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Source Code 2: Embodying Receptivity and Purpose

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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: The Receptive and Gate of the Driver of Self

Purpose: Providing the energy of 'higher' knowing that is rooted in the direction of the self toward love and beauty via the Magnetic Monopole, the Driver.

Human Design definition: Receptivity as the primal base through which any response is determined, the root of action. Holding us in the illusion of our separateness.

In action: Being guided by one's own internal compass and remaining open to the abundance of life.

Body graph location: G Center, connecting to the Sacral via Gate 14

Grounding energy: Creativity, Gate 1

Tropical astrology sign: Taurus

Gene Keys: Dislocation -> Orientation -> Unity

I Ching: The Receptive (K'un)

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): May 4 - May 9

The 2nd Gate, Key, and Hexagram embody and represent the journey of aligning with one's true purpose and the universal flow, emphasizing the power of receptivity, guidance, and unity.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 2 defined in their charts often possess a natural sense of direction and a strong connection to their life's purpose. They embody the principle of receptivity, allowing their intuition and the universe's signals to guide their choices and path.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 2, it accentuates the collective need for alignment with one's purpose and the importance of being open to the guidance that life offers. It's a time to reflect on our direction and how we can more fully surrender to the journey of becoming who we are meant to be.

The high-frequency expression is being guided by one's own internal compass and remaining open and receptive to the abundance of life. This energy understands that everyone and everything are connected, and that separation is an illusion.

The low-frequency expression is lacking faith in the natural abundance of the universe and their ability to have their needs met. This can lead to reckless or irresponsible use of resources, and feeling isolated.

My personal experience:

I do not have this defined in my chart, however I have design Saturn in 14, Power Skills, which is on the other side of this channel. Specifically in the 3rd line, which represents an energy of abundance on the material plane through responsibility, hard work, and being of service. I have come to terms, through many 'challenging' experiences, with the fact that yes, I will be wealthy... but it requires responsibility, a deep commitment to serve, and possibly, an even deeper commitment to following my own beat and trusting the universe.


Human Design Gate 2: Nourishment and the Gate of Caring


Quarter of Civilization, the Realm of Dubhe
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Form
Mystical Theme: Womb to Room
Gate 24 < Gate 2 > Gate 23


This Gate is part of the Channel of the Beat, A Design of being a Keeper of the Keys, linking the G Center (Gate 2) to the Sacral Center (Gate 14). Gate 2 is part of the Individual (Knowing) Circuit with the keynote of empowerment.

The 'higher' knowing of Gate 2 is rooted in the direction of the self toward love and beauty via the Magnetic Monopole, the Driver. The Driver is focused on our movement in time through space, and built into our design is an innate sense of inner direction, which is not based simply on geographic location. We cannot change this direction through our mind or our will and if others are not going in our direction we may come to a parting of ways. Gate 2 is likened to the key of the vehicle; it starts the engine for the Driver.

The motor and the fuel to keep moving in our direction comes from the Sacral Center through Gate 14. We may even find ourselves directing other people toward the resources they need to support their creative endeavors, or discover that by simply aligning to our own direction we automatically empower or confirm in others their own sense of direction. We are visionaries providing the plan or overview for a new way forward, but we are not necessarily to do the work or make it happen. We look to Gate 14 for allies, for the power and resources to bring our vision to fruition.


Gene Key 2: Returning to the One

A Pathway from Separation to Wholeness  

“The Gift of Orientation is so profound that it creates a torus around us. That is what our trust does – we trust the suffering of another. We open our hearts to them without Agenda, and they receive our trust at a cellular level.” – Richard Rudd, The 64 Ways


Gene Key 2, titled "Returning to the One," encapsulates the spiritual odyssey from the Shadow of Dislocation to the Siddhi of Unity, with the transformative Gift of Orientation serving as a guidepost. This key illuminates the journey back to oneness, highlighting the deep inner work required to overcome feelings of alienation and rediscover our inherent interconnectedness with all existence.

Shadow - Dislocation:

  • The Shadow of Dislocation manifests as a profound sense of separation from the world, others, and even oneself. It's characterized by feelings of isolation, confusion, and a disconnection from one's true purpose and direction in life.
  • Personal Application: Acknowledge moments of dislocation as signposts indicating a need to realign with your inner truth. Explore these feelings without judgment, seeking to understand their root causes. Practices such as meditation, journaling, and mindful contemplation can facilitate this introspective journey, helping to bridge the gap between perceived isolation and your authentic self.

