America’s New Leadership – Changing the Status Quo with Conviction – A Human Design Perspective

08 November 2018

Our recent midterm elections here in the U.S., determined who gets to occupy some of the key positions in national, state and local government. It was interesting to watch from a Human Design perspective.

When I awoke this morning to the final (and perhaps not so final) results, I was compelled to look at the Human Design charts of three candidates who stood out as change makers. To my amazement, they all had one thing in common about their design that cannot be ignored. In their varying degrees of success (which is defined as a win in this case), they all possess a common strength that stands to permanently upend the status quo.

We’re going to look at the charts of

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(A Latina progressive who is the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress),
  • Beto O’Rourke(a progressive democrat who ran for congress, and nearly won, in a traditionally Republican state against a conservative Republican incumbent), and
  • Stacey Abrams(another progressive democrat who, if she wins the governor’s seat in the state of Georgia, would be the first African American female governor in the history of this country)

Here are their charts side by side. Can you see what they have in common?

Look specifically at what connects the red square (the sacral center ) to the yellow diamond (the G center).


For easy viewing, we’ll look at Stacey Abram’s chart as we explore what this means.

34/10 - Channel of Conviction


All three candidates have the Channel of Conviction (34/10 channel) defined in their design. This means that they consistently draw upon the strength of their convictions to guide their direction in life. And they also transmit this strength and their convictions to others.

The Channel of Conviction is part of the individual circuitry in the Human Design bodygraph. People who are wired with individuality, create change by marching to the beat of their own drum. When they have the 34/10 channel in their designs, they draw their power from their ability to stay true to their convictions. When they stay true to their convictions, they empower others to do the same.

So it doesn’t matter whether or not any of these candidates actually won their prospective races. They all ran on the platform of their authentic convictions. They didn’t do it like anyone else. They stayed true to themselves. And in doing so, they empowered countless other people to stand in their convictions in an authentic way. And that, in and of itself, is success.

What’s the Human Design take-away from the 2018 midterm election? You have your role to play in creating change on the planet. When you live authentically, from the strengths of your design, you become empowered to fulfill your very important purpose.

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