One of the most spectacular Full Moons of our lives occurs this week: A SuperBlueBlood Moon! ECLIPSE ASTRONOMY The phrase, “once in a blue moon”, refers to the rarity of having two Full Moons in a month. This Blue Moon will also be a SuperMoon because it is perigree, which refers to the moon’s closest […]
AstroLocality also known as AstroCartography, has been my astrological area of focus and research for 12 years now. Once I discovered AstroCartography at the beginning of my Astrology career, I was both impressed and inspired by the accuracy this tool had to describe my life experiences, relationships, and events living and traveling in different parts of […]
With my upcoming Conscious Relating with Human Design webinar training, and Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award recipient Oprah’s recent inspiring speech at the Golden Globes, and rumors of her running for office in 2020 – I wanted to share in this essay one of the core concepts of Human Design – the 9 Energy […]
Have you adventured into what some call the best, and most intellectual of Star Wars films—The Last Jedi? In light of 2017’s The Last Jedi, 2015’s The Force Awakens, a Han Solo film, and many others in the works, I would like to offer a really elegant example of how the Astrological Archetypes knows as […]
Venus in Scorpio. Mars in Libra. Are these two planets in “detriment?” What do you mean “detriment?” Misusing their power, weakening their energies through negativity, trying to be who they are not? Us modern folk hate this kind of psychologically invasive vocabulary. But Planets—teachers of soul lessons—do best offering certain courses, and not others, where […]
FINALLY, Tuesday September 5th, mischief maker Mercury goes direct at 28 Leo, near the Solar Eclipse point, focusing are mind on all the events, awareness, and connections that occurred around the Solar Eclipse. This was one of the most challenging Retrogrades for me personally, with my phone getting stolen in Amsterdam, lost luggage for many […]
It’s generally difficult to make decisions with full confidence with so many chaos factors and constant flux of information, especially during the storm of Mercury Retrograde when our minds are moving so fast we can’t integrate all we’re learning, we’re more forgetful than normal, and miscommunications are more likely.
This is when following your Human Design Strategy becomes an important and steadily reliable tool. And during the month of April, I’m offering a sale on 30 and 60 min. Human Design consultations to support you with invoking the Wise Warrior Aries, on the quest for self knowledge as opposed to the impuslive reactionary fireball energy.
When we talk about “Strategy,” Design is referring to waht’s going to work for you on a ‘genetic’ level based on your “genetic definition,” a topic which I discuss in this essay at length. Your genetic defnition gives you a certain energy type, and each energy type has a decision-making strategy. This element of Human Design can be quite a revelation, as it was for me, when I realized I had been pushing or forcing too much, which doesn’t ever work for the Projector type, about %20 of the population.
Projectors read energy very well. They are adept at studying systems and giving valuable insights to others, BUT only after they’ve been invited to do so. If someone hasn’t asked for their advice, then it will likely fall on deaf ears, and the Projector will feel that the little energy reserve they do have, has been wasted.
We often see a great struggle when a Projector tries to push their advice onto a Manifestor. The Manifestor’s aura often repels the assistance of others—there is a feeling that emanates from them that they can do it themselves. And yet, a Manifestor needs Generators and Manifesting Generators to give energetic support and consistent, nourishing life force to the brilliant ideas, visions, and leadership of the Manifestor. Because whatever the Manifestor does will have a poweful impact on their environment and those in it, a Manifestor’s strategy is to ‘inform others before they act,” which not only invites the support of those team members and friends around the Manifestor, but can prevent a reactive resentment from those whom the Manifestor is affecting. It’ s like a boss who changes the whole structure of daily tasks in an office space, but just springs that on her employees. They will not be as keen to support her and may even be angered by this sudden shift.
Generators and Manifesting Generators both need to “wait to respond” and check in with their gut to make sure they literally have the sustaining energy to complete a task, fulfill on commitments, and go the distance to whatever they choose to begin. Once a Generator or Manifesting Generator says YES to a person or project, it’s hard for them to retreat because so much energy is already invested.
