57-10 Channel of Perfected Form – Human Design

The Huamn Design 57-10 Channel of Perfected Form is a deeply intuitive energy based in the art of survival. It engages life as it’s canvas creating beauty through action.

Amy Doyle

Amy Doyle

Holistic Counsellor

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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 57-10 Channel of Perfected Form, including:

  • What is the Channel of Perfected Form 57/10
  • 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 57-10 Channel of Perfected Form?

The 57/10 Channel of Perfected Form according to Traditional Human Design is ‘a design of survial’. It is a deeply intuitive energy based in the art of survival, yet holds the energy of great love and appreciation for oneself. Unapologetically selfish and self-absorbed creating art and beauty wherever they go. 

It is the combined energy of Human Design Gate 57: The Gate of Intuitive Clarity and Instinct and Human Design Gate 10: The Gate of Behaviour of Self and Self-Love

  • Gate 57 is all about trusting your intuitive knowing and feeling the truth in every moment. It looks to gate 10  for support in following it’s convictions  
  • Gate 10 is all about loving who you are and being an example of deep self-love. It looks to Gate 57 for support to become aware of itself and it’s natural power.

The Channel of Perfected Form is also categorised as a Projected Channel this simply means that the channel is not connected to the sacral. Expressing the energy located here follows the same strategy as our Projector energy types – ‘wait to be recognised or invited’. What does this mean? That you must wait for correct timing for this energy to be expressed effectively – using your own strategy and authority and waiting for (authentic and aligned) invitations, openings and clear opportunities to express the Perfected Form energy. 

How do you know if the Channel Perfected Form 57/10 is activated in your Human Design Chart?

The Channel of Perfected Form 57/10 is activated through Gate 57 located in Spleen Centre and Gate 10 located in the Identity Centre/G-Centre.

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 57-10 Channel of Perfected Form

In it’s highest expression the 57/10 Channel of Perfected Form shows up through the ability to: 

  • Stay true to oneself and be guided by your intuition
  • Detect subtel energetic difference in the world around you
  • Impact environments leaving them healthier and more beautiful then you found them
  • Come through all kinds of disasters and upsets by following your intuition.

Challenges of 57-10 Channel of Perfected Form

Challenges that you may face with the activated 57/10 Channel of Perfected Form  include:

  • Fear of the future or unexpected keeping you from fully living life
  • Sensitvity to vibration and sound
  • Labelled as selfish and self-absorbed (as being a negative trait when it can actually be a beautiful, empowering energy)

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 57-10 Channel of Perfected Form

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

  • Do you shy away from the Channel of Perfected Form 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 Perfected Form activated in your Human Design Chart, both Gate 57 and Gate 10 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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  • Magnusson, Brynja. Incarnation Cross. Ceremoniance, 2021


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