Shock and Awe

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In the Human Design chart of this week the Sun in gate 25 – Innocence,  or Turning Away From Falsehood,  connects to Uranus in gate 51 – Shock, or Taking Action.

The whole world has Heart and Ji definition connecting willpower and sense of self direction. It’s the perfect time to blow out the stale corners of our lives. Expect the unexpected for the next 6 days.  Focus on what you have had enough of and what new beliefs you are willing to invite into yourself.  An excellent time to become more authentic and embody your ideal vision and deep truth. Xoxo


Spring Equinox Solar Eclipse/ Uranus -Pluto final square: Sorting It Out – Leaving What’s False Behind

désordreMarch 16 – 20th packs a 1, 2, 3 punch astrologically starting with the final (of 7) Pluto/Uranus squares which have been shaking up and shaking loose the entrenched structures of society and the collective conscious. It continues on the 20th with a Solar Eclipse(new moon) in the final degree of Pisces – sabian symbol: A Majestic Rock Formation Resembling a Face is Idealized By a Boy Who Takes It As His Ideal Of Greatness, As He Grows Up, He Begins To Look Like It, followed shortly by the Sun’s entry into a new zodiacal journey in Aries heralded as our Spring Equinox.

Everyone I know has been going through a deep process of sorting, whether physically by selling off old homes or ending leases and rentals or discovering health issues and less-than-productive habits which need to be addressed, emotionally by becoming more aware of what is being held onto and causing pain, mentally through discovering old ideas that are suddenly quite out of date, or psychically/spiritually through a recognition of what is no longer true or liberating for ourselves, no matter how cherished any of it may have been in the past.

The dreamtime has been highly charged and filled with images valuable to take note of. As a collective we are all being asked to consciously invoke our ideal and inhabit our most authentic self. This eclipse also makes a highly significant definition in the Human Design system which charges and supports this process. Aligning heart and soul, finding the right balance of our true size, position, ability, and potential, and letting go of what is not true in ourselves becomes the theme of the year ahead. Making time to commit consciously to this process at this time can carry us all forward tremendously quickly at the Speed of Grace.

I have the great pleasure of joining my wildly talented friend and colleague Astrologer/Channel/Teacher Tom Jacobs on his podcast “The Soul’s Journey” to discus this period of activation through our combined lenses of Astrology, Human Design, and Psychic Intelligence and take your live questions!

Frolic with us in time and space on Wednesday March 18th 7pm Pacific time when Hal Bahr of Soul Journey Astrology and Human Design joins up with Tom Jacobs on The Soul’s Journey Podcast


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A Case of You… Emotional Intensity Anyone?

ImageYour favorite(I hope) astrologer chimes in with “this weekend Mercury retrograde then stationing and turning direct makes its’ strongest and most sustained challenging aspect to Uranus. Other notables at 12-13 degrees include Chiron and the Lunar nodes. It is very likely that issues of miscommunication and misunderstanding that have carried on through the last 3 months are beginning to come to the light of consciousness. The Moon, having just entered Capricorn will help to focus and ground energy into the body and as it opposes first Mars and then Jupiter at 4 and 5 Cancer respectively there will be activated and magnified emotional energy readily available.”

As the weekend progresses the Moon makes conjunction to Pluto at 9 Cap, and then opposition to Mercury at 13 Cancer. All this adds up to a weekend brimming full of opportunities to understand where you or others have gone off track in communication and perception, feel very strongly about it, and then take action.

If you have significant personal planets(Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and then Jupiter or Saturn if either is the “ruler” of your Ascendant sign) at 12 or 13 degrees, especially of the cardinal signs, it will be felt quite strongly and perhaps disruptively in the areas those planets signify and are house rulers of in your natal astrological chart.

ImageA wonderful Human Design teacher I work with, Zeno of Zen Human Design, was speaking this morning about the combination of two trigrams of the I-Ching. Fire on the bottom which every gate in the emotional center but one, has, and thunder on top. With this energy one can get fired up and then discharge the energy in a bolt of lightning or use the thunder to help to awaken one’s own awareness.

This astrologer would add his own caution and advice. “While it might feel good in the moment to discharge the building emotions by firing off at a family member, someone close, or figure in authority describing the ways they have miscommunicated, mislead, or misread you, the most productive course would be to spend the weekend observing your internal process, contain it inwardly so that it can build and ripen rather than merely dissipate in a display of anger. Then when feeling feet back firmly on the ground, take a deep breath and
make the inward changes you need to make.”



