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Alain Delon in the movie “The Leopard ” by Luchino Visconti

The air aspect of Fire (under sexual-Mars / Social)


Sorry for the approximative translation

The Subtypes of the Enneagram and the  Minor Tarot cards :

I have long wanted to tell you about the link we have made between the types of the Enneagram, their  subtypes, and the Tarot cards.

I know that for many it all seems mysterious, having not yet published anything on the subject, and in particular on our methodology of research which explains each one of our classifications.

In appearance these new classifications seem to complicate the model, but in reality it sheds unexpected light on the types of the Enneagram, but also and especially, on the famous subtypes, the badly named ones of the rest. ..

Thus we see that each subtype, independently of its associated type, has a definition of its own.

I will not enter here in more details, just maybe remember that a subtype is never, “pure”, but always associated with a second one that is minor

For example we can be a Social   and Sexual Mars at the same time, or Autopreservation and Social, etc …

As you know, for those who already follow our work, each subtype corresponds to an element of Tradition and, as we see it today, to one of the four figures of the Tarot:

Sexual Mars = Fire (Wands)

Sexual Venus = Water (Cups)

Social = Air (Swords)

Autopreservation = Earth (Pentacles)

Each figure is married to each other, so we can have the Cavalier de Coupes (the fire aspect of Water,  or the Sexual/Venus  subtype combined with sexual Mars ), the Queen of Swords (the water aspect of the Air, or the Social / Sexual venus  sub-type), the Queen of Disks (the water aspect of the Earth, or Self-preservation / sexual venus subtype), etc, etc …

Working on illustrating one of these combinations, namely the air aspect of the Fire, or in other words the Sexual Mars associated with the social sub-type in which I put Alain Delon amongst others, I come across the definition of the Prince of Aleister Crowley’s book “The Book of Toth,” which is to be mistaken only that of Trancède, the beautiful nephew of the Prince of Salina, in Luchino Visconti’s movie “The Leopard ” beauty is matched only by his intrepid and impetuous youth and rebellion. If we look at interviews on  Alain Delon, this definition suits him like a glove, which seems to stick to his skin … and to his character of Trancède, many years later !

The Prince of Wands :

The prince of Wands  tends sometimes to act on an impulse. To undergo external influences, sometimes indecisive, and  particularly for things without importance,. He is often violent, especially when he  expresses an opinion, but this one to which he  seems so formal does not necessarily entail him. He affirms with force only for the pleasure of asserting. In fact he will be very slow to make a decision, but he will always consider a question in its two aspects. Fundamentally just, he instinctively leaps that justice can not be achieved in the intellectual sphere. Excessively noble and generous of character, he can be an extravagant boastful and laughing discreetly about his boasting and his author. Fiercely romantic in particular to all that relates to history and tradition, he will make a sensational blow or make savvy jokes. He can choose a harmless person and cover him with all the jokes possible for years as Swift tormented the unfortunate Partrigde; all this without the least animosity and being ready to give him his shirt if his victim needed it. His sense of humor spares nothing and can make him a mysterious figure. fear for no reason by people who ignore everything except his name – a symbol of Terror. Pride is one of his greatest defects. He exasperates me with all mediocrity and insignificance. His courage is inexhaustible and his resistance indefatigable Always in struggle against superior forces, he always ends by winning. The main cause of all this is the immense ability to work for the job. “Without covetousness” of the result. The haughty contempt with which he considers the world-a contempt coexisting nevertheless with a profound respect marveled for every man and every woman as “star” is perhaps responsible for his attitude …

In its more negative aspect the character degenerates and we can find a great cruelty, partly imprinted with sadism and partly provoked by the insensibility that results from indifference, it can be also intolerant, partial, indolent. Finally he can also be a braggart with a hollow mind or a great coward.

Ennea -configuration of Alain Delon, in our opinion:

Mental center

Type 5

Wing 4

Cofixations: 1 and 3

Sub-types: Sexual Fire and Social

Isabelle Huppert

Type 1 Social of the Enneagram (according to our criteria)

“Pretty woman on horseback, galloping, brandishing a red flag” Degree of Implusion and Success


A small incursion today into the Arcane of the Enneagram, its decans, degrees, fifths and associated planets, and you will also see it in Dr. Bach’s magnificent work about his 38 Flowers which correspond, according to our recent works, to each of the 9 types (sub-types included) of theEnneagram …
The purpose is not to explain in this post how we have classified these different Flowers in the Enneagram, because it would lead us too far.

