April 12, 2024

Manifestation by Design

There is often a misconception when people are introduced to Human Design that only the Manifestor type can manifest. But that is simply not true. We can all manifest if we do it by our design. A basic rule of thumb starts with the strategy of the type. Manifestors manifest by informing who they impact, Manifesting Generators manifest by acting, responding etc., Generators manifest by responding, Projectors manifest when they are invited and Reflecrtors manifest when they reflect.

As you start to understand more about the high level strategy you can begin to fine tune it even more. For example, if you are a 1-3 profile you are designed to manifest a particular thing, when you have a foundational understanding and you have experienced enough to make it work. If you are a 5-2 profile you have the opportunity to manifest when you draw people in. If you have the leadership gate, gate 7 then you are designed to manifest while leading. So there are many factors built into your design that effect how you manifest.

In addition to aspects like profile and gates you should take a closer look at the Throat center. After all in Human Design all expression comes to the surface in the throat. The connections you have there can influence how much initiation will work for you. If you are a true Manifestor type then you can initiate a lot. If you are a manifesting generator then you can initiate some but it typically works better to initiate by response. If you have a defined throat and are a projector then there maybe certain things you can initiate but usually it will work better to initiate after invitation. Lastly if you have an open throat then your manifestation will be best by invitation, response or reflection.

Here are charts for Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump, 2 people who have done a lot of manifesting. (Click on image for Larger image)

The 5 Types and Strategies

There are 5 types within the Human Design System and these are:

  • Generators
  • Manifesting Generators
  • Projectors
  • Manifestors
  • Reflectors

Chart data comes from a study by United Life Sciences

Each type plays a critical role in the interaction of the human species. Generators and Manifesting Generators have powerful internal motors to churn out work, Projectors have vision and projective energy to guide, lead and manage, Manifestors are stirring the pot, creating and initiating action to create and manifest new things. Reflectors act as a mirror to society to show us how and what we are doing. If everyone on this planet lived their type and strategy of the design they were given, there would be a lot less struggle and discontentment in the world.

Generators – The Generator has the Sacral motor, the most powerful motor in the Human Design system. This is consistent energy. The motor turns on each morning and runs all day until it burns out at night. The Generator is here to do work. This can be manual work and or creative work and the energy is there to work for long periods of time in a sustained manner. The motor burns out each night and is recharged at night to begin a new each day. The motor needs some degree of physical production to help it burn out by the end of the day or it may be restless at night. This can interrupt sleep and the recharging process. For the Generator there can be many types of work, the trick is to find work that is inspiring.

Generator Strategy Wait to respond

As a Generator in this world, there is a constant array of things to respond to. The world is like a pinball machine and it is the generating energy that bounces the ball around. For the Generator, the trick is to wait until the “ball” comes “to your flipper” or within reality. It is easy to get drawn into pushing forward to force things to happen. That is often the motto in our world, “Just Do it!” The Generator in pursuit of the bigger things in life you can, “Just do it!”, as long as they are responding to something in their reality. It should be more direct then just seeing it on TV, and the more concrete it is in your reality the better. This is where the Generator intertwines with the Law of Attraction. For example, a Generator sees an ad on TV for training to start a new career in life coaching. The next day in a conversation a friend mentions that they are good at coaching people. At this point the idea of life coaching has become more concrete within their reality. It is more of a concrete situation for the generator to respond to. Not necessarily to the point of dropping everything they are doing but at least enough to investigate the coaching opportunity at bit more. Ultimately, for the Generator it must feel like the right thing to respond to in their core, at the center of their being. A Generator that follows this strategy of response will be much more successful then trying to push to make things happen or trying to respond to everything that comes their way.

Theme: Frustration

Manifesting Generators – The Manifesting Generator, like the Generator has the powerful sacral motor that provides consistent energy everyday. This is sustainable energy to work and produce. This production can be manual or creative in nature. It is the consistency and duration that sets the Manifesting Generator and Generators apart from the rest. The difference from a generator is that the Manifesting Generator has a defined and motorized throat. The throat is motorized by energy flowing in a defined channel or series of channels from one of the four centers that are motors. The 4 motor centers are the Sacral, the Will, the Solar Plexus and the Root. This motorized throat adds a degree of initiative and creative energy to the power of the Manifesting Generator. It also adds a degree of speed to the energy. Some Manifesting Generators are very quick to act and respond and get bored if there is not enough going on. Their Manifesting energy is at times pushy and pushes them into thinking they are a Manifestor. They are not a Manifestor, they are a Manifesting Generator.

