at the New Moon HD chart and see what we can discover. ¬†We’ll start out small and then go galactic.


New Moon – 2 August 2016 @ 20:44 UT

Members of MyDivine.Design can click here, or directly on the chart above, to get access to the full transit chart with all minor planet placements.

New Moon Р2nd August 2016 at 20:44pm UT 

The New Moon is happening in Gate 33 (Retreat) and Gate 19 (Approach).

This week your normal life is likely to feel like a burden, almost as if you are trapped in something you have outgrown. Wherever possible, take time out, break your usual routine and reconnect with your essential self.

Gate 19 (Earth) is a great growing energy coming from source, approaching us and asking us to enter into it’s flow. We can’t presume upon it for results; this isn’t about immediate outcomes. We are preparing ourselves for a new cycle, where we will step into a greater sense of self-leadership and personal authority. How can you let go of expectations and move with the growing energy?

Gate 33 (Sun and Moon) is about taking time out to reflect deeply upon your lived experience. What can you learn? How can you let go of your need to force things to work out in a particular way? What feels more fitting and natural for you than your regular day to day life and current expectations of yourself?


An Intense Transition

This is a transitional time on our planet. No surprises there! The Nodes are in the transitional gates of 63 and 64; the space between what went before and what will come next. They are joined by Jupiter (currently in 47) and Neptune (63). This is a mental energy, right up there in the Head Centre. It hasn’t even fully entered your body yet! These activations are your commitment, perhaps still only partially conscious, to move on.

You can take what you’ve learnt till now and begin a whole new cycle of life.

The important thing is not to rush. Because we have never been here before. Like Republican Senators contemplating their next move, we are all faced with strange and formerly unimaginable decisions.

Is it safe to go out and celebrate a national holiday? Should we allow the rule of law to be set aside in order to ensure border security? Can we afford to be compassionate and allow in a million new refugees?



The Great Thaw of Emotions 

Mercury is a key to this New Moon. In the Gate of Dissolution (59), he is bringing our consciousness to a fear we have been trying to hold at bay.

It’s as if a great thaw brought forth the floods and everything solid was swept away. Familiar landscapes have vanished. Solidity is revealed as an illusion.¬†

We can see the end of nationalism approaching, despite attempts to hold to our isolation, Brexit-style. Our borders aren’t anywhere near as reliable as we would like them to be. They are not succeeding in holding back ‘the other’.

On the other hand, our more compassionate selves would like to welcome in the great flood of humanity, but what will happen to our way of life, our culture. Will we even survive?

On 4th August, Jupiter will move into Gate 6 – Conflict. This is a gate which funnels all our many and varied emotional streams into one place, dropping them at the door of Gate 59 – Dissolution. The purpose of this channel is an ever increasing capacity for intimate relationship, both within ourselves and with each other. It is where we hide our inner conflicts that we project out onto the world. We fight and argue for one reason – to try to keep control of our own inner world.

When the flood gates open it can feel as if we are giving up all control, security and stability. And yet some things do need to dissolve.  Losing our grip on who we think we are will let lose within us aspects of self we have long denied. Terrified they will show us as unworthy of support, love, survival, we have kept a tight lid on any feelings that let loose these imperfect versions of ourselves.

It’s time to release them.


The Stories of Old White Men

Right now we are in the grip of an authoritarian backlash. The old white men are fighting for the survival of their system of domination and supremacy. Irrespective of their political or religious persuasion, the last thing they want to do is open their eyes and see the cause and effects of millenium of rape and pillage. Because their moral code is clear – the spoils go to the victor, regardless of the larger cost.

This conflict is waging within you right now. You are the microcosm of the macrocosm of global unrest.

You want a better world, and a better life for yourself. The way to a better life has always required an adherence to a ‘winner takes all’ moral code. Work hard, come top of your class, do better than the others. It goes so deep we don’t even see it in ourselves.

Transpluto is in Gate 59 with Mercury. It represents the critical perfectionist parent. This archetype exists not just in our families, but at the national level of government and globally in the moral code of corporations and financial markets.

Neuroscientists have mapped this system in our brains, using fMRI scans. Despite our ideas about who we are, we have been wired for intimidation, domination and competition. To protect our sensitive psyche from this inhumane influence, we’ve used techniques like self-sufficiency, avoiding experiences where we may attract critisism, being constantly alert for our own imperfections so as to avoid being wrong. ¬†And while we are distracted in our mission to find the safe harbour of personal perfection,¬†the old white men are destroying our planet, our cultures and our peace.

We have to wake up.


Finding the real reality

There is another thing about this dominator cultural code of conduct. It takes the moral high ground in establishing the nature of reality. Its reality is based on the fantasy of rationality and objectivity. It derives its truth from concepts, and denies the validity of our lived experience. Neurologist Antonio Damasio tells us, in his book Descartes Error, that rationality is a myth and emotions are essential to good personal decision making. And yet, how many of us suppress what we know to be true, in favour of trying to perfectly fit the rules of the game?

Here in Australia our local ABC broadcaster has just revealed a terrible story of indigenous child abuse in detention centres in the Northern Territory. Our Prime Minister immediately called a Royal Commision and appointed a top judge to head it. Our opposition leader is calling for additional Commissioners to be drawn from the indigenous population. What can a white man, albeit an experienced Supreme Court Justice, bring to this situation that is so much more significant to a resolution than the lived experience of those actually involved? He must rely on abstract laws, on rational thinking, on his own conceptual understanding of the information he receives from others.

We are all trained to treat ourselves in this way. Our brains have been wired to apply rules that come from outside ourselves. Our brains actually ignore any incoming information (emotions, physical sensations) which conflict with the rules we have learnt keep us safe. Think about that for a moment! We are left with a dimished relationship to our personal lived experience.


When those who created the culture and made the rules are at the end of their time of dominance, how do any of us know what is real? 


Let’s Get Uncomfortable

These are not comfortable times. Rather than putting our efforts to our own comfort we are much better off connecting with what is in flux. That means feeling your own difficult and disturbing emotions. It means taking time to listen when your body calls to you. It means making choices that feel like they will put you in danger.

The intensity and immensity of change call us to the tipping point of evolution. Everything is in flux here.

A tipping point means you are sensitive to every little twinge. We are navigating by our discomfort, finding new pathways through the inner compass of our own dissonance.


We Can’t Stay Invisible

The fundamental issue underpinning everything just now is dwarf planet Eris.

Eris is the Goddess of Discord. Well, that is what she was called after tossing an apple into a wedding celebration out of pique at being left out of the festivities. The univited guest knew full well that her apple tossing would cause chaos and conflict amongst those on the inside. Eventually, her actions led to the Trojan War and she is generally seen as the precursor, however it was Zeus (think old white male) who actually used the apple throwing incident to set up the conditions for war. But Eris got the blame nonetheless.

In our Design, Eris represents the part of us that we have left out or snubbed, because taking notice of them feels dangerous, potentially chaotic. There is, in a sense, something within us that is invisible to our larger social discourse. We’ve learnt to keep it quiet, partly because we fear people will think us crazy if we let it loose (that’s Chiron in 36).

Eris¬†is sitting in Gate 42 with Uranus. ¬†She represents what we have snubbed in ourselves. She seeks to give voice to what we have been keeping under wraps. Look at the political landscape right now and you can see her influence. The most disruptive influence comes from this idea of the silent majority – those without a voice. This is not a political class rising up, but the tip of the global iceberg of emotional upheaval. And it’s happening inside you right now. The parts of yourself that have had no voice are seeking your attention. Their voices come from two places – your emotions and your felt sense of your physical body.

We can’t move on from here without knowing the truth of where we are. We can’t move on from here if our reality continues to be drawn from the fantastical concepts of old white men and their dominator culture. We have to be open to everything inside us that calls out the cruelty and inhumanity, even at the risk of chaos in our own lives. We have to face our fear of imperfection, of being wrong, hurt, rejected.¬†We can’t stay comfortable anymore.

Look at the Earth in Gate 19 in this New Moon:

When everyone has enough to eat, a place to live and a god to worship, we experience life as one healthy community.

