The Channel of Charisma (or Being Busy) : 20-34
This is the only direct connection, or ‘direct flight’, between the life energy of the Generator center and the manifesting capabilities of the Throat center. Of the six next-closest connections – so to say with one stopover in another center – three go through the Self center, which gives us our sense of purpose and direction, our place in the greater whole. They all involve a stage of transformation of the life energy before it can be manifested. That manifestation then has an element of guidance, of sharing with others. The other three include the Emotional and Spleen centers, which is a story in itself.
Not so the 20-34; it is pure life energy expressing itself. It does not think, it does not tune in, it does not consider others. It finds fulfillment in action. People with this Channel are the essential Manifesting Generators. The Manifestor element, the one which initiates the action, needs to learn to inform others before they act. They do not always manage, the impulse to act can be too strong. In that case, they do well to apologize if there is a negative consequence for someone else.
If you are with a 20-34 person, accept their apology. It’s a bit different when they use ‘I can always say sorry afterwards, but I have done it anyway’ as a strategy. Then we have moved into mental territory, away from the pure energy of this Channel.
Manifesting Generators need to learn to honor their Generator part too. Once they commit their life energy to something, this part will complete it, even if they drop down from exhaustion afterwards. This exhaustion happens when the Manifesting part has moved too quick, without checking back with their life energy. This check-in is not mental, it is an energy process, and it can be very quick once you’ve got the knack of it.
Two-thirds of humanity has the Generator part active, and they know from birth how to do this. Our upbringing, with its emphasis on thinking, conditions people away from this natural knowing. When Generators unlearn these mental habits, their life force rises up by itself and they ‘just know’ when to say yes or no.
Generators and Manifesting Generators are Human Design Types, along with Manifestors, Projectors and Reflectors. Each Type has its own strategy. Knowing your strategy assures that you use your life energy in the most efficient and satisfying way. In a short and specific session, called ‘Laser Beam‘, I illuminate your Type and teach you the corresponding strategy.
Know your correct strategy
There are two other possible influences on the Channel of Charisma. They are gate 57, the Gentle, and gate 10, Treading. These gates, when defined, add their own Channels with gate 20 or 34, or with each other. Three or four gates can also combine here. When the 20-34 is activated with one or both of these other gates, its flavor changes. This is really an interesting corner of the Human Design Chart!
The non-thinking, pure energy part of the 20-34 is mesmerizing. It is also called the Channel of Charisma. The gates that constitute this channel, 20 in the Throat and 34 in the Sacral center, are opposites in the Wheel. Their axis goes through the center, from where all manifestations – the 64 hexagrams – originate and into which they disappear. We could say that in the middle is a black hole, like in our galaxy. From one side matter disappears there, while probably from the other side it is a white hole, where things come out.
The hexagrams of the 20 and the 34 complement each other; you could also say that they annihilate or melt into each other. They are a kind of natural, unconscious tantric partners. Perhaps that contributes to the fascination of this Channel. An interesting side-note: of all the gates that come out of the Sacral, only this one is considered non-sexual, because it is pure life energy. It’s called the gate of Power.
So are people with this channel natural tantrikas? In a way yes. The question is whether they are aware of it. Although a plant or animal is naturally in tune with existence, it seems they miss the self-reflection to know this of themselves. I would say that the ’20-34s’ need to follow the same path as the rest of us here, in terms of being aware of the union of opposites. I define tantra here as the union of opposites, and the tantrika as one who has realized this union within themselves. The sexual union is an outer manifestation of this, and several tantric traditions use it as a starting point.
The Prophecy of Ra
Are you into prophecies? Here is a little bit of the Human Design prophecy (yes there is one, it came through Ra and Steve Rhodes has given an excellent description of it in his book: ‘The Prophecy of Ra Uru Hu’). Ra postulates 2027 as the year of the Great Change, when the world moves into a new era of 400 years. In this period, people with the 20-34 will be at the forefront of what’s happening. Their inborn ability to ‘merge without thinking’, or even being aware of it in our sense of the word, may be pivotal in the new direction of life on this planet.
For all the others, watching and experiencing people with this channel, aside from being inspiring, and sometimes exasperating, can be a window into things to come. And for those who have this channel in their Chart: you have something good coming up for you!