Gauquelin Astrology with Human Design
I am proud to offer this profound, not-to-be-found-anywhere else service. This service is a unique system that combines Human Design with the lesser known findings of Michel Gauquelin’s1 astrology research on how cosmic influences affect human behavior. In addition, the findings of Patrick Jerome’s2 astrology research are also applied. Picking up where Gauquelin left off, he added extraordinary innovative depth and dimension to our understanding of astrology. Even if you’ve previously enjoyed readings of your natal astrology chart, this reading will give you all-new information about your chart which will enhance your understanding of your Human Design.
Gauquelin Astrology offers new insights into the gifts you brought in to support your life purpose. When you look through the lens of Gauquelin astrology, it will be like seeing your natal astrology chart for the first time.
Gauquelin Astrology helps you to identify your purpose through identifying the yearnings described by your planetary patterns, or archetypes. Some examples are: a yearning for strength, a yearning for love, a yearning for beauty, a yearning for wisdom, a yearning for creativity, a yearning for adventure, a yearning for achievement and status or a yearning for solitude, a yearning to fit in, to be different, or to find your true home. Your yearnings, if honestly acknowledged, will compel you to find your appropriate direction because they are hungry for specific experiences.
Your planetary archetypes are revealed through the Gauquelin placements3 in your chart of Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune; the quadrant placements of Sun and Venus (each quadrant is like a different season), whether Mars and Mercury are perihelion or aphelion, and much more. These configurations can tell you what you yearn for and how you are built, and in so doing, help point you to your North Star.
Unique in its interpretative approach, Gauquelin Astrology4 does not apply conventional Western astrology methods of interpreting the chart through planets in signs and houses and the aspects they make.
Human Design recognizes five energy types. They are known as “energy” types because each has its own way of experiencing and managing energy. Each type has a unique way of being and expressing. They are the Manifestor, the Generator, the Manifesting Generator, the Projector, and the Reflector. Your type is the key to navigating your life, and remains constant throughout your life. Your type is intimately connected to a specific strategy that will guide you to make the right decisions for yourself. Your personal type, strategy, authority, gates, channels, circuits and centers create the unique design of your BodyGraph or “triangle,” and that triangle offers many profound details of who you are and how best to engage life.
Although Human Design’s capacity to assess an individual’s unique path is amazingly comprehensive, applying the information contained in your Gauquelin Astrology to your Human Design chart will augment its insights into who you are, and further illuminate why you act as you do. However, I do not want to give the impression that the some of the information available through Gauquelin Astrology is not also available in the Human Design chart. Human Design is a multi-layered complex of profiles, planets in lines, channels, circuits, and centers that provides extraordinary depth and insight into your correct life path. There will be themes that repeat from the natal astrology to the Human Design, and this will serve to confirm what you brought in with you. However, Gauquelin Astrology looks at configurations and factors that are not identified in quite the same way in Human Design, and these will add richness to the information contained in your Human Design.
What your charts don’t tell you:
First I want to assert a disclaimer regarding either a reading of your Gauquelin astrology or your Human Design chart. Neither chart will tell you anything about the extent of your talents or how those talents will manifest. Your charts won’t tell you how good looking you are, how tall, how fat, how intelligent, how good at math, art, writing, acting, running, where you grew up, what your parents are like, what racial group you come from, what your level of education is, or how much money you have. They won’t tell you if you come from the city, the country, or the suburbs. They won’t tell you if you grew up in a high crime or a low crime area. They won’t tell you if you are a member of a racial minority. They won’t tell you if you were born into wealth or poverty, nor will they tell you how much anxiety your parents had about wealth. They won’t tell you if your mother was depressed, if your father was violent, or if he had a retarded brother. They won’t tell you if you love baseball. They won’t tell you if you have a clubbed foot. They won’t tell you if you were ever struck by lightning or trapped in a storm, how honest you are, how much integrity you have, or what your level of spiritual evolvement is. These are things you bring to the table.
What your charts do tell you:
But what your charts can tell you is that you are irrevocably built or designed with certain archetypes and energies. Human Design will tell you how to know what choices are right for you and when to make them. Gauquelin astrology, along with Human Design, will show you the yearnings, talents, predispositions and predilections that will compel you to seek out specific kinds of experiences. The experiences that you are drawn to are the result of your yearning to be true to who you are. Experiences you intentionally seek are those that will invoke your authentic way of being and in this way lead to your fulfillment. Your design (as exemplified in both modalities) that is, what you are passionate about, what you need to experience and learn about, is not your soul, but it is the map your soul needs to follow. It is this fascinating map of archetypes and attributes that will focus you on the specific tasks and experiences your soul requires to unfold its agenda for your life. Through this map the numinous is able to speak to us and reminds us that our soul intentions for this life are sacred.
Take a deeper look at how Gauquelin Astrology expands your understanding of your Human Design chart.
