The Human Design System
Understanding the Centers
Questions from the Undefined CentersHEAD
Am I trying to answer everybody else’s questions? Am I making decisions about my life from my mind?
Am I trying to convince everyone that I am certain? Am I holding onto concepts that do not serve me? Am I ridged in my beliefs? Am I letting my mind run my life? Am I trying to figure out my life from my mind?
Am I trying to attract attention? Am I trying to be a doer? Am I worried about what I am going to manifest? Am I acting like a Manifestor? Am I initiating the conversation?
Am I looking for love? Am I looking for purpose and direction in life? Am I trying to find out who I am? Am I worried about the future? Am I aware that in order for me to be with the right people I need to be in the right place? Does my environment feel correct?
Do I feel and think I have something to prove? (I.e., am I smart enough, successful, sexy, etc.)? Do I say yes when I mean no? Do I value myself (are my prices too low)?
Am I holding onto relationships, jobs, and places that are not good for me? Do I know when I am being abused? Do I end abusive relationships or do I hang on with the hope that they will change?
Am I avoiding confrontation and truth? Am I afraid and hiding from the consequences of upsetting someone? Do I hide my truth so I don’t rock the boat and have to deal with the consequences?
Do I know when enough is enough? Do I stop when I need rest? Do I “know” when I need rest? Do I honor the inconsistency of my energy?
Am I in a hurry to get things done so I can be free of the pressure? Am I letting the pressure of the outside world run my life?
To say it simply, the purpose of Human Design is to show us our role and contribution within the whole of life. And, most importantly, it shows us how to embody and live into our role.
It is so important to honor our individuality and to live our design. Human Design helps us to drop what I call the “should conditioning” and it shows us how we can simply be ourselves and let our uniqueness shine.
In looking at a Human Design chart there are four basic entry points to look at. They are “The Profile,” “The Type,” “The Incarnation Cross,” and “The Centers.” I believe that “The Type” and “The Centers” are the two most important aspects of Human Design.
Illustration is used with the permission of Rave Life Sciences
Understanding the Centers in our Body Graph (chart) can provide us with great insight in terms of our interactions with the environment and, most importantly, in how we interact in our relationships.
The Centers provide insight to the aspects most vulnerable to conditioning, and understanding this can help us be more discerning in our relationships and more compassionate with others and ourselves.
There are nine centers in the Body Graph. They are (from the top of the diagram) Head, Ajna, Throat, Self (G), Heart (Ego), Spleen, Solar Plexus, Sacral, and Root. This report will describe the functions of these Centers in detail. Take a look at your own chart while you read through them.
There are “Defined” and “Undefined” Centers. A Center that has color is Defined. A Center without color is Undefined. Whether a Center is Defined or Undefined plays an extremely significant role in understanding a person’s chart. The Defined and Undefined Centers come in any possible configuration. See example of Defined or Undefined Centers below:
When you have an Undefined Center this Center is open to the environment. It is like a window or filter. It is here in the Undefined Center that you “take in” the environment— this is the area in your life where the environment influences you. The environment includes people, places, events, and things. These Undefined Centers are where we get “conditioned”.
When you have a Defined (or fixed) Center it operates in a very specific way and is not open to the influences of the environment. The Defined Centers are actually defining the environment. An individual with many Defined Centers is considered to be “fixed” or unmovable in their process in life.
The Undefined Centers are the areas in our life where we go to school. They are the environment. They are NOT who we are. We learn about ourselves through the influences of the environment. We are designed to learn, master, and become aware of the things that the Undefined Centers bring to us or show us about ourselves. The trap we fall into is that we “think” we are the Undefined Centers and we get caught up in the conditioning of these centers.
