Human Design Gate 45 – Gene Key 45 – The Money Steward

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The official name for Human Design Gate 45 is The Gate of The Gatherer. But I call it The Money Steward because its primary action is to be fully aware of both the spiritual and mundane power that money holds and wield it with equity. 

About Human Design Gate 45 – Gene Key 45

Archetype Name: The Money Steward

In Action: find the win-win in material matters (especially money)

Keywords: leadership, money, wellbeing, and the distribution of resources

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Official Gate Name: The Gatherer

Human Design Definition: The natural and generally beneficial attraction of like forces. 

Core Theme: Leading through education. 

Bodygraph Center: Throat center and connects to the Will center via human design gate 21

Tropical Sign: Gemini

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The Energy Spectrum of Human Design Gate 45

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

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 45 is the energy for leadership, money and wellbeing. To Gate 45 money is power and it is a master at managing, using, and distributing material resources (especially money) in service to family, friends, and community. Gate 45 is fully aware of both the spiritual and mundane power that money holds and wields it with equity. 

 On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 45 is the energy for hoarding money or resources. It may try to knock others down so that it may rise up. Or it might even unconsciously stay broke in an attempt to prove spiritual “worthiness.” 

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 45 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 45 is to look for a win-win in all situations and remember that when one member of the kingdom is suffering, the whole kingdom suffers. When every member of the kingdom is thriving, the whole kingdom thrives. This will give you an empowered relationship with material resources. 

My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 45 (Gene Key 45)

In my post on Human Design Gate 54, I shared that I’ve been on quite the spiritual healing journey with money. My midheaven is in Gate 54 and I’ve come to see my relationship with money, especially as it relates to my business, as a critical part of my spiritual path. 

It is one of the primary lenses that I expand my consciousness and step into deeper and deeper awareness of my Divine Nature. 

And the energy of Gate 45 has been a critical part of that path. 

When I was 19 years old, my car was repossessed because I didn’t make a payment on it for a few months. I didn’t know jack shit about money and didn’t really understand the consequences of not paying. 

I dodged the repo man for about a week before he finally caught up with me. I “ruined” my credit and hurt people I loved in the process. 

It wasn’t exactly my finest moment. 

I came away from that experience with a belief that I am irresponsible with money. Some might argue that this kind of belief is the result of being socialized as a woman in a patriarchal society. 

And perhaps that is true. But, what I know for sure is that I’ve carried that belief with me and I’m still working through it today. 

What has been most fascinating to me is that as my income has increased, the volume on the belief gets turned up louder and louder. 

Things really started to shift for me when I took a course on money with one of my mentors. 

She said a lot of things that completely shifted my perspective on money. But the one that feels related to Gate 45 went something like this:

Having money can solve a lot of problems. 

When you don’t have to worry about money, it frees up your energy to make an even bigger contribution in the world. 

Making money doesn’t turn you into an evil person. It makes you more of who you already are. 

If you are someone who wants to make a contribution in the world, you’ll just do more of that with your money. 

And with Human Design Gate 8 in my unconscious Jupiter, I felt her words deeply. 

It brought to the surface all of my beliefs of being irresponsible with money and that I wouldn’t do the “right” thing with money. 

Since then, I’ve healed a lot of those wounds. I’ve worked through a lot of the shame from the repossession and I made amends with the people I hurt in the process. 

Probably most important of all, I’ve come to understand the role that money actually plays in my life. I‘ve started to understand its purpose for me and how I actually want to use it in my life. 

And I’ve come to see that she was right. More money does just make you more of who you already are. 

I trust myself with money.
I am responsible with money.
I am a wise steward of money.
I circulate money with integrity.
I contribute with money. 

These are new identities for me to step into. And I look forward to where I’ll go from here. 

Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 45

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of Gate 45 are always available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…

What is your relationship with money? 

Are you aware of the spiritual power of money? 

How might you be a wise steward of money? 

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 45. 

And, if you have gate 45 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.