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Gate/Key/Hexagram 49: Revolution and Principles

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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: Revolution and the Gate of Principles.

Purpose: To provide the energy to lead a revolution through living one's principles.

Human Design definition: Ideally the transformation of forms based on the highest principles and not simply for power. Knowing what and who is needed or not for the community.

In action: Leading a revolution according to principles.

Body graph location: Solar Plexus, connecting to the Root via Gate 19.

Grounding energy: Formulization, Gate 4

Tropical astrology sign: Aquarius

Gene Keys: Reaction -> Revolution -> Rebirth

I Ching: Revolution (Ko)

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): February 8 - February 13

The 49th Gate, Key, and Hexagram embodies the energies of radical change, personal principles, and the evolutionary journey from reactive patterns to transformative rebirth, offering profound insights into personal and collective transformation.


Defined in Chart: Those with Gate 49 defined in their charts often possess a strong sense of personal principles and are driven to initiate change based on these convictions. They may experience emotional clarity that propels them towards transformative actions.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 49, it brings a collective emphasis on reassessing our principles and values. It's a time to contemplate what changes are necessary in our lives and society, driven by a deep sense of truth and integrity.

The high-frequency expression is the energy for leading people through a revolution to a better space by understanding the natural flow and timing of energy, and connecting to the emotional sense of when it is time for change, renewal, revolution, and rebirth.

The low-frequency expression is the energy for rigidity and ruthlessly cutting people out of one's lives when they don't live up to standards or principles, and 'forcing' change rather than working with the natural flow and timing of the energy.


My personal experience:

I have my conscious Jupiter in the 2nd line of this energy. In Gene Keys, conscious Jupiter represents the sphere of one's Pearl - their greatest harvest. As a Futurist and someone who is here to bridge people to a 'new world' - this deeply, deeply resonates.

Human Design Gate 49: Harnessing the Power of Revolution for Rebirth

Exploring the Transformative Journey from Reaction to Rebirth


Quarter of Initiation, the Realm of Alcyone
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Mind
Mystical Theme: The Witness Returns
Gate 13 < Gate 49 > Gate 30


This Gate is part of the Channel of Synthesis, A Design of Being Sensitive, linking the Solar Plexus Center (Gate 49) with the Root Center (Gate 19). Gate 49 is part of the Tribal (Ego) Circuit with the keynote of support.

The principles of acceptance and rejection, marriage and divorce, and ultimately revolution, are the direct result of living with Tribal hierarchies influenced by the emotional wave. Because Gate 49 places us at the top of one of these hierarchies, we feel a need to be obeyed. This translates into us exerting the power to accept or reject a person, or their request for access to our resources, or their appeal to initiate a revolution on their own or someone else's behalf. Our sensitivity or insensitivity towards other people (and animals) and their specific needs is based on a resonance with our own principles. In other words, the people we accept into our circle are those willing to stand by us and support our principles; the rest we will be inclined to reject. Ours is a social agenda for change and reformation. It is particularly focused on food and food distribution; people who have enough to eat don't need to go to war. Revolution is either avoided by filling needs, or entered into as a necessary evil and last resort. We might be the one whose acceptance or rejection influences which road is taken to satisfy the needy party. The things that make us nervous are the fear of rejection and the consequences of unpredictability.

Gene Key 49: Embracing Inner Transformation for Global Change

The Path of Inner Revolution Leading to Rebirth


“The 49 is a new cutting-through awareness. It’s revolutionising humanity. It’s creating a new inner environment for something extraordinary to occur. If we have the 49th Gift or are contemplating it, its Gift is to show others what they don’t need and help them to see what they do need. It’s a Gift that could turn a person’s life around, or make an ailing business suddenly successful.”

– Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 49, known as Changing the World from the Inside, offers a transformative journey from the Shadow of Reaction to the Siddhi of Rebirth, with the Gift of Revolution serving as the key transitional phase. This journey is a profound exploration of personal change as a catalyst for broader transformation.

