Don’t let your Human Design Chart define you.

My Human Design content is always written through my heretical + alchemical lens. It may or may not align with traditional HD views. And this post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking one of my affiliate links, I may make a commission. 

Your Human Design chart is packed to the brim with details about “you.” 

And, as a fifth line, I LOVE making Human Design as simple and as practical as possible. I can give you practices, affirmations, and step-by-step processes until the cows come home. My defined head and ajna literally think in worksheets and how-tos. 

And, my Human Design Gate 61 inner mystic self loves to use Human Design as a doorway into deeper healing, magick, and spiritual connection. I will always see the layers underneath. The connection to the mystery of Grace. The opportunity to BE unconditional LOVE for yourself and others. 

To see God, you have to have special eyes. Otherwise, you cannot bear the shock. ~ Neem Karoli Baba

But, I don’t actually recommend that you “try to” apply the information in your map. 

And here is why:

“Trying to” energy often has subtle undertones of shame, disempowerment, and attachment.  

The action of “trying” – in this context –  is often created from the belief that we are broken, flawed, wrong, or that we need to be fixed and that there is something we can do to be more worthy, lovable, or valuable. 

Anything pursued from that energy is just going to create more of the same in our lives. 

And that isn’t even the most important reason why. 

The most important reason is that your Human Design Chart, and my interpretation of it, aren’t OBJECTIVE truths. 

They are both SUBJECTIVE and may not be an appropriate lens for meaning-making and purpose in your life.

For me, Human Design, combined with my energy healing, coaching, and alchemical magick background, has expanded my sense of purpose and meaning. 

But Human Design isn’t meant to align you with the truths of my life. Or even the truths of Ra Uru Hu, the founder of the system. 

The aim of Human Design isn’t to surrender to any sort of external Truth; it is to surrender to your INNER TRUTH. 

And hear me when I say this:

I believe that EVEN IF you disagree with me. 

I can wax poetical, all day every day, about what this or that “means” in the chart. I can tell you what the “source material” says. I can tell you how I think of things differently than what the “source material” says. 

But even with my super deep, laser-focused, projector eyes, I can never ever KNOW, with any kind of certainty, what is true FOR YOU. 

My aim is always to help you see what is true for you. 

So, I don’t want you to “try to” make your life a living replica of your Human Design chart. 

Instead, what I recommend is “leaning into” what has already “shaken out” in the experience of your life, your context, your background, your experiences. 

For example, when I found out that I was a splenic projector with Human Design gate 57 in my conscious sun, it landed with such truth because I had already figured out that trusting my intuition, especially my NO, was critical to my well-being. 

I had learned lesson after lesson that ignoring my intuition was a recipe for almost certain disasters in my life. 

Or, seeing that I was a 5/2 profile was like the heavens parted and the angels sang because of my super fucking painful experiences with taking on the projection of others.

Many years ago, before I knew Human Design was even a thing, my therapist asked me:

If someone walked up to me with a truck of manure and said here, this is yours, would you take it? 

I replied:

I know that the answer is supposed to be no but I didn’t know how to stop taking other people’s trucks of manure. 

I have endless examples of this. 

The point is, when I started making changes in my life based on my Human Design, it wasn’t because my chart said so. Or some random stranger on the internet said so. Or some cute little meme on IG said so. 

It was because MY EXPERIENCE said so. What was in the chart AFFIRMED my experience and helped me lean in further, trust myself deeper, and believe in myself and my inner knowing more. 

But there are parts that don’t shake out as true for me.

I don’t take everything literally, the projector invitation for example. 

And also my head and ajna definition. It is often said that those with a defined head and ajna aren’t open-minded and that we have a fixed mindset. 

While I can be strong-headed as fuck and would mostly prefer to be right all the time 🤣, I am open-minded. I am willing to change my mind. I am willing to see things from a different perspective. 

And I’ve learned to dance in the unknown. I am willing to confront my shadows. I am willing to admit when I’m wrong.

Expanding the way I think about myself, life, and that thing that some call God has been one of my biggest assets in life. 

It is all a spectrum of potential. It is not black and white. 

So, yes, it is good to know that I might have a tendency to be hard-headed and I pay attention when that is happening. But I am also open to change and I surround myself with people who can call me on my shit with LOVE. 

But I don’t let “official keynotes” define me or my life. 

I define me. 

I don’t recommend that you allow your chart to define you, either. 

If you are “trying to” make your life match your chart…

…STOP. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. 

Your Human Design is JUST a door for going INSIDE yourself. 

GO INSIDE. 

That is where all of your answers are. 

And if you need deeper guidance and resonate with the way I think about Human Design, the Human Design Map is for you. It spells out what your chart says and gives you the “inner work” tools necessary for GOING INSIDE. 

Because, at the end of the day, that is what you are REALLY looking for when you are interested in HD. You are looking for YOU. Get your map here.