Human Design Transits – Gate 53 – The Gate of Beginnings – Development

The sun moved into gate 53 this morning, Thursday, July 7, 2022, and will be here until Tuesday, July 13, 2022 which is the gate of beginnings – development –  in human design. In human design, transits give us insight into the energy that is impacting the earth at the current moment. The transits can impact our energy and allow us to experience the energy that we might not necessarily have activated in our charts. This will give you a sampling of what it means to have gate 53 energy or if you already have it you may recognize it.

Gate 53 – The Gate of Beginnings – Development

People who are start new things/cycles/beginnings

People who feel trapped and/or bored when they are faced with the same situation – Happy to leave things unfinished.


I’Ching – Wood above/ Mountain Below

Element – Wood

In the Body – urogenital diaphragm

Of Note – Not being able to finish/being trapped

The Gate of Freedom

Nutritional – Initiator of the eating cycle -fats/carbohydrates


Gate 53 – The gate of beginnings – development  – Are you honoring the timing of starting new things? 

Gate 53 is attached to the pressure center of the root where all of the stress comes from in the body. Gate 53 in the body is associated with the urogenital diaphragm. These are people who are masters of beginning things but often do not finish them.


The energy of gate 53 is about entering into new cycles and new beginnings while honoring strategy and authority to ensure that cycles are entered into correctly. This is the gate of freedom so people who feel stuck, trapped or bored will often never finish when they experience these feelings. This energy easily leaves books, food, and projects unfinished.


This energy is rooted in the pressure to start something new. However when we enter into something new it is imperative we are entering into something for the right reasons otherwise this energy rebels.


This energy is the starter of projects that they often don’t finish or they finish projects they don’t want to. With this energy understanding what cycle is being entered into is key and then carrying forth the lesson from the cycle becomes important. Otherwise the cycle is likely to be repeated because we didn’t start from a clear state.


People with this gate often won’t finish food, books or projects. Since this is the gate of freedom, people with this gate hate feeling trapped or bored. They will rebel if they feel trapped or stuck or like they can’t start something new. The key to understanding is that this starting potential from a clear state allows them to expand when entered into from an empowered state – honoring the correct time is key. For a tree to thrive it needs deep roots to withstand the wind. This is the catalyst for growth, for starting something new, transforming, and maturing. There are no quick fixes. Maturation (and growth happens slowly over time)


People with this gate need good fats and carbohydrates to fuel their bodies. Learning to dance with the starting energy as well as the proper timing becomes key with this energy. When we begin something new it brings the opportunity for slow growth over time. Timing is key because if we enter into something prematurely we often don’t grow or expand as much and the cycle is repeated.


The pressure to begin something new is near-constant. This gate begs the question am I starting something because I feel pressured to? Or am I starting something new while honoring my strategy and authority? Am I starting from a state of empowerment? Or out of fear? Is the timing correct for me to start something new?

Human Design Gate 53 – The Gate of Beginnings – Development – In the Wild

In the real world, gate 53 shows up as the person who is a strong starter and then often doesn’t finish the projects or follow through with what they start. Since this gate is attached to the root center this gate puts the people with it under a near-constant pressure/pulsing to start something new, to turn the page in a book, to write a new chapter. However, when we enter into something from a place of clarity and empowerment vs fear and lack we develop something new over time. This is the goal with this gate – to start something when the timing is correct and bring something new to fruition. 

I’ve witnessed clients with this gate who often leave food on the plate unfinished, have many books started but none are finished, and same goes for projects. This is the person who has many ideas started but few are finished. Often as a result of boredom or feeling stuck/trapped into finished. This gate craves freedom.  When people with this energy experience boredom they often rebel or they will disgruntledy finish a project they don’t want to. The power of the gate is to start something new, at the correct time in order to complete cycles (gate 42 the other part of this channel). If you only have the 53 – it is key to enter into starting things in accordance with your strategy and authority in slowly developing them over time. This gate is the energy of planting roots at the start in order to grow a tall tree. 

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