Is Your Comfort Zone Worn Out Yet?


There’s a whole lot of limitations in your life that just don’t make sense anymore.  It’s as if you’ve worn them out through using them to often to keep yourself small and it’s kind of hard to even remember why you believed in them in the first place!  Comfort zones are collapsing around us and a bright shiny new world is presenting itself.

Most of the transformation is happening in the Spleen Centre, with Jupiter acting as a healing bridge to the emotions.   Pluto in 38 and Jupiter in 39 – twin gates that work in polarity as they gain each other’s measure – is clearing deep ancestral distrust of the unknown.  Strange ideas, strange faces, strange accents, strange situations …  the whole concept of ‘stranger danger’ is built into our DNA since the days when we spent a lifetime surrounded by only a handful of familiar and familial faces doing the same things we’d been doing every day for thousands of years.   Back then our comfort zone was small and beyond it were dragons. These days we are at a tipping point and our comfort zone is simply the taking off point for our next adventure.

That comfy place contains all the devils we know and love – fear in particular.  Often we’ve become so accustomed to our own pain and struggle that we believe it is all the world has to offer and don’t see it as something we wrap around us to stay safe.  Moving beyond suffering and struggle takes the courage to face who we might be on the other side and that’s not always comfortable!

Another big deal is finding techniques to let go of the past.  We’re so accustomed to emotional processing, trying to find the reason for things, to understand our pain, to unlock our karma and free ourselves from repeating cycles.  This profound activation to the Spleen Centre is bringing us closer to the source, relieving us from the need to process mentally or emotionally.  As we feel discomfort in our body we can make a clear choice to step beyond the limiting belief and into a greater sense of self.  Try it yourself.  Whenever something bugs you in the next few days, watch how you try to understand it, how you create a story to hold it.  This is not how our mind and emotions are designed to operate, and this binding up of our precious and powerful resources in looping around the pain again and again simply keeps us oblivious of what we could be doing instead!

So, back to the thing that’s bugging you.  Can you feel it in your body?  Or in the space around your body?  Try saying something like .. Thank you.  I’m done.  I release you.  It works best if you expand into a big sense of self.  You can do this by saying something like “I am the powerful centre of the Universe, the pure personification of Love and Light”  (okay, that’s my personal favourite!).   And then do the releasing again – Thank you. I’m done.  I release you.  And then get on and do something that makes you feel really amazing.

The main thing I want to share with you here is this – you don’t deserve to suffer, you are not being punished, you do not have to learn anything.  It’s time to be free and get big!

Because ….

I want to do the teenage girl thing here ……  OMG!  I LOVE what Ceres and Vesta are doing in the Spleen Centre!  Today Ceres is in Gate 50.1 asking what nourishes you.  Really, is it the things you were taught to take into your life?  Is it the food pyramid?  Hours at the gym?  Eating all your broccoli?  You are the only person on this planet who knows what’s best for you.

You have an inbuilt intuitive knowing of what to take into your life – whether it be food, people, situations.  You experience the knowing in your body and emotions and you are the worlds foremost authority.  In fact the worlds only authority!   One interesting experience I had during 2013 was watching my ongoing anxiety – something I struggled with for years – dissolve into a simple separation from my own conscious knowing of what I wanted in my life.  Which created a separation from my body and spirit.  It was, quite literally, separation anxiety!

And it’s not just about health.  To quote Hilary Barrett (as I have been known to do on occasion!):

It means not only what you eat, but all the processes and structures that sustain nourishment, physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual .. all creating and re-creating your individual ecosystem to sustain and shape you.   Call on your constancy and steady clear persistence in honouring what truly sustains you. (South Node in Gate 27, which is creating a channel with Ceres). 

This marks a new beginning.  The sacred vessel is cast and used in great ceremonies that inaugurate a new dynasty.  This is a stable robust foundation for a new life and also the vessel or crucible where you can expect to be transformed and remade.

There is so much old material coming up now to be released.  Please stay attentive to releasing it rather than trying to work through it.  Keep your gaze firmly on the promise of a new life and your own long term goals.  There is something fresh and new, something profoundly nourishing coming into your life and that is what requires your attention – it is this new ‘era’ that needs to be nourished.  The negative material is simply in the process of  Exiting Stage Left, don’t be confused into trying to get it to hang around for one last encore!   And don’t buy into the old idea of limitations.  Trust is the bridge, and it’s time to get really good at it!

Vesta, oh how I love her!  Vesta is in Gate 32.3 right now, joined by the radiant Venus in Gate 54.  Right there is the Goddess A Team!  If you’ve been filled with an uplifting sense of abundance and financial change in the past month or two it’s partly because of Neptune and Jupiter activating the Gate of Abundance.  And Ceres passing through Gate 32.  And now, this Vesta and Venus combo is adding the icing to the cake.

Vesta has a lot to do with money. Firstly, she represents your Path of Service or Life Calling in your personal chart.  So when she turns up with Venus in a transit we can expect a radical shift as we feel more deeply into our own personal values and discover a renewed sense of career purpose.  Secondly, Vesta has a strong connection to the Goddess Temples which were custodians of the communal wealth.  It was held in trust for the entire community and the idea of inequality, trickle down or not receiving succour (or health care) was unimaginable.  This is not a return to socialism but rather a dynamic shift in our own attitude to money that will, over time, shift the entire global financial system.

The channel in which we find Vesta and Venus this week has a couple of important clues for us. It shifts us beyond a fear of failure because we are so strongly attracted to our calling.  It slows us down so we can stay in our body for the journey. Yes … slows us down .. please don’t rush just now!  We can do this one step at a time and you won’t miss out on one juicy morsel along the way!  And it has an instinctive understanding of what we can transform.  Fuelled by Jupiter, there’s a lot of people feeling the call to make a lot more money right now.  That’s part of the transformation of the economy that is shifting from the pyramid economy, where all the money is held by a few people, to a fractal economy, where money moves along relationship lines being attracted to the greatest areas of transformation.  We don’t need to go fast so much as boldly in line with our most amazing dreams.

Can you feel your dreams taking on more substance?

There’s one last thing I want to share with you.  The Spleen Centre is all about the Libran quality of balance.  That’s because every gate but two in the Spleen Centre are in Libra.  (The exceptions –  Gates 28 and 44 are in Scorpio).  Over the past few weeks I’ve been experiencing the imbalance of giving and receiving in my life.  I can feel in my body if I’m giving or receiving when it’s not right to do so.  As much as my mind tries to override me, my body is attuning me to a greater sense of honesty.  Can you feel the imbalances more easily just now?

This magical time of unfurling is very precious.  Enjoy!




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Sitting On The Edge Of What’s Known



This week I went to lunch with a group of women and one of them asked us …  how do you experience the difference between your masculine and feminine sides?  The women went on to talk about their masculine as the breadwinner, out there in the world making things happen and bringing home the bacon.  They identified their feminine side with intuition, feelings and a desire to care.  One of them explained she was having a year off.  “Off what?”  I asked.  The obvious answer was ‘off work’, but the deeper answer is that she is having a year off from being in her masculine side that gets up every morning and goes out in the world, leaving the intuitive, feeling, caring side of her nature at home.

This split bedevils our world.  In her book Approaching The Corporate Heart, Margot Cairnes describes the corporate high flyers she works with in her consultancy as well trained and highly disciplined.  She also describes them as the living dead.  They have learned that in order to succeed they have to suppress their own feelings, to spare little time for their emotional and spiritual growth.  In a quest to create the world, they put their souls and emotions on hold.

This will never turn out well!

I had a similar experience.  As a young lawyer on the verge of a junior partnership I found myself one Friday evening sitting in the boardroom with the senior partners, obligatory glass of whisky in hand.  Part of me felt like I was approaching a place of personal power.  But then, as I sat sipping my drink, I realised how grey these men were.  Their hair was grey, their faces were grey, their very demeanor was grey.  In that moment I made a choice.  I was never going to end up like those men, successful but only half alive.  A few weeks later I collapsed at work and that was the end of that era of my life!


We’ve arrived at a turning point in the evolution of humanity, Gaia, and consciousness itself.  At a personal level this turning point is all about connecting with what’s within us.  We can’t go on ignoring our feelings, our bodies, our heart and soul.  Even those of us with many years on a spiritual path are still conditioned away from trusting what our inner awareness tells us.  Can we trust it?  Will we be safe?  How will we survive?

Life seeks always to expand.  The very universe itself is constantly expanding.  But seemingly we have exhausted all our resources on this planet, and now we must contract in order to survive.  Governments are cutting back on spending on education.  Health care is unaffordable.  People are losing their homes and their jobs.  Perhaps, the thinking goes, if we make ourselves smaller there may be enough to go around.  If we deny ourselves, surrender the bliss of our personal desires, we may just manage to survive.

The people telling this story are corporate and government leaders.  They are fighting so hard to retain their simplistic linear way of thinking and operating that they are blinded to the possibilities inherent in the world being transformed around them.  They are creating a myth of doom and gloom that arises from a mind that has no connection to the magnificence of what surrounds it.

The marvellous Charles Eisenstein tells a different story.  In The Ascent of Humanity, he says:


I experience such an odd mix of emotions whenever the latest symptom of financial, political or ecological collapse comes onto my radar screen.  On the one hand I feel dread; on the other, a kind of gratification or even gleeful excitement.  I hope you will not think ill of me if I confess that sometimes, when a promising catastrophe fails to materialize, I feel a little disappointed.  

Such contradictory feelings are common among those working to create a more beautiful world.  We want the same thing that we fear: the end of our world and the beginning of a new.  Our seemingly perverse desire for the world to end is more than just a Freudian death wish; it is our yearning to be born.


Right now two dwarf planets – Vesta and Ceres – are making a channel with the Sun in Gate 10.  They are creating a field of sensitivity that may be eliciting feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness, anger and general discomfort in your body.  And perhaps particularly in your heart.  This is the mind-body split at it’s most potent.  We may feel that something is wrong with the world, that we are alone, separate, isolated when the truth is that it’s our body we have separated out from – the spirit of our physicality.    And it is this separation of self that is actually creating the fear, the anxiety, the sadness.

This is a highly complex evolutionary manoeuvre.  At this moment we are attempting to integrate our highly tuned, ancient fear-based survival instincts with our high functioning conscious neo-cortex.  We are bringing this modern part of our brain into our bodies and saying .. yes, it’s safe here.  The nightmares you have been experiencing are not a real threat, they are part of the fear frequency on this planet.  You are a part of nature and your intuition, your body, is where that connection is made.  If you don’t want to be living in the fear frequencies, you can make a choice to tune into your intuition instead.  Your body wants to move, to be juicy and alive, to smell and touch and taste.  It is showing you how to step out of survival and into paradise.

Ceres represents our capacity for nurturing and nourishing ourselves.  She also triggers any sense of deprivation in relationships.  Ceres calls us to connect with our own internal mothering and to reach out to the Great Mother.  Spend some time just letting your body call the shots today, allow your mind to follow it’s lead.  You’ll find that much of your anxiety and indecision is resolved. As we connect more deeply with this energy we can shift our resources from the victim energy, and from the need to defend ourselves, into more creative pathways.  And that’s where Vesta comes in.

Vesta represents our devotion to our path of service.  She can also represent our sexual sovereignty – ownership of our sexual selves. Right now so many people are letting go of their pain and waking up to the gifts they have to offer the world. It is truly miraculous to consider the changes we are on the cusp of creating – the healing, the creativity, the new ideas for living a healthy and happy life.  This healing and growth is coming directly from connecting to the ancient Goddess cultures that are infusing our lives with a body based bliss. Despite the possibility that our external world doesn’t provide either nourishment or a path of service that matches our internal frequency of desire, we find the capacity to stay true to what we feel within.  We are not seeking an active outcome, simply acting in each moment from the root of ourselves.  This makes our path smooth and our treading harmonious.




Until now we believed in certain limits as if they were a physical reality, but we are about to find ourselves expanding beyond them.  In times of expansion we need an anchor, and that anchor is our physical intuition. When we are confident of our innate integrity, we are able to traverse new worlds while growing into our own unique pattern. Your body is unfreezing, releasing old fear patterns.  Move it gently, wildly, freely.  As much as possible, release your mental hold over your body and allow it’s innate wisdom to return to your day to day life.


Creating New Culture

Jupiter and Saturn are major players in the current cosmic scene.  They are the planets that we use to build culture – Jupiter is our ‘religion’ and Saturn our ‘economy’.  Saturn is making a channel with dwarf planet Sedna, which is in Gate 23.  The essential concept here is sustainability.  What are the limits of growth? Do we need to get smaller in order to survive or can we expand our own consciousness and allow our world to respond accordingly.  I’ll write more on sustainability soon, but right now the essence is to see our own pattern of expansion rather than to buy into these horrid logic mind ideas of linear growth.  As we bring the feminine intuitive senses back into the game of life, dimensional doorways open and the rules shift.  Some astrologers see Saturn as representing the return of the Goddess – the wise Grandmother. Expect miracles.

Jupiter is retrograde at the moment, which means we have to make our own luck by acting on opportunities as they arise.  Our intuition is strong, our only task to ensure we are acting from our wellbeing, rather than fear and survival instincts.  The one supports our growth, the other makes us shrink down to nothing.  On 6th January, Jupiter will shift back to Gate 39, creating a channel with Neptune and a circuit with Pluto and the North Node.  Believe me, this one will take hold of our world!  We’ll have Pluto, Neptune, Jupiter all connecting to the North Node (destiny), in a pair of channels that are about reacting out of fear to people and situations.  Or the alternative, to open up to new opportunities and diverse people and situations.  At the DNA level this is shifting the tribal fears of the unknown, allowing us a greater field of play in the fractal of relationships we are creating.



These two channels will be in play until the end of January.  Movement of the body and emotions will shift the fear and bring you into alignment with your joy.  I’ll write more on this specific alignment next week.


What’s seeking to be born

I believe this turning point will shift us into a third age of consciousness.  The first age was the matriarchy.  Evidence suggests that phase was communal, peaceful and creative.  It relished art, beauty and the sensual body. Women ruled and men gained power through marriage.   The second age was the patriarchy, which began when the horse people swept down from the North.  They viewed themselves as superior people because of their ability to conquer more peaceful people, and they revered their aggressive warriors and the priestly caste of high standing.  They relished heroes, the mind and achievement.  The matriarchal times were communal. The patriarchal times celebrated the individual.

