Human Design consists of 64 gates and 36 channels. These channels are grouped into Human Design circuitry. There are 3 types of Human Design circuitry. They are Individual, Tribal, and Collective. Most people are a mixture of all 3 circuits. It is not common for someone to be 1 type of circuitry. If someone is predominately 1 type of circuitry, their hanging gates are usually from a different type of circuitry.
Types of Human Design Circuitry
Human Design Individual Circuit
They have a very important role. They bring mutation into the evolution of humanity. Evolution has 2 main things that work. The main thing that makes evolution work is mutation and the second is adaption. The mutation is the change in the norm that can create a change further down the line. The mutation is the catalyst for change in humanity or biology. People who are mutative do things that are different and unique. The mutative energy can be how, values, beliefs, and information gets spread. This can be a brand-new idea or a brand-new way of thinking about things. This can be a brand-new way of going about things. Mutation always starts with the individual. When someone is highly individual in their chart, some things the mutation that they are carrying isn’t necessarily adaptive. Sometimes the mutation is something that only works in someone’s life other times it can help the collective mutate. People with individual circuitry are here to be different. The nice thing about individual circuitry is people with this energy usually don’t care if they are misunderstood or different. The adaption doesn’t happen, without recognition. People with individual energy cannot force people to mutate. They will only mutate if they want to or need to. When people have a lot of individual circuitry in their chart some common themes include experiencing loneliness and aloneness, not caring, are here to be different. Individuals are here to be different. They are change agents. People with this energy often times will say they feel like they are from another planet or feel like superman. They can feel like they don’t belong. The individual circuitry is here to mutate the world and to be different. People with these energies are here to empower us through individuality. These people help others learn to be the full expression of themselves as themselves. The integration circuit is deeply auditory. People with individual circuitry learn best by listening or doesn’t hear what people are saying. The struggle with this energy can be integrating mutation and adaption. They can struggle to articulate how they are different. In order for the adaptation, they need people to meet them where they are at. People with this energy can often be told to get a real job. Someone with Individual circuitry will like to go back and review information. If someone has this energy, what constitutes the right timing will be found first in the energy of the solar plexus. The Solar Plexus will take priority, because of the high highs and the low lows of the 12-22 and the 39-55; it is not something that can be pushed aside. The next place that will constitute the right timing is the head and Anja, but it needs to be recognized or invited out of you. The root is the next, then the splenic. Individual circuitry brings mutation. They are here to be different and initiate transformation and change. It is auditory, knowing, paradigm-shifting energy. This energy creates a transformation for change and evolution in the individual lives, but also the tribe and the collective. Anyone that has the individual circuitry in their chart has a conundrum, but they have a very important life purpose. The life purpose is about serving the greater good of the whole. Most people with individual circuitry also have a nice blend of other circuitry energies. People with a lot of individuality don’t always know how to speak what is going on with them.
There are 3 different kinds of circuits (sub-circuits), within the Individual circuitry.
- Integration Circuit
- Knowing Circuit
- Centering Circuit
Human Design Integration Circuit
Channel of Awakening – 10/20
Channel of Charisma – 20/34
Channel of Perfected Form – 10/57
Channel of the Archetype – 34/57
The themes of the integration circuit are integrating, the individual takes time, manifest generated, empowering, intuitive life force, and auditory. People with integration, need time to integrate what they have learned or need time to integrate what they know. It is said that the integration circuit is what makes humanity. It’s the energy that makes us different from anything else. It has the capacity to manifest an intuitive life force and find our identities and express it. It is the G center and the throat center that make it unique. The G center gives the energy a soul-based direction. This energy has the ability to use intuition and know the right way to manifest in alignment with the soul through the love of self. Themes of the integration circuitry are individual, takes time to integrate, manifest generated, empowering, intuitive life force, auditory. The energetic expression of the circuit is in response. The intuitive awareness happens in response to what is going on in the outer awareness. Someone with Individual circuitry will like to go back and review information. The themes of the integration circuit are integration, individual, takes time, manifest generated, empowering, intuition life force, auditory. When people have a channel in the integration circuitry or a lot of the integration energy, they need time to integrate before they can respond even if they do not have emotional authority. Integration circuitry has a timing issue, the timing is about needing to process and test the waters, smell the air, and feel when it is time to act or not. If someone with this circuitry is forced to do something at the moment, they will fail to act. This is energy that needs time to integrate information, concepts, thoughts, and ideas. It’s not uncommon for people to feel like they need to integrate data before they feel comfortable, they know what they learned. It is very common for someone to agree to something one day and the next day change their mind. There can often be regret, because they may not know what to say at the moment until they integrate the experiences. The integration circuitry is the only manifest generated energy. Manifest generated energy is when the sacral connects directly to the throat. Channel 34-20 is the only energy that does this in the chart. This energy is auditory meaning hearing information is going to be a preferred way to learning. This circuitry is what sets us apart and makes us human. People with these energies can have a hard time articulating what they know.
