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Celebrity Chart: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – The Notorious RBG

(posted 2020/09/30)

So sad that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no longer with us in person. She made such a powerful and lasting impact on our world.

During her stellar legal career, she was a staunch advocate for women’s rights and gender equality, successfully arguing cases before the Supreme Court. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed her to the Supreme Court where she was only the second woman to serve. (Sandra Day O’Connor was the first.)

In her later years she became a pop culture icon, know as “The Notorious R.B.G.,” for her “passionate dissents” in many Supreme Court cases and her liberal views of the law. She actively remained on the Court until she passed away on September 18, 2020, at the age of 87.

(excerpted from https://www.oyez.org/justices/ruth_bader_ginsburg)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent a lifetime flourishing in the face of adversity before being appointed a Supreme Court justice, where she successfully fought against gender discrimination and unified the liberal block of the court. She was born Joan Ruth Bader on March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York.

Continue reading here:  https://www.oyez.org/justices/ruth_bader_ginsburg

For even more details, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg


Below is Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Human Design chart. In the video below that, you’ll see the full version of her chart as I point out key aspects and relate them to her life.

The recording is not intended to be a thorough Reading–I could talk for several hours about her chart! I’ve simply pulled a few key aspects of this chart that really illuminate why she was the way she was. The video is just over 15 minutes long.

(chart from NewSunWare’s Neutrinos Through Windows software)

Comments are welcome!



Celebrity Chart: Frank Lloyd Wright — innovative trailblazer (Manifestor)

(posted 2019/08/03)

Frank_Lloyd_Wright_portraitI’ve always had a fascination with Frank Lloyd Wright and his unusual perspective on designing homes, working spaces, and functional furniture. Maybe it’s genetic… my father was an architect! I’ve even visited Wright’s Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. It is extraordinary.

Since learning Human Design, I’ve had a fascination with the charts of people throughout time who have had a major impact on the world, particularly those who have elevated our consciousness and propelled us forward in positive ways.  Now I get to bring these two fascinations together!

(excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright; both photos from same site)

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater (1935), which has been called “the best all-time work of American architecture.” His creative period spanned more than 70 years.

Wright's Fallingwater house

Wright’s Fallingwater house

Wright was the pioneer of what came to be called the Prairie School movement of architecture, and he also developed the concept of the Usonian home in Broadacre City, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. In addition to his houses, Wright designed original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums, and other structures. He often designed interior elements for these buildings, as well, including furniture and stained glass. Wright wrote 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and Europe.

Later in his life (and after his death), Wright was accorded much honorary recognition for his lifetime achievements. He received a Gold Medal award from The Royal Institute of British Architects in 1941. The American Institute of Architects awarded him the AIA Gold Medal in 1949. That medal was a symbolic “burying the hatchet” between Wright and the AIA. In a radio interview, he commented, “Well, the AIA I never joined, and they know why. When they gave me the gold medal in Houston, I told them frankly why. Feeling that the architecture profession is all that’s the matter with architecture, why should I join them?”

Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time.” In 2019, a selection of his work became a listed World Heritage Site as The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

His colorful personal life made headlines: leaving his first wife, Catherine Lee “Kitty” Tobin, and their children for Mamah Borthwick Cheney; the murders by an employee at his Taliesin estate in 1914; his tempestuous marriage with second wife Miriam Noel; and his relationship with Olga (Olgivanna) Lazovich Hinzenburg, who became his third wife in 1928.


Below is Wright’s Human Design chart. I’m trying something new with this chart review. Instead of just an audio recording of my overview of his chart, I recorded a video so you can see the full version of his chart and I can point to parts of his chart as I talk about them. Please let me know if you like this.

The recording is not intended to be a thorough Reading –I could talk for several hours about a chart! I’ve simply pulled a few key aspects of this chart that really illuminate why he was the way he was.  Near the end I included a brief discussion of his Incarnation Cross and Chiron energies.

(chart from NewSunWare’s Neutrinos Through Windows software)


Comments are welcome!



Celebrity Chart: Elon Musk — is there such thing as a billionaire’s chart?

(posted 2018/09/17)

When I see super successful people in the news I often wonder what makes them tick, and specifically if there is something in their Human Design chart that makes them different from you and me.

