27 – 50 – Preservation

Human Design 27 – 50 channel

The Channel of Preservation – 50-27 links the Spleen Center through the 50, the Gate of the Cauldron, to the 27, the Gate of Nourishment in the Sacral Center. The biological basis for this gate is pretty basic: Human infants can’t survive on their own after birth.

Although it is a minor circuit on its own, it is part of the Tribal circuit so support is still an important keynote. Human children require support. The 50-27 isn’t limited to supporting children, that’s simply the root of it.

This channel operates with Gate 50 in the spleen that is moved by its fear of responsibility. This causes it to pay attention - in the splenic now - to what it can be responsible for. If it notices anything in itself or the other that it might be responsible for, the 27 in the Sacral center provides the energy to respond to it.

People with this channel are very tuned in to what they and/or others need in order to feel good in the now, and they’re willing and able to do something about it. A challenge arises for these people if they don’t have the knowledge that others aren’t tuned in the same way. The 50-27 can be very resentful when it sees others not caring because they assume that those people just won’t be responsible and do the caring thing.

As society has become more complex so have the responsibilities of this channel. Our children require our support and our care longer than did in the past. They need education, values, and guidance in this complex world. In a sense everything in the world needs caring and fortunately there are people available to care about it all. Astrologically this is because we have moved away from a Saturnian Cycle where children grew up and became adults much faster than our new Uranian Cycle.