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A New Moon in Scorpio ~ Finding Sacred Space

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New Moon 10302016Tomorrow’s New Moon transits in Scorpio (9° Sco 25′ 29″) in the Ninth House. Emotions will be heightened and we take pleasure at the beauty that surrounds us. But as emotions run high during this time we should stay aligned in an effort to keep overreaction to a minimum. Just sit back, enjoy your process and feel the love of home and family. Find your sacred space.

Scorpio’s energy brings passion to situations with the individual’s willfulness at odds at times with harmony. Conflict arises easily from a controlling attitude so caution should be observed and judgment avoided. With Mercury also in Scorpio we also need to be cognizant of our interactions with others. This Water Element sign tends to be rather sharp-tongued at times, so pay close attention to word choice and tone.

New Moon Runecasting 10302016I like to cast runes on a new moon and I’ll probably cast more tomorrow during Esbat ritual, but I wanted to see what the runes had to say in relation to the astrological information above. So I drew three in advance to place on the altar. Othala, Kenaz, and Uruz comprise a three-rune influences spread. The numerology of the reading is either 4 or 13. It’s whether you consider 13 to be a witch number or not. Which I do. I view the number 13 as the Witch equivalent of a Master Number.

Othala is the rune of sacred space, and of our Akash. It can indicate issues of a societal nature as well as both peace, security, and prosperity of the family. Our ancestral tradition is felt with Othala and is an Earth Element rune.

Kenaz, a Fire Element rune, invokes creativity, reveals truth, and strengthens intuition. When Kenaz is present, an awakening of some kind is happening. Things may not be what they seem, so waiting for clarity is best.

Like our New Moon in Scorpio, Uruz is a rune of Elemental Water. Strength and courage is felt with Uruz, its horns pointing downward into creative manifestation. Uruz allows us to create through our will.

As with the astrology, our runecasting represents finding our sacred space within the chaos. Othala shows us that aligning with our own sacred space within helps us create that balance between inner stillness and chaos. A Scorpio’s thought process is quick and expansive, creating its own kind of chaos. They’re often guided by intuition and are quite visionary. Kenaz is suggesting that there may be more to the situation and we should look further before reacting. The Fire energy of Kenaz could also serve to catalyze our emotions so again staying aligned and away from judgment is key. With Mercury in Scorpio, we might be inclined to speak before really thinking things through, so letting clarity settle in before acting makes sense.

The numerology of the runecasting suggests structure whether it’s 4 or 13. The 13th rune of the Elder Futhark, Eihwaz, also represents a structure of sorts. It represents alignment between physical and nonphysical presence and is really the only structure we need. When emotions are heightened, as can happen when the Moon is in an emotional sign like Scorpio, alignment is even more necessary to stay out of reactions that tend to ratchet things up.

I’ve always felt when Scorpio energy is play, going with the flow is what’s needed. Moons seem to have the same effect, so we might as well sit back and let the world flow around us. Samhain’s coming. The veil is thin now as we become aware of ancestors past. We give thanks for the many blessings that the last year has given us and for new blessings yet to come.

Labyrinth came out in 1986 when our boys were still young and it became a yearly tradition for all of us to watch on Halloween. And even though they’re married and no longer living with us, my husband and I still watch that wonderful movie. A Samhain tradition..with the amazing David Bowie. And candy.

Blessings to all on the New Moon and Samhain as we “dance, magic, dance!



Labyrinth – Magic Dance (HD 720p) – Sing Along Closed Captions by David Bowie

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Power and Knowing ~ Human Design Channels for 18 October 2016



It’s been a while since I did a Human Design post, and I thought I would incorporate some I Ching cards into today’s transits. I like looking at channels that are either active in my natal bodygram, or result from transiting planets. As the planets move about in the sky, the six lines on each of the sixty-four guas or hexagrams move as well. So even though a gate is active, its line might change, creating a different influence for that day.

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For today’s transits, two Channels of Compromise are active and integrating with a natal Channel. Transiting channels include the Channel of the Brainwave (57-20) and the Channel of Charisma (20-34) and interact with my natal Channel of Power (34-57). They appear on the left side of the bodygram connecting the Spleen, Throat, and Sacral centers.

Three gates are involved in these connections, 20, 34, and 57. Gate 20 is activated by Personality Moon at line 6, or Wisdom; 34 is activated by Personality Venus at both lines 1 (transit – The Bully) and 5 (in detriment – Annihilation); and, 57 is activated by Personality Sun at line 6 (natal – Utilization) and Personality Mercury, also at line 6 (transit – Utilization). Before I discuss the channels, let’s take a look at each gate.

Gate 20Gate 20 is known in Human Design as the gate of Metamorphosis and found in the Throat Center. In the I Ching, however, it’s called Contemplation. Its astrological sign is Gemini and it governs the thyroid and the parathyroid. Karen Curry tells us that:

Gate 20 has the potential to meet with empowerment, the self, intuition, power, and life force in a mutative way. It is an individual voice that can mutate and empower, or stagnate and disempower. (p 151)

As well as:

When Gate 20 exhibits its highest potential, it is the expression of integrity— doing the right thing even if it isn’t what others are doing. This can mean wearing green face paint in the forest when others are wearing bright pink or any other kind of “right” action that may be going against the flow.

