Gate 64 Confusion (Before Completion)

The energy of abstract thinking, which is the fuel for your imagination to work. People with highly developed imaginations and constant pressure to look for meaning in the past.
The Gate of Confusion 

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Head
  • Circuit: Sensing
  • The Channel of Abstraction (47-64)
  • Quarter (III): Duality
  • Deity: Harmony
  • Physiology: Epiphysis (pineal gland)
  • Additional notes: no

A transition, like a birth, requires a certain strength to go through it. Such people should accept their confusion as part of life. Here visual perception takes an abstract path: their minds are filled with pictures and memories of the past.
The task of the holders of this Gate is to wait for the mental pictures to line up in some semblance of order. On a mental level, these people are always trying to find an explanation for their past experiences.
An active 47th Gate helps to transform confusion into a coherent strategy or concept that turns past experience into present inspiration.

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

Line 1
Venus exalted. In penetrating to the center, the understanding that instills the necessary harmony to survive disorder. Amongst the confusion, the difficulty in finding the point.
Mars in detriment. The powerful temptation when having transition in sight, to hasty action. An urge to act when you think you have made sense of the confusion.
Line 2
Venus exalted. An inner development which recognizes what qualities are essential for transcendence and the awareness that without them, action will fail. Inner development that can end the confusion over what makes sense.
The Moon in detriment. Constantly in action, it wastes the very qualities and resources that it will need. Get- ting lost in the confusion and burdening the psyche.
Line 3
Saturn exalted. The wisdom to recognize when one has not the necessary resources to complete transition. Such timely awareness may give it a chance to seek assistance. The wisdom to accept confusion as a temporary state, that will be resolved in time or through others.
The Moon in detriment. The risk of a superficially confident personality that when transition collapses, there is no one to turn to. Overconfidence that the Fates will be kind on demand.
Line 4
The Moon exalted. Symbolized by its phases, the Moon is assured of transition convinced by its very process that it will triumph. The assuredness that confusion is a process that results in realization.
Mars in detriment. Where force and energy alone cannot overcome doubt. Where the confusion is so energized, assuredness brings no relief.
Line 5
Venus exalted. The values promised in any new order are demonstrated through harmonic interactions with others. This strengthens the justification for the struggle. Confusion over which values and relationships can bring harmony.
Jupiter in detriment. A tendency in trying to justify the struggle by focusing exclusively on the failure of the old order that cannot demonstrate the quality of the new. Focusing on the past confusions about values and relationships.
Line 6
Mercury exalted. The mental assuredness, that knew that victory was inevitable, thus making triumph sweet but not reason for excess. The mental gift of enjoying the confusion and its diversity of data.
Venus in detriment. Like the story of the Trojan Horse, it can be dangerous to get carried away in celebration, least one looses vigilance and perspective. With all the diversity of data, it is easy to lose perspective.

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

This is the center of mental pressure. It is an internal source of thoughts and inspiration. The pressure of the Head Center makes people solve global issues, think about the meaning of life, their purpose and everything that happens in their daily lives.