30 Gate of Feelings

30 Gate of Feelings

Feb 13, 2023

In the next couple of days we’ll be experiencing Gate 30, the Gate of Feelings. We’re close to Valentine’s Day; I wonder if the influence of Gate 30 was the reason Valentine’s was established on this date? 🤔

Anyways, gate 30 is an acute awareness of the potential of feelings. Often described as the gate of desire; this is the energy of yearning, passion and emotional aches aka the clinging fire.


From Root to Solar Plexus

Starting in the Root—the center for momentum, life fuel, adrenaline, stress & pressure. 41 Gate of Contraction is the incessant pressure to experience new feelings.

Moving towards the Solar Plexus—the emotional awareness and motor center, where 30 Gate of Feelings is the awareness of the potential of those feelings.

Together they form the 41-30 Channel of Recognition

While Gate 41 is the fuel, the pressure and the drive to experience new feelings; Gate 30 is the emotional awareness of the potential of said feelings. It is expressed as a longing, a burning desire of how something could turn out. If we think about our dreams, we can often highlight the feelings behind them; feeling of success, safety + abundance, of peace + lightness, of companionship, of freedom, revenge etc.

Yet the 30 without the 41, might not always have the consistent fuel nor pressure to channel that awareness, that desire into action.


Shadow Expressions

In many cultures and societies, our desires and expectations to want more for ourselves are often frowned upon. The idea that we shouldn’t want more or that desires are unpure…but this gate shows us that this hunger is genetically in all of us. It allows us to grow and explore new horizons, this is how we evolve. Now, this is not about getting lost those potentials.

In the shadow expressions, this gate might feel ashamed and try to repress of their desires and passion. Resulting in being too serious and shutting themselves off from the world or they might we may get too attached to our expectations and getting overly obsessed and trying to control every outcome and others expectations/reactions.

This is about learning to work with your desires and manage your expectations. While we might not prevent ourselves from getting disappointed all the time or even getting hurt, how can we stay open to the lessons that emerge? How can we see beauty even in the midst of our pain? How can we safely surrender to the journey itself?


Collective Sensing Circuit & Projected/Manifested

The real purpose of desire is to get human beings to make mistakes so that we can evolve. Let us clarify this statement — desire does not serve the individual but it does teach us something valuable at a collective level. The real hunger coming from this 30th Shadow is the hunger for experience itself. In order for human beings to master their environment, they have to taste all aspects of it which means that they also have to explore the darker side of experience as well as the lighter.” —Richard Rudd

Even though our desires can feel very personal this is actually part of the Collective Sensing Circuit. We are all part of the collective consciousness. That’s why stories, movies, podcasts fascinate us and move us so deeply. This energy pulls others along the way, a desire awakening within others.

And as a projected energy, recognition + invitation is important. Not everyone might feel the same pull as you and that’s ok.

If you have both the 41-30 Channel of Recognition along with the 35-36 Channel of Transitoriness then this whole stream becomes manifested. Informing will help reduce resistance and bring in the people who can support your process.


Fear of the Fates

It’s fascinating that this is also known as the Gate of Fates. Being in the Solar Plexus, there’s a fear frequency, the fear of fates; of not being able to control or meet your expectations.

We talk about surrender often, where it’s not about giving up or being passive in our experience but instead getting out of our own way. It’s about allowing the universe/god/your guides to co-create with you. It’s a dance of planting our seeds, setting our intentions and being at the mercy of the weather—the how, when, through who it may happen.

As much as we can be aware of the possibilities, we cannot anticipate all the odds and factors in play. It’s the understanding that life is unpredictable and not something that can be controlled.

“It causes you to burn with longing or desire but despite what you do to try to fulfil that desire, it persists in clinging to you. It continually drives you out into the world of experience, which of course is exactly what is intended. Nature’s con is that we humans cannot escape the fire of our desire, no matter what we do. It must be accepted and embraced as a part of our mortality.”—Richard Rudd


Wisdom of Gate 30

The wisdom of Gate 30 lies in our ability to dream, in our faith to commit to something bigger than ourselves, no matter the outcome.

Paulo Coelho, one of my favourite authors, sums it up perfectly: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”.

It’s our courage to experience, to open our hearts even when we might get hurt that takes us into new emotional depths and heights.

The pursuit of what we long for can transform us. When we share those experiences with others, it can transform the collective as well.


Lesson of the Gate of Feelings

Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll lang among the stars” —Norman Vincent Peale

One of the biggest lesson of the 30 is that it’s not about your desires coming true instead it’s releasing the expectations that arise with them.

To let go of our attachment, to ground ourselves into our ‘why’ so we can get into experiences with clarity where they’re not tinted by our limited expectations. And instead, allowing what we yearn for to inspire us into new paths, new opportunities and even ignite something in others.

So release the how’s + permission to dream, to lean into those burning desires. Play, colour outside the lines, set your intention and release it to the universe. What would bring you one step closer to that desire? How can you embody those qualities now? What feeling are you trying to ground into?

“When we talk about lightness in respect to this 30th Gift, we are not talking about escaping life by making light of life. On the contrary, we are talking about entering more deeply into life’s suffering than ever before. We are talking about a kind of suicidal tendency that simply holds up its hands and says to creation: “OK, I give in, do your worst!” What is actually committing suicide is your distrust in life, or what some traditions label the ego. You have to come to a deep realisation of your own mortality and weakness in order to realise that true strength lies in simply trusting.” —Richard Rudd


30 Gate of Feelings Keynotes



Do you have Gate 30 active? Or know somebody who does? Would love to hear your reflections, simply hit reply.

This gate is both activated in my design and personality North Node + undefined SP; I love the lessons and opportunities the 30 has opened up for me. With an undefined G, I find that I often don’t “know” where I’m going but when I ground into my desires, what I want to feel in my goals, this opens up a pathway of opportunities. In surrendering, I’ve been able to embrace the lessons and gifts along the way. I’ve taken many paths where I walked away from the initial “goal” because it was never about the goal but the experience in itself.

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