Sunday, March 20, 2011

Open Ego- Aleister Crowley

True Will is a term found within the mystical system of Thelema, a religion founded in 1904 with Aleister Crowley's writing of The Book of the Law.[1][2] It is defined at times as a person's grand destiny in life, and at other times as a moment to moment path of action that operates in perfect harmony with Nature. This Will does not spring from conscious intent, but from the interplay between the deepest Self and the entire Universe. Thelemites in touch with their True Will have eliminated or bypassed their false desires, conflicts, and habits, and accessed their connection with the divine. Theoretically, at this point, the Thelemite acts in alignment with Nature, just as a stream flows downhill, with neither resistance nor "lust of result."  -True Will

I'm getting better and better at hearing people's open centers....and since the daily Tarot card today was The Magician....and conversation turned toward Crowley...I just KNEW he had to have an open Will center, and I was right!

Birth Info: 12/10/1875 at 23:42 in Leamington UK

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HD: Channel Names


61-24     Awareness

43-23     Structuring

38-28     Struggle

57-20     The Brain Wave

39-55     Emoting

22-12     Openness

60-3       Mutation

14-2       Beat

1-8         Inspiration


34-10     Exploration

51-25     Initiation


54-32     Transformation

44-26     Surrender

19-49     Synthesis

37-40     Community

21-45     Money


59-6       Mating

27-50     Preservation


63-4      Logic

17-62     Acceptance

58-18     Judgment

48-16     The Wavelength

52-9       Concentration

5-15       Rhythm

7-31       The Alpha


64-47      Abstraction

11-56      Curiosity

41-30      Recognition

36-35      Transitoriness

53-42      Maturation

29-46      Discovery

13-33      The Prodigal


57-34      Power

57-10      Perfected Form

10-20      Awakening

20-34      Charisma

These are just some simple keynotes, I have another resource on channels here: Circuit Anatomy and Channel Identification.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Human Design Community

I have noticed the recent increase in traffic to this blog, and I have to guess that it is to do with all of the Human Design information.  I would love to know if this is true or not, and I'm ready to hear responses to any of the information collected in the comment sections below.

I would also like to leave some Facebook links where discussions about this topic are taking place for those interested in learning more.  There really is plenty of free information out here, online and as part of conversations on message boards.  I have been practicing my strategy for 6 years and still have not had a Foundation reading.  Would love one, but I never have the money to spend.  If there are scholarships or a way to pay in monthly installments for a Foundation reading, it would be great if someone would let me know!  : )

Human Design Interactive

International Human Design School


Tarot Lecture With Layouts   (I fixed this link)

This is something that's obviously been on my mind, but I am thinking more along the lines of doing a spread in the shape of the Centers and reading energetically from there.

Psychic Power Network  Shannon Rae  ID 63153, Give Me A CALL!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Human Design: Sacral Response

Karen Curry

To begin with, it is important for Generators and Manifesting Generators to make the sacral sounds in response to things that come to them. For example, you visit an acquaintance you haven’t seen in a while and he asks you if you want to come to work at his new company. If you say, “Uh-huh” then this response indicates that the job offer might be good work opportunity for you. If you respond “un-un” then it might not be a good opportunity for you. You sacral response lets you know if the situation is correct for you or not.

The basic structure of the sacral response follows this exact pattern: a yes/no question is asked and the gut response is allowed to flow from inside as an “uh-huh” (yes) or as an “un-un” (no). As oversimplified as that example sounds, you will experience such situations if you are a sacral being. In fact, Generators will frequently get questions just like that to respond to. It almost seems like the Universe is being so obvious at times by throwing out direct yes or no questions, that it makes me laugh at how easy it is to respond in a way that is correct for me.

Every meal, for instance, is an opportunity for a Generator to respond. “Do you want a salad?” one might ask. “Uh-huh” one might answer. “Do you want your dressing on the side?” one might ask. “Un-un” one might answer. And so it goes, every day, every meal, can be a chance for a Generator to respond in a clear way to a specific question.

If only it were that simple all the time! Alas, we don’t always get a perfectly worded question that allows us to answer “uh-huh” or “un-un” out loud. Sometimes we get more subtle promptings and that’s when many Generators wonder about whether or not they are responding or initiating. Let me give a couple of examples of subtle sacral promptings a Generator or a Manifesting Generator may experience.

It's also been conditioned out us to respond in this manner.


As I said, sometimes the Generator and the Manifesting Generator may respond to an internal prompting and won’t necessarily have an explicit question or other auditory stimulus to respond to.

Imagine, for example, that your sister has had a new baby and her husband calls to tell you about the new arrival. A typical response to this kind of news would be to go visit your sister and see the new baby. Assuming you have a good relationship with your sister, that feeling that you want to go see the baby might be considered an internal “uh-huh”. In other words, you are responding internally to the unspoken question that says “do you want to see the new baby.” You wouldn’t wait by the phone hoping that your sister would call you and ask “would you like to see the baby?” In fact, if you didn’t visit and hold the baby, your sister might feel hurt. Obviously, if someone asked you out loud “Do you want to see the new baby?” you would answer “uh-huh.” But as I see it, you don’t have to wait to hear those words to respond to your internal prompting to visit a newborn family member. [You are initiating if you feel frustration welling up.]

