Channel of Openness (12-22) Human Design

Channel of Openness (12-22) Human Design

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All Channels in Human Design – For a list of all channels plus links to articles – CLICK HERE

How to know if you have Channel 12-22 activated in your bodygraph chart

  • Go to and go to “Get Your Chart”.
  • Input your birth details including birth day, birth time, birth location.
    • NOTE – Information in the bodygraph chart is VERY sensitive to birth time so it is important to have an accurate birth time if possible.
  • Look at the Throat and Solar Plexus Energy Centers in the bodygraph chart. If Gate 22 in the Solar Plexus Energy center is connected to Gate 12 with a colored line (not white) this means this channel is activated and the energetics of it are consistently available to you. (see graphic below)

What are the Channels in Human Design?

  • The Channels in a Human Design body graph chart represent the gifts, talents, motivations, energetics or drives that are consistently available to us. If you DO NOT have a channel fully activated or colored it doesn’t mean you never have access to that energy. It just means it’s not a reliable or constant energy in your life.
  • Lastly, it is worth noting that there are MANY layers to all aspects of the chart including the gates. This article is intended to be a high level summary.

How the Channels Can Show Up Energetically in our Life

  • We can use the energy of a channel in a positive or negative way towards ourselves and/ or other people.
  • We may embody the energy with lack and/or fear OR we can embody the energy with truth and abundance.
  • Because of external conditioning we have encountered, we may shy away from the energy and choose NOT to see it as a part of ourselves. We may not want to embrace it and shut it down instead.

What does a Black Line vs. a Red Line vs. a Striped Line Indicate? 

  • Black Lines represent gifts that we are likely more conscious and aware of.
  • Red Lines represent gifts that we are likely less conscious and aware of.
  • Striped (both black and red) lines represent gifts that are both conscious and unconscious. 

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The Channels in Human Design

Channel of Openness (12-22) 

The Channel of Openness (12-22) connects Throat Energy Center and the Solar Plexus Energy Center

  • For an article dedicated to the Throat Energy Center CLICK HERE
  • For an article dedicated to the Solar Plexus Energy Center CLICK HERE

Themes Associated with the Channel of Openness 

  • Emotional expression
  • The energy of this channel is about being social and has a “performer” vibe when the timing is right.
  • Gate 12 looks to Gate 22 for clarity on what you feel and the emotions that need to be expressed. Gate 22 looks to Gate 12 for verbally expression of feelings and emotions.

High Expression of the Channel of Openness

  • This energy gives you a way of moving through the world that can come across in a fun and impactful way. You  know how to use your social skills and warmth to get people’s attention. By getting close to others in social situations, you are able to use your words as a catalyst to inspire change in other people. 
  • There is a quality and inflection in your voice that is designed to move or touch people in order to educate, inspire and communicate a message.

Challenge Side of the Channel of Openness

  • The challenge with this energy is that it activates only when you are in the mood. So the gift isn’t that you are always social and friendly – this gift “turns on” when you are in the mood to be social and this is when you are prime to impact others through your voice.
  • The key for you is to wait until you feel like interacting socially. Don’t force yourself into social situations when you don’t feel like it because you run the risk of being misunderstood. It is important to not act impulsively and allow your social interactions to be guided by your  mood.
  • When experiencing melancholy do not see it as a negative thing. Embrace sadness and melancholy when it comes because this is when your creativity has the most potential.

Articles Dedicated to the Gates in this Channel 

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