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Hey there. I'm Christie Inge.

5/2 Splenic Projector | LAX of the Clarion 2

I’m a Master Energy Healer and Human Design Mentor. 

I’ll show you how to heal the blocks to living in alignment with the highest potential of your Human Design. 

Human Design Gate 15 – Gene Key 15 – The Wild Heart

Written by Christie Inge, 5/2 Splenic Projector, born in the LAX of the Clarion 2 (57/51. 62/61) and creator of the Human Design Map

NOTE: My Human Design content is my personal interpretation of mechanics and is always written through my heretical + alchemical lens. It often does not align with traditional HD perspectives. And this post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking one of my affiliate links, I may make a commission. 

The official name for Human Design Gate 15 is The Gate of Extremes. But I call it The Wild Heart because its primary action is to march to the beat of your own drum. 

About Human Design Gate 15 – Gene Key 15

Archetypal Name: The Wild Heart

In Action: to march to the beat of your own drum

Keywords: wild, personal rhythm, radical authenticity

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Official Gate Name: Extremes

Human Design Definition: The quality of behavior which expresses the proper balance between extremes.

Core Theme: Loving humanity, embracing different rhythms, and extremes of behavior. 

Bodygraph Center: G center and connects to the Sacral center via human design gate 5

Tropical Sign: Gemini/Cancer

(Want all of the correspondences and keynotes for the gates of your incarnation cross? The Human Design Map is for you.)

The Energy Spectrum of Human Design Gate 15

All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 15 is the energy for wildness, marching to the beat of your own drum. Gate 15 believes every living being on the planet is worthy of love and acceptance and has the remarkable ability to unconditionally love humans’ diverse natures. 

On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 15 is the energy for seeking extremes to avoid the dullness of life. It is unable to slow down and find a consistent rhythm. It may also shut down due to conventional rules or societal pressure to be like everyone else. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: It’s crucial to understand that “positive” and “negative” are not intended as moral judgments; they are tools of awareness to support you on your Human Design journey — the journey of radical self-acceptance and bold purpose.

Your Human Design is never to be used as a weapon against yourself or as evidence that you are broken, unlovable, or any other bullshit that blocks your radiance.

If you see yourself on the “negative” side of gate 15, please be kind to yourself. This is an opportunity to BE the Love and Grace you so deeply crave (we all so deeply crave!).

When you notice yourself struggling with finding a rhythm or feel like life is too dull, use it as a sign to cultivate curiosity and as a path to a more expanded self-concept.

By adopting this more compassionate way of seeing your “negative” qualities and experiences, you will automatically expand into your chart’s higher and higher potentials. Minus the toxic positivity or gaslighting yourself.

Simply put…

Your ability to embody your chart’s “highest” potential is directly proportional to your ability to unconditionally love your chart’s “lowest” potential. You cannot hate your way to Love and Grace.

This is at the heart of what you will learn in the MAP Method for Deconditioning, my signature course included with your Human Design Map (made just for you) & Portal. Get yours here.

In the meantime, start noticing when you are being inauthentic or not finding your flow but don’t be an asshole to yourself. Treat yourself the way you would a small child – with love, curiosity, and understanding.

My Personal Experience with Human Design Gate 15 (Gene Key 15)

As a writer who tells many personal stories, I aim to balance sharing what is true for me and the truth that all stories aren’t mine to tell.

Finding this balance seems the trickiest when I’ve had a profound revelation involving someone who either cannot speak for themselves or who, for various reasons, doesn’t want their side of the story told.

This particular story is a combination of all of those things.

It’s a story that symbolizes one of the most healing insights I’ve ever been blessed to receive. It is a story that I know must be told.

Let’s start at the beginning.

With Human Design Gate 28 in my chart 4 times, my life has been riddled with the existential fear that my life has no meaning or purpose, and healing that story is one of the key drivers in what I do inside the Human Design Map & Portal.

A therapist once told me that people with stories like mine jump off of bridges. An astrologer told me she’d need a stiff drink to read my chart. A Human Design “intuitive” once told me I should give up on making money, file for unemployment, and play video games for the rest of my life.

So, to say that I’ve experienced a lot of trauma would be an understatement. I’ve been shocked and shaken to my core more times than I can count (Human Design Gate 51 in my Conscious Earth). And I’ve wallowed in seemingly needless suffering for as long as I can remember.

