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If you are emotionally Open (the large triangle on lower right of your chart is white), THE most powerful thing you can do to avoid the pain and overwhelm… and maximize the wisdom… associated with this emotional energy center is to apply this mantra:  Be a screen, not a sponge.

This means you allow all the emotional energy–which you naturally take in and amplify from people with Defined Emotional Centers around you–to flow right through you like a breeze blowing through a screen door.

Don’t absorb those emotions and hold on to them like a sponge. Holding them usually feels bad and leads you to believe that you’re “at the mercy of” those energies, which of course you can’t control.

As an Open Solar Plexus Center person, you can feel like a cork bobbing on the ocean getting knocked over by wave after wave of other people’s emotional energy. You may even feel you need to “protect” yourself from their energy.

But you’ll always take in and amplify those energies–that’s what Open Centers do. It’s what YOU do with those energies that matters. You’re best served by shifting how you handle them, so they no longer affect your experience.

When you feel overwhelmed by someone else’s intense emotional energy, remind yourself that it’s not your energy and you can let it go. Be a screen, not a sponge! You WILL get better at doing this; just be patient with yourself.

This mantra is useful for ALL Open Centers, but most importantly and dramatically for the Open Emotional Solar Plexus Center.



The founder of Human Design, Ra Uru Hu, talked frequently about life being an experiment and how we should experiment with the information from Human Design–by which he meant that each of us should experiment with our own design and see what works and what doesn’t.

This implies that the “rules” of Human Design are more like guidelines (with a wink and a nod to Pirates of the Caribbean). We are deeply complex beings, not just from our designs but also from the influences on us by other people and by transits in this lifetime, plus our genetic heritage from ancestors, and any previous incarnations we may have had (if your belief system includes that possibility).

My point is that we are WAY more than what is represented on our Human Design charts. The chart is a strikingly accurate framework of energetic influences we were born with. Then lots of “life” (present and past) gets added to that framework. The framework doesn’t change, but our life experiences change how we express our birth-related energies.

Two people born at the same moment in the same time zone will have the same chart and very similar tendencies, behaviors, and preferences as they mature, but they won’t be exactly the same in every respect. Even identical twins have personality differences.

So, as you learn about yourself through Human Design, I invite you to experiment with the information and see how it works for YOU. There may be subtle (or not so subtle) differences in how your Gate 8 or your Defined G Center, for example, are expressing through you when compared to someone who has similar aspects in their chart. Each aspect of the chart has a range of possibly expressions, and the possible combinations of all the ranges on a chart are nearly limitless! So you are, quite literally, COMPLETELY UNIQUE.

What you are looking for as you experiment with information about your design is YOUR truth, what resonates for you, and who YOU are as the unique expression of all those energies and influences coming together. Happy exploring and experimenting! (Hint: don’t hold back!)

One last point on this topic, because it really gets me riled up: I vigorously object to rigid interpretations of Human Design particularly when it comes to Projectors and their strategy of waiting to be invited. The decision making strategy for each Type is supposed to empower us to make choices and take actions in ways that align with our energetic configuration. But many Projectors are led to believe they should not (must not!) do anything without an invitation.

This is simply not correct. And it’s VERY disempowering. Yes, invitations are hugely beneficial for us Projectors (I know ‘cuz I are one <wink>), especially for big, life-impacting choices, but we can take actions (especially smaller actions) without them. Some things may be harder to accomplish without an invitation, but you won’t know until you try. The key is to trust your Authority, trust how things feel in your body, and learn to trust yourself.

One more point about generalizing across all people of a certain Type –> there is so much variation within a Type! A 5/1 Projector can/should/does operate differently from a 2/4 Projector, for example. Any Type who has a Defined Will Center will operate differently from the same Type with an Open Will Center. You get the idea.

So, avoid most generalizations and have fun exploring your uniqueness!



Are you struggling to keep your emotional and spiritual balance during these times of seismic disruption and unprecedented new challenges?

There has never been a more important time to connect with our spiritual essence and be grounded by our soul’s purpose.

I’m thrilled to share a unique combination of tools with you, in a free webinar!

