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The 5 Types and their Strategies
One of the foundations of Human Design is the component called “Type.” Depending on which centers are defined or not, a certain Type of energy emerges. Each of us is one of five possible types. These Types also have very specific Strategies for making decisions in life. The five Types are broken up into the following: Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector.
Before exploring the five Types in detail, I would like to explain some hesitancies which may naturally arise when using words such as “type” to describe people. When I first came across Type, I felt sceptikal because of the tendency for people to label and try to box themselves or others. Astrologers see this constantly when people refer to themselves as “a Gemini” or “a Leo” and believe their Sun sign is their identity. Yet, we all began astrology with the intrigue of Sun signs, and as we studied more, we realized the elegant complexity of astrology. Human Design works similarly. Types, although more insightful and instructive than Sun signs, are a necessary starting point to begin one’s experiment with living one’s design. Type, Strategy, and Authority are the reference points for all other factors in one’s bodygraph.
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Projectors represent about %20 of the population. Projectors do not have any motor centers defined, nor do they have the Sacral Center defined. Thus, access to the life force energy is really determined by a Projector’s engagement with Generators and Manifesting Generators. Since they do not have the Sacral fuel, Projectors are not designed to “work” at the same pace or consistency as the generating types. Rather, Projectors are built to study, be informed, and create, which gives them the tools and intelligence to guide and direct the generating types.
The Projector strategy is “to wait to be invited” in order to make key decisions in life, such as choices referring to career, relationship, or locations in which to live. When they are invited, then Projectors will be given access to their necessary energetic resources from those who invite them.
For instance, in the realms of work, Projectors often make wonderful counselors, coaches, or teachers because the Projectors knows that they have studied, that they are equipped to guide others. There is a certain ambition in Projectors to be seen for their gifts, not necessarily for their own ego fulfillment, but because their wisdom will actually aid the efficient and appropriate use of energy in those around them. Thus, the Projector may wish to travel and teach or lecture on their given area of expertise. But if they try to force their counsel or even their creative gifts onto a group of people or individual, it will often be rejected or ignored. Projector advice must be requested in order to actually be received by the other. Projector art must be appreciated in order to be recognized by a community or audience.
Thus, Projectors must patiently learn, study, and create in an unconditional way, doing what they love without huge expectations. They can let people know about what they are studying, teaching, or creating, and then naturally, the wise and focused aura of the Projector will become obvious and attractive to the Generators and Manifesting Generators seeking guidance. In this way, projectors are designed to get noticed.
Growing up, projectors need to be recognized as having special gifts and talents. These can be offered through special artistic education and through a keen and consistent sense of acknowledgment from parents and educators.
In relationships, projectors often approach relationships though the lense of a spiritual language, such as astrology. They are not designed to go out and “make” a relationship happen or try to continuously date. They live by the motto of following their own passions and heart, and that the “right person will come along if I continue to follow my own bliss.”
Rest and recuperation is essential for Projectors. They can not function at the same pace as the generating types and can be overwhelmed at times if living with a generating type or spending excessive amounts of time in highly energized environments, such as group housing or in the downtowns of cities.
What makes Projectors even more unique and helpful as counselors, coaches, managers, and guides for others, is that they have the widest range of possible authority. There can be Projectors who have Emotional, Splenic, Ego, or Self Authority. This means that this population empathically connects with many segments of society, which assists Projectors in guiding the other types into deeper self-awareness and healthier decision-making.
Barack Obama, seen above, is an Emotional Projector with only two centers defined. Thus, he is a very open and permeable being, who must get away from his cabinet members, his wife, and all other stresses to allow his emotions enough time to settle and find clarity before making a key decision.
He can not only be influenced and conditioned by others but he is easily projected upon by others, as the voice of a community, or as a scapegoat. This is perhaps why he does not take a rigid stand on too many issues. If he did, it would likely due to the conditioning of others around him. Politicians who are more obstinate in their opinions and perspectives often have much more definition in their chart.
Other Projectors include J. Krishnamurti (Emotional) actor Brad Pitt (Splenic), psychological astrologer Liz Greene (Mental), singer Peter Gabriel (Mental), and Bob Marley (Self/G-Center)
An understanding of the Nine Centers is essential to interpretation of a Human Design bodygraph. Similar to the chakras, these nine centers represent primary energetic matrices, which also include specific biological associations such as glands and organs, in addition to their more purely energetic symbolism.
But why are there nine energy centers in Human Design instead of seven chakras? Ra describes this as the Aquarian mutation in our energy bodies, which began around the Industrial Age. Astrologers know that this was the time when Uranus was discovered, the first planet discovered with the aid of a telescope. This momentous experience began a new cycle in our consciousness, an awakening to the global village, and an emergence into an Aquarian Age, which is now reaching a new peak in the Information Age on the other side of the Mayan Calendar end date of December 21, 2012. Undoubtedly, we are wired different now, as are the new children, in the Internet Age, our consciousness has become more collectively self-aware, much more accelerated and interconnect, and these nine centers represent this evolving human paradigm.