Elon Musk is one of those people–a successful billionaire entrepreneur running multiple companies who is actively (even aggressively) trying to move the world toward the future with luxury electric cars and ambitious plans for commercial space flight and colonizing Mars!


(this section excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk)
Elon Reeve Musk, Fellow of the Royal Society, is a business magnate and investor. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People. As of August 2018, he has a net worth of $20.2 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 46th-richest person in the world.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk taught himself computer programming at the age of 10. He moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen’s University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He began a Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995 but dropped out after two days to pursue an entrepreneurial career. He subsequently co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $340 million in 1999. Musk then founded X.com, an online bank. It merged with Confinity in 2000 and became PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002.

In May 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer. He helped fund Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer, in 2003, and became its CEO and product architect. In 2006, he inspired the creation of SolarCity, a solar energy services company that is now a subsidiary of Tesla, and operates as its chairman. In 2015, Musk co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence. In July 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain–computer interfaces, and is its CEO. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel-construction company.

In addition to his primary business pursuits, Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet electric aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet. Musk has stated that the goals of SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption and reducing the “risk of human extinction” by establishing a human colony on Mars.

(this section written by me, based on Dawson Church’s new book Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality*)
I was fascinated recently to read Dawson Church’s view of Elon Musk, who calls him “one person whose personal vision has reshaped entire industries.”  Dawson sums up his example of Musk as someone who successfully uses his mind to alter reality by saying, “Musk’s mind-set is relentlessly positive, whatever the challenge.  His mind has been the source of multiple game-changing material realities.”

*I am an Amazon Associate, so I may receive commission on purchases of this book. I only recommend books that I believe are of excellent quality and usefulness. I am loving Dawson’s new book!


Below is Elon’s Human Design chart and my audio recording of a quick overview of his chart. The recording is not intended to be a thorough Reading –I could talk for several hours about a chart! I’ve simply pulled key aspects of this chart that really illuminate why he is the way he is.Click the play arrow to listen now, or click the download link to listen later. Enjoy!

Right CLICK HERE to download the MP3

Comments are welcome!



Celebrity Chart: Judy Collins — still going strong at 78!

(posted 2017/11/04)

The other day I heard on the radio that Judy Collins would be performing in concert with Stephen Stills, and then doing her own concert tour after that. I was intrigued that she was still performing and touring, and wondered how old she was and what gave her such staying power… in an industry that sees so many musical artists come and go.

With the amazing tool of Human Design to help understand how she’s wired energetically, I ran her chart and also looked up some of her history.

It turns out she is 78 (almost exactly a year older than Wayne Dyer would have been), and still going strong!

Her chart gives us great clues about her sustainability, her sensitivity, and what has kept her driven all these years.

photo of Judy Collins at Cambridge Folk Festival 2008, by Bryan Ledgard from Yorkshire, UK – judy collins, CC BY 2.0,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61825218


BACKGROUND  (excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Collins)

Judy Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) and for her social activism.

Collins’ debut album A Maid of Constant Sorrow was released in 1961 [age 22], but it was the lead single from her 1967 album Wildflowers, “Both Sides, Now” — written by Joni Mitchell — that gave Collins international prominence. The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. She enjoyed further success with her recordings of “Someday Soon”, “Chelsea Morning”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Cook with Honey”.

Collins experienced the biggest success of her career with her recording of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” from her best-selling 1975 album Judith. The single charted on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1975 and then again in 1977, spending 27 non-consecutive weeks on the chart and earning Collins a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, as well as a Grammy Award for Sondheim for Song of the Year.

[Her career has been brilliantly successful spanning many decades but her personal life has had many challenges.]

Collins contracted polio at the age of eleven and spent two months in the hospital in isolation.

Collins has been married twice. Her first marriage in 1958 to Peter Taylor produced her only child, Clark C. Taylor, born the same year. The marriage ended in divorce in 1965.

In 1962, shortly after her debut at Carnegie Hall, Collins was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent six months recuperating in a sanatorium.

