Human Design Explained in 2 Minutes

Instead of “what’s your sign?” it’s now “what’s your design?”

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Human Design is like a newer, cooler version of astrology. Instead of 12 signs, there are 5 energy types: Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector. Your energy type is determined by your birth date, time, and location — and so is your chart, which is called a bodygraph.

Your bodygraph looks something like this with 9 chakra-like centers that are either “undefined” (white) or “defined” (colored in) depending on your individual design.

My bodygraph generated here for free

In fact, Human Design is informed by the chakra system as well as the I Ching, the Kabbalah, quantum physics, genetics, and astrology. Because it’s based on planetary influences at the time of your birth, many Human Design experts claim scientific validity due to neutrino streams — minute particles from star emissions that travel through the Universe and through our bodies — that they say leave a unique imprint on us.

For my skeptics out there, I’d also like to add as a disclaimer that this complex system of Human Design was dictated to a Canadian man named Alan Robert Krakower (self-renamed Ra Uru Hu) by a “Voice” on the island of Ibiza in 1987 during an eight-day-and-night mystical experience.

Whether you believe this or can suspend disbelief, finding out your design can feel shockingly accurate and validating. It gives you permission to live in the ways you need to move through life, not the way society tells you to, based on your unique constellation of strengths and weaknesses. For many, this understanding leads to greater self-acceptance.

For example, you may only have energy to work a few hours a day but beat yourself up for it and call yourself lazy — when in fact you’re here to be a valuable guide and not a worker bee. Or you may frequently change, or want to change, careers but feel like a quitter when in fact that’s how you’re supposed to operate because you are designed to master things much faster than others.

In a nutshell, Human Design gives you a personalized blueprint for the most efficient way to use your energy and make decisions so that your life—career, relationships, and more—works better and flows easier.

We’re not all designed to interact with the world in the same way, and following your specific design will lead to a more authentic, successful life.

Book a one-on-one reading with me to learn more about your unique Human Design.

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