Human Design is a new system of self-knowledge that differs fundamentally from anything else that exists in the world today.
It is not built on belief or faith but is a logical, empirical system that offers you the opportunity to experiment with its mechanics and find out for yourself if it works for you.
Human Design shows you a concrete map of your own nature and provides you with simple tools for making correct decisions, being yourself and eliminating resistance in your life. Human Design offers you the opportunity to discover yourself and begin to understand and accept your very nature.
The Human Design System is a synthesis of two streams of science, traditional and modern.
The traditional sciences—astrology, both eastern and western, the Hindu-Brahmin Chakra system, the Zohar or Kabbalah, and most importantly of all, the I’Ching, the Book of Changes— these are the traditional elements in the synthesis that is Human Design, and combined with the modern science of reading the genetic code, this offers you profound insight into how you are designed to navigate the material world.
WHAT ARE HUMAN DESIGN CHARTS / BODYGRAPHS?
Human Design uses your birth data to calculate your design chart, or Bodygraph, which determines your Type and Definition, the key components of the system.
The chart provides you with the simple mechanics of Strategy and Authority to experiment with, in order to live and discover your individual and differentiated nature.
By simply grasping the surface mechanic, you will have a grounding in this life that is immediately going to bring a difference to your process.
The irony of what it is to be a human being is that we are caught at the surface of understanding and accepting our nature and the cosmos around us. It doesn’t matter how intelligent we are, there is a vast underlying ignorance of how our bodies operate.
BE A PASSENGER
We are passengers in these bodies. We are a passenger consciousness experiencing life. Buddha taught that the body is not ours. Though it is not, we are totally dependent on it.
To learn how to operate in alignment with your own nature immediately brings benefits; this is the moment that you get what is right for you, along with the right relationships, career, environment, and so forth.
In acting on it, in experimenting with its logic, you may discover a remarkable experience of finding and ultimately living your purpose and seeing the beauty of what life holds for you.
The purpose of Human Design is to show our uniqueness. Your Human Design BodyGraph reveals your Definition (who you are) and your Openness (who you think you are and the source of your conditioning).
The first step in being yourself is to rely on your definition and experiment with your Strategy and Authority. The next step in Human Design is to see what is open in you and recognize where you have been conditioned.
The reward that comes from recognizing our own nature is worth the effort. Knowing and understanding our Design protects us from being a victim of our conditioning. To be ourselves is fundamentally to be healthy.
To be what we are not—to live the conditioning—leads to disease as we continually confront ourselves with energies we are not genetically equipped to handle. Human Design is a tool that can help us understand how our body is designed and how it is meant to run properly. Obviously, hearing about our unique Design and living it are two different things. To live according to our nature takes courage and determination. We learn to understand our Design intellectually, but living our Design is something we can only learn from life itself. We have to experiment. Human Design is a logical system and logic requires repeated testing to verify the pattern, so you can see for yourself that it works and how it works.
Your Human Design BodyGraph reveals simple Strategies, yet their simplicity does not imply that being oneself is easy. Becoming our authentic selves is a journey. It takes seven years to clean out the conditioning, seven years to ground the awareness down to our cells so we may express ourselves naturally. Until it is natural to be ourselves, we cannot let go of mind. Everyone can become themselves, but it requires that we work on ourselves for ourselves.
Overcoming conditioning takes courage and the determination to test out our path and find what is right for us.
The planets play a key role in the design of who we are. In fact, everything in Human Design is based on the movements and impact of the planetary spheres. Obviously, the effect of the planets on our lives is no new revelation, being the basis of all astrology. However, the revelation of Human Design serves to explain as well as deepen descriptions of many of the patterns that astrologers have glimpsed for millennia in the stars.
The key to understanding the impact of something as distant as a planet on our lives is that tiny, subatomic particle known as the neutrino. Neutrinos are extremely fine matter produced by the nuclear reactions within stars. All stars, including our own Sun, produce neutrinos continuously. Stars in distant reaches of space are constantly beaming these neutrinos toward us, and being made of such fine substance, they pass through our bodies, as well as through the Earth itself. Imagine then, how the movement of the planets around our Sun must refract the neutrino information as it passes into us at the moment of our imprinting.
We have two key moments of imprinting, one at 88 degrees of the Sun before we are born, and the other at the instant of our actual, physical birth. At these two moments in time, the positions of the planets in our solar system codify the neutrino information in very specific ways as it streams through our bodies. Planets vary greatly in density and makeup. Some consist of solid rock while others consist purely of layers of gases. Every planet also has its own mythology as perceived by man. One could almost say that planets are the organs of the solar system, and we, humanity, are the brain that gives them their names. Thus our mythologies are, and always have been, our method of attuning to our greater body.
The planets then, are our local programming agents. This is why down the ages, we have always described them as gods in our mythologies. Every planet, depending where it is in our design, lends its flavor to our nature, at both conscious and unconscious levels. This is something we need to consider whenever we look at a planet, as well as where it is activating a gate/line in our chart.
Ra Uru Hu is the Human Design System’s founder and messenger.
Ra was born Alan (Robert) Krakower in Montreal, Canada on April 9, 1948, where he spent his early years.
After he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, his career path led him into the business world as an advertising executive, magazine publisher, and media producer. The arts were important to Ra and he expressed himself as a composer and performer throughout his life.
