Gate 8 Holding Together (Contribution)

The energy of participating in promoting one's own talents and the creative genius of others. These are people who are gifted with the knowledge of how to draw the attention of others to the truth.
The Gate of Contribution

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Throat
  • Circuit: Knowing
  • The Creative Channel of Inspiration (1-8)
  • Quarter (II): Civilization
  • Deity: Maya
  • Physiology: Thyroid gland (Adam's apple)
  • Additional Notes: Creative Gates

The holders of this Gate need to demonstrate their own and others' personal contribution. They are constantly looking for something or someone they can promote.
Such people are able to rise from their seats and attract the attention of all those present. Even if no one is following them, they will continue to walk their unique path alone.
Without an active 1st Gate, such people are constantly on the lookout for the inspirational qualities of the creator. However, their gift is not to carry the burden of leadership on their shoulders, but to promote something or someone else.

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

Line 1
Honesty The truthful acceptance of limitation and re-cognition that it can only be transcended through sharing.
Neptune exalted. The awareness that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. Knowing that creative expression must be honestly communicated and shared.
Mercury in detriment. Withdrawal. The fear of losing individuality in a group environment. The design to share creativity at the expense of individuality.
Line 2
Sun exalted. The highest good, to serve selflessly. The potential to be an example through unselfish expression.
The Earth in detriment. The earth in detriment, where reward is a prerequisite of service. The willingness to be an example for a price.
Line 3
The phoney. The acceptance of the style and not the substance of communal actions.
The Moon exalted. The perfected and rarely detected superficial intimacy. The example as an expression through style, not substance.
Saturn in detriment. A shallowness that underestimates others and overestimates its own ability to continue its deception without detection. An overreliance and unfounded confidence in style.
Line 4
Respect. The gift of naturally recognizing the contributions of others and particularly, the acknowledgement of those who lead by example.
Jupiter exalted. The uncompromizing drive to assimilate. The drive to contribute and be an example to and for others.
Mercury in detriment. In a group where limitation is transcended, reason alone cannot predict individual worth. As an example, the acknowledged leader of an athletic team is not necessarily the most talented. A gift for contribution that is not conditioned by limitations.
Line 5
Dharma. Holding together does not exclude eventual separation. Successful union, after a proper term will encourage separation. The fledgling once mature is expected to leave the nest. This is right action which does not harm the integrity of the union.
Jupiter exalted. The teacher. Contribution as part of a process of sharing that accepts and expects limitation, exemplified in teaching.
Sun in detriment. The parent that cannot let go of the child, understanding only, that its authority is being challenged. Contribution as an end in itself that neither accepts nor expects limitation, exemplified by the parent that cannot let go of the child.
Line 6
Communion. The certainty which grows out of harmony.
Venus exalted. The awareness of patterns that ensures correct timing. The gift of knowing when to contribute creatively.
Pluto in detriment. Doubt, which may engender regret even in the most ideal circumstances. Uncertainty in timing and regret despite circumstances.

1 — 8 The Сhannel of Inspiration
A Design of Creative Role Model

This is the center of self-expression. Everything that happens in your Consciousness and at the Subconscious level finds its expression in the outer world through words or actions, that is, through the Throat Center.