Here is another example of what I would consider a subtle sacral response from my experience. Recently I was in San Francisco at a New Age Expo. As I was looking around at the different booths I walked past a booth filled with green books. I didn’t pay much attention to the books but my body literally stopped and walked backwards to make me get a closer look into that booth. My sacral felt as if it moved my body to get another chance to respond to that book. It turns out that that particular book was just what I needed to help me in a phase of my business development. After perusing the cover, I got a big internal “uh-huh” to buying the book. I didn’t stand at the booth waiting for someone to come up to me and ask “do you want to buy this book?” No one even called to me from the booth and said “Would you like to come over here and look at this book?” I just felt an internal tugging that pulled me back to the booth and to the books on the table. I could have asked myself a few sacral questions, such as “do I want to buy this book?” But it didn’t feel necessary. I had my “uh-uh” before any question was asked.

This tugging feeling from my Sacral Center has happened to me on other occasions as well, and it typically results in something wonderful. If I had ignored it and waited for a verbal cue (such as a yes/no question from another person) I might have missed some very correct opportunities.


As a Generator and a Manifesting Generator you are always responding. Something is appearing in your world every minute to respond to. Whether it is a question like “Do you want a sandwich for lunch?” or “Would you like to work at this company?” or more subtle situations as the ones described above, Generators receive daily prompting to respond. Having given examples of subtle response situations above, I would suggest that in the beginning of your experiment with design that you wait for something to appear in FORM before responding. As you get more experienced with responding, you will begin to understand what is a true response and what is just an idea from you mind.

I wish I could say it will always be easy to tell if you are responding or initiating, but it may feel like a subtle distinction at times. I teach workshops all over the country. I have learned through trial and error that if I come up with an idea about a workshop and just go ahead and teach it, odds are no one will show up. I can do everything right from sending press releases to handing out flyers and inviting guests but it just doesn't work out the way I envision it. My mind tells me to go ahead and teach the seminar, but remember that the mind is not the authority for the Generator and Manifesting Generator. The SACRAL CENTER is the authority and the SACRAL RESPONSES of “uh-huh” and “un-un” are the guidance system for that authority.

If someone comes to me and asks me to teach the exact same workshop and I respond “uh-huh”, I experience a somewhat different outcome. The workshop fills with people and it goes well. Being asked gives me something to respond to, and by responding “uh-huh” I know it is correct for me to teach the workshop.


Sometimes I’m not sure whether or not I am responding to an internal prompting, as in the book example described earlier, or if I am initiating. In such a situation I wait a little longer.

For example, one Saturday I was thinking about placing an advertisement in a local magazine for my business. But, I wasn't responding to anything as far as I could tell. I was just thinking about the idea of placing the ad. I decided to hold off on any decision about the ad until I got something to respond to. Literally, the next morning, a query from the advertising department of that particular magazine appeared in my email box. Now I had something to respond to! So, did my mind initiate that situation, or was it a true response situation? I believe the whole scenario was a response situation. Thinking about the magazine ad may have been a response to something internal, but I waited to have something appear in form to allow me to respond


Be very careful, especially in the beginning that something comes to you in a very clear way for you to respond to before you take action! As you practice living your design you gradually become better able to distinguish between responding and initiating.


So, what is the nature of responding? Well, theoretically responding means answering a yes/no question with an “uh-huh/un-un” type answer. In real terms, however, I believe it means trusting your gut, whether or not you have a specific question to respond to at a particular moment. I realize that the short examples above will not answer all the questions I have received about responding, nor will they clear up all the confusion surrounding the issue. I will continue to address the ideas involved with the Generator response in future articles. I hope I have at least opened the topic up for you and given you some examples that will allow you to start trusting your gut and using your Sacral response.


I can’t close this article without briefly addressing the issue of trusting that you will get something to respond to. Most Generators become fearful that if they don’t initiate, they will not receive opportunities to respond, and therefore will never accomplish anything n their lives. Life is simply geometry. All you have to do as a Generator and a Manifesting Generator is to allow the geometry of your destiny to come to you. Wait, and you will get something to respond to!

A great Master Teacher gave me this analogy to illustrate the nature of waiting and trusting. At the time when I was told this story, I found comfort in it and I hope that you will too.


Once upon a time there was a woman who wanted to cross a wide and rapid stream. The stream was too wide, too deep, and too rapid for her to safely wade across. As the woman stood by the stream she could look across and see the exact point where she thought she wanted to go. She paced back and forth across the banks of the stream, frustrated and confused about how to get to the other side.

As she stood alone at the edge of the stream, a gentle voice spoke to her and told her to look at the water. Before her very eyes, a beautiful large round, smooth river rock appeared in the water, just the right distance away for her to step on safely from the bank of the creek.

The woman immediately stepped onto the rock ready to keep on leaping to the other side. As the woman stood on the rock waiting, she began to feel frustrated again. Again, she could see the other side of the creek and where she wanted to go but she just could not get there. Now she was really frustrated and she began to jump up and down on her rock.

Again, a gentle voice reminded her to look down at the water. As she looked down, another beautiful, stable rock appeared just a little ways away from the rock she was standing on. The woman hopped gracefully to the next rock, this time a little bemused at the whole process.

