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i just found this interesting article and i wanted to share it with you guys.
as i was younger i was really interested in astrology, it's more common but also not as specific as MBTI or Enneagram. this article connects both of them (enneagram and (planet)zodiac.)
so, let me know what you think about it. :D

original source :The Enneagram is Astrology! by E. Alan Meece

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THE NINE TYPESType One is MercuryType One is described as the perfectionist. Anxious and restless, Type One often evaluates, analyzes and judges people and surroundings in order to feel more in control. Type One compares reality to a set of standards, and can see what measures up and what doesn't, whether in its own life or others. Type One can act as a reformer, proposing suggestions on how things can be better. Ones are good critics, but strive to be objective and fair in their analysis. They are very discerning, observant and well-informed. They are natural teachers and communicators, anxious to share their observation, knowledge, values and suggestions. Ones have high ideals, and can be sticklers for rules and regulations. They are good workers, hoping to live up to their own high standards and puritanical morals. They may dedicate themselves to worthy causes, and be effective advocates for them, but may also become arrogant and self-righteous in their role as crusaders and missionaries. Tom Flautt and John Richards describe them as the "Reformer: rational, idealistic, reasonable, principled, orderly, perfectionist and self-righteous."
Fast-moving Mercury is a mental planet, and the best match for Type One. It rules communication and seeks knowledge. Mercury people are often teachers, thinkers, analyzers and critics. They are anxious and restless by nature, and love change, novelty and variety. They love to learn and to travel. Mercury is usually described as objective, rational, curious, and interested in practical facts. It is evident to many spiritual teachers and psychologists, however, that it is our mind that judges. Our thinking is the source of our ideals of right and wrong, good and bad. Healthy, balanced thought creates the healthy side of Type One: fair, accurate, objective, idealistic, ethical, and full of helpful information and new ideas. Mercury rules the signs Gemini and Virgo. The latter sign seems to fit Type One the best. Virgo is famous as the perfectionist, the critic, the analyst, the puritan, the good worker-bee, the apprentice, the dedicated and humane server. Mercury is also said to be "exalted" in Virgo, which means Virgo is the sign which brings out Mercury's and Type One's qualities to their greatest and highest extent.

Type Two is The MoonType Two is known as the helper. Twos are dedicated to nurturing others and ministering to their needs. Their self-esteem depends on how much their generosity is appreciated. Twos are loving and giving and find satisfaction in being of service to others. They are compassionate and sympathetic to a fault. They identify with others' emotional needs, yet are tenacious in caring for their own emotional needs as well. They are very sensitive, intuitive and emotional; able to sense what others feel. Family and close ties are everything to them. They often become too dependent on others, giving only so that others will return their love and satisfy their own needs. They insist on how giving and how wonderful they are, hoping others will appreciate and love them for what they have done for them. They can become whiners or even stalkers. Flautt & Richards use these keywords: Helper: caring, nurturing, concerned, generous, well-meaning, possessive, and manipulative.
The Moon represents feelings and emotions. It represents catering to basic needs and nurturance. It is the great Mother. Moon-ruled people, including those born under its sign Cancer, are indeed very sensitive and caring, but can become like the Mother who won't let go, exactly like Type Two. Sometimes shy, whining and self-effacing, the Moon lacks confidence compared to other planets, being mainly the reflector of the greater light. It may also be too tied to memory and tradition. The Moon is intuitive, imaginative, sensitive and very aware of others' feelings. Cancer is the sign of home, family and ancestral heritage, and is known as clingy or miserly. Type Two and The Moon is a very strong match, but Cancer is also the poet's and artist's sign, an aspect usually not emphasized as much in the description of Twos. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, where Jupiter's qualities are raised to their highest expression (including its religious and "ministerial" traits), thereby adding them to Type Two.

