Daily Impact - December 4 2020, 20:51 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 5 - Waiting

Keynote: THE GATE OF FIXED RHYTHMS

Bodygraph position: The SACRAL Centre

Quarter: The Quarter of Mutation - Purpose fulfilled through Transformation

Line 2 - Inner peace

Keynote: The ability to ignore the temptation to take premature action.

Exalted: The gift of maintaining composure through idealizing tranquility. The power to be comfortable with one's rhythm.

Detriment: Inner peace experienced as stagnation. The drive for power that is constrained by the fixed rhythm.

* Here we see Asian female drummers in perfect sync with each other. Their timing has to be perfect, as does their poise, to produce an audiovisual pattern and rhythm that engulfs the audience with their powerful combined presence. The Wheel in the illustration reminds us that the 5th Gate comes from the Quarter of Mutation with its potential power to transform through the pattern.



The Sun transits into Gate 5, the Gate of Fixed Rhythms, which brings us the power of habits, or of being anchored to timing that may not be in alignment with who we are. It may be immensely frustrating, in the sense that we can move in our life according to a tempo that is not of our liking. There may be an extra layer of irritation to be endured during this time.

It can also open us up to seeing what patterns we are moving to in our life. What habits we have adopted that are either giving us more functionality in our lives, or are simply getting in the way of a smoother life.

In some cases this transit can bring us an appreciation of the natural rhythms of nature, whether externally or internally.

It provides us with the context of timing and rhythms. Are you moving too fast? Do you need to anchor yourself within a more functional, orderly and logical appropriate pace? Do you need to take a break? Is it time to break a pattern that no longer serves you? These are all potentially relevant questions that may arise or be felt at an energetic level.

Many of us do not have a healthy relationship with time and suffer as a result. Now is the time to examine that relationship. Beware of trying to enforce a specific pattern onto your lifestyle that may not be sustainable (if you have an Open Sacral Centre) and cause you to use so much energy that it becomes counter-productive. On the other hand, if you do need more order applied to the timing in your life, then this would be a good time to examine what is potentially useful for you in accordance with who you are.

Always apply your Strategy and Authority to any changes this transit presents to you. Take advantage of becoming more conscious of the patterns that bind you, or the way you deny your own nature in the face of external rhythms that you have allowed to take over your life.

Now consider the fact that the 35th Gate grounds this transit. The Gate of Change anchoring the Fixed Rhythms of the 5th Gate brings us experiential progress within a timing sequence. This Gate expresses its experience within a certain time period and marches us through what happened. So we can expect to hear the expression of experience and the consideration of the consequences of changing our rhythm, habits and lifestyle tempo. This may also be a time when we consider a change, such as feeling it’s time to go away on holiday.  

Harmonic Gate

If you have the 15th Gate in your Design then this can be a time when you may feel a great deal of dissonance. The 15th Gate in your Design (in a Fixed G Centre) gives an extreme aspect to your identity and a profound loathing of being pulled into someone else’s timing and rhythm. It can be very uncomfortable to experience having to fit in with an external rhythm that has to be endured. Remember that this is a temporary transit and it will pass. Learn more about yourself during this time. Remind yourself that people in different cultures deal with time in different ways. Consider the way people live in Africa or India and acknowledge that you are not someone to be ruled by the fixed rhythms of others.

2ND LINE DAY : Hermit • Natural • Playful • Being

This is the Line of the ‘Hermit’. So this may well be a day when we would rather be alone and in our own self-motivation. It may be a day of ‘pottering’ doing a little bit of one thing and then naturally moving onto something else and the whole day can go by quickly.

The 2nd Line carries with it the tendency to be unaware and naïve. So it may be a day when ‘the rug gets pulled out from under us’. Or, more simply put, a day when we can have encounters we never planned or expected.

The 2nd Line is also known as the Line of the ‘Natural’. So this can be a time when there can be a smoothness in displaying certain natural gifts we may possess, due to the Resonance (2nd Line Gates) or Harmonies (5th Line Gates) in our Design.

The 2nd Line also has a youthful connotation to it, so today may be a time when we are conditioned to be more playful. Notice in children the astonishing natural gift they have of moving rapidly from being upset one minute to laughing and forgetting about the upset the next. The fluidity of this natural influence can make work become a playful experience.

There is also the possibility of wanting to be naturally ‘open’ to others, like a child interested in new people or, as in accordance with the hermit theme, it can be a day of closing off to others, bringing the drawbridge up and preferring to spend time in your own space.

The 2nd Line has a reputation for saying, “I just can’t be bothered!” This is partly because of the self-motivated aspect of the Line. It is also because others can see into the 2nd Line gifts that we may possess in our Design, but we don’t know it. So people may repeatedly be telling us we’re brilliant at this or that and we just don’t want to know because we don’t think it’s anything special, or we don’t feel called to look at it at that time.

There is also the theme of being shy or bold. So we may want to avoid the ‘limelight’ or we may seek it out because of a mission we’re on at the moment.

The theme of being ‘called’ is inherent to today. 2nd Lines are basically ‘waiting for the call’. So there is also the possibility that we will be invited or shown or encounter something today that really ‘floats our boat’, and sets us in a new direction for which we are ideally suited.

Remember this 2nd Line theme is the transit of today. Just because it is affecting us doesn’t mean we should automatically follow ‘the call’, or hermit ourselves away. Our decisions lead to the kind of life we live. Decisions that are correct, according to Human Design, come from living by one’s Strategy and Authority.

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.

* UTC

UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is a time standard based on Earth's rotation. It is a modern continuation of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), i.e., the mean solar time on the Prime Meridian at Greenwich, England. Check the time in your location against UT to calculate precisely when this transit will impact you. For instance, if you live in New York you will be 5 hours behind UT.

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