This past holiday season, I was shopping in a metaphysical book store, perusing for a gift for a friend when my eyes landed on a bumper sticker “Hermits Unite” in the trinket section of the store. Being that I am a 6/2 Profile and having eight second lines in my Design, of course, I burst into laughter.
If you have a second line in your Human Design Profile, you know exactly what I’m inferring.
The Hermit loves to be left alone though they will come out from time to time so they can commiserate with others like them to discuss their hermitage. One of my most active Facebook Groups is for Hermits.
Ideally, the Hermit would live in Hermitville where there are other Hermits and regular people too. They love to interact and engage when they feel called to or when they don’t feel pressured to answer questions. If you live with a Hermit, do not be too direct or put too much pressure on them to get an answer. At best, you might get a polite reply, “I don’t know.” When a Hermit feels too much tension, they can get explosive.
In our make-believe world, Hermits would live in community, just as long as they have their cave to go to and stay as long as they wish, alone. A Hermit experiences periods of bliss when they can putter around in their little world. Left to their own devices, they can find plenty to entertain themselves, alone.
The popular keywords for the Hermet are The Natural, unaware, creative, innocent, and passionate. They can pick up on most subjects or creative endeavors with very little training.
More on the unusual side, one scenario of the innocent and unaware Hermit might be, he or she is out and about in their neighborhood. Suddenly he/she begins to run towards a patch of ice at just the right speed to get themselves to the other side. Magically, they slide on the ice correctly and safely.
An onlooker watches this precision act in awe. She hollers from across the icy patch, “Wow, that was pretty cool. Do you ice skate too?” “Oh no, says the Hermit, “not at all, I was running late for my appointment, so I took the short cut.”
The Hermit’s natural abilities can be awe-inspiring and elusive. Where do their superpowers come from? That, my friends, will remain a mystery as they are unaware.
Nattalee is available for a private consultation, on-going coaching, workshops and presentations on Aligning with your Design and applying this revolutionary science for personal and professional success.
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Hi Nattalee! I loved reading this as a 5/2 Generator with a Left Angle Cross of Cycles. I’m 30 and have been in an extreme hermit situation for the past five years, living with my sister in a remote town where I literally don’t see anyone I know. I’ve been living with a certain dichotomy for a while now and I’ve recently begun to question it. That is– I’ve long had the desire and often thought it was my purpose to be an entertainer, a filmmaker or an actor or musician. But I never pursue these things because I have to leave my hermitage to do so and that would be uncomfortable. Plus, I am probably afraid that if I become successful (which I know I will when I commit to it. After all 2’s are naturals- heehee.) then my hermitage will be taken away from me. I think that’s literally the root of what’s been stopping me from moving full force toward what I’d love to do with my life. Just thought I would share this with the other 2’s out there and see if I could strike up a conversation about it. I’d love to hear any of your thoughts on the matter.
Your blog is great. Looking forward to reading more of what you share here. :)
I’d invite you to re-consider:
1. You are a Generator. Generators are here to respond. Your words “pursue” “moving full force”, are what is correct for a Manifestor, not a Generator. That being said, when a Generator has a strong desire to experience a particular career or life path, I suggest to them to test it out. Testing it out might look like volunteering or make a phone call to someone you know who is in that same business or go to a networking/association meeting, something like that. It is OK for a Generator to put it (or her/his self) out there and see what happens. If you encounter openness, receptivity, enjoyment then, wait, what else there is to respond to. If you are met with chaos or uphill battles, this means stop this is not correct for you.
2. When you are aligned with your Design, the 2nd line (in Profile) will find a way to privacy and hermitage. You don’t have to ‘do’ anything. It will happen on it’s own. As you’re presented with choices, and you respond from your Sacral and inner authority, you will naturally allocate down time for the hermit to get its puttering and into it’s natural flow.
3. The happiest Generators live in the NOW. If you have this desire NOW, follow your S & A on your way to stardom. The future will take care of itself.
Thanks for that wonderful response. Takes much unlearning, doesn’t it?!
I love what you wrote and will read it over many times. Thanks so much for responding. I did make a mistake and when I forgot to write in Manifesting before the word Generator. Oops. I am a Manifesting Generator. Still need to respond!!
Thanks for your sharing and wisdom!
Yeah, it’s good, very useful, thanks :)
Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!
Nattalee & Kate, I’m a 6/2 too.
I am 32 now and have been in a state of retreat to my hermitage for a couple years. Only recently have I fully embraced and accepted this hermitty side of me. Now I actually say “I am feeling hermitty” these days with pride. I find that many people respond sympathetically when they hear someone spent the whole weekend alone, seeing a movie alone, or going on vacation alone. But for us 2nd lines, the experience is often more sweet when alone. I used to be influenced by this opinion of the homogenized world, the opinion that you always must be with the other to feel happy, so I thought there was something wrong with me because i don’t always want to be with people. Thanks to Nattalee’s reading and HD, not anymore!
Now, if the whole world could just acknowledge Human Design, we’d be so much more productive. Imagine the corporate boss knowing his best employee is a 2nd line, when that person comes to him and says he needs a week off, there will be no resistance. The boss would know giving those days off will make the 2nd line more creative, energetic and productive in the end. This would be ideal.
Nattalee, thanks for helping to create a more balanced and evolved world. Keep up the good work.
I share your vision — bring HD to businesses, schools, government…well maybe not the latter just yet. It would be grand to work with a team where each person’s role, strengths and quirks were appreciated. Maybe afternoon cave breaks for the 2nd line peeps. Better teams, higher moral and productivity.
I so enjoy reading about your process and exploration of HD. Taking yourself on each day to see how you can connect deeper to your true nature. The best part is you can’t get it right or wrong. It is just the program.
Yours by Design,
I am a 6/2 w/a Left Angle Cross of Healing, a Projector w/Single Definition. I had my Design interpreted about six years ago & it’s the most encouraging, helpful thing I ever had done. I suspected much of what I learned was So, but it’s even more important that I imagined!
I would encourage anyone who wants to know the ins and outs of their soul to do this very simple test. You will receive the guidance which was always within you ~ now you’ll let it all out! (But subtly if you’re like me, lol) ~ bonnie
thank you, Bonnie, for offering encouragement. That is great that you had a good experience that has supported your journey and uniqueness.
I too am 6/2 Inc Cross of Healing. Interesting I’ve met 3 others in just the last few weeks. thanks for stopping by. Nattalee