This complex methodology of research will be explained and detailed in a forthcoming and detailed work.

But what is Isabelle Huppert doing in all this …?

The Sun having just entered the sign of Libra, I set out to find examples of Enneagram types that could illustrate my purpose and in particular the first decan of the sign of Libra which corresponds to Venus.

If I refer to my table, this first decan, also marked by Angel No. 37 Aniel, corresponds to Type 1 Air (social )  Yang and Bach flower Scléranthus

Few examples of famous personalities came to my mind, except maybe Claire Chazal and Isabelle Huppert, who, according to our criteria, (I always specify it) are both Type 1 Social (Air) of the Enneagram , and rather of the Yang / extrovert type, the limit is never very clear between the Yin and the Yang (introversion, extraversion), but useful to enter deeper and deeper into a detailed definition in terms of psychological profile.

If I look more closely at the table, I also note the 5 degrees of the first decan of the Libra, of which here is a fine definition that may well apply to Isabelle Huppert (source Gabirel “La Sphère d’Or” ):

“Pretty woman on horseback, galloping, brandishing a red standard” Degree of Impulse and Success

and then for that same degree another image, very pretty:

The rising sun, surrounded by a flaming crown and radiating around itself:

Definition: flamboyant nature, carried away by a passionate ideal, which will show the way and triumph over difficulties, illuminating and charming around oneself. Danger from exaggerated passion. Talent, popularity, success (artistic).


The Bach Flower Scléranthus

The Type 1 Air (social) is also marked by the Scléranthus remedy. Here are some key words (cf Dr. Blome Götz):

Positifs aspects:

Curiosity, alertness

Clear vision and no preconceived opinions of things and prejudices

Fair and impartial view of things

Good discernment, sees the positive and negative sides at once

Tolerant, balanced, adaptable nature

Openness and flexibility

A frank and decisive mind


Négatifs  aspects

Internal tearing

Unable to make a decision

Concentration difficult, confused,

Lack of discernment

Lack of dynamism and decision-making

Stress due to changes (occupations, place of life, relationships)


There is a link between this Bach Flower, this type 1 Air of the Enneagram and the minor blade of the Tarot, the two sword blade, of which I would complete this article later

The return of Proserpine

Frederic Leighton


About Proserpine, here is a short excerpt of an article that should appear soon.

This excerpt completes a previous post on this blog, devoted to Angel Rochel

The Proserpine Complex

The mysteries of Eleusis, the main and oldest cult of the Greek religion, lasted about 2000 years (-1450 to + 392). They were closely connected to the myth of Demeter and Persephone.

The myth reflects the notion of transformation and the cyclical nature of life. Existence does not stop with death because there is no death; There is only the change from one state of being to another, symbolized by the decomposition of the seed in the earth and its reappearance in the form of a living being which rises towards the light.

Thus the initiations to the mysteries of Eleusis were probably close to what the survivors of the experiments of imminent death (EMI) report or what is experienced in transpersonal therapy, during the holotropic breathing sessions (what the psychiatrist Stanislav Grof called the perinatal matrices).

There is, then, in the complex of Proserpine a strong need for spiritual initiation to the truths of life and death, of deep exploration of the psyche and of complete and radical transformation of being without compromise for worldliness and the superficial visions of reality. These people are shamans, spiritual healers, mediums. They have a great aptitude for the phenomena of trance, they have visions and they naturally have psychic powers – healing, clairvoyance, telepathy, …

The dynamics of Proserpine through myth is centered around fusion and separation, possession and emancipation, ignorance and knowledge.

In the first part of his life the Proserpine individual is in fusion with or possessed by one or both his parents, and possibly later by a spouse.

She is too kind, unable to say no, hard to know and to respect her limits, victim, impotent, present of compassion, sensitive to the needs of others, too emotional, difficult to name emotions, imaginative, great need to withdraw, to isolate himself, a child who plays alone, his sensitivity does not conform to family norms, unorthodox, unconventional, traumas in childhood physical or psychic, woman child unaware of its sexual attractiveness.

