In Human Design, six lines of the Hexagram make up the 12 different profile combinations. But before we dive into each line and what they mean, your profile is your personality and role in life. This makes two people with the same energy type verrrrry different, and vice versa! They're essentially archetypes that we tend to naturally embody - I know when I found out I was a 4/6 there weren't any major surprises!
There isn’t really anything to “do” with your profile except become aware of it and allow yourself to be it.
Everyone has a combination of two lines in their profile. It looks like a fraction when you run your Human Design chart. In total, there are 12 combinations.
As you may know, on your Body Graph (HD chart), there are two columns of information on either side of the depiction of our centres:
- The information in black represents our Conscious Personality
- The information in red represents our Unconscious Design
Each column is populated by thirteen boxes. Within each box, there is
- an astrological symbol (one of the eight planets, Pluto, the Sun, the Moon, or the North or South Node)
- a gate number (followed by a decimal point)
- a line designation (1-6)
Each gate lives within one of our energy centres, and the info on either side of the chart informs us about which astrological body influences the lessons we need to learn through that gate, the characteristics that line bring to the gate and if its impact is conscious (black = personality) or unconscious (red = design)
This goes beyond what I refer to as the foundational HD - meaning if you're a Manifestor with an emotional authority and so is your friend, the depth of the rest of your chart can make you two very different people. We don't want to get into overwhelm or bind blowing craziness in this post, but we want to dig deeper about Profiles!
Your Human Design profile is made up of the lines in which one's conscious and unconscious sun is. For example, if you take my chart (below), you will see that my conscious sun is line 4, and my unconscious sun is line 6, making me a 4/6 profile.
As you can see below, there are six lines that make up the two combos. Before we dive in, it's worth noting (or not, as the case may be!) that the words/names that represent the lines are a little dramatic and can come across negative. They are not!
The Six Lines in Human Design
The clue is in the name! First line folk are very driven to get to the bottom of things. They are naturally introspective and love to immerse themselves in research, information, and learning and reflection. They like that alone time to deep-dive and be the student of life - observing what works and what doesn't.
Look at detective characters that we see on the screens, leaving no stone unturned until they solve the mystery #FirstLineFolk - when while gathering and piecing together comes the introspection needed to come to the answers and conclusions on their own terms. Therefore, time, study, and reflecting are paramount for first line humans!
Uncertainty is a huge enemy for our first lines - they need to have and feel rooted in a solid foundation. To stay healthy, alone and selfish AF time is a must! The more they know, the safer they feel - this really reduces a sense of fear that can overshadow them and their magic.
Slightly Gemini, this line is a double sword! In one breath, our 2nd lines want to be left the F alone to go about their day and world, not worrying about explaining how they're gonna cast their magic.
Second lines have this natural ability to do most things they turn their hand - whilst in their cave - BUT it is actually via those around them that they gather self-awareness and real-eyes their gifts. Do you get why it can be a little confusing for our second lines?
When our Hermits know their talents, they actually need feedback and recognition. The rest of us are responsible for calling them out of their cave, asking them to share their magic with the world, and we (the other) are responsible for reassuring them of their power, so they don't scuttle off back in the cave!
It is essential for all profile combos, but I need to emphasise this even more for our Hermits; listening to your strategy and authority is of utmost importance to help you decipher which call is the right one to get you out of the cave.
Our third line folk are inherently and naturally innovative, changing, trying, and leaping forward! They are super versatile and somewhat unpredictable - perhaps indecisive and noncommittal in one breath and daring and bold AF in another. The Martyr is all about trial and error, with an ability to dust themselves up and try again.
These are the folk who want to test out theories and ideas to see if they truly stand the test of time! In its healthiest expression, the third line is all about trying stuff out and seeing how it goes - they can see opportunity in failure, which leads to expansion and growth. Part of their magic is to sense when something - a relationship, situation or energy - is off because of their innate inquisitive nature; they're on the hunt for truth, solutions, tricks and tips and have a radar that can detect and discover quite amazingly.
Third line folk have a deep understanding that what they go through has meaning (even if it's unclear at the forefront) - there are no mistakes.
The clue is on the name. Our fourth liners are always on the lookout for opportunities externally and are all about networking. The saying: 'it's not about what you know; it's about who you know', comes to mind.
Fourth liners' (oooh, heeeeeey 🙋🏼♀️) love of meeting and greeting comes from their innate nature of being welcoming and inclusive AF - it's totally natural. But networking can be a needy activity to mask fears of rejection and a deep desire to feel loved, appreciated, and seen in the shadow. When fourth-liners feel like they've been rejected, they go inward #guiltyascharged
Opportunists are natural leaders - they see which opportunities are worth pursuing and beneficial and want a return on investment. Often, they can be pretty firm in the way they do things and lead others (#mywayorthehighway 😬), and that can not bode well with some!
Fourth liners are built for deep, intimate relationships and connections - not for strangers. The quality of their life reflects the quality of their relationships. Leaning on and following their strategy and authority allows Opportunists to call in the right people who value their connection, guidance and love their leadership style.
Mysterious, pragmatic, heroic and natural-born guides, our fifth line folk are inspiring, with an ability to look at something objectively, providing solutions that one may have never even entertained!
Others often project on our fifth liners as the warrior and hero who will save their bacon. This is why it is super important for them to be discerning about who and what they take on - remembering they are not here to save everyone but send others back to themselves so they can do their own work.
It is paramount that our Heretics take time to reflect inward and take stock of what lessons they have and are learning. Be introspective and stop people-pleasing. We need you to shine your light.
The best way for you to direct your energy correctly, to remain discerning and identify if you are the right person to support someone/thing (with a solution) is always to be led by your strategy and authority first and foremost.
All hail for the Sage on the mountain top! Our sixth liners bring visionary vibes and are all about perspective. They're here for experience (like third lines), reflecting on said experiences to see how they all make up the bigger picture. This isn't an overnight transition. I know this firsthand!
The Role Model consists of three different stages—the first of 30-ish years, all about experience and experimenting. The following 20-ish years are all about observing and reflecting upon what's gone down, honing one's craft, growing, expanding - it is said that the Role Model takes to the rooftops. Our sixth liners begin to attract others who need guidance during this life phase - they are recognised for their lived experience and earned wisdom.
Lastly, from around 50 years old+, it is all about harmonious leadership and mastery, thanks to maturity, perspective, rest and healing. We see our sixth liners climb down from the roof, stepping back into life, teaching and sharing their wisdom. Role Models can see the possibility of a better world, and they roll up their sleeves to get to work, take stock, and then guide humanity forward. Connection, community and trust are huge things for our Role Models.
Don't know your Human Design is? Visit this free tool - mybodygraph.com and get to know yourself a little more deeply
You'll need your:
- date of birth
- place of birth
- time of birth - it's important to be as precise as possible.