In 1983, he left Canada to travel, eventually finding his way to the Island of Ibiza, where he spent years working as a school teacher.
In January 1987, he had a sudden and unexpected mystical experience followed by an encounter with ‘a Voice’, an intelligence far superior to anything he had ever experienced. This encounter lasted for eight days and nights during which he was given the information for what is known today as the “Human Design System.”
Ra considered himself the messenger of the Human Design System, and dedicated the next 25 years of his life to teaching the System around the world, teaching people how to live a healthy life, how to make the right decisions and live with awareness.
Together with his family, he lived in the United States, Germany and for most of the time on Ibiza, where he passed away in March, 2011.
Strategy and authority are the alpha and omega of Human Design. Authority, in the sense that Human Design uses this term, means authority for our decision-making. It is that in you that you can truly rely on to make consistently the right decisions. There are several inner authorities, the most common being Emotional and Sacral authority.
The mind doesn’t know what’s right for us. That doesn’t mean it’s not intelligent. Mind can be a wonderful tool, as long as it’s not the master of our life. But the mind is never our inner authority, whether it’s defined or undefined. It has only so called outer authority, which means that what we say can be inspiring for others. It is not correct for us to make decisions from our mind. The mind also second-guesses our true authority and can argue for or against anything that serves its agenda. It is hijacking our identity and pretending to be us. The only safety that we have is to make decisions based on our strategy and our own true inner authority.
The Not-self is who we are when we make decisions from our mind as opposed to our true authority. The open (undefined) centers are where we get deeply conditioned. This conditioning becomes a force that rules our life through our subconscious programs and behavioral patterns. The strategy and authority enables us to make consistently reliable decisions that are correct for us and decondition our Not-self tendencies. It is a process of attuning our Aura to the right frequency.
Ra says this about living as our Not-self: It’s not like … the punishment is that you don’t know who you are, you’re confused and you go to your grave like most people: wondering what the hell it was for. You end up being sick, when you’re not yourself. It’s not just the psychology, it’s the physical body…See, we’re objects. All of us are objects moving in space. Doesn’t seem like that, but it’s true. And the moment you’re moving in space and you’re not moving correctly, all you meet is resistance…The moment that you’re operating correctly – remember, this is just a genetic framework – the moment that you’re operating correctly, what happens to you is: YOU GET RID OF THE RESISTANCE. That’s so much easier.
You don’t need to study Human Design in order to live it. The following text is only for those, who wish to learn more about the Human Design System.
The Human Design System groups people into 4 specific types: Manifestors, Generators, Projectors and Reflectors.
The main difference between each type is in their aura. Although there are endless variations within each type (and within our genetics), each type has a specific auric quality that determines its strategy – a correct way of approaching and navigating life. Manifestors have a repelling aura, Projectors have a very focused aura, Reflectors have a ‘teflon’ like aura as they sample and taste energies, Generators have an aura that radiates and takes in simultaneously.
Strategy and authority are two key elements of the Human Design System – and all you really need to know to live a fulfilling life free from resistance. We are objects moving in space. Just like a street car when driven off the road, we too encounter problems and resistance when we don’t respect our unique nature.
Generators are the dominant Type on the planet with nearly 70% of the population. They are the driving life force of the planet. Their Strategy is to respond, and through response to find satisfaction and avoid frustration. They have an open and enveloping aura and are here to know themselves.
Projectors are around 20% of the population. Their Strategy is to wait for the Invitation, to find success and avoid bitterness. They have a focused and absorbing aura and are here to understand the other.
Manifestors are about 9% of the population. Their Strategy is to inform before they act, to find peace and avoid anger. They have a closed and repelling aura and are here to understand their impact on others.
Reflectors are without Definition and are just over 1% of the population. Their Strategy is to wait a full cycle of the moon before making decisions, to find surprise and avoid disappointment. They have a resistant and sampling aura and are here to see difference.
The quality and potential of your life is based on the decisions you make and the directions they lead to. Look at any Rave Chart and you will see an obvious duality between what is activated and colored in and what is white and open.
As humans we are ruled by the genetic imperative to be attracted to what we are not. This genetic law that maintains the health of the gene pool pulls us towards conditioning. Each open center has a not-self strategy that directly impacts mental decision making. For the majority of Human Beings, their minds are conditioned by their openness and this distorts their decision making.
Four types – conclusion
The strategy of each type is very simple, yet it may be not be easy to put into practice at first. Manifestors, who feel controlled by others all their life, need to inform. Generators, who have oceans of energy, can’t just go around doing anything – they need to wait and respond. Projectors, who can see others and are here to guide them, need to wait for an invitation – something they never expect to happen. And Reflectors, with their openness and taking in other people’s definition, must wait 29 days before making a major decision – no matter how certain they feel about something in the moment.
The most important step is to try the experiment for yourself
Discover your Design and Transform your life. Change the way you make decisions. Through experiment you will learn to honor your Strategy & Authority. It is the way to differentiation and the fulfillment of purpose.
Each Human Design Type has a unique aura type. This gives you an energetic signature that others can feel.
Manifestor aura is closed and repelling because they are here to initiate and make an impact.
Generators aura is open and enveloping because they are here to respond to life.
Projectors have a focused, probing and absorbing aura as they are here to know the other so they can guide the other.
Reflectors have a sampling aura because they are here to reflect the environment so they sample the others aura so they can reflect it back.