(The Definitive Book of Human Design, page 247)

This is a call to shift from nationalistic borders to global community. We can only do that when we embrace our own humanity. Then we can discover how to embrace global humanity. There is a powerful outbreak of truth and reality coming your way. It will change the global landscape.


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The Super-Structure of Reality is Shifting

I was dooby dooing along in my life when the March eclipses happened and suddenly I shifted from a couple of beautiful acres on the beach on the mid north coast of New South Wales to inner city Sydney, with planes whizzing overhead. I went from listening to the ocean as I fell asleep to listening to the throb of traffic! I’m writing this from my new breakfast haunt, a cafe in a converted industrial space 10 minutes walk from home.




Before you draw any conclusions, let me say, I’m really happy about the change. While my previous home was beautiful, and my students and clients loved that we often had kangaroos right by the window (I would turn my camera around so they could see them) I was slightly … well, I was just a tad bored. I haven’t lived in the city since I was in my 20’s and it’s much changed. And I don’t want to be here for a long time, but for a few years I consider this a wonderful adventure and I am looking forward to seeing what life will throw my way.

We’ve had some major shifts in the background energy – Jupiter went direct on 9th May (hurrah!), Uranus moved into Gate 42 on 16th April, Neptune into Gate 63 on 25th April, Chiron into Gate 36 on 7th April and Mars has been retrograde since 17th April. I am only just catching my breath!

As the super-structure of reality shifts, what is the effect on you?

I want to mention yesterdays Full Moon. It was a pretty spectacular line up, but one that could be misunderstood.



Firstly, Mars retrograde. Right now Mars is in the Gate of Great Vigour – Gate 34. Here’s what Hilary Barrett has to say about this gate:

You stand upright and robust, full of resilient energy. You are inspired and animated by strong purpose. 

Not so much? Many people are feeling really worn down and exhausted just now. ¬†If Mars is the planet of vigour, and he’s in the gate of vigour, why would you not be jumping out of your skin? Because Mars is going backward, inward. Mars is asking you to check in – how are you using your energy? What are your guiding principles? Let’s see what else Hilary Barrett has to say:

The action of thunder rests on the underlying principles of heaven. The noble one, acting with Great Vigour, will not be improvising and adapting as she goes along. Great energy needs better guidance. If she acts in ways that observe the principles of creation and follows their patterns, she is in harmony with the nature of things. 

Which is all very well, but how does one go about getting into harmony with the nature of things? And especially when we are conflicted. What do we really want?

There is a peeling off happening, a letting go of fear and opportunity to connect with a much bigger picture of what is going on here on our beautiful planet. This new scene is far more expansive than the narrow view you have now, so what can you do to stay open to broader possibilities?

Can you commit to your own personal goals as they now stand, and also receive and nurture a potential for growth? Can you find a way to respond fluidly in each moment to stay in tune with that potential?

Two powerful planets of feminine wisdom are sitting in Gate 20 right now. Like a siren song (a good one, not an evil one) they are singing to us of deeper wisdom, greater knowing, longer time frames and more noble goals. They are drawing us towards relationship with all things through being clear and present in each moment.

Vesta in Gate 20 line 3 – what you are devoted to, your greater spiritual purpose, your path of service –

Now you can see your whole life coming into view and start to see what you are creating. It can feel strained, as if you are being pulled in 2 directions at once. You advance, get more involved and then feel the need to pull back.

Does that feel familiar? It’s like dipping yourself gradually into a cool stream, allowing the heat of your body to adjust to the soothing flow.

Metis in Gate 20 line 4 – the root of ancestral feminine wisdom, particularly connection with the emotions (Metis is Goddess of Oceanic Wisdom and mother of Pallas Athene) –

You feel called to a bright shining realm where there is a promise of destiny, something you can apply your gifts and insights to. You must enter into this realm modestly, like a guest, pause and really see this realm without imagining you own it, or that it owns you.


Just an aside, but perhaps a very significant one РMetis knew that Pallas (daughter and feminine totem of the patriarchy) would not have her support as she ventured into the city of men. So she gave her infant daughter a full suit of armour. As Pallas returns to the realm of her mother, and the deep wisdom of the feminine that is resident there, she is gradually able to let go of the armouring. Have you been feeling this? 

Both Nemesis and Sisyphus are making a channel with Pluto. I know from my work with clients that both these asteroids have the potential to strike fear in the hearts of brave and strong women!

I particularly love Hilary Barrett’s take on Gate 32 –

Whatever becomes part of the heart’s circling journey will last. We bind things – influences, ideas, people – into the very fabric of our lives by integrating them into the daily round of our way of living, so they are carried with us through the change.

This is an active creative process, keeping the channels always open for exchange between inspiration and reality. 

What lasts bears fruit, not because you ‘arrive’ at some final destination, but because through all the changes you persevere in your intent and inspiration, always finding some small way to make it real.¬†

This is such a feminine way to ‘manifest’, through the heart’s circling journey, weaving into each moment that which we want more of. Nemesis and Sisyphus can haunt us with the need to make huge efforts against some external authority figure, or to meet some rule in order to be ‘of service’ or ‘of value’. What if, instead, you turned again and again to what you value, what feels right to you in your own beautiful life?

There are many BIG players right now – Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Haumea, Eris, just for starters. They are all adding their energy to a fundamental shift in the structure and reality of life on earth. What do you sense about your part in this shift, even if you can’t put it into words?


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Mind Burst

Chiron in Gate 36 – Wounded Brightness

Mind BurstOn 8th April 2016, Chiron will shift into Gate 36 – Wounded Brightness. This is the barest overview of the immense forces at work right now in our lives.

This is one of those SHAZAM kind of relationships. Chiron is about what’s wounded within us. Gate 36 is about how we have hidden our best selves away because circumstances have given us no other choice.

It’s been about survival. We will be revisiting, but gently, dark times that have forced us to adapt and wait till things got better. We’ve hoped and prayed that we could bring out our wondrous light filled selves, and now that time is here.

This transit ties in with a powerful galactic event, happening in the physical aspects  Рthe Spleen, Sacral and Root Centres. Pluto is a gateway to our galactic consciousness, which is heralded by the new planets discovered since 2005 РEris, Haumea and others. Between now and 2019 Pluto is activating two planets which orbit out beyond what we normally consider as our solar system РEris and Haumea.

Eris is in Gate 42, showing us that we have been ignoring our blessings. She represents sudden and unexpected events that we find challenging to deal with, because they trigger something previously neglected within us. Negotiating the challenging event brings us in touch with aspects of ourselves that were previously invisible or neglected. As we explore the new, we experience change from within.

Haumea is in Gate 32, and activates our capacity to maintain soul awareness throughout many lifetimes, to give birth over and over again to our sacred selves.

These two planets will be astrologically opposite each other for many years to come and Pluto is sitting in the middle of them. The most significant activation will commence in July 2016, when Uranus moves to Gate 42, joining Eris.

But we don’t have to wait for July, this combination of planets is triggering cellular memories, and when Chiron moves into Gate 36 we will add our suppressed emotions to the mix, which will make those cellular memories pop!

Adding to this picture we have Jupiter and Neptune in the mental realms during 2016 – Jupiter in 64 and 47 all year, Neptune shifting into 63 on 25th April 2016.

Together this gives us emotional (Chiron), physical (Pluto, Eris and Haumea) and mental (Jupiter and Neptune). This is about becoming conscious of the past and the memories we have been holding in storage in our bodies and our emotions. Our frontal cortex, home of our consciousness, will be able to connect with what previously lived in our unconscious. This is nothing less than a new way to experience our humanity.

I will soon be offering programs that teach cellular methods of accessing and healing embodied trauma within the Human Design context (where we refer to it as ‘conditioning’). For now though, remember this one key tip from Chiron –

When you feel uncomfortable or triggered in any way, there is no need to proceed further. Don’t feel you need to speak to anyone or be swept along in unfavourable circumstances. Hold to your own inmost consciousness of what you are experiencing, do not permit anything to shake your inner knowledge of your own reactions and responses. Rest, attend to your wounds, and then consider how to proceed.

Chiron will be in and out of Gate 36 between 7th April 2016 and November 2018.


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At The Heart of the Labyrinth – New Moon February 2016

New Moon – 8th February 14:38 UT, 9:38 Eastern US



It’s time to get real. We have a profoundly transformational year ahead of us. You are restlessly eager to be underway and initiate change.

