HD Transits 25 to 31 October 2023
Rediscovering Who You Are
We’re all over it, right?
We need change to happen, and it’s hard to see so much of the old energy playing out. Exhausting. Overwhelming. And the obvious question is – what do we do about it? Is there anything new and different on the horizon?
The biggest underlying shift we’re experiencing is in our sense of identity. Not just in how we think of ourselves, but the very framework for how we construct an identity.
For the past few millenium, we’ve constructed our sense of who we are based on the needs and expectations of our ‘tribe’ or community. We had rules, religions, traditions and customs that helped us feel safe, included and loved. That’s all changing.
It feels strange, because we are losing the very foundation upon which we build our sense of self. It’s as if suddenly we don’t know ourselves anymore.
And yet, at the same time, there’s an emerging sense of recognition. Something is happening here and it’s exciting! If only we could trust it.
Who are we if we no longer define ourselves by the old rules? What if the characteristics we recognised as making up who we are turn out to be nothing more than compliant contribution? This goes deeply into our moral fibre. What makes you a good (or evil) person?
As the old tribal identity constructs fall away, we get to find a new sense of who we are. Its like those dreams where you are surprised to find new rooms in your house – who knew that whole new level was there! How come you never saw that staircase before??
The old tribal-based identity construct comes from the bargains of the Heart Centre. You might not even realise those bargains are there, but as you become more conscious of them you find yourself saying no to things that in the past would have defined you.
The new collective-based identity construct comes from the possibilities of the G Centre. This is a soul-based sense of self, anchored into this time-space dimension via your Magnetic Monopole. It holds the magnetic resonance to how your physicality (your body and your Design layer in your Human Design) supports and partners with your expression of your soul purpose (your Personality layer).
In April 2024, Neptune shifts into the channel that bridges these two identity Centres, meeting up with Chiron and the North Node in the Gate of Shock (51). We are building up now to be ready for that time, when we will cross that bridge and change not only our own identity, but the very experience of being human.
We’re out of nourishment
This week we have the second of two powerful eclipses. If you missed my post on the first eclipse, it’s here.
You can view the Taraka chart for this week’s eclipse here.
This week’s eclipse, in Gates 28 and 27, triggers a sense of having outgrown the current version of our lives. We have literally run out of nourishment. There’s no fuel to keep going. We have to reach out imaginatively and explore possibilities because things can’t stay as they are.
The tendency is to push harder in the same direction, but that will just overburden you. Instead, be gentle, careful, nurturing. Make sure that everything you do is supportive and don’t add more stress.
This isn’t about collapsing at home, putting your feet up and having a cup of tea though. Gate 28 is about having a challenge that excites you. All the challenge is gone from the life you are living now, and the trick is to find the seed of your next challenge in the circumstances you find yourself in.
What’s a burden, and what’s nourishing?
I want to share a personal story to show how this might not look the way you expect. On the day of the last eclipse I saw an ad for a dog who was up for adoption at our local shelter. I’d been vaguely thinking of getting another dog, maybe next year sometime. Or maybe not ever. Despite my vagueness, I felt strongly moved to put in an application. The shelter contacted me to say – yes, you can have her!
I was immediately thrown into internal chaos. Why would I get a dog? I have plans to travel a lot next year, this is just mad. And, because I know about the transits, my main question to myself was – aren’t you just putting a burden and more stress into your life?
But this is where I found the paradox.
The burden was in being so much alone. This is the first time in my life I’ve lived completely alone – no children, no partner. I discovered the gift in having only myself to please, but there was pain and real challenges along the way. One of the biggest challenges was the lack of every-day companionship. I found myself eating too much, watching too much tv, staying home rather than going out into the world.
I started out by thinking the new puppy would be the burden, but gradually (with a lot of deep reflection) came to realise that the burden was actually my old sense of identity that believed I had to ‘go it alone’, to somehow survive without loving companionship.
The moral of my story, at least for me, is not to be too quick to categorise something as good or bad at the moment. I needed heaps of time to get clarity about this, and (of course!) the shelter has taken a really long time about the process, because I have to talk to the vet before I can pick up my pup, and she’s on holidays.
What is nourishing for you right now may be something you’ve felt you don’t deserve, something you’ve not felt entitled to, something that seems outside the realms of what you are allowed to have.
Experiment with Disruption
There is an overwhelming sense of finality this week, as if the past is being washed away. Mercury and Mars are in Gate 44, called Coming To Meet. Sitting opposite them is Jupiter in Gate 24, called Returning.
They bring a powerful sense of disruption, as if we have lost our direction and don’t know where to go next. I call the Gate of Returning – Meandering. There’s no rush, you don’t have to find the fastest most direct route. In fact, this is a time to explore, to go off the beaten path, to smell the roses and dip your toes in the ocean. You are discovering a new way to be you, and this means you have to rediscover yourself, do things differently. You won’t get lost, because somewhere inside of you is a powerful compass guiding you to your own north star.
Why is Venus in the middle of all this?
Strangely, Venus is a trigger this week for what’s going on in Israel and Gaza. Lovely Venus, you might cry? How is that possible?
Imagine a global society based on top down control. What is the most terrifying thing? Losing control. If we are looking for sides here, and lots of people are, we could say that on the one side is humanity, and on the other a certain kind of uncompromising desire for power and control that has tipped firmly into evil.
And so we watch, and we feel so much, and we wish for something better. And this is where Venus is at play.
This week, Venus is in Gate 47, called Oppression. She has passed through Gate 63, making a connection with both Orcus (imprisonment, in Gate 63) and Nessus (invasion, in Gate 64). These two planets have more positive connotations, and I’ve written about them both before. Orcus holds us still (imprisons us) till we are ready to ‘get’ our new soul mission. Nessus shows us how to break free from old conditioning that no longer serves us, to have much better and healthier boundaries.
Together, these three – Venus, Orcus and Nessus – are playing a long game of showing us where we can claim a new kind of humanity that is not driven by old tribal enmities, but sees each person as part of the collective, with something to offer and special place in our emerging matrix of brilliance.
I'm Kim Gould, founder of Love Your Design. I have been innovating and taking Human Design to the next level since 2003.
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