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Gate/Key/Hexagram 34: Great Power

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Written by Futurist, Executive Coach, Consultant, & Speaker, Ashley Mosaic, who is a 1/4 Generator with Cross of Maya 4 and conscious sun in Source Code 61.

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Official Name in Human Design: Power of the Great and the Gate of Power

Purpose: Harness power for the good of the collective

Human Design definition: Power is only great when its display or use serves the common good. The moment that power is identified with awareness, it is turned into deeds.

In action: Harnessing power for the good of the collective

Body graph location: Sacral, connecting to G Center via Gate 10, to the Spleen via Gate 57, and to the Throat via Gate 20 

Grounding energy: Contemplation; awareness of the now, Gate 20

Tropical astrology sign: Sagittarius

Gene Keys: Force -> Strength -> Majesty

I Ching: Great Power (Da Zhuang)

In Human Design, Gate 34 is situated in the Sacral Center and is known as the Gate of Great Power. This gate is deeply connected to the concept of empowerment and the correct utilization of one's strength.

Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 34 defined in their charts possess a strong life force and a potential for great power. It's crucial for them to align this power with correct timing and with their true self.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 34, there's a collective emphasis on recognizing and using personal power responsibly. It's a time to reflect on how we can each use our strength in alignment with our purpose. 

The high-frequency expression is the energy for sovereignty, empowerment, and holding onto one's vision. Gate 34 empowers to cultivate inner strength, faith, and flow to make your visions a reality. 

The low-frequency expression is the energy for pushing or attempting to force your dreams into reality. Without a clear vision, this powerful energy can be draining of time, energy, and resources.

My personal experience:

I have my design moon in gate 34.5, which in gene keys, represents my sphere of attraction. This signifies I attract people and relationships, unconsciously, via this energy of power. However since it is unconscious, I have experienced a significant amount of lessons as a result of people finding my power, which I did not realize I had, very attractive. Before realizing the power I hold, I didn't consciously utilize it, thus it was often used by others for their own gain, or even against me. I had to unlearn being a 'powerful muse' for others, and learn how to be my own muse.

Human Design: Gate 34 - Power

This Gate is part of the Channel of Power, A Design of an Archetype, linking the Sacral Center (Gate 34) to the Splenic Center (Gate 57). Gate 34 is part of the Integration Channel with the keynote of self-empowerment. This Gate is part of the Channel of Charisma, A Design Where Thoughts Must Be Deeds, linking the Sacral Center (Gate 34) to the Throat Center (Gate 20). Gate 34 is part of the Integration Channel with the keynote of self-empowerment. This Gate is part of the Channel of Exploration, A Design of Following One's Convictions, linking the Sacral Center (Gate 34) to the G Center (Gate 10). Gate 34 is part of the Individual (Centering) Circuit with the keynote of empowerment.

Gate 34 is a potent and impressive source of energy that empowers us toward individuation, displaying and celebrating our uniqueness in the world. Two qualities distinguish this gate from the other eight in the Sacral: its asexuality and the unavailability of its power to others. If connected to Gate 10 in the G Center, our energy will be focused on social behaviors or roles that support our strong convictions. If connected to Gate 20 in the Throat, our power will be resolved to act on our own behalf, to turn our thoughts into deeds, and to express our ability to manifest and thrive. If connected to Gate 57 in the Spleen, our intuition will empower our ability to hear what we need to survive perfectly in each moment. Without the Spleen's direct intuitive guidance, this relentless power to act may become an unhealthy, meddlesome and misdirected energy, and we may feel lost in our own momentum, expending energy that serves no one.

Though admired, and even sought after, our energy is simply not available to others. It must remain pure in its power, and always accessible to us as we seek to be independent and unique, to act on our convictions, and to triumph, which means to survive as ourselves.

Gene Key 34: The Evolution from Force to Majesty

Gene Key 34 presents a transformative journey that begins in the shadow of Force, evolves through the gift of Strength, and culminates in the siddhi of Majesty. This pathway is not only about personal growth but also reflects our collective evolution in harnessing inner power.

