If you have Gate 38 activated in your Human Design BodyGraph, you have the ability to confront challenges and are not afraid to meet opposition. In fact, you even enjoy a good fight sometimes. You are not easily influenced by others and can be fiercely independent and stubborn. You exert pressure on yourself and those around you to seek out the purpose of life and the reason you exist. You also will stand up for those unable to stand up for themselves in the face of adversity. It is important that you follow your Strategy and Authority so that you engage only in those battles that are correct for you. If your Personality Sun is in Gate 38, your Incarnation Cross will either be the Right Angle Cross of Tension 4, the Juxtaposition Cross of Opposition, or the Left Angle Cross of Individualism 2.
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Gate 38: The Fighter
The energy of the Human Design Gate 38 Sun Transit, in the Gate of the Fighter, is all about figuring out what to fight for that makes life worth living. How interesting that, as the world shifts into the New Year, you naturally feel a sense of urgency to develop a plan in order to make the next year your best year yet and are determined to conquer all obstacles in your way.
It is important to note is that this is not the ideal time making long term resolutions. It is simply a passing energy. The inner tension brought by Gate 38 prompts you to look at your struggles and see what is not working. It can be hard to allow this tension to build up without acting on it. However, it is an important piece of determining your “why” as you discern what gives your life a sense of purpose. You may feel both grateful and disappointed this week as you review the past year, especially if you had expectations built up during this time last year that went unmet. You may also experience melancholy during this time from the tension building up to fight but not knowing what to fight for.
Keep in mind that everyone is experiencing a bit of warrior energy this week as we all feel need to push against something and persevere. You may notice yourself, or those around you, putting up a fight and voicing opposition to things or standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves, confronting adversity and opposing unjust behavior. The lower expression of Gate 38 is characterized by senseless, destructive aggression and extreme stubbornness.
Gate 38 is an individual energy, as is Gate 39 which the Earth is transiting through at the same time. Both are naturally in opposition to the energy of the Collective and the Tribe. These Gates represent two of the three Gates of Deafness and are not meant to be influenced by others. They are fiercely independent energies and here to empower. By voicing your opposition, you may start gaining insight as to who will join you your fight for what makes life worthwhile, or you may find yourself alone and misunderstood for sharing your personal truth. It is natural that others may challenge you during this time. It can be that as you each struggle to discover something purposeful in this life, you find that your passion is at odds with theirs. Honor your individuality, and what you find is worth fighting for, while using the awareness of this transit to pause if you become overly angry or frustrated. Ask yourself if this is truly worth the struggle.
Now can be a time of real growth. This adrenalized fuel from the Root Center is an intense energy and you can feel driven to create a life that is healthier, and more fulfilling, than the one you are currently living. Enjoy the discovery of those values you are willing to defend because they make your life worth living. Note the resolutions you are tempted to make and consider creating a vision board for the dreams and goals you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Sit with those desired resolutions while the background frequency changes over the next three weeks as the Solar Year wraps up and check in with those resolutions on January 22nd to see if anything has changed or been illuminated during that time.
The Lines of Gate 38 from The Definitive Book of Human Design:
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