I acknowledge this is a Euro-centric view of reality, but I believe it’s the dominant evolutionary creative principle in our lives at this moment.  We have entered a time when these two polarities – the feminine and the masculine – are realising what they can create together.  And in their powerful embrace, something wonderful is seeking to be born.  That wonderful newling is a way of being that effortlessly blends our so called masculine and feminine.  In other words we can create a life that is successful and satisfying through connecting with our inner awareness.  We are learning that when we allow our every day self to be guided by our inner knowing good things happen.

This seems obvious, but even though of us who consider ourselves very aware are still struggling with this concept.  Deep down in our cells is the belief that our feelings and our intuition are just waiting to lead us astray, that they are working against, rather than for, our greater good.  Why else would we have to work so hard to tune in?  This idea is easy to say .. oh so easy to say .. and yet much more difficult to live.  We are entering the complex and mysterious world of chemical messengers, brain frequencies, the effects of intimacy on mood, a whole new subtle way of understanding what it means to be a conscious human in the 21st century.  We are beginning an experiment in living that is beyond anything humanity has experienced before.

Pallas Athene in Gate 64 just now adds to this picture.  When Pallas arose fully formed from her father’s head she had no need of time to develop.  The patriarchy needed her blessing and she had to go to war!  Pallas brings such incredible gifts of wisdom and understanding that have, for the past 2,000 years, been used for the benefit of the warlike pattern of growth.  Pallas the weaver is about to begin a new story that returns her to the root of her feminine wisdom and to her mother Metis, the triple goddess.  Gate 64 is both the end and the beginning, and Pallas is both a warrior and a wise woman.  She knows exactly what needs to be done.

Back to Margot Cairne.  In her video The Mediocrity Trap, she tells how corporate warriors resist their emotions. Not logically, not from a clear space of arguing that they are unnecessary. But from fear of the breakdown in their reality that will inevitably occur once their feelings breach the wall.  One of the most common questions I get asked in personal sessions is How do I feel my feelings?  Being able to access our own inner awareness is a millenium tool.   It brings a breakdown in our existing reality, and great responsibility for creating the world anew.

Once we start tuning in, then what?  If we all turn into navel gazing flower children, who will run the world?  That would be you.  Because it’s not about tuning in for the sake of dropping out.  It’s about dropping in. As we begin to access this powerful inner guidance (represented by the feminine polarity) we must also begin to act on it (the masculine pole).  We can no longer look outside ourselves for directions on where to go, what to do and when to do it.  At this point in our evolution, these choices are ours alone.

This brings us to the very edge of the known world.  Because, right here and right now, our understanding of what it means to be a human being shifts.  The structures we have relied on – the mother and the father – the nurturing and the providing – are being given over into our hands.  No more goddess and gods to look out for us.  We must own the place within ourselves where we have been orphaned, where we haven’t received what we’ve needed to thrive. It’s time to step beyond the hurt and the woundedness. We have completed that part of our journey. We are on the cusp of taking these powerful capacities for creation, and learning how to make them our own.

Acting on our intuition and feelings is a new way of being.  We can no longer map ‘reality’ through knowing the rules of the patriarchal structure – that things will always be this way and we can rely on them.  We are standing on the cusp of the unknown.  It’s up to us to create what happens next.  Step by step.



After decades of dedicated personal work, it’s time for women to step into their powerful healing work.  So many others are waking up and they need you to show them the way.

If you feel called to create a new, fulfilling and purposeful business that calls out everything that is unique and beautiful in you, then this is your time.  It’s so important for you to understand – it really matters!

I have places available in the Emergent Human Design Business Coaching Program, beginning in the first week of February.  It’s time for you to be all that you can be.


October New Moon – Beyond Survival and into Ecstacy

New Moon ~ 5th October 2013 ~ 10.34 am UT,  19.34 pm Australian EST, 2.34 am PDT and 5.34 am EDT.

You are probably just as bored as I am with trying to fix everything that’s wrong with our lives.

Humanity probably wouldn’t have survived if we didn’t have this natural tendency to watch out for potential disasters.  But we’ve taken it to the end of it’s usefulness. It’s time for us to begin focusing on the good stuff.  Because there is a huge amount of it – good stuff . We are so accustomed to ignoring it that we are still drowning in the last bits of the bad stuff.  It’s like we’re at a luscious banquet and we’re so busy trying to fix our wobbly chair and check our lipstick hasn’t smudged that we’re in danger of starving to death.

Right now so much is about our body and the way it’s naturally blissful and ecstatic nature has become imprisoned by the ego and intellect.


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This modern culture has worshipped at the altar of the ego.  Now the ego is a truly miraculous invention.  The ego encompasses our individual identity.  It has a crucial role in evolution – it protects the uniqueness of our conscious selves.  But the ego self has changed from a natural and essential aspect of consciousness to become a rigid structure held intact by fear.  We are literally destroying ourselves rather than come face to face with that fear, which has till now been embedded deep within our dna, in the cellular coding of our physical body.  That’s about to change.

We live in a disembodied culture, rising as it does from the seedbed of a disembodied religion.  The story of Adam and Eve in the garden of eden is the story of the breakdown of the relationship between the body and it’s bliss.  This myth was an ad man’s wet dream, specifically created by the new messianic religions to scare people away from the pre-existing and more nature affirming cosmologies – the Vedic and matriarchal ‘religions’.

Humanity was more accustomed to opening our bodies to the bliss of the divine.  The experience was personal and real.   There were ecstatic rituals, orgies even, that were a part of the natural celebrations of being human.  The rise of the messianic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – brought with them the idea that god is outside of us, something unattainable.  Our bodies were reassigned.  Instead of representing a glorious part of creation, they became instead the temporary and completely inadequate  shelters for our souls, leading us into sin.  Our bodies became evil and we lost our relationship with the divine.  We were forbidden even to look upon the face of the god, instead using the intermediaries appointed by religious authorities.

In the process we lost our understanding of the incredibly complex relationship between the mind, emotions, body and soul, and instead learnt to spend our time focusing on our fears.  This ancient wisdom was never readily available to the masses.  It was only attained by high level initiates with the spiritual rigour required to work with these energies in the physical plane.

We are now recovering that wisdom on a global level, and rekindling those relationships – mind, body, emotions, soul.

To really get these connections we have to embrace the energy of our Root Centre – the basis of our right to exist as individuals on the physical plane.  When we are not conscious at the level of our Root Centre we live in survival fear, hypervigilant to threats to our existence.  Our adrenal system is overworked and we are generally more sensitive and susceptible to stress.  The fears in the Root Centre can also show us what prevents us from recognising our own importance to our tribe, the larger collective and to the process of conscious evolution.  They also prevent us from gently and kindly taking good care of ourselves.

Supporting us in this huge evolutionary process are three Goddess Asteroids – Ceres, Vesta and Juno.  Both Ceres and Vesta are dwarf planets.

Juno is in Gate 41 – the initiating energy of the Human Design matrix.  Juno represents our relationships, and right now we are beginning a new physiological process that will change our entire experience of relationship.  We are hungering for something new, something better, something more closely attuned to the new people we are becoming and Juno represents that shift right down to the cellular level.

Ceres was in Gate 40 (with Chiron in 37) from 10th to 23rd September.  You may have experienced a profound sense of hunger to belong, to be taken in and fed.   Ceres is now in Gate 64 in the Head Centre and she moves to Gate 47 on the New Moon.  Vesta is now in Gate 40 with Chiron and will shift to Gate 64 in the Head Centre just before this week’s New Moon.

After I wrote this post I watched the news and saw the recent events in the US.  So I went back to look for Hygiea, another dwarf planet, this one about health.  She is in Gate 24 – returning again and again trying to get a resolution!  And she is opposite Saturn (old structures of government, not caring for the less fortunate because of fear they will destroy you somehow)  and the North Node (where we can feel out of our comfort zone in the process of change and growth).  This adds a really significant aspect of health to our story – how we care for our own personal health, taking responsibility and not  falling back on the habit of allowing  ‘experts’ or authority figures to override our own intuition, taking control of organising our lives so that we have exactly what nourishes us and brings us joy.

Along with this week’s Pluto and Earth combination in the Root/Spleen, and some other asteroidal influences, these transits have created a powerful hunger for us to open up to a more ecstatic experience of our bodies.  This hunger is especially apparent in how we care for ourselves (our family imprint for what we hunger for) and in relationships (which necessarily shift when we repair our cellular lineage).   Ceres and Chiron created a fresh sense of our true worth – what we deserve, what we are prepared to give ourselves.  Vesta and Chiron represent an opening to our sacred nature, and a desire to belong with those who can receive what we yearn to share.


Once they reach the Head Centre over the next few days, we shift into a new transformative phase.  I was given clear guidance that this represents the opening of a doorway accessing the ancient goddess wisdom for connecting with the sacred and divine via the body.  Imagine the temple goddesses, who engaged in all sorts of rituals sexual and otherwise,  bringing the sacred into the everyday lives of their people.  They were revered, and it was only later archeologists who designated them harlots.  Both Ceres and Vesta are fully embodied – eating, drinking, dancing, making love, singing, gardening, walking ….   They are opening us up to our natural heritage of loving our bodies.

Eros, he who rules over lusty love of all kinds, meets dwarf planet Makemake in the Channel of Discovery (29/46) for this New Moon.  Makemake represents the split between our more civilized and wild selves and the stories we tell ourselves to make sure we behave with propriety.  No orgies for us!!

There is a wild breaking free of the dictates of culture, good manners, best behaviour going on here.  Pan, the wild and lusty god of fertility, sits conjunct Uranus as we approach the next Pluto Uranus square.  This is powerful medicine, a post cultural occupation of our bodies and all they offer us for pleasure through connection with each other and the earth.

It’s subtle, can you feel it?


 New Moon – Beyond Survival and Into The Sacred

This New Moon takes us deeply into the human community, how we share  and how we support each other.  Uranus, planet of individuality, is in the same gate at the Earth, indicating an explosion in networking for the good of humanity. There is a shift in wealth taking place although it may not yet be apparent.  [I’ve just read the latest news, the US Government’s issues with appropriations, so it has suddenly become very apparent!] We can begin to look beyond what seems possible now, beyond what resources we each believe we have available to us.  We can focus instead on the real value of our work and dedicate it to something higher. We can let go of clinging to survival fears and it’s phantoms of scarce resources and the need for immediate returns and apparently fair exchanges.

The Sun and Moon are in Gate 48.3.  Hilary Barrett says:


[sws_blockquote_endquote align=”” cite=”” quotestyle=”style02″] The well has been dredged and now the water can start to flow freely – if only people would see it’s potential and draw on it. But it’s important not to stay trapped in the pain of ‘if only’. The well flows strongly, and all that’s needed now is a guiding awareness strong and bright enough to illuminate it’s depths. If the leader recognises the well and makes it plainly visible to all, the situation can be transformed into one of communication and blessing. [/sws_blockquote_endquote]


We are entering into a period of relationship recalibration. There is a powerful lineup in the Channel of Surrender (44/26).  Not only do we have Saturn and the North Node in Gate 44, but Hylonome, Pholus, Hidalgo, Ixion and Cupido are in Gate 26.  This is a channel packed with the energy of change – recovering the way we relate to each other one small step at a time, recalibrating the fractal of relationship, supporting the downtrodden, recovering the lost warrior from battle and releasing the grief of the loss of loved ones (and loved aspects of ourselves, rendered ‘subhuman’).

This will affect all areas of our lives, but particularly sexual and creative/vocational.  Pandora, Goddess of Earth’s Abundance, is conjunct the Galactic Centre.   We hold our breathe as she opens the box and we find .. instead of the curses and pestilence, instead of the negativity we have been told to expect …  we find one wonderful treasure after another spilling out.  Ceres and Vesta fill the Channel of Abstraction (64/47), giving us the beginnings of mental clarity about the damage that’s been done to each one of us, but particularly to our sacred inner flame (creativity/sexuality) and our relationship with nurturing ourselves.

The trick for us here is to be clear about how much this new clarity and Pandora’s gifts will change our lives.  If we accept them and assume we can control them, that they won’t disturb the remaining fears slumbering within us, we are wrong.  It is easy enough to underestimate our ability to handle this new powerfully attractive force that is entering our lives.  It’s probably okay to open to it completely, we just need to be alert to the extent of change that is likely to bring.

There’s no real need for careful planning just now, as our physical senses are relearning the fine tuned skill of assessing whether something will be nourishing we tend to wade in and get covered in chocolate.  It’s as if we are starving for something that is not poison, something that has no negative energy attached to it.  Hurling ourselves in is a way to get direct and immediate feedback on whether something really is nourishing.  We can engage in this way and not get too far from our true path.  When we do experience restraints we can trust that they are protecting us from overdoing things.


In the next few days we have the following transits:

2nd October – Sun (18.6) square Pluto (58.6) 

The work is done and it’s all empty politics.  It’s time to leave the small petty stuff behind and look at the big picture, even if it feels unattainable.  There is a release of energy that was taboo, down the patriarchal line within your own family and also globally.  There may be some sort of reckoning for abuse of power, pride and obsession with self achievement.  Expect issues around control of female sexuality to be in the news, as well as exposes of wrongoing by those in power.  The veils are lifting and they can’t hide anymore.

3rd / 4th October – Sun (48.2) opposite Uranus retrograde (21.2)

A revolutionary shift in the way we relate to each other.  Rather than focusing our attention on rebelling against the powerful authority figures, we all just turn and face each other and go OH!  Of course!  It’s our planet, let’s just get on with it.  It will take a lot of cooperative work for us to shift things, and we are starting to see that it’s not about small personal gains.  We can all embrace the novelty when we are in it together.

 And then in November: 

1st November – Uranus square Pluto – more

3rd November – New Moon and Solar Eclipse (Sun, Moon and North Node in Gate 44)

5th November  – Pluto shifts back to Gate 38-  more


A wonderful Aussie band, Bliss n Eso, thought you might enjoy this.





Grand Water Trine ~ October 2012

Human Design transit chart


The Moon is about to pass over Ceres, and in the process it will activate a Grand Water Trine involving Ceres, Neptune,  Mercury and Saturn.

Where we find Mercury, we find an increase in consciousness.  Ideas that have eluded us suddenly become clear as the light of day.  The tricks we’ve been playing on ourselves are revealed as sleight of hand.

Mercury is sharing a gate with Saturn just now.  It’s a gate about changes in our social fabric that bring a higher order of caring for each other.   It’s the Gate of The Ting, Gate 50 in the Spleen Centre.

Luckily for us Pandora has turned up to grace us with her presence in this gate at just the right moment. Pandora is opening that box filled to the brim with her natural abundance, no longer convinced that she will damage the world irreparably if she dares peer beneath the lid.   What we have believed is wrong in us is becoming oh so right!

