Sun Transits Gate 64 to Gate 47 with Mars going retrograde
My husband is a closet mystic.
He’s so deep in the closet that I don’t think he even realizes that he’s a mystic or that he’s in the closet.
With an undefined Throat Center, sometimes amazing things just “plop” out of his mouth.
This morning we were talking about all the crazy things we chat about before 6:00 am. I made the comment that some people are really dialed into a frequency of Truth.
My husband replied with this gem:
“All people are tuned into the frequency of Truth. The question is can they hear it? And, if they hear it, are they afraid to acknowledge what Truth is saying…?”
His words got me thinking.
In my 30+ years of working as a coach, I’ve seen that most of my clients…brilliant, amazing, gifted people like YOU…don’t hear the Truth because they’re afraid of the Truth.
You have inside of you a connection to your Inner Wisdom that has clarity when you don’t, that has the elegant solution when you’re confused, that knows the next step whey you think you don’t know what to do.
But we get afraid of what we hear.
Is it really fear, though?
Or is it awe?
It seems to me that that thing we’re here to do, that thing that fills you with fear, the idea that takes your breath away and causes you to respond with a deep, knee-jerk reaction of “There’s no way I can do that…”is exactly what you’re here to do.
There are two kinds of fear. The first kind is the kind that is usually associated with either survival or an imagined future event.
The second kind of fear is the kind that many religions talk about. It’s not really fear, it’s awe. It’s the awe that we feel when we’re in the presence of the Divine or we’re in the Divine flow. THIS “fear” is the kind of fear that gets triggered when we allow ourselves to be tuned into Truth.
Many of us are taught to be be ashamed of our awe. The language we have been given to describe our life limits our awe, especially if we define our lives from the edges of what is considered “normal”. If you don’t have words to describe the “big-ness” of your awe, the mind-bending, breath-taking nature of our awe, it’s hard to own it and be inspired by it. Our awe becomes an anomaly instead of a guiding star.
Awe is the signal that you’re ready to take up more space for your life than you’re taking up right now. It triggers humility which, because of our conditioning, can cause us to shrink back from expansion if our self-worth is low.
Awe – that breath-taking inspiration that causes us to hope, to dream, to imagine what the bigger impact and possibilities for our life might be…
But if you don’t know how to push into your AWE and you confuse it for fear, you won’t hear Truth and you’ll shrink away from your destiny.
That thing you are meant to do -or that person you are meant to be – will never happen and it will die inside of you.
Isn’t it time you dropped to your knees humbled by the awe of your Life Purpose?
That’s why I teach Human Design and Leadership. Leadership isn’t about taking the lead in the way our society tells us. It doesn’t mean you have to run for office, be the chairperson of the board of whatever.
Leadership is fulfilling that thing that you’re here to do..that thing that takes your breath away.
To do this, you need a community of like-minded souls who will give you courage. You need the latest information and science to support you making the changes necessary to play bigger, be stronger.
And you need inspiration, because when you make these kinds of changes, it’s easy to get seduced back into doing things the “old” way.
Are you ready?
Join us for this year’s very first International Human Design Conference. (Registration closes on Friday, September 11.) This year we gather in awe of the feminine power within us and the role we play in creating a future that nurtures the awe of the world.
We’ve got presentations in Spanish, French and English. All presentations will be recorded so you can also watch and attend as your own pace, in your own time, in your own way. We’ve got amazing inspirational leaders and teachers from all over the world who are gathering to hold space and stand in awe of you…
Click here to register: http://www.humandesignstore.com
No video this week…
For years astrologers have been looking at the transits of 2020 and taking a deep breath.
We’ve already made it through some rough transit patches earlier this year. We’re getting ready to hit another bumpy ride from September 9 – November 13 with Mars going retrograde and squaring Saturn.
Astrological aspect are thematic and rooted in archetypes. That means that we have a choice over how we’re going to work with these energies. With awareness and understanding, we can leverage these transits and use them to catapult ourselves into a cycle of rebirth and innovation. Awareness empowers you and helps you understand what’s really going on.
You are never a victim of the planets. They radiate from the sky with the loving intention to further our growth and evolution. I encourage you this week to cultivate a personal relationship with the planets. Literally go outside and invite them to share with you what they think you need to know to thrive during this time of potential transformation and change.
I’m going to start this week with talking about the Sun and the Earth before I give you an overview of the retrograde sky and the adventures of Mars and Saturn.
We start the week with the Sun in the Gate 64, Divine Transference, moving to the Gate 47, the Gate of Mindset.The Earth starts the week in the Gate 63, the Gate of Curiosity, moving to the Gate 22, the Gate of Surrender.
So much of our focus this week is on the mind. We are riddled with questions, exploring ideas and possibilities and, for many of us, struggling with trying to figure things out. We want answers and the pressure to find them can leave many of us confused and challenged with the despair that nothing seems to make sense.
With the Sun in the Gate 64 at the beginning of the week, we have the potential to be inspired but stuck because we haven’t been given the information – yet – that will help us implement our big ideas. When the Sun shifts to the Gate 47, we are poised to experience an epiphany IF the timing Is right. If the timing is not aligned (yet!), we run the risk of beating ourselves up because we haven’t figured out how to do what we’re dreaming of doing. Try to be patient. The answers will reveal themselves all in due time.
