Using Human Design Charts in Creative Self-Care Work

I may interweave your human design chart into my creative self-care sessions. Your Human Design chart shows us so much about how to love and accept ourselves as we are and allows us to design a way to self-care that is unique to you.

The first time I saw a chart like this was about 10 years ago. Something deep inside me shifted and knew that this imprint, taken from the moment I was born, could act as a guide for my whole life. Since then, I have been digging, playing and experimenting with Human Design. My chart has given me a level of self-awareness and self-acceptance that I never thought possible.

When you settle into loving yourself as who you are, with no need to change or improve yourself, you can finally begin to understand and support yourself in a way that  is best for you. This love permeates outs and allows you to love and accept family, friends, partners for who they are. No more blaming or shaming. 

The Human Design chart is calculated on the two most significant times of your life, the moment you are born and the moment about 3 months before you are born. It recognises that you have a unique imprint, and this imprint offers you a map to assist you in navigating your life. 

So where does this fabulous looking chart come from? You see many different symbols and numbers, showing that this chart actually combines a number of ancient wisdom and practises. 

Surrounding the chart is the 12 zodiac signs of astrology, recognising the impact of the planets and other celestial bodies on our birth time and daily lives.

Inside these are the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching.  The I Ching is an ancient Chinese manual often called the ‘Book of Changes’ with each hexagram reflecting a combination of yin and yang principles. These are called gates in Human Design and each gate describes a particular human characteristic or way of being. These ‘gates’ relate to specific sequences of amino acids and our DNA.

The Human Design chart organises these ‘gates’ into centres, which roughly correlate to the Hindu-Brahmin chakra system. The difference is that Human Design is looking at the evolution of life and consciousness, and believes that we have evolved from 7 chakras into 9 centres, as we become increasingly more socially and emotionally complex. These centres represent certain biological areas of the body, such as the ego centre located near the heart centre. 

In addition, it also brings together teachings from the Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism. Again, the Kabbalah has centres (my words here) with interconnections between them as energy flows around the body. Along with older forms of wisdom, it brings these together with the current study of neutrinos, tiny forms of energy currently being studied in Quantum Physics. 


In our creative sessions together, I will often run the chart of individuals to gather a greater understanding of their motivations, their personal beliefs and what aspects guide their decision making. Things can get deep and honest much quicker when you understand where people’s perspectives are coming from.

It is important to note that I am not a Human Design Analyst and this is not a Human Design Reading. If this sparks your curiosity there are analysts that I can recommend. As a start, download your free chart from the Jovian website, with plenty of articles and materials to get you started: Many people return to me after getting a reading to deep dive further with the creative process.

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