What you leave behind is not what is engraved upon stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others”


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Astrology and Human Design Summer 2013: Releasing Struggle to Allow Quantum Shifts of Grace and Flights of Fancy.

Astrology and Human Design Summer 2013: Releasing Struggle to Allow Quantum Shifts of Grace and Flights of Fancy.
In my practice with clients, the classes I teach, my friend’s lives, and my own there is an abundance of dynamic energy for change, and has been for the last 5 or 6 weeks. This energy, along with other supportive shifting frequencies, will be with us consistently through early August. Many are experiencing this energy in the form of sudden and upsetting events or circumstances. Today I responded to a client about this in a way that I felt was worth sharing with everyone. May we all experience the greatest joy supported by the most unanticipated grace and ease during this time of transition in our journey. Even if we do choose struggle as a theme, then may it be a struggle that is worthwhile, embraced from the heart, and arrived at through conscious choice.”Yes _______, for sure that it one very clear way that report could be read yet it also presents the very real possibility of great energy for change, growth, and the healing of old wounds and issues by exposing them to the light of consciousness, embracing the lessons they have taught and are teaching you, and moving forward in life with greater authenticity, freedom, self-awareness, and even joy. Any experience is neutral. It is always our decision to then judge an experience as “good” or “bad”, “easy” or “hard”, “painful” or “joyous”, “fast and flowing” or “slow and stuck”etc…yet those things do not actually describe the experience but our own reaction to them and subsequent choice to invoke our ability or commitment to letting go of anything that no longer is of value and service to our higher good and forward evolution or to trying to hold on to the status quo, retain our current sense of power or identity, and have things play out the way we might think we “want” them to.Have you ever had an event which in the moment you judged and experienced as unwanted, difficult, and upsetting that then, when looked at through the lens of time, turned out to be a major turning point in your life leading you to greater wisdom, enlightenment, success, happiness, fulfillment, etc? If you had known at the moment of the experience that is what it would evolve into would you have greeted the experience in a more welcoming manner? Might you have engaged with the miraculous process of change in a more joyous way?

A couple weeks ago I wrote this:”By greeting every experience, person, and event as a friend who has arrived just in the nick of time to save our lives we turn each of these things into an occasion for heartfelt embrace and rejoicing making a strong friend and ally of every thing that happens in our lives filling every moment with gratitude and wonder. Easy to write, I know, and perhaps more challenging to put into practice. Or maybe only as difficult and challenging as we ourselves decide to make it…”

Is it possible to summon up the “faith” that this time in your life and the experiences you are presented with are actually opportunities to make your life and the lives of those around you whom you love and care about better, more fulfilling, more fully alive and authentic? Just a couple weeks ago I wrote this as part of a general statement because as far as I can see we are all being presented with an especially intense time of opportunity to identify and perceive that our deepest lifelong wound which we believe has been inflicted by others is actually best healed and resolved by claiming ownership and responsibility of and then taking whatever steps, even if they are baby steps, forward in addressing and resolving them ourselves.

The whole world is having an intense transit reflecting our inner themes represented by Saturn and Pluto occupying both Gates in a Channel of the Human Design chart that is all about “To be or not to be”. They/we are asking the very sober, real, and potentially transformational question ‘Is life worth living or not?’ If it is worth living then what excess needs to be adjusted, trimmed back, curtailed, and balanced and what new ingredient must be added in order to make it healthier and more vital?

By doing this work individually we materially affect our entire environment and make life more healthy and sustainable for our species and the planet. The quickest way to change the world is to change my own perspective and allow myself to change.

If it makes any difference in how you are experiencing this time in your life I would simply say it is not happening to you alone but to all of us in some area of our lives. We are all in this together my friend.”

— at Abundant Gratitude and Wonderment, State of Surrender, Province of the Heart.Image


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Take Me For What I Am: A Major April-May Transit in the Human Design Chart of the World

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I have been researching the historical significance of a major Human Design transit that is just beginning. While I am still not ready to publish that aspect of my research I have had many inquiries from those around me about the details of this transit or the themes involved. The last two inquiries have given me enough energy to respond in a way that may be of value to everyone who encounters this description. I thank those who have given me the opportunity to respond and invite everyone to consider the following. It is framed within my correspondence with astrologer, artist, communicator, and Modern-Renaissance man, Chris Flisher, regarding the conversation we had recorded last week for his podcast “The Turning of the Wheel” scheduled for airing in early May.


Hi Chris,
When we spoke you were asking how a HD transit might be reflected by, or relate to, an astrological one. I just finished sending a note to a friend about the transit beginning today that gets at that point.