This process repeated itself over and over again. And each time as the woman stepped onto a new rock, she began to trust that another rock would appear. She just had to wait for the right one. Slowly, she made her way across the stream, rock by rock, until she arrived at her destination. By the time she got to the other side, she knew that wherever her life took her, opportunities to go further would always present themselves.

Your life is like the stream. Stand on the edge, see where you want to go and wait for the rocks to show up. When an opportunity to further your crossing appears, respond with your sacral and see whether this is really the rock you want to step onto.

You may find that your path of rocks takes you to a different part of the stream than you originally intended. You may find that once you get out in the middle of the stream that the side you started out on is better than where you are going. You may find that Life will bring you the perfect rocks to lead you to the path of your greatest Heart's desires.

Follow the rocks and TRUST that they will always appear when you are ready!

I'm a 4th line, so you'll have to excuse my enthusiasm to share Karen Curry's essay on the Sacral Response, muwah, all my best.

Human Design: Manifestor Strategy

To Inform 
written by Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood

Manifestors are the great catalysts in life. Wherever you go and whomever you meet, you are a trigger and cause for activity. Because it is impossible for you not to have an effect on people, everyone around you will feel a great compulsion into some form of activity in your presence....or they could choose to deliberately sit back and let you do everything for them! With your Manifestor Design, you seem to effortlessly catalyze results, then wonder why everyone else has such difficulty getting things done!

Everywhere you go, whether you realize it or not, you catalyze people into action. You are the root cause of action, the driving force. If you are reading this and thinking, “well that sounds great, but I’m not very good at it”, read on.....The purpose of learning about your Human Design, besides becoming more aware of yourself and others, is to take back your power and authority!

Moving at what can seem like light speed to accomplish goals, Manifestors are dynamos, and the accomplishments that you take for granted can attract either great admiration or jealousy from others. The difficulty for you is that, from a very young age, your energy is met with either subtle or overt resistance from others. People can feel themselves threatened by your seemingly uncontrollable energy; therefore, a large amount of your time can be spent diffusing interference from others. However, if you learn how to inspire others to work with you rather than against you, you then bring the full scope of your tremendous energy to bear in any endeavor.

As a Manifestor baby, as soon as you learned to crawl, you were off! Everywhere! When you learned to walk, your parents most likely had the hardest time trying to restrain you from your attempts to constantly explore the whole world and everything and everyone in it. As a Manifestor you are naturally designed “to do,” to make things happen, so blocking you is always going to upset your nature.

There is one important and startling fact, the knowledge of which can transform your whole life: While you are a “doer”, capable of doing anything at anytime from your own inner volition, others are not. Most people require a stimulus from their environment before they can act effectively; for instance, something to respond to, or an invitation.

Please try to understand that people feel threatened by Manifestors; they feel left out because they can only guess what you are going to do next, and this keeps most of the population slightly off balance around you. You are a natural catalyst wherever you are. Something we all know at a very subtle, non-verbal, level, is that Manifestors can quite easily turn our world upside down. Subsequently, you, as a Manifestor may be resented and blocked in your efforts to do even simple things. This can make you really angry or cause you to shut down, as your natural “doing” nature is being obstructed and deliberately held up.

There is a solution for you, and this is an important Strategy for your Type: Simply let people know what you are about to do. As a Manifestor “informing” others of what you are about to do may be the last thing you want to even consider. “Why should I tell anyone anything? Why can’t they just let me be and get out of my way?” But, you will find that even a small bit of information about your intentions for someone who is not a Manifestor can be a huge relief for them. This simple action allays other people’s fears, helps them feel included, and actually encourages their support.

For example, rather than simply marching out the door, try telling your roommate, “ Hey, I’m going out for a walk!” This will help people feel safe around you, enlisting their support rather than resistance. By giving a little information, suddenly, you will find an immense freedom to move effectively in your life while catalyzing agreement and cooperation from others.

We realize that what we are saying here may seem difficult, but try to see others’ point of view and how threatened they might feel that you can do anything at any time and they are not ready for it. Because of your Manifestor Design you have a relentless, compulsive, insistent, driving energy that is constantly finding ways to express itself. Others are not Designed in this way!

As a Manifestor, it will be immeasurably helpful to realize that regardless of your life circumstances, you always trigger other people. If you can pause long enough to see the bigger picture, you will find that you do not need to be constantly avoiding or pushing others out of your way to get things done in life! When you perceive you are being obstructed in going about your life, you have three choices:

You can get incensed and try to push your way through.
You can give up and stew in your own resentment.
Or, you can inform the obstructers of some of your intentions.

By informing others, you will not only be allowed to pass freely, but also get support and offers of company in your endeavors by the very people who had been blocking you. After all, it can be fun hanging out with you, the Manifestor! Accompanying a Manifestor, who knows what may happen next?

Just having a Manifestor Design does not automatically imply that your activities are creative, or even positive! Creativity requires clear intent. Even though your manifesting feats look amazing, you are not infallible. You might manage to do things more easily than other people can, but if you cause chaos by your activities, that is not necessarily making yours or anyone else’s life more pleasant. Hitler was a Manifestor, and he certainly catalyzed action! On the other had, you can be an enormous force for good. The manifestor, Al Gore, spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide crusade for environmental awarenss!

