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Series: Fear Gates of the Spleen #8 – Gate 44

Once a year, from late September to early November, there is a cycle in which the sun consecutively activates each gate of the Spleen Center.  These are called the “Fear Gates of the Spleen” as each has a potential fear associated with it.  Knowing about these gates will help you understand each energy as it transits and also help you master the energy if it is defined in your Human Design chart.

Previous posts in this series:
#1 – Series Intro
#2 – Gate 18
#3 – Gate 48
#4 – Gate 57
#5 – Gate 32
#6 – Gate 50
#7 – Gate 28

Gate 44 – Fear of Repeating the Past

—Timing of the Transit

This gate is being activated by the sun from the evening of October 30 through November 5 (Eastern Time in the US).


Gate 44 is connected to the Spleen Center and is part of the Ego sub-circuit within the Tribal circuitry.

Called the energy for Alertness, this gate supports the instinctive awareness to detect both threats and opportunities.

—High Expression

—The highest application of this energy is an instinct for protecting and supporting the tribe, which in today’s terms can mean family, friends, group, community, workplace, company, or industry. 

This energy works by relying on our embodied memories of past experiences, which sharpen our instincts in the present moment.  Thus, the patterns of our past successes and failures play a vital role in the well-being and survival of our tribe in the present.

People with the Gate 44 defined often have an instinct—a “nose”—for sensing the usefulness of others’ natural skills and talents, and knowing how to apply these to benefit the group.  They can also “smell a rat” and discern new opportunities.

They have a knack for making things look good to influence and even sell things or ideas, though the energy for actually “closing the sale” rests in the other gate of this channel, Gate 26.  They are creative and have an “eye” for what is appealing.  And they can “spin” the past to make a good case for the message they want to convey.

Their ability to bring forth lessons learned can help us to:

  • avoid repeating past mistakes
  • leverage and repeat past successes.

Low Expression

In the low expression, the Gate 44 energy can be so strongly focused on learning the lessons of the past that there is a reluctance or even inability to move forward in life.  This is “getting stuck in the past.”

There can also be a focus on making things look good on the surface but without substance or depth to back it up.

A manipulative person with Gate 44 defined can “selectively” remember the past and twist the story in order to influence people in a particular direction.

—Potential FEAR

-Fear of repeating the mistakes of the past

-Fear of the past catching up with you

—What This Means as a Transiting Energy

While transiting, this energy can heighten our beneficial instincts but can also intensify our stuck-ness.

You may notice more than average “spin” on items in the news and by people promoting or defending their story or point of view.  How interesting that Election Day in the US happens the day after this transit ends.  The final push to influence voters is happening during this Gate 44 transit!

Remember:  the Spleen Center is not a motor, so there is no energy for action in this Gate, whether or not your Spleen Center is defined.  This is energy for awareness and alertness.

—What To Do

-Remember that as with all splenic fears, it is just energy and it soon shall pass.

-This transit is a great time to recall past successes and failures (both personal and group) and then “mine” them for useful lessons — without judgment or criticism.  What can you learn from the past that can help you now and in the future?

-If the fear of repeating mistakes of the past is stopping you in your tracks, stop and take a few deep breaths.  Make a list of a few useful lessons you’ve learned, then turn your attention to applying them as you move forward.  Splenic fears can simply be pushed through.

-Use your heightened instinctive discernment to see through the political (and other) hype around you and know what to believe and whom to trust.


We have now completed the last Fear Gate of the Spleen.  Thank you for joining me on this journey!  I hope you found it useful.  I enjoyed creating this series for you, and I’m thinking about other series I might offer.  Please let me know what else you would like to learn about Human Design.


8 comments… add one
  • Natalia October 31, 2018, 6:51 am

    Thank you so much That explines so many things and feelings i am experiencing right now. The fear of past mistakes which it seems more connected to the past lifes and feel sooo real . great insight !

  • Robin from madison October 31, 2018, 7:32 am

    I think it’s hilarious that I’ve planned a trip “back home” to see my 80-year-old mother exactly during this time! Kind of like the master therapist who said, if you want to see if you’ve made personal progress then go visit your family! Thanks so much for this series and all to do to educate and share about HD it enriches my life.

  • Gwen October 31, 2018, 11:17 am

    Thank you so much, Evelyn! This series was super illuminating for me !

  • Karen Croley October 31, 2018, 4:58 pm

    I’ve enjoyed these lessons, thank you. Will you be doing The gates from the defined Self? That is the only energy center I have defined …

    • Evelyn November 1, 2018, 2:06 pm

      Hi Karen, thank you for that suggestion. It’s on my wishlist!

  • Didem October 31, 2018, 7:30 pm

    Thank you i read with great attention all this time. And i really wanna thank you because this is really helpful to me. I move my house into nowhere really i live in a village all by myself and you know some fear based thoughts could haunt me here and distract me all day but your pre-warning has worked from the beginnig!! I knew this would work for me!! I really really appreciate your work here you have a beautiful soul. This is a big help 🙂 i wish you the good times and much much love
    Didem Kurtoglu

  • Kim November 1, 2018, 2:11 am

    This series was a lot of work with great simplified information.
    I appreciate you and the way you explained each of the fear gates.
    Thank you, Evelyn!

  • Penelope Conlan November 1, 2018, 9:01 am

    Thanks, this has been very insightful!

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