Jupiter Uranus Saturn Moon 21 45 26 44 april 2013

Click this link to hear me speak about this astrological initiating event chart with Dena DeCastro on her podcast Evolutions of Astrology.

“Today marks the start of a solid month-long transit that brings a direct link for your defined Heart center(willpower/ego, courage, support/defense) to express itself through the Throat center of manifestation in words or deeds. The channel involved is called the Channel of Money and usually reflects issues of the material world. What is referred to much less often is that the gates involved are very much about who is the boss and what are the laws, who decides on what needs to be done and where resources should flow, and then who actually puts the work in to make this happen. Is the decision made by dictate from the king or dictator or is it arrived at via mutual problem-solving, alliance, and treaty are crucial questions here, the answers to which point toward the ultimate success or failure of the initiative.

Whether one has these two centers defined in their natal chart or not, with this transit the entire world has this definition for the next month. I also see this reflected in the sky story of Venus, Mars, and Sun in Taurus opposite Saturn in Scorpio. The outer planets always shine brightest and are nearest at opposition point. When a point is so bright and clear above it is always easy to view it as something that is outside of self or coming from somebody else. The theme of who is the boss and our responsibility to others seem strong and visible ones. The ways this is reflected in our self-concept, values, relationships, and actions may actually be more hidden in the sun’s glare.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the very beginning of this transit results in you being able to release some pent-up heartache, whether yours or others that you have accumulated and taken on. This release may take the shape of tears, disappointment or anger expressed, or even in a sense of finally being able to just let go of these things if they have felt like they have been present just beneath the surface and scratching at you to be let out the door into the moonlight without much success up to now.

I sense you will make very quick work of this part and then the rest of this transit is all about going for your Heart’s desire by taking steps forward in the world. If your (fill in the blank) project is part of this, and I sense it is, this may be just the time to sit down and start, in whatever ways you can for however long a period you can, each day.

The defined-Heart likes to set goals and then campaign to achieve them, exerting its’ power to make the world around conform so the goal may be achieved and the achievement celebrated afterward. If this is what is in your Heart now then let me be an encouraging voice suggesting you set a goal for yourself and give yourself permission to go for it.

I often say to those around me that one of the things I am here for is to give others permission. You certainly have mine. You also have my love and support for any of your heart-felt endeavors in the world. If those endeavors are also working in supportive alignment of others and/or the health of the planet, progress forward may be even that much easier and you may find unexpected allies along the way.


Take Me For What I Am:

Jupiter Uranus activate 21-45 with Moon Saturn activating 26-44


While there are many things of note in this Human Design chart for the initiating events of April-May 2013 I want to pay special attention to a couple I will describe. First, I am taking the chart of the moment that the Moon enters into gate 26 and activates the Chanel of Surrender from Saturn in Spleen Gate 44 – Coming to Meet to Heart Gate 26 – Accumulation which also hooks into the Uranus activation in Heart Gate 21 – Control to Jupiter in Throat Gate 45 – Gathering Together in the Channel of Money. I am using this chart, which is shortly after Jupiter makes his first entry into gate 45, because of the power and significance of such an activation.

In simplest terms this is the chart of a Manifestor, one who initiates and catalyzes people and events and joins together the forces of willpower, healthy vitality, instinctual remembrance, intuition, individual self-identity and direction through collective experience and storytelling, and unconscious “knowing” with the power of doing whether that be speaking truth to power or taking action oneself.

The Incarnation Theme represented by the unconscious/Design Sun/Earth positions in concert with the conscious/Personality side Sun/Earth is the Theme of the Four Ways. Four ways because each of the gates represent a direction. 24 – Returning, 44 – Coming to Meet, 19 – Approach, and 33 Retreat. A powerful indicator of change this is the final Incarnation Theme of each 16-gate Incarnation Quarter in the Human Design Wheel. This particular one is the transition which moves from the first Realm of Alcyone/Quarter of Initiation into the second Realm of Duhbe/Quarter of Civilization(Manifestation). The first quarter has a general theme of purpose that is fulfilled through the mind while the second quarter theme is purpose that is fulfilled through form.

Again to put it simply this activation is happening at a time we are stepping from thinking/measuring/understanding something on the mental level to bringing that mental understanding into a manifestation in form, structure, and/or action. The understanding we return here with, forces we meet, approaches we take, and what we choose to leave behind or carry forward will be crucial and reflected in the deepest structure of what is created.


