Human Design is a way of understanding people that goes beyond the traditional horoscope or astrology readings but follows a similar system. It is based on the idea that each person is born with a unique blueprint, or design, that determines their strengths and weaknesses.
Ever since I discovered this idea, I have been slightly obsessed with learning about it. I find it so interesting as I am always looking for ways to live a life of less stress and more flow. Knowing there is a specific strategy I could put in place intrigues me.
If it does you, here’s a quick introduction to what I have learned so far in Human Design. There is a lot more and I am not sure I will go much deeper in a broad perspective. I plan to trail off and learn about the details of my own chart. I encourage you to do the same if you find this article interesting! It has been eye-opening and I highly recommend checking it out.
Human Design can be helpful in a number of areas in your life and help you understand yourself and others better. One of the key benefits of Human Design is that it can help you to live a life that feels more true to yourself.
1. The different aspects of Human Design
2. How to read your own Human Design chart
3. How to use your unique gifts and talents for personal growth and fulfillment
The different aspects of Human Design include:
The 4 types (Manifestor, Generator, Projector, Reflector)
There are four different types of people in Human Design according to the system’s classification: Manifestors, Generators, Projectors, and Reflectors. Manifestors are the ones who make things happen in their lives- they are natural leaders and are always driven to achieve their goals. They represent 9% of the population. Generators are the backbone of society (70% of the population)- they are reliable and always there to support others. Projectors represent around 20% of the population. Their strategy is to wait for the Invitation to find success and avoid bitterness. They are natural observers and have a great ability to see potential in others. Reflectors make up only 1% of the population- they are quiet and introspective, and they take their time before making any decisions.
So which one are you?
If you’re a Manifestor, you’re used to being in charge and making things happen. You’re always driven to achieve your goals, and you have a natural ability to lead others. However, you may sometimes find yourself feeling restless or bored, and you may have difficulty following through on projects.
If you’re a Generator, you’re probably the reliable one in your group of friends. You’re always there to support others, and you’re usually pretty good at following through on your commitments. However, you may sometimes find yourself feeling like you’re stuck in a rut or like you’re not doing anything with your life.
If you’re a Projector, you may feel a lot of potential but you’re not always sure how to use it. You’re a natural observer, and you have a great ability to see potential in others. However, you may sometimes find yourself feeling left out or like you’re not doing anything with your life.
If you’re a Reflector, you usually take your time before making any decisions. You’re quiet and introspective, and you like to think about things before you act. However, you may sometimes find yourself feeling like you’re not doing anything with your life.
The 9 Centers
There are 9 Centers in the Human Design system, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Each person has one dominant Center, which influences the way they see the world and interact with others. However, we all have a little bit of each Center in our personalities. By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each Center, we can better understand ourselves and others.
The Head Center is logical, objective, and analytical. People with a strong Head Center are often good at problem-solving and making decisions. They are often quick thinkers and good at multitasking. However, they can also be judgmental, critical, and insensitive.
The Ajna Center is intuitive, creative, and imaginative. People with a strong Ajna Center are often good at coming up with new ideas and seeing the world in a unique way. However, they can also be scattered, disorganized, and forgetful.
The Throat Center is expressive, creative, and charming. People with a strong Throat Center are often good at communication and self-expression. They are often imaginative and persuasive. However, they can also be scattered, undisciplined, and self-centered.
The Heart Center is compassionate, loving, and intuitive. People with a strong Heart Center are often good at relationships and emotional intelligence. They are often supportive and empathetic. However, they can also be overly sensitive, clingy, and indecisive.
The Solar Plexus Center is determined, forceful, and self-controlled. People with a strong Solar Plexus Center are often good at willpower and self-discipline. They are often confident and assertive. However, they can also be inflexible, stubborn, and controlling.
The Sacral Center is pleasure-seeking, creative, and sexual. People with a strong Sacral Center are often good at enjoying life and pursuing their interests. They are often spontaneous and fun-loving. However, they can also be impulsive, selfish, and hedonistic.
