The official name for Human Design Gate 64 is The Gate of Confusion. But I call it The Imagination Station because its primary action is to lovingly embrace the confusion inherent in illumination.
About Human Design Gate 64 – Gene Key 64
Archetype Name: The Imagination Station
In Action: use imagination and creativity to transcend confusion
Keywords: your imagination and creativity, confusion, and Illumination
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Official Gate Name: Confusion
Human Design Definition: Transition, like birth, requires a determined strength for the passage through.
Core Theme: Making sense of the past and resolving chaos and confusion.
Bodygraph Center: Head center and connects to the Ajna center via human design gate 47.
Tropical Sign: Virgo
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The Energy Spectrum of Human Design Gate 64
All energy in the Human Design chart exists on a spectrum of potential.
On the “positive” of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 64 is the energy for lovingly embracing the confusion inherent in illumination. Gate 64 lives in a land of infinite possibilities and potential and is only limited by its imagination. With this understanding of reality, Gate 64 is able to keep its eye on the highest potential and possibility – even when confusion clouds everything beyond the next step.
On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 64 is the energy for putting pressure on itself to figure things out the moment it feels confused. With this approach, Gate 64 starts to shut down potential and possibilities. It can find itself worried about the “how” instead of focusing on the next step.
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 64 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 64 is to pay attention to your dreams; notice what thoughts, emotions, and possibilities they activate inside of you. And be mindful of your use of the question “how.” If you notice you are asking disempowering “how” questions (such as “how does this keep happening to me”) reframe the question to be more empowering.
My personal contemplation of Human Design Gate 64 (Gene Key 64)
Back when I was doing one-to-one coaching, I had a client with the full 64/47 channel of abstraction.
And we had a metric fuck-ton of conversation about confusion.
In the life coaching community, the feeling of confusion had gotten a bit of a bad wrap and my client would often shame herself for feeling confused.
But, what I helped her see is that, as with all energy, gate 64 (aka the energy of confusion) is on a spectrum and all ends of the spectrum are available to us. We just have to know how to work with it.
Here is an example of what that might look like in “real” life…
Imagine for a moment that you have been training to climb a mountain for 6 months straight. You go all in on your training and you have a deep inner knowing that you will make it to the top.
But, on the day you plan to start the actual climb, it is an incredibly foggy day. You cannot see the top of the mountain.
On the “negative” end of the 64 spectrum, you would turn around and go home because you can’t see, with your actual eyes, how you will get to the top. You “indulge” in not knowing the how.
But, on the “positive” side of the 64 spectrum, you would proceed, knowing that you don’t need to see the whole path. You just need to trust that you will make it to the top of the mountain by putting one foot in front of the other. You stay in the possibility instead of in the fog.
See the difference? She did and it changed everything for her.
And, quite honestly, it has changed everything for me, too.
I don’t have gate 64 defined in my chart (though I do have a defined head) and, over the course of my life, I have learned that you really do only need to be able to see the next step.
And when you can surrender the how and just trust your knowing of the potential and possibilities, all tends to work itself out.
You do know what to do. Just put one foot in front of the other.
Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 64
When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 64 are always available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…
What is your relationship with confusion? Do you let it get the best of you? Or do you use it to tune into the possibilities?
Do you ever get lost in disempowering “how” questions? How (no pun intended!) might you turn them into empowering questions?
What is the next step you need to take in your life? Can you trust that it is enough?
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 64.
And, if you have gate 64 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.