Source Code 1: The Creative


Written by Futurist & Executive Coach, Ashley Mosaic, who is a 1/4 Generator with Cross of Maya 4 and conscious sun in Gate 61.

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Official Name in Human Design: The Creative and Gate of Self-Expression

Purpose: Connect with cycles of creativity and self-expression.

Human Design definition: Creativity as a primal force. The energy potential to manifest inspiration without limitation. Individual expression fulfilled through interaction.

Core theme: To initiate creative expression

Core wound: Numbness

Body graph location: G-Center, connecting to Throat via Gate 8

Grounding energy: Unity and receptivity, Gate 2.

Tropical astrology sign: Scorpio

Gene Keys: Entropy -> Freshness -> Beauty

I Ching: The Creative (Qián)

Dates of solar transit (can vary 1 to 2 days): November 6 - November 11


My personal experience:

I have this energy defined with my conscious Mars, making it my Emotional Quotient in Gene Keys. I deeply resonate with the cyclical nature of this energy, as I ebb and flow between periods of melancholy when this energy is 'off' and highs when this energy is activated. I have learned to embrace all phases in the cycle, because from the void of nothing, beauty and freshness always emerge. The off is essential for the impact and authenticity of the on.

Human Design Gate 1: Unleashing Creativity and Transformative Beauty


Exploring the Journey from Entropy to Syntrophy in Self-Expression


This Gate is part of the Channel of Inspiration, A Design of being a Creative Role Model, linking the G Center (Gate 1) to the Throat Center (Gate 8). Gate 1 is part of the Individual (Knowing) Circuit with the keynote of empowerment.

Gate 1 is the drive and deep need to focus on expressing oneself in unique and creative ways. Those that carry this gate are not typically concerned with being the best, rather are driven to simply want to live out their true creative nature, and authentic individuality. For these individuals, it is typically when they are happily absorbed in their creative processes, and not aware of any attention they're attracting, that they are creating the greatest impact through being a creative role model.

As those with this energy exemplify new ways of expressing authentic self, they empower others to consider new perspectives or new ways of being in the world - possibly even inspiring a change of creative direction.

Creativity inspires others by example, and for impact to be properly felt and appreciated, it must be seen or heard. This requires interaction with the world.

Those with this energy but without Gate 8 in their design, tend to have a difficult time marketing their work. Due to this, they are often drawn to people with Gate 8, which is akin to the of Publicist, as they are typically better equipped, or in a better position, to promote our work for Gate 1.

Gene Key 1: The Evolution from Entropy to the Realization of Beauty 

Nurturing Vitality and Harmony


¬†‚ÄúTo launch your life out of the cinders, to reach for the sky, to burn with love for the new. This is the 1st Gift of all ‚Äď the very ground of human Genius.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Richard Rudd, 64 Ways¬†


Gene Key 1 is a journey from the shadow of Entropy to the gift of Freshness and, ultimately, the siddhi of Beauty. It signifies the evolution from a state of numbness, melancholy, and being in a void, to an empowering surge of creativity and self-expression, that inspires and impacts everyone it touches. We are guided to Freshness to transcend and transform Entropy and create Beauty.

Shadow - Entropy:

  • The Shadow of Entropy in Gene Key 1 symbolizes a state of decay, disorder, or stagnation. It represents a phase where energy seems to be dissipating or where there is a lack of vitality and creative spark. This shadow can manifest in feelings of aimlessness, apathy, or a sense of life‚Äôs deterioration.
  • Personal Application:¬†Acknowledge and confront areas in your life where entropy appears to dominate. Seek to understand the root causes of this stagnation and explore ways to reintroduce vitality and movement. Challenge yourself to break free from patterns of decay and to find renewal in your thoughts, actions, and environments.

Gift - Freshness:

  • The Gift of Freshness is about infusing life with new energy, perspective, and creativity. It involves breaking away from the old, stagnant patterns and embracing a rejuvenating approach to life. Freshness here means seeing the world through a lens of wonder, innovation, and a willingness to experiment and explore.
  • Personal Application:¬†Cultivate an attitude of freshness in your daily life. Approach familiar situations with new eyes, be open to innovative ideas, and be willing to change old habits. Embrace the unknown and the unpredictable as sources of creative inspiration, keeping your experiences vibrant and dynamic.

Siddhi - Beauty:

  • The Siddhi of Beauty represents the highest manifestation of Gene Key 1. It signifies a state of profound aesthetic appreciation and harmony, where one perceives and radiates the intrinsic beauty of all existence. In this state, beauty is not just a visual experience but a deep recognition of the interconnectedness and perfection of all life.
  • Personal Application:¬†Aspire to a level of consciousness where you perceive the beauty in everything. Let this sense of beauty guide your actions, interactions, and creations. Recognize that in the state of beauty, you are in harmony with the natural order, and your existence itself becomes an expression of cosmic artistry.

Gene Key 1 invites us on a profound journey from the stagnation of entropy, through the invigorating power of freshness, to the sublime realization of beauty. This path teaches the importance of revitalizing our perspectives and actions, enabling us to transcend disorder and to discover the exquisite harmony that lies at the heart of existence.


I Ching Hexagram 1: Harnessing the Power of Creative Initiation

In the I Ching, Hexagram 1, often called "The Creative" or "Qian," represents the pure, initiating force of the universe. It symbolizes the ultimate creative energy that is the source of all life and movement.

1. Harnessing Creative Power:

  • This hexagram embodies the essence of creativity and the dynamic energy that initiates action. It suggests a period of great potential and the possibility for significant achievement.
  • Personal Application:¬†Embrace opportunities to channel your creative energy. This can be a time for beginning new projects or for bringing a fresh approach to your existing endeavors. Recognize your potential to bring about positive change and innovation.

2. Leadership and Initiative:

  • Hexagram 1 also speaks to the qualities of strong leadership and the ability to take decisive action. It highlights the importance of confidence and determination in pursuing your goals.
  • Personal Application:¬†Step into a leadership role with confidence. Trust in your ability to guide projects and people forward. Use your initiative to create positive momentum and to inspire those around you.

3. Alignment with Higher Principles:

  • The hexagram underscores the importance of aligning actions with higher principles and integrity. It advises that true creativity and leadership are most effective when grounded in ethical values and a clear vision.
  • Personal Application:¬†Ensure that your actions and decisions are aligned with your core values and principles. Let your creativity be guided not just by the desire for achievement but also by a commitment to higher standards and ethical conduct.

Hexagram 1 from the I Ching teaches the power of creative energy and the importance of harnessing this force with intention, confidence, and alignment with higher principles. It reminds us that in embracing our creative potential, we can initiate powerful changes and lead with vision and integrity.

Tips for Integrating and Utilizing this Energy

  • Expressing Individuality:¬†Embrace your unique traits and perspectives. Use Gate 1 energy to express your individuality creatively and authentically, inspiring others to embrace their uniqueness.
  • Fostering Creativity:¬†Encourage creativity in all forms. Recognize that creative expression is not limited to the arts but can manifest in various aspects of life and work.
  • Contributing to Collective Evolution:¬†Utilize your creativity to contribute to the collective. Recognize that individual creative expression is a vital part of the larger tapestry of human evolution and collective experience.


Gate 1, Key 1, and Hexagram 1 collectively teach us about the power of creativity, the transformative journey from chaos to harmony, and the manifestation of beauty and renewal through self-expression. By understanding and applying these principles, we can tap into our creative potential, express our unique identities, and contribute to the collective evolution with our innovative ideas and perspectives.

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