July 17, 2024

What does Split Definition mean?

In Human Design there is a concept of Split Definition. A split occurs when there are defined centers that do not all connect together through defined channels. Overall there are 5 different possibilities regarding definition in Human Design. Here is a list from simple to complex.

  • No Definition
    • This would be a reflector that has no centers defined.
  • Single Definition
    • This is a design that has all the defined centers connected. This could range from just 2 centers defined and connected to all 9 centers connected.
  • Split Definition
    • A Split definition could probably be referred to as a double split as it results in two distinct groups of centers that are defined and connect but there is no defined connection between the 2 groups.
  • Triple Split Definition
    • Like it’s name, the triple split has 3 groups of defined centers that are connected within the group but not connected to the other groups.
  • Quadruple Split
    • This is a rare occurring design, as there are 4 groups of defined centers that do not connect with each other.

In a minute I will talk about what impact the splits have on a design, but first lets step back and review how a center gets defined. If you look down at Whitney Houston’s chart you can see that under the design gates, the red numbers on the left, she has the gate 62 in the North Node and the gate 17 in Jupiter. Lets picture a completely blank chart that we start to color in.

So for Whitney…

  • we would color in the 62 as a defined gate
  • then we would color in 17 as a defined gate
  • 2 gates make up a channel and in this case they are both defined so now the channel is defined
  • In design, when we have a defined channel between two centers, both centers become defined and are colored in.
  • So now the Head and Ajna are defined and colored in.

To complete the design we would continue to color in all the defined gates. Where defined channels occur then we would color in those attached centers as well. Hopefully, now you can see how the groups of defined centers are being formed and in fact how all of the body graph is colored in or not.

But what does a split represent? If you think about design as a collection of energetic expression where each gate, channel and center have archetypal characteristics, then you can conceive that these  energies can flow together. If there are defined channels between the groups of centers then the energy can flow more easily and quickly. However, if there are gaps, white gates or channels that are undefined, then these can offer resistance between the defined groups and slow down the harmonization of the energy into a common voice or expression.

So when you have splits, in the moment it can be like there are multiple voices from within trying to express themselves. It may take time to come to a point of expression or harmonized action.

Another affect of having splits is that you may be drawn to people that bridge those gaps. If we look at Billie Eilish below, she might be drawn to someone that has the gate 6 that will connect her 2 groups of centers all together. In the presence of someone with gate 6, she can harmonize the emotional voice of the Solar Plexus and Root group, with the doing for me voice of the Sacral and Identity group. Interesting fact, her brother, Finneas, with whom she preforms and creates music, does have the gate 6. This probably lends itself to the closeness of their relationship.

Here are some examples of the different types of definition. Also, I have included links to the detailed reports for the celebs below. To get your custom report click here.

No Definition – Reflector

Sandra Bullock has no centers defined.

Human Design Report For Sandra Bullock











Single Definition

Whitney Houston had no splits and all of her defined centers are connected together.

Human Design Report For Whitney Houston











Split Definition

Billie Eilish has 2 groups of centers. The Sacral and Identity (labelled group 1) and the Solar Plexus and Root (group 2).

Human Design Report For Billie Eilish












Triple Split Definition

Karen Carpenter has 3 groups of defined centers

  1. Head and Ajna
  2. Throat and Heart/Will
  3. Identity and Sacral

Human Design Report For Karen Carpenter











Quadruple Split Definition

An uncommon and complex configuration. Four groups of centers defined but not connected. Here are the connections and perhaps what the initial expression is.

  1. Head and Ajna -What I think about this situation or question or interaction etc.
  2. Identity and Sacral – What I want to do for me about this.
  3. Heart/Will and Spleen – What I willfully want to do right now!
  4. Solar Plexus and Root – What I emotionally want to get started about this.



I Gotta Be Me

One of the gifts of Human Design is it helps you to uncover and or discover who you truly are. It points out the parts of you that are defined or hard coded and illuminates areas, thoughts, beliefs or expressions that are not you. In Human Design we call these defined and undefined areas or characteristics. There are three major pieces where we talk about definition in a Human Design chart and those are Centers, Channels and Gates.

  • Centers are the shapes and their origins are linked to the Hindu 7 chakra system.
  • Channels are the entire line between the Centers. They are made up of 2 gates and are associated with the Kabbalah Tree of Life.
  • Gates are the numbers in the centers and are represented by half the channel line between the centers. They are a synthesis from the I Ching.

When a center, channel or gate is colored in it is called defined. It does not matter what the color it is. By being defined it signifies that you will have a consistency of expression with the architype or characteristic that the gate, channel or center represent.

When a center, channel or gate is white is is called undefined. This represents that you are open to feel, carry or amplify energy with these characteristics or architypes associated with that center, channel or gate.

As you start to understand your design and the energies that are defined and undefined with, you can discover that maybe part of your expression in life is not coming from you but from others or the world around you. That is not to say it is good or bad being influenced by these energies, but the awareness of their origin can be helpful especially if they are creating conflict.

Lets take a look at a few examples from the singer and model Dua Lipa.

On the top right she has an undefined Channel of Logic. This is the beginning of the logical process where you are looking at a process or a product and coming up with the initial judgement is this good, bad or maybe ok but it needs improvement. Since it is undefined, on her own Dua might not really know or or have a firm that conclusion. However if she is around or surrounded by more logically defined people, she might take on a more logical approach to things. The truer version of her energy in the mind come from the defined gates 47 and 61. She would tend to look at things in either an individual know way, “it’s a given understanding” (gate 61) or an abstract way, “this is how things fit together”(gate 47).

Moving down the logic circuitry she also has an undefined gate 17 of opinions. Again, since it lacks consistent energy, she might not express her opinion much or if she is around opinionated people she might express an opinion quite boldly. You see undefined area can amplify the expressions they are exposed to. With the next gate in the logical circuit being defined, gate 62. the gate of the gate of details, her more natural expression might be to start listing the ingredients of a product or talking about where it was made without much of an opinion at all.

Lastly lets take a look at her Undefined Identity center and in this case it is called open which is an extreme case of an undefined center. Open centers can be extremely impactful as there are no gates defined on the center so there is no consistent influence. Two items stood out regarding her Open Identity center from the Wikipedia article I read.

  1. She was heavily influenced by her father who was a musician and she started singing at age 5. The undefined G, (another name for the Identity center), can often be influenced to become something from a parent or significant mentor or partner.  It will be interesting to see if she stays with music and singing or at some point decides “Hey this is really not my passion”.
  2. She has had a series of relationships over the last years but nothing has lasted. The Identity center is home to the 4 Love gates so there is a lack of that energy and most open G’s are looking for love and to be loved. Her last relationship ended because of incompatible schedules. It is likely much harder for an Open G to carry on a long distance relationship without the persistent presence of felling that love energy.

Again, it is not about whether an undefined area is being influenced, but it is about bringing awareness of an influence. From awareness you can then think about if the influence is in harmony or bringing you discord. Dua has a lot of passions, acting as a feminist, speaking out about sexism in the music industry, acting as a philanthropist supporting a variety of charities and modeling and her interest in fashion and clothes. She may find over time that some of these aren’t really resonating and will let them go. The bottom line is thru Human Design you can shine a light on how you are designed and come to a more harmonious place because for all of us, ” you gotta be you!”


Dua Lipa singing her hit son Levitating:

Sammy David Jr. sings I Gotta Be Me:

Credit to Wikipedia for the picture and info

Note – There is conflicting birth times for Dua Lipa on the astrological sites I reference some have 12:18 AM and some have 23:45. The difference in her chart in terms of definition are very minor, however there is a great difference in profile, the earlier time being a 5-1 and the later which I have used being a 6-2.

The reluctant Hermit

The second line in Human Design is dubbed the Hermit. 2nd line people need quiet or down time to integrate things they have learned or experiences they have had. Since the 2nd line is projected, others pick up on this and naturally offer out invitations to the Hermit. “Hey, come out to the movies with us or Hi, want to go for a cup of coffee.” My mentor Karen Parker would talk about how the 2nd line thinks they are hiding out in their apartment, and no one can see them. Yet to others, it is more like they are in their apartment alone, the lights are all on, the shades are up for any passerby to see them. So, the rest of us see them and we invite them out.


Now the 2nd line comes in a variety of flavors because the profile consists of two lines. So, the line in addition to the 2nd line will add to that flavor of action or expression. Most of the time, 2nd lines have a natural balance of getting their alone time and being invited out. However, I have noticed two examples of the reluctant Hermit.



The first occurs in the 2-4, when they have been overscheduled or overextended themselves to too many or too frequent invitations.   At this point the walls can go up, they start throwing out boundaries in perhaps a desperate attempt to go into the cave and shut the door for a while until they fill up the empty alone time shelf. They become the reluctant Hermit shutting down invitations left and right.


The second type of reluctant Hermit that I have noticed is the 6-2. Now you probably know the 6th line has 3 life stages. The second stage is from age 28-51 and the 6th line is up on the roof. At 51 they are scheduled to come off the roof and step into the role model phase for the last third of their life. But at this point, some 6-2’s become the reluctant Hermit. Life on the roof, the stepped back vibe of observing life, the opportunities for alone time feels so good that they really don’t want to get back in the action. I some cases this results in the 6-2 to be pulled off the roof at some point by life’s events a bit after the scheduled coming off the roof at their Kiron return.

The point of this observation is about awareness. A micro strategy for any 2nd line is to assess from time to time, “Are they getting the alone time they need or are they stuck in their cave?” From this point of awareness, they can act to either lower or raise barriers and accept or decline new invitations to get back into balance with their energy and their profile.

So, the question for today is … “Do you have any reluctant Hermits in your circle at this time and if so, how can you invite them into balance or even just gently make them aware?”

