Explore the many connections of this ancient symbol


Centres of Intelligence

Body/Gut - 891

Anger-based, how do you assert yourself as a separate individual being that is different than others, “anger” is standing up to reality, ego boundaries
9: Blurred boundary between the self and others, external surroundings can fill up the 9 as they are malleable as a separate being
8: Overly asserting one’s existence, easy access to anger, pushing against any threat to their being
1: Finding a way to exist that’s “right,” adding the superego into the body space, strong boundary

Heart/Image - 234

Shame, who are you supposed to be to yourself and others, the shame of not measuring up to that image, emotional processing  
3: Image of being the best of whatever it is you are, being marketable to others as a person
2: Image of being necessary and loved by others, being needed and indispensable as a warm and caring presence to others
4: Image of being separate from others and too unworthy to belong, making the negativity of being an alien something beautiful

Head - 567

Fear, how do you navigate through a dangerous world, processing using the mind, questions
6: Being vigilant and double-checking, not straying too far from “others” in terms of who you are
5: Withholding all your energy from others to avoid the messy emotions that can drain your highly-sensitive system 
7: Distracting yourself from harsh realities with fun and movement

harmonic triads

How each type handles conflict, how they handle situations where their needs are not met, coping mechanisms 

Reactive - 468

Emotionally reactive under stress, hard time containing their feelings, need you to see the problem that they can see, pointing out the “bad” thing
4: Reacts in self-absorption and amplification of inner states, feelings of hatred fuelled by inadequacy, expressing negativity is “authenticity”
6: Reacts in outspoken combat, standing up for what they believe, drawing attention to anything that feels wrong or dangerous, emotionally moody, anxiety
8: Reacts in force, untethered anger and denial of vulnerability

Positive - 279

See the positives, find ways to bring light and avoid negativity, “everything will be okay”
2: Focus on the goodness in themselves and others, amplify their lovable aspects, keep people close by being a good person
7: Actively avoiding negativity by making life fun, creating some chaos for momentum and distraction
9: Seek harmony and peace, avoid big waves and disturbances

Competency - 135

Focus on objectivity and rationality, doing things correctly and competently, neutrality
1: Reigning in impulses and funnelling them into rigidity and correctness
3: Work ethic, focus on being able to do things well, repressing soft feelings in favour of productivity
5: Knowledge seeking, over focus on detached objectivity, ignoring emotions

hornevian groups

How each type moves in relation to other people, stances, how they get what they need/want

Assertive - 378

Moving against others, focus on what the self needs/wants, “demand” needs
3: Goal-oriented, productive, action-based
7: Asserting their right to have fun, entitled to take what they want
8: Power and strong boundary, untethered anger

Compliant/Superego - 126

Moving with others, focus on what others’ need/want, society, “earn” needs
1: Justice, social standards, doing what’s right rather than what you want
2: Focus on the needs of others rather than self
6: Focus on building a secure environment for all, being “human,” tribes

Withdrawn - 459

Moving away from others, focus either self or others without moving towards others, “withdraw” to get needs
4: Image of inadequacy and separateness, broken alien
5: Detachment from people to preserve the self, nerdy alien
9: Introspection, withdrawing from self into a haze

object relations

How we affect or are affected by something/someone else, our ego in relation to other people/things

Attachment - 369

Sense of self is attached to things perceived as good, adapting themselves to be consistent with people or things
3: Hyper-aware of what is valued by important others, seek to become the ideal of those values 
6: Doubt their own ability to cope in the world, so they adapt their belief systems to external authorities while questioning everything, subconscious attachment/loyalty to other person/group/system
9: Over-adapting to important others, attachment to peace

Frustration - 147

Knowing what could make you happy but rarely having it
1: Expecting high standards of perfection, seeing how everything could be improved
4: Addiction to the frustration of not having that which makes you happy
7: Present circumstances aren’t as fun as they could be, searching for distraction

Rejection - 258

The feeling that others have rejected your needs, so then you reject them too
2: Reject their own needs and negative thoughts, focus on others’ needs as a way to gain self worth
5: Reject their physical and emotional needs for fear that emotions will bring rejection from others, focus only on the “head” to become important enough to avoid further rejection
8: Reject their own softness and vulnerability, use their strength