Circuitry in Human Design refers to the flow of energy between the centers in the BodyGraph through channels.
The flow of energies are interconnected to each other and play a specific role in how they receive, transform and express energy. Each gate and channel is part of a circuit group and each circuit holds particular themes.
The energies run through either one of these 3 main circuits: Individual, Community (also known as Tribal) or Collective (logic of abstract).
These channels can be manifested, manifested generated, generated or projected. Read more about channel types here.
The Collective Circuit is a source of “reflection” and “projection.” It flows through the 3 awareness centers: Spleen, Emotional Solar Plexus and Mind. The Collective Circuit contains two minor circuits: Understanding and Sensing Circuit.
This is the energy about looking into the past and future to provide solutions to support humanity’s evolution. It’s about sharing to course correct.
Most of these channels are projected with a few exceptions being manifested.
The Individual Circuit is all about individuality and empowerment. This is an impulsive and mutative energy that is activated when you embrace your individual being. It’s about self-empowerment and as a result empowers the collective.
This is about the evolution of our consciousness. There is no guarantee that this individual energy will benefit the Community or the Collective. It is here to be expressed regardless.
The Individual Circuit contains two minor circuits:
Most of these channels are projected with a few exceptions being manifested/ generated.
The Integration Channels are part of the Individual circuitry but they’re not an actual circuit. They are channels that fuel the evolutionary process of our species through individuality, the process of distinguishing oneself from the others.
These channels are focused entirely on self preservation and empowering the individual nature, expression, knowing, direction, identity and behavior of the self. The survival of the Individual, and the drive to be unique, is essential to ensuring the survival of the Community and the Collective through mutation.
These channels flow through the Spleen, Sacral, G and Throat center:
The Community Circuit, also known as Tribal, is all about support. What are the community’s needs to survive and thrive?
This is about the material plane. What resources are needed to survive? What are the community’s emotional, physical, spiritual needs? What does it take to keep the community centered? What laws and values are needed?
The Community Circuit contains two minor circuits:
Take a look at your chart. How many gates and channels are in the:
If you take a look at your Incarnation Cross, what circuitry is your Design + Personality Sun in? What about your Design + Personality Earth?
Do you notice how these energies influence your process, interests and how you show up?
For example, my only channel, the Channel of Surrender 44-26 is in the Community circuit. That’s the energy I’m projecting out consistently. Yet two of my IC gates are individual! Along with a right angle cross my process is self-absorbed, only when I have taken the space to process/digest my lessons I’m able to share and support my community in an impactful way. Of course strategy and authority also comes into play!
If you’re looking to learn more about the elements of your unique design book a foundational or advanced session with me.
I’m opening a couple of coaching spots soon, it’s all about the next phase of learning about your design where we integrate and decondition. More details coming in the next few weeks ☺️
Just wanted to say a quick thanks for a really excellent article. Circuitry can be very complex and confusing, but you were able to explain it clearly and concisely. Additionally, you were able to explain the nuances and helped us to understand which questions to answer to get the bigger picture. Thank you! Best wishes for a very happy, healthy &prosperous 2023!!
Thanks, again, for another great resource! I have 3 defined channels, one in each circuit; 4 defined gates in the Individual circuit; 6 gates in tribal; and 7 gates in collective. I also just noticed that I have several gates defined twice, and one defined three times, so I’m not sure how that impacts my count.
My conscious sun is collective, my unconscious earth is tribal, and both my conscious earth and unconscious sun are individual. I’ve living a somewhat solitary life for the past few years, and feel growing unease and restlessness. Perhaps this is due to all the collective and tribal energy in my chart. Time to “get back into the world”.
Really great article on circuitry. Super clear and concise which really appeals to my logical circuitry! 😃
Jun 3, 2022