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Quick Spotlight: Using Sacral Responses for “Everything”

One of my clients is a Generator with a 2/5 Profile. While the 2/5 Profile itself is not common, what makes her really unusual is that all nine of her Energy Centers are Defined. (The only famous person I know of with nine Defined Centers was John Denver.)9-Center Chart2

This means she is here to make an impact on others. All of her centers are broadcasting energy “out.” She has no center where she is taking energy “in” from other people.

She’s not completely immune to conditioning, however, because she of course has Gates and Channels that are Open where she does take in others’ energy.

The reason I’m sharing her story with you is because of how she is using her Sacral responses. (The Sacral Center (red square) gives the Generator and Manifesting Generator Types guidance in the form of “un-huh” and “uhn-uhn” sounds indicating “yes” or “no.”)

Shortly after her Reading she reported that she was “enjoying playing with” her Sacral responses. She was using Sacral guidance for important decisions and choices, and sometimes to help her choose what to order in a restaurant.

During her participation in my “Master Your Strategy, Master Your Life” group coaching program after her Reading, she shared with us how her use of Sacral guidance was evolving.

She said she had started using it for “nearly everything.”  She now makes her grocery list using her Sacral responses. She decides when and what to eat using her Sacral. She shared that she had eaten some very weird dinners lately, but that they were healthy and satisfying!

Following Sacral guidance–without judgement–is the key for Generators and Manifesting Generators to live a truly Authentic life… one that is completely correct for their personal energy. (Though if you have Emotional Authority–check the bottom of your chart–wait through your emotional wave to gain further clarity about your Sacral responses on important decisions.)

If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to completely follow Sacral guidance, I recommend Mary Ann Winiger’s book, A Revolution of One. It’s her story (she’s a Generator) of completely turning her life into an experiment in living according to her Sacral responses. It’s available here.


Health Indicators in Your Chart – Part 1: The Five Types

Use Your Human Design Chart to Help You Stay Healthy and Vibrant – Introduction

There is no shortage of theories and advice for addressing health issues and challenges, and for attempting to maximize our well-being.

Here is a very different approach:  use your Human Design Chart!

[When you’ve read this article (Part 1),
Click here to read Part 2 about the Nine Centers
Click here to read Part 3 about Significant Gates and Channels ]

Your Human Design Chart contains information about the energy configuration you carry—it shows the energetic structure you were born with. (Click here if you don’t have your Chart yet.)

This set of energies interacts within you, influencing your behavior and your ability to handle stress and pressure, and determining the most effective way for you to operate in the world.

Your set of energies also interacts with the people around you, influencing them and being influenced by them.

Evelyn's ChartThe energies you carry (your “definition”) are colored in on your chart. These are energies you experience consistently and broadcast out to the world.

The Centers, gates and channels that are white (your “openness” ) are areas where you take in the energy of others. The inconsistency and intensity of these open areas can be confusing and overwhelming, but our openness is also our greatest source of wisdom in life. This wisdom comes from experiencing the full range of human expression in each area where we are open.

How Your Chart Affects You

The Human Design Chart is a bit like a circuit board. Energy flows through [continue reading…]


Celebrity Charts: William & Kate–Some Surprises from Royal Couple!

posted 2013/08/30

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Relationship Composite: Prince William and Princess Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

William’s Birth: June 21, 1982 at 9:03pm in Paddington, England

Catherine’s Birth: January 09, 1982 at 12:00pm in Reading, England



Just days after the birth of William and Catherine’s first child, Prince George (see article), we looked at his chart to see what we can expect from him as he grows and matures. Today we look at his royal parents and their relationship from a Human Design point of view.

Background on Prince William

William is the first of two sons of Prince Charles (son of Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Diana (see article), and he is second in line to the British throne after his father.

In addition to, of course, giving him a sterling formal education, his mother ensured that he and younger brother Harry also experienced the non-royal world including visits to Walt Disney World, McDonald’s, homeless shelters [continue reading…]


Quick Spotlight – Client’s Technique for Accessing Sacral Response

Some of my defined-Sacral clients (only Generator and Manifesting Generator Types have a defined Sacral Center) struggle a bit initially with accessing their Sacral response.

Sacral response—that gut reaction that produces the sounds “uh-huh” for yes and “uhn-uhn” for no—is THE key for those Types to make correct decisions and take correct action for themselves. It is internal guidance that knows their soul’s purpose and will guide them toward fulfilling it.

