•    
    Current Planets
    4-May-2015, 14:43 UT/GMT
    Sun13Taurus49'23"15n59
    Moon19Scorpio8'37"14s19
    Mercury4Gemini35' 4"23n36
    Venus26Gemini17'33"25n52
    Mars24Taurus40'32"19n10
    Jupiter13Leo36'42"17n37
    Saturn2Sagittarius58'24"r18s36
    Uranus18Aries0'58"6n29
    Neptune9Pisces24'50"8s44
    Pluto15Capricorn28'15"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra41'39"r3s50
    Chiron20Pisces26' 9"0n20
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
| My Astro | Forum | FAQ
Menu

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
4-May-2015, 14:43 UT/GMT
Sun13Taurus49'23"15n59
Moon19Scorpio8'37"14s19
Mercury4Gemini35' 4"23n36
Venus26Gemini17'33"25n52
Mars24Taurus40'32"19n10
Jupiter13Leo36'42"17n37
Saturn2Sagittarius58'24"r18s36
Uranus18Aries0'58"6n29
Neptune9Pisces24'50"8s44
Pluto15Capricorn28'15"r20s30
TrueNode9Libra41'39"r3s50
Chiron20Pisces26' 9"0n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
Advertisement
As one of the largest astrology portals WWW.ASTRO.COM offers a lot of free features on the subject. With high-quality horoscope interpretations by the world's leading astrologers Liz Greene, Robert Hand and other authors, many free horoscopes and extensive information on astrology for beginners and professionals, www.astro.com is the first address for astrology on the web.
Homepage - Free Horoscopes - Astro Shop - Astrology Knowledge - Ephemeris - Authors and Staff - My Astro - Direct Atlas query - Sitemap - FAQ - Forum - Contact Astrodienst