Manifesting Generator Strategy – Respond, envision, reprocess, inform, act Much like the Generator, Manifesting Generators need to respond to events and occurrences in their reality. The difference is the Manifesting Generator can push the gray area of initiation a little bit. In some situations they may respond, repeatedly so quickly that it appears more of initiation than a response. But to truly maximize the energetic return they need to be responding. Take job hunting for example. A Manifesting Generator has much better odds responding to occurrences in their reality than pounding the pavement or hawking the classifieds. An occurrence may be a mention of an opportunity by a friend or from a social network connection or it could be training seminar promoted at a local store. For a Manifesting Generator it is these threads within their reality that create the optimal energetic exchange when responding with the proper intentions.

Theme: Frustration

Projector – The Projector is here to mange, guide, direct and lead. They are here to project thoughts, ideas, patterns, solutions and inspiration. Like a movie or overhead projector, this energy is outwardly expressed to society and the universe. It lights the way to a more organized or better way of doing things. The Projector does not have the sacral motor so their energy is not sustainable for work over long periods of time. They need to rest and take breaks. A projector is best suited to work a flexible schedule that allows for this rest, and perhaps even an afternoon nap. The Projector should go to bed half an hour before they intend to sleep in order to discharge the sacral energy that they have picked up and amplified during the day.

Projector – wait to be invited

The Projector must be invited in order for the energy to flow properly. How many of us have had the experience in a group or social situation when someone starts guiding and directing and everyone is thinking “Who invited you (to be the boss of me?)” It is this dynamic that requires the Projector to participate by invitation. The invitation can be formal, informal or implied but it is critical for the energetic exchange that it is there. The invitation is needed for employment, to participate in a group discussion, play on a sports team or even as part of dating. The people in the life of the Projector can help aid and orchestrate the invitations a Projector receives.

Theme: Bitterness

Manifestor – The Manifestor is here to create, initiate, and manifest. The manifesting energy is quick and flows to the throat center through channel(s) from one or more motor centers within the design. The throat center is all about the creative and initiative expression. The Manifestor uses this energy to create opportunity for themselves and others. As a society we depend on the Manifestors to get things started or get things going. Once initiated, it is the other types, Manifesting Generators, Generators, Projectors and Reflectors, that come in and help the creation of the Manifestor to truly manifest.

Manifestor StrategyInform before you act

The manifestor energy is fast and that is the beauty and the flame in the creative process. To take time and explain in the midst of this process is a hindrance and annoying to the Manifestor. However, the Manifestor is reliant on an influx of energy from the other types once the initiation or initial manifestation has taken place to have the desired effect or take the manifestation to a higher level. Therefore the Manifestor must inform before acting to keep the energy flowing around them and their actions. A Manifestor that does not inform creates a vacuum isolating themselves from the dance of the others energies.

Theme: Anger

Reflector – The Reflector is the mirror of the energies and actions within society. A Reflector has no defined centers. All of the centers in the chart are white. They are like crystals able to amplify and reflect the energies around them. Reflectors can be highly sensitive to their environment. Reflectors do not have sustainable energy. Because of their open design they are significantly influenced by the energetic gates created by the cycles of the moon.

Reflector Strategy – Simply wait 28 days

The strategy for the reflector is to ride their lunar cycle and make the big decisions only after experiencing their full 28 days. This can pose difficulty for the reflector, yet understanding this in many cases can provide relief. They may have struggled finding consistency in their changing nature. The reflector will be very sensitive to their immediate environment due to their openness, and certain energies of people may unduly influence their decisions. The reflector should look at having a lunar reading of their human design to identify the cyclical augmentation to their definition as the Moon passes through gates that add definition to their charts.

Theme: Disappointment

Much of the Information contained within is from the teachings of:

Karen Curry of karencurry.com

Ra Uru Hu of Jovian Archive Corporation

*The percentage data used in Chart data comes from a study by United Life Sciences

Document Copyright 2008 – AngelicBlueprint.com

Manifesting Generators – Why So Busy?

Manifesting Generators are 1 of the 5 types in the Human Design System and make up 35% of the population. These people are busy by nature. Often they are multi-taskers and they get bored just doing one thing. The Manifesting Generator or Man-Gen is here to do things and they have a lot of energy to do it!

