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Source Code 29: The Power of Perseverance

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Human Design Gate 29 Gene Key 29 I Ching Hexagram 29 Perseverance

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 Abysmal and Gate of Perseverance 

Purpose: Providing the energy to commit and remain faithful to the things that truly matter.

Human Design definition: The deep within the deep. Persistence despite difficulties has its inevitable rewards. Discovery does not lie in the commitment but in the process.

In action: Remaining devoted to the things that matter.

Body graph location: Sacral, connecting to the G Center via Gate 46

Grounding energy: Feelings, 30

Tropical astrology sign: Leo/Virgo

Gene Keys: Half-heartedness -> Commitment -> Devotion

I Ching: Abyss (KĒˇn) 

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): August 17 - August 22

The 29th Gate, Key, and Hexagram embodies the energy of commitment and the resilience required to navigate life's abysmal depths, while underscoring the importance of wholehearted dedication in overcoming obstacles and realizing one's true purpose.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 29 defined possess a natural tenacity and the capacity to commit deeply to their endeavors. They embody the principle that true strength is demonstrated through persistence and the willingness to engage fully, even in the face of adversity.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 29, it amplifies a collective focus on examining our commitments and the depth of our dedication to our goals. It's a period encouraging reflection on what truly matters and the reevaluation of our capacity to persevere through challenges.

The high-frequency expression is remaining commitment, faithful, and devoted to the things that matter to the heart and light one up, and through this, persevering when others would possibly fail.

The low-frequency expression is saying yes and remaining committed out of obligation rather than love and to things that are not in alignment with their heart, leading to burnout, overcommitment, and feeling trapped in cycles of unworthiness and trying to prove oneself. Thus their energy of commitment turns into a type of poison, rather than a medicine. 

My personal experience:

I do not have this activation in my energetics, however my 29 degree 5/2 profile mother most certainly does. When I started studying astrology and learned my mother was a 29 degree Leo, cosmic royalty, so much made sense. When I started studying human design and learned her sun is in the gate of perseverance and commitment, even more made sense. When I connected her natal chart, human design, and gene keys, a type of cellular transformation occurred in me where suddenly, I got it... I understood my mother, I understood the most magical woman in my entire life in a way I never previously had, I think in many ways I now understand my mother more than she understands herself.

My mother is the most committed and faithful person I have ever met. I have firsthand witness ~ and experienced ~ the blessings and magic of this, which is undoubtedly her medicine. My mother is also FAST! Sometimes comically quick - my sister and I can both attest to the comedy, but also times frustration, of this. She's here... she's there... then suddenly *zoom*... she's somewhere else... but then she's back, she always returns just as quickly. When the Incarnation Cross of Industriousness, she is energetically designed to be this fast, to be so industrious, in fact, to be on of the most industrious people on the planet... the caveat, however, is that her commitment, perseverance, and faithfulness must be applied to things that align with her heart, light her up, and are worthy of her magic.

However, this leads me to what I have witnessed as the more 'dangerous' note of this frequency of faithfulness and commitment. My mother will commit. She will persevere. She will hold on for dear life... regardless if what she is holding onto is good for her heart and soul. Spending so much time with my mother these past two years has been incredibly healing. And like I always say, through the lens of our energetics, all things make sense.

Human Design Gate 29: The Abysmal and Gate of Perseverance


Quarter of Duality, the Realm of Jupiter
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Bonding
Mystical Theme: Measure for Measure
Gate 4 < Gate 29 > Gate 59


This Gate is part of the Channel of Discovery, A Design of Succeeding Where Others Fail, linking the Sacral Center (Gate 29) with the G Center (Gate 46). Gate 29 is part of the Collective Sensing (Abstract) Circuit with the keynote of sharing.

Gate 29's potential is a constant affirmation of life. When it answers yes, it commits its energy to something or someone new, and will persevere through whatever the cycle of discovery brings. Perseverance is cyclical, however, and what we are committed to one day may no longer be of interest the next. Each correct commitment we make supports the maturation of our full potential for discovering who we are in relationship to others and the world. Those who carry this gate are always eager to say "yes," always ready to commit their energy, so it is best to wait until they are quite clear about what is truly right for them to invest their energy in.

Our Sacral response is mechanical, and we cannot know where the adventure will take us or what wonders we may find. Gate 29 has a single-minded energy designed to move us through even the most difficult and challenging circumstances, but only if it is fully aligned with our decision. Our only insurance is to let go of our expectations, and rely on our Strategy and Authority to guide us to the correct experiences. Without the 46th gate, we are ready to work but don't necessarily know what we are working towards.


Gene Key 29: Leaping into the Void

Embracing the Leap of Faith


“This Gene Key has a certain genius, and it’s a funny kind of genius. It’s about making luck. It’s true. When we aren’t drawn into emotional or desire decisions, then we create the conditions for good fortune.”                              – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 29, known as "Leaping into the Void," invites us on a transformative journey that begins in the Shadow of Half-heartedness, where fear and uncertainty hinder our full engagement with life. It beckons us towards the Gift of Commitment, a profound dedication that propels us beyond our limitations, culminating in the Siddhi of Devotion, where our commitment transcends personal desire and merges with a universal will.

