I recently came across the Human Design on The Confused Millennial podcast, episode “How to become who you are meant to be” with the guest Jenna Zoe, a Human design reader.
I then did some research and came across Katie, the owner of Sort of Spiritual. Both her blog and YouTube channel are amazing for breaking down the graph and explaining each section. I would advise diving deep in her content as it’s amazing!
To say it’s been an eye-opening is an understatement.
Over the last two months, I have been looking into manifesting and our energies and the impact it has on our lives. If I’m being completely honest, most people I’ve shared this with have kind of brushed off what I’m saying. I then look at their human design… and it all makes sense.
This blog post will dive into The Human Design, what my human design is, what I’ve learned from it, the findings that I’ve found through my research and how you can get involved as well.
What is human design?
If you’re new to it all, you’re probably thinking, what on earth are you talking about? I was the exact same.
Your human design also called your body graph, is a logical system that is based around your name, date and time of birth and also the place you were born. This information is then combined with astrology, I Ching, Kabbalah and the Chakras.
The Human Design was founded in 1992, by Alan Robert Krakower who published a book called The Human Design System, but under the name Ra Uru Hu.
Human Design shows you how to live your best life, as your true self.
In this post, I am barely brushing the surface with Human Design as the amount of information involved is amazing, hence why there’s a book on it.
What are the types of Human Design?
There are five types of Human Design.
- Manifesting Generator
I’ve linked to a great blog post that explains exactly what the five human designs mean as I am focusing on learning about my own.
I am a manifesting generator.
My Human Design – A Manifesting Generator
I am a manifesting generator. Which is a mixture of both a manifestor and a generator.
Let’s break the graph down!
My defined centres are (the red, brown, green and yellow sections)
- Head Centre
- Ajna Centre
- Throat Centre
- G Centre
- Heart Centre
- Sacral Centre
My open centres are (the white sections)
- Solar Plexus Centre
- Root Centre
- Spleen Centre
Defined centres are consistent, it’s who I am and the open centres are open to more influence from other people. Making them less consistent. Let’s break these down one by one, to get a better understanding of my human design.
Head Centre – Defined
The head is one of two pressures in the design. There are 3 channels connected to the head centre. As you can see from my graph above, all three of my channels are used.
The head centre pressures the Ajna Centre to make sense of inspiration, doubt and confusion. This then wants to see the future by making sense of the past.
The head is filled with questions. A defined head is a constant stream of ideas and when defined, this can then radiate energy.
This was one of the first centres I researched and it got me hooked. My head is constantly filled with ideas. Like really, all the time. I mentioned in a previous post I keep post-its and note pads next to me all the time because I have a constant flow of ideas that I want to write down.
Anja Centre – Defined
This is how you think. Your mental awareness centre. I have this centre defined.
This means you have a fixed and reliable way of thinking and processing information. Also, someone who enjoys research. There are some downsides to this way of thinking. It can become an unhealthy behaviour if you are prone to the same way of thinking, repeating the same patterns and obsessive thinking.
This is where anxiety comes into play because your Anja is exhausted from all the thinking. Another way to think of it, information comes into your head and doesn’t leave.
I feel like with every centre, I’m going to say, When I saw this, I was shocked as this is me! But, it’s true.
I retain pointless information, and sometimes these memories aren’t happy. I find it hard sometimes to let things go because they are on my mind and I am thinking about them. Also, I do have a very set way of thinking and it gets me in trouble sometimes.
From my previous posts, I’ve mentioned I want to change my way of thinking because being so set in my ways was destructive but I am learning to work with who I am.
Throat Centre – Defined
The throat centre is the centre of expression, action and communication.
Having a defined throat means you have a consistent and reliable way of communicating. You want to speak and just get things out.
Katie explains a situation in one of her videos and my jaw dropped when she said it.
“I’m sure everyone’s had the experience, being really excited and wanting to share something and just getting it out and people are like… okay…” and it sorta sucks”
I notice this most at work. I do something really fun at the weekend or I reach a milestone with my blog and I just want to get it out and share my news, and 99% of the time my work colleagues are like… right.
It used to KNOCK me hard, and I would think people were uninterested and thought I was silly for getting excited about small things, but I honestly feel better just getting it out and getting to speak about it, even if they don’t care.
G Centre – Defined
The G Centre is where your magnetic monopole is located. This is the identity centre.
Your Magnetic monopole is the driver of your vehicle (life) The magnet that attracts everything in your life.
Having a defined centre means having a fixed identity, meaning you have the ability to love yourself along with other people and not feel dependant on them. Following your authority and following your own path.
Having a defined centre means you know who you are.
I absolutely know who I am, I don’t always show that but I know exactly who I am. I am learning as I get older to showcase me and not worry about other people.
Heart Centre – Defined
This is the ego and will power centre. Having this defined means you need to rest. If you are constantly pushing yourself without rest, this can burn you out.
Having this defined allows you to push a bit more than someone with an open heart centre, but this energy will only last so long. It’s important to have proper rest.
