55 Gate of Spirit

55 Gate of Spirit

Feb 19, 2023

Yesterday, the Sun moved into Gate 55 the Gate of Spirit (this is probably one of the most in depth gate synthesis I’ve done to date) Because this energy, in essence is so much more deeper, complex than words can possibly describe.

It is currently mutating our species, allowing us to dive deep into our emotional well, our genetic memory along with the capacity to hold, heal and expand our consciousness. Think tapping into generational trauma work as one example.

The 55 is part of the Cross of the Sleeping Phoenix, which is the cross we’re moving into in 2027 (we’ve been in the Cross of Planning for the past 400 years; with the focus on building civilizations, community contracts, cities + industrial revolution, the accelerated development technological advancements etc). And now we’re moving towards a more individual focused energy.


From Root to Solar Plexus

Starting in the Root—the center for momentum, life fuel, adrenaline, stress & pressure. 39 Gate of Provocation is the pressure to provoke a feeling, a reaction to see who + what is right for you or not.

Moving towards the Solar Plexus—the emotional awareness and motor center, where 55 Gate of Spirit has the awareness of what mood, what spirit is correct for them along with who will match that frequency or not.

Together they form the 39-55 Channel of Emoting.

This presents as an emotional awareness, going through waves as it searches for the correct mood / spirit. Awareness of your moods, the provocation needed in order to be abundant in spirit. This is about recognizing + honouring your emotional state.

Yet the 55 without the 39, can’t always pinpoint what they’re feeling. They seek the provocation, the fuel from the 39 to know what mood they’re looking for. They want to feel something but don’t have constant access to fuel to get there.

Fret not, if you don’t have the 39 it simply means other parts of your design will offer insights on the mood you’re looking for and ways to get there.

Individual Knowing & Projected

This gate is always scanning in the background, searching for their ideal, perfect emotional state. Others might not always understand them (they’re not meant to) and perceive them as being a fickle or too sensitive.

As part of the Individual Circuitry, this gate is deeply melancholic in nature. Operating in it’s unique pulse, it seeks the emotional highs and moves through the emotional lows to process, make sense of life around them. The sadness, the melancholy paves the way for creativity, self-empowerment and transformation. When honoured, it has the potential to mutate our emotional consciousness.

That’s simply the nature of this pulse; your moods are never wrong. The emotional wave is not something you can control. This is not a logical energy, your emotions cannot be reasoned. You either feel like it or you don’t. This is also a projected gate, while it has the power to influence those around you, it doesn’t mean your moods will always be received (high or low).

Learning how to honour where you’re at, allowing yourself to be in your space or connecting with others who recognize you + your moods is such a crucial part of your process. When you’re feeling low, allow yourself to be in it. How can you support yourself without trying to change it? How can you safely feel it without judgement? This is a portal for art, deep creativity and inspiration.

If you have the whole Stream of Emoting (Gates 39 + 55 + 22 + 12), then this energy becomes manifested. Informing before you share or move this energy with others is important so you can clear the path and pull in those who are ready and have the capacity to receive your emotional depth and wisdom.

Fear of Feeling Empty

Located in the Solar Plexus, it carries the fear of feeling empty. An emptiness, a void that cannot be filled. According to Richard Rudd, a hunger for fulfillment that cannot be attained—which can sometimes lead to an unhealthy relationship with food + disorders. An addiction to the search for fulfillment and not fulfillment itself.

When we seek outside of ourselves for answers; we give our power, our accountability away.

The way I interpret abundance in spirit, is the recognition of our own emotional depth + capacity to experience, to feel and endure as we surrender to the journey that is life. Because life is not something that happens to us; we are alive and here to learn, play, grow through the heights of hope and the lows of melancholy/pain as our lessons alchemize into higher consciousness.

How can you seek out of curiosity and not because you’re lacking? How can you open your heart to learning without giving your power and autonomy away?

