Understanding the Human Design BodyGraph

The Human Design BodyGraph, a unique aspect of the Human Design system, is a visual representation of an individual's unique genetic imprint. This powerful tool encompasses a combination of ancient and modern disciplines such as astrology, the I Ching, Kabbalah, the Hindu-Brahmin chakra model, and quantum physics. It paints an intricate picture of an individual's characteristics, strengths, challenges, and potentials.

What Makes Up the BodyGraph?

The BodyGraph comprises nine Centers, 36 Channels, and 64 Gates. Each of these elements plays a crucial role in determining an individual's Human Design.

The Centers

The nine Centers in the BodyGraph represent specific aspects of your consciousness and physiological function. These Centers are:

  • The Head
  • The Ajna
  • The Throat
  • The G Center (Identity Center)
  • The Heart (Ego Center)
  • The Solar Plexus
  • The Sacral
  • The Root
  • The Spleen

Each Center is either defined (colored in) or undefined (white), representing different energy dynamics within your Design.


Channels are the lines connecting the Centers. Each Channel represents a specific life theme and is composed of two Gates. The Channels are colored when they are defined, meaning the Gates at both ends are activated in your Design.


Gates are the entry points for the life force into your BodyGraph. They correlate with the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching and carry a specific energy or theme.

Understanding Your BodyGraph

To understand your BodyGraph, you must take into account the interplay of Centers, Channels, and Gates and how they relate to your Type, Authority, and Profile in the Human Design system. It's like reading a map of who you are and how you interact with the world.

BodyGraph and Decision Making

Your BodyGraph can guide you in making decisions that are in alignment with your true self. The decision-making strategy in Human Design is referred to as your Authority, and it's dictated by the Centers in your BodyGraph.

The Power of the BodyGraph

The BodyGraph is more than a static blueprint; it's a dynamic energy map. By understanding it, you can unlock your potential, find your purpose, and navigate life in a way that is true to who you are.


The Human Design BodyGraph offers a fascinating and comprehensive look into the essence of who we are. By understanding our BodyGraph, we can align ourselves more closely with our inherent design, leading to a life of greater authenticity, fulfillment, and ease.