Gate 6 Friction (Conflict)

The energy to set boundaries and control who is allowed into the inner circle, into intimacy, and who is not. People created to separate sexuality from feelings and emotions.
The Gate of Friction (Conflict)

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Solar Plexus
  • Circuit: Defense
  • The Channel of Mating (6-59)
  • Quarter (III): Duality
  • Deity: Harmony
  • Physiology: Mesenteric plexus (lumbar ganglia)
  • Additional Notes: Social Gateway

The energy of this Gate makes it possible to keep an emotional distance from those with whom it is not supposed to enter into a close or intimate relationship due to the need to communicate for other purposes.
The 6th Gate is needed in order to learn how to control the flow of emotions and awareness from the Solar Plexus Center. They govern when a person is open or closed to intimacy.
The 6th Gate needs the 59th to provide the energy to break down barriers to intimacy, arousal and reproduction.

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

Line 1
Retreat. The realization that wasting one's resources against overwhelming odds is not courage but folly.
Pluto exalted. The power of regeneration that can embrace retreat as a phase and not a failure. The emotional stability to accept conflict.
Mercury in detriment. The inferiority complex, where retreat is experienced as personal weakness. Emotional instability in times of conflict.
Line 2
The guerilla. The ability to maximize an inferior position through timely contact and withdrawal.
Venus exalted. Aesthetic sensitivity and mental detail can find the weakest point. The sensitivity to find the weakest point in a conflict and to exploit it emotionally.
Mars in detriment. The kamikaze, striking but moot. A lack of sensitivity that blunders into conflicts.
Line 3
Allegiance. The ability to secure support and create strength out of a weak position. When connected to the harmonic Gate 59, mating that results in conception.
Neptune exalted. The destruction of old forms through union; either mundane, as above, sexual union, or exalted as universalization. The depth of feelings that can enrich union and intimacy.
Pluto in detriment. The rejection of allegiance as submission to established order. Sensitivity to controls which may eventually reject intimacy.
Line 4
Triumph. A position on natural and unchallengeable power.
Sun exalted. The charity and wisdom that must come with victory and the movement towards new horizons.. The power of emotions to dominate a relationship.
Pluto in detriment. The conqueror and purger. The lack of emotional control that is destructive in relationships.
Line 5
Arbitration. The faith derived from analytical diligence and emotional control that permits a higher authority to judge a conflict.
Venus exalted. Harmony furthered through the avoidance of direct conflict. Sensitivity to conflict can lead to the avoidance of intimacy.
The Moon in detriment. Where a party to arbitration sees itself as the best possible judge and will only accept judgement if it is the victor. Insensitivity to the concerns of others in a conflict.
Line 6
The peacemaker. The discipline and integrity of a superior force to unilaterally cease conflict to permit surrender and survival of its foe.
Mercury exalted. The highest form of reason is that life is sacred. The emotional power to end conflict tempered by feelings and sensitivity to others.
Venus in detriment. The peacemaker whose actions are just but whose terms are unacceptable. The emotional power to end conflict but only after one's conditions have been satisfied.

6 — 59 The Channel of Intimacy
A Design Focused on Procreation (Reproduction)

Everything that can be called emotions, moods and experiences is connected with the Solar Plexus Center. The cycle of emotions in a certain solar plexus always goes in waves: from delight to despair, from happiness to hopelessness.