January 21, 2021

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.

You can see Doreen’s full report here. You can order a report for your design here.

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.

Incarnation Cross of Penetration

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.

http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/feature/a651842/katy-perry-vs-taylor-swift-a-timeline-of-their-reported-feud/

 

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.

http://youtu.be/V80-gPkpH6M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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  (https://loveyourhumandesign.com/2010/07/16/gates-of-direction-the-cross-of-the-sphinx/)
  • 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?

Join us as we discuss the cros of Wishes on the BlogTalk Radio show. It is recorded so you didn’t miss a thing.

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.

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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??
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Incarnation Cross of Demands

If you look at the energies of the 4 gates that make up the Incarnation cross of Demands, they are all very demanding.  LOL!  I am sort of teasing my radio show co-host, the Rev. Ric but if we look closer there is a thread of truth to this claim. The energies to some degree are demanding. They demand stillness, demand depth and demand securing what is needed to bring joy to life. This is a cross that demands betterment in life.

Now of course there is duality and one can choose to ignore the calls of their energetic design, but people born under this cross will internally be pushed to be still, dig deep and go out and bring back the things that make this a better life.

Besides Rev. Ric, our other 2 featured charts this week are of Anthony Hopkins and Michael Phelps.

Anthony Hopkins has always struck me as an actor that is driven to go the distance, to go that extra mile so he can really get into his part. There is a real attitude of preparedness when he graces the stage.In Silence of the Lambs and the other movies in this series, he is disturbingly good as a psychotic serial killer, Hannibal Lector. According to Wikipedia, he was quoted as saying that he goes over and over his lines, as many as 200 times, so that he can say them naturally without even thinking about them. Mr. Hopkins has certainly brought the joy to life to movie goers everywhere even if we were a bit scared!

Michael Phelps, also has demonstrated, that drive, hunger and devotion through his swimming prowess. Obviously, he was gifted with the near perfect body for swimming, but his energy has propelled him to accomplishments that very few have ever achieved. Also, in Michael I think in Michael you really see how the stillness works into the mix as well. All of that training and repetition. It has helped to allow him the depth of focus that he puts into action in the big races.

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

  • Gate 52 – Inaction – Keeping Still – By being still, one can take in the bigger picture creating more depth to what you are trying to bring into focus.
  • Gate 58 – Aliveness – Joyous – This is bringing joy to life through the use of a great product or an efficient process.
  • Gate 21 – The Hunter/Huntress – Biting Through – This is energy to go out and get what is needed to survive.
  • Gate 48 – Depth – The Well – This is the drive to dig into things in a broad or deep way to further understanding and bring about foundation.

Here are charts for Michael Phelps, Anthony Hopkins and our own Rev. Ric who were born under the cross of Demands. The four gates of the cross of Demands are circled in blue on the chart for Michael Phelps. (Click on any image for Larger version of that image.)
#Note – Michael Phelps birth time is unknown so this chart may not be completely accurate. I have provided 2 different charts, to highlight and illustrate some differences in his possible design. Regardless of his birth time, all charts that day do fall under the Incarnation cross of demands.

Incarnation Cross of Eden

On some level people born under the Incarnation cross of Eden are looking to find Eden here on earth. They are trying to find that utopia in one way or another in their lives. It could be something as simple as a hobby or as dominating as their entire lifestyle but they will be driven to find that place where they feel at home with the experience and the story behind it.

Unfortunately, there are often flaws in the perfection of our human utopias, so the cross of Eden can become disappointed in the reality . However, this can also become a driving force that results in them moving on in search of the more perfect experience or situation.

The cross of Eden is an emotional cross with 3 of the 4 gates connected or in channels connecting to the emotional solar plexus. This cross is ultimately about what is the story or history around a certain place or situation that will bring about an intimate experience that they can share with certain others. There is an energy of anticipation and caution in these gates so there is a strong potential for anxiety leading up to the decision about how this “garden of Eden” experience will turn out. What many on the cross of Eden find out, is that they may have to taste some not so good apples along the way, but that ultimately leads them to the ‘Golden Delicious’ experience.