Although the subject has propensities to mystical work, spirituality often bursts into life suddenly or even brutally in the form of mystical experiences, meeting with a partner or a master. This can also be the result of separation or grief.

This event will initiate the demerger, the separation from the family environment, which often leads to quite strong reactions from those who exercised a power over her (like Demeter).

From this moment the subject Proserpine will start a process of reintegration of his inner power. She is able to tell her truth rather than wanting to please others, knows how to put healthy limits, knows how to take care of her, has reinstated her masculine interior, the animus, which means that she developed her affirmed nature, and active, music, nature and mystical experiences recharge it, it is mystical, visionary, connected with spiritual guides and minds, it becomes capable of guiding others in their subterranean worlds, with great finesse, compassion, of intuition and of wisdom.

Sometimes, and this is the other aspect of the Proserpine planet, the subject will identify with Demeter, the possessive, jealous, vindictive and cruel mother who regents and instrumentalises those around her, her partner and her children. If those on whom it exercises its power try to get rid of it, it can become very hard or emotionally blackmail. It is often at this point that she begins a process of transformation where she can accept that loving attention to her loved ones goes hand in hand with a full and complete acceptance of the suffering of a separation that sooner or later come.

Finally, Proserpine teaches us to become aware of the impermanence of phenomena and of human life in particular. It teaches us to face the fear of death in order to do the work of growth and let go. To see beyond the captivating shimmering of appearances, to transcend the attachment to possession in order to realize the non-existence of phenomena and the Self, is the ultimate teaching delivered by Proserpine.

To be continued …

The Three Graces of Sandro Botticelli


One of the most interesting systems is Astrology because it describes the cycles of life, also well outer (the events), somatic (chronobiology) than those of our emotions. You can of course use the planetary positions, but in our practice by the attention and awareness we can observe the macrocycles (from birth to death) and the microcycles of our existence. For this the twelve signs of the Zodiac are an excellent model.

The twelve signs are divided into four quarters: East – spring (child), South – summer (maturity), West – fall (decline) and North – winter (finiteness). Each quarter is divided into three signs,

the first is Cardinal (entry into the season solstice or Equinox), the second fixed (the middle of the season) and the third Mutable (the phase of transition with the following season). Cardinal = drive, creation, dynamism, action, heat, speed. Fixed = receptive, slowness, coldness, stability. Mutable = Exchange, communication, relationship, instability, change, mutation.

The child is born and develops very quickly this is the dynamic phase (Aries). Then phase of stabilization (Taurus), finally it opens to the outer world from adolescence until age 21 (Gemini). Etc…This can apply to a project, a company, a relationship, etc…

There are several links with the Enneagram: types 1 2 and 3 are Cardinal, 4, 5 and 6 fixed and 7, 8 and 9 mutable. Then there is some sub cycles: 4, 7 and 1 are Cardinal, 2, 5, 8 are fixed and 3, 6 and 9 are mutable.

So the 1 is cardinal cardinal, 2 cardinal fixed and the 3 cardinal mutable. 4 is fixed fixed 5 cardinal fixed and 6 fixed mutable 7 is mutable cardinal, the 8 mutable fixed and 9 mutable mutable. Combined with the 4 subtypes Earth, water, Air and fire, we get for example
the 1 sx fire = cardinal cardinal fire = first decan of Aries
the 1 sx water = cardinal cardinal water = first decan of Cancer
the 1 air (social) = cardinal cardinal Air = first decan of the Balance
1 earth (self-preservation) = cardinal cardinal Earth = first decan of Capricorn

We can therefore say that the 1 is cardinal/cardinal so particularly committed towards a goal, dynamic, hyperactive, wanting to control and do not support barriers. If the 1 is sx fire, it is the first decan of Aries : speed impatience and anger dominates. If the 1 is sx water, it’s the first decan of Cancer, need for harmony in the couple, if the 1 is (social) air, it’s the first decan of Libra, a lot of hesitation and need for harmony in social relations, if the 1 is Earth (self preservation): it’s the first decan of Capricorn, domination by material (wants a safe status).

