What Is Human Design and How Can It Benefit You?

What Is Human Design and How Can It Benefit You? - Julie Murphy

As humans, we tend to love anything that helps us glean more about our personalities. Whether it be the Myers Briggs test, horoscopes, Strength Finder test, or astrology, these can all help us gain an insight into our deeper selves and how we operate best in the world. In this article, I want to introduce you to a modality called Human Design, which uses your birth information to reveal your genetic design. 

Finding out my Human Design type was a game changer in my own journey and my ability to harness the power of manifestation to uplevel my career, relationships, health and wealth. It’s a tool I encourage my clients to use too. The great thing is you can firstly use a basic reading to grasp an overall picture and implement the takeaways in your life immediately. If you’re curious to delve deeper, you can then work through each layer within your chart to get into more detail. 

What Is Human Design Exactly?

I have a video interview on my
YouTube Channel with Human Design expert Lenette Mikuls where we talk all things Human Design and how to find out your specific Human Design type. I highly recommend you head there to check it out. 

Human Design was founded by Alan Robert Krakower in the late 1980s. He wrote a book called The Human Design System under the pseudonym Ra Uru Hu in 1992. His experience, teachings and findings have been widely received and now Human Design is becoming more and more mainstream. 

As a beginner to Human Design, the main thing you’ll be curious to know is your energy type. Your energy type can give you immediate insight into why you are the way you are, how you can best use your energy, what your life theme is, what things go
against your true authentic self, your strengths and weaknesses, how you best make decisions and your ultimate role in life. 

What are the Energy Types?

There are five main energy types in Human Design:

Manifesting Generator

Manifesting generators are the most common energy type. The ‘Manifesting’ part is the ability to make things happen. The meaning of ’Generator' is to respond to things. In business, this could be responding to untapped niches in the market or responding to an opportunity. Using these two components together, Manifesting Generators move forwards on projects or aspects of their life with gusto. They tend to have a number of skills and passions and prefer their work and life to be full of variation as opposed to working on just one thing. It’s important for Manifesting Generators to do work which is truly aligned and lights them up. If they don’t, their energy can become depleted and it will lead to an intense sense of dissatisfaction. 


Manifestors are the people who get things done! They are able to take the idea of manifestation to the next level and don’t require any kind of reassurance from others! They’re highly self-motivated but their downfall is that they can get burnt out easily and become despondent when unable to maintain a hectic schedule. Manifestors are often extremely charismatic who others look up to. The overall life theme of Manifestors is finding peace, where they can use their energy with balance and harmony. 


Generators respond to things. They tend to have one area of focus or expertise that they do well to channel their energy into. A core value or life theme of Generators is satisfaction. This is fulfilled by only responding to things which are a 100% yes in their heart and soul. As they like to focus, it’s crucial the things and situations they respond to are completely aligned. 


Projectors are slightly rarer - only 20% of us are Projectors. This energy type have great inner wisdom and intuition and are usually incredible leaders who thrive when guiding others. They gain their satisfaction from achievement and success. People take notice of Projectors and they have an innate ability to assess the energy around them to make decisions and create suitable action. One thing to note is that Projectors can sometimes have a tendency to offer unsolicited advice! The way they can remedy this is to wait until there is an ‘invitation’ to share their opinions, thoughts and advice. When they have a captive listener or audience is when it will elevate them to the next level. 


Reflectors make up under 1% of the population so are extremely rare. Reflectors ‘reflect’ the energy of the world around them. They tend to be sensitive, deeply spiritual, are empathetic and strongly feel what is happening in the environment around them. Reflectors operate best when they make decisions after longer periods of consideration to get a solid picture and understanding of what is happening around them on a greater scale. It can be tricky for Reflectors not to take on what is going on in their immediate environment, which can hinder their choices and decisions. Reflectors actually thrive when surrounded by things that surprise them, bring them happiness and can therefore understand the world from a number of perspectives.

Your energy type is just the tip of the iceberg in Human Design. There is so much more you can tap into and the main benefit of knowing your Human Design type is that it enables you to understand what environments you thrive best in, how you can make more guided and aligned decisions and what self-care practices you can implement to help you thrive as an individual. It can also give you a sense of peace about why you are the way you are and how to use that to your full potential to get better results. 

Financially it’s also a fantastic tool because it can help you make better or different decisions about how you’re choosing to save, invest, spend and earn. For example, if you’re a Manifesting Generator and your current job makes you feel constricted, bored and unable to channel all your creative energy, knowing your Human Design profile can tell you that you’d probably do well in a role that was more creative and allowed you to draw upon your varied skills and talents. Or, starting a side-gig or pursuing a business could be a great way for you to channel that energy and increase your earning potential. 

Human Design is a wonderful tool that when applied with practical strategies and
manifestation techniques, can elevate your life, health, wellbeing and finances to the next level. 

In her new book, Awaken Your Wealth, Julie explores behavioral finance and tells how she developed PACT™ from her own personal experiences. She explains her easy to understand four-step PACT™ process that can help you clear out unwanted money habits and chart a course toward a future you desire.


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