Human Design Notes- Type and Strategy

This post is  a simple recap of Type and Strategy in Human Design. There are 4 types with one type, the Generators having a subset called Manifesting Genrators. Two of the Types , Generators and Manifestors are ‘Energy’ Types meaning they have direct access to source energy withing their design if they follow their correct strategy and Authority (see here for info on Authority). The other two types are Non-Energy Types- the Reflectors and Projectors- they sample the energy of others and/or the environment and use their experiential wisdom to increase the understanding, awareness and productivity of the Energy Types.

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If you are a Generator (70% of the population): Generators are the generative force of creation embodied- life itself is generated out of the sacral center. They are physically designed to respond to life from the moment they get out of bed in the morning til when they go to sleep. Your correct decision making mechanism is response- to act in response: when every decision is made in response, a Generator will know themselves. When you are not responding to Life according to your correct Strategy and Authority, you will find yourself in Frustration- so Frustration is a signal that tells you, you have been acting out of conditioning or your ‘not-self’ (all those white spaces in your chart).

As a Generator (unlike Manifestors) you have no idea where you are going until you respond- Generators are potentially the most powerful of all the types but unless you Know Yourself and understand how you work you can end up being the most frustrated people on earth.

Manifesting Generators (31% of population): These are Manifestors with a Generator Strategy: Love to be in the thick of life; greatest dilemma is to learn that their true power comes from waiting for opportunities to come to them….actively trying to pursue their goals and dreams they will encounter resistance and pain…when they relax their lives flow almost magically. They experience both Frustration and Anger when acting out of conditioning.

 

While Generators are here to know themselves,

Projectors are here to know and understand ‘the other’.

Reflectors are here to understand the environment and the impact of the environment on themselves and others.

Manifestors are here to to understand their impact upon the other.

 

If you are a Projector (21% of the population): Your correct strategy is to wait to be invited and to listen to your own authority to sense whether the invitation is correct for you. The Projector is here to see, know, understand and guide the other- particularly Generators. While their mind is busy getting to know others invitations begin to arrive. Trust you will be seen and recognised and the invitations will come. When you are feeling bitter it’s a signal to you that you have been acting out of conditioning or conditioned responses and not according to your correct strategy.

 

Reflectors are only 1% of the population and are deeply conditioned by the world around them, yet the Reflector is genetically designed as a vehicle to be totally conditioned. A Reflector is here to BE in the conditioned environment that operated cyclically through the lunar cycle. The Reflector strategy is to wait out the 28 day cycle of the moon before making any important decisions. If you are a Manifestor (only 8% of the population): You are specifically designed not to be controlled by anyone and you guys are the only true initiators… You are designed to act directly and to put things into motion…. Your correct strategy (which does not come naturally) is to inform those who will be affected by your actions of what you are about to do before you act. When you act without informing those who will be affected you will meet with resistance as people feel ignored or steam-rollered by you. When you are stuck in anger it’s a signal to you that you are not following your correct strategy and have been acting out of conditioning or ‘not-self’.

 

If you are a Manifestor (only 8% of the population):

You are specifically designed not to be controlled by anyone and you guys are the only true initiators… You are designed to act directly and to put things into motion…. Your correct strategy (which does not come naturally) is to inform those who will be affected by your actions of what you are about to do before you act. When you act without informing those who will be affected you will meet with resistance as people feel ignored or steam-rollered by you.

When you are stuck in anger it’s a signal to you that you are not following your correct strategy and have been acting out of conditioning or ‘not-self’.

 

Each type has a very differentiated way of being in the world environment; we’ve all been conditioned to the Manifestors way of being in this reality ie to believe we can initiate (indeed that to be successful in this reality you should inititate projects, ideals, relationships etc) when it is only 8% of the population (Manifestors) who have a body vehicle designed to initiate action. Generators respond; Proejectors wait for the invitation and Reflectors wait out a lunar cycle before making decisions.

 

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The Throat Center in Human Design

The ability to grow into who we are designed to be, rather than react through the not-self to the demands made upon us by Society, is totally dependant on our uncovering and being our authentic self.

 

In the BodyGraph you will notice (go to www.jovianarchive.com and click on the ‘Get your free Rave Chart’ tab to see your own BodyGraph) that there are some gates that have a line coming off them- these are ‘activated gates’ in the chart and the way the gates are configured is what determines how the center operates, how we experience it within us and how it interacts with the people and environment around us.

Wherever there is a black or red line linking one center to another you will notice that both centers are coloured in (in Human Design language, both centers have ‘definition’ or are defined). In some places you will notice that there is a line that goes half way or a little way out towards another center, but it’s not connected… these are known as Active gates if they are within a coloured in center and Dormant gates if within an undefined (white) center.

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Human Design: the Science of Differentiation- Different kinds of Authority

Ra Uru Hu once said: “If anyone ever asks you what is Human Design, you tell them it‘s about learning how to make a decision as yourself. That’s all. Truly, this is what this knowledge is about; Know how to make a decision as yourself.”

 

What does it mean to ‘make a decision as yourself’? An important part of Human Design understanding is to grasp the idea of ‘the not-self’. The ‘not-self’ is all those centers where you are ‘open’; ie it’s the white spaces in your chart (you can get a look at your chart by going to www.jovianarchive.com and putting your birth details into the system under the tab ‘Get your free rave chart’)

The centers which are coloured in are known as ‘defined’ centers in Human Design and they are what you can rely on consistently: the open centers are open to the conditioning of others who are defined in those centers or to the movement of universal forces or influences which condition the centers at different times over time- therefore they are not consistent within you.