Shadow Expressions

In the shadow expressions, the 55 is not able to honour their emotional state. Trying to change it, suppress it or feeling like a victim of their own circumstances, blaming the universe, others for their emotional lows and state. Not being able to take responsibility nor safely hold and/or process this emotional state.

And it’s hard, seeing ourselves clearly can be quite painful sometimes. This is not the type of work where you can consciously, logically reframe your beliefs; you need to be able to feel it in your being and see the ways your mind might’ve trapped you in a loop. Have you heard the saying a hell of our own making? Our beliefs, the stories we tell ourselves matter. They shape our reality and perception of ourselves and others. Sometimes things are not what they seem, sometimes they are. Are you aware of the role you play in your life?

“This human tendency to look for outer causes for our moods is the greatest addiction on our planet. It is rooted in an essential core belief that we are victims of our material reality. This core belief sets up a low frequency pattern that is reinforced over and over again. In other words, with this inner attitude at the fore, we become caught in a web of our own making. What traps us is our longing. When we are down, we long to be high and when we are high, we long to hold onto the feeling. Thus the very feelings we seek create a perpetual hunger for fulfilment that can never be attained. The addiction is the search for fulfilment, not fulfilment itself. Hence the old chestnut about finding heaven — if you ever found it, you would hate it because the thing you loved was the hope of fulfilment rather than the state itself.”— Richard Rudd

Wisdom of Gate 55

The Wisdom of Gate 55 is the awareness of the abundance of spirit within us.

It is not about what happens to you but rather how you handle it. Is your glass half full or half empty? Or as Ra describes it, as simply being aware that there is even a glass to begin with.

I see this energy reflected in the concept of mindset reframing work. The awareness that how we perceive things can reflect/change our reality. Our spirit can guide us through healing, extraordinary breakthroughs and evolution. But also the opposite, to the shadow sides of victimization, helplessness, disconnect from our own potential and blaming external circumstances. Seeking outside of ourselves for answers or for ways to numb, to distract from our inner landscape.

How can you tap into your inner wisdom? What can help you safely hold + process your emotions, through your highs and lows? So that no matter where you’re pulled, you have the capacity to ground and tap into your that knowing without spiralling?

Losses aren’t cataclysmic if they teach the heart and soul their natural cycle of breaking and healing. A real tragedy? That’s the loss of the heart and soul themselves . If you’ve abandoned yourself in the effort to keep anyone or anything else, unlearn that pattern. Live your truth, losses be damned. Just like that, your heart and soul will return home.Martha Beck

Lesson of the Gate of Spirit

The Lesson of Gate 55 is the importance of allowing ourselves to be in our moods. Because it’s a part of the emotional wave’s process, to go through the motions as it gathers data.

The importance of advocating for ourselves; to communicate our needs, knowing when we need space and when we feel the need to connect with others. Without attachments or expectations. To release judgement from our moods as it guides us into new depths and experiences.

This is also a very acoustic gate; sensitive to sound frequencies. You hear the tone, the energy behind what somebody saids, moods behind music, deeper meaning behind songs etc. How can you use sound to ground you? To support and guide you?

Some examples of how this energy is expressed can be seen in art; like melodrama, tragedies, comedies, poetry, songs etc.

This breakdown in the Gene Keys by Richard Rudd is such a beautiful representation of this energy’s essence: Sometimes, you sink into melancholy and your whole life force seems to come to a halt — your breathing itself becomes thinner. At other times, you fly on a sudden mood swing and your heart beats faster and your breathing fills your chest to bursting. This is what we believe freedom to be. In between the extremes, melodies give way to cadences; shifts in tempo give way to phrases, notes, trills, pauses and every conceivable kind of feeling. We live our lives submerged within these waves, and there is no end to our emotional processing.

Some things to contemplate:

Even though there is a pull to seek, to feel, this isn’t about seeking to “complete us”. This is enriching, tending to what’s already within.