Regardless of our Human Design Type, as children, we are all influenced by our environment, parents and educators. It is possible that you have been discouraged and blocked from manifesting from an early age by people around you, because they had no idea of what you would do next and felt constantly vulnerable.

Another possibility for you as a Manifestor is that you find yourself expected to constantly fetch and carry for everyone around you without ever finding fulfillment or purpose for your own life. People simply find your manifesting ability to be very “useful,” and you may have unconsciously agreed to go along with their expectations of you. When you examine how this plays out in your life, you will see that although things do, indeed, get done, no one really benefits in the long run. You pick up and carry people and their problems, and in doing so actually deprive them of the opportunity to manage for themselves. It is a little like being a lifelong parent for a lifelong child, and can end up angry and resentful.

We have met more than a few truly disempowered Manifestors who have been so conditioned by others that they simply give their power away. Learning about your Manifestor nature will empower you live true to your nature and be the powerful, driving force that nature intended. The world truly needs you, and it needs you awake, empowered, and fully engaged as a manifestor!

Are you one of those Manifestors with only a mild understanding of how capable you are? Do you now realize that you can do things at leisure that other people with different Types of Design cannot?

As a Manifestor, you have a huge responsibility to be clear about to whom and to what you will lend your manifesting abilities. Sometimes a commitment can mean a lifelong responsibility.

So, the question: if you always have such a strong effect on people, how do get you clear about whom to be around? Since you catalyze people into activity, to whom will you give your manifesting abilities?

Knowing in advance and having the inner assurance to stand aside from those situations that will fail to satisfy you, or give you a sense of peace, is enormously empowering. Confidently picking up on those particular situations where you can contribute wholeheartedly and benefit yourself and others, will transform your whole life. The key is in knowing the benefits and limitations of your Manifestor Design:

• People are silently frightened of your manifesting ability.

• You can fail to realize the uniqueness of your own power to “do” and expect others to have the same ability.

• You can be impatient for others to get out of your way so you can perform, alienating those who could otherwise perhaps assist.


• You have the amazing capacity to catalyze action.

• When you learn to include others, you can inspire a cooperative team of helpers.

• You have constant access to a uniquely powerful drive that creates results!

As you comprehend your particular Type of Rave Chart and how it works for you in your own unique way, you will find that life starts to take on a whole new meaning. It begins to “click”, or make sense to you. With this knowledge, in a world of myriad potential opportunities constantly presenting themselves, you are able to clearly identify the options that work for you.

-I'm curious how much the term ''Energy'' is stressed when referring to Manifestor's since they do not have a defined Sacral center. Where is this energy coming from? Or is it not coming in the same way? What are the sleep habits of Manifestor's?

Human Design: Reflector Strategy

Written by Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood

29 day Review, Patience becomes wisdom

You will have perhaps come to appreciate that something is very different in your life and in how things work for you. You have an extraordinarily unique Design chart in that there are no fixed Channels and therefore no defined Centers in your chart, which is why all nine of your Centers are white. Most people have two or more Centers colored in, creating a definition or “set”, distinct way of relating to the world.

You are like a walking mirror – reflecting the world and others in it back to themselves. You give other people direct reflections of themselves through how you appear to interact with them. In your natural and balanced form, you are literally reflecting their world and everyone in it back to them through your nine undefined Centers.

Reflectors are purely empathic people; you live through all the passions, fears, thought streams, ambitions, and other qualities present in the people around you. You are extremely sensitive to your environment. As you may have come to appreciate, you have two ways of handling your sensitivity: you either become conditioned by the ways of other people, adopting their energies, lifestyles, and ways of doing things as though they are yours, or, you become enormously wise about the ways of the world by witnessing everything, reflecting it all, but not necessarily absorbing it. It is vitally important that you learn to differentiate between these two potentials in your life. Take on too much of other people’s conditioning and sooner or later you will become weighed down by it. Witness and reflect the world back to itself and you find your way with grace and ease.

Wherever you go, you can literally “become” your environment, blending in to whatever that environment holds, be it creative or destructive, conscious or not, upbeat or depressive, you are going to experience it all, relative to the people in it. Because in the past you have not necessarily appreciated your very unique nature, you will have often found yourself absorbing everyone and everything deeply into your own life. This absorption can reach a point where you become overwhelmed and sometimes deeply disturbed by all the chaos and nonsense you experience as a result of the unconscious acts lived out in the world around you. This is unsettling and can make you want to distance your self from people.

If you comprehend the absolute difference of your nature from the vast majority of people, you have the chance to detach from the experiences and life dramas that are going on around you. Through detaching, you begin to perceive the enormous levels of wisdom that you naturally accrue through witnessing all of your interactions and experiences. Finding space in your life is essential, both for ingesting and processing what you have absorbed, but also for shaking off the input that is unhealthy for you. Time alone is your healing reverie.

