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 19 – Gene Key 19 – The Sensitive Soul

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 19 is The Gate of Wanting. But I call it The Sensitive Soul because its primary action is to be sensitive to the needs of others while maintaining proper self-care. 

About Human Design Gate 19 – Gene Key 19

Archetype Name: The Sensitive Soul

In Action: be sensitive to the needs of others (without sacrificing yourself)

Keywords: sensitivity, being attuned to needs, and community empowerment

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Official Gate Name: Wanting

Human Design Definition: That all things are interrelated is apparent and manifested through the action of approach. 

Core Theme: The pressure to be sensitive to basic needs. 

Bodygraph Center: Root center and connects to the Solar Plexus center via human design gate 49

Tropical Sign: Aquarius

(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 

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

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 19 is the energy for being sensitive to the needs of others while maintaining proper self-care. Gate 19 believes individuals, communities, and the collective thrive when basic needs are met. It loves being around emotionally healthy people and thrives when those around it are thriving. 

 On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 19 is the energy for not understanding your own needs and putting your needs last. When gate 19 isn’t taking time for its own needs, it can easily become overwhelmed by the energetic input of others. 

If you don’t like the results that the “negative” side of the spectrum is creating in your life, you can raise the frequency of Gate 19 with a number of boundaries, practices, and tools. 

(I cover the practices for the gates of your incarnation cross in the Human Design Map.) 

The most important thing to raise the frequency of gate 19 is to Set and honor your time, communication, energy, and space boundaries. 

My Personal Experience with Human Design Gate 19 (Gene Key 19)

Gate 19 is undefined in my chart. Nonetheless, for most of my life, I was called “too sensitive.” For many years, I even identified as an “empath” and as an “HSP.” 

I’ve long shed those identities. 

First and foremost, I now understand that I am a late-discovered  neurodivergent, AuDHD. 

And despite the common misconception about Autism, many autistics are highly sensitive and struggle with “over empathy” rather than not enough. That is a whole other ball of wax. 

But, even just looking at it from a Human Design perspective, I see those themes, as well.

I have an undefined solar plexus and that means that when I have shitty energetic boundaries, I can take on and amplify the emotional wave of the defined solar plexus. 

I used to be hyper-vigilant about the needs of others – especially their emotional needs. I often walked on eggshells because it felt SO terrible to be around people who were feeling uncomfortable emotions. 

I would cry at the drop of a hat. And, as I talked about in my human design gate 49 post, I was quick to cut people out of my life.

I didn’t know that there were other options. That isn’t to say that I tolerate bullshit now. I don’t. 

But, understanding my undefined root and solar plexus has been critical in transforming my relationship with the pressures of emotional sensitivity. 

(In the Human Design Map portal, you will find a guide on the nine centers to help you understand how you might be in the “not self” with your centers.)

My energetic boundaries are much stronger now and I can easily discern which emotions belong to me and which ones don’t. I am also getting pretty good at discerning “incorrect” root pressure.  

One of the key tools for developing that kind of discernment is plenty of Pure Aura Time. Pure Aura Time is now one of my top priorities in life. 

And between that, and my alchemical skills ( I teach these in the map portal, too), I’ve discovered that there is a massive difference between being sensitive to other people’s emotional needs and taking responsibility for them

In our deeply codependent culture, most of us don’t know the difference. But, once you see the distinction, it will be one of those things you can’t unsee. 

When gate 19 is at its highest frequency, being sensitive to the emotional needs of others is actually about understanding other people’s emotional needs but not necessarily doing something about them. It can hold space without taking it on as something to fix. 

And, when we are really honest with ourselves about what belongs to us and what doesn’t, our capacity, our boundaries, and our values, it is easy to know when to hold space and when to try to meet their needs. 

For me, when my capacity is abundant and it wouldn’t cause me harm to meet their needs, I 100% will. If not, I can just hold space, or in some cases, decline the invitation all together. 

Either way, I don’t need to save anyone from themselves. I can be considerate of people’s emotions while holding my boundaries. I can trust that they have what it takes to handle whatever they think and feel. 

And, probably most importantly, I can stand firmly in the knowledge that I cannot control how they take it. That is their karma, after all. 

If they are one of my map clients, I can teach them the emotional skills and show them how it’s done. (If you are one of my map clients, check out the deconditioning toolbox in your map dashboard.)

If it is someone in my personal life, I can tell them the truth and I can sometimes offer guidance about where to get support. And, in the most wild cases, like with random strangers in the grocery store, I can just walk away. 

There is nothing I “have to” do for the sake of someone else’s emotional needs. I can be sensitive to their needs and let them have the responsibility. 

I will not light myself on fire to keep others warm. 

Nowadays, I am much less afraid of other people’s emotions and am much more discerning about who I am in relationship with. 

I surround myself with people who want to understand me, who recognize me, and where mutual respect is abundant. 

My people want to take responsibility for their emotions because they know the alchemical magick that comes from owning your authentic feelings; they want to be their own hero. 

The people I surround myself with appreciate my candor, my boundaries, and my clarity. Because it means that when I show up for them, it is because it is from an overflow of love, rather than from obligation. It is the only kind of love that sticks. 

Today, other people’s emotional needs don’t determine my next steps. Going within and discerning what is true for me does. 

And what I know for sure is that I don’t have to choose between having solid boundaries and being sensitive. 

It gets to be both, and that is wonderful news.

If you are ready to step into full responsibility for your needs (emotional or otherwise), grab your map and take the journey in the portal. 

Affirmations for Human Design Gate 19

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 19:

I have a kismet connection with animals.

Every action is an attempt to meet a need.

I am a portal between the conscious and unconscious.

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 19

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of Gate 19 are available to you, (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…

What is your relationship to being sensitive?

Are you attuned to the needs, especially the emotional needs, of others? 

How are your boundaries around that? 

Have you experienced the beauty of having your needs and emotions deeply seen by others?

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 19

And, if you have gate 19 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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