How Astrology and Human Design Compare and Contrast


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When we get deeper into the actual system, we actually see that it sort of combines these 4 ancient systems. 

Astrology – Because the human design chart is actually created on the basis of your birth date. There is this moment of birth, the time and the place. Time is however not that important in human design as it is in astrology because design doesn’t actually work with 4 angels in the chart which is the ascendant, the angle of career, the angle of the home and the angle of the partnership. Planets, just like in astrology, there are planets in human design but instead of activating houses and area of life experiences in astrology and signs of the zodiac, in human designs, we look at plants located in these 9 energy centres. They are also going to be in 64 gates. The gates are actually related to the genetic codons that we all carry. There are 64 codons in our DNA. 

What is fascinating is that there are 64 hexagrams in the I-Ching book which is the ancient chinese divination oracle. It was very popular in the 60s and Carl Jung was using it, talking about it and traditionally you would use sticks to create lines to make Yin and Yang patterns. So the Yang lines were the solid lines and yin were the broken lines, the masculine and feminine coming together. The way it used to work is that you would toss it 6 times and a hexagram would be formed from this series of lines. Those hexagrams were formed out of two trigrams and the trigrams in chinese cosmology have to do with what’s called a Bagua. This is the 8 archetypes of nature. When these 8 combine with each other, we will have 64 possibilities in these hexagrams. Those hexagrams are living within us as our genetic codons. These codons are located in the energy centres in our bodygraph. 

These energy centres are similar to the chakras in our body. This is in accordance with the Vedic Hindu & Chakra System. They are also similar to the sephoras in the Kabbalah. These energy centres combine with each other with what we can use these 36 channels. This is again similar to the tree of life which has the 2 pathways. In Human Design when we look at the biographies, it sort of resonates with others system like Astrology, the I-ching and the Kabbalah and the Vedic Hindu Chakra system, 

There is another system which defines our Human Design system and that basically starts 88 days before we were born. When you look at a bodygraph, you will find planets which are in black and there are lines in black, then you will look at red or pink lines and planets. The ones in black is known as conscious personality and the other ones in pink and red signify the 88 days before we were born which is unconscious personality. 

Conscious personality is dependent upon where the planets are in your chart and in which house. So you are going to be aware of it. The unconscious is operating at the same time but below the surface. You may not be as aware in your daily life. The unconscious has a lot to do with inherited patterns and there are two ways in which it may be operating :

  • Genetic or Ancestral 
  • Soul level or Karmic residue 

When we look at the bodygraph, both the calculations are very significant. 

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