But we can’t just up sticks and click our heels together and get to where we want to be. There is a process. It involves learning new skills. And then applying those skills.

The number one skill set coming on the wings of February’s New Moon is to let go of how things should be. Ideas, rules, conditions. Even a belief that you know where you are now and where you are going. This week may feel confusing. Disorienting. But only because you may be living still bound by the fetters of your past. How things should be, rather than a clear eyed look at how they are. ¬†Be prepared to have the facts put squarely before you. These are areas of your life that you need to address now, you’re ready grasshopper! In fact, where in the past you have avoided them, now you crave having them resolved. It’s because you have arrived¬†…..

At the Heart of the Labyrinth

mymaze_2010_tudor_labyrinthThere is another deeper thread woven through this New Moon.

On a personal day to day level it looks like this. When I have my own (mortal) ideas about what outcomes I am invested it, want to achieve, deserve, etc, I step out of the flow of universal energy (goddess/god). I can choose to be mortal (out of the flow) or a goddess/god (aligned with the flow).

For you personally, watch to discover what it might feel like when you step out of conversation with the divine to pursue your own mortal goals. Be aware of the possibility of greater relationship (clue – it feels at first like vulnerability)

This is a New Moon full of complexities, and at their very heart is the labyrinth. Asteroids Europa, Ariadne and Minos are all part of one big family with a monstrous secret – they have given birth to a monster and have hidden it at the centre of the labyrinth, hoping no one will ever discover their shame.

New Moon in the Gate of Revolution

The Sun and Moon are in the Gate of Revolution. We also find Damocles (you had the power all along my dear!) and Kassandra (what’s important is that you believe in yourself and what you know to be true).

We are not bringing change for it’s own sake, but restoring harmony. We can attune to our own light of awareness, clear and unambiguous, at the centre of everything.

The New Moon is in line 1, so we are dealing with a foundational energy, a desire to put down roots and establish a new order. But the Gate of Revolution, Gate 49, is only the first tentative step. We are setting out, not arriving. How do we put down roots to hold us intact for a long stay here?


This is such a complex New Moon, full of rich symbolism and massively evolving archetypes. You can read the full post on MyDivine.Design.


why you should be flinging out your old ideas

On a day that Saturn lines up exactly with The Great Attractor, the Australian media is awash with puzzled stories about the Trump phenomenon. It was no surprise to find he has his Design Uranus exactly opposite this super massive black hole. And that his Design Sun completes the channel.

Why was I not surprised?

Because The Great Attractor flings old ideas out of the box and asks them how they like their new freedom. It can bring about eccentricity and extremism, specifically around the free spirited “must maintain my individuality” theme. ¬†When The Great Attractor turns up, we are inexorably drawn into it’s influence, but we can’t be sure if the object of our extreme curiousity is brilliant … or just quite mad. It kind of sums up the Trump show, as he breaks all the rules and still maintains immense popularity. In fact, as I see it from over this side of the world, it’s his rule breaking¬†that is fuelling his popularity.




Uranus has a special link to The Great Attractor anyway, and when Trump brings that 35.3 Uranus into the picture he is pumping a powerful galactic energy. Have a look at Gate 35 line 3:

To experience a consensus in your support – a wholehearted affirmation of what you understand and aspire to – is a powerful gift.

Saturn is transiting directly opposite Trump’s Uranus today. These planets represent the quintessential Establishment v’s the Renegade struggle. Old man Saturn, filled with convention and history. Upstart Uranus, quick and unconventional, filled with fire for change. Uranus can get stuck in rebellion, standing against everything, rather than for anything. Saturn can be deaf and dumb to the messages that change is upon him and he should surrender to his dissolution with grace.

We can see the story played out in Trump’s Design Sun in 36.3:

You set out on an active determined hunt for what oppresses the light. And you have success! But grasping the source of the problem and the key to it’s solution is not the same as having a completed solution. If you rush to make the light fully manifest, you risk injury. You have an insight of enduring value and for this to be realised will take time and constancy.

What’s cool about this is that our Human Design shows our DNA coding. And this means Mr Trump is VERY galactic.

There is a message here for us all.

The old version of Saturn and Uranus is the young rebel fighting for freedom against a calcified establishment. Our new more evolved version of these two planets comes from the two working in synergy rather than slugging it out for survival. Saturn is the planet of concrete reality. Not a cold and hard externally imposed reality, but simply you taking charge of what you are creating for yourself. Uranus wants the freedom to channel new galactic ideas without having to be always adapting them to rules that no longer make sense. The synergy of the two is a flow of creation, where change is a constant. This still feels frightening because deep down in our dna codes there is still a few bits that say we need the old establishment for our survival.

Uranus wants us to fling out all the old ideas, baby and bathwater style. Saturn says … hmm maybe we could use a few of those in the future!




Here’s where Trump pulls the past and the future together (a particular feature of The Great Attractor). He appeals to values from the past, and projects them into the future.¬†Make America Great Again! Make the past the future! We must consider our past, learn from it, but we can’t recreate it. What is it we DO want?

Today, as Mercury in Gate 54 line 3 acts as a bridge to remind us of the lessons of  Pluto square Uranus, its a good idea to pull back and get a bit of perspective.

The Sun is in 19 today, very sensitive. The Earth is in the Gate of Retreat. If there is one message I would pass onto you today it is this.

Even when you need to retreat, be still, take things easy, sleep, walk on the beach, not talk to anyone … even when some people might see you doing nothing, you are in fact moving towards your purpose. If you can recognise that, you will not get stuck. If you continue to align with your best desires rather than allow the past to define you, you will stay in contact with your active creative self, no matter how still you may look from the outside. There is no need to react to the illusion of loss. Everything that is yours, everything you choose, is available and you do not need to rebel or fight. That is a very old version of the Uranus/Saturn story and is based on lack, and a fixed amount of stuff we all have to fight over.

You simply need to bring your awareness continually to what you desire and how good it feels. Yes, there are some ideas you need to fling out. Yes you can do with stepping outside the box and pondering the view. But don’t get caught in reflexive rebellion against the past. You are learning to¬†create consciously, rather than unconsciously by default.

There is an article on Galactic Centres here. 


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not safe but worth celebrating

Lately people have been feeling edgy. It’s as if something is stirring but they can’t quite put their finger on what it might be. There’s a wave of good and bad feelings washing through us. We are on the cusp of something wonderful and yet all our ancient antenna are picking up danger. 2016 has many transitions for us to navigate. Our first transition comes this week.

On 22nd January Mercury retrograde meets Pluto in Gate 54 line 1. Mercury brings your ideas to consciousness. Hidden knowledge, insights and ideas surface. Pluto represents your soul’s evolutionary journey. So when Mercury (consciousness) passes over Pluto (soul evolution) expect to feel a pull to something greater. The challenge here is that our ego selves are screaming NOT SAFE NOT SAFE while our souls are singing and dancing in celebration.


Mercury and Pluto in Gate 54


Gate 54 is called in the I Ching the Marrying Maiden. In the ancient chinese version of this gate, the second wife must be highly attuned to the dynamics of the family. She is not there to give birth to the heir (ambition). Her role is to keep the peace. Richard Rudd speaks of aspiration to rise to higher spiritual levels in his Gene Keys book. The Human Design book says Only when we have mastered our instincts to thrive on the mundane plane is the transformation of spiritual nature possible. 

This channel is all about bringing our spiritual nature down down down into our mundane lives. This is not personal ambition, but a devotion to the group. And this is not about giving ourselves up to the group, and this is the most important bit, it’s about you being you, but in a completely different way. That’s what makes it scary. You are you, but you’re not. You’re you but your are different. Your ego (which is all about keeping your personality self safe and secure) is not happy. It feels like we have our wires crossed and yet everything makes some weird kind of sense.

lh2_pbThis transit has the capacity to send us on an inner journey to find where we are holding onto our own small self ideas of what our lives are about.  Or ideas that are too fantastical, filled with shiny baubles. Somewhere in the middle is our soul mission, quietly waiting for our attention. Another major theme in 2016 is sustainability. Where is your personal sustainability? If you do bring your spirit or soul right down deep into your physical body and day to day life, how can you flourish?

