I still had to finish my zodiac inspired triptych. So this is Leo Rising.
A bit of a different style from the precious two, but I do like it.
Inspired by my birth chart, since I have the moon in Taurus.
Kind of still working on the Sun sign / Ascendant.
This is article 2 of a triptych. You can read the introduction here.
I was born on the 24th of November so that makes me a Sun Sagittarius, in a cusp with Scorpio. When reading the descriptions of both signs, however, I relate to the Sagittarius more.
This is my birth chart:
Sun: Sagittarius (Scorpio cusp)
Ascendant: Leo (Leo Rising)
Dominant quadrant: Second (Sociality, Creativity, Independence)
Dominant planets: Pluto, Jupiter,
To be honest, I tried to study myself in to the “art” of astrology, but the more I read about it, the less convinced I get. At first glance, it seemed that my chart told some true things and I could relate surprisingly well. But then I started reading about the different houses, the quadrants, the dominant planets… and I just don’t know where to start interpreting any more.
That’s why I’ll just focus on the basic things: the sun, moon, and rising sign.
Behold, this is going to be a long post. It’s not even going to be interesting, I guess, unless you’re a real MBTI-Astrology-enneagram geek out here to correct me (which I highly encourage) or know me personally. Because basically, this is my interpretation of said personality charts in order to describe who I am.
Who am I?
Yes, please, do read that in the Jean Valjean Les Miserables voice. It would be my pleasure.
I think it all started with those trending zodiac posts on Tumblr. Every time I see one, I check my sign to see if it matches. And funny enough, it often does. For the bigger part of my life, I dismissed astrology for being unrealistic and inaccurate; a sort of make-believe. I still wonder if there’s really any truth behind it. My birth chart actually tells some interesting stuff about who I am, but then I question… if you’d give me the chart of someone else… wouldn’t I find many truths in that either? Don’t I interpret these charts in a self fulling prophesy kind of way?
Basically I feel that personalities are so complex that one can probably recognize himself in many, if not all zodiac descriptions. That said, some of the strongest believes and aspects of my personality appear to be confirmed by my zodiac chart, so I won’t put it aside all together. More importantly, it’s quite a fun thing to research and feels less academic than the MBTI. I’m always in for a bit of spirituality.
When it comes to the Myers-Briggs: I love this test. It’s a result that I relate to greatly, although that’s no wonder. After all, the MBTI outcome is decided by your perception of yourself rather than the stars.
I never heard of the Enneagram until very recently. The father of my brothers girlfriend turned out to be a huge geek about it and surely, it doesn’t take much to get me interested in such things so – there I went, reading article after article. I don’t like it as much as the MBTI, but I still ended up liking it – a lot.
And that’s what made me wonder: how would these charts come together?
I have always been fascinated by personality tests and am constantly looking for ways to self-reflection and -discovery. At best, this psychology inspires me to look with new eyes, try new things, find courage to bring out the parts of me that get easily hidden. At worst, they spark full on existential crisis.
But let’s not talk about that.
Instead, let’s start of with one picture I found that says it best. I like the contradictions, the nuance between extremes. This is what I feel inside me, every day. It is confirmed by both the zodiac and MBTI. It’s perfect.