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Source Code 46: Embracing Life's Serendipitous Journey

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Human Design Gate 46 Gene Key 46 I Ching Hexagram 26 Pushing Upward

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: Pushing Upward and Gate of the Determination of Self 

Purpose: Providing the energetic potential to find delight in being an embodied human and see the potential for growth and joy in every moment.

Human Design definition: Good fortune that may be perceived as the result of serendipity but derives from effort and dedication. To accept that one is in the right place is deeply spiritual.

In action: Enjoying the experience of being a human in a body.

Body graph location: G Center, connecting to the Sacral via Gate 29

Grounding energy: Innocence, 25

Tropical astrology sign: Virgo/Libra

Gene Keys: Seriousness -> Delight -> Ecstacy

I Ching: Pushing Upwards (Sheng)

Dates of solar transit (can vary by 1 to 2 days): September 22 - September 27

The 46th Gate, Key, and Hexagram illuminate the path of embracing the physical experience with joy and understanding the sacredness in the seemingly mundane. This journey encourages individuals to find delight in their existence, seeing the potential for growth and joy in every moment.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 46 defined have a natural inclination towards embracing life with optimism and a sense of adventure. They often find themselves in fortuitous circumstances by simply being true to their nature and following their inner guidance.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 46, it brings a collective focus on recognizing and appreciating the synchronicities and serendipities of life. It's a time to honor the body's wisdom and to engage fully with the present moment, acknowledging the magic in everyday existence.

The high-frequency expression is enjoyment and delight of being an embodied human. This energy follows the breadcrumbs of joy, trusting in divine timing, and the synchronistic nature of the universe. Through this essence, they cultivate an expansive presence in their body, which is the vehicle and vessel of their human form.

The low-frequency expression is creating chaos by avoiding the present moment and taking life too seriously. This energy can lead to numbing out the mind, body, and spirit through addictions, spiritual bypassing, or gaslighting oneself.

My personal experience:

I have my design Venus in the 3rd line of this energy. As in Gene Keys design Venus represents the spiritual quotient, which is the highest essence of one's heart, this is an energy I know well.

I have long said (far before I even encountered Human Design) that I am aware of two versions of me: Rainbow Bright and Catwoman.

This energy (that of 46) is the naturally expressed version of myself - the me who is not over-thinking or strategizing for safety... the me who is carefree, the me without the need for boundaries... the me who views life through a lens of magic and bliss. This is my Rainbow Bright.

Then another version, Catwoman, who has learned to understand through many experiences that the light I naturally radiate is not always safe to freely express.

I have spent the last two years healing, growing, and reconnecting in order to feel safe and empowered turning this light back on... and keeping it on.

I never wish to entertain, only to fully express.

Healing and awakening is truly an extreme sport.

Human Design Gate 46: Pushing Upward and Gate of the Determination of Self 


Quarter of Duality, the Realm of Jupiter
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Bonding
Mystical Theme: Measure for Measure
Gate 6 < Gate 46 > Gate 18


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


The 46th gate is focused on the quality of life we experience in a physical body. It expresses the love of the body, and the sensual honoring of it as a temple in which we are always in the right place at the right time. We are one who lives the good fortune and discovery of serendipity. Whether we succeed or fail is dependent on the determination of our higher selves. This is an abstract process of surrender to a cycle of experience that can fulfill our potential or bring chaos.


The lessons we learn and the wisdom we share with others is derived from our determination, dedication and absorption in the experience as we are living it. The experience of the nature of ourselves in interaction with others is a deeply spiritual process, and can only be evaluated when the cycle is complete. If we cannot commit ourselves to the cyclical nature of life, our body will begin to fail under the stress of constant crisis. Without the 29th gate, we may recognize the right timing, but not have the energy to begin the process or the perseverance to complete it.


Gene Key 46: A Science of Luck

The Alchemy of Joy 


“We might think that Ecstasy takes place in some far-off spiritual dimension. It takes place right here among human beings. We’re natural-born ecstatics. To allow that level of beauty into our inner being, we have to unlearn many of our masculine traits. ” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 46, known as "A Science of Luck," invites us on a transformative journey that begins in the shadowy realms of Seriousness, where life's burdens weigh heavily upon us, and leads us toward the luminous state of Ecstasy, through the liberating pathway of Delight. This journey is an exploration of how embracing joy and serendipity can unlock the doors to profound bliss and a deep sense of unity with the cosmos.

Shadow - Seriousness:

  • The Shadow of Seriousness emerges when we become entangled in life's challenges and pressures, losing sight of the lighter side of existence. This seriousness can manifest as a rigid adherence to expectations, duties, and the constant pursuit of goals, often at the expense of joy, spontaneity, and the magic of the present moment.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on areas of your life dominated by seriousness. Are there moments where this seriousness prevents you from experiencing joy? Begin to integrate practices of mindfulness and gratitude, allowing yourself to find moments of delight even amidst routine or challenges. Recognizing the transient nature of life's struggles can help shift your perspective from one of burden to one of learning and growth.

