The arousing empowers the direction of love.

We're transiting Gate 51 from April 4 - April 10


The Sun transits to an energy of individual initiative. It embodies the power to be one step ahead of the crowd. And, often this power is ignited by a ‘shock.’ The ancient Kabbalists referred to it as a correction. Something that comes on your path as a signpost that it’s time for a change …. a time to grow or evolve.

These unexpected events can be that signpost of “growth ahead” and awaken you to a whole new direction in life.

Having the potential to move you out of the complacency of your safe cocoon, shocking events can direct you toward personal transcendence and greater self-love.

You can be empowered to go where no one else has gone before.

And, the impact of a major shock can be debilitating or invigorating, depending upon the strength of your character. There can be a positive side to these types of shock.

For example, you hear thunder unexpectedly. First comes fear, then a sharpened vision. Can you recall a close brush with danger like jumping aside to miss being hit by a falling branch or object, looking up in time to slam on your brakes to avoid an automobile accident or pulling your hand back just in time to escape touching a hot surface?

These things can arouse and awaken every nerve in your body — perhaps in a brief wave of panic — but once the danger has passed, your initial reaction gives way to a heightened awareness. The same process occurs with other types of shock — the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, or a business failure.

Do you tend to think of shock only in terms of the unpleasant? You can just as easily be jarred by the welcome release of tension and exhilaration that comes with an unexpected success.

To keep your bearings in the aftermath of either trauma or victory, stay in alignment with your inner compass … that magnetic force that guides you toward fulfillment of your deepest desires and your highest destiny.

So, this week, prepare yourself to take potential shock in stride. You may want to meditate or spend some time in nature to center yourself. A calm reaction — to either gains or losses that may arise — will help soften and smooth the shock to your system.

Or as my dear friend Amy says, “Simply be where your feet are.”

The secret to maintaining your heart’s health is to attune to your inner authority and guidance, and sense within when you have the will to engage in conflict, and when you don’t.

This guidance will allow you to adapt to the nature of any shock or disorder confronting you and give your heart the rest it needs in order to recuperate from your engagement with the world.


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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