An Introduction to Human Design & How To Pull Your Chart


Let’s start with why you are here.

When people discover human design, they’re usually on a self-discovery journey. You may be a little obsessed with personal growth books, taking personality tests, signing up for courses and working with coaches. And you’re still searching for more.

You’ve wondered if there is more to you. If there’s something that will go deep into understanding who you are.

You may have wondered “Why do I always do that?” “What really drives me?” “Why can’t I get motivated to do things?” “Why do I feel so drained?” “What brings me joy?”

I’ve been there. I thought something was wrong with me. I thought I wasn’t enough.

I felt so misunderstood and disconnected from myself and others.

Even when I made decisions, I’d wonder why they didn’t make logical sense or why I felt like I was doing it wrong (or how others were doing it).

Now, imagine there’s a way you can truly understand yourself, down to your ideal environment and learning style. What if there was a way to know how you’re meant to express yourself, how to work with your emotions, or how you’re meant to make decisions?


Now an important disclaimer: this is not meant to be a step-by-step instructional manual. It’s not a system that tells you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and offer clear-cut answers.

It’s a system that’s meant to be experienced and lived. It gives you language for experiences you couldn’t understand before.

It’s a journey, but it’s worthwhile.

The people who have studied the system and interpret it in their own way (like me) are human as well and on the same journey so take interpretations with a grain of salt.

The system is meant to help you become your own authority. You interpret your own experience. You become your own guru.

The Human Design System is a synthesis of many different teachings and sciences. So, it’s not completely brand new information. It incorporates Astrology, Chinese I’Ching, the Tree of Life from the Kabbalah, the Hindu Chakra System, quantum physics, and genetics.

It was founded by Ra Uru Hu (born Alan Krakower) in 1987 through an unusual mystical experience. He dedicated the next 25+ years developing and teaching the system to the world.

Ra said, “At the very least people will get a sense of relief when they understand their design.”

That’s what I felt when I started to understand my own design. When people first learn about how they’re designed to live and work they feel seen, heard, and validated. It’s like “I knew this deep down inside, and I’m so grateful that there’s a language for it.”

The human design system is the science of differentiation. So every single person, even if they have the same exact birth info, will live their design differently.

It helps you to understand that no matter how much you have in common with others, you are your own person. You have your own experiences, thoughts, feelings, strengths, limitations, and perspectives.

Learning the system is a journey, and sometimes that may mean working with someone to help you understand how to approach the system. In the end, always trust your body’s wisdom over other people’s credentials and experiences.

As you learn about the details in the human design system, you’ll get access to everything that has ever compromised your desires, your drive, your functionality, and why you make decisions in the manner you do. The way you ebb and flow through life, friendships, relationships (including the one with yourself), career, spirituality, and most importantly, it’s a way to develop a true fascination, love and acceptance of who and what you are to the core of your being. 

With knowledge obtained from your personal Human Design, there’s no questioning yourself. You learn some of the following: 

  • What your conscious mind is “tapped” into and expressing to the world
  • What your unconscious mind attracts or delegates “behind the scenes”
  • What areas you’re influenced by others’ energies and here to gain wisdom in
  • What your natural superpowers are and how this impacts others
  • Your life purpose 
  • What can trigger you
  • What your shadows are
  • How transits can influence you

You can be the same type or profile as someone else, but deep down, you are truly special, unique and amazing!

A few reasons why one can benefit from learning the human design system:

  • Learn how to navigate your relationships with all human design types
  • Understand your working and learning style 
  • Work with your strengths and understand your limitations so you stay in your zone of genius
  • Know when you’re in or out of alignment and how to shift your energy
  • Understand the outside influences of planetary transits that can impact your energy and mood
  • Become your own authority in making decisions without outside influence

And because I’m still new to my experiment, I’m still learning how impactful this system can be (Ra was a Manifestor and Manifestors are here to create impact).

Are you ready to get started?

In order to grab your free Human Design chart, you need the following information:

  1. Birth date
  2. Exact birth time
  3. Birth place

You can get your free chart from the following websites:

  1. Jovian Archive
  2. myBodyGraph

If you get conflicting information, check if the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) is accurate. If you don’t know your exact birth time, you’ll need to obtain your birth records from the hospital or town you were born in, or work with an astrologer to figure out your closest birth time based on life events, or use a time rectification app online like I did.

The reason you need an exact birth time is because there are planets that move more often than other planets, which can influence which gates and channels become activated in your chart and can change your authority or type!

Now that you’ve pulled your chart, what’s next? How do you read it? Where should one start? I will explain all of this in the next blog post: HOW TO READ YOUR HUMAN DESIGN CHART.

I will forewarn you though, there may be something in you, we’ll call it “The Shadow,” that may want to take some of the information provided and try and convince you that there are flaws, or negative connotations to anything in your design… and to that I state, how can a sperm cell that had a 1 in 400 million chance of reaching that egg, surviving through fertilization, implantation of your soul, and 2020 (!!!) be flawed in any way?

You are exactly where you need to be, who you were always meant to be, and exactly as you are, which is perfect in your design. 

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