Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that we have gotten over the last couple years. (Please bare with us as we refine and organize them better.)
Q: How do I understand my chart and use it to my benefit?
Slowly and in a relaxed manner. Human Design is a fundamental change in the way you live your life. It is not a rush, more information to flood your mind with or a quick fix.
So your options are:
- You can Google away for a few years and learn about Human Design.
- Or you can have a consultation that introduces you to YOUR chart (happy to do that with you).
- Or you can do our unique program Human Design for Innovators and Entrepreneurs. It is designed to provide a real framework to your experience (the most effective way to embrace Human Design). I invite you to check out these options and find the one that relates to you.
Q: What is the difference between a Generator and Manifesting Generator?
A: Pure generators do not have the ability to express their natural energy through their Throat Center. Manifesting Generators do have that ability.
Practically that means that Pure Generators are energy resources that other people or life circumstances plug into. When life engages you that way, you need to use your Strategy and Inner Authority to decide if it is right for you to let them plug in.
Manifesting Generators can express their natural energy. They do this by putting their energy into (plugging into) the person or situation around them… when their Strategy and Inner Authority has decided yes it is right for them to do so.
Q: Even though I used to teach others traditional ways of grounding, like growing roots deep into the Earth – I’ve always had challenges with that. Anyone else find it difficult to grow roots into the Earth? Any insights?
As far as “grounding” is concerned, 45 years of experience has shown me one thing. Living your Strategy and Inner Authority is the most effective way. It helps you ground yourself in the way that works for your nature and design … not in the way you think you should be grounded. That is a very important distinction.
Q: What is the difference between waiting to respond and being invited?
You can respond to anything or anyone that interacts with you. An invitation is when you are invited, you are asked specifically to get involved.
Q: When responding, am I to respond to what life is bringing me like from an outside source, or is it also in line to respond to my inner intuition? For example, is reaching out to a person considered going out to make it happen? What if I have a big uh hu to a person? Should I still wait for them to show up before I respond?
When I have waited until a situation or person actually approaches or interacts with me, the results have be outstanding. Magic is a good word for how incredible it can be. Yeah in time you tune in intuitively, but at first (the first few years is a good rule of thumb) I insisted that it be obvious. This has paid off big time. Still do it this way, because it works. My mind is always trying to refine it and make it subtle. It does not want to admit that decision making is easy and obvious. Experience teaches you how it works and the real subtleties come naturally. Also with your open Spleen Center most of your intuitions are not your. You are here to learn about intuition and all connected to it (more reason for a consult).
Q: I was born premature, so where does that leave me?
Well first of all, if you were born premature that makes you a very luck and blessed to be alive. So “where it leaves you” is alive and hopefully grateful to be so. Second your Design chart (the one in red on the left of your Human Design chart) is a chart for just less than 88 days before your actual birth. It is NOT for 88 days before you were supposed to be born according to averages and theory. The Design (red) chart shows you the development of your body in relationship to the awakening (arrival) of your personality at birth. In simple terms your Human Design chart integrates this relationship between your bodies development and the awakening of your personality.
So your personality has a deep relationship to your body as it was 88 days before actual birth. In Quantum Physics and Metaphysics this called the Future creating the Present against the backdrop of the Past. Your actual birth (however it happens) is deeply connected to the state of your body 88 days before birth. They interact and help create each other. The body needs to integrate at that time to be ready for birth. With more than 3 months premature is usually beyond it’s capacity to integrate. The body is still too immature. You pulled it off but just.
So my guess is that all your life your body has been edgy and needed care in some form. Now if you are living as who you think you should be that would be challenging. When you live according to your Strategy and Inner Authority taking care of your body would be a lot easier and could easily reveal some unique gifts you carry as a result of your experience. I suggest wait and respond to what is happening rather than what you think should be happening. Your body would appreciate that. Not knowing your Human Design chart means I cannot say more. Hope that makes sense to you and helps.
Q: I have been living most of my life trying to be a Manifestor and I totally burned myself out at age 26. What are the best tips you have for someone like me with fewer financial resources in my business… that I can do or set up as a generator to best create an environment of response?
As a Generator in business you want to design “An Environment of Response”. Great term. But then I have to get specific for each persons chart. In your case “Go with The Flow”. Sounds old fashion and Hippie, BUT in your case it is core to everything about you. It took me 4 years to get this and there were times my mind went “no, no I need money” blah, blah, blah. But I’m still here and I’m fine, loving my life, satisfied and more human than ever. Follow your Strategy and Inner Authority. That is The Key. You’ll be fine as it all unfolds. We all get noticed when we are enjoying our life. Life throws itself at us. And you always have something to respond to, even if it’s “Nothing happening”.