Sensitive to all potential input, you are particularly affected by the movement of the Moon, which cycles around us roughly every 29 days. The Moon, because of its regularity of movement, cycles in less than a calendar month through all aspects of the Human Design Life Chart, activating each of the 64 Gates in an ordered sequence. Wherever there is an opening in a Gate in your Life Chart, once a month, like clockwork, the Moon activates that opening, potentially bringing about a fixed Channel and two defined Centers for a brief period of time. The Moon moves in sequence through each Gate of the Life Chart for approximately ten hours, and so, on schedule, month by month, you have a chart that consistently changes according to the Moon’s movements.

As a Reflector, sometimes you might have your Mind activated, giving you access to a continuing stream of thoughts; another time you might have a Manifesting chart (for ten hours) during which time you can find your life becoming busy. Other times, you might become a Generator and find a burst of invigorating energy sweep through you, or have a defined Spleen Center and experience a stream of intuitive insights. This interaction with the Moon is the basis for any sense of regularity in your life. All the other Types experience regularity through their fixed Channels and consistently defined Centers; as a Reflector, you have the Moon.

The great question since you have no set Design is: How do you find your way through life and how do you make consistently right decisions for yourself without getting unnecessarily influenced by everyone else’s input and interests? Remember, you have the Moon giving you a continual pattern within your whole life. With the Moon passing through each Gate in the chart, you are affected in a consistent pattern and timing. When you have an important life decision or question come up for you; for instance, perhaps you are asked to get involved with someone, you will see that in order to be true to your nature and get the “full picture,” you will need to ride out your 29 day Moon’s rotation before coming to a conclusion. This obviously does not apply to the every day decisions we all make, but is very important, really vital, in making any significant life decisions.

During the 29 days, you can read up, research and ask other people all about your dilemma. You can meditate, pray and do a thorough canvassing around the whole subject. At the end of 29 days, you will have had the chance to come to your own personal clarity through all the activations and definitions the Moon has made in your Life Chart. This is one of the most important things for you to comprehend about your self: that the Moon is your ally and your timekeeper, and that rushing into any decisions, without doing your own research is going to cause problems for you. Tell the people in your life this: Before you will make any important decision, you will take a month to consider it. At the end of the month, if you have lost interest, the answer is, “No”. However if your interest sustains throughout the month and you experience clarity, then you have your “Yes”! Just as surely as saying yes to the wrong things will bring you misery, saying yes to the right things brings fulfillment!

In times past, Reflectors, because of their sensitivity and openness, would often find themselves in hermitages, the countryside, or in spiritual communities, where they could indulge their need for privacy, nature, and solitude. In these times, when city life is more prevalent, it is very important that you discover how unique your makeup is and be watchful to make certain that the flow of life experiences through you does not overwhelm you. You will recognize your sensitivity and find that you are in need of space and time to yourself each day so that you can sift through all the influences to which you are exposed. Without that space for personal reflection, you can live in an ongoing daze of over-stimulation to a point where you become depleted and disheartened.

We have found that people who relate closely to you have a profound experience in your presence that can often move them to tears. The tears arise from a deep sense of being seen clearly, having their true nature reflected so profoundly and lovingly. The person who is not a Reflector comes to appreciate how benign, passive, and unconditionally loving is the Reflector. Coming to know a Reflector better, people experience the Reflector’s great wisdom.

Let’s look at the strengths and relative limitations of your Design:


• Until you learn about your Design, people can easily take advantage of your sensitivity.

• You have a tendency to absorb other peoples’ feelings, drives, wants, fears and thoughts.

• You may have felt “different” all your life, without an easy acceptance of the beauty of your difference from others.

• You have a greater need for alone time, and until you understand this well, may have difficulty extracting yourself form the company of others.


• Over time, you develop a profound wisdom that you naturally share with others.

• Through your openness, you can perceive many things that others miss.

• When you give yourself the gift of spending time alone each day, you are able to filter through your experiences, extracting gems of meaning.

• You have the capacity to offer a pure reflection to others. Through you, others may see themselves clearly for the first time.

Reflectors, by Design, are some of the most brilliant; most loving and wise people on Earth, but you must honor yourself and your own special process. This is a “hands off the wheel” lifetime where what you can trust is your own wisdom.

-Ooh, I don't know about this one anyone a Reflector reading this? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comment section below.

Human Design: Projector Strategy

Wait For The Invitation  by Chetan Parkyn

You are a natural guide for others in this life, ready to help out and take part in many different forms of activity, ready for almost anything that comes along! You can be very observant of others’ ways of life, easily recognizing that you could jump in to assist....if only it was clear that your presence was going to be appreciated. Getting involved in situations where you are not wanted and don’t fit in can be a very unpleasant experience for you. As a projector, you are here to light the way for others, but only when invited.

Projectors have a less common Design than others in the world’s population, and have a very different lifestyle than the other Types of Designs, the Manifestors, Generators and Manifesting Generator Types who, by design have energy to spare! This does not mean you as a Projector are starved of energy, it just means that you do not have an in-built, constantly renewing source of energy, and you need to be careful how you use the energy that is made available to you.

