Gate 26 Egoist (Taming Power of the Great)

The energy of influencing other people in order to convince them of the necessity or benefit of interacting with you. People whose goal is to get the maximum reward with the minimum cost.
The Gate of the Egoist

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Heart
  • Circuit: Ego
  • The Channel of Surrender (26-44)
  • Quarter (IV): Mutation
  • Deity: Prometheus
  • Physiology: Thymus gland (Thymus)
  • Additional Notes: Creative Gates

The archetype of this Gate is the salesman. Figuratively, such people can take on the “raw material potential” and turn it into a market one with a flick of the wrist. This is the Gate of the dodger (fraudster) who has enough confidence to turn any situation to his advantage.
Those with this Gate of Ego naturally demand rewards for their skills. They want to rise in the hierarchy, but the ultimate goal is to get to a position where they don't have to work at all. They have tremendous survival power, the ability to find the shortest path in any situation and get out of any scrape.
However, without the 44th Gate, they lack the awareness and knowledge of humans. They may have the presence and ability of a transmitter, but without 44 they do not know what, to whom, when and where to transmit.

Lines — six stages of development of this energy and possible extremes in its manifestation:

Line 1
A bird in the hand.
Neptune exalted. The ability to enjoy the dreams engendered by accomplishment in order to avoid the delusion of unlikely potential. The ego which transcends limitation through dreaming.
Mars in detriment. Accomplishment as a licence for foolhardy risk taking. The refusal of the ego to be satisfied.
Line 2
The lessons of history.
Sun exalted. The energy and depth of reflection to learn from the past in anticipation of the future. The power of the ego to mature through experience.
Pluto in detriment. The urge to take action despite the evidence of history. The failure of the ego to respect experience.
Line 3
Influence. The ability, once prepared to gather support.
Sun exalted. The authority to focus communal effort. The power of the ego to gather support.
Saturn in detriment. The leadership, while gathering support will underestimate potential challenges. The egoist unable to recognize the potential challenges in others.
Line 4
Censorship. The alteration of memory through elimination.
Pluto exalted. The ability through censorship to save the collectivity from itself. The power of the ego maintained through forgetting.
Saturn in detriment. The use of censorship to maintain the status quo; selective memory in fear of unrestrained consequences. The power of the ego maintained through selective memory.
Line 5
Mars exalted. The understanding of mechanics and the application of energy to achieve maximum potential. The power of memory which maximizes the potential of the ego to attract others.
Venus in detriment. A resistance and dissatisfaction when basic changes to nature are necessary. The resistence of the egoist to adaption.
Line 6
Authority. The natural attainment of influence justified by the correctness of actions.
Sun exalted. The embodiment of reason and purpose that passes the test of time. The strong ego whose influence is justified by the correctness of its actions.
The Moon in detriment. Authority as a symbol and focus but not necessarily as a true embodiment. The constitutional monarch, stripped of real power but still the symbol of the continuity of authority. The expression of the ego as a role whose influence is symbolic and lacks authority.

26 — 44 The Channel of Surrender
A Design of a Transmitter of a Product (Service) for a Fair Reward

The desire and determination to achieve something more is born in the Heart Center. It is directly related to the material plane and the labor sphere and works best when focused on achieving specific goals in the material world.