Because Gate 20 is the expression of integration, it has within it inherent wisdom. In traditional I Ching, the twentieth hexagram is the wise king standing on a hill, watching the wind to see which direction it will settle on before he takes action. As part of integration, Gate 20 takes time to express its wisdom. It watches and waits to express its higher knowledge, insight, and awareness. It metamorphoses awareness and recognition into action. (151-152)

Gate 34Gate 34 is the gate of Power in Human Design, the Power of the Great in the I Ching. Its astrological sign is Sagittarius and it governs the ovaries and testes and it’s located in the Sacral Center. From Karen Curry:

Gate 34 is the base gate for the Manifesting Generator, so it has the potential for great power, but there is an irony associated with the power of Gate 34. It is powerful only when it responds. It is generated, not manifested. Generators with Gate 34 who push and initiate their power will not be successful in the expression of their power, and consequently will feel very frustrated.

Generators with this energy often have a hard time distinguishing between pushing and manifesting. The wiring in this part of the chart is so complex and fast that sometimes it’s hard to slow down enough to see if you’re responding. It’s good for people with this energy to practice visualizing the outcome of their choices before they leap into things.

Gate 34 is the “multitask” gate. A person with this gate is designed to have many things going on at once, and it is crucial to look at where Gate 34 connects in a chart. This will determine the expression of Gate 34. (171-172)

Gate 57And lastly, Gate 57 is the gate of Intuition in Human Design, The Gentle in the I Ching. Its a gate of Libra and governs the lymphatic system and the spleen and is, in fact, located in the Center associated with the Spleen. Again, from Karen Curry:

Gate 57 is the most intuitive gate in the Human Design system. In the traditional I Ching, the fifty-seventh hexagram is the gentle wind that parts the clouds so the sun can shine through. The penetrating intuition of Gate 57 allows the truth to be revealed. It is clear and in the now. Sometimes we call Gate 57 the gate of clarity.

Ironically, in spite of its penetrating capacity for clarity, Gate 57 on its own can be a very uncertain and unclear energy. Most people question their intuition. It is not logical. The intuition of Gate 57 is in the now, and the now changes. What is truth in one moment may not be truth in another.

People who have Gate 57 often struggle with trusting themselves and their intuition. Living your Human Design strategy can resolve this dilemma. The strategy can bypass the mental aspects of indecisiveness in Gate 57 and allow the person to enjoy the benefits of their intuition instead of wrestling with self-doubt.

People with Gate 57 are endowed with deep psychic abilities. It helps to see what else is in the chart to help you identify just how psychic abilities show up.(205-206)

Now when a channel activates, both gates are in play, typically connecting two Centers. When these three gates are active, however, their placement involves the influence of three Centers which is not the norm. Additionally, the channels comprise various circuits of an individual, tribal, and collective nature. Each of the three channels for today are found in the Individual circuit with two channels part of the Channel of Integration which assists us in our awareness of self.

The Channels of Power and Charisma are found within the Channel of Integration. An auditory and intuitive channel, The Channel of Power (34/57)

is the original channel of the human archetype. When hominids first came into form, it was this energy that defined the original separation of humanity. This is intuitively based life force.(229)

People with this channel tend to be very clairaudient and can hear voices or intuitive guidance. They will also hear changes in your voice and will intuit things about you from your words and your tone.(229)

The Channel of Charisma (Gates 34/20) is the most powerful channel of all. Again, from Karen Curry:

This channel is the archetype of the Manifesting Generator, as it is the only channel that directly connects the Sacral Center to the Throat. Power and charisma are contained within this channel, but because it is connected to the Sacral, true power in this channel is expressed in response. That means that even though these people are very, very powerful in a sustainable way, they cannot truly live out their powerful destiny unless they respond. If they are initiating with power and charisma, they will get into big trouble and no one will follow them. If someone with this channel is not living his or her power and charisma, they can become very, very frustrated. Inside, they know how powerful they are, but they can’t move that energy unless they respond. (230-231)

While in physical form, we have to learn how to integrate our various aspects of self. In bodies, we see ourselves as separate from each other and people with these channels active need to take time for reflection so that we integrate our experiences in a manner that brings success to any given moment. Response in lieu of initiation is key. Although it’s difficult to do sometimes, those with this channel need to reflect before responding.

The final individual channel that’s active today is from the Knowing Circuit.

The Knowing Circuit simply knows. And it doesn’t know how it knows. It just knows that it does. (237)

The issue with this circuit, however, is waiting for the timing to be right to share what the person knows. Channel 57/20 is known as The Brainwave. It reflects our intuitive sense in the present moment. For those of us who have this channel active, we know what we know and we’re not particularly interested in explaining how we know or the truth of what we know to anyone, however, we typically find ourselves doing it anyway. This channel forces us in a sense to set aside our individualism and interact with others with compassion and concern.

