43-23 Channel of Structuring – Human Design

The Human Design 43-23 Channel of Structuring is innovative thinking energy that looks for order, efficiency and evolutionary change. 

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 43-23 Channel of Structuring, including:

  • What is the Channel of Structuring 43/23
  • 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 43-23 Channel of Structuring?

The 34/57 Channel of Structuring according to Traditional Human Design is ‘a design of individuality (from Genius to Freak)’. It is innovative and insightful energy that can lead to empowerment and evolutionary change. 

It is the combined energy of Human Design Gate 43: The Gate of Insight and Human Design Gate 23: The Gate of Assimilation and Transmission. 

  • Gate 43 is all about tuning into ideas and internal wisdom to create breakthroughs. It looks to Gate 23 for support to communicate insights simply and clearly.
  • Gate 23 is all about communicating radical ideas and individual insights in clear, structured and inspiring ways. It looks to Gate 43 for inspiration and support in trusting internal wisdom.

The Channel of Structuring is also categorised as a Projected Channel this simply means that the channel is notconnected 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 your innovations, thoughts and perspectives.

How do you know if the Channel of Structuring 43/23 is activated in your Human Design Chart?

The Channel of Structuring 43/23 is activated through Gate 43 located in the Ajna and Gate 23 located in the Throat.

It is part of the Individual (Knowing 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 Knowing Sub-Circuit it is deeply auditory by nature in terms of learning and expression. Their path can also be one of vulnerability and struggle, and because it is such a personal journey it can also be quite lonely.

High Expression of 43-23 Channel of Structuring

In it’s highest expression the 43/23 Channel of Structuring shows up as: 

  • Communicating new perspectives, efficiencies and innovations
  • Talking things through with others and realising what you actually know
  • Being seen as a ‘genius’ when you are able to communicate your insights effectively
  • Being able to speak your ideas without any real need for planning beforehand

Challenges of 43-23 Channel of Structuring

Challenges that you may face with the activated 43/23 Channel of Structuring include:

  • Struggling with speech skills
  • Speaking at the wrong time or not communicating effectively resulting in the dismissal or rejection of your insights
  • Being treated as an outsider or a freak

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 43-23 Channel of Structuring

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

  • Do you shy away from the Channel of Structuring energy?
  • Do you trust that you will have the right words at the right time? Or do you try to force them?
  • Where have you given the right message to the right people or been seen as a ‘genius’? What did you make that mean about yourself? How do you handle the situation in these times?
  • Where have you given a message at the wrong time or with the wrong audience or been seen as a freak (in a negative light)? What did you make that mean about yourself? How do you handle the situation in these times?
  • 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 Structuring activated in your Human Design Chart, both Gate 43 and Gate 23 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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