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The Human Design System is a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern science. As a tool that thousands are using, your Human Design chart reveals an optimal way for you to operate in the world as yourself. It's like discovering the laws of physics, but at a personal and interpersonal level.


Unlike astrology, derived from only one calculation, Human Design uses two calculations thereby illuminating both the conscious and unconscious aspects of your being. For many years psychologists have been searching to define the unconscious, as clearly over time they've discovered people have "hidden" parts. We ourselves know that as we move through life, more and more people have commented about aspects about ourselves that we're not aware of. Over time we've come to accept these aspects of ourselves even though we have no conscious access to how they operate. Your personalized chart reveals your unconscious nature, which is keyed at a point in your fetal development, as well as your conscious nature, which begins at the moment of your birth.

Taking these two data points, your conscious birthday (the one you've been celebrating since you were born) and your unconscious birthday (approximately three months earlier), a chart is drawn up showing the specific planetary imprinting at those times. One could ask, "Why should I care where the planets were when I was born?" In the grand scheme of things, it actually turns out to be quite significant.


Neutrinos, as one of the most frequently occurring sub-atomic particles, are penetrating us all the time. Created in the stars themselves, these neutrinos have mass. Because of that they are endowed with the ability to transfer information from the various objects they are penetrating. It's like when the white car scrapes the red car in the parking lot; each drives off with paint from the other. Thus, the movement of neutrinos throughout our Solar System and its planets creates an informational landscape that is specific at each moment of the day as delineated by the planets' positions. The database that is created from your two birthdays shows the exact planetary snapshot of those two crucial moments in your history.


For millennium the position of the planets has been tracked using the 360° of the zodiacal wheel. Unlike astrology, which is focused on the relationships between objects on the outside (i.e. their mathematical relationship to each other), Human Design brings the information from the outside, inside and into the body. As a new science, Human Design has established the relationship between the zodiacal wheel and another ancient study, the 64 hexagrams of the I' Ching, which are also related to the 64 codons of our DNA. Thus, through the synthesis of ancient methods with current sub-atomic particle physics and modern genetics, Human Design shows us our unique individual place in the larger whole. Like acupuncture, which relates primal elements to meridians in the body, these 64 hexagrams relate specifically to the Nine Centers depicted in the bodygraph, as illustrated below.


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Distributed throughout the Nine Centers, these hexagrams (or "gates") in pairs create the channels in the bodygraph connecting centers in specific configurations. When planetary imprinting activates both gates at either end of a channel, the result is called "definition." This is very recognizable in the bodygraph, as the centers on either end of that channel, as well as the channel itself, are now colored in. Transferring both your specific conscious and unconscious data to the bodygraph creates your individualized template. The energetic system represented by the bodygraph is comprised of Nine Centers or "hubs," each representing a particular aspect of what it means to be human. Like DNA, which determines our differentiation, the way these centers are defined shows your uniqueness or how you are differentiated from others. Four of these centers are motors and therefore the source of our energy.

The Head Center is where we find the mental pressure of inspiation that fuels the conceptualizing of the mind.

The Ajna Center, as an awareness center, is the conceptualizing system that makes sense, understands, or knows what the inspiration from the Head Center is all about.

The Throat Center is metamorphic taking those concepts and turning them into language and thereby creating our ability to articulate. When this center is connected to one of the four motors through definition, physical manifestation, i.e. to act rather than just speak, is possible. 

The Splenic Center houses our immune system. As our primary awareness center, it is focused on our survival and serves to protect us.

Our identity and direction in life come from the G Center. Guiding us along the line of our geometry in life, it is both movement and love.

The Heart Center (also known as the Ego Center) is responsible for establishing the vitality of communities in the world, which takes courage and willpower. As one of the four motors, it is a powerful source of what drives tribal life on the material plane.

As the prime motor of the body, the Sacral Center, generates life itself as a response mechanism.

The Solar Plexus Center has two aspects. As a motor, it drives our human life and its cyclical process, as well as our sexuality. But it also contains the chemistry of our emotional system, which we interpret and live out as a wave that goes from hope to pain and back again.