We’ve all heard that knowledge is power. Well, so is intuition. An empath will be aware of any number of truths. But that awareness brings a certain amount of responsibility. Most people can’t really handle that we know what we know and find us uncomfortable to be around, even when they don’t know we’re empaths. So I think today’s transiting channels along with the channel already in my natal bodygram are telling me that I have to be careful in how I express my intuitive voice.

Not everyone is ready to hear what an empath has to say. Sometimes people hold their truths so close that they cannot bear another knowing any of them. And then when they encounter an empath, they notice that something’s different about them and it’s not always comfortable. We don’t mean to affect others this way, and most of us find it quite disconcerting when we do. But it does happen, and it makes sense for us to be careful how we come across.

It’s recommended that generator-type personalities wait to respond. Initiating something, whether it be a conversation or anything really, doesn’t always turn out well for us. When we respond to something or someone, whatever we want to convey is typically received far better than if we just blurt it out or take command. Once someone gives us the nod, however, we can then put our skills to work. But it’s crucial to respond rather than initiate. Not the easiest thing to do when you know what you know.

Letting our intuitive nature pave the way, we’ll know when to reflect and when to act. It’s letting compassion drive the moment, instead of our knowing.

Blessed be.

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Curry, Karen. Understanding Human Design: The New Science of Astrology: Discover Who You Really Are. Hierophant Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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Jupiter in Libra: Inner and Outer Expansion

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Jupiter has an expansive effect on us. In my chart, Jupiter is transiting Libra at 0° Lib 02′ and is beginning a journey that will last for approximately one year. The struggle of the last few years will give way to positive and productive opportunities bolstered by expansive and abundant energy. The material side of life should also improve with this year-long transit. And given the Libran influence a balanced approach will be taken.

Jupiter energies are wonderful for a positive self-image. With Jupiter transiting in the First House, influences surround self and our environment and energizes us to explore new ideas and projects. Jupiter encourages us to reach for all that we thought wasn’t possible, giving us the energy to become more. The wisdom and balance of Libra’s influence will help to keep us on track.

Astrologers everywhere are writing about Jupiter entering Libra. It takes approximately twelve years for Jupiter to come back around and it spends around a year in each house. When we think about expansion, it typically brings to mind something outside of us. But what if the expansion required is an inner one? Perhaps along with new ideas and projects that may bring us material gain, there is some inner work that can benefit by Jupiter’s expansive energies.

A shift occurred at the end of December, 2012. Some folks thought the Mayans were predicting the end of the world, but it was only an end to that particular calendar and it signified the end of an age, not the world itself. Humanity is moving into a more enlightened, aware state of mind, collective in nature, so if some don’t move in that direction, the rest will provide the impetus for them. A tipping point has been reached and there’s no going back to the old energy. Enlightenment is upon us and Jupiter’s expansive influence for the next year will help further this process.

The inner awakening that people are experiencing is happening all over the Earth. It’s on its own timetable and will happen irrespective of anyone who seeks to remain apart from its effects. We’re beginning to remember that we’re Source Energy, the driving force behind the bodies we inhabit. Many are experiencing a sense of unity or oneness with others, that we’re more than these separate bodies we appear to inhabit. And it’s this inner focus, this inner sense of things, that will propel us forward in creating a loving world that supports and sustains all of us.

It’s the work we do in alignment with our Source Presence that is felt by others, motivating them to do the same. We need to engage with others in a loving manner and leave behind the animosity that seems to coat everything now. Jupiter in Libra brings us not only the energies of expansion, but also balance, fairness, and integrity. Add to that the loving energy from Libra’s Venusian influence and it’s easy to see how positive changes are in store.

From a numerology perspective, Sep 9, 2016 results in 9, 9, 2016. Reduced further and we have 9, 9, 9. And no, it’s not a reference to that guy who ran for President in 2012. Instead, we have a triplicity at work. If we add the three nines together we get 27, which when added together gives us 9. So we’re back to the 9 influence again.

Nines are about completion, so three of them really lets us know that either we’re about to begin a new phase, or we really need to complete one. But in this case, I think the three 9’s suggest that we’re about to enter are new phase where we may in fact come to terms with old, disparate issues that have long plagued us. It also may indicate that we’re beginning a completely new path that will expand on earlier work or into something different. Either way, we’re going to feel compelled to become more than we were.

Or perhaps it’s that we simply remember who we are and then make the most of that awareness. Either way, Jupiter’s influence in Libra should make the next year an interesting one.

Blessings to all!

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Dark Moon Influences: Runes and Thoth Tarot


Ehwaz, Dagaz, and Uruz align with three cards from the Thoth tarot, the Prince of Disks, the 7 of Wands, and Adjustment. Apologies for not posting this yesterday to honor the Dark Moon. My husband was having some dental surgery and I had just learned that my constitutional rights are in the crapper because I’m a medical cannabis patient. So I ranted a bit while waiting for him with yesterday’s post.

But I’m back on track now, and after drawing the three cards from my Thoth deck, it felt like I should cast some runes as well to see if they resonated with the tarot cards or if they had something additional to add. The tarot cards reflect all elements as Disks (pentacles or coins in other decks) corresponds with Earth with a little Air thrown in as Crowley suggests that astrologically it blends Air with Earth. Wands corresponds with Fire, and Adjustment, a card from the Major Arcana, corresponds with both Air and Water.