What’s a culture worth if it isn’t based on the health and wellbeing of it’s people?  What false stories keep us locked into a world of false lack?  What have we been convinced to suppress for the apparent reason of greater good?

Neptune is also known to have a few tricks up his sleeve, notably the ability to seduce us with the apparent nobility of self sacrifice.  As children we learn to hold ourselves in so as not to threaten our family with our omnipotent infantile power.  Or so it seems.  As we grow and mature we are loath to overtake our parents as mature adults.  We’ve learnt our lesson that the threat is real.

This Grand Trine is removing that coding from our DNA, allowing each one of us to step into our spiritual maturity and contribute to a society worthy of our best intentions. Neptune asks you to hold a vision for earthly transformation that includes an understanding of your own visionary capacity.

In partnership with Snow White, Neptune is dismantling our fear of the daughter.  She’s beautiful, she’s potent, she holds the keys to the dimensional portal of growth.  In fact she holds the secrets to our very survival.  (And don’t forget that Salacia, the young woman who is Neptune’s unwilling bride,  is creating a connection between Jupiter and Neptune just now. )  In Gate 55, Neptune lets us know that endings are okay.  In fact, they form an essential aspect of life.  When we get to the end of something it’s not so much a death as a transformation.

Not surprisingly, the mythology of Ceres is also centered on the daughter.  (Daughter Persephone in Gate 46 is square Ceres just now, showing a difficult relationship between mother and daughter.)  Ceres is in the Gate of Humility, Gate 15 in the Ji Centre.  This gate tells us that false humility is inauthentic.  We need to have the courage to release our ‘daughter’s creativity’ into the world, not matter how strong our feeling to hold it close and protect it!

It’s not just the daughter who’s sacrifice is being put to the test of reality in this Grand Water Trine.

Cyllarus is in Gate 39, creating a channel with Neptune.  Cyllarus is the warrior, needlessly sacrificed in battle.  Cyllarus is the lost masculine energy in the chart.  This centaur shows where we hold our active principle back from the world, afraid that it will be put to the purposes of others and lost to no good effect.   If our best masculine energy is put to war, what are we to create with?    How are our effects to create being eaten up by battling false threats and defensiveness against loss?

This Grand Trine is a potent point of shift, bringing together many disparate energies.  Saturn in Scorpio asks us to be open to new interpretations, to allow the unthinkable, the unknowable, the dispossessed and overpowered ideas to surface and become part of our sustenance once more.   Ceres brings grief in the loss of what’s passing and new alchemical gifts to learn.   Neptune is literally lifting a veil from the dimensional doorway that has been cloaked in loss, revealing an abundance undreamed of.


Putting Humpty Together Again

“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.

Dandelion seed

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.


Aspects of the Heart

Let’s focus on our hearts for a moment.  Well really, do we have any choice but to focus on our hearts, given the immense energy rushing in at that level of our being just now?

Earth and Venus

Today the Earth meets Venus, Goddess of the Heavens, in a channel that connects the G Centre to the Throat.  You can see the G Centre – that yellow diamond, sitting in the middle of the chest.  Although the red triangle is known in Human Design as the Heart Centre, it’s clear that the G Centre is the ‘heart’.

I see the G Centre (or Ji Centre) as the collective heart, the place of love in it’s highest form and where we find our connection to our soul geometry, including other aspects of self – guides, angels, etc.

When we are looking at the transits, the Earth activation can feel difficult because it represents the place where we are being challenged to come more fully into our humanity, into our bodies and into our earthly existence.

In Gate 13, the Earth is asking each one of us to look at where we create an enemy out of our differences rather than a friend out of our common ground.   It also asks us to examine who we are spending our time with, are we intent on fighting our own inner conflicts by projecting them out into the world and struggling with the people we project them onto?  We all do this, it’s how we are designed to see our lost aspects of self – we all help each other in this way.  The problem comes when we forget the service those who carry our projections are offering us.  And when we get caught up in shadow boxing and forget to move on and find the people with whom we have a common vision.  These people click with us, and everything suddenly becomes easy.

Venus is in the Gate of Retreat (33).  Venus is the bringer of light, the Morning and Evening Star, and in our standard view of astrology she represents the sum total of the goddess energy.  She symbolizes our emotional processes and the value system that underpins our action (Mars) and our mental processes and communications (Mercury).   This connection with the Earth is happening just prior to an important point in the 584 day Venus Cycle.  On 16th August, Venus will be at her furthest point from the Earth, at her Superior Conjunction, and about to enter her Evening Star period.  For several weeks around this time in her cycle, Venus is not visible from Earth.  When she re-emerges as the Evening Star, Venus has spun on her axis and shows us the face that was previously facing away from the Earth and towards the Sun, in the equivalent of a Venusian Full Moon. The shift is from a sort of adventurous exploration of where our emotions might take us, and into a more introspective process of integrating what we’ve learnt – in this case since the equivalent of the Venus New Moon on 29th October 2010.

The timing is impeccable, as the US today has it’s credit rating downgraded and economic growth and employment levels continue to be deeply worrying.  Remember that the South Node moved into the Gate of Money on 31st July, and this indicates a global shift from existing financial arrangements around the world.  Also, today Nemesis (Goddess of Retribution and Justice for past wrongs) is sitting in the Gate of Correction of Corruption (18) between Saturn (Lord of Karma) and Pluto (hidden power, wealth), and the asteroid Karma is conjunct Jupiter in the Gate of Returning (24).   While it looks as if the people at the bottom of the money “tree” will suffer, my take on the bigger picture is that the massive resources locked up at the top of the “tree” are being released.   Grassroots and community movements and small scale but highly networked self employment are going to lead us into an entirely new type of economic model.


This new economic model will be based on living authentically in the moment, expressing our creativity with others in a natural flow.  The old slavery energy will be a thing of the past, and the earth’s abundance freed up from the prison it is currently being held in.

Ceres, Lilith and the Dark Moon

Can you see the tiny little channel that connects the Heart Centre to the G Centre?  Although no planets are showing up in that channel in the standard chart it’s a pretty busy place just now, with Ceres and Lilith (mean Apogee) transiting there.

The Mean Apogee is also called the Dark Moon, and sometimes the Black Moon, and in the Gate of Shock (51) she is shaking us up again and again so that we will release what we no longer require, and surrender ourselves up to the dark void of creation.  This is a surrender to the Great Mother energy that is available to us always but which we are as a culture incredibly removed from.

Because the Dark Moon is associated with Lilith, there is always the underlying issue of rage, particularly against the patriarchal system and injustice against women and children.  This energy would be strengthened by Nemesis (Goddess of Retribution) in the Gate of Correction.  (I know it is because I’m experiencing it!).

Ceres in the adjoining Gate of Innocence (25) has just gone over the Aries Point on 12th July.  She turned retrograde on 27th July.  If we put these influences together we get a major initiation in the heart chakra, shocking us through external events to surrender the things we have clung too as cultural alternatives to true nourishment and nurturing.  Ceres and the Dark Moon are taking from us the false things that we have become addicted to, reliant upon and emotionally attached to.  It’s a big ask and not an easy journey since the skills required to open our hearts aren’t exactly well known, but as ‘early adopters’ we are putting everything we have learnt into practice and are available where and when we can be of help.

Mars in the Extreme

I’ve been so frustrated not to be able to write to you about Mars in Gate 15 before today.  Like a little kid with a secret I feel like I’ve been jumping up and down crying out ‘now?  can I tell now?’.  It’s not even that Mars in Gate 15 at the G Centre is meeting up with The Great Attractor in Gate 5, but that Hylonome, Pholus and Ixion are there are well – all in Gate 5.

When we’re looking at transiting Mars we are looking at the place where our passion and ability to act is being fine tuned. Or to be more precise, our action is more likely to be based on our own passion, rather than force applied by others.

Remember that Venus is shifting our underlying values, having us all question what we’ve been attracted to, and how we’ve gone about getting what we want.  The Great Attractor draws us into a particular frequency, our passion, our curiosity apparently irresistably drawn in a new direction and once we turn in that direction we have no choice but to follow where it leads.  You can read more about The Great Attractor by going to www.PhilipSedgwick.com and clicking on Galactic Anomalies.

Hylonome and Pholus are both centaurs.  Hylonome threw herself on the javelin that had just killed her warrior husband.  A warrior herself, one aspect is the sacrifice of our warrior woman nature due to the inability to connect with the masculine.  The missing masculine energy in many women renders them passive and reliant, even though they may on the surface appear to be absolutely capable.  Did you ever read The Cinderella Complex?   Hylonome can represent a painfully deep grief caused by loss of something or someone we love, or the wasted chance.  She can also represent a cultural tendency to encourage that we kill off the true warrior spirit in us.

It’s interesting that one meaning for Pholus is something within us that we are not really aware of but that is being called out in the world, something you need to develop in yourself. This is an other wordly kind of energy, not something we consciously choose to develop in ourselves.   Remember The Great Attractor?  This is something new and irresistable that can draw us hither without our understanding how or why.

Ixion is important.  I’ve been wanting to write a page on him. He’s a dwarf planet candidate, orbiting out beyond Pluto with Makemake, Haumea and Quaoar.  Ixion was a descendant of Mars (Ares), and the first human to commit murder.  Ixion represents our original sin, stepping away from the ‘sins of the fathers’ and giving others second chances so that we can discover their true gentle pure innocence.  Mars in Gate 15 represents the chance for us to be humble (15) and open to receiving (5) the budding newness of others, and to be open to the innocence hidden deeply beneath the hard outer shell of the warrior.

For the next 5 days, the Sun is in the Gate of the Army (7).  I’ve noticed that people with strong activations in this gate can have strong associations with soldiering.  I’ll be interested to see if anything shifts in the ongoing Afghanistan saga over the next few days.  The movement is definitely away from Collateral Murder and towards a more human relationship between warrior/soldier and ‘civilians’.

Juno takes off for Jupiter

And I can’t help mention that on the day the Juno Mission takes off to explore Jupiter, the asteroid Juno is conjunct Atlantis (technology and information).  They are both also conjunct the Super Galactic Centre in the G Centre (46), a place where we feel a deep need for the light and warmth of connection.  Juno represents an aspect of Venus, in the sense that it’s one of the so called Asteroid Goddesses.  Another dwarf planet candidate, this time orbiting as part of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Juno shows our need to connect romantically, to commit to someone or something that makes us feel whole.

Atlantis can bring a feeling of doom, in this case in relationship – that we can never have a good relationship, that we will always suffer infidelity, lack of commitment, abuses of trust and that we are being punished by our failure to be able to have that relationship we crave.  I can see a very strong connection here with the Ceres issue of a new cycle of nurturing.  We are learning to let go of our need to contain, to own, to hoard (as in money/abundance of anything) and to trust in love.

Mercury retrograde in Gate 59, part of the channel in the HD chart that is most indicative of sexual relationships is also creating relationship dramas as our ego’s dissolve and allow us to connect more intimately.


As for Juno’s trip to Jupiter, the planet of expansion is a worthy journey for Juno and our new relationship to ourselves and each other, whether it be financial or romantic. Venus rules both and in some ways they are simply reflections of each other.





Intending, Healing, Creating

23rd July 2011

There is no doubt we are in interesting times, and not quite what many of us would have imagined a decade or more ago when we contemplated the possibilities of the shift we are now moving through.  And yet, how extraordinary not just to be here, but to know that something profound is happening around us.  Something other than fear and crisis, debt and terrorism, disease and famine.

Ceres, Famine and Innocence Un-nourished

Speaking of famine, my open G Centre has been so affected by Ceres moving into the Gate of Innocence (25) and passing over the Aries Point (which she did on 12th July), that at times I’ve felt my chest would crumble.  Or perhaps burst open like in the movie Alien!  Ceres represents all manner of nourishment, feeding, receiving love, eating disorders, agriculture, the culture of food.  And famine.  And just as she arrived at the Aries Point ((0 degrees Aries) to begin a new cycle, the UN declared that Somalia was officially in famine.

At the time, Ceres was opposite Nemesis (46.2) who can represent our old and well known enemy, the darkness that we can’t seem to escape from. This gate tells us to open our hearts and give what we can even if we feel it is a drop in the ocean and can’t possibly do any good. We may not rush off to join Volunteers Abroad.  We may not even donate money.  What’s important here is our intention to share the experience rather than any huge practical engagement.

Ceres was also trine the Moon conjunct Chariklo (34.1).  The power of Chariklo in this position is that she is able to hold a healing space without the need to rush into action.  Her benefit comes from waiting for clarity on the bigger picture, rather than putting a lot of energy into short term but perhaps ultimately unhelpful measures.

On a personal level, we have had to look within our own hearts to see what short term measures we have learnt to use to protect ourselves from ‘famine’ and ‘civil war’, and the consequent inability to connect with what truly nourishes us.  A personal example – in the morning when I’m writing our two cats usually like to come in and curl up with me.  I was quite shocked to realise that this is deeply comforting to me, but that I was always on edge about it (not consciously, I’ve only just realised this!) because somewhere along the line I have taken on a belief that it’s wrong (dirty) to have animals in the house. Relaxing into their gentle comforting presence without that underlying anxiety makes me want to cry with relief.  Every time I do this lately I feel like I am releasing milleniums worth of self denial.

Really allow yourself to test out everything in your life to see what truly nurtures you.  Remember Ceres is in the Gate of Innocence and so this is a very gentle, quiet, even vulnerable energy.   What makes your heart (in the centre of your chest and the middle of your back) feel content?   This is your own personal healing. Chariklo (daughter of Chiron) gives each one of us a powerful opportunity to use our own energy (she’s in the Sacral Chakra) for our own nurturance.   As our own personal famine begins to abate, the dark mass of people in Somalia will have less reason to play out the drama on behalf of humanity.

Salacia the Runaway Bride

Now to something at the other end of the global spectrum – runaway royal brides.  Our newest dwarf planet candidate, Salacia, was the unwilling bride of Neptune.  Apparently feeling herself unworthy, Salacia took off and hid in the ocean to avoid marriage.  Neptune sent the dolphins to find her and in the end all was well.  There are some benefits of being King of the Deep!

Salacia in the Gate of Bringing the Darkness to the Light (36) was activated by Venus, Neptune, Chiron and Snow White on 24th June and a few days later news reports started coming out about another runaway bride.  South African Charlene Wittstock was reported to have tried to flee Monaco three times to avoid marrying Prince Albert.  On the day of the wedding, Salacia was making aspects to the Sun, Moon, Makemake, the Nodes, the Galactic Centre and Sedna (another unwilling bride who ended up in the ocean).  Oh and she was directly opposite Juno, Roman Goddess of Marriage and another dwarf planet candidate, who was conjunct Makemake in Gate 6.3 at the time.

