The key points
- Many planets are in the part of the sky which correspond to the signs of Libra and Scorpio. In Human Design this is the area of the Spleen center, highlighting the importance of health and well-being.
- Our senses are the door to instant understanding what does us good.
- The big planets remind us to keep our feet on the ground, taking one step after the other. It takes time to implement something new.
- Stay open to your environment while honoring your own values.
When planets traverse the same ‘sky fields’ they tend to meet. In the first week of the month, Venus and Mars share some thinking Gates (47 and 64). Inspiring conversations can have their own kind of eroticism, or you may find yourself trying to make sense of love. Making sense of what is beyond the mind is an ongoing theme this month, with Neptune and the North Node still forming the Channel of the Logical Mind (63-4). Ideally, you could use the mind now to warn you when the vast Neptunian spheres become illusory. The danger is that the mind thinks it knows beforehand and provides you with a map of a territory it is too afraid to travel. When you are humble to the mystery, you can let it inspire your thinking.
Mercury and the Sun are fellow travelers as well, in Gates 48 (the Well) and 57 (the Gentle). From 4-11 Oct, first share whatever talent you have, and then use your intuition to gently attune to the people around you (and read their hidden agendas). Oct 11-12 can bring sweet openings with Venus and Mars in Gate 6, the doorway to our emotions.
Survival and well-being
With Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter moving through Spleen Gates this month, let us have a closer look at the Spleen center. Its key role, survival, makes it function in the present moment. There is no time to think when life is at stake! Decisions are immediate and intuitive, and based on what the senses perceive. The Spleen is connected to our immune system and our sense of health and well-being. When you know how to listen to your Spleen, you can save yourself all kinds of diets: what does you good will simply smell and taste right. If you forget to listen, your body will give signals that not all is OK. The Spleen also has an auditory sense, which lets you know when someone is out of tune – with themselves or with you. Move away from that person if possible. On the shadow side, unspecified fears can originate from this center and stop you in your tracks. Knowing your Gate and center activations here prepares you to meet those fears.
Playing the game of life
On Oct 20, Jupiter goes from Gate 50, Values, to Gate 28, the Game Player, while on the 23rd Uranus, planet of the unexpected, moves into Gate 42, Increase, saying goodbye to Gate 3, Beginnings. In this time, Earth stands in Gate 3 as well, providing fertile soil for new developments. Uranus in Gate 42 may initiate sudden goodbyes to things that no longer serve, to make space for something else which expands our life.
Big planet moves signify a shift in the collective mood. Take stock of the values that serve you and your community best now, write them down if necessary. A period of discovering those ends; now it is time to stand for them in a playful way amidst the challenges of the world.