IS CLEAR THAT WE'RE LIVING IN A TIME OF ENORMOUS CHANGES and
transformations. Many of the things that we have in the past taken
for granted as being "fixed" for our lifetimes are gone.
With rapid technological changes, less of what we have around
us can we count on to be useful to us for very long. It seems
that our "word" and the "word" of others means
less in these times than it did just a few years ago. More and
more we're being called on to find our own way through an increasingly
of the great tools of this time is the Human Design system which
can guide each individual to recognize the characteristics of
their journey through life. Each
one of us comes into life with a very succinct, particular and
potentially expansive sequence of experiences to live through,
and thus an understanding of how one might best recognize and
adapt to what Existence plays before us is essential.
are some people who come into life with the facility of being
be able to connect into other realms of either a conscious or
unconscious nature. From these other realms it is possible to
look into what we experience as our conscious reality on earth
in an objective way and this can clarify many of the misunderstandings
that beset us in our lives. One such person who was able to tap
into many different realms of consciousness was Edgar Cayce. It
is said that during the course of 50 years, on a regular basis,
he would put himself into a trance and speak out on almost any
subject, past, present or future.
this article we have a look at the Design of Edgar Cayce and attempt
to clarify some of the recognizable aspects of his great gifts.
Cayce was born on March 18, 1887 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He
was born into the Incarnation Theme of the "Vessel of Love,"
with his conscious
(black) Sun in Gate 25, the opening to Universal Love, that in
the I-Ching is called "Innocence," and in the first
line of the 25 hexagram that carries the quality of Selflessness.
His conscious Earth was in the Gate 46, relating to Self-determination
and in the first line of the 46, called "being discovered;"
this "discovery" happens simply by being one's natural
self and allowing oneself to be naturally guided in life through
one's own authentic physical reality.
his genetically-inherited (red) Design side, his unconscious Sun
was in the Gate 10, the Gate of human behavioral traits of self-love
throughout all aspects of life's journey, and in the third line
of "the martyr," the person with a tendency to carry
the burdens of others. His unconscious earth was in the 15 Gate
relating to an expression of love for all forms of humanity, and
in the third line relating to the modest accomplishment of numerous
feats and an unwavering commitment to finish what one starts.
was born with what is called a one/three (1/3) profile, signifying
that at his birth the sun
was in the first line (of the 25 hexagram) and the unconscious
Sun was in the third line (of the 10 hexagram). In Design there
are 12 Incarnation profiles, some of which are taken on more frequently
than others by humans. For example, the 1/3 profile is one of
the six more frequently assumed profiles. It is taken on by somebody
who is having a "foundational" lifetime, in which they
will qualify some profound truths for themselves during that lifetime.
must be explained at this point that even though our sensations
or memories of other lifetimes are mostly concealed from us, our
soul is eternal and we have the capability of showing up as a
spirit in human form many times over. In the East, where much
research has been done through meditation, the evolution of the
spirit through various lifetimes, past, present and future is
a matter of common knowledge. In the West, for the past 600 years,
the concept of multiple lifetimes has been mostly eradicated from
within the scriptures and teachings of the Faith-based Christian
& Islamic religions. Consequently many believers have been
called on to focus their “single” lives on being particularly
"good," to ensure a place in “heaven” in
the “hereafter.” The concept is well-meaning, perhaps,
because most people never get to experience the clear remembrance
of another lifetime, but it does not embrace the reality of what
we live through in the larger scheme of things across myriad lifetimes.
The concept is also open to abuse when faith-based fanatics are
convinced to undertake atrocities to humanity justified by “rewards”
in an “eternal heaven.”
Edgar Cayce, born into a foundational lifetime with a 1/3 profile,
he has a natural attunement with the season's and cycles of the
earth. Most people are aware of the Spring Equinox that happens
towards the end of March, and the Fall Equinox that happens towards
the end of September. Midsummer and midwinter are also marked
towards the end of June and the end of December. Each of these
seasonal points are common to the Incarnation theme of the Vessel
of Love, which is the Incarnation in which Edgar Cayce was born.
Since the beginning of time, the whole experience on earth has
been linked within the highs and lows associated with the changes
of season. In his lifetime, Edgar would have been associating
with the deepest currents running within the whole memory in the
earth's span of experiences.
Cayce's Design chart
By Design, Edgar Cayce has a triple split generator chart
with two projector aspects, that is to say he has three areas
of definition that are distinct and separate from each other.
is necessary for anyone born with a triple split Design to be
very diligent in integrating their experiences of the world. This
is the case because at any moment in time someone with a triple
split definition can view their reality in three very, very different
ways, from the three different areas of Design that they have
defined in their chart. Of course when someone with a triple split
definition does take the time and trouble to become integrated
they can have one of the most profound views of this world available.