I often look back on my life and cannot believe it’s only been one lifetime. And I’m no stranger to wondering how I will ever keep going.

All along the way, I’ve searched for my purpose and deeply doubted my ability to make a difference in the world.

​Even after over a decade of receiving mind-blowing praise — clients who’ve said I’m a miracle worker, or that I’ve made lifetimes of self-doubt disappear into thin air, or that they finally know what it feels like to experience their innate wholeness — I never really believed that I had anything to offer.

​And then, at the end of April 2020, I got one of the coveted Projector Invitations.

At that point, I was deep into my personal experiment with Human Design. I had been having many behind-the-scenes conversations with my colleagues, friends, and private clients, but I had zero intentions of doing anything “official” with it in my business. And I definitely had no idea of the wild success I’d experience with the Human Design Map & Portal.

At that time, I did private coaching for creatives who struggled with shame, self-worth, and feeling “not good enough.”

But, true to my projector aura, people started asking me if they could pay me to interpret their Human Design.

And I kept saying no.

At that time, a part of me still believed that making money had to be much harder. That part of me thought that because Human Design came so naturally and easily to me—to the point that it seemed like “everyone understands this already”—it had no value in the real world.

But on that fateful Thursday, April 30, 2020, someone I love and deeply respect metaphorically knocked me upside the head and insisted that I let her give me money to make the first Human Design Map.

I sent her an invoice, she paid it instantly, and on Saturday, May 2, I got to work on her map.

As I sat there, surrounded by my Human Design and Gene Keys books, highlighters, pencils, and my dot grid notebook, I began writing about her incarnation cross, and tears were streaming down my face.

I translated Human Design’s harsh and often disempowering language into pure, empowering magic.

I had no idea how I was doing it. It was just burning through me like a Holy Fire.

Something inside me came alive – something I had never known was there.

With no exaggeration, I say that for the first time in my life, I KNEW I had something to offer the world.

With every fiber of my being, I knew what I was doing meant something. And I knew that everyone on the planet deserved to see themselves in the light of Grace and that, by the great mystery of all that is, that light was shining through me.

A fire was lit inside of me. And I could not wait for Monday to come. This profound sense of purpose changed everything for me.

And then, my world flipped upside down.

The next morning, May 3, 2020, with books and pens still strewn across my desk, I woke up to missed calls from my sister and a text message saying to call her ASAP.

My heart sank.

She picked up the phone, and she said:

Bryan passed away last night.

I said:

Wait, is this really happening?

It was not computing in my brain.

See, Bryan was one of my younger brothers. And my other younger brother, Ronnie, had also tragically died many years before. And my brain did not want to accept that I’d lost not just one younger brother but two.

But, it was true. I wasn’t dreaming. Under more tragic circumstances, Bryan was gone.

He was 37 years old and left behind a wife and two daughters.

I immediately began packing my things and headed to North Carolina to be with my family.

Just over a week later, we held Bryan’s funeral right next to Ronnie’s grave.

A couple of hundred people were there, many of whom I had never met.

I listened closely as so many of them honored him by sharing the impact that he’d made on their lives.

Time and time again, they said the same thing about him. They said:

Bryan was full of heart.

And he was.

I didn’t know it then, but Bryan had gate 15 in his conscious sun.

His energy was big. And bold. And you could hear him coming from a mile away.

He gave zero fucks about what other people thought he should do with his life, and he loved hard.

On that day, it was palpable. He was a Vessel of Love, and he’d left exactly that mark on the world.

But this story doesn’t end there.

There was also a sharp contrast between what was being said in those mini-eulogies and the whispers among the crowd.

Just as people shared that Bryan had had a profound and healing impact on their lives, many well-meaning people wondered if Bryan was in Hell—as in, burning for eternity with the “devil.”

On the outside, Bryan lived the kind of life many people would not (and did not) approve of. Those parts of the story are not mine to tell. But, I will say that he was often seen as doing life wrong.

And while I don’t believe in Hell or eternal damnation, I, too, had been guilty of judging the way that Bryan lived his life. Until his funeral, I would have never looked at his life and said that he was someone who was living his purpose. A big part of me absolutely believed that he should be doing things differently.

