December 11, 2023

The Magical World of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Fred Rogers created a world where children could learn about the world in a safe and loving environment. He talked to children about all kinds of topics including death, divorce and racism. At a time when some white people were blocking and harassing black people in public swimming pools, Mr. Rogers had Officer Clemmons, played by Francois Clemmons, share a foot pool with him, to demonstrate acceptance, equality and friendship. While they were sharing the pool they were singing “There are many ways to say I love you”.

See Francois’s comments in this clip.

So where did the magic come from. I would say the magic came from the stars. Fred Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 into a human design that is on the cross of the Vessel of Love (VOL). Powered by the Love gates and led by his lead gate of Universal Love, Fred was born into a design to show that everyone and everything deserves love equally.

In Fact, I think it was the universal quality to his love that made it so appealing.  As you may know, there are 4 variations of VOL’s and I think another flavor may have slewed his energy in another direction. For example, if he had Lead Gate 1o, Behavior of the self it might have felt more judgmental; or the lead gate 46, Love of the body, may have been more into physical stature or appearance; or the lead Gate 15, Love of Humanity, gate of extremes, might have gone off in a more specific direction.   But he was just universal, the love was just there, persistent, present in  all directions in everything he did.

Here are a couple quotes by him that we could all take to heart.

The greatest thing we can do, is to help somebody know, that they’re loved and capable of loving.

Love is at the root of everything, all learning, all relationships, love or the lack of it.

The last part of the quote, “love or the lack of it” is something a Vessel of Love knows innately. Seeing love, being in the presence of love is like water or air, VOL’s need it to survive and thrive. Based on the descriptions of his upbringing and his life it seems he was well nourished.

So while the magic was in the seed of his design, his life and his actions allowed it to flourish. He followed his passions of music, flying, swimming and TV. He wanted to go into TV because he felt it was a powerful tool that was not being used for education. Boy, did he change that.

Fred’s Vessel of Love, gets extra power from his sacral center, with the channel 29-46 to say yes and push through getting it done, and the channel of rhythm 5-15 to flow when it is ready to flow. In addition, he has a well powered throat, with the 21-45 powering it with heart/will energy and the 35-36 providing the emotional energy to have and ride out the experience.  Reading his history on Wikipedia, you can see his manifesting generator path, responding to opportunities presented. He transferred after a couple years in college to focus on music. He was at NBC and decided to move to a local TV station to work as a puppeteer. In fact during that time he developed some of the puppets that became characters on his show. It was at this station, a few years later that the 2-4 opportunist got his opportunity to create his show that ran for over 30 years. His 2-4 profile was likely beneficial in creating his opportunities via the 4th line. Also, both the 4th and 2nd lines to added to his VOL qualities in making approachable, while the 2nd line got invitations as well as invoked some quiet time to absorb, digest and naturally develop dialogue for children on challenging subjects. All along he delivered sometimes challenging messages with an underlying blanket of love.

His work didn’t stay within the boundaries of the show as he was a champion of 5 human rights issues. More on that here.

So did the design make the man or the man make himself? I would say a lot of column A and and a lot of column B.

We all have magic and gifts within our designs. They are just the seeds and it is up to us to become aware of them and maximize the potential. Be a great neighbor!

Here is a trailer from a new movie out about Mr. Rogers and his great work.

Here is his chart.

The Vibration of Energy

You have heard it said, “It is all energy!”. What does that mean? We all carry and emit vibrations of energy in various flavors of the rainbow. A rainbow that has a spectrum far beyond the rainbows we see in nature. The Spectrum is beyond the over 200 colors that Crayola has created with their crayons.  The energies are vast and different and that is what makes human design so special as it is a symphony of energies and how they are expressed. The vibrations of energy come from the universe, our sun, our moon and our planets and beyond. It is interesting how energy vibrations strike us, shape us and effect us.

I woke up this morning around 4 AM which isn’t uncommon, but normally I can get back to sleep after a while. By 5 AM I was pretty sure I was not getting  back to sleep. My mind was racing on various topics and while that happens sometimes, I can often quiet my mind. But not today, so I climbed out of bed and got the day rolling.

As you have probably guessed I had a suspicion that the energy of the day had a lot to do with my vibration of being awake. I quickly ran the human design activation energy of the day, August 16, 2018, and found the 63-4 channel is in for the mind. This is a channel that evaluates things and processes and forms an opinion if they are “good” or “flawed”. Well that makes sense for the busy mind this morning. I also know that today is the first day of a 13 day cycle of energy within the Mayan human calendar called the Cholqij. I have experienced that on the first morning of a cycle I often wake up early in the AM, perhaps my body senses the change in vibration the new day brings. Whatever the case, I picture all these energies like the strumming of strings on an instrument and when they vibrate in a frequency that has some resonance within us, it invokes some kind of expression from us. For me, this morning, it was a busy mind and a focus of what needed to be done. Well and that did include this article, LOL.

OK, so I was conscious of the new Mayan cycle so you could say maybe it was a mind thing. But how about this? As I lie awake, Dan Fogelberg’s song. Leader of the Band was playing in my mind over and over again.  So I ran his chart, ;-). I was not surprised to find that he was born on August 13th so similar energies as today, and his primary lead gate is the 4. He also carries the 63 in his design so he has the whole 63-4 channel. Feels just like a guitar string just strummed and now I am vibrating.

There are other reasons I think I vibrate with Dan Fogelberg. We both have the tribal channel, the gate of extremes(15) and the love of being in body(46). Leader of the band is truly a tribal dedication to his father as you can hear him express in this video.

When I look at Dan’s chart I see other elements of his great gift. He is a natural born story teller with the 11-56 channel between the Ajna and Throat. His head and Ajna are wired to sequence things logically(63-4) and with an abstract view(64-47)  and he can bring these to expression in the throat, in a unique way, via his 43-23 channel. It is also not surprising that he did several different styles of music from ballads to rock to folk tales as it flowed in rhythm with his gate of extremes (15).

So as you go through today, take a look around, What are you vibrating with?

Here is Dan’s chart.



Grrrrrrrrr! That is the sound that frustration makes.

That is also the theme in Human Design for 70% of the population who are Generators or Manifesting Generators. So many of us do get frustrated from time to time and some of us more often.

But frustration does not have to be a negative thing. I know, it can feel negative when it is happening, but you can use it as a sign or flag to alert your awareness.

Why does frustration happen to Generator Types?

Frustration most often comes from 2 cases.

Case #1

You are being blocked somehow? Generators are here to respond and when we are blocked or not allowed to respond properly we feel frustrated. I like to think of response, as a chain of response. The bigger the item the longer the chain.

For example, if I ask you to get ice cream at the ice cream shop we are standing in front of the chain is short. Probably just a yes or no and we get ice cream or not.

If I ask you to get ice cream and it is a 20 minute drive, then the chain lengthens. Do you want ice cream? “Yes.” Should we walk or drive? “Drive.” Your car or Mine? “Mine.”

If I ask you if you want to take this weekend workshop with me the chain gets longer still. “Where? How much will it cost? Where will we stay? do they serve food I can eat?” etc.

