Gate 28 Game Player (Preponderance of the Great)

The energy of passion and conscious struggle for your goal. These gates are associated with the need to understand or find the meaning of life. People who are always willing to take risks to find the meaning of life.
The Gate of the Game Player

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Spleen
  • Circuit: Knowing
  • The Channel of Struggle (28-38)
  • Quarter (III): Duality
  • Deity: Minerva
  • Physiology: Kidneys
  • Additional notes: no

This Gate is associated with the need to understand or find the meaning of life. They have the potential to know what is worth fighting for and what is not.
Driven by the fear of the transience of life (fear of death), these people are ready to take any risk that allows them to feel alive. As long as they listen to their intuition and follow their strategy, there is no such thing as a real risk for them.
This is the Gate of the need to find purpose or meaning in life. Without an active 38th Gate, such people usually flutter from one to another in search of the meaning of life. And with 38, perhaps a person will rest and find meaning in one thing.

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

Line 1
Mars exalted. The desire to be effective manifested in the application of energy to detail. The intuition to potentially apply energy to detail.
Venus in detriment. The aesthetic appreciation of planning that may have no real application. An intuition for detail without the potential for application.
Line 2
Shaking hands with the devil. Distasteful alliance.
Sun exalted. A means, however unsavoury, that is justified by its end. When the game turns to a struggle, the intuitive acceptance of any alliance in order to win.
Mercury in detriment. The anxiety engendered by sacrificing higher principles when there is no guarantee of success. The risk in sacrificing principles when there is no guarantee of victory.
Line 3
Adventurism. Unfounded risk taking.
Saturn exalted. A basic conservatism that even in adventurous acts is necessarily prudent. An intuitive caution in risk taking in times of struggle.
Jupiter in detriment. Here a perverse manifestation of Jupiter's expansiveness where risk taking is rationalized and failure ensured. Intuitive rationalizing of risk taking in times of struggle.
Line 4
Holding on. The ability through whatever means to keep one's grip.
Jupiter exalted. The application of knowledge to exploit opportunities and usually for the greater good. A depth of intuition at its best in struggle and often of value to others.
Mercury in detriment. The application of intelligence to hold on, exclusively out of self-interest. A depth of intuition that is stubbornly selfish in its capacity to hold on.
Line 5
Treachery. The abuse of trust.
Pluto exalted. The manipulation of the collective, that while pitting one faction against the other, does not directly support or reject either. The intuitive capacity of the game player to provoke struggle amongst others.
Sun in detriment. The breaking of alliances with trusted forces to align with more powerful forces and its attendant destabilization of the whole. The intuitive recognition in times of struggle to know when alliances must be broken and its destabilizing effect on others.
Line 6
Blaze of glory. Sacrifice rather than capitulation to the law of deterioration.
Pluto exalted. Regeneration and renewal no matter what the price. The deep intuitive drive to win no matter what the cost.
Neptune in detriment. Self-destruction. The deep intuitive fear of defeat and a potentially profound hopelessness in times of struggle.

28 — 38 The Channel of Struggle
A Design of Perseverance in the Face of Challenges

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