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 contemplation of Human Design Gate 43 (Gene Key 43)

I have gate 43 defined in my chart. 

And, I can definitely say that it has been a lifelong struggle for me to listen to my own inner wisdom instead of listening to other people’s insights and advice. My own fear of rejection convinces me that my inner wisdom is not enough. 

And whether you have gate 43 or not, we all fear that our own inner wisdom, insights, and ideas will be rejected. So, we ignore ourselves and yield to the opinions of others. 

And, that my friend, never leads you to the life you really deserve. It leads you to a life of the Human Design not-self themes (frustration, bitterness, anger, and disappointment). 

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 you don’t deserve to live your purpose and that you are unworthy of a life of satisfaction, success, peace, and delight. 

Remember, worthiness isn’t something you prove or earn. Worthiness is a CHOICE you make – in your heart, in your mind, and with your ACTIONS. 

As mentioned before, the first step is to create time and space to actually hear your own inner wisdom. 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.”

Now, you don’t have to be precious about this. The time and space does not need to be bathtubs on mountain tops with Unicorns frollocking in rainbows. 

It can be as simple as driving to work or washing the dishes in complete silence, without podcasts, music, or audiobooks. It can be taking an extra three minutes on your pee break at work. It can be a tiny moment of placing your hand on your heart and breathing. 

You deserve that. And then some. 

So, no matter where you are on the spectrum of making space to HEAR your own inner wisdom, I challenge you to expand your capacity for your deserving by making just a little more. 

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 unprecious 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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