To be a Manifesting Generator you need two things. First you need a defined the Sacral Center. The Sacral center is the most consistent energy in the System and with a defined Sacral it makes you a Generator. Secondly you  need motorized energy that connects through a channel to the throat. There are 4 motor centers in the Human Design System. They are the Sacral, the Root, the Solar Plexus and the Heart/Will centers. If you have one of these that is defined and there is a channel connection(s) from a motor center to the throat you are a Man-Gen.

So what make the Man-Gen so busy? The throat is all about expression of energy. With motorized energy having a direct connection to the throat it can be expressed in many ways, even simultaneously. In addition, Manifesting Generators have a quickness about them. The motorized energy to the throat can also be quick and be initiating like a true Manifestor. So the Man-Gen straddles the line between the Generator, who is here to do, and the Manifestor who is here to spark and initiate. The Man-Gen works best by following a strategy of rapid response. They get something to respond to and respond quickly often in a chain of succession.

Sometimes the Man-Gen is fooled into thinking they are a Manifestor. This can be a trap as the Manifesting Generator will have more success manifesting if they manifest in response to things in their reality because ultimately they are not true Manifestors.

Here are some charts of Manifesting Generators. Notice the different pathways that the energy can get from a motor center to the Throat.

Reflectors – Mirror, Mirror

Reflectors make up less than 1 % of the human population. Yet they are here to play a vital role. Their design is unique in that none of their 9 centers are defined. If you look at their chart, (see below), they are but a ghost of a design with all their whiteness. The truth is that they are our mirror, designed to be extremely empathetic and understand humanity in a deep way, and give the rest of us a reflection of where we are at, and how we are doing in life.

Since reflectors have an open design they are heavily influenced by the energy around them. The people, the places and the events they take part in, are going to deeply impact their energy and sense of being. With any open center, the energy from around can be amplified and experienced in unlimited ways. The reflector can become wise about energy because they experience all the flavors of the rainbow. With emotions they can experience the extremes from sadness and depression to hilarity and ecstasy. With will power they can experience the subtle finesse of someone trying to get their way and the brute force of “I want it my way, now!”.  They can experience the revved up energy in a room full of generators and the clam serene of a peaceful mountain top. Their experience can take on all these dimensions yet the underlying theme is going to be inconsistency.

Because of their openness they will intensely experience these energies when they are around and then the energy will dissipate when they are not around. The reflector may have difficulty making decisions because in the moment their is the energy to do something and then it is gone. In another moment they are identifying with a workshop they want to take and then that identification fades. The key for the reflector is becoming wise about the energy that surrounds them. If they are with a Generator it may be a good time to get that project done. If they are with a Manifestor it might be time to start something. If they are with someone who is oppressive or overbearing they need to shield themselves. The reflector has openness for wisdom but it can also be a vulnerability.

Additionally reflectors are heavily influenced by the moon. The moon makes a pass through all 64 gates of the I’Ching about every 29 days. As it activates each gate, if this gate activates a channel in the reflectors design, the reflector becomes defined in certain centers. While this definition only lasts for about 10 hours, they are defined and they can take on the characteristics of the type associated with that definition. They can become or feel like a Projector, Manifestor, Generator or Manifesting Generator. This is a cyclical pattern that they will experience over and over again each 29 day cycle. It is therefore useful for the reflector to look at that pattern as they can begin to understand how this cyclical energy impacts them and how to potentially use it.

Below is a chart of a reflector and 6 snapshots of the impact of the moon within their 29 day cycle.

Guide and Lead Us All Yee Projectors

Projectors in Human Design are here to guide, lead, manage and direct us. They are here to Project the way. They have an energy configuration that is very open so they can take in the energy from the world around them and project it out to help guide us all. Projectors make up about 20% of the population,  so with 1 manager in every 5 people that’s a pretty good ratio, almost like somebody had a plan. 😉

 However we are all not always open to being guided. Especially if that guidance is coming from our 6 year old child. So projectors can face an uphill battle find their place to do the guiding and leading they were designed at birth to do. The  hierarchy of our schools and authoritarian institutions are not necessarily receptive to direction from junior members. A teacher does not always smile upon correction or direction from their students.  When a projector child enters the work place world there again they may struggle as they will typically be give n a full course meal of listen, follow orders and don’t rock the boat.

This is one group of children and adults that thrive at alternative schools and businesses. The authoritarian model is non existant or less dominate giving the projectors more of an invitation to express their inner design.

So what is a projector to do? It is so simple.  The projectors strategy is Wait to be invited. But the waiting can be hard and invitations do not always come so easily. So while the theory is simple it is not always so easy or painless to follow.

