The official name for Human Design Gate 50 is The Gate of Values. But I call it The Tuning Fork because its primary action is to harmonize the vibration of a group to a frequency that is rooted in the values and beliefs that will serve everyone.
About Human Design Gate 50 – Gene Key 50
Archetype Name: The Tuning Fork
In Action: to transform the frequency of your groups by living your values
Keywords: values, harmony, and collective empowerment
Official Gate Name: Values
Human Design Definition: The value of historical continuity whose traditional values serve and enrich the present and the future.
Core Theme: Fear of responsibility.
Bodygraph Center: Spleen center and connects to the Sacral center via human design gate 27.
Tropical Sign: Libra/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 50
All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential.
On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 50 is the energy for harmonizing the vibration of a group to a frequency that is rooted in the values and beliefs that will serve everyone. Gate 50 has an instinctive knowing that groups are only as healthy as each member and can easily spot fears that “corrupt” a group. With this awareness, it is able to determine the values that will serve it, the community and the collective.
On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 50 is the energy for staying in groups even though you can sense their “corrupt” nature. It may live out of fear, anger, and poor boundaries and is be easily persuaded into incorrect values and beliefs by unhealthy groups. This ultimately can lead to burnout and 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 50 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 50 is to know your values, revisit them often, and live in integrity with them.
My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 50 (Gene Key 50)
Gate 27 is about balancing self-care with caring for others and gate 28 is about finding purpose and meaning in the “darkness” of life.
Our North and South nodes are like petri dishes for our life purpose.
In science, the lab tech puts a specific strain of bacteria in the petri dish and adds a growth-enhancing solution. They can then observe the growth of the bacteria as it happens inside the dish.
Our purpose is the bacteria and the dish and growth solution are the nodes.
Before our Uranus opposition, we will see how we are growing into our purpose by watching the frequency of our South Node. And after our Uranus opposition, we will see it by watching the frequency of our North Node.
By observing the frequency of the gates in our nodes, we are able to see how we are growing into our purpose. The higher our frequency in the nodes, the higher the frequency will be in our purpose.
I just past my Uranus opposition a couple of years ago so my “petri dish” is now human design gate 28.
But one of the important things I learned in my experience with Gate 27 was that knowing my values (aka gate 50) was an essential part of finding the balance between self-care and caring for others.
I had always been someone who put my needs on the back burner and I was surrounding myself with people who expected that of me (of all womxn, really).
But, as I came to understand my values, mostly driven by my individual and collective circuitry, I started to decondition from the belief that my only role in life was to please others.
I started surrounding myself with people who understood that you can’t get water out of a dry well. I stopped being attached to what certain groups of people thought about me. And I let go of the idea that my value as a human being came from what I could do for others.
I can’t say that I always get the balance right. I am a 5/2 profile which means my karma is transpersonal. So, on some level, I will always be balancing my need to serve others with my personal needs.
But, for the most part, I have come into the understanding that honoring my needs + values and letting the chips fall where they may with others has been a life changing realization.
And, perhaps that doing what is best for me is one of the ways that I am a karmic mirror for others.
Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 50
When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 50 are always available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…
What do you value? (not sure? There is a bonus worksheet in the Human Design Map to walk you through defining your values.)
What do your values look like in action?
On a scale from 1 to 4, do you honor your values each day? 1 is not honoring your values at all and 4 is absolutely putting your values first.
How might the people you surround yourself with be influencing the way you show up for your values? Do you want to keep it that way? Or change it?
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 50.
And, if you have gate 50 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.