Transmuter (Manifestor) in Human Design

  ( Manifestation, Metamorphosis )

Human Design Manifestor


from anger to peace

Aura Quality

Closed and impacting.
A Transmuter's aura is closed and impacting. At the core of the aura there is a field that is closed off, like a black box. The aura becomes repelling when the Transmuter is being in action and focused on doing something or when they want to be left alone. This has the purpose of preventing interference by energetically pushing obstacles out of the way. This can make others feel pretty intimidated. A Transmuter is very powerful, yet their journey can feel very lonely.
Transmuters seem to be able to open their aura selectively and they seem to be able to train that ability. They can take other people into the protective shield of their aura. Also, it seems that psychedelics can open up the aura.


Around 9.5% of human beings are Transmuters.

   In traditional Human Design this aura type is called a “Manifestor”. This has nothing to do with the wide-spread belief in mental "manifestation" through the "law of attraction". Manifestation comes through surrendering the mind to the body, to divine timing and to divine direction. I prefer to emphasize the deep, deep, deep impact, transformation and transmutation of the maya (sometimes also spelled “maia”, meaning the illusion and 3D reality that we are living in) and of people from one state of being to another that is possible with this aura type. I only mention the traditional name as an orientation for those of you who come from traditional Human Design.

Transmuters are here to bring manifestation and metamorphosis. They are here to transform, to innovate, to open new doors, to impact others. They are trailblazers. The Transmuter has a special relationship to the life program and to the planetary transits. Life moves through them in order to be manifested. They drive forward the evolutionary process and evolutionary agenda. By doing their own thing, not only do they open a door for themself, but often also for others who follow through. Because change is scary and change is frightening for everybody involved, Transmuters can meet a lot of resistance in life. In order to stay on their path of initiation and to bust through this resistance, they have a dense aura that is not readable and not able to be fully penetrated. Their aura impacts the people around them and stirs things up in order to open the possibility for transmutation and metamorphosis. This happens even when they are perfectly peaceful and just sitting around having a good time. Being in action, their aura can even be repelling to push people out of the way, Transmuters are human Ganeshas. A Transmuter aura can also pull those people in who really need that kind of impact and progress. A Transmuter can be really attractive, especially to those who are stuck or who have a lot of shadows to transmute.
Transmuters have the potential to really further things for themselves and the people around them, but in their closed aura, they can also feel very lonely, cut off from humanity, and alien. They are often misjudged and envied for what they are able to manifest, and their vulnerable side is often overlooked.

Transmuters are practical and do-it-yourself people, they have a certain independence when it comes to action. The typical Transmuter is a loner, not a group being. It is difficult to gather Transmuters together into a group, especially regularly. They prefer to just do their own thing in their own timing because they are not dependent on other people's energy. When they come together, it is mainly progress-oriented and focused on the exchange of information and impact. It's more rare to have Transmuters join a group just for the sake of coming together and hanging out.

A Transmuter does not have a defined sacral center, like a Generator or a Builder does. That means the energy level of a Transmuter is not steady. A Transmuter impact can be huge, but afterward, the Transmuter needs rest like a cheetah after a hunt. Leisure is important to recharge batteries. Because of this, Transmuters are interested in efficiency. Most Transmuters are not interested in small talk and social chit-chat, but in things that make a real difference. For the Transmuter this is love. Impact is love.

As a Transmuter, it can happen to you that your impact is too heavy for someone. You are used to sprint fast, but others often are not. Transformation takes time and when you impact someone, they then need to digest that impact and orient themselves. Sometimes people need time to let your impact sink in before they can meet up again. When they are in a really difficult life situation where many things need to be worked through, when they meet you again the next day it will be immediately triggered and sometimes it can easily be too much. It is not personal, it is not against you. Usually, Transmuters are deeply oblivious to the power of their own impact. The Transmuter might feel as if nothing much happened because they are used to transformation, but for the other person huge transformation is triggered that requires to be reflected upon. For Transmuters, it is important to understand that people might need alone time to process. It is important to respect their need for temporary distance.

Big questions for the Transmuter are: Who do I impact and who can I impact? Will I be resisted and rejected or will I be answered?

If, as a Transmuter, you touch someone's soul deeply in places where they feel uncomfortable with themselves, you might encounter rejection. This rejection is not necessarily personal. Especially when someone close to you rejects you when a big problem arises, often it is simply an emotional coping and defense mechanism. Change is scary, growth takes a lot of energy, that is what people often reject. It does not mean they reject you as a person, although they might express themselves like that. If you are really important to each other, your relationship won't break apart. You will know which battles to fight and which to abandon. Find the courage to openly inform, encourage them to openly share, listen to them, and if they are overwhelmed, let them have their time, but let them know that you still value them and that you don't simply step out of their life. As a Transmuter, you will benefit from understanding the emotional process that is being triggered by change. It will be helpful to read about "change management". Many of it does not only apply to companies, but also to private relationships.

That being said, just because a Transmuter can be quite independent and has the power to live "my way or the highway" - it doesn't automatically mean that it is a good choice in all situations. It all depends on the proper balance and on the individual situation. None of us is alone in the world, neither is the Transmuter. As a Transmuter, you might not feel as involved as many others, but you always, always have impact on people, even when you do not feel involved. Transmuters need to recognize how their impact on others might sometimes be negative, and how they might be a steamroller to the detriment of others - especially out of anger. Angry impact can really wreak havoc. For a Transmuter, it can be a game-changer to recognize their negative impact onto others and to work on turning it into positive impact. A Transmuter in their power brings peaceful impact and impacts others towards deeper peace. The more positive a Transmuter's impact becomes, the less resistance they meet and the more support they encounter from others for whatever new paths they are taking.