Type Three is The SunType Three is the achiever. Threes seek success and a high profile in society. They are confident and ambitious, and they make good leaders and role models. They set high goals and master many skills. They have a tremendous sense of honor. Energetic and cheerful, they are open to new challenges. Threes are most concerned with creating and maintaining a successful image, and identify with the role they play in the world. Threes often see life as a performance in a play or a game, and winning the game is important. If less healthy, a Three may try to achieve in order to cover up their sense of inadequacy. Sometimes the image they portray of themselves is more important to them than the reality of who they are. They may be out of touch with themselves, seeking victory and recognition at all costs, even if it means deceiving and using others. Flaut and Richards said Type Three is the "Motivator: success-oriented, pragmatic, adaptable, ambitious, goal-oriented, image conscious, and arrogant," and also entitled Type Three as "the performer."
The bright, shining Sun in astrology is closely related to the Three of the Enneagram. Sun people are the most successful and confident in society. They are also known for their big egos. They are proud, arrogant and boastful, eager to be the center of attention. Sun people are known for their great energy, which seems to flow from them. Very charismatic, Sun-ruled people make good leaders and organizers. Leo, the zodiac sign ruled by the Sun, is known like Type Three as the performer. Leo represents drama, acting and theater, and is also the sign of gaming, romance and amusement. Leos are also known for their loyalty. Neptune is exalted in Leo, which can sometimes add Neptunian qualities to the sign, and thus to Type Three, and this often takes the form of "glamour." Neptune brings more flexibility and adaptability to Type Three, which Leo by itself is not always known for, and it explains Three's tendencies to deceive itself and others with an image that is considerably more inflated than the reality. But Neptune's exaltation in Leo also means that a Three, when most successful, has the potential to demonstrate high spiritual wisdom, but more by their courageous actions and charismatic style than by their teachings.

Type Four is NeptuneType Four is the romantic who lives on feelings and imagination. Fours are artists and non-conformists at heart. They feel uniquely endowed with a creative gift to share, and this leads them to seek life's deeper meaning. They are sympathetic and compassionate. But when reality is not all it should be, Fours may live in a world of their own. Sometimes the anti-hero, they may feel their special talents are not recognized. Fours are ultra-sensitive to beauty in all forms, and everything is grist for their artistic and mythical mill. Masters of multi-media, they experience life in many ways all at once, sensing intimately the connections between things. Their ability to idealize often leads Fours to dissappointment, so they may become isolated and alienated, punishing themselves and others for their failings. Lost in self-destructive melancholy, they may feel exempt from society's rules and expectations. According to Flaut and Richards, Type Four is the "Individualist: sensitive, withdrawn, intuitive, artistic, aesthetic, self-absorbed, and depressive."
Neptune is a perfect match for Type Four. The farthest planet from the Sun (apart from Pluto), Neptune is the dissolver of all boundaries. It signifies limitless imagination, idealism and romanticism. It is the ultimate symbol of those who prefer the ideal to the real, and who thereby may be deceived. Neptunians are escapists and non-conformists, and sometimes drop-outs from society. When disillusioned, they may follow paths of self-destruction and addiction. Neptune feels keenly the sufferings of the world, and is highly compassionate. Psychic and visionary, it conceives grand plans and utopian dreams. The idealism of Neptune may blind it to obstacles and rules, and this can lead to deceit and scandal. Neptune is ultrasensitive and rules all the most imaginative arts, especially music. And since artistic, beautiful Venus is exalted in Neptune's ruling sign of Pisces, it signifies the emphasis on the arts and beauty that is so prominent in the description of Fours. Neptune is also associated with socialism, which its critics deride as a form of "envy," the deadly sin probably associated with Type Four.

Type Five is UranusType Five is the thinker and innovator who detaches or withdraws into the mind. Fives guard their independence so as not to be engulfed by the world. In order to avoid being hurt, they may hoard and save eccessively so as to need less from other people. Fives are a storehouse of wisdom, knowledge and ideas, which leads some of them to be ingeneous innovators, inventors, or weavers of holistic visions. They are altruistic and idealistic, hoping to share their knowledge with the world. They are able to rise above personal quarrels to take a non-attached, compassionate, impartial view of things. Seeking to understand everything, Five is known to lean toward science or philosophy, in contrast to the artistic or spiritual Type Four. Their independence and withdrawal into their own minds may lead them into lonely isolation and disassociation from their own feelings. Unhealthy Fives may act out aggressively their imaginary fears of rejection or their elaborate mental hallucinations. They may be known as anti-social, or carry a superior or controlling attitude, alienating others with sneering comments. Fives are the "Thinker: cerebral analytic type; perceptive, original, innovative, provocative, and eccentric." (Flaut and Richards)
Uranus is the best planetary match for Type Five. With its axis tilted at right angles to the Sun, Uranus is primarily known as the planet of independence, liberty, rebellion, and individuality, and is strongly intellectual. It represents the capacity to think outside the box, which means invention and innovation; but can also symbolize everything strange and shocking to the establishment. People ruled by Uranus may be, like Fives, very knowledgeable and rational, but can also be very magnetic, sexual, charismatic, electric, and eccentric; perhaps more so than indicated by the withdrawn tendencies described in Type Five. Uranus is the "higher" or invisible ruler of the sign Aquarius, whose nature matches Type Five in many ways. Aquarians are famous for being detached from others, and sometimes their eccentricity can be anti-social. They may have many friends but few intimate or romantic attachments. Very scientific, their motto is "I know," and this not only means that they really do know more about a lot of things than other people, but that they think they know it all too! Uranus and Aquarius represent altruism, idealism, and utopian hopes for the future; as in the myth of "the Age of Aquarius". No planet is exalted in Aquarius, but the mental planet Mercury is considered very strong when placed there. Type Five is described as being potentially an intellectual genius, but Thomas Edison is included in the list of examples, which shows (like Uranus) it is also capable of more technological genius as well. And Type Five's association with "greed" (its desire to hoard) is not out of place, considering how Uranus is also associated with the distorted version of "liberty" that is so prevalent today in the form of free-market or "trickle-down" economics, a justification for greed and inequality in society.