For example, if you have an Undefined Heart Center then one of the schools you go to is the school of the Ego. You will learn all about the ego of others and how their egos impact you. If learned correctly, you will learn that trying to prove yourself to others, making promises, or willing yourself to do something is incorrect for you. You will learn to notice when others are trying to get you to cooperate with them by manipulating you to make promises or to cooperate with them. You will learn that you do not get involved with “games” of competition or control. You will potentially learn to observe these things in others without getting drawn into the drama.
When reading about the Centers, keep in mind that we all have been conditioned in life to function and behave in ways we think best serves our survival. Based on our open Centers, we develop survival strategies from birth that we think make it “easier” to function in our relationships and in society.
Because the Undefined Centers are so vulnerable to conditioning we grow up thinking that the Undefined Centers are “who we are.” In truth, the Defined Centers are who we are—or who we are becoming.
It goes like this: Most of us come into this world with both Defined and Undefined Centers. Based upon the world around us, i.e., parents, siblings, culture, neighborhood, friends, town, state, country, we get conditioned to thinking that we are this or we are that. As we grow into adulthood we realize through experiencing a lot of pain in our lives, that this is not who we are after all—it was just the outside influences and conditioning. We are really something else. We are the Defined Centers. So, we spend a good deal of our adult lives undoing the conditioning from the Undefined Centers.
Note: This report is designed to provide you with a general understanding of the Centers. However, there are specific details within the Centers that apply to our individual designs. These details can only be provided through a personal, private session.
The Mind Centers
The Mind consists of two Centers, the Head and the Ajna. These are the two Centers located at the top of the Body Graph.
These are the Centers of Inspiration (Head) and Conceptualization (Ajna). The Head Center is the place that governs inspiration and it is through the Ajna that we conceptualize and make sense of the Mind.
One of the most important things to understand about the Mind is that the Mind wants to be in control of the decision-making process in our lives. We have been trained and conditioned throughout life to think things through and make logical decisions. In truth, the Mind is for processing thoughts, taking in new concepts, learning, communicating, etc., and not for making the decisions in our lives.
There are specific Centers in the Body Graph that guide our decision-making process and they are all below the Throat. Each one of us has a specific way that we can make reliable decisions or get in touch with our inner knowing to guide our lives. This is very specific to the individual and will be covered in a future report.
When you have an Undefined Mind, you experience a great deal of mental pressure because you are open to the mental field that is all around us. You take in all this mental pressure from the outside. The Head Center is one of two pressure centers. Mental pressure could include the pressure to figure something out, the pressure to think about things, the pressure to hold onto a belief, or the pressure to make a mental decision. Quite often a person with an Undefined Mind will have headaches from all the pressure.
For example, you could be standing in line at a store and someone is thinking about taking a vacation and all of a sudden you get inspired to look into taking a vacation! This encounter was no accident. You needed the inspiration to look into taking a vacation. Now, whether or not this is the correct vacation or correct time for a vacation, can only be determined by your inner guidance. You certainly don’t want to take someone else’s vacation!
Another aspect of having your Centers Undefined is that you can read other people’s thoughts and can often finish their sentences during conversations. A person with an Undefined Mind will frequently say, “I knew he was going to say that!” In truth, they really do know what the other is going to say because they are being influenced, conditioned, or imprinted by the thoughts of others.
The key with an Undefined Mind is to use it as a filter. In other words, take in the impressions from the mental field and observe them and let them go. Filter the information without attaching to any of it. Notice what your mind is doing but don’t give it any importance. After all, it’s just an antenna picking up what is going on in the mental field.
When you have an Undefined Head and/or Ajna you need to be aware that you can be easily influenced and mentally talked into things. The other red flag to be aware of is that you can put off thinking about things that are important because you don’t want to feel the pressure. Undefined Head Centers just don’t want to feel the mental pressure so they don’t “think about things” or don’t “deal with things” even when it is necessary to do so.
When you have a Defined Mind Center you have a very specific mental process that is basically unchangeable. You need to go through your own mental process or, in other words, mentally do it your way. Depending upon the details of your Defined Mind, you may have a very abstract or logical thinking process or a combination of these things. Or, you may have a very individualistic mental process.
