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Human Design 101: The Ultimate Reference Guide to Reading Your Chart —and Knowing & Loving Yourself!

First there was Myers Briggs, then astrology, then the Enneagram, and now... Human Design and Gene Keys.

Hooray for this modern age of self-awareness/understanding, psychospirituality and personal development! In the Human Design framework, your "life path" or birth chart is displayed in a complex visual called a Bodygraph. This chart depicts how to use your unique energetic frequency to reach your full potential and can reveal everything about your true, most aligned self including your

  • life purpose

  • innate personality

  • talents and gifts

  • ideal method of decision making

  • ideal relationship style

  • ideal dietary regimen

  • ideal environments for living

Overall, Human Design is a wonderful tool which reminds us that...

  • Our energy, our vibrational frequency and field, is our greatest asset, our vital path to success and therefor MUST be protected and honored.

  • We're all wired in a completely unique way. Just because one formula or narrative works for some, does not mean it will work for all.

  • There is no such thing as good or bad in Human Design, just different. We are all perfectly imperfect!

  • The Body holds so much more wisdom and knowing than the Mind.

  • When we take the power and authority away from our conditioned minds we align with our truest, most aligned and abundant selves.

"Your Job, now and forever, is to heal your true nature and let it thrive."

Martha Beck

What do Human Design and Gene Keys systems have in common?

“The Magic of Being”

Human Design and the Gene Keys overlap in wisdom in several ways. They both are universal frameworks and complementary self-awareness systems for understanding the karmic and energetic forces at play in your life. Each can help...

  • SYNTHESIZE multiple streams of modern and traditional science and philosophy including Astrology, the IChing, Chakras, Kabbalah, Buddhism, Jungian Psychology, and epigenetics/biochemistry

  • EXAMINE the exact locations of the celestial bodies at time of our imprinting in the womb, and at our time of birth to communicate the wisdom of the cosmos and our genetic predispositions/currents which shape our lives.

  • OFFER profound insights to how our spirit/soul bodies navigate the material world - exploring how we make decisions and interact with others and our surroundings

  • HELP us realize and understand our unique nature and the recurring themes in our lives which lead to higher (or lower) states of consciousness and mental clarity

Why are these systems so valuable?

The Human Design and the Gene Keys systems hold valuable insights which can transform our awareness and understanding of our selves, and the world! They...

  • REVEAL what Shadows (blind spots, core wounds, challenges, curses) that we are destined to be victims of and and what Light (innate gifts, creative genius, blessings) we are empowered through

  • TEACH us how to accept/embrace, integrate/transform or overcome our Light and Shadows, the lessons we’re meant to learn as routes to transcendence and our highest potential

  • UNCOVER ways to achieve permanent open heartedness and attract seamless positive change and what is truly meant for you

  • GIVE permission to embody our deepest truths, to express our whole selves and live in our full potential as we were built and wired to

  • SHARE areas, opportunities and tools to achieve individuation and live intuitively by separating from the limiting mental paradigms and systems which create resistance, and cause dysfunction, suffering, stagnation or strain

  • ALLOW us to access and align with the liberation of our true selves, unlocking a life of clarity, authenticity, joy, freedom, purpose, prosperity, self-actualization and soul ascension

Illuminate. Explore. Immerse. Embrace. Evolve

How are Human Design & Gene Keys different?

HUMAN DESIGN “The Science of Differentiation”

GENE KEYS “The Art of Transformation”

  • Founded in 1987-1992 by Ra Uru Ha

  • More Masculine/Yang approach - A transmission of wisdom that is more fixed/static, practical, logical, mechanical and strategic

  • The “Why” of your Life- An instructional manual with detailed Parameters, Profiles, and Archetypes

  • Visual depiction called Bodygraph Chart which reveals how the Gene Keys work in the body

  • Simple awareness tools for accepting, overcoming, releasing or shifting lifetimes of conditioning and colonization,

  • How to optimize, receive and transmit energy most efficiently by examining the Conscious and Unconscious selves

  • Quantum Journey’s: Initiation (Mind), Civilization (Form), Duality (Relationships), Mutation (Spirit)

  • Founded in 1987 by Richard Rudd

  • More Feminine/Yin approach - a transmission of wisdom that is Experiential and Evolving, Emotional, Spiritual,

  • The “How” of your Life- An Interpretive Storybook or Road Map of your Self Development and inner being

  • Visual depiction called Hologenetic Profile shows 11 Spheres of Life, plus corresponding Spectrums of Consciousness

  • Knowledge that is designed to break through your self-imposed limitations, activate your inherent genius and raise frequency of your DNA and manifest true higher purpose

  • Golden Path Sequences: designed to activate, integrate, and liberate your true self in the physical, emotional and mental realms of your life.