The runes cast reflect Earth, Water, and although some rune masters call Dagaz a Water rune, to me it has a Fire feel to it and perhaps Air as well, so again, all elemental influences are present. I placed the runes on each of the cards as they were cast to see how they aligned with the tarot cards. Turns out, they aligned well.

Beginning with the tarot cards, the Prince of Disks is a Court card which can represent an individual, in this case, a young and vibrant Prince, or it can represent the qualities associated with that person. For this card, the qualities are integrity, responsibility, trustworthiness, and because it’s a card from the suit of Disks it may also indicate money or wealth. The Prince gives the impression that he controls and has mastered the world around him. He holds what appears to be the world in one hand, a staff in the other, controlling a bull with his arm. He sits patiently atop a black chariot impressing us with his strength, his quiet countenance on full display. The colors used are earthy and grounding.

Mannaz, an Earth element rune, represents humankind. It brings influences of social interaction and wealth potential into play. Mannaz represents our rational mind, and synthesizes our rational with our intuitive aspects of Self. It teaches us to live life to its fullest and reflects our place in society. In the case of the Prince, it reflects a higher station, perhaps one with responsibility over others.

Mars in Leo influences the 7 of Wands, and the card reflects the power of the Fire Element. Various options on the table with one less ornate wand standing in front of the others suggesting that we bring many influences into our creation. The wand in front expresses power drawn from the six standing in support. Crowley, on the other hand, views this card as more negative, as if chaos abounds and it will be through the actions of one that any victory will be had, understandable given the astrological influences, but I just don’t see it that way. Nor do I view odd numbered cards as so tragic, although it’s hard to put a positive spin on the 3 of Swords. It still looks like heartbreak no matter how you interpret it.

Dagaz, the rune enlightenment, sits on top of the 7 of Wands. The end of one phase and the beginning of a new one is the typical interpretation of Dagaz. The individual stands in the middle as energy completes and begins anew. Consciousness of Self is achieved. And in a sense, looking again at the 7 of Wands, the center wand appears as the individual in balance in the same manner as Dagaz, the left leaning wands depicting past endeavors, the right indicating the future. What stands out for both is the catalytic energy it takes to create.

In the last position of the tarot spread, Adjustment, a card from the Major Arcana, reflects the balance of Libra, a sign of Elemental Air. However, the blue shades used by Lady Frieda Harris when she drew and painted the Thoth tarot suggest a Water influence. Although the goddess stands in perfect balance, she presents a grounded strength depicted by her sword directed downward. Formerly titled Justice, Adjustment is a card that Crowley renamed and moved to become the 8th card of the Major Arcana. Her sublime countenance, which Crowley says is the “woman satisfied” also suggests nonresistance and a focus that is not derailed by any chaos around her, accounting for the Water influence.

Uruz continues that depiction of strength as the aurochs horns point downward, suggesting a force of will is in play. A Water element rune, Uruz is the rune of changes and shapes our focus into form. It governs our vitality and physical health. Placed on Adjustment, it follows the downward energy flow of the Magician’s sword, held by the goddess, the balance between Source and physical presence complete.

The goddess of Adjustment shows us our way forward in life, living as focused, creative Source beings, in equilibrium and balance. The only true duality that exists is the duality between physical and nonphysical presence. Any other expression is created while in physical form.

I’ve always viewed Goddess energy as that expanded energy of Source which creates the universe around us. And it’s also the impetus we use when focusing into bodies, so we are truly Goddess Presence incarnated. We utilize the creation energy of Uruz when we create anything, even ourselves. Like the Prince, we hold our world in our hands, managing its view and the meaning we give it. We utilize the catalytic energy of the 7 of Wands as well as Dagaz to both begin and complete our creative efforts, moving easily from one to the other. We are not deterred or derailed by anything going on around us as we stand in full focus and balance.

From the numerology of both the cards and the runes we have 7 and 8 (the Court Cards are not numbered) from the tarot and 20, 24, and 2 from the runes. 15 reduces to 6, and 46 to 10 to 1. Together they result in 7, the number of magick and spirituality, suggesting that we’re more than we think we are.

Each moment we begin anew. We can choose Source Vision as our lens through which we see the world around us. We can choose equilibrium and balance and extend that energy to all. Dark Moon energies assist us in this task as we reflect on what’s been and what’s to come.

We really do create the world we see and experience. It’s up to each one of us what that looks like.

Blessed Be

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Integrity, Self-Sabotage, and Unsustainable Choices: Human Design Transits for 18 July 2016

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Today’s transits suggest that we may be sabotaging our own actions, in turn creating an unsustainable situation for ourselves and others. In Human Design, the 64 Gates represent the 64 hexagrams or guas from the I Ching. Even numbered lines represent Yang or creative/projective energies, and odd numbered lines represent Yin or receptive energies. Six of today’s transiting Gates are positioned at Line 1 indicating foundational or inner-oriented issues with the oppression of self as a running theme. Finding harmony with self and others seems to be the challenge, but one of our own making.