My colleague and dear friend, Alana Blusol, and I are on a mission to inspire and empower people along their Soul’s journey—to help you stay strong and balanced in the face of uncertainty. We use two very different, but very compatible, modalities—she brings the power and clarity of Shamanism and I bring the insights and wisdom of Human Design.

Join us for a guided meditation journey to the Akashic Records to claim the gifts from Your Soul that will help you navigate these unsettling times and find YOUR Right Path.

PLUS learn exactly how to find YOUR unique Life Path and Soul Mission that is encoded in your Human Design Chart… using the chart of John Lennon as an example!

This live event already happened, but you can register to see the replay!

Learn more and register for the replay HERE >>



With the turbulence and stress of the world right now, it is easy to get sucked into that chaos and lose connection with your heart and who you truly are.

That happens to me occasionally, I must admit. Recently, I felt SO angry after reading a news article, that I blasted something out on Facebook and stalked around fuming for most of the day.

Anger is not a usual feeling or expression for me. As a Projector, I’m more likely to go into resentment or simply ignore something to protect my energy. But this was pure, powerful, reactive anger.

This is not to say that anger is bad. Whatever we feel is valid because that is what we’re feeling. But we’re often not connected to how that surface feeling actually makes us feel deep inside. And we may not be aware of the impact that our feelings and related actions have on us, and on others.

You already know about energy… Human Design describes the energetic structure we were born with. The energies of the transits affect us every moment of every day. The gate and channel energies of people around us intersect with our own gate and channel energies and produce a “composite” of our energies together.

Our surface energies (our moods, reactions and feelings) affect our personal baseline frequency of energy, and our baseline in turn affects our actions and reactions. We may not have much control over what’s happening in the world or even what happens to us personally.

But we DO have control over our baseline frequency. Another way to look at this is to think of it as your MINDSET.

Your mindset is related to these classic questions: Do you see the glass half full, or half empty? Do you expect good things to happen, or bad things? Do you find the blessings and silver linings in the challenges you encounter, or do you feel like a victim and blame others (or yourself).

One of the powerful lessons I’ve learned from well over a decade of working with Human Design is that we have FAR more control over our mindset—our baseline—than we think we do.

Our mindset is far more of a CHOICE than we realize.

When we are deliberate in our choice of how we view and interpret the world, we can consciously affect our baseline. We can deliberately raise the vibration of the core of who we are, which then affects everything we think, feel, say, and do.

A dear friend recently shared with me a mantra she has been using that helps her to be conscious and deliberate. When she’s feeling stressed, reactive, or off-kilter, she says to herself: I can choose peace instead of this.

I’ve been finding this so helpful that I wanted to share it with you. When I feel riled up about what’s going on in the world, I now use that mantra. It helps me balance and calm myself.

Feel free to substitute whatever choice YOU want to make. My friend is a Manifestor so it makes sense that choosing peace would resonate with her.

From a purely Human Design point of view, a Generator or Manifesting Generator would choose satisfaction, a Projector would choose success, a Reflector would choose surprise and delight.

But you can also choose what feels right for you and your circumstance. Another friend who often feels a deep sadness inside changed the mantra to: I can choose joy instead of this.

None of this is to suggest that we simply bliss-out and forget about the rest of the world. But I encourage you to pay attention to the baseline that is underneath your actions and reactions. Are you coming from peace, love and caring, or from resentment, anger or retaliation? I submit that where you are “coming from” will powerfully impact how effective you are with your words and actions.

When you’re coming from love, from understanding, from acceptance… your actions will have a different baseline frequency and a different impact on others.

“A rising tide lifts all boats.” What energy are you contributing to the tide? Is that the energy you want to see more of in the world? How are you feeling deep inside? Is that what you want more of?

The world around you may not be peaceful but you can choose inner peace and calm, which will help you navigate the outer world with better balance, greater resilience, and more effective action.

I hope this helps you to be more “at choice” in your life and your interactions with the world. Let’s fill the tide with positive energy and lift the baseline frequency of the planet… and take care of ourselves and our own baseline frequency in the process!

“I choose love, instead of _____ [fill in your surface feeling].”

Or, even better (because the subconscious mind remembers the last word):

“Instead of _____ [fill in your surface feeling], I choose love.”

