The official name for Human Design Gate 41 is The Gate of Contraction. But I call it The Patient Dreamer because its primary action is to seek experiences and evolve your dreams through fulfillment.
About Human Design Gate 41 – Gene Key 41
Archetype Name: The Patient Dreamer
In Action: honor your hopes and dreams
Keywords: hopes and dreams, felt experiences, transformation, and Divine Timing
Official Gate Name: Contraction
Human Design Definition: The limitation of resources which maximizes development of potential.
Core Theme: Pressure to feel and the desire for new experience. In this context, pressure is not necessarily a problem. It’s really about acting from the amount of pressure that is correct for you.
Bodygraph Center: Root center and connects to the Solar Plexus center via human design gate 30.
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 41
All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential.
On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 41 is the energy to honor one’s hopes and dreams and watch them evolve through fulfillment. The 41 sees visions of a brighter future as a trustworthy source of transformation and can use the mind as a playground of creativity, big dreams, and visions of a brighter future.
On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 41 is the energy for never taking steps towards your dreams or staying stuck in fantasies. If the 41 ignores divine timing due to fear, it can feel too nervous about taking action and stopping its dreams in its tracks.
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 41 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 41 is to notice patterns of using your imagination to buffer and avoid your fears of change. Confront those fears directly to see your dreams come true.
My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 41 (Gene Key 41)
I do not have gate 41 in my design. But, I do have a powerful experience of understanding the energy of this gate.
A number of years ago, I took a course on magick with Carolyn Elliot.
In the course, she offered a number of axioms, and one of them was this:
Desire evolves through fulfillment.
The context of what she was teaching was related to exploring and integrating shadow.
But, it really spoke to me because I’ve seen so many people struggle with their dreams not coming true.
And, they often think it is because they aren’t working hard enough, they aren’t worthy, or some other mind drama.
But when we get under the hood a bit, what is actually going on is that they haven’t given themselves energetic permission to have their dreams come true. They don’t have the capacity to allow fulfillment.
And, like Carolyn said and the 41 shows us, desire evolves through fulfillment.
So, the real work is expanding our capacity to make our dreams come true.
Yes, we want to be sure that we are surrendering to our aligned desires.
And, yes, we need to take aligned action with those desires.
But if we don’t know how to expand our capacity for the fulfillment, we will just keep spinning in the same ole dreams.
And that is an absolute recipe for bitterness, frustration, anger, and disappointment.
Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 41
When you stand in the truth that the gifts of Gate 41 are available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…
What is your relationship to your dreams?
Have you given yourself true permission to have your dreams come true?
Do you have the capacity to have the fulfillment of your dreams? (Hint: If your dreams aren’t coming true, the answer is no.;))
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 41.