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What is Human Design

March 02, 20236 min read

What is Human Design?

Human Design is a system that combines principles from astrology, the I Ching, the Kabbalah, the Hindu-Brahmin chakra system, and quantum physics to create a personality analysis system. It is based on the idea that each person is born with a unique blueprint that determines their personality, strengths, and weaknesses.

The system involves mapping out a person's birth date, time, and location to determine their Human Design Chart, which consists of nine centers, 36 channels, and 64 gates. Each center, channel, and gate represents different aspects of a person's personality and life experiences.

Human Design offers insight into an individual's decision-making process, life purpose, career path, relationships, and health. It aims to help people better understand themselves and their natural tendencies, enabling them to make decisions and take actions that align with their true nature.

Free Human Design Chart

Human Design Types

There are five primary types in Human Design: Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector, and 4 different auras.

Generators & Manifesting Generators

The Generator Type and Aura includes Generators and Manifestor Generators. They encompass about 70% of the population.

Generators are the doers and the builders of the world. They have a natural ability to create sustainable energy and are here to use that energy to manifest their desires. Generators are happiest when they are engaged in work that they love and that is fulfilling to them. They can struggle when they are forced to do things that don't align with their inner guidance.

Manifestor-Generators are multi-talented and multi-taskers who can move quickly from idea to action. They are here to explore and experiment with their creative energy. Manifesting Generators can struggle with feeling scattered or unfocused if they don't have a clear sense of direction.

Aura: Open and Enveloping

Strategy: To Respond

Not-Self: Frustration

Signature: Satisfaction

Keywords: Detail Oriented, Framework, Re-Generative Energy, Quitter,

You know you are a generator when you have a defined sacral center. It's know for Generators to have constant access to energy - when they are doing the correct thing. With the sacral defined, a Generator have access to the sacral knowledge, what we call "gut feeling": for a Generator, an answer is either a full body yes or a no. This makes so important for a Generator to be connected with their body and allow their gut to support them in navigating their decision making.

It's crucial for the Generator to use up all their energy throughout the day, and they'll regenerate the energy after a good night of sleep.

A manifestor generator has the sacral center defined and the throat center defined.


Manifestors are about 8% of the population. They are the initiators and action-takers of the world. They are here to create, and their job is to make things happen. Manifestors are independent and often have a powerful presence. They can struggle with feelings of frustration and anger when others don't understand or support their initiatives.

Aura: Closed and Repeling

Strategy: To Inform

Not-Self: Anger

Signature: Peace

Keywords: Action, Move Fast, Multi-Passionated, Unreliable

As a Manifestor, you are known for being multi-passionated, you move fast and you might be known as "flaky". This is because a Manifestor is not detail oriented and they might not have the energy to finish all their projects. My recommendations to all Manifestors is: hire support before you are ready! This frees up so much of your energy to create, and to move as fast as you desire.


Projectors make up around 20% of the population. They are here to guide and direct others. They have a deep understanding of the mechanics of the world and can see the most efficient way to get things done. Projectors are happiest when they are invited to share their guidance and expertise. They can struggle with feeling unappreciated or undervalued if they try to initiate or force their ideas on others.

Aura: Focused and Penetrating

Strategy: To wait for the invitation & to be recognized

Not-Self: Bitterness

Signature: Success

Keywords: Guide, here to know the other, discernment for the correct invitation

Projectors are a gift to the world. You are here to know the other. You are here to be recognized and invited [remember: invitations come in different way, sometimes it is a direct invitation, sometimes it can be an energy shift]. My advice for Projectors that are entrepreneurs: 1) Know what you want to be recognized for and recognize your own gifts; 2) Not all invitations are for you, have discernment of which recognitions are authentic and what is the right invitation


Reflectors make up less than 1% of the population. They are here to reflect the health and well-being of the community around them. They are highly sensitive to their environment and can absorb the energy of others. Reflectors are happiest when they are in a healthy and supportive environment. They can struggle when they are in an unhealthy or toxic environment.

Aura: Sampling

Strategy: To wait a lunar cycle

Not-Self: Disappointment

Signature: Surprise

Keywords: your own timeline, feel the moon transit, get intimate with the moon cycle, give yourself time to decide.

As a reflector, release the external pressures and expectations when it come to decision making. Sample it all, and decide then what is the best for you. In business, it can be supportive to:

  1. have a harmonic place to retreat

  2. have someone that can work as your sounding board

Human Design Authority

In Human Design, the concept of authority refers to the inner guidance system that each individual has within themselves to make decisions in alignment with their true nature and purpose. Authority is based on the specific energy center(s) that are defined in an individual's Human Design chart.

There are several different types of authority, including:

Emotional Authority:

This is the most common type of authority and is based on the Emotional Center. People with Emotional Authority need to wait for their emotions to settle before making decisions. They need time to feel into their options and evaluate how each choice will make them feel.

Sacral Authority:

This authority is based on the Sacral Center and is only available to Generators and Manifesting Generators. People with Sacral Authority need to listen to the "uh-huh" or "uh-uh" response from their gut to make decisions. They need to feel a sense of excitement or joy in their body before moving forward.

Splenic Authority:

This authority is based on the Splenic Center and is only available to Manifestors, Projectors, and Reflectors. People with Splenic Authority need to listen to their intuition and trust their instincts. They need to feel a sense of clarity and certainty before making decisions.

Self-Projected Authority:

This authority is based on the Throat Center and is only available to Projectors. People with Self-Projected Authority need to speak their thoughts out loud to themselves before making decisions. They need to hear their own voice and evaluate how it feels to say each option.

Lunar Authority:

This authority is based on the Moon Center and is only available to Reflectors. People with Lunar Authority need to wait a full lunar cycle (about 28 days) before making decisions. They need to see how each option feels over time and wait for clarity to emerge.

Ultimately, the purpose of understanding one's authority in Human Design is to make decisions that are in alignment with one's true nature and purpose, leading to a more fulfilling and authentic life.

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Gigi Bier

Gigi Bier is a Mindset Coach and Profit First Strategist who supports female and non-binary entrepreneurs to create a business that supports their lifestyle with her S.P.E.L.L. framework.

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