Please keep an open mind if you are reading this and thinking, “But I have lots of energy.....I’m always up to something, highly active and busy!”
Appreciate that although energy might apparently be available within your Life Chart, it is not sustainable in the same way as a Generator or Manifesting Generator Life Chart, nor can it be turned towards catalyzing activity as easily as can a Manifestor’s Design. One of your life’s lessons involves being very particular how much energy you commit to people and projects in your life and being aware in situations where you might get carried away and burn out. You might try to continuously “keep up” with others, but you are not actually equipped to do so! Your Design is better suited to shorter bursts of activity followed by review, rest, and reevaluation.

We have a Projector friend who was always trying to keep up with the energy types around her. She took a high pressured sales job and eventually collapsed on the sales room floor. For years, she had been revved up on all the energy around her, similar to being constantly amped up on caffeine, and her physical system finally broke down. It took her years to recover her health. As a Projector, it is vitally important for you to learn to manage your energy wisely.

Patience is an essential thing to learn because you can only have a really powerful impact in your life when you have been first recognized, and then invited into activities. Ideally being invited implies that you are being recognized for your talents and qualities and being encouraged to join in as an active participant and potential guide.

Invitations can come in many forms. Sometimes the nicest invitations come with gold embossing and beautiful script, with your name clearly printed: “We request the pleasure of your celebrate.......” “etc.,” because these invitations are very clear, personal and lovely, and you can examine and admire them at your leisure without doing anything about them until the RSVP date. Inherent within formal invitations may be the understanding that you are being recognized for your unique qualities; that is why you are wanted at this event!

However, life calls Projectors in many different ways, and some invitations can be much more subtle. If you find yourself at a party and someone keeps looking at you with a look that lingers just a bit and a juicy smile, you may feel invited into a bit of a romantic exploration! Regardless of whether they be formal or more casual; obvious, or implied, it is important for you to recognize the invitations that truly resonate for you. It may be flattering, but does the invitation resonate with you? Is that person at the party tuned in to something special about you? Well, you certainly have enough of an invitation to go find out!

Projectors are receptive to attune to everything going on around them and are often hungry for any “invitation” to take part in any and all activities. We can’t emphasize enough that although it may be exasperating to wait, you need to wait for invitations that align you with those sources of energy that bring you personal fulfillment.

You might try to convince yourself to do things, or to try and join in with others as though you are automatically included. Your mind can make very convincing arguments as to exactly why you should participate in something, but it is important that you pay attention to find out if there really is an invitation to you. If not, life has simply not called you to participate! If you insist on jumping in, you can get run over by the very bus you are trying to get on. You can get rejected, become bitter and unhappy, or you manage to elbow your way in to participate, but while engaged there, you can miss one of those very special opportunities that life has for you while you are off doing something else.

Now you might say that Projectors, like anyone else need to get things done, and this is true, but you have a very particular way to engage successfully with your endeavors. Once you are energetically aligned, you have the means to guide and direct operations easily and can access all the energy you need. As a Projector, you become aware of those people in your life who are reliable in giving good invitations and those people or situations where getting an acknowledgment, let alone an invitation, is more difficult. Nevertheless, and like it or not, throughout your life, you are always in a situation of waiting; waiting for the right recognition and invitations. And, you may have found that getting just one of these ”right” invitations can open up doorways that sustain you for years at a time! If you think about it and consider the times in your life when things really worked out well for you, you will recognize that those activities started with a good invitation.

You have a kind of urgency to be recognized for your gifts and abilities, and you can quickly develop a sense of gloom or despair when you appear to be passed over or ignored. When you allow yourself to learn patience and the humility to concede that not everything requires your direct participation, then you can relax and be energized and prepared to join into what is really important for you.
“How long does that take?” you might ask, and the answer is, “Be available, be ready!”

As the name suggests, as a “Projector”, you silently, yet constantly project out an energetic image of who you are and what your gifts are. Everyone else, in their own way, picks up on these projected images and either interacts with you in some way or passes by. The beauty of your Design is that it naturally, automatically and continually projects energy that silently calls for the right invitations. It is reliable. Your unique being, talents and abilities will be seen by others and you will naturally be invited to participate. Trust that life will find you.

Once someone engages with you, recognizes and invites you, then you have access to their energy to help steer and guide it. People will very much come to rely on you for this. When you withdraw your attention from whomever you’ve engaged with, they can feel momentarily confused, dramatically ignored or even abandoned, as though a cord has been cut tying you together. It can be quite a shock for them. So, you, as a Projector have an important responsibility to be clear in your commitments and particularly when and how you engage and disengage with people and projects.
Let’s look at the strengths and relative limitations of your Design:


• You lack sustaining energy and must either rest frequently or rely upon others to provide it.

• Your longing to be recognized can be misunderstood by you and become a motivation in itself to insert yourself into possibly unfruitful activities or relationships.

• The society we live in does not embrace waiting for invitations, but rather urges you to act, act, act!

• You can be very clear in how energy can best be used, and enormously resourceful.

• You link people, places and activities together, giving much needed, and hopefully appreciated direction to others.

• You have a flexibility that most energy types lack, allowing you to maintain several interests and activities simultaneously.