  • Do you have this gate hanging? Is it in a defined or undefined Solar Plexus?
  • What line and planet is it activated?
  • How do you support yourself through your emotional highs and lows? How do you honour your moods?
  • How can you find and ground into wholeness within yourself?

“What is actually guaranteed in life is that it will not go well sometimes. You’re healthy, until you’re not healthy. You’re with the person you love, until you’re not with the person you love. You enjoy your job, until you don’t. We will find ourselves in situations where we will feel anger, sadness and grief. Unless we can process, navigate and be comfortable with the full range of our emotions, we won’t learn to be resilient. We must have some practice embracing those emotions or we will be caught off guard. I believe the strong cultural focus on happiness and thinking positively is actually making us less resilient.” – Susan David, Ph.D.⁣

Gate 55 Keynotes


Share your reflections:

Do you have Gate 55 active or know somebody who does? Would love to hear your reflections, simply comment below to share.

I have the hanging 39 and with this transit I have a little boost of awareness in my desire to want to feel something. It’s also defining my solar plexus so I’m a bit tired and can feel myself looking for some sort of stimulation. I’m not sure what feeling I’m looking for, I know I’ll know when I get there and I also know that it’ll change.

Allowing myself to be with my feelings and learning to safely hold them is perhaps one of the most transformative healing work I’ve done in therapy. Feelings are not facts and sometimes we’re going to feel uncomfortable. This is not about changing those feelings or reframing to a more positive tone.

Sometimes that’s possible, sometimes we interrupt our processing. But knowing that feelings are temporary, the highs AND the lows has helped me release the pressure to solve and focus on tending to myself instead. What does my body need? What are some tools that help me process? Sometimes a good book, watching a show, chatting with a friend or moving my body helps.

And remember, our emotions will ride it’s wave. Clarity is not something we’ll reach in the now so buckle up and enjoy the ride! It’ll last as long as it lasts, so how can we stop fighting the current and surrender to the flow?

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  1. Karissa says:

    I don’t have this gate but I have a hanging gate 39, so I guess that means Intrigger this emotional wave process in others.

    What brings me here is that I do a daily I Ching reading for guidance and today I received hexagram 55 clarified by 32. I’ve been feeling lots of resentment and before I even did the consultation I just felt like I had to allow myself to feel my feelings, even if I was judging them as wrong.

    • Jessica Lock says:

      Thank you for sharing Karissa! Yes and the 39 doesn’t have the awareness of what it’s feeling or what it’s looking for. It just feels a pressure to provoke.

      It’s so true, as with many things, the only way out is through. It took me such a long time to embrace my feelings instead of allowing my logic to override them. The more I allow, the more ease in the process ☺️

  2. Anouk Essers says:

    This resonates so much. Gate 55 is my conscious sun. Every I read here is kind of summing up what I feel, experience and want to share. Thank you ♡

  3. Brittany says:

    Hii, I have 55.1 as my unconscious gate. How does this affect me?

    • Jessica Lock says:

      Hi Brittany,

      Without knowing the rest of your chart or where this is activated, having Gate 55 active in line 1 means that it carries the quality of the first line. In need of safety, doing research, the investigator energy. The book of the Complete Rave I’Ching explores that deeper!

  4. Conny says:

    Hi Jes, thanks for this insightful post. I have hanging 39 gate in my unconscious earth and my husband has the full channel (he is not into HD). This channel has impacted my whole life. The 39 puts so much pressure on the open 55. Always feeling empty, trying to provoke feelings through eating or getting into a fight. HD has helped so much to understand what is happening inside of me and how to work through it.

    • Jessica Lock says:

      Hi Conny,

      Ooof yes, provoking feelings but not having the awareness of what we’re looking to feel.

      I’ve definitely had to be aware of my relationship with food, trying to feel the emptiness, trying to simply feel something and using food as a medium.

      Lately, when I find myself in this state, I’ve found that getting lost in a book or watching some sort of movie/show can sometimes help me access and process those feelings. Specially if I’m on the luteal phase of my cycle 😅