Note – The Hermit Tarot card from The Enchanted Forest Deck, by Lunaea Weatherstone

Watching the world go by

There are many dramas and controversies that we humans can be drawn into. These can leave us feeling angry, upset, mad, disenchanted or a variety of other emotional states. Many of these emptions can cause stress and create physical symptoms in our bodies. Human Design offers a potential way to view the world that can reduce and alleviate a lot of the stress and anxiety so that we are more balanced and in harmony. Ra would have likely called this being the passenger or watching the movie.

The controversies and dramas can come from a variety of sources. Whether they are family dynamics, politics, the latest sports match, personal or work place relationships, they can all draw us in to their web that can play out for days, months, or even years. This morning I was reading a thread on Facebook from our towns group posting. The focus of the thread was about a goody bag that the elementary school kids can bring in for the Halloween celebration. The school had made a determination that there were to be no outside bags this year. They were going to provide the treats in the bag to control what was in the school and what the kids could have.

In full disclosure, I have no stake in this game as my kids are grown up and out of college. So it is far easier to sit back and observe when you don’t have a stake.  But I do think even when we are invested, if we can pull ourselves back to the observational perspective of Human Design, it can make life a lot easier and more harmonious.  I am also not saying to lose the passion for something you care about, just adjust your judgement and expected outcome as the observer.

Reading this thread I could see glimpses of various elements of design. Some posts were confrontational saying the school had no right. Another changed the topic completely, talking about the professional baseball team. A third was judgmental. A forth was questioning, if this was all we had to complain about life must be pretty good. In all these comments, from the observational viewpoint I could see the elements of Human Design pop out. Elements of the incarnation crosses, expressions of certain gates and even some flavorings from profiles.

In my minds eye it was almost like watching a game of pinball, where when the the ball hit a bumper the machine would say “Cross of Obfuscation” or “Cross of Laws” or “gate 49 of Revolution”. The ball is just reacting to the energetic forces it encounters. In my example, the balls reaction is the people expressing their viewpoint on the subject.









Another way of looking at it is like the game of Plinko. You drop a chip in the top and it bounces off pins on the way down and ends up in a slot at the bottom where you get various points.  The analogy is that the chip is the issue, the pins are the people and how the chip bounces off is their expression. Sometimes its a little bounce and other times bounces over a couple of channels. The slot at the bottom is the outcome of all the interactions around the issue as the chip makes it’s way down the board.  Ideally to some degree  you can hold this objective viewpoint, that the people are just expressing their views and those are coming from their design, that they cannot always help how they express their energy and it is not personally directed toward you or another person or a group,  it’s just energy. The ball in pinball or the chip in Plinko are just bouncing with the energies being expressed and you have no control of where it is going.

Now I know it is not always this easy. That there are issues or situations you are passionate about, and I am not saying to squash that passion. But if you can, even just a little, release ownership and control of the outcome once you have made your input, and watch through the lens of Human Design, the pinball or chip bounce around, you may find that life is a bit less stressful and a bit more harmonious.

I challenge you to try this with something in your life and see if it is a better way to watch the world go by!


The spice of Life in Human Design

I often refer to the Profile in Human Design as the seasoning of a design. The salt and pepper and spices that flavor it. All the aspects in a chart have characteristics or architypes. Gates for example represent things like having opinions (17), capturing detail (62), or emotionally connecting to spirit (55). Centers represent things like how you see/feel about yourself (G/Self), how you value your worth (Heart/Will) or how you get things started (Root). Channels, for example, represent things like saying yes and pushing thru (29-46) or contemplating and having an experience (36-35). Yet all of these aspects in a design are flavored by the profile. A third line design is going to flavor all these characteristics with experimentation. So getting to know your profile is an important step in understanding your design because it is going to frequently come into play in how you navigate the world.

Each profile is made up of 2 lines that come from the Sun and Earth gates in a design. I like the representation below in order to understand the evolution of the profile lines.

5             Outward Focus
2              Inward Focus

If we start at the bottom with the first line, we have the most inwardly focused energy. The metaphor I see in my mind is someone looking down at their feet or belly. They are trying to find foundation on where they stand or where they are going to stand.

Continuing the metaphor, as we move up the lines the tilt of the head is rising. Line 2 is still inwardly focus but more aware of the others out there. That is why it manifests as the hermit, having alone time but also being aware of the others and accepting invitations to get called out.

Line 3 is still inwardly focused on the experiment or experience. But most experiments/experiences involve the other so there is even more awareness here. How does it turn out with the other?

When we get to line 4, now we are outward looking. The 4th line is the opportunist and the opportunity is thru the network. Scanning your network for 4th lines is imperative to harvest the opportunities.

The 5th line is fully looking out and is projected. I often think of the old fashion Grand opening lights in the sky. There is a projected magnetism from 5th lines that draw others in. It is like they are standing in a spotlight, energetically.

Lastly, the 6th line goes through it’s life cycle, from looking inward the first 28 years, to looking outward from 28 to 51, and then coming off the roof and looking on to what’s next after 51.

So it is important to understand the view of life that each line has,  as described above, to understand the potential direction and impact the profile line will create.

Here are some key notes for each line.
1. The 1st line is foundational, looking or digging for information to feel comfortable with what you are doing or going to do.
2. The 2nd line needs down time to process or integrate what you have studied or experienced. Because of the down time, the 2nd line needs to hermit or have quiet time to process.
3. The 3rd line is experimental or experiential. There is no straight line thru life. You need to try things out and see what works and what does not. You have never failed even though the world may judge you for some of your experiments did not turn out so well.
4. The 4th line is foundational through the network. Your friends, family, people you work with, your job or what you do and where you live are all part of your foundation. Your network provides the opportunity so if any of the network items mentioned are changing or coming to an end, you may feel uncomfortable until the new foundation is built.
5. The 5th line is projected energy and is magnetic. People are drawn to 5th lines. But the 5th line has a natural complexity to it. Because of the complexity, a 5th line person takes much longer to truly  get to know. This can result in the 5th line feeling projected on and you may want to escape the projection.
6. The 6th line has 3 life stages. 0 to 28 years it is experimental and inwardly focused. Around 28, the 6th line goes up on the roof and becomes observational. Watching others out in the world and how they navigate it. At ~51, the Chiron return, the 6th line comes off the roof and steps into the Role Model phase where you move forward with things that are of value to them.

Every profile is made up of 2 lines. So it is the blend of both the lines that truly shape the profile.
In this image you can see where the profile comes from in the chart. For this chart, the 2nd line, the small 2, is present in the personality Sun and Earth gates, 27.2 and 28.2. On the design side is the 4th line in the Sun and Earth, 41.4 and 31.4. Thus this design has a 2-4 profile. To learn more about profiles you can check out the podcasts here.

Witnessing Human Design in Bradley Cooper

My impression of Bradley Cooper from his movies and an interview I saw, gave me the impression of a very self confident, motivated person wishing to maximize his life experience. However, last week I listened to a great podcast from the series SmartLess, where he was interviewed by his good friends Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes. Bradley revealed past struggles with self worth, trying to find himself and showed he went through a very vulnerable time. After running his chart it is no surprise, his Human Design is written all over his life experiences. Let me elaborate on how I see his Human Design influencing his life.

In the interview there is a great illustration of a completely open G/Identity center. The open G is vulnerable to influences from the people it is surrounded by, and often may ask the question, “Am I loveable?”  Bradley describes how he lacked self confidence and he looked up to comedians like Will Arnett and others as role models. Their humor was often cutting or bordering on mean. Bradley and his open G took on this persona and would often use this type of humor in social situations, thinking it was funny and it made him appear funny.  The conversation moves to a to a pivotal moment in the earlier days of their friendship. Will and Bradley, who were neighbors had been out  to dinner with others the previous night. Will stops by the next day and asks Bradley, “How do you think it went last night?”. Bradley says “I remember thinking I was so funny!” and these 2 guys I respect thought I was so funny.  Will cuts him down to size and points out he was an asshole and acted like an asshole (pardon the language I am quoting Will). This is an awakening for Bradley, realizing he had a problem with drugs and alcohol and a problem in how his open G was incorrectly portraying who he really was. It was a turning point for him to see this persona of mean or aggressive humor was not him, just an amplification by his open G of what he admired in others. He was wanting to be loved for being funny, yet it wasn’t being delivered that way and didn’t come off that way. While that style works for Will, (who has a defined G), it did not work for Bradley and he came of as aggressive. Bradley just does not have the definition to pull off that persona in a consistent and or correct manner.

Jason goes on to comment how Hollywood and fame is known to shape a person, often to be more vein or stuck up. However, in Bradley’s case and through this awakening it helped shape him to be more in alignment with his design and allow his caring and professional style to shine through his open G.

Further interesting to the story  and this relationship is that Will is the incarnation cross of the Sphinx. Sphinx’s are all about direction. All 4 gates of the cross of the Sphinx are giving out direction. Will’s lead gate is gate 2, home to magnetic monopole. Gate 2 is about being in the flow in life. The monopole pulls us into the stream of life if we allow it.  Will’s interchange that day, helped Bradley change his course and get back into his flow.

There are other parts of his design that stand out as well. The described incident happened shortly after Bradley went up on the roof as Bradley is a sixth 6th line profile. Going up on the roof for 6th lines is a great change of perspective, moving from 28 years of looking inward to about 23 years of looking outward, watching the world and how it works. From the perspective of the roof, it was probably easier for Bradley to see the incongruity with how he was expressing himself and who he really is.

As the cross of Individualism, he has the gates 51 Shock and 39 Provocation which likely played a hand in his “mean” humor. While the overall intention of the energy is to awaken someone, the delivery was mispackaged resulting in hurt instead of awakening.

Later in the conversation Bradley talks about his daughter and how he really wanted a child. You can see this in his design with the gate 50, fatherly energy and the gate 37 the gate of the family.

I am sure there is more that can be drawn relating his design to the things revealed in the interview, maybe you can find some too.

Link to the SmartLess podcast with Bradley

His full report

Is the Voice too much for Ariana Grande?