When you sense clear recognition and invitation, you are given direct access to guide and ride the energy of all manner of projects and endeavors. In the time before this acknowledgment and invitation takes place, it’s a good thing to patiently watch out for your cue. There’s no need to be trying to second-guess when an invitation is coming, but be alert for all possibilities, and in the meantime, relax and enjoy your life!

written by Chetan Parkyn and Carola Eastwood

Human Design: Profiles

For more detailed information on Profiles, you can click here Angle Introduction. Or here I-Ching Deep Six.

There are twelve different profiles in the Human Design system. We derive profile from the lines of the gates in your conscious and unconscious Sun sign. The Sun sign is the first sign on a chart under the "Design" and "Personality" columns. Profiles tell you about major life themes that you will encounter, and they illustrate another way in which your personality interacts with the world. Everyone comes into the world with a specific profile and purpose. Knowing your profile can help you see some of the themes that you will encounter as you move toward fulfilling your purpose.

Each number in a profile has a specific meaning. The first number in your profile is an element of your personality that you will be consciously aware of. The second number in the profile may be unconscious and more hidden from you.

The twelve different profiles are derived from the six possible lines of a gate. Each of these six lines represents a different archetype or style of behavior. Your profile can be thought of as an explanation of your conscious and unconscious archetype and the themes associated with that archetype. Here are the definitions for each of the profile lines.

Line 1 - Investigator
Line 2 - Hermit
Line 3 - Martyr
Line 4 - Opportunist
Line 5 - Heretic
Line 6 - Role Model

The twelve profiles are combinations of two of those lines (conscious and unconscious). Here are the twelve profiles:

1/3 Investigator Martyr
1/4 Investigator/Opportunist
2/4 Hermit/Opportunist
2/5 Hermit/Heretic
3/5 Martyr/Heretic
3/6 Martyr/Role Model

4/6 Opportunist/Role Model
4/1 Opportunist/Investigator
5/1 Heretic/Investigator
5/2 Heretic/Hermit
6/2 Role Model/Hermit
6/3 Role Model/Martyr

A Human Design Analysis can tell you in great detail what types of themes you can expect to encounter in your life based on your specific profile.

-You know, I don't think I've ever met a 2/5....wonder if they stay in more than I do, since they have the paraniod 5th line? I'm a 2/4, but I'll come out of my bubble for an opportunity.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Human Design: Generator Strategy

This is from the free report section of Human Design For Us All. By Chetan Parkyn

You will notice your Rave Chart has a red square center in the lower middle of the chart. This means your Sacral Center is activated. Your defined Sacral Center is literally the generator of Life Force Energy that propels you to energize all aspects of living. You produce pure life-force energy within you every moment of your life! It may surprise you to know that not everyone has this capacity. What does this mean for you? Well, one thing we know for sure is that you are an enormously busy person, always ‘on”, ready for action from daylight to dawn! The great question for every Generator, is, “to what and to whom shall I commit this indefatigable energy?”

Your life force energy is not a manifesting energy, and is therefore not designed to commit to anything and everything wholesale. As a Generator, yours is a responsive energy and herein lays your dilemma: Yes, you have a great resource of energy, but no, you cannot unleash that energy wholesale towards anything and everything and automatically expect to find fulfillment..... You are almost guaranteed to find frustration and exhaustion unless you are really careful in how you utilize this energy.

With your Generator Design you find that once you commit yourself to someone or something, you are compelled to finish what you started. If you jump into an endeavor and later find that it does not suit you, it is often too late to change, and you discover that you must complete, or at least attempt to complete, what you started. Quitting, for you, is never a good option. In fact, you never like to quit, never give up, and never surrender. From dawn to dusk and into the night, you keep on “keeping on”, until sometimes you literally collapse from exhaustion. You have the most amazing sustaining energy! No one, except other Generators can hope to keep up with you. Think of Madonna, and you will begin to get the idea. If you are not experiencing this continued pulse of life force energy compelling you into action, it can only be because you are physically no healthy, or you have been conditioned since childhood to live in a way that is counter to your natural energy, and you have depleted yourself. Knowledge of your Human Design can help you to regain your vital spark.

The greatest, most important, and most constant question for you is, “How do I know when to commit my considerable energies?”

There are two options in the way you complete your day: One, when you put your head on the pillow and say: “I’m exhausted, burned out, finished....I don’t even know why I bothered getting up today. Nothing worked out satisfactorily. It was all one gigantic hassle........just shoot me!”

Or, two, when you put your head on the pillow and say: “I’m exhausted but exhilarated! Wow! What a day! All kinds of things happened, I’m tired, but I’ m really complete and fulfilled with everything.” Once you comprehend the workings of your Design correctly, you will continuously experience the second scenario.

Think about the implications of this in your life for a moment... if you continually commit to activities and people who fail to bring you fulfillment, how happy will you be in life? How fulfilling will your work be over the years? Your relationships? The secret to a life that works lies in making right choices. It all really comes down to committing to the right situations and interactions in your life.

So, how do you know to what and to whom to commit your energy? Here’s an important Key for you: Although you may not be aware of it, as a Generator, you have one of the most amazing inbuilt guidance systems that Existence has provided for anyone: that of the Sacral or “gut” response! This “gut” response comes from the lower belly and can either come in the form of a sound, or can be experienced as an internal rising or falling of energy that happens in response to whatever life offers you. The sound can be heard “Uh-huh!” (“Yes!”) or, “Un-un!” (“No!”)

