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Which knows you better: your horoscope or your Enneagram?

Let's start off by acknowledging that neither system is perfect, nor scientifically proven. Nevertheless, both personality predictors provide endless insight into the psyche for many. Your horoscope uses astrology to help you learn about yourself and predict your future. The Enneagram test is a bit more business-like in nature and uses a test to teach you about your personality type. Which one do you trust more?

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A person's horoscope is much more than a daily prediction; it tells you about who you are (the good and the bad), how others see you and what your future might hold. Horoscopes don't hold back. They help connect the dots as to why you react in a certain way and explain the unexplainable. Per the Independent's Rachel Hosie: 

According to a study, 58 per cent of 18-24-year-old Americans believe astrology is scientific.

Horoscopes give clarity in an increasingly murky world. Why wouldn't you keep up with your sign? The stars and seasons provide a literal map of your personality type, improving self-awareness and agency. As The Tylt's Social Media Manager, Aasha Collins says: "People should read horoscopes because I've never read one that wasn't accurate tbh. It's like going to the doctor. Not everything they say is something you have to trust, but you do it anyway."

If you're a astrology newby, just remember horoscopes run deeper than just the month you are born. Per InsightfulAstrology.com, your sun and rising sign are vital to your overall reading:

 ...the best way to read/watch any horoscope is to blend the two forecasts together, fitting them into your current reality. The Sun sign horoscope will offer vital information about the general themes happening for you – kind of like an overview. The Rising sign horoscope will flesh out the timing of when things will happen for you with greater accuracy.
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The Enneagram, on the other hand, uses an in-depth test to place people in nine interconnected personality types. Often used in business and spiritual settings, fans of the Enneagram claim the test has been essential in their own self-awareness and development. As therapist Chanel Dokun writes on her blog:

I love the way it accounts for the coping mechanisms we develop in our childhood to operate in the world and stay safe (I’m a therapist after all) and teaches how those coping mechanisms can continue to help and harm us into our adulthood. It gives us understanding for today and paints a picture of how to move forward into a healthier future.

Some fans of the Enneagram are so dedicated to its message, they say calling it a "personality test" discredits the immense impact it can have on your life. Each "type" includes a basic fear, a basic desire and key motivations. These types act as a guide to unearthing your basic nature, helping you develop your relationships with others, cope with conflict and much more. 

FINAL RESULTS
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Which knows you better: your horoscope or your Enneagram?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamHoroscope
#TeamEnneagram