Often I think generators get frustrated because they skip steps in the chain. They assume that since their initial Sacral response was yes, that they keep pushing forward perhaps past a NO, in the chain, or a maybe. Remember, the Sacral response is connected to time.  It might be the right thing for you to do, but the timing might be wrong. Take the example above. “We’ll take my car to get ice cream. Oops, I don’t have gas.” So now we have to stop for gas and maybe that doesn’t give us enough time to get there and back or maybe I am short on cash. So now guess what? I am frustrated!

Case 2

When you are very close to completion, there is an extra tension or push to just get the last bit done. As a gate 15 of extremes, I know this one well. So you are pushing and trying to just eek the finish out and the frustration builds higher and higher the longer it takes. The frustration is a flag saying, “Hey I am almost there.” Now if you can make yourself aware, you can pause for a moment and get real with yourself. “Am I really close enough to finish or not?”. If not take a break and come back fresh to finish it off. We Generators like to finish, so we naturally push, when maybe we just need to step back.

What makes a Generator or a Manifesting Generator is that the defined Sacral motor. It is consistent energy like the car engine. Sleep and food are the gas and if you have those the engine can always go baby go! Because of this energy, we are here to do things, and do them in response. We internal know what we individually should be doing if we follow our Sacral response. The Sacral response can be heard in the mind or out loud as an ahuh for yes or unuh for no. Kind of like a child grunting. To other Generators, they may feel the response in the gut more as a feeling. Tightness if it is no and looseness or ease in the gut if it is yes.


My words of advice for all Generators:

Follow your Sacral response and respond to the yeses that are right for you right now. Respond in baby steps don’t go all in. If you are a ManGen, maybe you can skip some steps here or there but not too many. When you do get frustrated, use it as a flag of awareness and ask yourself,

“Am I that close?” If yes, “Should I keep pushing or come back?”

If your not close, ask yourself, “What is blocking me from responding?”

  • Lack of information
  • Lack of skill
    • need training?
  • Lack of tools?
  • Skipped ahead to far?
  • Responding to something I am not interested in?

If you follow your Sacral and use frustration as a flag of awareness I think you will find you are frustrated less often and it is not as intense.

Respond on, all ye Generators!


Mind versus No Mind


The mind is a great tool for analyzing data, examining patterns and making deductions but a dilemma that many of us face is whether we control the mind or it controls us. The mind is powerful and by nature wants control. It can control us with logic and reasoning and loads of information. But in Human Design the mind has no authority to make decisions as the authority is not the mind.

The mind is represented by the two centers pictured here. The Head is the center for ideas and inspiration. It is where the data is stored. The Ajna is the processor, the cerebral cortex and it organizes and puts process around how you do things and how you think.Depicted by the colors in the diagram are the three ways of thinking. It is important to recognize which type of thinking you do and how it can take control of you and usurp your authority. They are all powerful in their own way. Logical thinking uses repeating patterns to prove to you that it is correct. Abstract thinking uses history to prove that it is correct. Inner knowing uses no argument other than that a sense of just knowing it must be correct.

But much like in Buddhism and Taoist belief living your Human Design requires the mind to relinquish it’s command. You need to let the intellectualism drop away and listen to the inner authority. There are several different inner authorities depending on your design but none are located in the mind. In fact they all come from below the Throat center. Following your inner authority will allow the soul to have it’s voice and lead you on your souls journey.

The open mind can easily become influenced by those things around you. Ideas, thoughts and inspiration can be taken in and amplified. Also, an open mind can take on thought processes and ways of doing things. The duality here is that it can be beneficial or it can be a trap, getting us caught in a pattern or committed to a notion that isn’t really ours.

So we must be vigilant if we wish to stay true to our souls journey. We can utilize the mind and it’s great power to provide us with information and processes but must let go of the control the mind tries to enforce and seek authority from within.

Here two examples of different mind configurations.
(Click on chart for larger image.)

Joni Mitchell – Every Picture tells a story


Every picture tells a story. The human design chart of Joni Mitchell is no different. Born under the cross of the Sphinx she is here on earth to give people direction through her expression. Girl, did she do that.

  How many people did Joni Mitchell give direction? Did her music and expression influence you? Her music, painting, self-expression  and creativity has been noted by many popular artists as inspiring them. I’m sure there are thousands, maybe millions like me that were impacted by her as well.


Joni was born with her lead gate 1 in the Sun. This is a gate of self-expression and direction. Individual expression. She has the gate 47 of abstract thinking or putting the puzzle together. I watched an interview with her and she talked about how when she played her guitar she would tune it with the ambient sounds in the area. She talked about one song, the Magdalene Laundries that she wrote on the steps of her apartment, and she had tuned the guitar taking in the sounds of the birds and other sounds of the city, putting those abstract pieces together. The song itself was inspired by a news story in a paper she had read. Her open solar plexus along with her gate 36, a highly charged emotional gate amplified the story and brought to life the sad tale of women of the Magdalene Laundries. I think that the melancholy in many of Joni’s songs are expressing the combination of the emotionality of gate 36, the undefined Solar Plexus amplifying the emotions and the sensitivity and melancholy of the gate 19.

See the interview and song


The direction that Joni gave a lot of us was not do this or that, but through the influence of her expression we were moved in a direction one way or the other. In fact this piece was moved by many years of listening to her music and last night I watched a movie that had reference to the Magdalene Laundries. I remembered her song about that so after listening to it this morning, here I am being given direction by Joni to write this piece. Sphinx’s are not here to tell us what to do, they are here to move or influence us in some direction. The rest is up to us, to move or not.


Another notable  part of Joni’s design is her throat. It is busting with expression with 2 channels, 4 hanging gates and 2 other potential gates. She is designed to sing about:

  • Leadership or leading via the channel 7-31
  • Secrets via the channel 13-33
  • Rulership via the gate 45
  • With talent and enthusiasm via the gate 16
  • Emotionality or anxiety via the gate 36
  • Individual thought via the gate 23
  • Individual expression via the gate 1

When I think about her song Big Yellow Taxi can’t you see a bunch of these come together?


It is no surprise in reading about her this morning that Joni solely produced most of her music. She has the gate 40 without the gate 37. People with this configuration are more likely to go it alone then make the bargain and give up some of their individuality to be part of a team, family or tribe. That doesn’t mean she didn’t or wouldn’t collaborate, but especially with the individual expression of her gate 1 and gate 23, she would want enough control to make sure her expression made it through the collaboration. Marriage too is a team effort and the end of her marriage of 12 years to bassist Larry Klein may have fallen victim to the aloneness of gate 40. That is not to say that people with just the gate 40 are doomed to get divorced, it just means they should be acutely aware of their need for their personal freedoms/expression and communicate with their partner to keep the balance of this energy.


Joni’s career lasted more than 40 years and a lot of that was due to her talent and her creative expression. From her folk singing days to rock to Jazz back to rock she kept adding individuality into her music. In fact, some of her later work she retooled her earlier songs to both fit the change in her vocal range and perhaps fit the change in her emotional perspective.

This live performance of both sides now, shows a masterful rework of her classic for her youth and expresses a lot of the elements in her chart.

