The Gates in our charts are those numbers on both the left and right hand sides of the body graph. They were originally inspired by the traditional Chinese I Ching and much of the definitions come directly from the I-Ching. The Gates make up 70% of our entire being so knowing them and their key roles are a crucial step in being able to love ourselves better.
A good place to start is by learning the 4 leading Gates that make up your Incarnation Cross. These are the first 4 Gates in your chart found in the Sun and Earth Positions.
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I-Ching: The Creative
Behavior: Self Expression
Mantra: Creativity Rooted in Unique Direction
Lowest Expression: Entropy (Deception)
The Gift: Freshness (Authenticity)
Highest Expression: Beauty (Alchemy)
Location in the Body Graph: G- Center
Channel: 1-8 Channel of Inspiration
Physical Location in the body: Liver
Amino Acid: Lysine
Foods: Most fish and lean meats, cheese, eggs, soy, spirulina
Description: Creativity is a natural occurring energy within every human being. It is such a primal instinct for us. This Gate has the very potential to manifest inspirational creativity without limitations.
Leads: The Right-Angle Cross of the Sphinx 4
I-Ching: The Receptive
Behavior: Being The Driver
Mantra: I trust my higher knowing to be the driver
Lowest Expression: Dislocation (Fixation)
Gift: Orientation (Flow)
Highest Expression: Unity (Presence)
Location in Body Graph: G Center
Channel: Channel of the Beat
Physical Location in the body: Sternum
Amino Acid: Phenylalanine
Foods: Protein rich foods, beans, eggs, nuts, cheese, chicken, fish, soy
Description: This Gate rules the inner directional knowing of the self. It is interested in movement through time and space. Trusting ones own higher knowing to be the director is key for those with a leading Key Gate 2
Leads: The Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx
I-Ching: Difficulty in the Beginning
Behavior: Leads by example
Mantra: The Storm will be fierce yet it is needed to bring new life.
Lowest Expression: Chaos (Selfishness, Fixation)
Gift: Innovation (Independence, Flow)
Highest Expression: Innocence (Purpose, Presence)
Location in the Body Graph: Sacral
Channel: Channel of Mutation
Physical Location in the body: Naval
Amino Acid: Leucine
Foods: navy beans, pumpkin seeds, chickpea, hemp, chia seeds, eggs, poultry, salmon
Description: The role of this Gate is to transcend confusion and establish order. Through this something new can be created. This transcendence happens in bursts with no knowing of when or how long between bursts. It acts like a pulse for the creative mutative processes
Leads: Right Angle Cross of Laws and Juxtaposition Cross of Mutation
I-Ching: Youthful Folly
Behavior: Succeeding with Hope
Mantra: The fresh new spring learns from the heart of the ancient stone.
Lowest Expression: Intolerance
Highest Expression: Forgiveness
Location in Body Graph: Anja
Channel: Channel of Logic
Physical Location in the body: Neocortex
Amino Acid: Valine
Foods: low-fat yogurt, firm tofu, podded peas, oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms, lentils, meat, fish, poultry
Description: This Gate is about applying ones mental awareness to curate logic formulas that are fueled by doubt about future outcomes. Knowing that each formula is only a potential not an absolute. Allowing these formulas to pass through ones mind without attachments on using them is key to avoid mental chaos.
Behavior: Finding beauty through the mastery of patience
Mantra: Be like the clouds in the heavens, patiently holding the waters of life
Lowest Expression: Impatience
Highest Expression: Timelessness
Location in the Body Graph: Sacral
Channel: Channel of Rhythm
Physical Location in the body: Sacral Plexus (belly button)
Amino Acid: Threonine
Foods: tofu, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, wheat germ, cashews, almonds, lentils, and pistachios
Description: Nature waits for rain to occur. There is the process of precipitation and cloud formation before the storm can hydrate the land. This Gate represents the natural patterns of the Earths cycles, in these cycles is necessary periods of waiting. It's in those times of waiting in the beauty of patience that the cycle can run its course.
Leads: The Right Angle Cross of Consciousness 4
I-Ching: Sun Shining on the Roaring River
Behavior: Considering time so that the flow of love can be communicated correctly
Mantra: I am aware of the friction
Lowest Expression: Conflict
Highest Expression: Peace
Location in Body Graph: Emotional Solar Plexus
Channel: The Channel of Mating
Physical Location in the body: Mesenteric Plexus (Lumbar Ganglia)
Amino Acid: Glycine
Foods: bone broth, poultry, eggs, dairy
Description: Within the emotional wave there is an instinctive pressure to move against it, to fight it. This results in friction. Gate 6 is about holding on through the friction with true diplomacy. It's the surf board between your feet and the wave. When a surfer sees an ideal wave, the surfer must paddle through water being pulled in the opposite direction, if the surfer remains focused and pushes through the friction, the board will eventually catch the correct part of the wave and then can glide forward with the wave. After the wave and board become one in motion all the surfer has to do is trust the natural flow to shore in one peaceful motion.
Leads: Left Angle Cross of the Plane 2
I-Ching: The Army
Behavior: The leader who leads others with their own hearts by leading from ones own current of love.
Mantra: Those whom I want to lead require me to follow my heart to lead others by example.
Lowest Expression: Division
Highest Expression: Virtue
Location in Body Graph: G-Center
Channel: The Channel of the Alpha
Physical Location in the body: Diaphragm
Amino Acid: Valine
Foods: soy, cheese, yogurt, peanuts, mushrooms, oatmeal
Description: This Gate is often described as the power behind the throne, not in a hierarchal sense but in being the example of the logical compass that points to where the collective should go. People with Gate 7 often lead through logical inspiration by setting the example through ones own actions. This Gate has the potential to be a catalyst for change through leadership but only if these individuals can learn how to impower themselves to be their own captain of their personal life directions.
Leads: Right Angle Cross of the Sphinx 3 & Juxtaposition Cross of Interaction