Shadow - Reaction:

  • The Shadow of Reaction in Gene Key 49 represents the tendency to respond impulsively or emotionally without deep consideration. This reactive nature often leads to conflict or decisions that are misaligned with one's true intentions or values.
  • Personal Application: Recognize areas in your life where reactive patterns dominate. Strive to pause and reflect before responding, thus shifting from impulsive reactions to conscious actions that align with your deeper principles.

Gift - Revolution:

  • The Gift of Revolution is about using insights and principles to initiate profound change, both within oneself and in the external world. This gift empowers individuals to become agents of change, transforming their inner world to effect meaningful external shifts.
  • Personal Application: Harness the power of revolution by embracing change that starts within. Let your personal transformations be guided by your core values and principles, leading to actions that have a significant and positive impact on your surroundings.

Siddhi - Rebirth:

  • The Siddhi of Rebirth signifies a transcendental state where personal transformation leads to a profound renewal or rebirth of consciousness. In this state, change is not just an external act but a deep internal awakening, reflecting a new way of being that radiates out to influence the world positively.
  • Personal Application: Aspire to a state of rebirth where your entire being undergoes a transformation, leading to a renewed sense of purpose and existence. This rebirth is marked by a profound alignment with universal principles and a deep connection to the oneness of all life.


Gene Key 49 encourages a journey from reactive tendencies to a revolutionary spirit, culminating in a state of rebirth. This path teaches that profound internal change is the foundation for creating lasting external transformations. By embracing this journey, individuals can become catalysts for positive change, contributing to a world that reflects higher values and interconnectedness.


I Ching Hexagram 49: Embracing Inner Transformation for Global Change

The Path of Inner Revolution Leading to Rebirth


Unhappiness is the first sign
that something powerful stirs within you.

A mind once stretched by a new idea
never regains its original dimension. – Oliver Wendell Holmes


In the I Ching, Hexagram 49, often known as "Revolution" or "Molting," represents the concept of transformative change. It advises on the necessity of principled and timely change, whether in personal life or in broader societal contexts.

1. Recognizing the Need for Change:

  • This hexagram emphasizes the importance of recognizing when change is necessary. It suggests that certain situations require a fundamental transformation, guided by clear principles and moral integrity.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on areas of your life that might be calling for significant change. Consider how you can initiate and manage this change in a way that aligns with your core values and principles.

2. The Importance of Timing in Change:

  • Hexagram 49 also speaks to the critical aspect of timing in initiating change. It highlights that effective transformations require an understanding of the right moment to act, ensuring that changes are both meaningful and sustainable.
  • Personal Application: Practice discernment in recognizing the opportune moment for change. Understand that successful transformation often depends on acting at the right time, when conditions are favorable and receptive.

3. Transformation with Consideration and Balance:

  • The hexagram underscores the need for thoughtful consideration and balance in the process of change. It advises that revolution should be undertaken with mindfulness of its impacts and consequences.
  • Personal Application: Approach transformative changes in your life with a balanced perspective. Consider the broader implications of your actions and strive to ensure that your changes bring about positive and harmonious outcomes.


Hexagram 49 from the I Ching teaches the art of principled and well-timed transformation. It reminds us that effective change requires not only a clear understanding of what needs to be altered but also the wisdom to know when and how to enact such changes for the greatest benefit.

Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Principle-Driven Change: Embrace change that is rooted in your core principles. Let your values guide your decisions, especially when initiating transformative actions.
  • Emotional Clarity in Transformation: Develop emotional clarity as a basis for your actions. Understand the power of responding to life's challenges with a clear and principled vision.
  • Contributing to Collective Evolution: Recognize the role you play in the broader context of societal change. Contribute to collective evolution by embodying the changes you wish to see in the world, driven by integrity and a vision for rebirth.


Gate 49, Key 49, and Hexagram 49 collectively teach us about the transformative power of principles, the journey from reactive patterns to revolutionary actions, and the rebirth that emerges from profound internal changes. By understanding and applying these principles, we can navigate life's transformative phases with integrity, leading to personal growth and contributing to the collective evolution of society.

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