This series 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. For each gate, we’ll cover the circuitry of the gate, its gifts and challenges, its “fear,” and practical ways to apply this information. The Introduction to this series can be found here.
Series: Fears of the Spleen #3 – Gate 48 “Fear of Being Inadequate, or Not Ready”
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.
The Logic Circuit energies use patterns to understand our world and predict future outcomes.
High Expression of this Gate
Called the energy for Depth, this gate is all about going deeply into things, often to the point of being over-prepared. The highest application of this energy is to understand deeply the nature of patterns and logic, focus your depth to master knowledge in areas of interest to you, and come up with workable solutions to collective problems in those areas.
Gate 48 is intuitive and often has great taste, both visual and culinary. Designers and chefs may have this energy in their charts, and also may have a touch of the perfectionism that weaves throughout this Logic circuit.
A blend of creativity and logic, this energy loves to know everything about a subject and become an expert in it, leaving no stone unturned.
Low Expression of this Gate
The low expression of this energy is a classic case of being so focused on the details of the trees that you simply can’t see the forest (or even realize it exists). My conscious sun is in this gate, and my friends joke that my perspective is “an inch wide and a mile deep.” Once this energy finds a deep groove it loves, it might as well be blind to everything else.
Despite the focus on depth and mastery, if you have Gate 18 defined you may feel inadequate as an expert… you never know enough about your subject.This can keep you from stepping up and sharing your knowledge and wisdom.
You also may feel you are simply not capable of the depth this energy demands of you. So, you take course after course, get walls of certifications and degrees, and keep broadening your studies to help you overcome your feeling that you’re not “ready” yet.
The “Fear” of this Gate
All Splenic Fears are in-the-moment fears that feel so real they can stop us in our tracks and keep us from moving forward. But we are meant to simply push through them because they are not truly survival-related fears. They quickly dissipate when moved through, often never to return again (though it may take a few times of “doing” your fear to banish it permanently). Focus on using the high expressions of this gate to help you get past the fear.
The potential fears of the Gate 48:
-Fear of being inadequate
-Fear of not knowing enough, or not being ready
-Fear of not having enough training, certificates, degrees, or experience
Tips for Using this Energy
This gate is activated by the sun from approximately October 3 through October 9 each year, though this can vary by a day or two. While the sun is transiting through Gate 48, you may find yourself more focused on depth and details than usual, and may notice others focused that way as well.
You may have doubts about your abilities, feel inadequate or not up to the task at hand, feel unprepared, or that your skills need updating. Because of this it may be a challenging time to “get yourself out there” to speak in public or share your knowledge. Follow the suggestions below, or reschedule for after the transit is over.
Any time of year, use these tips to help you:
-Relax and wait for others to recognize your depth and expertise. This allows your knowledge, wisdom, and solutions to emerge and be shared correctly.
-Be patient with yourself when you want to dive into the nitty-gritty details of things. This gives you the depth you crave.
-If you’re feeling inadequate or not ready, take a deep breath and move forward anyway. Remember, this F.E.A.R. is simply False Evidence Appearing Real.
-Gracefully accept the appreciation and admiration of others for your depth and skills. Self-deprecation in this case serves no good purpose.
Next gate in this series: Gate 57 – Fear of the Future or the Unknown