Once a year there is a cycle in which the sun activates each of the gates of the Spleen Center, also known as the “Fear Gates of the Spleen.” Knowledge about each of these gates will help you understand the energy as it transits and also how to master the energy if it is defined in your Human Design chart.
Gate 48 – Fear of Being Inadequate, or Not Ready
Timing of the Transit
This gate is being activated by the sun from October 3 through the morning of October 8 (in the US).
Gate 48 is connected to the Spleen Center and is part of the Collective sub-circuit called Understanding (or Logic).
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 sub-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.
This 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.”
-Fear of being inadequate
-Fear of not knowing enough, or not being ready
-Fear of not having enough training, certificates, degrees, or experience
What This Means as a Transiting Energy
While the sun is transiting 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 this transit is over.
What To Do
-Know that it is just energy and that this too shall pass… and soon.
-Be patient with yourself and others who want to dive into the nitty-gritty details.
-Take a deep breath and move forward, despite your F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real).
-Take this opportunity to look more deeply into things, and value the depth of perspective available at this time.
Next gate in this series: Gate 57 – Fear of the Future or the Unknown