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

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 Nidtech 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


P.S.  I have a course specifically for helping Projectors step into their power and purpose, called Success for Projectors.  If you are a Projector, or know and love a Projector, click HERE to learn more.

Article: Waiting… love it or hate it?

When I was growing up, my mom always had an African Violet plant or two growing on the kitchen window sill above the sink.  I remember being fascinated by their firm but soft and fuzzy leaves, and their delicate and intensely purple little flowers.  Sometimes she had some with blue or pink flowers.

About a year ago, I finally decided to buy my first African Violet plant and put it on the window sill above my kitchen sink, to remind me of my mom.  I really miss her and liked the idea of seeing that plant on a daily basis.

It had no flowers, and the leaves were very limp at first as it adjusted to its new home.

Gradually, the leaves got stronger and firmer.  Slowly the number of leaves grew.

It started looking like a healthy plant.

But there were no flowers.

I watered it, fed it, turned it regularly so it received even sunlight.

No flowers. 

I wondered if I needed to give it special food, but the African Violet food available at my local hardware store came in only large quantities—it would take me 100 years to use all of that!

So, I stuck with what I was doing.  And I waited.

I’d be lying if I told you I waited patiently throughout this time.  Sometimes I felt anxious… would it ever bloom? Was I doing something wrong?  Did I get the kind that doesn’t have flowers?  (I don’t think there is such a kind, but I wondered.)

Sometimes I felt impatient and exasperated.  I wasn’t ready to throw it away, but I started resigning myself to it never blooming.  I was trying to make peace with that.

And then, a few weeks ago, after MANY months of no sign of flowers whatsoever, the first little flower appeared.

Then another.  Then more.  This is what it looks like now!

I share this story with you to bring up the issue of WAITING and how much we struggle with it.

Most of us hate waiting.  It feels disempowering, frustrating, maddening, and like a waste of time.

Yet, most of us are DESIGNED TO WAIT for the correct unfolding of our decisions and actions.

So, what’s that all about?   Why do we NEED to wait, yet HATE to wait?  (It doesn’t seem fair!!)

Here’s the short version of why we need to wait in making decisions and taking actions:  waiting allows us to get in touch with and sense the flow of energy.

The flow of energy tells us whether something feels aligned with us or not.

The alignment (or not) tells us whether that thing is correct for us (or not).

If you didn’t have pain sensors in your hand, you wouldn’t know to pull your hand away from a flame before it burned you.  Those pain sensors give you immediate feedback to guide your actions.

The flip-side of that example, the positive (feeling good) version vs. the negative (feeling pain) version, is the waiting process I just described.  Your flow sensors give you necessary feedback to guide your actions!

WAITING is not a prison sentence… you’re not doomed to a life of endless waiting.  Waiting is simply a process that allows you to make correct decisions and take correct action for YOU.  It provides an indicator, a bit like a gas gauge which indicates when you need to take action (to refill your tank).

Let’s go through each Type’s decision and action strategy and how they each relate to waiting.  We’ll start with Reflectors, for a change, and end with Manifestors.  In every case, once the waiting has served its purpose, the person can take all the action they need to take.

Reflectors:  Must wait a full lunar cycle (28-29 days) to make important decisions, because they are intensely affected by the moon and all the Gate energies that move through the moon.  They need this time for clarity about what’s really correct for them.

Projectors:  Must wait for invitations and recognition, and then feel what is correct for them according to their Authority.  Recognition (of their specific talents and qualities) brings invitations, and invitations bring energetic openings that Projectors can step into–which supports their energy management and their non-initiating design.

Manifesting Generators:  Must wait for a response from their Sacral energy guidance, then inform about their final decisions and the actions they’ll be taking.  They usually don’t have to wait long for something to respond to that’s related to their decision/action.

Generators:  Must wait to get a response from their Sacral energy guidance.  They may need to wait a little longer than Manifesting Generators for something to respond to that’s related to their decision/action, but like the MG, they can respond to anything/everything in their environment, including conversations they overhear, broadcast emails, billboards, etc.

Manifestors:  Must wait only for their own sense of internal timing aligned with their creative flow.  Then they need to inform about their final decisions and the actions they’ll be taking.