Brad Pitt has had the opportunity to explore many Edens as an actor. Each part he plays is a new scene, new setting that he can throw himself into and see how the experience feels and works out.  Though it appeared that Brad had found Eden in his 7 year relationship with Jennifer Aniston, in 2005 he moved on to be with his costar from Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Angelina Jolie. Has Brad found his Eden with Angelina, only time will tell.

Helen Hunt has been in a variety of movies and TV. One of the most notable movies was Twister where she played a storm chaser. I think this element of anticipation and not knowing what will happen when chasing tornadoes runs strong in cross of Eden’s. It also feels in many of the roles that Helen has played there is an edge of nervous energy that I believe stems from her cross. Do you see that in her roles too?

Barry Manilow creates his Eden through his songs. As a prolific song writer and performer he has been writing the songs that “the whole world sings”.

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

  • Gate 11 – Ideas – Peace – This is a gate or telling the story or painting the picture including the aspects of its history.
  • Gate 12 – Caution – Standstill – This energy is like a door that is either open or shut to having an experience.
  • 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.

Here are charts for Brad Pitt, Helen Hunt and Barry Manilow who were born under the cross of Eden.   The four gates of the cross of Eden are circled in blue on the chart for Brad Pitt. (Click on any image for Larger version of that image.)

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Incarnation Cross of Rulership

What does Dr. House have to do with 911 and Osama bin Laden?  Both Hugh Laurie, who plays the part of Dr. House on the TV show House and Osama bin Laden were born under the cross of Rulership. People born under the Incarnation cross of Rulership are here to rule their kingdom whatever that is. In the simplest form it could be a person who is a model of self rulership. In it’s most dynamic form it could be someone who is out to rule the world or at least change the ruling order.

In the show House, Dr House rules his kingdom and/or the hospital and those around him. He pokes, prods, teases and manipulates everyone around him to try and get it to be his way. Even his on going battle with his gimpy leg,  he has seldom asked for help as he attempts to rule his body as well.

On a much larger scale there is Osama bin Laden. As you  see in the charts below, not only was Osama born under the cross of Rulership, but the day of his planned attack to change world order, September 11, 2001, was carrying the activated energy of the cross of Rulership. I think this is an example of how the energy “behind the scenes” was carrying the events that took place in our reality.

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

  • Gate 45 – Gatherer – Gathering Together – This is the gate of the King and Queen. Energy that wants to rule their kingdom big or small
  • Gate 26 – Egoist – the Taming Power of the Great – There is a great duality in this energy and on one side is to accumulate, and amass wealth and the other is to guide others and the collective to efficient accumulation and storage of material .
  • 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.

Here are charts for Hugh Laurie and Osama bin Laden who were born under the cross of Rulership. Also there is a chart of September 11, 2001 which shows the energy of the cross of Rulership was activated that day. The four gates of the cross of Rulership  are circled in blue on the chart for Hugh Laurie. (Click on any image for Larger version of that image.)

* Note – The birth time of Hugh Laurie is not publicly known. Charts for his birth date are all cross of Rulership and the defind centers are the same. His profile could be a 3-6 or 4-6 depending on what time he was actually born.

Incarnation Cross of Healing

Sandwiched in between the cross of the Vessel of Love and the cross of Service is the Incarnation cross of Healing. This cross essentially brings a blend of the two sets of energies, of love and of being of service. The net result is energy that lovingly, brings joy to life.

The cross of Healing is a left angel cross. People born on right angel crosses are going to be more self absorbed in their journey. People born on the left Angel cross are going to be oriented to the other people that share their journey. It is not about the impact to themselves but the impact to all those who are involved.

Will Smith was born under the cross of Healing. If you look at some of his movies like, Men in Black I & II, Hitch and The Pursuit of Happiness, you see intertwined themes of love and bringing joy to life. In the MIB movies, there is universal love for humans and aliens mixed in with a goal to save earth. This ultimately brings joy to life for humanity and the universe. In the Pursuit of Happiness, Will portrays a man with down and out luck, trying to rebuild his life and keep he and his son together. In Hitch, Smith plays a relationship expert trying to help men get the love of their life to fall into love with them. In the movie, he too finds himself in the middle of his own fight to land the love of his life. So  while cross of Healers are interested in the joy of others they are not selfless and are in pursuit of their own happiness as well. Hmm, that sounds familiar.