What are the differences between your Design and your Personality?

We each are part of an evolution of human consciousness. We are a microcosm of the macrocosm of building an entity, something much larger than ourselves.

Our Personality conscious is the one that comes back lifetime after lifetime. When we die ("correctly") we return again after being “updated” with the frequencies of our new experiences. However who we are is different each time because of our Design unconsdious..



  • Activated UNCONSCIOUS Planetary Gates

  • Formed in Pre-Natal life- approximately 3 months/88 days (end of 2nd trimester) before birth

  • On left side of HD biograph, usually in red

  • Second number of Profile

  • How others see you

  • What/Who you really actually are

  • More subtly felt or experienced, more mysterious until age 28-30 (Saturn Return) and age 44 (Uranus Opposition) when they become more apparent

  • Qualities you’re less aware of - your bio-genetic inheritance and unresolved ancestral traumas, blind spots in your wiring

  • Linked to physical, and intuition and our True, Authentic, Natural Self.

  • Living within this alignment leads to ease, fulfillment, comfort

  • Activated CONSCIOUS Planetary Gates

  • Formed at birth and through childhood, depicted in Natal birth chart

  • On right side of HD biograph, usually in red

  • First number in Profile

  • How you see yourself

  • What/Who you think/believe you should be

  • More readily felt, apparent and obvious themes in your life

  • Qualities you’re more aware of - preferences, natural tendencies, triggers, childhood wounds, unresolved/repressed traumas

  • Linked to mental body and reasoning/logic, as well as Ego self, Not-Self, False self, Shadow Self

  • Living within this noise/static often leads to dis-ease, disatisfaction, and dysfunction

We are 99.8% the same molecularly, but that 0.2% variation is what makes each one of us unique. There is no one else in the world who is exactly like you. You have your own fingerprint, your own anatomy, and your own constitution that affects the way that you present yourself to the world. That is your Dharma.

Deepak Chopra

Why is 'Deconditioning' so important in Human Design?

The HD journey is less about self-development and self improvement, and more about self understanding and self-ACCEPTANCE .

This begins with an un-doing, de-conditioning, or deprogramming of what we thought was the Self. These concepts began before birth and were programmed through age 7.

When we talk about conditioning in Human Design, we are talking about taking in energy through our open gates, channels, and centers. Across our lives, each of us has become homogenized by absorbing other people's narratives and programming about what is needed for belonging.

Our social conditioning comes from all energy (including thoughts, beliefs, narratives, stories) outside of our selves and our colonization. This absorbed energy gets translated into programming in the form of thoughts in our minds and thus behaviors and choices in our lives. Usually this absorbed energy is incorrect/misaligned for us and only causes us suffering and self-destructive patterning.

The deconditioning process, also called Differentiation, is the path to our purest selves, fully embracing the way we were born. It begins with becoming aware of who you are and who you are not and involves playing and experimenting with various strategies and tools within your day to day experience.

Once we separate ourselves from the noise of the Mind and outside influences we experience what the Self really is - the holy presence and truth within the Body. The deconditioning process also breaks down into two kinds of work: behavioral change and identity change.

Thankfully every Human Design type has a specific Strategy and Authority for which, if honored and followed, will result in the most flow and abundance in life because it aligns you with the creative Source of the Universe. Source does not want you to suffer or struggle, or constantly feel in survival mode.

Remember, deconditioning takes time. It takes the average person seven years to decondition after they've learned their energy type. When we can live according to our authoritative design, that is when we are able to get into our flow The key is to first have Awareness and recognition when we are out of congruence with our True Self.

"Don't tell me how I should go. Don't tell me to go that way. I'm not going that colonial way just to please you.
My way is not one of destruction, power and domination. My way is of creativity, art, knowledge, love, respecting the beings, nature and freedom.
I go my decolonial way, my Indigenous way, my ancestral way. I'm going only that way. I only go where my essence's steps take me. I hope we'll meet along the Decolonial Way."

Eloy Bida

How do I get my chart?

There are a variety of sites that allow you to generate your free chart using your birth date, time and location.

The problem with these sites is that these do not provide an interpretation and analysis of the chart, just the chart themselves. You'll either need to spend some time studying and learning the systems and language on your own, or invest in a personalized chart reading with a qualified specialist.

