Personality, sun sign and planetary position

Author: Smithers, Prof. Alan., Cohen, David
Abstract: Data provided by 3,480 respondents were used to test various hypotheses relating personality to date and time of birth. As predicted by astroogy, an alternating pattern with sun sign was found for extraversion. The water signs were found to be more emotional than the other elements but the distribution of neuroticism scores throughout the year was not random. It is suggested that if self-descriptions are influenced by knowledge of astrology this effect is not trivial. In the present study the sun sign connection could not have been picked up from hints given by the circumstance of testing. Gauquelin’s finding that associations between personality and planetary positions do not appear among ordinary people is supported, and presents something of a puzzle.
Keywords: extraversion neuroticism sun sign time of year personality diurnal ordinary people gauquelin
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association research journal in astrology
Issue: Volume 2 Issue 2
Dated: December 1982
Pages: Pages 12 – 20

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