Although there is value in expressing practical ideas suggested by the Sun’s transit at Gate 56 Line 1, the Earth’s transit at Gate 60 Line 1 suggests acceptance and remaining in harmony despite limitations felt. In the I Ching, Gate 56 represents the wanderer suggesting that the journey is of more value than the outcome, so perhaps influences from both the Sun and Earth’s transits are bringing a different focus to the choices we should be making.

But the primary indicator of our getting in the way of ourselves is found in Jupiter’s transits today. Transiting at Gate 47 Line 1, we’ve stepped outside of reason, away from our integrity, and we’ve sabotaged any effort to remain as we were. Today we should take stock of the situation we’ve created, realizing that both the problem and the solution are found in the choices we make.

Venus at Gate 33 Line 1 suggests actively retreating to find our balance and integrity. We’ve preferred our own will to that of others, even to the point of something unlawful, causing the difficulty we now experience. Mars at Gate 14 Line 1 tells us that money isn’t everything. Opportunities for wealth exist but have their own problems associated with that.

Tempering one’s desire for wealth with higher values or principles is far better than going forward with behavior that is secretive and manipulative in nature as suggested by Pluto’s transits at Gate 54 Line 1. Manipulation to retain one’s position is a perfect example of self-sabotaging behavior and this transit with Pluto suggests that the tendency toward manipulation and dishonesty is a driving force within the individual.

Neptune’s transits at Gate 63 Line 1 suggests composure is required now. A situation of our own making has compromised generally accepted values and it’s time for the situation to end for us to begin anew. The key now is to accept responsibility for our role and behavior throughout. It’s the only way forward at this time, the only choice that makes sense.

Humans tend to be their own worst enemies. We get in the way of so much by trying to impose our will on others. We want what we want no matter the consequences. Today’s transits suggest that this is not the best approach as we bring all sorts of headaches into our lives by the counterproductive choices we make. Today is a day to retreat and reflect on how your own actions have created the situation in which you now find yourself. See the broader picture and view it from the standpoint of the greater good.

Blessed be.

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In Presence, We See Past Illusion

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Before I begin, I wanted to send blessings of love and healing to all of my LGBT friends and family. It’s sometimes in tragedy that we understand how important and necessary we are to each other. We cannot lose our love and compassion because both will see us through these impossible moments that happen all too often these days. Our true enemy is fear and hate, not a killer’s religious preference. We should resist all temptation to become that fear, that hate, and come together as the one family that we, in truth, are.

And with that, I’ll continue with the post, I read that Neptune retrogrades today. I never worry about such things but I thought I’d see its impact in my chart anyway. I actually use two separate astrology programs, Time Passages and Solar Fire. Sometimes they differ so either I don’t have the parameters set up exactly the same, or it’s something obvious that I’m not seeing, but I try to focus on one or the other. Today I’m focusing primarily on the Solar Fire version of the chart, but the North Node information is from the Time Passages chart.

As Neptune transits in Pisces, my focus continues to be on alternative forms of medicine, in my case, herbs. There may be some conflict between my rational mind and my emotions. Please. I’m a Crone. And it also suggests that I should be focused both on personal transformation and more outward pursuits.

In opposition with the North Node, Neptune’s transiting energies suggest that I stay present in the moment and to avoid overindulgence. Stay aligned on my spiritual path.

My Moon trines both Mercury and Vesta making communication and decisions easy. Vesta involves ritual and acknowledges its importance in my life as a means of connection with Goddess presence. Today’s transits suggest nurturing of self.

bodygram transitFrom my Human Design bodygram, Neptune transits at Gate 63 Doubt Line 1 Composure. I question everything. It’s not that I doubt everything necessarily, but that I sense when energy gets funky. At that point, I want to know what’s not being said. So I’ll feel in for the answer. I feel for a pattern, for a resonance, and then I know what’s going on.

Neptune is all about cutting through illusion and revelation of truth. Nuance and subtly are key because sometimes truth lies in what isn’t said. It’s found in the carefully chosen word. At that point, resonance drives revelation. If it feels off, then it is. Neptune cautions us to slow down, align, ground, and then know.

The Moon transits at Gate 18 Correction Line 1 Conservatism supporting our intuitive awareness in problem solving. According to the I Ching, this Gate suggests “work on what has been spoilt”. Deception from others can be considered what has been spoilt, as it stops (spoils) the flow of trust between people. The empath seeks to correct this imbalance by bringing truth to bear. In fact, it’s an automatic, almost visceral response in a empath.

With Channels of Charisma (an Integration circuit channel) and the Brain Wave (a Knowing circuit channel) active today as well, my empathic, intuitive awareness is reinforced. Conservatism is welcome so that an empath remains aligned without jumping into the fray and losing awareness gained. In my case as a Generator-type personality, response in lieu of initiation is always required and is essential for any empath to remain aligned and not derailed by the emotional state of others.