Human Design A-Z


The Human Design system divides individuals into four or five life-force energy archetypes:

  • Manifestors (approx 9% of population)

  • Generators + Manifesting Generators (approx 70% of pop)

  • Projectors (approx 20% of pop)

  • Reflectors (approx 1% of pop)

Each of these aura types has several key characteristics to how they approach life.

  • Definition

  • Profile

  • Incarnation Cross

  • Strategy

  • Authority

  • Signature Frequencies or Themes

  • Energetic Needs- Connection, Contribution, Collaboration, Community, Co-Creation

By experimenting with these characteristics, you can begin to align yourself with who you really are and with the world around you,

Each type has a unique higher purpose, but Regardless of type, it is everyone's universal mission to master the following for the collective highest good:

  • AWARENESS: To know yourself, to tune in and trust own feelings and truth.

  • ACCEPTANCE: Trust in the journey, allow life to unfold, stay in the present- You are exactly where. you need to be!

  • AUTHENTICITY: To master your personal joy and energy environment and then show others

  • TO SERVE: To share your unique gifts!

When a type is living in its healthiest, most mature state they will be floating through life, living in their mastery of service, fulfilling their higher purpose, impacting the greater good and contributing to the collective.

  • Influence & Impact, Implementation: Synthesizing and Systemizing, Organizing, Optimizing, Working, Building, Shaping, Solving, Sharing, Productie

  • Passionate: Expressive, Emanating, Creative, Courageous, Resilient, Determined, Enthusiastic, Visionary

  • Responsive: Flexible, Fluid, in Flow, Adaptive, Spontaneous, Expiremental, Adventurous

  • Social: Magnetic, Connected: Leading, Visioning, Advising, Managing, Mentoring, Guiding, Generous, Approachable, Inclusive

  • Self-assured, Empowered, Confident, Visible

  • Present: Mindful, Self Aware, Intuitive, Intentional Introspective, Reflective, Contemplative, Observant

  • Compassionate & Caring: Listening, Patient, Empathic, Accepting, Comforting, Understanding, Non-Judgemental, Soft, Gentle, Nurturing, Sensual

  • Safe: Anchored, Grounded, Firm, Structured, Boundaried, Protected

  • Peaceful: Lighthearted, Relaxed, Joyful, Abundant, Playful, Grateful

  • Honesty, Open, Transparent, Vulnerable

  • Integrity: Mature, Reliable, Wise, Humble, Commited, Honest, Heartfelt, Trustworthy

  • Clear-headed: Focused, Decisive, Clarity, Concise, Direct

  • Maturity: Patient, Wise, Self Suffcient, Tuning into Body/Feelings instead of Mind/Thoughts

Ultimately they as their best self inspires others to do the same. They are spreading light and love effortlessly and trusting in divine timing and order of all.

In contrast, when they are blocked or in their Shadow state they will be plagued with feelings of

  • Insecurity

  • Inadequacy

  • Impatience

  • Inexperience

  • Unworthiness

  • Uncertainty

  • Unaware of effect on others

  • Doubtful

  • Fearful

  • Paranoia, Distrustful

  • Guilt

  • Shameful

  • Resentful

  • Scarcity mindset -pessimistic

  • Self-destructive, Self-Sabotaging - promiscuous

  • Unreliable

  • Refusing to take responsibility for actions/behaviors

  • Narrow minded

  • Exhausted, Depleted

  • Imbalance of solitude/space vs connection/service

  • Feeling misunderstood or misinterpreted

  • Projected or Projecting

  • Judgemental

  • Materialistic, Shallow

There are a variety of unconscious coping mechanisms that will manifest.

Repressive tendencies (fear of being bad or wrong)

  • People-pleasing, following obligations,

  • Not standing up for self

  • Staying in unhealthy or unhelpful situations out of fear or comfort

  • Burying your head in the sand

  • Stagnant, apathetic, hopeless

  • Withdrawn, Isolated, Alienated, lonely, avoidant, reclusive, escapist, evasive, disconnected

  • Disengaged, Disinterested , Absent,Aloof, Inaccessible, Indifferent, Apathetic, Detached

  • Diverting attention from self

  • You reject others before they can reject you

  • Clingy, Codependent

  • Bitter, Cynical,

  • Accusatory, defensive, Complaining

  • Emotionally cold, numb

  • Denial

  • Victim mentality, Self-pitying

  • Delusional

  • Uninterested, Aloof

  • Self Centered

Reactive tendencies (fearing censorship or control)

