This Gate is part of the Channel of Mutation, Energy That Fluctuates and Initiates, linking the Root Center (Gate 60) with the Sacral Center (Gate 3). Gate 60 is part of the Individual (Knowing) Circuit with the keynote of empowerment.
Gate 60 creates the pressure needed for pure energy to mutate into form. Here the Root Center fuels restraint, which enables the pressure to build under each possibility. The creative mutative process is subject to a pulse, and we never know when something that has the potential to become a mutation will be released. A viable mutation transcends existing limitations when it is empowered. Mutation takes place in the 'space between the notes' created by the on-off pulse of the 60th gate. The pressure from our Root Center creates a deep restlessness in us to move ahead, and limitations of any kind may feel like roadblocks. If we become impatient with the unpredictable mutative process, however, the melancholy inherent in the 60th gate can deepen and become chronic depression. When we feel we cannot affect change around us, look inward. Accept the mystery of the mutative process and trust that transformation is occurring within us, and because of us, in the world around us. Gate 3 plays a key role in bringing order to the potential chaos that comes from the mutation. Without it we can feel unable to move forward.
Line 4 - Resourcefulness
Exaltation: The reasoned and intelligent maximization of potential within limitations. The maximization of potential within limitation.
Detriment: A tendency in times of limitation to seek the inner meaning of the restriction rather than using its gifts to find a harmonic application within the limitation. The former leads to withdrawal and the latter to transcendence. The energy to know rather than accept limitation at the expense of possible mutation, leading to depression.