Let me tell you what Gate 6 line 3 is about – the power of an ancient hereditary monarchy.  True!  And the commentary suggests that there is no escape.  The best thing to do is to allow this power to nurture you rather than trying to run away.   Prince Alberts PR team were adamant that the runaway bride stories were not true, but if you happened to see any pictures of the wedding … well I wouldn’t say it’s characterised by the warmth and intimacy we’ve seen in other recent royal weddings in London and Denmark.  There were also reports that immediately after the wedding Prince Albert had to go off to have a paternity test and so the lovebirds spent their first night of marriage apart.

Maybe that's just her natural facial expression?


23rd July

Today’s chart brings the potential for a huge and sudden shift, probably experienced initially as chaos.  The Moon is about to move into Gate 3 – Chaos and Confusion at the Beginning, creating a channel with the Earth in the Gate of Limitation (60). This channel is known as the Channel of Mutation, a format energy of on and off pulsing that switches us to sudden chaotic change.  This is a 6 hour window created by the Moon (UT 22nd July at 22:00 to 23rd July at 9:00).  This is what I call a ‘birthing channel’ – it runs between the Sacral (creation) and the Root (physical manifestation).  The Earth in the Gate of Limitations calls on us to honour our humanity and our physical connection to the time and space dimensions of this planet.  Sometimes things just take time.

And after leaving Gate 3, the Moon smoozes on up to Gate 23 in the Throat Centre.  This is the Gate of Splitting Apart, again characterised by chaos.  Current home of transiting Sedna, this is a powerful energy of dissolution of old outworn roles and responsibilities as defined by others.  Sedna seeks to bring us back to what is real – community and the nourishment we share with each other and the planet.

Mercury is taking the Sacral energy up towards the G Centre, meeting the Super Galactic Centre in Gate 46.  This is on the Libran point and is always seeking connection and balance but Gate 29 at the Sacral is in the Abyss, feeling as if there is danger on all sides.  Try as we might, the cliff walls of the abyss keep us locked into a certain route.  We might aspire to be elsewhere, but here we are.  We might feel that we should be out in the open – loving, relating, free and happy.  But this is a journey and we can’t get there in one single bound, or leap to the perfect outcome without effort.  Mercury advises us to seek only small gains, what is available to us in the here and now.  Trust that each small step you take is perfectly aligned with the outcome you want.

And finally, look at that Ajna Centre, lit up like a christmas tree in July! Jupiter has moved to Gate 24 at the top.  This is the gate of Returning, coming back again and again to an idea, trying to find a solution.  It asks us to follow our own path very closely, to see what is beginning to germinate.  And it asks us not to fear that we are heading back the wrong way just because we seem to have to deal with some issues from the past as we move forward.  We aren’t back there, just cycling out into a new level of the spiral.





12th and 13th July 2011

All you have is your transformative imagination; use it to dance a new pathway. Bring this dance into every experience and every relationship today. Don’t allow the old dead structures to contain you. They no longer provide you with a true home and it’s time to venture out beyond the gate.


When Uranus screams for freedom from restriction, the Sun says … dude! it’s okay, we just have to stay close to the ground, not overreach ourselves or react too quickly. If we do these things we risk moving beyond supportive connections and what we thought was freedom will become isolation.

Today the moon passes over the Galactic Centre (11) and the Sun in 62 joins Uranus retrograde in 17. Electrical new energy buzzes around us.


12th July 2011

As Uranus goes retrograde I can almost hear the howls of protest from those who want to take advantage of the freedom he offers without having done the hard Saturnian yards towards self responsibility. Together they are an unbeatable team offering higher realisation. Watch for authority issues, blaming others rather than stepping up, and constant struggles to maintain old structures rather than breaking free into a new and potentially less stable reality.

Ceres moves into Aries today and this will shift the energy for us all as we break out of an old cycle of abuse of the gentle, vulnerable and childlike within each one of us. Ceres is currently forming part of the Grand Cross – along with Pluto in 58 (Cap), Saturn in 48 (Lib) and Venus in 39 (Cancer). Ceres will be returning to Pisces in August though, so she’s not done clearing out our childhood closets yet!



Tipping The World On It’s Axis

7th July 2011

For the past 5 days we’ve had an experience of finding obstruction and opposition and working out whether they do truly threaten our existence or whether we can gracefully move beyond them.  There’s a giving up of the small version of the story here, and a maturation into a part of ourselves with greater scope and vision.  It seems impossible, but somehow today we realise that what seemed yesterday to be a threat is really a blessing.

As a whole slew of planets move into new gates today, there is a complete change of scenery.  Sun, Earth, Mercury, Mars and Venus will all shift from the last line – line 6 –  in this morning’s gates, into the first line – line 1 – in their new gates by this evening.

I suspect it might feel a bit like everything we’ve worked so hard for has come tumbling down and we are having to start from scratch.  Or it could just feel incredibly refreshing!

With Mercury in the Gate of Retreat (33) and Venus in the Gate of Keeping Still (52), it’s not so much about pushing forward.  More like making progress by understanding what has made you feel unsafe and uneasy.  Mars in the Gate of Progress (35) calls for steady determination, rather than fight or flight.

The Sun and Earth are still moving through their Cancer/Capricorn phase in the Root Centre.  They are in slow and steady Gates 53 and 54, looking to find a way to improve their lot.  The Root Centre deals with fear, and just now the theme is progress – fear of progress, fear that blocks progress.  It’s very likely to be an aspect of community or relationship that has been frightening for you up till now, appearing to be a threat.

You have arrived at a border, a transition into new territory where people must create new ways to live together.  For this to become a true home it needs a framework of clear relationships and boundaries.  It is only within that framework that the child – whatever is small, vulnerable and growing – can be cared for and protected.  So though the negotiations may be fraught or defensive, it is certainly not a mistake to work this out.  The child has no safe place until an agreement is reached.

Hilary Barrett – Gate 53 Line 1 (Sun)

As Ceres approaches 0 degrees Aries in the Gate of Innocence she calls forth all the deepest aspects of the mother/child relationship within us to be healed.  It’s the past, but feels like it’s coming around again. This is because anything left, anything we have tried to skip over or haven’t dealt with completely, is giving us another chance to come home to it.

Making progress is not the same thing as clearing blockages – not when you can simply walk past them, disentangled and move on.

Hilary Barrett – Gate 25 line 1 (Ceres)

This is a period of immense healing of the human story.  The family dynamic forms the basis of our consciousness.  Our relationship to God/The Universe is shaped by our experience of the omnipotent mother and father, and our siblings teach us about group relating.  We take this template through our lives and create more from them – communities, governments, economies.  As we slough off the toxicity of layer upon layer of ancient wrongs, we find ourselves flung into a new way of being.

There is a huge energy of waking up just now – Circe in Gate 51, Snow White in 55, Ophelia in 18.  What has been done to us in the past is real, and it can feel terrible.  We may have been lulled into believing it was acceptable, or that it was the only thing we could recognise as love, no matter how abusive or neglectful it truly was.  Perhaps we are only just becoming fully aware of how terrible these experiences have been.  Mars gives us the strength just now to face the emotional issues and make progress on behalf of the child who was left homeless and forced out into the world to make his or her own way.  It’s not the world we thought it was.  New connections create new love, new life.  And the world tips on it’s axis as we find each other.





Ophelia’s Solution

It’s so fascinating to have found myself suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into the world of business at this time.  I am up at 6.30 every morning and off to work rather than sitting in the sun with a cup of tea writing my blog.  How did that happen??

It’s not a permanent thing. A friend asked me a few weeks ago to be on the Board of a local not-for-profit organisation and it turned out that it was in crisis and I was “johnny on the spot” with the skill set needed to steer it through the worst of it and out the other side.  I hope it will only be about another week.  The synchronous thing is that this organisation has the potential to dovetail neatly with some wonderful plans I have been nurturing for the expansion of understanding of Human Design!

But now it’s Sunday morning and here I am sitting in the sun (well glimpses of sun anyway) with a cup of tea writing my blog. 🙂  What an extraordinary time it’s been and will continue to be.  As I write this, the Moon is passing over Mercury which is activating a channel with the North Node and the Galactic Centre.  If you’re having trouble thinking straight, remembering things or talking, that’s why!  The Moon will be exactly conjunct Mercury at 23.56 UT today (2nd July).  It’s a chance to slough off any ideas about who’s in charge of your life and feel more at home in the big picture.

I expect the next week to bring something of a showdown between what we might call the old order and the new way of being.  It’s not so much the old order that’s being dismantled, as the dissolving of the groupthink matrix that allowed it to operate largely unhindered.  All the big planets are getting a run just now and the effect is to lift the veil on the abuses that have been considered acceptable ‘collateral damage’ to a way of life that has proven ultimately to be designed to feed prosperity ever upwards to those at the top while leaving those further down devastated.

I’m just reading a series of articles by Mikio Kaku on the issues facing three nuclear plants in the US,  While we’ve been told that nuclear energy is very safe, a fire is threatening the reactor at Los Alamos and now we find that “In 2009, the Department of Energy issued a report, stating that fire fighters are not well trained to handle the sophisticated equipment and radioactive waste stored at Los Alamos in case of an emergency.” It also turns out that radiation is being found way outside the expected area around Fukushima and tens of thousands more people are now being advised to evacuate.

The underlying issue here is that these power plants were never safe, just safe enough.  As Mikio Kaku points out, they were not designed to withstand the sort of weather events we are now experiencing.

This is scary, right?  I mean, if we can’t rely on our governments to make decisions that keep us safe, where does that leave us?   Well truly, it leaves us a whole lot better off.

Because what’s happening now is that a significant mass of people on this planet are no longer giving up their power to those who are not using it wisely on their behalf.

Of course I’m talking a lot about Pluto here – plutonium, nuclear power, personal power, underhanded dealings.  I’m not surprised that fire is threatening the Los Alamos plant, since fiery Mars is bringing Pluto to the Throat for expression just now.

As for the flooding that is threatening the Nebraska plants, look no further than Ceto (deep sea monster), Decaulion (the Greek Noah) and Poseidon in the Spleen Centre in the Scorpionic Gate 44, meeting minor planet Quaoar (new forms of creation) in Gate 26.  These planets are all connecting to Saturn and Pluto.

I just want to mention Ophelia again, because I think she is so very significant just now.  She is sitting in the Gate of Correcting Family Patterns (18). Right now, this gate is the bridge between transiting Saturn and Pluto.  I’ve been watching Ophelia very closely lately and my feeling is that she is the daughter who holds the potential for new life.  But she gets ignored by the apparently powerful men who are busy politicking, desperately trying to find a short term solution.  And because they are controlling the agenda via the groupthink matrix, no one sees the obvious way out of the difficulties, and Ophelia dies, carrying the child who represents a new start.

Sedna carries a similar story (see The Whale Rider video clip at the end of the page) and as she is in the Throat Centre, Sedna is also a part of this activation.  The difference now is that we have made huge leaps in our ability to see clearly, to resist the mesmeric quality of groupthink, and so as if by magic, Ophelia’s solution is showing itself to us.

But for now, what I really want to focus on is the astrological bad boys, Ixion and Nessus, both of whom are very active in the chart at the moment.  Ixion and Nessus both tell us something about traditional use of power against others.


Currently transiting in Gate 5.6, Ixion is generally considered to be a tyrant, the first mythological figure to spill kindred blood and a man with a tendency to treat women badly.

What strikes me most strongly about Ixion though, is that everything he did wrong was met with another wrongdoing by those in power.  He failed to pay the brideprice for Princess Dia and so her father stole Ixion’s horses.  He lusted after Hera and so Zeus tied him to a fiery wheel until he repented and was able to show gratitude to his benefactor.  While Prince Dia’s father and Zeus were certainly wronged benefactors, I find it fascinating that their retribution is usually interpreted as ‘karma’ rather than an act of power against Ixion to punish him for transgressions against them.  There’s a bit too much moral high ground here for my liking, and the mesmeric quality of personal aggrandisement by those in power being cleverly disguised as “fate”.

There’s another fascinating idea held within Ixion, and that is the inner and outer struggle between the civilized aspect of self (the Lapith’s in the mythology) and the wild and unruly and ultimately wounded self (the Centaurs).  It is reflected in the relationship between the civilized patriarchal world and the wild natural world. This is a theme I’ve also seen arising in Makemake’s sphere of influence.

In keeping with Ophelia’s themes turning up in the Gate of Correcting Family Patterns, Ixion deals with very long standing family feuds. In fact, it’s likely that it represents the history of all humanity in terms of it’s ongoing struggle to find a way to apply our own power and get along with each other. There is a resolution here of ancient ways of masculine relating. Ixion was from the family line of the god Aries, and so is strongly linked with soldiering and concepts relating to the warrior, as well as hotheaded action.

I should just mention that when it was first discovered in 2001, Ixion was in the Gate of Great Power (34.6) in the Sacral Chakra.  This is a gate that tends to push forward before thinking or feeling things through, like a goat butting it’s head mindlessly against a hedge that is blocking it’s way.   Venus moves into the adjoining Gate 15 today so I’m watching to see how that might affect the archetypal energies of Ixion.


Nessus is a Centaur, who’s orbit links up Saturn and Pluto.  Interesting connection to Ophelia again, she who is currently creating a bridge between Saturn and Pluto.   Nessus was another nasty creature who tended to rape and murder, reaching even from beyond the grave to exact his revenge.  Like Ixion, Nessus also has a link to the use of  power, in this case physical power.  His revenge against the strong man Hercules led to Hera granting Hercules immortality.  Nessus is currently in Gate 49.5 in the Solar Plexus Centre, in a channel with Pallas (19.6), Vesta (49.1), Damocles (49.3) and Icarus (49.5).  This is the Gate of Revolution  – a revolution that comes from allowing our true emotions to inform our relationships with others in our community.  More on Nessus.

I could go on and on with details, but I think I’ll just sum up what I’m seeing here.  We are looking at the underpinnings of the power of the global masculine.  On the surface it can still pass as self assured and in control, but only just!

Ceres has just moved into the Gate of Innocence.  On 12th July it will pass over the Aries Point (0 degrees Aries) in gate 25.3, completing a cycle that began back in March 2007.  There are two significant factors here.  Firstly this period has been a time for the relationship between mother and daughter to heal, allowing the archetypal daughter to reclaim her true creative potential, and the archetypal mother her power.

