Gate 7 The Army (Self Roles)

This energy leads to leadership and can manifest itself in many ways: from democracy to dictatorship. These are people with an innate impulse to influence others.
The Gate of the Role of the Self

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: G
  • Circuit: Understanding
  • The Channel of the “Alpha” (7-31)
  • Quarter (III): Duality
  • Deity: Thoth
  • Physiology: Diaphragm
  • Additional Notes: Role Gates

The symbol of the 7th Gate is the power behind the throne. These people usually do not have the power of public influence, although they embody the essence of leadership.
They lead the masses, introducing a new rhythm into society or destroying the old one. They have both the ability to feel where to go in order to achieve a goal, and the authority to lead others to this goal.
Holders of the 7th Gate need the 31st, which gives them a voice and status in order to be heard by the masses. When they work together, they have tremendous power to influence people.

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

Line 1
Authoritarian. The iron hand both enlightened and despotic.
Venus exalted, as in the basic values and rules imposed on a child. The capacity of the Self to guide with authority.
Mercury in detriment. The distorted intellect that believes only it knows best. The capacity of the Self to insist that its authority is best.
Line 2
The democrat. The ability to lead by serving the will of the majority.
Neptune exalted. The application of universally accepted systems. When connected through the Alpha Channel to Gate 31 Influence, the potential for widespread and revolutionary effect on society. The capacity of the Self to lead when chosen.
Mercury in detriment. Elitism and denegation by democrats of democracy. The capacity of the Self once chosen to feel superior to those who chose them.
Line 3
The anarchist. The rejection of any institutionalized order.
The Moon exalted. The constant need for change no matter what the prevailing conditions. The drive of the Self to express many roles.
Mercury in detriment. The nihilist. The capacity of the Self to deny value in any role.
Line 4
The abdicator. The willingness to accept the judgment of the people and/or the rule of law.
Sun exalted. The grace and wisdom to step down for the benefit of the whole. The capacity of the Self to accept the judgment of others.
Uranus in detriment. One who must be forced from power by overwhelming opposition. The refusal of the Self to accept the judgement of others.
Line 5
The general. Leadership whose authority must be absolute and is sanctioned by society in times of crisis.
Venus exalted. The gift of attracting loyalty necessary in harmonizing the potential of society. The capacity of the Self through its role to attract loyalty.
Neptune in detriment. The commander isolated from his troops and obsessed with victory at any price. The lack of loyalty when the Self insists on isolation.
Line 6
The administrator. The ability to share and justly apportion power.
Mercury exalted. The power to communicate the frameworks of responsibility. The capacity of the Self through its role to communicate responsibility.
Uranus in detriment. The bureaucrat whose lust for power eventually destabilizes the organisation. The role of the Self to seek power through the communication of responsibility.

7 — 31 The Channel of the Alpha
A Design of the Alpha Leader (for Good and Bad)

This Center is associated with self-identification and the feeling of impersonal (so-called transcendental) love. The energies of the Gates in the G-center help people realize their unique uniqueness at a certain point in time and space. It is the understanding that only you and no one else can be in the same place at the same time.