Observer (Reflector) in Human Design

  ( Lunar Program, Sampling Life )

Reflector

Signature

from disappointment to surprise

Aura Quality

sampling and reflecting. It seems that psychedelics can open up the aura.

Characteristics

Around 1.5% of human beings are Observers.

Open Centers

Observers have all energy centers open, they are here to experience their surroundings and gather an extraordinarily deep understanding of life and of humans. They can potentially be the wisest beings on the planet. Unlike the Acknowledgist, the Observer can sample more than one person at a time and they don't take them in as deeply. Observers take in the flavor of their whole environment and of their company.

   In traditional Human Design this aura type is called a “Reflector”. This does not mean that the reflector is an empty vessel that only mirrors the gifts and shadows of others. It does not mean that everyone else is to blame for difficult relationships in which Reflectors are involved, because one easily assumes that "the Reflector only reflects the other person". It takes two to tango. Reflectors have to reflect on themselves, as well, to reach their full potential and to maintain good mental health. I prefer to emphasize the deep, deep, deep wisdom through observing, sampling, and tasting the environment on an energetic level that is possible with this aura type. The traditional name is only being mentioned as an orientation for those of you who come from traditional Human Design.

For all other aura types, the main influence is the Sun. For the Observer, the main influence is the Moon. The Moon is shifting gate 2 or 3 times a day (24h). In other words, the Moon wanders into the next gate approximately every 9 to 11 hours. Being so deeply connected to the moon, the Observer is constantly changing, their chemistry is constantly changing. Observers have a very unique relationship to the life program, in a sense, they are cosmic barometers. They are deeply connected to the planetary transits. If you are an Observer, it can be incredibly useful for you to learn about the transits and to observe them. This especially applies to the Moon.
When you want to know what's currently going on with the planets, Observers are the ones to look at - they are the practical example living them out. For everyone else it's dangerous to get too lost in the program, it holds the possibility of losing themselves. But for the Observer it's natural.

For the Observer, it is easy and dangerous to get lost in the influences of other people. For Observers, it's especially dangerous, because everyone else operates SO differently and at such a different pace. When the Observer tries to be like everyone else, they are likely to burn themself out. In an ideal world, Observers would be provided for by society or by the community they live in and what they would do for society is to simply hang around and reflect the health of the community. They are the first ones to sense when something is off with someone or when the general atmosphere in the group shifts.
For Observers, it is very important to have enough alone time to unload the energy that they sample from the people in their environment. Also, any kind of pressure and expectation is very unhealthy for them. They are easily pressured and at the same time, it is not healthy for them to act on this pressure.

The Observer's aura is reflecting and non-sticky like teflon. At the same time, it samples the information from outside. What comes in from other people does not stick, but it is perceived very accurately. You can also picture the other as a hurricane arriving at your house (the house is you as an Observer). If the windows (energy centers) in the house are not open, or if some are open and some are not, inner pressure builds and the windows burst. But when you open all windows of the house then the storm can just rage through and no damage remains. This is a fitting picture for the Observer, whose centers are all open.
Yet, if the storm stays for many hours, days and weeks in a row, at some point the house will take damage, and it can take heavy damage. For an Observer it is important
a) to be in the right environment with the right people because the environment determines how healthy the Observer can be, whether they can be themself, and how much wonder and surprise they can encounter
b) to take lots of breaks from other people and plenty of alone time in order to discharge all energy that does not belong to them. The right environment will allow for that alone time.
Then the Observer can be healthy. Otherwise, the Observer can be deeply conditioned and energetically distorted.

Surprise happens when the Observer follows their lunar authority and when they are in the right place. It can be about little things happening and delighting them. Little encounters everywhere that enrich their life with wonder and that surprise them positively again and again. Surprise also means being surprised by encountering people who are different, people who live their natural uniqueness, people who do not let themselves be made to fit into the norm and the mishmash. Because an Observer is so open, they can really be pleasantly surprised by the whole variety of life and humans out there, be it small or big things.

Big questions for the Observer are: What is the right place for me? Can I be myself? Who are we as humanity? Who is different and a refreshing surprise?

What Observers need from you

This part of the article is accessible through the "Aura Type in Interaction"-bundle. You pay it once and then your access to will stay and never run out.
If you are an Observer (Reflector aura type), or if you are in a relationship with an Observer, then this particular extension of the article is for you.
These are the texts that will be unlocked in the Observer article:
- What Observers need from you
- Observer to Generator
- Observer to Transmuter (Reflector to Manifestor in traditional Human Design terms)
- Observer to Builder (Reflector to manifesting Generator in traditional Human Design terms)
- Observer to Acknowledgist (Reflector to Projector in traditional Human Design terms)
- Observer to Observer
If you have another aura type, you will find the associated texts for it at the bottom of the article on that particular aura type after you have purchased the bundle. All types can profit from having a general sense of what basic mechanisms they are meeting and dealing with in other people in their every day life.

 
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