An Undefined Mind is under great pressure to answer everyone’s questions. If you have an Undefined Mind, you need to ask yourself, “What am I not wanting to think about that I need to think about?” And, “Am I still trying to answer everybody else’s questions?” Also, with an Undefined Ajna, ask yourself, “Am I still trying to convince everyone that I am certain?” “Did I allow myself to get talked into this decision?” “Did I make a mental decision?”
A Defined Mind influences the environment and has a very specific way in which it mentally processes. It contributes to the general mental field in the environment. A Defined Mind would influence an Undefined Mind. So, if an Undefined Mind makes a mental decision, it is a guarantee that it’s not “their” decision. It is a decision that has been influenced by a Defined Mind or the outside mental pressure field.
The Throat Center
The Throat Center is the Center of Manifestation. All the Centers in the Body Graph are moving toward the Throat Center. There is tremendous pressure on the Throat Center because there is tremendous pressure and conditioning in our lives to manifest.
Depending upon the details of your specific Throat Center, it explains what you want to “become” in this life. Whether the Throat is Defined or Undefined, there is a push to “be” something in this life and the details of the Throat tell this story.
We have all heard this before: “What do you want to ‘be’ when you grow up?” A child is under pressure throughout life to answer this question. This is because we live in a world where we must manifest. It’s all about manifesting.
An Undefined Throat Center feels the pressure to manifest and often gets in trouble trying to manifest without really knowing all the details of how to manifest or what to manifest. They can go through life feeling very frustrated in their efforts to manifest.
Very few of us (8% of the population) are designed to initiate and act out manifestation. Most of us are designed to respond (70% of the population) and, through response, we naturally and effortlessly manifest. It is important for you to understand your “Type” so that you know your best strategy for manifesting.
An Undefined Throat Center also feels great pressure to talk. You will find that Undefined Throat Center people talk more than Defined Throat Center people. The Undefined Throat Center people feel the pressure from the environment to talk. In many cases they talk when they should be listening and/or waiting for the right opportunity to talk. Another way to look at this is that they are trying to manifest when it is really best to wait for the right “timing” to manifest or talk. These people need to be initiated into the conversation.
With an Undefined Throat Center and the constant pressure to manifest, you can experience problems with the throat like losing one’s voice or having sore throats or even more serious conditions. I have talked with clients with Undefined Throats that have experienced all kinds of throat problems. Understanding how your specific Throat Center is designed to operate can be very helpful.
A Defined Throat individual generally knows what they want to become in life but not necessarily “how” to get there. They, too, can miss the boat by trying to manifest before the “how” shows up in their lives. Without the proper timing and the how, they can really spin their wheels trying to manifest. These people can become angry and burned out.
Another trap that the Undefined Throat falls into is trying to attract attention. So, you need to ask yourself, “Am I still trying to attract attention?”
Someone with an Undefined Throat can feel a lot of pressure to talk when they are with someone who has a Defined Throat. Conversely, a Defined Throat will often have the “words taken right out of their mouths” in the presence of an Undefined Throat.
The Self Center
The Self Center is also known as the G Center and the Center of the Higher Self. This Center takes us down our path in life. It acts like a magnet as we move through life. Imagine that above us there are invisible streetcar cables running in all different directions like a grid. The Self Center has a cable that is connected to this grid and as we move through life the Self Center will present to us the opportunities for the experiences that we need so that we move down our evolutionary path.
The Self Center represents love, direction, and identity. It represents how we love and are loved and how we give and get direction in our lives. It represents our relationship with our Higher Self. It also represents our identity. Examples of how it represents our identity are: I am a role model, I am a leader, I am a listener, etc.
A person with an Undefined Self Center does not necessarily feel that they know the direction they are headed in life. They are rarely sure that they are heading in the right direction. They can also be very confused about love and try to hold onto love when it is time to let go. They can also be confused about their identity because they identify with so many different people and things.
