Human Design Analysis – A Beginner’s Guide

Decoding Your Human Design Chart - A Beginner’s Guide

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Are you wondering how to ‘decode” your Human Design Chart”? There are many layers to a Human Design chart and it can be overwhelming to know what to focus on first. This article explains how to discover your Human Design and the key things that you will want to understand FIRST

The Human Design Experiment 

  • Human Design is often referred to as the “Human Design Experiment”. This is because learning your energy type and design is just the beginning of an experiential journey. When we understand our energy type, strategy and authority we now have practical tools to experiment with as we move through life. In a perfect world, you will let your strategy and authority guide you, observe the outcomes, and the refine your approach as needed. This process of trial and error is the key to embracing your true nature.
  • Human Design is a self-awareness tool that you can leverage as you navigate through life and  “living your design” is an individual process. The idea is – the more you can lean into your strategy and authority, the more you will experience a flow and positive change in life. Navigating life will feel easier and you will experience less resistance.

How to Find Your Energy Type in Human Design 

  • Go to and go to “Get Your Chart”.
  • Input your birth details including birth day, birth time, and birth location.
    • NOTE – Information in the bodygraph chart is VERY sensitive to birth time so it is important to have an accurate birth time if possible.

Top 3 Aspects to Understand First

The first two aspects below are THE most important things to understand about your chart. In fact, this information is all you need to start living your design. When you learn to lean into your energy type strategy and authority, everything else in the chart falls into place.

1 – Learn Your Energy Type

  • The first and most important information you will learn when you put your information into the Human Design chart generator is your energy type. There are 5 possible Energy Types – Generator, Manifesting Generator, Manifestor, Projector or Reflector.
  • Once you know your energy type you will want to understand the following information about your energy type:
    • Energy Type Aura – how your energy shows up and how its characteristics.
    • Energy Type Strategy – this tells you HOW you will  attract the things that are meant for you into your life. Everything we want is ours – it is in an energetic holding pattern until we live in a way that is in alignment with our strategy. It is important to remember that everything you desire or are attracted is not a coincidence. They act as sign posts telling us where to go next.
    • Energy Type Signature – How you know you are “living your design”.
    • Energy Type Not-Self – How to know you are NOT “living your design”.

2 – Understand Your Authority

  • Authority in Human Design is also known as “intuition” or how you gain clarity to make decisions. Your authority is specific to your chart and there are 7 possible authority types – Sacral, Emotional, Splenic, Ego (or heart-centered), G-Center, Mental and Lunar (or No Inner) Authority.
  • Understanding HOW your intuition speaks to you is one of the most important things you can do especially if you have an interest in leaning into your human design. 

3 – Read About Your Profile

  • Your “Profile” in Human Design consists of two number (e.g., 3/5 , 6/2 etc.) and is your personality archetype. There is no action for you take but understanding your personality archetype makes it easier to accept yourself and not judge who you are.  It may also help remove any conditioning you may have had against and live in the flow of your archetype and embracing it.
  • Profile breaks down the way others see you, the way you see yourself, your path to wisdom, the way you interact with others and the way you show up in life.

Advanced Areas to Dig Into Over Time

  • Your Personality Sun Gate (70% of your energy)
  • Your Incarnation Cross (life purpose)
  • Your Activated Gates and Channels
  • Ideal Digestion, Environment and Strongest Sense

Related Articles

  • All Human Design articles on my site – CLICK HERE
  • The Energy Types in Human DesignCLICK HERE
  • Best Human Design Books and Resources CLICK HERE
  • Personality Sun Gate – CLICK HERE
  • Finding Your Purpose Through the Incarnation Cross – CLICK HERE

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