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

Hands hold the world together

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

Embracing_the_Dragon_by_tacoma SJD

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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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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