The other pressure center in the body, the Root Center, is a physical pressure system. As a motor, it produces adrenaline and stress hormones that fuel our survival, sexuality, and the life force itself. 

Four blood types that have evolved over time in humanity. Interestingly enough, Human Design has validated that at the genetic imprint level, there are also four types of human beings. There are specific strategies for the individual types in Human Design.


Since Human Design deals directly with our energetic systems, we begin by seeing that the four types fall into two categories: energy types and non-energy types. Together they are what makes the world operate in harmony, as each needs the other, neither being better or worse, but each essential for humanity's development. The energy types come from two possible configurations within the bodygraph:

  • Any time the Sacral Center is defined (colored in), one is a Generator type 
  • When one of the three other motors (Heart Center, Solar Plexus, or Root Center) is connected to the Throat Center through definition, one is a Manifestor type. 

Individuals with either of these configurations are endowed with a consistent energy source, which becomes a driving force in their life.


The other two types of human beings are part of the non-energy category.

  • One is the Projector, whose definition configuration can range from the very simple to complex. The Heart Center, Solar Plexus, or Root Center may be defined, but not to the throat. The Sacral Center is not defined. 
  • Someone with none of the centers defined is a Reflector

Each of the four types has a specific strategy to follow that will eliminate the resistance in their life. Though there are only four strategies, each is within the context of the uniqueness of each individual's chart.


 GENERATORS: Life is about the Right Work

Want to know themselves; self knowledge; discover inner world; "know thyself"

Wait to Respond, life is a response.

Go to bed when you are exhausted.

Get a job; it's about their life's work.

Can respond moment to moment.

Can respond to anything.

THEME: frustration. Can feel stuck or trapped.

MANIFESTORS: Looking for the Right Life

Wants to know the outside world, the resistance field, what has been in their way, what has been opposing them.

Go to bed before you are tired.

Get them to ask "who do my actions impact?" They often don't realize nor are they conscious of it.

Anything they have or want, they have to go and get "it" as it doesn't come to them; they must "do it"

Informing let's them take advantage or have an advantage in the situation

Looking for a life; into the secret of life

Need to know the outer world

THEME: Anger

PROJECTORS: Looking for the Right Life to live

"Who is the Other? How do they impact me?"

Don't be the first to speak.

Go to bed before you're tired - read, watch television.

Need their own space to get away from the sacral buzz, especially when sleeping

They are the natural students of mankind; need to study in detail. Need the details

Knows who the other is and whether or not the other is for them; they just recognize it

Looking for a life; into the secret of life

Looks for recognition and in turn recognize the other. Who they are.

THEME : exhaustion and bitterness

Annoyed at wasted energy

The first conservationists

Can be "cheap" and over control resources

REFLECTORS: Looking for the Right Place to be

"Who are they?" - conditioned by the environment not by an individual

"How am I?-  not "Who am I?" - they are the place not the person

They are the barometers of society - the weather report.

THEME: disappointment

Design of Forms:

All forms have a design and activations consistent with the bodygraph. There are cross-specie connections between humans and mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and plants. All of these bring their own frequency of conditioning to our human process and we to theirs. We create hybrid plants, breed animals, and are beginning to clone our own species.

Splenic fear of:










The Past






Emotional nervousness about:

Mental anxiety over:















Seven Gates of Love:



















Love of dreams


Love of perfection


Love of work


Love of life


Love of talent


Love of self


Love of loving


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Themes of Undefined Centers

Are you still trying to answer everybody else's questions?

Are you still trying to convince everyone that you're certain?
(Hates feeling foolish or being made to look foolish.)

Are you still trying to attract attention?

Are you still looking for love (the "right person") ?
are you still looking for direction (the "right" place)?

Do you still have something to prove?
(I.e. are you smart enough, successful, sexy, etc.)

Do you know when enough is enough?
(Looks for the secret of life)

Are you still avoiding confrontation and truth?
(Are you living a secret life?)

Are you still holding on to what's not good for you (i.e. relationships, jobs, places)?
(Feels insecure and worried about survival.)

Are you still in a hurry to be free (of the pressure)?



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