All of this is coming to the surface as Mercury retrogrades over Pluto tomorrow.

It’s very likely you haven’t been able to get your dream/mission/purpose in life happening because it seemed impossible, too easy, too hard, blocked from view, beyond your capabilities, unacceptable ……  I could go on …  The Full Moon in Gate 41 (on 24th January) is an initiation, the beginning of a new way of translating life. Watch a gradual shift move through your life over the course of this week.

Find the freedom to make some small movement and create change, no matter how small. This is the channel of gradual development, the home of the baby step. Take some this week.


New Moon – 10 January 2016

It can feel right now as if we have landed in a strange new place. There’s a sense of unfamiliarity. ¬†Our efforts to get control may feel thwarted. ¬†You might feel as if you should be doing something. It might even feel as if something bad will happen if you don’t take action … but what action will be most effective?


This might sound weird but …

My private clients are always turning up on their first session and sharing this one terrible secret:

this might sound weird but

and then they tell me something about their mystical experiences, multidimensional experiences, intuitive capacities. All the wonderful powerful feminine magic that we have suppressed forever. It wants to come out to play.

Be aware of trying to push down these ancient spiritual talents. We are birthing them into a new world, creating it as we go.

This week’s New Moon is happening right on top of Pluto in his new position in the Gate of the Marrying Maiden.


New Moon 10 January at 1:30am UT



New Moon 10 January 2016 Human Design Transit Chart

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This week’s New Moon is sitting right on Pluto. You can read more about Pluto in Gate 54 here.

Let’s just be clear about this – that means the Sun, Moon and Pluto are all in the one gate. The Gate is called The Marrying Maiden. It’s the story of a young woman finding herself in a situation that requires her to grow into her new role. She has little power and must be attuned to the commands and direction of the ‘first wife’. For me, that means recognising we are untried in this new situation. We have no familiarity, no experience to draw on. We don’t know the territory and shouldn’t pretend that we can draw on our knowledge from ‘before’ to navigate now. We are learners, looking around and building our understanding. The ‘first wife’ who is guiding us is our subtle knowing. Describe it how you will. It could be described as feminine intuition. In conventional HD terms it could be inner authority. ¬†However you want to categorise or describe it, the key feature is that it is an INNER KNOWING rather than taking cues from the external world.



Here’s the line 5 instruction:

You have reached a place where you can grow into your potential and eventually be of greater service.

And Pluto in line 1 adds:

You start out at a disadvantage, labouring under a handicap. But the important thing is that you do start out. There may be some things you can’t fix or heal, and some things that will never come easily, but when you are aware of your limitations and understand how hard this will be, then it is good to take charge and set to work. As you do what you can, those disadvantages and handicaps lose their power to trap you in “I can’t”. You find the freedom to move and create change. (Hilary Barrett)


There are two very important dwarf planets anchoring this New Moon. That shouldn’t be surprising, given how influential Pluto is right now, operating in his role as galactic doorway. Eris in Gate 42 has a powerful effect on how we can work together to create sustainable growth. Our mantra must become relationships not things.

Hawaiian Goddess Haumea is in Gate 32, making a channel with the Sun, Moon and Pluto. The theme with many of the dwarf planets is sustainability. Haumea brings an unshakable confidence in our own abilities, particularly as women acting autonomously in the world. This means – we no longer need approval or permission!

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What’s The Story of Your Greater Reality?

Jupiter is lining up a little christmas present for you. Yesterday he moved into Gate 6 – the place where all emotional streams meet … and where those streams potentially find room for argument. The good news? Jupiter brings upgrades, if you’re willing to take a quantum jump into a new story of your life.

Right now (and for all of 2016) it’s all about relationships. Not just love relationships. Quantum reality is based on relationships of all kinds. Here’s a way to get started: head out for a walk sometime today and notice every single person, natural object and experience that influences you. You are not a discrete person, you are a bundle of relationships. You are constantly influencing and being influence by everything in your ‘reality’.

This is a really big deal. Really big. Have I stressed it enough? It’s big. Because … take a moment to consider what this means …. ¬†quantum reality is not about things but all about relationships. In our new world there is no matter, there are no things. Just relationships. So when Jupiter, planet of all good experiences, turns up and says let’s pay some attention to our relationships, we should listen very carefully.

Jupiter is helping us figure out how to create great relationships and an even greater reality, both personally and collectively.

After 2 months in the mental realms, Jupiter is putting his attention on our emotions. This gate is the quintessential energy for this quote attributed to Einstein:



Or, to quote Hilary Barrett in her I Ching book:

No matter how deep or true you find your convictions, if you freeze into a combatve defiant posture, holding onto your sense of the wrongness of the situation, you will not resolve the conflict but only preserve it in perpetuity.

You need a higher perspective that allows you to see beyong the argument to a larger truth. You may find that shift in perspective within yourself or perhaps you need to consult with someone wiser. Meanwhile, it’s fruitless to commit yourself to your position out of sheer defiance.

When our emotions pull us away from the harmonious stream of life, we experience inner turmoil, we are in dispute with natural laws, with how things really are in our own world.

FIFA’s Sepp Blatter is a great cautionary tale here. ¬†If Jupiter has a down side it is that he can blame others rather than taking responsibility for shifting his own story about himself. Despite¬†being found guilty of dereliction of duty and banned from football, the head of soccer’s governing body FIFA, says the decision was pure masquerade and an attempt by his enemies to tarnish his name. It’s not me, it’s you … doesn’t cut it with an evolved Jupiter.

There’s an interesting side note here, but I’ll leave it till we get to the bit on Nemesis …. ¬†oh did I mention that Nemesis has turned up AGAIN!


Your Karmic Crusade

Jupiter is the planet of turning lemons into lemonade, but he can also be full of his own opinions. Think crusade. Imagine righteous indignation. So any kind of personal crusade you’ve been on in this lifetime, expect it to come crashing into view. You will know it’s arrived when you feel a mixture of emotions and have to sort through them. Ask yourself, what beliefs or stories can I easily let go of here. I say easily, because Jupiter is a very supportive energy.

Jupiter is a place of personal meaning, where we create our own mythology. So here’s a great chance to sift amongst your stories about your life and find which ones bring the best feelings into your body. Go with those!

I’m talking about this as a kind of sorting or sifting process, and it is. That’s because Gate 6 – the Gate of Conflict – is the place where all your emotional streams come together.


Don’t Cross The Streams!!


You’re going to be crossing the streams because that’s what Gate 6 is all about! It can feel chaotic (that’s the programming partner Gate 36 kicking in). We don’t like to cross the streams because there’s stuff there we don’t want to know about, emotions that we would prefer to keep down deep where they won’t cause trouble. Expect them to come waltzing out into the light in January, but also expect to be met with fellow travellers who make you think … hey why was I even worried about that!?!

Conflicting emotional states is the bread and butter of this gate! It’s where you do want to go home for the holidays but there’s this great party … or an invitation to stay in the beautiful house with friends … ¬†or .. and …

I had a taste of it this morning when I was with my daughter and I wanted to stay longer, but I wanted to come home, and I wanted to go to Sydney with my partner, and I wanted to go visit my mum … ¬†and …. they all felt good!


Nemesis and the return of the Golden Age 

Let’s bring Nemesis into the picture, because she is STILL hanging around having fun with our karma. Nemesis is an asteroid which is simply about this: she brings up THE THING that’s been haunting us all our lives, creating trouble for us. Nemesis is in Gate 50, in the same circuitry as Jupiter. Astraea is there too (in 59). She is the Goddess of the Golden Age. Astraea returns to show us the way to being more kind, considerate, personally engaged.

Let’s hark back to soccer for a moment. I so love that Loretta Lynch, the first female African Amercian to serve as US Attorney General, with legendary prowess at bringing down mobsters, has been described as Blatter’s NEMESIS. Yes Nemesis is actually a woman, and one who says … you know what? you got greedy, you got too carried away with ¬†yourself, and now I’m here to make amends.¬†


US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch


Together, Jupiter, Astraea and Nemesis create an interesting story. There’s an emotional stream that needs to get it’s head out of the clouds and get real, to come back in touch with your actual lived experience. This isn’t a harsh or punishing kind of energy. It’s something that you couldn’t figure out, probably for lifetimes, and now the answer is becoming clear. Where you’ve been holding onto a kind of collective concept and hoping to get the answer there, you are now being re-routed to your own personal knowing about the solution.

