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Source Code 40: The Journey from Solitude to Surrender

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Human Design Gate 40 Gene Key 40 I Ching Hexagram 40 Deliverance Aloneness

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: Deliverance and Gate of Aloneness 

Purpose: Providing the energy and will to create empowered boundaries that allow for the balance of being in service with adequate rest and solitude.

Human Design definition: The point of transition between struggle and liberation. The survival of the community is dependent upon a sustained and strong will.

In action: Being of service to the community from a space of empowered boundaries.

Body graph location: Ego, connecting to the Solar Plexus via Gate 37

Grounding energy: Family, 37

Tropical astrology sign: Virgo

Gene Keys: Exhaustion -> Resolve -> Divine Will

I Ching: Liberation (Jie) 

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): August 30 - September 5

The 40th Gate, Key, and Hexagram embodies the energies of solitude, resilience, and the journey from personal struggle to universal harmony.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 40 defined in their charts possess a natural ability to stand alone and draw strength from their inner reserves. They understand the value of solitude in cultivating resilience and self-assurance.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 40, it emphasizes the collective need for periods of introspection and the reassessment of commitments. It's a time to recognize the importance of saying "no" to external pressures and "yes" to one's true needs and desires.

The high-frequency expression is living with strong and empowered boundaries that balance the desire to be of service to others with ample alone time and adequate rest. With proper boundaries in place, this energy is able to dedicate large amounts of energy to the community.

The low-frequency expression is misusing energy to get things done, having weak boundaries, and people-pleasing in an attempt to prove value - all of which can ultimately lead to burnout.

My personal experience:

I do not have this activation in my energetics, however many of clients do. I always remind them the juice must be worth the squeeze. Meaning, give to your community, just make sure it is empowering and powering you up in return. My sister and brother-in-law also both have their sun in this gate. They each feel called to be of service to their community, take great value and pride in their work, and have learned the importance of boundaries and self care.

Also, KindaKind's Instagram has this channel in it's chart - which obviously tracks as it is a community. It's always interesting when you see the energetics present when something was created - as they without a doubt create an activation.

Human Design Gate 40: Deliverance and Gate of Aloneness


Quarter of Duality, the Realm of Jupiter
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Bonding
Mystical Theme: Measure for Measure
Gate 59 < Gate 40 > Gate 64


This Gate is part of the Channel of Community, A Design of a Part Seeking a Whole, linking the Ego Center (Gate 40) with the Solar Plexus Center (Gate 37). Gate 40 is part of the Tribal (Ego) Circuit with the keynote of support.


Gate 40 is one of three gates of aloneness (12 and 33 are the other two), and carries a sense of being alone even when in a group of people. This aloneness is the beginning of the individuation process; we need to separate ourselves from the Tribe. In essence, it is the desire within us for wholeness, expressed and experienced by others as strong independence, or as stepping away from their interdependence. This is an aspect of the ego's willpower that is essential to the survival of community.


Gate 40 is the love of work, and when we are involved in work that is correct for us, we derive great satisfaction from delivering what we promised to an appreciative Tribe. The relationship bargain needs to be renegotiated often and kept crystal clear. Yes, we are willing to work and to exert our ego's will power to provide for our family or community, but they get access to our earned resources only if they keep their side of the bargain. They need to show appreciation and loyalty for our efforts and support us emotionally, feed us, give us time alone to rest, and take care of us with the resources we provide for them. Without Gate 37, we may find ourselves looking for friendship, and a community to offer our ego's willing provisions to.


Gene Key 40: The Will to Surrender

Embracing Surrender through Resolve   


“Rest can imbue our life when we’re resolved not to give in to excess. Having this Gift also means that we can inspire others. When a stressed out person meets a deeply fulfilled person, a powerful exchange takes place. Be that fulfilled person, and the world will begin to change.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 40, known as "The Will to Surrender," charts a transformative path from the depths of Exhaustion, where relentless pursuit and the weight of obligations lead to burnout, through the empowering Gift of Resolve, to the ultimate liberation found in the Siddhi of Divine Will. This journey is about recognizing the strength in vulnerability and the freedom that comes from aligning with a higher purpose.

Shadow - Exhaustion:

  • The Shadow of Exhaustion manifests when we overextend ourselves, driven by the desire to meet external demands or internal expectations. This state of depletion is a signal that we are out of alignment with our true self, pursuing goals that do not nourish our soul or contribute to our genuine well-being.
  • Personal Application: Recognize the signs of exhaustion in your life as indicators that change is needed. Reflect on the aspects of your life that drain your energy and consider setting boundaries or shifting your focus towards activities that replenish and fulfill you. Acknowledging the need for rest and self-care is the first step toward healing and realignment.

