Human Design Basics: Intro to Your Strategy

Have you ever wondered why certain decisions or actions feel more natural and fulfilling to you while others leave you feeling like your life’s falling apart? Human Design offers a perspective on understanding your unique energetic makeup and provides strategies specific to your aura type. In this post, we will delve into the strategies for each aura type—Generators, Manifesting Generators, Projectors, Manifestors, and Reflectors—and explore how embracing your Human Design strategy can lead to a life of greater alignment, purpose, and fulfillment. So, let’s embark on this journey of self-discovery and uncover the keys to making decisions that truly resonate with who you are.

Your Human Design Strategy

Through Human Design, you have a specific strategy to align your decisions and actions with the unique energetic blueprint of your aura type.

The strategy for each aura type is as follows:


The Human Design strategy for Generators is to wait to respond to something that would feel satisfying or would activate the energy of your Sacral Center. This response is often described as “going with your gut” or noticing when something makes you say “Hell Yes!” or “Hell No!”

A key to the Generator strategy is to provide yourself with multiple options to help you identify your responses clearly. Even when it doesn’t feel like there are options, there often are.

Manifesting Generators:

The Human Design Strategy for Manifesting Generators is to inform and then respond. This means you can visualize or describe what it would look like or feel like to say yes or no to an option, and then make your decision.

Similarly to Generators, notice what would and wouldn’t feel like a satisfying use of your Sacral energy.

For Manifesting Generators, however, you may not clearly know if your response is a yes or a no until you are actually using your energy. That’s okay! You have full permission to stop what you’re doing if your response changes.


The Human Design strategy for Projectors is to wait to be invited. This means that people will invite you into their world, so to speak, where you can then be recognized and appreciated for your gifts and guidance.

The key for the Projector strategy is to accept invitations from people who truly recognize and appreciate you. Otherwise, you may feel your not-self emotional theme of bitterness.

While you are waiting for your next invitation, you can feel free to live your life and do what you enjoy. The more you do, the more likely you are to received aligned invitations.


The Human Design strategy for Manifestors is to inform and initiate. This means you can communicate what decisions you’ve made, and initiate the process of carrying out those decisions.

Manifestors are the only aura type that doesn’t have to wait. However, if your decisions will impact others, such as loved ones or team members, it will serve you to let them know what you’ve decided first.


The Human Design strategy for Reflectors is to wait a full lunar cycle (approximately 28 days) to make big decisions. This waiting period allows you to get clarity on how you feel about the decision and talk to any trusted confidants who can help you process your decision.

In your case, big decisions include things like living location, career moves, entering committed relationships or bringing phases of your life and work to a close. Once you have waited for a full lunar cycle, you can freely do what you need to do.


When you’re first learning about your Human Design strategy, it can feel uncomfortable or confusing to apply it to your life. You may feel resistance, or you may feel like it’s limiting you.

When this comes up for my clients, I often invite them to see their Human Design strategy from a different perspective.

How is your strategy a gift to you? How could it make your life easier?

Can you recall an experience where you followed your strategy without realizing it? If so, did that experience work out in your favor?

Oftentimes we are following our Human Design strategy without knowing it, and in those moments we are living in alignment. Imagine what could be possible if you were following your strategy intentionally.

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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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