Procreating and Maintaining 

This is what conventional Human Design calls the Defence Circuit, and it’s said to be about the procreation and care for children (and all creatures great and small, including perhaps soccer fans). Jupiter might have some strongly held ideas about how that should happen, but right now he’s probably wrong. He’s getting an emotional upgrade to his software so that he can FEEL more of our own personal truth and let go of old worn out concepts about how to do things.

This gate is argumentative. It tends to project part of any internal¬†conflict out onto others ¬†– you take this part of my internal dialogue and I’ll take this part and then you and I can have an argument and let’s both pretend it’s a completely external event. ¬†What if you were just having an argument with yourself?

Imagine this circuit of procreating and sustaining is all about you. What does it mean to create? What does it mean to maintain, sustain? What does it mean to care for and nourish?




What’s The Story of Your Greater Reality?¬†

Your Jupiterian mission till the end of January, if you choose to accept it, is to walk away from your mind’s flurry of words and debate. You can’t win anyway and there’s no great emergency. Instead take time out to find your FEELINGS about any issue that’s troubling you. Your personal emotional FEELINGS about it. They will lead you to a greater and simpler outcome.

Now, it’s well worth mentioning that this channel, where we find Jupiter just now, is very much about sexual intimate relationship. This has the potential to bring great good fortune to our relationships. It could also bring up conflicting emotions about your relationships, particularly the sexual aspects of your relationship. ¬†Jupiter will expand our emotional waves so this is a good time to wait things out and observe your FEELINGS (are you seeing a theme here?).

PS. Just a heads up. Pluto is shifting gates on 4th January. You can read about Pluto in Gate 54 here.

PPS. Jupiter heads back into Gate 47 on 27 January 2016. He doesn’t make it back to Gate 6 again until 4 August. We are recovering a part of ourselves that couldn’t make sense of the world and is now figuring it all out in marvellous and majestic ways!

And here is a little magic to enlighten your day



Something’s Coming!

12027811_10153466349550865_5125932423373187627_nSo many people just feel so DONE! As if we can’t take another step, because we’ve done this over and over and it seems as if we’re never going to get the kind of outcomes we’ve been working towards … like FOR-EVER!

Even those people who can tap into their sense of excitement .. something’s coming, Something’s Coming, SOMETHING’S COMING!! ¬†Even you might be feeling a little bit jaded right now.

Let’s face it, we’re at the end of a 26,000 year galactic cycle and things are shifting quickly, but within the context of a single human lifetime that’s still VERY slow!

Here’s something that might cheer you up, even in a week when Mars meets the Gate of Conflict and Mercury retrograde meets the Sun in the Gate of Everything That’s Wrong With Everything!




Jupiter is about to shift into a gate that is neither past nor future. It’s a voidal space between what’s been before and what might become. It’s an opportunity to tap into your best self and create a new personal story. Jupiter is the mythologer. Your Jupiter activation is the place where you can create a story of who you can be when you are at your most noble, most pure, most illustrious. Jupiter has the very best of magnificent intentions.

In Gate 64, where he moves to on 3rd October, he will support us to re-write our history, to make of our past what we need to so that it becomes a sound foundation for our future. All those old stories of why things happened, of how our faults created negative outcomes (too fast, too slow, too loud, too soft, too introvert, too extrovert, too too too, not enough, not enough).

What if it was a disconnect between your best intentions and life just not quite caught up with what you wanted to create? What if all those issues in your past were simply you letting the universe know that you’re ready?

Jupiter expands. The last time he was in this gate (in October 2003) astronomers discovered the dwarf planet Eris, Pluto got demoted and we discovered that our solar system (ie, our consciousness) was not bounded by a planet taking 284 years to orbit our Sun. It expanded out much much further, with Sedna¬†having an orbit of¬†13, 000 years. Apple launched iTunes, and the Human Genome Project completed it’s map of our DNA.

This is a transitional transit event.

A few days after Jupiter shifts, Pallas Athene moves into Gate 11, and begins her approach to the Galactic Centre. The Galactic Centre is a supermassive black hole, the major creative matrix for human consciousness. When a planet aligns with the Galactice Centre we see major cultural and personal shifts. Asteroid Pallas represents the evolution of the feminine, to reclaim it’s wisdom (our wisdom – emotional and body-felt) from it’s logical prison and to demand to be part of the body politic.

On 20th October Vesta does her second of three passes over the Aries Point, activating the sovereignty of the feminine energy over body, mind and life, and particularly spiritual beliefs and practice. The Aries Point (0 degrees Aries) is in Gate 25 in the Human Design chart. When a planet passes over the Aries Point we see the movement of individual qualities being embodied in our outer world. The world HAS to match us and we’re prepared to engage with it to make sure it does. Vesta represents our heart flame, the warmth of our passion and devotion. ¬†At the evolutionary level, she is the place where we reclaim the divinity of feminine spirituality – everything is divine and we are always living in the sacred!

And there’s more.


On 14th October, Mars joins Jupiter in Gate 64.

On 22nd October, Venus joins Mars and Jupiter in Gate 64.

On 23rd October, Mars shifts to Gate 47, creating a channel with Venus and Jupiter in Gate 64.

On 28th October, Venus joins Mars in Gate 47.

On 3rd October, Jupiter shifts to Gate 47.

This dance of Venus and Mars makes perfect sense, as we experiment with and rework the relationship between dualities and in particular between the masculine and feminine on this planet. At a personal level this means we are searching for a balance between when to be active and when to be receptive. At a relationship level we are searching for a more peaceful and truly creative way to meet the other, and for each pole or gender to own their own power and support the other. At a cultural level we are looking for equality to be real, not just given lip service. And at the spiritual level we are recovering from the punishing God The Father and finding a more subline divine parentage, including calling up and resting in the Divine Goddess.

While all this is going on, Mercury is retrograding and then going direct over Juno, the asteroid of Divine Union.

Expect to have periods of exhaustion, confusion, feelings of being trapped and oppressed. It’s all part of the transition. For those of you who have activations in this channel, you will be accustomed to the energies and less likely to be negatively affected in this way, but you are likely to experience additional mental pressure. Particularly for the generation who have Uranus and Pluto in this channel – if you can cast your mind back to October 2003 you can get a sense of what you are ending and of what you can begin to create.

11831802_10153360093090865_4240448810879915746_nTiming is everything during this state of confusion and flux, We are learning to live in this space-time reality, in our bodies. And supporting us to do this is the Child asteroid which is in Gate 5 – gate of timing – during October. Your inner child was rushed and harried along at a pace that didn’t allow for the full bloom of your divine self, but October brings a crash of internal meets external time.

The most important thing in October is not to feel you have to force anything.

The transition energy of these activations is upon us, the inspiration and knowing is here, but we are simply holding it in trust so that it can manifest at the perfect time. This is an activation at the Head/Ajna level. Remind yourself that we are at the beginning of a new 26,000 year cycle. You don’t have to get it all done at once. Allow imperfection. Let things be as they are, don’t be trying to tidy them up or make them look a particular way, even in your own mind. Focus on your relationships with others rather than outcomes.

If you feel confused, and you probably will, don’t allow the pressure to cause you to try to create order or force you to ‘be logical’. We are rebalancing the most precious of our neural networks so that our abstract, emotional selves can take up as much brain space as our logical selves. Watch it spread out into the world!



 I have one place available for a new private coaching client to begin in early October.  Go here to find out more.





Images: Martina Peluso and tenderrainy


Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse –

Amidst all that is happening right now it hardly seems possible to add in the extra energy of a Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse! And yet, here it is upon us!


Transits for September 2015

Transits for September 2015


There are some major themes playing out around family, as we’d expect with Jupiter and Neptune in the Gate of Community, Family and Friends.¬†But the September elipse season has taken us beyond our usual concept of family. We have layer upon layer upon layer of relationship, past present and future, in this Full Moon.


