Jungian Typology and Astrology: an empirical test

Author: van Rooij, Jan J. F.,
Abstract: We tested the astrological assumption that the position of the Sun at birth in astrological Elements is related to the psychological functions in Jung’s typology. Specifically, it was tested whether people who are born with the Sun in a Fire sign have a dominant intuition function and in the same way whether Earth corresponds to Sensing, Air to Thinking and water to Feeling. The Myers-Briggs Type indicator (MBTI): Myers and McCaulley, 1985) was used to assess indices for Sensing, Intuition, Thinking and Feeling. MBTI-scores and birthrates were available for 370 subjects. Both the dominant psychological function and continuous MBTI-scores were analysed. Apart from a weak relationship between Water and Feeling, no analysis was statistically significant. The relationship between Jungian typology and astrological Elements, as postulated by astrologers, was not found.
Keywords: Jung’s typology, elements, intuition, sensing, thinking, feeling,, Myers-Briggs
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research Into Astrology
Issue: Volume 12 Issue 1
Dated: 1993
Pages: Pages 28 – 32

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