Instead of chaos, I choose calm.

Instead of confusion, I choose clarity.

Instead of fear, I choose power.

Instead of anger, I choose peace.


(posted 2020/09/30)

So sad that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no longer with us in person. She made such a powerful and lasting impact on our world.

During her stellar legal career, she was a staunch advocate for women’s rights and gender equality, successfully arguing cases before the Supreme Court. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed her to the Supreme Court where she was only the second woman to serve. (Sandra Day O’Connor was the first.)

In her later years she became a pop culture icon, know as “The Notorious R.B.G.,” for her “passionate dissents” in many Supreme Court cases and her liberal views of the law. She actively remained on the Court until she passed away on September 18, 2020, at the age of 87.

(excerpted from https://www.oyez.org/justices/ruth_bader_ginsburg)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent a lifetime flourishing in the face of adversity before being appointed a Supreme Court justice, where she successfully fought against gender discrimination and unified the liberal block of the court. She was born Joan Ruth Bader on March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York.

Continue reading here:  https://www.oyez.org/justices/ruth_bader_ginsburg

For even more details, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg


Below is Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Human Design chart. In the video below that, you’ll see the full version of her chart as I point out key aspects and relate them to her life.

The recording is not intended to be a thorough Reading–I could talk for several hours about her chart! I’ve simply pulled a few key aspects of this chart that really illuminate why she was the way she was. The video is just over 15 minutes long.

(chart from NewSunWare’s Neutrinos Through Windows software)

Comments are welcome!



The Void* is that space between what was and what will be. That interim time and place where you leave behind what isn’t working, but what’s next has not yet emerged. It’s a time of transition. Re-calibrating. Realigning. Allowing. Surrender.

Not the “giving up” kind of surrender. It’s the “I know I’m not in charge” surrender that gracefully allows the universe to nudge and guide.

I’ve been in the Void for two weeks as of this writing. I must say, I’m quite surprised to find myself here. It’s not the sort of thing you plan. It happens, when the time for it is right.

In reflecting on my circumstances, I see that it came about from the perfect confluence of several powerful components:

  • The turmoil in the U.S. from the pandemic, divisive politics, and especially the racial equality activism that actually strengthened in the face of more force and less listening.
  • The resultant self-awareness, introspection, and reckoning happening at individual and organizational levels all over the U.S. (and the world).
  • My reading of Charles Eisenstein’s book, The More Beautiful World That Our Hearts Know Is Possible. I’m 70% through it as of today and I highly recommend it. It’s transformative as well as uplifting.
  • My “mini-sabbatical” month of July 2020 that gave me the vital time and space to BE in this space of transition without the usual pressures of DO-ing.

This Void is a very a different experience than the rebellious feeling I sometimes get when I am pushing myself too hard. This is a feeling of free-floating. Drifting, un-tethered. Not aimless, but not connected either. Not upset. Not angry. Not depressed or despairing. Just gently adrift.

I’m sharing this with you because perhaps you’ve been there, are there now, or will be there in the future… and I want you to know that it’s actually a good place to be.

Personal growth requires leaving something behind and embracing something new. This can sometimes involve pain, resistance, a sense of loss, or a sense of being lost. And those can be scary.

How does one navigate the Void? With patience, and a willingness to be open to whatever reveals itself in the process. This is not something to rush. You need to be okay with not knowing what’s next. That’s harder for some of us than for others. If you have a 1 or a 4 in your Human Design Profile, you’re likely to be uncomfortable with being in limbo. (Those are both foundational profile lines, which like stability.) If your Gate 57 is defined, you might experience the splenic fear called fear of the future, or fear of the unknown.

Especially if you’re in the Void (and even if you’re not), pay attention to how you feel. Notice what is changing for you. Maybe what used to resonate with you no longer feels resonant. Maybe new awareness is emerging.

I recommend that you avoid setting new goals or choosing a “new direction” for your life. Those would probably be coming from your old way of being. Allow what comes next to evolve naturally and organically.

What has helped me enormously during my excursion into the Void is knowing my Human Design. I know who I am. I know why I’m here. I don’t feel lost.