The Sun is conjunct Juno, the Asteroid representing Divine Union.

venus-and-mars-geraldine-arataJuno represents our personal growth path towards divine union. It also has a cosmic scope.

Juno is the meeting point between feminine and masculine. On an evolutionary time frame, she shows our journey from matriarchy to patriarchy to … whatever we might call what we’re entering into now – the joining together of the two energies.

While there has been an upsurge of feminine consciousness on the planet in the past few decades, this purely represents a rebalancing. It’s not a return to anything from the past, but the creation of something entirely new.

This is affecting us personally and culturally. I work with so many women who are inundated with fear about trusting their intuition just now. Of course, it has been a danger zone in so many ways for millenium now, to even admit that our intuition is of value in navigating life. And it is also a scary thing to let go of all the pushing and activity that comes with the unbalanced masculine. That’s our personal evolutionary edge right now.

On the cultural level I’m watching the pushback we are getting from conservative white males who want to return to the good old days when they had a firm hand on their illusion of control. Grassroots movements in business, government and social change are pushing them way past what they understand and there’s no going back.

Who’s winning the gender war? We all are, because an outbreak of peace is upon us.


Divine Union or F#%$ Off?

While Juno is spreading her consort kind of love around, she’s joined by two energies that don’t sit so well with relationship. Jupiter is in the Gate of aloneness (40). So we may want to be with our honey, but we also … well it’s just so nice to be alone! We are releasing the sticky co-dependent patterns of relationship just now and it can be confusing!

And then right opposite the Sun and Juno is Vesta in Gate 17. Vesta is not so much into relationships. She’s busy doing her own thing and loving it.

It’s not that we have to choose between the polarity of aloneness or togetherness. Rather, with Neptune also playing into this story, we are healing and shifting our capacity to remain intact whilst also garnering all the love and support we desire.


One Planet, Many People Looking For A Home 

It’s not just gender wars that are resolving. We are healing cultural wars as well. National boundaries are falling under the weight of our shared humanity.

Jupiter opposing Neptune is activating a global refugee crisis, bringing up the reality of one planet, one people. The last time Jupiter opposed Neptune, we created the UN Convention on Refugees. Interestingly, at the time, the Nodes were in the Family and Community channel where Jupiter and Neptune find themselves now.

The current situation is not sustainable. If this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse has a central core, it’s about sustainability in all its guises. And that sustainability demands that we face the trauma in our shared DNA codes and find a new way to relate to each other. This is a deep and powerful shift.

The call in Europe is that the refugee intake, which was previously considered generous, is now woefully inadequate for dealing with literally millions of people pouring out of Syria. But just how do we take in and incorporate this flood of humanity? How do we find homes for everyone when there are so many of us?

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of looking within to see the parallel of global events. Right here and right now, what I see is that we have raised our consciousness of our own traumas and so there are hidden aspects of ourselves rising into the light. Our personal response to the so-called refugee crisis could be to look inside us for what is fleeing oppression (as it occured in the past and has been encoded in our dna, which is shifting and healing), and where can we find a home for those aspects in our current lives.

We all need to belong, and yet as the veils have been lifting many of us have begun to feel so strongly our underlying sense of not belonging, not fitting in, not being at home in our bodies, on this planet. Ophelia in the Gate of the Traveller shows our sense of invisibility as we wander through our lives wondering where are our people and how can we find a home.


It’s All Source

The key here is to stop, be in each moment and live in appreciation for what we do have rather than succumb to that most active principle of continuing to try to work out what more we should DO, what we can achieve, how we can get control! What do you risk if you allow yourself to drop through the fear that keeps you being here, embodied, just you as you are right now.

There is fear and greed here. A hunger that can’t be filled with food or belongings. What we hunger for is acceptance, support, belonging, love. Partly this is triggered by Pluto completing his journey in Gate 38, the gate of struggling on alone. Our fears, our trauma, our old DNA coding doesn’t allow us to see what’s right in front of us. Billions of us all wandering around feeling alone!

Much of this trauma goes back to masculine v’s feminine or western culture v’s indigenous, the more ‘sophisticated’ version of humanity wanting to be better than the more organic. But these kinds of duality, this kind of sophistication, denies a universal truth – that we all come from the one source.

Dwarf planet Makemake and Asteroid Nemesis are conjunct the North Node in Gate 46. Makemake is all about sustainability and Nemesis says we can’t keep ignoring that everything we have on this planet comes from the gods/goddesses. There is no such thing as luck, just devotion to source. And with Vesta, planet of devotion, conjunct the Earth, I see the concept of appreciation for what we have in our lives as paramount just now. ¬†We can have a luxury holiday, or sip lattes by the ocean, but this is simply another gift from source. Can you feel how relaxing that is? ¬†How loved we are? How taken care of and supported and valued we are?

One of the main areas of appreciation must be for the important people in our lives, the people we purport to love. Do they get in the way of our habitual routine for trying to manage our lives? Do we hold them at bay as we soothe ourselves in our aloneness? Or are they the key to breaking through into a whole new and more relaxed way of living?




We can try to ignore the inconvenience of others, but the reality is, we are social critters and need our loved ones. We can try to hold back the past pain of rejection, isolation, critisism, being ignored or considered strange, unloveable, unlikeable … I could go on…. and on … ¬†Or we can be here now and trust in our most beloved co-creators, whether they have arrived in our physical reality or are still finding their merry way to our door.

Neptune is in the Gate of Personal Boundaries within ‘families’. The refugees are literally flooding the boundaries of the European family right now, busting them open, demanding we look, we see what is happening, we take responsibility not just for what is inside our own boundaries but what is going on for everyone else as well. How can we sustain such a shock to our system? To our orderly ways of living? This is a major global healing of trauma held in the codes of our DNA.

If our people, our tribe, do turn up en masse, can we deal?

Just as we try to carry on regardless of what horrors others around the world may be experiencing, there is also story of you that has been suppressed. Your feelings, your perceptions, your experiences, your way of understanding the world. It’s coming loose from it’s hiding place and making it’s way out into your day to day life, wandering like a refugee looking for a new home. It won’t be comfortable. This is not a one-lifetime thing. This story has probably been hidden by many generations down your line of ancestory.

We’ve had a great example of this in Australia, where one of our much-loved comedians, Magda Subanski, has come out and written about her life and discovering that her father was an assassin in WW2. ¬†Another sign of this shift is the recent release of reseach confirming what you and I already knew, that intergenerational trauma is coded into DNA.¬†One of the major ways Human Design supports us is to give us tools that heal those intergenerational traumas, to, in effect, de-code them from our DNA.

What is seeking to shake loose in you right now? Mars in the Gate of Dispersing says:

Amidst the swirling uncertainties, what are you still sure of? Perhaps an essential truth comes into view or you can simply see more clearly what will work. Grasp this and there will no longer be any need to regret what was lost. It turns out that what you have is all you need for now.


Full Moon The Full Moon is in Gate 17, the Sun in Gate 18. These two gates represent correcting family patterns so as to release ourselves more into the universal flow of life – cosmic flow, cosmic family!

The image of Gate 17, as described by Hilary Barrett is this:

In spring the dragon flies over the fields and brings rain, but over winter he sleeps at the bottom of the lake. As the dragon and the noble one know, energy is stored up below the level of conscious activity, and so to connect with it you need to go inside and sleep. Instead of obsessively pursuing your desires, stop and rest in accordance with the season.

In line 1, the Full Moon speaks to us of letting go of our enculturated roles, our masks and false faces, the self concepts we grasp hold of to keep us safe. If you were no-one but who you were in this moment, who would you be?

If you didn’t have to work really hard to be loved, to be accepted, to be successful, who would you be? How would you live your life?

To begin joining in the flow, step outside your official role so you have more allegiance to your fellow humans and to the truth, and less to formalities and positions. It’s good to leave your familiar corner and go all the way out the gates, where you can participate in the whole group and be guided by it’s larger story.

We are  being called to let go of who we think we are. Our ego constructs are cracking and creaking. We can take a rest from holding so tightly to an identity that thrives on isolation and struggle to stay safe. We must open up to others, those we love and those we have yet to learn to love. We are emerging into global family and to do so we are facing our own internal traumas and releasing our fears of being washed away by the floods.

