Gate 61 in Human Design : The Divine Door

Gate 61 in Human Design : The Divine Door

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 Gate 61 in Human Design is the Gate of Inner Truth. It is located in the Head Center, and its energy is about seeking and understanding the mysteries of life. People with this gate open in their chart are natural seekers of knowledge and wisdom. They have a deep inner knowing that they are here to learn and grow, and they are constantly searching for answers to the big questions of life.

Gate 61 is also associated with the concept of "the divine door." This is the idea that there is a doorway that leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the universe. People with this gate are often drawn to spiritual practices and philosophies that can help them open this doorway.

When Gate 61 is defined in a person's chart, it means that they have a strong and consistent drive to seek truth. They are often drawn to careers in research, education, or spirituality. They may also be natural mentors or teachers, sharing their wisdom with others.

However, Gate 61 can also be a challenging gate. People with this gate may feel pressure to know everything, and they may become frustrated when they don't have all the answers. They may also become overly analytical or judgmental, trying to fit everything into a neat little box.

The best way to work with Gate 61 is to embrace the mystery of life. Don't be afraid to ask questions, and don't expect to have all the answers. Allow yourself to be open to new experiences and new ways of thinking. And remember, the journey of seeking truth is just as important as the destination.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about Gate 61:

  • It is part of the Individual (Knowing) Circuit, which is associated with empowerment and self-awareness.
  • Its keynote is empowerment.
  • Its shadow side is frustration and judgment.
  • It is exalted in Scorpio and in detriment in Taurus.

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The Individual - Knowing Circuit

The Individual Knowing Circuit is one of the two minor circuits in the Individual Circuit in Human Design. It runs through the Spleen and Solar Plexus centers, which are both concerned with timing and intuition.

The Knowing Circuit is all about creating unique perspectives, experiences, and patterns through the awareness centers. It is about trusting your gut instinct and following your intuition. It is also about being aware of the timing of things and knowing when to act and when to wait.


In Human Design, keynotes are the basic qualities of each of the 64 gates in the I Ching, which are the building blocks of the Human Design chart. They describe the potential of each gate, as well as the challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Shadow Side

The shadow side in Human Design is the part of ourselves that we have rejected or hidden from our awareness. It is the aspects of our personality that we are not proud of, that we fear, or that we think are unacceptable. 

The shadow side is not inherently bad. It is simply a part of us that we need to integrate in order to become whole. When we deny our shadow side, it can take control of our lives and lead to pain and suffering. However, when we embrace our shadow side, we can learn to use its energy in a positive way.

There are many ways to work with the shadow side in Human Design. One way is to study your chart and identify the gates that are undefined or open. These gates are associated with the shadow side, and they can be a source of great power and potential if you learn to work with them.

Another way to work with the shadow side is through shadow work. Shadow work is a process of exploring and integrating the parts of ourselves that we have rejected. This can be done through journaling, therapy, or other forms of personal growth work.

Visit Shadow Work 101 to learn how to recognize and heal shadow expression.

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