Gate 26 in Human Design – Gate of the Egoist

Gate 26 in Human Design - Gate of the Egoist

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How to know if you have Gate 26 activated in your bodygraph chart

  • Go to and go to “Get Your Chart”.
  • Input your birth details including birthday, birth time, and 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 Ego or Heart Energy Center which is the small triangle-shaped center on the right side of the chart.  If Gate 26 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 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 toward 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 26 Gate of the Egoist 

Gate 26 lives in the Ego or Heart Energy Center which is a motor center – it is a motor that drives willpower and can be an influential force in the world.

High Expression of Gate 26 

  • They are here to influence and persuade others by sharing the things they believe will improve the lives of others. They are able to get a message across – they will know how to talk to different people to get the message across.
  • This individual is likely motivated to be successful but it is important for them to be successful on their own terms. They should embrace their need to feel that THEY are the reason for their own success.
  • It is important that they are recognized for the work they do. At the mastery level, they are able to squeeze maximum rewards for the minimum effort which helps them to balance work and rest. The shortcuts they discover ultimately benefit everyone.

Challenge Side of Gate 26

  • When not living integrity with themselves, they may experience a lack of self-esteem.
  • Being the pushy salesperson, fearing sales roles, or selling the dream but not delivering it. (Lacking integrity)
  • This energy is often called the “Trickster” because it can manipulate the truth for self-serving purposes. This could include lying, exaggerating, omitting or modifying facts, having a selective memory,, and re-writing bits of history.
  • This person should only make promises that they know they can keep, or else their reputation and integrity will suffer.

The Channel of Surrender – Gate 26’s partnership with Gate 44 

  • Gate 26 looks to Gate 44 for the instinctive awareness to know when, how, and what to share with others. Gate 44 looks to Gate 26 for the tribal recognition and willpower to share the transformation (or information) that you instinctively know will benefit others.

Is Gate 26 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 26 as your Personality Sun Gate

  • If Gate 26 is your Personality Sun Gate you are here to fulfill your purpose by sharing information and/or finding shortcuts that will benefit everyone.  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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