If you have an Undefined Self Center (G), you need to ask yourself, “Am I still looking for love?” “Am I still looking for my direction or way in the world?” “Am I still trying to define myself?”
A person with an Undefined Self needs to understand that the environment guides them. It literally presents guideposts for love and direction along the path in life.
For example, a person may show up in their lives and offer an opportunity for a new direction or a new relationship. The Undefined Self needs to pay attention to these guideposts. They do not necessarily have to go in the new direction or get involved in the relationship offered. They do, however, need to pay attention. If they do go with the offer it is important to remember that they do not owe the guidepost (person) anything for initiating them onto a new path. The guidepost is simply an agent of the Universe showing up at the right moment in this person’s life to possibly send them into a new direction.
It is important to note that an Undefined Self is not the one to initiate. They are to wait until the initiation takes place. They must be “shown” their new love or new direction. This can seem very uncomfortable in a society where we are taught to go after what we want. It can feel very uncomfortable to wait while one feels directionless. It can feel uncomfortable to not be in a relationship while the pressures from society, friends, and family tell us we “should” be in a relationship.
The person with the Undefined Self needs to stay unattached to direction and love and learn to love without attachment or expectation. They need to learn to drop the things and people in life that are not working for them so that a new direction or love can come. They need to learn to “mind their own business” with regard to a relationship. This means that they need to go about their own business and let others take care of themselves. This does not mean that they don’t care. You can lovingly allow others their own process. If you are asked to help, and it feels right, then do so.
An Undefined Self needs relationships that enrich and expand their lives. They cannot be in a relationship where they feel trapped. You need to ask yourself, “Do I have absolute freedom and expansion in this relationship?” “Does this relationship add to and enhance my life?”
Generally speaking, a Defined Self typically feels that they know where they are going and they know about love. Of course, there are some exceptions. A Defined Self provides direction to an Undefined Self and an Undefined Self reflects the identity and direction back to a Defined Self.
A Defined Self defines and influences the environment in terms of direction, love, and identity according to their specific design (whether they are aware of it or not).
The Heart Center
The Heart Center represents the ego, willpower, and will. It represents the “I.” What do “I” want, need, etc. When it is Defined it can be very strong willed and it “can be” a very healthy ego. These people can “appear” to be egoists to people with an Undefined Heart Center. In truth, they are to some extent. We are not all here to be “egoless”—just the Undefined Heart people.
An Undefined Heart Center is not here to be competitive, make promises, or will itself to do anything. Making promises and willing themselves can be bad for the health of the heart. Undefined Hearts need to be careful about what they choose to cooperate with or get involved with. An Undefined Heart needs to be careful not to allow others to talk them into cooperating and getting involved in things that are not for them. They can easily over-commit or over-promise just to make another person happy or because they “think” they “should,” only to find out later that they are going to have to break that promise. Undefined Heart people hate to break promises—therefore, it is very important that when they do agree to get involved in something that it is truly right for them.
It is very important for an Undefined Heart not to compete with others or take risks because of pressure or because someone else wants you to. They are not here to “prove” themselves. This is a life of learning—to be “egoless.”
As an example, Undefined Hearts would not will themselves to quit smoking or diet. They quit smoking or lose weight when they are ready. This is not about will power.
For good or bad, an Undefined Heart reflects the ego of the Defined Heart. A Defined Heart meets their ego through reflection from the Undefined Heart. In some cases, this can be very uncomfortable to see oneself in this way.
The Undefined Heart needs to be alert to the influence a Defined Heart can have on them. The Defined Heart does not understand why Undefined Hearts cannot just will themselves to do something, so the Defined Heart will try and impose their will onto the Undefined Heart.
The Undefined Heart individual needs to ask, “Do I still think I have something to prove?” Or, “Do I act like I have to prove myself?”
