Understanding Your Authority in Human Design and How to Use It

In Human Design, Authority is your inner decision-making compass. It guides you to make choices aligned with your truest self, ensuring that your decisions lead to greater fulfillment and success. By understanding and using your Authority, you can navigate life with confidence and clarity.

What is Authority in Human Design?

Authority in Human Design is the mechanism through which you access your inner truth. It’s distinct from mental decision-making, which can be influenced by external factors and conditioning. Here are the main types of Authority and how to use them:

  1. Emotional Authority: Decisions should be made after riding the emotional wave and achieving clarity over time. Avoid making impulsive decisions in moments of high or low emotions. Allow yourself to experience the full range of your feelings and wait for emotional clarity, which is really when you are feeling emotionally neutral.
  2. Sacral Authority: Decisions are made through gut responses in the moment. Pay attention to your immediate “yes” or “no” feelings within your body. Trust your sacral sounds, like “uh-huh” for yes and “uh-uh” for no, to guide you to what is truly right for you.
  3. Splenic Authority: Decisions come from intuitive, instantaneous knowing. Listen to the quiet, subtle sense of what feels right in the moment. Trust your first instinct before your mind begins to overthink or question it. You get “the ick” when it’s a no.
  4. Ego Manifested Authority: Decisions are guided by what your heart or ego truly desires. Vocalize what you want and pay attention to the conviction in your voice. Ensure your decisions align with your willpower and personal commitments.
  5. Ego Projected Authority: Similar to Ego Manifested Authority, this involves making decisions based on your heart’s desires. Speak your intentions out loud and listen to how they resonate with your sense of self and personal power.
  6. Self-Projected Authority: Use your voice to find clarity. Talk through your decisions with trusted friends or mentors. Notice how your words resonate with your identity and sense of purpose, guiding you to choices that feel authentically you.
  7. Environmental Authority: Surround yourself with the right people and places. Your clarity comes from discussing options in trusted environments. Reflect on different perspectives and how each option feels in various settings before making a decision.
  8. Lunar Authority: Be patient and deliberate. Reflectors need to wait a full lunar cycle (about 28 days) before making significant decisions. Experience all phases of the moon to gain a comprehensive understanding. Discussing your options with trusted confidants during this period can provide valuable insights. Also, pay attention to lunar transits and if you feel more clarity come during certain gate tranits.

How to Use Your Authority in Your Life

Knowing your Authority allows you to make decisions that are deeply aligned with your authentic self. Here’s how to integrate your Authority into your daily life:

  • Practice Awareness: Regularly check in with your inner Authority and notice how it communicates with you.
  • Create Supportive Habits: Develop routines that honor your decision-making process, whether it’s allowing time for emotional clarity or creating spaces for intuitive listening.
  • Trust Yourself: Believe in your inner guidance, even if it contradicts external opinions or societal expectations.

Living in Alignment

Applying your Authority in daily life can transform how you make decisions and interact with the world. Here are some practical tips to help you live in alignment with your Authority:

  • Emotional Authority: Take your time with decisions. Allow yourself to experience the highs and lows of your emotions before committing to a choice.
  • Sacral Authority: Trust your gut reactions. Respond to what excites and energizes you.
  • Splenic Authority: Listen to your intuition. Pay attention to your first instinct.
  • Ego Manifested and Ego Projected Authority: Vocalize your desires. Ensure your decisions align with your heart and willpower.
  • Self-Projected Authority: Use your voice to find clarity. Talk through your decisions with trusted people.
  • Environmental Authority: Surround yourself with the right people and environments. Reflect on different perspectives.
  • Lunar Authority: Be patient. Reflect on your decisions over a full lunar cycle. Journal.

By following your Human Design Authority, you can make decisions that are true to your nature, leading to a more authentic, satisfying, and empowered life. Embrace your Authority and watch your life unfold with greater ease and alignment.