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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.

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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. [continue reading…]

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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”.   [continue reading…]


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. [continue reading…]


“Human Design TYPES in Relationships” Series: Generators

Generators: Work & Family are the Focus

Pure Generators, approximately 37% of the world’s population, are the majority of our world’s work force. While they share many characteristics with Manifesting Generators and some refer to the two as one Type, here we will look specifically at only the Pure Generators (your Human Design chart will show “Generator” as your Type), which I’ll refer to as Generators from now on.

Generators have two primary focuses in life:  work and family/mating. So they are usually immersed in relationships all their lives. It is possible for a Generator to have primarily Individual energy, in which case they might not feel they fit in with their family and friends and they may prefer to be alone much of the time. But their work force and life force energy is strong and consistent.

They are born to “respond” to everything around them, which they do quite naturally. But often those responses are subconscious and unnoticed.

Human Design shows Generators that they have an amazing internal guidance system—their Sacral Energy Center—that responds to everything around them. It’s the red square on their Chart, and only Generators and Manifesting Generators have it. All other Types have a white (“Open”) Sacral Center (second square up from the bottom of the chart).

          About This Series

Human Design gives us deeply insightful knowledge about the nature of WHO we are and HOW we behave as human beings.

Your personal Human Design chart (you can get your free Human Design chart here) helps you understand the energy dynamics and personality characteristics of YOU.

Human Design also helps you understand the other people around you and the nature of YOUR relationship with them.

This makes possible the achievement of supportive, fulfilling,
and constructive relationships in every area of your life.
And in every relationship in your life!

Wouldn’t THAT be something!

This series of articles about “Human Design TYPES in Relationships” will help you move forward along this most noble and worthy path.  😉

Today’s article explores how the GENERATOR TYPE interacts with OTHER TYPES.

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Celebrity Chart: Philip Seymour Hoffman – Tragedy by Design?

(posted 2014/02/27)

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.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Birth:  July 23, 1967 at 2:39am or 5:30am in Fairport, New York
Death:  February 2, 2014 in New York City


Versatile and prolific actor with a successful career and bright future—dead of heroin overdose at age 46. WHY? What can we learn from his Human Design chart to help the us make sense of this tragedy and perhaps avoid similar fates for people like him?

Let’s understand a little about him first.

Early Life

  • Middle class upbringing; parents divorced when he was 9; he and 3 siblings raised mostly by their mother
  • At age 12 saw his first stage play and was transfixed; when an injury at 14 ended his sports future he turned to acting (with the support of his mother who also loved theater); acting became his passion for the rest of his life


  • Accomplished actor and director in both film and theater, appearing in more than 50 films during his 2-decade career
  • Awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor (as well as various other awards and accolades) for his title role in the 2005 biographical film Capote
  • Nominated three times for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor
  • Numerous Tony Award nominations for his work in theater
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Quick Spotlight: Two Different Decision-Making Styles

Recently, two clients asked for a Relationship Reading so they could deepen their friendship and improve how they support each other in their respective businesses. They are both lightworker entrepreneurs and have been best friends for years.

They had each had a Personal Reading with me, so they were ready to dive into the details of the energetic dynamics of their relationship.

Among the many profoundly useful things they learned, understanding the specific ways in which their respective decision-making processes are different was significantly valuable to them.

One is a Generator, the other a Manifesting Generator. So at first glance we might assume that their decision-making styles would be similar. They both have a Defined Sacral Center and need to wait for their Sacral response to know if something is right for them.

However, the Generator is emotionally defined (her Emotional Solar Plexus Center is colored in) so she must wait through her emotional wave and note her Sacral response at various points on her wave before she can make a correct decision for herself. This slows her down and gives her a deliberate and somewhat emotional way of arriving at her decisions.

The Manifesting Generator is emotionally open (her Emotional Solar Plexus Center is white) so her Sacral response in the moment is her immediate answer for the decision. She is designed to make quick decisions. Plus she has a Defined Spleen Center so she has powerful intuitive awareness in the moment in addition to her Sacral response. And, she’s a Manifesting Generator so she is wired to move fast, think fast, choose fast. She is a speedy and sure decision-maker.

It had been a source of frustration for both of them that their decision processes seemed to be so different… but they didn’t really understand why or what to do.

Now they completely see the underlying dynamics and know that the best way to help each other is to honor and support each of their respective decision-making processes. We also worked on their Yes/No questioning so each can help the other access their Sacral response through asking targeted Sacral questions.

Your comments are welcome!


Celebrity Charts: JFK & Jackie – Relationship Lessons?

(posted 2014/01/30)

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.

John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Kennedy

JFK Birth: May 29, 1917 at 3:00pm in Brookline, Massachusetts
Death: November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm in Dallas, Texas

Jackie Birth: July 28, 1929 at 2:30pm in Southampton, New York
Death: May 19, 1994 in New York, New York


John F. Kennedy

See my Celebrity Chart article and background about him here.