ALL TYPES need to wait through their Emotional Wave IF they are emotionally defined (lower right triangle on bodygraph is colored in).  When defined, where you are on your Emotional Wave will influence your feelings and responses.  Clarity for the emotionally defined can only be gained over time and seeing what changes for you at various points on your wave.

So what does all of this mean?

It means that ALL of us are waiting for something…. even Manifestors!

So, making peace with waiting seems like a smart thing to do.  No point in being frustrated, angry, impatient, bitter or disappointed all the time!

We make peace with waiting by seeing the value (the clarity, correctness and flow) it brings to our decisions, our actions, and our lives.

As a Projector myself and having MANY Projector clients and students, it’s my observation that Projector Types have a particularly challenging strategy for waiting—recognition and invitations are specific and personal, and are often harder to come by than generic things to respond to.

The “Success for Projectors” course I created goes through all of that plus much more.  I’m planning to teach the course LIVE next month (it’s been a year since I last taught it live).  If you’d like to be added to the Early Notification List for the course, CLICK HERE.  (No obligation.) The course is open to Projectors and non-Projectors alike!

If you ARE a Projector, or LOVE a Projector, or WORK with a Projector, this course could help you beyond what you can even imagine right now.  Learn more about the course HERE (and sign up for the Early Notification List if you’d like ‘first dibs’ when registration opens).


Article: Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Fires. . . What do they mean?

Having recently been side-swiped by powerful Hurricane Irma (I’m in central FL near Atlantic coast, and we received a few nasty wind/rain bands but were spared the brunt of its force), I felt more exhausted from the tension of the pre-storm uncertainty than from the actual preparations and storm’s battering itself.  As a consequence of all the recent hurricane activity, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to all recent turbulence near and far.

Major hurricanes in the Caribbean/Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, major earthquakes in Mexico, devastating fires in the northwest — and that’s just in North America!  What does all of this mean?  Is there a meaning to it, or are these simply random acts of nature?

I don’t have concrete answers to these questions, but I have found some comfort and understanding by looking to Human Design for insights, as well as nature herself.

In many of the pairs of Gate energies that create complete Channels in the Human Design Chart, there is often a juxtaposition of an expansive energy with a contractive energy.

One is an energy of unlimited possibilities, and it’s paired with an energy that pulls back and gets more practical and focused.

Here are two examples both located between the Head and Ajna Centers.

Gate 61 is expansive, seeking knowing, asking why, and reaching to know the unknowable.  Its channel-mate, Gate 24, is contractive, identifying what can be justified and knowable with confidence.

Gate 64 is also expansive, seeking to make sense of experiences, seeing the big picture, and receiving downloads from higher consciousness (sometimes leading to confusion).  Its channel-mate, Gate 47, is contractive seeking insights and clarity at a practical level, and trying to reduce the enormity of life experience into meaningful chunks that can be processed and understood.

Another example:  Gate 45 from the Throat to the Will Center is expansive.  It likes to distribute resources—it likes to spend money!  Its mate, Gate 21, likes to control and manage resources—it likes to save money.  It’s easy to see how this could be challenging in a relationship where each partner has one of those Gates.

Here’s my point.

Built into the Human Design chart is a natural process of expansion and contraction of energies.  Energy is not static so there is constant movement going on, probably occurring in some type of cycles.

Cycles of expansion and contraction clearly show up in nature as well.  Tides rise (expansion) and ebb (contraction).  Forests grow (expansion) and are sometimes burned by lightening strikes (contraction) allowing for new growth to emerge as the forest recovers.  The population of a certain animal species will expand when conditions are favorable, then conditions change in ways that control that expansion and the population size shrinks back down.  Nature has checks and balances.

Is it possible that we are simply witnessing the natural ebb and flow, checks and balances, of our dynamic planet which is very much alive?  Perhaps the events I mentioned earlier are not random… nor are they personal or vengeful.  They are simply part of the process of life.

Every choice we make has consequences, some potentially “good” and some potentially “bad.”  Living near the ocean has benefits, and risks.  Living near mountains has benefits and risks.  Being alive has benefits and risks.

