9 Centers: Throat Center In-Depth
You can think of each gate in the Throat Center as a different "voice". If you have one of these gates defined, then that is a "voice" you carry consistently and in a fixed way. Take Gate 23 for example. Whether you have it defined as a Conscious Gate or a Subconscious one, a "voice" you regularly deal with is, "I know or not". You will often be called/compelled to speak on what you know or to hold your tongue. And you will experience this in a fixed manner. It'll be largely consistent in the way you experience this.
The key to understanding & dealing with a defined Throat Gate is to understand the voice it has. You have to learn to express it in a way that "flows". Taking Gate 35 for example, you have to know when, where, & how to express what you feel. The voice is "I experience/feel, or not." So you will be inclined to speak on that (or not). Whichever way you lean, it'll be a constant lesson.
If it's defined with a Subconscious Planet (Red), the voice kinda speaks for itself. It largely happens on its own without you having to think on it or have Conscious attention. You'd only have to watch out for it if you aren't Consciously being your best self. Anything that is a Subconscious placement is something that you do by design. That's why I always say to focus on your Conscious placements. If you use those correctly, then the Subconscious ones will follow suit.
If a gate is defined with a Personality Planet (black), it's a Conscious Voice. This is something you have to actively think about doing/using. So this is something you always have to be conscious of, probably more so than the Subconscious Voice(s). If it's defined with a Subconscious Planet (Red), the voice kinda speaks for itself. It largely happens on its own without you having to think on it or have Conscious attention. You'd only have to watch out for it if you aren't Consciously being your best self.
Now, you can think of anything that's connected to your Throat Center in your Human Design body graph as something you manifest/express the most consistently. The Throat is the center of expression, manifestation, and action afterall. Take a look at Manifestors for example. They are called Manifestors because they have a Motor Center (Root, Will/Heart, Emotional Solar Plexus) connected to their Throat Center. And Motor Centers bring energy for manifestation/action/motion. HENCE, they manifest according to the Motor(s) attached.
The Throat Center works that way no matter what Center is attached to it. It's always trying to manifest (and/or express) whatever Center it is connected to. Take a good look at what Centers are directly or indirectly connected to your Throat Center. They will have a big part to play in what drives your life forward and how you tend to express yourself, too. And if your Throat Center is undefined (white), that means you have a variable method of manifestation/action/expression. It's inconsistent, meaning it's not limited to one fixed/consistent way. You express/manifest in a variety of different ways. But let's take a look at a body graph or 2 as an example.
This is my body graph. As you can see, I have the Ajna (Green Triangle) connected to the Throat Center (Brown Square if you didn't know by now). This means I easily express my thoughts (or at least I have an inclination to do it). It also means what manifests me the most opportunity in life ARE MY THOUGHTS. The way I think and the expression of that is what manifests the most opportunity for me. Sharing knowledge and my thoughts takes me far in life, so I focus on doing that.
Another example is my friend. He has the Identity (Yellow Diamond) and Sacral Center (Red Square) in direct connection to the Throat Center. The Root Center (bottom Brown Square) is also indirectly connected. What he literally acts on and expresses is all straight energy that rises from within him. The Root/Sacral spit out a BUNCH of adrenaline and generative energy. It's almost like a pressure that rises from within him that he instantly releases. He acts on pure drive/adrenaline/physical pressure/anxiety.
You can also see how his Head/Ajna Centers (the top 2 Triangles) are disconnected from his Throat Center. He has trouble expressing/putting his thoughts into words. He has trouble letting that energy come out correctly because it just builds until something connects it to his Throat. Same way you can look at my body graph and see my Sacral/Identity Center are disconnected from my Throat. It's hard for me to act on my Identity/Sacral. I have to wait until something pops into my life that allows me to.
Just to summarize: Knowing your Throat Center and what connects (or doesn't) will tell you A LOT about how you manifest things. Ask yourself what voice your Throat is speaking through and how you can use it. Even if your Throat Center is Undefined, that will still tell you plenty. Defined Throat people have a set method of manifestation/expression. Undefined Throat people do not. They are not limited the way people like me and my Defined Throat are. They are here for a variety of different experiences, manifestations, and expressions. They are meant to become WISER (in a sense) with it than their Defined counterparts.
The Throat Center tells you if you are a "do-er" or a "non-doer". So which one are you and how are you going to make it work for you?