Karen Curry tells us about the Channels present in my chart today:

Channel 34/ 20: Charisma This is the most powerful channel in the Human Design system, which brings sustainable, generated energy to the Throat. This channel is the archetype of the Manifesting Generator, as it is the only channel that directly connects the Sacral Center to the Throat. Power and charisma are contained within this channel, but because it is connected to the Sacral, true power in this channel is expressed in response. That means that even though these people are very, very powerful in a sustainable way, they cannot truly live out their powerful destiny unless they respond.¹


Channel 57/ 20: The Brainwave Gate 57 and Gate 20 are both part of several circuits, so the wiring in this channel is quite complex. In the Knowing Circuit these energies function differently than in other circuits.

This channel is pure intuition to the Throat Center. Its awareness is penetrating, splenic, and in the now. When people with this energy speak, they speak from their intuition and a sense of what is to come in the future.²

The Channel of Beat is also transiting today but it has more to do with acquiring resources, primarily money and the intuitive process involved in that. But clearly this influence by Neptune will be felt not just by me but by empaths everywhere. So stay aligned in Higher Self presence. We’ll know far more if we do.

Blessed Be




  1. Curry, Karen. Understanding Human Design: The New Science of Astrology: Discover Who You Really Are (pp. 230-231). Hierophant Publishing. Kindle Edition.
  2. Curry, Karen. Understanding Human Design: The New Science of Astrology: Discover Who You Really Are (p. 243). Hierophant Publishing. Kindle Edition.





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Resources for Success: Human Design Channels

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Nine channels are active in my Human Design bodygram today. Four are part of my natal bodygram, but an additional five are activated by transiting planets today. From my natal chart the Channels of Power, Awareness, Mating, and The Alpha are active. Transiting Channels include The Brain Wave, The Wavelength (a new one for me), Charisma, Abstraction, and Beat.

To quickly explain what we’re looking at here, the blue sections are from the natal bodygram, the green sections reflect the transits. Where those two merge, we have a fixed channel of energy. Otherwise a channel might be active, but it doesn’t find completion with it’s other side. Where a transit gate overlaps with a natal gate, its color would be checkered.

Some transits will create a channel connection with an existing natal gate and some will create their own new channel. The Channels of Beat and Abstraction are created by transiting energies. The remainder interact with natal gates to create the channels.


  • Channel of Beat (2-14)  a positive channel which deals with energy surrounding creating monetary resources
  • Channel of Abstraction (47-64) a channel for realizing our goals and dreams
  • Channel of The Brain Wave (57-20) a channel for intuition and awareness
  • Channel of The Wavelength (48-16) a channel for talent and skill finding its expression
  • Channel of Charisma (20-34) a channel of power derived through response versus initiation


  • Channel of Power (34-57) a channel of auditory based intuition
  • Channel of Awareness (61-24) empathic awareness
  • Channel of Mating (59-6) reproductive energy
  • Channel of the Alpha (31-7) the recognized leader

Looking at the Channels of Power, The Brain Wave, and Charisma, we see how Gate 57 brings intuition into both channels, Power adding an clairaudient aspect Gate 57’s intuition. Gate 34, power, combines with Gate 20 suggesting that there’s power in waiting to respond versus plowing ahead. This supports the Channel of the Alpha in bringing an influence of quiet leadership to the mix. The Channel of Awareness adds empathic awareness, strengthing the intuition of Power and the Brain Wave.

The remaining four Channels influence each other as well. Beginning with the Channel of Mating, we have pure reproductive energy. But this energy doesn’t specify, so it can be creative energy of any type. With the Wavelength, we have energies of talent and skill to support our new creative energy, whereas with Abstraction our goals are realized. The icing on the cake comes with the Channel of Beat, a channel where typically money is made.

I like looking at how energy flows and Human Design bodygrams give us a clear picture of how one gate influences another when they connect. Today’s transits suggest movement into new areas that may prove successful if I let my inner voice guide my way.

Very cool.

~Blessings to all!

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There’s a Merkaba in my Astrological Chart

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I recently purchased a new astrology software. I normally use Time Passages, which I really love, but I had heard about Solar Fire and I wanted to see what it was like. It’s more involved and less user-friendly than Time Passages, but I’m learning how it’s set up and it’s really interesting. What jumped out at me right away was my natal chart and how a Merkaba shows up. Evidently my other software either calculates things a little differently or I don’t have it including something that this one does. I’m sure it’s the latter. But I tried to duplicate it in Time Passages and I wasn’t able to figure it out.

I also read an article recently from Human Design about determining my Godhead. The Godhead influences us on a daily basis and essentially represents soul archetypes. It can influence in any direction given the human’s tendency to live the not-self, so it doesn’t necessarily mean our better angels are in play.

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The Godhead is also involved in the Incarnation Cross. A simplified way of looking at incarnation crosses is that left-angle people are here for others, and right-angle people are here to work on themselves with whatever cross they are influencing their overall life. My incarnation cross is left angled and is the Cross of the Clarion, part of the Quarter of Duality or relationships.

The Godhead is found by looking at where on the Human Design Rave chart an individual’s Personality Sun lies. In my case, it lies in the quarter of duality at Gate 57 Intuition. In my bodygram (Human Design chart) Gate 57 creates a channel with Gate 34 Power called The Channel of the Archetype.

