Monday, March 25, 2013

Human Design: Sexual Streams

I'm making my way through the Sexuality Manual and wanted to leave some notes here, mixed with the Chetan Parkyn article from a few years back (I'd leave a link but I've been through 3 computers since then and have lost bookmarks).  Come hang out with me a talk about SEX anytime: Sign up is Free, Sign up through that link!

Sex is emotional and emotions are sex. Sex runs through a Motor, not an Awareness center.  The Splenic center, an Awareness center, has the mirror image of the sexual streams, through the Splenic runs the Caring streams, runs what can sustain a sexual relationship.  First, here's the Sexual Streams.

3 Streams of Sex: the Marriage/Tribal Stream, the Romance/Individual Stream
& the Excitement/Collective Stream

We all have 64 gates and 9 centers, the lack of definition is where we are open.  We all have a sexual side.  Some of us have definition, some of us are open sexually.  The less amount of activations of sex, through these streams, the more intrigue/curiosity with sex.  We want what we are not, the more we can tend to ''hold on.''  The areas where we have definition, we're consistent.

Marriage/Tribal Stream

Each stream has it's own sense, touching, hearing, seeing.  The tribal stream of marriage is all about the Touch.  Words mean very little in a stream with no connection to the throat.  From the Root at Gate 19 to the Emo SP at Gate 49 & Gate 37, leading up to the Ego at Gate 40.

Food and Sex are very intertwined.  In the Tribal/Marriage realm, it's about who has the food, not so much the eating it.  Who has the food/sex, where's it getting distributed, all those contracts and bargains.

Gate 19 - Gate 49 Channel of Sensitivity
Gate 19 is the flirt, Gate 49 has the resources.  Here we see the channel of the Bride and Groom, the flirtation  before marriage, the setting up of the marriage, the preliminaries.

Gate 37 - Gate 40 Channel of Marriage
Gate 37 is the gate of Friendship, gate of the mouth.  Gate 40 is the gate of aloneness, the gate of the stomach.  This is the marriage contract itself.

Tribal sexuality can become very creative.  It's very sensual.  Ra brings up an important point here that sex can become very oral, and reach beyond penis-in-vagina sex, because most of the world has a issue of fecundity.  In order to prevent pregnancy, there's a lot of sexuality that can be found in this stream that goes beyond procreation.

Romance/Individual Stream

This is the Romance/Individual Stream.  From the Root at Gate 39 to the Emo Solar Plexus at Gate 55 & Gate 22 through to the Throat at Gate 12.

This stream loves words, there's a connection to the throat.  What happens here is the pulse mechanism, it's individual, the creativity is either On or Off.  The feeling here is based on ''I''.  As in, ''I feel good or bad because I'm being        . (picky sexually, strange sexually, limited sexually, etc.)  And the words mean more than the actions.  This is a stream where Romantic Love is highlighted.  Sex is Love, not a commodity like the Tribal Love/Sex and not just another Collective exciting experience.  Consummation is best pushed aside in favor of love songs, poetry, etc.

Excitement/Collective Stream

This is the collective sex, all about ''sharing'' with the collective.  This is visual, so that the sex can be remembered, and shared.  Starting at the Root at Gate 41connecting up to the Emotional Solar Plexus at Gate 30 & Gate 36 to the Throat at Gate 35.

And insatiable drive to keep moving forward.  Sex here is very exciting with the focus on the experience itself rather than the person or people involved. 

Blame can be found in the collective stream.  Where we see the ''I'' being highlighted in the Individual stream, the ''You'' is highlighted in the Collective.  ''I feel this way because you    

Chetan Parkyn HDS Article 4 :

''The marriage and property sex stream runs from the root center, through the emotional center to the ego/willpower center. It moves energetically through the realms of loving, honoring, marrying and obeying. It is based in a contract of who fulfills what and who belongs to whom in a relationship. It is very tactile, as in holding and touching and is also community oriented, in that everyone knows who "belongs" to whom (and in certain cultures, what they had to pay to get them!).

