How to decode your Human Design profile

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Ooookay. Before we dive into your chart, it might be nice to know what Human Design is. 

ONE – One of the weirdest and most awesome tools I know

TWO – A blueprint of your authentic self

THREE – A success map that shows you your main qualities, weaknesses, and best decision strategies 

I call it Astrology 2.0, because Human Design gives you more information, with more detail. The details are often scarily precise.

And what I love most about it: Human Design supports you to follow your own compass, and to deeply understand how much your system and compass differ from those from other people.

Do you want to radically follow your own path, and stand in your own truth?

You might like Human Design.

The amount of information in your chart can be overwhelming at first. I wrote this article to enable everyone to read their own chart.

Enjoy ♡

never seen a Human Design chart before? click here to see my one


This is where the journey starts….

There are many places to get your profile from, but My Bodygraph is my favorite. Here, you’ll immediately get a free explanation of your Strategy and Authority, and a short summary of the meaning of your open centers. Also, you can move with your mouse (use on desktop recommended) over your profile and it’ll show you the names of all your gates and channels.

If you’re looking for a profile that’s easy to download and print, Jovian Archive is the place to go.


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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, 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’ your identity will be, and the more centers are white and undefined, the more fluid your identity will be. There’s no good or bad, we need both.

Wanna go deeper…?

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.


Next, it’s time to understand your TYPE

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


❧ explains the manifesting style that suits you best


❧ reveals your best way of interacting with others

For every type, I selected the blog or article that resonated most with me. Please trust you inner compass – when you read something and it doesn’t resonate with you, that’s simply a sign it’s not meant for you.

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. 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. You have less energy than the (Manifesting) Generators, please don’t judge yourself for it. You have your own way of manifesting, which is based on attracting the people that can truly see your wisdom and talents.

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. 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 a lot of time to make your decisions. Choose your relationships and environment wisely, because they have a lot of impact on your well-being.


Up next: one of the most important parts, your STRATEGY

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. 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 only thing you have to do is fire your mind as the main decision-maker, and let your bodily gut response guide you through life.


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’. 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 learn to become incredibly transparant about where you are going, what you’re about to set in motion and also which things are not working out for you, instead of resisting you, people are way more likely to support you. You can be the mover and shaker that you are, but in peace.

Read more on how to Inform
The part about Informing starts halfway the article, in the 13th paragraph.


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 – our guide for decisions in life

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!


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 silent but convinced whisper of the spleen.

All other Authorities   ego, self, outer, lunar

Most of the people in this category have a pretty open design, with lots of open centers. Especially for the ones with outer and lunar authority (on your chart it might say “Authority: none” – don’t panic, you do have one), it is incredibly helpful to become aware of the way the planets move – they influence your design. You can easily track the planets and their influence on you in this Human Design app.


PROFILE – the role we’re playing in the game of life

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.

all profile texts derived from the great introductory book Human Design: Discover the Person You Were Born to Be by Chetan Parkyn



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you’ve made it!

Since you made it all the way to here, I might as well share my 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 only share my insights with people who ask me for it.

I made this article, because I felt excited about it. I hope you’re excited too – or not 🙂 – all is fine.

If you want to do a Human Design session with me, here’s more info. In the sessions, I bring lots of intuition to Human Design so that all the technical knowledge comes alive.

If you have any suggestions for great resources, let me know in the comments.