12 Nov 2016
ARCHETYPES & ZODIAC
Twelve Signs of Zodiac (Horoscope)
The word Zodiac literally means animals and refers to the patterns or configurations of creatures as seen in the twinkling stars at night. The Zodiac belt is the great circle around which our luminescent Sun apparently moves month by month throughout the year, transrecieving the energy of those different constellational signs and thereby transmitting the celestial radiations to our Earth
Broadly speaking, the 12 signs of the Zodiac can be divided into both masculine and feminine, positive and negative, or, active and passive.
The masculine signs are:
Aries – Active, intelligent, famous, traveler, wealthy, warrior, variable fortune, ambitious, phlegmatic, powerful, marked personality, impulsive, irritable, pioneering, initiative.
Gemini – Learned, astronomer, scholarly, grammarian, polite, wealthy, critical, assimilative, good conversationalist, shy, reserved, lacking in originality.
Leo – Stubborn, fixed views, strong, cruel, independent, organizing capacity and talents for propaganda, humanitarian, frequenting solitary places, generous, famous.
Libra – Manufacture of liquors, popular, tactless, base, drunkard, loose morals, arrogant, wicked, frank, submissive, pompous.
Sagittarius – Short-tempered, spoils, reliable, rich, obstinate, respected by all, happy, popular, religious, wealthy, musician.
Aquarius – Poor, unhappy, unlucky, unsuccessful, medium height, rare faculties, self-esteem.
The feminine signs are:
Taurus – Clever, reflective, attracted by perfumes and dealer in them, hated by women, slow to action, musician, self-confident, delicious drinks, happy meals, tactful, original, sociable, intelligent, prominent nose.
Cancer – Somewhat harsh, indolent, wealthy, unhappy, constipation, sickly, traveling, independent, expert astrologer.
Virgo – Linguist, poet, mathematician, taste for literature, well read, scholarly, artistic, good memory, reasoning faculty, effeminate body, frank, lucid comprehension, learned in religious lore, reserved, wanting adulation.
Scorpio – Adventurous, bold, fearing thieves and robbers, reckless, cruel, stubborn, unprincipled, impulsive, idiotic, indolent, surgical skill, dexterous, military ability.
Capricorn – Mean-minded, stubborn, ignorant, miserly, pushy, unhappy, boring, active, meddlesome, obliging, humorous, witty, affable, prudent, firm.
Pisces – Pearl merchant, peaceful, wealthy, uneventful, religious, prodigal, loved by women.
The 12 Signs of the Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese Zodiac doesn’t follow constellations. The zodiac symbols represent twelve different personalities. In Chinese astrology, the zodiac symbols are assigned by year Chinese Zodiac signs are sub-divided into inner animals (representing months of the year) and secret animals (representing each hour of the day). This enables the 12 basic animal signs to be interpreted in 8,640 possible combination’s.
Rat – Forthright, systematic, industrious, eloquent, obstinate.
Ox – Dependable, patient, ambitious, modest, materialistic.
Tiger – Unpredictable, passionate, rebellious, impulsive, quick-tempered.
Rabbit – Gracious, sensitive, amiable, artistic, opportunistic.
Dragon – Vigorous, noble, dignified, decisive, grandiloquent.
Snake – Wise, sensual, prudent, purposeful, mendacious.
Horse – Quick-witted, perceptive, agile, intelligent, arrogant.
Ram – Sincere, shy, creative, determined, pessimistic.
Monkey – Motivating, inquisitive, sociable, competitive, manipulative.
Rooster – Organized, conservative, alert, zealous, egotistical.
Dog – Honest, loyal, amicable, idealistic, judgmental.
Pig – Gallant, trusting, scrupulous, naïve, self-indulgent.
The Pearson-Marr 12 Archetypes: The Pearson-Marr 12 Archetypes are 12 personality types that are consistently identifiable in virtually every character in the history of storytelling. Characters in movies, books, plays, video games, and everything in between all can be categorized under one or more of these archetypes. Through understanding these archetypes, anyone can utilize them in order to create more interesting, deeper, and simply put, higher quality characters. Writing for a character you can understand more deeply will allow you to dictate his interactions with other characters more smoothly, easily, and, if correctly applied, will improve your role-playing by having a character that simply makes sense. There’s no sense in having characters whose interests and motives change on a whim; one of the most important things to being a successful RP’er is writing consistently.
