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The Daily View


Gate 20 - Contemplation

Gate of The Now
I Am Now

Recognition and awareness in the now which transforms understanding into right action. Contemplation is purely existential.

Left Angle Cross of Duality | Godhead - Maia

Line 6 - Wisdom

Contemplation which results in the ability to apply understanding.

Exaltation: The establishment for the benefit of society, values, ideals and their patterns and how they can be understood and applied. The ability to transform individual awareness for general application and understanding.

Detriment: The same as above but motivated by the self-satisfying mental challenge rather than altruism. The ability to transform individual awareness for general application for the mental challenge.


Quarter of Civilization, the Realm of Dubhe | Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Form | Mystical Theme: Womb to Room

Gate 8 < Gate 20 > Gate 16


This Gate is part of the Channel of Awakening, A Design of Commitment to Higher Principles, linking the Throat Center (Gate 20) to the G Center (Gate 10). Gate 20 is part of the Integration Channel with the keynote of self-empowerment. This Gate is a part of the Channel of The Brain Wave, A Design of Awareness, linking the Throat Center (Gate 20) to the Splenic Center (Gate 57). Gate 20 is part of the Individual (Knowing) Circuit with the keynote of empowerment. This Gate is part of the Channel of Charisma, A Design where Thoughts Must Be Deeds, linking the Throat Center (Gate 20) to the Sacral Center (Gate 34). Gate 20 is part of the Integration Channel with the keynote of self-empowerment.

Gate 20 is a purely existential gate that keeps us focused in the present, and supports our capacity to survive as ourselves. When our expression is properly timed, awareness will be transformed into words or actions that can impact people around us. This energy frequency is, and must be, totally absorbed in the present moment. It can give voice to Gate 57's intuitive survival awareness, to Gate 10's behavioral patterns and commitments to higher principles, or it can manifest Gate 34's sacral power through action toward individuation. Gate 20 expresses the full range of being in the moment from "I am now" to "I know I am myself doing now," but it does not consider the past or the future.

To be awake and aware, and to survive, we must be fully present to the moment and authentically ourselves. There is rarely time to mentally consider or control what comes bubbling up from inside of us, so what we say or what we do is suddenly there for everybody, including us, to witness. In fact, we often see when we are not looking, or hear when we are not listening. This is how the potential for evolutionary change hidden in each moment of existence is empowered within us. As we live by our Strategy and Authority, we become a living example. Our intuitive knowing, personal survival and mutative, self-loving behaviors influence or empower others.


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.