The Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design
2 February 2024

The Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design

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The Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design


Do you ever have the sensation that you are "intercepting" another person's feelings? Perhaps, on the contrary, you are the one who "infects" others with your mood? In both cases, it is the result of the workings of emotions, and in Human Design - of the Solar Plexus Centre.

Human Design is a system of knowledge about human energy mechanics and the cosmological world order. Since its inception, it has provided millions of people with completely new opportunities to learn about themselves and the world around them.

A personal Rave Chart, compiled according to the Human Design system, includes many components. One of them is a layer of energy Centres or groups of Gene Keys (Gates) with related energies. In total, the Rave Chart depicts nine energy Centres that regulate the entire flow of energy passing through the human body. Each Centre is unique and expresses to the outside world the energy of a person or, conversely, absorbs the energy of those around that person.

In this article, we will look at one of them: the Solar Plexus Centre.

Solar Plexus

The Meaning of the Solar Plexus Centre

The Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design is a very powerful motor that gives emotions power. Fr om an evolutionary standpoint, it is the ultimate gift to humanity. The Solar Plexus Centre has not yet fully evolved and is still in its formative stages, but it will also evolve into an Awareness Centre in the future. It has already been established scientifically that this centre contains more neurons than the brain. In terms of biology, it is linked to the kidneys, pancreas, prostate, solar plexus neural node, and nervous system in general.

Feelings are important in anyone's life, and they are frequently perceived as the primary driving force. Emotions frequently drive our decisions or actions because they have incredible power over us. The Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design is linked to everything in human life that can be called experiences, moods, feelings, and emotions.

Understanding the mechanics of the Solar Plexus Centre is essential for every person, because correctly living out one's own emotions can be a useful tool for building harmonious relationships not only with others, but also with oneself.  

The Solar Plexus Centre may be defined or undefined in the Rave Chart. The defined Centres both condition the undefined ones and meet themselves in them. Coming under the influence of the defined ones, the undefined Centres attune themselves to them and experience the beauty of various types of waves.

A Defined Solar Plexus Centre (Emotional Centre) in Human Design

A defined Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design is a motor that emits an energy flow that operates on the wave principle. The energy of the holders of a defined emotional centre moves along a wave-like cycle all the time, i.e. without stopping at all: here they are joyful and cheerful, but now they are sad and sorrowful. Even they do not know when things will change. Furthermore, cyclical mood swings are unavoidable for anyone with a defined Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design.

For people with a defined Emotional Centre, all events and phenomena are coloured by the emotions they are experiencing at the time. Whether they like it or not, their emotions guide them through life, so they often do unexpected things. For example, they have a tendency to overreact emotionally in a crisis situation, despite the fact that they are unaware of how far their emotions can take them. The force of the emotional wave is frequently so strong that it is nearly impossible to resist it. As a result, even when such people do not show their emotions, a real hurricane may be raging in their soul.

A person with a defined Emotional Centre has enormous potential. It is the ability to recognise and emotionally accept one's own needs and desires, as well as the ability to not resist choices that come from the deepest depths of awareness.

Holders of a defined Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design are very sociable. They are the ones who set the mood during communication, but their mood changes cyclically, changing the mood of people with an open Solar Plexus as well, because the energy of a defined emotional centre in Human Design is transmitted to the non-emotional person, who only amplifies and reflects it.

It is fascinating to observe emotionally defined people confronted with their own emotions. However, it does not sound like fun for them, so we will make some suggestions.

Suggestions for a Defined Solar Plexus Centre

A person with a defined Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design is often overwhelmed by their own emotions. Under their pressure, they may make rash decisions or do things they would not do in a calm state. Moreover, an emotionally defined person is also capable of plunging those around them into chaos.

This is how a holder of a defined Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design describes their own emotions:

"In my life, I have often found that I did not understand what I was feeling, how I was feeling, and what I should do about it all. I struggled to suppress the negative emotions in me, trying to cling to a cheerful, active and joyful state of mind. But it somehow worked the other way round! Because I forbade myself from feeling anger and despair, it also became increasingly difficult to show "positive" emotions. I found it increasingly difficult to feel anything at all and to distinguish between my emotions and those of others. My breathing became heavy, my stomach was more often than not clenched, and all the unlived emotions in my body came out in the form of nervous headaches and muscle spasms. And of course, I did not wait before saying something or making a decision. On the contrary, I tried to do everything quickly, as if I was afraid of missing an opportunity or losing a nice wave peak."

Understanding the frequency of operation of the Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design is essential to better understand your emotions. Here are some helpful suggestions for those who have a defined Solar Plexus in Human Design:

  1. For you, there is no truth in the moment. Do not make decisions when you are emotionally excited, full of hope or, on the contrary, in despair. This period should be waited out. Remember that you will have to pay for decisions you make spontaneously with anxiety, preoccupation, and often psychosomatic illnesses. Trust only those decisions that have arisen from a state of clarity.

  2. Allow yourself time to gain clarity (to live through both good and bad moods with the issue), that is, to fully evaluate what is going on.

  3. Do not divide your emotions into bad and good. Do not run away from them, do not try to control or deny them, but learn to express them in a way that is appropriate to the situation and non-harmful for others, such as through creativity. Sometimes sadness is beneficial, and joy can fade very quickly. Keep in mind that the same thing or situation can make you happy one day and completely miserable another day.