In addition to knowing my Type (Projector) and Profile (1/3), the parts of my chart that give me my deepest sense of self and inner peace are my Incarnation Cross (which I call the Life Path) and my Chiron/Kiron energies (which I call the Soul Mission).

My Life Path is to restore the flow of energy (Cross of Tension). My Soul Mission is to learn to make peace with “what IS” (Gate 60) and stay in a state of wonder and awe (Gate 61). When I stray from these guideposts, I feel out of sorts and misaligned.

I find these guideposts so valuable for myself and for clients that last year I created a unique 30-minute reading called the Life Path and Soul Mission Reading that focuses exclusively on Incarnation Cross and Chiron. If this feels of interest to you, you can learn more about it here.

What I know in my bones is that I need to allow myself to be in the Void for as long as it takes.


*The Void is a term used by my Human Design teacher and mentor, Karen Curry Parker.


This series explains the energy of each gate around the Emotional Solar Plexus Center so you can learn to harness your natural passions and creative energy to manifest the life you desire. For each gate, we’ll cover the circuitry of the gate, its gifts and challenges, its “passion,” and practical ways to apply this information. These points hold true whether your Solar Plexus Center itself is defined or open. The Introduction to this series can be found here.


Every gate energy belongs to particular circuitry within the chart, which is like an electrical circuit board. This circuitry shows the evolutionary role of the gate energy and how the energy moves through the chart. Each Circuit Group has two Circuits within it.

Circuitry of this Gate

Circuit Group: Tribal
The Tribal Circuit Group is concerned with survival of the tribe. It provides support and protection for family and community and transforms individual ambition into teamwork. This is group energy in which the good of the tribe/family comes first.

Circuit: Ego
The Ego Circuit energies govern the structure of how we function in groups, including laws, values, business agreements, marriage, families, communities, and management of resources. It contains emotion, but no logic (that’s in the Collective Logic circuitry).

High Expression of this Gate

If you have the Gate 49 defined in your chart, you have strong principles especially those governing relationships and you are willing to start a “revolution” and turn relationships upside down if your principles are violated.

The revolutions and disruptions you are willing to create are principle-based, not knee-jerk reactions, and you will make radical changes if warranted. This gate is sometimes referred to as the divorce gate. If an important line is crossed in any relationship, you will reject the relationship and move on.

Because this gate is connected to the Emotional Solar Plexus Center, your principles can be affected by the ups and downs of emotional energy (even if your Solar Plexus Center is undefined), so you need constant and effective communication in your relationships to ensure clarity. You also need time for clarity to emerge, although once you are clear, change can be abrupt.

This is tribal energy so the highest expression of this energy relates to honoring the principles and values of the tribe and finding your place within the tribal hierarchy. Issues that result in revolutions and even war usually revolve around resources that serve the tribe; this would include relationships with the potential to produce offspring for the tribe’s sustainability.

Those with defined Gate 49 energy value loyalty and expect to be obeyed! You also may be very sensitive to and feel connected with animals, especially mammals.

Low Expression of this Gate

If your Gate 49 is defined, you tend to see life and relationships as either/or, black or white, with nothing in between. “You’re with me or against me, there is no middle ground.” While this keeps things simple, the reality is that there are plenty of “grey” areas in life and it may be appropriate at times to compromise on some of your principles.

You may struggle with navigating that middle ground and with knowing when and how to negotiate and compromise. As a result, you may quit too soon or stay too long in a relationship, and even avoid intimacy out of fear of rejection.

In the lowest expression, this energy can be violent in its rejection of others and its revolutionary zeal. You also may fear the unpredictability of nature and of animals.

Passions of this Gate

With your Gate 49 defined, you have a passion for standing up for your principles and creating social change and reform through principle-based revolution.

This energy also relates to courtship, intimacy, and the principles and values that define marriage. So, you have a passion for romantic relationships and the process of “wooing” a partner.

The best way to fulfill your passions is to be very clear about which principles are so important that you are not willing to compromise them.

Tips for Using this Energy

-Be aware of your “all or nothing” perspective and think ahead about lesser issues on which you might be willing to compromise. In other words, get your priorities straight and clear.

