One of the most fascinating parts of Human Design to me is the energy associated with each Gate and how this energy shifts with the transits. Join my email community if you want to read about the energy of the Sun transits before they occur and are published here on the blog! Learn what Gates we will be feeling the energy of in December here.
What the heck am I referring to when I speak of the transits?
Gates are the numbers lit up, or activated, on your Human Design BodyGraph. You experience all 64 Gates to some degree, but the active Gates are energies you feel consistently. They give insight into your gifts, strengths, personality, challenges, and themes in relationships. Each of the 64 Gate has 6 themes, or Lines, that make up its progression. Each of these Lines has specific qualities and attributes associated with it as well. The Line of a Gate is shown as the number after the decimal point. For example, 9.1 is the 1st Line of Gate 9.
Throughout the year, the Sun transits, or passes through, each of the 64 Gates for 5.7 days in a consistent pattern clockwise around the Rave Mandala. This is an extremely potent background frequency that impacts each of us. How you personally are affected will depend on which Gates you have activated in your chart. Awareness of the transits can be extremely illuminating, especially when it comes to witnessing how certain transits may pull you to take action that involve time, resources, and energy which you may not have access to once the energy changes. This is why it is important to understand your authentic energy, Strategy, and Authority.
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The Sun transit does not occur in isolation. The Earth, Moon, lunar nodes, and each planet also transit the 64 Gates on their own timelines. The influence of a Gate differs with each celestial body and node it is transiting.You can take a peek at the current transit here at any time.
Babies born during a specific transit will be imprinted with that energy as the conscious aspects of their Design (the “black” activated Gates on a chart). This means that your conscious Design, shown in black (or a darker color) on the right side of your BodyGraph is from the transit at the moment of your birth. You can see what Gate, and Line, you have associated with the energy of each planet. One the left side of your BodyGraph will be the same planets and nodes in red (or a lighter color) indicating the unconscious placements of the planetary energy in your chart. The unconscious placements come from the transit that occurred 88 days before your birth.
Gate 9: Focus
Sub Circuit: Logical/Understanding
If you have Gate 9 activated in your Human Design BodyGraph, you have the energy for a strong attention to detail when something is worthwhile and important to you. You have the stamina to formulate and test solutions until one satisfies you and the ability see things through to completion when you are using your Strategy and Authority correctly. Sometimes you may focus on things that are unimportant and are unable able to concentrate on the larger task at hand or, without Gate 52, you may struggle to focus your energy for long enough to make the impact you desire. If your Personality Sun is in Gate 9, your Incarnation Cross will be the Right Angle Cross of Planning 4, the Juxtaposition Cross of Focus, or the Left Angle Cross of Identification 2.
The energy of the Sun in the Gate of Focus is about having the energy to focus on details. While the Sun is transiting Human Design Gate 9, you may find this is a good time to complete, or at least dig into, projects that you have had on the back burner. This is about taking a moment to concentrate on one thing at a time in a step-by-step fashion and conscientiously.
Gate 9 is part of the Logic/Understanding Circuitry, so it focuses on those details and tasks that can ultimately be shared with others and this energy can also really be beneficial when collaborating together on a project. It is best to use this energy on what is actually important and moving you forward along your aligned path, even slightly. Otherwise, you may find you get really aggravated by what you have spent so much time involved in.
In the higher expression of this energy, you are able to bring an eye for detail that helps accomplish tasks in a way that is regenerative for yourself and others. The lower expression of this energy is getting so wrapped up in the small details that you lose sight of the bigger picture. This can lead to spending a lot of energy on things that aren’t actually creating forward momentum or don’t really matter. This obsession with details that are not important can not only be a waste of energy, but can also cause friction in your relationships with others.
Consider what you are being called to focus on right now and determine if it is productive or simply a distraction. If you don’t have the full Channel of Concentration activated by the transits, you may not be able to sit still and concentrate for long periods of time, so find enjoyment in even the small accomplishments using this energy. Check in with your authentic energy, and understanding of where your Not Self can trip you up, to ensure that you are using this energy to focus on the details of what is actually correct for you.
The Lines of Gate 9, from The Definitive Book of Human Design:
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