Posted by pork (18.104.22.168) on February 05, 2003 at 15:33:44:
In Reply to: Re: help please posted by Nat X (22.214.171.124) on February 05, 2003 at 14:31:21:
> Astrology? We're dealing with science here, not superstition. Horoscopes can be manipulated to apply to everyone, but this enneagram stuff is fo' real, fo'shizzee. But if you wanna talk horoscopes, all I know is that I'm a Pisces and we're basically the best of all the signs. Hope I helped!
For a while I thought I was a Gemini. I thought "I make the perfect Gemini." Then I found out I was actually a Cancer. I thought "I make the perfect Cancer." I was right both times. I also make a good Lion and Capricorn, and any other, really. Nat X is correct in implying the fluffy chicanery of astrological portents. Though horoscopes are not "real" astrology, they do extend its spirit of essential meaninglessness.
The Enneagram is of a different mettle. I make a good Four, natch. I don't make a very good Seven, Eight, Two, or Three. I might be said to make a good Five, Nine, or One, but only upon consideration of certain common behavioral similarities (many Enneagram enthusiasts don't even realize it's necessary to look beyond this level). Finally, I make a pretty bad Six, which actually good from the viewpoint of Six-dom, since I lack most of the ego-pitfalls of this type (preferring other, equally bad ego-pitfalls).
To disarm: Read Riso and Hudson's books, and remember that while you may have characteristics of both wing subtypes, one will predominate. Be honest with yourself.
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