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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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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….


Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Uncategorized


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My Mission Statement

As part of a continuing course I’m taking I had to come up with my mission statement. I thought I would share it with you. Image

My mission statement. To continue to grow in knowledge and understanding through the cooperative ventures I enter into with colleagues and mentors, my own experiment with Human Design, my interactions and research with my clients and my continuing endeavor to bring my unique vision of the practice of combining astrology and Human Design to assist my clients in identifying and removing blockages to evolutionary growth in their lives. To let my natural curiosity and open-mindedness continue to question and inform my practice and reform my dogma wherever it may exist. To use my evolving understanding to deliver information and advice of practical value to my clients, students, and listeners. To take advantage of my naturally-arising opportunities to teach, to write, and to speak to groups, astrological, HD, and general public, about the benefits of learning about one’s own and others Human Design and astrology to aid in personal growth, financial and business success, and bettering business, family, and love relationships. To help foster understanding, cooperation, and good-humored communication which then helps to foster a better, more cooperative, more understanding world where everyone is recognized, valued, and encouraged to work with the special gifts we each have to share and to help relieve the burden of trying to be what we are not. To continually grow stronger and more confident at being able to stand in the light of my truth and to share that light fearlessly, yet with kindness, humor, and compassion, with those around me. To do all of this while always honoring and being guided by my Human Design, my astrology, and most importantly my responsive inner truth/authority.

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Uncategorized


Venus Retrograde in Gemini and Venus transiting the Sun

Venus turned retrograde in apparent motion as seen from the Earth on May 15th at 23 degrees 59 minutes of Gemini(Sabian symbol: Children Skating Over A Frozen Village Pond) and will remain retrograde until June 27th when she will station at 7 degrees 29 minutes of Gemini(Sabian Symbol: Aroused strikers surround a factory).

In the Human Design Chart Venus begins her retrograde motion in the Throat center in gate 12 of Standstill. This gate implies motion that has come to a halt in order to gain perspective and make sure the message is a clear one. From there Venus will backtrack through the Throat gates of the 45(Gathering Together – who is part of our tribe and where should the resources go?), the 35( Easy Progress – what are the experiences we need and stories to share to gain emotional wisdom and move forward?) finally turning direct in the 16(Enthusiasm, Selectivity – What is the creative and logical technique or process we can communicate to each other and be enthusiastic about that brings greater health and wellbeing?). Of course the message track through all of this may also be expressed with the shadow side of where the resources are being misused or wasted and harming the community, what we don’t want to experience because of physical/emotional danger or lethal potential, and talking about exactly what is wrong with the current techniques, logic and procedures of the collective. Critique is good but creative vision is even more valuable.

During this retrograde Venus will make a rare visible transit across the face of the Sun in the 5th line of the 35. She may be advising us that letting go of expectations and therefore, disappointments, allows us to continue to make forward progress without getting bogged down and losing faith. On the physical/emotional/psychic level we will all be inundated with a neutrino stream strongly flavored with Venusian energy during this event. That should be tasty! Once Venus turns direct it’s another run through these same gates but in forward motion so I would expect with all the dust that’s bound to get stirred up the cultural/political/media debate will get hot over the summer with plenty of diversionary tactics trying to get us to turn our eyes away from the burning building(or woman) and “look at that ducky over there!”

Venus retrograde in Gemini to me does contain much about rethinking, revising, reviewing, renewing and all the other re- words in terms of polarity within our relationships and values. Our relationships with each other, with the messages we communicate and take in, with our own inner masculine and feminine and our values including the world financial markets. Gemini is the sign that is least drawn to polarity either in gender or meaning. It is curious, playful, non-judgmental, eternally youthful and can play the coyote trickster. Keeping our minds open and our perceptions from becoming crystallized, old, and no longer healthy and useful seems to be in order from my perspective.

Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years. The periodicity is a reflection of the fact that the orbital periods of Earth and Venus are close  to 8:13 and 243:395 commensurabilites. – Wikipedia

In ancient cultures Venus transiting across the Sun shows us the dark side of Venus often speaking of the downfall of empires and indeed in the world news there are many governments on the brink of revolution and much still to come to light about the world financial situation. On a more local level I find it especially witty that the recall election of Wisconsin Governor Walker, who recently signed into law a bill stripping the state’s provision for equal pay regardless of gender, is taking place on the very day of this transit June 5th. All this at a time of the Turning of the Ages and the lead up to the first of 7 exact Pluto/Uranus squares tells me that anyone who thinks they know what is going to happen is likely wrong(including myself!) as the predictions can’t help but be predicated on old-world principals, paradigms, and assumptions. Venus in Gemini retrograde and crossing the face of the Sun re-minds us to re-main curious and playful, acknowledge the shadow, not take any of it too seriously and then creatively improvise with what actually occurs. I am again reminded of Suzuki’s quote “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities but in the expert’s there are few”.