Compare the 2 if you will





Will the real Sara Bareilles Please Stand up!

Sometimes when you go to run a Human Design chart you just don’t know the time. Some days it doesn’t matter much as the planets are consistent through out the day. Other days there are major changes and many designs. Typically you can get a feel for the persons chart by asking some questions that resonate or oppose certain aspects of design as related to their potential charts. Through a series of questions you can start to rule things in or out.

Now if I were friends with Sara, I would just phone her up and say, “Hey Sara, what time were you born? I want to run you a Human Design chart.” Judging from her sense of humor she might reply, ” Why are you checking if I’m Human?”. But since calling her is out, I will show you my process for trying to figure it out. While I can’t ask her questions, there are a lot of interviews and video clips I can use to ascertain how she expresses herself.

The first thing I do using my HD software by, is run through the possible designs from morning to night.

Here are the things that do not change and are present all day.

  • Generator
  • Defined Centers: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart-Will, Head and Ajna.
  • Undefined Centers: Root and Spleen.
  • Centers that vary: G, Throat

Here are the things that vary.

  • morning til 9:17 – 4-6, undefined G, right angle cross of Consciousness
  • 9:17-12:15            – 4-1, undefined G, juxtaposition cross of Habits
  • 12:15-14:14          – 5-1, undefined G, left angle cross of Separation
  • 14:14-23:31         – 5-1, Defined G, left angle cross of Separation
  • 23:31-midnight  – 5-1, undefined G, Defined Throat, left angle cross of Separation

Note – I have left out a couple hanging gate changes. If I am working with someone I might come back to those later.

Typically the first thing I look at is the profile. I feel profile flavors everything a person expresses. In Sara’s case it is kind of tricky as she has 3 potential profiles. Overall I would lean toward her being a 5-1 as she seems to have that magnetism in her expression that draws you in. Her personality has a projected feel about it. But, I could be wrong, it could be her dynamic talent and voice that is the draw. But then again that is part of her expression so I will go with the 5-1.

If I could ask her questions they would focus like this. In parenthesis is what I am trying to address.

4-6 Cross of Conscious

  • Were you highly experimental as a child and though your teen years?(6th line)
  • Did you feel a shift in your 20’s to late 20’s from being heavily involved or immersed to becoming more reserved or on the roof watching life?(6th line)
  • Do you struggle when you change foundational things like friends, where you are living, where or how you are working?(4th line)
  • Do you doubt a lot? About yourself or others?(Gate 63? gate of doubt)


  • Do you struggle when you change foundational things like friends, where you are living, where or how you are working?(4th line?)
  • Do you find when you get an idea or working on resolving something that you need to keep digging or asking questions before you can move forward?(1st line)
  • Are you relatively open to new opportunities and meeting new people and or trying new things?(Gate 22? gate of Openness)

Some answers to these questions might help confirm my guess of 5-1. Two of the lead gates change on the transition from 4-6 to 4-1. In Sara’s case she only loses the gate 63 and gains the gate 22. I am not sure I see the doubter of the 63 in her expressions but she does seem to be open to trying things. Throughout her career she has had a wide variety of performances, from starting out in local theatre to being in an acapella group in college, to pop artist, to being a judge on the show Sing Off, to collaborating to write the songs for a musical and perform for several weeks as the lead.  So it’s thin, but still another slight nod away from the 4-6. Of course is she resonated with the 4-6 questions above that would be a different story.

The other part of her design I would look at is undefined G verses the Defined G. My hunch would be undefined because she has a way with putting herself into character as she writes and performs her music. It is not that a defined G couldn’t do this, but an undefined G is more malleable. Also, a lot of her songs are looking or seeking love which is a more common experience with the undefined and open G.

If I were working with Sara, she probably could find out her birth time if she didn’t know it and we create her exact chart. But you will come across people that just don’t know there time and the records don’t exist to find out. I see human design as a tool of self understanding so I don’t think you can go wrong starting with a chart and working with it, to see what resonates and what doesn’t. Over time I think the correct chart will become clearer as you become more familiar with how you are expressing yourself in life.

In this music video, you can see how much expression and passion Sara poured into the lyrics and performance.

Here are some of the variations that could be Sara Bareilles’s design. The largest chart is my hunch but the smaller are certainly possibilities.


Extremes in Rhythm

One of the things that amazes me about Human Design is as you get to know it and understand the expressions in energies you can recognize it in other people. To me that is a level of confirmation about the accuracy of Design. I mean if you can take a person you know very little about and observe a trait and then validate they have it by running their design, isn’t that an unbiased test?

My daughter and I share having gate 15 the Gate of Extremes. Extremes is energy in the rhythm channel. To me it is energy to maintain a rhythm or at times completely go off the deep end in one direction or behavior. I guess you could say people with the gate of extremes will sometimes take it past the limit.

A classic example of observable extremes is the show Family Guy by Seth MacFarlane. There are many sketches in Family Guy where they take a concept or an idea and then they take it to the extreme. One example is the chicken fights between Peter Griffin and a human sized chicken. When these fights occur in the show, they often go on for minutes exhausting nearly every possibility of defeating or injuring each other. Since the fights are violent and graphic, I chose to demonstrate with this clip instead, where Stewie is simply calling for his mother Lois repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly. They take a simple idea and well you will see.

Take a look…

If you watch Family Guy, you can see the gate of extremes poke its head out in the show in a variety of ways.

What is the purpose of extremes? Extremes is about bringing a return to balance by shifting things up in some way or form. In a way, it is an exploring energy to see how far we can go in one direction or not. It is an interesting energy to dance with as at times it can take you out of balance, while actually trying to get you back in balance. Can you say conundrum?

So as you go out in the world, take a look around you and see if you can see extremes peeking out at you? I am sure you will catch a glimpse at some point.


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The Super Power of the Open Throat

The open throat in Human Design has some amazing powers. But that power often comes with little or no words. This is because the open throat has very limited access to energy. It can’t sustain expression that connects with it’s targeted audience for an extended time, but it can distill a concept or a feeling with precision and depth in a direct way.

I think this song, “When you say nothing at all” by Alison Krauss sums up the super power very well.

And since I have an open Throat, I will let the sacral powered throat of Alison do my talking!

Click to see Alison’s full report on her Human Design.

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Doreen Virtue and her Christian turn

Doreen Virtue surprised the Angel Community and New Age world when she announced she would no longer do Mediumship and would be withdrawing her name from anything associated with tarot cards. In a video she published on YouTube, click to watch, she talked about an experience where she saw Jesus and went on to explain how that experience has changed her life and her relationship with God.

Her announcement has caused quite a reaction with the Angel and New Age communities. I don’t claim to know Doreen or have ever talked to her. In this post, I will outline some aspects of her design that can explain why her energetic design supports and possibly precipitated this change in direction and belief.

The most prominent thing in her chart are her completely open centers. The head being open indicates she is completely open to ideas and inspiration. Her identity being completely open means she has the potential to be heavily influenced by her environment and those around her.

Doreen grew up in a religious setting with her parents being Christian Scientists. Note, that two strong influences with Christian Science are focused prayer and the bible. With an open identity center it is likely Doreen absorbed these teachings, in Human Design we would call this conditioning.