Secondly, we are cracking into the very heart of the wounded masculine here.  As the feminine has gradually regained her power, the exhausted and deeply frightened masculine can put down the mantle of the illusion of being the sole creator of life and rejoin humanity.

I was watching one of our Australian politicians being interviewed on television about the dangers of gas fracking a few weeks ago.  He was parroting the oil and gas industries line that the chemicals they are pumping into the water table are safe.  When asked if he knew what they were he replied that it was a commercial secret. So, said the interviewer, oil and gas companies are pumping chemicals into our precious water supplies and none of us know what they are.  Are you really comfortable with that? A look of sheer panic passed over the face of the politician.   As well it might!  Saturn, that bastion of patriarchal power, is in the Gate of the Well.  This gates invites us to drop deep down within ourselves to find our true nourishment and power, represented as clear, clean water.  For some it may seem easier to externalise that process by fracking, but that is not the truth and Saturn no longer supports that old rigid paradigm.

I’m expecting this last remaining aspect of the old masculine power base to put up a struggle over the next few days and it might look like things are getting really bad for all of us.  But the true power has shifted, the group think matrix is dissolving, and all you and I need to do is stay on course with the purity of our own heart (Ceres in the Gate of Innocence) and tune into grounding the energy of the big picture that is being revealed to us just now (Mercury joining the Galactic Centre).




Creating a Post-Global Era of Love

13th June 2011

We are in the midst of an initiation, a spiritual growing up, that manifests as an inner healing and outer evolutionary expansion.  Here’s what’s going to happen over the next few weeks.

Let’s start by looking at the dwarf planet placements, because most of what is happening revolves around them.

Makemake and Ceres are tugging at our emotional strings, opposite each other in Gates 6 and 36.  These gates form an astrological square with the Galactic Centre up in the Ajna Centre in Gate 11, so they always create a powerful pressure to release the old and embrace something so new it’s not even on our radar.  These gates affect how we experience and express our emotions, and how we connect with others on the emotional/intimate/sexual/creative front.

Makemake is in a channel that takes all our emotional energy and feeds it through to the Sacral Chakra.  The gate it’s meeting up with is called Dissolution, and is about allowing dams to burst, freeing up blocked vitality.  The blockage is a defense mechanism, designed to prevent our creative energy being overwhelmed by emotional data.  But it’s no longer working for us, and has become like a rigid suit of armour that keeps us in reactive mode, using conflict and crisis to keep our true emotional responses at bay.

Ceres is bringing up deep emotional information, in the Gate of Bringing the Darkness to the Light.  This is a gate where we can feel as if our soul is locked up within our body (and see the correlation here with Makemake in Gate 6 where we our emotions are blocked in their connection with our vitality/creativity/sexual energy causing our energy to dam up).  This deep emotion is showing us where we have not received the nurturing we have needed, and where we have deep and hidden shame for not being good enough to receive love and nurturing.

The square with the Galactic Centre is made so much more significant due to the North Node being there as well.  The Galactic Centre squeezes all the old subconscious material out and then feeds in amazing new feelings and ideas.

Ceres differs to the other three dwarf planets – Makemake, Haumea and Quaoar – in that she orbits in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.  She’s very much a part of our ancient earth journey, more of a known quantity.  However the other three have a more galactic flavour and when they are activated they intensify our evolutionary potential beyond the global.

I’ll mention Quaoar and Haumea as we go further along in our story.

So today, we have the Moon passing over Quaoar in Gate 26, the Sun and Mercury conjunct in 45.  The Centaur Pelion is in Gate 21, filling in that gap between the Heart Centre (red triangle) and the throat.  Persephone is also in Gate 45 today.

Quaoar brings order to chaos, and in the Gate of Taming Great Power it is asking us to trust heaven’s power to flow through us.

All the energy is released and the currents of change flow faster, deeper and more powerfully.  It’s beyond our capacity to understand where this is going, much less control it.  All we know is that it is strong and true and we can have confidence in it.

There is no security to be had in trying to stop the flow of energy, only those who move with it will flourish.

Hilary Barrett

The Centaur Ixion was conjunct Quaoar when it was first discovered back in 2002, and joins Quaoar in Gate 26 at the moment.  Ixion’s presence adds a possibility for healing, especially of violence and abuse within families through arrogant disregard of others and a desire to have our own way.  Ixion is willing to go back to the places of hurt and try again to dig down to find reconciliation and true connection.  We are moving out of an ancient abuse/crisis/sabotage loop that has been eating up our vital energy, and into a clearer energy of creation.

Tomorrow the Moon will pass over Gate 43 (UT 13th June,  8:00 till 17:00), triggering the Mars and Sedna activation in Gate 23.  During this activation, Mercury will be conjunct the South Node, bringing in the whole Makemake, Ceres and Galactic Centre energy.

Mars wants to just push and shove and make things happen, but every time he moves he seems to get caught in his own sticky web.  Those ancient underlying dynamics are coming to the surface and his only choice is to submit and surrender to the needs of the time.

The issues you face will be deeper and more far-reaching than you expected, but so too will be the eventual benefits of your actions.

We are at the beginning of a new epoch, the short term survival based attention span of the old Mars energy is being rocked to it’s very foundations by the 12,000 year orbit of Sedna and the connection it brings with universal lifespans.

Here at the end of stripping away (gate 23) there is a resource unused and a potential untouched. The ripe fruit will naturally and painlessly drop ‘strip itself away’ from the tree, the seeds it contains will germinate and begin new growth.

On 15th /16th June we have a Full Moon lining up with the Galactic Centre.  Have a look at those activations to Gates 11 and 12!  This is likely to be very stressful, because it’s literally sucking out of our subconscious the conditioned tendency to block our emotions as a way of protecting ourselves from abuse.

I’ll write a more detailed blog on this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, but just note as well that Venus is in Gate 16, so she connects Saturn in the Gate of Depth to the Throat, bringing it to the party as well.  And this is a gate where we can feel deeply unsure of our own self worth.

But Jupiter comes to the party by moving to the Gate of Nourishment (27) in the Sacral Chakra.  The big message here, I’m resisting the desire to write this in CAPS, is that we can only live in the moment when we put our own needs first.  This is not selfishness.  This from Hilary Barretts I Ching:

You locate power, meaning and authority outside yourself and gaze at it slack jawed, expecting someone or something to provide what you need.  You have given up the intrinsic magic of your own nature.  What you are depending on is not your true support and it will be stripped away from you.

I want to stress that this is a good thing!  Here’s the short version – if you are trying to fix someone else, heal them, correct them or control them in any way, step back and look instead at what you need for yourself.  Then cut out the middle man and organise what you need.  Chaos is in the Gate of Progress, bringing Ceres to the Throat.  This from Philip Sedgwick on Chaos:

Positive – orderly in the face of confusion, goes with the flow, mellow and non-stressed

Negative – worked up, paranoid, projecting fears, assuming disaster is a step away

So the way to make progress is to pay attention to the details of what we need in each moment because that is how we will find order amidst the confusion, and go with the flow.  Remember that Pluto comes into the mix via Ophelia in Gate 18.  She can represent the part of ourselves that is invisible to others, and suffers to the point of neuroticism and self-destruction as a result.  Pluto transforms us by bringing us the power and authority to claim our own calm grounded joyfulness that holds the seeds for our ability to manifest into the physical plane.  Mercury (52) will be in the gate opposite Pluto (58) in the Root Centre from 19th to 22nd June.


On 19th June, Venus moves into Gate 35, giving us a Venus/Ceres hook up.  Remember that Chaos is there as well.  Chaos represents a return to first principles, we are no longer content to take the word of others about what we feel, what we need.  Instead we are now able to access and harmonise with a quantum reality that is universal, and to draw our sustenance from a sense of galactic belonging.

I expect this will feel quite amazing, as we begin the process of returning the daughter (Persephone) to the earth and the flow of nourishment is renewed.   But the nourishment is different this time around, because it is not dependent on the interpretation of intermediaries.

I expect this period – from 19th to 23rd June – to be quite profound.

Something else spectacular is happening from 21st June.  Mars moves to Gate 20, connecting with Haumea in 57.  And Mercury moves to Gate 39, connecting with Neptune, Chiron and Snow White in 55.  Pride and shame are big underlying dynamics, so please be aware to breathe through any sense that you need to hold a certain position or way of being.  I’m not even going to begin to try to explain what this might mean, there is just too much going on here.

On 26th June Ceres moves out of Gate 36 and into the Ji Centre in the Gate of Innocence (25).

On 27th June, Mercury moves into Gate 62 at the Throat Chakra, and makes a channel with Uranus.  Okay, so that’s going to be really big.  When Mercury and Uranus get together we can expect astonishing new information.  It’s especially important because that particular channel is connected to the ancient part of the brain that operates at survival level.  It’s instinctive and right now it’s very confused because it’s getting messages from more enlightened parts of our brain (the parts that hold an electromagnetic connection to the universal holographic heart), but everything it has ever know tells it that we are are in great danger and should do something. Right now.  Like, you know, immediately. It doesn’t really matter what, just MOVE!

To add fuel to the fire, Mars shifts into Gate 16 on 28th June, bringing Saturn (the stern patriarch) and Pluto (power and authority figures into the mix).

This is an incredible opportunity to step into the power of our own knowing, to integrate ancient and modern aspects of mind.

And last but not least, on 30th June there is a 95% eclipse to Venus.  You can see here that Venus eclipses are not rare, but Venus is very active just now and this one will be powerful.  The Sun is opposite Pluto and Mars is still in Gate 16, bringing Saturn up for expression (also Haumea in Gate 57), and Ophelia is still in Gate 18 so Pluto gets a run for his money as well.

Let’s just also note that Venus is conjunct the South Node and almost exactly opposite the Galactic Centre.  Surprised?

You feel shame and carry it enfolded within you as part of yourself, whether or not you are fully aware of it’s influence.  Since you don’t feel entitled to anything much, you draw back into yourself and don’t feel able to ask directly for what you want or need.

Let’s have a look at Saturn in Gate 48 line 2:

Its possible that rather than experiencing the clear flowing water, you only experience the well’s dark isolating depths and all you see is what you can believe in, a small visible immediate boon for yourself.

Shame and feelings of inadequacy keep us from claiming our power.  They keep us small.  In the hidden web of control on this planet they are one of the main tools used to manipulate others.   There is an immense web of authentic connection being created just now on this planet and beyond.  Watch to see the difficult and uncomfortable feelings that arise between now and the end of June because these are keys to getting free of the ancient fears that keep us locked into the survival aspect of humanity.  We are healing and connecting with our galactic selves.   This is a planet of love and we are going post-global, reaching out to each other and in the strength of that place sharing what we have achieved here with the entire universe.




The Ancient Self Arises

3rd June 2011

I thought about calling this post Are We There Yet?

Since Saturn went into the Spleen Centre in August 2010 we have had many months of intensive clearing out of old material from our DNA – family junk and soul junk.  It’s gone a lot deeper than healing our physical bodies.  Radiating out through all space, time and dimension, our efforts have affected everything from the ancient deep-earth beings to our own ancestors and our multidimensional being-selves.

And so we sit here today asking ourselves this question – can we get any more healed than this!!

In the past, as each generation has learnt about how best to survive life, the information got bedded down in the DNA code and passed on.  Just figured out a new way to avoid that pesky mastedon?  Don’t worry, your great great grandchildren will instinctively understand what to do when they run into a mastedon on their way home from school.

Because life on earth is changing faster and faster, it’s rendered much of the information coded into your DNA hopelessly out of date, but still operational in your day to day life.  Oops! Not only is it out of date, it’s also compromised and able to be manipulated by people in advertising, government and the media. It’s their job after all!  This is the true ‘junk dna’ and finding and repairing it is just one of the benefits of our so-called ‘healing process’.

We have also freed up the karmic energy of the ancestors, both tribal and family.  You may have experienced a feeling of release from the pressure of the past.  The old fractal lines of tribal kinship, patronage and fealty are being rapidly resolved, karmic debts repaid, bonds and sacred contracts completed.

An Emotional Shift

This week our focus has shifted from the physical realm of the Spleen Centre to the emotional realm of the Solar Plexus Centre.  From the current home of hard nosed Saturn and Pluto to the watery realms of Neptune and Chiron.

The Sun is in the Gate of Progress, connecting the Solar Plexus to the Throat.  It connects Ceres (grief and rage within the family dynamic) in Gate 36 and Makemake (the ‘bullying’ of the natural self) opposite Ceres in Gate 6, so that the grief of the ancients can be expressed.   This ancient energy is returning to consciousness – the indigenous, the people of the forest, the plains, the islands, the deserts.  We each hold aspects of that ancient energy within us, and this week it speaks to us of our disconnection from what is true and real.

As the Moon passed over Gate 35 on Monday it brought up a terrible grief of what is being done to our planet.  During this time I received emails and link about all kinds of indigenous issues, including a story about the flooding of the Great Bend of the Xingu River in the Amazon Basin. This new dam is designed to feed growing industrial development in the region, but will utterly destroy the homeland, culture and natural habitat of thousands of people.  The emotional devastation is palpable in this photo.  Click on the photo for a link to a global petition against the dam.

A tribal elder of the Xingu River area of the Amazon Basin

Apart from activating an emotional manifestor channel, this Ceres transit is powerful because creates a bridge for Neptune and Makemake to be expressed.  Neptune has arrived in it’s home sign of Pisces for the first time since 1862, and is currently joined in Gate 55 by Chiron and 2007 OR10 (aka Snow White).  And Makemake in the Gate of Intimacy is currently opposite Ceres, and both are squaring the Galactic Centre.


Neptune has been hanging around the Solar Plexus Centre since 2007.  It entered Pisces on 6th April 2011, and went into Gate 55 – Abundance – on 9th April.  Other than a few retrograde months spent back in Gate 30 – August 2011 to February 2012 – Neptune will remain in Gate 55 until January 2015.  It goes retrograde today.

The Gate of Abundance is an emotional gate, subject to being continually provoked by others.  A flood of emotions can make us feel that any solid ground has dissolved and we will be washed away by the tide.  The key is to understand what our emotions are telling us, to allow the flow of emotions and what they provoke in us, even if that feels like overwhelming fear.  We don’t need to heal anything, act on them, judge them.  All we need to do is be present with and to ourselves.  And every single one of us is capable of that to at least some degree.

Gate 55 hold a tremendous power to find the abundant treasure that is our own personal and authentic emotional response to life.  It is gradually revealing to us where our true treasure really lies!

