Hey there. I'm Christie Inge.

5/2 Splenic Projector | LAX of the Clarion 2

I’m a Master Energy Healer and Human Design Mentor. 

I’ll show you how to heal the blocks to living in alignment with the highest potential of your Human Design. 

Human Design Gate 8 – Gene Key 8 – The Rebel With A Cause

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 8 is The Gate of Contribution. But I call it The Rebel with a Cause because its primary action is to make a contribution in the world by being one’s authentic self.

About Human Design Gate 8 – Gene Key 8

Archetypal Name: The Rebel with a Cause

In Action: make a contribution by being radically authentic

Keywords: contribution, authenticity, and self-expression

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Official Gate Name: Contribution

Human Design Definition: The basic worth realized in contributing individual efforts to group goals.

Core Theme: Unique self expression. 

Bodygraph Center: Throat center and connects to the G center via human design gate 1.

Tropical Sign: Taurus/Gemini

(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 8

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

On the “positive” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 8 is the energy for authenticity and self-expression. Gate 8 makes the most difference in the world by staying true to itself and empowering others to do the same.

 On the “negative” end of the spectrum, Human Design Gate 8 is the energy for worrying about how individual expressions will impact relationships. It can feel purposeless under the weight of external conditioning and pressure.

Note that the terms “positive” and “negative” frequency states do not imply “good” or “bad.” They are portals of self-discovery and immense healing.

If you find yourself on the “negative” side of the spectrum, don’t be an asshole to yourself and try not to sink into a pit of inadequacy or despair.

When you notice difficulties in expressing your authenticity, see it as a chance to connect more deeply with your inner truth and see yourself through unconditional love’s eyes.

Embrace these “negative” instances to become inquisitive instead of self-punishing, give yourself some Fierce Grace, and look for the golden potential in what is happening.

By approaching yourself and Gate 8 in this way, you will gain insight into your whole Self and connect more deeply with your purpose and the inherent value you contribute to the world.

If you want guidance on “how” to do this kind of inner work, you will LOVE the Human Design Map & Portal. Get yours here.

My Personal Experience with Human Design Gate 8 (Gene Key 8)

Gate 8 is defined in my Unconscious Jupiter.  And, true to the nature of the unconscious side of the chart, Gate 8 has been a really powerful gateway into shadow for me. 

On the conscious side, Jupiter is our path to expanding into abundance, prosperity, miracles, and healing. And on the unconscious side, it reveals the primary shadows and “blocks” that stop the flow. 

(Jupiter’s placements are also important in the big picture of prosperity and can be very important for business owners to understand. I have a guide inside the map portal that tells you what Jupiter means through that lens.)

My conscious Jupiter is in Human Design Gate 20, which is all about being present in the now, contemplation, and expressing truth when it arises. 

In other words, I create abundance, healing, and miracles in my life by being in the present moment, making space for contemplation, and sharing my intuitive wisdom when it arrives. 

With Gate 8 in my unconscious Jupiter, my biggest “block” to stepping into that source of abundance is misdirected rebellion and inauthenticity. 

The more I can transform rebellion into authenticity, the more present I am in my life. The more present I am, sharing what I know when I know it, the more abundance I create. 

These are some of my core practices for abundance and Wild Success.

I’ve reached a point in my life where being inauthentic creates so much bitterness that I can’t do it anymore. I’m done with people-pleasing, masking, and trying to make everybody and their brother happy. I want my contribution to this world to be as authentic as humanly possible and that requires me to….be authentic!

That is why I practice what I preach inside the map portal. My practice is showing up authentically, rallying my inner resources and wholeness, even when other people don’t like it, have some bullshit thoughts about it, or want me to play small.

Otherwise, I become a rebel without a cause, destroying myself and everything in my path. That way of being doesn’t lead to more authenticity — it leads to less. And it wastes a metric fuck ton of energy. 

When I waste energy on false rebellions, I have little left to discover what is actually authentic, what my cause really is, and where that rebel energy can be channeled into something truly worthwhile. 

And it fills my present moment with defensiveness, victim consciousness, and existential anguish.

In those triggered states, I don’t have access to the inner wisdom that allows my Gate 20 to be present and speak its truth now. 

This awareness was a bitter pill to swallow. No pun intended. 

I’m grateful to understand how Gate 8’s “low” frequency manifests in my life. That awareness, coupled with meeting those parts of myself with radical self-acceptance and unconditional love, has helped me transform rebellion into authentic contribution. Now, rebellion is simply a clue letting me know that a part of me believes that I must comply, and I know exactly how to handle that.

Of course, I can’t say, with any self-respect, that I am never rebellious for rebellion’s sake. That just isn’t true. Healing people pleasing is like peeling an onion. As one of the big layers is peeled off, smaller, more nuanced layers appear. The journey is about going deeper and deeper into the same shit.

It is all an opportunity to get curious, to notice how present I am, and where I might be getting caught in the victim mindset, looking for where to lay blame.

Rinse. Repeat.

If you want to understand more about the unique contribution that you are here to make, be sure to get your Human Design Map.

Affirmations for Human Design Gate 8

Using your Human Design to create affirmations is a powerful way to activate the full potential of your chart. Here are some affirmations for Gate 8:

I stay true to my individual expression.

My unique style cannot be replicated because it comes from the inside.

I make a contribution by being my authentic self.

Inside your Human Design Map, you’ll get a full list of empowering beliefs for your type + strategy, authority, profile, and all four gates of your incarnation cross and show you how to go from affirmation to full-on embodiment. In the meantime, be sure to also check out my post on how to make Human Design affirmations work.

Now it’s your turn to contemplate Gate 8

When you stand in the truth that the gifts of gate 8 are always available to you (whether it’s defined in your chart or not)…

What is your relationship with being authentic?

Do you believe that the greatest contribution you could ever make is being yourself? 

Do you ever rebel for rebellion’s sake? Why is that? How might you channel that energy into something that is worth rebelling against?

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 8. 

And, if you have gate 8 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:

If you loved this post, you will love the Human Design Map & Portal where Christie will explain the most important parts of your chart (Type + Strategy, Authority, Profile, and all four gates of your Incarnation Cross). And, you’ll get unlimited access to Q + A with her and her team. Get your map here

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