Over the next month we will have many opportunities to follow the dictates of others and/or stick with what is in greatest alignment with our personal mission here. My aim is to stick with what feels loving and supportive for myself, those around me, and the planet. Taking some time right now at the start of this transit to define for yourself what your mission is and how you might know you are on track with it may be the very best thing you can do for everyone.”


My short response to that initial question from you Chris is that there is always a direct reflection or relationship between what is indicated with the Human Design transits and astrological ones but it rarely includes the identical planets and their aspects. It is more about general themes and indicators. I think this example may put it into clearer understanding for you and others.

Here is one readily available potential action/reaction and I have nothing to criticize in employing it, especially if one keeps in mind that essentially it is a note to self rather than a rant at the Saturn/authority-figure conveniently located outside oneself however brightly it may shine. Mad as Hell


To my readers;
There are more potent transits, like this one, on the way this spring and summer. I will do my best to keep you informed as they approach. I would also like to invite you to send me accounts of your experiences during this time to add to my research and understanding. I am grateful for the time and energy you take in doing so.


All my best,

Hal Bahr


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Taurus/Scorpio Lunar Eclipse April 25th 2013 – Inviting the Inner Teacher, Holder of the Keys

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Lunar Eclipse April 25, 2013: * Mayan Galactic count Kin 72, 7 Eb  – Resonant Human  –  a portal day – Phrase: A HOLDER OF THE KEYS, Revealing Patterns and Formula / Human Design Theme of Alignment with Sun in gate 27: Nourishment – the Gate of Caring, Earth/Moon in gate 28: Great Excess – Gate of the Game Player of Life. Astrologically the Sun at 5 Taurus – Sabian image: Cantilever Bridge Across A Deep Gorge and Moon at 5 Scorpio: The Gold Rush Tears Men Away From Their Native Soil.

Thursday’s partial lunar eclipse serves up the start of the 2013 eclipse season.This is the beginning of a season that will initiate into the potential of greater connection. Connection with inner self, outer action, each other, community, environment, world, universe, their myriad interactions reflecting the fractal core of being. As I watch my world and what happens in it I know it is all me.

In the light of this full moon observe and take responsibility for the energy of life. Blaming others or events, using that as an excuse to pass along the dark, spiked, fiery dragon of negatively-charged emotional energy, is no longer a viable option only encouraging breakdown rather than breakthrough. Invite the uncomfortable, embrace the unlovable, bless the unforgivable, open up to the heartbreaking grief that, kept divided, blocks the pathway to unbounded joy.

In stillness, soft with Venusian receptivity, strengthened by Taurean stability, traveling inward across the chasm to the dark caves, drawing upon the ultimate gift of Scorpio; the ability to surrender to that which is higher, more powerful, vital and alive, a great treasure awaits. There lives the dark dragon long held captive in a prison of guilt, repression, fear, wounded victimization, and avoidance. See it, free it, embrace, and in embracing, being consumed, consume it and be reborn to take flight on the Golden Dragon of the Creative out of the confines of old structure, habit, belief and reaction into the light of a new land filled with greater potential.

Eclipse of Apr 25, 2013

The astrological and Human Design chart of this eclipse has a great deal to do with knowing I am my own best teacher paying attention to inner messages, seeing that which is nourishing and healthy, choosing to align with inner standards that make life worth living while cleansing that which does not.

Empathy, compassion and deep listening to heart-felt stories heals. Sharing stories kept locked away from the light reveals the keys, always in possession, to freedom of spirit, fellowship of being, and flight of soul.

Eclipse Apr 25, 2013

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Special Thanks to Christopher Emmer and

his Mayan Calendar For Mystical Alignment. For more info about connecting to and using this guide

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New Moon in Aries 2013 Packs a Punch! Astrology & Human Design combined perspective

space_baby_by_kerenper-d3f6rjaMoving Forward
After last month’s swim in the sometimes murky depths of Pisces which was confusing and emotionally tumultuous for many, the Aries New Moon of 2013 signals a very strong shift into forward motion. Joining the Sun and Moon in Aries are Venus, Uranus and sign-ruler Mars supporting, fueling, and perhaps inflaming the already impulsive nature of this “what you see is what you get and let’s get on with it right now” warrior and pioneer. The Sabian symbol imagery for each of them is potent and informing.

The Astrological Players and Playbook
The stage is set and defined with the image of the New Moon in Aries 20 :A Pugilist Enters The Ring. Here we all are stepping forward into the center of our own lives and it is time to be strong, courageous, stand for who we are, and take some action. Just thinking or talking about things isn’t enough for action-oriented Aries. Sign-ruler Mars tells us with Aries simplicity that action will involve the birth of some new part of ourselves with Aries 22: A Pregnant Woman In Light Summer Dress.