The Voice is my favorite musical talent show because it highlights very gifted artists and the coaches really seem to care about the talent that they work with. To some who have only seen the American version of The Voice they might not know the vast spread of the show across the Globe. The show was invented in the Netherlands and has spread across the Globe from Australia to Korea to South America, Africa and so many more countries too many to name. More info on Wikipedia.

This season on Americas version of the Voice features artist Ariana Grande as the newest coach of the shows 21st season. Through the blind auditions that start the show to the early stages Ariana seemed to be adjusting and getting her footing as she competes against veteran coaches Kelly Clarkson, the legendary John Legend and the Americas Voice patriarch Blake Shelton. But as the show has progressed, it seems it has gotten more and more challenging for Ariana. For those not familiar with the show, the coaches chose a set number of artists by listening to them without seeing them. Once they chose their artists they enter into the competition and artists compete and are eliminated by competing against each other. As the weeks go by more and more artists are eliminated. The contestants that survive elimination spend more and more time with their coaches and the coaches getting to know each other on a deeper and more personal level and start to see more of their talent and their dreams and aspirations.

As this season progressed Ariana’s dilemma seems to have come forth fueled by her human design. Ariana has seemed more and more emotional and at times unable to speak or clearly communicate her reaction to the contestants performances. Lets look at the Human Design and see how that factors into Ariana’s reactions and potential dilemma.

1. Ariana has an undefined Solar Plexus. With only one gate off this center she is significantly impacted emotionally by her team and when they face elimination and the emotions they feel of going home Ariana feels them intensely. Additionally the one gate, gate 30 off the Solar Plexus, carries the energy of fantasy, hope and the emotions and of what could be. It is easy just from this center to see the impact her team members have on her.
2. She has an undefined Will center. Ariana can feel and amplify her mentees sense of self worth or lack if they are facing elimination. The one gate, gate 21, that she does have is the huntress, to go out and get what you need and all these artists on the show are hunting for their opportunity to make it on The Voice stage. I am sure on some level she want to give them some of this energy.
3. She has a completely open G/Identity center. People with an open G center have the ability to feel and embody the Identity of others, especially those they get close to. As Ariana spends more and more time with her contestants she is likely to deeply feel who they are. If leaving the show is their fate she feels it as deeply as they do, maybe deeper. All their identifying with dreams of success and failure will pulse through Ariana’s being.
4. Ariana is the cross of Service. She wants her team members to achieve their higher purpose and as a coach I am sure works hard to guide, give opinions and correction to give them joy to life. If they go home or face going home does not bring joy to their life or Ariana’s.
With all these parts of Ariana’s design, she can not help but deeply feel for each of her team and their fate. It was probably best illustrated on the show recently, when she recently flashed a hand made poster saying Ariana’s team forever and expressed that she would always stay connected to her team. Truly she has been impacted by these contestants she has worked with. Hopefully it has not been overly impactful and she can keep going with The Voice as the wonderful supportive and involved coach. As I commented in an earlier post about Ariana, she experienced vocal issues while on tour, and this season that experience was reflected in the Blind Auditions as she gave her team members, a throat kit lunch box with items to support their vocal health, totally reflecting the Cross of Service that she is.

Here is an example of Ariana’s dilemma on the voice.


See Ariana’s Full Report

Why Human Design?

Human Design is a self-help tool of awakening and understanding. It is a complex system and you can go very deep into  the mechanics and details or you can browse it and use it to make some fairly simple changes in the way you approach your life and the world around you.

At the core, Human Design is an amalgamation of multiple metaphysical systems in conjunction with quantum physics. The basic premise is that during the process of our birth, we are programmed by the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars. Quantum Physics has shown that we are constantly being bombarded by tiny invisible particles called neutrinos. The neutrinos passing through us in the womb create a “wiring system” within us. This wiring system has pathways where our expressions, reactions and tendencies are defined and repeatable. But our “wiring” also has openings that are influenced by the energies around us. This gives us the potential in these areas to have great intuition, but it also can leave us vulnerable. The net effect of these openings can leave us with inconsistencies in how we act and feel the world around us.

Human design is quite complex and you can drill down layer by layer to receive deeper insight into why you and others act the way they do.

The core components in Human Design are Type, Profile, Centers, Channels, Gates and Incarnation Cross.

  • Though type you can begin to understand basic principles of how you were design to operate in the world.
  • Through profile you can see the flavoring or seasoning that will be added to your actions, thoughts and interactions.
  • Through centers you can see where you have strengths and vulnerabilities.
  • Through channels you can see why you do the things you do and why somethings you might not do so well.
  • Through gates you can see the archetypal expressions that come through in your actions and words.
  • Through the incarnation cross, you can behold the platform of energy, that you were born onto to carry out your life purpose.

From a spiritual perspective I believe that we are a combination of a soul with it’s own history, and a human body that our soul rides through in this incarnation. Human design gives us another tool to examine the journey, and perhaps bring focus or make changes to our approach to life.

  • Human Design can help us understand why we act and react in certain ways.
  • It can help us understand others actions and perhaps not take them so personally but look at them as just a mechanical expression of the energy of the others design.
  • It can help us understand why our approaches to certain things work and others do not.
  • It can explain certain quandaries that have befuddled us in our lives since we were children.
  • It can help us maximize our life experience.

So how does one start with human design? Get your chart and perhaps a report.

Look at the following:

  • Your Type, Authority and Strategy to shed light on how you should operate through life.
  • Your profile and see how it flavors you and your life experiences.
  • Your defined and undefined centers to see your consistencies and inconsistencies.

If it resonates and you see how it is operating in your life get a reading or buy a book and start to dig in.

Human Design is a tool of Self Awakening. It will not resonate with everyone, but it does hold something for everyone even if it just gives you a different glimpse into the human condition.


Click to see a sample report available from this site.


Human Design is not “The One”

There is a relatively new series on Netflix called The One. The premise is that trough analyzing your DNA they can find characteristics that would match you with the one person in the world that you are designed to fall in love with. I won’t give anything away if you haven’t watched the series, by saying it is not as simple as that premise.
In contrast with The One, Human Design is not the one. It is not a silver bullet that will tell us our best partnership match, show us the best kind of job to take or best life path to take but it is a tool that can give us a lot of clues to help us optimize the choices we make and help us to decisions in a way more correct to our design. Human Design can give us a variety of strategies to use in our life from major themes, to minor or subtle changes we can make, in how we approach certain situations.
At the type level it gives us the following guidance:
Manifesting Generator and Generator – Act in response to what the world is presenting and move forward with those things that resonate and feel right, right now, in your gut. Response usually follows a chain of steps or questions, move forward with each step when you feel yes from your gut and pause or don’t go forward for the no’s and maybe’s.
Projectors – You are here to guide and lead but you will struggle to do it with out an invitation. As a non-Sacral being you will have inconsistent energy to do all the time so you may need to be selective or have strategy about when and how long you work. Ultimately you are a guide and the best direction for you is how you feel about what you are saying that you are going to do. Do the things that feel right and feel like you!
Manifestors – You are here to be the creative spark. The balance of informing and distributing information is the key. You need to focus on informing the right people, the right amount of information. Creation works when there is a degree of speed. Over informing bogs down the process, slows the speed and kills the creative spark. Under informing or not telling the right people will leave you lacking for the others which are a necessary ingredient to the manifestation. Even someone like an artist, who may appear to create purely on their own, has resources that are delivered or provided by someone else.
Reflectors – You really know your environment. You are so open you are a reflection of the world around you. It takes time to become clear about the world around you. Take your time and embrace what feels good and is healthy for you. Take action and create boundaries or make change for those things in your environment that are hurting you or holding you back. Embrace the reflections that you feel compelled to give back to your family, friends, tribe or community.
Beyond the type there are a multitude of other strategies you can utilize from Human Design such as these.
• Those with emotional definition need to ride the emotional wave as clarity comes over time.
• The open or undefined throat needs to wait for the opening to speak to be truly heard.
• The defined mind, defined Head and Ajna, may need to consciously shift from having the mind being the decision making authority, to using the mind for its wisdom and skill in processing information, weighing the pros and cons but allowing the true authority to make the decisions.
• The open or undefined identity should honor the guidance of the center to make a change when feeling uncomfortable in a particular place or situation.
• The open or undefined root may need to team or pair up to get projects started or off the ground.
But more specifically addressing the premise of The One, there are indicators and elements about relationship compatibility. Things like these:
• The electromagnetic connections that occur when two people come together.
• How the profiles of each other interact.
• The dominance or compromise of overlapping channels.
• The interaction of the lead energies and the driving purpose of the incarnation crosses.
All of the above have an impact on the relationship and its success, and by bringing awareness by each party in the relationship a greater harmony and sense of purpose together can be achieved. That is not to say all relationships will work, but it is to say that Human Design is a tool that can help all relationships work better.

If you are curious about The One here is a trailer.


All Roads

There is a saying, “all roads lead to Rome.” In the days of the Roman empire, it was true literally as all the roads radiated out of Rome to the rest of the Roman empire. These roads went across Europe, to parts of Africa, to the middle east and even through parts of Britain. In the Human Design system, the Throat center is Rome. As you may know all of the centers, gates and channels have characteristics, architypes or energetic tendencies and all of these want to make it to the throat to be expressed.

Expression can come in many forms from words, song, art, body language and even lack of action or expression is in itself a form being expressed. So, when looking at a design it is important to observe the defined and undefined wiring in relation to the Throat. A defined Throat is going to have an easier path to expression where as an undefined or open Throat may take more time to express, and will potentially express with inconsistent energy.  A defined Throat may have a more consist volume or particular flavor of expression and an undefined Throat may provide more distillation of the expression.

Now not all energy heads straight for the throat. The logic circuit for example flows down for the head via the 63-4 where it hypothesizes if something is good or works well; then crosses over at the Ajna to flow via the 17-62 where we have opinions and details and arrives at the Throat. Next it flows down the 16-48 channel of talent to the Spleen and from there down the 18-58 getting correction to bring joy to life.  At the Root the circuit heads back up to the Sacral with focus coming from the 52-9 and then crosses over and flows via the 5-15 channel of rhythm to the G and then via the 7-31 channel of leadership arrives back at the Throat. But keep in mind while this is the pattern of this logical circuit it doesn’t mean the energy can’t flow the other way as well where the correction of the 18 can bring about more depth in the 48 and that depth can be expressed with the talent of gate 16 out the Throat.

