What is Human Design?

Uncategorized Apr 09, 2019

If you could get a better understanding of why you act the way you do just by looking at a chart, would you be interested?

That is human design and I am ALWAYS interested in uncovering things about myself and others that are not readily available on the surface.

I was at social media marketing world a couple of weeks ago and I was sitting at a bar for happy hour. I started chatting with the woman next to me and after getting to know each other a bit, the conversation lead to human design.

I asked Amy, sheepishly, because you never know how people are going to respond to the woo… if she knew her human design type. Her eyes went wide and she said, I was JUST about to ask you the same thing. We geeked out over our types, she a Manifesting Generator and I, a projector and how reading our charts changed the way we moved through the world and gave us more permission to be ourselves.

Human design is a system that brings together elements of I Ching, astrology, the chakra system, and quantum physics. You can get your Human Design Chart, also known as your BodyGraph at mybodygraph.com. The only information you’ll need is your birth date, time, and place, to get your design.

The reason I love it is because I truly believe that the more we know about ourselves the more aligned our businesses and lives will be. Plus, for me, being a business coach understanding my clients better through their human design has totally changed the game for me.

Honestly there is so much more I could cover about this topic, but for what I use HD for this should cover it. I am going to break Human Design down into three parts. Today I will just cover the first.

  1. Type
  2. Centers
  3. Authority

1. Human Design Types

There are five types in Human Design; Generators, Manifestors, Manifesting Generators, Projectors and Reflectors. Each type has a natural way of being in the world and no one type is better than another. When we are living in our design we feel the most at peace and like our most self.

  • Generators: You are here to be lit up by DOING the things you LOVE.
  • Manifestors: You are here to initiate, start things and let others run them.
  • Manifesting Generators: You are here to blaze a trail and do the projects that light you up. You start things and you have the energy to do the projects that light you up.
  • Projectors: You are the natural guides that are here to teach, not do. You see others clearly, take in their energy and amplify it.
  • Reflectors: You are here to be a reflection of the word around you. You help reflect people back to themselves shining light on what we can not see.

Do you see how this can be really helpful when creating an online business and life that lights you up? To know that you are meant to move through the world in a certain way, a way that will fill you with energy and light and receive permission that the way you want to do things is okay.


2. Human Design Centers 

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote could not apply more to open centers in human design. Have no idea what I am talking about? Read on.

According to the founder of human design our white / open / undefined centers are where we learn our most difficult lessons and develop the most wisdom, each center is responsible for different things. 

When you download your chart the undefined centers are the ones that are not colored in and they are where you are most subject to conditioning from the outside world. 

There are nine centers in Human Design:

  • Head: The Pressure to know
  • Anja: Mental Awareness 
  • Throat: Where the energy inside us is pushed to the outside world through doing or communicating
  • G center: Our sense of inner guidance and direction
  • Heart: Willpower and the ego desires of 'I want' 
  • Solar plexus: Desire for spiritual awareness, new awareness, and intimacy in relationships. Emotional / social awareness
  • Spleen: Survival awareness
  • Sacral: Life force energy and the energy to do work. 
  • Root: The pressure to do, drive ambition and momentum to keep going

The whole goal for me around human design is to bring more awareness into my life and my clients lives on how we are thinking and behaving, but more importantly living in our design in our lives and businesses.

So that brings us to #3. 

3. Human Design Authority 

Authority is best described as how you are designed to make decisions that are in alignment.

I have compiled a series of quotes to break down how each authority best makes decisions.

When we give ourselves permission to follow this authority things flow so much easier.

Most adults are making decisions in ways that our environment encourages, rather than what is in alignment of their design. What would it look like if you could step back into what came naturally for you and to be in alignment with your design?

Here are the 8 different authority types:

👉Emotional Authority: “Let me sleep on it”

👉Sacral Authority: “Follow your gut”

👉Splenic Authority: “When you know, you know”

👉Self Projected Authority (G/ sounding board): “can I talk things through with you?”

👉Ego Manifested Authority: “I want it. I got it.”

👉Ego Projected Authority (heart): “Is that FOR ME!?”

👉Mental Projected Authority: “This FEELS right to me”

👉Lunar Authority: “Give me a month”

For a deeper dive into each of these, check out this post.

All of my MOMENTUM clients this next round will get their profiles before we begin and all of my Business Building Immersion participants will too, because we can use this information to work on the things in our businesses that are most aligned.

There is no one right way to do business, there is the most aligned way for YOU.

It all works, so don’t be fooled by the marketing that is touting the ‘best’ way to build your business. Get clear on who you are, what you want, the most aligned way to make decisions and create your future from that place. 

Let me know what your Human Design Type is at [email protected] and any 'AHA' moments you had, I would love to hear them. 


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