34-20 Channel of Charisma – Human Design

The Human Design 34-20 Channel of Charisma of course holds the magnetic and empowering energy of a charismatic being who is able to quickly act and manifest thoughts into deeds.

Amy Doyle

Amy Doyle

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In your Human Design Chart, your channels represent how life force flows through you. It is significant to your chemistry, your charm, your essence that communicates with the world. 

Channels sit within three circuits (individual, collective and tribal), further highlighting different values, principles, emotional needs and core beliefs that come with each channel/circuit. 

Each of your defined channels characterisies a specific theme, function or gift that is consistent and reliable within you. If this channel isn’t defined/activated it doesn’t mean that you don’t have access to it, it just means that it shows up in various ways and in it’s own timing. 

In this article you will find information relating to the 34-20 Channel of Charisma, including:

  • What is the Channel of Charisma 34/20
  • How do you know if it activated in your Human Design Chart
  • How does unconscious or conscious definition affect its impact
  • High expression and challenges of those who have this channel defined

What is the 34-20 Channel of Charisma?

The 34/20 Channel of Charisma according to Traditional Human Design is ‘a design where thoughts must become deeds’. It is magnetic and empowering energy that is based on high energy that needs to continually be moving. 

It is the combined energy of Human Design Gate 34: The Gate of Power and Human Design Gate 20: The Gate of Contemplation and Patience.

  • Gate 34 is all about harnessing power for the good of humanity and inspiring others through it’s individuality. It looks to Gate 20 for support to express itself.
  • Gate 20 is all about contemplating life without attachment, being present and speaking the truth at the right time. It looks to Gate 34 for support in harnessing its power.

The Channel of Charisma is also catgorised as a Manfiesting Generated Channel this simply means that the channel is connected to the sacral and the throat. Expressing the energy located here follows the same strategy as our Generator energy types – ‘to wait to respond’. What does this mean? That you need to trust and allow your body to respond in the now – this will lead you to instant action and initiation.

How do you know if the Channel of Charisma 34/20 is activated in your Human Design Chart?

The Channel of Charisma 34/20 is activated through Gate 34 located in Sacral and Gate 20 located in the Throat.

It is part of the Individual (Integration Sub-Circuit) Circuit, meaning those who have it activated are here to be different and unique in order to bring change into the world. As it sits in the Integration Sub-Circuit (or also called Integration Channel) it is deeply esoteric and mystical energy that can hold both the notion of individualistic energy and oneness with the universe.

High Expression of 34-20 Channel of Charisma

In it’s highest expression the 34/20 Channel of Charisma  shows up as: 

  • Empowering others through doing what you love
  • Embodying presence, vitality and self-empowerment
  • Ability to act and manifest quickly (highly important to be mindful of what you are manifesting!)
  • Constantly in motion and absorbed in personally satisfying expressions of your energy.

Challenges of 34-20 Channel of Charisma

Challenges that you may face with the activated 34/20 Channel of Charisma  include:


  • Lack of awareness to stay connected to your inner guidance
  • Following your mind over your ‘bliss’ and getting stuck in the ‘shoulds’
  • Difficulty waiting
  • Frustration at not being able to use your power in the present moment

How does unconscious or conscious definition affect channels?

When channels are defined (coloured) they provide consistent, reliable communication between the two energy centres they connect in your chart.

  • When channels are conscious (coloured black in traditional charts and orange if downloaded from this website), you are likely aware of how this energy plays out in your everyday life.
  • When channels are unconscious (coloured red in traditional charts and purple if downloaded from this website), you may not have realised they were there unless pointed out by others.  Or you may have thought that everyone felt that way.

If you have both colours it simply means that you have a mix of conscious and unconscious energy. And you may not have realised the full breadth of potential available to you or been able to articulate the gift within.

Reflective Questions for 34-20 Channel of Charisma

If you have the Channel of Charisma defined reflect on the following questions:

  • Do you shy away from the Channel of Charisma energy?
  • Do you use the energy of this channel in a positive or negative way towards your self and/or others?
  • Are you embodying this energy from a lack or fear response or from a place of truth and abundance?
  • Where you taught to hide this energy as a child? Or that it was bad? (Consider the circuitry themes that played out in your childhood relationships)
  • Where your taught to embrace this energy as a child? How does it show up for you today? 
  • Are you using this energy to it’s full capacity? If not, what will you do differently?

Remember to have the Channel of Charisma activated in your Human Design Chart, Gate 34 and Gate 20 must be defined.

If you only have one of these gates activated, it is called a hanging gate and you will likely find you naturally attract those who have the other Gate defined – also called the Harmonising Gate. Be sure to go check out each of these gates for further details on how their energies play out.

Lastly, if one of the gates of the defined channel sits in your Incarnation Cross you will find your life purpose is naturally generating energy all of the time. You are not waiting for the energy of the stars or others for your Cross to function or power up – the light is always on!

Meet The Author

Amy Doyle

Amy Doyle

Amy is a Holistic Counsellor who helps her clients move from this idea that they are broken or missing pieces of their own puzzle, to owning their story, claiming back all parts of themselves and merging together as one team to allow them to rest and be in their deepest expression.

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