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Gate/Key/Hexagram 26: The Egoist & Natural Salesperson

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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: Taming Power of the Great or the Gate of the Egoist

Purpose: Seeing and believing in an abundance future for everyone

Human Design definition: The maximization of the power of memory applied to the nurturing of continuity. The strength and will to support the tribe.

In action: Selling a bright future through the use of integrity

Body graph location: Ego, connecting to the Spleen via Gate 44

Grounding energy: Converging, Gate 45

Tropical astrology sign: Sagittarius

Gene Keys: Pride -> Artfulness -> Invisibility

I Ching: Controlled Power (Ta Ch'u) 

The 26th Gate, Key, & Hexagram represents the complex interplay of personal power, persuasion, and integrity, offering profound insights into how we can use our influence responsibly.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 26 defined in their charts possess a natural talent for persuasion and influence. They are often skilled in negotiation and sales, but the challenge lies in using these abilities with integrity.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 26, it brings a collective focus on our use of influence and power. It's a time to reflect on how we can use our persuasive skills ethically and for the greater good.

The high-frequency expression is the energy to trust in the abundance of life, to champion for dreams to come true, and the empowered selling of a better future through the use of integrity.

The low-frequency expression is the energy to manipulate or control others for personal gain when failing to trust in the abundance of life, and instead believing every man is out for themselves.

My personal experience:

I have my design Uranus in Gate 26.4, highlighting my ability to read people very well and understand their current and future needs. However, as this energy often equips individuals with natural 'salesmanship,' it has made sales difficult for me as I see how easy it is to manipulate people. As a coach and entrepreneur, I started experiencing success only once I worked through this by reminding myself that as long as I am rooted in integrity, which I always am, sales is actually a form of service.

Human Design Gate 26: The Gate of the Egoist

This Gate is part of the Channel of Surrender, A Design of a Transmitter, linking the Ego Center (Gate 26) to the Splenic Center (Gate 44). Gate 26 is part of the Tribal (Ego) Circuit with the keynote of support.

Gate 26 is where memory is manipulated, or where the past is selectively remembered, in order to persuade or distract us from our fears. The line between the truth and a lie blurs, and potential and possibility are transformed into reality and 'sold' to the public - for a price. Those who carry this gate are natural salespeople who are actually expected to exaggerate, and their innate ability to manipulate memory, coupled with the energy of their ego, is designed to withstand rejection. If we are recognized for these skills, given a job where we can set our own schedule, are sufficiently rewarded materially, and can maintain a healthy balance between rest and work, we are eager to be on the front lines for the Tribe and have the ego to do it. Waiting to be recognized, and only making promises that we can keep, allows us to maintain our influence with others.

Maintaining the integrity of our persuasive powers and keeping the promises we make actually strengthen our ego and our physical heart's health. Without Gate 44's instinctive awareness, it can be difficult to know how, when, and what to effectively transmit.  

 Gene Key 26: Navigating from Pride to Invisibility

The Alchemy of Authentic Influence

In the Gene Keys, Key 26 is known as Sacred Tricksters, which embodies the journey from the Shadow of Deception to the Gift of Artfulness and the Siddhi of Invisibility. This key explores the themes of truth, illusion, and the transformative power of authenticity.

Shadow - Pride:

  • The Shadow of Pride in Gene Key 26 represents an attachment to ego and a preoccupation with self-importance. This shadow manifests as a need for recognition, often accompanied by the use of manipulation or deceit to maintain a certain image or status.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on areas where pride may be driving your actions. Acknowledge the limitations it imposes and the potential harm it can cause in your relationships and personal growth.
  • Collective Reflection: On a societal level, pride can lead to a culture of competition and superficiality, where the true value of contributions is overshadowed by a desire for status and recognition.

Gift - Artfulness:

  • The Gift of Artfulness is about using one's abilities and influence with creativity, integrity, and positive intention. It transcends mere cunning or charm, embodying a deeper wisdom in interaction and influence.
  • Personal Application: Embrace artfulness in your communications and actions. Use your talents and influence to inspire, uplift, and bring about positive change, while remaining grounded in honesty and authenticity.
  • Collective Reflection: When communities embrace artfulness, they foster environments of genuine expression, creativity, and constructive collaboration, moving away from ego-driven agendas.

Siddhi - Invisibility:

  • The Siddhi of Invisibility represents a state of transcendence beyond the ego. In this state, one's actions are so aligned with the greater good that the need for personal recognition dissolves, leading to a form of influence that is both subtle and profound.
  • Personal Application: Strive for a level of selflessness in your actions where the distinction between the doer and the deed blurs. Invisibility in this context is about leaving a positive impact without the need for personal acclaim.
  • Collective Reflection: At a collective level, invisibility manifests as societies operating on principles of mutual support and unity, where actions are driven by collective well-being rather than individual recognition.


I Ching Hexagram 26: The Wisdom of Restraint and Integrity

The Taming Power of the Great

In the I Ching, Hexagram 26, known as "The Taming Power of the Great," symbolizes the strength that comes from restraint and the wise use of power. It teaches the importance of controlled action and ethical behavior in wielding influence.

1. Cultivating Inner Strength:

  • This hexagram underscores the need for developing inner strength and discipline. It suggests that true power and influence come from a place of restraint and moral integrity, not from force or coercion.
  • Personal Application: Focus on building your inner resilience and wisdom. Recognize that the most effective use of power is when it's guided by a strong ethical compass and self-control.

2. Ethical Use of Influence:

  • Hexagram 26 advises on using your influence responsibly and ethically. It emphasizes that the greatest impact is achieved when actions are considerate of the greater good and the well-being of others.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on how you use your influence in both personal and professional spheres. Aim to ensure that your actions are not only effective but also ethically sound and beneficial to the broader community.

3. Timing and Patience:

  • Alongside restraint, this hexagram also speaks to the importance of timing. It suggests that patience and waiting for the right moment can amplify the effectiveness of your actions.
  • Personal Application: Be mindful of timing in your endeavors. Exercise patience and wait for opportune moments to act, ensuring that your actions are not only powerful but also timely and appropriate.

Hexagram 26 from the I Ching teaches the power of restraint, ethical action, and proper timing. It reminds us that true strength is most impactful when it is used with wisdom, consideration, and in harmony with the right timing. Embracing these principles can lead to a more effective and fulfilling path of influence and leadership.


Integrating and Utilizing the Energy of the 26th Gate/Key/Hexagram

  • Ethical Persuasion: Develop your persuasive skills while maintaining a strong ethical foundation. Use your influence for positive and constructive purposes.
  • Self-Reflection: Regularly reflect on your motivations and the impact of your actions. Strive for authenticity and integrity in all your endeavors.
  • Influencing for Good: Channel your influence towards causes and actions that benefit not just yourself but the larger community.

Gate 26, Key 26, and Hexagram 26 collectively teach us about the responsible use of personal power and influence. By understanding and applying these principles, we can harness our persuasive abilities in a way that aligns with our integrity and serves the greater good. Embrace these energies to create a positive impact in your personal life and in your contributions to the world.

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