Rat, Dragon, Monkey (Trine 1) vs. Ox, Snake, Rooster (Trine 2)

topic posted Sat, September 28, 2013 - 10:43 AM by  pete
These 6 signs seem to be the most prominent and power driven personalities, but what is the difference in style and character between them?

I understand that Trine 1 consists of more aggressive and dominant personalities. They also tend to be more manipulative and narcissistic.

While Trine 2 consists of more placid and hardworking type personalities. They seem to be more stable and balanced.

But is that it?
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  • First Trine is described as such:

    "The first trine consists of the Rat, Dragon and Monkey. These three signs are intense and powerful individuals, capable of great good or great evil. They make great leaders, but the three may have different approaches. Frustrated when hampered, these signs are ruled by highly potent energy and unpredictability. At their worst, Rats are ruthlessly power-hungry, vindictive, Machiavellian and may even be psychopathic; Dragons are malignant narcissists and violent; and Monkeys are destructive manipulators and hedonists. They are intelligent, magnanimous, charismatic, charming, authoritative, confident, eloquent, and artistic. They can be prone to profound and/or pathological narcissism, and a deep sense of entitlement; they are also manipulative, intensely jealous, exploitative, shameless, selfish, aggressive, envious, domineering, cunning, quarrelsome, defensive, vindictive, deceptive, angry, rageful, and ruthless, and tend toward splitting (or black and white thinking), distortion (including exaggeration, minimization and lies), and projection (i.e. blameful)."

    To me this means that the Rat, Dragon and Monkey are probably the least emotionally stable of the 12 signs. I've read elsewhere that this trine is prone to narcissistic/sociopathic/borderline type personalities. Severely maladjusted Rats, Dragons and Monkeys seem to have no moral conscience, are often exploitative, extremely manipulative, bullying/abusive, very angry and rageful, impulsive, cruel, and selfish.

    Would these kinds of traits compromise their ability to be in charge or a type of leader? Would this automatically make the 2nd Tine (Ox, Snake, and Rooster) better suited for leadership roles?
    • Nice thread. I enjoyed reading. It's such a shame to me that my soulmate sign the monkey is usually a big hedonist, at least when young when snake is much more cautious/balanced. It's interesting to note that these groups are soulmate signs to each other. Soulmate signs denote not only similarity but most importantly, complementariness. Yin and yang. Both are also palace signs to each other, which also denotes the aforementioned. Both are indeed powerful people, but the yang group is of course much more self-confident. I do think that the yin group make for better leaders. Dragons, god bless them, as much foresight and wisdom as so many of them do have, unfortunately most leap without looking and are also too trusting of others, as well as impulsive. Theyre great for their courage and fearlessness though its that trusting personality that makes them like fearless). This group is known for being very talented but given to temper and careless with other people's feelings as well as following through with plans. It's comparing fire with earth. I'd put earth in charge over fire any day. It's confusing for example though because the earth trine also seems so watery at the same time, for example the snake is definitely the most emotional sign of ghe chinese zodiac and their quote is "I feel." The Rooster and Ox are also very deep-feeling but less so. In my opinion they are more deep feeling than the stereotypical water trine of rabbit-pig-sheep who seem unaffectionate and more unrefined. For example, the snake is much more sophisticated than the pig who somewhat lives more on the surface and wouldnt be so into classical music and poetry. The rabbits are probably the most refined in that trine but they're very unaffectionate, as well as can be very selfish.

      So I do think rooster and ox are great leaders but I'm not so sure about choosing the snake as a leader because they are the biggest procastinators, attention-seeking, and primarily ruled by their emotions. Also very much in their own little world of wise thoughts, and not that social. They would probably make a good counsel as someone giving advice in the background since imo they have amazing advice (wisest sign)

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