We don’t have to wait like Projectors. For Generators it’s wait and respond, wait and respond … not “make it happen”. For us it is happening. Generators are plugged directly into life force and life is happening! Generators work well with whoever their Inner Authority says yes to. No matter what type they are. The knowledge helps you work out how best to do that, but your Inner Authority tells you whether to get involved or not. Entering correctly into any relationship is the absolute key to any relationship working to its full potential. That’s my experience.
Q: Does your Inner Authority change?
Interesting question A “I am confused about inner authority.” says your mind. Now your Inner Authority is not confused about itself, but your mind definitely is and seeks clarity. Fair enough. So it poses this dilemma. “My Inner Authority HAS BEEN Sacral , but my recent experience shows … What does this mean … ?” Your mind imagines a shifting changing Inner Authority and that’s scary. However that’s not the way your Design works. Your Design is your Design. It grows in its ability to expresses itself … or not, depending on if you allow it to … or not. Your Inner Authority is your Inner Authority. You either use it to make decisions … or you use your mind to make decisions.
Your Chiron return HD reading is a reading of the birth of a new cycle in your life, not the birth of a new body. Hey at 51 most of us would love this (we think). A new body, wow no more cosmetic surgery. At its best (if you allow it to unfold) your Chiron return is the awakening of the true magician in your life. It’s the birth of something wise in you, the wise woman, the mentor. It’s when you can begin to live as a true Elder (i.e. a mature spiritual adult). It is a powerful time of healing, learning and empowerment and marks the beginning of a deeper discovery of your Truer Self. In your Chiron return HD chart, it means this will involve a lot of learning about emotional energy and emotional awareness.
It does NOT mean your Inner Authority will change. In fact in this phase you will need to trust your Inner Authority even more. That’s great. The more you trust it, the more the magic of following your Inner Authority unfolds and reveals the true nature of your life. At least that’s my experience, 15 years after my Chiron return.
Q: How can your Not Self evolve?
Congratulations S. You have opened up the next level of your Design. This is when your Not-Self becomes a real asset. Anger is a Manifestor trait. It’s not exclusive to them of course, yet it is their signature. Now you and I have Not-Selves that are obviously Manifestor in nature. So I can speak personally to your question. This happens when you get established in living your Design. Your mind is not running your life via your Not-Self and your Not-Self becomes what it always was, your ability to Receive. Then you can pick up on what is happening in the world and with the people around you … cleanly … at least in your Open Centers.
You can read what IS happening in an amplified form. That enables you to give powerful feedback, IF you handle it according to your Strategy and Inner Authority. Where you can blow it, is when you just throw it back at people at the volume you first experience it. See for you (and I) that will come across as frustrated anger at twice the volume that they are experiencing their frustration and anger in themselves. That just escalates the whole problem. There are many examples of that in today’s world.
The KEY is to feel it and own it as what you are experiencing (from others). Then use you Strategy to wait for something to respond to. When that arrives, I just lay back into it (like surfing) until my gut goes Mmmm. In that moment I let it rip in a relaxed but powerful way that matches their anger or frustration at that time. It like an orgasm that matches your partners level of excitement. It has an impact that changes and shifts you both, yet does not escalate them into closing off or attacking you. It can feel a mixture of liberating and vulnerable but that passes quickly and they start to change. And the feeling of satisfaction I feel afterwards is awesome.
For you S, with your Emotional Inner Authority, it will be different in this way. You wait for emotional clarity and then … look out world. The Feminine speaks from the Core of Her Power. That is the energy that you have been holding back. At the root of all anger is the desire for Self Determination, the desire to live as your True Self. Deciding to handle anger, frustration, whatever from your Strategy and Inner Authority is a whole new world.
Generators and Relationships
We all get noticed when we are enjoying our life. Life throws itself at us. And you always have something to respond to, even if it’s “Nothing happening”. Generators don’t have to wait like Projectors. For Generators it’s wait and respond, wait and respond … not “make it happen”. For Generators it is happening.
Generators are plugged directly into life force and life is happening! Generators work well with whoever their Inner Authority says yes to. No matter what type they are. The knowledge of Human Design helps you work out how best to do that, but your Inner Authority tells you whether to get involved or not. Entering correctly into any relationship is the absolute key to any relationship working to its full potential. That’s my experience.
