Life Purpose: Manage and guide creation
Strategy: Wait to be invited/recognized, act
Emotional Theme: Bitterness
Wealth Theme: Midwife to universe, facilitate
Challenges: Sustainability, patience , self-worth, trust abundance of universe, follow your bliss, not knowing self, needing recognition, burn out
Projectors can have the hardest challenge when it comes to abundance. Part of the reason for this challenge is that the Projectors have a unique role that is often misunderstood or misinterpreted and the Projector strategy is one of the most counter-intuitive of all the Human Design Types.
Projectors have a life purpose of managing and guiding others in their process of creation.
Projectors are inherently intuitive and wise about others. A Projector can watch any of the three energy Types (Manfiestor, Generator and Manifesting Generator) and instantly be conscious of what needs to happen to make their impact and work more effective and easier.
This is a natural and intricate part of the Projector personality. If you watch young children Projectors, they manage their parents and their peers with great awareness and clarity. This can often earn them the reputation of being “bossy”, controlling or a “know it all”.
The reason why this inherent wisdom is often misunderstood is because collectively we don’t know how to make the most of the energy of the Projectors.
The Projector strategy is to wait to be invited into the big opportunities in life. These big invitations come infrequently, every two to three years. Big opportunities are things like love, marriage, moving, getting a new job, etc. In between the big invitations, Projectors don’t have to wait for small things such as going to a movie or going out to eat.
Generator Types have to wait to respond to everything, including the small things in life for them to be in alignment with abundance. Manifestors have to wait for their creative flow to feel right. Projectors don’t have to wait for anything except big invitations and waiting for those big invitations is an important part of helping the Projector find the place in life where they are valued and loved for who they really are.
Projectors are not here to manage and guide everyone. They have their own group of people or “tribe” who is waiting for them to come manage them. To find their “people” Projectors have to be recognized or invited into sharing their wisdom.
In a society where we are taught to go out and make life happen, waiting for recognition and invitations from others can feel like a painful and agonizingly slow process. Because Projectors are often trained to act differently than their true nature, they can get very busy pushing and forcing people to see and recognize them and often miss the true invitations when they come their way because they’re too busy doing what they’ve been trained that they “need” to or “should” by others.
But pushing and forcing never works for Projectors. In fact, pushing and forcing will always have the opposite effect for Projectors. The more a Projector pushes and forces and struggles to be seen and recognized, the more invisible they become.
Not only that, Projectors have a very finite amount of energy. They are not designed to work in the traditional way that we define work and can burn out easily, especially if it isn’t work that recognizes their inherent, intuitive gifts or involves hard physical labor of any kind.
Projectors can’t make life work for them if they follow the standard definitions of what it takes to be successful in life, although Projectors can be powerful and very successful. (For example, President Obama and President Kennedy are both Projectors.)
Because pushing and forcing for Projectors actually pushes people away, rather than attracts people and because working hard isn’t really an option for the limited energy of the Projector, no matter how hard they try, the Projector can often feel that life isn’t “fair” and become bitter.
In addition, because very few Projectors are taught how to properly access their energy, of all the groups, they can often be the most challenged when it comes to abundance.
There are two key factors in creating abundance for the Projector. First of all, the most important thing that a Projector has to master is their own sense of worth and value. A Projector has to wait to be recognized by the right people, the people who value and see them for the gifts they bear. If a Projector is not sitting and waiting for the right people because they question their own value, it makes them bitter and, ultimately, causes them to “waste” their wisdom and energy on people who don’t value who they are.
Projectors who value themselves enough to wait for the right people to give them invitations are powerfully compelling and often have to turn invitations away. A Projector who values themselves is an abundance magnet.
Secondly, when a Projector learns to trust the abundant trajectory of the Universe and can wait comfortably for the right invitation to show up, they conserve their precious energy and feel vibrant, vital and ready for the invitations when they manifest. Burned out Projectors, on the other hand, sometimes have to turn down good invitations if they’ve wasted their energy pursing something that isn’t correct for them.
When a Projector is living their wealth theme, they are serving as “midwives” to the world. They guide, coach and nurture others into fulfilling their roles as initiators and builders. Projectors truly tend to the template of the evolution of the world in every aspect. When Projectors are serving in this capacity they are strong and powerful blessings to the world around them and magnets for abundant opportunities.
When Projectors first learn their strategy of waiting for invitations, they often have to dramatically align their current life. Sometimes Projectors have to maintain their “day job” because they need to money. It can be tricky to keep the traditional flow of income coming in and to simultaneously shift to waiting for the right thing to show up.
It is important for Projectors to do whatever they can do to stay out of the bitterness that is the emotional theme of the Projector. While they’re waiting, Projectors need to stay in their joy and follow their bliss. It’s not unusual for Projectors to take a deep dive into what brings them joy only to find that their next invitation is deeply aligned with the joy they’ve been pursuing!
Projectors are gifted at knowing others, not so good at knowing themselves. Sometimes a Projector will benefit from having a good friend that they can talk with, not because they need advice, but because they have to see their decisions in the context of someone else in order for them to know what is right for themselves. Talking helps a Projector “see” themselves and can be crucial to help them get clarity before making a big decisions.
Self-care, rest, restoration and working on self-worth and value are the most important things Projectors can do to activate their abundance blueprint. When Projectors feel energized and valuable, they transform, not only their loved ones and themselves, but, ultimately, the world around them.