My musings have led me to this thought:  when we acknowledge and accept the risks of our choices, we can’t be victims of what happens, just recipients.

I don’t mean to minimize at all the horrific devastation that has befallen thousands and thousands of people.  Just looking for the bigger picture to try to make sense of it.

I’d love to hear what you think about all of this.


Article: Are You Ready for the Coming Changes?

Human Design’s 2027 “Solar Plexus Mutation” is only 10 years away now. It predicts significant shifts in how we operate personally, in relationships and in community.

How we do business will change.  How we eat, how we bond with each other, and the functioning of our governments and other support structures will change.  Because WE will be changing—from the inside out.

Bottom line:  Change is coming, and it’s already begun.

Massive changes like these take time.  They don’t happen overnight.  They start decades before and take many decades after, to fully integrate and fully play out.

Doesn’t it seem like things are getting crazier every day?  It’s part of the shift.

We see evidence in the news every single day of positive progress, plus evidence of the inevitable backlash that always accompanies change.

Here’s the most important (and most urgent) question:  Are YOU ready?

And the next question is:  What can each of us DO to BE ready and help ease the transition for all?

The answer is actually quite straightforward.  Like they tell us on every airline flight… in case of emergency, put your own oxygen mask on first, then help others.

It starts with YOU.

The good news is that most of us (and you are reading this so that obviously includes you!) have been doing our inner work for some time now.  Raising our awareness, our vibration, our intentionality, our embracing of diversity, our connection to Source, our trust in the perfect unfolding of everything around us.

But there may be a few key pieces missing.

Do you TRULY know who you are and how you can BEST function and thrive in your life?  Do you understand how your personal energy works and how relationship energy dynamics work?

Do you know HOW to make decisions correctly for YOU?

There is actually a personalized and very specific decision process for each of us.  And it lines up our choices and actions with the Truth of Who We Are and with the fulfillment of our Soul’s Purpose.

Making choices in alignment with our natural, unique energy configuration and our Soul’s Purpose is the surest and fastest way to create flow, fulfillment and success in our lives and to be prepared to thrive during (and well beyond) the shifts that are underway. 

For good, aligned decisions, you need to know:

  • Who you are: your role, style and personality
  • How YOU are designed make decisions correctly
  • Why you do what you do (and how to shift behaviors that aren’t working for you)
  • How you are wired for relationships, business, health and resiliency

My passion is helping people with ALL of those points above.  And my particular talent is making the information easy to understand and apply.

If you are ready to step into full alignment with your Soul’s Purpose and your personal path in this lifetime, then you are ready for a professional Human Design Reading to illuminate your energetic blueprint and how you can achieve alignment on an ongoing basis.  Learn more about Human Design Readings HERE.

Thriving through these changes begins with you.  Humanity NEEDS for you and as many people as possible to be aware, aligned, activated, and operating from a love basis and an abundance paradigm… so we can mid-wife this magnificent transition of humans into fully integrated and loving beings.

But this shift won’t happen all by itself.  It needs us.  Every one of us.

You don’t need to do anything “big.”  You just need to start with you.

Thank you for BEING you.


Article: NOT an Excuse for Bad Behavior!

A lady recently wrote to me that, unbeknownst to her, her 14 year old son learned from friends that he was a Manifestor type, learned that he was supposed to inform not ask for permission, that he was not supposed to be controlled, that he was not here to work and, apparently, that his Generator mother deserved to be punished for trying to control him.

According to her, this budding young man changed dramatically from a sweet, thoughtful youth into a raging, violent teenager who began physically abusing her. She feared for her safety around him.  He stopped studying for school, was unhappy, unproductive, and angry most of the time.

She blames the Human Design information given to him for this radical shift in her son.

She had not heard of Human Design at that point and had no idea what was happening. She has since learned of it, had both their charts run, and began to piece things together.

In my view, receiving incomplete or not age-appropriate Human Design information may not fully explain what happened in this particular case.  The transition into teenage years alone can produce dramatic (though usually temporary) personality changes without any influence from Human Design information!  And there could be other factors at work as well.

But there is an important point here about being mindful, responsible and appropriate in how we share this information with others.

