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Source Code 42: Increase and Growth

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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: Increase and the Gate of Growth

Purpose: Providing the energy to complete a cycle, allowing for beginning of a new cycle.

Human Design definition: The expansion of the resources which maximize the development of full potential. Completing a cycle is the heart of growth.

In action: Finishing and celebrating the close of a cycle.

Body graph location: Sacral, connecting to the Root via Gate 53

Grounding energy: Continuity, Gate 32

Tropical astrology sign: Aries

Gene Keys: Expectation -> Detachment -> Celebration

I Ching: Increase (Yi)

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): April 9 - April 14

The 42nd Gate, Key, and Hexagram embody the transition from being bound by expectations to embracing life with detachment and celebration, signifying growth and the cyclical nature of existence.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 42 defined in their charts may possess a natural talent for bringing projects to completion and facilitating growth. They often have an innate understanding of when to move forward and when to let go.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 42, it highlights a collective focus on growth, completion, and the cycles of increase in our lives. It's a time to reflect on what needs to be completed and how to foster growth in various areas.

The high-frequency expression is seeing things through to the end, celebrating accomplishments, and also celebrating endings as they are the portal to new cycle and beginning. This energy sees endless possibilities and trusts the universe and the cyclical nature of reality.

The low-frequency expression is being a victim to one's own expectations, unhealthy attachments in relationships and business, repeating old patterns, self-sabotage, and trying to control or manipulate the end or outcome of a situation, cycle, or relationship.

My personal experience:

I have my design earth in the 4th line of this energy. In Gene Keys, your design earth is the sphere of purpose, therefore 'expectation' is a shadow my soul came here to transcend and grow through. Yes, this tracks.

Human Design Gate 42: Nurturing Growth and Embracing Life’s Cycles

From Expectation to Celebration: The Art of Letting Go


Quarter of Initiation, the Realm of Alcyone
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Mind
Mystical Theme: The Witness Returns
Gate 51 < Gate 42 > Gate 3


This Gate is part of the Channel of Maturation, A Design of Balanced Development, linking the Sacral Center (Gate 42) with the Root Center (Gate 53). Gate 42 is part of the Collective Sensing (Abstract) Circuit with the keynote of sharing.

Gate 42 is the tenacity to stay with a cycle in order to maximize its inherent potential. The abstract's cyclical process generates growth, and balanced development by using humanity's collected experiences to create a foundation for future progress. Each cycle we enter into builds on the lessons learned from the last. When a cycle has run its course we will determine what is needed to bring it to a conclusion. Before we can begin a new cycle the former cycle must be brought to its natural end, or what was left unfinished or incomplete will have to be revisited in the new one. That is especially true in relationships where we can feel stuck or held back by unresolved patterns of behavior that can date back as far as our childhood. We are focused on what it takes energetically to complete a cycle or process, and weak or insufficiently supported beginnings will make us nervous and uncomfortable.

It is important that what we commit to is correct for us, as it is very difficult for us to extract ourselves from something once we have committed to it, such as an unfortunate marriage, for example. By waiting until we are comfortable committing our energy, through our Strategy and Authority, we maximize our own 'satisfaction potential.' Without Gate 53 to provide the initiating spark, we may find that we lack the staying power to complete the process, or feel frustrated trying to start things that never really get going.

Gene Key 42: Embracing Life's Cycles with Joy and Freedom

The Path from Expectation to Celebration


“When we go into this, we’ll discover what blissfulness feels like. We’ll touch the ecstatic realms where the mind lets go, where thinking comes to an end. When thoughts do come, they’re the thoughts of God, so they only engender more bliss. We’ll become like a child again, and life becomes heaven on earth”

– Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 42, known as "Letting Go of Living and Dying," encapsulates the transformative process from the Shadow of Expectation to the Siddhi of Celebration, with Detachment serving as the vital bridge. This key explores the liberation found in releasing expectations and embracing life's inherent cycles with joy.

Shadow - Expectation:

  • The Shadow of Expectation in Gene Key 42 represents the limitations that arise when we cling to specific outcomes or adhere rigidly to personal desires. This shadow can lead to disappointment, frustration, and a sense of being trapped by our own anticipations.
  • Personal Application: Identify areas where expectations may be limiting your experience of life. Reflect on how attachment to specific outcomes may be causing discomfort or discontent. Recognizing these patterns is the first step towards releasing them and opening up to life's spontaneous flow.

