Planets, personality and ordinary people

Author: Gauquelin, Michel
Abstract: The hypothesis that ordinary (I.e., unexceptional) people should show a planetary effect in personality similar to that shown by famous people was tested by three studies involving, respectively, vocational interest (300 subjects), planetary psychology self-reports (846 subjects), and scorers on the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (561 subjects). Only the last showed (marginally) significant results: Mars correlated in the expected direction with E+ and P+, and the Moon with L+. Results for the other planets, and for N+, were either inconsistent or not significant. The deficiencies of some existing personality questionaires are discussed and alternate approaches are suggested. The best approach seems to be the same as for famous people, namely the generation of biographical data followed by the character-traits method
Keywords: Gauquelin, diurnal distribution, planetary traits, personality tests, EPQ, Eysenck
Notes:See also, “A Note on Michel Gauquelin’s “Suggestions for Study Ordinary People” by Prof. Hans Eysenck
Correlatiion, December 1982, Vol. 2(2) page 2 – 3. Gauquelin’s response page 3
Publication: Correlation: Astrological Association research journal in astrology
Issue: Volume 1 Issue 2
Dated: December 1981
Pages: Pages 4 – 14

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