Summertime in Human Design
There are two big shifting points in these months: around mid-July and from 25 August onward. Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion, gives the period in between an intuitive flavor. The challenge is to listen to our intuitions, because our mind now thinks it has a brilliant solution for everything. We may feel a tendency to push for change (and our own success). Male energy gets a lot of support in this time and we can feel an unwillingness to connect with our feminine side and our feelings: ‘don’t waste my time with that stuff now, I have things to do’. Our feelings, however, are the source of our wish for change and keep us connected with ourselves and others. Going gently, remembering our inner sensitivity, brings the results we look for more easily.
The first shift
Around the middle of July, the Moon Nodes, which bring our attention to things we want to complete or review one last time, change position. They will be in Gate 4, Mental Solutions, and Gate 49, Revolution, for the next months. Whereas before the emphasis was on saying yes to live our desires, the Nodes now invite our head and our solar plexus to deal with the topic of change in the world around us. The mind wants to find solutions – even going to the point of finding problems you did not now you had, just so it can solve them – while our feelings tell us to discard old stuff that no longer aligns with our spirit. During this whole time, the North Node in Gate 4 forms the Channel of the Logical Mind with Neptune in Gate 63, which is not logical at all! Our processes of coming to conclusions are under scrutiny (in times of fake news and alternate realities, what can we believe?). When you are a meditator, it can be helpful to tune in to the higher mind, which is by nature connected to your heart energy and to silence.
Some highlights in July
- from July 1 to 12 the Sun and the Earth are in Root Gates – the first six days you may want to provoke people, and afterwards move ahead with your own projects. This is a good time to start something new, because you have drive.
- between July 13 and August 4 the Sun travels through four Gates in the Throat, it’s a time for expression and manifestation. On this journey, Mars accompanies the Sun, giving these Gates an extra boost. Imagine Mars saying ‘Do it now’ and then do it.
- from July 10 to 14 Venus forms the only Channel in these two months, with Jupiter. The day after, on the 15th, Jupiter moves into a kind of seclusion in Gate 57, the Gentle (Intuition). It will come out of it on August 25. The Channel is the Channel of Talent, 16-48, and you can see this as a review for all the times we had this Channel in the last months. Honor what you learned about your talents and how you can support them. Now you have the energy to offer them to the public. Go on loving your own qualities; that helps to spread them in the world.
July’s most interesting days are from 19-24, when the change of the Moon Nodes has really started and Sun, Mars, and Earth are in an Incarnation Theme called the Laws. Are the laws we live under still congruent with the values we feel are important to us? Do they need an update, or do I find a way to circumvent them? At the same time, Earth and Uranus activate the Channel of Mutation, 3-60. Mutation is like a pressure cooker: a new beginning wants to happen but something holds it back. With Uranus’ energy putting up the heat and Earth sitting on the lid, some sudden, volcanic event can happen, possibly in the realm of law and authority. This could be collective (Trump confronts the law, maybe) or happen in our own life. Anyway, if this would happen now (a heightened possibility is not a certainty), remember that disruptions clear the way for a new beginning.