Daily Impact - January 20 2020, 01:47 UTC *

The ‘Daily Impact’ interpretation reflects the impact of the Sun and Earth (70% of the neutrino influence) on what happens in the world as time moves us through the Gates and Lines of the Human Design wheel. 

What is offered here is a general frame to the day, especially in terms of external conditioning and potential identification with the power of the Sun’s influence through a particular Gate theme. Also consider what is written about the grounding effect of the Gate in the Earth position of the day. Take note of the Line of the day and think about the quality of the Line and the Rave I Ching cryptic sentence. And, of course, pay attention to any Channels that may be formed on the day, as that Life Force will most certainly be relevant to whatever happens. 

For those of you who are more familiar with the Gates and Channels, pay attention to the chart of the day which shows us the detail of the day’s imprint. Look for Gates that may join a ‘hanging’ Gate in your chart, notice the planetary accent it has and ponder upon its relevance to your day. Above all else, ‘The Daily Impact’ is a tool to assist subscribers to witness themselves living their life within ‘The Program’ and becoming more aware by observing the themes unfold.

Gate 60 - Limitation


Bodygraph position: The ROOT Centre

Quarter: The Quarter of Mutation - Purpose fulfilled through Transformation

Line 4 - Resourcefulness

Exalted: The reasoned and intelligent maximization of potential within limitations. The maximization of potential within limitation.

Detriment: A tendency in times of limitation to seek the inner meaning of the restriction rather than using its gifts to find a harmonic application within the limitation. The former leads to withdrawal and the latter to transcendence. The energy to know rather than accept limitation at the expense of possible mutation, leading to depression.

* Here we see an escapologist submerged in a glass tank of water. He has steel chains restricting his movements and his physical death remains a possibility if he cannot free himself in the next few minutes. His face shows no concern for his predicament; his eyes reveal he can handle the restraint of time and the shackles around his body. There is decisiveness in his expression. This is an ideal representation of both limitation and the acceptance of that limitation. Mutation is inherently in this scenario as well. His audience will most likely also be restricted in the building up of the tension within them, as the time ticks by and he still remains in a precarious position. At any moment, either he frees himself and his audience can release their unconscious collectively held breath, and the internal pressure they’ve been going through, or he fails. If he fails, all hell is likely to break loose, and chaos will supersede any semblance of order.

The frequency of limitation comes to us through the Sun’s intervention at this time. This may be felt as the pressure to mutate that arises suddenly, in pulses, and can bring out a sense of restlessness. The 60th Gate looks to the 3rd Gate with its power to bring out a new order, and release the build-up of pressure in the Root Centre.

So we may be looking for something new during this time that transcends the restrictions we may be feeling especially strongly. As a frequency from the ‘Quarter of Mutation’, this energy is all about transformation. We may experience it in the work that we do, or in the relationships we have. Is time to do something new in your work? Have you become entangled in a relationship that is no longer fertile? Is there an impulse to transcend the limitations of where and in what dwelling we work or reside?

The key to handling this energy of limitation is acceptance. One cannot force mutation, it either happens or it doesn’t. The more impatient we become under this pressure, the more likely it is that we can descend into a deep, melancholic depression that can become chronic. In the acceptance of the limitation, transcendence becomes possible.

Restless or patient, pushing the river or allowing mutation to come when it will, these are the dilemmas that may be colouring our lives at this time.

This energy also carries the theme of the ‘ancient’. This is a source Gate for Individual direction. An excellent example of this is Human Design, which utilises the wisdom and perfection of the Chinese I Ching, which is approximately 5,000 years old. It puts the hexagram qualities into the new order of Gates in Centres within a Wheel. So be aware of your current resources of knowing or beauty that may be part of your life.

The 56th Gate is in this transit’s Earth, so there is the grounding of storytelling. We may feel we can’t move ahead when we want to, but that doesn't stop us having fun by sharing some transformative tales of magic, absurdity, tragedy or comedy. A good story eats time like nothing else, it can distract us from whatever is limiting in our lives. These days we know stories of all sorts are readily available on the Internet through multiple mediums. So we can expect to be tempted to deal with pressure, by turning to entertainment of some sort or another.