Snow White

There is a dwarf planet alongside Neptune, Snow White (2007 OR10, 225088).   While little has been done to come to any significant understanding of the astrological significance of this planet, my own observations have shown one big issue – to wake up to the toxins and poisons we have been ‘fed’ to keep us asleep.  Think vaccinations, flouride, fracking and fast food.   But even beyond the obvious physical toxins, Snow White is showing us the emotional toxins we are living in, and how they have prevented us from seeing what is really going on for us at the personal level.


Neptune and Chiron have spent about 12 months in the Gate of Desire (30), helping us distinguish fact from wounded fantasy in what we desire in life.  Do we really desire an iPad?  It’s opened our eyes to the ways we’ve been manipulated using glamour, advertising, addiction.

Neptune and Chiron are now in the Gate of  Abundance (55), and it seems to me that they will open our eyes, wake us up (remember Snow White is there with them), removing the poison of toxic concepts of wealth and abundance.  Neptune will spend the next four years helping us get blissful about true abundance.  In order to do this it will provoke our fear responses to lack, and clear poisonous toxins from our emotional field.  The handsome prince was in love with Snow White, even though she was dead.  She was just so perfect!


In the Gate of Intimacy (6) since October 2006, Makemake has been having a huge effect on our ability to identify our own internal conflict. Gate 6 gives us the chance to take time to look within at what we are doing to create conflict and crisis, rather than react and project it outwards.  Right now Makemake is in line 4:

You can’t win here – there’s nothing for you in this argument.  Step outside of it to a wider perspective and beyond the positions the conflict defines for you.  Turn away from argument and towards your own purpose.

Makemake gives our wild self a voice, a chance to be part of our existence.  As the Creator God of Rapa Nui, Makemake watched as the Europeans arrived in 1720 and pronounced the island barren and the people heathens.  The true joy, abundance and freedom of the polynesians who lived there was invisible to them.

It reminds me of the comments of the First Fleet, arriving at Sydney around the same time.  The most miserable people they had ever seen!  Or this from a dutch captain, “the most wretched and poorest creatures that I have ever seen”.   All they had was clean air, water and plentiful food, a beautiful climate and stable culture, all of which had sustained them beautifully for tens of thousands of years.  The days after the first fleet arrived the aboriginals put on a party with singing and dancing and feasting to welcome their guests! Compare that to the state of 18th Century London!

What does all this have to do with Makemake?  The very existence of this abundant culture was written out of the history books, and along with it, the existence of the part of you that longs to live in alignment with nature and experience your birthright.  We are reuniting the civilized and technologically advanced self with the wild and natural self.  This is a huge deal both within and without!

Ceres helps brings these energies together.  In Gate 36 she brings what is trapped in darkness out into the light, releasing the soul fragments caught up in a sticky web of emotional toxicity.

The Sun in the Gate of Progress brings us hope.  Who would have expected these sorts of policy announcements 12 months ago?

In UK, the National Ecosystem Assessment says that for decades, the emphasis has been on producing more food and other goods – but this has harmed other parts of nature that generate hidden wealth. Ministers who commissioned the NEA will use it to re-shape planning policy.    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13616543

and then there’s this:

Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry

Progress indeed. The ancient self is speaking and our wild and natural self is free and able to respond to the truth.


The Myth of The Singularity

I’ve been reading a bit lately about the Singularity.  When I first heard the term I assumed it referred to the point at which the duality we have all been living in for millenium resolved into oneness.  This is what I believe the whole 2012 thing is about.  If you haven’t seen Terence McKenna’s take on 2012 and the I Ching, I’ve included a video at the end of the post.

But no, it’s nothing so wonderful.  To my surprise and amazement, the Singularity turns out to be the point at which robots and humanity merge.  There are people who are excited about this.  Apparently the idea of becoming TransHuman is appealing.

As someone who grew up with the Six Million Dollar Man, I can see where they’re coming from.  But. We are talking here about superhumans, artificially enhanced by things like robotics, neurotechnology and implants of various kinds.

Of course it’s already happening.  How many of us know someone with a titanium hip or knee?  And how many people would be completely lost without their GPS and smartphone?  And have a look at this:

Prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil told the US Congress of Representatives that smarter-than-human intelligence is likely to arrive within twenty to thirty years, at his testimony at a hearing on the societal implications of nanotechnology.

Kurzweil believes that once nanotechnology matures to a certain degree, it will permit us to scan the human brain at the fine-grained molecular level, uncovering the cognitive regularities responsible for our intelligence. At that point, Kurzweil claims, it will be possible to either enhance human brains cybernetically, or completely transfer (“upload”) human brains onto computers – probably nanocomputers – and run them at accelerated clock rates, resulting quickly in transhuman intelligence.


I had a bit of an experience of this a week or so ago.  My phone rang and when I answered it a recorded voice said “Kim Gould please call 1800 xxx xxx xx and quote this reference number &#$%$##.”  And then hung up.  I have no idea who that call was from.  It could have been my telephone company, a telemarketer, who knows?  A few days after this experience I had to call the accounts department of a medical company to query a bill.  I rang the number and when it was answered this is what I heard “Hello, reference number please.”

These calls got me thinking about how we are being ‘robotisized’.  I mean, why would a company think I would respond to either of those situations?  It’s because we are gradually being trained to follow robotic like prompts.  If you’re not convinced, have a look at this Visa Card ad.



So who are the cool and savvy good guys, and who is the awkward guy who’s a loser for not keeping up with technology?  Now look again and see who you’d rather be?  This is the best training video I can imagine for more negative aspects of  the Gate of Grace and Beauty – Gate 22.  This is the superficial world we all become trapped in – the world of gloss and glamour and artificial community – when we don’t take the time to find out what our emotions tell us about what’s right for us on a personal level!

There is a dangerous and largely invisible push to block us from our natural intelligence and birthright.  Reliance on technology weakens us, separates us and interferes with our natural human processes.  It also carries hidden within it a myth that we cannot self-heal, that we cannot connect over distances, that we cannot intuitively choose to be in exactly the right place and the right time, that we have no connection with the earth’s abundance unless rescued from starvation by genetically modified grains, that we must be rescued from our own destructiveness, and that the earth is angry with us and will destroy us given half a chance.

It is a shortsighted view of humanity that is incapable of perceiving the new trajectory of our evolution!

I want to push it one step further.  We can already access the benefits of this new TransHuman.  If we simply relax into love and our own multidimensional consciousness we can evolve into something that most people would consider to be divine!  It is the result of hard won efforts at the soul level, not by getting an implant, a mechanical “upgrade”.

Have you ever watched a science fiction movie and wondered why it’s all about hatred, war and destruction?  I have come to believe that most people have absolutely no idea what is shifting beneath their feet – the very basis of what it is to be human! As we move beyond the limited reality of the third dimension (or whatever you want to call it) and into a much wider consciousness of truth, love and beauty the superficial survival needs of humanity fade away.

We find extraordinary new capabilities coming to the surface – the ability to love unconditionally, to perceive patterns of connectedness that were previously invisible, to consciously connect with the plasticity of our brains, cells and DNA, to communicate without speech, to ride a wave of synchronous universal creativity, and so on.  These emerging capabilities make the idea of becoming TransHuman seem like a nightmare rather than a wonderful vision of the future.

This new apocalyptic vision is sometimes referred to a the Post Human World. It’s true! You can google it!  Futuristic scientist Dr Michio Kaku talks about this Post Human World in this short video.  I’m wondering how many of the benefits of this brave new world you are already experiencing – or beginning to understand how to create –  in your life without the need for any technology at all? Perfect body, perfect health, agelessness, real connections with mythical creatures, time travel, etc, etc, etc.

The Human Design Transits

Today is activating an awareness of this attempt to push humanity into a helpless robotic future.  Atlantis and Nemesis are opposing Ceres and the Moon.  The Earth Mother and La Luna meet technology head on.

Atlantis and Nemesis suggest that we better stay on the surface, trapped in our own survival fears because if we relax for a moment we’ll starve to death.  With no trust in the feminine – either the nourishing mother or the potent creative potential held within the daugther – we are truly adrift in the sea of male creativity.

This attempt to keep us all in the superficial is simply Mars trying to avoid his deeper emotions about the mother/feminine – but to no avail since these will begin to surface in early June as Ceres shifts into Gate 36 on 30th May.  In his attempts to avoid the deep complexity of the mother/son relationship, the masculine turns instead to technology.

If any of you have read the work of Joseph Chiltern Pierce (highly recommended) you will know about his research on the bonding that babies do with technology rather than their mothers in hospital births.  Intriguing stuff given this whole TransHuman story is coming from the baby boomers – the first generation to experience wide scale hospital birth!

Atlantis is in Gate 64 at the moment, meeting Nemesis in 47.  Ceres and the Moon are in Gate 22 (which is the opposite gate to 47).  And the South Node is in Gate 12.   Atlantis is also square Persephone and trine Mercury (in the Gate of Earth – 2).

Atlantis represents the use of power, especially in technology or information, against another.  Nemesis represents the place where we return to again and again until we finally understand our adversary. Mercury and Venus are conjunct in the Mental Gate of Returning – coming back again and again until we finally work out what is really going on.

There’s a strong relationship aspect here, as Atlantis is also exactly conjunct the relationship asteroid and minor planet Juno!

If you’ve been watching my Facebook feed you might have seen how conflicted I am about getting a new smartphone.  It’s because I love technology but I know the dark side that it brings to our lives – South American miners being poisoned and dying for the minerals in our laptops and phones, the electro-magnetic energy that soaks our homes from wifi, the effect on our brains of constantly being ‘connected’.

The daughter and mother are re-uniting on 30th May as Persephone in 35.6 meets up with her mother Ceres in 36.1 – 30th May 15:00 through to 1st June 22:00 UT. I expect this will be a time for completion of the family dynamic that’s been healing between mother and daughter – the princess/daughter energy I’ve been writing about.

Also, note that Mars and Venus are conjunct in the Ajna Centre, so we can trust in the growth of true relationship. The daughter is being freed up from the vapid projections of both parents, and this allows her gentle fertility to bless the earth once more.

Note that Gate 24 is the mental portal for the Crown Gate of Inner Knowing – Gate 61. It’s what we do on the mental level with our inspirational knowing of what is true for us as individuals, a powerful thing indeed! With no belief in that gentle energy of our inner daughter we can never know our own creations. Only in knowing this can we make our own invisible world become visible and manifest.

And right now that means allowing both the masculine and the feminine to play their roles.  When this happens we can truly relax and stop overcompensating!  And move into an era of abundant free and empowering technology, rather than old ideas that robotics will be our future!

The I Ching and Timewave Zero 2012

Here is a video on Terence McKenna’s calculations using the I  Ching.  Skip over the first few minutes to 2.50 where you’ll go straight to the relevant bit.



Going Sane

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!


The Steps of Transitioning

Ceres is in Gate 63 just now, and tomorrow will shift into Gate 22, meeting the South Node in Gate 12.   The clear message for this week is that we are well nourished when we are present for each step of the journey.  We are only hungry when we try to rush forward and miss out on the treasures that are lovingly laid on our pathway.

For a long time I wondered why Gate 63 was called After Completion and Gate 64 was called Before Completion.  There are 64 Hexagrams in the I Ching.

Surely Before Completion would come before After Completion?  After much reading and contemplation I realised that Gate (Hexagram) 64 is like a transitional stage.  It comes after the completion inherent in Gate (Hexagram) 63 and before the new beginning of Gate (Hexagram) 1.  So the Before Completion of Gate 64 doesn’t mean this completion, it means what we must do to begin moving towards the next completion in our new cycle of experience.

So whenever a planet is sitting in Gate 63, as Ceres is today, it’s clearly at the end of a cycle.  Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Gate 63 is only halfway through Pisces, and it’s interesting to have a look at what it needs to shift through before it reaches the astrological new beginning of Aries – Gates 22 and 36.  Both emotional manifestor gates.  Gate 22 reaches for something true amidst the falsity, breaking down old social structures that might keep us trapped into doing the nice thing rather than the true thing for ourselves.  Gate 36 reaches for what is trapped in darkness and confusion, seeking to free it before the new energy of Aries rushes forth to renew things.

Once I figured all this out, I began to wonder – why are Gates 63 and 64 opposite each other astrologically in the Human Design System?  An opposition represents two polarities that we tend to swing between.  We start out being unable to see how these energies can coexist.  Gradually, as we shift from one pole to the other and back again we discover ways to integrate the two.  The swings become less wild and eventually we find a balanced central resting place.


The swinging poles of Gates 63 and 64 are important because they teach us how to move through times of transition in our lives. Note that they are both in the Crown Chakra.  During transitional times, we are connected to ‘reality’ at the level of our spiritual inspiration.  The next port of call is our emotions – Gate 22 and 36 – and then we move to the Aries Point contained in the Gate of Innocence (25) in the Ji Centre – our soul geometry, identity and direction.

These are the natural steps we take as we move through these transitional times.  The polarity of Gates 63 and 64 remind us to hold simultaneously the understanding that we are both releasing the old and beginning the new.  We must trust in own knowing that something new has begun for us.  As yet it’s not clear, and neither do we have any idea how we will live in this new place, what will support us and nourish us there.  While taking these small exploratory steps, we also have to hold in our consciousness the need to attend to every small detail of completion of our old world.  If we don’t give this attention to the process of completion, we drag the bit of the old world that we have tried to ignore through the gate with us; we basically recreate our old reality in the new place.

A few hours ago the Moon passed through Gate 53 – sometimes considered a gate that initiates change.  It had a powerful effect because it connected with Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Eris in Gate 42.   You may have felt an intense wave of fear – I’m stuck here in this place, I’ll never be free to move on – etc.   But that 10 hour lunar transit carried a seed of the new for you.  It’s very likely you will have significant dreams over the next few days, if you haven’t already.  And even if you don’t remember them, you will probably feel like sleeping so that you can connect more easily with the collective unconscious.


Lunar Sleep Chart

The Moon was in Gate 53 from 8th May 6.36am till 16.52pm UT.

This chart shows how we function in our deep sleep layers when we are deeply immersed in the collective archetype of humanity.  In particular the energy format channel of cycles – connecting the Sacral to the Root – is activated.  Given the number of planets in that channel, this activation opened up a floodgate of deep subconscious material that can now move through into conscious reality.

But you don’t have to be in a deep sleep to access these archetypal layers.  As soon as you lay down – get horizontal – the theory is that you shift from a 64 gate matrix to this 15 gate matrix.  Your functional consciousness shifts and you begin accessing a different reality.  We call it a nap :).