So, let us take a detailed look at some Throats of these famous musicians.

Mariah Carey has a completely open throat. Her open Throat can be a chameleon and transform itself or be a pure distillation of what she wants to express. Her latest Greatest Hits album is an assortment of a wide variety of Artists songs from Karen Carpenter to Ann Murray to Celine Dion.  https://youtu.be/fGIc4qEmWqM

Her three main influences on her Throat are her abstract thinking mind, putting pieces together, her Sacral self-powered Identity, and her joy to life Root to Spleen.

Prince on the other hand has a defined Throat from the Solar Plexus that wants to talk about the experience. If you think about it, a lot of his songs are focused on the experience with a flair of the story teller coming off the gate 11.

Sir Paul McCartney also has a defined Throat connected to the Identity via the leadership channel. He always has seemed to be a pied piper in a way with his songs almost saying, “Hey follow me, this way!”.  You could call this an octa-Throat, like an octopus, look at all those defined gates in the Throat. He can express himself in so many ways with so many flavors.

Freddie Mercury, the lead singer song writer for Queen has an undefined Throat. Looking at the defined gates of his Throat we see the following:

  • Through his gate 45 he ruled the stage
  • His gate 35 talked about what we have done
  • His gate 31 lead the way
  • His gate 33 was a bit secretive
  • And his gate 62 had lots of details for all those lyrics

He was quite transformative with his Voice and was alleged to have a full 4 octave range.

There is a lot more that could be said about these designs and their Throats but hopefully this has given you a flavor of the power and varied expression of the Throat center in Human Design.

Who is this Hollaback Girl?

Gwen Stefani is an icon in the music industry. After an 18 year career headlining with the band No Doubt,  she launched a clothing line and a successful solo career. She has won 3 Grammy’s, 2 Billboard awards and an American music award. Lately she has made 5 appearances as a coach on The Voice and was the winning coach in the latest season, season 19.

Gwen has an eclectic style in music and fashion and you only have to watch a few episodes of The Voice to see the exotic flare she brings in her fashion. If she has a signature to her look, it might be her exposed midriff and bright red lipstick. At 51 she is holding her own against mother time. So let’s look at her Human Design to see what may have helped this Hollaback Girl be so successful.

At the core of her design, Gwen has the defined Sacral to the Spleen to the Heat-Will centers. In a sense, this is core power in the moment. She has the powerful Sacral of Generators, connected to the in-the-moment Spleen center through the nurturing and nourishing channel of the 50-27.  From the Spleen she has the 44-26 channel of the salesmen that connects the Heart-Will center, drawing you in and telling you what you need and want. On top of this she has the gate 45 talking about how to rule this all, or at least how to rock it.

Up top in her design between the Head and Ajna centers is the 61-24 channel, which brings her version of understanding the world through her music and her fashion. With this energy sometimes we get it and sometimes we don’t, or maybe at times we are just not ready for it. But with a 5-1 profile, she brings a magnetic charisma that draws us in to see what she will do, sing or wear next.

Since coming to The Voice, Gwen has developed a budding romance with Voice coach and country star Blake Shelton. They recently announced their engagement in October of 2020. It seems to me that some of the eclectic combinations in her music and fashion are her undefined G-Identity center expressing variations of who Gwen is. As her relationship with Shelton has grown, so has her interest in country music which seems quite a twist for the pop rock oriented California girl.

Her latest single and music video, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself”, highlights her historical music fashion as she pulls out some of her old outfits and in a song that rides a real reggae vibe. I also wonder if part of the background energy pushing this forward now is the drive to express parts of her identity that were fading with the new country girl guise that she has been showing. This country girl expression in style and song is probably influenced by Shelton’s defined G-Identity center that is steeped in country music and county life. And who could blame her?!

Here is Gwen Human Design and check out her report here.






















Check out Gwen’s latest video and single wear she reintroduces all those different characters.


And what is a Hollaback girl you might ask?

Check out her Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and see what she says and who drops in!


Joe Biden President Elect of the United States

Joe Biden is President elect of the United States. Here is a look at his Human Design and how that will influence and affect his efforts during his Presidency.

He is the incarnation cross of Contagion. Contagions are here to spread things or to get them to catch on. It will be interesting to see if his enthusiasm to bring the divided country together will catch on or fall flat. He has some powerfully emotional energies to amplify his messages with gate 55 of Spirit and the gate 30 the clinging fire.

He has an abstractly wired mind with the 64-47 channel, which has the potential to fit various people together on a team or committee or to fit different ideas together to create a more widely acceptable approach.

He has a defined identity through the 29-46 channel of saying yes and then sticking to the commitment. But the duality in this channel can sometimes mean giving up. He also carries the gates 14 and 44 which both carry elements of being able to identify what resources are needed and manage the allocation or use of those resources.

His throat as we have seen in the debates may be a challenge at times. He stuttered as a child and I would speculate that might have been in part due to the design in and around the throat. While his throat is undefined, he has 5 defined gates and the gate 43 reaching down toward the throat. Imagine all of these gates having something different to say. As a contagion he can’t help but say them all to spread their message. But those messages need to come together to be cohesive and coherent. The gate 43 puts pressure to express something he knows, but this is individual knowing which can be hard to explain to others. All this could lead to a bit of a struggle to express himself. He will likely do better, with rehearsed speeches, similar to the acceptance speech he gave Saturday night, that allow all of the things he has to say to be blended and polished.

He has a completely open will and at times he may have self-doubt, it is probably a benefit that he has a strong wife, Dr. Jill first lady elect, and his family to support him. His root is also undefined, so he is going to feel pressure to get a lot of things started and completed.  It is not surprising he has already put together a transition team and a Covid-19 task force. How will he do if he gets push back from the senate or congress?

His undefined Solar Plexus leaves him open to be influenced by emotional events and situations. But the defined gate 55 of spirit and 30 of clinging fire should be able to transform the emotion to the passion ruled by his Contagion cross.

As a 4-6 profile in the later stages of being a role model, he will likely exhibit the leadership that you would expect from a veteran politician.

Overall, Joe Biden has a lot of elements in his design that support his new job as President, but the proof will be in the execution of office over the next four years.

One Size Does Not Fit All

We are often led to believe that if we do things a certain way that there is the magic formula. There is also a common belief that if we put our mind to it or if we just focus, we can do IT! In some cases that may be true. But if we examine the world through our Human Design, we begin to see that it is probably not true, that one size does not fit all and certainly one approach is not the best approach.

Human Design is the art and science of differentiation. When we look at our design, we can clearly see that we are all wired very differently and because of this we all need to use the processes or take the approaches that best suits our design.

Take for example Tony Robbins, a motivational speaker and coach. Now I will confess I have not taken any of his courses and only listened to a bit of some of his pitches. But I do sense an undertone of that one size fits all mentality. I am sure he has many great ideas and suggestions. But I do think from a Human Design perspective, his design pushes forward ideas and thoughts that work for people with a similar design as his.

When we look at his design, he has all four motors, Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart-Will connected directly to the Throat. So Tony, can push convince and motivate people to:

  • Get Going! (Root)
  • Just Do it! (Sacral)
  • Really want it! (Heart-Will)
  • Emotionally Obtain it! (Solar Plexus)

Most of us aren’t like that so we would need to modify those motivations or “pitches” because we are not wired to sustain the energy the way he does. Most people do not have all four motors defined and those that do, like me, do not have them connected to the throat. So while I can feel those 4 points mentioned above internally, I would need a modified strategy to use them to my best advantage or they would likely come out feeling flat to others or not be heard at all.

Additionally, Tony is heavily wired tribally. He has 3 important tribal channels, the 59-6, the 19-49 and the 37-40, which also happens to be part of his incarnation cross. He cannot help but push a tribal agenda in his expression. While that will work for some of us, not all of us are oriented to be tribal in our design so that is not our thing. For those not wired to the tribe, trying to be tribal will likely cause frustration if not hardship and dissatisfaction. Furthermore, part of his tribal energy, the 59-6, has sexual tones so he can also use that in his appeal. Not all of us have that.

Again, I am sure Tony has a lot of great ideas and tips. I think there are a lot of coaching and coaching models out there to help us with our relationships and our personal accomplishments. Some if not many may have very good exercises and processes for us to become a better version of ourselves. But as you read about or sign up for these programs or sessions, please keep in mind that the one size or method does not fit all. Take into account their coaching suggestions and compare that to your design and how you are wired to act and make decisions. By doing that you can make the most of what you are being taught and integrate it with how you are designed and who you are here to be so you can accomplish what you are here to do on this Earthly plane.

RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

























I heard a radio lab podcast replay on the night RBG moved on from this world. The episode focused on a key trial in her career to get equal rights for women. From 1973 to 1976 she argued 6 cases of gender discrimination before the Supreme court, sometimes on behalf of women and sometimes for men. The case in focus on the podcast was actually two cases. She consulted on a case that represented men in Oklahoma and a woman who managed a drive through liquor store. At the time men in Oklahoma could not buy beer until they were 21 but women could buy beer at 18. The liquor store was next to Oklahoma State University and so the young men at the college would get the sorority girls to go buy beer for them.

The liquor store owner was trying to get the law changed and was represented by a somewhat stubborn male lawyer, who despite Ginsburg’s advice insisted on presenting the case to the Supreme court in his own way. His resulting experience in front of Supreme court did not go how he had planned. Yet somehow Ginsburg got on the Supreme court docket right after him on the same day for her case representing a woman in a discrimination case. Before the supreme court she was able to tie and weave these two cases together, and while they were both about discrimination, they were also very different in their details and aspect of the laws and how the constitution applied to them.

