Human Design: Gates of the Month
October 2022

Human Design: Solar Transits

This month’s solar transits discussed by Marga.

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In Human Design, as in astrology, the Sun moves from sign to sign over the course of the year, but the 360 degrees of the Zodiac are not just divided into the 12 signs, but into 64 further sections, called Gates, which are inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the Chinese I-Ching, also known as the Book of Changes. In this column we present, month by month, the Gates that are activated by the passage of the Sun, and any Channel that might come into being in combination with the movement of other planets. Together they influence everything that happens to us, as we are individuals immersed in the collective cosmic energy…

Zodiac signs: from Libra to Scorpio

3-7 October – Gate 48 ~ The Well

An inexhaustible wellspring can be tapped into in these days. It is a real ‘font of all knowledge’, capable of dispensing profound wisdom and understanding. It is permeated by two main qualities… and their related risks!

The qualities, similar to water seeping up from the aquifer of the Earth, are depth and freshness. To keep the well fresh and clean, we must keep drawing water, otherwise it becomes putrid and stagnant… And the deeper the well, the more this requires commitment and dedication. The risks are: superficiality generated by fear, or laziness to dive in, and a sense of inadequacy, because no matter how much water we draw, it always feels like it is not enough. The problem with abundance – the inexhaustible wellspring – is that we may take it for granted and forget to appreciate it, value it, and welcome it with gratitude…

8-13 October – Gate 57 ~ The Gentle

These days bring the penetrating wind of intuition, of perception beyond the five senses. And the ability to make gradual and sustainable changes, provided that we let ourselves be heard, asserting our truth with courage and honesty, but also with humility and compassion.

This Gate has a special frequency; it can tune into the dimension of the subtle, but it can also get lost in fantasies!

The secret lies in looking up at the sky and remember how high eagles can fly, just trusting the wind and ‘riding’ its power.

There is a subtle restlessness that accompanies this Gate: every breath of life can lead to a turning point from which there is no return. Contemplate the power of this mystery without being overwhelmed…

14-19 October – Gate 32 ~ Duration

During these six days we will have the opportunity to deeply contemplate what it is that links duration to change… Two concepts that circumvent each other, yet one cannot be without the other! There is always something that changes in what lasts – and it is often the secret of its lasting – just as there is always something that lasts and persists in change, allowing it to become solid and relevant.

This Gate can teach us much about the inherent movement of life and the laws that govern it, first and foremost, adaptation. The challenge for us is to fully understand how in our lives we manage duration, change and adaptation. Do we fight to maintain the status quo? Do we proceed calmly towards our goal, accepting the inevitable adjustments in doing so? Do we watch with detachment, and avoid getting involved, at the cost of losing what we have already achieved? Or do we have our very own strategy?

20-24 October – Gate 50 ~ Values

Similarly to the previous Gate, Gate 50 also delves into what changes and what remains, albeit from a completely different perspective: that of values and moral laws that govern human behaviour within a social group. Here, too, adaptation is the key word: preserving the values while adapting the law to the present moment and the changing circumstances. Without the guarantee of durability of these core values, any changes in the status quo can degenerate into the chaos of the primordial, or Wild West: a word to the wise is sufficient. And if you don’t get it, you don’t get it.…

Similarly, preventing the evolution of the law, for fear of losing its values, is a sign of rigidity and inevitably leads to the collapse of the structure.

Look for the golden geometry of equilibrium!

25-31 October – Gate 28 ~ The Game Player (of Life)

As we enter the somewhat murky – but certainly warm and welcoming – waters of Scorpio, here are the most arcane and mysterious days of the entire solar cycle. It is said that those born on these days arrive from other dimensions, incarnating for the first time in a human form! For everyone else, a chance to take a glimpse of the existential Issues – with a capital I – of our journey: the fear of death (and life), the presence or absence of a purpose, the quest for totality and immortality! Nevertheless these are also days of lightness and ease: we can play the game of life as if there were no tomorrow, enjoying the thrill that the here and now has to offer.

Beware of getting lost in the superficiality of Halloween and its commercial implications.

The real magic, after all, is only in the heart.

On 1 October and part of 2 October the Sun was in Gate 18 of which we spoke about in September.
In the afternoon of 31 October the Sun enters Gate 44, about which we will talk in November.

The original text can be found on the website of the Italian Osho Times:


Marga is a writer, translator, editor, astrologer, and Human Design consultant.

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