Neptune in the Gate of Abundance


On 4th February 2012, Neptune shifted into Pisces and at 3.30am on 7th February (UT)  Neptune moved into the Gate of Abundance.  It will stay there till 14 January 2015.

This is Gate 55 in the Human Design System, hexagram 55 in the I Ching.

We are becoming more conscious of our boundaries as individuals and expanding our visionary creative capacity to open ourselves to embodied bliss

 Neptune in the Solar Plexus Centre

Neptune in the Solar Plexus Centre challenges us to find the sacred in experiences that affect our emotions, and to restore us to a state of true humanity.  It’s  been lifting the veil of mesmeric confusion that has had us trapped in the destructive individualism of a culture where money, and little else, talks.

Neptune has been in the Solar Plexus Centre since it went into the Aquarian gate of Revolution (49) in March 2006, where it stayed until December 2009.  Since 2009 we have been learning that our feelings, our raw and beautiful emotions, are divinely inspired and very, very personal.  It’s become well accepted now that pushing our emotions down does not bring clarity, but pain.

The deaths of Sadaam Hussein, Benazir Bhutto and Slobodan Milosevic give some indication of the rise of terrorist activity during that period, as Neptune  in the Gate of Revolution began to lift a veil on the archetype of the tyrant.   Another wave of ‘tyranny’ came to light when Lehmann brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008.

In December 2009, Neptune shifted into the Gate of Illumination (30) and we entered an intense period of relinquishing our old paternalistic world view.  As Pluto moved through the Gate of Treading (10), the behaviour of the stern father figure became more and more out of touch with the sort of benevolence we sought in our ‘authority’ figures – government, banks, etc.

We haven’t yet reached Neptune’s ideal of oneness – haven’t reached 100% , but have gotten stuck at the 99% + 1%.  It’s time for a change in the maths.   And there was plenty of maths about when BP spilled some oil in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon in April 2010.  It had us all trying to figure out what was most valuable –  oil and industry or the oceans and environment.

As Jupiter, Chiron and the minor planet Snow White all joined Neptune at various times in 2009 and 2010, we were forced to wake up, to visit our own wounds and to build our own world view, rather than continue to rely on what had been passed down to us from the 1%.

In 2009 to 2011, Neptune in the Gate of Illumination (30) has supported us to keep our own inner spiritual flame alight, even if sometimes it is only a flicker, and to keep moving steadily through danger and dread without feeling the need for quick fixes or damaging reactions.  We are much more emotionally stable and much less likely to dissolve or disappear in the fog than we were in 2006.

The Gate of Abundance

Neptune in the Gate of Abundance

What happens after you get what you want?  Where do you go once you succeed?  These are Gate 55 questions.  The Sun shines full at midday, but there is inevitably a decline of abundance.

Neptune is about to challenge the idea that we can live unlimited lives of continual growth – at least in the linear plane.  If we are to continue to grow, to learn, to expand, then we need to shift dimensions. We must always be asking ourselves .. when I reach that goal, what’s next for me?  Not in the way we push against the flow, but to step into our roles as creators.

If we limit ourselves to an endpoint we lose the game.  The Universe is happy for you to have your dream home, but why do you want it? What will do create once you have it?

Take advantage of the good fortune coming your way, make use of the abundance you have.   There’s no need to push, or to move into disharmony by over-doing anything.  Abundance is natural. And it’s FOR something, you have abundance for a higher purpose – be clear about what that purpose is and abundance will flow.

In a linear or dualistic reality we are constantly on the alert out of fear of the inevitable decline.  Aging, loss of customers, the end of a love affair.  But the decline is simply a sign to move to the next level of your existence.  It’s as full of potential, of life, as the abundance.

There is a profound shift in our relationships going on just now, and this is our key to shifting into the newly emergent reality.  It doesn’t matter what the relationship is, who or what it’s with – a person, a rock, yourself –  the quality of your relationships is leading you into a new abundant dimension of life.

When we recognise connection we transcend.  We don’t just move beyond our individual struggle, but past our mechanistic imprint as individual cogs in the machine.  We are massively connected to the universe, every thought we think affects everything.  Neptune in the Gate of Abundance will prove this to us in very real ways.

Expect transformational movies that shift mass consciousness. Also expect to see the beginning of the end of that massive dinosaur – the global corporation. It’s had it’s time in the sun and will begin a decline.  We’ll see it replaced by collaborative projects globally networked.  It’s the age of the connected individual, each one holding accountability rather than hiding behind a corporate banner.

Between now and January2015, Neptune will bring shocks to your ego,  dissolving frozen emotional blocks to intimate connection with life.  It will allow clarity to break through the mists of your delusion of separation from natural abundance.   Allow any times of decline to lead you into a greater and more abundant understanding of the multiverse you share with us all.  You’ve got nothing to lose.

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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.

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.