Mental Authority Explained

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Mental Authority Explained

In this post, I provide high level information on Mental Authority in the Human Design system.

What is “Authority” in Human Design?

  • In a nutshell, “authority” is the way we gain clarity to make decisions. When you are presented an opportunity or a choice in life – how do you know what the right decision is for you? How do you know if something is in alignment for you? Your Human Design Authority is how you achieve clarity to know the right path forward.
  • Authority is especially useful when you are making “BIG” decisions such as accepting a new job or relocating to a new city.
  • There are 7 different “authority types” in Human Design. Mental authority is one of them.

How do I know what my “Authority” is?

You can discover your Human Design Authority type for FREE by going to myhumandesign and putting in your birth date, birth time and birth location. When you put in this information you bodygraph chart that includes a bunch of information including your energy type, strategy and authority.

Mental Authority

Human Design Chart Meanings Library

  • For a list of all Human Design articles on my site – CLICK HERE

The Energy of this Authority

  • The energy of this authority lives in the Ajna (Mind) Center
  • Only Projectors will have this authority
  • The energetics of this authority is about observing the world around them and seeing what is the right thing to do.
  • This authority is all about your razor-sharp observations, opinions, and thoughts.

How it Works

  • Your Mental Authority calls you to have a deep reliance on your Ajna or Mind center.
  • Think about your mind as having two distinct sides. One aspect of your mind is designed to be logical, rational, and develop a perspective on things. The other aspect of your mind is designed to be intuitive. It observes, takes in information, and intuitively KNOWS when something is right for you or not.

Practical Tips

  • Mental Authority is not about making actual decisions from your Mind Center through logical thoughts and processes. It is about the intuitive “knowing” that pops up. For example, you just KNOW a specific course of action is correct for you but it doesn’t make sense. You don’t know WHY you should say yes or no to the thing but you know it is the right thing for you.
  • If you have this Authority, keep in mind that because so many of your energy centers are undefined (or open), you are vulnerable to the conditioning influence of others so you need to be a ruthless curator of the energies you allow around you.

If you are curious about the other Authority Types in Human Design…

  • Free Resource Library – LINK
  • Emotional Authority – LINK
  • Sacral Authority – LINK
  • Splenic Authority – LINK
  • Ego Authority – LINK
  • G-Center Authority – LINK
  • Mental Authority – this blog post
  • No Inner Authority – LINK

More To Explore

Human Design Profiles Explained
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Human Design Profiles Explained

The Human Design Profiles categorize individuals into 12 distinct profile types, each derived from the combination of Sun and Earth gates in their charts. These