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Source Code 6: The Diplomatic Journey towards Peace

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Human Design Gate 6 Gene Key 6 I Ching Hexagram 6 Conflict and Friction

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: Conflict and Gate of Friction 

Purpose: Providing the energetic potential to use conflict and friction as a pathway for intimacy and peace.

Human Design definition: The fundamental design component of progress. The law that growth cannot exist without friction. The energy for producing life itself.

In action: Using conflict and diplomacy to create peace, resolution, and empowerment.

Body graph location: Solar Plexus, connecting to the Sacral via Gate 59

Grounding energy: Crisis, 36

Tropical astrology sign: Virgo

Gene Keys: Conflict -> Diplomacy -> Peace

I Ching: Conflict (Sung)

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

The 6th Gate, Key, and Hexagram embodies the energetic potential for transforming adversarial interactions into opportunities for growth, understanding, and lasting peace.


Defined in Chart: Individuals with Gate 6 defined have a potent capacity for emotional intelligence and diplomacy. They are equipped to handle conflicts with grace and can act as mediators, helping to resolve disputes and foster understanding among parties.

Sun Transit: When the sun transits through Gate 6, it illuminates issues related to emotional conflicts and the collective need for harmony. It's an opportune time to practice emotional awareness, engage in peaceful communication, and seek resolutions that honor all involved.

The high-frequency expression is using diplomacy and conflict to create peace, resolution, and empowerment. Understanding the importance of peace, this energy takes responsibility for their emotions and doesn't engage in unnecessary conflict.

The low-frequency expression is emotional volatility and reactivity that creates chaos and conflict. This energy can find itself fighting for things that don't matter and projecting unresolved emotions onto others, putting a strain on relationships.

My personal experience:

I have my design Mars in the 1st line of this energy. As in Gene Keys design Mars represents the core wound and sphere of vocation, this is an energy I know and understand well. In an undefined emotional center, I have experienced a lot of conditioning regarding conflict - primarily, the avoidance of it. Spending much of my life avoiding conflict, few years ago I realized the level to which I had unconsciously gone to remain guarded, private, not letting others truly know me. I have also come to terms with my tremendous fear regarding intimacy, which is the core fear of source code 6. Until I viewed my life through my energetics, I did not realize this fear... now I realize it has been present for as long as I can remember. This is without a doubt, my core wound and thus, sphere of vocation. The only way out is through, and through this, is my peace.

Healing and awakening is truly an extreme sport.

Human Design Gate 6: Conflict and Gate of Friction 



Quarter of Duality, the Realm of Jupiter
Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Bonding
Mystical Theme: Measure for Measure
Gate 47 < Gate 6 > Gate 46

This Gate is part of the Channel of Mating, A Design Focused on Reproduction, linking the Solar Plexus Center (Gate 6) to the Sacral Center (Gate 59). Gate 6 is part of the Tribal (Defense) Circuit with the keynote of support.


Gate 6 in the Solar Plexus Center generates all three modes of emotional awareness: feelings, moods and sensitivity. This is a powerful motorized combination on a wave that is designed to create friction. This friction produces the heat essential for growth and fertility, and is aimed at Gate 59. The friction created by those with this gate when they step into another person's aura is a mechanic. If (or when) the conflict is resolved, or resonance is reached, there is then an opening and intimacy can proceed. Until there is such an opening, we must wait, as readiness and fertility are both subject to the emotional wave.


Gate 6 is a kind of diaphragm that either opens up to intimacy or closes. It is the gate of our pH, and establishes and maintains the boundary between what is outside and what is inside our body. In this way it determines who to be intimate with, when, and the bonding role we will play. Each time we feel drawn toward intimacy, let Strategy and Authority be our guide. Each gate in the Solar Plexus carries a fear. The fear associated with the 6th gate is the fear of intimacy, which is why Gate 6 looks to Gate 59 with its ability to break down the barriers to intimacy.


Gene Key 6: The Path to Peace

Navigating From Conflict to Universal Harmony


“Every human being is emotionally vulnerable until we drop our protective defences. The defences form around our heart, and as long as our hearts remain defended and closed, they can’t heal.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gene Key 6, termed "The Path to Peace," outlines a transformative process that begins in the tumultuous terrain of the Shadow of Conflict, where misunderstandings and emotional discord are prevalent. Through the cultivation of the Gift of Diplomacy, individuals learn to navigate these waters with grace, leading to the ultimate realization of Peace, a state where inner and external harmony prevails.