The mother asked in her email whether it was responsible of HD practitioners and people who post online to share this kind of information (about Manifestors, in her case).  She even asked if it is appropriate to tell 70% of the population that they were slaves because of their type [Generators and Manifesting Generators]!  Apparently, this is something she read or heard when learning about Human Design.  I was horrified that someone might have said or written that.  It is never appropriate to categorize any type as destined to be slaves. 

I responded to her email privately but also wanted to share her story with everyone because it brings up some very important issues that are worthy of discussion and appropriate action.

I ask you ALL to be careful and responsible in how, when, and with whom you share information about Human Design, particularly about others’ designs if you are not a trained practitioner.

Believe me, I totally understand the enthusiasm and zeal we can feel when we first learn about this system and about our own charts, and how much we want everyone to learn about it, too.  I felt the same way!

But it clearly can have unexpected and potentially disturbing consequences under certain circumstances if not shared responsibly.

For example, you can tell mature Projector, Manifestor, or Reflector Types that they are not designed to work in the same way as defined Sacral Types, and they will understand it in a practical yet abstract way. If they look back on times in their lives when they struggled to “keep up” or made choices that were not in alignment with their energy type and it didn’t work out the way they had hoped, they can relate that to not using their energy correctly.  And they can use this awareness to make healthy choices moving forward.

But if you tell a young Projector or Manifestor or Reflector that they are not designed to work, and you don’t give them the full picture and description of what that really means, you could potentially give them a distorted view of themselves and their capacity to be effective and successful in their life, which could undermine their full expression and negatively affect the choices they make in their lives.

There are many other ways that HD information could possibly be shared inappropriately or be misinterpreted.  For that matter, any information, scientific, esoteric, or otherwise, can be used and applied inappropriately or incorrectly.

The gift of Human Design is the knowledge of how to make our life experience more authentic and more satisfying, and how we can be the full contribution to the world that we are magnificently designed for.  It can help us bring forth and express our highest potential.

That’s something that a casual dabbler or someone new to Human Design wouldn’t necessarily be able to do.  Because of this I do recommend a private reading with a trained and certified practitioner, to get the most benefit and most accurate and uplifting interpretation of Human Design.

Find a practitioner with whom you resonate! I invite you to consider professional readings with me, and there are many other qualified practitioners.  I also offer free Human Design charts which come with a free report about decision making.


Quick Tip: Gate 16 – Logic, Enthusiasm and More

Human Design describes and uses 64 archetypes of behavior and expression, called Gate energies (which map directly to the 64 hexagrams of the I’Ching).  The Gates show the broad range of possible expression of being alive.  On our personal Human Design charts, they appear as the specific energies imprinted on us related to our birth.

Every being on the planet has some combination of these 64 Gates “defined” (colored in on your chart) which means those energies are important themes and consistent for you.

Please remember though, we ALL “have” ALL of the possible energies of the chart—whether they are defined or undefined on your particular chart.  What is defined is consistent for us; what is undefined is inconsistent but we still experience it.

The Gate 16 is called the Gate of Skills and it exhibits enthusiasm.  Part of the logical circuitry, it likes to experiment and to develop and hone skills through repetition and practice.

The 16 is the eagerness that gets you excited about new endeavors but it lacks depth unless paired with the Gate 48.  If you have both defined, you have the Channel of Talent—the 16-48.

Here is what’s key about the 16:  it likes to leap out and get going without a lot of preparation.  It’s a creative, enthusiastic, “shoot from the hip” energy.  It develops skills through practice, but sometimes lacks patience for the process.

So if you know people who have the Gate 16 defined in their charts, you have two choices.  You can judge them for their enthusiastic activity and “surface” approach to things.  OR, or you can appreciate their excitement, enjoy their enthusiasm, learn from their experimenting and their pattern-finding talent, and respect their ultimate drive for mastery.

If one person has the Gate 16 defined and another person has the Gate 48 defined, together they define the Channel of Talent which can make for a dynamic relationship in which they both balance each other’s energy.

  • The 16 will bring the 48 out of their immersion in depth and their feelings of inadequacy and help them bring forth the 48’s solutions and deep understandings.
  • The 48 will help ground and slow down the 16 with a foundation of depth and support, and provide direction for the 16’s development of skills.

