Human Design Gate 43 – Gene Key 43 – The Listener Within

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 43 is The Gate of Insight. But I call it The Listener Within because its primary action is to tune into ideas that create breakthroughs. 

About Human Design Gate 43 – Gene Key 43

Archetype Name: The Listener Within

In Action: listen to and trust your internal wisdom

Keywords: inner listening, self-awareness, and breakthroughs

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Official Gate Name: Insight

Human Design Definition: In order for achievement to be maintained a new order must be fairly established. 

Core Theme: Fear of rejection. 

Bodygraph Center: Ajna center and connects to the Throat center via human design gate 23

Tropical Sign: Scorpio

(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 43

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

On one end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 43 is like being a hotline for Universal wisdom and truth and staying true to inner wisdom . It is like a radio tuned into ideas that create breakthroughs and making space for radical transformation to occur. 

On the other end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 43 is the energy for listening to others instead of listening to your own inner wisdom. This clouds your ability to hear your inner truth and can cause worry, doubt, or confusion.  

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 43 with a number of boundaries, practices, and tools.

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

But, the most important thing to raise the frequency of gate 43 is to commit to trusting your inner wisdom and take other people’s thoughts and ideas with a grain of salt. 

My Personal Experience with Human Design Gate 43 (Gene Key 43)

Gate 43 is defined in my conscious Venus placement. Which indicates that I highly value, and see the beauty in, listening to my own inner wisdom, rather than relying on others to guide me. 

AND, because I am a human being who was raised in the era of tribal empowerment and “family values” (1615 – 2026) over individual empowerment and the honoring of inner spirit (2027 – 2438), I was also deeply conditioned to ignore my inner wisdom. 

I was taught most of my life that my inner wisdom was wrong, sinful, and too much for the people around me. What I wanted to do with my life was never on the table of discussion. And I was encouraged to ignore the inklings, the moments of insight, and the ring of truth in my own voice. 

I know that I am not alone in that. 

It is why we are seeing such an increase in people who are interested in systems like Human Design, Astrology, the Enneagram, Meyers Briggs, and all the other systems that help people understand themselves better. 

We have been taught our entire lives that all power resides outside of ourselves and that the most important thing is to keep other people happy. 

Of course we don’t know how to listen to our own inner wisdom! Literally, how could it be any other way. Almost no one on this planet has been taught to go within to find their inner compass. And that is why we see so many people who are stuck in some flavor of their not-self themes.

With each choice to ignore your inner wisdom and do what other people think you should, you drill into your subconscious that you are not enough, that the power resides outside of you, and that you are unworthy of a life of satisfaction, success, peace, and delight. 

When you allow your life to be run by toxic religious beliefs, new-age superstition, and/or patriarchal systems of control,  you perpetuate the story that your inner wisdom means nothing. 

And there is only one way out: going within, listening to your inner voice, and doing the healing work it takes to make the leap towards your north star. 

The time when we can blame the world around us for our sufferings is quickly passing. It is time to find your internal source of power and use it. 

That is exactly what you’ll learn how to do inside the Human Design Map + Portal. 

In the meantime, the first step is to create time and space to actually hear the sound of your inner wisdom ring through you like a bell. And that means time and space that is completely free from the influence of other people’s thoughts, ideas, and insights. I call this “pure aura time” and it is one of the first steps I recommend to all of my map clients. 

In essence, pure aura time is you spending time alone, no podcasts, books, music, no work, no social media scrolling, nothing but you, yourself, and you. 

Now, that doesn’t mean you need to be precious about it. Your pure aura time does not need to be bubble baths on mountain tops with Unicorns frolicing in fields of rainbows and butterflies. 

It can be as simple as driving to work, doing the dishes, or going on a walk – minus the earbuds. It can be taking an extra three minutes on your pee break at work and just breathing. It can be a tiny moment of placing your hand on your heart and tuning into what is really going on with you. 

In order to thrive, you need it. 

And listen, I don’t use the word “need” lightly. 

I am a rebel at heart. When you tell me there is something I need to do, I can assure you that me and my neurodivergent brain will find a way out. 

But this is an area that it matters. 

Now is the time to make space to hear the sound of your own inner voice. To free your nervous system from the pressure of others’ opinions, to listen to your heart, and to work through the baggage that keeps you from making choices that are aligned with what you hear. Stop giving your power away.
Make the space.
Go within.
Listen to your inner wisdom.
Trust what you hear.

If you’d like some help along the way, get your map and go on the journey inside the map portal.

Affirmations for Human Design Gate 43

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 43:

I turn ideas into breakthrough.

I think outside the box.

I am a hotline of magic.

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 43

When you stand in the truth that you are worthy of receiving the gifts of gate 43 (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…

When do you feel most tapped into your own inner wisdom and insights? 

What simple and unprecise ways can you make more room for that? 

What does your fear of rejection sound like in your own mind? What bullshit stories does it tell you about your own inner wisdom? Are you willing to make different choices, even when that voice is loud and demanding? 

Remember, it only takes one new choice to move you in the direction of the life you really want and deserve. 

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 43. 

And, if you have gate 43 in your Human Design Incarnation Cross, check out the Human Design Map where I go super deep into each cross gate

There is so much more where that came from:

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