-Take a little time to explore the principles and values you were raised with, and then look at how your own have evolved over time.

-Get very clear about your non-negotiable agreements and boundaries in your most important relationships and communicate them clearly and lovingly. It’s important that your partner, family, and friends understand where you stand and the consequences of breaching those agreements or boundaries.

-If you are in a not-yet-formalized romantic relationship, focus on romance and courtship, and also discuss each of your important principles for a long-term relationship.

This post completes our clockwise exploration of the gates and passions of the Solar Plexus Center.  To see all of the published posts in this series, go to the Introduction post.



Let’s talk about decision-making. The top-tier factor in decision-making according to Human Design is whether your Emotional Solar Plexus Center is defined or undefined.

If it’s defined, your decision-making Authority is Emotional regardless of whatever else is defined in your chart. You need to give yourself time and wait through at least one emotional wave in order for you to get clarity about your decision.

If it’s undefined, your Authority is NOT emotional and you do not need to wait through an emotional wave to make your decisions, because you don’t have your own emotional waves. Your Authority is determined by other defined centers in your chart, and that decision-making process is NOT influenced by emotional energy.

Understanding how YOUR Solar Plexus Center affects your decision-making is vital to you making decisions correctly for YOU. Our decisions affect EVERYTHING in our lives, from the little choices of what to eat (and not eat), what to wear, what to do this weekend, etc., to the big decisions of career, marriage, where you live, and which principles are so important to you that they guide your life.

Each of us is different but what IS consistent is that our undefined/open centers can easily hijack our decisions. An undefined center takes in and amplifies the energy of that center from those who have it defined. Each undefined center has a predictable behavior pattern associated with it which we develop in order to help us cope with and try to make sense of the energy coming in from others. But we develop these behavior patterns in the absence of understanding what is really going on. We’re essentially flying blind until we learn, through the mechanics of Human Design, the underlying energy dynamics at play in our undefined centers.

These behavior patterns—while they’re the best we could do under our pre-Human Design circumstances—are not usually healthy or empowering for us. With awareness, we can begin to shift these patterns, stop the hijacking, step into our power, and align our decisions with our actual Strategy and Authority.

While the hijacking of decisions is usually associated with undefined centers, I’ll explain in a few minutes how the Defined Solar Plexus Center can also be hijacked. Stay with me. We’re going to start with the Undefined Solar Plexus Center.


The predictable behavior pattern for the Undefined Solar Plexus Center is “trying to keep everyone happy.” If this is you, you know that tune! Don’t rock the boat. Don’t make waves. Keep everything calm.

This is understandable behavior, now that you are aware of the dynamics here. You will feel the other person’s upset more intensely than they feel it, so of course you don’t want to upset them. This is self-preservation! And it may feel like your only line of defense against the overwhelm of intense emotional energy coming your way.

The problem, of course, with this pattern is that you’re bending over backwards and tiptoeing around important issues rather than facing them head-on. You’re not handling conflict in a healthy manner and you’re not standing in your power and fearlessly speaking your truth.

Here’s how this works. Let’s say you are presented with an opportunity to do something, maybe a request from someone. Your Strategy and Authority (whether Sacral, Splenic, Ego, etc.) says NO. But your undefined Solar Plexus says, “Oh, but we must say yes otherwise that person will be so upset with us.” Bingo, you’re hijacked. These behavior patterns are powerful influencers of our choices.

This is not a desirable situation, or sustainable for long term well-being. You’re coping, but you’re not thriving. You’re not in alignment with your authentic self or with your truth.

So, what to do?

In the Solar Plexus course module (from my Success by Centers course), I explain the “antidote” to this situation which allows you to stop being at the mercy of other people’s emotional energy. It helps you stand your ground in a healthy and correct way. With practice, it can even allow you to selectively choose what you DO want to experience of the energy coming through your undefined emotional center.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re spending time with a friend who is emotionally defined and she is up on her emotional wave, so she is feeling great and having an awesome day. You think, “I want some of that! That’s looks like fun.” You can CHOOSE to experience some of her energy. It’s like catching a wave with a surfboard. You’re borrowing the energy. Playing with it for a little while. It’s not yours, so you can’t keep it, but you can enjoy it temporarily.