After I heard this, I was intrigued if I could see this in her design. I was not disappointed as sure enough once I ran her chart, I could see the core energies that not only helped her win this case but also helped shape her career to be that great judge that she was.


At the core of what I see, is she has a defined mind that is connected to the throat. These connections, give her consistency to deliver her thoughts and ideas with her voice and in writing her opinions. She has a lot of defined energy in the abstract circuitry (outlined in blue in the diagram below) and also a lot of defined energy in the logical circuitry (outlined in red). She has the gate 63 to focus doubt or attention of thought on a product, process or treatment of people as in this case. That circuit crosses over and she has the 17-62 channel which has opinions and infinitesimal details about that whatever is being discussed as well, all the while looking at it with a logical, step by step analysis.

But she also has the abstract circuitry which is putting the pieces of the puzzle together or grouping things that one might not logically think will fit together. She has the 64-47 channel to bring together the abstract and crossing over she has the gate 11 to tell the story of why or how those all go together.

In the cases cited by the podcast she had done just that, brought 2 cases before the supreme court that might not seem like they fit together but ultimately mesh and supported her cause that all people were equal or should be under the law regardless of their sex. She later went on to support other equality measures to combat gender discrimination.

An additional element of her design is her completely open identity center, which potentially gave her the ability to feel her defendants plight and later as a member of the supreme court put herself in others shoes. Also, she was the incarnation cross of Eden, so for each situation she contemplated whether abstractly or logically, she had the underlying emphasis of how could the outcome of the trial or ruling lead to a little part of Eden on earth, that beautiful garden that is peaceful, beautiful and supplies us with everything we need. I don’t think her dying request to wait until after the election to approve a replacement justice, was political. I think it was her design expressing itself as the right thing to do in Eden would be to let the people choose.

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Will the real Ellen please stand up?

As I was watching Ellen DeGeneres on the Ellen Show the other day I started to contemplate the contrast of her behavior on her talk show verses her advertised other show Ellen’s Game of Games.

On the Ellen Show she is generally fun loving, dancing in the audience and chummy with the guests. She often gives away lots of prizes and gifts to the audience. I saw an episode where she sponsored an animal wildlife sanctuary and with the help of a sponsor. I think she sent them $10,000, and a ton of food for the animals.

Yet on her show Ellen’s Games of Games, she puts the contestants through all kinds of crap that could be seen as mean. She has contests where people get sprayed in the face with all kinds of messy stuff, drenched with water, blindfolded so they embarrass themselves and fall down and at the end 3 out of 4 people free fall from a very high height through a trap door when they get the question wrong and lose.

So just who is the real Ellen?

Will she please stand up!

(I’m not the only one asking this question. Joe MacLeod from the HMM daily seems to think she is Mean. Read More )

But I think it is more complicated than that and I was willing to wager that her Human Design would offer some clues.

So in looking at her design the first thing that stands out is she has a completely open G center. People with and open G can have an inconsistency in their identity.  For some it is more historical. The become a waitress, then a singer, then a mother, then a teacher etc. All in an attempt to uncover their real identity that has resonance for them. For others, like Ellen it can seem more variable in the moment. So there is an Ellen that can be sweet and generous and caring and there is an Ellen that can be wild and insulting and embarrassing and put people thru trauma. With the open G these can easily coexist and show there face periodically.

Looking at her design, it would appear the driving force in her “Meanness” is the gate 51 Shock. The 51 is all about waking people up or shaking people awake into a greater awareness and into Universal Love. Remember, in Human Design all of the energy is trying to reach the throat.  Look at the diagram below.


With Ellen’s design, if you follow her defined energy channels they are flowing like a river from Solar Plexus to her Root to her Spleen, where the Sacral energy also pours in and then to the Will and to the hanging gate 51. The 51 stretches toward her Identity and when it can, makes the jump of energy  to the Identity and then out the Throat into expression. The 51 potentially acts as capacitor, which builds up energy and then it allows it to shoot past. In this case shooting past with the flavoring of shock.

If we go back and look at the channels that feed this, there is the 28-38 which is struggle or the game of life. Hmmm… sounds fairly similar to Game of Games! I think behind her  games there is a provoking quality to look at life and these things you are trying or doing to your self.

Is the embarrassment, fear, humiliation worth the risk for the moment of fame and or money you might win?

Additionally, as Ellen is a 5th line which is projected energy. The platform of TV allows her to project this same message onto the viewers. Would I get shot in the face with goo, or dunked in water or drop from a height?

The mere thinking about it can make you wake up to the contemplation about life and risks and what exactly is the game of life that we play every day and what does it mean.

To me that is not Mean, it is an interesting contemplation that Ellen is giving us an opportunity to ponder.

So is Ellen Kind or Mean, I think she is both and many flavors in between and her open G leads the way for her to be this way.

Human Design Report For Ellen DeGeneres

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A brief glimpse at the Human Design of the top 7 contenders for Democratic Presidential Primary 2020

Many of us are going to vote in the primaries next week as Super Tuesday rolls in or will be voting in the coming months. I will vote Tuesday but I have to say, I am still undecided at this point. Since I have been steeped in Human Design for the past 15 years I thought it would be worth while to look at what each candidates Design says about how they are wired to act and express themselves should they become the next President.

To keep this brief, for each candidate I will focus on the incarnation cross as I believe this is the platform we stand on for our life purpose. I will also include the profile as I feel, like spices, this energy flavors all of our expressions. Lastly I will add one or 2 other aspects I see in their design.  I will do my best to be objective, but we humans cannot prevent some filtering from occurring because we all have a design and look at the world through the lens of experiences that we have had. I will then close with a question. This may carry more of my opinion, but I am phrasing it as a question as maybe you too are wondering about that quality or thing within that candidate.

At the bottom of the post are links to the full Human Design report for each candidate.

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Note – The birth times for Klobuchar, Steyer and Warren are unknown so the default is to use noon but mention the other possibilities I see for them during that day.

These reviews are in random order as I literally picked their names out of a hat.

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is supported by the cross of the Vessel of Love. So at the core of her energy is Love. It appears her focus of this love is to make sure every person gets a fair shake and corporations and other large entities need to act in a loving and compassionate way. If they don’t she is going to take it to them. Her design here is a 3-6 but since we do not know her time she could be a 3-5. Either way the 3rd line is about learning about life through trying things out, experimenting. She seems to have an air that says “I know this” as she speaks which is coming from the experience of her life. It is also possible if she was born in the first 3 1/2 hours of the day that she has the knowing channel in the mind which would further add to this “I KNOW” sentiment. Through her spleen to the Throat channel she is knowing in the moment. Her lead gate is gate of extremes(15) so she can come on as extreme or belabor a point to the extreme. Her Achilles heal in the design might be the hanging gate 36 which can cause  confusion or hesitation when faced with an unknown or new possible experience. She has the gate (7)  of leadership.

Is her perceived frustration due to the slowness and resistance to what she believes is the right thing to do, going to turn off voters or get in the way should she become the nominee and/or President?

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar is supported by the Cross of Duality. Duality energy understands the art of being busy and using that energy to duplicate. So if there is a program or model of how to do things over here, then you can use that same model to do it over there. Amy would likely be good at focusing on things that are working in certain places and helping them spread. She is either a 5-1 or 5-2 profile. Here 5th line is projected and sophisticated. I don’t know if we will fully understand Amy until she is in the public eye for a much longer time. It just takes longer to get to know 5th lines. She has a complex single definition, which is a good thing as the energy can all communicate together, like voices in the choir coming together to express themselves in harmony. She does carry a lot of tribal energy to support, sustain and carry the tribe forward in a direction that is safe and sustainable. While she is  wired emotionally, which at times may take longer for her to respond, this is well balanced by the tribal energies which will help make it a decision that will support the tribe properly. She also has the gate (7)  of leadership.

What does “tribe” mean for her since it is an integral part of her design?

Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg is supported by the Cross of Laws. Laws are all about doing things a certain way so they are safe and sustainable. These are not necessarily literal laws but basic behaviors that are repeatable so we don’t run out of food and we stay safe and warm etc. There are times when laws need to be changed, but that is generally a slow and measured process so we don’t make mistakes. But since the cross does carry mutation, Pete should be able to make change happen at a certain pace with caution in hand. Pete is a 4-6 profile so his network is very important to him and presents him opportunities. His 6th line is on the roof so he may seem aloof or reserved at times. He has a split definition, where his 3 motors are wired to the spleen meaning he can get things done quickly when it is the right thing to do. His defined channel to the throat is the story or hi(story) teller so it explains why he often uses stories to illustrate his points. He will be best with policies if they have a good story that will help him be strong at supporting them. He has an open solar plexus which can be influenced or overwhelmed by drama if he doesn’t shield it but he appears to have a good handle on that.

While the cross of laws is stable, will it allow him to move forward in a timely manner while supporting a broad enough coalition, because laws do tend to be tribal in nature?

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is supported by the Cross of Dominion. Dominion is heavily influenced by the mind, gates 64 and 63. They want to ingest thoughts and ideas and consume them. This is the ability to ingest a lot of data. However this thought energy is not fully grounded in reality, it is more theoretical. Bernie is a 5-1 profile so he carries the magnetism that has fueled his popularity. His 1st line behind the scenes carries energy to investigate and get to the detail level on issues. He is a projector here to guide and lead through his will to the identity. This means he will do what Bernie wants to do as he identifies with that cause or issue. His main channel is from the heart. With the heart as his only motor and his recent heart trouble, it does give me concern. The heart needs to work to rest. Will the demand of the oval office allow for that? He has the leadership gate (31) that is a social leader so it is no surprise socialism is a main theme.

Are the thoughts and ideas Bernie is pushing grounded enough to be achievable without mass disruption in the USA? 

