The New Form Of Astrology Everyone’s Talking About
The New Form Of Astrology Everyone’s Talking About

The New Form Of Astrology Everyone’s Talking About

If you’re someone who reads their horoscope religiously or even dabbles with tarot and reiki, you should try Human Design. A mix of astrology, therapy and new age practices, this spiritual technique uses your date, time and place of birth to generate a unique map of your personality that will give you insights into everything from how your intuition works to the activities that make you thrive. Here’s everything you need to know…
By Tor West

What is Human Design?

The world floods us with messages about who we should be in order to be successful. Human Design teaches that the same advice shouldn’t be the same for everyone. “The aim of Human Design is to help you recognise your strengths and personality traits, information you can then use to live your best and most fulfilled life,” explains Fiona Bicknell, founder of Porter 11211 and a Human Design coach. “Human Design is calculated from your birth date, time and location. From this, a chart is created outlining various aspects of your unique ‘design’ and the ways in which you best operate. Referred to as the ‘science of differentiation’, it’s a tool that can help us understand ourselves and others, bringing to light our unique ways of operating and moving through the world. It provides us with a map of sorts – a blueprint of our individual operating system – guiding us to create more ease, abundance and flow in our lives.”

What’s the story behind it?

Human Design was created in the 1980s in Ibiza, although its origins run deeper, adds Abigail Rebecca, Human Design business mentor. “The practice of Human Design was created by a Canadian man called Ra Uru Hu, following a mystical experience. He describes hearing a voice of supreme intelligence and receiving information from this voice over the course of eight days and nights,” Abigail tells us. This information morphed into Human Design, and in the decades since it’s steadily gained in popularity around the world. 

So what can your chart tell you?

“Human Design identifies your dominant chakras to create your personal body graph – think of it as your energetic blueprint,” says Abigail. She tells us we each fit into one of five defined energy types, which provide an insight into our day-to-day energy, how it operates, how it’s impacted and how best to use it. Each energy type also has a ‘strategy’, which suggests your most aligned approach to creating success for yourself in any endeavour. 

“Generators represent around 70% of the population,” continues Abigail. “They are the life force of the planet and have an enveloping aura that’s constantly pulling life to them. Their ‘strategy’ is to respond, as opposed to initiate. Projectors, meanwhile, represent around 20% of the population. Their focused aura gives them the ability to see deeply into others; their ‘strategy’ is to wait to be recognised and invited. Manifestors, on the other hand, make up 9% of us – they are natural initiators and their strategy is to inform those around them of their decision before they take action. Reflectors represent 1% of the population – they have a resilient aura that samples the energy around them and reflects it. Their strategy is to wait a full moon cycle before making a major decision.” 

“Human Design identifies your chakras to create a bespoke graph – think of it as your ENERGETIC BLUEPRINT.”

How can you use your chart?

The Human Design chart is incredibly detailed – so much so that it can take months, and even years, to fully process and integrate into your life. But there are also plenty of lessons you can immediately take away and put into practice, says Abigail. “The work setting is a great place to implement changes. For example, if your chart tells you you’re a Manifestor, you’re the one to get things – like a work project – started. If you’re a Projector, you’re guiding the process; if you’re a generator, you’re the one providing the energy and motivation to complete it; while the Reflectors tell everyone how well things are going. Each energy type plays a particular role.” When working through your results, move slow and accept it’s an ongoing process, adds Fiona. “I’m five years in and still discovering new aspects or new ways to utilise the information. There’s no right or wrong way to integrate your Human Design – it’s about tuning into your intuition and following where it takes you.”

Are there any other benefits?

Think of it as a user manual for your life, says Abigail. “Human Design shows you your most effective style of working, how you can build better relationships, make decisions and create success, ease and inner fulfilment. It even shows you how you can be healthier and hang out in the environments that will give you the best opportunities.” 

Who’s it for?

Given the fact that no two Human Design charts are the same, its ability to provide bespoke insights makes it suitable for everyone. “In the five years since I first came across Human Design, I’m yet to meet someone who hasn’t found the information useful in some capacity,” says Fiona. “The other benefit of Human Design is that it’s not a practice that requires us to buy into any kind of belief system in order to reap the benefits. It’s a tool that offers incredibly tangible information that can be easily applied to our day-to-day lives.” Human Design may not be as popular as reading your weekly horoscope – yet – but for a deep dive into your subconscious, it could be worth a try.

To book a Human Design reading with Fiona, visit  & to book a reading with Abigail, visit

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