The BBC recently did a podcast about Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, first published in 1899. In this podcast Carl Jung is quoted as saying of Freud, “I soon discovered that when he had thoughts on things, then it was settled, while I was doubting all along the line.” Jung’s observations of Freud’s approach could be a textbook description of the astrological concept of fixity, which is associated with the “fixed” signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. It would be interesting to see how prominent fixity is in Freud’s birth chart.
According to AstroDataBank, Sigismund Schlomo Freud was born on 6 May 1856 at 18:30 in Freiberg/Mähren, Czech Republic, 49n39, 18e10. The time was in LST, and the data is rated AA. If we look at Freud’s birth chart (above), we see that all four Angles lie in fixed signs: ASC in Scorpio (a sign associated with psychology), IC in Aquarius, DSC in Taurus, and MC in Leo. His Sun lies in Taurus, as does his Mercury (thinking style). In addition, two of his outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, lies in Taurus. This is a chart of tremendous fixity, as Jung noticed in his personal dealings with Freud.
At the same time Freud has Capricorn on the cusp of the 3rd house of mind and communication. Saturn, which rules Capricorn, lies in mental Gemini in the 8th house of the penetrating pursuit of occult knowledge. The Moon, which rules the 9th house of the higher mind, also lies in Gemini in the 8th house.