Let’s keep it simple and look at only the influences of Moon, Mars, Saturn and Neptune when they have a Gauquelin placement in your natal astrology chart. When looking at your Human Design, these planets will show up in a gate in a line. The gate and line give the context for how that planet will express (besides giving you a consistent life theme for that gate), but it will not identify if that planet has a Gauquelin placement. That additional piece of information will help you understand why a Gauquelin Mars in the same gate and line is far more dynamic in one Human Design chart compared to another Human Design chart in the same gate and line where it does not have that placement.
Because there are so many cultural and socioeconomic factors and other dynamic influences in a person’s life, we don’t know how exactly how an individual’s entire charts or the singular traits therein will play out, but we can see their intended function. We can see what that individual is equipped with, and how he or she can move through life with the least resistance and greatest happiness.
Let’s consider the charts of two Manifesting Generators, both with similar design and with the same profile. Manifesting Generators are highly energetic and creative and require simultaneous multiple projects to meet that energy and their need to create. They move quickly and are busy. They are self-aware and have sustainable energy. They need to respond to opportunities and then inform those in their impact field before they act.
As noted, the Human Design for each is similar and has the same profile. The individuals, each male, also have similar backgrounds. The main differences are that one has the Gauquelin placements of Mars and Saturn, and the other has Gauquelin Moon and Neptune. Because these are very different influences, they will have different impacts on the manifesting generator in each of them. Before you read the anecdotes below, I want you keep in mind that they are based on probable ways these planetary energies can express, but they will not necessarily show up exactly in the manner described, and there will be variations and different emphases from one person to another. Human beings are complex and there are many influences — cultural, generational, upbringing, and gender — to name a few, that support or undermine how a trait will express.
The Mars-Saturn Manifesting Generator
This person needs to be in control — of himself and other people. He needs to feel he has control of his environment. He believes in the adage “mind over matter” and drives himself very hard. A lot of his energy is focused on his work. He works through sickness and he works through depression. And this is good because he’s a high achiever, but it is also not so good because he stuffs his feelings. He tries to deal with fear and depression by willing them away, and this works in the short run, but eventually it catches up to him. He pushes himself so hard, he tends to ignore warning signs, and, as a result, he ends up having heart attacks, strokes, or nervous breakdowns at a higher rate than if he did not have a Gauquelin Mars and Saturn. It usually also means that he doesn’t have much time for relationship. Granted, he’s the kind of person who dutifully schedules periods of fun and makes a conscious effort to spend “quality time” with his loved ones, but he doesn’t put in much total time, and there isn’t much space for spontaneity. He has a “thick” skin. And yet, if you’re in trouble, as busy as he is, he always has the time to change a tire or pull someone out of a ditch. His sense of duty and responsibility is very strong.
The Moon-Neptune Manifesting Generator
This individual is very sensitive, and sometimes he shows that sensitivity in ways that are gentle, sweet, and tender, but he is touchy about being thought of as a softie, and sometimes he leans over backwards to prove how tough he is. He’s good at projecting an image. He can be extremely sensitive, intuitive and empathetic, and he’s hungry for meaning and significance. He can be a healer, or a champion of the downtrodden. He has an affinity for children and animals. He’s quirky and unpredictable. He is affected by his surroundings. Even when he fears his own sensitivity, you get glimpses of it in the way he responds to music. He knows the words to many songs, and when he hears one, he’ll sing along with a tremendous amount of feeling. This person has a lot of heart, and he shows it.
These manifesting generators will both show the same manifesting generator traits, but the marked differences in their planetary archetypes, Mars-Saturn and Moon-Neptune, which are essentially opposite influences, will compel one to be far more inclined to make his mark in the world of conventional for-profit business and the other to seek out vocations (which could also include a business) and experiences where he can feel close to the meaning of life, where he has opportunities to seek meaning and significance, where there are opportunities to offer insight and healing, and to seek these for himself, as well. Both will, as manifesting generators, express the traits of moving quickly, taking shortcuts, juggling various projects and commitments, but they will also have the sustainable energy to support their activities and unique interests. [Note: when a chart has a combination of Gauquelin planets that are not complementary, each will express, but not at the same time. As an example, Mars and Neptune in the same chart have very different agendas and would be considered “enemies.” There will be a “see-saw” effect with one influence tending to dominate the other. This presents a complex and irritating conundrum that calls for resolution through Mastery of each one of the contradictory influences. One has obtained Mastery when one is able to express the highest — meaning the most evolved — qualities of these influences.]
Increasing the complexity: Consider the lives of two manifesting generators with similar Human Designs and Gauquelin astrology, but with completely different backgrounds.
One chart belongs to an illiterate, poor black man who lives on a tobacco farm in South Carolina, and one belongs to the son of a United States Senator who also has a law degree from Harvard and because of his dad’s connections, will have no problems landing a high-paying job with an exclusive law firm. It is clear that the latter individual will have a lot more “wiggle” room in his life. Different life issues will be raised. Despite the chart similarities between the two men, entirely different dramas will be played out.