Collins later admitted having suffered from bulimia after she quit smoking in the 1970s. “I went straight from the cigarettes into an eating disorder”, she told People magazine in 1992. “I started throwing up. I didn’t know anything about bulimia, certainly not that it is an addiction or that it would get worse. My feelings about myself, even though I had been able to give up smoking and lose 20 lbs., were of increasing despair.” She has written at length of her years of addiction to alcohol, the damage it did to her personal and musical life and how it contributed to her feelings of depression. She entered a rehabilitation program in Pennsylvania in 1978 and has maintained her sobriety ever since, even through such traumatic events as the death of her only child, Clark, who committed suicide in 1992 at age 33 after a long bout with clinical depression and substance abuse. Since his death, she has also become an activist for suicide prevention. In April 1996, she married designer Louis Nelson, whom she had been seeing since 1979. They live in Manhattan in New York City.

Remainder of this Background section is excerpted from:  http://www.judycollins.com/biography/

Throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and up to the present, she has remained a vital artist, enriching her 1972catalog with critically acclaimed albums while balancing a robust touring schedule.

Prolific as ever In 2012, she released the CD/DVD Judy Collins Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art which aired on PBS. This special television program was nominated for a New York Emmy and won a Bronze Medal at the 2013 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards.  Based on it’s success, in 2014 she filmed another spectacular show in Ireland at Dromoland Castle.  Live In Ireland was released in 2014.  This program also won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards and the program will broadcast on PBS in 2014 and 2015.

Judy has also authored several books, including the powerful and inspiring, Sanity & Grace and her extraordinary memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music. For her most recent title to be released in 2017, Cravings, she provides a no-holds barred account of her harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating, and the journey that led her to a solution. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way (Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name a few), Cravings is the culmination of Judy’s genuine desire to share what she’s learned—so that no one has follow her heart-rending path to recovery.

In addition, she remains a social activist, representing UNICEF and numerous other causes. She is the director (along with Jill Godmillow) of an Academy Award-nominated film about Antonia Brico – PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the world–and Judy’s classical piano teacher when she was young.

Judy Collins, now 78, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.



Below is Judy’s Human Design chart and my audio recording of a quick overview of her chart.  The recording is not intended to be a thorough Reading –I could talk for several hours about a chart!  I’ve simply pulled key aspects of this chart that really illuminate why she is the way she is.

Click the play arrow to listen now, or click the download link to listen later.  Enjoy!

(I mention in the recording that Judy is 77, but she actually turned 78 in May this year. Also, there is a little glitch somewhere in minute 6, but not much was lost. I simply don’t have time to re-record it right now.)

Right CLICK HERE to download the MP3


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Celebrity Chart: Wayne Dyer – powerful world influencer

(posted 2016/09/10)

Wayne DyerDr. Wayne Dyer, who passed in 2015, had a remarkable and lasting impact on our world particularly in the areas of self-help and spiritual growth. He was a Projector Type, and I had great fun looking at his chart (see Chart Review section below) to see what was in his inherent energetic design that he leveraged so effectively.
photo by Phil Konstantin


Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 30, 2015) was an American philosopher, author and motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies sold to date.

In addition to the many works he produced that are described below, he had three marriages, six children and 2 stepchildren. He was a busy guy!  [continue reading…]

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Celebrity Chart: Joan Rivers–how she did it!

(posted 2014/12/16)

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Joan Rivers – powerhouse of a Projector!

Birth: June 8, 1933 at 2:00am in Brooklyn, New York

Death: September 4, 2014 in Manhattan, New York, at age 81

I love looking at Human Design charts of famous people and making sense of their personalities and behaviors from their chart.  And in some cases, clearing up mysteries about them.  This is one of those “mystery” cases.  Here’s why.  I personally wasn’t a big fan of Joan Rivers’ style of humor but I always respected her and her long and successful career.  When she made her transition to nonphysical in Sept., I ran her chart just for fun.  I had assumed she was a Generator or Manifesting Generator because of her seemingly inexhaustible energy and long-sustaining career.

I was WRONG.

She was a Projector.  So then I got really interested in using her chart to understand HOW she had been so sustainable through nearly six decades of performing and being a very public figure.

Joan Rivers photo

Joan Rivers in 2010


Joan Rivers was a multi-talented comedienne, actress, and much more who performed for well over five decades.

She was in 27 films, wrote 12 books, and was in over 40 TV shows during 1968-2014 (some that ran for many years).

She also did theater work, including Broadway, and received many awards and nominations including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.

