Career Advice for Generators

Today, we’re diving into the world of job and career advice tailored specifically for Generators. You’ve probably heard that you’re the “worker bees” of the aura types, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a workaholic or trapped in a soul-sucking job. Instead, it’s all about finding that sweet spot where your work not only pays the bills but also leaves you deeply satisfied.

Career Advice for Each Aura Type

Not a Generator? No worries. This article is part of a series on job and career advice for each aura type. Find your aura type in the links below to access your customized Human Design career advice.


Find Work that Satisfies You

Generators, just because you can do something, that doesn’t mean you should. Your defined Sacral Center allows you to put a lot of energy behind anything work-related. Once you say yes to something, it can be hard to stop or leave. This is why many Generators find themselves trapped in jobs or careers they don’t enjoy, or why you may feel drained at the end of day.

It may be hard to say no to a good-paying job or a financially secure, traditional career path, especially in a society that sends us endless messages to conform to the “American Dream,” but be mindful if you’re feeling frustrated with your work. Frustration is the not-self emotion for Generators, and it’s an indication that you’re out of alignment and not using your Sacral energy correctly for you.

Listen to Your Sacral Voice

If you have a Sacral Authority, here is an exercise you can do to help you gain clarity on your current career path, and what you like and don’t like about it.

Ask yourself this question: “Am I satisfied with my job / career?” Don’t give your brain time to overthink. Listen to your Sacral Voice instead. What sounds or bodily sensations come forward? Does it feel like a yes or a no?

You can practice this by asking yourself more yes or no questions, and allowing your Sacral Voice to guide you. For example:

  • Do I like working in an office?
  • Do I like working on a team?
  • Do I like my job’s duties and responsibilities? (You can also list them out continue this line of questioning)
  • Do I like the industry I’m in?
  • Would I consider switching industries?

Pay attention to what feels like a clear yes and a clear no. If it doesn’t feel like a clear yes, it may be a no for now.

If you have Emotional authority, identify which emotions come up for you as you imagine yourself at work or in your career. What comes up for you? You can listen to your Sacal Voice as well, but gaining emotional clarity will help guide you more effectively.

What Careers are Good for Generator Aura Types?

Generators are unique in that you can pretty much do any kind of job at any level or work in any industry. You can be an employee or an entrepreneur. Again, just because you can do anything for work, that doesn’t mean you should. The key to your success is to truly be satisfied by the work that you do.

If satisfaction at work isn’t an option because you need to pay your bills and you can’t wait for something satisfying to come along, you can consider taking a job that doesn’t drain you of your mental, emotional and physical energy. This is important, because the less stressful your day job is, the more energy you’ll have outside of work to pursue activities that satisfy you. The more you’re satisfied outside of work, the more likely you’ll be to find a career path that is also satisfying to you.

Beyond the Aura: Exploring Your Chart

There are several places on your Human Design chart that you can explore to give you guidance for what type of career can satisfy you most.

Here is where you can look:

  • Your Profile: In Human Design, your profile indicates your interpersonal and intrapersonal communication style. This can help you narrow down your search. For example, someone with a 1 / 3 profile would probably enjoy autonomous, research-based roles in spaces where trial and error are encouraged, whereas someone with a 4 / 6 profile may enjoy roles where networking and relationship-building are a large part of their duties.
  • Your Gates and Channels: Each Human Design gate is like an archetype of energy, with unique characteristics and qualities. For example, someone with Gate 18 or Gate 13 may find themselves gravitating towards roles where they hold space for others and listen to their problems or secrets, while someone with Gate 26 can find success as an influencer or salesperson. The channels that connect one gate from one center to a gate from another center can give you even more insight into your defined energetic characteristics.
  • Your Midheaven: If you have access to your Astro HD Natal Chart, you can see your Midheaven placement, which can indicate the areas of your career legacy, and how it’s carried out with zodiac signs, house placements and Human Design gate.
  • Your Wealth Houses Again, looking at your Astro HD Natal chart, you can see the qualities of how you make money (your 2nd House), your work routines and service roles (your 6th House), and your public-facing career persona (your 10th House.)

If all of this feels like a lot to explore on your own, consider booking a career-focused Human Design reading with an informed practitioner. Career, direction and purpose are my main areas of specialization, and I would love to give you an in-depth chart analysis and report. Book your Human Design reading here.


There isn’t one type of job and career that is right for the Generator aura type, which means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all piece of career advice for Generators. When you find a career path that satisfies you, that’s when you become a “worker bee,” because you truly enjoy using your Sacral energy consistently to show up and do what you truly love.

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Article By

Karyn Paige

Karyn is a mindset coach and certified Informed Practitioner of Human Design. Her work centers the experiences of Women of Color from an intersectional perspective, blending the personal and the professional to imagine the possibilities of a liberated world.


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