Human Design is an approach to understanding our energetic selves and purpose in life. Based on what its founder called “the science of differentiation,” Human Design synthesizes various past esoteric studies— such as aspects from the ancient I-Ching, Hindu chakras, Astrology, and Kabbalah— and integrates that wisdom with the understanding of quantum physics and modern genetics. Like astrology, it provides a personalized chart that serves as a map to each individual’s makeup.
Each person’s unique Human Design chart contains an intricately detailed map that details the specific variations— which make each of us the truly unique individual that we are. Typically, the first major component of your design identified is which of the 4 basic energetic types are you.
You are either a Manifestor, Generator, Projector, or a Reflector. There is an energetic strategy for each type – like a basic instruction manual for successfully navigating your life, giving you tools for being your best self and removing resistance. The following video offers a quick illustration of the basic concept behind these four types and how when we are each working in alignment with our individual type, together, we efficiently manifest our power.
So when it comes to energy awareness, Human Design provides a system that charts your energetic blueprint— including conscious and unconscious aspects— and how to interpret that chart to navigate your unique journey in alignment with your natural power and gifts. Like astrology, there are professionals who spend years studying this complex system to help guide individuals seeking to understand themselves better and successfully achieve their desires. Some people start by studying the basics on their own. If you’re interested in learning more precisely about what Human Design offers, check out my review of The Definitive Book of Human Design.