Human Design Gate 2 –  Receptive – The Direction of the Self


Discover the Human Design Gate 2 and its unique and beautiful qualities in your specific human Design!

Get some popcorn and allow us to widen your horizon about the Human Design Gate 2, and find below first an overview of its “light” and “shadow” qualities! And because we love the ORIGINAL Human Design System so much and want to support you in your journey, you will find further below in the article updated and extended information! Enjoy! 


FREE BRIEF ANALYSIS of your personal chart!

1. GRAPH of your own Human Design Chart
2. explanation of your STRATEGY in life
3. brief analysis of your genetic AUTHORITY
4. your personal PROFILE = costume of incarnation
5. your shadow = your “kryptonite”; thus your stumbling block in the chart & in life= OPEN CENTERS!
6. overview of your VARIABLES
7. DETERMINATION= genetic nutrition
8. COGNITION = Your super sense
9. ENVIRONMENT= Perfect place that nurtures you
10. MOTIVATION = Wisdom of your mind
11. SENSE = Awareness of your mind
12. TRANSFERENCE = Your sirens

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Gate 2 - Receptive - The Direction of the Self

If you want to know which gates are activated in your individual design, get your personal Human Design Chart from us, as mentioned above. Then in your chart, you will find a red column on the left, these are your unconscious gates, and on the right of your Human Design chart, you will find a black column. These black numbers are your conscious activated gates. And then, on my website, you can open the respective gates and read through which aspects are activated as a potential in your design. 🙂

Human Design Gate 2 – The Receptive – The Direction of the Self

This is the true purpose of the Human Design Gate 2 if YOU follow your strategy and authority and thus unleash the potential of the gate:

With Gate 2 defined in your individual chart, you have inherent inner guidance towards love and beauty and, at the same time, an intrinsic orientation and inner knowledge of where to go in life. When invited/asked, you have the gift of being able to give others direction in life.
Gate 2 is your inner compass, which is a good direction for yourself, another person, a project, etc. Gate 2 is the driver in the Magnetic Monopole in your design. And when you live correctly, you get impulses to go in your individual, new and creative direction in life.
You have the potential for self-empowerment when you follow your own creative and individual direction in life.

This is the Not-Self quality of the Human Design Gate 2 if you do NOT follow your strategy and authority, but base your decisions on your minds command:

Then your Mind, which is the spokesperson for your conditioning and open centers, wants to initiate/force a new direction in your life or in the lives of others with Gate 2.
Then you fall for the misleading belief that you mentally know what a good direction for yourself, the other, a project, etc is.

Get some more inspiration bombs for your brain about the Human Design Gate 2! 😀

The Human Design Gate 2, also known as the Gate of Higher Knowing or the Gate of Direction, plays a crucial role in the Human Design System. This gate is located in the G-Center, which is responsible for identity, direction, and self-love. Individuals with the Human Design Gate 2 activated possess a natural gift for intuitively understanding themselves and their surroundings, allowing them to navigate life with ease.

The energy of Human Design Gate 2 is deeply connected to inner guidance and intuition. People endowed with this energy often find that they have an “inner compass” that points them in the right direction. This intuitive ability enables them to make decisions that are beneficial not only for their own development but also for the well-being of their surroundings.

Within the context of the Human Design System, Gate 2 is a receiver of universal life energy, symbolizing the potential to be guided by this invisible force to find and follow one’s life path. This characteristic makes Gate 2 a key component for individuals seeking personal fulfillment and understanding the purpose of their existence.

The connection of Human Design Gate 2 to the G-Center highlights the importance of self-love and accepting one’s nature. Individuals carrying the energy of this gate often develop a deep understanding of themselves, fostering a healthy self-perception and enabling them to maintain their authenticity in a world full of expectations and conformity.

However, it’s important to note that the energy of Human Design Gate 2 can also present challenges. The strong intuitive nature may sometimes lead individuals to feel isolated or misunderstood, especially when their inner impulses don’t align with external circumstances or the expectations of others. Therefore, it’s essential for people with an active Gate 2 to create an environment where their intuition is valued and supported.

The practical application of knowledge about Human Design Gate 2 can be beneficial in various areas of life. In professional life, this intuitive energy can help find creative solutions to complex problems. In personal relationships, the deep self-knowledge and authenticity promoted by Gate 2 enable the formation of profound and meaningful connections.

In summary, Human Design Gate 2 is a fundamental component in the Human Design System. It symbolizes the power of intuition and inner guidance, supporting individuals in finding and walking their true path. Those carrying the energy of this gate are equipped with the extraordinary ability to shape their lives authentically and in harmony with their true selves. The realization and acceptance of one’s intuitive nature, promoted by Human Design Gate 2, are key to a fulfilled and meaningful life.

Would you like to have all the gates from our website in the form of a handy PDF that you can carry with you at all times, print out, and have available offline without having to search the site for the individual gates of your design or click through?

Then you can get your personal FREE copy of the Ebook “The 64 Gates in the Human Design System”! Click here.

 In the e-book, we have also added the following additional information to each gate that is not on the website:

1. what kind of gate (whether individual, collective or tribal)
2. to which channel this gate belongs with the channel name
3. when this gate is activated in the annual transits

Would you like to UNLEASH your unique Human Design potential and start LIVING your Design?
Then find below your option! Because it is NOT enough to know aspects of your unique Human Design Chart if you do NOT live according to your Strategy and Authority!
Your Strategy and Authority unleash the potential of EVERY gate that you have and help you fulfill their and your unique beauty!
If you want to be supported and empowered in your Human Design Experiment, find your option here:

Gate 2 - The Receptive - The Direction of the Self
Unconscious Gates in a Human Design graph

Gate 2 - The Receptive - The Direction of the Self
Conscious Gates in a Human Design graph

Of course, this article is only a tiny glimpse into Gate 2, and to understand Gate 2 even better in your Human Design, you need to look at it in the context of Type, Strategy & Authority, and the rest of the definitions of your individual Human Design, then you will an even bigger picture.

AND, unfortunately, to be able to tap into and unleash the full potential of this gate, it is NOT enough to just know that you have this gate, because then you will still be far from living it, or really fulfilling its potential. Most often the potential of this gate will be distorted by your mind.  

Therefore, it is essential to tap into the potential of your design through STRATEGY AND AUTHORITY. As a CONSEQUENCE, you will unleash the potential of each gate in your individual design. But this can only be done mechanically through your individual strategy and authority and not mentally.

Because if you don’t live according to your strategy and authority, you can have the greatest and most brilliant gates in your design and have your perfect symphony of type, strategy and authority, your channels and your gates, BUT you will NOT live the potential of all these gates or rather suppress and distort it IF YOU don’t live according to your strategy and authority but have your openness and your Mind be the slavedriver in your life.

In my in-depth analysis, we look at the gate IN CONTEXT, and in the context of the planet, that activates the gate, the lines in detriment, and exaltation, and of course, your design and thus what it means to YOU individually! Most people are blown away by the in-depth analyses when they discover that they have such a brilliant potential, some of which they haven’t even tapped into yet, and are then motivated by following their Strategy & Authority to unleash their full potential!!! 🙂

Gate 2 - The Receptive - The Direction of the Self


Then you can order your basic analysis HERE, AND if you want to understand yourself even deeper with the gates, planets, and the lines in the gates, then you can book HERE directly the package of BASIC and in-depth analysis (bottom of page).

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Angelina Fabian

Gate 2 - The Receptive - The Direction of the Self

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