Her open head would have been a great facilitator over time as she discovered her gifts, seeing and communicating with spirits and Angels. The open head would have allowed unlimited ways to process these experiences and interpret the meaning of them. As these grew and her reputation grew to be an expert Doreen took on the identity of medium, psychic and the Angel lady. In teaming up with Hay House, she became quite prolific in producing Angel cards, Tarot cards, books and trained thousands of practitioners to use their intuition and communicate with spirit.

Her open identity more and more took on these personas. The open identity craves love and to be reminded they are loved, so how could she resist a metamorphosis with this flow of followers, students and worshipers?

Even in her personal life there is evidence of this need for love and not having it fulfilled, as she is currently on her 5th marriage.

Doreen says in the video that her Christian roots were always there but when she tried to express it within the New Age community there was push back. This would be a classic dilemma for the open identity, trying to push forward with something you believe in yet not being supported, not loved, by the New Age community you are immersed in.

Doreen has two other factors in her design that play a prominent role in her shift. Her profile being a 1-4 is determined to get foundation. Both lines support foundation by getting foundation in detail and getting foundation in community. In her cards and books you can see she is quite foundational with the detail of the words and illustrations. In addition, her lead energy is the gate 24, reincarnation, an energy that mentally goes over and over things, trying to polish the rock until it is round, trying to figure how to fit a square peg into a round hole.

When Doreen married for the 5th time her world had already changed. She had taken a less involved role overall, where her son Charles had taking over the training programs. She entered a more Christian world, finding a church and becoming a regular member with her husband.  So with dilemma of trying to fit her Christian belief into the New Age persona she had grown into, the 24 had her likely pondering how to make these two worlds fit.  Her 1-4 profile would have pushed her to get foundation and through these 2 forces it appears a mutation occurred. When the mutation occurred, she had to make changes to allow her changed internal identity to fit with her perceived outward identity.  While it must have been tough to announce this change, her channel 36-35, which is to have gone through an experience and know whether you are done or not, helped her to move on in the direction to support her new identity. This likely play a role in her moving on from the 4 previous marriages as well.

I don’t doubt Doreen had a mystical experience with Jesus. I am just presenting that these energies in her design would support the outcome that we have witnessed. I also don’t think it discounts or diminishes the cards, the books, the training that she has given in the past. Those were produced by the identity of Doreen at that time, and as we can see here and open center has the ability to change and or mutate.

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Getting right to it!

The Cross of Penetration is an interesting energy and it can be quite useful but it can be a bit abrupt or shocking. But it is all good because that shock is here to wake us up, to cut through the bull crap and get’er done!

There is a concept called fractals which when referenced in Human Design indicates a segment or pattern that we tend to attract. For my wife and I, people on the Cross of Penetration are certainly a primary fractal. Our son and many close friends are on this cross so I have become quite familiar with the energy.

So the other afternoon I was watching this YouTube of Kenny Loggins and Daryl Hall and the interchange they had at the beginning of this video struck a cord. The are about to sing, I’m Alright and Daryl suggests that instead of doing the gospel beginning normally done that they just get into it. Kenny immediately agrees, in fact before Daryl can finish his sentence. In fact, in watching these two interact, there really isn’t a lot of banter or negotiation it is just cutting through and getting down to business. See if you can see what I mean.

So of course I had to run their charts and low and behold both Kenny Loggins and Daryl Hall were born on the Cross of Penetration.









As I further thought about them and their songs I also realized how several of their titles and songs have that Cross of Penetration vibe. Think about it for Kenny; I’m Alright, This is it, Footloose and for Daryl; Wait for me, Rich Girl, Sara Smile. The songs are not particularly deep or complicated but the titles cut to the chase and the lyrics stay laser focused on the title’s theme.

While the Cross of Penetration can help to get us there in a hurry and cut through the red tape, I have on occasion witnessed a shadow side. Getting  there fast often means skipping some steps which can lead to back tracking or a do over. In a way, it can almost look experimental when this happens.

Here is another one from these two and again not a lot of back and forth, just getting to it.

Here is some additional information about the cross.

If you really want to go deep, here is also a radio show I did with Rev. Ric.

Incarnation Cross of Penetration



Speak your truth

It is always more powerful when you speak your truth!

That is a common saying but what exactly does it mean? In human design terms it means expressing yourself with your authenticate energy. Energy in your design comes in 2 basic different flavors.

  • Defined energy is consistent and you can typically draw on it at will.
    • In the human design chart it is represented by:
      • a colored in line called a channel.
      • a colored in half line called a gate.
      • a colored in shape called a center.
  • Undefined energy is inconsistent so you cannot rely on it all the time. It is energy that you can draw from those and the environment around you or I also believe you can channel at times from the universe.
    • In the human design chart undefined energy is represented by a white line, white half line or white shape.

There is a special case of undefined energy in human design called an open center. An open center has no defined gates to affect the energy so by being open it can more dramatically amplify or channel energy related to the expression of that center. See the chart of James Earl Jones below, he has 4 open centers.

So the power of human design is to bring awareness to what energies/expression you have consistently and what energies you don’t. With this awareness you can use your defined energies as your “go to” or base, and let the undefined energies compliment or enhance your authentic expression. Please note, the undefined energies need to have an authentic basis. If you try to manufacture them from nothing they will come off as phony.

Since the first time I saw this in the movie Field of Dreams, I felt it was one of the most powerful speeches I had seen. I wasn’t sure why, I mean I like baseball but am not really a baseball historian or avid fan.

Watch the clip and I think you will see what I mean.

Then after studying the chart of James Earl Jones I now see why. James was born on the incarnation cross of Laws. Your cross is extremely powerful defined energy so you will consistently express it. The cross of Laws is all about the history and moving forward cautiously with a foot in the past. In fact in a lot of ways his speech represents the cross of Laws better than words.  His open centers compliment or embellish this speech. His open Head and Ajna can amplify the inspiration of  story of these baseball players and the history, his open solar plexus is channeling the emotion and his open G/Identity can morph into the character, the baseball writer that he portrays in the movie. It is almost Jedi like akin to “these aren’t the droids you are looking for!”, when he says, “People will come!”.

If you bring awareness to your own design you can speak your true self and become a more powerful you!

Here is James Earl Jones Chart.

Bad Blood ?!?

Ever heard this one? “Some say it is in the stars.”

Well in this case it’s in the stars as well as it’s with the Stars.

The Stars are Katy Perry and Taylor Swift and the Stars (and planets) are what formed their human design.

So I am not into gossip but human stories are great illustrators of how Human Design works.

The feud:

This story goes that Katy and Taylor were pretty tight friends for several years. In 2012 Katy had a year off from touring and  some of her dance troupe members signed on with Taylor for her tour. Katy said she told them she wanted them back the following year for her tour. In 2013, Katy was gearing up for her tour and recalled the dancers. Apparently, Taylor’s reaction was to quickly fire them and so it is said the feud began. Shortly after that Taylor wrote a song and produced a video called Bad Blood that was rumored to be about Katy.

