The amount of information in your chart can be overwhelming at first. That’s why I hand-picked my favorite resources for you, so you don’t have to get lost in the Google jungle.
This is where the journey starts….
YOU WANNA NERD OUT – Genetic Matrix is a great chart maker because it offers so much detail. Basic charts are free. Please double-check your chart with other sites though, a very small minority of them are miscalculated.
YOU WANT IT PRETTY – By far the most aesthetically pleasing charts can be generated at myhumandesign.com. Here too, you will find some of the more advanced information like your Digestion (Determination), Strongest Sense (Cognition) and Environment.
YOU WANT EXPLANATION – At mybodygraph.com, you’ll immediately get a free explanation of the main elements of your chart.
If you want to thrive in life, intimately getting to know your Type is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
❧ shows you your energetic set-up + aura
❧ explains where you fall on the spectrum of doing and being
❧ reveals your best way of interacting with others
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I’m a Manifesting Generator 30%
You are a powerhouse, always looking for the shortest way from A to B. You love doing doing several things at once, and this is good for you. But – your success doesn’t come from initiating – just like the Generator, you’ll have to wait for the right opportunities introduce themselves.
I’m a Generator 36%
You have tremendous sustainable energy, and are truly meant to do what you love. Of all types, you have the biggest potential for mastery. And when you wait till the right opportunities pass by, you can have an incredibly satisfying life.
I’m a Projector 22%
You are a master of observation, and your observations can be very valuable for the other Types. As a Projector, you have less energy than the (Manifesting) Generators, but please don’t judge yourself for it. Your depth and guiding qualities have at least as much value as “doing things”, it’s just society that has to catch up with that.
I’m a Manifestor 10%
Mover & shaker! You have the energy to start things, unlike the other Types. Which by the way doesn’t mean you are a great finisher 😉 You have a unique ability to know which ideas and projects need to be brought into this world. But don’t forget to rest in between, because your creating energy comes in bursts.
I’m a Reflector 1.5%
You are the wise elder. With the reflection of all your open centers, you are a beautiful barometer for society and the people around you. Your identity is fluid, and you’ll need to take the time to make your decisions. Choose your relationships and environment wisely, because they have a lot of impact on your well-being.
Centers are the secret to true understanding of your chart. They are the building blocks. They show you what you’re uniquely sensitive to (undefined Centers), and what energies you are sending out in this world (defined Centers).
and here’s a visual overview:
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Take your chart and look at all the centers (squares and triangles) that are colored in.
Those are you defined centers. The color itself is irrelevant, but the fact that they are colored in is super relevant. Now, go (back) to the blog I mentioned above, or simply flick through the Instagram post above and specifically read up on the defined centers you have.
❧ The defined centers are a constant in your life. They are always ‘turned on’, so you always have access to the specific superpowers of that center.
❧ All the white (undefined) centers in your profile will only be ‘turned on’ when you are in contact with others or with specific planetary transits, thus you cannot reliably count on this energy. These are the places where you generally pick up the most conditioning.
❧ In general, the more centers are colored in, the more ‘fixed’ you will be as a person, and the more centers are white and undefined, the more fluid you will be. There’s no good or bad, we need both.
On this website, you’ll find an elaborate description of every single center. Be warned: her writing is infused with emoticons, funny remarks, and beautiful visual references – I love it, but it won’t be everybody’s style.
This has been the hardest parts of Human Design to tackle for me, and also one of the most rewarding. Every Type has a different Strategy. Your Strategy is all about how to approach life in a way that brings flow instead of friction.
For many people, their Strategy feels counterintuitive at first, and brings up resistance.
Nobody told us we have strategies that might differ wildly from the ones our parents have. We live in a culture that tells us everybody works the same: “if you want something, go get it”. This is truly ironic, because in Human Design, 90% of us are absolutely not meant to “go get things”.
Important note: your Strategy only works when you use it in combination with your Authority – see next section 5.
No pushing needed. No initiating things needed – it won’t work. Responding means that your aura is made to attract things and people to you, and your gut will know whether it’s attracted to them or not. The questions is not: does your mind wants it, but do you feel pulled towards it? That’s a yes. Do you feel a bodily contraction? That’s a no. The video below gives a beautiful illustration of how this can look like, and this article is for those who have a hard time feeling their sacral response.
For all the big things in life – career, moving, love – Projectors are meant to wait for an invitation to do so. This can be really challenging in a world that encourages people to go out and manifest sh*t. That’s why I encourage all Projectors who are new to Human Design to connect with fellow Projectors who are successfully living their Strategy, so their soul can start to trust this weird-sounding but oh so effective Strategy.
Read here about Waiting for the Invitation (explanation starts halfway the article), and watch the video below from Projector Jenna Zoe for specific examples how invitations can look like – and how not.