For those with an Open Root Centre, one of the main limitations and the cause for a feeling of pressure, is that you simply haven’t got enough time to do what must be done. Slow down. Don’t cram your schedules so full. Consider reducing the speed at which you live your life.

Harmonic Gate

If you have the 3rd Gate in your chart, then “The Channel of Mutation’ themes become relevant. This can bring in a period of manic depression, which might sound heavy, but, frankly, the ‘manic’ part of it can be a lot of fun.

You may find yourself doing things in a more chaotic order as the adrenalised pressure of the 60th Gate ramps up the 3rd Gate, and a heightened sense of disturbance can arise. You may notice that, without meaning to, you can be more prone to causing disturbance to those around you. Perhaps it may occur through what you do, perhaps where you do it or to whom you do it. Either way the impulse to mutate the status quo is likely to come in bursts throughout this transit. Follow your Strategy and Authority to ensure that the potential changes have consequences that are beneficial for you.

The new may be necessary, but it is not always useful or interesting. It certainly can be, every industry relies upon innovation to move with the times, but timing is part of playing the game successfully. You may feel there are obstacles in your way, whether they are people or a lack of resources, but forcing them aside is not always the correct way to go. Accepting the situation that can’t be changed often brings in the opportunity to connect with the resources appropriate to create a new order.

4TH LINE DAY : Friendship • Opportunism • Networking • Fixed

This is a good day for opportunities as the 4th Line of Opportunism conditions us all today. What opportunities will we meet during our day? They could be either personal or business-related. It would be wise to keep our eyes open. This is a good day for networking, if it’s correct for us to do so.

The theme of friendship will also be strong today. It may surprise us that several friends all contact us ‘out of the blue’ today. This can be important as not everyone is designed to be good at keeping in touch with others, so this conditioning can be helpful for strengthening the links to our network of friends. It may be a day when we seek to confide in someone or they confide in us.

Of course, there is the opposite side of the binary as well; there is the possibility of being ‘burnt out’ by too much talking and relating with friends and we may suffer from ‘people-fatigue’ today.

There is an inherent kindness during the 4th Line days, in alignment with the theme of friendship and opportunism; but it also carries the shadow of meanness, so we may be surprised by some of our interactions today that may leave a bad taste in our mouths following a mean gesture or some unkind words.

Another binary to consider today is Benefactor or Dependant. We may find ourselves on either side of this binary, either seeking support in some way from others or helping someone who is dependent upon us.

The Aspired-to role is aloneness. Aloneness is the medium of creativity, so despite the inherently social nature of the day, it may also manifest for us times when we just want to be alone in our own creative processes.

This is the most ‘fixed’ of all Lines, so this is not a good day to try to adapt to changing situations. Indeed, it may be frustrating or annoying to encounter those who will not willingly change their ways to accommodate what we may want.

Get to know the themes of the Lines as they come by as regular cycles throughout the weeks and months. As you track them, even occasionally, you will become more and more aware of the Program within which we live. Don’t let the conditioning of the day take you away from following your Strategy and Authority. Just look deeper into what is happening to you and around you.

Take this transit as an opportunity to see these themes occur within and around you. As you see them you will then have the opportunity to consider that you yourself may indeed be a pattern in a larger Program, as described by The Human Design System. If you can verify the truth of the transiting Gates in your life today, then I trust it will remind you to come back to following your Strategy and Authority - for that is the way to play the game. It is the way to wake up mechanically and experience what it is like to flow along in your life as yourself, without the resistance that comes from trying to live a conditioned life in a ‘Not-self’ world. 

As we notice the daily impact upon our own Human Design imprint during the day, we naturally grow in our awareness of ourselves and the adventure of what it is to be alive in a world that is constantly conditioning us.

Those who are Reflectors can align to the daily transit, paying particular attention to the drive of the Moon. The rest of us, Manifestors, Generators and Projectors are here to resist the conditioning in terms of our decision-making and learn from it to increase our wisdom.


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