If you are a Generator or Manifesting Generator, there are two ways to activate that response mechanism and access your guidance:

1) Respond to everything and anything in your “outer reality” (that is, anything outside of your mind), for example: a general email you receive, a billboard, a magazine article, a conversation you overhear.

2) Respond to someone asking you Yes/No questions. A deliberate set of questions can result in you not only knowing what is correct for you to pursue (and what is not correct) but also the correct timing, resources needed, etc. It just takes a little practice for someone to get good at asking you Yes/No questions and using your answers to know what to ask next.

The only tricky part to getting clear Sacral responses is keeping your mind out of the process!  I know, easier said than done for many of you!

Recently, a Generator client shared with me a quick visualization process she uses to tap into her Sacral wisdom and guidance without interference from her mind.

She imagines her head floating and being separate from her body. Then she deliberately drops her conscious awareness down into her body, all the way down to her belly area (though YOUR Sacral Center may feel a little higher in your body—go with what feels right to you). She drops her consciousness down to that area KNOWING it is there she will FIND the answer/response she seeks.

Sacral responses come from your BODY, not your mind. So allow your body to give its natural response to things and questions. And pay attention to any physical sensations you experience along with your responses, such as tingling, energy rising, warmth, being drawn forward, tightening, energy dropping, etc.

I hope this is helpful to you. I encourage Generators and Manifesting Generators to experiment and practice. Please let me know what ways you’ve found that work for YOU!


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How to Tell If You’re Living Your NOT-SELF — Part 2

In our recent article How to Tell If You’re Living Your NOT-SELF — Part 1, we began an exploration of the useful and revealing Human Design concept of the NOT-SELF by looking at Generator and Projector Types.

Here in Part 2, we complete the topic by looking at Manifestor, Manifesting Generator, and Reflector Types.

The introductory sections are repeated below so you don’t have to read Part 1 to understand Part 2!


Does your path feel a bit bumpy at times? Are you struggling, or seriously lacking “flow” in your life? If so, you may be experiencing your NOT-SELF theme!

“What is a NOT-SELF Theme?”

confused round faceWhen you are NOT living according to the decision-making Strategy of your Human Design Type, you are probably living your NOT-SELF.

“So, How Can I Know Who My REAL-SELF Is?”

That’s easy. Your Human Design Type (from your personal chart—if you don’t have yours click here) is the fundamental energy structure you were born with. This structure determines the role in life you are “designed” to play and also gives you the decision-making and action-taking strategy that is specifically correct for your energy.

“Why Is That Important?”

When your choices and actions are in alignment with your natural energetic structure—which they are by using the Strategy for your Type—then you are living true to your real SELF… your Authentic SELF. And that’s when [continue reading…]

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Human Design Strategy

Human Design Strategy – Back to Basics

How to Make Decisions and Take Actions that Align with Your Authentic SelfQuestion Mark Face

Having a how-to manual for your life would be great, wouldn’t it!

  • Knowing when to zig and when to zag
  • Knowing the best way to approach and influence people
  • Making big decisions with confidence
  • Knowing when you are on-path to fulfill your soul’s purpose, and how to get back on track when you’ve strayed

This is the core of how your Human Design Strategy can help you. It’s the User’s Manual we’ve all been hoping for!

Even if you already know your Strategy, you will get value from reviewing these basics.

All About Energy Alignment

Here are the fundamentals of using Strategy to help you live a happy and successful life.

There are five energy Types in Human Design—each has a different energetic structure.

The five Types are called: Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, and Reflector. You learn which Type you are from your personal Human Design chart. Click here if you don’t have yours yet.

Each energy Type has a specific decision-making and action-taking Strategy.

When you make decisions and take actions using the Strategy for your Type, you align with your natural energetic structure. That alignment allows for “flow” because you’re working with your natural energy, rather than against it. It’s like turning your canoe around and floating easily downstream after having paddled upstream so hard for so long. [continue reading…]


Celebrity Chart: Mother Teresa

posted 2012/12/31

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Birth: Aug. 26, 1910 at 2:25 pm in Skopje, Macedonia
Death:  Sep. 5, 1997 in Calcutta


Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
in the Balkan Peninsula of southeasternEurope in the area now known as Macedonia  (created from the former Yugoslavia, and which at her birth was part of the Ottoman Empire) to Albanian parents. She was raised Roman Catholic and by age 12 was already certain she would commit herself to a religious life!  She left home at 18 to become a missionary.