  • Rigid, Restricted, Structured, Controlling

  • Steamrolling

  • Forcing point of view

  • Bullying, Belittling

  • Manipulative

  • Stubborness

  • Authoritarian

  • Provocative, Rebellious

  • Aggressive, Angry, Harsh, Hostile, Abrupt, Mean, Disrespectful

  • Greedy

  • Emotionally overdramatic

  • Inflexible

  • Cutting others off or out

  • Unforgiving

  • Arrogrant, Condescending

  • Self Conscious

Note: these Shadow qualities also appear in the Lines of your Profile, and in Open Centers. Because all subconscious wounds are attention/connection-seeking, true Healing involves reparenting self and deconditioning. In Full Maturity & Health, you're able to clearly for yourself and then use that clarity to help others find their own independence and emotional freedom.


Your Authority is the "energy command center" of your body which you should listen to for optimum results. This voice will allow you to make the most aligned decisions and approach life with the correct direction and speed. These are the basics for moving through life with the energetic momentum to keep you in your ideal flow state.



  • ​The realm of the non-ego Mind which dominated 7 Centered Beings

  • Centers: Head/Crown, Anja/Mind

  • Strengths: gathering, processing and storing knowledge and information

  • Prone to cognitive distortions/biased thought patterns- based on mental pressure/false assumptions/generalizations formed from past conditioning not current evidence or fact

  • Weaknesses: making decisions in a productive/ expansive way, getting distracted,

  • The realm of the soul Body which dominates 9 Centered Beings

  • Centers: Identity/G, Heart/Will, Spleen, Sacral, Solar Plex, Root

  • Strengths: Making decisions from the heart and for the highest good

  • Source of divine wisdom and communication from intuition and Higher Self

  • Allows us to slow down, surrender our defenses, and value/prioritize Feeling over Thinking.

There are 7 main Authority types:

Inner Authority

  • Solar Plexus

  • Sacral

  • Splenic

  • Ego

  • Self Projected

Outer Authority Variations

  • Mental Projectors

  • Reflectors


According to the founder of HD, towards the end of the 18th century humans experienced a quantum evolution in their programming, transitioning from a primal model of 7 centered beings (also known as Chakras) to an expanded design as 9 centered beings. This mutation was actually a return to the simplicity of our ancient wiring, our internal operating system as neanderthals before the rise of civilization (industry, science, technology, media, luxury, convenience).

Seven centered beings find reward in the future, while nine-centered beings find reward in the Present.



  • Collective survival based in outer vision

  • Ruled by Leftness, Strategy of the Mind

  • Singular consciousness

  • Intellectual intelligence

  • Fear driven through the oldest survival center, the Spleen

  • Associated with Outer Authority in Chart. (Gives the authority to others, or own Ego)

  • Values winning and rulership, competition, manipulation, control, external rewards, homogenization,conformity, compliance, tradition

  • Industrial Age, Information Age. Homo sapien

  • Individual thriving based on inner vision

  • Ruled by Rightness, Receptivity of the Body

  • Binary Consciousness

  • Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence

  • Pleasure driven through evolved Solar Plexus center

  • Surrendered and In flow with the natural order

  • Associated with Inner Authority in chart (Holds authority and trust within self)

  • Values individuality, innovation, creativity, and supporting, sharing, education and empowerment

  • Aquarian Age. Home sanctus or homo evolutis.

The 9 centers of the body in Human Design are

  • HEAD/CROWN - "KNOW" (What you think about)

  • AJNA/MIND/ THIRD EYE - "THINK" (How you think)

  • THROAT - "SHOW" (How you communicate)

  • IDENTITY/ ‘G’/ GRAVITATIONAL - "LOVE" (Who you are) ...former heart chakra

  • HEART/WILL - "WORK" (Want you want) ....former heart chakra

  • SPLEEN - "SENSE" (What you fear)... former solar plexus

  • SOLAR PLEXUS - "FEEL" (What you feel)... former solar plexus

  • SACRAL - "FLOW" (What you enjoy doing)

  • ROOT - "GROW" (How you're motivated)

Every energy center except the Throat have their roots either in the Mind or the Body. All Centers, regardless of being defined or undefined, hold wisdom, gifts, shadows and opportunities for learning and growth.