The gut response can come in a natural way to someone asking you a question to which there is only a “yes” or “no” reply, for instance: “Can I ask for your help with something?” Or, “Do you want to go out with me?” Or, “Would you like me to prescribe you this medicine?” Such questions have an implied “yes” or “no” response.
Your gut response can also come in reply to an inner musing as to whether to commit yourself to something or not. For instance, if you are sitting in a restaurant, looking down a menu and sensing an inner, “ uh-huh!” gut response to something being offered there, that may be the healthiest and most satisfying thing for you to eat; or glimpsing a photo of Hawaii and having a huge gut response:“Uh-huh!” indicating a clear energetic interest in a potential vacation.

Your Sacral Center has a response mechanism that comes from the lower belly. Life Force has its own intelligence; it knows exactly what is right for you and what is not. It is a pure energetic response. It does not involve itself with philosophy, politics, religion or anything outside itself. Your sacral response is pure, raw intelligence that you were born with. But, it is an intelligence that, from an early age, has most likely been diverted through conditioning. You might have been told, “Don’t make those noises, use words!” or, “Think about what you are doing!” or “come on, it will be fun!” In this way, your amazing source of energy has been diverted towards things that for the most part do not suit you at all.

You have probably been put through a schooling process in which you were instructed to use your mind to make decisions, and this is just one way the natural intelligence of your Life Force has been bypassed. It is not that your mind is not clever, it is just that it is always split, it could choose one way or another, logical or otherwise. The thinking function is meant to register, access, and store data, but your wisdom and inner guidance cannot be found there. Your gut response is clear and decisive.

As a Generator you are caught in a potentially difficult situation: you have a continuous stream of Life Force energy available to you, but to date, you have probably become conditioned to work with people and ideals that do not necessarily bring you personal fulfillment. Now you can reclaim your own natural and direct relationship with Existence. Whenever something is offered to you, you have your own immediate gut response to tell you whether you have an energetic interest in it or not. So, if you have found yourself frustrated in life and earnestly seek to find personal fulfillment in everything you do, you are about to have your life changed for once and for all. Here is your instruction:

Pay attention to your gut response.

The very simple, yet profoundly important Key for you is, Wait until you feel a response! Your whole journey though life is fulfilled by paying attention to your gut response. “Uh-huh!” = “Yes!” or “un-un!” = “No!” These sounds give an instant clue as to whether to follow through with something or someone or not.

This sound is simply saying, either: “Yes, I have Life Force energy that is showing an interest for this endeavor.” Or, “No, this is not something that I will commit my considerable energy towards!” It is an instantaneous energetic (and not a mental) response that you might easily overlook. It is a process that your educated mind might say is way too simple, and yet it is wholly relevant for you.

If you are being confronted by something and you are not getting any gut response, simply wait! Maybe the timing is not right, or whatever is being offered is meant for someone else. Remember, you have spent your whole life committing to people and things simply because you have generated life-force energy to offer, not necessarily because you were going to be taken into experiences that bring you fulfillment!

Here’s a fascinating experiment: Try listening out for those people in your world who give you the chance to have a gut response to whatever they are offering before they expect you to commit to them. Whether it is “yes” or ‘no”, notice what happens when you follow your immediate gut response.

Alternatively, be alert for those people who unwittingly or not, bypass your gut response in order to try and get you to “work” for them. They might approach you with an intellectual question that you can easily answer but which does not allow you to get your gut response first to see if you have energy for it or them or not. Notice what happens in your life when you go along with something without having engaged your life-force energy. Not feeling very fulfilled?

Appreciate the non-Generator’s point of view: This may seem nearly impossible, but, can you imagine the sensation of not having the sustaining energy to do just about anything? Can you see how someone might try to persuade you to do everything for them, if they can somehow get you to commit yourself?

• People can take advantage of your seemingly limitless energy.
• Once you set your energy in motion it is difficult to switch gears, which can leave you energetically “stuck in a rut”. You can have a hard time stopping and relaxing.
• Current models in society do not support your trusting an innate “gut response”.
• Once you stop an activity, you can have a difficult time revving your energy back up – you will regularly need something to respond to in order to get going.

• You are literally a powerhouse, capable of sustaining energy for activities long past anyone else’s fatigue point.
• You have the simplest and most accessible avenue to your own truth and clear decision making.
• You are continually flooded with life force energy which, when you stop and tune into it, is blissful beyond description.
• By carrying the essence of life force energy with you, you seed the potential for accomplishment wherever you go.

Just because someone needs something, or because something needs to get done, it does not automatically mean that it has your name on it! Listen to your gut response, follow it, and set your world to rights. Watch how your appropriate interactions ripple into the world around you and everyone with whom you interact. Notice how fulfilled and satisfied you feel at the end of the day.
This one simple Key unlocks the true story of your life...the one you were meant to live!

Also, other people in your life are most likely Manifestors, Manifesting Generators, Projectors or perhaps even Reflectors, so it can be very helpful for you to learn about the nature of all five Types. When you read the charts of your family, friends, and associates to discover their Human Design, you begin to truly understand the significant people in your life, and how to best interact with their unique nature!