May 21, 2024

What does Split Definition mean?

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

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

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

So for Whitney…

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

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

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

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

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

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

No Definition – Reflector

Sandra Bullock has no centers defined.

Human Design Report For Sandra Bullock











Single Definition

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

Human Design Report For Whitney Houston











Split Definition

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

Human Design Report For Billie Eilish












Triple Split Definition

Karen Carpenter has 3 groups of defined centers

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

Human Design Report For Karen Carpenter











Quadruple Split Definition

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

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



Witnessing Human Design in Bradley Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Link to the SmartLess podcast with Bradley

His full report

Is the Voice too much for Ariana Grande?

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

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

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

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

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


See Ariana’s Full Report

All Roads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who is this Hollaback Girl?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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






















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


And what is a Hollaback girl you might ask?

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


Joe Biden President Elect of the United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One Size Does Not Fit All

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

























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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Will the real Ellen please stand up?

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

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

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

So just who is the real Ellen?

Will she please stand up!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human Design Report For Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen’s HD chart


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

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

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

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

If you are interested in ordering your own full Human Design report click here.

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

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

Elizabeth Warren

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

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

Amy Klobuchar

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

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

Pete Buttigieg

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

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

Bernie Sanders

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

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

Mike Bloomberg

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

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

Tom Steyer

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

Have we really seen the full extent of Tom Steyer?

Joe Biden

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

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

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

Grande, Tall maybe a better idea?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shania Twain – Music Legend

Shania YouTube – Did you catch UP the spirit?

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

Azzyland YouTube – – Did you say WoW?

Michael Dell – Founder of Dell Computers.




Match made in Heaven?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Composite chart for Sarah and Matthew



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Dear Kelly

Dear Kelly Clarkson,

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

Wishing you blessings and Love!

Peter Roe ~ Human Design Coach

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

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

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

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

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

All this make me think of her song Stronger:

Here she is appendicitis and all at the Billboard awards.

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

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




What makes John a Legend?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then if you look at his design as a whole:

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

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

Here is John’s chart.

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



The voice of God?

Why does Morgan Freeman seem so convincing as God?

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

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


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

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

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

Wired for Song?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But, you be the judge.


A Cross to Bear?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Perfect Illusion



You Complete Me!

In relationships, Human Design can play big part. As with all of life, this is where energy comes together. But in close and lengthy relationships, the interaction of the energy can play a huge part. You have probably heard the expression, “You complete Me!” and in certain relationships that is exactly what happens.

Good Actors and Actresses are very good at convincing us that they are the character they are playing. When they play parts as a couple, we may comment they have good chemistry or they don’t have chemistry. It is part of what makes a good pairing in a Movie. The movie Pretty Woman was wildly successful in the 1990, where it introduced Actress Julia Roberts to the world. She played a prostitute who meets up with a very wealthy and highly successful business man played by Richard Gere. While these are two great Actors and much of the success is certainly due to them, I would venture to say it was the chemistry of their Human Design, that was the magic that fueled such wide success.

In an interview for the 25th anniversary in 2015, Richard told the story of how he met the young relatively new actress Roberts went on to convince the director to give her the part, perhaps over more seasoned actresses. Sure, perhaps it was her beauty and charm, but behind the scenes I would speculate that the alchemy of Human Design was at work.

In Human Design, when one person has one gate in a channel and the other person has the other gate we call this an electromagnetic connection. Just like how two magnets pull toward each other, electromagnetic connections have been pulling people together for ions. If a couple has 2 or 3 of these connections that is typically a persuasive pull. In the case of Julia and Richard, it is like a tidal wave with 6 of these connections.

In addition, Julia gives Richard 2 tribal channels related to sex and promotion of the tribe, and Richard Gives Julia, the full channel of Family. With the sum of all these connections and channels they really do complete each other in the Human Design sense. It is part of what makes them such an irresistible pairing in the movie and fuel for the viewer, to root for this unlikely relationship to succeed. We can feel that their energy is meant to be together.
See some of the chemistry unfolding in this scene.

So let’s break the connections down in terms of Human Design in the composite chart below.

I have used ovals to highlight their electromagnetic connections.

  • Head to Ajna – 61-24 – Individual understanding
  • Ajna – Throat – 43-23 – Individual knowing expression (freak to genius)
  • Ajna – Throat – 17-62 – logical opinions and details
  • Throat – Heart-Will – 45-21 – ruler-ship – owning it
  • G-Self – Spleen 10-57 – being yourself in the moment
  • Root – Sacral – 60-3 – mutative creation

I have used rectangles to highlight the channels they give each other.

From Julia

  • Spleen to Sacral – 50-27 – mothering and fathering energy
  • Sacral to Solar Plexus – 59-6 – sex and reproduction
  • Head to Ajna – 64-47 – Abstract understanding

From Richard to Julia

  • Solar Plexus – Hear-Will 37-40 – family

Here are their individual Charts.


When your Human Design wants to have a Voice!

There are times when your Human Design will speak up and express itself even if you are not aware of it. Kelly Clarkson is a famous singer and one of the judges on the TV show The Voice. A few weeks ago I was watching and there around Kelly’s neck was her Human Design speaking out. Not exactly speaking, but the word was there. “LOVED” said her necklace, and I knew right there, part of her design was speaking out. I had a strong feeling not only did she support that feeling of LOVED, but there is part of her design that needed that reminder.

So when we look at her chart there are 2 elements that jump out screaming I want to feel LOVED.
First the G or Identity center is undefined for Kelly. Undefined or fully open G’s, have a longing or yearning to feel Love. It is not that they don’t feel loved, but being undefined, there is a lack of structure to hold the consistency of that feeling so they need to reinforce it. If you are in a relationship with an open or undefined G they may ask you, “do you love me?”

Secondly the Heart/Will center is completely open. While not always strictly in the vibe of love, it is about feeling worthy of the self. I often coach my clients who have an open or undefined Heart/Will center, to create some kind of reminder, a post it or a drawing for themselves to remind them, they are worthy, they have done great things! It is not about whether they are worthy, because of course we have all done great things at some point in our lives. It is about the consistency and being able to feel it. With reminders, we are able to supplement our consistency and remember we are worthy, we are LOVED, like the lovely necklace Kelly displayed.

Another aspect that Kelly displays frequently on the show, is her undefined throat. The other judges, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine often poke fun of Kelly as she rambles on trying to win over a contestant. This is an aspect that comes out with some people who have an open or undefined throat. The throat is trying to stay in control of the conversation but the wiring is not there to provide consistent words for expression, so it turns into more of a ramble. I am guessing you may know someone like that. Now people with a defined throat can talk for hours on end, but if you listen carefully you will hear more power in there speech and probably more substance.

So what advice would I have for Kelly if she consulted with me? Awareness, awareness is the key. Wear that necklace as it is a great reminder you are Loved, you are Love and you are totally worthy. Be conscious of what you are saying and how much you say. Sometimes less is more. The beauty of the undefined throat is it can distill what is said, to deliver a juicy nugget of wisdom.

And if you have noticed, that sometimes my post could say more, this open throat is taking my own advice.
Here is Kelly’s Chart

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.


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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