It’s important to note that the use of the 12 Archetypes for your characters doesn’t mean they will all be totally predictable; the Archetypes act as a loose skeleton for the different types of characters seen throughout the history of literature and storytelling. Just because you used them won’t make your characters stereotypical and unoriginal. (If they are, that’s your own fault.)
Innocent: Every era has myths of a golden age or of a promised land where life has been or will be perfect. The promise of the Innocent is that life need not be hard. Within each of us, the Innocent is the spontaneous, trusting child that, while a bit dependent, has the optimism to take the journey.
Gifts – Optimism, trust, hope, faith, simple virtue
Pitfalls – Naïveté, childish dependence, denial, obliviousness
Orphan: The Orphan understands that everyone matters, just as they are. Down-home and unpretentious, it reveals a deep structure influenced by the wounded or orphaned child that expects very little from life, but that teaches us with empathy, realism, and street smarts.
Gifts – Realism, resilience, interdependence, empathy
Pitfalls – Cynicism, tendency to be victim or to victimize, chronic complaining
Warrior: When everything seems lost, the Warrior rides over the hill and saves the day. Tough and courageous, this archetype helps us set and achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and persist in difficult times, although it also tends to see others as enemies and to think in either/or terms.
Gifts – Discipline, courage, determination, skill
Pitfalls – Fear of impotence leading to ruthlessness, arrogance
Caregiver: The Caregiver is an altruist, moved by compassion, generosity, and selflessness to help others. Although prone to martyrdom and enabling behaviors, the inner Caregiver helps us raise our children, aid those in need, and build structures to sustain life and health.
Gifts – Community, nurturance, compassion, generosity
Pitfalls – Martyrdom, enabling others, co-dependence, guilt-tripping
Seeker: The Seeker leaves the known to discover and explore the unknown. This inner rugged individual braves loneliness and isolation to seek out new paths. Often oppositional, this iconoclastic archetype helps us discover our uniqueness, our perspectives, and our callings.
Gifts – Autonomy, ambition, identity, expanded possibilities
Pitfalls – Inability to commit, chronic disappointment, alienation and loneliness
Lover: The Lover archetype governs all kinds of love—from parental love, to friendship, to spiritual love—but we know it best in romance. Although it can bring all sorts of heartache and drama, it helps us experience pleasure, achieve intimacy, make commitments, and follow our bliss.
Gifts – Passion, commitment, enthusiasm, sensual pleasure
Pitfalls – Objectifying others, romance/sex addictions, out of control sexuality
Destroyer: The Destroyer embodies repressed rage about structures that no longer serve life even when these structures still are supported by society or by our conscious choices. Although this archetype can be ruthless, it weeds the garden in ways that allow for new growth.
Gifts – Metamorphosis, revolution, capacity to let go
Pitfalls – Doing harm to self/others, out of control anger, terrorist tactics
Creator: The Creator archetype fosters all imaginative endeavors, from the highest art to the smallest innovation in lifestyle or work. Adverse to stasis, it can cause us to overload our lives with constant new projects; yet, properly channeled, it helps us express ourselves in beautiful ways.
Gifts – Creativity, vision, skill, aesthetics, imagination
Pitfalls – Self-indulgence, poverty, creating messes, prima-donna behaviors
Ruler: The Ruler archetype inspires us to take responsibility for our own lives, in our fields of endeavor, and in the society at large. If he/she overcomes the temptation to dominate others, the developed Ruler creates environments that invite in the gifts and perspectives of all concerned.
Gifts – Responsibility, sovereignty, control, system savvy
Pitfalls – Rigidity, controlling behaviors, and attitude of entitlement, elitism
Magician: The Magician archetype searches out the fundamental laws of science and/or metaphysics to understand how to transform situations, influence people, and make visions into realities. If the Magician can overcome the temptation to use power manipulatively, it galvanizes energies for good.
