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Mental Wellness

Psychology Within Your Astrology

Your Sun, Moon, and Rising, also known as the Big Three, work together to create your personality. Similar to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical theory, the Id, Ego, and Super-ego reflect our behaviors and personality traits. Astrology and psychoanalytical theory side by side serve as a blueprint to guide and understand the self.

Starting with the Sun, the sign we are most familiar with is the sign your birthday falls under. The Sun represents our soul and the core of who we are as an individual. This relates to Freud’s psychoanalytical theory of the Ego. The Ego relates to the self or I. The Ego helps us digest the world around us and develop the core of who we are. Your Sun and Ego work together to sift through reality and make sense of our thoughts.

The Moon conveys our deepest emotions and how we react to situations. The Moon correlates with the Id. The Id works in the deep subconscious of our mind and Freud theorized that it is the first ego to exist at birth since it relates to our basic instincts.

The Ascendant, or Rising, is the astrological sign that was rising over the Eastern horizon at the exact time of your birth. The Ascendant is known to portray our physical attributes and the energy we exude when connecting with other humans. The Super-ego acts as a self-critical judge and is present in the mind during our waking consciousness.

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Examples:

Aries Sun/Ego: A favorable placement that rests in the present and works harmoniously with the Ego.

Aries Moon/Id: A complex placement that rests in the future and urges the Id to work faster.

Aries Rising/Super-ego: A favorable placement that aligns with the Super-ego to achieve goals.

Taurus Sun/Ego: A harmonious placement that works well to understand the beauty of life.

Taurus Moon/Id: A complex placement that lives in the past and exists to seek pleasure.

Taurus Rising/Super-ego: A gentle placement that works to ground and humble the ego.

Gemini Sun/Ego: A fast-paced placement that lives within the past, present, and future, the individual can feel the push and pull of the Ego switching between lifestyles, emotions, and projects.

Gemini Moon/Id: A complex placement that causes the Ego focus on the instincts of the self.

Gemini Rising/Super-ego: A harmonious placement that allows the Super-ego to understand and read people and situations quickly and attain their objectives and goals.

Cancer Sun/Ego: A complex placement that keeps the Ego living in the past.

Cancer Moon/Id: A harmonious placement that slips in and out of understanding human emotion and reality at the same time.

Cancer Rising/Super-ego: A gentle placement that works with the Super-ego to create a consciousness of the self’s emotions and others’ emotions.

Leo Sun/Ego: A favorable placement where the Ego is heightened with creativity and mental fortitude.

Leo Moon/Id: A complex placement where the Id is forced to convey its primal instincts through emotional outbursts.

Leo Rising/Super-ego: A flashy placement where the Super-ego works to convey life through performance and praise.

Virgo Sun/Ego: A complex placement where the Ego struggles to live in the present due to the Sun’s need for over-processing reality.

Virgo Moon/Id: A complex placement where the Id lives in the past and overanalyzes the behaviors of the self and others.

Virgo Rising/Super-ego: A favorable placement where the Super-ego plans and organizes life through a critical lens.

Libra Sun/Ego: A complex placement where the Ego is concerned with living in the past and struggles to make decisions.

Libra Moon/Id: A harmonious placement where the Id strives to create a balanced and idealistic reality for the self and for others.

Libra Rising/Super-ego: A favorable placement where the Super-ego will live in the present with strong morals.

Scorpio Sun/Ego: A favorable placement where the Ego acknowledges the primal instincts of the self and others and either uses that against themselves or others.

Scorpio Moon/Id: A complex placement where the Id focuses on the past and uses emotions as a weapon.

Scorpio Rising/Super-ego: A favorable placement where the Super-ego lives in the present and accepts the depth of emotions and uses emotions to their advantage.

Sagittarius Sun/Ego: A fast-paced placement where the Ego is forced to exist in multiple realities.

Sagittarius Moon/Id: A complex placement where the Id feels uncomfortable with emotional outbursts and primal behaviors.

Sagittarius Rising/Super-ego: A favorable placement where the Super-ego lives in the future and exhibits socially acceptable behavior and has plenty of friendships.

Capricorn Sun/Ego: A favorable placement where the Ego lives within reality and works with the Sun to satisfy dreams and goals.

Capricorn Moon/Id: A complex placement where the Id is forced to come face-to-face with emotions and accept faults and errors of the self and of others.

Capricorn Rising/Super-ego: A harmonious placement where the Super-ego works with the Ascendant to exist in reality.

Aquarius Sun/Ego: A complex placement where the Ego is forced to look inward and outward at the world and the self.

Aquarius Moon/Id: A misunderstood/complex placement that struggles to understand emotions and chooses to detach from painful situations. The Id works against itself in this placement where the Moon wants to help and be a humanitarian but the Id fears emotions.

Aquarius Rising/Super-ego: A harmonious placement where the Super-ego is comfortable with emotions and accepts hardship as a chance to grow.

Pisces Sun/Ego: A complex placement that forces the Ego to live in the past, present, and future giving the individual a dreamy illusion of reality. The Sun works to understand the self while the Ego fears the self.

Pisces Moon/Id: A harmonious placement where the Id lives in the past and present and is comfortable with the self and with others.

Pisces Rising/Super-ego: A harmonious placement where the Super-ego works as a psychologist and naturally understands the self and others.

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by Rachel Jacobs

Born and raised in San Diego, California, I am a creative and eccentric young woman who desires to be a writer. I am in currently studying creative writing at school and aspire to receive my masters in the future. I am two sides of one coin; I enjoy writing sensitive poetry, my own analysis on astrology and tarot and I write morbid short horror stories.

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