Sophie Andersen



From the Angel Rochel to the planet Proserpine :


I wanted to tell you a bit about Angel Rochel, who just lent me a hand last night for two things that I had “lost” for a good month and of which I could not remember the place where I had been able to lose them, or to lay hands on them in any place likely to have deposited them there.

Angel Rochel, no. 69, named Angel of the Restitution is known to help find lost objects, maybe some of you who know the Angels have already experienced it?

I must say that I am interested in Angels especially since we have done our work on the Enneagram and their astonishing concordances with it, but from there to invoke them for any ritual of “magic” or other, in difficult opportunities to help in the realization of projects or business, etc … not of all this …

However, I must admit that in accordance with the science and observation of the ancients, who attribute for each Angel an annual, weekly, daily and hourly period, that this science seems to be based on a reality …

Returning to my objects, without necessarily great values ​​except perhaps the first, since it is a mala (Buddhist rosary) that I had taken on a trip and which had recently been blessed by His Holiness Karmapa in Grenoble. I had taken care to put it in a little satchel, which looks something like the angel in illustration. The second object, a phone charger …

It was impossible for a month to put my hand on it, I look, think, try to remind me where I have been able to store these objects … Nothing to do … and it is not for lack of seeking, on the contrary, in short, annoying at the end …

Last night around 11 am, after meditating, I come back to the charge …! But where are these  things and this pink mala, it must be somewhere, anyway! , … And I go straight to a bag I had forgotten in which I had dropped it for an afternoon, … Completely forgotten, the most amazing is that at the same time, there comes to me a glimmer of memory for my charger, Yes but of course I was looking for it in the wrong place, it had stayed on a plug at an incongruous place.

Happy like a mother who found her young, I lie down, telling myself that I was going to check the next day the time slice of Rochel …

Bingo !! The time slot devoted to the Angel Rochel is 10:40 pm to 11 pm !!!

And the connection with the Ennagram, in all this? !

Well I’ll tell you …

Our recent work on Bach flowers, astrology, and decans in particular, show that the 8 Yang Earth type of the Enneagram is directly connected to this Angel Rochel, the Chicory remedy and … to the planet Proserpine (Perséphone ) …

We know that Demeter sought her long-month-old daughter, captured by Hades in the underworld … Her torments were legal for her love and dedication to her only daughter, whom she could hardly let live, free, far from her, and far from her everlasting fears and worries of mother …

Upcoming articles and books are being written about this exciting topic.

To be continued…

September 8, feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary inspires us to talk about the astrological sign of Virgo and Bacchus his astrological regent and see their links with the Enneagram.

There is a similarity between the myth of Dionysus/Bacchus and that of Christ. Benedict XVI notes in his Jesus of Nazareth: “as […] The Lord gave the bread and wine as the carriers of the new Covenant, it is certainly not forbidden to think […] and to see reflected in the Cana story the mystery of the Logos and its cosmic liturgy, in which the myth of Dionysus [Bacchus] is completely transformed while being driven to his hidden truth. »

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Luna , de Charles Edward Hallé (British painter) 1846 – 1914

Astrology and the Enneagram, the subject is vast and constitutes the last part of our research, the most important one may be, which risks not being completed before many years …

I have already wrote about  this topic on our group: “Enneagramm and Beyond …”, articles and books are being written.

I will try to give some glimpses, as here,  with this beautiful portrait, which I must say, inspires me greatly and  marvellously  illustrates our latest advances …

For those who know a little about astrology, and for the profane moreover, the expression of this face and of the whole picture reveals an impression of grace, harmony, sweetness, peace also which is proper to the sign of Libra (dignified by Venus and Saturn). One could see there the mark of a Sun in Libra, of a Venus, or even of the Moon in this sign. Maybe even a Moon as a sign of Water, like Cancer or Pisces, there is something “airish” land light, which comes out of this picture, which makes me think more of a sign of Air in effect, like Libra justly.

Very difficult, isn’t ,  to speak in a vacuum, when we have no coordinates, no ephemerides, just our simple intuition, and subjectivity …

The Enneagram, the key to mystery ?