In the beginning of the video it is not hard to make the leap that the villain is Katy, dressed in black, who kicks Taylor, dressed in white, out a window and the bad blood starts.

Bad Blood video

When we look at their designs it is easy to see the roots of why this happened. Taylor is a manifestor and she has the channel of rulership. One of her lead earthly gates is the gate of rulership. So imagine you are Queen Taylor and Queen Katy takes some of your dancers away. She has undermined your rulership. It does not matter they were first with Katy.  So Taylor, who is also born under the cross of confrontation, was not likely going to take this lying down. Her energy is going to react confrontational, and through that energy  the feud and the song are born.

In fact, Taylor has a history of making songs out of her ex-relationships including a song about John Mayer, whom Katy dated after her. Hmmm, Katy says this is not about a guy but maybe that energetically contributed to Taylor feeling she was being taken from? Hard to say.  Easy to say is Taylor wants control of her Queendom and with the emotional solar plexus and the gate 36, which has anxiety, excitement and fear of the experience, control is extremely important to Taylor.

As for Katy, she is not defined emotionally and she does not have such a need to control so this drama may be hard for her to understand. Easy to understand is that Katy as a 1st line had found foundation with her dancers and was very tight with them. So she felt entitled to recall  them as soon as her tour started up.

In the recent skit/interview with James Corden, Katy talked about the issue with Taylor. Interestingly, she also acknowledges her experimental/experiential 3rd line. Katy says  “I believe in everything having a reason and a purpose and a destiny, and I had to make all those mistakes to get to this mistake right here! (meaning the skit with James)”

Now 3rd lines, remember, there are no mistakes it is how you learn but it can feel like it cause the experiment is not perfect the first time.

Finally, both these ladies have the gate 10 which is often called the behavior of the self. This energy pushes you to believe that there are certain ways people should behave in relationship to others. If this story is true I am guessing Taylor feels that Katy crossed a line and vice versa. Interestingly, this energy can also be hypocritical, do as I say, not as I do!

I wonder if they would still be friends if they both knew it was just energy and not personal??

Here are the charts for Taylor and Katy.

If you are interested in the full story with videos, see it on Digital Spy where I found a lot of the background information.


Why President Donald Trump skipped the Correspondence Dinner

There was a lot of media talk about President Trump skipping the White House Correspondence dinner. NPR reported that he couldn’t take the criticism and the New Yorker implied he did the nation a favor by skipping out. There are varied speculations as to why, but you need look no farther than his design.

Open G is the major motivator here. Donald Trump with his open G wants to feel Love all the time, but it can feel so inconsistent to him. He constantly needs to be reassured and that was certainly not going to happen at the press dinner. This is why he can be loyal to friends that may be dragging him down, like Vladimir Putin. They have shown him love in the past and he so craves that.

To avoid the criticism, President Trump’s need to feel love drove him to create an alternate love fest in Pennsylvania where he could control the venue and rule it with his channel of Rulership. This is not to say all open G’s will act this way. Trump’s behavior suggests his open G has been conditioned or hardened to protect the sensitive nature of the open G, which is likely why he lashes out with tweets and quips at his opponents and others.

One of the reasons Trump is so open to criticism is likely his gate 29 itching to say “Yes” to be loved. He has often gotten himself boxed in on issues or policy by saying yes before he has thought things through on what that Yes really means.

In addition, President Trump is of the cross of Eden. He always has his eye out for creating or being in “The garden of Eden”, whatever form that takes. Let’s see… getting mocked and filleted at the press dinner or a Love Fest where you are the rock star? Obvious choice for an ego manifesting emotional generator. You can see his efforts to create “The Garden” through his businesses. Always an attempt at top shelf, glitzy, glamorous, things you would find in Donald Trump’s Garden of Eden.


Do you think maybe in Queen fashion he is saying, “Can anybody find me somebody to Love Me“?

Perhaps not the lyrics, but the passion Freddie Mercury shows in the song, helps to highlight the unloved open G.


Ground Hog Day – Human Design Chemistry in Motion

There are great actors that can channel energy and emotion that is not their own or part of their design. But I believe often in Movies, TV and real life, you can witness the energy and chemistry as people interact.
I was watching this scene from Ground Hog Day and was reminded how good the chemistry between Andie MacDowell and Bill Murray was. So I looked up their charts and sure enough it was there in their designs.

If you look at the composite chart you can see they form 4 electromagnetic hookups.

  • The 59-6 connection is sexual in nature.
  • The 29-46 is loving, physical and the tendency to say yes.
  • The 7-31 is complimentary leadership.
  • The 4-63 is a mental logical connection.

These connections give them the chemistry to make it believable.

In addition, Bill’s energy gives identity to Andie as she has a completely open G / Identity center.
I think you can see this throughout the movie as well.When he is acting selfish or self motivated Andie is repelled by that identity.
As he evolves in the Movie to be more tender and compassionate like he is at the end of this clip she resonates with that identity and the chemistry come s to the surface.

Composite Chart of Andie & Bill
Andie’s Chart
Bill’s Chart

Note – Bill Murray’s birth time is not public record so his chart could vary from this. He could actually be a cross of the vessel of love instead of the cross of the plane. However that does not change any of the points I make above as he has the 4 gates to make the electromagnetic connection and the defined identity the entire day.

Jim Carey – Just living his design

Jim Carey gave the incredible inspiring graduation speech below. I invite you to watch all or part of it and after I will show you 10 reasons why he was wired by human design to do and say what he did.













  • Projected spirit (gate 55 line 5). Jim has just past his Chiron return and his theme for the 2nd half of his life is spirit or spirituality. In line 5 it is projected. This is an emotional energy.
  • Guiding Hand (The incarnation Cross of Laws). As the cross of Laws he is wired to express the laws that govern our safety and well-being. He projects in the video that our well-being is dependent on following the laws that he has come to understand in the universe. Love not Fear. Faith not Hope.
  • Nurture (gate 50). This whole video is like a talk from dad. The gate 50 is Jim’s lead energy and by being in the 1st line he is wired to be very fatherly, nurturing and give foundational guidance.
  • Experiment and find the best way (1-3 profile). Jim’s life has been an experiment of what works and what does not. He found that faith and not religion is a way to open your mind and heart and to allow the universe to provide for the things you need in your life. Also, to allow the universe to provide those things without building a structure or expectation around how they will arrive.
  • Opinions and Correction (Gates 17 and 18).  Opinions and correction are part of the logical circuit. The circuits energy is oriented to logically evaluate a thing or a process. His energy to expressing opinions of what works and what does not and offer corrective action to make it better and bring joy to life.  Jim’s expression about choosing through Love and not though Fear is targeted to help you bring Joy to life.
  • Mutation (60-3 channel). This is probably more evident in his movies than in the speech but this is energy to create through mutation. He does talk about walking through that door when it opens and we all know that those doors can often mean or lead to change. Mutate from who you think you are supposed to be, into actions of who you are to be.
  • Direction (gates 7,1,13). Jim has 3 of the 4 gates of direction. He gives us direction by looking forward, direction from looking at the past and direction from being present. More info at  (
  • Be who we are (undefined identity center). Jim has experimented with who he is both in his movies and life. He has come to foundation that who we are, that spiritual self is greater than our personality or those archetypes in his painting. In think this fits so perfectly with human design as he is really speaking about being our true selves, letting go of that fear, emotional baggage and ego and just being yourself as you were designed to be.
  • Been there done that (gate 35). He has looked at life from many different angels and he has foundation as to what works best.
  • Knowing(Gate 61). He is designed to think and think or maybe paint and paint, and bring into knowing deep, deep thoughts.