The challenge for both Manifestors and Manifesting Generators has to do with SPEED. Both of these types want to move quickly. These are ‘motorized’ beings: they have one of the 9 Centers of Energy as a motor connecting up to their Throat Center, giving them a boost of energy to act on their intentions—to essentially ‘make life happen’—and to catalyze those around them to act similarly or to give necessary support.
Once we know our Human Design Strategy, we then look more specifically at our Inner Authority, Channel Definition, and Profile to fill in our process for acting and relating with authenticity and bold self-confidence.
“But the new paradigm demands personal response-ability for everything I experience. This is the essence of Leo, the polarity of the emerging Aquarian age. Everything that happens to me I ask for. I am creating this situation, this experience, this relationship for my highest purpose.
The evolutionary imperative is what drives Aquarius. Thus, Aquarian ideals are founded on constantly revolutionizing the present moment. In this, there is little time for personal wounds, shadow-triggers, and blame to run the show. For Aquarius, it is always a question of the appropriate use of creative energy.” (Read more about the emerging Aquarian Age and the theme of the eclipses this year.)
Leo-Aquarian Artistry: One For All
The old way—the shadow-corpse of the Pisces Age—which we must transfigure, has a lot of reinforcement. The old paradigm tended to smile with approval when you talked in guilt, victim, and martyr consciousness—themes of the Pisces-Virgo axis.
But the new paradigm demands personal response-ability for everything I experience. This is the essence of Leo, the polarity of the emerging Aquarian age. Everything that happens to me I ask for. I am creating this situation, this experience, this relationship for my highest purpose.
The evolutionary imperative is what drives Aquarius. Thus, Aquarian ideals are founded on constantly revolutionizing the present moment. In this, there is little time for personal wounds, shadow-triggers, and blame to run the show. For Aquarius, it is always a question of the appropriate use of creative energy. The pillars of the emerging zeitgeist will be humanitarian, group efforts and technological advancements which assist the realization of equal opportunities and maximized personal freedom for all people.
And as a microcosm of the macrocosmic creator, the ways in which I can best offer my unique gifts to the Aquarian collective is to radically oppose the idea that I know what is the best way. This Aquarian approach is experimental and adaptive, it does not let the king-ego, the shadow of the cowardly lion Leo, manipulate a situation.
Just like the Pisces-Virgo polarity, in order to inaugurate the Aquarian age, we must beware the shadow polarity of Leo—egocentrism, the conceited artist, the irresponsible child, the self righteous drama queen, the arrogant dictator. We must instead sip the Leo medicine—unconditional creativity, the generous and open heart, the spontaneous and playful child, the artist who serves humanity.
To do this, I must get out of the way enough to allow myself to be the most appropriate channel for service at this time. My duty as creator, is to respond to the needs of the community in an act of selfless service.
The archetype of the Wounded Healer is the integrated Pisces-Virgo, while the archetype of the Shamanic Artist is the integrated Aquarius-Leo. Because our lives comprise the peak centuries of transition between the Piscean and Aquarian Ages, we now merge the Wounded Healer and Shamanic Artist into a single archetype. This is the essence of the Shamanic Hero pulsing within each one of us, the light of a N
The phrase, “once in a blue moon”, refers to the rarity of having two Full Moons in a month. This Blue Moon will also be a SuperMoon because it is perigree, which refers to the moon’s closest approach to Earth in a single orbit—its diameter will appear about 7 percent larger and 14 percent brighter than usual. And of course the Blood Moon refers to the awe-inspiring Lunar Eclipse, when the moon appears to darken as it moves into Earth’s shadow, the umbra. The sunlight that makes it around Earth passes through our atmosphere and is refracted toward the Moon. Blue light is filtered out, making the moon appear red.
The Total Eclipse phenomenon will be visible all over the world in all of the U.S., strongest in Hawaii and Alaska. Set your alarm and get out early on Wednesday morning. The Moonset is determining how long the Eclipse will be visible for. In Mountain time zone, the Partial Eclipse begins at 4:48 am., Total begins at 5:51, Maximum at 6:29, and ending at 7:07.
