Gate 46 in Human Design – Gate of the Determination of the Self

Gate 46 in Human Design - Gate of the Determination of the Self

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How to know if you have Gate 46 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 G-Center which is the diamond shaped center in the middle of the chart. If Gate 46 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 46 Gate of the Determination of the Self

Gate 46 lives in the G-Center which is the identity center – it is about love and direction in life.

High Expression of Gate 46 

  • With Gate 46, there is a theme about honoring the physical body but also the quality of experience and the power of what it can do. This energy is about being present and loving the body you are in.
  • You may be interested in health, fitness or nutrition and go on to help others. This energy can also manifest as the desire for touch, the drive to maintain fitness, and the joy of living in the physical plane.
  • Others may see you as someone who seems to have good fortune and good luck. Serendipities seem to find you. But your success or failures are dependent on the self-determination of your higher self. This process also requires you to surrender to your own experiences as you are living them.

Challenge Side of Gate 46

  • Not taking care of yourself physically.
  • Being obsessive over your body and how it looks. You may even experience challenges in bodily self-acceptance.
  • Having physical issues when you are living out of alignment.

The Channel of Discovery  – Gate 46’s partnership with Gate 29 

  • Gate 46 looks to Gate 29 for the energy to start a project or the perseverance to complete it. Gate 29 looks to Gate 46 to know what things to say “yes” to and what you are working towards.

Is Gate 46 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 46 as your Personality Sun Gate

  • If Gate 46 is your Personality Sun Gate you are here to fulfill your purpose by honoring your physical body, being present and experiencing joy on the physical plane however that looks for you. 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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