Gift - Delight:

  • The Gift of Delight is the antidote to seriousness, offering a pathway to experience life's wonders through a lens of joy and appreciation. Delight arises from an open heart and a willingness to engage with life in its fullness, finding beauty and wonder in both the ordinary and the extraordinary. This state of being brings a lightness to existence, attracting serendipitous opportunities and experiences—what might be called 'luck.'
  • Personal Application: Cultivate delight in your daily life by seeking out and appreciating the simple joys. This might mean savoring the beauty of nature, enjoying the laughter of a friend, or finding pleasure in creative expression. Delight acts as a magnet for positive experiences, drawing unexpected and fortuitous circumstances into your orbit.

Siddhi - Ecstasy:

  • The Siddhi of Ecstasy represents the culmination of this gene key's journey, where the soul experiences a profound state of bliss and oneness with all that is. Ecstasy transcends mere happiness or pleasure; it is a deep, spiritual bliss that arises from the recognition of one's intrinsic connection to the universe and the divine play of existence.
  • Personal Application: Embrace practices that connect you to a sense of oneness and transcendence, such as deep meditation, sacred dance, or spending time in profound communion with nature. As you open yourself to experiences of ecstasy, allow the boundaries between self and other to dissolve, experiencing the boundless joy of being part of the infinite dance of the universe.


Gene Key 46, "A Science of Luck," offers a roadmap from the heaviness of Seriousness to the luminous realm of Ecstasy, with Delight serving as the key to unlocking this transformation. By embracing life's joys and allowing ourselves to be carried by the currents of serendipity, we discover that luck is not a random occurrence but a state of being that we can cultivate through the openness and joy of our hearts. In this way, we realize that ecstasy is not an elusive state but a natural expression of living in harmony with the cosmic flow.





I Ching Hexagram 46: Ascending the Path of Growth


When you pay respect to the great,
you pave the way for your own greatness.

It is always better to fail in doing something
than to excel in doing nothing. – Chinese Proverb


In the I Ching, Hexagram 46, "Sheng," or "Pushing Upward," embodies the concept of gradual and persistent growth, akin to a plant pushing through the earth towards the sunlight. It symbolizes the natural progression and advancement through steady effort, determination, and the intrinsic drive towards improvement and elevation.

1. The Nature of Steady Progress:

  • Hexagram 46 teaches the importance of patience and perseverance in the journey of personal development and achievement. Just as a seed requires time to sprout and grow, true progress is often slow and requires consistent effort and resilience. It emphasizes that success is achieved not through force but through a natural unfolding and alignment with the rhythms of life.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on your goals and the path you are taking towards achieving them. Recognize the value of each step, no matter how small, and maintain your dedication and effort. Patience and perseverance are your allies, reminding you that growth is a process that cannot be rushed.

2. Cultivating Inner Strength:

  • This hexagram also highlights the role of inner strength and integrity in overcoming obstacles and pushing upwards. It suggests that inner resolve and a commitment to one's principles provide the foundation for growth and advancement.
  • Personal Application: Develop your inner strength through practices that foster resilience, such as meditation, reflection, and engagement with challenges that stretch your capabilities. Your inner fortitude will support you in navigating life's ups and downs, allowing you to rise steadily towards your aspirations.

3. Embracing Opportunities for Growth:

  • Hexagram 46 encourages an open and receptive attitude towards opportunities for personal and professional growth. It advises that by staying aligned with one's true nature and being open to guidance and support, one can navigate the path of advancement with grace and effectiveness.
  • Personal Application: Stay alert to opportunities that resonate with your authentic self and offer potential for growth. Be willing to seek out and accept support and guidance from others, recognizing that collaboration and mentorship are valuable tools in your journey upwards.


Hexagram 46 from the I Ching, "Pushing Upward," offers profound insights into the nature of growth and progress. It reminds us that true advancement comes through steady, persistent effort and a strong foundation of inner strength and integrity. By embracing the gradual nature of growth and remaining open to opportunities for development, we can ascend towards our highest potential with determination and grace.


Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Living with Joy: Use the energy of Gate 46 to infuse your life with joy and an appreciation for the present moment. Recognize the sacredness in the mundane and the potential for growth in every experience.
  • Aligning with Serendipity: Encourage an openness to life's serendipities. By being true to your essence and moving with delight, you align with the forces of synchronicity and luck, opening doors to new possibilities and paths.


Gate 46, Key 46, and Hexagram 46 collectively guide us on a transformative journey from the heaviness of seriousness to the lightness of being that is found in delight and ecstasy. By embracing the present moment with joy, recognizing the body's wisdom, and aligning with our authentic path, we invite serendipity into our lives, experiencing the profound bliss of being truly alive.

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