But I also knew that those people who shared about his big heart were right. His life was a mess, AND he was Love walking.

Man, I miss his hugs.

In the contrast, I could see that he was the embodiment of the BOTH/AND.

When I returned home, I ran his Human Design chart for the first time; it truly stunned me.

In his chart, his G center and Will center are defined, which combined are the heart chakra in the Hindu chakra system.

And with Gate 15 in his conscious sun, his incarnation cross was the Vessel of Love.

Bryan was, in fact, full of heart.

Looking at that chart, a deep peace washed over me.

The part of me that had longed for purpose and meaning my whole life surrendered to this knowing:

Bryan was living his purpose.

Maybe it didn’t look like it on the outside.

But he was. And he always was. There was never a time he wasn’t.

Even when he was doing things we often believed he shouldn’t.

Bryan was living his purpose.

Everything I’d believed about purpose shattered. In a flash, the story was completely rewritten.

Purpose isn’t something that we find. It isn’t something that happens to a select few. It isn’t something we have to strive for, achieve, or prove in an attempt to earn worthiness on this Earth. It isn’t even about what we are doing for other people.

Our purpose is to live life — as ourselves with our conscious sun as our north star — and our real work is to recognize it; to accept the Divine Invitation. It is to open our hearts and minds and to expand our capacity to receive the bounty of who we really are. It is to allow ourselves to revel in the magic that flows through each and every one of us. To know that there is nothing to prove, earn, or be to be worthy of Love and Grace.

We are LOVE walking already.

​As my heart cracked open, I knew I needed to tell everyone who would listen that you could end your quest to “find” your life purpose with a decision.

You must decide that your purpose is already alive and well. You must decide that you’ll allow yourself to experience it. You must decide to recognize it and receive it.

You must decide that living your life — as yourself — is the purpose. You must decide to love yourself through the times you forget how beautifully powerful and purposeful you are.

These decisions will free you from the despair of purposelessness.

They will empower you to alchemize your darkest moments into a rare jewel encased in 24K Gold.

On that day, I made that decision for myself. I decided that who I am is enough. I decided I was no longer available for the story of brokenness, unworthiness, or purposelessness. I decided to surrender to my gifts.

And, in time, I returned to working on that very first Human Design Map with more devotion than I ever knew was possible.

I have zero doubt that people need this work, and they need it in a way that only I can deliver.

Because everyone deserves to see, feel, and experience the purpose simmering under the surface in every thought, feeling, and action in their world.

The features of the map have changed a lot since then. It went from a simple PDF to a 100+ page written guide, a robust portal with plenty of follow-up support, and the MAP Method for Deconditioning course, which teaches you my three-step process for getting in tune with your inner wisdom, healing the shit that blocks you, and how to make aligned choices, even in the face of adversity. It is the “how” of overcoming people-pleasing and living on purpose. Check it out here.

Bryan has been by my side the whole time. His Wild Heart is cheering me. And he is proud of the legacy he left behind, which was this:

We are all Love. We are all the stuff of stars. We are all under the blanket of Grace.

Affirmations for Human Design Gate 15

Using your Human Design to create affirmations is a powerful way to activate the full potential of your chart. Here are some affirmations for Gate 15:

I march to the beat of my own drum.

I choose radical authenticity.

I am wild and will not be tamed.

Inside your Human Design Map, you’ll get a full list of empowering beliefs for your type + strategy, authority, profile, and all four gates of your incarnation cross and show you how to go from affirmation to full-on embodiment. In the meantime, be sure to also check out my post on how to make Human Design affirmations work.

Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 15

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 15 are always available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…

Are you willing to march to the beat of your own drum? 

Have you opened your heart to love everyone, especially people who aren’t like you? Why or why not? 

What does your wild heart want?

I encourage you to take some time with these questions. Take them out into your world and let their answers reveal themselves to you. Intend for deeper levels of clarity about gate 15. 

And, if you have gate 15 in your Human Design Incarnation Cross, be sure to check out the Human Design Map where I go super deep into each gate of your cross.

There is so much more where that came from:

If you loved this post, you will love the Human Design Map & Portal where Christie will explain the most important parts of your chart (Type + Strategy, Authority, Profile, and all four gates of your Incarnation Cross). And, you’ll get unlimited access to Q + A with her and her team. Get your map here

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