Type Six is Saturn
Type Six is careful and cautious, and they are known as doubters or skeptics; fully aware of life's hazards. Their ability to plan and anticipate makes them wary and often fearful of the unknown. Type Sixes are dedicated, loyal, hard workers committed to doing their duty to society. They serve high ideals and fulfill their promises. Sixes are careful not to offend authority and to observe social rules. When relaxed, Sixes have a good sense of humor and are full of good ideas. Quite ambitious for recognition, healthy Sixes often reach positions of power, which they exercize fairly and to the best advantage of all. They may be champions of the less fortunate. More than other types, Six is said to range between two extremes: phobic and counterphobic. Phobics remain dominated by their fears, being either very practical and cautious, or downright cowardly and submissive to authority in exchange for its protection and approval. They may become workaholics, and prejudiced against those who question the status quo. On the other hand, counterphobic Sixes deliberately court the dangers they see before being mastered by them. They are competitive and adventurous risk takers. Instead of submitting to authority, they may rebel against it and come up with original ideas of their own; or they may work to improve the tradition they believe in. When unhealthy, counter-phobic Sixes are belligerent, paranoid and vengeful. They attack others in the George W. Bush mode of "we'll fight them over there before we have to fight them over here." Type Six is the "Loyalist: (a) committed, traditionalistic type; engaging, responsible, hardworking, cautious, and anxious" (Flaut and Richards).
Saturn fits Type Six very well, because the ringed planet represents the ability to set limits. Much more than any other planet is it cautious, careful and fearful. It serves authority, but also exercizes it, being the planet of ambition, hard work, determination, and the power of government. When at its best, Saturn represents integrity, honesty and endurance, respectful of tradition. At its worst Saturn is reactionary, repressive, intolerant, rigid and undiplomatic. Saturn rules two signs, the very conservative, pragmatic and ambitious Capricorn, but also (along with Uranus) the rebellious, original and eccentric Aquarius, and the stark contrast between these two signs may account for the two extremes of Type Six. Counterphobic Six may seem to have even more of the revolutionary traits of Uranus than does the more reclusive Type Five. But there's another explanation too, since the assertive, aggressive and adventurous Mars is exalted in Capricorn. This adds the strongly "counterphobic" properties of the red planet to the pragmatic Type Six.

Type Seven is JupiterType Seven is generous, optimistic and well-rounded. They focus on the positive and like to imagine new possibilities, always seeing the glass as half-full and able to move on from reversals of fortune. At its best, Type seven is multi-talented, active, enthusiastic and adventurous, and knows how to appreciate and enjoy life. Sevens are far-sighted, enabling them to make future plans and keep longe-range commitments as well as to find infinite variety in life, and they are always interested in new horizons. They love to tell stories, and sometimes can't stop talking. When less healthy, Type Seven uses its hyperactive versatility as a way to escape from pain and responsibility, skimming over the surface of things and jumping from task to task instead of completing projects. They may feel helpless because they can't face difficulty or routine. They also tend to excess and indulgence. Confusing their grandiose visions with reality, they may be wild, impatient and anti-social because they can't control their cravings. Type Seven is the "Enthusiast: hyperactive, uninhibited, enthusiastic, accomplished, versatile, excessive, and manic" (Flaut and Richards).
Jupiter is a perfect fit for Type Seven. The giant planet is known as the symbol of optimism, good fortune and generosity, and is famous for tending to excess. It sees possibilities, makes plans and envisions the future, but often forgets to take limits and problems into account (leaving this part to Saturn). Jupiter is the planet of adventure, variety, and far travels, and rules diplomacy, publishing, story-telling. Jupiter is always enthusiastic, jovial, and looks on the bright side, but fears being closed in or pinned down. Its impulsive escapism and impatience leads to indulgence, just like Type Seven. But as with Types Two, Five and Nine, there is more to the planetary type Jupiter than to the enneagram type Seven. For example, Jupiter has a loftier side, ruling philosophy, universities, organized religion and the higher mind, which may be implied by some of Seven's traits, but are not usually stated explicitly. Jupiter also loves to join clubs and churches and can carry the superior or condescending attitude of their group. We can expect that, if the correspondence with Jupiter is correct, that at its best Type Seven engages in its adventurous activities in order to learn about life and gain wisdom. Jupiter rules the two signs Sagittarius and Pisces, both of which are known for all the traits common to Jupiter and Type Seven, as well as for the scholarly, intuitive, religious and "clubby" aspects of Jupiter. The fact that Venus is exalted in Pisces, one of Jupiter's signs, emphasizes Type Seven's famous love of pleasure and its tendency to gluttony and indulgence, and might explain why Jupiter's pursuit of higher learning is not as prominent in Type Seven's profile. But Jupiter and Type Seven as the "enthusiast," definitely describes the zealous eagerness of traditional religions to convert people and proselytize.

