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The Gates

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. 

Below I have alchemized both the basic Human Design Gates with Richard Rudd's Genes Keys to deliver a better understanding of the functions and properties of each Gate


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I-Ching: The Creative

Astrology: Scorpio

Behavior: Self Expression

Mantra: Creativity Rooted in Unique Direction

Lowest Expression: Entropy (Deception)

The Gift: Freshness (Authenticity)

Highest Expression: Beauty (Alchemy)

Godhead: Hades

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

Astrology: Taurus

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)

Godhead: Maia

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

Astrology: Aries/Taurus

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)

Godhead: Janus

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

Astrology: Leo

Behavior: Succeeding with Hope

Mantra: The fresh new spring learns from the heart of the ancient stone.

Lowest Expression: Intolerance

Gift: Understanding

Highest Expression: Forgiveness

Godhead: Thoth

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. 

Leads: The Right Angle Cross of Explanation 


I-Ching: Waiting

Astrology: Sagittarius

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

Gift: Patience

Highest Expression: Timelessness

Godhead: Prometheus

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

Astrology: Virgo

Behavior: Considering time so that the flow of love can be communicated correctly

Mantra: I am aware of the friction

Lowest Expression: Conflict

Gift: Diplomacy

Highest Expression: Peace

Godhead: Harmonia

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

Astrology: Leo

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

Gift: Guidance

Highest Expression: Virtue

Godhead: Thoth

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