Now, let’s say you’re with that same friend a few days later and she is low on her wave. You can choose to NOT experience that energy. I explain how in the course module.

This process does take practice but it is achievable. And it is VERY freeing! It allows you to make decisions correctly for you without being hijacked by your Undefined Solar Plexus Center.


Let’s shift gears for a moment because I want to address the “hijacking” of a Defined Solar Plexus Center. This works very differently from what we just saw.

When your emotional center is defined, your decision-making process is deeply influenced by your emotional wave. The ONLY way you gain clarity is by feeling your reaction to the decision on different points of your wave.

When your reaction is consistently positive or consistently negative over time, your answer is quite clear. But when it’s sometimes Yes and sometimes NO, things get a lot trickier.

The hijacking that can occur here comes from your other undefined centers, which can influence you during the indecisiveness you experience from your emotional wave. Those other undefined centers can be your hijackers. And each one has its own behavior pattern and hijacking “hook.”


The bottom line is that any decision can potentially be hijacked. The “antidote” that you’ll learn in the Solar Plexus course module can apply to any undefined center you have, not just the Solar Plexus.

I hope all of this gives you some new awareness about the decision-making process in general, and YOUR process in particular. There is nothing more important than making decisions that align with our truth and our energetic blueprint, because those decisions naturally and automatically move us along our Life Path so we can live an authentic life and fulfill our Soul’s Purpose. Our decisions are THAT important.

Here’s to optimal functioning and the full expression of ALL that we are and were always meant to be!



This series explains the energy of each gate around the Emotional Solar Plexus Center so you can learn to harness your natural passions and creative energy to manifest the life you desire. For each gate, we’ll cover the circuitry of the gate, its gifts and challenges, its “passion,” and practical ways to apply this information. These points hold true whether your Solar Plexus Center itself is defined or open. The Introduction to this series can be found here.


Every gate energy belongs to particular circuitry within the chart, which is like an electrical circuit board. This circuitry shows the evolutionary role of the gate energy and how the energy moves through the chart. Each Circuit Group has two Circuits within it.

Circuitry of this Gate

Circuit Group: Individual
The Individual Circuit Group serves the world by bringing forth uniquely individual change (mutation) which indirectly empowers others to transform. It is personal energy, here to follow its own direction and not fit in with others.

Circuit: Knowing
The Knowing Circuit energies are agents of the creative process that drives human growth and evolution. These energies understand the world by simply “knowing,” not based on logic or experience.

High Expression of this Gate

If you have the Gate 55 defined in your chart, you innately recognize spirit as the true source of abundance, not material items. You have trust and faith in the abundant nature of spirit and the universe.

It takes courage and frequent leaps of faith to surrender to spirit as the source of abundance, not hard work or willpower. As you do this, you “change the world” by lifting the spirit of others and opening new possibilities of abundance of spirit here on earth.

Your moods and emotional highs and lows fuel your energy (even if your Solar Plexus Center is undefined), so you must wait for the right timing—the right energy and the right mood—before taking action.

You are creative, probably romantic, and deeply auditory, so you are affected by sound and also the words and tone of what is said. Your acoustic awareness leads you to be musical.

Low Expression of this Gate

If Gate 55 is defined in your chart, your low expression of this energy is moodiness, melancholy, and melodrama. These affect your perceptions about the world and other people and can lead to eating disorders, escape behaviors, and even addictions.

Despite your intense emotions, you may actually not know what you are feeling. This can lead to being indecisive, fickle, and overly sensitive. Then you are apt to take things personally, which only makes matters worse.

In the lowest expression of this energy, you don’t trust Source and don’t have faith in natural abundance, so you resort to hard work and force to get what you need. Your fears center around lacking passion in your life and experiencing “emotional emptiness.”

Passions of this Gate

With your Gate 55 defined, you have a passion for faith as the source of creative power and the source of limitless abundance. You love being in love, especially being in love with life and having a highly spirited life!

Tips for Using this Energy

-Make peace with your moods and don’t try to control them. Try to enjoy your low moods… they might be your most creative times!

