Projectors (22%) are the new leaders of humanity. They are here to serve in a leadership capacity. Because of their ability to read energy, they have unique insights and wisdom regarding how to best manage the flow of energy so that everyone benefits.
Projectors are non-energy types. Projectors are a non-energy type, meaning that their Sacral Center is undefined. Projectors also do not have a motor to the throat. This means that (on both counts) accessing energy can be a real challenge for Projectors, and when they are not living their strategy, they can quickly burn out their bodies and their emotions. However, this does not mean that Projectors are not energetically available to life! They need to be with the right people — those who value and honor their gifts — and their energy will flow. Projectors are here to allow energy to move through them in service to their purpose.
Projector energy is not sustainable. As a result, they are often thought of as lazy. A regular Monday through Friday, eight-to-five job is exhausting for a Projector and most Projectors, when faced with only those work options will eventually feel deeply bitter. At the same time, because they take in Sacral energy and amplify it, they can be super-generators for a time. Projectors are often out of touch with knowing when enough is enough! Because working hard and putting in long hours every day don’t work for the Projector, learning how to leverage their energy is important. Unlike the Generator, they cannot be “on” all the time. Because the open Sacral takes in work force energy and amplifies it, Projectors can work intensively for a short period of time, but not for a long period of time. The open Sacral is not here to work in the traditional way. The open Sacral types are not here to work sustainably. They cannot maintain the traditional work schedule forever. Projectors usually burn out completely at 40 if they are minding a corporate schedule.
Therefore, the Projector’s way of creating has to be very intentional. One of the keys to sustaining your energy as a Projector is to leverage knowledge by mastering a system, i.e., become a specialist. You will benefit by having specific tools through which you offer guidance and direction. As a Projector, you also need time alone and lots of breaks. After being around others, it is important for you discharge that energy and get back into your own auric field.
For tips on how to preserve and revitalize your Projector energy, go here. Tips on Preserving and Revitalizing your Projector Energy
Projectors have innate wisdom about what others need and they have an innate impulse to use this wisdom to make the world a better place to alleviate pain and suffering. Projectors are designed to guide and direct energy, especially Generator energy. Their life purpose is to guide others — Projectors innately understand how to make the most of each person’s unique potential, and when they are connected to the right people, they have plenty of energy to guide them.
Because a Projector has no motor to the Throat and no Sacral, they will struggle with being heard and recognized, and as well with getting things started. Projectors can address a crowd and talk up a storm but if no one asked them to talk, they run the risk of either not being heard, having their ideas stolen, or inadvertently insulting or criticizing the people around them.
A Projector who initiates conversations may be misunderstood or ignored. A lifetime of this kind of reaction from others can damage self-esteem or make a Projector seem bitter. It seems counter-intuitive as most of us are raised to speak up, be bold and “just do it” but truly, for the Projector, this is just not natural or easy. However, a Projector who waits to be asked, recognized or invited has an enormous amount of wisdom to share with the world. A Projector is here to be wise about energy, particularly work force and life force energy.
A Projector’s throat may have definition or not, but it will never be connected to a motor. The lack of a motor means that the voice cannot truly be heard unless it is already established that everyone present has equal right, opportunity, and access to enter the conversation. Examples of equal access are: being a member of the same task force, on the same board of directors, your study group, your classes…but when Projectors enter into conversations that they are not part of — as in they are not part of a group where its members are already recognized — they can have a hard time being heard.
This is because recognition and awareness of your relevance and presence is first required. It is a mystery of energetics. A motorized throat has the energy to be heard. An un-motorized throat cannot be heard in the same way. However, when you are already recognized as part of a group, you are seen, and so you can speak. There is another subtle aspect to being heard — even though as a Projector you have the answer for someone, if they haven’t asked you for advice and you go ahead and give it, it probably won’t be well received. If you feel you must speak, then ask for permission, as in: “I think I know something that could help. Do you mind if I tell you what that is?” This approach respects the other person’s right to say no, and you will have avoided offending their sensibilities by jumping right in.
The Projector 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 Projector aura is penetrating and focused. It is the Projector’s specific gift to be able to recognize the other. Their aura penetrates the G-center of the other, and that is how the Projector is able to read others. Because of this deep and focused penetrating ability, the Projector is also vulnerable to being conditioned by the other.
The Projector aura is very powerful. It is felt by everyone, and those who are in sync with your aura will feel good in your presence. These are your people, whether for the duration or the short-term. Those people who feel good in your aura will be your friends and helpers. Helpers can be networkers, facilitators, employers, instructors, teachers, mentors, and so on. So don’t think you have to force things. Your aura is a magnet! You just need to go where you feel drawn. It could be as simple as going to Starbucks for a coffee. You don’t need appointments with others to be visible and put yourself out there, nor do you need to speak to be approached. You are drawn to certain places because of energetic resonance with your aura. And your dharma is key here, as well, because you will be drawn to your agreements.
The Projector strategy is to wait to be invited, but they can also invite others. An invitation for a projector is going to be about big life events. The big events are: job, career/ love, romance, marriage/, where to move to/ where to live, what groups and organizations to belong to. These must come by invitation. When those invitations come, it’s almost as if time slows down. The invitation seems to ripple through the time-space continuum. The invitation will be clearly recognizable as an invitation. However — just because you are invited doesn’t mean that you have to be grateful and say yes. It’s essential that it’s the right invitation, that the invitation feels delicious — because if it’s not, the invitation won’t work for you.