Type Eight is MarsType Eight is strong and powerful and seeks to defeat obstacles. Courageous and independent, Eights are often energetic, dynamic, inspiring leaders, protecting the underdog and striving for progress. Honest and forthright, they bring a natural innocence and lust for life to everything they do, able as they are to see every day as a new beginning. Healthy Eights are strong enough to be open and generous, and they work tirelessly for the causes they believe in. When less healthy, Type Eight is selfish, arrogant and overbearing, ruthlessly dominating others in order to shield its own vulnerability. They hate weakness in others, and especially in themselves, refusing to admit mistakes and covering them up with more aggression, unaware all along of how their bullying affects others. Eights may also burn out with overwork. They provoke conflict constantly in order to test their limits, and may destroy others for fear of losing their own power, whether real or imagined. Type Eight is the "Leader: powerful, dominating, self-confident, decisive, challenging, authoritative, and combative" (Flaut and Richards).
Mars is such a perfect fit for Type Eight that it makes the overall planetary correspondence to the enneagram very hard to deny. God of War, the red planet is the symbol of combat and aggression. It is lusty, enthusiastic, inspired, energetic, assertive, and tireless on behalf of causes. Mars may generously defend the weak, or hate weakness in itself and others. Just like Type Eight, Mars is prominent in the horoscopes of dictators and tyrants, but also of athletes, construction workers and adventurers. It rules the aggressive Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, known for its innocence and pioneering ability to lead new ventures. Aries has a strong sense of identity and is self-centered. It also rules Scorpio, which indicates not only the combative temper of Type Eight, but also its determination to defeat obstacles and its power to look at life more deeply in order to gain self-renewal. The Mars and Type Eight approach of "getting them before they get us" is similar to the counterphobic aggression of Type Six, where as we saw Mars is exalted. The Sun's exaltation in Aries emphasizes the ability of Type Eight to wield power and inspire others.

Type Nine is VenusType Nine is self-effacing and accomodating. They are very sensitive and receptive to their environment, repressing their anger instead of expressing it. Nines are kind, loving, even-tempered, flexible, cheerful and easy-going. They love peace and harmony, and make great diplomats and mediators. At their best they improve the lives of people they care about through their calm, focused activity and their ability to see beyond themselves. Some even make great spiritual teachers or gurus. Weaker Type Nines, however, fall asleep to their own inner needs and desires and let others shape events, going along to get along. They see all sides of an issue, which gives them a balanced perspective that fosters cooperation among different people. But this means they can also be indecisive, scattered and unfocused, wasting time on irrelevant details. Their famous modesty leads them to minimize their own importance, thinking their actions have no consequence-- thus providing them an excuse to be irresponsible. They may give up on life instead of risking rejection, thus lapsing into indolence, apathy and passive-aggression. They need to find themselves and be more assertive. Type Nine is the "Mediator: easygoing, phlegmatic, receptive, optimistic, complacent, tolerant, and disengaged" (Flaut and Richards).
If Mars the god of war epitomizes Type Eight, then its opposite Venus, the goddess of love and bringer of peace, is a great symbol for Type Nine. Venus rules Libra, whose natives are well-known for their love of peace, harmony and justice for all, and their abundant diplomatic and mediating skills. Libras are also famous for weighing all sides of an issue before making decisions. Venus also rules Taurus, another sign of peace and love, but also of calm and focused determination ("the strong, silent type"). Type Nines are also said to be stubborn and apathetic, and this fits Taurus to a "T." Both signs may sometimes neglect themselves and their responsibilities, and Libra can do this by using its diplomatic skill to take advantage of people. The indolence of both signs is well-known, and Librans are especially good at blending in or losing themselves in other people. As with some other Enneagram types, there appears to be more contained in the symbol of Venus than in Type Nine, which is rarely described as "artistic" like Venus. But its love of beauty and nature is also implied by Nine's description as "sensitive and responsive to the environment." Saturn's exaltation in Libra may explain this difference too, since its more pragmatic and depressive influence may tamp down the Venusian aesthetic interests. The greatest work by famous Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer was called "Melancholia," and according to the artist expressed the influence of Saturn exalted in Libra. The Moon is also exalted in Type Nine (since it is exalted in Taurus), like Saturn perhaps emphasizing the more mundane, and also the passive/receptive, traits of Nines.
 