Mike Bloomberg

Mike Bloomberg is supported by the Cross of Contagion. Contagions are here to spread ideas and things that they are passionate about. Mike has a 2-4 profile which makes him a social connector.  His 4th line is a net worker and opportunist while his 2nd line is a natural at picking things up be they ideas or concepts. Mike has a quadruple split definition which is comprised of four separate  groups of defined centers. Essentially it is like having 4 voices within you when you are in the moment. For Mike these voices are:  abstract thought – putting the pieces of the puzzle together;  rulership – what I want for me;   doing it – what I am going to do and get done; what’s it gonna be – the experience that I am passionate that we have.  On one hand a split definition can make a person more balanced as they have multiple perspectives on things. On the other hand it can take time for the voices to come together under pressure and maintain the full balance of all the voices. Mike also has the gate (31) of the social leader.

What is Mike passionate about and which of his voices am I hearing from?

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer is supported by the Cross of Service. People on this cross are here to serve and be of service. When things are not of service it does not sit well with them. This is likely why Tom presents a focus of beating Donald Trump. In his mind Trump and his actions are not of Service. Tom started a hedge fund company that did very well but in 2004 began to get protests from Yale students about the environmental policies of some of the investments. Over time, Tom made a shift away from these investments and began funding and supporting environmental causes. So his support and talk about global warming seems based on the enlightenment where he realized taking care of the environment was very important to being of service to the greater good. Tom is either a 2-5 or 3-5 profile. The 5th line makes him complicated and harder to get to know. The 2nd line would explain why he said he was not going to run a year ago because for a 2-5 the limelight of running for president might be daunting. 2-5’s really need their down time. The 3rd line might explain the shift on the environment, when he saw that his investments were not working in conjunction with his service energy.

Have we really seen the full extent of Tom Steyer?

Joe Biden

Joe Biden is also supported by the Cross of Contagion. Joe is here to spread what he is passionate about. It would seem that his main thrust is ideas and policies that are a return to the old standard policies that were the focus of the Clinton and Obama presidencies.  I think that may be why his campaign seems to lack excitement. It is harder to spread excitement about something old and established. It is easier to generate energy and excitement for something shiny and new. As a 4-6 profile Joe is off the roof and into his role model phase. He also carries the gate (31) of the social leader and this is bolstered by his role model stage. His 4th line means he is a good at networking. Joe has a split definition with the his identity power by his sacral motor. This voice speaks about what he can do or what he has done. He also has a defined mind that will think abstractly on how things go together. His split in conjunction with several hanging gates on his throat are probably why he has been struggling to get the words right when he is speaking in the recent debates. Simply put the throat cannot keep up with his excitement behind the ideas or point he is trying to make. The split does create a potential dilemma in his decision making. Is the decision is coming from the mind or is it coming from what is right to do right now. From the Human Design perspective the mind is an adviser and should not make the decisions.

Does Joe represent the changes and policies you want from our next President?

Human Design Report For Joe Biden
Human Design Report For Mike Bloomberg
Human Design Report For Pete Buttigieg
Human Design Report For Amy Klobuchar
Human Design Report For Bernie Sanders
Human Design Report For Tom Steyer
Human Design Report For Elizabeth Warren

Grande, Tall maybe a better idea?

Ariana Grande cancelled her tour show in Kentucky this past Sunday with emotional posts on social media. Grande stated that she was very sick with sinus and sore throat issues and trying to get well quickly but she was too sick to perform. She announced this publicly as she wanted fans to know ahead of time so it would not catch them off guard.

While any of us can get sick, Ariana as a projector has put herself in a risky spot with the ambitious tour that she is in the midst of. Her Sweetener Tour started in March and doesn’t end until late December. She has been preforming every 2 or 3 days since it started, making over 40 stops in the US and 19 stops in Europe. Additionally, Ariana is more of a spotlight performer, which I would think have to be more energetically demanding than even being a lead singer for a full band.

When we look at Ariana’s design, what stands out is she has only one motor, the root. While the root is connected to adrenaline, the root is a pulse motor and needs to rest. When the root shuts off, Ariana is likely to have low or no energy. Ariana may be boosting her root with caffeine, I mean how could she not with a name like Grande, but over time the root and adrenals get worn down and with her tough demanding schedule she could be in for a big crash.

It’s not that projector can’t be out there and do energetic demanding things. But they are better served to be very wise about their strategy. On paper, according to her design, she would be better off with shorter tours, more days off in between shows, or recovery weeks where she has no shows. From the descriptions of the tour it has grown from the original plans and that maybe be a cost of being the hot ticket, but ultimately strategy would be beneficial for the long term.

As a cross of Service, Ariana is wired to be loyal to her fans as she wants to serve them so it is understandable she was upset in cancelling the show. The Cross of Service is all about delivering joy to life, so to cancel a much anticipated concert is no joy to a fan. Additionally, her undefined will may question if she is worthy of their love and that question of her fans could be hard for the total open Identity to take as it seeks love and approval.

It will be interesting to watch Ariana mature as a performer because she is so undefined in her Solar Plexus (emotions), Heart/Will (worthiness and willpower), Sacral (generator energy), Identity/G (self Identity and Love).

Though her definition she will continue to change and evolve to bring joy to life and with her defined 43-23 that defines the Ajna and the throat she will mutate and bring us genius or freak, only the timing will tell. I wish her blessings and pray that she will find the right manager that will honor her design, to keep her healthy and energized for a long and wonderful career.
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Incarnation Cross of Spirit

People born on the incarnation cross of spirit are infused with a lively and empowering energy that can spur the rest of us on to “get into spirit”. Three of the gates, the 16, 59 and 55 carry creatively powered energies giving people born on this cross a highly creative potential. The gasoline here, the core fuel, in the mix is the gate 55, the gate of spirit, which is individual in nature. However the gate 55 has a high potential for melancholy and that coupled with the individual nature of this energy is not always understood by the rest of us. This can lead to the ‘not self’ expression of the cross. This not self expression according to Ra could be a whiny depressed expression of spirit or perhaps call it dispirited.
But lets look at the positive aspects of the gates of the cross of spirit.

Gate Name Gate Gene Key Description
59 Dispersion Sexuality The Dragon in your Genome Sexual energy to promote tribal continuity.
55 Abundance Spirit The Dragonfly’s dream Creative spiritual expression that is emotionally fueled to have an experience.
16 Enthusiasm Skills Magical Genius Talented energy that can be easily expressed.
9 The Taming Power of the Small Energy for Detail The Power of the Infinitesimal Extreme focus, sometimes hyper focus.

The gate 59 has a focused energy to reproduce for the benefit of the tribe. The gate 55 has a passion to have an experience. As it is individual energy it is potentially unique to that person. The gate 16 brings talent to express what is being thought of or being created. The gate 9 brings incredible focus to the thought and to the detail. When we combine the 4 gates there is the potential to have a masterfully creative inspiration that is fueled with passion, detail and focus to bring us closer to the spirit of whatever the expression and or experience is targeting it to be. Spirit here could be spiritual as in God or it could be in the spirit of understanding the complexity of chess. It all depends on the cross of Spirit that is expressing this.

There is a challenge and balance in all this, if the cross of Spirit wishes for their vision to take hold and be understood. Typically because of the gate 59 has the drive to make connection, they will want to be understood or their spirit embraced. The challenge is the individual nature of the 55, the driving energy of the cross, may at times be so unique, that unless the timing is right the rest of us aren’t ready to catch the spirit.  If the creativity of the 55 is required to compromise, to be more mainstream, there is the possibility the passion which fuels the spirit will bleed out before the impact and the fever of the spirit will be lost. So the cross of Spirit dances with these factors in hopes to be of spirit and have their passion catch fire and spread.

Here are several cross of Spirit’s whose passions vary quite a bit.

*Note – Azzyland and Michael Dell are noon days charts as there birth time is not known. However all day they are cross of spirit.

Shania Twain – Music Legend

Shania YouTube – https://youtu.be/-FMhUNSIxks Did you catch UP the spirit?

Azzyland – an Instagram and YouTube star who features video game-centric content and cosplay elements.

Azzyland YouTube – https://youtu.be/H4xB7yGOwfw – Did you say WoW?

Michael Dell – Founder of Dell Computers.




Match made in Heaven?

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker are celebrating 22 years of marriage. Far out lasting many of the celebrity marriages, there union is a testimony to their connection. Sarah has stated that the key to their marriage is they are good friends. From the Human design standpoint their are some electromagnetic connections that helped draw them to each other and also form a foundation to keep them connected.

Electromagnetic connections are not all their is in relationship. There is harmony in the core energies, there is compatibility of the expression of the profiles and there is a recognition or an awareness of energetic expression. Some profiles like the 2nd and 5th lines are more hermit like and others like the 4th line are more social. Some profile pairings in relationship will have a natural balance as their is pure resonance and others will have a dance of balancing between different ends of the spectrum. For example, a couple that both have a second line may find a natural balance of the hermit energy and recognize the need in each other for down time. Couples without a resonance may find there needs to be give and take and understanding as they negotiate the differences and pulls of their profile energies.

In the case of Matthew and Sarah it is hard to say for sure about their profiles. Odds are they do not share a profile line. Sarah is for sure a 1-4. Very foundational in nature, with an eye toward an inward focus. Matthew is for sure more outwardly focused and likely to be a 3-5. His birth time is not known so it is possible if he was born in the last hour or so on his birth date, he could be a 3-6 or 4-6. If we do assume he is a 3-5, then this relationship would be a dance of the inward and foundational nature of Sarah and the more outward, experimental yet sometimes hermitting energies of Matthew.

However when we look at electromagnetic connections, when 2 hanging gates come together in the same channel, we do see a strong pull. Sarah and Matthew connect in some very important channels. In the chart below you can see the circled connections in the 59-6, the channel of sex and reproduction. The also form the channel of rhythm in the 15-5. Although  these energies do not always get along as the 5 is more steady rhythm and the 15 is extremes in rhythm, there still is a connection but this one may be more of a dance. They form the 44-26. the channel of surrender. This connection adds will power for Sarah and is an instinctive and tribal connection. While it is not elctromagnetic, Matthew has the full 37-40 channel of the Family and Sarah has the 37 as a multiplier. Overall, if their goals and beliefs are in alignment, these tribal energies of the 37-40, the 59-6 and the 44-36 will be like glue and hold them together in what can be a difficult world of a celebrity marriage and raising a family.

