(My thoughts about the similarity between Integral theory and the Zodiac are slowly getting more shaped on my latest blog Mindstructures).

PERSONAL EXTERIOR

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1. Primordial Spirit (aries)

Activity that is self-motivated, unaffected by others. New beginnings, the start of new cycles, birth, vitality. Aggressive, willful, assertive. Focused in short bursts, unlikely to sustain interest in the long term. Adventurous, pioneering, warrior-type energy, impatient, works best alone. Unconcerned with approval or acceptance. Lacks persistence and stamina. Honest and forthright.

2. Primordial Body (taurus)

Grounding, bringing down to earth. Constancy, steadiness, entering matter, taking on a form. Earthy, grounded, in touch with the body. Sensual, pleasure seeking. Stubborn, fixed, stands their ground. Focuses and concentrates energy, gives it concrete expression. Practical, provides stamina and persistence. Slow, steady, methodical.

3. Primordial Mind (gemini)

Clever, curious, communication. Making connection with surroundings. Trying to figure out, intelligence. Talkative, sociable, loves to interact with others on a superficial level. Unemotional, impersonal, ruled by rationality. Requires great mental stimulation. Playful, inconstant, attention easily drifts so something new, seeks novelty.

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PERSONAL INTERIOR

171

4. Primordial Soul (cancer)

Nurturing, support, emotional bonding, belonging, roots, source. Ground of your being. The unconscious, feelings, emotion, first emotional attachments to the world. Mothering, emotional and physical nurturing. Experiences and imprinting during infancy and childhood. Family, ancestors, heritage, relationships to the past. Belonging, feeling at home, caring. Feeling supported, that needs are provided for. Insecurities and fears if your needs haven’t been fulfilled.

5. Individual Spirit (leo)

Ego development, setting yourself apart from the rest of the world. Becoming your own person. Self-expression, being true to your inner nature, acting from the heart. Dawning awareness of self in relation to others. Ego, self-centred, arrogant. Artistic or creative expression. Needs to be a center of attention, likes to be noticed and appreciated, ego-strokes. Personal integrity, true to self, honorable, trustworthy, self-assured, confident.

6. Individual Body (virgo)

Embodiment of the individual in the world. Problems of adjustment dealing with the world and others. Perfection of the approach to life. Development of mundane skills, ability to change to adapt to life better. Service, helping, perfectionist, always seeking to improve, efficiency, practical, functional, analytical. Interested in crafts and projects, true to self in a simple, unassuming manner. Reacts to defeats and setbacks by pulling back and altering approach. Lacks confidence in the face of opposition, lives up to duties and responsibilities. Interested in maintaining the body as a fit vehicle.

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COLLECTIVE INTERIOR

172

7. Individual Mind (libra)

Individual entering into relationship with others, partnership. One-to-one relationships. Meeting others as an equal, interdependency. Encountering repressed part of yourself through others. Going beyond ego boundaries. Peace, harmony, balance, social awareness. Learning how to get along with others, treating others as equals. Art, beauty, harmonious surroundings, distressed by inharmonious interactions. Dialogue, debate, conflict, enemies, justice.

8. Individual Soul (scorpio)

Transformation, change, ego-death, rebirth, transcendence. Intense emotional involvement with the process of personal growth. Movement from individual certainties to the mysteries of life. Spirit breaking through the limitations of  the individual ego. Intense, passionate, brooding, magnetic, unyielding, driven by emotions. Stands up for self, usually covertly, manipulates power. Understands deeper layers of the psyche beyond the ego, unable to communicate this well leading to misunderstandings. Intrigued by the dark side of life. The underground, people whose job involves going beneath surface appearances. Breaking free of illusory limitations. Self-mastery.

9. Universal Spirit (sagittarius)

Becoming a member of a wider society. Experiences that lead to consciousness expansion. Being receptive to new points of view, wisdom, enlightenment. Using your talents for the benefit of the greater whole. Freedom loving, idealist, unfettered by small thinking, inspiration, religion, philosophy, the law. Awareness of connections to the rest of the world, can be distant from others. Afraid to give up freedom, reluctant to be tied down, aware of the value of the social contract. Enthusiastic, generous, loves abstract, theoretical ideas, sees the big picture, ignores the details. In love with an ideal, strong opinion. Foreign travel, liberating experiences.

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COLLECTIVE EXTERIOR

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10. Universal Body (capricorn)

Bring about the perfect society. Making practical, efficient connections with others on the physical plane. Ambitious, feels pride in accomplishments. Reality, hard facts. Relationship to authority. Serious, determined, disciplined, focused. Fathering, disciplining love. Authority figures. Seeks certainties in life. Want things in concrete. Concerned with the practical relationships to support yourself within society. Not interested in blue sky ideas, needs to bring theory into concrete reality. Knowing the rules and playing the game.

11. Universal Mind (aquarius)

Freedom and cooperation between individuals. Free-thinking, unorthodox, far-sighted, idealistic, utopian. Impersonal thinking, detached from emotional considerations. Interested in focusing the mind to formulate new and unusual ways of dealing with people, groups society and the world. Progressive view of things and rarely follow the beaten path. An insatiable urge for discovering that which isn’t known. Or developing that which is known into something which is new, refreshing and completely different.

12. Universal Soul (pisces)

Surrender to the universe, to higher goals, ego sacrifice. Compassion and empathy, selfless work. Seeing the unity of all things. The end of cycles, forming seeds for the next cycle of growth. Mysticism, fails to make normal distinctions. Laziness, victim, martyr, servant. Tends to escapism. Fantasy, drugs, alcohol, religion. Very receptive, sensitive, even psychic. Co-dependency, care-taking.

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PERSONAL

Primordial spirit, body, mind, soul

Individual spirit, body

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1821

COLLECTIVE

Individual mind, soul

Universal spirit, body, mind, soul

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1844

INTERIOR

Primordial soul

Individual spirit, body, mind, soul

Universal spirit

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183

EXTERIOR

Universal body, mind, soul

Primordial spirit, body, mind

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PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE DEVELOPMENT

141

INFRARED

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142

MAGENTA

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143

RED

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144

AMBER

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145

ORANGE

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146

GREEN

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147

YELLOW

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1481

TEAL

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TURQUOISE

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1502

INDIGO



3 Responses to “Integral”

  1. Steph said

    Back again! This is such an interesting site. I’m only a beginner in Astrology but I think I can see another pattern…

    … as you go from Stage 1 to Stage 18 various planets seems to come into their peak of influence:

    Stage 8 … Peak of Will (Sun) and Action (Mars).
    Stage 9 … Peak of Expansion (Jupiter)
    Stage 12 .. Peak of Preservation (Saturn)

  2. Erica said

    Dear Annemieke,

    Your information is very interesting and you seem to me an XI ( Extra Intellgent person, with your intensity, complexity and passion. I think its sad and not helping the way you describe the zodiac Pisces. Do you have a problem with them?
    And I would like to suggest reading books by Martinus Knoope. He connected each element of the periodic table to an emotion. Like you seem to do but without the astrological aspects. Its a Dutch book called : “De ontknooping”.
    Kind regards.

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