Jackie Kennedy

Here is an excellent brief biography of Jackie.

Their Relationship

Jackie, a young socialite from a privileged family, and JFK (Jack), an up-and-coming politician from a privileged family, ran in the same social circles in the early 1950’s. They met officially in mid-1952 and became more serious after Jack won the election to a US Senate seat that November.

Their wedding in Sept. 1953 was considered the social event of the season, with over 1200 at the reception. Despite their glamorous image, their relationship was beset with various struggles including his serious health problems and two spinal surgeries that were nearly fatal for him. She had a miscarriage and a stillbirth in 1955 and 1956. Caroline was born in 1957. Jackie became pregnant again in 1960 just after Jack began his campaign for president so she was not able to play the active role in his campaign they had both anticipated. That pregnancy and his campaign were successful, and they became one of the youngest couples to live in the White House.

As First Lady, Jackie was elegant, popular, and handled the new spotlight with grace and charm. She redecorated the White House, organized White House social events, and was skilled at interacting with foreign dignitaries (she spoke several languages fluently).

They were both private people, so the intense public nature of their relationship and family issues was probably difficult for them, and their marriage was not always smooth. There were alleged affairs on both sides, though there was also a powerful commitment to each other and some say they were considering having more children just before Jack’s assassination in 1963.

Their Personal Charts and Relationship Composite Chart

Let’s explore what their charts tell us about their energetic relationship and how it affected their behaviors.

Jackie Kennedy’s chart                                 John F. Kennedy’s chart
4/6 Manifesting Generator                            3/5 Projector

John F. Kennedy Celebrity ChartJackie Kennedy chart







Jackie & JFK Composite Chart JFK & Jackie Composite Chart

I’ve recorded my comments about their charts and their relationship composite. Simply click the arrow to listen, or download to listen later.

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I welcome your comments!


Quick Spotlight: Use Sacral Response to Improve Your Game?

The sister of one of my clients was intrigued by what that client had learned about herself, her husband, and their relationship during their series of Readings.

So the sister, a Manifesting Generator, (who has not had a Reading with me) set about learning what she could from available books on Human Design and from my Success By TYPE Self-Study Course for Manifesting Generators.

She recently sent me an email describing how she has been using her Sacral response to help her improve her tennis game. She’s a pretty serious player.

It’s such a cool and effective use of Sacral guidance that I wanted to share about it!

When she’s serving the ball, she asks her Sacral if she should serve wide (nope, uhn-uhn) or down the tee (yup, uh-huh) then she follows that guidance. She wrote, “What I noticed is if I listen to my sacral it’s always right in ways my brain can’t figure.”

Even when her brain questions the choice (because it’s not “logical”), if she follows her Sacral response it seems to work out. And she’s been winning!

She says it’s a little tougher when the ball is coming at her, because it comes so fast, but maybe that’s when following Sacral is actually easier because the brain doesn’t have time to “think” or get in the way.

So if YOU are Generator or Manifesting Generator, I encourage you to see where you might try applying your Sacral responses in your life. The results may surprise you…in a really positive way!

And please let me know about your experiences and your feedback.


Quick Spotlight: Using Sacral Responses for “Everything”

One of my clients is a Generator with a 2/5 Profile. While the 2/5 Profile itself is not common, what makes her really unusual is that all nine of her Energy Centers are Defined. (The only famous person I know of with nine Defined Centers was John Denver.)9-Center Chart2

This means she is here to make an impact on others. All of her centers are broadcasting energy “out.” She has no center where she is taking energy “in” from other people.

She’s not completely immune to conditioning, however, because she of course has Gates and Channels that are Open where she does take in others’ energy.

The reason I’m sharing her story with you is because of how she is using her Sacral responses. (The Sacral Center (red square) gives the Generator and Manifesting Generator Types guidance in the form of “un-huh” and “uhn-uhn” sounds indicating “yes” or “no.”)

Shortly after her Reading she reported that she was “enjoying playing with” her Sacral responses. She was using Sacral guidance for important decisions and choices, and sometimes to help her choose what to order in a restaurant.

During her participation in my “Master Your Strategy, Master Your Life” group coaching program after her Reading, she shared with us how her use of Sacral guidance was evolving.

She said she had started using it for “nearly everything.”  She now makes her grocery list using her Sacral responses. She decides when and what to eat using her Sacral. She shared that she had eaten some very weird dinners lately, but that they were healthy and satisfying!

Following Sacral guidance–without judgement–is the key for Generators and Manifesting Generators to live a truly Authentic life… one that is completely correct for their personal energy. (Though if you have Emotional Authority–check the bottom of your chart–wait through your emotional wave to gain further clarity about your Sacral responses on important decisions.)

If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to completely follow Sacral guidance, I recommend Mary Ann Winiger’s book, A Revolution of One. It’s her story (she’s a Generator) of completely turning her life into an experiment in living according to her Sacral responses. It’s available here.