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Source Code 13: Fellowship, The Listener, & Hearer of Secrets

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

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Official Name in Human Design: The Fellowship of Man and the Gate of the Listener.

Purpose: To provide a space to be heard with deep compassion and empathy.

Human Design definition: Universal ideas and values in an ordered framework which inspires humanistic cooperation. Past knowledge of a cycle is accumulated as memory.

 In action: Holding space and listening with empathy.

Body graph location: G Center, connecting to the Throat via Gate 33.

Grounding energy: Discipline, Gate 7

Tropical astrology sign: Aquarius

Gene Keys: Discord-> Discernment -> Empathy

I Ching: Fellowship (T'ung Jen)

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): February 1 - February 6

The 13th Gate, Key, and Hexagram represents the energies of empathy, understanding, and the journey from discord to empathic connection, providing insights into the power of listening and discernment in human interactions.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 13 defined in their charts often have a natural ability to listen and connect with others through stories. They may be seen as confidants and are often skilled at creating empathetic understanding.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 13, it highlights a collective focus on communication, empathy, and understanding. It's an ideal time for sharing experiences and listening to others, fostering a sense of fellowship and connection.

The high-frequency expression is the energy for holding space and listening to the other's secrets with deep empathy and compassion. 

The low-frequency expression is the energy for being a dumping ground for people's problems, secrets, and darkness, leading to feelings of resentment, and anger, rather than forgiveness and empathy.


My personal experience:

I have my conscious moon in the 1st line of this energy, bringing themes of companionship but also empathy. I have always been able to see myself in everyone and everything, a deep sensitivity that has at times felt as much like a curse as a gift. It was in learning that I have my moon in 13.1 and sun in 61.1, that human design, gene keys, and the I Ching (Source Codes) provided a deep understanding of myself.

Human Design Gate 13: Fostering Empathy and Understanding Through Deep Listening

Embracing the Gifts of Discernment and Empathy in Communication

Quarter of Initiation, the Realm of Alcyone
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Mind
Mystical Theme: The Witness Returns

Gate 19 < Gate 13 > Gate 49

This Gate is part of the Channel of The Prodigal, The Design of the Witness, linking the G Center (Gate 13) to the Throat Center (Gate 33). Gate 13 is part of the Collective Sensing (Abstract) Circuit with the keynote of sharing.

With its gift for hearing, seeing and storing secrets, Gate 13 provides continuity between the past and the future in its role as the listener. The theme of confidante and a keeper of secrets is present during this transit. People naturally share their experiences with those that genuinely enjoy hearing their stories, their adventures, victories and challenges. Those that carry this gate are quite comfortable simply holding inside them what has been shared. Gate 13 is not pressured by the Throat Center to speak. We will recognize the right moment to share what is most valuable from our remembering because it will be drawn from us by people who are able to properly select, reflect upon and organize it for sharing with the broader community, such as people with Gate 33. The important lessons, which can only be learned through experience, are held and cherished until the time is right to contribute to humanity's understanding of itself. Historical continuity informs our future as a species. Without Gate 33, secrets may never be shared.

Gene Key 13: Cultivating Empathy Through the Art of Discernment

Nurturing Connection Through Deep Understanding


“Discernment. It’s about discerning the voice of the heart from the voice of the mind. Not that the mind is wrong, but that if it comes before the heart, we’ll again have Discord. We have to discern the heart first, then bring in the mind.”

– Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 13, termed Listening through Love, charts a transformative course from the Shadow of Discord to the Siddhi of Empathy, with the Gift of Discernment as a pivotal phase. This journey highlights the transition from miscommunication and conflict to a profound state of empathic connection.

Shadow - Discord:

  • The Shadow of Discord in Gene Key 13 reflects a state of miscommunication, misunderstanding, or conflict in relationships. This shadow arises when there is a lack of true listening and understanding, leading to dissonance and disharmony.
  • Personal Application: Identify instances where discord arises in your interactions. Reflect on the role of communication breakdowns or misinterpretations. Work towards improving your listening skills, seeking not just to hear but to truly understand others' perspectives.

Gift - Discernment:

  • The Gift of Discernment involves the ability to perceive and understand the deeper truths in communication. It’s about listening beyond words to the emotions, intentions, and unspoken messages, thereby gaining a clearer, more compassionate understanding of others.
  • Personal Application: Develop discernment in your interactions. Practice active listening, where you are fully present and open to understanding the deeper layers of communication. Use discernment to navigate through surface-level discord to the heart of the matter, fostering greater clarity and connection.

Siddhi - Empathy:

  • The Siddhi of Empathy represents the highest manifestation of Gene Key 13. It signifies a state of deep, heartfelt connection with others, where empathy transcends mere understanding and becomes a shared experience. In this state, one deeply feels and resonates with the emotions and experiences of others.
  • Personal Application: Aspire to a level of empathy where your understanding of others is so profound that you share in their emotional experiences. This empathetic resonance brings about a deep sense of connection and unity with the people around you and humanity as a whole.


Gene Key 13 invites us on an enriching journey from the turbulence of discord, through the clarity of discernment, to the profound connection of empathy. This path encourages us to transform our listening into an act of love, deepening our relationships and fostering a compassionate understanding that transcends mere words.




I Ching Hexagram 13: Fostering Unity through Fellowship

Hexagram 13: Fellowship with Men


If you understand nature’s symmetries,
you will use no counting rods.


Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
– Chief Seattle


In the I Ching, Hexagram 13, often translated as "Fellowship with Men" or "Community," symbolizes the importance of building harmonious relationships and fostering community through sincere and open communication.

1. Creating Harmonious Connections:

  • This hexagram emphasizes the value of fostering harmonious connections with others. It suggests that a genuine and open-hearted approach to relationships builds trust and unity, essential for a thriving community.
  • Personal Application: Focus on nurturing sincere relationships in your personal and professional life. Practice open and honest communication, and show a genuine interest in understanding and collaborating with others.

2. The Importance of Shared Goals:

  • Hexagram 13 also speaks to the significance of having shared goals and visions within a community. It advises that unity is strengthened when people come together with a common purpose or objective.
  • Personal Application: Seek to align with others who share similar values and goals. Work collaboratively towards common objectives, recognizing the strength that comes from unity and shared purpose.

3. Overcoming Isolation through Inclusivity:

  • The hexagram underscores the need to overcome isolation by embracing inclusivity and mutual respect. It encourages the recognition and acceptance of diverse perspectives within the community.
  • Personal Application: Embrace inclusivity in your interactions, valuing the diverse perspectives and experiences of others. Work towards creating an environment where everyone feels valued and a part of the community.


Hexagram 13 from the I Ching teaches the art of building and maintaining harmonious relationships through open communication and shared objectives. It reminds us of the importance of community, unity, and the value of coming together with a common purpose for the greater good.


Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Deep Listening: Practice deep listening in your interactions. Focus on truly hearing and understanding others, which fosters empathy and connection.
  • Empathetic Communication: Use your communication to build bridges of understanding. Share your stories and experiences in ways that create empathy and fellowship.
  • Valuing Diversity: Recognize the strength in diverse perspectives and experiences. Embrace and celebrate the unique stories and backgrounds of those around you, contributing to a richer, more inclusive community.


Gate 13, Key 13, and Hexagram 13 collectively teach us about the importance of empathetic listening, the power of discernment in communication, and the transformative journey from discord to deep understanding. By embracing and applying these principles, we can enhance our connections, foster empathetic relationships, and contribute to the creation of a harmonious and understanding community.

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