A Summary of the Centers follows:
Motor Centers – energy for life
Sacral – energy to do, generate, procreative, work-oriented
Solar Plexus– emotional highs and lows, intimacy, desire, creativity
Heart/Ego – will, drive, promise, follow thru, defense
Root – accomplishment, timing, momentum, stamina, stress
Manifestation Center – express and bring forth energy
Throat – all energy from other eight centers moves toward here;
Pressure Centers – pressure to do/know
Root – Pressure to survive, accomplish, do, adrenaline
Head – Inspiration and Vision; Pressure to know, create, channel
Awareness Centers – body, mind, spirit consciousness
Spleen – sensual, immediate environment, health, instinct, intuition, primal, animal
Solar Plexus – emotional spectrum
Mental – ideas, concepts, knowledge, thoughts, beliefs
Self / Identity Center (G Center)
– sense of direction in life, how we feel guided, love, agendas or flows
*Learn more about what it means when Centers are Defined, Undefined, or Open in this article about Oprah Winfrey.
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This week marks both the beginning of a 3 week Mercury Retrograde in Pisces, and Wednesday’s New Moon at 15 Pisces, conjunct Neptune, the ruler of Pisces—doubly emphasizing the theme of the mystic poet, dreaming monk, psychic channel, and ecstatic dancer. This cycle invites you to express divinely inspired creativity as well as to explore your ability to give and receive compassion and unconditional love. Synchroncities should increase, tarot cards should unveil the mysteries, mythical, archetypal, and transpersonal studies will connect the soul to the core patterns of the collective unconscious.
Mercury Retrograde begins on the last degree of the zodiac, 29 Pisces Tuesday, and he turns direct on March 28th at 16 Pisces. With Mercury conjunct worldbridging shaman and wounded healer Chiron, this cycle asks us to consider the thresholds in our lives we are currently crossing. Like the end of any season, a season of our lives may be torn open now, a wound may have ruptured, to birth a new desire and find our original voice—our own unique path of repair.
March represents old man Winter, whose thin belly masks a hidden pregnancy, fertile with Persephone’s promise of floral return in Spring. Changes are fermenting. Some part of us is thinning, shedding, making space for a mysterious fruit to ripen. Piscean Mercury conjunct Chiron asks us to journal, to memoir, to collect the medicinal insight of the last few months, and even the whole last astrological year. We can also Vision Board the Spring Season or the remainder of the year and use principles of the Law of Attraction to magnetize an emergent reality we desire.
We all need to give ourselves what Julia Cameron describers in her book, The Right to Write. We need the time to go within and excavate, In your journal, ask:
At which threshold am I now standing? At this time in my life, what am I leaving and Where am I about to enter?
What is preventing me from crossing my next threshold? What gift or blessing would help carry me across this threshold? Ask your dreams and the Spirit -world for they will reveal the treasure you seek.
With Pisces/Neptune we have to watch the tendency to be distracted by fantasy, to swirl about aimlessly, to give in to apathy and nebulous confusion. We have to raise awareness regarding these shadows as well as excessive escapism or oversaturation in media.
Yet the right media in the right proportion can elevate our consciousness so has there been spiritual film, fiction, or poetry calling your soul?
One of the best ways of ritualizing this New Moon and Mercury Retrograde is to commit strongly to your meditation practice, since Vesta, archetype of devotion to the sacred, is also conjunct Neptune and the New Moon.
1. Imagine the body as completely hollow, a totally empty space, the void, able to receive all. Breathe deeply into this shunyata / void and experience the fullness within the emptiness
2. In Japanese Shintoism, all of nature is imbued with Kami – indwelling spirits. Recognize that Shiva – the Awareness in you – is the same Awareness in every being you perceive. Move through your day acknowledging the pulse of consciousness, the Kami, and divine spark in every thing, even those things, people, events your ego may find repulsive. Look with equanimity, with no preference, with acceptance and embrace of all as the same vibrating Awareness.
3. Deity Yoga – Envision a deity or Ascended Master that you connect with at this time. Picture every element of them as clearly as possible in your mind and begin to breathe with their body. If you know the mantra for the deity, then repeat this mantra and allow yourself to completely dissolve in the deity.
Meditation music for your journeys:
my albums –Samavesa, Sustain, and Islands, in Digital Mist
Talks by Zen Master DT Suzuki
Inspirations form Mythologists and Poets:
The works of Michael Meade; John O Donohue, David Whyte
“May the one you long for long for you. May your dreams gradually reveal the destination of your desire. May a secret Providence guide your thought and nurture your feeling. May your mind inhabit your life with the sureness with which your body inhabits the world. May your heart never be haunted by ghoststructures of old damage. May you come to accept your longing as divine urgency. May you know the urgency with which God longs for you.”
In this episode, we explore some of the best ways to harness the sign of Scorpio for business success. Whether you are a Sun Sign Scorpio, have other planets in Scorpio, or are just curious how this sign can support you in your professional and financial life, this episode details two empowering ways the deep and transformational archetype of Scorpio can help you influence the world, impact your clients, and bring fortune to your life.
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- Mercury Retrograde travel and tech challenges
- Mars Retrograde – What the hell do I REALLY want anyway
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