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    Moon3Aquarius28'38"15s42
    Mercury23Taurus33'53"r20n53
    Venus29Aries31' 1"10n06
    Mars7Sagittarius59' 1"r21s40
    Jupiter13Virgo24'20"r7n49
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    Uranus21Aries33'59"7n51
    Neptune11Pisces29'39"8s00
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Psychological Types

You are probably familiar with the kind of situation in which you say something completely objective and rational, but your partner shows an emotional reaction and feels personally hurt. Or have you ever been annoyed by your wife being so utterly down to earth, when you would like to build castles in the air?

This interesting but almost incomprehensible phenomenon is well-known. Despite their individuality people "allow themselves" to be pigeonholed into certain categories.

Four Elements

Carl Gustav Jung explains this phenomenon by categorising people into four psychological types. According to his theory the conscious self knows four main modes of perception which express themselves differently and more or less strongly in every individual: the thinking function, the feeling function, the sensation and intuitive function. They can be defined as two antithetic pairs: thinking and feeling are rational opposites (in the sense that they evaluate and judge things). Both sensation and intuition are considered irrational functions, because they do not judge, but simply record things. Of course, not all four functions are equally strong within any one individual. One function dominates, while the other tends to be "underdeveloped". In order to become really whole, a person should attempt to develop all four modes of perception. This is an extraordinarily difficult task. Jung writes in Psychological Types:

We know that a man can never be anything at once, never complete - he always develops certain qualities at the expense of others, and wholeness is never attained.

Fire Trine

In astrology, the twelve signs of the zodiac are attributed to the elements of air, water, earth and fire. Liz Greene considers the four elements to be the "pillars of astrology". They inform us about the predominant attitude of a person. If an individual's horoscope is dominated by fire signs, astrologers speak of a fire type. His or her predominant form of perception is "fiery", which is equivalent to the Jungian intuitive type.

 

Current Planets
29-Apr-2016, 15:11 UT/GMT
Sun9Taurus43'26"14n43
Moon3Aquarius28'38"15s42
Mercury23Taurus33'53"r20n53
Venus29Aries31' 1"10n06
Mars7Sagittarius59' 1"r21s40
Jupiter13Virgo24'20"r7n49
Saturn15Sagittarius25'44"r20s51
Uranus21Aries33'59"7n51
Neptune11Pisces29'39"8s00
Pluto17Capricorn27'13"r20s51
TrueNode20Virgo29'24"r3n46
Chiron23Pisces48' 2"1n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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