Chaka Kahn spreads her healing through her music. She has won 10 Grammy awards during her career and if you listen to her songs like, I’m every woman and I feel for you, you hear this rhythmic but caring sentiment. On Wikipedia it quotes Kahn as being happy about the evolution of music proliferation and the ability for individuals to download music because it breaks the monopolistic hold on music by the big record labels. More joy to life for everyone!

Christopher Reeve is also of the cross of Healing incarnation. Who can forget his courageous march before the public eye to bring awareness to the plight and battle that paralyzed people go through every day. Through 5 years of  private and public  efforts to regain his ability to walk, he has potentially helped to heal and motivate thousands of families going through similar circumstances. In addition, his efforts may well benefit people of the future through his speaking before congress about the promise of stem cell research. In the end, although he eventually lost his life to the progression of illness from his injury, I believe he and his design were instrumental in healing his family and himself from the trauma of breaking his neck falling off a horse.

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

  • Gate 25 – Spirit of Self – Innocence – This is an energy of love with no judgement. It is universal love.
  • Gate 46 – Determination of the Self – Pushing Upward – This is a gate of love and the love is of the flesh, of the body. Love of the body which is a temple that we dwell in.
  • Gate 58 – Aliveness – Joyous – This is bringing joy to life through the use of a great product or an efficient process.
  • Gate 52 – Inaction – Keeping Still – By being still, one can take in the bigger picture creating more depth to what you are trying to bring into focus.

Here are charts for Will Smith, Chaka Kahn and Christopher Reeve, all born under the cross of Healing. The four gate of the cross of Healing are circled in blue on the chart for Will Smith. (Click on any image for Larger version of that image.)


Incarnation Cross of Service

People born under the cross of Service are here to be of Service. In a sense it is that simple. The real question is what are they serving? For some it may be to be of service to themselves. For others they may be driven to serve their audience, their community or their country. Being of service can take on any level of action from acting, to shining shoes, to being a mom, to fighting in an army.

The driving force in the cross of Service is logical energy that is looking to make things or processes better to bring joy to life. Ultimately this is what the cross of service is all about, bringing joy to life. A good question a person born under the cross of Service can ask themselves before fulling investing in a project is, “If I am successful at this will it bring joy to life?”.

The main reason for this “Joy to Life” theme is that 3 of the 4 gates are in the logical channel. Logic in human design is all about analysis of things and processes to make them better. When they are made better it results in more satisfaction or more efficiency allowing us more time to enjoy life.

Denzel Washington is a cross of service. In many of his movies he portrays a good guy trying to get to the bottom of a problem or situation to resolve things to make it better for the collective. Two such recent movies were the Taking of Pelham One Two Three and The book of Eli. In Pelham he plays a subway dispatcher when he gets drawn into to acts as a negotiator on a kidnapping scheme master minded by John Travolta. Throughout the role he exudes trying to be of service to get John Travolta what he wants while trying to save the hostages. In the book of Eli, he plays a blind man traveling in an apocalyptic world with the last known copy of the bible. His mission is to get it to a place where it is safe and can be replicated to reseed the word of God. In both movies, both roles are perfect for the cross of Service. I believe Denzel is so believable because he carries the underlying energy of Service to support his acting talent.

Sarah Jessica Parker is also a cross of Service. In her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series and movies Sex in the City, she plays a journalist trying to be of Service to give her readers, mainly women, advise about sex, romance and love in the fast paced world of New York. In life Sarah provides service as a mother, director, producer and actor. In a recent Marie Claire interview she talked about how she is judged at times unfairly. A publication ran an article about how she used her status to get out of jury duty despite her vehemently denying it. In fact she went on to talk about how deeply she cares about a lot of things saying ” I think I care because I care. I’ve been on movie sets where people were just going through the motions. I don’t ever want to be one of those people who doesn’t want to be there.” In just going through the motions there is not much joy in life and for most people born under the cross of Service that just won’t fly.

Olivia Newton-John was famous in the 70’s and 80’s for here singing. While she still has pursued a singing career she is more recently known for her advocacy for UNICEF, Breast Cancer and to build a wellness center in Australia.