Together they bring creative talent and practical solutions into the world.



Celebrity Chart: Wayne Dyer – powerful world influencer

Wayne Dyer

Dr. 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!


Remainder of this Background section is from:  http://www.drwaynedyer.com/about-dr-wayne-dyer/

WAYNE W. DYER was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of self-developmentDr. Wayne Dyer and spiritual growth. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers. He created many audio and video programs, and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.

He starred in 10 National Public Television specials—featuring his books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life, Excuses Begone!Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now—which raised over $250 million for public television.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dyer held a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and had served as an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York. Through his early work in college-level teaching and clinical psychology, he discovered a widespread need for the principles of self-discovery and personal growth, and sought to bring these ideas to a wider audience. His first book for general readers, Your Erroneous Zones, published in 1976, became an international bestseller and launched his career as an author and speaker.

After publishing a string of best-selling books on the practical psychology of self-improvement, Dyer felt a shift occur in his thinking that led him to explore the spiritual aspects of human experience. “My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts,” he said. “Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as spiritual beings without label is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity.”

Dyer was affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite a childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, he overcame many obstacles to make his dreams come true and spent much of his life showing others how to do the same. His main message was that every person has the potential to live an extraordinary life. What’s more, it’s possible for every person to manifest their deepest desires—if they honor their inner divinity and consciously choose to live from their “Highest Self.”

When not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting words, Dyer wrote from his home in Maui—enjoying the beauty of nature, his swims with the sea creatures, and happy visits from his children and grandchildren. In 2015, he left his body, returning to Infinite Source to embark on his next adventure.



Below is Wayne’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 his chart!  I’ve simply pulled key aspects of his chart that really illuminate why he was the way he was.  And there are NO surprises here!


Here is the recording of my quick Chart Review of Wayne Dyer’s Human Design chart.  Click the play arrow to listen now, or click the download link to listen later.  Enjoy!

Right CLICK HERE to download MP3

P.S.  I teach a course specifically for helping Projectors step into their power and purpose, called Success for ProjectorsLearn more HERE

Success for Projectors telecourse – detailed course outline

Yay!! I’m very excited about teaching this course live again. The course will begin on Sept. 15.  To learn more and register, click here:  https://www.humandesignforsuccess.com/success-for-projectors

While the course has lots of slides and data and examples, it is also a transformational course.

The core transformational intention and commitment for the Success for Projectors telecourse
is to help Projectors accept, value and leverage their Projector-ness.

That may not sound of much importance to some, but I know many of you can already see and feel the huge potential impact of this in your lives.

The second core intention is to help those who love or work with a Projector
to accept, value and leverage that Projector’s Projector-ness,
and for them to help that Projector value their own Projector-ness. 
( I hope that made sense.)

This second core intention is how we spread the transformation exponentially.  And it’s why non-Projectors are warmly and whole-heartedly welcomed into this course, too!

I’m also VERY practical and am committed to providing usable knowledge in this course that really makes a difference.

I’m a deep believer that the more each Human Design Type embraces and lives their Type and Strategy, the better place this world will be.

And since I am a Projector, my focus is with Projectors.  And invite EVERYONE to come play with us!

Below is an outline of the Success for Projectors course, with a sampling of the issues that we will “dance with”, explore together, and create solutions for in each major area of a successful life. 

***This is NOT a complete outline***  It’s just meant to give you a sense of the types of issues we’ll cover in each of the five Modules.

Module 1 – Introduction to Projectors; Role and Purpose of the Projector

A.  Successfully playing the “game of life” as a Projector

B.  Dealing with the “bossy, controlling, know-it-all” Projector image; what to do if others perceive you as this

C.  What it means (and doesn’t mean) to manage, guide and direct others; how to do it correctly energetically

D.  Projector energy in a Generator world

E.  How to “know yourself” even though you’re not designed to

F.  How to cope with (or avoid) bitterness, isolation and feeling misunderstood

G.  How to “be a lighthouse” and let your aura speak

H.  The Projector’s vital role in human and planetary evolution, and how to gracefully step into and fulfill that role


Module 2 – Decisions and Actions for the Projector

A.  Why Type and Strategy are so important for ALL Types; and why for Projectors in particular

B.  How life becomes “effortless” when living from your Self (vs. efforting from your Not-Self)

C.  Living from your body, not your mind; learning to trust yourself; how your strategy and response differ from a Sacral strategy and response

