Updated: Apr 23
This week we're diving into an introduction to the Throat center in Human Design. The Throat center is all about how we express ourselves. It is like the Grand Central Station of the Human Design chart. All of the energy in our chart is trying to make it to the Throat to be expressed/manifested.
The Defined Throat Center
The throat center has 11 gates so it has the most possibilities of being defined out of all the centers (71% of people have a defined Throat Center)
You'll be able to tell if you have a defined throat by checking the 3rd center from the top to see if it's coloured in.
Having a defined Throat Center means that you have a consistent, fixed way of communicating and expressing yourself. Your energy for expression is reliable. You may have wounds around "talking too much" or being "too expressive".
Out of Alignment
Being loud for fear of not being heard
Being quiet out of fear of being too much
Sore throats, raspatory issues, thyroid problems
Dominating a conversation just to get the attention
Using your voice to contribute to the conversation
Being an advocate for others
Turning inspiration into action through your words
Feeling comfortable being seen
The Open/Undefined Throat Center
When your throat center is open (white with no gates defined), or undefined (white with gates defined) this just means that your energy here is not consistent. This does not mean that you'll never be able to speak or use your voice. In fact there are many, many amazing singers and speakers who have open/undefined Throat Centers.
Having open/undefined centers is not a bad thing, it gives you the ability to become truly wise in this area. You are able to in a way morph your way of expressing to suit those you're speaking to. This gives you the ability to reach many with your voice. You also have the ability to amplify the voices of others which is a powerful ability to have. Though you can feel a lot of pressure to speak, it's important to make sure that you're not just blurting things out and waiting for the right moment to share (and that they even want to hear what you have to say). There's no point wasting your words on those who aren't interested.
Allow yourself to play with different forms of expressing yourself. Out of Alignment
Talking over others and interrupting them
Frantically searching for attention or a way to feel seen
Likely relates success to being flashy
Really wants to be seen
Holding space for conversation and observing
Allowing whatever voice wants to speak through them to speak
Channeling the perfect words for those around them
Allowing manifestation to happen instead of forcing it
The Gates and Voices of The Throat Center
This is something that is super fun to experiment. Each gate of the Throat Center has a voice! If you have the gate defined it means that this is a more potent and energetically powerful way for you to speak.
You can play with this in your content or even write more powerful affirmations using them (if you're open then play with all of them!): Gate 62: Expressed Details - Clarification
Voice - I think
Gate 23: Assimilation - Stabilizing
Voice - I know
Gate 56: The Wanderer - Stimulation, Traveling
Voice - I believe
Gate 35: Progress - Advancing. “And now for something completely different.”
Voice - I feel
Gate 12: Standstill - Hindrance, Taking Stock
Voice - I can try
Gate 45: Gathering together - Rulership (The King or Queen)
Voice - I have
Gate 33: Retreat - Withdrawal, Privacy & Secrets
Voice - I remember
Gate 8: Contribution - Uniting, Coordinating (Co-Creation) Voice - I can contribute
Gate 31: Influence: Mutual Attraction Voice - I lead
Gate 20: The “Now” - Contemplation, Watching Voice - I am
Gate 16: Selectivity - Enthusiasm and skills Voice - I experiment
To Wrap It Up
Just a reminder that these systems are not here to disempower you or box you in. It's important to allow yourself to experiment and see what feels right for you. There are no MUSTS or HAVE TOS here. Keep it fun and lead with curiosity. If you're feeling called to, leave me a comment and let me know if your throat is defined or undefined/open as well as how you feel about the voices you have defined in your chart. xo Kei P.S Want to share this with your people?! Use the image below to share it to your Facebook, IG, or Pinterest!