You can find all the details HERE of exact timing in your area for the Eclipse which will last a few hours,
To watch the event online from NASA, visit: here.
We experience a Total Lunar Eclipse as the most powerful Full Moon of the year, thus energy is coming to fulfillment and resolution, karmic fruit is ripening and needs to be released to make space in our lives for new cycles of growth. As with all Full Moons, emotions can be more dramatic and undulating, especially since eclipses mark the transition phases from one stage of our collective and personal evolution into the next. Often cycles of relationship, career, home, and life focus come to a close, as others receive a fresh blessing and blossoming. Eclipses affect an individual more if they impact a specific planet or angle in your chart.
In my Eclipse and Nodes – Karmic Astrology Teleclass FEB. 7th, we will explore how these eclipses impact your chart directly, in addition to a deep exploration of the symbols of karma, reincarnation, and dharma – the Lunar Nodes. Sign up here.
However, eclipses play out on the global scale consistently, affecting nations and world events. Intriguingly, the Winter Olympics begin right in the middle of these eclipses on February 9, and in a current political hotspot of the world, in South Korea, just beneath North Korea. The Leo Lunar Eclipse impacts Donald Trump’s chart, almost directly hitting his Pluto, while Feb. 15th’s solar eclipse lands on Trump’s Descendant, in Aquarius. In the weeks during, preceding, and following these eclipses, we should see some more shadow material rising, likely lies, secrets, manipulations, abuse of power and wealth.
Wednesday’s Leo Eclipse at 11 degrees of Leo highlights our need to share and express more freely in the spotlight, on stage, the Artist-as-Leader, a time to create and play with both child-like excitement and innocent self-discovery.
The feminine archetypes are dancing ecstatically for this Eclipse. Both VENUS, values, affections, and attractions, and asteroid of commitment and soul-contracts JUNO are conjunct the South Node and the Sun in Aquarius, and are opposite the two maternal astrological symbols The MOON and CERES – earth mother, and goddess of nurturing, belonging, fertility, and the necessary, seasonal cycles of loss and return.
Thus, this Moon should strongly highlight all relationships with our Mothers and matrilineal line, an ideal time to dive into ancestry, family constellation work, or rebirthing / birth trauma exploration. Also, with so many relational energies in Aquarius, we seek more personal freedom, authentic self-expression, sexual and relational experimentation, and a focus of energy towards community evolution and cosmic tribe inclusion. (Learn more about Aquarian Venus in my Relationship Success course)
Enjoy this rare astronomical event, and allow full surrender to the tidal emotional cleansing and creative explosion of this SuperBlueBlood Moon!
AstroLocality also known as AstroCartography, has been my astrological area of focus and research for 12 years now. Once I discovered AstroCartography at the beginning of my Astrology career, I was both impressed and inspired by the accuracy this tool had to describe my life experiences, relationships, and events living and traveling in different parts of the world.
At the beginning of the year, we start to ask WHERE can I grow the most this year? Perhaps we don’t feel quite so at home where we live, or maybe we cant’ seem to find the kind of work that fulfills our soul, or the community that inspires us, or the relationship that opens our heart.
Once we relocate your birth chart to different regions of the world, we can discover the various potential life circumstance there. The different planets, or intelligences inside of you, can grow in different capacities depending on our location. Also, certain places ‘call’ to us at certain times—the planets invite a particular kind of evolution depending on their cycles over regions of the earth. This Relocating Forecasting is called Cyclocartography, an important and often overlooked element of AstroCartography, and a big part of my work.
This last September I journeyed to my Venus line again, very strong in Lisbon, Portugal. (I posted a video about Venus lines, both famous and personal examples here) I had asked to offer some music at the Digital Nomad Conference, since their speaker line-up was full. But just a few weeks before the conference, I inquired if there was any space to give a quick download about my favorite astrology topic, AstroLocality, and surprisingly I was invited to give a full 90 minute workshop on the topic + play music.
