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Source Code 32: The Art of Enduring Commitment and Growth

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Human Design Gate 32 Gene Key 32 I Ching Hexagram 32 Duration Continuity Veneration

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: Duration and Gate of Continuity

Purpose: Providing the energetic potential to see what needs to change and taking the carefully thought-out steps to successfully effect change.

Human Design definition: The only thing which endures is change. The instinct to adapt in the now, without losing continuity, while maintaining our basic nature.

In action: Sensing what is needed to bring success and leading community change.

Body graph location: Spleen, connecting to the Root via Gate 54

Grounding energy: Shock, 51

Tropical astrology sign: Libra

Gene Keys: Failure -> Preservation -> Veneration

I Ching: Duration (Heng)

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): October 14 - October 19

The 32nd Gate, Key, and Hexagram embodies the instinctual recognition of what will endure and what will not, emphasizing the importance of sustainability and foresight in nurturing growth and stability. This energy is designed to inspire a journey of respecting the past, embracing the present, and wisely preparing for the future. By navigating from the shadow of failure to the siddhi of veneration, individuals learn to honor the continuous cycle of change as a sacred path toward enduring wisdom and collective growth.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 32 defined have an innate sense for the potential longevity and viability of endeavors, relationships, and innovations. They possess a natural ability to gauge what is worth investing in, ensuring the continuity of what is truly valuable.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 32, it highlights a collective focus on assessing what aspects of our lives and society hold the potential for enduring value. It's a period for reflection on sustainability, legacy, and the preservation of what matters most for future generations.

The high-frequency expression is connecting with the big picture to sense what has longevity and what needs to change in order to create success. From a space of empowered awareness and preservation, this energy is able to lead friends, family, and community towards transformation and sustainable success.

The low-frequency expression is staying in prolonged states of indecision and stagnation due to a fear of failure. Rather than using the past as fuel, this energy can get consumed by losses and failure, leading to isolation, rejection of the natural world, and ultimately, more failure.

My personal experience:

I have my design sun in the 4th line of this energy. I have always felt an unconscious call to build a legacy. I play for keeps, I'm a "ride or die," a characteristic which inspired the name of a Spouse House episode ~ for those who don't know, I was on reality tv a few years back.

I used to attribute this "ride or die" energy to being a Capricorn, then realized my design sun ~ my Radiance in Gene Keys ~ has likely contributed an equally large role.

Having RAX Maya 4 as my Incarnation Cross, I am no stranger to cycles. Having Channel of Struggle as my only fully conscious channel, I am programmed to find the meaning of these mutations... these endings... if only it was easier. But if it was 'easy,' I wouldn't have my design earth ~ sphere of Purpose ~ opposite 32 in 42, which uses the gift of detachment to transcend expectation to embody the siddhi of celebration.

Like I always say: through our charts, all things make sense.

Human Design Gate 32: Duration and Gate of Continuity


Quarter of Duality, the Realm of Jupiter
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Bonding
Mystical Theme: Measure for Measure
Gate 57 < Gate 32 > Gate 50


This Gate is part of the Channel of Transformation, A Design of Being Driven, linking the Splenic Center (Gate 32) to the Root center (Gate 54). Gate 32 is part of the Tribal (Ego) Circuit with the keynote of support.


Awareness through Gate 32 is focused on constant evaluation as an instinctive recognition of what can and cannot be transformed. An underlying fear of failure can put the brakes on runaway ambition. Gate 32's ability to adapt, yet maintain its true nature, is the Spleen's contribution to the material continuity of the Tribe. This is part of our contribution as well. A great deal rests on what is recognized and valued, and thereby encouraged and retained by the Tribe. One of our gifts is recognizing who has the skills or education to move up in the world; and then, using our influence, to bring them to the attention of those in positions of authority.


This is the gate of prolonged indecision. We are apt to find ourselves agonizing over how to maintain a balance between what is working successfully (conservatism), and opening ourselves or an organization up to the unknown risks (fear of failure) that accompany transformation and change. Change is inevitable, however, and when it becomes part of the equation for life, growth is optimized. By relying on our Authority for timing, and staying closely attuned to our own instincts, our wisdom will emerge over time as ways to keep society from repeating what does not work, while also embracing what has lasting value. Without Gate 54 the 32nd gate senses its lack of a consistent source of fuel or drive or ambition to succeed.


Gene Key 32: Ancestral Reverence

The Path from Fear to Sacred Honor


“When we trust in life enough, we begin to trust in the events of our lives too. We allow them to shatter us, and that re-frames our view. We realize that this impulse to preserve what we love has a whole new field to live in. What is essential? That is the great inner question.”                                     – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 32, named "Ancestral Reverence," invites us on a profound evolutionary journey. It begins in the shadow of Failure, where fear and uncertainty about the future can paralyze and lead to stagnation. Through the cultivation of the Gift of Preservation, one learns to honor the wisdom of the past and the resilience within. This journey culminates in the Siddhi of Veneration, where deep respect for all life and the interconnectedness of existence is realized.

