Jungian Typology and Astrology
Yes. Liz Greene in her book Relating – integrated his work into the reading of the four elements by using Jungian typology. It is a useful way to explore the terrain of the psyche by paying particular attention to the elements. It offers great insight into our greatest strengths and weaknesses.
It was Jung who acknowledged the massive role astrology has played in typing people using the luminosity of the planets in signs, along with all of the various groupings we use to describe the different possible personalities. In the horoscope, the positions of the planets in signs, along with the many patterns formed between them map the inner world of any individual.
Astrology is probably the most accurate tool for assessing an individual’s typology. It’s much more precise than taking an online test. Astrology will reveal all of our true colors and surprise us at the same time. Modern astrologers study the four functions of consciousness also known as the astrological elements.
Jung always spoke of our drive towards self-perfection. It is what motivates us most of the time, we feel this powerful urge for growth, and as humans we are forever evolving. In the Jungian schema of things, we are all considered to consist of both conscious and unconscious elements. In typology, the strongest element is our most conscious.
The opposite element to our dominant is considered inferior in the personality. So if WATER is dominant the traits of AIR would fall into the more archaic type of expression and into the shadow. Of course, this is a deeply psychological way to view our personality, but it can unlock more information about ourselves that we never realized.
By knowing our dominant element it will also explain how we move about in life. Stephen Arroyo presented another modern and soulful approach to this area in Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements.
The author goes into detail about the way we orient ourselves through the world, and we can find what truly vitalizes us as human beings. He believes that we can use our dominant energy for good or ill. To conclude, as Liz Greens says, “astrology can not only tell us about the self we know but also about the one we do not know.”