Gate 17 - Following
Gate of Opinions
Grounded in Detail
The ancient law that those who wish to rule must know how to serve. Organizing the formula for expression. Visually fixed on the pattern and projecting it into the future.
Right Angle Cross of Service | Godhead - Michael
Line 3 - Understanding
The awareness that the best road is not necessarily the most interesting.
Exaltation: The following of the best road provides the experience necessary to meet the challenge of the road's end. The understanding that the best opinions are grounded in detail.
Detriment: The taking of short cuts. One may get to the end quicker, but essential experience will be missing. The possibility of skipping details and limiting the value of the opinion.
Quarter of Initiation, the Realm of Alcyone | Theme: Purpose fulfilled through Mind | Mystical Theme: The Witness Returns
Gate 25 < Gate 17 > Gate 21
This Gate is part of the Channel of Acceptance, A Design of an Organizational Being, linking the Ajna Center (Gate 17) to the Throat Center (Gate 62). Gate 17 is part of the Collective Understanding (Logic) Circuit with the keynote of sharing.
Gate 17 looks for one concept or opinion among many that we can all trust - one that will survive both testing and criticism, and calm our fears about the future. Gate 17 is designed to structure an answer into a concept, a workable pattern or a possible solution in preparation for Gate 62's substantiating details. Up to this point in the logic process, our mind has taken a doubt about the future, formulated a potential solution, and now feels pressured to express it as an opinion. What it needs next is Gate 62's ability to translate the concept into language, to support it with facts and details, and present it to the public for their examination and analysis.
Our right eye takes in the world at a glance, seeing it as a collection of recognizable, visual patterns. If a pattern or an opinion cannot stand up to logic's scrutiny, it will be or should be rejected. Unfortunately, we cannot always translate our visual image or what we understand about it, into language. Without Gate 62, we will find ourselves looking for a name to represent our concepts, for facts to support our opinions, and for an effective means to communicate our suggestions. Mental anxiety for us arises out of the fear that no one will understand and value our input.
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.