  • The shapes that are white/empty in your chart

  • Hold more Yin/feminine energy

  • Receptive (taking in information)

  • Where you absorb or borrow energy and programming from others

  • Indicates Innate Wounds, Sensitivity, Insecurity, Shame, Flexibility/Malleability, Vulnerability, Unsustainability, Inconsistency

  • Foundation of Not-Self/False Self/Shadow Self/Ego/Inauthentic Self

  • Strive to Accept and Re-Align these areas!

  • The shapes that are colored/full in your chart

  • Carry more Yang/masculine energy

  • Active (processing information)

  • Where you are more “evolved”/ascended less prone/receptive to conditioning or outside influences.

  • Indicates Ease, Stability, Consistency, Reliability, Resiliency, Balance, Confidence

  • Foundation of True/Authentic/ Spirit Self

  • Strive to Accept and Embrace these areas!


  • Your natural, innate tendencies and talents,

  • Where we attract others

  • Where we can teach, market, and sell from to help others

  • Looks like positive self-talk/affirmations to build self-worth


  • vulnerable to burnout from conditioning

  • Where we can relate to others

  • Where we can learn, guide and coach from to help others

  • Looks like shadow work/ integration


  • Consistent, Stable, Sustainable Energy

  • Present, Aware, Attuned

  • Mature, Independent, Resilient

  • Balanced, Calm, Regulated, Relaxed

  • Productive

  • Intentional, Self-Directed, Fixed, Focused

  • Healthy curiosity, Openness

  • Healthy Risk Taking

  • Healthy Attachment

  • Healthy Boundaries

  • Emotional Agility, Compassionate

  • Inspired, Creative

  • Responsive, Engaged

  • Strengths in Centers themes

  • Confident, Comfortable

  • Self Assured, Self Validating

  • Self Motivated, Purposeful

  • Clear values, role and identity

  • Driven by heart and soul

  • Feeling whole and complete

  • Strong follow-through

  • Abundance mindset

  • Grateful, Humble

  • Influential, Persuasive, Inspiring

  • Sharp, Systematic

  • Contemplative

  • Detail oriented

  • Honest, Truthful




  • Flexible

  • Versatile

  • Intuitive

  • Empathic

  • Telepathic

  • Sensitive

  • Responsive

  • Adaptive

  • Inquisitive

  • Introspective

  • Intermittent/ Inconsistent Energy

  • Absorbing others truth or experiences

  • Mimics being Closed/Defined

Fearful/Avoidant of conflict or confrontation Overly careful or cautious Anxiety, Depression In denial of truth Judgemental, Controlling Cold, Distant, Detached Risk Averse, Stagnant, Clinging to Comfort or Familiarity People Pleasing, Approval Seeking Anxious, Impulsive, Impatient, Rushing, Reactive, Distracted Hyper Focused, Hypervigilant, Hyper Independent Acting, Speaking, Thinking in extremes Overfunctioning, Overwhelmed, Overstressed, Burnout Seeking Security, Validation, Direction, Purpose and Connection, Trying to Prove Self Trying to earn or attract attention, adoration or recognition from others, Living inauthentically, Losing Yourself in Others - Thinking, Speaking, or Acting on Others Behalf Confusing your identity, Role Insecure, Self-doubt, Timidness Low self worth Easily distracted or unfocused Indecisive, second-guessing Inconsistent follow-through, False promises, Failed commitments, over commitments Overcompensating, Overanalyzing, overthinking Scarcity mindset Pressure to Complete or Perform

As your Open Centers become full of borrowed energy it creates distortions, dysfunctioning, dissatisfaction, imbalances or blockages. Being aware of your Openness allows you to correct the focus and separate yourself from others and your surroundings in order to access true wisdom and maturity.


Channels are complete energy pathways between two Centers and represent areas of life where you are generally solid, in flow, in sync, aligned and connected to Spirit or Source. They indicate your Light (as opposed to your Shadow)- your natural gifts and greater likelihoods of mastery or strength.

Out of 36 channels the vast majority are Receptive, meaning they are optimized when invited in through divine fate and timing. This means that our social programming of "Go, Hustle, Do" is often going against our personal nature, and the universal order. In order to remove resistance we should often be in our passive energy state.

PROJECTED CHANNELS (Wait for invitation)

  • Stem from all Centers except Sacral

  • Yin/receptive/receptive

GENERATING CHANNELS (Wait to respond to an invitation, I- Inform/ask consent before action)

  • Stem from Sacral

  • Yin/passive/receptive

MANIFESTING CHANNELS (Initiate w/o invitation or response, E - Wait for emotional clarity)

  • Stem from Throat

  • Yang/active/strategic

When you examine the six circuits, you will notice that there appear to be four channels that are " missing". These are the integration channels, the past of individuation , and the most complex connective field in Human Design. These are four centers connected by four gates, giving rise to the possibility of six channels. .Since it is through the circuits that we connect to each other, these channels are resolutely individual and separate.


