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Gate 42 Meaning in Human Design

Gate 42 is All About Expansion & Abundance

Gate 42, known as the gate of Growth.

When your Gate 42 is activated, there's a natural inclination towards seeking growth and embracing expansive opportunities. The energy of growth becomes a guiding force, motivating you to evolve and pursue experiences that contribute to personal and collective expansion. Your ability to adapt to change and seize opportunities can lead to transformative journeys and a sense of continuous progress.

Gifts of the 42nd Gate:

- Seeking growth and embracing expansive opportunities

- Evolving with adaptability and seizing transformative experiences

Challenges of the 42nd Gate:

- Potential for resistance to change or fear of the unknown

- Importance of embracing change as a catalyst for growth

Having an active Gate 42 may present challenges, especially when there's a potential for resistance to change or fear of the unknown. It becomes essential to embrace change as a catalyst for growth and recognize the potential for positive transformations within the unknown.

Reflecting on the lessons embedded in change and approaching new experiences with openness can guide you towards a path of purposeful and expansive growth.

Consider asking yourself how you can seek growth while embracing change. What opportunities for expansion can be found within the unknown? Setting intentions to evolve with adaptability and view change as a catalyst for growth allows you to navigate the journey of the 42nd Gate with a sense of purpose and continuous progress.

Fast Facts on Gate 42 | Increase




Astrological Sign


Hanging Gate(s)

Collective Sensing


The Red & Black Line Meaning for Gate 42

If the Gate 42 line on your chart is black in color this means your have a Consciously activated Gate 42

If the line is red in color this means you have an Unconsciously acitivated Gate 42.

If the line is striped and has both red & black that means this Gate is active on your Conscious Personality side & your Unsconscious Design side. This means that the qualities of show up consistently in your self-expression & response to the external world.

Pay attention if you have any more of these dual Gates! They are an integral part of who you are

To better understand the difference in expression imagine your Human Design chart as a vast garden, Gates are the different flowers within that Garden. Some flowers are in full bloom, catching the sunlight and showcasing their vibrant colors (Conscious gates). These are the aspects of yourself that you're aware of and easily express. They're the evergreen plants that are always around.

On the other hand Unconscious gates are like seeds lying beneath the surface of the soil, waiting to sprout. They are still a part of your unique garden, but their potential hasn't fully blossomed into your conscious awareness. These gates hold hidden qualities, untapped strengths, and unique gifts that are yet to be discovered. These are your seasonal plants that blossom when the time is right before lying dormant again.

Just like the garden needs time, care, and attention for those seeds to grow into beautiful flowers, your Unconscious Gate 42 may need moments of reflection, experiences, or encounters to bring it into the light of your consciousness.

So what if your Gate 42 isn't active. No worries!

Gates are just one part of the Human Design ecosystem, and your potential to access Gate 42's juices is always there. However, since your gate is inactive, it'll require an assist from someone or something else to begin flowing.

Here are 3 ways your Gate 42 can be activated:

First, check to see if the hanging gate listed above is activated in your chart.

If it is, Gate 42 is simply waiting to complete a high five with your hanging gate. This can happen during planetary transits or when in the presence of someone with Gate 42 active!

If your Gate 42 doesn't have an active hanging gate, it will need a little more of an assist from the universe to be activated since the entire 42-53 Channel will need to be connected to get these juices flowing.

One final special case is if your Gate 42 is activated while in an Undefined Center. In that case, you will notice more of its energy present when you're around someone with that Center defined, or when a transit defines that center for you.

Remember, not having a gate active isn't a negative thing! We all have unique gifts that we embody more often than others, but gate activations can unlock the hidden strengths, creating waves of change that foster personal growth and harmony. So keep a look out for these energetic assists!

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