Human Design Knowing Circuit
Channel of Inspiration – 8/1
Channel of the Beat – 2/14
Channel of Mutation – 3/60
Channel of Struggle – 28/38
Channel of the Brainwave – 20/57
Channel of Moodiness – 39/55
Channel of Openness – 12/22
Channel of Structuring – 43/23
Channel of Awareness – 61/24
The themes of this circuit are individual, auditory, mutative, associated with melancholy, doesn’t listen, all about timing, creative, claircognizant, doesn’t care, moody, and struggle and provocation. The knowing circuit is the only circuit that has both sides of the chart and connects to all centers and has 3 potential motors. With the emotional definition in the circuit, there is an issue of timing. The more knowing circuit is in a chart, the bigger red flag it is. It can be a red flag because the knowing circuit has the potential for emotion and melancholy. The knowing circuit is a deeply mutative circuit. It is the only mutation that starts in the head. This circuit has the seeds of change for humanity. These energies are individual and innovative. It has the potential for innovative inspiration. This energy is not logical. This can be deeply passionate creativity. This energy has the potential for expressing yourself in mutative ways. This energy also has the potential for music, passion, and romance, provocation, freakiness, genius, brilliance, money, occult, genetic mutation, and world-changing energy. Mutation starts with the knowing circuit, hits the tribal circuit, and then it becomes collective. The knowing circuit creates the seeds that move into tribal and collective. There is no proof that what the knowing circuit knows is true or not. This is just knowingness energy. People with this energy know things, they don’t know how they know, but they know. If someone has both the knowing circuit and the logical circuit in their chart, they will experience a lot of knowing and doubting. People oftentimes don’t like the knowing circuit. Anytime there is an expansion on mutation, it is immediately following by a mutative contraction, kind of like 2 steps forward and one step back. There is always some struggle in the knowing circuit. The struggle leads to correct timing that leads to adaption. Timing is everything in this circuit. The only difference between a freak and a genius is timing. This is energy for people who are here to be different and have extreme individuality. These people are here to express new ideas. People with a lot of knowing energy carry the seeds of change in humanity. The thoughts, ideas talents are uniquely individual. The information should not be shared unless the timing is right. People with this energy need to connect with tribal energy in order to get their ideas out there. If the timing for sharing isn’t right, people with this energy can feel lonely and weird. Someone that has one or more channels defined has a significant definition. Depending on the placement of the knowing circuitry in a chart depends on the timing. Logic and knowing circuitry don’t do well together, because the logic circuit demands an explanation. It creates a conundrum. The 4 knowing channels that make it to the throat are the 57-20, 43-23, 1-8, and 12-22. It is important for people with lots of knowing circuitry to understand that they are here to be different. They sometimes feel like they don’t fit in. They are here to make their own place to fit in. The themes of the knowing circuit are two steps forward, one step back, articulation and new paradigms, claircognizance, feeling alone, melancholy, and timing of freak to genius. The 3-60, 2-14, and 1-8 have a to create innovations and express them. These energies work for change.