Shadow - Failure:

  • The Shadow of Failure manifests as a fear of impermanence and the potential for loss, leading to resistance against change and a reluctance to take risks. This shadow can stifle growth, innovation, and the willingness to embrace life's inherent uncertainties.
  • Personal Application: Identify where the fear of failure might be holding you back. Recognize that failure is not an endpoint but a crucial step in the learning process. Embrace setbacks as opportunities for growth and as necessary passages to wisdom and strength.

Gift - Preservation:

  • The Gift of Preservation is the ability to recognize and maintain what is truly valuable and sustainable over time. It involves a deep appreciation for the lessons and strengths inherited from the past and a commitment to safeguarding these treasures for the future. Preservation is not about resisting change but about ensuring the continuity of essential wisdom and values amidst transformation.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate the gift of preservation by honoring your roots and the lessons from your ancestors. Engage with traditions, stories, and practices that have stood the test of time, and consider how they can be applied or adapted to current challenges. By preserving the essence of what has come before, you contribute to a resilient and rich foundation for future generations.

Siddhi - Veneration:

  • The Siddhi of Veneration is a state of profound respect and reverence for all forms of life and the interconnected web of existence. It transcends personal and ancestral history to recognize the sacred in everything. Veneration sees the beauty in the cycle of life and death and honors the eternal flow of energy and consciousness that connects us all.
  • Personal Application: Practice seeing the world through the lens of veneration. Approach life with a sense of sacred honor for the journey of every being, recognizing the divine spark within yourself and others. Celebrate the diversity and unity of life, and let this reverence guide your actions and interactions, fostering a deep sense of connection and gratitude.


Gene Key 32, "Ancestral Reverence," offers a transformative path that moves from the fear of failure to a profound respect for the continuity and sanctity of life. By embracing the gift of preservation, we learn to cherish and carry forward the wisdom of the past, laying a foundation of strength and resilience. As we evolve into the siddhi of veneration, our lives become a testament to the sacredness of existence, honoring the intricate tapestry of life that we are privileged to be a part of.




I Ching Hexagram 32: Enduring Through Change


Commitment is the force of attraction that brings all things back to you.

Tis not the many oaths that make the truth;
but the plain single vow, that is vowed true. – Shakespeare


In the I Ching, Hexagram 32, "Heng" or "Duration," emphasizes the importance of stability, perseverance, and the enduring nature of true commitment. It symbolizes the necessity of maintaining a steady course through life's changes, reinforcing the idea that lasting success and harmony are achieved through constancy and adaptability.

1. Embracing Stability in Change:

  • Hexagram 32 teaches that while change is an inherent aspect of life, there is profound strength in maintaining consistency in one's core values and commitments. It advises us to cultivate a sense of inner stability that allows us to navigate life's fluctuations with grace and resilience.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on the areas of your life where you can foster greater stability and endurance. Whether in relationships, career, or personal growth, consider how a steady commitment can lead to deeper fulfillment and success. Identify practices that help you maintain your focus and dedication, even when faced with uncertainty.

2. The Balance of Flexibility and Constancy:

  • This hexagram also highlights the balance between being flexible and holding firm to one's commitments. It suggests that true endurance is not about rigidity but about the ability to adapt while staying true to one's principles and goals.
  • Personal Application: Practice flexibility in your approach to challenges and goals. While remaining committed to your core values, be open to adjusting your methods and perspectives as circumstances evolve. This adaptability ensures your endurance is a dynamic strength rather than a static stance.

3. The Significance of Rhythms and Cycles:

  • Hexagram 32 underscores the significance of recognizing and aligning with natural rhythms and cycles, both in the external world and within ourselves. It reminds us that understanding and respecting these cycles is key to sustaining efforts and achieving lasting results.
  • Personal Application: Tune into the natural rhythms of your life, including work, rest, and renewal. By harmonizing your actions with these cycles, you enhance your ability to persevere and make meaningful progress over time.


Hexagram 32 from the I Ching, "Duration," offers profound wisdom on the power of enduring commitment and the value of stability amidst life's inevitable changes. By embracing the principles of constancy, adaptability, and alignment with natural rhythms, we can navigate our lives with confidence and achieve a harmonious balance that leads to lasting fulfillment and success.  


Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Valuing Legacy and Sustainability: Use the energy of 32 to reflect on your legacy and the sustainability of your actions. Consider how your endeavors contribute to the long-term wellbeing of yourself, your community, and future generations.
  • Learning from the Past: Encourage a practice of learning from both personal and collective history. By preserving valuable lessons and wisdom, you pave the way for innovation and progress that honors the past while boldly stepping into the future.
  • Cultivating Steadfastness: Develop a core of stability and reliability within yourself. Let your actions and commitments reflect a balance between adaptability and steadfastness, ensuring that you remain true to your principles even as you navigate change.
  • Honoring the Cycle of Life: Recognize the natural cycles of growth, change, and continuity in your life and in the natural world. Embrace these cycles as opportunities for renewal and deepening understanding, honoring the enduring wisdom they embody.


Gate 32, Key 32, and Hexagram 32 collectively inspire a journey of respecting the past, embracing the present, and wisely preparing for the future. By navigating from the shadow of failure to the siddhi of veneration, individuals learn to honor the continuous cycle of change as a sacred path toward enduring wisdom and collective growth.

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