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Generators and Manifesting Generators

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Generator and Manifesting Generator human design aura type

For those of you waiting, we’re finally covering Generators (and Manifesting Generators) - which will likely be the majority of you, since Generators make up about roughly 70% of the population (for good reason - we need you!).

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can check out my post Human Design 101 to get caught up.

And if you don't know your aura type, you can find it here.


Generators and Manifesting Generators are the builders, the doers, the shakers. Being a Generator means that you have your sacral defined, which gives you consistent access to sustainable energy.

Sacral energy is the energy that we need in this world to see projects through! Having access to this energy means that you are here to burn it in whatever way you see fit.

If you are a Generator then you

  • Have a defined sacral

  • Have no definition in any of your motors (motors = root, solar plexus, heart)

  • OR do have definition in one/some/all of your motors, but they do not have a channel connecting them to the throat

If you are a Manifesting Generator then you

  • Have a defined sacral

  • Have definition in one or all of your motors, and at least one of those motors has a connection to the throat


Whether you're a Pure Generator or Manifesting Generator, your aura is MAGNETIC. You attract all sorts of phenomena, lessons and experiences to you, some exciting, some drab, some chaotic, some calm - as a Generator, it’s up to you to choose what it is that you want to respond to. The world is your oyster! Well, almost.

The Generator’s strategy is to respond to their environments. This simply means no initiating without being first given a signal. This could be something of interest being brought up in conversation, seeing an ad on TV, or receiving a gentle reminder from the universe that represents something meaningful to you.

As a Generator, you’re blessed with an alluring aura, so you must learn to trust that the right relationships and endeavours will come to you. This can be tough as Generators don’t like to sit around twiddling their thumbs, they like to see action and like to be on the move (especially Manifesting Generators). But this very energy expenditure is how Generators often find themselves scattered, tending to everything and nothing, or merely just busy at things that give them no sense of satisfaction.

And that’s what Generators are here for, really - to feel a deep satisfaction within themselves, which comes through choosing the right ventures and the right people to involve themselves with.

The Generator’s not-self theme is frustration. While nobody can entirely escape frustration, the ongoing sensation of being frustrated can be a good indicator for you, as a Generator, that you’re out of alignment with your design. If you recognize that you’re in a situation that seems to continuously get under your skin - it can be a good time to think about changing the scene.


But... how does a Generator respond?

Because Generator’s sacral centres are defined, they have access to what is referred to as the ‘gut-response’.

The gut-response is an inbuilt guidance system that lives just below the belly button, and once it has been noticed, it can be pretty hard to ignore.

This can manifest in a few different ways:

  1. A feeling of energy running upwards through the belly/esophagus and even out of the mouth when the answer is a ‘yes’.

  2. A lack of sensation in the belly or a feeling of depleting energy from the belly when the answer is a ‘no’.

  3. Postural changes - sitting upright when the answer is positive or slinking into yourself when it’s negative

  4. The Sacral Sounds - the most popular and noticeable of all sacral responses are the intuitive noises that a person will utter without notice. These can sound like:

  5. An unexcited and hesitant ‘mmm...’

  6. An ‘uh-huh!’

  7. ‘Uh...’

  8. An enthusiastic ‘oh!’

Learning to pay attention to and explore these innate noises and reactions aids you in recognizing what’s really worth your energy. The more you experiment with following your bodies responses, the more you will learn to trust in them.

*It should be noted that if your solar plexus is also defined in your bodygraph, then your gut-response is NOT your final authority. Emotional clarity is. However, the gut-response can and should still be used in helping you gauge what’s worth exploring*


Manifesting Generators are a sub-type of Generator. As hybrids of both Manifestors and Generators, they typically like to move faster than Pure Generators and like to have many things on the go at once. There are two additional things for you, as a Manifesting Generator, to consider on top of ‘responding to your environment’ and using your ‘gut-response’:

  1. Your gut-response won’t be clearest until you’ve begun to dip your toe into the new task/experience/project etc. This can be a little inconvenient at times, but it’s important you check in with yourself at the beginning of something new, or you might find yourself in a frustrating scenario

  2. Visualizing many different scenarios and trying to imagine what the experience might feel like before it happens can help wonders to help you feel into whether or not it might be worth it for you.

  3. Once you have put your full commitment behind something, it can be useful for you to inform the people around you as to what you’re doing. Some people might have trouble understanding your intentions or just simply keeping up. When you inform the people around you, you let them feel included and in the know which will only garner you more support.


Whether your an MG or a Pure Generator - use your gut-response and check-in with yourself. It’s OK to change your mind. Generators can be very contractual and may plug away at something without looking to see where they’ve wound up. Just because you have committed to something, doesn’t mean you have to see it through until the end.

Show up for yourself by looking around every once in a while and asking yourself if it’s where you want to be. If it’s not, start looking for a signal that speaks to you and redirect yourself towards satisfaction.

Have fun with it, experiment and play around with responding to your environment and using your sacral responses and trust in them will come with time!

If you’re a Generator, let me know in the comments below whether or not you’re familiar with YOUR gut response?

And if you're new to your HD journey and are feeling overwhelmed, I offer readings. If you would like to book a reading, you can do so here. Or, if you just have questions or comments, feel free to fill out the contact form below or book a free discovery call with me - I'm more than happy to continue the conversation and answer any lingering questions you may have.

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