"You can’t trust the authorities around you anymore. So stop." Ra Uru Hu
Through the Human Design System, Ra brought us knowledge of how to understand not only the mechanisms of our individual being but also the global programming cycles affecting all of us.
Global Cycles show us the background frequency affecting us during the movement of our solar system within the spiral disk of our galaxy. Now we can see what changes our social dynamics on a global scale, as every cycle brings its unique considerations and consequences. These cycles are a fascinating revelation of the larger mechanical pattern affecting our evolutionary process over eons of time.
(The 6 Epochs of the Global Cycles - Click image to enlarge)
A profoundly deep synthesis, Human Design borrows from both western and eastern astrology. Global Cycles measure the precession of Equinoxes. The Hindu Brahmins and many other cultures had an astrological understanding of this concept and its significance.
The Precession of the Equinoxes has a deeper effect on our world than simply what stars we see in the sky. Neutrinos are a product of the stars, and penetrate celestial bodies to carry information into our DNA—and back out again. Our movement in space exposes us to a gradually altered neutrino stream, which leads to a dramatic shift in awareness over time. The background frequency brings underlying themes that fundamentally reconstruct our physical world in alignment with our movement in space.
In Human Design, you can see these Global Cycles mapped out in the familiar outer ring of the Rave Mandala. All global cycle crosses move clockwise because of the way the precession operates. There is a lock-and-key system through the G Center that connects the entire Mandala to the Wheel itself.
Currently, we are in a Global Cycle called the Cross of Planning (1615-2027) which is slowly coming to an end. The Cross of Planning Cycle influenced humanity to work together in a way it had never done before.
One arm of this Cross brings the Channel of Community 37-40. This is where the tribal bargain is struck, bringing loyalty to support the community. The Channel of Community merges the willpower to provide for the family or tribe with the emotional need to give affection in return for resources; to work together to fulfill the demands of our communities. This Channel is a global conditioning force that brings definition between Solar Plexus and the Ego Centers. If you ponder it, our situation is very different from those of prior epochs. And we had no choice; it was simply time for a revolution that changed the ancient ways of rulership (Cross of Rulership: 721-1202). Our modern democracy of helping and respecting each other was born.
It is the Channel of Community that establishes our fundamental codes with the way our civilizations have developed. It is the bond of Community to protect itself, to have its religions, to be able to have its resources to defend itself. All of these things became the bedrock of our modern civilization, establishing the way we operate with each other. The fact is the 40/37 brought the contractures of the agreement between those that govern and those that are governed. It is the 40/37 in its inherent bargain that created the ability for human beings to live in the vastly overpopulated environment and still manage to do so in some, well, peacefulness.
~ Ra Uru Hu
Cycles move through the lines from top (line 6) to bottom (line 1). This period began in 1615 when the precession of the Equinoxes entered the 40-37 Gates in the 6th lines.
We entered into the 1st line of Gate 37 in 1960. Remember the "summer of love"? Gate 37 is "The Family," the gate of friendship. In the Rave I'Ching, Line 1 reads: "Harmony is the key to the successful maintenance of relationships. It is only through harmony that the beauty and the values of the family can endure. Friendship that is rooted in sensitivity and ensures harmony."
The other arm of the Cross of Planning brings Gates 16 "Enthusiasm," the Gate of Skills, and 9 "The Taming Power of the Small," the Gate of Detail. Less than 150 years after moving into this Global Cycle we see the appearance of what became known as the Industrial Age. This age brought the building of factories with their organized workers and assembly lines, community structures like hospitals, care facilities and other institutions such as the educational system built on the bargains that serve to support our communities.
This enormous controlling mechanism of the Cross of Planning is coming to an end. Can you see it happening all around us?
It first really hit me in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina. The collective structure of the government agencies no longer worked. It was shocking to see that happen. Then in 2008, we all saw the financial collapse of major institutions. And now once again with Brexit, we are seeing that the collective structure as we know it can no longer take us into the future.
~ Mary Ann Winiger
Everything we take for granted—from governmental structures to the support mechanisms of our communities—is going to continue disintegrating over the next hundred years. Without the bargains being upheld and renewed, cities will not be able to sustain themselves the way they have in the past.
When the last of those born before 2027 are gone, the world will be a very different place. We are at the flowering stage of our 9-Centered Human Being Life Cycle (Ra called us Homo-Sapiens in Transitus). This is the critical time for our species, when we can find our individual truth—the 61st gate is the Key to our age.
The Cross of the Sleeping Phoenix (Gates 55-59-34-20) that we’re moving to is an undeniable antithesis of our age. Remember, the Cross of Planning is fundamentally tribal and collective, responsible for the support and success of developing a global community based on bargains, details, and skills, while the 34-20 arm of the Sleeping Phoenix is about Integration circuitry, all about self-empowerment, preservation and the core individuation process where we distinguish ourselves from everyone else.
Three of the Sleeping Phoenix gates are profoundly individual and deeply mutative. In 2027 we will move into the 6th line of Gate 55 "Abundance" The Gate of Spirit. The 6th line reads:
Gate 55 - 6th Line: Selfishness
Exaltation: Acquisition obsession that though alienating, is still indirectly beneficial materially to others. The possibility of finding the spirit through materialism.
Detriment: Where the material abundance exists, but no one gets to share its light. The 'no Moon' phase. The possibility that materialism becomes obsessive with a 'mean' spirit that will not share.
~ Ra Uru Hu
The Rave I'Ching
We are entering into an age of self-empowerment. The next age is not about looking after your neighbor, but rather looking after yourself. We are moving into a global theme of–potentially enlightened–selfishness.
Our key is to use Strategy and Authority to unveil our unique human process, our own Inner Truth, which is not dependent on anything outside of oneself. We are not here to be afraid of the changes coming, or to struggle through them. We’re here to have the courage to rise to the occasion in alignment with our true nature. We cannot expect anyone, or the world at large, to take care of us. It is time to be empowered in our authority, and to teach our children to be their own authority from a very early age.
We are here to watch the unraveling of our social fabric and discover our inner truth as we move to become more self-empowered. There’s nothing to do but be aware and witness it unfolding.
Andrea Abay-Abay, a 3/5 Emotional Projector on the Cross of Contagion, enjoys sharing her discoveries and feelings as a creative role model.
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