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The Human Design System – The Science of Differentiation

The Human Design System synthesizes the ancient observational systems of Astrology, the Chinese I Ching, the Hindu Brahmin Chakras and the Tree of Life Zohar/Kabbalist tradition, with the contemporary science of Quantum Mechanics, Astronomy, Genetics and Biochemistry. It is a logical, empirical and practical system. Human Design doesn’t ask you to believe anything; it merely invites you to explore and experiment with the mechanics of your nature and your evolving consciousness, and so find out for yourself what works and what doesn’t work for you.

 

Within Human Design each person is seen as a distinct differentiated being and in precisely describing the conditioning fields we assume ourselves to be (Not-self), each person is empowered to move beyond that imaginary construct towards what is truly consistent within them.

 

The Human Design BodyGraph is a map to navigate by: with a chart reading you learn the difference between your Personality Crystal (which is who you think you are) and your Design Crystal (which is unconscious and manifests the biogenetics of the body, or your physical form). The Personality Crystal is referred to as ‘Passenger consciousness’, while the Design Crystal is known as the vehicle or Form consciousness. The relationship between the personality and the design crystals is like a backseat passenger (Personality) who rides in a vehicle (Design). The whole is operated and navigated by the Driver or the Magnetic Monopole (located in the Sternum area). A passenger is meant to be relaxed and watch the scenery go by, not fight with the driver for control of the vehicle- passenger consciousness has no idea where the vehicle is going or how to get there.

 

This information, although complex, can be reduced to some very simple yet effective insights and awareness. A basic Human Design reading will tell you what your Type, Strategy and Authority is, and thus enable you to begin to recognize when you are making mind based decisions as opposed to relying on your Strategy and Authority (body based?). The old being was Mind (Outer) directed, where as the new transitional form is inner directed: it’s useful when following your innate inner direction to have some guidelines.

 

Useful though the mind is, it is not really the best way of making decisions- relying on your correct Strategy (dependant on your type) and your Authority, which is a body based response to an opportunity or the flow of life, is the correct way to make decisions. The Vehicle (body) of the being holds the key to making decisions that are correct for the individual concerned.

 

The Human Design System Chart

Example Human Design System BodyGraph

According to Human Design there are four distinct Types: Manifestors, Generators, Projectors and Reflectors. Knowing your type informs you of your correct Strategy and Authority. Type refers to your body, genetics and aura (we are not talking of psychological or personality types here). Type reveals a particular way of operating energetically and is expressed through the Aura.

 

The four types consist of two energy types- who have an ability to consistently generate or initiate energy (Generators and Manifestors) and two non-energy types (Projectors and Reflectors) who do not have constant access to their own generating and manifesting capacity. Following one’s strategy maximizes your available energy potential.

 

“Auras are the way we connect to and are experienced by the other.”

Ra Uru Hu

Strategy

In human Design, Strategy refers to a way of being in the world without resistance: a means that aligns us with our unique geometry (in the overall flow of the totality), and supports the process of becoming our authentic self. Strategy is based on the way the vehicle (body) is designed to operate on all levels.

“Strategy accesses the unique ways energy is designed to flow through each person’s BodyGraph, and ultimately determines the way our health, sexuality, relationships and life purpose play out.”

 

Each Type has a correct Strategy and a signature theme that plays out when you begin living your Type’s Strategy. For example, the Generator’s Signature note or theme when living according to their Strategy and Authority is Satisfaction. Each Type also has a ‘not-self’ theme, which manifests when not living according your Strategy and Authority. For a Generator the note that tells you that you are not living according to your Strategy and Authority is Frustration.

 

The Generator’s Strategy is to Respond and when living out of response according to their Authority their signature note is satisfaction; their ‘not-self’ theme, or the indicator that they are living out of conditioning, is Frustration. Generators make up 70% of the population; Generators often live like they are Manifestors and try to initiate ‘good ideas’ from their mind, thus creating lots of frustration as they are designed to respond, not initiate. For Generators sleep will not come until they have burned off that days supply of energy.

 

The Manifestor’s Strategy is to inform; they have closed and repelling auras and their signature is Peace when living according to their type and their ‘not-self’ theme which indicates when they are living out of the conditioning, is Anger. Manifestors make up 8% of the population and are the only type that can initiate in flow with their design.

 

Projectors and Reflectors are non-energy types (Projectors comprise about 21% of the population while Reflectors are 1%) and they use their experiential wisdom about energy to increase the understanding, awareness and productivity of the Energy types.

 

The Projectors correct strategy is to wait for the invitation, their signature note is Success and their ‘not-self’ theme is Bitterness. When they find themselves feeling or expressing bitterness they know they have not been living out of their correct Strategy and Authority but have been allowing themselves to be conditioned by the culture or those around them. A very specific part of the Projectors role here on earth is to guide others by knowing how to ask the right questions.

 

Reflectors process and experience energy in an unusual way that is quite different from the other types, which means that they live by a different set of rules. Their signature note is surprise and their Strategy is waiting out a whole lunar cycle before making any important or big decisions. Their ‘not-self’ theme is disappointment.

 

Next week I will talk about the different kinds of Authority.