Below are more details about Joan, her Human Design chart, and my review of what her chart tells us about her extraordinarily productive life and career.

Joan’s Biography*

Joan Alexandra Molinsky, better known by her stage name Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedienne, writer, producer, and television host. She was best known for her stand-up comedy and red carpet interviews, and for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police from 2010 to 2014, as well as starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers from 2011 to 2014. She often appeared on QVC shopping channel, selling jewelry and fashion items that she had created.

Rivers first came to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show, a late-night program with interviews and comedy, hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she acknowledged as her mentor. The show established her particular comic style; using self-deprecation and poking fun at celebrities, she would often joke about her extensive use of plastic surgery. When she launched a rival program in 1986, The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Carson never spoke to her again. She was the first woman to host her own late night talk show on network television. She later went on to host a successful daytime show, The Joan Rivers Show from 1989 to 1993, which won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Her outspoken commentary on celebrities and politics has often been criticized and stirred controversy.

She also authored 12 best-selling memoir and humor books and many comedy albums. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1984 for her album What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? As an actress, Rivers was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1994 for her performance of the title role in Sally Marr… and her escorts. In 2010, a documentary about her life, focusing on her work ethic, premiered titled Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.

Style of humor

During her 55-year career as a comedian, her tough-talking style of satirical humor was both praised and criticized as being truthful, yet too personal, too gossipy, and very often abrasive. Nonetheless, with her ability to “tell it like it is,” she became a pioneer of contemporary stand-up comedy. Commenting about her style, she told biographer Gerald Nachman, “Maybe I started it. We’re a very gossipy culture. All we want to know now is private lives.”

Rivers accepted such criticism as part of her using social satire as a form of humor: “I’ve learned to have absolutely no regrets about any jokes I’ve ever done … You can tune me out, you can click me off, it’s OK. I am not going to bow to political correctness. But you do have to learn, if you want to be a satirist, you can’t be part of the party.”

In her personal life, however, fewer of those neurotic or intense character traits which viewers see on screen were displayed. Ralph Schoenstein, who dated her and worked with her on her humor books, states, “She has no airs. She doesn’t stand on ceremony. The woman has absolutely no pretense. She’ll tell you everything immediately. Joan isn’t cool—she’s completely open. It’s all grist. It’s her old thing–‘Can we talk?’”

In her book Bouncing Back (1997) Rivers described how she developed bulimia nervosa and contemplated suicide. Eventually she recovered with counseling and the support of her family.

Her Death

On August 28, 2014, Rivers experienced serious complications and stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic in Manhattan. She died on September 4th.

Her funeral took place on September 7, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. The private ceremony was attended by numerous public figures, including Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Donald Trump, Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne, Diane Sawyer. During the ceremony, actor Hugh Jackman sang, Broadway actress Audra McDonald performed, and talk show host Howard Stern delivered the eulogy. Stern described Rivers as “brassy in public, classy in private. . . a troublemaker, trail blazer, pioneer for comics everywhere, . . . fought the stereotypes that women can’t be funny.”

[*excerpted from:  http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Joan_Rivers]

[Photo: By David Shankbone [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]


Joan’s chart gives us many clues about how she managed such a busy and dynamic career.  Understanding her chart also gave me a new appreciation for her style of comedy… once I saw how much it was an expression of the energies she carried!

Joan Rivers chart

I’ve recorded my review of key aspects of her chart. Simply click the arrow to listen, or download to listen later.

Right Click here to download MP3

I welcome your comments!



Celebrity Chart: Robin Williams

(posted 2014/09/29)

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Robin Williams – Funniest Man

Birth:  July 21, 1951 at 1:34pm in Chicago, Illinois

Death:  August 11, 2014 in Tiburon, California


[Robin Williams photo]

Robin Williams entertaining troops on USS Enterprise, Dec. 2003

From Wikipedia*:

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

His film career included acclaimed work such as Popeye (1980), The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He appeared in the music video for Bobby McFerrin’s song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.

Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as therapist Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.

On August 11, 2014, Williams died of an apparent suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California.

[*source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams]

Additional information:

Among his many other award and accolades, he was named 1997 Funniest Man Alive by Entertainment Weekly.

