What is Human Design?

I explain them more in-depth in the recording below, but here is the Cliff-notes version…

Human Design is based on 4 ancient and esoteric systems and 2 scientific systems:

Astrology: We use your birthdate/time of birth/location of birth to create your chart.  Unlike most personality tests and temperament scales this is completely objective and shows both your conscious (personality) influences and your unconscious (design/genetic) influences.

I-Ching: There are 64 hexagrams (or chop marks) in the I-Ching, each with 6 lines.  Each hexagram has a certain vibration, life lesson, and characteristic, and each line within the hexagram also has a certain vibration and level of awareness. These 64 hexagrams relate to the 64 gates within the energy centers (see Chakras below) on the chart.

Kabbalah: This ancient Hebrew system chronicles the journey of the soul through channels and pathways along the Tree of Life.  The channels and levels of initiation of the soul are similar to the channels between centers on the Human Design Chart.

Chakras: The yogic tradition (and other energy-based spiritual and medicinal traditions) have described and more recently measured energy centers throughout the energetic body that relate to organs and systems in the physical body through which Prana or Chi flows.  The Centers in Human design relate to the Chakra systems as described in these ancient traditions.

Neutrinos: These invisible particles make up the mass of the universe-both seen and unseen.  At the time of your birth (and 3 months prior to your birth) these neutrinos imprinted your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic body and created the energetic blueprint for your soul’s journey in this lifetime in a physical body.

Genetics: There are 64 codons in the human genetic code.  These codons relate to the 64 gates in the Centers of the chart as well as the psycho-social genetic information passed on to you from your parents and ancestors to make up the unconscious aspects of your design.

All of these systems inform the chart where we look at 3 main keys to your design:

Type: There are 5 Types in Human Design and they describe a person’s natural state of being and how they apply their energy in the world to interact with others and get things done.

Authority: This is how you are designed to make decisions.  There are 6 Authorities in Human Design, five of which have nothing to do with the mind, and one which only uses the mind to seek out resources (this is the most rare authority of them all). I also describe authority as how you are designed to listen to your Inner Voice and stop second-guessing yourself.

Profile: There are 12 profiles in Human Design.  These describe both how you show up in the world and how others see you.  They also describe how you are in relationships (which is really helpful for your loved ones and friends!)

Incarnation Cross: This gives us information about the overarching theme(s) in your life and can also be described as your purpose. When we look at your Incarnation Cross along with the other aspects of your design, the puzzle of who you are starts to come together in a clear and cohesive way.

If you would like to hear me explain what’s involved in a Human Design reading and why it’s so relevant to life, relationships and business listen to this brief recording:


And look at this chart as I explain what’s involved in a reading:

Kris HD chart

Going even deeper into your chart in each gate and center, we can see what natural gifts and genius you possess, and the inherent challenges built into your design.  Most people feel as though they are uniquely flawed in some way (I call that the “uniquely f-’d up syndrome so rampant in our culture!).

No, there are no flaws in our design and no design is better, or worse, than any other design.

In fact, we are all designed perfectly to live and express our purpose as human beings.  That said, there are what I call “design challenges”, and when you learn what your inherent design challenges are, you have more power to choose differently and work with those challenges instead of judging yourself (or others!) harshly.

That’s what I call moving from Scared2Sacred – from a lower vibrational state to a higher vibrational state. It doesn’t take years of therapy, but it does start with knowing your authentic self and making changes that are uniquely relevant to YOU, not the population at large.

This self knowledge leads to freedom, and it’s also how you can more easily listen to and speak from your sacred Inner Voice (who knows you only as a perfectly capable being who has a purpose and value in this world.)

As a former therapist who shunned the world of labels and diagnoses many years ago, I really never found a personality system that worked for myself or for my clients.  While many have value, I felt they still were limiting and too general and didn’t map the unique detail of each person as much as I’d like.

When I was introduced to Human Design I quickly found a way of helping my clients truly understand that they are not flawed, that there is a rhyme and reason to how they roll in the world, and most importantly I found a way to help them understand not only how to better listen to their Inner Voice, but also how to recognize and discern between their Inner Voice and those little voices of fear, doubt, shame, guilt, anger, resentment, criticism & judgment without having to spend years on a therapy couch!  I LOVE THAT!

In my readings I focus on working in two main areas: Work & Home. I show my clients how Human Design & Soul Design influence all areas of:

Speaking | Marketing | Leadership | Energy | Mindset | Money | Communication | Relationships

The Sacred Path Program gives you information about you (and your family’s) Human Design type and authority, two of the main keys in your chart. I also describe the Energy Centers and how each of these affect how you think, feel, process stress, emotions, and your level of energy. You can find out what other goodies & tools are available in the program HERE.

Human Design is my favorite tool for helping people understand themselves in a deeper, more authentic, and intuitive way – and how to practically apply this knowledge in your day-to-day life and business. Check out the Offerings page for Individual and Family readings along with Soul Design sessions to round out your experience.