What is Profile?

This chart has a 3/5 Profile. Personality is always listed before Design.

Profile consists of the lines of your Personality and Design sun gates. Generally speaking it is your purpose in life. Profile is also one of the Four Views in a basic reading - Definition, Type, Authority, Profile.

Two Parts

Human Design shows the duality of life. This can be seen in every aspect of Human Design. Most importantly in this case, though, is to realize that there are two ways we can look at a person.

One way is through Type: manifestors, generators ,projectors and reflectors. Type is the natural byproduct of the design itself since it is directly related to what channels and centers a person has in their chart. This information gives us the way in which our vehicles operate. The moment that you are living out your type, then your vehicle is going to operate properly. Being introduced to type gives you the opportunity to mechanically experiment with your nature.

But since Human Design is a representation of our binary universe, there is a second very important aspect of looking at the person. For some it’s not satisfying just to be comfortable with their own vehicle, they want to know where the vehicle is going. It is possible to see where your vehicle is going by understanding Profile. This is very different from type, which we see in the body graph.

When we talk about profile, it’s just pure database, made up by the position of the personality sun and earth and the design sun and earth and specifically their lines. We are not looking at a large individual configuration that’s built in your body graph but at two pieces of data. Sun and earth are always opposite to each other, so your personality sun is exactly on the same line as your personality earth in the opposite hexagram of the wheel. The same thing is true for the design sun and earth. These two lines make up your profile.

Everything in design is rooted in the physics of a subatomic particle called a neutrino. And we are penetrated every second by trillions of neutrinos. Through neutrinos we are literally programmed. The sun represents 70% of the neutrinos that we receive, and in its relationship with the earth this information gets its grounding and its form. In your chart, those 2 suns and 2 earths represent 70% of your programming. Those lines give you a specific profile that is deeply revealing.

88 Degrees

The above chart is a 3/5 profile. They have the 46.3 in their Personality and the 15.5 in their Design. Below you see a view of the same chart in the mandala. All the gates that the chart has activated are also activated in the mandala.

You'll notice in the Mandala image that the two joining red lines are delineating the angle between the 46.3 and 15.5. These two hexagrams are 88% apart in the Mandala. If there were 90% between personality and design sun it would be locked in to that profile and there would be absolutely no movement.

In the chart of the Mandala you see how the 46.3 and 15.5 are 88 degrees apart. Not 90 degrees. As the Sun and Earth move around the wheel there is a point where the personality Sun/Earth is two thirds the way into the 3rd line. Both the sun and earth are at the same degrees because they are exactly opposite to each other in the wheel.

The Design Sun/Earth, however, are right at the edge of that 5th line and are ready to enter the 6th line. Now something really magical happens: At 87 degrees the personality stays in the 3rd line since it still has a ways to go before shifting into the 4th line, but on the Design Sun/Earth side they shift lines from 5th to 6th. And the chart moves from a 3/5 to a 3/6 profile.

This is the continuous movement through the entire structure. Because of the 88° you don’t have any static position and the profiles are always changing. There are 12 of them and they give us the basis of what our purpose is in life.

If you had a 90 degree angle the profile lines would always be the same since every position minus 90 degrees gives you the exact same line. It will be in a different gate, but the line will be the same, which is all that matters when looking at a profile. So if the Design and Personality positions were 90 degrees instead of 88 degrees the profiles would be 1/1 2/2 3/3 and so on.

Twelve Genetic Themes

The 12 profiles are the 12 general themes of what it is to incarnate. The funny thing is that purpose is something you can enjoy but it doesn’t mean you have to do anything to get there. The only way you are going to live out your purpose is by living your design, your type. Otherwise you will never get access to it. Your profile also shows you the limitation of what it is to be you.

When you put the profile and your type together, you will begin to see that you’re not in charge! This is just rolling along, and as long as you are honoring your type, all these things are revealed for you. It’s like this knowledge itself: Yes, it’s wonderful to be able to understand how all these things work. And you go deeper and deeper. But the only important thing is to live out the basic of your type, then all the rest comes naturally for you.