Having learned English at an abbey in Ireland so she could teach school in India, she arrived in India as a novitiate (“novice”, prior to taking vows) in 1929. She took her first vows as a nun in 1931 and chose the name Teresa. Her solemn vows were taken in 1937 while teaching at a convent school in eastern Calcutta, where she served for almost 20 years and was appointed headmistress in 1944.

Although she loved teaching, she was disturbed by the poverty and hunger surrounding her in the city. She began her missionary work with the poor in 1948, adopting Indian citizenship and receiving a few months of basic medical training.

She started a school in Calcutta, committing to serve the “poorest among the poor,” but had no money and resorted to begging for food and supplies her first year. But Indian officials, including the prime minister, noticed her efforts and she began attracting help and support. In 1950 she received Vatican approval to start a new congregation dedicated to caring for the poor and those discarded by society.  It became the Missionaries of Charity and by 1997 had grown to more than 4000 nuns running orphanages, hospices, charity centers and leper houses worldwide.

Her tireless efforts on behalf of the poor, the hungry, and the victims of disasters and wars around the world are legend.  Due to declining health, she stepped down from running the Missionaries of Charity in March 1997 (at age 86), and passed away that September.

By 2007, her main legacy—the Missionaries of Charity—had grown to 450 brothers and 5000 sisters operating 600 missions, schools and shelters in 120 countries.

Throughout her life she received many awards and recognitions, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.  Refusing the ceremonial banquet given to laureates, she asked that the $192,000 instead be given to the poor in India.

Her Chart

Mother Teresa’s Human Design chart explains volumes about this remarkable human being, and also shows the simplicity (and powerful impact) of expressing one’s design.

First, she was a Manifesting Generator—so she had both the sustainable energy and the ability to make things happen that she needed to accomplish the significant impact that this petite woman of meager means had on the world.

[continue reading…]

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Article: Using Sacral Sounds as a Powerful Guidance Tool

Decision-Making Advice for Defined Sacrals

Your Human Design chart shows YOUR configuration of the nine energy centers—the triangles, squares and diamond shape on your bodygraph. Usually, they are a mix of some colored in and some white.

Those centers represent the different types of energies we process as human beings, including communication energy, emotional energy, and life force energy.

Of the nine centers four are MOTORS, which provide energy for taking action.

Of those four motor centers, the SACRAL CENTER (second square up from the bottom) is the most powerful. It provides sustainable life force and workforce energy when it is colored red. It is designed to RESPOND to life.

Only Generators and Manifesting Generators have a colored (“Defined”) Sacral Center. Their correct decision-making Strategy is to wait for things to show up in life and then respond to them. Their response lets them know whether to take action or not.

Using Sacral Sounds

The Sacral Center is the internal navigational tool that allows Generators and Manifesting Generators to make powerful life choices with clarity and correctness. [continue reading…]


Celebrity Combined Chart: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

posted 2012/04/01

Here is a brief look at a celebrity couple’s Human Design charts and composite chart, focused mainly on their Types, Centers and Profiles. These are just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you a quick glimpse, through Human Design, into this couple’s relationship dynamics. (Co-written with Karen Flaherty)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt TOGETHER

Angelina Jolie
Birth info:  Wednesday, June 4, 1975 at 9:09am in Los Angeles, CA

Brad Pitt
Birth info:  Wednesday, December 18, 1963 at 6:31am in Shawnee, OK


Human Design is an exceptionally powerful and practical tool for understanding—and improving—our relationships.

As promised, in this article we look at Angelina Jolie’s and Brad Pitt’s Human Design charts together to see what we can learn about the nature of their relationship.

We previously wrote an article about each member of this famous couple. You can read about Angelina and see her chart here.

You can read about Brad and see his chart here.

The most striking aspects when looking at their two individual charts are their dramatic differences, so let’s start there. [continue reading…]


Quick Tip – Generators & Manifesting Generators

If you have a Defined Sacral Center, which is a RED square just above the bottom square on your Chart, you are a Generator or Manifesting Generator.

It’s correct for you to go to bed tired at night, and you typically wake up refreshed and ready for a new day the next morning. It’s like you start each day with a full tank of gas and you need to burn up that fuel so you’re on ‘empty’ by day’s end.

If you’re a Generator or Manifesting Generator and you’re not sleeping well, you may not be getting enough physical activity. You have ‘fuel’ left to burn and it keeps you up at night. Try getting more exercise or any type of physical activity during the day and see if that helps.

By the way, this is also true for Generator and Manifesting Generator CHILDREN. Many kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD these days are simply Generators or Manifesting Generators who are not getting enough exercise!