19 Gate of Wanting

19 Gate of Wanting

Jan 28, 2023


Gate 19 is the Gate of Wanting: There’s a pressure to approach, interact with others in order to fulfill their emotional + material needs.

From Root to Solar Plexus

Starting from the Root—the center for life fuel, momentum adrenaline, stress & pressure. Where 19 Gate of Wanting is the pressure to approach, interact with others in order to fulfill their emotional + material needs.

Reaching towards the Solar Plexusthe emotional awareness and motor center via 49 Gate of Principles, the awareness of what principles are aligned; and rejecting those that do not support you and your community.

Together they form the 49-19 Channel of Synthesis.

This energy is about being highly sensitive, attuned to what your personal needs are and those in your community along with the pressure to meet them. A fuel to interact with others in order to fulfill those needs.

Richard Rudd describes this energy as people who always need to have a full fridge, a place to call home and people to connect with. This energy is here to be moved with the other; it’s in the approach that our needs can or cannot be met. This is the essence of building trusting + nourishing relationships.

Yet the 19 without gate 49, feels an immense pressure to fulfill those needs but no awareness on the how, with who or when to make it happen.


Projected & Shadow Expressions

This is the fuel of the Stream of Sensitivity. The pressure to approach others in order to fulfill each other’s needs.
It’s also a projected energy, so being recognized and invited into a relationship is a crucial step in having those needs met. Think social contracts, aligned values and rules to ensure balance.
In the shadow expressions, the 19 might over give expecting to receive. Feeling bitter their needs are not met, letting their fears drive their decisions and trying to cling onto everything. Or they isolate themselves trying to do everything themselves.



Community Ego Circuit

Being in the Community circuit, this energy shows up as support. It’s about finding aligned interactions to take care of our basic needs and thrive. This energy thrives through touch.

I often think of Gate 19 being expressed through many healing modalities such as massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, acupuncturists, osteopaths and even any kind of contact sports/group movement such as jiu jitsu, dancing etc.



Wisdom of the Gate of Wanting

The gift of sensitivity is not to be confused with oversensitivity, hypersensitivity or even sentimentality. Sensitivity is strength. Oversensitivity is an affliction that is imprinted by the shadow frequency. We can re-imprint any of these patterns given enough time and a deep enough sense of self love and patience.” —Richard Rudd, Gene Keys

The wisdom of Gate 19 is learning to balance your own needs with the ones from your community.

You’re highly attuned to your environment and are sensitive to those energetic fluctuations. You might notice little things like the texture of certain foods being different from an ingredient change, a local store swapping their aisles…This allows you to connect deeply with others including animals and your surroundings.

The truth is, we need each other in order to survive and thrive. But just because you’re aware of other’s needs, don’t forget about your own.

Some things to contemplate

You can’t support others when you’re overextending yourself or get the support you need when you close yourself off. You know the oxygen mask metaphor? This is probably where it came from.

It’s all about balance; it’s ok to need others and also having the resources to ground + self soothe. Some questions to ponder on:

  • What are some healthy boundaries you can practice?
  • How can ground into yourself while allowing yourself to support + be supported? Is there any resistance coming up about needing others?
  • Not everyone or anyone can meet your needs, how can you let your strategy and authority guide you on who/when to connect with others?
  • How can you ensure safety in your interactions?

“The 19th gift is a gift of healing, it knows how to heal itself because it knows what it needs. The 19 gift  doesn’t allow you to burn yourself out. It knows the secret of balance, how to feed your own needs and balance the need of others. Sensitivity also grows, it grows as we grow.” —Richard Rudd



Lesson from Gate 19

One of the biggest lesson from the 19 is how interconnected we all are; to each other and the world around us. How our wellness is related and dependant on the health of our communities + ecosystems. Think environmental, social justice activists in bringing awareness to issues we might not directly experience ourselves. (Greta Thunberg has this gate, activated in two placements!)


Gate 19 Keynotes

Share your reflections:

Do you have Gate 19 active? Would love to hear your reflections, simply hit reply to share.

Honestly, it took me a very long time to embrace my sensitivity. While I don’t have this gate in my chart, I have 7 undefined centers so I’ve always been quite plugged into with what others felt and needed, overriding my own needs as a result.

A big part was conditioning, having to learn how to self soothe from an early age, dialling my needs down to avoid getting in trouble. Not blaming anyone here though, the people around me were often disregulated and didn’t have the tools to support themselves.

Do you have this gate? Do you see your sensitivity as a strength?


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  1. Joy says:

    Im currently learning more about HD I love the clarity it gives. I have gates 19 and 49 active with a defined root and solar plexus. I can’t feel the emotions of others and I can kind of sense what people need. Feeling so much that I want to cater to everyone putting their needs above mine. Growing and healing has been teaching me the balance of pouring only when I have enough to pour into another

    • Jessica Lock says:

      Hi Joy! Thank you so much for sharing your reflections and experience with the 19-49 Channel of Synthesis. Most people talk about conditioning in our undefined/open centers but our own definition can receive so much conditioning as well. Specially in a patriarchal society where we’re taught to always give, at the expense of our needs. The wisdom of this channel teaches us the importance of balancing our own needs with those around us, one cannot happen without the other!