The Spleen Center
The Spleen is in charge of our immune system and our awareness in the present moment. It is the intuitive awareness in all of us. It is what we call our instinctive awareness in that it just simply operates in the now. Despite its importance, this instinctive awareness speaks only ONCE through our intuition, instinct, or taste! Because it speaks only once, we must learn to listen to it and not override it with our mind.
If you have a Defined Spleen, it is important to listen to your instincts or intuition and not allow your mind to override this “knowing.” The Spleen is the source of our capacity for spontaneous judgment of what is really good or not good for us. It is very important for our well-being. It keeps us healthy and alerts us to potential “danger.”
For example, it can alert us about people, places, food, and events. People with Defined Spleens are always saying to themselves: “I knew it” or “I knew that was going to happen” or “Why didn’t I listen to my instincts!” Because we have been so conditioned to be “mental” beings we think that our mind is smarter than our body. This is simply not true. Our mind gets us into more trouble than we like to admit. So, remember, if you have a Defined Spleen, always listen to your first impression!
In terms of caring for your body, if you have a Defined Spleen, it is important to get regular checkups with your doctor. Having a Defined Spleen can mask potential problems. These people have to be careful not to overload the immune system. When a person with a Defined Spleen does get sick, they can get hit hard and they can get hit unexpectedly.
With an Undefined Spleen, the immune system is vulnerable. This does not mean it is unhealthy or weak. It means there is a need for wisdom—to be wise about one's health and well-being and to pay attention to all the little signals from the body. The body is very sensitive. If you have an Undefined Spleen, you need to be cautious and much more holistic in your approach with what you eat and the type of medications that you take.
If a person with an Undefined Spleen had enough time to heal after a sickness as a child, chances are that person has established a healthy immune system and is very healthy and aware about what their body can handle.
People with Undefined Spleens are sensitive to the lack of well-being in the world and can interpret this as their own lack of well-being. They don’t necessarily “feel good” about themselves. The potential result is a search for “the feel good.” And when someone with a Defined Spleen steps into the aura of a person with an Undefined Spleen, they then “define” the Undefined Spleen. At that moment, the person with the Undefined Spleen feels good. The potential problem with this is that they can misinterpret this “feel good” as something that “is good” for them so they might stay in a relationship because of this chemistry and not because it is a relationship that is good for them. In other words, you can set yourself up for “feel good blackmail!”
The Undefined Spleen person should ask, “Am I still holding on to relationships, jobs, and places that are not good for me?”
A person with an Undefined Spleen can sense when others are feeling good or bad. This can be personalized and interpreted as meaning something about them. When you are not feeling good about yourself, try and remember not to personalize it. It is simply something that you are picking up in the environment.
With an Undefined Spleen, it is not healthy for a person to be spontaneous even though they feel the pressure to be spontaneous. Most people with an Undefined Spleen want to be spontaneous and this can lead to things that are not healthy for them.
The Solar Plexus Center
The Solar Plexus Center is the most powerful Center in the Body—this cannot be emphasized enough! Whether it is Defined or Undefined, the Solar Plexus Center has the most significant impact on our lives. The Solar Plexus Center can also be looked at as the Emotional System of the Body.
A “Collective Emotional Wave” dominates the world we live in. We are all surfing in this sea of emotions, riding or drowning (mostly drowning) in the “Collective Emotional Wave.” The person with an Undefined Solar Plexus is reflecting or mirroring the emotional chaos felt in the presence of unaware Defined Solar Plexus people.
The Solar Plexus is a powerful motor with many purposes—one of which is to release primary action. It is the motor or the energy of the human “experiential way.” It takes us in and out of experiences. This Center is very complex as it dominates the basic things of life like making love, bonding, food, moods, romance, and entering into new experiences.
