Ah, just another day in paradise ….
Jupiter moved to the Gate of Standstill yesterday, peeling off from it’s 4 week festival with changemaker Uranus. Jupiter represents our capacity to maintain a faith in the goodness of life, so his movements are worth our attention. The Gate of Standstill – Gate 12 – is a stop codon in Human Design. This means that something we’ve had faith in up till now is no longer working for our benefit and it’s time to let it go.
I pulled the death card again over the weekend. We have become good friends, the death card and I! I also spent the weekend feeling that I was dying, with a sort of sweet relief that I could let all the struggle go and move on. Let’s not forget Saturn down in the Gate of Exceeding – Gate 28 – a place where our body struggles against a fear of death.
With the recent events on the street of London, the hacking to death of Drummer Rigby, there is a sense of the death of innocence. This death was also seen in the loss of children in the Oklahomo tornado last week. These things happen, have always happened. The difference now is that through the wonders of technology I get to see Drummer Rigby’s body laying on the street and look into the eyes of his killer as he stands before me with bloodstained hands. I am able to watch the parents of lost children cry as they explain how they tried to collect their children from school and failed. These things are happening in my otherwise peaceful living room.
The asteroid Child was conjunct the Sun in May’s New Moon, and the month of May brought some profound experiences of the value of our inner child to the community, to the collecctive at large. Who values us, who cares for us, who supports us? Beneath the superficial trappings of culture and economy, who are we? Beyond the busy-ness, what do we stand for? Is there something essential that we’ve been missing in our own lives?
Jupiter in the Gate of Standstill calls us to have faith in our own innocence, in our own hearts, despite what appears to be a world going to hell in a handbasket. If you and I can’t hold onto to what we know to be true, then the cycle of transformation will tear and fall flat. There are moments in every cycle where we find it hard to trust, and yet, right now, you and I are perfectly fine. We are breathing, loving, making our life of art. We are continuing to trust in our own lives and the lives of those we love. We are allowing our innocence to rebirth itself into a world that needs it more than anything else. That’s what Jupiter in the Gate of Standstill calls us to. The reclaiming of the final mile in the Boston Marathon is evidence that we can reclaim what’s real.
There are a few places left in the Soul Progressions PlayGroup, starting June 4 in the Love Your Design Learning Hub. If you are interested in learning a new way to look more deeply into the significance of your everyday experiences, you’ll love the Soul Progressions PlayGroup. If you are working professionally with Human Design, this PlayGroup will give you a tool that helps your clients understand the life processes they are engaged in, and how to make the most of them. The Progressions are crucial to support good decision making, as they show the exact influences at play in our lives at a particular point in time. I’m just completing the classroom and forum, so we can get stuck into enjoying some virtual playtime!