Human Design Centering Circuit
Channel of Initiation – 51/25
Channel of Exploration – 10/34
The themes of the centering circuit are individual, responsive, aura-busting – “vortex effect,” gives direction to life force, motorizes the G-Center, following your own convictions. This circuit has a harder time articulating because it does not have a throat center. This center responds and then it acts. This circuit takes actions based on its own convictions. Because this energy is connected by life-force energy, these people are perceived as very strong personalities. This is one of those powerful circuits. These energies have the ability to break into people’s auras and influence them. When two people come together to create a lot of in the centering circuit, they will bring out the more individual aspects of your chart. This can create a conflict between doing things on your own or working with your tribe. If there is a lot of tribal energy in a chart with a lot of centering circuits this can create a conundrum in the chart. Someone with this configuration is going to be an incredibly enlightened person or incredibly difficult person to live with. This is timeless energy because it is not splenic. God exists outside the confines of time. You are going to feel it no matter where you have it in your chart. If you have the defense circuit or the center circuit in your chart this means that even if it’s a gate, you have the capacity to penetrate other people’s auras. These are very important energies for survival. They are very powerful. These energies need to be invited or recognized. It is called a minor circuit, even though it is incredibly powerful. The center circuit is an individual circuit and mutative. It is auditory and aura busting, which means when you stand in someone’s aura that has all or part of the centering circuit, your aura is penetrated by those energies and you are somewhat forced into the energies of that circuit. When you are with someone with a lot of the centering circuit, you will express the individuality in your chart a little more powerfully while in their aura. It is an energetic vortex. It is all about finding direction. It is centered on life force, identity, and will. Relationships with the Centering Circuit and the Tribal circuit are not the best combination. The combinations of these energies in one chart can also cause an internal struggle. With the centering circuit and the tribal circuit, it can be a dynamic of I love you, but I want my freedom. It is said that the centering circuit speaks to the human spirit. These are people who are doing not talking about it. It is very individual energy. These people can be very busy being self-centered in that they are centered in the self. They become highly empowering to others by being the fullest expression of the self. The 25-51 is the part that is all about transcending the ego. Every gate in the centering circuit is very powerful, whether the circuit is complete or not. The centering circuit is an expression of the soul that is empowered by the self and driven by the self and transcended by the self. It is individual and has a capacity for caring in a different way. It is caring that transcends the self. It can be extremely selfish. The centering circuit themes are individual, auditory, aura busting, energetic vortex, finding direction, centering in life force, identity, and will. The centering circuit has the potential to pull people in and forcing them to be more in their individuality. People with this energy will enhance the individuality that you are already experiencing. They can bring out the weird and wacky in you in a good way. They can help you mutate. The centering circuit has survival qualities. People with this energy will draw you in and if the person with the centering circuit is living their truth, you will find they will lift you up and heal you and they will empower you. This energy is all about finding your direction and power, but it is all in response. There isn’t any throat expression in this center, so it is a purely generated circuit. It’s finding the application and direction of willpower in response. Someone with Individual circuitry will like to go back and review information.
Human Design Collective Circuit
These are bigger organizations, like a large government, a school system, a large religious organization, transportation systems. The collective circuit values knowledge, logic, and experience. These systems are based on patterns that can be duplicated. Part of the collective goal is to be able to predict the future so that infrastructures can be put into place to take care of all the people. Because collective systems are based on knowledge, logic, and experience, they evolve very slowly. Collective circuitry consists of the sensing circuit and the logic circuit. There is caring energy in the collective, but it is different than the defense circuit. It is more of a caring in the sense that I will take care of you from cradle to grave. Collective circuitry is all about bringing change.
Themes: timing, adaption, holds the experience of being human together, right and left-brain dominance, visual, survival of humanity, collective sharing, we are one, the drive to make things better, express the highest potential for humanity, the human experience.
The collective circuitry is extremely visual. The collective energy holds on to their own identity. This energy can unify everyone around a common event or purpose.
There is no ego in the collective because it doesn’t serve the collective.
