Did you know that the Enneagram types and astrology actually do go hand in hand? There are many naysayers that insist that there is no connection. However, when I had my coaching sessions with Katherine Fauvre who provided me with a lot of guidance while I wrote my book – she said otherwise. She said there absolutely is a strong connection between the Enneagram and astrology. 

I would take her word over what any naysayers spew out at any day! She is the expert, she is the one who I absolutely trust, they are not. So let’s now break this down further and see what personality types coincide with certain planets and signs. 

  • Type 1 – The Reformer – This type as you know is the perfectionist type that follows the rules, is orderly, and pays close attention to detail. The planet that coincides with this type is Mercury and the signs that this type is ruled by are Gemini and Virgo. 
  • Type 2 – The Helper – This type is the type that will be there at your beck and call and wants to make sure that you are taken care of. They will forget about their needs while they focus only on yours. The planet that coincides with this type is the Moon and the sign that rules the Helper is Cancer. 
  • Type 3 – The Performer – This type wants to shine, and be in the spotlight. This type wants to be the best in anything that is important to them and it is recognized that way. The planet that rules this type is the Sun and the sign that rules the Performer is Leo. 
  • Type 4 – The Individualist – This type is highly creative, is highly unique and wants to be known as that, and is also extremely emotional. They are also dreamy and intuitive just as the way Pisces is because Pisces rules this type. And the planet Neptune does as well. 
  • Type 5 – The Investigator – This type has strong cerebral traits, they keep to themselves and spend their time gaining wisdom and knowledge. They do plenty of research and have inventive minds. That is why Uranus rules this type as well as Aquarius. 
  • Type 6 – The Loyal Cynic – This type battles cynicism and looking for something and someone to trust at the same time. They also are the type to not get out of their comfort zones because they only stick to those and situations that they trust. Even if that means staying in a job they don’t like. At least it is secure. This is why this type is ruled by Saturn and Capricorn as they are restrictive. 
  • Type 7 – The Enthusiast – This type wants to have something to look forward to and wants to have fun. The Enthusiast does not want to be tied down and wants to have something in their lives that will excite them. They are adventurous, optimistic, and aim to live their lives to the fullest. The ruling planet for this type is Jupiter and the ruling sign is Sagittarius. 
  • Type 8 – The Challenger – This type is there to show you who is boss, and will also show you that they are not there to be messed with. They want to be known for their control and power. But this type will be loyal to a fault and will protect those who they care about. The ruling planets are Mars and Pluto and the ruling signs are Aries and Scorpio for this type. 

On a side note, Mars also rules the counterphobic 6. The phobic 6 that was just described is the type to avoid anything they fear. The counterphobic 6 will make it known they are not to be messed with. Another interesting note is that Mars is exalted in Capricorn which is the ruling sign for type 6. 

  • Type 9 – The Peacemaker – The motto for this type is ‘can’t we all just get along?’. This type wants peace and dislikes conflict as it makes them very uncomfortable. They will also be the type to blend in and will not voice their opinions because they don’t want to be the ones to oppose anyone. They also are into their comfort zones and can have a hard time completing tasks. The ruling planet for this type is Venus, and the ruling signs are Taurus and Libra. 

Now when you think about what the planets and signs represent and what each type is about – you cannot deny the correlation between astrology and the Enneagram.