“Space and Time Part 2: Lunar Mansions” is an article by Jack Labanauskas the publisher and editor of the Enneagram Monthly an eclectic journal with readers in many countries that he started 22 years ago. It is largely about the Enneagram, a typology system that categorizes people in 9 principal groups each responsive to one of the 9 passions i.e. Perfectionism, Pride, Deceit, Envy, Avarice, Fear, Gluttony, Lust/Excess or Sloth.
We are each affected or in the “grip,” similar to the effect of grahas or nakshatras by a dominant passion at the center of our personality. This predilection to favor one passion over others, rather than caused by the entry point (birth) into life or the planetary influences as they move forming particular mixtures of influences, is more the result of accumulation of our internal processes like confirmation bias, defense system etc. Over time we “solidify” in what we perceive as “working for us” and then maintain such patterns even when situations change. While jyotish describes the cosmic influences at work behind our destiny, the enneagram exels at assessments of our passions and motivations and how we respond to others under the sway of a different passion. together the enneagram and jyotish can enhance our understanding how best to live or quoting Jack says:
“We’re at a world class buffet that contains all we need to thrive, but also what can cause terrible indigestion.” And all our studies are of course aimed at improving understanding of life so we can make better choices.
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