Gate 9 Focus (Taming Power of the Small)

It is the energy and strength to remain focused on any action or process. People who can stay focused for a long time.
The Gate of Focus

Summary of the Gates in  Rave Chart Structure:

  • Center: Sacral
  • Circuit: Understanding
  • The Channel of Concentration (9-52)
  • Quarter (IV): Mutation
  • Deity: Prometheus
  • Physiology: Sacral plexus
  • Additional Notes: Format Gate

This is the Gate of determination and commitment to a process that requires great endurance. Their energy helps to do detailed work, provided that their owners can maintain discipline and sit still.
Such people can focus on one thing and have a natural gift for painstaking work, however, their potential can be realized through close attention to all significant aspects.
Without the 52nd Gate, it is difficult for these people to achieve a state of calm enough to direct their energies into one thing.

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

Line 1
Sensibility. A balanced and responsible approach to problem solving.
Pluto exalted. The ability to avoid frustration through the creation of new forms. The power in focusing to create new forms.
Mars in detriment. After a hasty and frustrating search the urge to kick in the door when the key is in your pocket. The power to generate that will lose its focus.
Line 2
Misery loves company
Pluto exalted. Collaboration with others to temper frustration. The power to collaborate with others in focusing.
Jupiter in detriment. The overwhelming need for expansion can lead to errors in judgment, missed opportunities and depression. The drive to collaborate that will miss the focus.
Line 3
The straw that breaks the camel's back. The overlooked minor element that always predetermines failure.
The Earth exalted. The use of force to temporarily overcome impediments. The loss of power through the failure to focus.
Sun in detriment. Persistent force that saps vitality and turns molehills into mountains. The power to turn a focus into an obsession.
Line 4
Dedication. Regardless of the pressures or stress the disciplined attention to detail.
The Moon exalted. Right action that leads inevitably to actualization. The power to act on the potential of the focus.
Mars exalted. The persistent urge to want to skip essential steps. The drive for action that ignores the details.
Line 5
Faith. The trust that detailed adherence will lead to fulfillment.
Jupiter exalted. Loyalty to the letter of the law. The power to focus and bring value to concentration.
The Earth in detriment. Like the mystery of God, doubt engendered through the perceived illogic of a process. Where the lack of power to concentrate leads to doubt.
Line 6
Gratitude. The joy which comes with accepting small rewards for small victories.
The Moon exalted, where the power of the small nourishes right perspective. The power to enjoy the concentrating process.
Pluto in detriment. No single step is of value until the journey is over. The energy for expression that cannot find joy in the process until it is complete.

9 — 52 The Channel of Concentration
A Design of Absolute Determination to Achieve Goals

The Sacral center contains the energies of sexuality, productivity, and the daily creative energy that makes everything possible on our planet. This center-motor is a source of vital energy in its purest form, which is inherent only in Generators and Manifesting Generators.