Gate 31 in Human Design – Gate of Influence

Gate 31 in Human Design - Gate of Influence

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How to know if you have Gate 31 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 at the top of the chart. If Gate 31 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 31 – Gate of Influence

Gate 31 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 31

  • You are here to influence, be a voice of your community and lead others via collegial routes vs. absolute power.  You are able to provide a vision for a new direction and can often show others how to do it (rather than doing it for them). You are able to grasp patterns and trends that affect the collective and hold a vision for moving people into a better future. 
  • This energy is about “servant leadership” and, in order to lead effectively, you need to earn the trust and cooperative will of the group.  You may also find that you have a keen awareness of the needs and interests of the group and how best to serve them. 

Challenge Side of Gate 31 

  • Wanting to lead for recognition instead of service, abusing power, or not feeling worthy to be a leader. If others in the group are not in touch with what they really want and need, you may misguide them.

The Channel of the “Alpha” – Gate 31’s partnership with Gate 7 

  • Gate 7 looks to Gate 31 for the gift of influence that empowers the self to step into strong leadership roles.  Gate 31 looks to Gate 7 for the corrected path and new direction to guide through servant leadership.

Is Gate 31 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 31 as your Personality Sun Gate

  • If Gate 31 is your Personality Sun Gate you bring the energy of servant leadership to influence others toward a better future . If you lean into your strategy and authority, you will naturally bring this gift into the things you are passionate about. The way this energy will express itself will be unique to you.

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