Shadow - Conflict:

  • At the Shadow level, conflict arises from a lack of understanding and the presence of unresolved emotional energies. This shadow can manifest as arguments, tensions, and breakdowns in communication, often fueled by unacknowledged fears or desires. The challenge here is to recognize that conflict, while uncomfortable, offers valuable opportunities for growth and deeper connection.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on your approach to conflict. Do you avoid it, confront it aggressively, or seek to understand its roots? Acknowledging your patterns is the first step towards transforming how you engage with conflict, moving towards more constructive and empathetic interactions.

Gift - Diplomacy:

  • The Gift of Diplomacy is the ability to navigate conflicts with sensitivity, respect, and a genuine desire for mutual understanding. Diplomacy involves listening deeply, acknowledging different perspectives, and seeking solutions that honor all parties involved. It's about finding the middle ground where hearts and minds can meet.
  • Personal Application: Cultivate diplomacy by practicing active listening and expressing your thoughts and feelings with clarity and compassion. Seek to understand before being understood, and approach each conflict as an opportunity to bridge divides and strengthen relationships.

Siddhi - Peace:

  • The Siddhi of Peace is the profound realization that true peace begins within and radiates outward. It's a state of being that transcends the duality of right and wrong, embracing the wholeness of existence with love and acceptance. In this state, conflict is seen not as a problem to be solved but as a dance of energy that, when approached with awareness and compassion, can lead to greater harmony and understanding.
  • Personal Application: Explore practices that cultivate inner peace, such as meditation, mindfulness, or spending time in nature. As you deepen into your inner peace, notice how your interactions and perceptions shift, allowing you to engage with life and others in a more harmonious and loving way.


Gene Key 6, "The Path to Peace," invites us on a journey of transformation, where the fires of conflict become the forge for crafting the art of diplomacy and the realization of peace. By embracing our differences and navigating our disputes with empathy and respect, we unlock the potential for profound connection and unity. This key teaches us that peace is not merely the absence of conflict but the presence of a deep love and understanding that binds us all.





I Ching Hexagram 6: The Art of Resolution


When you open, all obstacles will disappear.

Truth fears nothing but concealment. – Chinese Proverb


In the I Ching, Hexagram 6, "Sung," represents Conflict, emphasizing the inevitable nature of disagreements and disputes in human relationships. This hexagram provides guidance on navigating conflicts with wisdom, integrity, and a focus on resolution and understanding.

1. Understanding the Nature of Conflict:

  • Hexagram 6 teaches that conflict arises from a lack of understanding and communication between parties. It underscores the importance of approaching disagreements with a mindset aimed at resolution, rather than victory. The wisdom of this hexagram lies in recognizing that true strength is found in the capacity to negotiate differences with patience and empathy.
  • Personal Application: Reflect on recent conflicts in your life. Consider how a deeper understanding of the other party's perspective and an open dialogue could have led to a more harmonious resolution. Seek to approach future disputes with a willingness to listen and understand, rather than an immediate reaction to defend or assert your position.

2. The Importance of Timing and Approach:

  • This hexagram also highlights the significance of timing and the manner in which one engages in conflict. Not all disputes need to be confronted directly and immediately; sometimes, waiting for the right moment or adopting a more diplomatic approach can lead to better outcomes.
  • Personal Application: Before engaging in conflict, take a moment to assess the situation and your emotions. Consider if this is the right time to address the issue, or if a period of reflection could provide greater clarity and a more constructive approach.

3. Seeking Resolution and Peace:

  • Ultimately, Hexagram 6 encourages seeking a resolution that leads to peace and mutual understanding. It reminds us that the goal of navigating conflict is not to emerge as the winner but to find a path forward that respects the needs and viewpoints of all involved.
  • Personal Application: Aim for resolutions that build bridges rather than walls. Engage in mediation or seek the counsel of a neutral third party if necessary. Remember, achieving peace and understanding is often more valuable than proving one's point.


Hexagram 6 from the I Ching, "Conflict," offers profound insights into the dynamics of disputes and the pathways to resolution. By understanding the root causes of disagreements, approaching them with patience and empathy, and prioritizing mutual respect and peace, we can transform conflicts into opportunities for growth and deeper connection.


Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Cultivating Emotional Intelligence: Use the energy of Gate 6 to develop a deeper understanding of your emotional landscape and that of others. Emotional intelligence is key to navigating conflicts gracefully and fostering peace.
  • Being a Beacon of Peace: Encourage practices that promote peace, both within yourself and in your interactions with others. By embodying peace, you inspire those around you to seek harmonious resolutions and contribute to a more peaceful world.


Gate 6, Key 6, and Hexagram 6 collectively guide us on a journey from the turbulence of conflict to the calm waters of peace. By harnessing emotional intelligence, practicing diplomacy, and cultivating inner serenity, we can transform our challenges into opportunities for harmony and understanding, contributing to personal growth and the greater good.

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