In this post, I discuss splenic authority at a high level.
What is “Authority” in Human Design?
- In Human Design, “authority” is how we gain clarity to make decisions.
- Think “BIG” decisions – not every little decision you need to make throughout a day. Big decisions = how important is it to you? For example, getting a new job or relocating to a new city.
- There are 7 different “authority types” in Human Design. Splenic 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 will generate a bodygraph chart that includes a bunch of information including your energy type, strategy and authority.
The Energy of this Authority
- Splenic hits “live” in your Splenic Energy Center and are your intuition. It is that instant knowing that something is right or wrong for you.
- In Human Design, your Splenic response is different than a “gut response”. (Gut responses live in the Sacral Energy Center – see also Sacral Authority)
How it Works
- The splenic center often communicates through an instant vibration that feels like a deep recognition that a course of action is definitely right for you. It communicates in the PRESENT and is a moment to moment thing. It will evolve over time.
- When something is NOT right for you, the instant vibration can be experienced as instant unease, a knowing that a specific course of action isn’t safe or right for you.
- The spleen energy center is like a cat – trust is important to building a relationship with this insightful energy center.
- When you receive your knowing in the now, acknowledge it even if you decide to NOT act on it.
- Your body might use the language of fear to communicate whether something is right for you or not. The trick is to decode what the fear messages mean or how they show up FOR YOU.
- The lesson learned through this authority is really one of tuning in with what nervousness, anxiety and unease FEELS like in the body, and start learning when the body is EXCITED but scared or truly fearful and saying RETREAT.
- If the feeling is “excited-nervous” that is a YES and you will need to push through the uncertain thoughts from your mind about what the future might bring.
- If the feeling is “icky-uneasy-nervousness”, that’s a NO and the body’s way of saying “this is not meant for you”.
- The key for Splenic Authority is to avoid overthinking and over-analyzing your splenic sensations as they’re happening. Don’t try to rationalize the decision in the moment. Save reflection for AFTER the action.
If you are curious about the other Authority Types in Human Design…
- Emotional Authority – LINK
- Sacral Authority – LINK
- Splenic Authority – this blog post
- Ego Authority – LINK
- G-Center Authority – LINK
- Mental Authority – LINK
- No Inner Authority – LINK