KEEP IN MIND that Projectors do not need an invitation to follow their personal bliss and what calls to them. It is actually really important for a Projector to follow their bliss and the call of their talents and interests, and to develop them deeply because when the big invitation comes, they will have reached a level of mastery in their unique areas of expertise. They will be that much more valuable. Projectors are gifted at taking in information, and for understanding systems.
Timing between the invitations can take a long while. Society tells Projectors they can’t just sit there and wait. They have to go out and go for it. But Projectors have no energy to the Throat, so they can’t initiate. And they will not be heard if they offer their insights before they’re asked. They cannot artificially stimulate an invitation. That is why you struggle. You have no sacral energy. There’s nothing for you to respond with and nothing for others to respond to in you. Before you despair, keep in mind that you as a Projector are not here for everyone. You might know how to help everyone, but you are here only for a specific group of people. They will recognize you and invite you into sharing your wisdom with them. Your people will recognize you by your aura. That is how the Projector gets invited to the big things. While you’re waiting, follow your bliss. Study what intrigues you — you love to learn! You are adding knowledge to your toolbox, developing your expertise, and getting ready for your next invitation.
What constitutes an invitation? Do they have to be literal? A true and correct invitation is characterized by several things. It needs to recognize the individual Projector’s unique assets — their gifts, skills, and training — and it needs to compensate the Projector for those assets. Compensation can come in different forms. It can be monetary, it can provide for something the Projector truly needs, and it can even be energetic, meaning that the invitation provides the Projector the opportunity to participate in such a way that they find personal reward through continued experience and development, and always through being able to offer their guidance. Those are just a few examples of compensation.
An invitation can be energetic. For example, a Projector wants very much to move to a certain area, but has not received an invitation to move through a person or a job offer. They don’t know anyone. If they have a partner, personal or professional, with whom they associate meaningfully, the partner can receive the invitation. This extends to the Projector. Or the Projector can go to the area they wish to relocate to and see how they are received. Local folks may smile at them. They may even go up to them on the street and ask if they’re new, if they can help with something, approach them at a mall, at a restaurant, and so forth. A Projector may receive an invitation through how a place makes them feel. Are they uplifted? Also, animals and other aspect of nature may extend their invitation by communicating to the Projector a sense of warmth and acceptance.
It has been said that the not-self emotional theme for the Projector is bitterness. A current and more evolved understanding of bitterness is that it is actually a state of deep fatigue. When Projectors are fatigued, they are unable to receive invitations because their energy is simply not available to take on any more projects or commitments. They are not necessarily bitter. In fact, they may not be bitter at all. Deep fatigue will shut down the Projector and they are no longer energetically available. Period, the end. This is the Projector’s signal to take time out. It will not work to “suck it up” and just “go out and do it,” and try to force something to happen. This works AGAINST the flow of energy, and in this condition, recognition and invitations cannot be drawn in. Going out and just doing it is a fundamental misunderstanding of how energy naturally flows for nearly all of the Human Design Types. The exception is the Manifestor, the only Type that can go out and knock on doors. Even then, it is correct for the Manifestor to act only when they receive an internal signal that now is the time to do so.
Projectors need to wait to offer their wisdom to those who ask for it. Otherwise, they will not be heard and they will be rejected. So what’s a Projector to do? While you’re waiting for the invitation, focus on your gifts, not your problems. Focus on what you are grateful for. A word about bitterness — there is a difference between bitterness over the state of the world and the human condition generally, and personal bitterness because of lack of personal opportunities and lack of recognition.
Projectors and sleep. Projectors have to go to bed and lie down before they’re tired. This is because of the nature of how your energy works; you need time to discharge the energy you’ve picked up during the day. You have to lie down to do this. If you wait to go to bed until you’re exhausted, you will not sleep well. Sleep alone if you can. Or with another Projector or Manifestor, provided you don’t create a defined sacral center in your composite chart.
Quantum Purpose of the Projector (per Karen Curry Parker): to hold the energy template of what’s to come and to clear the vibration of the collective consciousness. Projectors are constantly cleaning the energy of the planet. You may think you’re doing nothing, but while you sleep you (or are zoned out on the couch), you are holding the subtle body template of the planet together. You are keeping its energy aligned, anchoring it, and making sure it’s strong enough to hold whatever is coming next.
Projector Key Words and Phrases: Guides, mentors, counselors, wise, insightful, penetrating observers, communicative, networkers, talented at organizing others, gifts come alive when they are recognized, 9 to 5 schedules will eventually injure/ take down a Projector, non-sustainable energy / limited capacity for physical effort, available in bursts; need recognition for their skills to become successful; can be loners, pursuing many projects on their own; understand systems; inherent ability to understand others; democratic; leaders, excellent administrators, supervisors, managers, human resource specialists, show their true capacities when they are directing and managing others; need to be invited into commitments and activities that involve other people; needs time alone to discharge.
More: Sociable, interested in others, can be observer or passive, energy fluctuates from high to low; can be dynamic and dramatic when energy is available; vacillates between introvert and extravert; works hard and takes it easy; compassionate, problem-solvers
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