This Gate is part of the Channel of Rhythm, The Design of Being in the Flow, linking the Sacral Center (Gate 5) to the G Center (Gate 15). Gate 5 is part of the Collective Understanding (Logic) Circuit with the keynote of sharing.
For Gate 5, waiting isn't stopping; it is an active state, like being pregnant. Gate 5 is an energy that enjoys fixed rhythms and tempos. This is what gives us the tenacity to stay true to our own inner rhythms in order to stay vital, healthy and always in our flow. Those who have this gate find great satisfaction in mundane rituals and routines that attune us to the vibrations of all life. Being forced to deviate from our natural rhythms can be physically, mentally and emotionally destabilizing for us, and can manifest as insecurity, unhealthy behaviors or physical disorders. We should not question our natural routines or rhythm, or let others lure us away from them.
For example, a friend with the extremes of Gate 15 may not understand why we are so compulsive about our rituals and daily patterns. Their rhythm automatically disrupts our healthy routines, and might even tempt us to abandon them. Conversely, we may find ourselves wanting to influence their unpredictability with our fixed ways. Keep in mind that their flexibility and adaptability, though it feels unpredictable to us, is what keeps them healthy. Understanding and appreciating what each of us brings to the flow helps us embrace and transcend the inherent challenges.
Line 6 - Yielding
Waiting is never free from pressure, physical or mental and is often punctuated by the unexpected.
Exaltation: The growth of awareness that comes with bending to the universal flow. Accepting that in one's fixed rhythm despite the pressures, growth will be empowered, and often through the unexpected. No polarity.
Detriment: There is no planet in detriment; each in its way, given the power of this position, will yield to the inevitable.