Gift - Detachment:

  • The Gift of Detachment is about finding freedom in releasing our grip on how things ‘should’ be. It involves engaging with life wholeheartedly, yet without attachment to specific outcomes, allowing for a more fluid and harmonious experience of life's unfolding.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate detachment by embracing each moment as it comes, free from preconceived notions of success or failure. Practice presence and openness, allowing life to unfold in its unique way. Detachment in this sense brings a deeper peace and adaptability to life’s ever-changing nature.

Siddhi - Celebration:

  • The Siddhi of Celebration signifies a state of joyous acceptance and revelry in all aspects of life. It represents the ultimate freedom found in fully embracing the cycles of existence, celebrating the beauty and diversity of life in all its forms.
  • Personal Application: Foster a mindset of celebration, viewing every experience as an integral and joyful part of your journey. Embrace both the highs and lows with equal gratitude, understanding that each is a valuable part of the tapestry of life. Celebrating life in this way opens the heart to profound joy and contentment.


Gene Key 42 guides us on a transformative journey from the constriction of expectation to the liberating gift of detachment, culminating in the joyous siddhi of celebration. It teaches us to embrace life’s cycles with a heart full of joy and a spirit free from the confines of personal desires, allowing us to fully experience and appreciate the richness of existence. 

I Ching Hexagram 42: Harnessing the Dynamics of Increase and Abundance


The law of compensation shows how ‘what is’ springs from ‘what is not.’

As there is no worldly gain without some loss,
so there is no worldly loss without some gain. –Francis Quarles


In the I Ching, Hexagram 42, often referred to as "Increase" or "Yi," symbolizes the concept of expansion and growth. It represents the natural flow of abundance and the importance of using this increase wisely for the greater good.

1. Embracing Opportunities for Growth:

  • This hexagram emphasizes the favorable conditions for growth and increase, suggesting a period where efforts can yield significant results. It advises recognizing and embracing these opportunities to expand and flourish.
  • Personal Application: Stay attentive to opportunities for growth in your life. Whether in personal development, career, or relationships, use this time to actively pursue expansion. Approach these opportunities with a mindset of generosity, understanding that your growth can also benefit others.

2. Wise Stewardship of Resources:

  • Hexagram 42 also speaks to the responsible management of resources during times of increase. It advises using abundance not just for personal gain but also for the welfare of others, highlighting the importance of generosity and wise stewardship.
  • Personal Application: Manage your resources with foresight and responsibility. Consider how your abundance can be shared or used to support others. Recognize that true prosperity comes from the wise and compassionate use of resources.

3. The Interplay of Giving and Receiving:

  • The hexagram underscores the dynamic balance between giving and receiving. It suggests that generosity and the sharing of abundance lead to a harmonious cycle of continued growth and prosperity.
  • Personal Application: Embrace the cycle of giving and receiving. Understand that generosity can open pathways for further growth and enrichment, both for yourself and for those around you. Strive to create a balanced flow of abundance in your life.


Hexagram 42 from the I Ching teaches the art of harnessing periods of growth and abundance. It reminds us of the importance of recognizing opportunities for increase, managing resources wisely, and maintaining a balance of generosity in our interactions with the world.



Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Fostering Completion and Growth: Use the energy of Gate 42 to recognize when it’s time to complete certain aspects of your life and to foster new growth. Understand the importance of timing in bringing things to fruition.
  • Balancing Involvement with Non-Attachment: Practice a balance between active involvement in your endeavors and a healthy detachment from specific outcomes. This approach allows for more joy and flexibility in life’s journey.
  • Celebrating Life in All Its Phases: Embrace the cycles of life with a sense of celebration. Recognize that each phase, whether it’s growth, completion, or transition, is an opportunity to celebrate the richness and diversity of life.


Gate 42, Key 42, and Hexagram 42 collectively teach us about the cyclical nature of growth and completion, the transition from being bound by expectations to embracing life with detachment, and finding joy in every phase of our journey. By understanding and applying these principles, we can navigate life with a sense of celebration, embracing each moment as part of the beautiful tapestry of existence.

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