Married 3 times, had 3 children; leading force behind “Comic Relief USA” which raised millions for the homeless; and also entertained US troops in Iraq (he was called the new Bob Hope). Photo above shows Williams entertaining crew of USS Enterprise in December 2003.

He battled drug and alcohol addiction in 1970’s and early 1980’s; got clean after friend John Belushi’s sudden drug-related death. Relapsed with alcohol in 2003, went into rehab in 2006.  Had heart surgery in 2009. Was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease but had not shared that publicly.

He experienced “severe depression and anxiety” for some time prior to his suicide.

Additional resources to learn more about him:


[Photo: By Photographer’s Mate Airman Milosz Reterski (Navy NewsStand) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]


Robin’s chart shows so much about his extraordinary talent, his caring nature, his tumultuous relationships, and his battle with drugs and alcohol. And, it also gives us some clues about what was going on with him that lead to his suicide at age 63, during his still phenomenally successful career.

[Robin Williams chart]

I’ve recorded my review of key aspects of his chart. Simply click the arrow to listen, or download to listen later. It’s about 19 minutes long.  I had much to say about him!!

CLICK HERE to download MP3

I welcome your comments!


Celebrity Chart: The Dalai Lama

(posted 2014/07/31)

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Birth: July 6, 1935 at 4:38am in Taktser, Qinghai Province, China (also known as the Amdo region of Tibet)


By paddy patterson (Flickr: Dalai lama) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By paddy patterson (Flickr: Dalai lama) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is recognized worldwide as an embodiment of peace, wisdom and compassion.

He is the 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, born: Lhamo Dondrub) and the longest lived. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.

The Dalai Lama was selected at age two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama and began his training at age six, although he was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on November 17, 1950, at age 15. The Gelug school’s government administered an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the new People’s Republic of China wished to assert central control over it. There is controversy over whether the respective governments ever reached an agreement for a joint Chinese-Tibetan administration.

During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama—concerned for his life—fled to India where he established a Tibetan government in exile and denounced the People’s Republic. He has since traveled the world, advocating for the welfare of Tibetans, teaching Tibetan Buddhism and talking about the importance of compassion as the source of a happy life. However, around the world, governments and institutions face pressure from China not to accept him.

His appeals to the United Nations for the rights of Tibetans resulted in three U.N. General Assembly resolutions calling on China to respect the human rights of Tibetans. But he and his followers remain refugees, unable to return to their home. In 1963, he set up a democratic constitution based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, creating a Tibetan elected parliament and administration from his base in Dharamshala, India.

He has authored many books and given lectures and teachings around the world, speaking about the environment, economics, women’s rights, non-violence, interfaith dialog, physics, astronomy, reproductive health, and sexuality, along with various Buddhist philosophies and practices.

Although he has succeeded in mobilizing international support for the cause of greater Tibetan autonomy and even independence, he and his 80,000 followers remain in exile.

On May 29, 2011, at age 75, the Dalai Lama retired from his political responsibilities which he transferred to the democratically elected leaders of the Central Tibetan Administration.

*modified from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Dalai_Lama


The Human Design chart of the Dalai Lama shows the complex yet clear themes that reflect his life experience and his significant influence around the world.

The Dalai Lama Chart

I’ve recorded my review of key aspects of his chart. Simply click the arrow to listen, or download to listen later.

CLICK HERE to download MP3

I welcome your comments!


Celebrity Chart: Jared Leto

(posted 2014/06/27)

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Jared Leto – Uncommonly Talented 1/3 Manifesting Generator

Birth: December 26, 1971 at 12:36pm in Bossier City, Louisiana


Many thanks to my loyal reader Maya Oliver who suggested Jared for this Celebrity Chart article and who provided a wonderfully detailed description of him, his background, and his diverse accomplishments. I’ve used most of what she sent me in this Background section!

Here is a direct quote from Maya:

Jared LetoFrom music and film, to new business ventures and philanthropy, I am continually blown away by the energy, drive and dedication Leto puts into everything he does. His work leaves me inspired and motivated to believe, follow my dreams, work hard and fight the good fight.

I think his story and energy would be really interesting, and even inspiring, to many people and your readers would really enjoy learning about someone who is such a creative powerhouse, using their energy and ability to create such meaningful impacts in people’s lives.

