Recap of Manifesting Generators

Recap of Manifesting Generators

Dec 27, 2021

So far I’ve shared about the foundations of your chart like type, strategy, definition and authorities separately.

Thought I’ll do a little recap of each type as we start weaving everything together.


Here’s a highlight for Manifesting Generators ⚡️

You’re here to initiate like a Manifestor and be lit up like a Generator. You have the energy to do the things that excite you and inspire others to pursue what they enjoy. You collapse time and show us what’s possible.

You’re here to initiate and amplify energy.

You’re the energy that can start and sustain the fire.

What makes you the Manifesting Generator type, is that you have a defined Sacral Center plus at least one motor directly or indirectly connected to the throat.

Manifesting Generators make up 30% of the population.

Every type is interconnected to each other and have a role to play. As a Manifesting Generator you have the energy to initiate right after you respond. You have sacral life-force energy. You’re what starts and keeps the fire going. You’re a builder and creator.

You move fast and might find yourself trying a lot of different projects at the same time and not necessarily finish them. And that’s perfectly fine. That’s just how your process works. You’re here to be fulfilled. Let yourself follow your urges, notice what’s pulling your attention, using your strategy and authority to discern.



Your strategy as a Manifesting Generator is waiting to respond and inform after you’ve made a decision. It’s the mechanic of how you can best ‘activate’, sustain and move your energy. It’s noticing what your sacral wants to commit to.

Your aura is naturally pulling people and opportunities to you. Almost like a wifi broadcast. Your job is to simply notice what comes into your orbit. From there, you choose what and when you want to respond to.

But waiting is not passive! Even though it feels like it in this day and age. It’s the in-between where our energy, body and mind get to recalibrate until the next thing comes along. Respond to what your body needs, what you’re feeling pulled to do, who you want to connect with. Responses come in many ways!



In addition to having your Sacral defined and your Throat, your authority is the energy that helps you discern and guide you. You might call it a gut feeling, intuition, inner knowing etc. This is what guides you on what, when or even how to respond.

You’ll notice the saying “use your strategy and authority” in human design a lot. And that’s because it’s one of the first steps in connecting to your inner self and moving away from the mind to make decisions that come from within.

As a Manifesting Generator your authority is either:

  • Emotional Solar Plexus (riding your emotional waves)
  • Sacral (what feels exciting?)


Emotional Not-Self & Signature

A big part of understanding our energetics is also noticing the ways we’ve dampened who we are in order to fit in and what we’ve taken on as coping mechanisms. The process of deconditioning is essentially rewiring yourself to be more you + letting go of what’s not.

Each type has emotional indicators that are like guideposts to check-in, an invitation to see if we’ve honoured your strategy and authority. These are known as the not-self and signature themes.

  • Emotional Not-self: Frustration and Anger
    Emotional Signature: Satisfaction and Peace


Further Exploration

Just because you have the energy to initiate and sustain doesn’t mean you’re here to start anything and won’t get burnout. Like everything in life, these energies need to be nourished in order to renew, expand.

You move at a fast pace, you’re highly creative and have a variety of interests. You may start things and not necessarily finish. Which is ok! To quote Karen Curry Parker “You’re here to physically manifest creativity and speed up the quantum process and linear time.” You’re here to inspire us and show us a glimpse of what’s possible.

Making the space to discern what you want to say yes and commit to vs. what you want to release and it’s no longer working will help you align your energies better.

Any Manifesting Generators here? Do you resonate with this? Would love to hear from you!


One more thing

Remember, your type is just a fraction of your design. You are a unique combination of so many other moving parts. Your definition, profile, channels, gate, conditioning etc. All this information is pretty high level but a good starting point to get you familiarize with the HD system.

You can be whoever you want to be. Human Design simply gives you a little insight on how your energies can support you and what tools can help you get there.


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  1. Marsha says:

    Good morning Jessica,

    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    I just found out that I am a Manifesting generator. Your website really inspired me to accept myself as the multiple passionate person who does not finishing some projects.
    Sometimes I got frustrated with it by not knowing what to do and being succesful in it. It is a relief knowing that it’s the way how I work. I recognize myself in the need to inspire people so I think I just have to be patiënt and trust the process.
    Thank you for inspiring me💫♥️
    Love Marsha

    • Jessica Lock says:

      Hi Marsha, welcome! I’m so glad you found this helpful. It can be so empowering and liberating once we see how our energies are meant to move as opposed to how we think or what others say. I hope the rest of the resources on this site is supportive in your human design journey! Thank you for sharing your process with us!

  2. Elizabeth Ubides says:

    This is incorrect. To tell mani-gens they have both sacral and manifestor capacities is incorrect.
    They are not here to initiate, even though they have a defined throat. Their aura is open, not closed. They are here to respond.
    Their not-self is frustration, not anger.
    Their signature is satisfaction, NOT peace.
    You are misinforming newbies in a way that is potentially damaging to the collective, and it’s really not ok.

    • Jessica Lock says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Manifesting Generators have their Sacral connected to their throat center (directly or indirectly). When a motor is connected to the Throat, there is initiating potential. But with a defined Sacral, MGs are considered a Generator subtype. The life force of the Sacral creates an enveloping aura, pulling things for them to respond to.

      Their process is essentially respond first + check in with their authority + inform/initiate (There is a reason they’re called Manifesting Generators after all)

      Doesn’t mean they get to initiate whenever, however.

      With a motor connected to throat, they will experience the themes of a Manifestor with the nuance of their Sacral (along with other parts of their design). Specially if they have manifested channels, anger will be a guidepost for them as well.

      Let’s not forget, we all experience the whole spectrum of emotions. Depending on their conditioning, the channels they have active. A projector feels anger, a reflector will feel frustration, a Manifestor can feel bitterness etc. It doesn’t always necessarily mean we’re doing things wrong. Emotions are an invitation to dig deeper and be curious.

      Our humanness is not limited to nor can it be contained into a system. We are far more complex than types, authorities and mechanics.

      While this system gives us a good framework to reference and start understanding ourselves better, it is still pretty limited in my opinion. A bodygraph will not show a person’s history, their unique circumstances and what they have to overcome.

      There is no one size fits all. Some resonate with their bodygraph, some may not. This is a starting point. Assumptions based on purely mechanics without considering the rest is harmful.

      As always, I encourage anyone reading to take anything/everything I share with a grain of salt. Human design is not a book of rules or absolute truths.

      What is “correct” for one person might not be for another. This space is for people to tap into parts of themselves as they cultivate trust and lean into their inner guidance.