The way to minimize rejection and resistance is to follow your inner authority and to inform. It is vital to trust your body in choosing which battles to fight. It is vital to inform people. They cannot read your aura, so if they are close to you or if something impacts them, you are better off to inform and even to explain yourself when necessary. It will lessen resistance and it will lessen misunderstanding. It will remove their suspicion and insecurity that arises as long as they don’t know where they stand with you. Letting them know what's going on with you can make them feel safe with you.
Informing is not asking permission, informing is to verbally show them your perspective and intent.

When you become conscious of your aura you can learn to close or open it. You can even take someone into the protection of your aura.

If the Transmuter follows their inner authority (which differs from Transmuter to Transmuter) and their strategy of informing (informing when it makes sense), their anger will lessen and they will find peace. Not success, not satisfaction, not surprise, but sweet peace. And they can spread that peace through the impacting aura. They can have a peaceful impact instead of an angry impact.

One thing to be cautious with is that you do not balance out a room full of stressed people with your peace and calmness to your own detriment. Having a closed aura does not mean that you take in absolutely no conditioning or negative energy from others and that you are absolutely and always immune to that. People might feel more calm and they might really appreciate the tranquillity that you bring to them, but if they do not do any inner work themselves and if you just continue to be the balancing garbage bin day after day after day, and more importantly: if you feel that certain people's company does you no good, if it lessens your peace and wears you out, then it might be time to take more alone time or even consider saying goodbye.

Anger might not fully disappear, it is a natural feeling to experience for a Transmuter upon meeting resistance - and if only you bump your toe on the trash can that stands in the way and in response to that you feel a bit of a grump rising inside. But upon trusting your inner authority and informing, anger will show up very rarely. For the most part, it will show you what needs to be transformed, changed, and impacted in yourself or in others. At this point, anger can be a very productive feeling and temporarily add to your drive to get something of true impact done through defiance and resistance, or it can help you to emphasize your standpoint and demand respect and non-interference in a way that is direct but clear and down to earth. Anger can also be an indicator for situations in which you did not inform or in which you did not follow your inner authority and wait for clarity. Usually, anger tells you that there is something that needs to be addressed. An exception to this is the anger that comes up when processing old trauma and hurt in your grieving and healing process.
The more you find into your center and power, the more you will find that the anger won't stay for long and the peace will never fully leave your being, even when you are angry. Personally, from my own experience, I usually have to laugh when I am angry - I am a Transmuter with an open solar plexus center, which means that I am not emotionally defined. I have to laugh at being angry and for catching myself angry, so it is a mix of grump and laughter, that can disperse quite quickly.
When I'm really angry though, in response to interference, boundary violation, and upon releasing trauma that stemmed from such debilitating experiences, I work through the anger alone. I imagine how my inner space and core extends and my aura becomes bigger, so that there is a larger safe space for me to riot. Now there is a lot of room for anger. I just let it pour out, rage and roar energetically, not vocally. For me, it is enough to just see it with my inner eye, to let the energy flow from my throat, and to shake it off through my hands in case I have the impulse to do so. The anger assists as a transmuting agent for energetic purging, so that the energy doesn't get stuck in the body. For me, it is just energetics. Since we are all individual, tough, purely energetic work might not work equally well for everyone. For example, some people might find it more helpful and relieving to actually shout and groan, or to get physically active and do some sport.

“Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not easy.“ - Aristotle

   The mechanics, please

Strategy - To Inform

Strategy describes a tactic that you can use to smoothen your ride in life. The Transmuter strategy is mental, it is artificial. You meet decisions according to your inner authority and then you inform those who are affected about what you are up to. It does not come naturally to a Transmuter to inform. But it really helps Transmuters to learn some manners and to learn who to inform and how to inform. It is much needed to navigate the social interactions smoothly, especially in interaction with the many people who do not have a design to do and who are not familiar with a Transmuter's independent doer-nature.

Especially in the early stages of your process, it can be helpful for you to come in touch with your strategy. But keep in mind that it is mental and that it can never trump your inner authority that comes from your body. Your inner authority is the final judge, it trumps any strategy. If your inner authority signals you not to inform someone, it will be best not to inform.

Ultimately, the more we get in touch with ourselves, our inner authority, and our life, the less we need the strategy because our inner authority determines what our strategy will be. Your inner authority will determine who to inform about what. If you want to experiment with one thing at a time, it is thus best to start with your inner authority.

What Transmuters 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 a Transmuter (Manifestor aura type), or if you are in a relationship with a Transmuter, then this particular extension of the article is for you.
These are the texts that will be unlocked in the Transmuter article:
- What Transmuters need from you
- Transmuter to Generator (Manifestor to Generator in traditional Human Design terms)
- Transmuter to Builder (Manifestor to manifesting Generator in traditional Human Design terms)
- Transmuter to Acknowledgist (Manifestor to Projector in traditional Human Design terms)
- Transmuter to Observer (Manifestor to Reflector in traditional Human Design terms)
- Transmuter to Transmuter
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.

   Complete Content of the Type in Interaction-Bundle

YES, get the Type interaction library articles!


 ( ~$27 USD )

Checkout Options
Type interaction library articles*

Set your Account Data

CCAPS: lib_type_interaction
DESC: Type interaction library articles
PIPES: |lib_type_interaction|11.00
ONCE: 22
FINAL DEBUG: Item 1 Price:; Item 2 Price: ; Item 3 Price:22Item 4 Price: ; Item 1 Product: ; Item 1 Reocurring: ; UPGRADE: 22