In my previous posts about correlations between MBTI and astrology birth charts, I was sharing and examining data from a pool of volunteers who shared their MBTI and birth chart with me, looking for patterns/trends among the different types and their charts. My new focus (at least for now) is going to be on analyzing individual birth charts to look at what might show their preference for function stack orders. All charts are shared with permission from the owner, and no identifying information will be shared.
If you have previously shared your birth chart and MBTI with me, I will likely be contacting you at some point to request permission to use your chart for the subject of one of these articles. If you have not shared your birth chart and MBTI with me previously but would like your chart featured in one of these articles, please feel free to Contact me with your information!
Anyway, here is the chart of an ENFJ who has consented to having her information shared. As stated in my previous post, the Moon tends to show what kind of judging function one relies on most. Water and Fire element Moons tend to use Fe or Fi as their primary judging function, and Earth and Air Moons tend to use Te or Ti as their primary judging function. This is based on data collected from various MBTIs so far. It does make sense, given that Water and Fire types tend to be more values-driven and in tune with emotions (their own, and that of those around them), while Earth and Air types tend to be more logic-driven and focused on systems and structures.
ENFJ has her Moon in Aries, a Fire sign, and so this is consistent with my current available data of Fire Moons having a preference for Fe/Fi as their primary judging function. As for determining whether they will use Fi or Fe, I might look at aspects to the Moon for further clarification. In this case we have Moon trine the Sun, Moon trine Uranus, Moon square Venus, and Moon square Jupiter, with the last aspect being the strongest, with a 1 degree orb, and Moon square Venus being the weakest aspect at a 7 degree orb. As the closest aspects between two planets tend to be the most powerfully expressed, it seems logical to examine Moon square Jupiter first. The energy of Jupiter is to cause expansion, to grow, to externalize, and is very much tied to higher value systems and beliefs. I would say Jupiter, as a planet, has a natural extroverted energy to it. The square is a tension aspect and demands dynamic action. The Moon/Jupiter square has a tendency to create quick judgments (aka, decisions) based on value systems and emotions, which matches the extroverted judgers (as they lead with a judging function and use perception as their auxiliary function).
In MBTI, the function stacks are ordered so that whatever the dominant (1st) function in the stack is, the inferior (4th) function will be the opposite. For ENFJ, the inferior function is Ti (introverted thinking), and is their weakest function. An interesting thing to note is that the Moon/Jupiter square tends to show someone who is reluctant to listen to their intellect. I absolutely do not mean that people with this aspect are not intelligent or are irrational. Rather, these people typically lead with their heart first. Any aspect between the Moon and Jupiter tends to show a very generous person who will often put the needs of others over their own (Fe). Moon/Jupiter aspects are often found in people who place a high value on relationships with others. This is further emphasized by the house placements, Moon in the 5th and Jupiter in the 2nd (house of values).
Likewise, Sun trine Moon is another placement that values relationships and especially harmony within them. This placement (along with the former one) makes the native generally well-liked, as they make others feel very accepted. Moon trine Uranus also tends to focus on the good of the group, as Uranus is transpersonal and group-oriented, being the modern ruler of Aquarius.
In my earliest MBTI astrology posts I found a strong tendency for the the most powerfully placed planet in the chart (by essential dignity) to be in close aspect with one or more outer planet in a birth chart (Uranus/Neptune/Pluto) in the charts of my Intuitive-type MBTI samples. However, as of right now this is still purely a hypothesis, that the strongest inner planet will aspect an outer planet specifically in Intuitive users. I have not yet collected charts from Sensor MBTI users to compare this against, and so it could be that Sensors also have this happen in their charts with the same frequency, which would mean that is not an indicator of whether someone has a preference for intuition vs sensing as their primary perceiving function. In other words, I have merely observed a pattern but not yet tested it. If you are a Sensing type (S is the 2nd letter of your MBTI) I am especially interested in seeing your birth chart…but I am currently looking for ALL MBTIs for this study, including more Intuitives.
Along with the Moon, Mercury represents the other major facet of the mind; how we communicate and learn information. For now, I think it might make more sense to look at the state of Mercury as it correlates to the primary perceiving function (the information gathering function), i.e. whether one is a “sensing” type or an “intuiting” type. It’s very interesting to me that this ENFJ has her Mercury in exact conjunction with Pluto, and a tight sextile with Neptune, as these are planets I have previously assumed to be connected with intuition. Neptune having domain over the ocean, it has an archetypal link to the collective unconscious, dreams, and yes, intuition. The primary perceiving function of ENFJ is Ni (introverted intuition).
As MBTI cognitive function stacks are less holistic than an astrological birth chart is intended to be (while MBTI primarily represents how we make decisions and gather information/interact with the world on a mental level, birth charts represent many other things), I believe that the Moon and Mercury are likely the most important factors to consider when comparing someone’s birth chart to their MBTI. The Ascendant/first house might also be important, since that also represents how we interact with the external world. This person has her Sun conjunct her Ascendant, in Sagittarius. The Sun is considered in astrology to be yang/male/extrovert energy, as is Sagittarius as it’s the fire element. It’s supported by a soft aspect from Mars, another masculine energy planet, which supports this person being extroverted if we are looking outside of the cognitive function stack analysis and at whether someone is “an extrovert” vs “an introvert.”
Anyway, that’s all for this one. If you would like your birth chart posted up here and compared with your MBTI for research purposes, please visit my contact page and send me a message!