Venus, wearing her amazon of love garb is now moving away from Mars since their underworld tryst on the 7th, but still holding hands at Aries 23: Blown Inward By The Wind, The Curtains Of An Open Window Take The Shape Of A Cornucopia. Her own typically Venusian suggestion in the midst of the collective general push to outward action and bluster, is that  we enter a window of opportunity by taking a moment to turn receptively inward, gather our own internal insight and truth, and reconnect with our personal values. By doing so we are rewarded with a great deal that is both valuable and nutritious.

Brilliant experimental researcher Uranus at Aries 9: A Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms To Traditional Images advises that when change to the status quo is in order it is often inspirational to re-frame what it is we are looking at and trying to achieve.

Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all either harmoniously or dynamically supporting any effort made to uproot, reform, and rejuvenate the long-established though tired or dying infrastructure but Jupiter and Mercury continue to complicate the message as they caper about in their mutually reinforcing dance of hype, conflation, misdirection, delusion, skewed perspective, and outright lies. That is a dance that is going to carry a price and some sense of disillusion and deflation once it ends and they move to other signs when what we thought we knew gets adjusted to conform to what is actually true. Hopefully there won’t be a sense of deep regret for having gone into action because of bad information.

This whole concept of something important and new coming into being and the wise advice along with the complications will be an intimate inner part of each of our lives but it is also going to be reflected in the national and world outer collective. The importance is reconfirmed with the knowledge that what gets initiated during this New Moon will be strongly revisited with the Lunar eclipses of Nov 2013 and April 2014 focused in this same part of the sky shedding a bright focus on what has grown up from the seeds we planted both in the light of consciousness and hidden in the darkness of shadowy fear.

The Boxing metaphor
The Sabian images of this New Moon paint a picture of the boxer’s willing meeting with a destined encounter. Champion boxers know the path to victory is more than just being stronger, it is about combining strength and passion with skill, technique and cool-headed observation discerning just when the timing is right to strike the right place at just the right time. A champion boxer also knows how and when to pick his battles and avoids striking unless necessary. One well-aimed and timed blow is worth countless glancing and ineffective ones.

The Boxer

The Human Design Perspective
The Human Design chart of this New Moon also caries some essential information. Framing this time period just before and just after the Aries New Moon , from April 8 through late afternoon of April 12th, Mercury and Jupiter will “turn on” the Solar Plexus emotional center and provide access straight to manifestation in the Throat through words or deeds by activating two ends of an entire channel, Gates 35-36 which traditionally is named the Channel of Transitoriness and is about the emotional center fueling the desire for new experiences but also providing an easy energetic pathway for flying into action from pure unprocessed emotional reactivity.

Following emotion to clarity
The whole world is turned on emotionally during the 4 days around the New Moon but only half the world is emotionally defined natally and a much smaller number of those people actually work with their emotional energy in a grounded and responsible way. This is a good time to observe your own inner emotional process but realize that everyone may be more emotionally reactive than usual and more prone to lashing out and to feeling hurt. Allowing yourself time to follow and process the emotion will let you come to a place of emotional clarity from which place the call to wise action can be trusted. The upside of this transit is that we all have a chance to become even more deeply aware of what is really going on in ourselves and our environment which gives a greater clarity when deciding what you want to let go of, change, or bring into being.

New Moon in Gate 51
The New Moon itself happens in the 6th and topmost line of Gate 51: which is translated as Shock/The Arousing and is made up of the trigram thunder in the top and bottom trigrams. Located in the Heart center this Gate is about using the willpower and expanding energy of the Heart center to initiate movement through shock into places that have become fixed, stuck, and unhealthy in the aim of raising consciousness. Because the Heart center is the center of willpower but also ego, competition, courage, and themes of material support or value it can just as easily be used to invoke the contracting competitive side of the Heart center for personal gain. The 6th line though has become a master of this process and the wisdom that comes with the line is worth repeating: “In times of crisis, when all those around are confused and in disorder, the use of vital willpower to not succumb to the panic and to survive it alone.”

Greater Resonance
This New Moon in Gate 51 also has a longer-term resonance in the Human Design chart of the collective as a major outer-planet transit will begin under the influence of this New Moon . This transit will begin April 28th and continues for a month. It will activate the channel from Gate 21 – Biting Through/Control in the Heart center straight up to the Throat center Gate 45 – Gathering Together defining another channel of action and manifestation traditionally named the Channel of Money which was also active for the collective in the spring months of 1929.