D.  What “waiting to be invited” really means, what it doesn’t mean, and how to use it; how to “stack the deck” in your favor as a Projector

E.  Freeing the Projector to be the fullest expression of their uniqueness

F.  Projector consequences of following strategy vs. not following strategy

G.  How to leverage your time and energy while waiting for the invitations

H.  What to do after you get an invitation

I.   There are no “Projector Police” — experiment!

J.   What if an invitation was correct, you entered it correctly, and it still didn’t work out???

K.  What gets in the Projector’s way of following their strategy


Module 3 – Money, Business and Wealth Strategy for Projectors

A.  How to navigate the world of business as a Projector

B.  Why you need to heal the burnout FIRST

C.  How to get more clients and/or move your career forward; marketing for the Projector

D.  How to get recognition correctly, and why you need it

E.  How to be “inconsistent” as a Projector, and still be successful

F.  How attract followers and let your tribe find you (rather than you try to find them)

G.  How to leverage you time, energy and brilliance

H.  How the Projector’s long term planning should differ from Sacral Types

I.  How your beliefs affect what you attract into your experience; avoid stinkin’ thinkin’


Module 4 – Relationships for and with Projectors

A.  How Projector energy affects others (it’s not personal!)

B.  Is sleeping alone really important?

C.  Not knowing when enough is enough, and how that affects relationships

D.  Communicating effectively

E.  Tips for healthy relationships as a Projector

1.  How to live/work with other Types

2.  How to manifest a partner

3.  How to disengage/end a relationship/quit a job

4.  How to have the people in your life not feel “managed” by you

5.  How to get invitations/recognition/attention appropriately

 F.  Tips for others in relationship with a Projector

1.  How to respect the Projector’s energy and alone time

2.  How to bring out the best in Projectors

3.  What to do when you feel “managed” by a Projector

4.  Inviting and recognizing Projectors; keeping harmony

G.  Projectors as parents, as children, as bosses, co-workers, etc.

H.  Projector relationship with Self, and with Higher Power


Module 5 – Health, Balance and Self-Care as a Projector

A.  Projector characteristics that impact health and well-being

B.  Healing the burnout

C.  How to stay out of “life as an exhausting struggle”

D.  How to release the energy of others (to restore your energy “integrity”)

E.  The keys to being resilient as a Projector

F.  Mistaken motivations and predictable behavior issues

G.  Great self-care ideas


To learn more about the course and register, click here:  https://www.humandesignforsuccess.com/success-for-projectors

Quick Tip: The Blessing (and Curse) of Gate 18

The Gate 18 is part of the Understanding sub-circuit within the Collective Circuitry of the Human Design chart. So it is all about logic and patterns, and serving the greater good.  For our purposes here, it doesn’t matter if it’s black, red, or black and red checkered in a chart.Gate 18 visual

So, what’s the problem with Gate 18?

The “problem” lies in how this energy gets expressed.

First, the blessing of it. It is a brilliant energy to have… truly an asset. It is called “correction” and it allows a person to perceive what is “off” in a pattern.  It’s great for any kind of diagnostic work, including editing as well as diagnosing symptoms, troubleshooting, etc.

This is the high expression of it, which is great.  But there is a low expression of it (as there is for every energy in the chart).  There is also a timing issue with it.

Either or both of these can reveal the “curse” of this energy. (I use quotes because I don’t believe in curses or inherently negative energies, but this energy can be very uncomfortable or irritating for the person on the receiving end and therefore can be a challenging energy in relationships).

Let me explain.

Gate 18 is not a generated energy (it’s not connected to the Sacral Center) nor a manifested energy (it’s not connected to the Throat Center via a motor-related channel).

So it is a PROJECTED energy.  Which means that the expression of it needs to be asked for or recognized before it can be truly heard and valued.

