“An instruction manual for ourselves”: What is Human Design?

Human design and its different types – we have already heard about this in the course of self-optimization & Co. But what is it all about? I talked to Sandra about it. She discovered Human Design for herself, trained further and now coaches other people to help them live their best life.

Dear Sandra, let’s start with a question that I’m sure many people have in mind: What actually is human design?
Human design is also known as the science of differentiation. Even though we are all the same, we are still unique.

The Human Design System, a synthesis of four ancient wisdom teachings – astrology, I Ching, chakra teachings and Jewish Kabbalah – helps us to understand our uniqueness. It is a kind of instruction manual for ourselves that helps us to understand ourselves better and also to better understand our loved ones.

We also talk about the neutrino theory. It states that neutrinos are emitted by the sun and give us individual abilities and characteristics that can be decoded by experienced human design analysts.

Human Design works with so-called charts. How are these created and what do they tell us?
A Human Design chart consists of a body graphic in the middle and rows of numbers with small planetary images on either side.

The series of numbers are based on the exact dates of birth and reflect the positions of the planets at that time.

As soon as these numbers are entered into the body diagram, centers and channels are created in the chart. They are created by connecting individual gates.

In the end, we see defined (colored) centers that are connected by channels and undefined (white) centers. Both give us insights into a person’s personality, special abilities and characteristics.

The charts are like individual instruction manuals that help us to understand how we function, make decisions and generate energy.

Human Design Chart example of racecar driver Ayrton Senna

What are the benefits of this “instruction manual”?
The Human Design System is particularly helpful for recognizing your own conditioning patterns and understanding yourself better. It acts as a kind of user manual that encourages you to rediscover suppressed strengths.

Among other things, living with an open G-center (white square in the middle of the chart) and longing for love and direction throughout your life can bring peace. In this way, you can experience that love and direction for these people arise along the way and are not fixed. It can strengthen your self-confidence to trust and follow your own intuition again.

Knowing your own chart provides a wide range of insights, for example about how life unfolds most easily for you, how best to enter into relationships and which decision-making process best suits your individual design.

Craving valuable insights about yourself? Sandra and the Human Design concept might be able to help you with that.

What types are there in human design?
There are four basic types in human design: generators and manifesting generators (approx. 70 %), manifestors (approx. 8 %), projectors (approx. 21 %) and reflectors (approx. 1 %).

However, this distinction is not intended to pigeonhole people. It is rather the case that each of these types has a specific aura, and this is accompanied by different behavioral recommendations – in human design, we speak of strategies. Generators, for example, are encouraged to react to life and follow their joy, while projectors should wait for invitations and recognition in order to feel successful.

Knowing your own type is an important building block for living in harmony with your own nature.

Now that I know what type I am, what should I look out for next?
After understanding your own type, the strategy is important. It shows how good decisions can be made. There are a total of seven different authorities that provide further insights.

Knowing your own type, strategy and authority is usually enough to be able to live and fully develop your own potential. This does not mean that there are no more challenges. They do exist and may continue to exist. But we then also know how to deal with them.

What else can I do with this knowledge?
Apart from type, strategy and authority, the Human Design System offers a variety of other aspects such as profiles, centers, a possible split definition, the life task (also known as the incarnation cross), nutritional recommendations, relationship dynamics and life cycle analyses.

It gives us deeper insights into relationship and family dynamics, but can also provide information about how we move in the business world according to our design.

There is simply a lot about personal development opportunities. Everyone can decide individually how deeply they want to delve into the diversity of the system. Type, strategy and authority are the basis that I would recommend to anyone interested.

In which areas of life can Human Design “help” me?
Human Design can be helpful in almost all areas of life by providing inspiration to recognize one’s own path and make course corrections. However, it is not a panacea; especially in health matters, you should always consult with experts. Ultimately, we should always follow our own intuition.

In this context, I find the story of a mother with experience in human design, for example, whose baby always got stomach ache when she gave him a bottle. She spoke to the doctor and he said that this was the case with some children. In the depths of the Human Design variables, she then found the information that her child could only digest food well when it was cold. So she tested pumping her milk and then feeding it later with a bottle. It worked. The stomach pains were gone. I would never go so far as to say that this always works. But it can be an option and if it doesn’t harm anyone, it can be tested carefully.

How did you come to work with Human Design?
I spent a long time looking for a system that would help me to express what I perceive in others and what I feel about myself. The Human Design System provided me with the right words and a visual representation. This is how exchange can take place.

After I received a reading myself, I began to live by my design and test it out for myself. Shortly afterwards, I attended the “Living your Design” course and practiced it for a whole year just for myself. Once I was convinced, I deepened my knowledge of the basics and the analyst training.

The versatility, accuracy and practical applicability of the system fascinated me more than any other system. Most other systems are based on what we have learned in the course of our lives. There’s nothing wrong with that. But I really like the fact that it’s about characteristics and abilities that we have inherited by nature. From my perspective, living the way we were meant to can make us happier than living the way others thought was good for us.

To what extent do you advise people on the basis of human design?
My coaching sessions focus on working with one’s own chart, developing and strengthening self-love and clarifying relationship and family issues.

My main aim is to understand the dynamics themselves, to be able to explain them and to help my clients strengthen the building blocks of ME, YOU and WE.

I also support mothers in understanding their children better and accompanying them with care.

Overall, I help with self-love, partnership, parenting and finding solutions to current challenges in family life together.

Thank you, Sandra, for the interview!

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