Since then, I have received plenty of messages on tumblr from people being worried that they're "not normal" because they're introverted, even though they have a Leo Ascendent etc.
Let's delve deeper into the topic then.
First of all, let us define the terms:
Introversion and Extroversion...
are tendencies of where our attention goes and where our energy flows.
Introversion is a person's tendency to concentrate more on the inner rather than the outer world. Energy is spent when concentrating on the external world and when getting in contact with others. Energy is restored through retreating into one's self and being alone.
Extroversion is a person's tendency to concentrate more on the outer rather than the inner world. Energy is spent while being alone and retreating into one's self. Energy is restored when getting in contact with others and concentrating on the external world.Read these definitions and you'll see that introversion is not the same as shyness or even social anxiety.
Neither is extroversion necessarily linked with confidence or high self-esteem.
You probably know someone yourself who thinks highly of themselves but is still quiet or someone who has a poor self-esteem but is still outgoing.
All that introversion and extroversion are, are tendencies of whether energy is spent or restored in the internal or external world.
The four elements are categorized through the energetic principles of Yin and Yang.
Yin is feminine, negative, receptive.
It takes in information rather than putting it out.
The Yin elements water and earth are introverted.
Yang is masculine, positive, assertive.
It puts out energy rather than taking it in.
The Yang elements air and fire are extroverted.
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
What signs are your planets and ascendent in? Are introverted or extroverted signs domineering?
The zodiac signs show how energies are expressed and the houses in an astrological chart show where, in which area of life experience, energies are expressed.
Just like there are signs of all four elements, there are houses of all four elements and therefore introverted as well as extroverted ones.
The dominant houses will show whether your life is focused on internal or external experiences.
How to tell what houses your planets are in
The zodiac wheel is divided into 12 signs and 12 houses in a counter-clockwise manner, starting at the middle left.
The planetary symbols will show you witch house each planet falls into, if you look at the numbered sectors of the wheel.
2 - Traditions, Posessions
4 - Family, Home
6 - Work, Health
8 - Secrets, Taboos
10 - Career, Image
12 - Spirituality, Self-Sacrifice
1 - Self, Persona
3 - Communication, Short Trips
5 - Creativity, Fun
7 - Relationships, Love Life
9 - Travel, Higher Learning
11 - Community, Friendships
Sun, Moon, Ascendent
Most of you probably know that your Sun-, Moon-, and Ascendent sign are crucial factors in someone's personality.
The planets influencing these three factors are therefore very important considerations when determining whether someone is introverted or extroverted.
What are aspects?
Aspects are specific geometric angles between planets, luminaries or points in the sky that show their relationship to each other.
The most important ones and the ones to consider here are conjunction, opposition, square, trine and sextile.
Planets in Aspect to Sun, Moon or Ascendent
To tell which aspects your Sun, Moon and Ascendent create, hover over them in your chart.
Planets in the first House
Your Ascendent is the first house cusp in the chart.
It describes your role and persona.
Therefore, planets that are in your first house will also become part of your persona.
Check your first house and the list of introverted and extroverted signs above.
As you can see, Introversion and Extroversion are very complex in a chart, since they describe a person's overall energetic tendency.
Neither introverts nor extroverts are "better" and your level of self-esteem does not necessarily have anything to do with it.