Gate 16 in Human Design – Gate of Skills

Gate 16 in Human Design - Gate of Skills

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How to know if you have Gate 16 activated in your bodygraph chart

  • Go to myhumandesign.com 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 Energy Center which is the square shaped center towards the top of the chart. If Gate 16 has a circle around it with a colored line coming from it this means this energy is activated or consistently available to you.

What are the Gates in Human Design?

  • The Gates 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 gate 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.
  • Everyone has the potential for 26 individual gates to be activated in their bodygraph chart, however, if you look closely, you may find that you have gates appearing multiple times in the two columns on either side of the chart. This is a common occurrence.
  • There are 64 Gates in a bodygraph chart and each gate has a theme that is related to the 64 I Ching hexagrams. If you would like a deeper understanding of the gates, I highly recommend deep diving into the Chinese I Ching hexagrams.
  • 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 Gates Can Show Up Energetically in our Life

  • We can use the energy of a gate 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 Gates in Human Design

Gate 16 Gate of Skills

Gate 16 lives in the Throat Energy Center which is the manifestation center – it is how we express ourselves and how we manifest vocally.

High Expression of Gate 16 

  • The energy of this gate is about making a mark on the world through skill and talent. There is a natural impulse to take your raw skills and talents and master them through experimentation, repetition and practice but you may lack patience with the process. You will leverage these natural talents to tap into your higher self. 
  • This is a courageous energy that has the ability to tap into the versatility of your gifts across disciplines.  There may be a need to recognize yourself as naturally talented and skilled at something and know it is ok for others to see this.
  • Use this energy correctly by seeing yourself in service into your natural talents, embrace them and share them. You are here to find the perfect way to express your expertise.

Challenge Side of Gate 16

  • Moving too fast without preparation.  
  • Leaping without looking or not leaping when the timing is right.
  • You may have a funny or  weird relationship with your natural talent and not embrace it.
  • Being overly self-critical about your natural skills and talents.

The Channel of the Wavelength – Gate 16’s partnership with Gate 48 

  • Gate 16 looks to Gate 48 for resourcefulness and the courage to face any challenges. Gate 48 looks to Gate 16 for the talents and skills that one is deeply identified with or has a desire to refine and perfect.

Is Gate 16 your “Personality Sun Gate”?

What is a Personality Sun Gate?

  • Personality Sun Gate is the top number located in the Personality Side of the chart. If you are looking at the bodygraph chart you will see two columns on either side. The column on the right is the Personality side. The number at the top is your Personality Sun Gate.  
  • Many say that your Personality Sun Gate is 70% of your energy – it is the thing you are here to do and share with the world. The energies of this gate will be expressed throughout your life journey and the work you choose to do.
  • It is worth noting that we often see our Personality Sun Gate as a flaw earlier in life and then later embrace it as a gift.

Gate 16 as your Personality Sun Gate

  • If Gate 16 is your Personality Sun Gate you are here to fulfill your purpose by identifying and leaning into your raw talents and mastering them over time.  If you lean into your strategy and authority, you will naturally bring this gift to the things you are passionate about. The way this energy will express itself will be unique to you.

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