Keeping an open mind and being willing to wait for the right answers is paramount here. AND, with the planetary retrograde tango that we’re all dancing right now, we may have to wait a while to experience some clarity and a sense of direction.
We are going into a long cycle of being in the Void. We’re still exploding our old identity and our old narratives. We are sitting in the stillness and waiting to see who we will become. It is vital that we strive to keep an open mind and a state of positive expectation that everything is going to be alright in the end. The dreams we’ve been cultivating this year are the beacons that call us forth right now, especially during the long, dark nights ahead.
When we’re in the Void, it will be tempting to want to go back to how things used to be. We can’t go back. We can only go forward, so take the time to engineer your course so that you’re not at the mercy of others who forgot to bring their compass to the adventure. With a strong and clear narrative about who you are, what you want and where you are headed, not only will you lead yourself out of the wilderness, others will follow you.
The Earth grounds us this week when we stay out of self-doubt and we respond to our questions with curiosity and wonder. When we allow our minds to engage simply in the entertainment of the infinite and wonderful possibilities ahead, we can surrender our need to know and allow ourselves to explore the terrain in front of us with the understanding that everything we need to support us and help us evolve will be revealed to us, one right step at a time.
Ok. On to Mars….
Mars goes retrograde from September 9 – November 13 and also squares Saturn. Retrograde cycles always cause us to go inward and to slow down. They afford us an opportunity to revisit what we need to learn and heal in order to move forward.
We currently have five planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) in retrograde. When Mars goes retrograde we’ll have six planets in retrograde from September 9-12 until Jupiter goes direction again. It might feel like nothing is moving forward fast enough. Remember, retrograde energy is a powerful time for realignment and to adjust the trajectory you are traveling on.
Mars, often called the planet of war, is a planet that rules some of our more intense and heavier emotions, such as passion, rage, sexual desire and our survival instinct. Saturn is the cosmic teacher that helps us learn what’s truly valuable by burning everything down and forcing us to re-evaluate what’s working and what we need to release and heal. Alchemists invoked the energy of Saturn to burn away the dross in order to turn lead into gold.
An astrological square is when two planets are at a 90 degrees angle to each other. This creates tension and pressure in the dynamics. Mars starts this retrograde cycle in the Gate 3, the Gate of Innovation. Saturn sits in the Gate 61, the Gate of Wonder.
Both of these energies are in the Transformation Circuit in Human Design. This is the circuit that is responsible for evolving the Human Condition. These energies are pattern breakers and will eventually mutate us in a deep way. After this cycle, nothing will be the same and that is good. These energies are clearing karmic patterns and ancestral memories that have kept us playing small and settling for less than what we want.
With this being a retrograde cycle, we may see things fall apart and feel like there’s nothing we can do about it. We may find ourselves witnessing the inevitable results of our karma and feel like we’re trapped in cosmic goo. The time to make the changes necessary will come, but we have to allow the process of letting things fall apart, crack open and revealing the dark underbelly before we know exactly which monsters we need to slay to clear the path for innovation and rebirth.
There’s hope here.
Both of these Gates give us a code for what we need to do to sustain ourselves during this time of change. The Gate 61 reminds us that there is a bigger picture unfolding here and to not get lost in the upheaval of the moment. We must remember to adopt a bigger perspective and to stay connected with the simplicity and wonder of the beauty of Life. This is a time to maintain your connection to Source and trust that this process is a deeply spiritual rebirth and our capacity to create is being amplified and compounded by the quality of our thoughts and the connections to our Heart and with the Heart of Who We Truly Are.
May I gently recommend a daily practice of connecting to Source in the way that works for you as a powerful tool to get you through this time?
The Gate 3, Innovation, promises that we can change but only if we focus on what IS working and remember to love what we are transforming. You can’t change anything you hate. The focus of our hatred only makes what we hate grow. If we’re going to make changes, we have to focus on what we love, what we’re grateful for and notice our progress, however incremental it might feel at the moment.Gratitude feeds innovation.
This is an intense cycle. I’m not going to pull any punches. Things will continue to fall apart and probably more intensely than they have all year. We’re entering into this cycle already exhausted. But our exhaustion means we can’t resist the process.
My advice is this. Rest like your life depends on it – because it does. With so many retrogrades, re-plenish, re-stock, re-source yourself. Make sure you have some extra supplies stored away so that you can relax into feeling supported and like the basics are handled. Be prepared for the unexpected by having a strong and powerful vision for what you want for your life and for the world. Stay in community with each other. We’re going to need to hold each other’s hands.
When your old wounds resurface, don’t react but acknowledge them and their need to be healed, released and aligned. This is the time to unwind yourself out of old karmic patterns.
Be gentle with yourself and with others. We’re all in this together and learning to increase the deliberateness between stimulus and response is a skill we’re all learning. Do your best to breathe before responding. Keep yourself focused on how to expand love on the planet, to create closeness first and then rightness.
Stay connected to higher level archetypes like beauty, wonder, joy and curiosity. Try to see the world through the innocent perspective of a child.
Everything is going to be beautiful in the end. Keep your eyes on the prize!
Have a great week!
From my Heart to Yours,