That is the timing issue.  Correction energy needs to be ASKED FOR before being shared. If not, the person receiving it can feel judged or criticized… which is usually not the intent of the person with the Gate 18.  They usually genuinely want to be of help to the other person.  But their good intentions don’t come across well if they are not waiting for the right timing–the right energetic opening or a request for their input.

The low expression of the Gate 18 is correction energy that comes out as judgment and criticism.  It’s a tendency to always find fault, always point out what is wrong.  Never feel satisfied, never find the perfection you seek.


If you have the Gate 18 defined (colored in your chart):

  • Deliberately choose to focus on what is right.  You will always be aware of what is wrong but you don’t have to focus your attention on it.
  • Wait to be ASKED for your corrections.  You are a tremendous asset to those who are ready to hear the corrections you offer.  But if they are not asking, don’t tell.
  • If they are not asking, you could say something like, “I have a suggestion that might be helpful to you… would it be alright if I share it with you?”  You’re essentially asking for permission.  If they say yes, then you have their attention and they are more likely to hear you and appreciate your contribution.  But the best time to share your corrections is when they take the initiative to ask for your observations and suggestions.

If you are around someone who has the Gate 18 defined:

  • Recognize the potential value they bring to you, and ASK for their input.
  • Don’t take it personally if their correction energy feels like criticism.
  • Don’t take it personally if they are never satisfied, if nothing is ever perfect for them.
  • Don’t take it personally if they tell you what to do, even though you haven’t asked.
  • Did I mention to not take it personally???


Your comments (and corrections!) are welcome.  😉

Quick Tip: When Logic Isn’t “Predictable”

In a recent advanced Human Design class I’m taking, we had a wonderful discussion I wanted to share with you about the Logic Circuitry in the chart and our human fascination with predictability.

The Logic Circuit (more formally referred to as the Understanding Circuit) is part of the Collective Circuit Group in the Human Design chart.

Collective Circuitry is about humanity as a whole and the “greater good.”  Its theme is SHARING.

The Logic Circuit within it is all about LOGIC and patterns.  It questions, probes, tests and refines our understanding of patterns which help us predict the future, and thus survive as a species.  When A combines with B, it produces C.  When we plant crops in the spring, they grow and produce a harvest.  When we plant crops in the winter, they die.

You get the idea.

Here’s where it gets interesting.  Although there are three ways of “knowing” in the archetype of humanity as seen via the chart, Logic is the one that dominates our western cultures and gives us science, the scientific method of inquiry, and our mechanistic view of the world.

The other two ways of “knowing” — sensing (experiencing, feeling, and reflecting on our experiences and the past) and simply knowing (you don’t know how you know something, you just know it) — are unfortunately far less valued in our current cultures.

Logic tries to know the “unknown.”  It tries to predict.  It wants practical answers and logical solutions. It plans for emergencies.  It has contingency plans for contingency plans. Above all, it loves certainty and abhors the unpredictable.

Logic Circuit

Logic Circuit

Those of us with gates and especially with channels in this Circuit can have a strong focus on planning and tend to be uncomfortable with the unknown.  When A plus B does not produce C, they might freak out.  When the pattern doesn’t hold and something unpredictable happens, they really struggle to cope and try desperately to make sense of it.

But life IS unpredictable at times.  We can’t plan for all contingencies (though we can make ourselves crazy trying!).

The only antidote for this craziness of the Logic Circuit is to MAKE PEACE WITH THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNPREDICTABLE.  Accept that you can’t know everything.  Allow for surprises, miracles and mysteries.

The only way to do that is to TRUST.

Trust the universe.  Trust the perfect unfolding and perfect timing of everything.  Trust that we don’t need to control or even know what will happen next.  Trust that all really is well and everything will work out.

Sounds “new-agey,” I know.  It is.

The dominance of Logic on the planet is shifting and our addiction to predictability must being broken (or else lots of us will be crazy and miserable).

If you can’t yet trust the woo-woo stuff, then trust Quantum Physics which shows us “scientifically” that things ARE unpredictable and are NOT always logical.

Quantum Physics is the harbinger of our evolved understanding of the universe and of the evolution of our human consciousness.

Welcome to the future.


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