The Romance and disillusionment sex stream runs from the root center through the emotional center to the throat, where it speaks out in "sweet nothings" and poetry. Consummation of romance is the trial because the chase is more engaging than the culmination. This stream is acoustically oriented, based in sounds and sighs, therefore our love songs promise a perfection which is perhaps just unobtainable.

The excitement and disappointment sex stream draws us through experiences one after the other. This is the stream of the Kama Sutra where every fantastic possibility must be explored. The need for fulfillment of desire may be felt as impersonal, where the experience itself is more important than the other person involved in the experience. Desire can even burn out in a state of boredom when all conceivable eventualities have been explored. With advancing age and maturity, the need to constantly fulfill changing experiences diminishes.

Accepting our sexual nature

In each of these sacral connections and sexual streams it can be seen that we are drawn along through the possibilities of pleasures and the possibilities of dissatisfaction. We are slaves to our biology when sexual energy runs us, making our choices for us. However, when we are clear about our own relationship to our own sexuality, we feel an inner sense of satisfaction and balance.

Sexual compatibility begins with recognizing our own personal unique sexual makeup and then allowing for a merging with the energies of our partner. Sexual energy plays through many forms. It is the life force which moves within us and life is our nature and our delight.''

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3rd Line

I've been listening to some Ra lectures and taking notes.  (I only have one 3rd line in my profile, Gate 50.3, The Cauldron or The Guardian, in the Splenic center.)  Listening to Ra, I have a newer understanding of the adaptability of the 3rd line.

The 3rd line gives the illusion of being the completion of the first 2 lines; the same way the 6th lines does.  The 3rd line doesn't know there's something on the other side (lower trigram), the way the upper three lines do.  BUT, it's designed to adapt if something shows up--the Bonds Made and Broken theme of the 3rd line.  Another keynote of the 3rd line, Allegiance/Rejection, also shows how adaptable this line can be (the baby version of the 6th line). 

It's a personal line, rather than transpersonal, but it has the adaptability to deal with so much.  There's an instability here that's fascinating.

'Trial and Error

The 3rd line is the culmination of the lower trigram. It's a very receptive line that is here to adapt. This is the line of trial and error. People with the 3rd line learn by learning what doesn't work. They may have to try something 50 times – making 49 mistakes along the way - before they find what works. If you want to know what doesn't work, just ask a third line who's figured something out! This is where real discovery takes place.

The 3rd line can have a tremendous perseverance. It can also happen that 3rd line people become deeply pessimistic. It's as though when the world changes and they have to adapt to something new they say "Oh no, here we go again – nothing I try is going to work." It's important they understand that this is their gift of adaptation and they simply need to persevere. That doesn't mean, by the way, to simply keep trying the same thing that doesn't work. The 3rd line is not transpersonal. It knows that others are out there but it only knows that because in the course of its adaptive trial and error process it is always bumping into them.'

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring/Judgment

We've moved into the first day of Aries 2013, can you feel the shift?  I changed my url to reflect my new name, Shannon Rae Cliche, and I lost my followers.  Sorry about that guys, didn't know that would be a consequence. 
This was my card of the day and it really does reflect the first day of spring.  We see new life around us now.  A shift from the personal to the transpersonal; heavenly forces entering the earthly domain.  In this image, from the Aquarian deck, we see flowers at the trumpeters feet, fragant & lovely, the start of spring.

This is the start of not only new awareness, but also atonement, redemption, freedom, and vitality.  The spirit arising from what was decaying. 

I'm trying to breath new life into this blog, come back after the break I had for a year.  I'm also at the beginning of a new career.  A radical juxtaposition of sexuality and tarot.  900 phone sex - 900 line psychic hybrid.  : )

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One Card for the Highest Tipper

On a day ruled by the 9 of Cups we'll see sexual wishes coming true.  There's sexual goodwill, satisfaction and happiness with eroticism.  Victory of passion over reluctant sex partners.  Look forward to sexual delights and having game.

Reversed we'll see some mistakes in your flow, in your game, in your sexual technique.  False pride, too great a sense of sexual prowess.  You still get what you were after, but not the way you first thought.