Photo By nicolas genin from Paris, France (66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra)) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Jared Leto is an incredible musician, actor, film maker, entrepreneur, innovator, philanthropist and an all-around fascinating, highly-focused and deeply-driven human being who is making long-lasting and meaningful impacts on the world.

Early Life

  • He came from humble beginnings in Louisiana and was raised by a single-mother with his brother, Shannon. His birth father divorced his mother, remarried then committed suicide when Leto was eight years old.
  • With his mother and brother, Leto moved frequently, living in different states, a hippie commune and even in Haiti. Heavily influenced by the arts and music, he enrolled at the University of Arts in Philadelphia and later transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City to study film making.
  • In 1992, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music and took acting jobs on the side to pay the bills. His acting career took off, earning roles in both television (My So Called Life) and film (Prefontaine, Girl, Interrupted, Fight Club, American Psycho, Requiem for a Dream).
  • In 1998, he and his brother Shannon formed their rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, releasing their first of four albums in 2002.


  • Thirty Seconds to Mars has released four albums to date: the self-titled debut in 2002, A Beautiful Lie (2005), This Is War (2009) and most recently Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013).
  • In August 2008, Thirty Seconds to Mars found themselves at the center of a $30 million lawsuit, filed against the band by their record company EMI (which at the time was the parent company of Virgin Records) for breach of contract when the band attempted to change labels. It was a very public and stressful event, which the band chronicled in their documentary Artifact (directed by Leto) that examined the state of the modern music industry and shed light on the unbalanced relationships between artists and record companies that can easily leave artists flat broke.
  • They have headlined multiple world tours with sold out shows across the globe and on December 11, 2011 at a concert in New York City, they set a Guinness World Record for “Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band” with 309 shows in nearly 60 countries on 6 continents in just over two years. (Maya was lucky enough to attend this concert in person and was blown away by Leto‘s stage presence, his connection with the fans and the genuine sense of community that the band collectively created among everyone. As a Reflector, she was acutely aware that energy created in that space was simply incredible. She says, “It was a powerful and moving blend of inspiration, motivation, camaraderie, love, gratitude and sheer happiness to be a part of such a special event in one of the greatest cities in the world, led by highly creative and really conscious people. I rode that incredible, positive energy wave for days and days.”)
  • Leto has directed the majority of the band’s music videos (many of which are actually short films) under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins, his favorite Dr. Seuss character.

In addition to being a musician, actor and director, Leto has an innovative business sense that earned him a spot on Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” List, and he has launched numerous companies including:

  • The Hive, a social media management and digital marketing company
  • Adventures in Wonderland, a full service company that manages exclusive services for concerts, festivals and events. (30 Seconds to Mars fans can purchase “Adventures in Wonderland” tickets to concerts that include VIP seating, Meet and Greets with the band, etc.
  • VyRT, a live video streaming service that enables artists to sell “virtual tickets” to concerts, allowing fans to watch live from a computer or mobile device. (30 Seconds to Mars has offered VyRT tickets to several of their concerts.)

More Accomplishments

  • Leto recently returned to acting and earned wide praise in 2014 for his Oscar and Golden Globe winning roll as Rayon, a drug addicted transgender woman with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club. His acceptance speech at the Academy Awards was one of the most beautiful and touching speeches of the evening, thanking those who have helped him along the way and offering support and encouragement to anyone who has ever been treated poorly because of who they are. It was a true reflection of his character.
  • A genuine philanthropist and human rights advocate, Leto has supported numerous causes and charitable organizations from The Nature Conservancy to Habitat for Humanity. He raised money to support the campaign against California Proposition 8 in 2009 and released a book of photographs that he took during a visit to Haiti to raise money for the 2010 earthquake survivors.


Leto’s Human Design chart shows us where all of his uncommon talent, energy, compassion, and leadership come from. It’s all in his chart!

Jared Leto Chart

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Celebrity Chart: Nikola Tesla – forgotten genius

(posted 2014/05/29)

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Nikola Tesla

Birth: July 10, 1856 at around midnight, in Smiljan, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)

Death: January 7, 1943


Nikola TeslaThis tall (6ft2), skinny (148 lbs) genius inventor and engineer pioneered some of the world’s most important inventions. His tireless work on the Alternating Current electrical system in the late 1880’s gave us our US power system, which then became the standard for electricity across the globe.