Incarnation crossThe Rave is separated in 4 quadrants: initiation, civilization, duality, and mutation. There are sixteen godheads, four assigned to each quarter with four gates assigned to each one. They include Kali, Mitra, Michael, Janus in the Quarter of Initiation; Maia, Lakshmi, Parvati, and Ma’at in the Quarter of Civilization; Thoth, Harmonia, Christ Consciousness Field, and Minerva in the Quarter of Duality; and, Hades, Prometheus, Vishnu, and the Keepers of the Wheel in the Quarter of Mutation.

So anyway, when I saw the Merkaba in my Solar Fire astrological chart I remembered my Incarnation Cross and my Godhead and I felt that funny resonance I feel when synchronicity happens. My Godhead is Christ Consciousness, the incarnation cross indicates a Clarion, I have that Channel of the Archetype in my bodygram, and then that Merkaba appeared. Interesting.

I surround myself with crystal Merkabas. I place them frequently around my altar. I have a meditation I do that is Merkaba-based. I envision Source Energy moving downward into physical form spinning in one direction, with Gaia Energy moving upward, spinning in the opposite direction. As I feel the separate triangles merge into the Merkaba shape, I exist in the middle, feeling its resonance, blending nonphysical with physical aspects of Self. When I feel ready, I return to the present moment. I use this meditation to align and center before practicing Reiki, before ritual, or anytime I need to align.

According to Human Design, we’re here to live our design, our authority, and not give in to the not-self. We’re to live the strategy that works best for the type that we are. For me as a Generator type, my strategy is to wait to respond in lieu of initiating. In other words, I need to remain in the observer role as much as possible. Observe what goes on rather than absorb its vibration. For empaths, this is critical or we end up a chaotic mess. If I assert myself too much instead of waiting to respond, then I risk that assertion going nowhere, or worse, adversely affecting what I set out to accomplish. The Clarion integrates well with the Christ Consciousness Field as long as the message is delivered within the Clarion’s strategy. So it’s clear that living one’s design is so important if we expect our lives to be happy and productive.

Synchronicities abound in my life. And I love when they happen. I had no idea when I purchased the new astrology software that it would unlock some of that, but it did. And I’m looking forward to so much more!




For further information on Godheads and Human Design:

Quarters and Godheads of the Human Design Mandala


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My Transit Report for 14 March 2016

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It’s been a while since I’ve looked at my transit chart. That software is on my other laptop and I can’t find my unlock codes for the new one. The outer planets seem to have the most impact on my life as a witch and empath, but daily transits impact as well. I can honestly say that the planetary influences, whether they be from my natal chart or from a transit chart, are typically spot on. I look at the influences of the planets closer to Earth, but the outer influences are what provide my underlying foundation.

Chiron is in a strong square with my natal Midheaven today affecting my self-expression, creative potential, and overall well-being. While feeling a need to accomplish something today, I may not be up to the challenge. Going within is suggested, letting the chaos around me subside. External events may have a negative impact today as well with Mars in a semi-sextile transit with my natal Neptune. Again, going within to achieve new spiritual insight is suggested.

Since it’s Monday, I also wanted to look at the Moon’s influence on me today particularly since it involves some outer planets. The Moon is in a strong trine with my natal Mars influencing ego assertion and verbal expression. In a strong trine with my natal Jupiter, I should have beneficial contact with others during this transit, with a female relationship possibly improving today. However, the Moon’s strong opposition with my natal Saturn brings feelings of constraint to my emotional self. Remaining aligned is critical during this time to see with clarity instead of judgment.

My will is affected by the Moon’s involvement with natal Uranus, reinforcing the restlessness I feel, but promises new spiritual insights as a result. Suffering, transformation, and healing also come up at this time as the Moon transits in a strong trine with my Wounded Healer influence of Chiron. This may mean that I could provide healing for another or gain healing energy from another. Getting in touch with unconscious issues may also come up for me today.

Finally, the Moon transits in a strong square with my natal Lilith. I love Lilith. I relate to her so much. This aspect is challenging and tends to indicate drama triangles with others, something an empath MUST stay out of. This is energy that results in exile from others by the elusive and self-sabotaging effort to please others. Remaining aligned with my Source within is so critical for me to stay above the fray. Otherwise, I’m in the abyss.

Additional Lilith transits include a strong opposition forming with Jupiter, a strong square with Saturn, a strong sextile with Pluto, and a strong conjunction with the natal Sun. Jupiter brings expansiveness, and in this case it’s probably referring to a fearful response. The struggle within is influenced by Saturn’s transit with Lilith. It may be a day for feeling at odds about how to proceed. Pluto transits are about how we balance relationships with others. It asks each of us to be our best self in our relationships with others.

Although Lilith’s strong conjunction is fading with natal Sun, the energy of bucking the system, of rejecting society’s patriarchal structure, is definitely still felt. I’m in a not suffering fools gladly mood today.

Seeing through Source vision is the way to remain aligned and out of the fear response. Going with the flow allows the struggle within to be observed without disturbing our alignment. Lilith energies help us to stand in our own power without working at cross purposes with our goals. Staying out of drama triangles is one of those working at cross purposes examples.

It’s windy, cold and I’m in the middle of a Big Love marathon on Amazon. Wanda’s having a Lilith moment and the 1st wife just clocked Frank upside the head with a shovel for choking Lois.




