Human Design Chart- Overview

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Human Design System Overview

This article is a high-level summary of the Human Design Chart.

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What is the Human Design Chart?

  • Human Design is a system that was created in 1992 by Alan Robert Krakower (aka Ra Uru Hu) and it brings together principles of The I Ching, Western Astrology, Kabbalistic Tree of Life, Hindu-Brahmin chakra system, and quantum physics to create a chart called a BodyGraph. This chart is calculated using your birth date, time, and place.
  • Human Design provides a guide on how we can live in sync with our true nature. The BodyGraph reveals what aspects of our energy type, skills, and traits we should lean into to experience flow and acceptance of our true selves.
  • Human design is an experiment. Lean into it and see what happens. We can always go back to our old ways!
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Human Design Chart

  • If you would like to discover your Human Design for free, go to and click “Get Your Chart”. The Human Design chart is created based on your birth date, birth time, and birth location.
  • When you put in your birth details you will discover your energy type which will be one of 5 different energy types. If you would like to learn more about your energy type see related articles below.
    • Generator
    • Manifesting Generator
    • Manifestor
    • Projector
    • Reflector

Human Design Energy Types

  • In Human Design, Energy Type is the first thing that identifies someone – sorta like a sun sign in astrology.
  • Think of the “energy type” as the science of the aura. It is how we are designed to use our energetic body to get us to where we are supposed to be in this life.
  • Energy type tells us how we are supposed to be exchanging energy with the world around us.
  • Everything in life is an energetic trade between people and opportunities with the universe or higher power.
  • Human design says that each energy type has a specific way it is supposed to be using the energy we do have.
  • When we use the energy incorrectly, this is when we encounter resistance, experience struggle, and/or put a lot of energy into things that don’t give us much back in return.
  • When we use energy and exchange it correctly, we eliminate the resistance. Things start to feel more effortless and the things that come to us are MEANT for us.
  • If you do nothing else in your HD journey just master your energy type – you don’t need to do anything else. Everything else in the chart falls into place.

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Disclaimer: Human Design is a very complex system and this description is not intended to be comprehensive.

Reference: Human Design: The Definitive Book of Human Design, The Science of Differentiation by Ra Uru Hu (paid link)

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