Gate 17 in Human Design – Gate of Opinions

Gate 17 in Human Design - Gate of Opinions

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How to know if you have Gate 17 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 Ajna Energy Center which is the upside-down triangle shaped center at the top of the chart. If Gate 17 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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Gate 17- Gate of Opinions 

Gate 17 lives in the Ajna Center which is the mind center – it is an awareness center for mind consciousness.

High Expression of Gate 17 

  • It is energetically correct for you to substantiate your opinions and see the future potential and possibilities in things. You have opinions on new ideas, possibilities or new patterns. 
  • This is the energy of launching new ideas but these ideas still need to be proven to benefit the collective. 
  • It’s an energy of curiosity but not necessarily certainty.

Challenge Side of Gate 17 

  • Being very opinionated or experiencing frustration when your opinions are challenged by others. 
  • Bursting the bubble, being a “bomb-dropper” and raining on other people’s parades. 
  • Acting as if your opinions are facts.
  • Opinions are best heard and shared when they are asked for – remember that timing for sharing is key.
  • Having difficulty knowing what to call your idea, finding the right facts to support your opinion, or being able to communicate the ideas effectively.

The Channel of Acceptance – Gate 17’s partnership with Gate 62 

  • Gate 62 looks to Gate 17 for the organized answer or concept that needs to be substantiated with facts and expressed through the voice.  Gate 17 looks to Gate 62 for the detailed facts that will support the opinion and for an effective way to communicate it through the throat.

Is Gate 17 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 17 as your Personality Sun Gate

  • If Gate 17 is your Personality Sun Gate you are here to find the opinion or concept among many that will withstand testing and criticism. The goal is to calm fears about the future for yourself and others. 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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