The Solar Plexus operates in a “wave” of emotional chemistry, and this wave moves from HOPE to PAIN and back again. Because this is such a powerful Center, it is very deep within us and it is the Center we are the most identified with. The energy of the Emotional Wave goes up and down, and this repeats over and over again. Where you are “at” in your Emotional Wave changes moment-by-moment, day-by-day, and week-by-week. It is not something that can be controlled or predicted. However, it can be understood and, once understood, it can be used properly to great benefit.
Here is an example to understand the value of the Defined Solar Plexus: Let’s say I’m a photographer and I’m going to take consecutive pictures of a flower as it is blooming. To really fully understand what it is for a flower to bloom, I will need to look at all the pictures. If I pull one picture out of the sequence to look at, I am only getting one very small perspective or, actually, no perspective at all. So, we could say that to fully experience a blooming flower, we would have to “Wait” for the flower to finish its cycle of blooming. Yes, “Wait” is the operative word here! So, for a person with a Defined Solar Plexus, their motto is: “There is no truth in the now.” Truth for these people reveals itself over time. Time provides us the opportunity to see a different perspective. You get a different perspective when your emotional wave moves to a new place. And, when you wait and allow time, you see and hear things later that were not available to you until your wave moved to a new place.
When a Defined Solar Plexus individual takes the time to absorb things in depth on an emotional level, the result can be clarity, a new perspective, and profound understanding. When you jump into something without first giving yourself the time for clarity, you are setting yourself up for disappointment and failure. This is because you only have a piece of the information that is available to you. This is why we say “there is no truth in the now” for these people.
You’ve heard this before: “It’s not the end result that counts, but the journey along the way.” Taking things in slowly and deeply requires present-time awareness, which keeps you in the moment. It also requires impeccable honesty with oneself. How easy it is for the mind to butt in and try to convince the Solar Plexus to “go ahead, jump in…it’s alright, we have to do this because….” The mind will argue and give “reasons” as to why we “should” do this or that.
Remember, we said earlier that the mind has no “Authority”—it thinks it does, but it does not. The Body has the Authority, and if you have a Defined Solar Plexus, then it is your inner authority—but it can only do its job properly with enough time. A Defined Solar Plexus rules the decision-making process no matter what else is in your Design.
The Solar Plexus dilemma: When we feel its impatient force, we want to act on it immediately. When we are excited about something we feel this incredible wave of emotion. Waiting becomes the hardest AND the last thing we want to do here. Patience, patience, patience, is the motto for the Defined Solar Plexus individual! Patience gives truth time to reveal itself.
If you have an Undefined Solar Plexus it means that you are vulnerable to the emotional climate of people with a Defined Solar Plexus. If you are not aware of this and how it affects your emotional stability, you helplessly ride the emotional wave or chaos of those around you.
Here’s an example of a new relationship: Let’s say Sue has a Defined Solar Plexus and John has an Undefined Solar Plexus. They meet and fall in love. During the beginning stage of the relationship Sue is really high on her emotional wave. She has so much hope and expectation (attachment) at this stage. John is feeling this (attachment) twice as strong as Sue because he has the Undefined Solar Plexus and is reflecting her “high” back to her. She feels this and goes even higher and this exchange continues. They are really having a great time!
But, what goes up must come down, as they say. Eventually, Sue’s emotional wave starts to come down, her mood changes…she is having a bad day and not feeling all that great (maybe she needs some time alone and does not know it or may not want to admit it). She is just feeling a bit low. John feels this and reflects it back and then Sue goes lower and the exchange continues.
Now, if Sue and John did not know about the “chemistry” of the Solar Plexus, they could get into all sorts of “reason-making” or “projecting” about it. John could be thinking, “She’s not the same woman I fell in love with,” or “Wow, is she ever moody!” Sue could be thinking, “He’s just not as romantic as he used to be.” They fall into the trap of “reason-making” or pointing the finger at the other through blame, shame, and guilt. When what is really happening is that the chemistry has just moved to a new place—a place they have not experienced together before. They get confused because things were so good in the beginning and now they appear to be not as good.
