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Gate/Key 14: Possession in Great Measure

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Written by Ashley Mosaic, 1/4 Generator with Cross of Maya 4 and conscious sun in Gate 61 ~ Read full list of Gates/Keys here.

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In Human Design, the official name is Possession in Great Measure or Gate of Power Skills. It contains the accumulation & retention of power through skilled interaction, coupling grace with control. This energy empowers direction for the individual and humanity through the distribution of available resources.


Official Name in Human Design: Possession in Great Measure or Gate of Power Skills

Purpose: Generate resources to empower direction in life

Human Design definition: The accumulation & retention of power through skilled interaction, coupling grace with control. Fertile power of the Sacral at its most exalted.

In action: Creating prosperity through following one's dreams and direction

Body graph location: Sacral, connecting to G Center via Gate 2

Grounding energy: Contribution, Gate 8

Tropical astrology sign: Scorpio

Gene Keys: Compromise -> Competence -> Bounteousness

I Ching: Great Possessing (Ta Yu)

In Human Design, Gate 14, located in the Sacral Center, is known as the Gate of Power Skills. It represents the capacity to manage resources and skills effectively for the creation of prosperity.

Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 14 defined in their charts possess a natural talent for resource management and skill utilization. They are often seen as capable of generating wealth and success through their innate abilities. Those with this defined are likely to realize their work is a large part of their life, and the only way to be satisfied is to do work that you think is great; work that you believe in and love doing.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 14, it brings a collective focus on resourcefulness and skill development. This period is an excellent time for everyone to assess and cultivate their skills for better resource management.


On the “negative” spectrum, Human Design Gate 14 The high-frequency expression is the energy for prosperity, dream work, and inspiration. This gate shows the path for creating prosperity through following your dreams.

The low-frequency expression is the energy for misalignment due to getting stuck in the fear that you won’t be able to make your dreams come true. This can create a life where you feel stuck doing things you hate for the sake of making money.

My personal experience:

I have my design Saturn in gate 14.3, signifying my journey involves lessons pertaining to prosperity via following my passions. In the 3rd line, I am designed to be of great service to others - through this path, I will prosper.

Human Design: Gate 14 - Power Skills

Gate 14 empowers direction for the individual and humanity through the distribution of available resources. The Gate of Power Skills makes sure that mutation is supported and shows us how to invest our resources in order to expand our horizons. The Sacral Center, when defined, has the energy to sustain long hours of creative work, and the 14th gate is fertile power at its most exalted. This is the gas pedal that controls when and how the resources are released. When we are aligned with our design, and doing the work we love to do, we will generate wealth and power. These resources are not directly for our own use, however, but ours to manage in order to empower others, to support individual creativity, charitable activities, or leaders with a vision for humanity's future. But throwing our money at anything and everyone is a poor investment. To protect our valuable life force energy from misuse or abuse by others, and to remain properly aligned in order to bring out the right mutative direction, we need to follow our Authority. When properly directed by Gate 2 our resources can become a significant catalyst for empowering change in the world.

Gene Keys: 1st Key - From Compromise to Bounteousness

In the Gene Keys, Key 14 is a profound invitation to transition from the shadow of Compromise to the siddhi of Bounteousness, with Competence being the transformative gift.

Shadow - Compromise:

  • At the shadow level, Gene Key 14 deals with Compromise, where one might find themselves settling for less than they are capable of or sacrificing their values for short-term gains.
  • Personal Application: Recognize where you may be compromising your potential or values. Consciously move away from situations that do not align with your true abilities and worth.
  • Collective Reflection: On a collective level, this shadow manifests as societal structures or norms that encourage settling for mediocrity, rather than striving for excellence and authenticity.

Gift - Competence:

  • The gift of Competence is the antidote to Compromise. It's about recognizing and developing your innate skills and abilities to their fullest potential.
  • Personal Application: Focus on honing your skills and expertise. Competence is not just about being good at something; it's about mastering it to the point where your work or contribution becomes effortless and impactful.
  • Collective Reflection: When individuals embrace competence, society benefits from higher standards of work, creativity, and innovation, moving away from the complacency of compromise.

Siddhi - Bounteousness:

  • The siddhi of Bounteousness represents the highest expression of Gene Key 14. It's the natural abundance that flows from being completely aligned with your true skills and calling.
  • Personal Application: Embrace a mindset of abundance. Recognize that your true competence can lead not only to personal success but also to a generous sharing of your gifts with the world.
  • Collective Reflection: Bounteousness on a collective scale is about societies that thrive on the contributions of individuals who are fully aligned with their gifts, leading to a world rich in generosity and abundance.

I Ching Hexagram 14: Great Possessing

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.


This energy offers a powerful message about the blessings of abundance and the importance of managing it with wisdom and generosity. Whether experiencing a period of material wealth or an abundance of spiritual and intellectual gifts, this energy guides us to use our resources wisely and share them generously for the greater good.


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