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I figured 9 would be Venus. :p 9 and Libra are pretty much the same thing lol

Crap I am so good at this. I was thinking "Type 4 is probably Pisces and 5 is probably Aquarius" and I was going to guess without reading the answers but I was too scared of being wrong. :p Is Type 7 Gemini? No idea what 6 would be. 8 might be Aries

Edit: Aww man, 7 is Sag and Pisces :laughing:
 

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I figured 9 would be Venus. :p 9 and Libra are pretty much the same thing lol

Crap I am so good at this. I was thinking "Type 4 is probably Pisces and 5 is probably Aquarius" and I was going to guess without reading the answers but I was too scared of being wrong. :p Is Type 7 Gemini? No idea what 6 would be. 8 might be Aries

Edit: Aww man, 7 is Sag and Pisces :laughing:
yep! 8 and aries would definitely fit ! xD
i can imagine 6 to be taurus. :D
 

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lol..not an Astrology person. but I am a so-called "leo" and the 3 and leo descriptions sound similar xD.
 

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Interestingly the Virgo description and the 6 description seem to flow down the same river in a lot of parts. I'm also guessing that a large number of people would be Virgos due to the timing (most of September).

I never liked the planet Mercury, though. Pity. Must do more investigating, especially as others seem to equate my birthdate with Virgo and hence Mercury, while the article says it fits Saturn instead. Thanks for the post :happy:
 

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I've never cared much for astrology, but apparently I'm Aries and Leo rising. And an INFJ Four XD

Sure, I'm a badass assertive Four, but still... ;)
 
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I'm more Aries than One. :D

But Mercury is kind of hum ho for me. Kind of makes me think of dried seaweed.
 
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I'm a Libra...and definitely not a 9. But most Libra descriptions are the near opposite of me. Rebel for life.
 

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I'm a Libra...and definitely not a 9. But most Libra descriptions are the near opposite of me. Rebel for life.
this is just based on superficial stereotypes. xD
but i think that's very interesting... do you know your type ?
(you sound like a 4 or a 7w8/8w7 to me... o.o)
 

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^^ I'm libra and a type 6 :/ haha
 

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this is just based on superficial stereotypes. xD
but i think that's very interesting... do you know your type ?
(you sound like a 4 or a 7w8/8w7 to me... o.o)
7w8, yup.
 

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Neptune is the most aspected planet on my chart so I have a strong neptunian influence on my chart. :) I've always related to neptune strongly.
 

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i'd just like to say this: one is a personality theory of sort and another is a religious belief system with no basis in reality whatsoever. saying the two are comparable is like saying physics and the christian bible are comparable. it's ridiculous. the enneagram is a system that has divided human personality spectrum into 9 main categories based on real life observation of human behavior and which some people may or may not find being applicable in their own case. astrology is superstitious hocus-pocus 'if-you-were-born-at-this-date-this-is-your personality' full-blown religious fanaticism. the two are incompatible approaches to human personality.
 

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Enneagram: 6w7 (614)
Sun: Aries
Rising: Cancer
Moon: Cancer

I never really related to much of anything astrology tried to tell me. Aries, especially... they're too 3/8-like O_O

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Used this thing called "Astrochart." Interestingly, mine said:
Saturn is in Capricorn.
Very serious-minded and mature, you have the ability to take on responsibilities and to carry out important duties. You can also be trusted to be extremely practical and thrifty. A good organizer, you are the ideal one to be counted on to take a clearly defined project through to its logical conclusion. An achiever, you pride yourself on your ability to focus your attention totally on some worthy goal and then attain it.
Well that sounds very, um... stereotypically superego and SP-first. This is one of the descriptions where yeah I relate to it, but I'm too busy enjoying myself to actually do most of it on a regular basis (oh hai w7?). Also, not an achiever at all.
 

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I'm a Scorpio. Maybe that's why my 8 wing is so strong. :laughing:

I don't really believe in this, but it's cool to think about.
 

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I am a gemini-mercury and i am 4w5 :D ...
 
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