People born under the cross of Service are here to be of Service. In a sense it is that simple. The real question is what are they serving? For some it may be to be of service to themselves. For others they may be driven to serve their audience, their community or their country. Being of service can take on any level of action from acting, to shining shoes, to being a mom, to fighting in an army.
The driving force in the cross of Service is logical energy that is looking to make things or processes better to bring joy to life. Ultimately this is what the cross of service is all about, bringing joy to life. A good question a person born under the cross of Service can ask themselves before fulling investing in a project is, “If I am successful at this will it bring joy to life?”.
The main reason for this “Joy to Life” theme is that 3 of the 4 gates are in the logical channel. Logic in human design is all about analysis of things and processes to make them better. When they are made better it results in more satisfaction or more efficiency allowing us more time to enjoy life.
Denzel Washington is a cross of service. In many of his movies he portrays a good guy trying to get to the bottom of a problem or situation to resolve things to make it better for the collective. Two such recent movies were the Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The book of Eli. In Pelham he plays a subway dispatcher when he gets drawn into to acts as a negotiator on a kidnapping scheme master minded by John Travolta. Throughout the role he exudes trying to be of service to get John Travolta what he wants while trying to save the hostages. In the book of Eli, he plays a blind man traveling in an apocalyptic world with the last known copy of the bible. His mission is to get it to a place where it is safe and can be replicated to reseed the word of God. In both movies, both roles are perfect for the cross of Service. I believe Denzel is so believable because he carries the underlying energy of Service to support his acting talent.
Sarah Jessica Parker is also a cross of Service. In her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series and movies Sex in the City, she plays a journalist trying to be of Service to give her readers, mainly women, advise about sex, romance and love in the fast paced world of New York. In life Sarah provides service as a mother, director, producer and actor. In a recent Marie Claire interview she talked about how she is judged at times unfairly. A publication ran an article about how she used her status to get out of jury duty despite her vehemently denying it. In fact she went on to talk about how deeply she cares about a lot of things saying ” I think I care because I care. I’ve been on movie sets where people were just going through the motions. I don’t ever want to be one of those people who doesn’t want to be there.” In just going through the motions there is not much joy in life and for most people born under the cross of Service that just won’t fly.
Olivia Newton-John was famous in the 70’s and 80’s for here singing. While she still has pursued a singing career she is more recently known for her advocacy for UNICEF, Breast Cancer and to build a wellness center in Australia.
Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of Service.
- Gate 17 – Opinion – Following – This is the presentation of logical analysis of what is or is not working.
- Gate 18 – – Correction – Work on what has been spoilt – This is the logical adjustments to process or things to make them better.
- Gate 58 – Aliveness – Joyous – This is bringing joy to life through the use of a great product or an efficient process.
- Gate 52 – Inaction – Keeping Still – By being still, one can take in the bigger picture creating more depth to what you are trying to bring into focus.
Here are charts for Denzel Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker and Olivia Newton-John, all born under the cross of Service. The four gate of the cross of Service are circled in blue on the chart for Denzel. (Click on any image for Larger version of that image.)