The Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx 1/2 | 7/13 — Human Design Incarnation Cross

The Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx 1/2 | 7/13 — Human Design Incarnation Cross

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Sphinx Vibes? You Might Be Here to Shake Things Up...

If deep questions keep you up at night and you've got a knack for unraveling mysteries (even if it's just the plot of the latest true crime docuseries), then listen up. Your Human Design chart might be whispering something extra intriguing.

We're talking about the Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx 1/2-7/13, a combo of cosmic energy that suggests you're not just here for a good time, but a meaningful one. Think of it like your soul's secret decoder ring – a guide to the unique gifts, challenges, and downright weirdness that make you, well, you.

The Crosses – Key Differences

Let’s do a super-quick Human Design 101 featuring the crosses to help you understand your unique role in the cosmic soup of incarnation crosses. 

There are a few different types of Crosses, each with a distinct flavor:

  • Your Right Angle Cross: This is your jam! It means you're here on a deeply personal mission, a solo quest for self-discovery, fulfillment, and making your you-shaped mark on the world. 
  • Left Angle Crosses: These lovely souls (like me) are here to support humanity as a whole and carry a transpersonal destiny. We're the guides, healers, teachers – the ones offering wisdom and compassion to the collective. Think of us as your Mr. Miyagi teaching you the magick behind the “wax on, wax off’s” of life. 
  • Juxtaposition Crosses: These beautiful weirdos are our bridge builders, the balance between the left and right crosses. The major difference is that these folks are on a specific journey that can’t be altered by outside influence. They are here to shake things up, challenge the norm, and push people out of their comfort zones (sometimes without even realizing it!). 

Now back to you. 

What the Sphinx is Up To: Unmasking Your Right Angle Cross

In the grand cosmic scheme of Human Design, your Right Angle Cross is like your soul's personal mission statement. It's a specific configuration of four Gates within your chart that reveal your unique purpose, potential pitfalls, and the magical gifts you're here to share with the world.

To get a little technical for a moment (just a little), this particular Cross is formed by the following Gates:

  • Gate 1 – The Creative: The raw, initiating energy of new beginnings and bold ideas.
  • Gate 2 – The Receptive: The quiet, intuitive wisdom that guides us from within.
  • Gate 7 – The Role of the Self: The magnetic energy that attracts others and inspires leadership.
  • Gate 13 – The Listener: The deep connection to human experience and the power of storytelling.

Now, before your eyes glaze over with all those numbers, just know that each of these Gates carries a specific flavor of energy that, when blended together, create the unique cocktail that is YOU.

We'll dive deeper into each Gate later, but for now, just get a taste for the themes that are swirling around in your energetic blueprint.

Sphinx Energy Unleashed: Themes & Traits You'll Recognize

If you've got the Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx in your design, get ready to embrace a life that's anything but ordinary. Here are some of the core themes and traits you might recognize in yourself:

  • The Seeker: You're driven by an insatiable curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. You question everything, dig deep into the mysteries of life, and aren't afraid to go against the grain to uncover the truth.
  • The Storyteller: You have a gift for weaving words and sharing your experiences in a way that captivates and inspires others. You're a natural-born teacher, using your own journey as a guide for others to find their own paths.
  • The Leader: Whether you like it or not, you're a magnet for others. Your energy is magnetic, drawing people in with your charisma and confidence. You might find yourself in leadership positions, even if it's not something you actively sought out.
  • The Innovator: You're a visionary with a knack for creative problem-solving and thinking outside the box. You're not afraid to take risks and try new things, always pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
  • The Catalyst: Your energy can be a bit...intense. You challenge others (and yourself) to grow, even if it means shaking things up and ruffling a few feathers along the way. Your presence can spark transformation in those around you.

Sound a bit like you? Was I close?

Sphinx Struggles: The Not-So-Glamorous Side of Your Cosmic Quest

It wouldn’t be a quest without a few bumps in the road. Here are a few things to look out for:

The Burnout Beast (Gate 1 & 2):

That endless well of creativity and intuition can be both your superpower and your kryptonite. You might feel pressured to always be "on," churning out brilliant ideas and absorbing the emotions of everyone around you. But if you don't take time to recharge, you'll end up feeling drained, resentful, and creatively blocked.

