The Human Design Reflector: Mirrors and Magnifiers

The Human Design Reflector amounts to less than 1% of the population.  Therefore, they are very rare. All their centers are open — they have no definition, only gates. This makes them wise observers, and what gives them the ability to reflect their environment — they take in the energy around them and amplify it. Their life purpose is to reflect the health of the community in which they live; they are the barometers of the health of the community they’re in. They magnify and reflect all that is around them and mirror it back for others.  They are a reflection of whoever they’re with and wherever they are.  They are empathic.  They need to be in the right place with the right community. If they don’t feel good or like what’s going on with them, then they are in the wrong place with the wrong people.  If they are where it’s correct for them, they will be able to do what they came here to do.

Reflector Strategy: Waiting through a 28-day lunar cycle.

Reflectors need to talk with others before they make decisions on important things. Their decision-making process (28 days) begins when an important offer has been made or an invitation is extended to them by others. They cannot initiate.  Every day is different for the Human Design Reflector because they are lunar beings. How they experience themselves is highly mutable.  The Moon makes a complete cycle through each of the 64 Gates every 28 days. As the moon moves through the chart of a Reflector, it brings with it consistent changes in definition.  What that means is that a Reflector has a predictable 28-day cycle and predictable changes within their cycle according to the position of the moon. Because of these consistent changes, a Reflector can anticipate energetic and decisive days based on their lunar cycle. Because the Human Design Reflector is so changeable and dependent on the movement of the moon through their chart, the Reflector strategy is to wait 28 days to make a decision. That does not fit into this culture! They have high sensitivity to the shifting energy of the moon as it moves through its cycle and to the people and environment around them. Sometimes Reflectors have to wait out several 28-day cycles.

The emotional theme for the Reflector is disappointmentThe disappointment comes from the pressure to make decisions quickly and from their experience of the world, as they see that the planet is not fulfilling its mission.  When you stand in the aura of a reflector, they truly know you. They are able to sample and magnify the frequencies around them.  This is how they become very wise to their environment — once they learn discernment and are able to distinguish the other from themselves.  They must have the discernment to make decisions that are correct for them.  To help them get clear, Reflectors need consistent, trustworthy friends in their lives.  When Reflectors are making important decisions they need to be with trusted friends so they have someone to talk with.  They have no internal authority.

The Human Design Reflector has the challenge of being the canary in the coal mine and expressing the health or illness that’s around them.  They need to be reminded that they are not the energy they are experiencing, and they can be a screen instead of a sponge.  Even with all their nine centers open, Reflectors are not necessarily more vulnerable to conditioning than the other types. Reflectors are protected by an aura that is resistant and sampling. This allows them to appraise or read their environment without taking it in too deeply.  Once they learn discernment, their auras can protect them from identifying too strongly with anything they take in through their openness.  Reflectors can learn to live in the moment as they are able to truly appreciate and feel subtle shifts and changes.

The Reflector, like the Projector, is an instrument for the greater good.  The Reflector is looking for perfection in humanity.  When everyone is happy, then they feel happy.  They have huge compassion.  They are soft beings.   Their high expression is their desire to heal the world.

Reflectors and Sleep. Reflectors need to go to bed and lie down before they are tired, and sleep alone, if possible.  Reflectors need lots of alone time to discharge energy.  Reflectors, Projectors, and Manifestors need to be alone in order to discharge energy.

The Reflector Aura. The aura is an invisible energy field that surrounds all living creatures, extending about 6 feet in every direction.  Its frequency communicates who we are to others, and governs the way we impact or connect with others. The Reflector aura is the “sampling” or “Teflon” aura. Their aura is the way in which the Reflector tastes the world around it in order to discover what is out of place or what is different. The Reflector aura is not as vulnerable as the Projector aura.

Reflectors need a lot of love They need lots of good friends! Reflectors feel the shifts and pain of the world. Open centers are very sensitive.  They do not have sustainable energy.  They are not here to work the traditional work day schedule.  Even so, they can amplify the entire archetype of humanity and can express very big energy for short bursts of time.  Their open nature will give the Human Design Reflector more energy than any other person but they do not have within them the capacity for this energy to be consistent or sustained. Because of the limited capacity to sustain energy, hard physical exercise or labor is not correct for the Reflector. Again, what feels good is probably good for the Reflector as long as they are remembering when enough is enough and not overdoing it!  Otherwise they will burn out at around 35 – 45 years old.

Reflector keywords: • Intuition • Guidance • Wisdom • Insight • Reflective • Healing • Karmic Mirror

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3 Responses to The Human Design Reflector: Mirrors and Magnifiers

  1. Lena says:

    Best reflector description I’ve read so far! Thanks a lot.

  2. Brightly says:

    What a beautiful and accurate article on Reflectors! This article really helps explain some of the nuances I live with daily as a Reflector. Now I know so much more about how I indeed do reflect the environment and other people. It’s a constant challenge to balance it all when you are basically a mirror for everyone and everything. It can get exhausting sometimes. People’s reaction or response to my presence is definitely a mix because the bigger the Ego the worse it is for me, and same goes with a fearful person. People think it is me doing this, when in fact I am barely aware of it (or I was until now). It is a sight to behold when the mirror shows others themselves. It’s frightening for them, and because of this they attack me — it never fails. If. on the other hand. a person who is not Ego-driven does not do this (or at least not right away), then we can can be friends and enjoy the company, until they do see their reflection. The longer a person is around me the more intense their experience. I either have people who love me or they really dislike me. I’ve written poems about this “mirror” effect over the years and how it is so prevalent in my everyday life. It used to make me super sad, this reflection, but now I know and understand it more. It really isn’t something I Do, it is just how I was made, but others can’t see that because they are too busy trying to get away from their own reflection.

    Thank you kindly for sharing your thoughts on Reflectors, this has really changed my understanding of myself and why other people react to me the way that they do. Thank you again!

  3. Yes, best one I’ve found so far (Reflector)

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