Burning out was something that happened to me regularly before getting into blogging. This is because I had no routine, I was working long hours and not setting anytime for myself. Since getting into blogging, I have developed a schedule with myself to ensure I get everything done but also getting some downtime.
It’s also important to be clear when speaking to other people. Katie gives another great example:
“You might mention something like, yeah that would be really cool if we did that thing, and then in a few months and later they are like, where are you? I thought you said we were going to this thing together. Then you’re like, what… no, I just mentioned it. “
Being clear is also another thing I REALLY need to be careful of. I sometimes tend to mention things in passing, like going for dinner next week sounds amazing. Then it gets to next week and I’ve already made other real set in stone plans and the other person thinks I’m cancelling.
It’s such a bad habit, and since learning this about myself, I am going to try and be more careful.
Solar Plexus – Open
Having an open Solar Plexus centre means you take things in from other people and you amplify it.
Your solar plexus is the emotion, feelings, desires and passion. Having this open means you take in other peoples emotion and feel their emotion. This can result in people-pleasers, people fixers and dramatic people.
Because of this, it’s super important to spend time alone to release the tension of others emotional feelings.
I felt this one. I have a running joke with my friends and family because every time I watch a film – happy, sad, suspenseful – doesn’t matter the genre, I feel the emotion from the movie. I’ve never watched a film that’s sad and not cried… I wish I was exaggerating.
On the flip side, when I watch a happy film – I feel happy and excited like I adsorb the emotion from the film. When I told my partner this he laughed as it’s completely true.
I fall under the category of dramatic people… I’ve been told numerous times that I’m being over-dramatic and looking back, I 100% was, I really want to work on this!
Sacral Centre – Defined
This is the life force of your work energy. This empowers the following:
- Sex and fertility
- Caring for young
Having a defined Sacral centre: when you’re in a job that you enjoy and love your energy will radiate! Another tip is to sleep when exhausted. Fully use your energy and then rest, don’t use only half your energy and then try and sleep as you will struggle.
I have a very set routine during the week. Blogging after work till 9pm helps make me feel tired, I then watch a movie with Lyle till 11pm and I’m ready to for bed. Going to bed before I am falling asleep makes it extremely difficult to sleep.
Root Centre – Open
The root centre is the other pressure centre in the body. This is home to pressure, stress and adrenaline.
A common theme for having an open root centre is getting things done so I don’t feel the pressure of getting them done. This is a big one for me. At work, I was really bad for not eating lunch because I would say, just get this one thing done then I can eat, because the pressure was too much.
I would rather get things done and out the way before I can enjoy myself.
Another thing is feeling unnecessary pressure. I have an open root, but mixed with someone with a defined root can mean they will put pressure on me and I take it in. Katie gives an example:
“The defined root will be like, hey what do you want to have for dinner? and the open root will be like, oh my god, always why do I always have to decide? Why do I always have to decide what we have for dinner, I have a job too, I have things to do too.
Of course, another jaw-dropping moment. I haven’t noticed myself doing this until now. I told my partner and he laughed because he has a defined root and I have an open one. That exact scenario above has happened countless times.
Spleen Centre – Open
Your spleen centre is your awareness, instinct and survival.
I have an open spleen, this is thought to mean I have a fluid connection to the space-time continuum. Katie mentions in one of the Youtube videos that it can mean that I am aware of being late and this then makes me hyper vigilante.
This was another jaw-dropping moment.
I’ve mentioned a few times in previous posts, that I struggle with being late. It makes me feel anxious. Because of this, I leave super early for everything. I am trying to work on this and not let it bother me as much.
A common thing with having an open spleen is holding onto things for too long. This can be people, places or things. This is something I definitely do. I am really bad for holding onto toxic and negative energies because I’ve known the person for a long time, or I’ve had the same job for years and I question if I should leave.
Speaking with Katie
I was lucky enough to speak to Katie on Instagram and she was kind enough to give me a deeper insight into my Human Design.
She explained that I have the same incarnation cross as her, which is a big part of sharing the truth with the world. Mindset is very important with this cross, if I don’t stay positive, things will turn negative quickly. To an extent, I am here to share a message around self-love and empowerment.
Reading what she sent across, made me feel emotional. I try to create content that is helpful and to teach people to self-love and care. This one is really important to me.
Katie also mentions that I have gifts around listening and retelling stories to help people become more empowered.
This ties in with the above, as I try and use my platform to empower people to ensure they are living their best life.
I’ve scheduled to have a reading with Katie once she opens the doors to taking on clients. I can’t wait to get a more in-depth understanding of my human design.
How you can get involved?
I got my chart on My Body Graph. It’s free to use and all you need is your name, date of birth, time of birth, where you were born.
If you’re looking to get information on your graph and how to understand it, please check out Katie‘s Youtube as she goes into detail regarding the motors and the centres.
I still have so much to learn with Human Design, but what I’ve learned so far has been eye-opening and emotional.
I’ve enjoyed researching and speaking to specialists, and if you only take one thing away from this post, check out your Human Design!