Step by Step Process on How To Read Your Bodygraph
What is Human Design?
The Human Design system is a great way to learn about your personality, emotions, and driving energies. Human Design is based on the exact time, date, and place of birth. You can get your Human Design chart using our app.
The Human Design chart doesn’t just map where the planets were in the sky when someone was born, it also identifies the dominant Chakras to create one’s personal bodygraph. It essentially is an energetic blueprint.
Human Design is a mix of Kabbalah, I Ching, western astrology, and the Chakra system.
The impact of learning about Human Design Charts
Human Design charts can have a profound impact on someone’s life. By learning about their own personal chart, people can gain insights into their unique strengths and weaknesses, ideal career path, the right way to make a decision for themselves and develop relationships.
Human Design is based on the principle that we are all special and unique, and that we each have our own specific purpose in life. By understanding their Human Design Chart, everyone can learn to live in alignment with their true nature, and find greater success and happiness in all areas of life.
How To Read a Human Design Chart
Reading a Human Design chart is a bit like peeling an onion, you have to start from the outer layer. You have probably heard of Type, Strategy, Authority, and Profiles. However, the first thing to be done is decode the Centers.
There are nine centers in the chart, represented by the triangles, squares, circles and rhomboids with numbers in them. Each center can be defined (colored) or undefined (white). When a center is defined the person has a consistent way of doing, feeling or experiencing things in that area. When the center is undefined, they absorb from the environment and are heavily influenced in those areas. Undefined centers are a source of struggle or learning (or both).
The nine Centers are:
- Head: Pressure center, Inspiration
- Ajna: Awareness/mind, Conceptualization
- Throat: Manifestation, Speaking, Communication
- G-Center: Identity, Self, Love, Direction
- Heart (motor center): Willpower, Ego, Drive
- Solar Plexus (motor center): Emotions, Feelings, Creativity
- Sacral (motor center): Life force energy, Work, Sexuality
- Spleen: Intuition, Instinct, Immune system
- Root (motor center): Adrenaline, Stress
To further break down the white centers, these are undefined when white with at least one dormant gate within it. A center is considered completely open when the white center has no gates within it. The difference between the two is that with the undefined centers there is at least one dormant gate that filters incoming energy, making the frequency of that particular center more apparent within us.
Depending on the combination of defined and undefined centers, there are five Human Design types:
- Generator: defined Sacral Center and no motor center connected to the throat; 37-38% of population (predominant type of Human Design)
- Manifesting Generator: defined Sacral Center with a motor center connected to the Throat; about 32-33% of the population
- Projector: open Sacral Center with no motor center connected to the Throat; about 20% of the population
- Manifestor: open Sacral Center with a motor center connected to the Throat; about 9% of the population
- Reflector: no defined centers or channels; about 1% of the population (rarest type of Human Design)
The Authority shows how one is designed to make decisions if using their energy correctly. It is based on the defined Centers and is not related to the Type.
- Emotional (Solar Plexus) Authority: defined Solar Plexus; wait for clarity until the emotions are settled
- Sacral Authority: defined Sacral with no Solar Plexus; listen to your gut response
- Splenic Authority: defined Splenic Center with no Solar Plexus or Sacral; decide in the moment based on intuition
- Ego (Heart) Authority
- Ego Manifested: Heart Center is connected to the Throat (unique to Manifestors only); listen to what you say as your voice leads you
- Ego Projected: Heart Center is connected to the G-Center (unique to Projectors only); need to ask yourself if this is what you want and if you are getting a benefit out of it
- Self Projected Authority: G-Center is connected to the Throat (unique to Projectors only); you need to ask yourself if this will make you happy, listen to you own voice and trust your spontaneous reaction with words
- Environment (Mental, No Authority): defined Head, Ajna or Throat, but no definition below the Throat Center; select the right environment and clarity will come, be careful who you spend time with
- Lunar (Moon): no centers are defined (unique to Reflectors only); wait a full Moon cycle (about 28 days) to pass before making a decision and weighing all options
The Human Design Strategy is based on the type and does not change depending on the individual chart. If followed, the strategy allows for the most efficient use of energy for that type. The strategies are as follows:
- Generator: Respond
- Manifestor: Inform
- Manifesting Generator: Respond, then Inform
- Projector: Wait for Invitation
- Reflector: Wait for a full Lunar Cycle
The Profile is defined by the line number for the Personality Sun (top right number in black), followed by the line number for the Design Sun (top left number in red). The first number in the Profile is something people are more conscious of, where the second number is something they are more unconscious of. The twelve Profiles are as follows:
- 1/3 Investigator Martyr: investigates the truth through experiences in order to feel secure in the trial and error process
- 1/4 Investigator Opportunist: investigates things at a deeper level, and aligns with the right people to share the knowledge and become an authority
- 2/4 Hermit Opportunist: creates a safe and peaceful environment to internalize what they love and equally important, develops a connection to the community to be recognized and share their natural talents
- 2/5 Hermit Heretic: projected upon by people who need support; should decide what to spend their time and energy on by taking alone time to internalize the matter and align with themselves
- 3/5 Martyr Heretic: catalyst for change that many tend to project onto; they know what works and what doesn’t based on their experiments and when people call upon them, they can often provide both practical and wise solutions, making them very likable
- 3/6 Martyr Role Model: experiments during the first part of their life and evolves into a wise role model who people seek for guidance. Wisdom comes with age in the later years of their life
- 4/6 Opportunist Role Model: experiments significantly in the first 30 years of their life, and later on transitions to a visionary and role model. Should not seek external validation but rather settle into who they are with the people they love and respect
- 4/1 Opportunist Investigator: loves the process of learning and builds a solid foundation of knowledge in things they truly enjoy and feel fulfilled by, which in turn is externalized
- 5/1 Heretic Investigator: must interact with others to fulfill their roles; projected upon by others and sought out for wise counsel, should ensure the calling aligns with their personal interests and place integrity above praise
- 5/2 Heretic Hermit: self-motivation is crucial for them, need to discover their own genius before putting themselves out in the world, but when it’s the right time they can support adding practical value for others
- 6/2 Role Model Hermit: experiments and lets life be their teacher in their early years, typically retreating after 30 to heal and deepen their skills, while gradually becoming a wise role model with their influence growing over time
There are many other aspects of Human Design, not referenced above, which will further deepen your knowledge about the system. Feel free to explore the rest of our articles as well as our app since you have started a lifelong journey…