He held 300 patents from 26 countries and was also a poet, philosopher, lover of fine music, food and wine, and a linguist (he spoke 8 languages).

Although I found conflicting birth times for him, biographical accounts of his birth at the stroke of midnight during an electrical storm led me to simply choose midnight for creating his Human Design chart.

The prophetic message of an electrical storm producing an electrical engineering genius has not gone unnoticed by the world!

His Youth

  • He was the 4th of 5 children born to a Serbian Orthodox priest father and a mother who was clever at making tools and electrical appliances and who had a remarkable memory.
  • He credits his mother for his inherited photographic memory and inventiveness.
  • He was deeply influenced by a math teacher in our equivalent of high school; he finished in 3 years instead of 4, and was able to do complex integral calculus in his head (leading his teachers to suspect he was cheating).
  • He contracted cholera after graduation, was near death several times, and remained prone to illness the rest of his life.
  • Although he began his technical university schooling brilliantly, by his 3rd year he had lost his scholarships, began gambling, and never finished school.
  • He drifted a while, did draftsman work, had a nervous breakdown, moved to Prague and eventually went to Budapest where he became chief electrician for a telegraph company.

His Work

  • In 1882 (age 26) he began working for the Continental Edison Company in France, where he designed and made improvements to electrical equipment.
  • In 1884 he moved to New York City and began working for Edison Machine Works. He developed significant improvements to their motors and generators, but quit over a misunderstanding about compensation for that work.
  • In 1886 he formed his own company, Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing, received his first US patents, but disagreed with his investors who fired him and left him penniless.
  • In 1887 he started the Tesla Electric Company with the backing of a Western Union director. There he invented an Alternating Current induction motor (which many individuals and companies were also working on) and was paid handsomely as consultant to Westinghouse for a brief time. He also worked on wireless energy transmission and patented his now-famous Tesla coil (still used in radio technology today).
  • In the “war of the currents” (alternating vs. direct), both Edison and Westinghouse nearly went bankrupt and Tesla ended up selling 40 of his important patents to Westinghouse in lieu of the far more lucrative original royalties agreement he held.
  • He went on to work on x-rays, radio waves, wireless telecommunications and wireless power transmissions, high-voltage “lightening” experiments, bladeless turbine engines, a steam-powered mechanical oscillator, a hydroelectric power plant, in 1928 the invention of a bi-plane that could take off vertically, and later a “death ray” particle gun!

Cool & Weird Stuff About Him

  • At age 35 Tesla became a naturalized US citizen–something he valued more than all the scientific recognition he had received.
  • In the early 1890’s he was investigating the possibility of harvesting energy in space. Wow!
  • He wrote books and articles for magazines and journals, and many of his writings are now available for free on the Internet.
  • “Tesla related in his autobiography that he experienced detailed moments of inspiration. During his early life, Tesla was stricken with illness time and time again. He suffered a peculiar affliction in which blinding flashes of light would appear before his eyes, often accompanied by visions. Often, the visions were linked to a word or idea he might have come across; at other times they would provide the solution to a particular problem he had encountered. Just by hearing the name of an item, he would be able to envision it in realistic detail. Tesla would visualize an invention in his mind with extreme precision, including all dimensions, before moving to the construction stage, a technique sometimes known as picture thinking. He typically did not make drawings by hand but worked from memory.” [from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla]
  • He claimed to sleep only 2 hours per night, nap only occasionally, and usually walked 8-10 miles per day for exercise.
  • He consistently had money issues, going from broke to rich to broke many times.
  • He could be quite critical of others, especially their weight and clothing.
  • He lived alone (usually in NYC hotels), was a stylish dresser, never married, and was probably OCD (obsessive-compulsive) in later years.
  • He died at 86, alone, impoverished and in debt, his remarkable work largely ignored.
  • He has since been recognized for his genius and his contributions to electrical power generation and so much more, with books, films, awards, statues, a Tesla Memorial Society and a museum.

His Chart

Tesla’s chart is a great example of chart energies expressing themselves. We can clearly see his driving energies and ambitions throughout his chart.

Nikola Tesla chart

I’ve recorded my review of key aspects of his chart. Simply click the arrow to listen, or download to listen later.

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