Human Design: Gates of the Month
March 2023


This month’s solar transits discussed by Marga.


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 Pisces to Aries

2-7 March – Gate 63 ~ Doubts

This Gate expresses critical perception and the ongoing review of how we see the world that, by its very nature, is constantly changing. The name of the hexagram in the Chinese I-Ching is ‘After Completion’ and it hints at the phase that follows every ending and is in fact a new beginning. In life there are no ‘happy endings’ and no ‘bad ends’: they are just atomic moments bound to change inevitably as the energy naturally shifts. Hence the meaning of ‘Doubts’: there is no permanent truth but the path we walk while we look for it, a path that is studded with questions and is nevertheless as certain as the seeker’s steps!

These days will bring awareness to our mental processes, especially on 5th March when the Moon will activate Channel 4-63, Logic Mind, from Gate 4, Mental Solutions. Be careful not to become unnecessarily critical, of others or of yourself.

8-12 March – Gate 22 ~ Grace

In this Gate, which embodies beauty and enriches the world with its poetic, aesthetic, romantic, sensual, elegant but never sober ‘charge’, we take a big jump from the head to the heart, or rather to the centre of emotions. We don’t have to underestimate its emotional charge which, if not aligned with consciousness, can easily shift from Grace to Disgrace and become a source of conflict, discontent and explosions! The secret is to turn uneasiness into creative expression: writing and singing, even if only for ourselves, are the most suitable forms. Even listening to music can relieve the emotional pressure.

It is said that children born in these days are beautiful, more so than others. Along with all those who have Gate 22 activated in their Human Design chart, especially if by Venus. Just as Gate 49 (see last month), also Gate 22 connects us to other mammals, albeit in a different way.

13-18 March – Gate 36 ~ Crisis Resolution

Since last March, Neptune has been in this Gate. It’s a rather dark Gate: in the I-Ching it is called ‘The Darkening of Light’ and it brings about a time when it’s wise, though counter-intuitive, to turn inwards and rely on the inner light rather than trying to understand why the world is the way it is… Neptune’s ‘foggy’ nature only reinforces this concept!

The transit of the Sun may bring us some relief, and some amusement as well, as Gate 36, despite its dark and extremely emotional nature, it also has a great potential for experiencing: pleasure and pain are its attributes, humanity in all its expressions its playground, compassion its highest expression. A bit like in Dante’s journey, but with a difference: ‘Abandon… judgements all ye who enter here!’ That’s how you tread in darkness!

19-24 March – Gate 25 ~ Innocence

From the centre of emotions, we move to the centre of the Self, the spiritual heart, for a plunge into universal and unconditional love. However, Jupiter’s presence in Gate 51, also known as The Thunder, which activates Channel 25-51, Initiation, turns everything into something very intense and potentially explosive. Explosions that will wake us up! Perhaps from a cosy sleep which has made us lethargic, perhaps from a love affair where we no longer belong, perhaps from a dream that doesn’t give us nourishment any longer and is keeping us stuck… Or who knows? For some it could be the encounter with a master or a disciple, not necessarily in a spiritual way.

In general, the tone of these awakenings / initiations is positive and aims at growth, even though not necessarily… in a comfortable manner!

25-29 March – Gate 17 ~ Following

Now from the Self we go back to the mind and the possibly misleading power of opinions. Following a train of thoughts to its logical extremes does not turn thoughts into facts, positive or negative… It is important to realise that every dogma and even every theory ARE only opinions! And that the words of laymen, as well as those of masters, should never replace our direct experience.

The true gift of this Gate, that at its Line 6 expresses the Bodhisattva, is its inherent ability to be attuned to the highest frequencies of human understanding, where nothing is true in itself, but only a finger pointing to the Moon! If we remember this, we will be able to choose between points of view and discern the ones that enrich our lives on an essential, though metaphorical, level. This Gate also connects us with mammals, again in a different way.

Note: On 30th March, the Sun enters Gate 21, which we will discuss in the next issue.

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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