What Is Human Design

What Is Human Design?

It’s a logical system that brings together principles of The I Ching, astrology, Kabbalah, Hindu-Brahmin chakra system, and quantum physics. Your Human Design Chart, also called a BodyGraph, is calculated using your birth date, time, and place, to reveal your genetic design.

On the most practical level, Human Design shows you where and how to access your body’s consciousness as a decision-making tool, and ultimately, how to live as your true self. Human Design offers a map, or a manual, that indicates how you are unique as a person, and guides you in living in a manner that is in sync with who you are. When we live in alignment with our true nature, we begin to experience a level of comfort and acceptance for who we are, instead of chasing who we are not—and we’re able to live out our real purpose in the world.

“No one is broken and yet we run around trying to fill up the open places and seek to be what we are not.”

Note: Each and every individual is born with a design that is perfect for them. No one is broken and yet we run around trying to fill up the open places and seek to be what we are not. We all have our own mythology and purpose that we are designed to live out, our own gifts and magic we are here to bring to the world. These will unfold naturally when we are aligned with our mechanics.

What do you mean by mechanics?

The BodyGraph is a map of genetic code that shows how our energy is here to correctly engage in the world. Have you ever wondered if you are using your energy, and your life force correctly? When you look at your BodyGraph, you see how your energy is designed to “mechanically” navigate the world. Understanding your chart—in other words, understanding your own makeup—does not require that you believe in any other presence.

What is the intent of Human Design? How can it help people make decisions and move forward?

Human Design provides two main sets of tools, called Strategy and Authority. The BodyGraph shows you what your unique Strategy and Authority is (see the different categories below), and this information can help you to make the decisions that are most in line with who you are, which will ultimately lead you in the direction that is right for you. When we operate with our body’s natural energies instead of against them, we experience less resistance in our bodies and our lives. We live in an age of information overload, which can be both interesting and overwhelming at the same time. It can be a challenge to know how to move through the world, and what things to engage in. We can end up using our energy for the wrong things.

We also have a tendency to make decisions from our minds, bypassing our body’s unique intelligence. The mind can ponder many interesting and inspiring ideas that we can enjoy reflecting on. We can use it when sharing ideas and perspectives with others; it’s what Human Design calls an Outer (as opposed to Inner) Authority. Our minds, however, are not designed to know what is correct for our life. In Human Design, we say the mind is like the passenger in a car. Its correct role is to sit back and enjoy the ride, not compete with the driver (your body) for control of the steering wheel. The Human Design System’s tools help the mind to be comfortable in the back seat. Over time, as you experiment with them, your mind can observe (and enjoy) your life instead of trying to run it.

“We have all of these mental stories about how we cannot be ourselves. Just simply understanding how you are hardwired is so helpful.”

The Ancient Teachings:


The study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies is interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.

The I’Ching

An ancient Chinese manual of divination based on eight symbolic trigrams and sixty-four hexagrams interpreted in terms of the principles of yin and yang.

Hindu-Brahmin Chakra System

Energetic centers within the body where the physical and consciousness meet and each chakra (or is associated with different organs, glands, and other parts of the body). In traditional Hinduism, there are seven chakras, however, after the year 1781, there was a major evolutionary shift where humans transformed into being nine-centered beings.

Judaic Kabbalah

An esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism meant to explain the relationship between the unchanging, eternal God (the mysterious) and the mortal, finite universe (God’s creation).

The Scientific Knowledge:


The branch of science which deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.


The branch of science is concerned with the chemical and Physico-chemical processes and substances that occur within living organisms.

Quantum Mechanics

The branch of mechanics that deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of quantization of energy, wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, and the correspondence principle.


The study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.

The synthesis of these ancient teachings and sciences from different parts of the world is called Human Design. It’s a powerful, accurate, and beautiful system that lays out the blueprint for how to navigate your life. Although the system is a synthesis of each of these systems, Human Design is not any one of them. The system is bigger than the sum of its parts.