Why am I here? The question that we so often look outside of ourselves to answer, but that’s not the way. This is where understanding your Human Design comes in! Understand the conditioning that has been placed on you so that you can go within to find the answer and truly understand why you are here.
This is, by far, the question that I am asked the most in Human Design readings and coaching sessions.
It’s the age-old question that seems oh so elusive.
The thing is, we tend to look for the answers to this question outside of ourselves. We lean on outside authorities to tell us who we are and why we’re here.
What this looks like in real life is all very innocent and fun so please, as you read through this post, don’t feel that I am judging you in any way. I do all of this stuff too!
Please don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with any of this! Like I said, I do it too. The problem arises when we don’t know ourselves enough to understand and trust our own decision making superpower.
Instead of leaning into our INNER authority, we let all of this stuff outside of us become noise and confuse us even more.
We live from our uncertainty instead of from our certainty.
In Human Design, we refer to this as the ‘Not Self’ and it’s a powerful force. Throughout our lives, mostly through our openness, we are conditioned to believe that we are something we are not. We internalize this so much that we even start to think it’s who we are! But it’s not. It never was and it never will be.
If you want to answer that age old question of ‘Why am I here?’ you’re going to have to go within and find the answer to that question.
Understanding how to read your Human Design chart can help.
Human Design is a snapshot of 2 moments in time. One about 88 days before your birth (88 degrees of the Sun before your birth), and the other the exact moment of your birth.
The red numbers on the left side of your Human Design chart are your Design. These numbers represent the planetary alignment 88 days before your birth, through the gates of your Human Design. This is your subconscious. When you look at these numbers and their messages, they may not resonate as quickly as your Personality (black) numbers will. Often, if you ask others about these traits, they will know them to be true about you.
The black numbers on the right side of your Human Design chart are your Personality. These numbers represent the planetary alignment at the moment of your birth, through the gates of your Human Design. This is your conscious. When you look at these numbers and their messages, you’ll probably resonate more easily with them.
To get your Human Design bodygraph or chart, you’ll need your birth time and place. It’s a snapshot of 2 moments in time.
We see where the planets were aligned in your subconscious and conscious being by looking at both of these moments and from this, we see this magical one time event that is you!
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Approximately 70% of your Human Design runs through this gate. It is a big player in who you are here to be.
In the Human Design chart above, we see the conscious sun is in gate 20 which is the gate of Metamorphosis. The message in this gate is to be in the present moment, prepared and ready for what’s to come and wait for the time to be right to act.
If we take it a step further, we see that gate 20 is in line 6 here. The 6th line profile is the role model. For the person represented in this Human Design chart, my guess is that they will go through 3 separate phases of metamorphosis in their life. Three phases where this theme plays out significantly.
The theme of the gate that is highlighted by the Personality Sun or Conscious Sun will play a big part in your life. Look at your own Human Design chart and find the gate there. Get in touch with the message it has for you.
Gates that repeat in your Human Design chart provide a life theme. Notice that in the chart above, gate 10 repeats 5 times. This person has a life theme around self behaviour and self love. They are here to express their unique selves and to find how to love themselves as they are.
This is what drives you. In the chart above, the conscious moon is in gate 46. This is the gate of love of the body – embodiment – loving being in the body that you’re in for this journey. It’s also a serendipitous gate. It’s all about loving the experience you’re in and often being in the right place at the right time. Gate 15 is in the unconscious moon. Gate 15 is the gate of extremes. It’s always swinging back and forth, looking to find its rhythm. It’s also the gate of the love of humanity.
If this person were to come to me, asking “Why am I here?” at first glance I’d be telling them that a lot of their purpose is rooted in love.
What an empowering message to receive!
There are so many more nuances to unpack in this, and every Human Design chart. This is just a quick overview of some of the places that you can start to unravel your purpose within your own. I’d love to hear all about what you find! Comment below and let me know, ok?
The very best way to begin to interpret your Human Design chart is to work with a guide, a Certified Human Design Specialist, to unpack it with you. Let’s face it, the language used in Human Design isn’t always the easiest to understand. By working with a specialist, you will have a much deeper understanding of not only the messages in these gates but in your chart overall.
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Fear not! Even if you don’t have repeating gates in your chart, life themes live in many places. Human Design is a BIG PICTURE. I’ve been studying it for a few years and I learn new things all of the time about the nuances of the chart. In Human Design readings we look at your defined and open centres, your circuitry, your type and strategy, your profile, and your authority, all of which play a part in the theme of your life.
Because…… conditioning. Conditioning is a real thing and it plays out in so many ways. Often, we find ourselves living more in the shadow side of these gates than in the highest expression. From the moment we take our first breath, we are conditioned to be something we are not. We live from our openness instead of our definition. As a Human Design Specialist, I guide you through the deconditioning process so that you can step into the you that you came here to be! Check out my coaching through the lens of Human Design here.
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