How Human Design Helped Me With Self Acceptance

June 6, 2023


I discovered Human Design in 2021 when @jadeastro, Black Twitter's resident astrologer (and SZA's), began tweeting about it. Intrigued, I clicked on the link she shared to look up my own body graph chart. After entering my birth time and place (which is important for accuracy), I discovered I was a projector. That's when everything started to click for me.

Human Design is a personality system that combines astrology, the I Ching, the Kabbalah, and the Hindu-Brahmin chakra system. It's not a belief or religious system, but it offers a unique personality analysis represented on a BodyGraph Chart.

At the time, I was burnt out after the first year of the pandemic, working on two presidential campaigns and a senate race. I was depleted and lacked the ambition I usually relied on to direct my next steps. Instead, I felt an innate desire to do nothing but sleep and wait. Society taught me this was laziness, but it wasn't something I felt I could change in that moment. What I really wanted was a career where I could be myself and share my insights and wisdom.

Finding out I was a Projector, which Human Design describes as an energy type that doesn't sustain consistent energy, made everything click for me. Projectors are here to guide, and by waiting for an invitation, you guide those who’ve asked for your guidance and recognize your wisdom. This way, you won't waste your limited energy on people who don't recognize you. I often didn't feel recognized, and I didn't always recognize my own gifts.

This knowledge was mind-blowing and made sense not only for my current situation but for my whole life. The key for projectors is to go where you're recognized, be part of a community where you're seen and recognized for your wisdom or expertise on a subject. Be free to research and do deep dives into something that interests you and share your findings with your community. By having your own knowledge and making others aware of it, invitations (such as job offers, speaking engagements, podcasts, and interviews) will start to line up. It's important to recognize yourself first, of course. Learning this flipped my world upside down in the best way possible – I realized that being myself was enough.

Human Design has five different energy types: Generators, Manifesting Generators, Manifestors, Projectors, and Reflectors. Each energy type offers a unique role that we all play in the universe. Manifestors initiate, Generators respond, Projectors guide, MGs respond and then initiate, and Reflectors hold up a mirror to all of us. Additionally, each of us has a different authority based on the nine energy centers in the bodygraph that gives us the strategy for decision-making. These Human Design authorities are emotional, sacral, spleenic, and self-projected. In summary, Human Design shows that listening to and trusting your body is the best way to make decisions for yourself. Simply trusting your gut (sacral), intuition (splenic), or sleeping on it (emotional) can help you make your own decisions and lead your own life.

Human Design is a tool to help you live your life with more alignment. It helps you move away from societal conditioning and instead live in a way that feels right to you. This is especially great if you're going through a stage of self-discovery and personal development. Follow your bliss and allow that to shape your life. If you'd like to schedule your own reading, click here.

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