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

  • Gate 17 – Opinion – Following – This is the presentation of logical analysis of what is or is not working.
  • Gate 18 – – Correction – Work on what has been spoilt – This is the logical adjustments to process or things  to make them better.
  • Gate 58 – Aliveness – Joyous – This is bringing joy to life through the use of a great product or an efficient process.
  • Gate 52 – Inaction – Keeping Still – By being still, one can take in the bigger picture creating more depth to what you are trying to bring into focus.

Here are charts for Denzel Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker and Olivia Newton-John, all born under the cross of Service. The four gate of the cross of Service are circled in blue on the chart for Denzel. (Click on any image for Larger version of that image.)


Manifestation by Design


There is often a misconception when people are introduced to Human Design that only the Manifestor type can manifest. But that is simply not true. We can all manifest if we do it by our design. A basic rule of thumb starts with the strategy of the type. Manifestors manifest by informing who they impact, Manifesting Generators manifest by acting, responding etc., Generators manifest by responding, Projectors manifest when they are invited and Reflecrtors manifest when they reflect.

As you start to understand more about the high level strategy you can begin to fine tune it even more. For example, if you are a 1-3 profile you are designed to manifest a particular thing, when you have a foundational understanding and you have experienced enough to make it work. If you are a 5-2 profile you have the opportunity to manifest when you draw people in. If you have the leadership gate, gate 7 then you are designed to manifest while leading. So there are many factors built into your design that effect how you manifest.

In addition to aspects like profile and gates you should take a closer look at the Throat center. After all in Human Design all expression comes to the surface in the throat. The connections you have there can influence how much initiation will work for you. If you are a true Manifestor type then you can initiate a lot. If you are a manifesting generator then you can initiate some but it typically works better to initiate by response. If you have a defined throat and are a projector then there maybe certain things you can initiate but usually it will work better to initiate after invitation. Lastly if you have an open throat then your manifestation will be best by invitation, response or reflection.

Here are charts for Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump, 2 people who have done a lot of manifesting. (Click on image for Larger image)

Incarnation cross of Cycles


People born under the Incarnation cross of Cycles are born with 2 channels that drive their design. These two channels define the three centers that they connect so all people born under this cross will have the Root, Spleen and Sacral centers defined. This means that they will be a Generator or Manifesting Generator and are designed to have energy to make progress and move forward with a periodic or cyclical rhythm.

The 54-32 channel of Transformation which connects the Root to the Spleen center, is energy that is driven to work its way up the hierarchy or push forward change. The 53-42 channel of Maturation which connects the Root to the Sacral, is energy that has a cyclical wave, staring, then growing stronger, moving forward, and then easing into the finish.

Bill Cosby whose Mandala is pictured above, was born under the cross of cycles. As you look back over his career as a comedian, you see a steady progression of development of projects for TV and film that he managed or participated in. He started as a stand up comedian and then progressed to TV with the Bill Cosby show, Fat Albert and the kids, and the more successful The Cosby Show. At a macro level, each effort went through this cycle of development, progression and maturity that is embodied in the energy of these 4 gates that create these two channels.

I think if you look on a micro level at the detail of some of Bill’s stand up routines, and some of his TV episodes you will see the cycle and progression of the energy as well.

The pattern exists in his personal education as well. He left Temple university to pursue his career as a comedian before graduating, but returned to finish and get his degree. He then went on to get an MA from the University of Massachusetts.

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

  • Gate 42 – Growth – Increase – This is the energy at the end of a cycle, and as we let go of what is completing we make room for new growth or increase.
  • Gate 53 – Beginnings – Development – This is the energy of starting a new project or venture or a new page for an old one.
  • Gate 54 – Ambition – The Marrying Maiden – This is energy that is looking to work its way up, to climb the ladder to a higher position or a greater place of being.
  • Gate 32 – Continuity – Duration – This is energy that picks up, or smells when change is needed for stability or knows when things are safe to remain.

Here is the chart for Bill Cosby born under the cross of Cycles. The four gates of the cross of Cycles are circled in blue. (Click on image for Larger image)