If you have looked at your Human Design bodygraph chart and noticed that you only have one gate activated in a white (or open) energy center you may have wondered, “What does this mean”? “What is the universe trying to tell me?” In this article, I will share my perspective on how to think about this aspect of your chart including examples.
In my personal chart (see below), I have 5 solo gates activated in five different energy centers. When I saw this I became very curious and wanted to have a better understanding of what this means and how I can use this information to better understand myself.
What is a Gate?
- The “gates” are represented by the numbers in the Human Design Bodygraph chart. These numbers represent the gifts, talents, energies, motivations, and drives that we potentially have access to as we move through life.
- When you have a gate activated in your chart, that number will be highlighted with color and there is a black, red or red/black line that will be jutting out of it. This is why gates are also often referred to as “lines”.
- When a gate is activated, it means that this energy is consistently available to you. These are energies you can embrace about yourself, rely on, and lean into.
A note about the energy of your gifts (gates)
- We can use the energy of our activated gates towards ourselves (or others) in a positive or a negative way.
- We can embody the energy of these gates from a place of lack and fear or we can embody the energy with truth and abundance
- We may also shy away from the energy of our gifts or shut them down because of the external conditioning we have experienced. For example, if you have a lot of creative energy in your chart but your family values logic then you may not embrace your creative gifts.
What Can It Mean When One Gate is Activated in an Open Energy Center?
- When there is only 1 gate activated in an energy center it is the universe’s way of telling you to pay attention to THIS gift. It will be important to explore your relationship with this energy…
- How does it show up in your life?
- Do you embrace this gift and lean into it?
- Does this energy feel foreign or unrecognizable to you?
- Do you have external conditioning that causes you to tamp down on this energy and now allow it to surface?
- I also want to note that ANY gates activated in an OPEN energy center are considered “dormant”. The energy is often waiting to be “sparked” through interaction from the energy of the opposing gate. And when it has the energy from the opposing gate, it can express its FULL potential. This is why being in the energetic field of other people can spark or inspire us. It feels like we have good “chemistry” with that person.
1 Gate in the Open Crown Energy Center (example)
- The Crown Energy Center is the inspiration center – it is the pressure to think, understand, and make sense of the world around us.
- The energy of Gate 63 (or Gate of Doubt) is about doubting the unproven, needing to validate information, and finding patterns in things. Because the Crown Energy Center is a pressure center, Gate 63 shows up as a pressure to evaluate and question things so that we can be secure in what we know. This person will generally not take things at face value – they will question to have a deeper understanding.
- Gate 63 looks to Gate 4 in the Ajna Energy Center (or MIND) to PROCESS the questions, the doubts, and patterns it has identified through inspiration.
- When this is a solo gate in the open Crown Energy center it suggests that…
- You are here to embrace your innate nature to doubt and question things and not create a negative story around this gift. If you find yourself doubting everything (including yourself) about situations, know that this problem may be coming from the low expression energy of this gate.
- You will find that your ability to process your questions, doubts, and other inspirations happens more efficiently when you are in the aura of someone who has Gate 4 activated in their Ajna Energy Center. When you are around this person, you are able to experience the potential of the full channel – Channel of Logic.
One Gate in the Open Ajna Energy Center (example)
- The Ajna Energy Center which is the mind center – it is an awareness center for mind consciousness.
- The energy of Gate 17 (or Gate of Opinions) is about proving opinions and seeing the future potential or possibilities in things. Because the Ajna Energy Center is an awareness center, Gate 17 shows up as a curiosity about new ideas, patterns, and opinions and there is a need to prove if these insights are factual or not.
- Gate 17 looks to Gate 62 in the Throat Energy Center for the detailed facts that are needed to support the opinion and for an effective way to communicate this insight through the voice.
- When this is a solo gate in the open Ajna Energy center it suggests that…
- You are here to embrace your innate nature to come up with new ideas, opinions, and possibilities and to understand that not all of your ideas are based on facts. Just because you think it doesn’t mean it’s true. If you find yourself struggling to communicate your ideas effectively or find the right facts that will prove your insight is factual, understand that this may be coming from the low expression energy of this gift.
- You will find that your ability to prove your opinions and express them effectively will happen more easily when you are in the aura of someone who has Gate 62 activated in their Throat Energy Center. When you are around this person, you are able to experience the potential of the full channel – Channel of Acceptance.
