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    Moon21Pisces17'38"3s31
    Mercury22Taurus47' 9"r20n03
    Venus3Taurus48'15"11n39
    Mars7Sagittarius22'38"r21s43
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    Uranus21Aries45'24"7n56
    Neptune11Pisces34'22"7s59
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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
3-May-2016, 02:43 UT/GMT
Sun13Taurus6' 8"15n46
Moon21Pisces17'38"3s31
Mercury22Taurus47' 9"r20n03
Venus3Taurus48'15"11n39
Mars7Sagittarius22'38"r21s43
Jupiter13Virgo19' 6"r7n50
Saturn15Sagittarius14'21"r20s49
Uranus21Aries45'24"7n56
Neptune11Pisces34'22"7s59
Pluto17Capricorn25'53"r20s51
TrueNode20Virgo31'15"r3n45
Chiron23Pisces57'27"1n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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