When you say yes to others, are you saying no to yourself? ~Paola Coehlo

We're transiting Gate 29 from August 17 - August 21

This Solar Transit brings the potential for infinite energy to commit to things.

In the I’Ching this is called The Abysmal – the deep, deep, deep waters. There is a powerful force that fuels this process of discovery and the cycle that it commits to.

And, so often the mind wants to say yes – yes to a new cycle of experience or new relationship. Saying yes is a constant affirmation of life by committing your energy to something or someone new and seeing it through to its natural conclusion. It can be a true journey of discovery.

In every hero(ine)’s journey, just when success is on the horizon, the nemesis appears. Will you persevere or will you flee?

Or, can you allow the challenges to teach you something? Trusting in the flow of life can be the ultimate journey of self-discovery.

Similar to a dark night of the soul when life seems to engulf you in confusion and you begin to give up hope … will you look inward and see the meaning of the challenges you face? Or, will you quit?

I have an intimate relationship with this gate. I have this energy twice in my Human Design (in Pluto).

Confession: I was a slave to Saying YES. I can over-commit on too many occasions. My mind wants to say yes to so many things. You could say I have the potential to be a super slave.

So, looking back at my life I see that I’d say yes and when things would get to be too much, I would jump out before the commitment reached its natural conclusion.

I can see how easily I could get stuck in a loop of repeating the same patterns and traumas by saying yes, when my truth was really no.

Prosperity is linked to clear commitments.

For me, my lesson is to make the right commitment at the right time by following my inner truth.

When I say YES to others, I want to be saying YES to myself, too.

Have you noticed patterns of trauma or difficulties that seem to repeat themselves in your life? If so, notice what you’re saying yes to in life and if that yes is correct for you or not. Follow your inner truth by honoring your personal strategy and authority. When you do, you have the potential to witness the pure magic of the 29th Gate.

When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Love Yourself,
Ruth Brennan


What are Solar Transits?

In Human Design, Solar Transits reflect the impact the Sun is having on humanity as it moves through the Gates and Lines of the Mandala (64 Gates and 384 Lines). Transits are potentials that you may see in others and the world around you, and, may become a part of your experience as well.

Not everyone experiences these energies … and if we do, we experience them filtered through our own unique Human Design.

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