1 Gate in the Open G-Center (example)
- The G-Center which is the identity center – it is about love (of life) and direction in life.
- The energy of Gate 46 (or Gate of the Determination of the Self) is about loving life by honoring the physical body and the power of what it can do. Because the G-Center is about identity and sense of direction, many who have Gate 46 in their chart have an interest in wellness, health, fitness or nutrition.
- Gate 46 looks to Gate 29 in the Sacral Energy Center for the energy to start a project or the perseverance to complete it.
- When this is a solo gate in the open G-Center it suggests that…
- You are here to discover your love of life through your physical body. This may show up as a need for physical adventure, a wellness journey, surrendering to synchronicities in life or having the perseverance to go after the things you want. If you find yourself struggling with bodily self-acceptance or having lots of physical issues that are causing you to feel out of alignment, understand that this may be coming from the low expression energy of this gift.
- You will find that your ability to persevere and achieve self-acceptance feels easier when you are in the aura of someone who has Gate 29 activated in their Sacral Energy Center. When you are around this person, you are able to experience the potential of the full channel – Channel of Discovery.
One Gate in the Open Ego Energy Center (example)
- The Ego Energy Center or Heart Energy Center which is a motor center – this energy drives willpower and can be an influential force in the world.
- The energy of Gate 21 (or Gate of the Hunter or Huntress) brings the energy of making money and controlling resources. Because the Ego Center is about willpower and motivation, many who have Gate 21 in their chart will be motivated to control and use resources wisely.
- Gate 21 looks to Gate 45 in the Throat Energy Center to protect the material resources they have and for the authority to manage and control those resources.
- When this is a solo gate in the open Ego Center it suggests that…
- You are here to control your circumstances by using resources for the benefit of the family or community. There is a willingness to work hard but to feel successful in life you must have some amount of control over your situation. If you find yourself being a control freak for being a big materialistic, understand that this may be coming from the low expression energy of this gift.
- You will find that you may feel more financially secure and empowered when you are in the aura of someone who has Gate 45 activated in their Throat Energy Center. When you are around this person, you are able to experience the potential of the full channel – Channel of Money.
1 Gate in the Open Solar Plexus Energy Center (example)
- The Solar Plexus Energy Center which is a motor and awareness center – it is about emotional awareness and may inspire action.
- The energy of Gate 37 (or Gate of Friendship) is about experiencing harmony and success in life through friendship. Because the Solar Plexus Energy Center is about emotions and many who have Gate 37 in their chart will desire true connection through community, friendship and food.They want to find their “people”.
- Gate 37 looks to Gate 40 for the work, skills and resources that are needed to ensure their family or friend group will be supported and successful.
- When this is a solo gate in the open Solar Plexus Energy Center it suggests that…
- You are here to emotionally connect with people who are in alignment with your interests, passions, and ambitions. The more you are able to spend time with your own people, the more easily you will achieve success in life. If you find yourself being a bit of a people pleaser or dislike being “put into the box” of a traditional role, understand that this may be coming from the low expression energy of this gift.
- You may find that you feel a sense of belonging or experience more success for yourself and others close to you when you are in the aura of someone who has Gate 40 activated in their Ego Energy Center. When you are around this person, you are able to experience the potential of the full channel – Channel of Community.
- All Gates in Human Design – CLICK HERE
- Gate 63 in Human Design – CLICK HERE
- Gate 17 in Human Design – CLICK HERE
- Gate 46 in Human Design – CLICK HERE
- Gate 21 in Human Design – CLICK HERE
- Gate 37 in Human Design – CLICK HERE
- Crown Energy Center – CLICK HERE
- Ajna Energy Center – CLICK HERE
- G-Center – CLICK HERE
- Ego (or Heart) Energy Center – CLICK HERE
- Sacral Energy Center – CLICK HERE
- Solar Plexus Energy Center – CLICK HERE
- Channel of Logic (4-63) – CLICK HERE
- Channel of Awareness (17-62) – CLICK HERE
- Channel of Discovery (29-46) – CLICK HERE
- Channel of Money (21-45) – CLICK HERE
- Channel of Community (37-40) – CLICK HERE
- Human Design Index (All Human Design Articles on my site) – CLICK HERE
- The Definitive Book of Human Design: The Science of Differentiation by Lynda Bunnell and Ra Uru Hu
- Jenna Zoe myhumandesign.com Level 1 – 3 Reader Trainings
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