The Hunger for Recognition (Gate 7):

Yeah, you're a natural leader, but even the most confident Sphinx craves a little validation now and then. If you don't feel seen and appreciated for your efforts, it can trigger a spiral of self-doubt and resentment.

The Emotional Sponge Syndrome (Gate 13):

You're an empathetic soul, which is great for connecting with others on a deep level. But it also means you tend to absorb the energy of everyone around you, like an emotional sponge. This can lead to exhaustion, anxiety, and even physical ailments if you don't learn to set boundaries and protect your own energy field.

Snag: The Boundary Breakthrough

The Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx–Your Superpowers

Alright, now that we’ve addressed the elephant in the room ( read: shadows). Let's talk about the good stuff – the unique gifts and strengths that come with being a Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx. Get ready to embrace your inner baddie, because this energy is potent af.

  • Creative Genius (Gate 1): You're not just creative, you're a freakin' fountain of original ideas and fresh perspectives. You see the world through a kaleidoscope lens, and your ability to think outside the box is your secret weapon for solving problems and making a real impact.
  • Intuitive Wizardry (Gate 2): Your gut feeling isn't just a hunch, it's a superpower. You've got a direct line to the universal wisdom that whispers truths most people can't even hear. Trust that inner voice, it's your most valuable compass.
  • Magnetic Leadership (Gate 7): You're a natural-born leader, even if you don't always feel like it. Your charisma and confidence draw people to you like moths to a flame. Use this power wisely to inspire and uplift those around you.
  • Master Storyteller (Gate 13): You've got a knack for weaving words and sharing your experiences in a way that moves people to their core. Whether you're writing, speaking, or simply having a heart-to-heart conversation, your stories have the power to heal, inspire, and transform lives.

Feel that surge of power? That's your Sphinx energy coming online.

The Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx - The Gates

Plot twist, Sphinx! All your superpowers stem from one place: your G Center. 

Having all four Gates of your Sphinx Cross there means your identity is deeply intertwined with your life's purpose. Your personal journey of self-discovery is your mission.

Gate 1 – The Creative (Identity Center):

  • Location: Identity Center
  • Theme: The raw, initiating energy of the universe, bursting with creative potential and the urge for self-expression.
  • How it plays in: Think of this Gate as the Big Bang of your personal universe. It's the spark that ignites your passions, fuels your ideas, and drives you to create and express yourself in the world. In the Sphinx's Cross, this energy gets channeled into a unique blend of creativity, intuition, and leadership, giving you the tools to manifest your wildest dreams and inspire others along the way.

Gate 2: The Receptive – Your Inner Compass of Wisdom

  • Location: Identity Center
  • Theme: The quiet, intuitive guidance of your Higher Self, offering a deep sense of direction and purpose.
  • How it plays in: Think of this Gate as your soul's GPS, whispering subtle hints and nudges to guide you along your path. In the Sphinx's Cross, this intuitive wisdom blends with your creative spark and leadership abilities, giving you a unique ability to navigate life's twists and turns with both confidence and grace.

Gate 7: The Role of the Self – Your Inner General (But Like, the Benevolent, Visionary Kind)

  • Location: Identity Center
  • Theme: Leadership, strategy, and the power to influence the collective towards a new vision.
  • How it plays in: Think of yourself as a benevolent general, a visionary leader with a knack for spotting patterns and steering the ship towards a brighter future. In the Sphinx's Cross, this leadership energy gets a boost of creative juice and intuitive wisdom, giving you the power to not just dream up a better world, but actually inspire others to help you build it.

But (and there's always a but), this power is projected. It needs recognition and invitation to truly thrive. You might feel frustrated or unheard if your leadership isn't acknowledged or appreciated. And if you fall into the shadow side of this energy, you could become a power-hungry dictator (yikes!) or, on the flip side, completely abdicate your responsibility to lead.

