25 March 2015

Which Personality Traits Do You Reject? Descendent & Projection


I wanted to write about projection today - disidentifying ourselves with certain traits, projecting them onto others and failing to see them in ourselves.
Whatever we project onto others is indicated by the descendent/the 7th house in our horoscope.
The descendent is the point that starts the 7th house.

A friend of mine has saturn in his 7th house.
Saturn is the planet of strictness, harsh judgements as well as discipline.
He is constantly nagging on other people without realizing. He thinks he is the one being judged.
This is what happens in projection: We don't accept or even reject a part or trait of ourselves so much that it becomes unconscious and we see it in others instead of ourselves.
Of course, this usually happens with bad traits.


What Is Your Descendent Sign?

The descendent sign is always the opposite sign of the Ascendent (which you can calculate here)
It is crucial for you to know the exact time of your birth, because this is what determines the ascendent and descendent sign!

The respective opposing signs are: Aries-Libra; Taurus-Scorpio; Gemini-Sagittarius; Cancer-Capricorn; Leo-Aquarius; Virgo-Pisces

So, for example, when you have an Aries Ascedent, your descendent is Libra, and so on!

Next to the descendent sign, the planets falling into the 7th house (as in the example above) are also parts of ourselves that we tend to reject and project.


Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.
Carl Jung


Aries Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: aggression, egoism, directness, harshness.
Positive traits you could integrate are: initiative, drive, leadership, self-assertion.

Taurus Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: laziness, indulgence, being too traditional and routined, stubborness.
Positive traits you could integrate are: persistent, patience, stability, practicality, reliability.

Gemini Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: fickleness, superficiality, being too chatty,
Positive traits you could integrate are: adaptibility, versatility, communicativeness.

Cancer Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: moodiness, emotional vulnerability, being defensive
Positive traits you could integrate are: being emotionally available, sensitive, nurturing.

Leo Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: bein showy, dramatic, arrogant, egoistic.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being generous, proud and a leader.

Virgo Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: being critical and discriminating, too analytical and insensitive.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being scientific, detail-oriented, useful.

Libra Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: being indecisive, dependent, clingy.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being diplomatic, other-oriented, negotiating, peaceful.

Scorpio Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: being extreme and polarizing, provocative, overbearing.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being powerful, passionate, persevering.

Sagittarius Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: being scattered, exaggerative, unrealiable, preachy.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being optimistic, idealistic, philosophizing.

Capricorn Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are:  being serious, insensitive, disciplining.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being ambitious, responsible and efficient.

Aquarius Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: being detached, impersonal, a rebellious outsider.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being independent, original, revolutionizing.

Pisces Descendent
The traits you have rejected in yourself and project onto others rather than identifying yourself with them are: being escapist, wishy-washy, uber sensitive.
Positive traits you could integrate are: being sympathetic, spiritual, responsive.


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

Thank you for reading :-)
Marina

1 comment:

  1. Do you have any suggestions of how one may go about integrating that which we may be projecting? I have a Sag descendant with BOTH Saturn and Uranus at 29 degrees of Sag,literally conjunct with my descendant. I have become aware of my... projections and would very much like to work on them. Any help is appreciated!

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