Circuitry in Human Design refers to the flow of energy through Channels between the Centers in the BodyGraph. Each gate and channel is part of a circuit group which holds particular themes to explain how an individual typically perceives and interacts with the world.

Your circuitry can reveal the “big picture” perspective on what your energy is about and what drives our behaviors. It holds clues about your base, most primitive mission in the world, shaping the types of relationship dynamics we prefer and seek based on our core values, principles, needs. and beliefs.

The circuits are extremely important and are a major factor in how we connect to others.People with definition within the same circuits will have a natural affinity with each other. When you see which circuits dominate in your own design, you will also see which connections can bridge the 'gaps' in that circuit. These are the places in your design that will literally pull you out towards other people.

INDIVIDUAL - Self Empowerment, Unique, Creative, Innovative., an "Outsider" or misunderstood mentality but here to inspire others by being unique. Driven by Hearing/Sounds.

  • Knowing

  • Centering

  • Integrating

COLLECTIVE- Humanitiarn Empowerment. Community Giving/Sharing, Socialization. Driven by Visuals.

  • Logic / Understanding - Reflects on Past

  • Abstract / Sensing - Projects on Future

TRIBAL- Family/Unit Empowerment, Community Safety/Support, Survival, Requires sacrifice. Drive by Touch.

  • Materiality/Security

  • Protection/Defense


When Centers are connected to each other through a Channel are activated, a Definition is formed. This structure influences how we process information, make decisions and connect/relate to others.

Your definition type is determined by the number of "splits" you have in your chart. A split refers to a gap between groupings or "ecosystems" of defined centers.

When there's a split, you will feel a disharmony or emptiness within. As such, you will naturally feel drawn to people who can bridge that split with their own centers or channels or you may absorb programming from others if you are not following your own strategy + authority. ⁠⁠

  • SINGLE - all centers connected





⁠⁠The more splits you have, the longer it can take for you to process things internally because all your independent ecosystems need to communicate with one another. ⁠⁠



Gates are the "opposite" of Channels. They are incomplete energy pathways connecting two Centers.

Your Gates or Gene Keys are the 64 numbers along the energy centers, corresponding to the 64 Hexagrams of the I’Ching and the astrological wheel. They are the 64 foundational archetypes of our universal experiences of consciousness as human beings, representing how we think, act and relate to others - just like the 64 hexagrams depict how various elements and landforms interact in nature.

Gates are experienced differently depending on how it was activated in the cosmos, and thus expressed/manifested in the chart.

When a Gate is activated/colored this represents the consistent, stable, reliable forces in your life. These gates mark the location of the celestial bodies during our conscious and unconscious imprinting and are identified along either side of the Bodygraph.

  • Gates that are shorter colored lines that stem halfway from one energy center to another are called “hanging gates” which reveal opportunities for synergy, external connection and collaboration.

  • Gates that are activated in an open center are called “dormant”

  • Activated Gates that connect two energy centers are called “channels”.

When a gate is completely empty/vacant it represents an energy of variability or a point of vulnerability to outside conditioning, knowledge which can ultimately help you develop greater wisdom and discernment.

Each Gate is made up of 6 lines, which translates to 6 days or 1 week on the planetary wheel. Across a year, we spend approximately 1 week in each gate. We can also note the Line of each gate to determine how the gate will typically manifest or be experienced in our lives - either internally/ passively or externally/actively.

When looking closer at a chart you may see a tiny arrow or asterisk next to a gate number

  • an Up arrow denotes Exalted or positive attributes

  • a Down arrow indicates Detriment or negative attributes

  • an Asterisk denotes both an exalted and detrimental state

The most important and dominant gates forces of anyone’s life are the gates of their Incarnation Cross. Other gates carry more secondary themes in one’s life.


According to the Gene Keys system, there are certain gates that are extremely important in one's evolutionary life journey. Together all these gates/themes make up your Golden Path Sequences, three interconnected processes/quantum leaps that gradually transform your mind, body and spirit, liberate your higher consciousness and unlock your true potential and purpose in life. These depict the interconnectedness of one's core talents/gifts and their alignment with an individuals magnetic field.

In order to achieve higher consciousness and optimize our attractor frequency one must