Edward Snowden – Vessel of Love?

Edward Snowden was born on summer solstice 1983 under the cross of the Vessel of Love. But what energy is driving him to be the NSA / Government whistle blower that he is? The Vessel of Love… or the Vessel of Hate?

Being a VOL(Vessel of Love) myself I quite understand the delicate balance. Us VOLs would like to keep this secret, but hidden deep within our Vessel is a corner of hate. Let me tell you that corner can become quite nasty.

I remember in college I transferred my car registration from Indiana to Massachusetts and they wanted me to pay sales tax again on my car. My hate corner was up in arms, I was fuming. The thought that the state which had the history of the Boston Tea party, the very birth place of rebellion against over taxation was imposing double taxation on me. I wanted to write an editorial, to go to the state house, meet the governor, I think you get the picture.

Probably the 2 biggest factors in this hate corner are behavior of the self(gate 10) and the gate of extremes(gate 15). Gate 10 can be a bitch because if it sees someone doing something that is not fair, not moral or unjust then the energy wants to smack them upside the head and say,

“Hey, what the Heck! Don’t you realize that your talking on the cell phone so loud is ruining everyone’s nice day here at the beach.”

The problem for us gate 10’s is that people without them will not always see the impact of their behavior. That doesn’t mean we have to stifle ourselves in fact you shouldn’t or that corner can grow bigger and uglier. But we do need to be clever as to deliver the message in a harmonic and effective way. Otherwise it just breeds the disharmony created by the initial ‘bad’ behavior.

Gate 15 just adds fuel to the fire. It is going to react in an extreme way. So if someone has misbehaved, your reaction can be pretty extreme. Hence my reaction to the sales tax above.

So back to Edward Snowden. It appears he could not stand by and allow the improper behavior by the government to go on in secret. His extreme reaction, to gather up thousands of documents, to make a grand showing of it and to expose it in grand and extreme fashion. Even the result at current is extreme where he is hiding in Russia to be protected from the US government. Each new release of information probably feels to him like he is giving a slap on the wrist to uncle Sam.

There are other aspects of Edwards design that illuminate why he has acted the way he has. His gate 36 is an emotional powder keg, and can be full of anxiety about what will happen next. In the light of his revelations, Edward probably imagined the George Orwellian big brother, watching, knowing and controlling every little thing we do. His channel of initiation(25-51), wants to wake us up to what is going on. His curiosity(gate 11), led him to gather more and more intel. His talent(gate 16), enabled him to be good at it. His struggle(gate 28), probably kept him up late at night trying to reconcile the deeper meaning of this spy game and what it means to himself.

Another aspect of this hate corner is based in the foundation of Love. The Vessel of Love wants everything to be Love. When it is not, it creates disharmony and Love wants to rectify that. I find if I am watching a show or movie, I can really end up hating the Villain. I can’t wait for justice to come, to return love to those being plighted by the villains evil doings. For Edward, the sum of his design motivated him to act. Whether you applaud him or think he is a traitor, I think you can see that his actions were beyond his control. You could say they were written in the Stars. Ironically it was in his programming, aka Human Design.

It is important for all of us, but especially us Vessels of Love, to allow that anger and hate to vent itself in a constructive way. If we don’t then we can allow the corner to grow and grow and one day take over. Instead of being a Vessel for Love we will end up being the opposite,  a Vessel of Hate.

So back to Mr. Snowden. Was this love or hate or a combination? Could he have done this in a more loving way?

If the injustice was a friend cheating on their spouse or taxes, then sure, there might have been a more discrete avenue. But from the secret spy world that Edward was living in, this might have been his only option. A more casual disclosure might have led to his disappearance in the night. The emotionality of gate 36 would have certainly fueled that anxiety. I think it really boils down to a question of intention.

Did he do this for the love of humanity, that we should be spared this surreptitious intrusion into our private lives, or did he do it because he grew to hate the way the government was doing these secret things and getting away with them? On the one hand, NPR reported that he does want to return to the U.S., that he wants to be back home. Perhaps this is showing that he still has love for this country and its people. On the other hand, the way he has kept leaking documents indicates he may still have an axe to grind and wants to stick it to the politicians or secret service organizations. I think like all things, it is a sum of the parts, that both love and hate were at play here.  Isn’t that a duality in life?

Either way we may never know, but I will keep an eye out for his autobiography ;-).

Love, Peace  & Light,

Peter Roe

Incarnation Cross of Prevention

Jimmy Buffett and George Orwell were born under the cross of prevention. But what are they trying to prevent us from? Casual observation might suggest they are saving us from missing the party and “Big Brother”. While this energy is named prevention it also could have a more positive name of “how to not miss the joy in life.” This is because ultimately the cross of Prevention brings together a pair of gates from the Vessel of Love and a pair of gate from the Cross of Service.
So what we have are 2 love gates and 2 gates logically looking to bring joy to life.

In simple terms, Jimmy Buffett, his music and his traveling show of troubadours are intent on reminding us to look at life and seize the opportunity to celebrate and party.  I you listen to  many of his songs he is discussing the fun things in life, or issuing a warning, “Don’t try this or you may wind up in trouble.”

George Orwell took perhaps a more direct approach in his book 1984. In this book he presented the concept of “Big Brother” the omni present police is watching your every move. Perhaps George spun this tail from his experience s suggesting that mankind needs to be aware that a police state could exist without our knowing of it’s existance.

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of Prevention.

  • Gate 17 – Opinion – Following – This is the presentation of logical analysis of what is or is not working.
  • Gate 18 – – Correction – Work on what has been spoilt – This is the logical adjustments to process or things to make them better.
  • Gate 10 – Behavior of the self – Treading/Fulfillment – In harmony, this is energy of being yourself and being one with your behavior and actions.
  • Gate 15 – Extremes – Modesty/Humbleness – Energy that prefers fluctuations and swings in rhythm to maintain the internal rhythm within.

Here are charts for Jimmy Buffett and George Orwell who were born under the cross of Prevention. The four gates of the cross of Prevention are circled in blue on the chart for Jimmy Buffett.

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Incarnation Cross of Uncertainty

Now these ladies have certainly left there mark on the world but Jamie Lee Curtis, Goldie Hawn and Cher all were born under the cross of Uncertainty. People born under this cross carry a high dose of energy that is bound to create mutation an change. One underlying reason for this is that 3 out of the 4 gates are individual energy by nature. Individual energy drives us to do things “our own way”. When we do things in a unique way it can bring about recognition in others and become adopted by the greater collective. Of course the other side of this is that different thing we do can fall flat on its face.

