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Heart Center (Ego/Will Center)

Desiree Clemons
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Example of where the Heart Center is located in Human Design.


The Heart Center is connected to our individual willpower, self-esteem, material life, and our ego. It is a Motor Center which means it provides an energy source for manifestation.

To see how your own willpower, ego, and material life operate, we have to look at the gates.

Each Gate in the Heart Center connects to a different center, which means that individual and collective willpower, is directly connected to How we communicate with each other, our conscious and unconscious direction in life, our emotions, and our fears & intuition.

Biological and Energy Association

There are only four gates in the Heart Center and each Gate is associated with a different part of the body. 

Gate 21 is related to the heart, Gate 40 is connected to the stomach, Gate 26 is related to the thymus gland, and Gate 51 the gallbladder.

The Heart Center is responsible for our will to survive in a community and experience life on the material plane.

“These gates are about making our daily bread, bonding, and living in harmony with others, bringing children into the world and creating infrastructures like societies, cultures, and religions, to nurture and support what we create.”


Definitive book of Human Design

Heart Center Gates

The Gates in the Heart Center and What each Gate stands for


Gate 21 - The Gate of the Hunter/Huntress - To be in control or to control the circumstances.

Gate 40 - The Gate of the Aloneness - To deliver and to have the will to provide.

Gate 26 - The Gate of Egoist - To be the best. The salesperson or marketer.

Gate 51 - The Gate of Shock - To be competitive. To be first at something.


Example of a Defined and Undefined Heart Center


Defined Heart Center  

If you have a Defined Heart Center this means that you have enough willpower to accomplish what you set out to achieve. You like being in control of your life and being in control of your resources. You are also able to make promises and follow through with them. 

Be mindful that only ~ 38% of people have this defined, so that means ~60% of people are biologically incapable of having a constant sense of willpower all the time, so don't put pressure on people to be like you. 😉

If you have this center defined you’d make a great entrepreneur, politician, or leader in whatever field you are in since it's easy for you to believe in yourself and your own motives. Of course, whether or not your motives are good for the majority can be debated. But I trust you.

Undefined Heart Center

If you have this Center Open or Undefined, then you may experience difficult moments where it was hard to find your self-worth, or find enough willpower to complete a task.

Plus, you are not designed to be competitive or have consistent willpower to go out and achieve everything you desire.

It's common with this center open to agreeing to support something but then, later on, change your mind. Make sure you surround yourself with understanding people that won't make you feel bad for changing your mind.

If you are in the aura of an individual with this center defined, you can easily draw upon specific energy and then support the motives of others, but when you’re not in that specific aura, you may notice an immediate loss of interest and wonder why you have mixed feelings about something. 

If you can remember a time or situation where you had mixed emotions, or noticed an increase or decrease in willpower or drive when around certain people, like at work versus when you're at home, then understand that you are picking up on someone else’s energy from their defined Heart Center. Knowing this will help you understand the change within yourself and then you can act according to your own desire. 

Completely Open Heart Center

There are always associated difficulties and associated “gifts” with completely open centers. 

Not only do you have the characteristics of an Undefined Heart Center, but you also experience the extreme ends of the energy associated with this center.

Having a completely Open Heart center means that you probably notice that sometimes you can have an exaggerated sense of importance, and also have a sense of low self-worth. It is difficult for you to measure worthiness and maybe even more difficult for you to achieve it. 

You are subject to be heavily influenced by people who have this center defined, So be mindful of the expectations of the people around you.

Now, Your Gift when it comes to having this center completely open is that you have the potential to become extremely wise about the trustworthiness of one's word. You also have the potential to become wise about the use of money and personal power on the material plane. 

In order for you to tap into this potential, you must learn and follow your Strategy and Authority according to your Type. This will help you establish material security in your life.

Not Self-Talk of Heart Center

  • I have to be in control
  • I have to be brave
  • I have to be loyal so others can see how valuable I am, and prove to myself that I am valuable. 
  • If I show them how trustworthy I am, they will like me.
  • I’m not a good spouse, lover, friend unless I prove it. 


  1. Understand that it is the mind that determines how we feel about ourselves. 
  2. Use I, Me, and My statements.
  3. Don't try to prove yourself to others. (You are beautifully designed to be you!)
  4. Don't make spur-of-the-moment future promises when you feel a sense of willpower or drive. Instead, use the willpower energy you feel for the amount of time you’re able to draw upon it. (Being in a person's aura, or by transit)
  5. Be mindful that willpower energy is temporary.
  6. Suggest Mantra from Ra “Never make promises to yourself or anyone!"
  7. Limit Competition. By not competing, you are allowing yourself to become wise while establishing a healthy self-image.
Topic starter Posted : 11/03/2022 2:37 am
Desiree Clemons
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YouTube Videos on the Heart Center
Open Heart Commentary with Ra Uru Hu
Dilemmas with the Heart

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Topic starter Posted : 11/03/2022 2:38 am