“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
There’s no doubt about Humpty’s great fall. It’s a global happening and we’ve watched on social media and television as things seemed to careen out of control in 2010 and 2011. This year, we get to put it all back together again. With a twist.
Things feel different and they’ll never be the same again. There’s no putting Humpty back the same as he was. All the kings horses and all the kings men won’t be able to do that. But we are in the process of creating something completely new. This is unnerving! How do we know what it will look like, feel like, taste like? Will we be safe in this weird new place? Who will love and cherish us here?
Tomorrow Mercury will be conjunct Pluto in the Gate of Opening in the Root Centre – gate 58. Think about that – the idea of opening at the root or base chakra. It’s quite a confronting thought! This is what Carolyn Myss says about the base chakra:
As tribal beings, we are energetically designed to live together, to create together, to learn together, to be together, to need one another. Anatomy of the Spirit
But what does it mean to be a tribal being? Surely we left all that behind a long time ago? Well, actually no. One of the things that makes Human Design so powerful is your own personal Design or PreNatal layer. This layer represents what’s happening under your conscious awareness. In other words, it shows where you are connecting with a whole cosmos of collective unconscious, from family to global. And right now, that layer is opening and releasing a whole pile of ancestral secrets that have kept you from more intimate creative relationship with others.
Mercury and Pluto tell us that interacting with others should be a pleasant experience, not a struggle or a contest. The Moon is creating a channel with Mars that has us releasing mental patterns that have been preventing us from having peace and gentleness in our lives. There’s a sense that within each one of us is a quiet garden where we can always draw inspiration and nourishment of all kinds, and we have rediscovered the secret doorway that lets us in.
There’s a lot of evidence that family secrets exist below the surface of our psyche and break out in unspeakable ways. I say unspeakable, because they are secrets and each succeeding generation of the family learns that there are certain things that their eyes are to be averted from and that they are not to speak of. After the second generation no one really remembers the actual secret, but the shame and sense of pending doom and suffering remains written in our cellular memory. We know, deeply and unconsciously, that we are not to go there. Even when we have no idea that there even is a ‘there’!
This is exactly where we have been heading in the past few weeks. To that unspeakable and unknowable place. Of course, the doom and suffering are long since gone, the shame no longer an issue, so if we allow ourselves to truly arrive there all we find is … well not much at all actually. It’s all a bit of a fizzer after generations of desperate avoidance.
Dwarf planet Ceres has been playing a huge part in this drama. She’s in the Gate of Secrets – gate 36. And she’s teamed up with the South Node in the Gate of Progress – Gate 35, to bring hidden emotional baggage up into the light. The opportunity here is to listen in to what your own intuition and emotions are telling you, and not to allow your mind to invalidate their message, no matter how mad, shameful or potentially disruptive it may seem. Pluto is releasing our belief that we must bow to some outside authority figure to keep us safe. Mercury reminds us that the opposite is often true, in bowing down we become unsafe.
There’s a huge release of energy coming out of this process. Can you imagine how much energy humanity puts into hiding it’s shame? And if we all take a deep breath and sigh in relief at the realisation that it’s no longer necessary, imagine the shift!
This process releases subtle and hidden aspects of ourselves that have been kept prisoner of a system of secrets and lies. Hidden within that system are the victims, the perpetrators, the sad, the lonely, the guilty and the greedy. It holds the toxicity of mankind’s inhumanity to itself and the planet. And you hold the keys to it’s release in your cells.
This represents nothing short of a global reality shift. Venus is currently joining Neptune in the Gate of Illumination – gate 30 in the Solar Plexus Centre. This gate represents the bright things, the lovely moments that we can seize and enjoy in life. We can create a string of these moments and build a life from them. We can look for what we can enjoy, what brings us joy, in each moment and live in that place. We just need to remind ourselves that it is safe now to listen in to our own emotional intelligence, and believe that what it tells us is true. We are receiving what we need to put ourselves and the world back together again.
Come join me for the first of 2012’s Human Design courses – Discovering Your Human Design. This is a class for absolute beginners, Human Design newbies. You don’t need to know a thing about Human Design to be part of it. What you learn in this class, and your experience in sharing it, will help you find new and fulfilling ways to improve your relationships, your career, family and health.