Cher, for example, has a long history of doing things differently. Some of them were quite successful for her and became hip, and other aspects did not really pan out. One choice she made was the naming of her daughter Chastity. Recently, there has been a lot in the news about her daughter as she has gone through a transsexual process and now calls himself Chas.

Goldie Hawn while known for her acting, is a bit controversial in her religious views. She considers herself a Jewish Buddhist, and has a foundation which teaches children mindfulness awareness techniques. To some they might consider this combination of beliefs lacking certainty.

The most uncertain thing in Jamie Lee Curtis’s life may be what acting genre she will appear in. She started out in the horror genre but has since worked her way through comedy and drama. In addition she has made appearances in a number of television shows and has written many children’s books. Talk about mutation, she has a patent for for a diaper with a moisture proof pack that contains a diaper wipe that can be retrieved with 1 hand. She went so far as to limit it’s marketing to a company that created a biodegradable diaper.

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of Uncertainty.

  • Gate 8 – Contribution – Holding Together – This is individual creative energy which connected to the throat that creates self expression. Since it is individual energy it can be mutative energy.
  • Gate 14 – Power Skills – Possession in great measure – This is the energy to do the things that empower us. It is the energy of self empowerment.
  • Gate 55 – Spirit – Abundance – This is the emotional energy and expression of spirit.
  • Gate 59 – Sexuality – Dispersion – This is the energy of sexuality and the drive to continue the species.

Here are charts for Jamie Lee Curtis, Goldie Hawn and Cher who were born under the cross of Uncertainty. The four gates of the cross of Uncertainty are circled in blue on the chart for Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Incarnation Cross of Obscuration

Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Branson and A.J. Foyt were all born under the Incarnation Cross of Obscuration. People born to this cross can get lost trying to understand some interest, passion or passing fancy. Being lost in something is not a negative thing. It can have both negative or positve side effects.
Take A.J Foyt and his passion for racing. A.J. got so lost in his passion that he was the first person to win the Indianapolis 500 4 times. According to Wikipedia he is the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 hours of Daytona and the 24 hours of Le Mans. You could say he was driven to really know racing in many different forms and types of race cars.

Richard Branson is probably most famous for starting Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways. He has made numerous attempts to set world records. Some of these have been to break the speed records of sailing from one place to another. His most notable was an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon. You might say he is trying to reach for the unreachable.

Hunter S. Thompson is an author and known for a variety of writings including including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Where the Buffalo Roam and the Rum Diaries. Early in his career he spent a year riding around with the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle gang documenting their existence. His works often took a deep but obscure focus on the subject at hand. He is portrayed in his movies as a lush, obsessed in alcohol and drugs. Was this just a foggy obscuration of his reality?

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of Wishes.

  • Gate 3 – Ordering – Difficulty in the Beginning – Once we make change or mutate we must finish the change into a new form of structure.
  • Gate 50 – Values – the Cauldron – Preservation which is achieved by the act of nurturing.
  • Gate 61 – Mystery- Inner Truth – The energy and pressure to know why.
  • Gate 62 – Small details – Preponderance of the small. This is the energy to put a name on things so we can analyze them..

Here are charts for Hunter Thompson, Richard Branson and A.J. Foyt who were born under the cross of Obscuration. The four gates of the cross of Obscuration are circled in blue on the chart for Hunter Thompson.

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Incarnation Cross of Wishes

What do Eddie Albert of Green Acres fame and Kevin Kline from a Fish called Wanda have in common? They were both born under the Cross of Wishes.
Eddie Albert on green Acres probably wished the people who lived in his town were a little more normal, though perhaps he did get his wish with the lovely wife played by Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Kevin Kline wished he could have all the diamonds in a Fish called Wanda but he didn’t get them in the end. Or did he?

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Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of Wishes.

  • Gate 3 – Ordering – Difficulty in the Beginning – Once we make change or mutate we must finish the change into a new form of structure.
  • Gate 50 – Values – the Cauldron – Preservation which is achieved by the act of nurturing.
  • Gate 41 – Contraction – Decrease – This is rhythmic expanding energy but in order to fuel the expansion it first needs to contract. This energy can feel like melancholy.
  • Gate 31 – Leading – Influence – This is the energy to lead and step forward to voice that leadership in certain situations. This is leadership to the cohesive collective.

Here are charts for Eddie Albert and Kevin Kline who were born under the cross of Wishes. The four gates of the cross of Wishes are circled in blue on the chart for Kevin Kline.

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Incarnation Cross of Separation

The Left angel Incarnation cross of Separation contains the energy and rhythm to realize when it is time to separate and move on. A key aspect of this is to realize when we are done with an experience coupled with being open to new things.

Take a look a our two celebrities Prince and Kim Bassinger. Prince was a rock icon in the midst of hugely wide popularity. His movie and album purple rain drew vast attention from the public and media. And then an interesting thing happened. He decided he wanted to change the experience and so he changed his name into a symbol. This certainly changed things because all the radio an media now had to refer to him as the artist formerly known as Prince as there was no way to say the symbol on the radio. I’m not sure if that was what Prince was after but it sure did make a change.

Kim Bassinger was a budding actress in the 1980’s with a great deal of popularity. Yet she struggled with the popularity and diminished in visibility from the public eyc. She was married a couple times, the latest to Alec Baldwin. After they divorced in 2001, she went to great lengths to keep him separated from their daughter.

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of the Separation.

  • Gate 22 – Openness – Grace – This is the energy to openly share emotional experiences with others. This is a gate of being social.
  • Gate 47 – Realizing – Oppression – This is abstract thinking and the energy to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together or filter out the one nugget from the mass of data that makes sense. There is a lot of pressure in this process.
  • Gate 5 -Fixed Rhythm – Waiting – This energy is being in sync with the natural rhythms and may be visible in eating, sleeping and working.
  • Gate 35 – Change – Progress – This is the energy that can tell us what the experience has been about and how we should change are approach, if necessary, to make it different.

Here are charts for Prince who were born under the cross of the Separation. The four gates of the cross of the Separation are circled in blue on the chart for Prince.

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Incarnation Cross of Planning

Michael Jackson, Tony Randall and President John F Kennedy. I guess you could call that an odd couple. But they are paired together as they are all born under the Incarnation cross of Planning.
The cross of Planning brings together the channel of the family or tribe with energy that is talented, enthusiastic and focused. So in essence people born under this cross will focus and be enthusiastic on things that enrich or move their “family” forward.

Take a look at Michael Jackson. You could sum up the King of Pop as talented and focused with an extreme sense of dedication to his family. So much so that he built Neverland as his own family retreat.
Imagine the planning that took. Also, if you look at some of his most popular songs you will find they often have an enthusiastic element within them. In the movie, “This is it”,  released after his death you can see glimpses of the intense focus he had on the music, the sound the choreography that went into each number.

Tony Randall had a long career in TV, film and stage. He is probably best known for his role as Felix in the TV show The Odd Couple. In his role as Felix, Tony portrayed many aspects of this cross, always planning and working to keep the family of he and Oscar together. In a broader sense he always had a hand in trying to keep the poker playing tribe of guys moving forward in their own lives. In real life Tony  of shared his enthusiasm for Opera.