Shadow - Half-heartedness:

  • At the shadow frequency of Half-heartedness, there is a hesitancy to fully commit, stemming from fear of failure, loss, or the unknown. This half-hearted approach to life results in missed opportunities and a sense of unfulfillment, as we hold back from giving ourselves fully to our passions, relationships, and life's calling.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on areas where you may be hesitating to commit fully. Is it in your career, your personal relationships, or your personal growth? Recognize that this reluctance is a protective mechanism but also a barrier to true fulfillment. Contemplating the root of these fears can be the first step towards overcoming them.

Gift - Commitment:

  • The Gift of Commitment is the key to unlocking the potential within Gene Key 29. It signifies the courage to leap into the void, fully embracing life's uncertainties with trust and openness. Commitment here is not rigid adherence to a path but a dynamic, wholehearted engagement that is willing to adapt and persevere through challenges.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate commitment by making conscious choices to engage fully with your endeavors, whether they be personal goals, relationships, or creative projects. This commitment involves a leap of faith—trusting in the process and your own resilience. It's about saying "yes" to life, even when the outcome is uncertain, and finding strength in that vulnerability.

Siddhi - Devotion:

  • The Siddhi of Devotion represents the transcendent aspect of commitment, where dedication evolves into a profound state of devotion. This is not devotion to a specific outcome but a surrender to life itself, recognizing that every moment is an opportunity to align with a higher purpose. In this state, commitment becomes an act of love, an expression of the deep, interconnectedness of all things.
  • Personal Application: Explore practices that deepen your sense of connection to something greater than yourself, such as meditation, prayer, or spending time in nature. Allow your commitments to be guided not just by personal desire but by a sense of service to the greater good. Devotion in this context becomes a celebration of life's interwoven tapestry, with each act of commitment a thread in the larger design.


Gene Key 29, "Leaping into the Void," charts a course from the inertia of Half-heartedness to the dynamic flow of Commitment, leading finally to the sublime state of Devotion. This journey teaches us the power of wholehearted engagement with life, encouraging us to embrace our fears, commit deeply to our paths, and ultimately, to find liberation in the devotion to something far greater than ourselves. In doing so, we discover that the void is not a place of emptiness but a space filled with infinite potential, waiting for our leap of faith. 




I Ching Hexagram 29: Navigating the Abyss


If you cannot change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails and let it guide you.

For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns too. – Egyptian Proverb


In the I Ching, Hexagram 29, "Kan," is symbolized by water, representing the concept of the abysmal, a repeated danger or challenge that requires perseverance and inner strength to navigate. This hexagram embodies the essence of water—its persistence, depth, and capacity to flow around obstacles. It teaches the importance of resilience and adaptability in facing life's inevitable trials.

1. Embracing the Challenge:

  • Hexagram 29 advises that confronting difficulties with courage and persistence is crucial. Like water that continuously flows, even in the face of barriers, we are encouraged to adopt a similar resilience, finding ways to move forward despite challenges. This persistence is not about reckless bravery but about understanding the nature of the obstacles and applying wisdom and adaptability in our approach.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on the current challenges in your life, viewing them not as insurmountable barriers but as opportunities for growth and learning. Consider how adopting a more fluid, adaptable approach could help you navigate these challenges more effectively.

2. The Virtue of Perseverance:

  • The core lesson of Hexagram 29 is the virtue of perseverance. It emphasizes that enduring hardships with a steadfast heart leads to inner strength and eventual success. The repeated imagery of water suggests that softness combined with persistence can overcome the hardest obstacles.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate perseverance in your endeavors, remembering that continuous effort and a calm, steady approach will carry you through tough times. Patience and persistence are your allies, helping you to break through barriers and emerge stronger.

3. Finding Depth Within:

  • Additionally, Hexagram 29 invites introspection, encouraging us to explore the depths of our own character and to draw upon our inner resources. The abysmal waters symbolize not only external challenges but the profound journey into our own psyche, uncovering strength and wisdom we may not have known we possessed.
  • Personal Application: Use periods of difficulty as a catalyst for self-discovery. Delve into your inner world through meditation, reflection, or journaling to uncover the deep reserves of strength and resilience within you. This process of self-exploration can illuminate paths forward that were previously hidden.


Hexagram 29 from the I Ching, "The Abysmal," offers profound guidance for navigating life's challenges with resilience, adaptability, and perseverance. It reminds us that, like water, our softness and depth hold the power to persist, adapt, and ultimately overcome the obstacles we face. By embracing life's trials as opportunities for growth and introspection, we develop an unshakeable inner strength and wisdom.  

Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Deepening Commitments: Use the energy of Gate 29 to reassess and deepen your commitments. Whether it's personal growth, relationships, or professional endeavors, ask yourself where you can leap more fully into the void, trusting that your commitment will lead to profound growth and fulfillment.
  • Cultivating Trust and Surrender: Encourage a mindset of trust and surrender in the face of life's challenges. Recognize that true devotion is found in the willingness to stay the course, anchored in faith and a deep sense of purpose.


Gate 29, Key 29, and Hexagram 29 collectively inspire a journey of embracing life's challenges with commitment and resilience. By facing our fears, making wholehearted commitments, and surrendering to a greater purpose, we unlock the transformative power of perseverance, leading to ultimate liberation and the realization of our deepest potential.

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