The official name for Human Design Gate 63 is The Gate of Doubt. But I call it The Discerning Questioner because its primary action is to use doubt to your advantage to ask bigger questions and connect with bigger possibilities.
About Human Design Gate 63 – Gene Key 63
Archetypal Name: The Discerning Questioner
In Action: use doubt as a gateway into possibility
Keywords: doubt, discernment, patterns, and finding potential
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Official Gate Name: Doubt
Human Design Definition: In the spiral of life, all ends are beginnings.
Core Theme: Working through doubt to make sense of patterns and find a new pattern.
Bodygraph Center: Head center and connects to the Ajna center via human design gate 4.
Tropical Sign: Pisces
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The Energy Spectrum of Human Design Gate 63
All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential.
On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 63 is the energy for making sense of patterns by working through doubt. Gate 63 sees distorted energy as an opportunity for truth, therefore, it asks itself and others powerful questions. And the answer to those questions shatter doubt, impossibility, and hesitation and reveal the true potential that exists in all things.
On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 63 is the energy of struggling with self-doubt or planting unnecessary doubt into others’ minds. It never takes action due to doubt and blames external things for the doubt and their results.
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 63 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 63 is to pay extra attention to where your questions take you mentally and the results of that mental focus.
For example, if you keep asking yourself “what is wrong with me?” You’ll keep finding flaws and that will lead to deeper doubts. Transform those questions into one that actually use your mental energy in a productive way.
My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 63 (Gene Key 63)
Gate 63 is undefined in my chart, but I have a defined Head/Ajna. So, I am intimately familiar with how the head pressures the Ajna with questions.
When we don’t keep those questions in check, it can send us in all sorts of unhelpful directions.
The main question that gate 63 asks is what.
And my “flavor” of gate 63 questions has been:
What is wrong with me?
What am I missing?
What am I doing wrong?
Doubt. Doubt. Doubt.
For a long time, I thought that experiencing doubt meant that I was too broken or messed up to do much of anything with my life.
When I noticed doubt, I made it mean imminent failure and that I would never succeed.
Things started to shift in 2014 when I went to a coaching mastermind in Napa Valley.
The weather was gorgeous. I was delighted to be connecting with so many like-minded people. The deep conversations were spectacular, and I met people I am still friends with.
I was absolutely high on life. Truth be told, I was probably high on the amplification of such “positive” sacral and solar plexus energy, but whatever.
Anyway, during one of the mastermind sessions, there was a group Q + A with my mentor. She always appeared confident in her ability to create the life she wanted, and I was convinced that she never experienced doubt.
I hesitantly asked…
Do you ever feel doubt?
In her confident voice, she replied:
Of course, I just don’t let it drive my actions.
It took me some time to really sink into the meaning of her words.
I can’t say for sure what they really meant for her.
But what I have come to understand, and teach others inside the Human Design Map, is that we are “meant” to experience it all.
It wouldn’t be in the chart if it weren’t a normal part of the human experience.
Doubt is not actually a problem. Nothing is going wrong when doubt shows up – for any reason. It only becomes a problem when we assign meaning to it and use it as fuel for actions that keep us stuck in the low frequency of our purpose.
But, even more important is that we can transform the frequency of the doubt and turn it into fuel for actions aligned with our higher purpose.
We do that by seeing doubt as a signal to explore all of the possibilities.
You turn the doubt on its head (pun intended 😉) and let it open you up instead of shutting you down.
This, as with all things, is a process. You won’t get it right on the first try. And you’ll have to remind yourself repeatedly that doubt is evidence that you are a normal human being and nothing else.
Since gate 63 is undefined in my chart, I’ll be learning more ways of working with doubt as I continue through life.
But, for now, I am really grateful for what I’ve learned so far, and I welcome more opportunities to expand my mind to what is really possible when we get out of our own way.
If you want a guide on your path, invite me by getting your Human Design Map and reaching out to me inside the portal.
Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 63
When you stand in the truth that you can embody the gifts of gate 63 whether it is defined in your chart or not…
What is your relationship with doubt?
Do you let doubt lead you into disempowering actions? Why or why not?
In what ways can you turn doubt on its head (no pun intended!) and use it to fuel empowering questions and actions?
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 63.
And, if you have gate 63 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.