Gift - Orientation:

  • The Gift of Orientation emerges as one navigates through the shadow, offering a sense of direction and alignment with one's true path. This gift is about finding your way by tuning into your inner compass and the subtle signs and synchronicities that the universe presents, guiding you towards your authentic purpose.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate your inner sense of orientation by listening to your intuition and observing the external cues that resonate with your deepest truths. Trust in the process of realignment, allowing it to guide your decisions and actions. Embrace the journey of discovering your place within the greater whole, understanding that each step brings you closer to a fuller expression of your true self.

Siddhi - Unity:

  • The Siddhi of Unity is the realization of absolute oneness with all that is. It transcends the illusion of separation, revealing the interconnected web of existence in which every being plays an integral part. In this state, the concept of dislocation dissolves, replaced by a profound sense of unity and belonging to the universe itself.
  • Personal Application: Embrace practices that expand your awareness of the interconnectedness of life, such as spending time in nature, engaging in acts of selfless service, or meditative practices that dissolve the boundaries of the self. As you embody the principle of unity, your actions and presence become a beacon of wholeness, inspiring others to recognize their own interconnected nature.


Gene Key 2 invites us on a transformative journey from the shadowy valleys of dislocation to the luminous peaks of unity. By embracing the Gift of Orientation, we navigate through the fog of separation, guided by the light of our inner wisdom towards the realization that we are intrinsically connected to all existence. This journey not only heals the rift within ourselves but also serves as a bridge, fostering a deeper sense of connection and oneness within the collective human experience.


I Ching Hexagram 2: The Essence of Receptivity


Reaction is how you defend the past against the future.

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid


In the I Ching, Hexagram 2, known as "K'un" or "The Receptive," embodies the ultimate yin principle, symbolizing the earth's capacity for openness, nourishment, and support. This hexagram serves as a powerful reminder of the strength found in receptivity, adaptability, and the willingness to yield to the natural flow of life.

1. The Virtue of Receptivity:

  • Hexagram 2 emphasizes the importance of being open and receptive to the influences and guidance that life offers. It teaches that true power and wisdom lie in the ability to be flexible, to listen, and to support others without losing one's own center.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate a receptive state of mind, open to listening and understanding the perspectives of others. Embrace flexibility in your approach to challenges, allowing the solutions to emerge through your willingness to adapt and yield to the circumstances.

2. Nurturing and Support:

  • The Receptive also symbolizes the earth's nurturing qualities, highlighting the role of care, support, and sustenance in fostering growth. It suggests that a foundation of strength and stability is built through the acts of nurturing and being nurtured.
  • Personal Application: Focus on building strong, supportive relationships in both personal and professional spheres. Be a source of nourishment and encouragement for others, just as you seek environments and communities that offer you support and growth.

3. The Power of Yielding:

  • This hexagram illustrates the strength inherent in yielding and the effectiveness of assuming a role that supports and complements others. It champions the idea that adaptability and the capacity to follow can lead to significant achievements and harmony.
  • Personal Application: Recognize the moments when taking a step back or yielding control can lead to greater outcomes. Embrace the strength in supporting others’ visions and contributing to the collective effort with humility and grace.


Hexagram 2 from the I Ching, "The Receptive," offers profound insights into the power of receptivity, nurturing, and adaptability. It teaches us that true strength is found not in dominance or rigidity, but in the capacity to listen, adapt, and support. By embodying the virtues of The Receptive, we align with the natural rhythms of life, fostering growth, harmony, and deep connections with the world around us.

Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Cultivating Purposeful Receptivity: Use the energy of Gate 2 to deepen your connection to your life's purpose, allowing a sense of directed receptivity to guide your actions and decisions. Be open to the guidance that comes from within and from the universe.
  • Aligning with Universal Flow: Encourage an alignment with the universal flow, recognizing that your true path unfolds in synchronicity with the greater web of life. Trust in the journey and the timing of your evolution.


Gate 2, Key 2, and Hexagram 2 collectively offer a pathway from feeling lost and disconnected to finding one's true purpose and realizing the interconnectedness of all existence. By embracing the principles of receptivity, orientation, and unity, individuals can navigate life with a sense of direction, fulfillment, and peace, contributing to the collective awakening of humanity.

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