Human Design Logic/Understanding Circuit
Channel of Logic – 63/4
Channel of Acceptance – 17/62
Channel of Talent – 16/48
Channel of Judgment – 18/58
Channel of Concentration – 52/9
Channel of Rhythm – 15/5
Channel of Leadership – 31/7
The logical circuitry is common sense. There are no emotions in this circuit. This is energy for empirical data and scientific methods. It is important to understand that this circuit is not the only way of knowing. It’s all about patterns and looking at the patterns of the past. The logical circuit is practical, grounded, and has common sense. Logic and knowing circuitry don’t do well together because the logic circuit demands an explanation. It creates a conundrum. The themes of the logic circuit are all about patterns, riddles with doubt, democratic, talented, mastery, critical, opinionated, corrective, joyful, deeply connected with the natural world, focused and concentrated, can make a big contribution to humanity and scientific methods. With the energy of patterns, we are able to predict the future. The logical circuit is all about predicting the future. The future is predicted by looking at the patterns.
People with logical circuitry can be really great at predicting the future. They are also really great with technology. This is the energy for looking at the patterns of the past to be able to predict the future.
Human Design Abstract/Sensing Circuit
Channel of Abstraction 64/47
Channel of Curiosity – 11/56
Channel of Transitoriness 35/36
Channel of Recognition – 41/30
Channel of Maturation – 42/53
Channel of Discovery – 46/29
Channel of the Prodigal – 33/13
The sensing circuit is emotional and illogical energy. This energy sees the whole picture. It is expansive and experiential. This energy senses if something feels good. This is where we experience or believe in miracles or not. This is energy for epiphanies. This is right-brained. It has difficulty translating its experiences into logical and sequential things. People with this energy learn something once and they don’t need to have repetition. They can feel they already understand the information. The Sensing circuit is emotional, no patterns, experiential, clarity over time, the story of humanity, right-brained, visual, connected to super consciousness, abstract, holistic, creative, and artistic. A lot of times this energy is spiritual. This circuit has the potential to get bored. They like to try something new. This circuit is thought to be more connected to super consciousness than other circuits. This circuit is more likely to have experiences with superconsciousness more than other circuits. People with this energy are more likely to see angels. This energy is experiential, not logical. Someone with this energy may experience hearing a voice telling them not to do something or to do something. When someone with these energy’s emotional needs isn’t and they have a lot of definition in this circuit it becomes hard for them to learn. If someone with this energy senses that people don’t like them it will be hard for them to work or learn. The sensing circuit is not able to break down big logical ideas into linear steps. They can have huge ideas but may not be able to break them down in steps and can’t bring their big ideas into form.
This is primarily emotional energy. This is the energy for sensing and sensual. This energy has the ability to wait until the timing is correct. This energy does things when it feels right. The themes include holistic, right-brained thinking, expansion, confusion, epiphanies, storytelling, experiential, and emotional. This energy can know the entire story, by feeling it. They can feel the truth. People with this energy can find it difficult to tell a story in a logical way. They can struggle to explain what they sense. There can be a lot of imagination in the sensing circuit. People with 64-47 can struggle with how to make their big idea happen. When the timing is right they will deliver the how through an epiphany. This energy can be creative, enduring, breaking barriers and limitations, changing direction based on stories, and understanding what has come before.
This is the energy for experiencing things and learning from the experience. They use the stories of the past to understand what has come before.