Gifts – Transformative, catalytic, or healing power
Pitfalls – Manipulation of others, disconnection from reality, cultist guru-like
Sage: The Sage archetype seeks the truths that will set us free. Especially if the Sage overcomes the temptation of dogma, it can help us become wise, to see the world and ourselves objectively, and to course-correct based on objective analyses of the results of our actions and choices.
Gifts – Wisdom, non-attachment, knowledge, skepticism
Pitfalls – Being overly critical, pomposity, impracticality, lack of feeling/empathy
Jester: The Jester archetype urges us to enjoy the process of our lives. Although the Jester can be prone to laziness and dissipation, the positive Jester invites us all out to play–showing us how to turn our work, our interactions with others, and even the most mundane tasks into FUN.
Gifts – Humor, life lived in the moment, exuberant joy
Pitfalls – Debauchery, irresponsibility, sloth, cruel jokes, con-artistry
Who walks through Metal Element gates? Who doesn’t want to? What does it reveal about your personality?
Most Metal Element people prefer clean, clear, spare, sleek, elegant, no-frills design, which matches their cool, calm, collected manners and personalities. Both of these Metal gates reflect their innate preferences. The gate on left is perfect for the private, high–tech Metal people—of whom there are many—and the metal circular gate is perfect for the many Metal people who value clean, elegant design above all else. This gate adds inherent value to Metal as Metal’s shape is round.
Wood Element people are not likely to choose the solid Metal gate on the left. Although Wood likes boundaries, this high-tech solid Metal gate is too cool and perhaps too challenging to Wood’s innate nature. (Keep in mind that Metal controls Wood in the natural Taoist Five Element life cycle.) While Woods might appreciate the design of the gate on the right, it is still “too Metal” for Woods and their competitive nature.
Fire Element people would be surprisingly (to some) drawn to both of these Metal gates. Though Fire, in the Taoist Five Element Controlling Cycle, controls Metal, Metal has a positive affect on Fire people. Metal cools down over-active Fire energy (qi), and helps to organize Fire’s naturally scattered energies.
Earth Element people would tend to avoid the Metal gate on the left as it is too overwhelming (to them) as it appears to be a cold and exclusionary barrier. The Metal gate on the right would appeal more to some Earth people who might appreciate the design and their ability to see what’s on the other side. (Remember that in the Taoist Five Element Controlling Cycle, Metal is the Mother of Earth, so there is a compatible relationship—as long as the Metal does not begin to overpower the Earth.)
Water Element people are often attracted to Metal design, and to the cool, refreshing Metal materials. Water people would be drawn to the imposing gate on the left if their naturally creative imaginations told them that something magical and mysterious is on the other side. On the other hand, if they are not lured by their own imagination, they are more likely to avoid that unknown. Many Waters would find the Metal gate on the right appealing because of the fluid design and brilliance of the material.
What Are The Taoist Five Elements?
The early Taoist philosophers used the metaphor of the Five Elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, to explain the relationship, interaction, and ongoing change of everything in the Universe.
The metaphor was used first to describe the evolving cyclical seasons by dividing the year into five segments, or phases – spring, summer, late summer, autumn, and winter – and then assigning each season an element that would help to explain the nature of the seasonal changes and interactions, including the interrelationships among seasons.
Even the most humble peasants could relate to these metaphors and their specific associated traits in order to effectively farm their land, fish their lakes, and prepare their homes for the inevitable revolution of climate.
These same associations were later applied to every single aspect of life, whether it was physical, mental, or spiritual.
Each of the Five Elements Affects the Others in Either a Positive or Negative Way.
Generating / Supportive Cycle
Fire generates Earth, Earth generates Metal, Metal generates Water, Water generates Wood, and Wood, completing the circle, generates Fire. This Generating Cycle – or Supportive Cycle – is the sympathetic cycle of harmony and support, meaning that each element receives support from the previous element and gives support to the following element.
The Controlling Cycle is the non-sympathetic cycle of dominance wherein each element is controlled by one other element, which is recognized as its stronger counterpart. Fire controls Metal,Metal controls Wood, Wood controls Earth, Earth controls Water, and Water controls Fire.
This continuous cycle of mutual generation and control sustains and balances the Universe.