Why is this strategy important. Think about some group situations that you have been. Typically, in the cases where the leader is invited, like being elected or appointed by their peers,  their is a more harmonious relationship between the group and the members. In our other experiences, where we are assigned a teacher, assigned a manager the road may have been less harmonious. In fact in a lot of the stereotypical work place situations the “I hate the boss” mentality prevails or is at least near 50%. Even in politics, in a close or hotly contested election, there is a large percentage of the population that holds some resentment because they did not invite that person to be President. In a lopsided victory there is less resentment because a clear majority feel they have invited this person to be president.

So with this knowledge I invite you to help yourself, help your friends and help your family. If you are a projector look for invitations in your reality. Not out on TV or the Internet but in your life, in spoken,  written or physical form. They may originate out in the ethosphere but let someone say to you I think you should try that school or I think you should apply for that job, you would be good at that. If you are not a projector but have a projector friend. sister or child INVITE THEM! When your 6 year old starts telling you how you could save time preparing dinner, invite them to tell you all about it instead of ignoring them.

Invitations are a projectors key to empowerment. If you invite the projectors around you everybody wins.

Manifestors Amoung Us

Manifestors are here to be the creative spark to the flame of creation. This is quick energy. It needs to embody that creative juice and flow. They strike and something happens, something is initiated, something is kindled.

But Manifestors don’t function in a vacuum. They get things started but they need Generators, Projectors and Reflectors to get the thing of the ground. If we are talking a high tech product or idea the Manifestor sparks it but the Generators come in and do the work guided, lead and managed by the projectors. The Reflectors lend reflection to give feedback on how things are going.  At least that’s the way it should work if we are all living our design.

So to make things happen beyond the first spark Manifestors must inform. That is their strategy. If the Manifestor does not inform, the people around the Manifestor don’t know to come and pitch in to get the thing of the ground. There is a delicate balance for the Manifestor between informing and doing. When you stop what your doing to inform it slows things down. Part of the beauty of Manifestor energy is the quickness. That quickness is the spark of creation or initiation that leads to manifestation. Without the quickness there is not as much spark and without the spark, the thing or the project might not take flight.

In Human Design what makes a Manifestor and Manifestor is to have a defined Throat center that is connected to at least 1 of the following 3 motor centers; the Will, the Root, or the Solar Plexus.  (There is a forth motor of course which is the Sacral but having this with a motorized Throat would make you a Manifesting Generator, not a Manifestor.)

There are so many aspects that make up design it can be misleading to stereotpye  the different types of Manifestors, but I do so in order for you to get a sense of the flavor of this energy.  What follows is a description  of  the underlying push of the energy for the three basic types of Manifestors.

Types of Manifestors

  Ego or Willful Manifestor

A Manifestor whose Throat is powered by the Will is called an Ego Manifestor. The Ego Manifestor will typically display some of that pushy energy associated with will power. “I want it”  or ” This is how I want it.”  Ego Manifestors can be driven to be on their own trip. Remember this channel from the Will to the Throat is about hunting and gathering. This design is possibly all about collecting the toys or material goods. We need stuff to survive.



Emotional Manifestor Chart

The Emotional Manifestor may have will energy but they also have the emotional wave which will control their manifestation. They have less clarity in the moment as they need to ride their emotional wave. They not only have to maintain the balance of informing but they also have to maintain the balance of acting and waiting for clarity. With any emotional design clarity only comes over time from riding the emotional wave to the high and low points. The net result is that this type of Manifestor is not suited to always act quickly. In all they will probably have less true manifesting opportunities than a pure Ego or Splenic Manifestor. Here are two charts, one with the Will connected to the Throat and one with no Will connection to the Throat.



Splenic Aware Manifestor

The third type of Manifestor is called Splenic aware. In this case a motor center connects to the Throat thru the Spleen. The Splenic aware Manifestor is empowered with the knowingness in the now that the Spleen provides. This is probably the quickest acting Manifestor. Their action will generally be on a more global basis and less on the “its about me” basis. This is because the energy can flow directly from the Spleen to the Throat or Spleen through the G/Identity to the Throat. In this configuration it is not flavored by the “me” of the Will center. It is more likely to find the Splenic Aware Manifestor acting in a more altruistic way.


Know Your Type

In May of 2009 I gave a Free Teleclass talking about Human Design and the 5 types. Listen to the class to learn your about your type and your strategy.

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