Eleanor Haspel-Portner was told by Ra Uru Hu that in this sleep chart the Design Crystal resides in the Sacral Centre, and the Personality Crystal in the Root Centre. (1)  Both were activated in this transit – you can see that both the Root and Sacral Centres are activated, giving a powerful shift in soul direction and identity for each one of us on what is the first day following a massive 6 week activation to the Ji Centre via the Channel of Initiation. Yes today is the first day that both the Ji Centre and Heart Centre have not been activated by transit since way back on 1st April. (2)

When Ceres shifts to Gate 22 tomorrow – the Gate of Grace – it will meet the South Node in Gate 12 – Standstill.   She will be there till 30th May. This will be a time when we question deeply what it is that truly nurtures us, and feel the need to act in ways that not everyone will understand.  It’s also likely that we will need to grieve what we are leaving behind, since Ceres is an indicator of loss and grief.

We have a set up here for us to  find a renewed sense of core self worth in our feminine aspects.  We can rage about what is lost or we can grieve it and move on.  Ceres shows where we have neurotically sought to have our needs met in relationship and ignored what was truly nurturing to us.  We are shifting out of trying to control what we receive and opening up to what is truly on offer.  Today the Sun is conjunct Hekate (she represents crossroads in life) in the yin Gate of Earth.  Venus is conjunct Eris in the Gate of Increase (42) tomorrow as the Sun moves in to share a gate with Sedna (in Gate 23).  The women of our starry skies are speaking to us loud and clear – we are taking the steps of transition, simultaneously birthing and dying.


(1) Calculations and Layers of the Multidimensional Design System by Eleanor Haspel-Portner PhD.  p. 21.

(2) We had one day 28th /29th April when there was nothing in Gate 51.


The Call of the Wild … Self

On 17th / 18th March the Sun (36.5) will be opposite Makemake (6.5).  This dwarf planet at least partly represents the way history gets rewritten by the victors.  On an inner level it represents the story our more civilized and controlled self tells us to justify it’s ill treatment of our wild and creative self.

We can also see it from many perspectives on the world scene.  The Japanese government’s attempts to save face over it’s current nuclear issues by continuing to tell us everything is fine.  The story of dictators like Gaddafi who truly believe their own mythology, that all their efforts are for the common good.  And the collusion between government and global economic interests which create a mask of business as usual while stealing homes and livelihoods.

There’s a clash of tribal v’s global here.  When tribal interests were paramount it made sense to put our own limited interests first.  We can’t afford that old way of behaving any longer.  We have no more resources – petrochemical, geopolitical or economic – to take from the earth and her people.  She’s done with our raping and pillaging in the name of progress.

The underlying reason for the clash of civilized and wild is the rationalisation of our need to take whatever we want from whoever we want, for the purpose of progress, development, wealth.  If we can get away with it, then it’s okay.  The issue at stake is taking rather than receiving.  Think about the ways in which you might be rationalising taking from an aspect of yourself, rather than receiving the natural gifts that are there for the asking.

And here’s one of those wonderful synchronicities.  Diana – guardian of the wild self – is in the Money Gate (45), bringing transiting Jupiter to the throat for expression.  This is a huge activation of a new economic system arising from our own internal being, a strong and healthy ego self that won’t be interfered with or enslaved because of a fear of lack of resources.  Our wild self aligns with the earth and does not find it lacking!  There is a wildly abundant new reality arising from our coming together in alignment with our soul calling.

There’s a profound sense of excitement in the air and it is strongly influenced by the Makemake energy of celebration of the eros of life.  Eros is in the Gate of Illumination with Neptune and Ceres – due to have an exact meeting on 21st March.  Eros is the creative energy of the masculine, the pure potent power of it.  It’s not all might and thunder, but gentle and supportive, aligning perfectly with the feminine in a dance of creation.

Mars is off on another journey – that of ensuring we have strong boundaries around what is ours.  There’s a need to be more open, more vulnerable and more present.  But blood belongs on the inside and so do parts of your psyche.  There’s a time and a place for everything, and everything else represents an interference in our true self.   Mars in Gate 63 is at a watershed, the end and the beginning.   Jupiter in the Gate of Interference is also part of this process – making the interference in our lives loom large so that we can be sure to see it and put an end to what doesn’t resonate well with us.

Makemake affects our sexual lives as well, so expect issues of ownership and co-dependencies to suddenly need clarification.

As we approach a most amazing 6 weeks of initiation, Makemake asks us to watch and see how the old story is suddenly revealed in all it’s ridiculousness.  The so-called victor’s perspective of what’s going on just doesn’t make sense anymore.   The veil of the superiority of the civilized is being lifted, and we can finally blend the two aspects and find ourselves much more whole.


Yin and Yang by Marielle Loconte on flick.com

Your Time to Shine

6th February 2011

It’s going to be hot again today, really hot.  And when it’s this hot my brain melts into something incomprehensible and I can’t think clearly enough to write.  It’s funny that the temperatures have only been in the low 30’s (celcius) but it has been unbearably hot, something to do with the added heat of Sun conjunct Mars I suspect.

Today I wanted to use the relative cool of the morning to write about the very significant Aquarius activations happening at the moment, plus Venus conjunct Pluto in the Gate of Joy on the 8th February.

Right now we have the Sun, Mercury, Mars, Neptune in Aquarius.  We also have dwarf planet Ceres (19.6), the Centaurs Chiron (30.6) and Nessus (49.2) plus a collection of significant asteroids including Eros (in 41.1) conjunct Mercury,  Urania (in 13.4) conjunct Sun  and Circe (in 30.4) conjunct Neptune and Chiron – all in Aquarius.

For 8 hours on 18th/19th February (commencing at 18.40pm on 18th UT), all four planets – Sun, Mercury, Mars and Neptune will be in Gate 30 in the Solar Plexus Centre!  Chiron is less than one degree away from the Sun, having slipped over into Gate 55.

Perhaps this month is the elusive entry to the Age of Aquarius we’ve all been waiting for since the 5th Dimension had it’s hit song – although we have the Sun rather than Jupiter aligning with Mars … sigh.

Aquarius the Water Bearer


Aquarius is a quirky energy, not least because it’s an air sign with a water symbol.  Aquarius never likes to play it straight, likes to keep everyone guessing.  In Egypt this sign was associated with the time of the flooding of the Nile – when the Moon was in Aquarius and Sun in Leo.

It’s electromagnetic energy reminds me of the Tower Card in the tarot, but according to Aleister Crowley the Tower Card is Mars, but it is followed by the Aquarian major arcana card Star, which he describes as the goddess in manifestation in her human material form.  In the Tower card Crowley describes the will to live and the will to die – a classic Mars type hero dichotomy – and the need for periodic destruction of the structure of our lives in order to free us from the prison of outdated organisation.

This idea has been very strong lately, as I watched Cyclone Yasi decimate houses in Queensland, the crowds surging against the army in Cairo and forcing tanks back by dint of their pure passion for something new, earthquakes in Alaska and Chile, and massive storms in the US.   All have had the effect of shifting us suddenly and unexpectedly out of our normal routines and often out of our homes.  In the process we have been thrown back upon our community, unable to use the walls of normalcy to keep ourselves separate, our neighbours have become a lifeline to survival in many cases.  I’ve even noticed it in a small way in my own life, disaster free zone that it is.  I’ve had to call on my neighbours a few times recently in ways that felt unfamiliar and a bit uncomfortable.

Aquarius is about ‘brotherhood’, universality and the collective heart.  It’s about coming together without losing the Leo polarity of our own unique and special place of the heart.  We don’t want to be fodder to the machine (another Aquarian posibility), but valued and loved for the true quirky creative geniuses we are.  Stepping beyond the need to rebel, we grow into a new spiritual maturity and self acceptance.

Transit chart for 19th February 2011

Transit chart for 19th February 2011

Gate 30 – Illumination

I ask myself, why Gate 30?  What is it about Gate 30 that would warrant such a powerful line up at this time?

Firstly, it’s one of eight double hexagrams – in this case double fire.  It’s the  hexagram of Illumination, a spiritual energy that seeks to burn brightly rather than flare up and then die away.  Our light needs something enduring and reliable within it, a nourishing fuel.  This gate also represents the radiance of nature, released into our lives as we learn to surrender to the rhythm of the dance of earth and heaven.  Without that dance, we are simply burning the limited fuel of ego based desire, constantly in fear of ‘burn out’.

Yin and Yang by Marielle Loconte on flick.com

Once we have surrendered to the flow (Gate 29, double water hexagram known as The Abyss), we then arrive at Gate 30 to find our own enduring flame burning bright and true.

There is an integrative quality to Gate 30.  Master Huang talks about it’s correlation to Heaven and Earth and the Sun and Moon.  Yin within yang and yang within yin.  He sees it as associated with the Sun in it’s brightness, full of yang energy, strengthening all that falls within it’s influence.  The concept of brightness in this hexagram means the yang that is full of yin.

Hilary Barrett describes it as a flash of intuitive insight that we are able to take hold of and understand, creating lasting awareness.  With Saturn conjunct Haumea in Gate 57 – intuitive clarity – this indicates a partnership between our bodily intuitive knowing (gate 57) and the emotional wisdom of Gate 30 to turn it into something lasting.

Neptune and Chiron have been in Gate 30 since early 2009.  Chiron is about to shift finally into the next gate (55) but Neptune won’t be finished there till early 2012.  I believe they have been creating two profound shifts in consciousness.  Firstly, healing the wound to our ability to be here in our full blissful selves.  Secondly, a repairing of our ownership over our own desires.

Our emotional responses, so long regarded as little more than a nuisance, are being renewed as a natural and profound wisdom.  The old Saturnian structure is breaking down as we become more attuned to what we truly want, what makes our flame burn long and true.  In it’s place is a way of life that doesn’t feel like a prison, but more like an obvious extension of the truth of who we are in each moment.

The Moon

During those few hours on 18th / 19th February, when these four planets unite in Illumination, the Moon is in Gate 40 in the Heart Centre.  This gates brings us a recuperation of our ego selves.  It allows us to know our true value to our community, and in this place we realise it’s safe to rest whenever we need to, and to act from our unique selves knowing we’ll always be lovingly received.  Our actions – yin infused yang – become a sensitive fluidity rather than an ego based rigidity.  We release the concept of ‘no choice’ and see our options more clearly as the overbearing authority figure, the monster of Aquarius rebelliousness, melts away.

Venus conjunct Pluto

There’s a few important transits between now and the 19th February.  Venus joining Pluto in the Gate of Joy on 10th February  is one of them.  This is a significant step towards acceptance of our own joy as a tool for connection and relationship.

How do we release our attachment to suffering, struggle, ugliness and pain?  Is it possible to release ourselves from attachment to people and situations we have been told we are responsible for?   In this new reality we are simple, pure, free and filled with natural beauty and love.  There is no punishment, judgement or isolation here.

Coming open means looking expectantly for what you want to come to you, easily and on your own terms.   You try to dictate how things will be.  This doesn’t work.  The joy you seek can’t simply come to you from outside, but only arises from authentic exchange.  Joyful and outgoing expression that opens up communication brings people together and begins a lively creative process of sharing and exchange.

Hilary Barrett

This is your time to shine!


New Moon ~ Fear of the Flow

New Moon:  3rd February UT 2.30am.

Satellite image for Tropical Cyclone Yasi

Well there’s no need to read a transit blog to find out that this is one doozy of a New Moon.  We have a monster cyclone in Australia – and for once that’s not media hype, a volcano erupting in Japan, mammoth snow storms pounding the US.

We also have major unrest in Egypt that threatens the fragile stability of the Middle East, the oil industry and the global economy.

They have one thing in common at least.  Their effect is more widespread than we would normally expect.  Yasi is likely to contine beyond the coast for many hundreds of miles, and the US snow storms are cutting a swathe through the midwest.

As I suggested in my Short Take on 30th January – this New Moon has been building on the Sun, Mars and Ceres energy in the Root Centre in Gate 19, prior to the Sun shifting to the Ji Centre in Gate 13.  The potent combination of the two gates has created a bridge between our personal emotional world and the greater collective, between our personal survival and our desire to be part of the collective heart.

It is asking us to look at some specific issues – how we use our power (Sun), how we apply our will (Mars), a deep need for intimate emotional connection (Moon), and how we can become neurotic when we don’t get it (Ceres).  These are all clear messages that fit neatly into the category of environmentalism.   I’ve seen many descriptions on twitter of Cyclone Yasi as a ‘bitch’ – our disconnection from mother earth, and her angry response to this callous disregard.

I’ve watching television coverage from Queensland as I write and David Koche has just described the situation with Cyclone Yasi as akin to a war on terror, but “it’s a war on nature”.

And it’s not just an earth thing.  The Great Attractor, until recently considered the biggest thing known in the universe, is involved (in Gate 5.3, sextile the New Moon and creating a channel with the South Node) no doubt adding to the immense size and scope of these two extreme weather events.

But there is something much, much deeper going on here, and it’s happening within you.  It’s the war we all carry on against our own nature.  This New Moon is itself a stepping stone to the new energies that are becoming available to us in 2011.  It brings a chance to be compassionate, open and accepting of our full natural selves, and an opportunity to see our own warrior nature and allow it to champion our own cause in alignment with the ultimate good.

And the war is also between the structures we have built up to keep us safe (and feeling nurtured and nourished) and our true nature.  Roads, homes, schools, ports, island resorts – are preventing the free flow of wild energy that is a natural part of life on earth.  It’s not that we have to do without structure, it just needs to be more in tune with nature, more flexible and less likely to be destroyed.  Saturn (structure) will continue to be conjunct Haumea (healthy relationship with the earth) in the Spleen  Centre (physical realm) till October 2011, so this is a long term project!

Pluto in the Root Centre in the Gate of Joy is acting as a transformer to the Kuiper Belt, stepping us up to the energy of creation, and the chance to restructure our experience of death and transformation.

The structures are internal as well, held in place by our own unconscious beliefs about what’s required for our safety and survival.  We reject what nature offers and make do instead with an inferior version, something more ‘civilised’.  Ophelia and Zeus in Gate 48 are playing a role, with Ophelia representing the way in which we experience having strong emotions ignored.

You may want to hold yourself apart from the flow of receiving and giving for fear of losing your freedom and autonomy.  Yet only when you remove the barriers and become part of the flow can you experience the true essence of the situation and tap into it’s deeper potential.

Hilary Barrett

This is the addictive and delusional basis of our modern culture and psyche unravelling.