In that instance what was controlled was the re-evaluation of the world’s monetary system and financial markets which were under-regulated and over-inflated, bringing them back into more realistic alignment albeit in a pretty drastic and painful way. The beginnings of WWII began here with people beginning to gather together around and elect new national leaders. Later those gatherings of people were enlisted in fighting each other. This time perhaps we will all choose a different way to adjust our values and other, more life-affirming reasons to gather together, especially since we have the potential advantage of conscious awareness of a historical pattern repetition..

When outer planets activate channels in the Human Design chart big things happen in the world. The last time the Heart center was activated through an outer planet transit it was Jupiter and Uranus meeting in the Heart Gate 51 – Shock/The Arousing and Gate 25 – Innocence in the Ji-Self center activating the Channel of Initiation. When they first met in the this channel we had the tidal wave in Japan and the events at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant , repercussions of which are still ongoing today. On March 27th I was interviewed on astrologer Dena DeCastro’s Sirius Astrology Podcast about this major upcoming transit. Here is the link to access it and more pertinent information; title=”Sirius Astrology Podcast” 

The Bottom Line – Your Heart’s Desire
Major changes are afoot opening the way to quantum leaps ahead for us all. Wednesday is a very potent New Moon in Aries which signals the initiation of new ways of being. May these next few days provide the insight and clarity for you each to be able to focus in on exactly what wants to be born anew into your life. It is likely that tumultuous times are ahead but the call is not to worry or panic but rather, each time you feel the fear begin to rise sparked by outside events and “news: keep returning to your inner self-guided sense of insight and direction. Setting our intentions now to what we wish to be as humans and then using the transit of late April- May giving access to discerning what is our Heart’s Desire, what we can really put our heart and willpower into for the betterment of our own lives and support the life of everyone else is the magical alchemical elixir which will disarm and render impotent those who have a stake in war, greed , and destruction and have gathered power and influence to themselves through it. Believe in yourself and your community. Understand that the heartfelt loving sharing of your true self is the greatest gift you have for the world and is at the same time a revolutionary statement. In the words of Osho:

“My whole love and respect is for the person who accepts himself totally, as he is. He has courage. He has courage to face the whole pressure of the society which is bent upon splitting him into divisions — into good and bad, into saint and sinner. He is really a brave, courageous being who stands against the whole history of man, of morality, and declares to the skies his reality, whatever it is.”

Blessings and Love!

Hal Bahr
Astrological, Intuitive, and Human Design Services

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Grand Dream: New Moon in Pisces with Historic Accumulation of Accompanying Planets

ImageAs we move toward tomorrow’s New Moon in Pisces with a historic record-high accumulation of planets accompanying it this is a highly significant time for our entire collective. I had a dear friend ask me about this New Moon in her chart. In her chart this New Moon falls in her 12th house which is also Pisces’ natural house so I find my response to her is also what I might say to us all for this time (appropriate as Pisces is the sign that still remembers that we are all one only here on Earth playing with this illusion of separation and division) so here it is:

“Well you know once a year you have a New Moon in each house of your chart. New Moon times are great times to begin some new initiative in the area each house rules.The 12th house is the very deep unconscious, our connection to the vast divine and unknowable, our deepest connection to the collective and all things, the house of undoing and letting go, and of chronic illness, insanity and imprisonment lol. The house of the savior and the victim, “karma” or “suffering” although that is only when we resist being receptive, compassionate, letting go, and evolving”.

“This one occurs in the 21st degree of Pisces whose Sabian Symbol is  A Prophet Carrying Tablets Of The New Law Is Walking Down The Slopes Of Mount Sinai. I love this image and the way it seems to indicate to me, being in your 12th house, to be about perhaps letting yourself open up to a greater connection to your psychic gifts, dreams, spirit transmissions, divinely-inspired creativity and your awareness of your own and others’ wounds that need compassion and healing”.

“Are there some deep-seated ways of feeling or behaviors that are based in old childhood insecurities you would like to let go of? Would you like to, in some way, reorder your deep inner self so that you can progress from being a wanderer imprisoned in the parched rocky desert worshiping idols and instead flow forward with greater ease and self-alignment by diving deeply into the ocean of your own inner truth, rejoining your pod swimming into the new freedom of the Promised I-Land and its clean, clear and serene bay?”