Waiting and attracting relationship.
When I have waited until a situation or person actually approaches or interacts with me, the results have be outstanding. Magic is a good word for how incredible it can be. Yeah in time you tune in intuitively, but at first (the first few years is a good rule of thumb) I insisted that it be obvious. This has paid off big time. Still do it this way, because it works. My mind is always trying to refine it and make it subtle. It does not want to admit that decision making is easy and obvious. Over time experience teaches you how it works and the real subtleties come naturally.
Preparing to Win in Relationships – Human Design Style
Learn from the relationships that did not work, that were entered incorrectly. Recognize what happened. Acknowledge what happened (own it). Forgive yourself and them. In that order. Then Change occurs (i.e. you change and grow). Return to waiting and allow life to reset. It’s all part of learning what works and what doesn’t. Remember: The only failure is the failure to participate. And. There is the winning team and the learning team. The learning team is the winning team preparing to win.
Projectors and waiting for the invitation.
Great comment M. “I sort if cringe at the passive approach to waiting” My guess is that it is not you that cringes, but your mind. Your mind is a part of you, an important part, but it is not the real you. We have evolved to a point where our mind can retire … from decision making … and get back to what it is really good at (what it was designed to do). That’s observing, measuring, sharing your unique perspective and experience, imagining, dreaming and visioning. It no longer has to carry the burden of making decisions. But it is not used to that …yet, after ten’s of thousands of years making decisions. That was appropriate for then.
It was a strong workout at the gym. It helped develop our mind to where it is at today. Now It is stuck in the habit of making decisions and scared if it lets go. It’s a gym junkie. It is time for your mind to retire (from making decisions) and let a deeper and more integrated awareness (your inner authority) take the responsibility. We are the ones making the shift i.e. installing the upgrade. So it’s a bit messy and awkward right now but the outcome will be far less frustration, anger, bitterness and disappointment, first in ourselves then in our world. I’m up for that! And as a Projector M, you’re here to make sure we do it elegantly. To guide and manage the work when invited. Let Generators do the daily work. We love it. And we are learning to appreciate and seek your guidance (when you are living as your True Self).
So use your mind to cast a net of intentions, dreams and visions. Then relax and let people and opportunities come when they are ready. Projectors project their aura into the other person. Waiting to be invited is respecting the other persons timing and space. It is also honoring your nature and need to unwind, while you learn so much and enjoy following your bliss in the meantime. If I was a projector I’d be up for that. ” I am known for making thing happen and I love connecting with people.” Great. Now experiment with doing that when you are recognized and invited by others. ” I have found that my life flows more smoothly when I don’t push” There you go. Good sign. You learn this knowledge works through your own experience. I appreciate the openness of your comments. Thanks for sharing.
Generators and Massive Action
Hi K. Look closely at this sentence: “not manifesting until there’s something to respond to” Your mind is tuned to look for what it thinks is supposed to happen and what should happen. Meanwhile LIFE is happening … every moment, every breath. As Generators we need to relearn how to respond to that. For a Generator (of any kind) waiting is slowing down enough to be conscious of what is happening and then responding to that. Otherwise known as “being conscious”. Then you realize there is always something to respond to. So the amount of action you can take and activity you can allow is massive. Massive action to a Generator is responding to life rather than doing what your mind thinks it should do. In the past I thought massive action meant lots of frantic, disciplined activity. Why because I have a mind that has been conditioned to be frantic yet disciplined.
I’d see Tony Robbins racing around at a seminar and eventually feel exhausted. In my world he was a mirror, reflecting my concept of massive action … and the end result for me. In my body I did not want to do it. So I had to learn about conscious action (that I enjoy and it works for me) and taking action that has a massive effect (leverage). For a Generator (of any kind) that means to do the inner work, clarify your needs and set your intentions (all of which your mind can help you with). Then let go fully and respond to what LIFE brings to you, moment by moment. Be willing for it to be different than you think.
Life will always offer you more than you can imagine because Life is much bigger, more powerful and more conscious than you and your mind. Life loves you so deeply. When you make an effort, life responds with such care and generosity (if you allow it to). It will make your heart weep and leave your mind in awe. Waiting to respond is being open and willing to receive that much love in your life. Then you can’t help but respond with gratitude and joy and everyone wins, big time. It leaves you totally SATISFIED. That is what massive action for a Generator evolves into. So start by doing what is obvious for you to do right now. What your inner authority is saying “yes” to. Then let the magic unfold and reveal itself to you.