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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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Proliferation of Void of Course Moons, the beginning of a new era and a couple Mercury rx stories

ImageToday an astrologer/Tarot colleague of mine asked me what I thought the significance was of all the Void of Course Moon periods we are experiencing now. For those of you who don’t know the Moon goes Void of Course after it makes it’s last Ptolemaic aspect(conjunction, sextile, square, trine or opposition) to another planet until it enters a new sign. Void of Course Moon periods are generally agreed to be times that you don’t want to begin a new project or make an important decision as it will “come to nothing” though it is a fine time to finish off old business or do research and gather facts. The last couple years we’ve had several of the slow outer planets occupying the final degrees of signs so there have been fewer and shorter VOC Moon periods. Then one by one each of the outers, Pluto, Uranus, Neptune all entered into new signs leaving only Saturn  occupying a late degree. In early October Saturn entered Scorpio so right now we have all the outer planets in early degrees of signs and all the planets but Mars in the first half of signs. Mars is currently around 23 degrees of Sag so it means at this point we are having many VOC Moon periods and some of them are lasting more than 24 hours. After reading my response to my friend I decided it was worthwhile sharing with my readers too. Here it is.

The first thing that strikes me is not the VOC moon periods but rather the acknowledgement that all the planets representing the great gods of change are in early degrees of signs signalling a new era of sorts and pointing to new places and themes we must revolutionize(this has been going on/building up for some time but Saturn finishing up in Libra has been acting as a braking mechanism). There is a greater and greater push to do tangible things that provoke change. All the VOC moon periods speak to me of what can happen when we use that youthful energy(youthful folly – I-Ching) to initiate things without taking the timing into consideration. Many initiatives come to naught if they were not launched with attention to detail, practicality, and timing. On the other hand I find VOC moon periods to be excellent times to dream, vision, and employ non-linear techniques to problem-solving and to going deeply within to discover creative ways of changing ourselves and coming into alignment with the energy of the times.

Finally we are in the beginning of a Mercury retrograde period so back up your computer and pay special attention to the electronics in your life. Give careful scrutiny to any legal documents demanding attention as this retrograde begins in Sag which has a relationship to all things legal. A great time to reconsider, review, rethink your current philosophy and since this retrograde is in the Sacral gate 34 of Great Power in the HD chart a very good time to consider where your power is, where you are giving it away, and what you are using it for.

My own early Merc Rx story is that the electronic brain in my 2012 Chevy Equinox(what other car would an astrologer drive? lol) had been acting up for some time deciding I lived in Washington DC, arbitrarily resetting the time to 4 hours earlier, forgetting gps destinations whenever I would stop en route for gas or food. So I took it in 2 days ago to be reprogrammed but it didn’t take so I had to return it the next day, yesterday, for another reboot. I got it back and it was still downloading info. The repairman told me to keep it on for at least 30 minutes so it could finish the job. I drove around for over an hour while it continued downloading and never finished. I got home and decided to leave the key in the ignition so it could keep grinding away and then went into the house, forgot all about it and ended up taking a nap. When I woke up later I rushed out to my car to find that the battery had been drained and I couldn’t start the car. Who wants to bet that when I go out there today the brain will still have issues and I’ll have to bring it in again? On second thought don’t answer that. . .

My second Mercury rx story(it hasn’t even been retrograde for 24 hours and I already have two stories. This portends a very active rx period for me. wahooo!) is about re-writing and updating the current transit/sky story of my website After spending a couple hours re-writing and updating I pushed the publish button and got the first error message I’ve ever gotten while working on my site. Turns out all my work was lost, no update got done and I was forced to re-write what I had posted. I had done it all stream-of-thought without any external back up so it all had to be completely recomposed! I took the whole thing as a suggestion from the gods of communication that there was something that needed more thought and a different take so I spent the time redoing it and got a successful update accomplished. May your own Mercury rx period go smoother than mine and may you find the things that do have to be redone in your life are actually blessed opportunities to get things done more accurately, more clearly and much more successfully.


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