Informing simply means ‘telling others what you are about to do’ or ‘sharing what you feel right now’. As a Manifestor, you and your aura are making a big impact. If this impact comes unannounced, it can bring up a lot of resistance in others around you.
Informing is not something that comes naturally to Manifestors, and many of them are afraid to be controlled by others when they use their strategy. However, the opposite is true.
When you inform, instead of resisting you, people are way more likely to support you. This means that transparency is a great recipe for you, it allows you to be the mover and shaker that you are, but in peace.
I like this video because 5 different Manifestors tell about their experience with Informing.
This is probably the weirdest sounding strategy: waiting a full month before making any (major) decision in life. Since all your centers are open, you don’t have a reliable energy hub to always fall back onto. The planets and people around you will temporarily switch certain centers off and on, and this can be a huge potential source of wisdom for you. The moon is especially valuable to you, because it will go through all the 64 gates within one month (approximately 3 a day). But yes, it takes some time to be able to integrate the wisdom from all those temporary activations, and that’s why patience is key for you.
Authority is all about the best way we can make decisions. Decisions are always made from the body, and never from the mind. The mind is only here to help others.
Strategy and Authority are a couple, please don’t divorce them :). They really need each other. And for the best marriage, also add the understanding of your Type.
Sacral Authority your gut knows
If you have Sacral Authority, your Strategy and Authority are very much alike. You’re built to make in-the-moment gut decisions, and do the things you’re pulled towards – often without fully mentally knowing why. For a quick way to clarity, let others ask you yes/no questions.
Emotional Authority wait, baby
For most of my life, I’ve held the belief that I should respond quickly to questions, proposals and (Whatsapp) messages. Human Design put all of that upside down. I have emotional authority, which means I’m not built to decide in the moment, but to sleep at least one night over decisions. Practicing now, and it feels so much better than rushing myself! If you want to go more in-depth, read this interview about Emotional Authority.
Splenic Authority trust your intuition
Splenic authority is all about trusting your instinct and intuition. The spleen is the most ancient center, it helps us to survive in the here and now and bring us more well-being. Your best decisions are lightning-quick, based on the subtle signals of the spleen.
Ego Authority do what you truly want
In your case, being selfish is actually a good thing. When there’s a decision to make, check what’s in it for you. Feel into your heart region wether your willpower will be available when you go into this direction or not. When you do what YOU want, everyone else will benefit from it.
Self-Projected Authority talk things out
You will learn what is the best thing to do for you in the act of speaking / expressing yourself. Find yourself some good sounding boards (people) who you can speak to without them trying to give you all kinds of advice. Expressing yourself is your sacred way to connect to your inner knowing and compass. PS this is a beautiful instagram post about Self-Projected Authority.
Outer / Environmental Authority tuning into your environment
Being in the right place with the right people is crucial for you to make the right decisions. Why? With all your openness, you will base your decision on different energy samplings you take from the people around you. Eventually, you will find something that feels correct from all the different angles. This instagram video explains it beautifully, listen to the part between 3min – 8min.
Lunar Authority wait a lunar cycle
If you have a great resource for this authority (an article, video or podcast), let me know! I didn’t find it yet.
This is a really fun and insightful part to read. Your profile tells you a lot about your character, the ‘costume’ you wear during your life. Here’s a great introductory article about profile.
Every profile number is clickable, and will lead you to the text about your specific profile.
all profile texts derived from the great introductory book Human Design: Discover the Person You Were Born to Be by Chetan Parkyn
Ready to dive deeper? I created a list with my favorite Human Design books. When you click on the link, you’ll be immediately led to the pdf. No need to leave your email address, it’s freely given.
you’ve made it!
Since you made it all the way to here, I might as well share a few of my own most valuable Human Design insights.
❧ Human Design is awesome, but I never let it reign over me. I let my intuition and resonance guide me.
❧ I honor both my finite and differentiated self that walks on this world, as well as my infinite self that is beyond conditioning and always pure. Human Design can help me understand the first.
❧ Becoming myself takes time. There’s no need for short-cuts. (according to Ra Uru Hu, the Human Design founder, it takes 7 years to free yourself from old conditionings)
❧ I take the Human Design guidelines as an experiment, not as written-in-stone truths.
❧ I use Human Design to access more freedom – the freedom to be myself. Whenever it makes me feel like a victim of ‘bad/unhappy traits’, I drop it for a moment, or turn to Gene Keys to see the higher purpose of every Shadow.
❧ Human Design is not for everyone.
I created this article based on my excited response and the depth that came out of my Solar Plexus cauldron.
If you are interested in my guidance, I intertwine Human Design with business & marketing. Here’s more info. Intuitive, embodied and to the point are the keywords for my sessions.
If you have any suggestions for great resources, please mail them to me via firstname.lastname@example.org.