And if the Enneagram brought us this key that we lack and which, in any case, far from competing with Astrology, opens up unexpected fields of observation by revealing itself with unparalleled accuracy and precision.

Let us examine this case. According to our criteria, this person does not correspond to a type 4 of the Enneagram, characterized by an excess of Bile / Angry humor  (fanaticism, hardness of heart, feeling of exclusion, dissatisfaction), as many would think . I could expand on it here, but many articles and comments have already been devoted to this thorny subject …

We could also think that it could correspond to a subtype called “Sexual Venus” related to one of the 5 Wisdom Family, called Padma / Lotus (charm, desire for intimacy, need for love, seduction, beauty, compassion), to which she  seems to belong,also,  but in second place I think …

What, then, is the configuration of the Enneagram that corresponds most to this energy Venus, Moon in Libra, as we mentioned above?

Our recent researches between the types of the Enneagram and the astrological symbolism give us the following table:

We find on the left at the bottom of this table the astrological correspondences of Type 1 Air Yin (Social)

We see that this Type 1 Air Yin is marked by the Moon and Venus in Libra. Let us not go into detail anymore, which would make the subject too complex, perhaps by adding that the associated Angel Haamiah is ruled by Mars and Venus (still Venus) and depicts people with an extremely seductive temperament who likes to please, polish and refined in its relations

We also know that the keyword of Type 1 Air is Peace, Harmony, according to our work.

We can say that type 1 air Yin (social), especially with a 9 wing as it appears to be the case here is marked by a very strong need for harmony, to be loved and to please, taste  for refinement and aesthetics, pronounced artistic sense , etc …

This magnificent portait  is called “Luna”, where the moon glows dimly in the soothed sky of Libra, which watches with gentleness and wisdom to the harmonization of forces and energies all wrapped in silk and draperies Venus …


In all Enneagram schools, a person with a compulsion to help and save sentient beings is systematically, and quite unfortunately, classified in type 2, which is extremely reductive according to our criteria, and little in keeping with the inherent richness to this Model and its many facets and subtleties

How many people, often women, have been classified in this type 2 when they obviously do not correspond to an emotional type, but to an instinctive type.

This type 1, which many people dislike because it is described essentially as controlled, into resentment and excessive perfectionism, conceals in its midst many treasures of virtue and wisdom, such as that generosity, altruism and benevolence.

Our work on the Angels of the Ennegram shows that the Sexual Type 1 Mars Yin corresponds to the Angel No. 2 named Jeliel, whom Tradition also calls the Helping Angel. The two planets devolved to him are Neptune and Saturn, we also find the two key words: Love and Wisdom for this Angel whose compassion, willingness to save and help, and commitment to altruistic causes is all (see the pianist Hélène Grimaud who, just 20 years old, set up a Wolf Conservation Center in Connecticut). In this regard, this Angel is also known for his love of animals and for desperate causes.

To illustrate my little talk of today, here is this beautiful story, found this morning on the Net:

“When I was 13, I spent a summer in a summer camp, and the prettiest girl I saw came to me and said,” Black is fine for you. ” I do not know why she said that. We chatted and we became friends, we exchanged our pseudonyms of instant messaging AOL and we stayed in touch for a while.

Kevin Walsh then explained that they lost sight of themselves at the time of the high school, but that it did not happen one day without he thinks to her.

“Even today, I can not explain why, but part of her stayed with me.

During his last year of high school, Kevin Walsh recounted that he had gone through “stupid high school problems” that seemed insurmountable to him at the time and made him fall into a depression.

“I decided to end my life,” he said. “(I) wrote a word and I went where I planned to finish.

About 5 to 10 seconds before he went to the act, his phone started ringing. He looked at the caller’s identity (he said he could not die without knowing it), it was a number he did not know, he answered and it was her.

“I asked her how she was going and she said she felt she had to call me. At that moment, it had been a year since we had not spoken, and she chose that moment to call me. To make it short, she asked me what was going on, I spat the piece and it dissuaded me from doing it. She truly told me “What? Do not do that. ” And that’s all.

“She made me promise to call her the next day, and then we hung up. That night, I began to write the words with which, ten years later, I asked her in marriage.