Remember, it’s just the chemistry of the moment. And we get into deep trouble when we try to give reason to our chemistry thus perpetuating our reacting to the chemistry. So, rather than give reason to the chemistry and make the other person wrong or bad, a good way to handle this is to just acknowledge where the chemistry or emotional wave is in the moment and be with the current mood. This could mean taking a walk alone, doing something creative, etc. If we force ourselves to be what we are not because of the expectations of others or expectations we have on ourselves, then we are living in pain and struggle.
Ideally, through time, Sue and John will come to accept the emotional climate in the relationship and handle it just fine. Time is important for both of them. John, being the person with the Undefined Solar Plexus, needs to discover if this is truly an emotional climate that is healthy or right for him. If he ends up being constantly emotionally thrashed around, this relationship might not be the right one for him. Another way to look at this is John could make the choice as to whether this “conditioning” is correct for him. After all, John IS being “conditioned” by Sue’s Defined Solar Plexus.
Of course, Sue has an important decision to make as well. Sue needs to be aware of how John reacts to her emotional wave or moods and also the general emotional climate out there in the world. If John personalizes and overreacts every time Sue goes down in her wave—or has a highly charged emotional response to things in life in general—then he may not be the right mate for Sue. She may not want this type of highly charged emotional response reflected back to her. We all get to choose!
So, you can see from this example that Sue and John both need to take their time and feel whether this is the right emotional climate for them. They will have to ride the emotional roller coaster for a while to see if this is the ride they want to have in their lives on a permanent basis.
If you have an Undefined Solar Plexus it also means that your childhood emotional environment had a tremendous impact on you. The emotional climate you grew up in caused you to develop and use emotional self-protective (“conditioned”) strategies for survival.
As soon as a baby with an Undefined Solar Plexus enters the world it meets an emotional climate. Imagine how this might feel: As soon as the baby is born it feels the positive emotional blast from its Mother and Father. When the Mother gets tired and her emotional wave drops (maybe because the baby is crying and the mother has had little sleep), the baby feels this right away. This child will grow up learning that they do not want to deal with a negative emotional field. It’s too painful and makes them feel tight and uncomfortable inside.
The child learns to hide or make up stories to avoid getting in trouble. At all costs, the child (or adult) may lie or hide the fact that they are sick or did something “wrong” to avoid confrontation so they won’t receive a blast of negative emotion. They feel they could drown in their emotions if they cause anyone to be upset with them. They have been lying and emotionally hiding for years trying to “keep the peace” and “make nice.”
These emotions can build up over the years and explode like a volcano. Those with an Undefined Solar Plexus don’t even know when they are doing it because it has become such a learned and conditioned behavior. They will do anything not to deal with an emotional confrontation. This is deep conditioning that is carried into adult life.
If you have an Undefined Solar Plexus, you will have to learn to deal with emotional confrontation, even though you would rather avoid it at all costs. If you continue to hide from the confrontations, it enforces and enriches the negative conditioning. You need to understand these vulnerable places and not hide from them. This is part of the process of becoming aware and fully alive in life and not living “at affect.” You will need to ask yourself, “Am I still avoiding confrontation and truth?”
The person with the Undefined Solar Plexus needs to use discernment in relationships. They need emotionally responsible and stable people in their lives. Otherwise, they continue to play the game of “making nice” so as not to rock the boat and experience the negative emotions of the other. If they are doing this, they are not being themselves.
If you have an Undefined Solar Plexus, you have come into this life to filter, experience, and know the emotional climate at a very deep level and to be present to it without personalizing it.
Ultimately you can get to a point of “emotional awareness” and feel what is going on around you. If you are not “personalizing” or “reacting blindly” to what you are feeling, then you can really “tune-in” to the various energies and more accurately size-up a situation. You can feel when things are emotionally “charged” or “out of balance” and use this information to help find clarity or guidance rather than being a slave to your Undefined Solar Plexus Center by constantly overreacting defensively or overreacting passively to the emotional climate.