Shadow - Force:

  • The Shadow of Force in Gene Key 34 represents the misuse or misdirection of one’s inner power. It manifests as aggression, control, or the need to dominate others or situations.
  • Personal Application: Recognize areas in your life where forceful behavior might be present. It’s crucial to understand that true strength doesn’t require force but rather a confident and steady application of power.
  • Collective Reflection: Societally, this shadow can be seen in systems or behaviors where power is used to oppress or control rather than uplift.

Gift - Strength:

  • The Gift of Strength in this Gene Key is about recognizing and harnessing one's inner power in a balanced and effective way. Strength here is not about physical force, but rather the strength of character, integrity, and purpose.
  • Personal Application: Focus on developing inner resilience and a strong sense of self. Use your strength to support and empower others, rather than exerting control over them.
  • Collective Reflection: When communities embrace this gift, they create environments where individuals are encouraged to grow and contribute their strengths positively.

Siddhi - Majesty:

  • The Siddhi of Majesty represents the highest expression of this Gene Key. Majesty here is about the noble and dignified use of power that serves a higher purpose and the greater good.
  • Personal Application: Embrace a vision of your life where you use your strengths in the most dignified and honorable way. Majesty is about leading by example and inspiring others through your actions and integrity.
  • Collective Reflection: On a larger scale, the siddhi of Majesty envisions a world where power is used wisely and ethically, leading to societies that flourish through mutual respect and empowerment.

I Ching Hexagram 34: Great Power

The Art of Mindful Power

In the I Ching, Hexagram 34, known as "The Power of the Great," symbolizes the essence of strong, assertive energy. It's a representation of strength and vigor, offering guidance on how to wield power mindfully and effectively.

1. Understanding Assertive Energy:

  • This hexagram reflects a time of great potential and power. It suggests that you may be experiencing or acquiring significant strength, whether in the form of personal capabilities, resources, or influence.
  • Personal Application: Acknowledge this period of power. Consider how you can use your strength constructively in your personal life, career, or community engagements.

2. Wise Use of Power:

  • Hexagram 34 advises on the judicious use of power. It's essential to exercise strength with responsibility, ensuring that actions are ethical and for the greater good.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on your actions and intentions. Use your power in ways that are positive, constructive, and mindful of the impact on others and the environment.

3. Avoiding Overassertion:

  • A key caution of this hexagram is to avoid overstepping or using power aggressively. It underscores the importance of balance — being forceful yet not domineering.
  • Personal Application: Be mindful of not imposing your will on others. Strive for a balance where your strength is used to empower, not overpower.

Embracing Abundance and Responsibility

In the I Ching, Hexagram 14, often translated as "Great Possession," symbolizes abundance, prosperity, and the responsibility that comes with great wealth or resources.

1. The Essence of Abundance:

  • This hexagram is a positive sign, indicating a time of great potential and prosperity. It suggests the presence or arrival of substantial resources, be they material, intellectual, or spiritual.
  • Personal Application: Recognize and appreciate the abundance in your life. Use this time to build and strengthen your position, whether it’s in your career, personal growth, or relationships.

2. Responsibility and Ethics:

  • With great possession comes the duty to manage it wisely and ethically. Hexagram 14 teaches the importance of using wealth and resources for good, ensuring that they benefit not just oneself but also others.
  • Personal Application: Be mindful of how you use your resources. Aim to utilize them in ways that are not only beneficial for you but also supportive and nurturing for those in your community and environment.

3. Generosity and Sharing:

  • This hexagram also emphasizes the value of generosity. True abundance is realized fully when it is shared and used to uplift others.
  • Personal Application: Embrace a spirit of generosity. Consider how you can use your resources, knowledge, or skills to contribute positively to the lives of others.

Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Self-Awareness: Be aware of your own power and how you use it. Reflect on whether your actions align with your true purpose.
  • Responsible Action: Use your strength responsibly, ensuring that your actions create positive impacts both for yourself and others.
  • Service to Others: Channel your power into acts of service. Understand that true power is most potent when used for the benefit of the collective.


Gate 34, Key 34, and Hexagram 34 collectively teach us about the responsible and wise use of our innate power. By understanding and applying these principles, we can harness our strength in a way that aligns with our true purpose, benefiting not just ourselves but the world at large. Let's embrace these energies to empower ourselves and others in our journey towards a better future. 

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