My intro into Human Design
Have you heard about Human Design?
I can’t have enough of it since I learned about its existence. I realize this is hardly news anymore but I’m just learning about it and I’m fascinated, as I’m sure you will be too once you learn about it.
I first heard about Human Design on Lacy Phillips’ website tobemagnetic.com when she interviewed Jenna Zoe, who is literally the Human Design baby - I mean this woman was destined to share this with the world (she was born the same day Human Design was born, if that’s not divine timing, I don’t know what is)
Human design is a system combining several ancient systems, integrating aspects of Astrology, the I Ching, chakras, and the Kabbalah. But Jenna’s words made it easier for me to wrap my head around it. As she puts it “Human Design is the contract your soul makes with the Universe about who you came to be, what you came to do, and what karma you came to correct this lifetime around.” Now that I want to know more about!
At first glance, seeing my chart was confusing to say the least. You’ll see what I mean if you run yours here (knowing your exact birth time is essential here as it helps pinpoint the exact portal your soul decided to come through).
For the reference, I am a Generator with a 5/1 profile. Once you run yours, read through what I’ve concluded so far and see if it resonates. And if you have more questions, drop them in the comments box below and I’ll do my best to find more answers.
For starters, it’s important to note that there are 5 different Human Design types:
Self-energizing types: Manifestors, Manifesting Generators, Generators. Non self-energizing types: Projectors & Reflectors.
What I mean by self energizing, as I understand it, is that these types, once lit up, produce energy to sustain themselves, fill their auras and energize those around them when they’re in their element. Projectors & Reflectors need to absorb energy into their auras from those around them.
In this post, I want to talk about Generators as that’s my Human Design Type, but I will briefly cover my understanding of the other types first.
The numbers seem to vary wherever I see or hear about them, but the percentage of Manifestors seems to be around or under 9% of the population. This type, in my understanding, is the initiator type. If they decide to focus on something to manifest, it comes easy and natural. Due to the globalization and the reach the internet has these days, there are less and less Manifestors born as the ones that are here have further reach to broad populations. Think Instagram influencers and how easily they can reach millions!
Famous Manifestors include Johny Depp, Richard Burton, George W. Bush, Frida Kahlo, Jack Nicholson & Robert DeNiro.
Manifesting Generators are as Jenna put it “The Energizer Bunnies” of Human Design. They are highly passionate and can go through quite a number of passions or careers. Sometimes, people tend to catalog this type as indecisive or lazy, but they tend to experiment with jobs or things that excite them, and when they got what they needed out of it, are ready to move on. That’s not a bad thing for MGs, as they need to operate (much like Generators) on what lights them up. And once they got what their soul needed, they take the new skill and learn or experiment with something new, creating a custom mix of passions and skills to decondition and gradually get closer to their authentic core.
Famous MGs include: Frederic Chopin, Marie Curie, Hillary Clinton, Clint Eastwood, Sigmund Freud, Mahatma Gandhi, Steffi Graf, Marie Antoinette, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimi Hendrix, Pope John Paul II, Janis Joplin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Nixon, Yoko Ono, Prince, Jacqueline Onassis, Martin Luther King, Vincent Van Gogh.
Projectors seem to be just made to be guides. Almost all the podcast episodes on the topic I’ve listened to, are projectors (Jenna Zoe is one, and so is Lacy Phillips for example) Projector auras are focused and absorbing and their art is that of recognizing. They are here to perfect their practice and just do it, without pushing others to buy in to their ways. One of the hardest things for projectors is waiting for the invitation to act - as they are non self generating, this seems to be a challenge for them. From my understanding, there are more projectors coming into the world as we shift paradigms, as we need more and more guides to navigate through the spiritual shifts we are experiencing.
Famous Projectors include John F. Kennedy, Barak Obama, Marilyn Monroe, and Nelson Mandela.
Reflectors make up around 1% of the population. All of their nine energy centers are all open which means they absorb and reflect the energy of those around them. As I understand, it’s super important for Reflectors to surround themselves with people they do want to mirror and expand through. There’s relatively minimal info on this type as they represent such a small percentage of the population. If you are one of them, message me and I’ll do more digging to find out more on your type.
Famous Reflectors include H.G. Wells, Sandra Bullock, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ammaji (hugging Amma).
And now, to my type:
Generators (I believe this percentage includes MGs) make up roughly 70% of the population. We are the workers of the world. Generators are self-energizing yet are not initiators. The way I understand it, this type needs an external sign to act on an impulse or idea. I can’t remember where I heard this but basically, since we are passive manifesters, if we think of traveling and see “Paris” on a billboard, then a sticker then on TV, that’s an external sign that we can act on. We do not need to wait for a verbal invitation but we do need to wait for an external sign to act. This is quite a challenge for me as I’ve been conditioned as an Aries/ Leo rising, to just go for it and make it happen. But boy did it backfire when I forced it! Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for all the experiences and the lessons but it probably would have hurt less had I just mastered what all Generators struggle with - patience. When we hit a plateau, we are the type that needs to persist and grow through. Otherwise we end up frustrated and not in our design.
Generators are most magical when they are lit up by what they are doing, whether it’s work related or not. As the name implies, we generate energy when we are in our design, and are our most magnetic selves in this state. Whether you are a Generator or not, I’m sure you can think of one person in your life, who people gravitate towards and are magnetically drawn to be in their presence - that’s most likely a Generator type beaming as they’re living in their design.
Famous Generators include Albert Einstein, Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Bill Clinton, Meryl Streep, John Lennon, Madonna, James Dean, Vladimir Lenin, Carl Jung, Timothy Leary, Oprah Winfrey, Meg Ryan, Greta Garbo, Margaret Thatcher, Deepak Chopra.
I do want to note that this is simply a little intro to the subject, there is soooooooooo much more I plan on learning and sharing on this site about Human Design. Is there anything you want to know about your design? Leave a comment below and I’ll do my very best to find more information on this amazing topic.