--excerpted ''The Sexual Key to the Tarot'' by Theodor Laurence
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Mercury's Gone Direct 2013

Finally, been a great few weeks though!  I got my Driving Permit finally, after 11 years of not driving.  And I bought a bike yesterday, so this is the time to start moving forward, hell yeah! 

The card of the day is the Lovers
Men and women of the Lovers' nature do not believe in or adhere to traditional, hand-me-down, sexual taboos.  These natures love openly without shame.  They will actively share in any sex act without reservation because they do not recognize sin.   This is the sexual expression of paradise--which is a state of mind.

The Lovers'-nature intuitively knows the Secret Laus of Providence, which, in essence, is: ''God Created sexual union, the ultimate results of which are justifiably mystical, symbolic, and presently beyond human understanding.''  In nature, the closest thing to the ideal mystical trance is the point of orgasm.

In a spread we'll see unadulterated love; attraction; beauty; trials overcome; sexual union, sometimes marriage.  Here is the desire for virginal love, that is, strong fluid love with uninhibited sexual expression.  Love conquers all.  Perfect love casteth out all fear.

Reversed we'll see temptation.  May indicate infidelity, look for other cards to corroborate this.  Someone wants the best of everything and causes everyone to feel unstable.  Fighting, disagreement, separation, divorce.

--excerpted from ''The Sexual Key To The Tarot'' by Theodor Laurence

Saturday, March 16, 2013

2nd Line

Quoted from Hal Bahr at Soul Journey Design:

The 2nd line is in deep reverie and relationship with the divine this is why it doesn't appreciate getting interrupted. The 2nd line indicates a time where one is only just finding out there are other people around so here is another reason for shyness. The newness of it all. The 2nd line doesn't touch the ground and doesn't touch the base of the top trigram so it is protected and isolated a bit which leads it to being very innocent, natural, and perhaps not well in touch with what is happening around it or noticing when it is being observed. It is very much involved in its own internal quest of discovery.

In that quest it is trying to figure out what relationship is. It is the 3rd line which begins to move with this through the experimentation process. Referring to what you've put in your question i would say that it is not productive to lump this with narrow definition like "they don't know what they are doing." In fact the 2nd line is always in the process of discovery and if one is discovering something it can be quite annoying to be interrupted or asked to explain yourself. Things are still in an early stage of growth and may not benefit by being explained away before they have matured a bit. 2nd lines need to play and can become stuck and unhappy if they don't play enough.

I have never seen 2nd lines as anything "humbug" and I wonder where you picked up such a biased and loaded explanation. Innocence, appreciation for, and simply noticing what the other brings you and most of all PLAYFULNESS are more 2nd line things. Humbug or a kind of bitterness can creep in over time if the person with these channels does not honor their own. 

Hal Bahr also teaches Human Design through weekly conference calls. 

'Keynote: The natural

Where the theme of the 1st line is receptivity and takes things in, the theme of the 2nd line is creativity, so, it takes nothing in. The 2nd line is the 'Natural' – it is just doing its thing. The 2nd line is quite happy in its own company and really doesn't want to be interrupted by the other. The 2nd line is a projection line – but more like a movie projector than the Projector "Type".

2nd lines project themselves as a creative force so when other people see them they think they are seeing this creative force. They don't actually see the person. The 2nd line is shy and its internal dynamic is along the lines of "Leave me alone, I'm just doing - but I don't know how". It is this quality that makes them reluctant to be called out by the other, because they have no idea whether or not they may appear either amazing or ludicrous. This is the line of the Hermit.'

My natal gates 12 & 39 are being hit hard by the program thru the 22 & 55. So not 'in the mood' to work. The few moments I do work at being a professional tease (39.4 in resonance to my 12.4 Individual stream of Romance) I make the money, but shit....I log out the second I'm not feeling it. Don't want to ruin my 'brand' lol.  I don't have any INDIVIDUAL channels defined except through transit, and man, the sensation of the pulse mechanism does really have an affect on my creativity.