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    Mercury14Taurus28'46"12n54
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    Uranus22Aries50'23"8n20
    Neptune11Pisces55'35"7s51
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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
24-May-2016, 11:51 UT/GMT
Sun3Gemini44' 2"20n54
Moon3Capricorn15'54"18s32
Mercury14Taurus28'46"12n54
Venus0Gemini6'29"19n39
Mars1Sagittarius4'54"r21s36
Jupiter13Virgo35'34"7n40
Saturn13Sagittarius50' 8"r20s40
Uranus22Aries50'23"8n20
Neptune11Pisces55'35"7s51
Pluto17Capricorn10'39"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo27'15"r4n34
Chiron24Pisces44'43"1n45
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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