  4. It can be hard for you to see that you are influencing the people around you. Learn to accept your states and pay attention to the effect they have on others.

  5. Be careful about the people you let into your life and do not jump to conclusions about them. It is very likely that your first impression will turn out to be wrong because it is also influenced by your emotions in the current moment.

So the key to making decisions for a defined Solar Plexus in Human Design is to wait for clarity. Because as long as emotions are affecting sensations, the decision cannot be correct.

An Undefined Solar Plexus Centre (Emotional Centre) in Human Design

An undefined Solar Plexus Centre in Human Design is the place of the strongest conditioning. Usually people with unemotional Design are nice and accommodating. They try to avoid conflict and unnecessary emotions. Calm and balanced, they often cease to be so as soon as they come under the influence of people with a defined Emotional Centre. However, they have no choice; they cannot refuse to accept this wave.

A person with an undefined Solar Plexus experiences other people's emotions even more strongly than their real holder. The point is that the undefined Centre amplifies the wave, thereby adopting and amplifying someone else's emotions. If someone nearby is in a bad mood, the holder of an unemotional Design will feel even worse. Conversely, if someone nearby is happy, it will also lead them to a sense of joy or delight.

People with an undefined Solar Plexus are extremely vulnerable to the hopes of others. They are often afraid of not meeting other people's expectations, because then they feel other people's pain. But they experience emotions only in the company of someone, while alone they remain calm. It is easy to check. If the Solar Plexus centre is undefined in your chart and you are feeling nervous right now, look around you. You will probably find someone who is the true source of your anxiety.

Here is an example of how a person with an undefined Solar Plexus in Human Design amplifies and reflects the emotions of someone with a defined one:

"My daughter's Solar Plexus centre is defined but mine is not. One day, we were visiting and when it was time to get ready to go home, my daughter declared that she wanted to stay at that house. However, it was completely impossible, and I tried to calmly explain to her that we had to go. Our wrangling lasted for about half an hour, when I realised that my patience had run out - I took my daughter in my arms and started dressing her forcibly (it was winter). When I was almost done (and this all was happening with her crying and screaming), she broke free and ran away, throwing her clothes all over the flat. In an instant there was a white flash before my eyes, all sound was gone, emotion overshadowed absolutely everything, and I snapped into such a scream that I was frightened myself. Suddenly I looked round and saw everyone was looking at me... And I could not feel anything else; there was only the sensation that something had pierced me literally through.

Things are different now. I learnt about how I should take emotions that are not my own. Now, in moments of crisis, I first give myself time to exhale, accept the circumstances, and then calmly and confidently take control of the situation."

In addition, such people are able to assess the emotional state of others like the most accurate measuring instruments. However, they are born to only "taste" other people's emotions and let them pass through, but not identify with them.

In addition to the defined and undefined Solar Plexus in Human Design, there is also a fully open emotional Centre.

An Оpen Solar Plexus Human Design implies that such a person literally does not know what to feel. And it is an incredible vulnerability to not know how to interpret emotions, to be literally disconnected from feelings. But that does not mean they are "insensitive" people. It is just that they genuinely do not understand what to do with it. They do not know, for example, whether it is anger or pleasure and how to react to it. In correctness, a person with an open Solar Plexus when encountering a person with defined one simply reflects back to them their own emotional state, without trying to contain or make sense of it. The potential of an open Solar Plexus Centre is to experience the deepest feelings, but to do so soberly and clearly.

Suggestions for an Undefined Solar Plexus Centre

People with a non-emotional Human Design are frequently overly concerned with making others feel emotionally good, so that they can feel better as well. They can wear a mask for this purpose while being in a completely different state.

Such people are often afraid of squabbles, but everything, including their patience, comes to an end. One day, the cup overflows, and they spill all of their emotions on the other person, because they are not equipped to handle this emotional load, which does not belong to them.

Here are some helpful suggestions for those who have an undefined Solar Plexus in Human Design:

  1. The key to avoiding making bad decisions is to avoid making decisions based on your emotional state. It can be buoyant and cheerful or sad and dreary. In any case, this is someone else's wave.

  2. Take note of your emotions, but do not act on them: look at everything with detachment, as if it were passing you by. Recognising that you are not your emotions will enable you to speak up for yourself when necessary, stop being convenient for everyone and stop avoiding conflicts.

  3. Spending time alone with yourself on a regular basis can help you get rid of accumulated emotional negativity. Simply step away from the outside influence when you feel bad.

  4. It is also possible to eliminate negativity through creative expression. Many great poets, composers, painters, and other artists created masterpieces by releasing the burden of their overwhelming emotions.

  5. Before you get into a relationship with someone who has a defined emotional Centre, make sure you can handle all of their emotional outbursts and manifestations. Evaluate your level of comfort in their "nervous" aura. Are you willing to speak your truth rather than remain silent for fear of causing a squabble or inciting conflict?

Remember that you cannot choose to opt out of conditioning. There are many cases wh ere a person with a non-emotional design identifies themselves with the emotions of significant others (for example, a child who directly experiences the negative emotions of quarrelling parents).

But there is a solution - identify yourself not with emotions, but with what is defined in your Rave Chart and what will allow you to process negative past experiences on your own in order to accept them as difficult life lessons.


No other centre has such a profound impact on humanity as the Solar Plexus in Human Design. Understanding its chemistry allows us to break free from painful patterns, restore our health, and bring pleasure back into our lives.

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