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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Uncategorized


My interview on Dena DeCastro’s Evolutions of Astrology Podcast

My interview on Dena DeCastro’s Evolutions of Astrology Podcast

I just finished an interview on Dena’s show covering the major astrological and Human Design transits between now and early September. It will be available free on I-tunes as well as here and at my website SoulJourneyDesign. Enjoy! Here is the link

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Uncategorized


Astro-HD forecasts for 2012 – Believe in Yourself!

Astro-HD forecasts for 2012 – Believe in Yourself!

For those of you who follow my blog forecasts I wanted to give an update about my plans for 2012. I plan to continue doing my forecasts but am taking a temporary break while moving. I’ve also felt that with the myriad forecasts swarming out there right now people are being overwhelmed with ideas and input and I don’t want to add to that.

My plan is to put out a look at 2012 in mid- to late-January that will cover the immediate time and highlight some of the amazing transit portals that will make especially the late spring and summer of 2012 unforgettable.

I will give this piece of advice right now. The biggest changes are in ourselves. The more open and embracing of wide-ranging inner change we are the more significant and positive the outer change. The world we experience is always a reflection of our inner self but in this year that will be even more true and evident especially if one is willing to see from that perspective.

Try not to be distracted by the political football game which just gives energy to the concept that we need someone else to take care of us, be our hero, and solve our problems. Listen to what others say but resist letting yourself be limited and boxed in by anyone’s predictions, mine included. A rule of thumb I have been using the last few years and going forward into the next few years with Uranus and Pluto making such energetic contact is that anyone who claims to know what is going to happen doesn’t know at all.

Each of us contains the limitless potential of possibility. Give your love and attention to the most exciting possibilities in your life and you will become the change you seek. You are the final judge of what is truth and you may find that truth in unusual places.

Finally I want to close this note with a quote from an unlikely sage of the Gemini mystery school. Marilyn Monroe. “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

Blessings and Love from Hal Bahr and


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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Uncategorized


The Sapphire Quail Dove Ambassador

The Sapphire Quail Dove Ambassador

While hiking in the rainforest of Ecuador near the Napo river with Christopher in April I encountered this rare Sapphire Quail Dove. She appeared out of the jungle and followed my small group for most of our long hike over ravines and across washes. It seemed to me she was an ambassador of the jungle seeking recognition, compassion, and unity with the humans passing in her realm. I crouched on the ground and she approached me allowing me to touch her and stroke her breast. Later she again approached and did a shivery mating dance of communion and then stopped to invite me to again stroke her from head to tail.

That day I learned that the biggest reserves of oil had just been discovered beneath the most pristine and sensitive section of the Ecuadoran rainforest, development of which would threaten the entire ecosystem. The Ecuadoran government has approached the developed world’s governments to ask whether they would be willing to pay to NOT drill into these reserves thereby preserving the integrity of the forest. The developed nations have taken so many natural resources from these countries without a fair return. This idea seems an innovative, fair, and just one to me.

Many important medical cures have been discovered in the last few years from plants and animals living in the vast biodiversity of this rainforest. One can say that this part of the world holds the cures to all of the world’s ills if we can just keep the plants and animals alive long enough to discover them. The Sapphire Quail Dove asks us to help save her and her home and by doing so also save ourselves.

Here is a link to an index of Rainforest Preservation Organizations and more if you feel inspired to action.(you will need to cut and paste this link into your browser)

Here is a link to an article outlining Ecuador’s initiative to keep from drilling with still more links inside the article itself. (you will need to cut and paste this link into your browser)

Here is a link to a short youtube video shot that day of The Sapphire Quail Dove and our first encounter.(you will need to cut and paste this link into your browser)

The encounter I had with the rainforest and the Sapphire Quail Dove was energetically intense and I found myself leaking tears for the rest of that day and evening. The rainforest and it’s creatures form a vast living intelligence that is seeking to communicate with us all. The intelligence here is encompassing, ancient, and far wiser than we. While I had been moving toward a vegetarian lifestyle before I came to visit here I found myself leaving this place committed to being a vegetarian and walking even lighter upon the earth and her sacred resources. Christopher has a T-Shirt from that has a saying I like very much. “If you listen, they will teach you”. That day I heard the message.

My thanks and love to Christopher Emmer for shooting these photos and video. Christopher is a brilliant and loving spiritual counselor and psychic channel with over 30 years of experience. You can contact him at


Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Uncategorized