John F. Kennedy was also a  loyal family man. It was perhaps Kennedy’s Family values coupled with his talent for speaking, his enthusiasm and focus that helped propel him into the White House. I think it was possible that voters could sense the energetic message of his cross stating, “I am talented and focused to lead this tribe, the USA,  forward through the perils and concerns of the cold war”

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of the Planning.

  • Gate 37 – Friendship – The Family – This is the energy to be part of a community or group to be one in kinship and to be part of the tribe.
  • Gate 40 – Aloneness – Deliverance – When one lives alone they have personal freedom to live according to their will.
  • Gate 9 – Focus – the taming power of the small – This is energy that can be extremely focused on the pertinent details but can also become hyper focused and get lost.
  • Gate 16 – Skills – Enthusiasm – This is energy that is talented as it comes out of the throat to express itself and generate enthusiasm.

Here are charts for Michael Jackson, Tony Randall and John F. Kennedy who were born under the cross of the Planning. The four gates of the cross of the Planning are circled in blue on the chart for Michael Jackson.

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Incarnation cross of Individualism

While individual in nature, the cross of Individualism is a left angle cross and so people born under it will be oriented toward bringing their individual energy into their interactions with others. The net result will be other people get it or not. Regardless of the lean in your political direction, I would bet that there were perhaps a few times you thought, “I don’t get it” during the 8 year reign of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential office. Part of this can be explained by this individual energy George had in his cross.

Actor Sylvestor Stallone is probably best known for his Rocky movies. In a way, these movies represent the individual energy and effort required to make Rocky into the boxing king. It is all about his training, his concentration, and his struggle and over coming struggle, to be the hero the movies portray. Sylvestor and the energies of the cross of Individualism contributed greatly to making this one man’s effort a believable saga.

Actress Dyan Cannon was also born under the cross of Individualism. In Dyan’s case it seems that she put together a career of individual efforts. While she had the trade mark of her blonde curly hair, her resume of movies contains an array of different roles and characters that is not so typical of the actresses of her era.

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of the Individualism.

  • Gate 57 – Intuition – The Gentle – An instant knowing what to do, how to act, what step to take,
  • Gate 51 – Shock – Arousing – A wake up call to the spirit. A jolt to bring love of all things to light.
  • Gate 38 – The Fighter – Opposition – This is the energy to wrestle and move through dilemma or inability to see value in something.
  • Gate 39 – Provocateur – Obstruction/Hardship – This is the energy to push buttons with the intention of getting unstuck.

Here are charts for George W. Bush, Sylvester Stallone and Dyan Cannon who were born under the cross of the Individualism. The four gates of the cross of  Individualism are circled in blue on the chart for George W. Bush.

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Incarnation cross of the Unexpected

If you are born under the Incarnation cross of the Unexpected you may expect some twists and turns in life. But don’t jump to the conclusion that it is all bad. Take a look a singer Katy Perry and all her recent success. She just wrapped up a 122 date concert tour. She has had five #1 singles off her latest album. She married her love, actor Russell Brand last year. Life can be pretty good for the unexpected.
But her success was a more recent twist. Her first album in 2001 was unsuccessful and her second album was never released.

John Belushi’s life took a twist that proved fatal. As you may remember, John died of a drug overdose in 1982. Even his death took a few twists. At first it was ruled accidental. Two months later his girlfriend admitted in an interview that she had been with him and given him the lethal dose. The case which had been closed was reopened and she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and served 15 months in prison.

Barbara Steisand’s life has taken twists and turns through a variety of artists venues. She has spent her life acting on Broadway, singing, then acting in movies, returning to Broadway and then back to singing. She has been quite successful at each stop with some down years nestled in between.

So why the twists and turns? The primary driver of the unexpected comes from the gate 28, sometimes called the game player and often referred to as struggle. This an energy of understanding life and it’s value. Each phase of one’s life can take on a twisting or turning until the real value of that phase clicks into place. Of course the energy of the other 3 gates come into play as well. In Human Design it is all about how the energies come together.

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of the Unexpected.

  • Gate 28 – Game Player – Preponderance of the Great – This is an energy that is working it’s way through aspects of life trying to get to a deeper meaning with the aspects of the physical reality
  • Gate 27 – Caring – Nourishing – This is loving energy to care for and sustain the body and life so it can continue on.
  • Gate 41 – Contraction – Decrease – This is rhythmic expanding energy but in order to fuel the expansion it first needs to contract. This energy can feel like melancholy.
  • Gate 31 – Leading – Influence – This is the energy to lead and step forward to voice that leadership in certain situations. This is leadership to the cohesive collective.

Here are charts for John Belushi, Katy Perry and Barbara Streisand who were born under the cross of the Unexpected. The four gates of the cross of the Unexpected are circled in blue on the chart for John Belushi.

check out our discussion of this cross on our radio show. Click to Listen.
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Incarnation cross of the Plane

The Incarnation cross of the Plane is a blend of the cross of Eden and the Vessel of Love. In the wheel of the cycle it comes between and shares half of it’s gates with each cross. In reality the cross of the Plane brings together the intimate desire for an experience with the loving aspects of modesty and self behavior. In it’s experiment mode this cross will try to push the boundaries of what may or may not be acceptable to find out if the experience is truly accepted. In a sense these energies combine to bring the fictional emotional projections of what will happen into the actual behaviors of doing resulting in the physical experience.

Stephen King is a notorious writer of macabre fiction. His writing paints worlds of many different dimensions into reality. Perhaps his worlds are not the Eden in your imagination or the experience you wish to have, but in his work he takes you deeply in and lets you feel what it would be like if it really existed. He is a master at emotional and physical provocation with his work.

Vanessa Williams made the scene when she won the Miss America title in 1983. But her behavior was quickly brought into question when it was discovered she had posed in the nude for Playboy magazine. Her behavior, whether you believe it right or wrong, tested the collective as to what behavior we should be allowed to experience and what was is unacceptable. Ultimately she was asked to step down by the organizers and the crown was awarded to the runner-up. Vanessa rebounded to use her talents to achieve several honors in acting on both stage and screen as well as recording a couple of #1 music hits.

Here are the gate names, the I Ching names, followed by brief descriptions for the 4 gates of the cross of the Plane.

  • Gate 6 – Friction – Conflict – This is an energy of intimacy and regulating what and who you will allow in for an emotional experience or interaction.
  • Gate 36 – Crisis – Darkening of the Light – This is the energetic emotional anticipation of what an experience or situation will bring. This energy can invoke anxiety and or nervous energy.
  • Gate 10 – Behavior of the self – Treading/Fulfillment – In harmony, this is energy of being yourself and being one with your behavior and actions.
  • Gate 15 – Extremes – Modesty/Humbleness – Energy that prefers fluctuations and swings in rhythm to maintain the internal rhythm within.

Here are charts for Stephen King, Vanessa Williams who were born under the cross of the Plane. The four gates of the cross of the Plane are circled in blue on the chart for Stephen King.
Bill Murray’s birth time is not publicly known. Is he a cross of the Plane or a Vessel of Love??
I have included both charts for discussion on the radio show. Click to Listen.
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