I want to finish up by recommending Barbara Frederickson’s wonderful book Love 2.0.




Off The Edge And Into The Greater Flow

You may notice I’ve repeated myself a few times in this post. It’s because after 2 hours of research and writing I lost almost the entire post and had to rewrite it. Rather than go back and edit it again, I’m leaving it in it’s imperfect form, enjoy!

11056544_10153363289880865_3959892291538068861_nEveryone is looking forward now to the Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon on 28th September, but between now and then we have some rather large transit events happening. And when I say rather large, I mean freakin’ huge.

The main trigger for this event is Mars. He moves into the Gate of the Abyss on 16th September at 8am UT (ie, just about the time I’m posting this).

Mars will be making a channel with the North Node. You can read more about the Nodes here. And find out about this particular Nodal activation and how it’s activating a new soul heart frequency here.

The main thing you need to know about the North Node is that it represents a place of global discomfort, a place we can grow into but which perhaps we’d rather not visit at all, but go on a picnic or take a nap instead. Because the North Node is challenging us out of our comfort zone and into a new version of self.

When Mars turns up we know the qualities of courage and vitality and strength are ours for the taking. So Mars can act like a jet propulsion unit, propelling us towards our destiny.

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Let’s look at each gate and then the channel.

Mars is in Gate 29, the Gate of the Abyss. This is a gate that can be quite scary. The fear is about what might happen if you launch yourself into the universal flow without control over outcomes. You are developing the capacity to trust to your own personal truth in the present moment. The more present you are, the more available you are to a greater reality with more options.

In the deep waters of the abyss the things that previously felt solid fall away. There is no external security and no way to orient yourself. You must go into your heart to navigate your way into a great universal creative flow.

North Node in Gate 46, the Gate of Pushing Upward. The one thing you need to know about the North Node is that it’s a place we would rather avoid. Perhaps a nice nap or a swim might be better than leaving our comfort zone and going into the new places our North Node has mapped out for us.

The transiting North Node shows a global evolutionary point, an issue that everyone on the planet is being challenged to address within themselves. You can read more about the North Node here, and about the particular Nodal transits we have right now.

Align your actions with natural order, set out towards light, warmth and inspired activity. This is a gate that speaks of step by step action that comes from the coherent and aligned heart. It’s motif is the seed, deep underground, instinctively growing it’s way to the sunlight.


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When we put the two gates together we have a channel that connects the Sacral (vitality/creativity) to the G Centre (soul identity and direction). Mars gives us the courage and commitment to let go of trying to control or manipulate outcomes, and to step into a greater flow of life force energy. To surrender and open to what is seeking to come through us. The North Node represents a destiny point and that point is about letting go of worry and doubt, and following the calling of our soul heart frequency.

On 25th September, the Sun will be exactly conjunct the North Node, in Gate 46 line 3. Hilary Barrett’s I Ching says about this:

This place was once at the centre of the action, full of life and meaning. You might have thought it still  would be, or at least that there would be something here to engage with. But now it stands empty. If you are committed to change and progess it is up to you to move on.

If you are committed to change and progress, it is up to you to move on. Travel straight through towards your objective. Do no linger here waiting for the echoes to talk to you.

The key points for this transit event are that Mars is bringing the courage to move in the direction of your dreams. It will almost certainly not look as you expected. That’s because you are busting some boundaries that have kept you doing what was expected, what was approved of, what felt comfortable and familiar.

There is something coming alive in you now and it may feel as if you couldn’t possibly! But all the other options are falling away. Be aware of what feels as if it holds no life, and what feels tantalisingly alive. Even if what feels tantalisingly alive feels wrong or off track, experiment with it. Let yourself feel into the possibility it brings. Take one small step in it’s direction.

There’s no need to panic or rush or be afraid. Remind yourself that you are safe in each moment, right here and now. Appreciate what is in your moments. Mercury retrograde, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and the Sun and Earth play into this transit. The Moon dances lightly over it, triggering various activations that I will post on Facebook each day.



New Moon – Breaking Free of the Circling Past

September is jam packed with power.

From 7th September till 3rd October Jupiter is in Gate 40, joining Neptune in Gate 37. Together they activate the channel that is often called Family and Community.

Jupiter expands, and for the next month it may expand all your family boundary issues and bring to light all the places you allow others to dictate over your time and efforts. Watch yourself closely for any matrydom …. ¬†{sigh} …… ¬†I suppose I should … {sigh} … ¬†you get the picture!

We are letting go of sticky old habits of giving ourselves up to those who don’t value us, no matter how much they love us. And re-activating soul contracts to come together and co-create. ¬†We will find we can be held safe in relationship with others, in ways we’ve never felt before.

More here


On 13 September we have a New Moon and Solar Eclipse.

The Sun and Moon are in the Gate of Exhaustion. Here nothing can grow, all resources are dried up. It sounds gloomy. It is gloomy. Many of you are feeling it. But here, to quote I Ching Master Huang, lie the seeds of great regeneration.

In a difficult time, when we feel confined and unable to make progress, we should hold firm to our inner ideals and maintain our frequency at a high level.

How do you do that? We each have our way. Some people enjoy walking in nature, for others it’s music. One of my client’s last week loves nothing more than to chant each day. It may be listening to Abraham Hicks on youtube, or reading inspirational books. It can even be a trip to Facebook to connect with supportive and inspiring friends.

Do what feels best for you, and what keeps you in a high-res. If you’re feeling relaxed, happy and prosperous you’re doing it right!

Herein lies the very heart of the shift we are experiencing in September and October. Regardless of external circumstances, you are a powerful creator. What you see about you is the past. It’s what you have already created. To allow it to dictate the limits of who you can be is simply and purely a recipe for staying stuck in a loop.

We are moving beyond the time of closed loops. We are shifting into a time of spirals. We circle ever upwards on layers of light. And we do it through our frequency, rather than looking outside ourselves at circumstances – what some would call reality – and struggling through the limitations of that to try to get the best outcome we can.




Rather than focusing on the walls that enclose you, the limits and obstructions and lack, concentrate on the life and growth within the space you currently inhabit. What is growing here? Can you feel a seed of something?

Don’t try to make things important. Instead, be simple and authentic. Turn up real. Let what is, be. To navigate successfully in our newly created world we must be fluid, nimble, capable of both swiftness and slowness. What we imagined we were creating is changing, and we must be available to change with it, at a moment’s notice if need be.

I am writing an ebook on authenticity – because I use the word a lot and so many people asked me “what is authenticity, really?” ¬†My favourite example of authenticity is our willingness to engage in self discovery in the presence of another person. How quickly and authentically can you respond to what you perceive in each moment? How authentically present can you be, within yourself and in relationship? Can you feel what you hold back? And why you hold back?

This version of authenticity reminds me of my experience with a woman who has done a huge amount of bodywork with me over the years. Vayu has been instrumental in my recovery from the debilitating CFS that haunted my days, months and years. I was having horrible painful symptoms after my sessions with her. We talked about it and she eventually worked out what was happening. I was holding in my physical responses, not allowing a free flow of energy while I was on her table, waiting until I got home and into my bed. Then I would release my blocks because I felt safe, and allow the healing to begin. The only problem was it wasn’t flowing, it was getting stuck and I would be in terrible pain. Once we figured this out, Vayu helped me be more open and trusting, to find a safe space in myself during my work with her and it was a turning point in my recovery.

We need to increase our capacity to be present to our own experience of each moment of our lives. We are expanding our ability to trust ourselves and our own inner guidance systems, even over and above what is happening ‘out there’. We are learning to hold ourselves intact even as we shed and grow and become in plain view of our world. As we create this fluidity, beyond old stories of shame and withholding and lack of safety, we become powerful creators who can perceive and respond with simplicity and power.

There is a lot of energy available to us to rewrite new stories – of our own lives and of our culture.

Jupiter is the myth-maker and he is in a channel with Neptune. Notice when you are with the right people, how your story of your own life shifts and changes. Watch for the shifts in frequency as you think different versions of the story of your own life.  Dwarf planet Makemake is sitting with the North Node in Gate 46. Makemake is all about the power of a story. He is the poster child for the saying that history is written by the victors.  The two healing asteroids are also in that channel РPanacea in 46 and Hygiea in 29. Juno is there as well, in Gate 46 line 1. There is no need for you to continue to believe in stories written by old victors, stories that disempower you and make you wrong.