Human Design Tribal Circuit
Tribal Circuitry is somewhat primal. The themes of tribal circuitry are caring, sex, work, war, reproduction, resources (business agreements), and relationships. The energy deals mostly with close communities. This can be an energy of caring to a fault. This is nurturing energy. This is rocking the baby, feeding the baby, reading stories to the baby, and setting the values for the tribe. The tribal circuitry is very powerful. Tribal circuitry is what people live and die for. With the solar plexus energy mutation, people with the old tribal energy will be holding on to the end. Tribal energy consists of the dense circuit and the ego circuit. The defense circuit and the centering circuit are the only 2 circuits that are considered aura-busting circuits. If you have the defense circuit or the center circuit in your chart this means that even if it’s a gate, you have the capacity to penetrate other people’s auras. These are very important energies for survival. They are very powerful. The ego circuit is not as powerful as the defense circuit. Relationships with the Centering Circuit and the Tribal circuit are not the best combination. The combinations of these energies in one chart can also cause an internal struggle. With the centering circuit and the tribal circuit, it can be a dynamic of I love you, but I want my freedom. It is aura busting, which means when you stand in someone’s aura that has all or part of the defense circuit, your aura is penetrated by those energies and you are somewhat forced into the energies of that circuit. When you are with someone with a lot of the defense circuit, you will force yourself to comply with the values and rules of the tribe. Sharing is a huge theme of tribal circuitry. Someone with the energy has the potential to give up what they want for the greater good of the tribe or community. When someone walks into the aura of someone with tribal circuitry the person will try to be like everyone else, do things like others, and do things you wouldn’t normally do on their own. The themes of the tribal circuitry are sustainability, resources, love, caring, nurturing, values, community, business, rules and regulations around relationships, contracts, education, food, war, and peace. There are also the themes of sex and sexuality, intimacy, nurturing, ambition, timing, and divine inspiration and enlightenment. There are also the themes of sales and marketing, truth and integrity, ego and service, money, spending and saving, and heartbreak. The themes are sustainability, resources, love, caring, nurturing, values and community, business, rules, regulations, contracts, education, food, war and peace, sex and sexuality, intimacy, nurturing, ambition, timing, divine inspiration and enlightenment, sales and marketing, truth and integrity, ego or service, money, spending and saving, and heartbreak. Tribal energy is all about relationships and converting something of value in exchange.
The Tribal can give up their identity for their community.
Human Design Ego Circuit Group
Channel of Transformation – 32/54
Channel of Surrender – 44/26
Channel of Synthesis – 19/49
Channel of Community – 40/37
Channel of Materialism – 45-21
This circuitry carries the energy for stockpiling resources because the will center needs cycles of rest. People with this energy will often times do a job they hate in order to create resources for their tribe. The left side of the ego circuit (54-32, 44-26, 21-45) is going to mutate in 2027. The themes of the ego circuit include divine inspiration, ambition, drive to hold on to a dream or vision, the patterns of the past, beauty and transforming fear or pain into something of value, intuitive sense of smell, sales and marketing, truth, and integrity or lying, creation of material gain in exchange for service, money, teaching, history, allocation, and management of resources, power, ego, sacrifice, service, sustainability, rest, endurance and will power. The energy for business is found in the ego circuit, specifically the channels 54-32, 44-26, and 21-45.
Human Design Defense Circuit
Channel of Preservation – 50/27
Channel of Mating – 59/6
The themes of the defense circuit are sex, reproduction, war, resources, cooking, education, and nurturing. It is aura-busting energy, masculine and feminine, deeply responsible, life and death consequences, generated, emotional (masculine), and splenic (feminine). This is the energy for mating, reproduction, and offspring. This is aura-busting energy. Anytime someone is standing in the aura of someone with these energies they will be forced to bend to the values of the defense circuit. This is the mom and dad energy. This is the energy for food. This is where the values of the tribe are held. This is the energy where we try to fit in and be like everyone else. There can be deep loneliness and a deep belonging to need to belong somewhere. There can be a lot of loneliness here if there is a lot of individual circuitry with the defense circuitry because they are trying to find their tribe and have to give up some of their individuality. This is the mom and dad energy. This is the energy for caring and nurturing between birth and death. This is the energy for working and fighting for the resources to take care of the family. This is the energy for food and having good nutrition. This is where the values of the tribe are held. These are some of the most powerful and compelling energies in the chart. They have a deep desire to belong to a tribe. This is an aura-busting circuit. This energy will compel you to do what the tribe does. This energy can make you give of yourself for the sake of the tribe. This energy feels good when they commit to helping others in a non-codependent way. People with this energy often enjoy caretaking or service-based professions. The themes are sustainability, resources, love, caring, nurturing, values, money, education, food, war and peace, sex and sexuality, nurturing, and timing. This is the energy that says we need money to get other resources. This is energy that will die for others.
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