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Venus: Design, Personality and Today’s Transits

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As we know, a natal Human Design chart or bodygram consists of two sections, Design and Personality. Design energies establish the influences present approximately 88 days before our actual birth and are considered to be part of our unconscious self or personality. At birth, our Personality or conscious influences are formed.

Today I wanted to look at how one planet in my Human Design bodygram presents in Design and Personality and where it transits today. Since I’m a Libra, I’ll look at Venus as she begins her influence in the initial Design portion of my bodygram at Gate 7 Self in Interaction, Line 3 the Anarchist indicating a natural leader rising out of the democratic process. I can tell you honestly that my so-called unconscious anarchist influences aren’t so unconscious.


Beginning then with Gate 7 Self in Interaction, Karen Curry has this to say about its influence:

People with either Gate 7 or Gate 31 are recognized as natural leaders. It is quite common for them to be put into leadership roles by a group. That is where they are supposed to be.¹

That’s interesting because both Mercury and Uranus are active at Gate 31 in Design. Mercury reinforces awareness of nervousness to avoid impulsivity. Uranus stresses self-leadership grown from strengths acquired internally or in “isolation”.

With Gate 7’s interaction with Line 3 the Anarchist it demonstrates my innate rejection of any institutionalized order. That type of order is typically deficient given its patriarchal origins. Witches hold the balance and resonance of Gaia. Period. The rest is largely irrelevant.


Venus moved to Gate 34 Power, Line 5 Annihilation, the “total elimination of resistance”, the precise moment of my birth. My Human Design software has an interesting description of this influence:

The power to destroy completely and once this is accomplished, the ability to transfer the power to normal purposes. The resistance to release power other than when necessary (Mars) (Jovian Archive)

It sounds similar to the rune Hagalaz, considered to be the witch rune. It too represents destruction in service to transformation. Interesting that I’m an empath and witch.

Gate 34 Power is considered to be one of the most powerful Gates in the bodygram. From Curry:

Generators with Gate 34 who push and initiate their power will not be successful in the expression of their power, and consequently will feel very frustrated.

Generators with this energy often have a hard time distinguishing between pushing and manifesting. The wiring in this part of the chart is so complex and fast that sometimes it’s hard to slow down enough to see if you’re responding. It’s good for people with this energy to practice visualizing the outcome of their choices before they leap into things.²

Gate 34 transiting at Line 5 creates the energy of annihilation, but what kind of energy is this? From the standpoint of a witch, I suggest it’s about influencing change. That’s basically what we’re doing in spellwork, influencing change on some level. So, the focus was there from birth, as was my choice to be Solitary instead of belonging to a coven. And taking the time to visualize the outcome of choices only enhances power, so it’s so important to be aware of these influences and to live one’s strategy.

Today’s transiting influence

Today, Venus transits at Gate 60 Acceptance, Line 6 Rigidity. The description given in my software suggests:

The intuitive intellect to recognize when absolute rigidity is essential but with innovative applications to lessen its severity. A fixed energy that is unusual in its capacity for restraint. (Uranus) (Jovian Archive)

Curry tells us:

Gate 60 is the energy for the old or established genetic energy. This is the place in the chart where “old” genetic energy meets up with “new” genetic information to create mutation. Gate 60 is conservative and seeks to hold on to what is known to work before it makes change. Gate 60 seeks to evolve, and people with this energy are often wanting to make change and experience personal growth that is careful and deliberate. This is not crazy change for change’s sake. This is deliberate and practical evolution that also accepts the limitations of change and makes the best of it.³

What this suggests is the awareness of when deliberate, careful response is necessary. A singular, inner focus or restraint that continues to create despite outside constraints. Yep. That’s definitely the day I’m having.

But here’s the thing. Witches focus with intention and the power generated at Gate 34 along with the anarchist at Gate 7 seem to support that process. Today’s transit energies do feel deliberate and practical and it feels like a time to let old knowledge guide my way. Let energies gather, there at the ready, for the right moment.

I miss doing these posts about Human Design. It’s such an interesting subject, but Velda the hedgehog at the Portland Zoo said Spring is coming sooner than we think and I’ve been preparing raised beds and planting seeds ever since. Living on the High Desert, I live 3000 feet above sea level. So we typically have a short growing season compared to the folks on the other side of the Cascades. Of course they have slugs, which we don’t have, and endless rain, again which we don’t. And I’ve been inside for too long. So when the bees came out of their hive, I left mine. But this is fun, and I’ll do some more if things look interesting.

Until next time..

Blessed Be


  1. Curry, Karen (2013-10-01). Understanding Human Design: The New Science of Astrology: Discover Who You Really Are (p. 132). Hierophant Publishing. Kindle Edition.
  2. Curry, Karen (2013-10-01). Understanding Human Design: The New Science of Astrology: Discover Who You Really Are (p. 171). Hierophant Publishing. Kindle Edition.
  3. Curry, Karen (2013-10-01). Understanding Human Design: The New Science of Astrology: Discover Who You Really Are (pp. 209-210). Hierophant Publishing. Kindle Edition.