Wtf is Human Design?Jan 08, 2022
The Human Design system is a blending of ancient and modern sciences, incorporating elements from a number of modalities: the I’Ching, Kabbalah, Western Astrology, and the Chakras. You can think of it as an energetic blueprint. It was channeled in 1987, by a guy named Ra Uru Hu (this is not the name he was born by). Over a period of 8 days and 8 nights, he “downloaded” this system and spent the next 25 years of his life perfecting and teaching it.
This system, similar to, but different from Astrology, helps you discover what makes you, you. Using your birth data, it provides you with a Human Design Chart and information that can help you gain insight into your psychology and determine what strategies and techniques are best suited for you when it comes to moving through life, making decisions, and interacting with others.
There are a number of components to Human Design, including your energy type, strategy, authority, defined vs undefined centers, gates, channels, profile, definition, incarnation cross and so on. Everyone has a not-self theme and a signature theme that help them to determine if they are living in accordance with their true nature.
Human Design shows you what energy you have consistent access to (that you put out into the world) and where your energy is inconsistent, where you may therefore be picking up energy or be influenced by others and susceptible to conditioning. It also shows you characteristics attributed to your personality, both those you are conscious of AND those you are unconscious of, but which may be more identifiable by others.
Feeling a bit skeptical? You should be. You should question everything in life, and just like you would with any other thing, a personality assessment, your Astrology chart, etc., you should take what resonates with you, and leave what doesn’t behind. But when you start to learn about and understand what your chart says about you, I truly believe you’ll resonate with more than you thought. And once you start applying it? That’s where the good stuff starts to happen.
I was skeptical too. When I learned that I was a 4/6 Generator with Sacral Authority, I was like – what the fuck does that mean?! And then I learned. And I learned more. And I started applying the information, and holy smokes - for the first time in a long time, I felt content. No more forcing things or trying to do what I thought I should be doing. I dropped everything that didn’t light me up (including where I lived and what I had spent the last 5 years of my life working on) and felt good about it! I started sleeping better at night, laying down and actually feeling tired and ready to sleep so that I could wake up the next day feel energized and recharged!
Human Design, like Astrology, can be difficult and confusing to learn on your own, there is a lot to both. And I’m also fully aware that more importantly, they can be hard to apply, because we are conditioned throughout our lives, starting at a very young age, to think, act, feel, and behave in certain ways. For example, we’re taught to make decisions using our logic, which isn’t always right for us.
But we trust so many other modalities and people to help decondition us, to break us free from negative thoughts, behaviors, and patterns, and help us discover who we were meant to be and live a life we love. So why not give Human Design a chance? What’s the worst that can happen? It doesn’t resonate? It brings up some pattern or behavior that we aren’t quite ready to address? We feel a little guilt about applying the information?
Best case scenario? You learn how your energy works, and how you can best set yourself up so that you get the most out of life. It shows you your strengths, and weaknesses, where your energy is consistent, and where it isn’t. You get deconditioning tips and practical strategies for making decisions and operating on a day-to-day basis.
Human Design, like anything else in life is not the end all be all in how you should move through life, and you still have free will, but it does provide you with very good information that can help guide you towards being the best, most aligned version of you, where it makes sense. And doesn’t everyone want that?
If you’re curious and want to dive in and start exploring your Design, you can book a reading with me HERE (this introductory offer is only available for a short time, prices will go up soon).