The idea of your sense of self arising from the stories you tell is UP right now. And it is instrumental in how you are connecting to others. Juno, the Divine Consort, tells us that it is time to step into a creative flow in relationships, not give ourselves up, not make ourselves second, not be a slave or a concubine or a helpmate. You are primary in your own life, but (as Byron Katie might say) only always!

I was intrigued to see Brene Brown has published a new book just at this time – about how we frame our personal stories. On her website she has a new quote, from the book – maybe stories are just data with a soul.

This is so perfect for September’s New Moon. Gate 47 is about telling our personal stories as a way of understanding our emotional patterning, as a way of getting free of a withholding past, as a way of connecting with others who value us.

You might want to hold yourself apart from this greater flow of universal energy coming into your life. You might even decide you can’t feel it, that you’re somehow special enough to be cut off from it. Your fears of being swept away (aside?) of losing your freedom or autonomy may seem real. But there is a new frequency of effortless plenty arising within us and it grows even as we draw on it. Only when we focus on what is growing, rather than on the walls that contain it, that we become part of the flow, experience the true essence of ourselves and tap into our deeper potential.

The New Moon and Solar Eclipse are about both our emotions (lunar) and our ego (solar) undergoing a transformation. As they both dip out of view momentarily, a whole new story arises within you. A new story of who you are, of how you can be. There is hope for a much deeper potential, but you have to approach life right now as something slightly unknown. Assume nothing! Take each step as it comes. Celebrate each moment as the glorious gift it is.

The North Node is sitting on the Super Galactic Centre, and this is a powerful point of growth. The Super Galactic Centre draws us to a desire for soul based relationship as a way of changing the world. I’ll finish with a quote from Hilary Barrett’s I Ching for the North Node position in Gate 46 line 4:


This place was once the centre of the action, full of life an meaning. You might have thought it still would, be or at least that there would be something here to engage with, but now it stands empty.

If you are committed to change and progress, it is up to you to move on. Travel straight through towards your objective, do not linger here waiting for shadows to talk to you.



Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

On 28th September we have a Full Moon and lunar eclipse. The Sun will be in Gate 18 line 1 and the Moon in Gate 17 line 1. Leave your familiar corner of the world, go outside the gate and engage with the creative flow. You can safely let go of all your ‘shoulds’ now, and follow the effortless flow of supportive synchronicities.

When I was out today I found myself standing between two people debating the merits of two cars, a Jeep and a Range Rover. Donna and I were falling about laughing. These are the exact two cars I’ve been coveting and deciding between in the last few months. Watch the synchronicites this month and know they are the universe aligning as closely as it can to your capacity to receive. ¬†Watch for more to come from me on the Full Moon!


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Jupiter in 40 – It’s Time To Come Home

new clothes boys and journaling mar 2011 034Jupiter is the planet of expansion. Every he touches gets bigger.

So what happens when he lands with Neptune in the Channel of Family and Community?

It means that we get together with others to transcend our current reality. Not just any others. There is a huge shift in relationships going on at the moment, relationships of all kinds. And a big shift in consciousness around the whole idea of the global family and the concept of oneness.

We are seeing the effects of this transit already, in the outpouring of refugees from Syria. At the risk of oversimplifying, what I’m seeing here is a heightened appreciation of the plight of individuals, over the desire to judge someone as right or wrong, black or white, muslim or christian. ¬†We are all members of one family and finding the compassion to treat each other as humanely as possible just feels good!

But there is a deeper transformation going on beyond this event.


¬†We Are Family and It’s Time To Come Home¬†


Jupiter and Neptune in the Channel of Family and Community are shifting our relationship fractals so profoundly, our lives will never be the same again.

We can let go of forcing ourselves to do things we’ve believed we SHOULD do, because it’s expected of us, because someone would approve, or because everyone else things it’s a really great idea. The reason we can let go of this old way of being is because we are beginning to connect with the people who really GET US. The people who see our natural gifts and have the wherewithall to draw them out of us in exciting ways.

In my experience, the number one area of lack in people’s lives is not money, but people. Not just any people, but the right people. Friends, lovers, clients …. ¬†so many of us go through life silently (or not so silently) lamenting the lack of people who will value and cherish us.

And so we go on doing things we don’t really want to do, because we are working hard to be of value to others, to do what we need to support ourselves, to gain approval and affection because of our efforts.

Hilary Barrett, in her I Ching book says about Jupiter’s position in Gate 40:

If your path has no real destination, turn back. If it has purpose, start your journey as early as you can. If you have no good reason to continue on as before come back to your starting point and let that cycle reach it’s end. If you have a goal in mind, why not start exploring ways to attain it right away?

Let’s all go somewhere we want to go, instead of spending our lives being pulled ¬†by invisible strings along paths that lead nowhere.

Luckily for us, over the past few months Neptune has been busy plucking old delusional beliefs from our DNA. In the Gate of Family since April 2014, ¬†Mostly we develop these beliefs because we weren’t safe. That’s not to say our lives were actually in danger, but as children we all built up protective behaviours. As Jupiter joins Neptune we will find the people and experiences we need to bring us that safety we have craved.

Gate 40 is sometimes called a Gate of Aloneness. It is, but only in so far as we all need limits to what we give to our ‘tribe’, our friends and family. People with this channel in their design are not loners, but they do need time out. Not from their family, but from the needs of their family. Gate 40 is not about moving away from our ‘tribe’ but about coming home to them, especially about having somewhere safe to go, and someone safe to go to, when we are hurt and wounded and needing rest and succour.


Feminine Power Unleashed 

Neptune will be in line 3 for the entire Jupiter visit to Gate 40. This line carries the energy of the mother refusing to step into her power, and blocking communication about how things should be ordered.¬†This is very powerful medicine! It speaks to women in particular, giving an opportunity to step up on a global level, to speak a bigger story with a higher resonance. It’s time we stopped playing small out of fear of what might happen if we unleash ourselves!

Irina-Kotova.-Den-i-nochVesta and Psyche are in the 21/45, bringing this Jupiter/Neptune energy to the Throat.

Psyche (in 45) is interesting here, since she represents a woman’s pathway from young untried maiden through to initiated woman. ¬†Her position speaks of letting go of roles and masks and simply reaching out to each other, with love and authenticity and warmth. Maybe that which we desire is not monstrous and something to be hidden away, (see below) but the epitome of the divine.

Vesta in Gate 21 calls us to feel our devotion to the truth. Anything that interferes with us knowing the truth of our own lives simply must fall away.

These two Goddess Asteroids are in a channel that tries to convince us to treat each other as commodities rather than humans. What if we simply trusted in our own abundance and met each person as another living breathing loving human being? Without attachment to what they might bring to us? Without calculating their value to us in numbers but in the quality of relationship?


There Are Hidden Stories All Around Us

As this Jupiter/Neptune transit event takes place, the North Node (destiny) is in Gate 46 with dwarf planet Makemake. This planet is all about retelling our stories. There is always an obvious way to tell a story. And then there is the hidden story, the story of the underdog or the victim or the oppressed. In our personal version of Makemake there is a hidden story of our own lives, loves, desires and perceptions. The hidden story of who we are that has not yet seen the light of day and so has received no proper reflection that would bring it to our consciousness.

Since Jupiter is the planet of mythmaking and storytelling, this is very significant. Meeting Neptune, Jupiter wants to change his story from one of greed, of constant expansion. He wants instead to tell a gentler more highly attuned story of unconditional love.

Notice in the chart that the Heart Centre (the red triangle) is connecting to the G Centre (the yellow diamond). The channel connecting them is about empowering ourselves by taking a leap into the unknown. So many people are shifting right now, and not just internally. They are moving from one coast to another, leaving one relationship and finding themselves in another. Quitting jobs, changing jobs, starting new jobs. There is a reason for all of this change.

We are meeting up with our soul family, those who make us feel at home, who value us for who we are, those who reflect back to us the hidden story we have carried as a seed within us. Imagine the leverage we will have on this world as each one of us now has access to a version of ourselves previously unseen, felt but not lived.


Img: Irina Kotova