Additional if you look at the incarnation crosses there is potential harmony. Sarah is the Cross of Service. Essentially the Cross of Service is here to have opinions and corrections to bring about joy in life. Matthew is a Vessel of Love. Typically Vessels of Love are here to be love and love life. What is not to love about bringing more joy to life? So in a sense his cross supports her and her cross supports his.

So you could say, it was a match made by the heavens, since our designs come from the positioning of the planets and stars and the neutrino energies that give us our programming or design.

Composite chart for Sarah and Matthew



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Spice of Life – The Profile

I often describe the profile in Human Design as the salt and pepper. It is like seasoning in cooking. Sometimes you’re going to taste it strongly and other times not as much, but it will categorically affect everything you do. For this reason I think your profile is extremely important to understand because it will put a slant or a spice on every decision, every relationship and in sum, how you show up in life.

Not only is your profile important for you to know, it’s also a big part of other people’s experience of you. For example, if you’re a 1-3 profile (like my wife), others may experience your energy as introverted, inwardly focused and possibly even self-absorbed. This is because the 1-3 has to always get foundation within themselves before they can do anything else and be present for others.


What is the profile? 

Each person’s profile consists of two lines. One comes from the sun and the other from the earth locations in the design. This sample chart has a 3-5 profile. The 3rd line is on the Personality sun and earth and the 5th line comes from the Design sun and earth. (circled)





Each line in Human Design has an orientation and specific characteristics. There are 6 lines in Human Design. When we look at the 1st line, it is very inwardly focused and as we move up to line 6, it is becoming more and more outwardly focused. So lines 1-3 have an inward, self focused view and lines 4-6 have an outward, or looking out towards others in their life. The diagram below illustrates the relationship of the 6 lines and gives their keynotes. (Special thanks to Rev. Ric from Healing Spirit Ministries for the next 2 images.)














Overview of the 6 lines.

  1. Investigator(1) – The first line is a foundational investigator. This is a person who will ask a lot of questions. They have a need to have a solid understanding of the details before they can proceed. This need to understand provides an underlying feeling of comfort. When they understand it all, they are comfortable and when they don’t, there is the nagging drive to find out more. For example, if a 1st line is learning a new profession, they will get all the books, take as many courses as they can and feel they need to know it all before starting to take clients or customers. When planning a trip, they will be driven to investigate it in great detail, including ways to get there, what to do, places to stay, etc. The 1st line gathers all this information and applies it to themselves. How does this affect me? How does this change what I am going to do? Am I comfortable doing this now that I know all about it?
  2. Hermit(2) – The second line is a hermit. However, there is a projected social aspect to this profile. So while there is a part of them that needs alone time, there is a part of this energy that projects out to other people and says ”Hey this person needs to be called out of their hiding!” Therefore the second line cannot be a successful hermit. There is an important aspect to this need for alone time. It is only in this alone time, only when they are allowed to draw within, that they can integrate the happenings around them. Whether this is to absorb and react to interpersonal dynamics or processing some new skill or information they have learned, they need some down time for integrating this into their being. So it is important for a 2nd line to take their alone time but accept some invitations too, as they are designed to have this balance of hermitting and going out.
  3. Martyr(3) – The third line is an experimenter. Or we could also call it an experiencer. It is through experimentation and experiences that the 3rd line understands how the world works. They will try things many ways until they get it right. With each experiment, they take the results and apply it back to themselves. So for example: ”Well, I went to work on a rainy day without an umbrella, I was cold and wet all day and felt uncomfortable so I will always take an umbrella to work.” Time passes. ”Ok, I have carried this umbrella to work for 3 months and it has only rained twice and it is inconvenient to be hauling this around. I will only carry the umbrella when it looks like it’s going to rain.” Third lines may feel embarrassed or ridiculed by the failed experiments. Remember, this is how the 3rd line is designed to learn. They are designed to become experts at things so they can advise others and pass on what they have learned. There is no failure, it is just part of their experience on the planet.
  4. Opportunist(4) – The fourth line is a social networker with a need for foundation. The 4th line desires the next thing to be lined up before it is ready or willing to move forward. This foundation is based around house, significant other, close friends and career. If it is moving on from a job, then they will typically want the offer letter in hand before they resign from their current job. In relationship, they will want at least prospects for a replacement before moving on. Fourth line people tend to get stuck in relationship for fear that the replacement won’t happen. When faced with the prospect of moving, they are likely to have the next place all lined up before moving out of the current one. As a 4th line profile most of the opportunities for jobs, friends, or significant others will come through their social network. This is how the energy revolves around the 4th line design.
  5. Heretic(5) – The fifth line is a projective line and they have a projected field around them, meaning that the 5th line energy is outwardly expressed. This acts like a magnetic force that carries their energy out to people and can draw people in. But like a mirror this energy that is projected out can also be reflected back upon the 5th line by people they encounter. For example,if they have sexual energy in their chart they can be accused of flirting even if that is not on their mind. If they have the energy of opinions, they can be judged as opinionated without saying anything. If they have an undefined G center, people may say ”They don’t really know who they are” even though they may feel grounded. Because of this projection they will at times need alone or down time to get out of the field of projection. They need to take care of themselves and honor their need to be alone some of the time.
  6. Role Model(6) – The sixth line lives out 3 different life stages. From birth to about 28.5 years the 6th line profile is prone to experimentation, (similar to a 3rd line profile). They take the results of the experimentation and experiences and try to internalize them. In an attempt to become wise, they sort through what works and what doesn’t work and how it has affected them. From age 28.5 to age 50 the 6th line withdraws. There is a realization that the experimentation didn’t really work and during this period of their life it is said that ‘they go up on the roof.” It is sort of an aloof observational period where they look outward at the world to figure out how things really do work. They observe how other people do things and use their examples of what works and what doesn’t work to figure out what works for the 6th line. Around age 50 the 6th line profile comes off the roof and moves into the role model phase of life. They have tried things the first 28 years and they observed things for the next 22 years, now they are wise and ready to step in the role of mentor or role model. This is a passive role model not aggressive. People will seek them out for their expertise, help and advice. The 6th line will get involved, only when they deem it to be a worthy cause for those who are asking as well as for 6th line themselves.

As I mentioned before, you have two lines, or unique energies, in your profile. It is a combination of these two lines that make up your complete profile. In the Energy and Keynote chart below you can see the pairings that make up the 12 different profiles in Human Design. If you understand your profile you can see how your seasoning is going to impact your life and you can become more aware of cause and affect, expression and reaction and use it to make more balanced decisions to maximize your life experience.

Quick links to an in-depth look at each profile

Dear Kelly

Dear Kelly Clarkson,

Please take care of yourself. While you showed a lot of heart and grit surviving and thriving through an appendicitis during hosting the Billboard music awards, your human design suggests you may be vulnerable to other health ailments, if you push yourself too far.

Wishing you blessings and Love!

Peter Roe ~ Human Design Coach

Kelly Clarkson has been on a whirlwind of productivity since she burst on the scene as the first American Idol in 2002. She has produced several albums, been on TV shows, produced a children’s book including an original lullaby and is a coach and mentor on the TV show The Voice. Most recently Kelly made the news as she hosted the Billboard awards, making a very energetic opening performance, all while in the midst of an appendicitis. Cringing in pain after the show she flew home for an emergency appendectomy. The Billboard Awards were sandwiched in between The Voice live shows which Kelly did not miss a beat and was back in the coaches chair the next week after her operation.

While I admire her perseverance, I am genuinely concerned for Kelly’s health as her human design shows she has a vulnerability. It is not public what her birth  time is so I will show a couple of charts. There are 2 things that pop out to me looking at her chart that don’t change through out her birth day.

  • Her Heart / Will center is completely open. This center is considered a pulse motor and needs to work then rest. Think about the heart. It beats, it rests, it beats, it rests. The Heart / Will is connected to self worth. People with an open or undefined center can push themselves to keep going to prove they are worthy, a true competitor. But without consistent energy, they don’t know when to rest.  The Heart / Will center is connected to the physical heart and the gall bladder. If you don’t allow the rest, you can end up causing physical damage. I have a friend who always accomplished things through will power. In their mid 30’s, they had their gall bladder removed. I ran their chart and sure enough the H/W center was open.
  • The other thing of Kelly’s design that stands out is what my wife Elvia calls the octa-Spleen. She has 3 channels and two hanging gates connected to the Spleen. Lots of splenic energy! She is wired to be in the moment, do in the moment, progress in the moment. It is not a surprise that she believes she can do it all, as she has all this energy to be in each moment.

If we take a deeper look at her connections to the Spleen this is what I see:

  • The 50-27 is the energy of Mothering and Fathering. It is nourishing and nurturing. Watching the voice you see her demonstrate these behaviors vividly as she coaches her flock of chosen artists.
  • The 34-57 is powerful energy to be and do in the moment. That is just what she does.
  • The 54-32 is a channel of progression, to work at it, to progress, to get better and better. I bet she pushed herself getting ready for her big number for the Billboard Awards.
  • Gate 44 – Is the instinctive or intuitive ability to recognize patterns or what needs to happen next.
  • Gate 28 – Is the energy of struggle or the fight to comprehend and understand more deeply what you are trying to push through.

All this make me think of her song Stronger:  https://youtu.be/Xn676-fLq7I

Here she is appendicitis and all at the Billboard awards.  https://youtu.be/UVtWlePDY0o

In conclusion, we can all get a little insight about the connection between our energetic design and our physical body, if we pause to take a look at our human design.

Since her birth time is not known, here are a couple possible charts for Kelly.




What makes John a Legend?

I will admit I didn’t know much about John Legend until the last couple years. I had heard his name and of course had heard his #1 song hit “All of Me”. He surfaced in my reality when he played the part of Jesus in a live TV production of Jesus Christ Superstar last year with Sara Bareilles. John is now famous for being one of very few people to win an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards).

