Human Design: Gates of the Month
November 2022


This month’s solar transits discussed by Marga.

Supernova 1994D
Hubble Space Telescope image of supernova 1994D in galaxy NGC 4526. By NASA/ESA, CC BY 3.0,

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 Scorpio to Sagittarius

1-5 November – Gate 44 ~ Patterns

This Gate opens up the possibility of decoding patterns and plots that hold together (or separate) different aspects and elements of life. In fact, that which is divided or opposite at the circumference is always one and in harmony at the centre… The real problem is how to access the centre… and to realise that our centre, other people’s centres and the centre of existence are one and the same, as the laws of cosmic axonometry elude simple geometry.

The invitation is to go in and ‘fix’ things there: their reflection will also show in the outer world. The way is meditation, centring, awareness.

In relationships it is important to learn ‘acceptance’, which is an act of the heart, rather than ‘tolerance’, which is a decision of the mind. Guess which one is closer to the centre?

6-10 November – Gate 1 ~ Creativity

Here we are in the realm of Yang energy, the creative principle by definition. We have an opportunity to align ourselves to the expanding Universe, to the breath of Brahma that infuses and informs each and every element, and to the dance of Shiva who harnesses the Yang in order to destroy and recreate.

In our lives it might show as a drive to start a new project, or to bring an existing one to completion, while expanding outdated visions; or to dispose of what is no longer needed in order to make room for the new.

Remember that creativity is not art, but a creative act that brings something absolutely fresh, original and mutative into existence.

Remember the seed that, in the warm safety of the soil, slowly prepares its future life, while nature – at least in our hemisphere – sheds its leaves and enters the refreshing slumber of winter.

11-16 November – Gate 43 ~ Breakthrough

Here is one of the most original Gates in Human Design. In harmony with the previous Gate, its energy keeps pushing towards the new, regardless of what others think or say, in fact, at times provoking their disbelief – because the new is not always easy to grasp… That’s why this Gate is also named ‘genius to freak’. Most original ideas need time to be accepted, or even understood, so pay attention to the words you chose: to some they will sound like undeniable truths, to others like unutterable nonsense. The trick is to be aware of who is listening! And don’t take their remarks too personally, for better or worse… This position of the Sun, through its opposition to Gate 23, Assimilation, forms the Channel of Structuring, indicating that there is a real possibility of making a valuable contribution at this time.

17-21 November – Gate 14 ~ Prosperity

In Human Design this is the Gate of wealth, including material wealth. These 5 days probably won’t make us millionaires, but they might give us an insight into money functioning. As far as the inner world is concerned, it is one of the Sacral Gates that fuel alchemical transformation – as we see it in spiritual growth or individuation – when connected to Gate 2, Receptivity, to form the Channel of the Alchemist.

During these days, Gate 2 is activated by the North Lunar Node, therefore we have the full Channel, and here comes a good time to let life ‘mutate’ you! For it’s not a doing but a happening. What we can do is feeling whether the intention to transform ourselves is there or not! And if it is not, maybe life will grant us some riches instead!

22-27 November – Gate 34 ~ Power

With the Sun entering Sagittarius, the energy shifts as we enter the realm of power and action. With the activation of the Earth in the opposite Gate, 20, the ‘Now’, we have the Channel of Keeping Busy, 34-20, daring us to act more than we usually do, or at least making us feel that… we should… The secret is feeling from  deep within whether it is really time to take action or not. And if we do decide to act, it will be good to carefully consider the possible consequences of it.

A feature of Gate 34, and of the full Channel, is that at times it manifests itself too forcefully, as tactless and graceless as it gets. Being conscious of this power and mastering it wisely is what can tell a man from a brute. There is a difference between the force of an elephant running from a fire and the strength of a bird on the wing harnessing the wind!

28-30 November – Gate 9 ~ Applied Details

From potentially forceful, to the ‘power of the small’, the essence of Gate 9: a flair for handling the smallest and tiniest details in life. The risk is to miss the overall picture and get lost in senseless trivia with no existential meaning. This attitude can make us unforgiving towards other people’s shortcomings and especially our own… Avoid being inflexible and merciless.

The ‘power of the small’ becomes great when it’s rooted in modesty and in its intrinsic determination to explore the depths of our being and all its nuances.

Use this energy to understand life and not to try and control it.

Note: The Sun will exit Gate 9 on 3 December 2022.

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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