They can relate to everything confronting them from at least three
distinct, yet combined, points of view.
three areas of Design that are defined within Edgar Cayce's chart
are the mental area of logical solutions, the 63-4 (a projector
Channel); the channel of community, the 40-37 (also a projector
Channel), and the two "tantric," transformational (generator)
channels, the 5-15, the channel of Universal attunement, and the
29-46, the channel of successful human experiences. Even though
he had two projector Channels, we say that by Design he was a
generator. Generators are guided through life by a sacral response
that indicates to them whether it is right for them to interact
in something, or with someone, or not. When we use the word "right"
in Design terms, we are alluding towards a personal, inner response
that rises in affirmation to something that is being offered to
broad terms, Edgar Cayce, when integrated and clear within himself,
would respond to situations confronting him through a natural
attunement with Universal law ( 5-15), coupled with a wholesome,
potentially successful experience ( 29-46) relating towards the
needs of the community (humanity) at large (40-37) through as
much as possible, logical and practical solutions (63-4).
Cayce"s unique Design features
Within Edgar Cayce's Design chart there are some particular
features that are worth highlighting. For instance, he had an
undefined Throat Center with a single Gate, the 23, activated
by the planet Pluto both consciously and unconsciously in the
fifth line of assimilation. The
23, being in the Throat Center, is the particular voice of "knowing."
Pluto is the planet that in mythological terms is associated with
interaction in what we have called "the underworld."
What can be said for someone who has an undefined throat Center
is that often, if not always, they will speak and say things for
the benefit of others. Edgar Cayce would have been heard addressing
issues in a very definitive way assimilating knowledge between
the subconscious & unconscious (underworld) into what we know
as the conscious realms.
his sacral Center, Edgar Cayce had Neptune both unconscious in
the first line, and conscious, in the second line, in the 27 Gate,
the area of caring. Neptune is often associated with our core
needs in how we treat our spiritual nature. The first line in
the 27 underlines the fundamental quality of caring -- that of
taking care of oneself first. The second line in the 27 relates
to the fundamental quality, that in order to give one must have.
It was essential for Edgar Cayce to work on his own terms and
in his own way, and he established a ritual for himself (ritual
is one of the qualities of Gate 5) that he would lie down in the
middle of the day after a meal, and put himself into a trance
from which he could address the concerns of people questioning
him as well as relate into many diverse subjects affecting humanity.
his defined Crown Center, Edgar Cayce had three conscious and
one unconscious activations in the Gate 63. Consciously,
Mercury the planet that relates to how we communicate to our environment,
Venus, the planet that we associate with who and what we draw
to us and relate with, and Saturn, the planet that we associate
with our life lessons, self-discipline and our shadow nature,
are all activating Gate 63, the Gate of critical perception. On
the unconscious side, the North Node, that relates to a life passage
and destiny that becomes clearer when we reach the age of 40 --
in Edgar Cayce's life in the year 1917 -- also activates Gate
63. The nodal destiny moved to the side of the brain associating
with critical perception from the 64 Gate. Gate 64 was the South
node phase that held the destiny of the first 40 years of life,
in the side of the brain associating with diverse and unlimited
possibilities. Inevitably people working with Edgar Cayce around
his 40th birthday, would have perceived his work and many of his
previously abstract sentiments becoming more obviously logical
his defined Self Center, Edgar Cayce had an activation through
the unconscious sun, in Gate 10, in the third line, as a genetic
inheritance from his father. This activation gave him the tendency
to be a “martyr” for other people's causes. Also in
Gate 10, he had a conscious activation from the planet Jupiter
in the fifth line. The placement of Jupiter in one's Design brings
a very expansive and benefic presence, and the fifth line described
as "the heretic," gave him a lifelong stance of someone
who would stand in opposition to the status quo. It must be remembered
that in the early years of the 20th century many people who challenged
the status quo were severely castigated and some were locked away
in institutions. It is said of Edgar Cayce that during the course
of his lifetime he read many times, and had a profound understanding
of the Bible and was able to answer his critics very capably.
who has an open (no activations) Spleen Center, has the facility
to be able to attune to all areas of health and wellness issues
including all the issues confronting humans’ concerns for
survival. Often (though not exclusively), psychics are found to
have open Spleen Centers.
One could look at many more aspects in Edgar Cayce's
Design chart and construe the likelihood of his being someone
with a deep attunement with the workings of consciousness in the
Earth plane. What cannot be done at this time with a Design chart
is to be able to tell how integrated and spiritually evolved a
person might be........
is no question that Edgar Cayce had great gifts available to him,
but it was his self-discipline, prayerful, meditative, integrative,
grateful and trusting attitude to life that gave his “Vessel
of Love” the endurance and consistency to contain so much
and to pour so much wisdom and relief into the lives of hundreds
and thousands of people.
2004 Chetan Parkyn
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