This post begins a series that explains the energy of each gate around the Spleen Center (these are known as the Fear Gates) so you can learn to master your fears and become unstoppable—in ways that are correct for YOU.
We all have fears that occasionally slow us down, stop us, or knock us off track completely. The Fear Gates of the Spleen give us a clear list of those temporary but powerful fears that may be getting in our way.
If any of these gates are defined in your Human Design chart, understanding them will help you manage and ultimately master these fears, so they no longer stop you.
If any of these gates are open in your chart, it’s useful to know that you may be amplifying those fears from people around you. This series of articles will help you recognize those fears and release them.
Plus, if you know when these gates are transiting (which affects all of us), you can confidently navigate these challenges and move through them with ease. (Learn more about transits here)
While the focus of my online work and private readings with clients is to provide uplifting and reaffirming explanations of chart energies, it’s truly useful to focus on and understand these Splenic Fears—so you know how to handle them.
It turns out that the sun moves through all 7 Splenic Fear Gates one right after the other from late September through early November every year!
No wonder Halloween happens near the end of that run. <wink wink>
But, all the other planetary bodies can and do activate these fear gates throughout the year so this information is always valid and helpful.
Plus, as I mentioned, we are affected by people who have these gate energies defined in their charts, so you may be experiencing (and amplifying) someone else’s fear. A good question to ask yourself: Is this my fear or someone else’s? Remember to “be a Screen, not a Sponge” and let go of other people’s energy.
The Spleen Energy Center (large triangle on left side of a Human Design chart) represents intuition, survival of the self, our relationship with time, and our physical well-being—particularly our immune system.
While real fears helped our ancient ancestors survive by causing them to run from lions and tigers and stay out of the bear’s cave, these days (at least for most of us, and hopefully for you) our lives are not threatened on a regular basis.
However, the Spleen Center still carries our survival fears. Since the center’s sense of time is tied to the immediate present, these fears feel so in-the-moment and real—even life-threatening—they can stop us in our tracks. But the nature of our fears has changed. They are now more personal and far less physically dire.
Since today’s fears (Splenic Fears) are not based on real threats to our lives, they can be pushed through and will dissipate instantly. The handy acronym for F.E.A.R. is relevant here: False Evidence Appearing Real.
Of course, it’s vital to discern whether a fear is truly a threat to you and if there is immediate action you need to take.
- Gate 48 – fear of being inadequate or not ready
- Gate 57 – fear of the future or of the unknown
- Gate 44 – fear of repeating the mistakes of the past
- Gate 50 – fear of failing your responsibilities
- Gate 32 – fear of failure
- Gate 28 – fear that life is empty and meaningless
- Gate 18 – fear that you are not perfect and/or nothing is perfect
These fear gates show up in a different order as the sun transits through them, and we’ll be following the sun’s path in this series.
Stay tuned as we explore each Splenic Gate and its associated fear. We will also look at the circuitry and the high and low expressions of each gate, along with tips for mastering each of these energies.
For further clarification, be sure to scroll down and read my answers to comments and questions.
Click to learn about the first gate in this series: Gate 18 – Fear of Not Being Perfect >>