What You Need To Know About Astrology, The Planet Transits, and Your Human Design
I am not a student of Astrology. I know a little about it, my birth sign, what the planets rule and how they are part of Human Design, but I cannot do a chart or tell you what planets you have in what house. I do know, however, that over the course of a year, the sun moves through all 64 Gates of the Human Design Chart and as it does, the energy of that gate can be felt by all of us whether we have that gate highlighted in our chart or not.
So why should you care? Because you and everyone around you is affected by this energy. The Sun transits every 4-6 days and bring you creative energies that you may not always have access to. It can also bring you challenges, and in both cases, it can be profound.
On April 5th of this year, the Sun moved into Gate 51. Gate 51 is Called the Gate of Initiation. It is sometimes called the Gate of Shock. It is all about disruption and the unexpected, about waking people up and learning to stay the course, be steadfast in your belief and not let the unexpected cause you to lose your faith.
On April 5th this year, terrible tornadoes ripped through the Southeast. There was enormous destruction, and people lost everything. Some lost their lives. The storm that generated these tornadoes was powerful and made its way up the entire east coast causing flight delays, and airport closures, damage and power outages.
I have Gate 51 highlighted in my chart and I was keenly aware of the energy and felt it’s impact personally the entire week. Although my disruptions were minor compared to the tornado victims, the impact was there none the less. It woke me up as it was intended and gave me pause to pay more attention to the planet transits. Here is the story of what I experienced.
We had planned a trip to visit family in the Northeast. We were due to fly out on the 6th, but the weather was still disrupting things, so we changed our flight to the 7th. It wasn’t any better then. Airports along the east coast had ground stops. Nothing was going in or out. Our flight was delayed 8 or 9 times that day and they finally delayed it until 1:00 the next afternoon. We were not alone. There were hundreds of cancelled and thousands of delayed flights.
The next day we returned to the airport to leave. The weather was beautiful, clear, and sunny. Yet, we were delayed again. The 1:00 departure came and went. 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00. Finally, we gave up the idea of heading to see family and cancelled. No problem, we’d do it another time. The airline gave us a refund. It wasn’t their fault, but I sure felt that Gate 51 energy in a way that I had never felt the sun transiting before.
It helps to understand what energy influence we will be under as the Sun transits the Human Design Gates throughout the year, how that might affect us if we have that gate highlighted and how it is affecting others. There were a lot of disgruntled passengers in the airport the 2 days we spent there trying to fly out, grumbling, and yelling at ticket agents, frustrated with the airline, complaining and declaring they were never going to fly with them again. Really? It was weather not the airline. There were some in the Southeast that lost everything, even their lives. A few people were taking it in stride but most were not. I saw Gate 51 in action as I watched the disruptions happen all around me. I saw that those that embraced what was going on and made the best of it were so much better off than those who were resisting, kicking and screaming about something no one had any control over. Gate 51 is about using disruption as a catalyst for growth and development, holding on to your beliefs and staying true to who you are no matter what is going on around you. I wished in that moment that I could stand up and yell. Don’t worry. It’s just Gate 51 energy and it will pass. Awareness is the first step to understanding and change. I am forever changed to a student of the transits, studying them each week and working to understand how the energy affects me and the people around me.
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