Human Design Gate 60 – Gene Key 60 – The Embodied Magician

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 60 is The Gate of Acceptance. But I call it The Embodied Magician because its primary action is to magically flow through the river of life. 

About Human Design Gate 60 – Gene Key 60

Archetypal Name: The Embodied Magician

In Action: use creativity to overcome obstacles

Keywords: magic, limitation, embodiment, and the Laws of Nature

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Official Gate Name: Acceptance

Human Design Definition: The acceptance of limitation is the first step in transcendence. 

Core Theme: Pressure to transcend limitation. 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 Sacral center via human design gate 3

Tropical Sign: Capricorn/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 60

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

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 60 is the energy for flowing through life by using creativity to overcome limitations. Gate 60 breaks the rules and loves to create equitable systems and structures. It thrives when it has the proper boundaries in places for magic, creativity, and transformation to flourish. 

 On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 60 is the energy for becoming victimized by laws, rules, boundaries, and natural limits. It has a tendency to act out when boundaries aren’t clear and stay in their comfort zone instead of using their creativity to overcome challenges. 

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 60 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 60 is to discover the containers that your creativity and magic thrive inside of. For example, having certain hours that you create inside of. Play with those containers and see what you like best. 

My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 60 (Gene Key 60)

Gate 60 is undefined in my chart, but it holds a special place in my heart. 

My very first map customer has gate 60 in their conscious sun. 

Back then, I didn’t know the human design gates as I do now. 

I can remember very clearly sitting down to study gate 60.

I was surrounded by piles of Human Design, Gene Keys, and IChing books. I was taking notes as fast as my hand would go. 

By the end, I had tears streaming down my face because I knew how important it was to get this information out to people. And, in a moment of self-recognition, I knew I had a unique, more empowering way of translating the system. 

Often, information in Human Design is taught in an incredibly disempowering way.

There are “analysts” and “readers” who tell people, based on specific gates in their chart, that they are evil, doomed to fail, or other such disempowering bullshit. 

I once had an HD reader tell me that I should close my business, file for unemployment, and play video games for the rest of my life.

And that is just the beginning of what I’ve seen.

There are indeed some gates in the chart that, because of conditioning and Ra’s intention to reach people through their “not-self,” can seem intense at first glance.

But a different story unfolds when we look deeper at the full spectrum of potential

Gate 60 is one of the prime examples. 

In traditional Human Design, gate 60 is known as the gate of limitation. It is the energy of boundaries, structure, and restriction. 

Some pretty gnarly shit has gone down when gate 60 was transiting planets like Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, etc. 

And, my first map client definitely didn’t have a life of skipping through fields of flowers, rainbows, and butterflies either. 

All of that is true. 


There is a whole other side of the story. 

While studying gate 60 for the first time, the other side was blazingly obvious. 

I saw potential, creativity, and ingenuity. 

I saw magick. 

Because here is the thing:

Creativity and magick are BORN from limits.

Your house is safe because of its walls. Rivers need banks to flow. iPhones, cars, and GPS were all created to solve a “limitation.” 

Some of the most beautiful art in the world was made with leftover paint and brushes that should have long been in the trash. 

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. 

Without limits, boundaries, and problems, there is no need for creativity and magic. 

Humans find a way. We make something out of nothing. We create from the (root) pressure of limits. We make magick with it. 

The difference is in attitude and using it as an opportunity. It is looking for the potential inside of limitation. And embracing it the same way a river embraces its banks. 

That is what makes us truly limitless. 

Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 60

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 60 are available to you, whether it’s defined in your chart or not…

What is your relationship with limitations? 

What kind of limits enhance your flow? 

What have been your most creative or magical moments and what role did limits play in them? 

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 60. 

And, if you have gate 60 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. 

There is so much more where that came from:

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