Both of these charts have the same the Gauquelin astrology, Mars and Jupiter. This combination will tend to express in the following way: This person is dynamic. He’s a leader. He’s a go-getter. He gets bored easily, needs a lot of stimulation, and thrives on challenges. He likes travel, sports, and adventure. He likes things that involve risk. He wants to be a winner, with the money and status that go with it, but he’s full of the devil, and he does many things just for the hell of it. Some of them are serious, some playful, some profitable, and some expensive, but the key thing is, he keeps moving, he keeps striving. At his worst, he’s too restless and too unsettled. He’s got to be doing something every second, and he doesn’t stop long enough to think. At his best, he’s a ball of fire. He’s a hero. He operates within the world, and makes a mark for himself there, but he doesn’t rest on his laurels and continues to test his mettle and push the boundaries of experience.
Although the themes of these charts are the same, they will be expressed on vastly different terrains. The impact of the lawyer who is also the son of a Senator will be much greater and will access much larger arenas and many more people. The combination of his chart and his circle of contacts pretty much ensure that he will have job opportunities with tremendous earning capacity. The illiterate black man will impact his immediate environment, and his impact will not extend much past his family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers — if he has a job. Because of his external realities, he will likely remain impoverished. You can accurately state that their destinies are completely different despite the similarities of their charts, but the themes in their lives and what they are compelled to seek out are exactly the same.
The reality is that we are all impacted by multiple influences besides our astrology and Human Design. Psychology, sociology, genetics, common sense, and upbringing are just some of the additional things you bring to your astrology chart and human design. And beyond that, we are each individuals who have a unique soul trajectory which gives us a personal history of where we have been and who we have been in past lives, including how we have impacted collective history, for good or ill. Some of us have had a lot of power which has not always been used well. All of this affects the purpose and direction of our current lives, as all past actions will be brought to balance. In addition, we come in with many agreements, including agreements for traditional success or “normal,” “ordinary” lives (success and status or their lack is a difficult “sticking point” for many), and those will influence how the attributes of our charts get expressed. This is not to say that achieving fulfillment through living a non-famous life is not possible, or that it is somehow lesser than conventional success, or less satisfying. All lives belong to a much larger complexity of who we are as they are woven into larger intentions for an evolution all the way from the personal to the collective. These are writ, so to speak, on a giant “canvas,” or, if you prefer, nurtured inside the boundless consciousness of the Universe, and can never be fully captured by any one interpretative modality or combination of modalities.
That’s why it’s best to forget what we’ve been conditioned to think we should want, and to move away from comparing our lives to others and from criticizing ourselves for not being more than who we are. Our purpose and direction, while not set in stone as to how exactly it must or will unfold, was planned before our birth and is contextual to a soul history that we are mostly ignorant of. These days everywhere you turn it seems everyone is talking about how to arrive at your six or seven figure business. Of course, I’m not knocking that. If it’s your dharma to do that, then you need to put your attention there. But because we come in with different degrees of opportunities, different frequencies, limitations, and karmas, it’s far better to be on track with your unique soul’s agenda than engage an uphill battle in an attempt to attain a goal that doesn’t fit you and isn’t right for you. A lot of people begin their lives in humble circumstances and stay in humble circumstances for the duration of their lives. Even so, it is still possible to live happy and meaningful lives regardless of your level of fame, financial status, or worldly power — because within, you have all the tools you need to live the life you came to live. Living the life you came to live is your personal “Great Work” — and mandate. This is where your focus needs to be. The tools, gifts, and passions you came in with, and which can be largely determined from your Human Design and Gauquelin Astrology, give you the ability to discern your correct steps and overall path and instinctively move you towards what feels good so that you can more deeply merge into who you are and how to live your life.
This is why I invite you to experience the combination reading of your Gauquelin Astrology and Human Design. The insights and validations into your tools, gifts, and passions can really help you to get clear on who you are and what will best fulfill you. And that is because these will point you straight to your life purpose, i.e., your reason for being here.
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Finding your authentic way of being requires that you bear in mind this caveat: we cannot come into our own in isolation. To activate the power of our purpose, it is necessary to connect with others.
For a brilliant and engaging article on Gauquelin’s work and challenges see Gauquelin, the Skeptics, and the Astrologers, by Patrick Jerome.
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1 Michel Gauquelin (1928-1991) was a French psychologist and astrologer, who together with his wife Francoise, also a psychologist, conducted rigorous research over a period of thirty years that demonstrated that certain astrological phenomena held true to a high degree of statistical validity.
2 Patrick Jerome has studied causation in astrology for decades. He set out to review the scientific basis for conventional astrology and used over 200,000 charts to obtain solid data. Michel Gauquelin’s research, which Mr. Jerome purchased from his widow, was the platform from which he launched his own investigation. Mr. Jerome calls the body of his work skyTotems.
3 Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, when placed in certain sectors of the natal astrology chart exert powerful influences in that chart. Those influences are characteristic of how these planets are traditionally understood to express, but their placement in these particular sectors can dominate the chart. An accurate birth time is necessary to calculate a Gauquelin placement.
4 The term Gauquelin Astrology, a term I have coined, describes an interpretative system that includes identifying Gauquelin placements in the natal astrology chart, and more. This interpretative system is largely derived from the results of Patrick Jerome’s research.
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