Gate 47 Oppression (Realization)

The energy to be aware of abstract images or knowledge and clothe them in a finished concept. People who will always try to understand life from their own experience.
The Gate of Realisation

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Ajna
  • Circuit: Sensing
  • The Channel of Abstraction (47-64)
  • Quarter (III): Duality
  • Deity: Harmony
  • Physiology: Neocortex (Cerebral cortex)
  • Additional notes: Abstraction, sensations

Holders of this Gate are under tremendous pressure to create concepts and explain past experiences. They arrange all the pictures in their head, trying to combine them in the same way as an artist puts together a collage.
If they are patient, they can create something uplifting out of what was a complete confusion. Usually, such people understand someone else's past experience much better than their own, and are able to realize what makes sense and what does not.
Without the 64th Gate, they will always be waiting for a flash of inspiration that will bring temporary relief from their mental pressure.

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

Line 1
Taking stock.
Saturn exalted. The ability in times of hardship to concentrating on eradicating the negative factors that have led to oppression. Realizing that negative thoughts have to be eradicated.
Neptune in detriment. The delusion of seeing oppression as an exclusively external phenomenon with often disastrous results. The sense that the world is against you.
Line 2
Saturn exalted. The ambition and drive to overcome personal oppression in order to achieve security. Realizing that to be busy is mentally healthy.
Mercury in detriment. An indecisiveness in times of personal oppression, whether to apply intelligence to recovery or accept its weight to take advantage of other prevailing conditions that may only be temporary. The inability to sense when and which activity is healthy.
Line 3
Jupiter exalted. The conscious and well integrated being whose natural right action will eventually come to see the unfoundedness of its oppression. The eventual realization that one is really o.k.
Mars in detriment. A self-oppression so highly energized that it may prove irreversible and destructive. Extreme difficulty in realizing one's self-worth.
Line 4
Repression. The constraints of external oppression.
Saturn exalted. The strength of identity that even in times of the most powerful oppression can maintain its resources and to some extent ensure their survival for the benefit of others. A sense of identity that can be maintained despite external conditioning.
The Moon in detriment. When robbed of its light, the Moon is lost in darkness; barely able to nourish itself, let alone others. The identity overwhelmed by external conditioning.
Line 5
The saint. This position has special significance and there is no planet in detriment.
Venus exalted. The gift in times of oppression to maintain without hypocrisy a harmonic relationship with one's oppressors, while providing aid and succour to the oppressed. Realization at its most exalted. Acceptance of the weight of the abstract process and the grace that naturally follows. No polarity.
No planet in detriment.
Line 6
Futility. A difficult position for which there is no exaltation.
No polarity.
The Sun in detriment, where the strength of will alone may find a way to adapt and survive, but without hope of ever overcoming the oppression. Life as an ordeal stripped of realization.

47 — 64 The Channel of Abstraction
A Design of Mental Activity and Clarity

This is the Center of Mental Awareness, which is responsible for how a person thinks and processes the information, inspiration and thoughts that come to his head.