Gate 13: The Listener – Your Cosmic Vault of Stories (and Feels)

  • Location: Identity Center
  • Theme: The deep connection to human experience, the power of listening, and the ability to hold space for others' stories.
  • How it plays in: Think of this Gate as a cosmic library of emotions, experiences, and wisdom. It's the part of you that deeply connects with others, listens intently to their tales, and holds space for their joys and sorrows. In the Sphinx's Cross, this empathetic nature combines with your creative spark, intuitive guidance, and leadership abilities, giving you a unique ability to understand the human condition and guide others towards healing and transformation.

How The Gates Dance Together

Here's the breakdown:

  • Creative Intuition: Your raw creative energy (Gate 1) is guided by your deep inner knowing (Gate 2). This combo helps you discern which ideas are truly worth pursuing, leading to inspired and impactful creations.

  • Empathetic Leadership: Your natural leadership skills (Gate 7) are infused with empathy and understanding (Gate 13). This allows you to lead with compassion and insight, inspiring others through genuine connection.

  • Storyteller's Spark: Your creative fire (Gate 1) is fueled by a deep connection to the human experience (Gate 13). This makes you a powerful storyteller, weaving narratives that resonate and inspire.

  • Intuitive Strategist: Your intuition (Gate 2) guides your leadership (Gate 7), helping you make decisions aligned with your values and purpose. You're not just following the crowd, but forging your own unique path.

The Right Angle Cross of The Sphinx IRL

Relationships: Deep Divers Only, Please (Gates 2 & 13)

With your Receptive (2) and Listener (13) Gates activated, you're not here for surface-level chit-chat. You crave deep, meaningful connections that go beyond the weather and the latest Netflix binge. Think soul-searching conversations, philosophical debates, and the kind of vulnerability that makes you feel truly seen.

Small talk? Nah, you'd rather talk about the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Your ideal partner is someone who can match your intellectual curiosity and emotional depth.

Career: Boss Moves with a Creative Twist (Gates 1 & 7)

The Creative (1) and Role of the Self (7) Gates combine to make you a natural-born leader with a knack for innovation. You're not content to just follow the rules – you're here to make your own. Whether you're starting your own business, leading a team, or simply bringing your unique perspective to the table, you're destined to leave your mark on the world.

Personal Growth & Transformation: The Ever-Evolving Sphinx (All Gates Integrated)

Your Sphinx energy is a dynamic, ever-evolving force. It's a constant dance between your creative spark (Gate 1), intuitive wisdom (Gate 2), leadership abilities (Gate 7), and empathetic nature (Gate 13). This dance can be exhilarating, confusing, and downright exhausting at times.

Your personal growth journey is about learning to navigate these complex energies, finding balance between your inner and outer worlds, and ultimately embracing all aspects of your Sphinx nature.

Sphinx Rising – The Wrap Up

Ok Sphinx-y, we've covered a lot of ground here. Let's recap the highlights for those who might have skimmed (tsk, tsk):

  • You're a deep thinker, a creative soul, a natural leader, and an empathetic listener.
  • Your purpose is personal, but your impact is collective. You're here to both unravel your own mysteries and inspire others to do the same.
  • Embrace your unique blend of light and shadow, chaos and order. It's what makes you you.
  • Don't try to force the Sphinx energy. Trust the process, and let it unfold naturally.

Full Transparency

To make this HD stuff digestible, I've had to simplify some of the more complex concepts. 

It's a lot like reading your horoscope in a magazine. It might be fun and resonate, but it's not the whole picture, right? You've got your rising sign, your moon sign, your Venus, your Mars... a whole astrological hit squad.

Same goes for Human Design. Your Incarnation Cross is the headline of your soul's story, but there are chapters upon chapters of nuance and detail hidden within your chart that we haven't even touched on. (Profiles, Gates, Channels, Type,  Authority, etc.)

So, while your Incarnation Cross offers valuable insights into your purpose and potential, don't go making any rash life decisions based on it alone.  

Instead, take this info as a jumping-off point for a deeper dive into your unique design. Explore the rest of your chart, experiment with what resonates, and most importantly, trust your own intuition.

And hey, if you get lost along the way, just hit me up for a Cosmic Quickie and I'll help you find your way back to your Sphinx-tastic self!

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