“This is also a very good time to ask for healing of any chronic issues mental, spiritual, or physical in your life or the lives of others. There isn’t any work involved here, only the asking and the commitment to being open to receiving the blessings, and willingness to let go of what no longer serves your highest good and the highest good of us all, the planet, the galaxy, the universe and beyond.”

“You don’t have to know it exactly or ask for any of it in a detailed way since it is Pisces. You can allow yourself to dream on it or simply take some time right at the New Moon to speak to the universe that you are ready to listen if she would like to speak to you in a clearer way of divine union”.  Perhaps while swimming in the ocean, relaxing in the hot tub or bathtub, or simply sipping a revitalizing clear glass of glorious water.

We are all doing that in some way at this time with so many planets in Pisces. It is a historically significant time for everyone as this huge conjunction of planets is very rare and hasn’t happened in many hundreds of years. Here we are together on this remote and small blue watery planet, wounded and wounding dreaming together a dream of healing compassion and unity so that we may emerge from the waters reborn in the shining reflection of our own divine natures.

A blessing from this Pisces Moon child;
May our heroes and saviors disappear so that we no longer need victims. May we rediscover our deep compassion so that we no longer need suffering. May we relax into receiving unconditional love so that we no longer need to hate, May we find our natural changing flow so that we no longer need karma. May we become ever more receptive, intuitive, understanding, and  connected in unity so that we no longer wound ourselves, others and our planet through seeking power, control, conquest, domination, war, and division.

And may it all as easy and natural as the rain falling into the stream that rushes into the river that flows into the sea we were born from and kisses the shores with its tidal embrace.



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12/22/2012 Astro Weather Report; A brief non-jargon perspective

ImageCurrent astrological weather report: So much opportunity to get the message wrong, convert that into hyperbole and then have the “powers that be” manipulate and use it to their own ends the result being that half the time they shoot themselves in the foot with all those half-twisting left turns and have their plots exposed. A great time to not believe the hype, not react to the story, keep your sense of humor intact, keep a good eye on your own assumptions knowing they probably need adjusting, and scratch below the surface of any moves by governments or any of those in a place of power…Enjoy the circus but stay away from the lyin cage….


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Musings from the Human Design 43-23 “Genius to Freak” transit and Solar Eclipse

Today is the final day of an almost week-long Human Design transit of the Sun/Earth into the astrological opposition channel of the “Genius to Freak” 43-23 lighting up the Ajna(mind) center and connecting it directly to the Throat center in a uniquely individual mutative mode. What especially brilliant and or freaky things have you noticed coming out of your mouth or the mouths of your friends, family, and media this week? To add to the power of the message we had a Solar Eclipse in this very channel. The eclipse itself had the Moon and Sun in the 43 which is the gate/hexagram of Resoluteness or Deciding and connecting to the Earth in the 23 of Splitting Apart or Stripping Away. Hillary Barrett‘s I-Ching translation begins with several questions for every hexagram. Of the 43 she asks “What do you stand for?”, “How do you define yourself”, “What belongs in your realm and where do you need to make a clear break?”

The super new moon here indicates we are making powerful and hopefully conscious decisions this week, planting new seeds about who we are and what we are standing for in our lives while the 23 encourages us to go deep, strip our message down to the essential ingredients and let go of the worn-out concepts that are no longer true to who we are. These seed decisions will hold powerful energy over the next 6 months at least and are likely to affect and change our lives in the longer term as they sprout, grow and bear fruit.

I found myself engaged in a debate on Facebook in one of the Human Design group pages about what source material was best to recommend to the beginner. The person asking the question had specifically mentioned a book written by one of my wonderful teachers Chetan Parkyn and asked people’s opinions about it. Human Design was originally channeled through by a man who later changed his name from Krakauer to Ra Uru Hu and Chetan was an early student of his, the first to be certified to teach HD in the U.S. by Ra but later their paths diverged. Part of the growing pains of HD has been a division between those who have followed the teachings of Ra in a purist and I’ll term it religiously dogmatic way and those who have had their own revelations and  taken in the broader(some might say “incorrect”) perspectives and viewpoints of people who once studied with Ra and went on to have their own insights and interpretations such as Chetan, Zeno, Richard Rudd, Kim Gould, Bettina Gribben and others.

