Fears of the Splenic Center

The Splenic Center is amazing! This center is home to instantaneous, instinctual alertness for survival and anything that threatens our well-being, including negative emotional vibrations. It's also a source of our light-heartedness and laughter, our spontaneity and daring side.

Survival Fear vs Imaginary Fear

Although the Spleen's primal fear instincts will save your life, there is a downside...at some point these fears can turn into imaginary/irrational fear and put the brakes on life. Fear can be a debilitating emotion. It holds us back and keeps us stuck. It prevents us from having an impact. It pulls us away from our self-trust.

Gates from the Spleen Center

Each gate coming from the Spleen Center has a fear you're here to transcend. Each time we transcend the fear and don't allow it to get in the way, we build a greater sense of trust and well-being.

Learning about my own Splenic Center fears and high expression has helped me realign with myself when I notice the fear taking hold of me, which then allows me to keep moving forward in life.

For example, I have channel 50-27, and gate 50's fear is the fear of taking on too much responsibility. It feels like fear of not having enough bandwidth in my day which would therefore prevent me from being able to provide for my family and the important people in my life. To help me transcend this fear, I follow my strategy and authority, which is to Respond from my Sacral. When something is a "yes" for me, I am now able to observe the imaginary fear but not allow it to hold me back from what I want to do. I've also created a deep knowing around Gate 50 that when I rise, my family rises and I will never take on too much responsibility that will leave them behind.

Fear Transcends to Trust

Grab your Human Design chart and identify the gates you have from the Spleen. This will help you see what fear may be holding you back. If you don't have your chart, go here to create one (make sure your birth time is exact).

Start recognizing when you notice the imaginary fear happening and work toward moving into the high expression of the gate.

Here's a larger PDF view of the chart...

Fears from the Spleen
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Gate 48: Fear of Inadequacy

Gate 48 is the Gate of Depth and connects up to the Throat Center. This is an internal intelligence that can't be grasped by the mind and comes from a deep, natural instincts. It's used to bring depth and dimension to a skill and logical, workable solutions to problems. This is amazing for helping recognize, correct, and perfect the world we live in.

The fear of inadequacy creeps in when someone feels they lack developing skills or depth, or feels they won't be able to explain or actualize their solution with enough depth, or when someone realizes they must wait for their depth to be recognized (projected gate) before they can share it.

My 10 y.o. son has gate 48 in the full channel, and he has wonderful problem-solving instincts for things he is passionate about (ie: extensive fort building and drawing). If he doesn't have the depth to problem solve and feels "inadequate," this immediately leads to frustration, which is his not-self theme.

The key to transcend this is to embrace an expectant "knowing" that the correct people will be drawn to you in order to initiate your depth.

Gate 57: Fear of the Future

Gate 57 is the Gate of Intuitive Insight and is the most intuitive gate in the Human Design chart. It operates on an inner sound/vibration level, and it's constantly scanning and screening its environment. To tap into this intuitive knowing you must be consistently grounded in and connected to your body consciousness. If you're connected to gate 57, your intuition will empower your ability to hear what you need in the moment, such as a sense of what's safe, healthy, and good for you and what is not.

To transcend your fear of the future, you must be alert and focused in the now to hear the messages from the Spleen - that little voice that only speaks once and softly - and act on those hunches immediately. When you're listening and paying attention to your intuition now, there is no tomorrow to fear.

What is your experience with fears from your Splenic Center? Do you notice when fear holds you back? Which fear do you want to transcend?