As always these days, I’m struggling to know where to start, what approach to take to cover the energy of the New Moon.  There are so many options.   Let’s look at the Sun and Moon.  They will be in Gate 13 line 1.

Inside the walls is the familiar village; outside, a bigger world where more can be gained or lost.  Those who think of venturing out naturally gather here at the gate – a little band of potential fellow travellers, united by their willingness to explore.  Gradually you come to the gate and gather courage to brave the unknown.  You may be concerned about what lies beyond the walls, but you’re going in the right direction.

Hilary Barrett

As we nervously peek out through the crack in the gate, our old reality is being washed away.  Poseidon, Decaulion (the Greek version of Noah) and Ceto (a terrifying deep sea creature) are still in place in Gate 44.  They were triggered by the Full Moon on Quaoar in Gate 26, causing the major flooding in Queensland 2 weeks ago.

Mars will be in Gate 13 line 2.   Ceres is holding the bridge, back in Gate 19 line 6.  She hasn’t finished there with our need to see where we reject nurturing.  A positive relationship between the two brings a feeling of acting on behalf of our own successful outcomes.  The negative issues include a subconscious grief and incapacitating loss arising from the rage of the mother directed our way.  The fear, sense of abandonment and loss of nurturing intimate connection were like a death experience when we were children.

Mars in Gate 13 line 2 has something very interesting to say.  We are not here to be safe and secure, and sometimes we just need to let go and see what happens.   Even our spiritual beliefs may become too small a space, because any rigid adherence to security eventually becomes a prison.  And a rigid adherence to security is very, very imporant to a small child who cannot rely on his or her parents for safety!  This immensely deep and painful wound is being healed on a global scale.  In this sense, the ice in the Northern Hemisphere represents the cold aloofness and the tropical cyclone in the Southern Hemisphere represents the rage and destructive fury, both disowned by us and projected out onto parent figures, mother earth, father sky, god and the universe.

Just one more point I want to make.  I’ve used the word ‘neurotic’ a few times in regard to Ceres.  It’s a word I have taken from the description by Demetra George in her book Asteroid Goddesses.  I believe this word holds the key to this New Moon.  Increasingly it seems difficult to understand what is going on in our lives, even to make sense of our own behaviour.  We naturally tend to think that we are wrong, that our reactions are neurotic.  This tendency comes from our experiences of being cut off from our natural selves.  I watch parents do this to children all the time.  “Don’t cry, there’s nothing to be sad about.”  or this “It’s okay, that didn’t really hurt.”  or try this one “Go to your room and I never want to see you behave like that again.”  Complete invalidation of the child’s reality means that our truthful and natural responses are quashed and rendered ‘neurotic’.  As a result we cultivate inauthenticity.

We are being asked to own our athentic wildness.  We are being given the opportunity to see that our willfulness is not destructive, as we believed when we were small children and it appear to destroy our security.  We are reclaiming our so-called neurotic selves.  We are being allowed to find a balance between flow and stability, a new type of security that holds us safe in the collective heart of humanity and the cosmos.

I suggest that if you feel a sense of being overpowered just now – whether it be a political revolution, a cyclone, a blizzard or just your own emotional overwhelm – you practice gradually and carefully allowing yourself to experience the flow of that energy rather than trying to keep yourself energetically ‘safe’.

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Shazam: Jupiter and Uranus in the Channel of Initiation

1st February 2011

My overall take on 2011 is that we are in training. For what? I believe we are in training to become Co-Creators. I know that’s a bit of a buzz word, but it’s part of my reality, rather than just some lovely esoteric idea I might enjoy dreaming about. And I believe it’s a very important concept that will be much more a part of the collective consciousness by the end of this year.

Specifically what I see in the transits for 2011 is a series of ongoing opportunities for us to choose to step out of any of the roles we may have cast ourselves in and to grasp the opportunity in each moment to sparkle with life.

No more dwelling in the land of hurt, powerlessness, resentment and all those other delicious forms of victim mentality that have been our playground for so long. We’ve certainly enjoyed them in our own sweet way, but now we get to learn a new game. And it asks us this question repeatedly – How will you perceive this moment differently if you know you truly are master of your own life and destiny?

Transit chart for 3rd April 2011

Transit chart for 3rd April 2011 showing the Heart Centre connecting to the Ji Centre

One of the most significant indicators for this question comes from Jupiter and Uranus moving through the channel of initiation that links the Heart Centre to the Ji Centre. This channel is a profound Aries initiating energy that has us applying our willpower (Heart Centre) to the calling of our soul (Ji Centre).

This is an individual energy with the courage to be part of the collective, maintaining it’s own boundaries of self in the process.

The Heart Centre end of the channel – Gate 51 – is the hexagram of Shock.  It flows on from hexagram 50, which signifies a new beginning.  The double thunder of hexagram 51 shakes everything up, overthrows the old and throws open the gate to the new.

The Ji Centre end of the channel – Gate 25 – the the hexagram of Innocence.  It is about the purity of self that flows from disentangling from the pathways of others and focusing on our own way.  Trying to engage with the pathways of others simply creates (and is caused by) illusion.  This gate holds the profound truth of synchronicity and it’s potential for perfect manifestation when we come from that core purity within us.

Like a Shazam!!  moment, the result of the two gates forming this channel can be a feeling of shock, both physical and emotional.  The purpose of this energy is to propel us out of the victim position of ‘how could this happen to me’ type shock and into an exploration of our power as creators.  What is the germ of creation in this moment for me?  Why have I created this experience for myself?

We move from shock to initation, and from there into greater levels of wisdom.  Life becomes simultaneoulsy simpler and more profound.

The next three months and beyond will be a delicate dance between the two – choosing our unique pathway, recuperating and taking advantage of the Gate 51 doorway as it opens and closes with the transits.

Jupiter and Uranus will both be in Gate 25 from 8th to 12th February 2011.  During this time there is an asteroid called Hephaistos transiting in Gate 51. Hephaistos (already working with Jupiter now in Gate 25) is giving us the faith to heal any shock that has disabled our will, rendering us unable to express our individuality in alignment with our soul.  It operates specifically in regard to abandonment by our mothers and old armour we have carried on our hearts to protect us from the pain of this wound.

Uranus will be in Gate 25 – from 8th February 2011 to 13th March 2012.  Jupiter moves into the adjoining Gate 51 on 2nd April 2011 till 24th April.   During the time we have some very interesting transits by the Sun and Mars, adding to the courage to be an individual idea, this will be a period when it will feel as if the door is being flung open and then suddenly closed again.  Uranus won’t begin it’s own long term transit in Gate 51 until 2015.

It’s of interest that both Pluto and Ceres, transiting together almost exclusively in the Root Centre since 27th December 2010 till tomorrow, and the asteroid Hephaistos, have an effect on our legs, representing our mobility and ability to move in the direction of our own joy and nourishment.  The Root Centre rules the legs and Hephaistos can represent lameness.

It’s also significant that Ceres is exactly conjunct the Sun in Gate 19 today.  This is a gate that has us rejecting others – getting in first so that they don’t get the chance to reject us.  We’re often in deep denial of this process and it can be hard to spot.  Ceres of course represents the specific type of nurturing we required as children and how it’s lack can make us a bit … well, just a touch neurotic.   Gate 19 certainly has it’s neurotic side with it’s need for security and it’s tendency to extreme emotional sensitivity to rejection.

The up side is that it also has a unique sensitivity to delving into our emotional and material needs and how to meet them in conjunction with the rest of the community we call family.

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We’ve got a New Moon coming up tomorrow, as the Sun finally moves out of the Root Centre and into the Ji Centre – Gate 13.

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Ceres and Sedna ~ Growth and Movement


This is a ‘retro post’, one of a collection I’m considering including in a book.  Enjoy!

30th December 2010

Many years ago, when I moved up to the North Coast, I went to see a spiritual healer.  As I’d been terrified to see a tarot card reader less than 12 months before, this was a big step up in the ‘alternative’ stakes for me.  I lay on the table feeling quite apprehensive, not knowing what to expect, and the healer placed her hands on my stomach.  Then she looked at me and said ‘you’ve had a very sad childhood’.  I burst into tears that turned into sobbing.  I completely lost it.  What was most surprising to me when I thought about it later, was that I’d always thought I had a happy childhood. But there was no mistaking the energy that burst out of me that morning.

A year or so later I had a colonic and the woman was looking at the …  results .. lol! …  as they passed through the clear tube and said to me ‘there was a lot of sadness in your childhood’ and apart from being amazed at how she could get that information (something to do with stress hormones creating particular colours) again I was struck by the sense of hidden truth in what she said.  I was very ill and not about to ignore any potential clues back then.  About that time I spent almost a year crying.  I wondered if I would ever stop.


Alice Miller, the iconic child psychotherapist, was prompted to write her book The Drama of the Gifted Child (which I cried all the way through the first time I read it), by her curiosity over why some children recover well from appalling trauma and others have relatively mild experiences and never get over them.  Over many years of observation she discovered that those who recovered had one thing in common.  They had someone – and it only needed to be one person – who said to the child ‘what happened to you is not okay’.  This allowed the child to understand that they had experienced something abusive.  It doesn’t need to be appalling abuse, as Miller so brilliantly explains, it can be as little as a harsh voice or an angry glance that has us retreating into ourselves.  She found that the children who did not have anyone to reflect the harsh nature of their experiences to them were lost in a sea of confusion where the world was unsafe and no one could truly be trusted.

These inner children, the one’s who have never heard that trusted voice, are stirring within us.  These are the inner selves who never got to grow up because they were so traumatised.  And no one came to their rescue.  Instead of pointing out to them that the experience(s) they had were hurtful, shaming, humiliating, belittling, abusive, painful, they were told to toughen up and get on with it.  But these inner children are all heart and clear light.  Toughening up wasn’t an option and they had no alternative but to withdraw and protect themselves as best they could.  They became our shadow, and were demonised.  That sad child inside me had not found a pathway to happiness, and had essentially given up searching for something that she had come to believe was just a fantasy.

These lost aspects of self are not just from this lifetime, in fact it seems to me that they are marching through the veils of time to be here now.   Pluto in the Gate of Joy in Capricorn is calling those Cancerian children home.

Until now their shadow has been playing out in our day to day reality and while we may not have been re-creating those experiences in ways we are conscious of, as a species we have gradually created culture that reflects the relationship between abuser and abused. We have done this because over many human lifetimes we got lost on our way to experiencing true love.

As I said in yesterday’s post, Saturn is the circus ringmaster just now.  Saturn was traditionally known as the Lord of Karma.  Till March 2011 he’s connected to the Lunar Nodes, creating a strong karmic influence in our lives.  Saturn is in Libra, a sign that encompasses who we love and who we hate.  Or more precisely, what we seek to learn about ourselves in a positive way and what we believe we must learn in a negative way.  As I wrote yesterday, this is creating a profound integration of self that goes well beyond this one lifetime, gathering ancestral memories held in the body, plus experiences of past lives.

There’s two things in particular supporting this shift.  One is dwarf planet Ceres in Gate 60 – Limitations – in the Root Centre and the other is Sedna in Gate 23 – Splitting Apart – in the Throat Chakra.  They are both in the central integrative column in the Human Design Chart.  In the Kaballah, this central column integrates duality.  It weaves together the energies that we perceive as feminine and masculine as a means of physical manifestation.


Ceres is in Gate 60 in the Root Chakra from Christmas Day till 11th January.  This gate deals with the limitations that we experience when we want to birth something at the material level, as our ideal vision descends through to the physical density for manifestation.  There are two kinds of limitations – those we impose on ourselves out of fear, and the natural limitations that support perfect manifestation.   Just now we are learning to distinguish between the two and it’s not always an easy task!

Ceres is a dwarf planet that represents the development of self worth as a basis for forming relationship.   Ceres transits can activate deep feelings of loss and grief and can also indicate old stories and our neurotic reactions when they are triggered.  On the positive side, Ceres is always pointing us towards healing and wholeness, a place where we have a healthy approach to our own self care and nourishment.  She has a particular effect on the way we might use food or not eating as a compensation.

Just now Ceres is encouraging us to move beyond our conditioned stories of limitation in our relationships, to loosen up and try new things.  And at the core of Cere’s message right now is that the  more we engage in self-care the more love and care we will have for others, and the better our relationships will be.

One particular point, in the central integrative channel, Ceres is letting us know that we are not able to manifest what we want into physical reality just now unless we open more fully to both our masculine and feminine aspect.

My deeper intuitive sense is that she is clearing ages old conflict over who is the ultimate ‘creator’ or void – the feminine or masculine – God or Goddess – egg or sperm.  In our own personal world we may be experiencing this as a conflict between following our intuition and going within or taking decisive goal oriented action.  Actually just now, we are learning  how these two aspects of self need to work as a team.


She moves so slowly, out there past Pluto with an orbital period of 11,000 years!  Sedna moved into Gate 23 in the Throat Centre in June 2004 and will stay there until June 2014.  This means we will notice her only when a faster moving planet triggers her influence.

This week Venus is in Gate 43, creating a channel with Sedna that connects the Ajna Centre to the Throat.   Sedna has multiple influences including:

  • the return of a sacred earth based goddess consciousness
  • choosing to resist cultural roles and norms
  • allowing a deep dissolution and transformation that may trigger a fear of death
  • letting go of frozen aspects of self, especially in our emotions
  • having a naive view of life and not wanting to grow up
  • feeling trapped or enclosed and having to do the work to become self reliant and get free
  • fear of aging
  • fear of committing to relationships or even to being here on earth
  • fear of hurt and rejection of true self
  • a vanity and self concern that cuts us off from others in our family or tribe
  • attempts to use others for our own purposes
  • disrespect towards natural limitations of the earth’s resources into account

With Venus triggering Sedna at the moment I would be focusing on our fear of being trapped, growing older, feeling limited in relation to our ability to create beauty, grace, harmony and loving relationships in our lives.  In Gate 23.3, Sedna is dissolving even our old bones (structure) and turning them into something more useful, stripping away what is no longer constructive in our lives.  We are learning to be supple and graceful and to release rigid strength that is crippling.

Both Venus and Sedna are in line 3 today, so it’s a good day to thresh around a bit and explore some new options.  This channel can bring sudden and unexpected shifts in our understanding.   Again, these gates are in the central integrative channel and so they are asking that we open to a more mature and open relationship between dualities, and to our feminine and masculine creative powers as they seek to work together.  Inner and outer, action and stillness, moving forward without rushing, allowing the universe to provide partners and co-creating miraculous outcomes.