There was much written back and forth about the accuracy and clarity of the various sources and a great  undercurrent of  dogmatic intolerance from all positions. Many people standing firm, the 43 in action. Yet for me it brought up not only what I stand for but also what I have stripped away and what I am letting go of, recognition of which seems to have come courtesy of the 23. The resulting discussion led me to write a number of things I want to share with you and I think they are applicable whether you are “into” Human Design or not. It’s about the process of learning and becoming. Here are the two parts I want to share:

“Yes, each of us honoring our integrity and gaining access to insight through the voices we can hear. There are those of us out there(and I DO include myself in that group) That gave whole-hearted and open-minded effort to learning from Ra himself but found too much dissonance and ego static in the voice and phrasing and not enough light. For us it has been a blessing to be able to get the information to begin our own experiments from someone other than Ra. Is it heresy to say that in the beginning I simply couldn’t hear most of his message because the human straight masculine side of him carried so much flawed humanity and its own conditioning that it only triggered me and made it impossible to hear him?

Human Design didn’t come from Ra but rather came through him. Many groundbreaking and revolutionizing concepts have come through channels but one has to discern the difference between the material trying to come forth and the concepts, beliefs, and conditioning experiences of the channel which will color and shape the way the information comes out sometimes twisting it into distortion and narrow interpretation.

One of the great beauties of Human Design is that we can each of us step away from anything we’ve been told, free ourselves from what we have believed in the past, disregard the pressure exerted from those around us and conduct our own experiment. When we believe something to be true the energy of universal attraction will pull people and experiences to us that help to “prove” that belief. But when we open ourselves and our perception past the boundaries of our beliefs amazing new insights and experiences await us.

If I only look one direction I will never know what is standing right next to me waiting to touch me and be discovered. This group is in it’s foundation a small, intelligent, and hopefully compassionate step in the direction of seeking to understand and accept the diversity of possible viewpoint and perception available to everyone who comes to Human Design. There is strength and fertility in diversity so while I may not agree with what others have to write or have some other kind of experience it does not make my viewpoint or experience any more true or valid. It only makes it mine.

Once upon a time I had very strong reactions to what people said or wrote about Human Design. Viewing myself as a warrior of liberation I would strongly oppose what they wrote feeling I needed to “protect”, “correct” or “shield the innocent” (lol!) from practices I saw as damaging. Then I had a realization(thank YOU Levi Lovehammer!). What I realized was that I didn’t trust others to come to the same truth that I had. Not much liberation there! Only an invitation to follow yet another dictator. That distrust is the very antithesis of Human Design and I left it behind. It’s all much more fun and interesting this way and lo and behold I can listen to Ra and find things of value in what he says every now and then.” 😉

Later in the discussion another writer used the apples and oranges metaphor to indicate that Ra’s teachings were the apple and the rest us were oranges and that a person could eat oranges all her life and be told they were apples but they were in fact still oranges which led me to this “freaky” outpouring about the nature of the decisions we make and following our path to enlightenment:

“Use every choice, every experience, every personal interaction and insight to learn knowing there are no mistakes. Then use what we’ve learned to strip away the unnecessary layers allowing ourselves to become authentic. This is where we become powerful, enlightened, and a strong force for positive change in the world. I have long believed (my belief here. lol) that our only real job assignment is to become the most “ourself” we can possibly be. That each one of us is a unique, crucially important, uniquely needed answer to a question that was posed at the moment of our birth. When we come back to ourselves(whether that self is defined or not) we embody that energy, are that answer, and we interact and affect all who come into contact with us and our “light”.

There is a slight good-humored tease I often use with my Buddhist friends(and I was a practicing Buddhist for years). It goes like this: If Buddha became enlightened not by following the path of others but by following his own unique path what makes you think that by following his you will become enlightened?

What makes us have the unfounded worry that by following our own path we will be led astray? Eat an apple, eat an orange, why not a kumquat too or a papaya or rambutan but trust your own taste buds to tell you what is good for you.”

This also brought to mind a quote from my beloved partner “Big Don” Walker in a dance/theater performance titled From the Heart(he was a Heart to Throat manifestor, lol) a number of years before his death. The scene took place in front of a mirror at the ballet barre and Don was practicing plie and tendu while scrutinizing his form and perceiving his faults. As he saw more and more faults he grew smaller and more twisted to great comic effect but then at the end he had a revelation that straightened him right back up and he found his own beautiful shape, line, and form with the statement “I may never be Baryshnikov but neither will he… ever… be ME!” In the immortal words of that unique mortal Oscar Wilde who actually had his conscious personality nodes of the Moon in the 43-23, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”.

Slipping off the soapbox now and looking forward to tomorrow when this transit will be over and I’ll go back to having a completely open Crown and Ajna no longer with so much mental pressure wanting to express itself. And just look back at all the posts I’ve written here in just the last week or so. A great illustration of a Human Design transit at work.

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