If you’ve taken a couple minutes to poke around the Studio Seagraves website, you may have noticed something unique at the top of each of our team bios. For example, my bio reads “INTP ◦ Leo ◦ Manifesting-Generator”. You may already be familiar with the Myers Briggs (INTP) and have certainly heard of astrology (Leo), but what about Human Design (Manifesting-Generator)?
Human design uses principles from Kabbalah, I'Ching, the chakra system, quantum physics, genetics, and biochemistry to create a personal chart based on an individual’s birth date, birth time, and birth location. This chart, known as a BodyGraph, is essentially a user’s manual on how to live in sync with your true self. By following our unique Human Design, we are better able to make decisions that are in alignment with who WE are, rather than the influence of others. This leads to radical self-acceptance, a sense of true purpose, and the ability to reach our highest potential.
HUMAN DESIGN BASICS
After plugging in your birth information HERE at the Jovian Archive, you’ll get your human design chart... which requires a little know-how to decode. If you really want to dive deep, there are plenty of resources online that will help you do a detailed reading of your chart, but here are some of the basics to get you started.
The Human Design Type is the heart of the human design system. It identifies your role in the world, how you are meant to engage with others, and how you connect best with yourself.
There are four Human Design Types: Manifestors, Generators (including Manifesting Generators), Projectors, and Reflectors.
You can read more about each individual type HERE.
STRATEGY, NOT-SELF THEME, & INNER AUTHORITY
Each type is given a strategy on how they are designed to engage with life. When we act in line with our strategy, we are able to operate from a place of authenticity and ease.
On the other hand, our Not-Self Theme is what we will experience when we aren’t in alignment with our true selves, often because we haven’t followed our Strategy or made decisions that ignore our Inner Authority.
Our Inner Authority is how we are designed to make decisions. While we commonly think of decision making as a process that happens in the mind, Human Design believes that decision making has more to do with internal knowing than actual thinking. There are seven inner authority types, and each presents its own strategy for making decisions.
Read more on the Strategy, Not-Self Theme, & Inner Authority HERE.
While the Type, Strategy, Not-Self Theme, and Inner Authority are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the depth of Human Design (I haven’t even touched on the Profiles or Incarnation Cross!), understanding these foundational principles are a great place to start.
WHY WE CARE
Just like knowing your own Human Design will help you live in a more authentic way, learning others’ Human Design will make it easier to work alongside them. At Studio Seagraves, we strive to work in an efficient way that feels natural to our team. By using Human Design as a guide, we can better understand how each of our team members communicates, makes decisions, and operates in a work environment. Ultimately, this leads to more productivity without burn out so we can keep being creative and doing good work!
Interested in integrating Human Design into your workplace? We love this guide from The Fullest.
While some may consider systems like astrology or Human Design to be a little too ‘woo woo’ to be taken seriously, I’m always looking for new tools that can help me better know myself and live a more fulfilled life. Human Design is an in-depth look at who we are without the influence of others, and I’ve found that following my unique chart has allowed me to rest in the natural flow of my life, rather than struggling to keep up with the expectations of others.