The presentation + music resulted in a number of new clients and new friends. (Venus rules both social contacts and money, in addition to the arts). I even met someone in which there was a strong mutual attraction and she literally had 4 planets close to my Venus!! I also found the city of Lisbon and the extended region along the coast and in the fairy tale castle vortex of Sintra to be extremely beautiful—Venus/Aphrodite was of course, the goddess of beauty.
Just this last week, I was invited to be part of the House Band as well as offer personal consultations in Astrology and Human Design at a Tantra Festival in Portugal this coming Summer. Once again, my Venus is asked to shine in this area of the world, especially in her particular costume, Gemini, in my chart. I am speaking, teaching, performing, doing consultations (all Gemini traits). This also occurred in 2010, my first trip to Portugal, when I taught and read charts at the Boom Festival, and when I also began a significant relationship in my life.
Venus rules my 5th house as well, an area associated with romance, good luck, recreation, and creative self-expression—all of which have been quite strong themes along this line for me.
Where will you grow in 2018?
With my upcoming Conscious Relating with Human Design webinar training, and Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award recipient Oprah’s recent inspiring speech at the Golden Globes, and rumors of her running for office in 2020 – I wanted to share in this essay one of the core concepts of Human Design – the 9 Energy Centers and their status as Defined or Undefined in us. The focus is on Oprah’s open throat center.
The throat is one of 9 “energy centers” in the Human Design bodygraph, which function similar to chakras. An understanding of the Nine Centers is essential to interpretation of a Human Design bodygraph. Similar to the chakras, these nine centers represent primary energetic matrices, which also include specific biological associations such as glands and organs, in addition to their more purely energetic symbolism.
Knowing which centers are Defined or Undefined in you and how to navigate this definition most consciously, is the real crux of Human Design’s empowering wisdom. Definition also shows us our Inner Authority for making key decisions in life, as well as gives us our energy type, such as Generator, Manifestor, or Projector. But the foundation rests in the the definition of the 9 centers.
Defined Centers represent areas which have reliable and consistent energetic flow for us. In essence, we strongly identify with these centers. They are how we condition the world around us. They are the filters through which we perceive and we cannot remove these filters. Thus, even though we may be empowered, we may also be limited by that which defines us.
On the other hand, Undefined Centers are a foreign land for us. They represent areas of fascination, discovery, and education in this life, without an attachment to a specific expression. The challenge with Undefined Centers is our intrinsic insecurity in these areas. Since we do not have reliable energetic flow through these centers, we are not quite certain how to function with them. Thus we may compensate by trying to become like those in our environment who have these centers defined. Subsequently, these undefined centers become prominent sources of conditioning in our lives, often occurring in our early upbringing through parents, siblings, teachers, friends, and extended family.
Just as in astrology, a planet in a sign, house, or aspect can be navigated with intention and consciousness or in reaction, defense, or ignorance, I like to think of the potential expressions of energy in Human Design as a frequency of possibility. I use the terms Shadow, Neutral, and Luminessence to describe the frequency spectrum which one can apply to any aspect of their Human Design bodygraph.
In the chart of Oprah Winfrey, we see that she is a very “defined” individual. She has a strong sense of who she is and she will very much define the ambience of the room with her presence. But her throat is undefined. We wonder, how can a talk show host have an undefined throat center?
In her shadow expression, Oprah talked over guests and did not allow them to finish, which is the compensations of the undefined throat, tying to force words where they aren’t invited. But in her higher expression of her undefined throat, she patiently waited, and probed her guests with the right question. Active listening and accurately reflecting what the other is saying is the real gift of the undefined throat center. Oprah amplifies a guest’s statement in a loud, boisterous, passionate commentary to the audience, and thus, does not offer her own opinion, but rather enlarges what the other has said. Undefined Centers can always amplify the Defined Centers in their environment, for better or worse.
Where are you Genetically Defined or Undefined? Receive the liberating and empowering insights of your Human Design consultation here.