Gate 27 - Nourishment
Gate of Caring
Care for Oneself First
The enhancement of the quality and the substance through caring. The compassion and the energy to care for the weak.
Left Angle Cross of Alignment | Godhead - Janus
Line 5 - The executor
The ability to distribute effectively the resources of others.
Exaltation: Either, the gifted and principled agent of distribution or the good sense and ability to find one. The power and strength to care for the resources of others.
Detriment: A restrictive nature that hampers distribution or the seeking of advice and assistance. Weakness and the risk of loss of power restrict caring.
Quarter of Initiation, the Realm of Alcyone | Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Mind | Mystical Theme: The Witness Returns
Gate 3 < Gate 27 > Gate 24
This Gate is part of the Channel of Preservation, A Design of Custodianship, linking the Sacral Center (Gate 27) to the Splenic Center (Gate 50). Gate 27 is part of the Tribal (Defense) Circuit with the keynote of support.
The energy of the 27th gate is focused on maintaining and enhancing the quality of life through the power to care for the weak, the sick and the young. There is tremendous potential for altruism present in this gate, which we see exemplified in the life of Mother Teresa. The role of the 27th gate is to nourish and nurture through the power of compassion and care. The polarity is that we must also be nourished and nurtured ourselves. We must care for ourselves first in order to have the energy and resources to care for others, and then let our Authority guide us to where and when we commit our energy. Nourishment or nurturing given without awareness is a waste of precious resources.
Each line of this gate represents a way to connect to and care for the Tribe according to different levels of need. Without Gate 50, we may lack the instinct and values to set healthy boundaries around our natural impulse to care for others, and easily end up sacrificing ourselves or our own well-being.
The Daily View reflects the impact the Sun (70% of the neutrino influence) is having on humanity as it moves through the Gates and Lines of the Mandala. Transits are potentials that you can witness in others and the world around you, and, if correct for you, as you follow your individual Strategy and Authority, may become a part of your experience as well.
Please refer to The Definitive Book of Human Design for more detail and information.