John joined The Voice this winter as the newest coach to participate in this seasons singing competition. I really enjoy The Voice as they show a lot of talented artists. Most of all I admire that the coaches are always encouraging the competitors, trying to help them succeed. If you have never watched the show here is a brief explanation. There are 4 coaches who are in chairs facing away from the stage. The artists do a blind audition to the crowd and if the coaches hear someone they would like on their team, they press a button to turn around and watch the rest of the artists performance. If more than one coach turns around, each coach makes a pitch to the artist hoping the artist will choose them.  Once the coaches have filled their teams the competition begins and in the end 1 singer emerges a winner. The coaches are so positive that even when an artist is not selected, they get advice or direction of how they can improve and sometimes with the comment, “Then come back and try again”.

So what does this have to do with Human Design? As I watched the new coach, John Legend, interact with the artists and other coaches there was part of his behavior that I couldn’t quite grasp. From my viewpoint, while he often made very positive or praising remarks, there was an energy there that I couldn’t quite place. At first I thought he lacked sincerity, but that wasn’t it. So as the season progressed I continued to observe and ponder. Was it Ego?  Well Ego is a button or filter of mine, but no that was not really it. So I turned to the tool that I know the best to help understand this human behavior.

To give you a glimpse, here is some of his interaction in the first show.

After looking at his chart I see that this energy/behavior is hard to put a single word or classification on as it is a blend of several energies, but they are all there in his chart. Here is my analysis of contributing energies.

  • Gate 40 -Aloneness – I can do it alone I don’t necessarily need to be in the tribe or get close to the other coaches.
  • Gate 6 – Friction – I have my arm out and unless I allow it you can’t come inside my inner circle.
  • Gate 1 – The Creative – I am me, this is who I am, this is my creative expression, take it or leave it as I don’t care.
  • Gate 36 – Darkening of the Light – I am not sure about this experience that is going to happen, so I will proceed with caution.
  • Open Solar Plexus – I don’t want your drama or emotions.

Then if you look at his design as a whole:

John is the Cross of Service he is here to bring joy to life. He has attributes like gate 1 of knowing who he is and gate 43 of knowing what he knows. He has the gate 48 of going deep and with his cross gates he is confident of who he is, what he can do to bring joy to life. With the open Solar Plexus and other mentioned attributes, warm and fuzzy is not part of the package. With a defined Ajna he is likely to be more fixed in his actions and approach to things in life.  Maybe this comes of as slightly wooden but not exactly. Lastly with  line 5 in his profile he has the magnetism that the 5 carries and he draws us in. But the 5 doesn’t always love and attention and needs to withdraw so another barrier like factor but not exactly.

With John’s accomplishments he certainly is a Legend and now through this exercise I feel like understand him a bit better. We often like simple answers but through Human Design we can see that we are complex beings with a lot of different energies that can interact in so many different ways. The sum is not always clear or can be summed up in a single expression, but through Human Design it can be understandable.

Here is John’s chart.

Below the chart is Beauty and the Beast with Ariana Grande.



The voice of God?

Why does Morgan Freeman seem so convincing as God?

Actors and Actresses make good study for Human design as we get to see their expression through there body of work. While they are playing a part or a character, often there natural or defined energies shine through and help make them more believable in the role they are playing.

You may want to watch this clip from Bruce Almighty where Morgan Freeman is playing God to see what I am talking about.


Here are 8 reasons why his Human Design boosts his presence in the role of God.

  1. He has the energy in the mind of how abstract things fit together, channel 64-47. We would expect God to know how it all fits together and where we fit in.
  2. He can tell us what the experience will be and how it is going to worked out, the channel 36-35.
  3. He is king, gate 45, gate of rulership.
  4.  He has charisma. The 5th line leading in his profile is magnetic and projecting.
  5. He has Universal Love, gate 25.
  6. He is talented, gate 16.
  7. He is sure of his identity. His identity is powered from the Root to the Sacral, channel 60-3, then the Sacral to the Identity center, 14-2. This is strong and convincing power.
  8. He brings in passion when he speaks, gate 30 Clinging Fire.

In addition to playing God in the Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty movies, Morgan Freeman has also been the host for a Nat Geo series about God. I think many of his characteristics I mentioned above, along with his Curiosity from gate 56, lend a hand in his success in that role regarding God as well.To see more on that search you tube for “Morgan Freeman Nat Geo the story of God”. Interestingly enough, I saw an interview that Morgan Freeman did with Jimmy Kimmel where he implies he doesn’t believe in anything after this life. If that is his true take, he has done a pretty convincing job otherwise.

Wired for Song?

Carole King is a prolific song writer. She learned to play the piano at a very young age and the music has flowed out of her ever since. She has written scores and scores of hit songs for various artists and has had multiple billboard hits, #1 songs and #1 albums.

Where does all this music come from? Some might look at her Human Design and see she is wired for song.

If you look at the structure of her Head, Ajna and Throat, it takes on the appearance of a funnel. The energy is just flowing from inspiration or thought from the head, is processed by the Ajna and popping out the throat. Remember, the throat is about all expression, so that includes the notes from her piano or any other instruments she might call in.

The 43-23 reminds me a bit of a gumball machine. You pour ingredients into the mind and something is going to pop out, like you just put in a penny, ok in these days a quarter, the energy just pops out in some sort of expression. The interesting thing is the 43-23 is unique and individual  in it’s expression so people don’t always get it. In Carole’s case, her early career was working with her husband Gerry Goffin, who wrote the lyrics and at the direction of Don Kirshner, whose direction probably helped shape the product into timely melodies and songs.

But I digress, back to the mind which is the combo of the head and the Ajna. Carole is wired with both sides of the brain so she can take a logically progression of chords and add abstract combinations and continuously mesh these together to produce a song. Certainly, this has been an ally in her long and prolific career.

Carole and Gerry wrote a number hits for band like the Shirelles, the Drifters, the Monkees, James Taylor and Aretha Franklin. Interestingly, while she did record a few singles, these did not amount to much and she stopped doing it in the mid 1960’s. In 1968 she divorced her husband and moved to California with her daughters. It was in this new environment that she began a solo career in early 1970’s. One might look at her undefined identity and speculate before that she saw her identity as a writer and not necessarily the performer.

Once Carole saw herself as the singer performer, her career hit another level. Her 1971 album Tapestry, is a master piece and considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to rank #36 in the top 500 albums of all time. In December of 1971 she released another album Carole King: Music which also reached #1 in the charts and both Tapestry and Music were in the top 10 at the same time. How many artist can lay claim to 2 albums in the top 10 at the same time.

So here is how her other design energies support her. When you add to her mind, the power of her will that makes her a Manifestor, you have the creative spark to make it all happen. When you fold in the 3rd line experimental nature of her profile, you have the energy to try to mix it up to help create the great combination of notes and rhythm. When you also fold in the magnetism of the 5th line that can draw people in, that can project the feeling, thoughts and ruminations, you have that magic.

In addition, she has the channel of the game player of life(28-38), that could work through the struggles of a failed marriage and find a deeper meaning. She also has the channel of revolution, (19-49), that can ride along when things are working, but when it is not, looks to revolt and make a change like the one she made when she moved from New York to California. The revolution is also amplified by the gate 35 that is done when it is done.

So was Carole King wired for song, I would say, “You bet!”, just look at that chart!

But, you be the judge.


A Cross to Bear?

The incarnation cross in Human Design is a significant influence in your life. The energies come from the sun and earth during the formation of your body, 88 degrees or loosely 88 days before you are born, and at the moment of birth. The cross is made up of the combination of energies from these 4 gates from the sun and earth and together they tell a story. From the spiritual perspective I see these as a platform from which you can do the spiritual work of your soul, like life life lessons and or missions of understanding.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta who is known as Lady Gaga was born on the cross named Upheaval. The cross contains some sharper energies like; the Fighter gate 38, the Provocateur gate 39, Opinions gate 17 and Correction gate 18. Simply put a person born on the cross of Upheaval is here to shake things up, to get things moving that might be stuck, to express opinions about something with which to bring a deeper understanding of it, and ultimately provide correction to bring joy to life.

The fact is some crosses have softer energies, and some like Lady Gaga’s are pretty sharp. While I was thinking of the contrast of sharper and softer energies, the song “Easy, Easy life Sunday morning”, by Lionel Richie popped  into my head. So I ran his chart and there it was in his Human Design, he is a Vessel of Love, a softer energy.

But they all crosses have a purpose. Upheaval’s are here to make us look at things, to face things that perhaps we don’t want to look at or have been avoiding. They make us look at things in a deep way, to try and make them better or at least come to a deeper understanding and not just sit and ignore or passsively scratch the surface.

It has not always been easy for Lady Gaga. She was bullied as a kid and got a lot of bad press reviews as she was developing her career. But she says these experiences ultimately helped her to persevere. Perhaps some took her upheaval energies personally. A majority of the time, incarnation cross as well as other energies in a design are not expressed to be personal, they are just energy being expressed. The sun light when it shines into your eyes through your windshield is not personally trying to blind you it is just energy that was released.

Lady Gaga’s use of many different outfits, including at one point wearing a suit made out of meat, is also an expression of her completely open throat. The open throat can use dress and flare to hold the attention of the listener, since there is no sustainable energy  in the throat center to get or hold the attention or invitation in the first place.

You can take the approach that it is your cross to bear or you can take the lemons and make lemonade. Ultimately what we do with our cross, be it softer, sharper or somewhere in between, is to use it to stand on and pursue what we are passionate about. When we pursue what we are passionate about the brilliance of the cross energies shine through and illuminate those around us. They are impacted by our expression of our cross. Gaga has made a career of getting us to look at things in a different way and Richie has helped us feel it with love and tenderness. Both are using their crosses to support their mission here on Earth.

If you want to read more about Lady Gaga’s Human Design you can read her report here.

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Here are some video examples of Lady Gaga’s cross energy being expressed.


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