The Spleen Center is nurturing, supportive, and caretaking. People with a strong Spleen Center are often good at taking care of others and providing emotional support. They are often patient and considerate. However, they can also be overly nurturing, clingy, and codependent.
The Emotional Solar Plexus Center is emotional, intuitive, and sensitive. People with a strong Emotional Solar Plexus Center are often good at understanding their own emotions and the emotions of others. They are often compassionate and empathetic. However, they can also be overly sensitive, defensive, and reactive.
The Root Center is survival-oriented, security-seeking, and stable. People with a strong Root Center are often good at providing for their families and taking care of their responsibilities. They are often reliable and dependable. However, they can also be inflexible, conservative, and rigid.
By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each Center, we can better understand ourselves and others. We can also learn how to work with our dominant Centers to maximize our gifts and talents. And we can learn how to balance our Centers to create a more well-rounded personality.
The 64 Gates (the different energies that flow through the Centers)
The 64 Gates in Human Design are the different energies that flow through the Centers. Each Gate has its own unique set of characteristics, which can affect how you behave and interact with others. Learning about your Gates can help you better understand yourself and others, and make the most of your strengths and weaknesses.
The 5 Elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and Metal)
Human Design is based on the five elements of fire, earth, air, water, and metal. Each element corresponds to a different type of energy that is found in all of us. Here is a brief description of each one:
This element is associated with passion, creativity, and spontaneity. People with a lot of fire energy are often natural leaders. They are also usually very optimistic and full of life.
This element is all about stability, practicality, and grounding. People with strong earth energy are often the ones that others turn to for advice. They are usually very reliable and level-headed.
This element is associated with communication, intellect, and socializing. People with a lot of air energy are often very good at networking and making friends. They usually have a lot of interesting things to say.
This element is all about emotions, intuition, and sensitivity. People with strong water energy are often very in tune with their feelings. They might be very compassionate and understanding of others.
This element is associated with discipline, structure, and order. People with a lot of mental energy are often natural-born organizers. They might be very detail-oriented and good at following rules.
The 3 Modalities (Linear, Fluid, and Open)
There are three modalities of Human Design – Linear, Fluid, and Open.
The Linear modality is rational and logical, and people with this modality are often great problem-solvers. They are analytical and thrive in a structured environment.
The Fluid modality is creative and intuitive, and people with this modality are often natural-born leaders. They are visionaries and excel in a more flexible environment.
The Open modality is spontaneous and adaptable, and people with this modality are often chameleons. They are able to roll with the punches and thrive in an ever-changing environment.
Knowing your Human Design modality can give you insight into the best way to live your life, work, and interact with others.
How to read your own Human Design chart:
1. Look up your birth date and find your chart online. We like this site to get a free chart.
2. Study the chart and look for the areas that stand out to you. These will be the areas that you want to focus on.
3. Look up the definitions of the terms used in your chart to see what each area represents. Check out the symbols and colors of each area to better understand the meaning of the chart.
4. Compare your chart to the charts of other people you know or famous people’s charts. This will help you to see how your own chart is unique.
5. Use the information in your chart to make decisions about your life. This will help you to live in accordance with your true nature.
6. Seek out a professional Human Design reader
How to use your unique gifts and talents for personal growth and fulfillment
When you know your strengths and weaknesses, you can work on developing your skills and talents in order to make the most of who you are. Human Design can help you do just that.
With this information, you can learn about your natural tendencies, what motivates you, and how you can make the most of your strengths. You can also find out how to work with your weaknesses so that they don’t hold you back from achieving your goals. In short, Human Design can help you understand yourself and others better, in order to create more harmony and balance in your life.
If you want to learn more about Human Design, there are tons of resources available on Youtube and in books. Here are a few we recommend:
The Aura Types explained by Ra Uru Hu
Quick 5 minute 101 on Human Design
Deep Dive Introduction to Human Design