Astrology has long been regarded as a tool for self-discovery, providing insight into our personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. But can astrology illuminate something as complex and nuanced as personality disorders?
Personality disorders are defined as patterns of thought, behaviour, and emotions significantly different from the cultural norm, causing distress and impairing one’s ability to function in social and occupational settings. They are often seen as a result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors, but could astrology also play a role?
To answer this question, we must first understand the basics of astrology. At its core, astrology is the study of the influence of celestial bodies on human affairs and the natural world. It is based on the belief that the positions and movements of the planets, sun, and moon at birth can reveal insights into their personality, strengths, and challenges.
According to astrology, each zodiac sign has unique personality traits and characteristics. Aries, for example, is known for being assertive and competitive, while Pisces is often described as intuitive and creative. But what about the more complex and challenging aspects of personality disorders?
One theory is that certain planetary placements or aspects can indicate a predisposition towards specific personality disorders. For example, the planet Saturn is often associated with authority, responsibility, and discipline but can also manifest as rigid, controlling, and fearful. In extreme cases, these traits could indicate obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).