These Undefined Centers are where we get our biggest lessons in life. If we continue to hide and allow ourselves to be held hostage by other people’s fluctuating emotions, we are not allowing ourselves to receive the self-knowledge that is available to us through the Undefined Center.
The Sacral Center
The Sacral Center is the Center of life-force energy. It represents how we respond to life. It is the Center of our sexuality. It represents how we experience sexual encounters with others. It is our response to life and life force energy. It is also the “how” of getting things done. When Defined, these people know how to get things done. You could call this the center of giving birth to life.
When this center is Defined in a chart it means that this person is a “Generator.” These are pretty juicy people. They literally generate life-force energy. The Defined Sacral actually speaks to the person. It speaks in responses of yes or no. People that have this center Defined need to learn to listen to the yes/no of the Sacral. If the Sacral says no and the person ignores it and does it anyway, this can be very detrimental to their health. It actually causes this center to begin to shut down or degenerate. Also, if the sacral says yes and the person mentally talks them self out of it (giving power to the mind) then the same thing happens.
People with a Defined Sacral are not to initiate—they are designed to be receptive. There is a yin/yang quality to them. The yin is receptive and the yang is active. Once the yin responds with a yes then the yang can act. So, this is why we tell these people not to initiate. If they initiate then there is no way for them to know through the yes or no of the Sacral if the thing they initiated is correct for them. By waiting for things to be presented to them (yin) they have an opportunity to listen to the response of the Sacral. If the response is a yes, then they can get involved (yang) and take action. This applies to every part of their lives. These people are learning to trust that things will be presented to them and/or that they will be asked to participate.
People with a Defined Sacral know “how to get things done.” They don’t necessarily know what they should be doing. But once they have been initiated, the “how to” kicks in automatically and it gets done.
If you have an Undefined Sacral then you are a Projector, Reflector, or a Manifestor.
These people do not necessarily have the “how” to get things done and can run themselves into the ground trying to get things done. They look and act like they have it Defined. And this is because they are reflecting ALL of that life force Generating energy out into the world. If you have this Center Undefined, you actually feel like the “super-slave”—always busy and under pressure to be active. You can burn yourself out. You need to ask yourself, “Do I know when enough is enough?” “Have I talked enough?” “Have I worked hard enough today?” “Have I tried enough to make this relationship work?” “Is it time to rest?” “Is it time to stop?”
The Root Center
The Root Center is one of two pressure centers. The other is the Head Center. So, if you look at your chart you will see that the Head is at the top of the chart and the Root is at the bottom—you are sandwiched between two pressure centers. The Root Center is the “fuel” for the rest of the chart. The “Pressure to Fuel” is there to fuel any number of things. It is the fuel to start a new experience, the fuel for the logical process, the fuel for the individual process, the fuel to support the family, the fuel for business and enterprise, etc.
If you have an Undefined Root then you feel the pressure of the outside world. This pressure is the pressure of the “rat race.” It is the pressure to get things done and to keep up with the “rat race.” It says, “I have to get this done so I can take a vacation.” “I have to get this done so I can rest.” The pressure felt by an Undefined Root is tremendous. Other people’s emergencies become yours if you are unaware.
To be aware is to notice the pressure and then make intelligent decisions about it like “Do I really need to get this done now or can I schedule it for Tuesday so that I can rest today?” To be unaware is to feel this pressure and let it run your life. It’s similar to a chicken with its head cut off. It’s running but it has no idea why or what for. These people can end up running themselves into the ground. The Root Center is the center of the adrenals and quite often people with an Undefined Root will be exhausted.
With an Undefined Root you will need to ask, “Am I still in a hurry to get things done so that I can be free of the pressure?”
People with a Defined Root will usually be well grounded and be a grounding force or a pressure force for the Undefined Root.