Gift - Resolve:

  • The Gift of Resolve is the inner strength and clarity that emerge when we prioritize our well-being and align our actions with our true values. It is about making conscious choices that honor our needs and aspirations, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to our path, even in the face of obstacles.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate resolve by listening deeply to your inner voice and honoring your personal truths. Make commitments to yourself with clarity and determination, focusing on goals that genuinely resonate with your soul. Resolve is not about rigidity but about a flexible, yet unwavering dedication to your journey of growth and self-discovery.

Siddhi - Divine Will:

  • The Siddhi of Divine Will represents the ultimate surrender to the flow of life, where individual will merges with universal intent. This state of grace is characterized by a profound trust in the process of life, recognizing that every experience serves a higher purpose. In this surrender, there is a liberation from the struggle, as one becomes an instrument of the divine, guided by a force greater than oneself.
  • Personal Application: Embrace the practice of surrender as an act of trust in the greater unfolding of your life. Meditate on the concept of Divine Will, allowing yourself to be guided by a sense of higher purpose. As you release control and open to guidance, notice the shifts in your life that align more closely with your true calling, leading to a sense of peace and fulfillment.


Gene Key 40, "The Will to Surrender," invites us on a profound journey of self-realization, guiding us from the weariness of unaligned efforts to the empowerment of true commitment, and ultimately to the freedom found in aligning with Divine Will. This key teaches us that true strength lies in the willingness to let go, trust the journey, and embrace the path that is divinely orchestrated for our highest good. In surrender, we find not weakness, but the power to live fully, authentically, and in harmony with the cosmos.






I Ching Hexagram 40: Liberation through Release


There is no real difficulty that requires outward movement.

Within yourself deliverance must be searched for,
because each man makes his own prison. –Sir Edwin Arnold


In the I Ching, Hexagram 40, "Jie" or "Liberation," symbolizes the moment of relief that comes after a time of hardship or constraint. It represents the necessary process of unburdening oneself from past difficulties or obligations to move forward with a sense of freedom and lightness.

1. Embracing Liberation:

  • Hexagram 40 encourages the shedding of whatever no longer serves your highest good, be it attitudes, situations, or relationships that have become burdensome. It emphasizes the importance of resolving outstanding issues and making peace with the past to embrace the future with optimism and renewed energy.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on areas of your life where you feel weighed down or restricted. Consider practical steps you can take to address these issues, seeking resolution and closure. Embracing liberation might involve forgiveness, the completion of unfinished tasks, or the courage to make necessary changes in your life.

2. The Joy of Release:

  • This hexagram also highlights the joy and relief that come from breaking free from constraints. It reminds us that liberation often follows a conscious decision to let go of what binds us, opening the door to new possibilities and paths.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate an attitude of openness and readiness for change. Celebrate the act of releasing as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Find joy in the process of liberating yourself from old patterns, and welcome the fresh energy that comes with new beginnings.

3. Moving Forward with Ease:

  • Following liberation, Hexagram 40 advises moving forward with ease and without resentment. It suggests that true freedom comes from a light heart and a clear conscience, free from the entanglements of the past.
  • Personal Application: As you navigate the process of liberation, do so with kindness and compassion towards yourself and others. Release any lingering negativity, focusing instead on the lessons learned and the strength gained. Moving forward with ease means carrying only what uplifts and supports your journey ahead.


Hexagram 40 from the I Ching, "Liberation," serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of resolving past difficulties to move forward freely. It celebrates the act of release as a pathway to renewal and growth, inviting us to lighten our loads and embrace the future with hope and optimism. Liberation is not just an escape from constraints but an opening to a world of possibilities.


Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Valuing Solitude: Leverage the energy of Gate 40 to honor your need for alone time as essential to your growth and well-being. Solitude provides the space for introspection, healing, and the cultivation of inner strength.
  • Navigating Transitions: Recognize the transformative potential of this gate as you navigate life's transitions. Use the principles of resolve and surrender to move through changes with grace, trusting in the unfolding of your path.


Gate 40, Key 40, and Hexagram 40 collectively invite us on a transformative journey from the isolation of Exhaustion to the empowerment of Resolve, and ultimately to the peace found in Divine Will. By embracing solitude, we discover the resilience within and learn the power of surrendering to a higher flow, finding deliverance in our alignment with the universal order.

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