There’s lots of talk about the world having gone mad.  I suspect it’s been mad for a long time, and what’s changing is that we’re going sane.

Jupiter has moved to the Gate of New Beginnings (3) this morning, and will stay there till the 15th June.  This is a place where subtle new beginnings become clear amidst the chaos.  Look at what that gives us in the Sacral Centre:

 

19th May 2011 ~ Jupiter in Gate 3

We’ve got Mercury, Mars and Venus in Gate 27 meeting Niobe and Apollon in Gate 50.  The Earth is in Gate 14, adjoining Hera. And the Moon is passing over Quaoar in Gate 26 as I write this, speaking to hidden aspects of our psyche in Gate 44 where Ceto, Poseidon and Decaulion are lurking in wait.  Jupiter is conjunct Minor Planet 1992 QB1, both trine the Galactic Centre and North Node.   And Makemake (square the Galactic Centre and the North Node) in Gate 6 meets TNO Orcus in Gate 59.

HUH!?  🙂

Firstly, Hera represents the need for equality in relationships, so we have this channel connecting the Sacral to the Ji Centre – life force to soul – and we have the Earth in the Gate of Power (14) and Hera in the Gate of Earth (2).  This is a deep upwelling of feminine equality. Hera also raises interesting issues of producing and caring for children, more on that later.   And while Hera can bring up feelings of not being taken seriously, abandonment and lack of commitment in relationships, Ceres is creating an emotional channel with the South Node that is triggering similar issues.

Hekate is conjunct Sedna in Gate 23, splitting our world apart so that we can clearly see the crossroad we have arrived at through denying the pure potential of the energy of the daughter (and remember the Neptune and Chiron are conjunct Snow White in the Gate of Abundance – 55 – just now. Snow White is another spurned daughter!)

Persephone is currently transiting in Gate 35 – Progress – along with the TNO Chaos, which brings us back to the idea of Heaven and Earth bringing forth life, the core idea of Gate 3. Ceres wasn’t at all happy that her innocent young daughter got kidnapped and taken to the underworld and that *gasp* she had such a good time there that she wanted to go back! So one of the notions from all of this is the daughter stepping out of the shadow of the mother’s influence and control and getting a life that includes joining with the masculine to create more life.

The Defence Circuit

I’m not a huge fan of circuits in Human Design, but it’s useful to look at what’s sitting in the Defence Circuitry right now. Let’s start with Gate 50 and the Uranian Apollon and asteroid Niobe, helping us burn through and regenerate the old recycled situations we find ourselves in, especially where they relate  to blind pride, or using our creations (work, house, children) to make us feel better than others (Niobe).  Hera was another one who took pride in her wifely duties and creations, so watch for where we might unwittingly destroy out of excessive pride just now.  Gate 50 represents the beginning of a new era and according to astrologer Eileen Nauman,  “When a new sine wave of vital energy is showered upon our planet, it comes through the lens of Apollon.”

I usually wouldn’t mention Apollon and Niobe, but with Mercury, Mars and Venus in the adjoining Gate, we have to sit up and take some notice!  The core idea in Gate 27 is that when we allow our sacral energy to flow we are naturally nurtured by it.  Remember that Saturn is in the Spleen Centre in Gate 48, and this is the gate that connects us to Chi at the physical level. I suggest that with Apollon involved you take the opportunity to go outside and get some Sun!

Now over to the emotional side of the story, Gates 59 and 6.  Makemake has been in Gate 6 for ages now, since January 2006.  Gate 6 is about emotional and sexual boundaries so it’s a big deal.  It represents the way we create conflict rather than open up to intimacy, it represents the way we react to the externalised threat rather than allow time to discover the inner emotional truth.  Makemake has been helping us find our wild selves, and open up to sharing it with others.  This wild self is completely in alignment with a creative balance of feminine and masculine energies, and with the natural and extraordinary abundance that exists on this planet outside of the ‘civilised’ first world economy.

I’m not clear on the meaning of Orcus, but one interpretation from my astrology group is “Not being afraid of the death of something brings a type of non-attachment to current sacred cows and lets the person see clearly the inconsistencies and hypocrisies in the behaviors of others.”  This makes perfect sense in Gate 59, which demands that we allow our defences to dissolve in order to free up our vitality.  It is also a huge part of the process of us ‘going sane’, as we drop the ego defences (Gate 59) and allow our vitality to flow we also discover what is truly nurturing and nourishing and can begin to “de-addictify” ourselves from the so-called civilized way of living.

The Defence Circuit relates to the survival of the species through reproduction and caring, and if you look at the news this is a big deal just now.  Our cells are programmed to believe that our survival depends on us holding tight to our relationship to the ‘father’ (patriarchy), but our mother is finally coming home to tell us a story of another way of living, and right now many people are not very comfortable with what feels like a threat to their very existence.

In two days time the Sun and Earth will shift to give us this:

 

21st May 2011

With Jupiter in the Sacral Centre in the Gate of New Beginnings, that’s going to be an amazing ride for the 5 days that the Sun is in Gate 20 and Earth is in Gate 34.  Can you tell this post just tumbled out and onto the page?  I hope everyone can follow it, there’s so much happening!