-Honor your moods by asking yourself, “Am I in the mood to ….?” However, you may need input from those around you to be completely aware of your mood and feelings.

-Take your time in making decisions to gain clarity about your feelings on the issues. Even if your Solar Plexus Center is undefined, notice if you’re feeling moody or experiencing an emotional wave and take your time with decisions.

-Don’t take things personally—you’ll be much happier!

-Use your favorite music or sounds to soothe your low moods.

-Be deliberate in aligning yourself with feelings of abundance and faith.

Next gate moving clockwise around the Solar Plexus Center:

Gate 49, with a passion for “revolution and principles.” If your Gate 49 is defined, start noticing how you react when principles that are important to you are violated in some way. Do you feel like upending the situation?

Read all about the passions of Gate 49 here >>

Go back to the Introduction post for links to all the published posts in this series.


This series explains the energy of each gate around the Emotional Solar Plexus Center so you can learn to harness your natural passions and creative energy to manifest the life you desire. For each gate, we’ll cover the circuitry of the gate, its gifts and challenges, its “passion,” and practical ways to apply this information. These points hold true whether your Solar Plexus Center itself is defined or open. The Introduction to this series can be found here.


Every gate energy belongs to particular circuitry within the chart, which is like an electrical circuit board. This circuitry shows the evolutionary role of the gate energy and how the energy moves through the chart. Each Circuit Group has two Circuits within it.

Circuitry of this Gate

Circuit Group: Collective
The Collective Circuit Group serves the greater good and our collective values. It shares information, opinions, experiences, solutions. It is not personal.

Circuit: Sensing
The Sensing Circuit energies use experiences and reflection to learn from the past and discover the cycles of life.

High Expression of this Gate

If you have the Gate 30 defined in your chart, you have the passion, drive, and energy to create the next new experience in your life. Your desires and emotions yearn to express themselves, including the thrill of being alive!

Your “fire in the belly” drives you forward and makes you seem quite intense compared to other people. Although this is intense energy, it is also projected energy so you still must wait for right timing to express your feelings and desires correctly and to take action effectively.

Even if an experience does not turn out as you hoped, if you entered it with clarity and right timing you will learn the right lessons from it. This is collective energy so the true purpose of your lessons and experiences is to share them with others to serve the greater good.

You may think you crave the freedom to pursue your fantasies and desires but you actually crave the expression of your creative energy.

Low Expression of this Gate

If Gate 30 is defined in your chart, your low expression of this energy may be an overly intense and dramatic approach to life. You can burn yourself out with your own intensity and passion and/or burn out those around you.

You may not know what you actually desire or hunger for, so you take a scatter-shot approach. This can lead to a wild ride of leaping into your desires without waiting for clarity. This can also lead to disappointment when your expectations are not met.

Passions of this Gate

With your Gate 30 defined, you have a passion for passion and for bringing your dreams into reality. To fulfill this, you must nurture your passions and desires and learn from your experiences.


The Experiential Way is a term often given to a particular segment of the Sensing Circuit (within Collective Circuitry). It follows the progress of our human creative impulse from a dream to a completed experience.

Gate 41 – fantasize, dream, and envision what you might want
Gate 30 – focus on a specific desire and pursue it with passion
Gate 36 – eagerly jump into the experience you desire to have
Gate 35 – collect experiences and apply what you’ve learned

Tips for Using this Energy

-Connect with your passion and your fire. Focus on what your heart desires!

-Let go of expectations and enjoy the experience fully. Learn to not take experiences personally; they are just experiences.

-Whether your Solar Plexus Center is defined or not, take time for your decisions if emotions and desires are involved. Don’t leap impulsively into new experiences. Use your Strategy and Authority to clearly feel which desires to pursue.

-Find and share your passions with others who are open to hearing about them.

-Recognize your own intensity and appreciate that most people are not as intense or passionate as you are.

Next gate moving clockwise around the Solar Plexus Center:

Gate 55, with a passion for “faith and abundance.” If your Gate 55 is defined, start noticing your level of faith (or lack of faith) in the abundance and benevolence of the universe.

Read all about Gate 55 and its passions HERE >>

Go back to the Introduction post for links to all the published posts in this series.