Centers and Their Colors


Through this simple, basic template of centers and their colors, understanding is gained of how energy is working through a person’s system, psychologically and emotionally in the program.

Starting at the bottom of the Human Design bodygraph, we find brown is used for the Root, Spleen, Emotional centers and then higher up, the Throat center. All three lower centers plus Throat are brown because they represent how one structures their life, operating as a human in the program. The Throat serves an entirely different function in conjunction with the three lower centers but is intimately connected in the primary theme.

The Root Center represents our ability to create stability and move through life in a trusting, relaxed way. How one is defined determines how one experiences this process. There is a large contrast between defined and undefined Root systems and how they move with the flow of life. Undefined Root centers tend to experience anxiety, impatience and fear.

In this center we address our relationship with survival, our basic needs being met, providing food to sustain us, shelter to protect us and our security and safety. If a person is having difficulties manifesting or making a living, there may be a block or a tear that is causing complications or causing a disease to manifest in this area.

It is also the place where we hold onto issues that need to be healed with family members and emotional ties that have carried over from past lives creating karma that needs to be resolved.

Traditionally, the Root chakra has been recognized as controlling sexual functions in tandem with the second chakra therefore it is often associated with sexual complications, which can manifest as urinary tract disorders, rectal problems, or reproductive issues.

The Spleen governs the immune system. It is also one of the places where lovers hook into each other and remain connected as “one”. Our Spleen is not a gland nor does it have an etheric counterpart so it is not one of the major chakra centers. The Spleen is the organ that takes in vitality to vitalize form and is purely for the protection and health of the physical body so that it may survive.

The Spleen stores blood and destroys old blood cells. It consists of lymphatic tissue and produces plasma cells, which make antibodies, tying the Spleen to the immunological system, thus protecting from disease.

The Spleen works hand in hand with the pancreas so the two are considered as one unit.

The Solar Plexus is the portal of the lower mind and how we experience life utilizing the five senses. How one perceives through the senses, woven around the Solar Plexus Center, is how one creates their reality. It is the center for digestive fire and channels vitality into what we create. It is the doorway between usand other’s emotions, desires and motives related to us. Often, psychic hooks are lodged in this center coming from people we are close to who desire to control or dominate us. Sometimes, the Parent/child relationships have emotionally draining chords running between the parent and child’s Solar Plexus.

Imbalances, psychic drains and manipulative energies – yours or theirs – will manifest as digestive troubles, ulcers, acute gall bladder pain, bloating and heartburn.

The Throat Center is the operating hub for the three lower centers, creating and manifesting on the material plane and is the vehicle of expression for the higher centers, when activated.

For most people, the Throat Center is turned off. Health problems such as earaches, sore throats, loss of hearing, excess mucus and so on, are indications of how the Throat Center is blocked.  We create what we speak often, unaware.

This chakra is about speaking our truth clearly by knowing how we feel and then expressing it from a calm place. With each sound we utter, we are creating a vibration that manifests into something and ultimately impacts our reality, the reality of those who surround us and with those who are connected to us through relationships.

If we are calm in our communication, our reality is smooth. If we are agitated, emotional, frustrated or angry, then life is challenging and fraught with lots of lessons and challenges.


The Sacral and Heart are the same color, red, as they share the same life theme of surrender. The Sacral operates very much like a battery source of power either for the program and the lower-mind or in a state of surrender for higher forces.

The ancient Sanskrit word for the Sacral chakra, Swadhisthana translates as one’s own place”. All the fluids in the body are balanced through the Sacral Center circulating through the kidneys, the adrenals and the hypogastric plexus. All expressions of crying, screaming and laughing are felt and expressed through this center.

You will find diseases such as kidney failure, urine infections, edema, exhaustion, carpal tunnel as some of the issues that result from an out of tune Sacral Center. Problems with fertility, PMS, candida, ovary and uterine issues, relationships issues and creative blocks stem from this center, as well.

Through this chakra we express our feelings and use life force for the desire to create. We interpret the feelings of others using empathy to understand while we construct and adjust our beliefs. This center governs our self esteem, our personal power and the emotions that we use to control.

It is in this center where we process our detachments from our mother first, then our father. When we experience feelings of separation it is intended to mature into individuality and sense of self. At times, we may feel sadness, fear or excitement. How we have been raised determines the way our emotional body develops and matures.

The Heart is red because the Heart Center is turned on and activated when the Ego has entered a state of surrender to be used for higher powers in group activity and fulfillment of life purpose.

The Heart Chakra is the meeting ground of our three lower centers and three higher centers. It is also where our expression of love is conditioned. If we are operating from a place of desire, need, jealousy, fear or greed, then the lower centers are creating reality. At birth, this center has the hue of green, indicating strong, healing energy. As we mature, this center takes on a rose colored hue, indicating the potential of living out the life purpose. Eventually, this center may become a golden color demonstrating our maturity into unconditional love.

The Heart Center is considered the “Seat of the Soul” as it anchors one of the two life threads that keeps our body alive and in motion. This life thread that is anchored in our Heart Center uses our blood stream as its mode of expression and its controlling agent. Combined with the endocrine system, this relationship creates an active, thinking, human form and the animation for fulfilling life purpose.

Yellow is used for the G and Head Center, representing a common mystical theme.

The G Center represents the mystical path of love in a greater sense connected to the whole as it holds our sacred life tasks. The G Center also keeps us in alignment with the correct opportunities while it connects our emotions to our physical body. This center also protects the immune system and is the place where we store emotions of anger, resentment, fear, and grief.

This Center is highly disturbed by fear, anger, rage, blame, depression, poor self-image and inability to take action. It’s task is to lead us into fulfilling our life purpose. Through this center we stabilize our entire system, while we move from one environment to another.

Yellow used for the Head Center represents a mystical activation that occurs with the use of the lower mind, using a small amount of grey matter positioned behind the pancreas and on either side of spinal column. One who has this center defined and colored in has ability to express unique ideas for the collective and tends to command the thought-field in the environment where it resides.

The color green used for the Ajna represents the fertility of human imagination, talents, fantasy and knowledge, perception, systems and formulas.





Written by Kashi, April, 2018