Hybrid Archetypes In The I*AM System of ‘The Astrology Advantage’

Because there are 13 data points in I*AM, some people’s profile will be an even split between two of the archetypes. If you’re a hybrid, lucky you! You have double the Astrology Advantage to work with.

The I*AM System is a new personality test, created by The AstroTwins, that uses astrology to identify your personal success archetype. Data from 13 planetary points in your astrological birth chart determines which I*AM archetype you are:

I = Innovator: These people come up with big ideas that push us out of comfort zones. Their lives are laboratories with an endless stream of experiments. These drivers of progress have astrological birth charts that contain mostly cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

A = Authority: These people are trustworthy types who like responsibility and structure. They can take an Innovator’s ideas and map them to a schedule or plan. They are the safe harbor that many people count on. Their astrological charts contain mostly fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.

M = Maven: These people are the info sponges and entertainers (the hosts with the most!) Once an Authority has made a plan, they’re the marketing and PR expert. Mavens embrace change and keep us from becoming stagnant. Their astrological charts contain mostly mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.

Or, you could be a Hybrid of the I*AM archetypes!

Finding your archetype is easy with our free I*AM Calculator (or below). The data from 13 points in your birth chart determines your archetype: the Sun, moon, ascendant (rising sign), Nodes, plus the planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

To find your I*AM archetype, you’ll need the same three pieces of information that you do for a traditional astrological birth chart:

  • Your date of birth (month/day/year)
  • Your place of birth (city/state/country)
  • Your time of birth (If your birth time is unknown, enter 12:00 noon as a placeholder (the book explains more about how to find your birth time or work around not having it.)

The rest of this article explores the I*AM archetype: Hybrid.

(Read about Innovator, Authority and Maven). The book publishes in August 2024; preorder today!

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Meet the Hybrids of I*AM

Because there are 13 data points in I*AM, some people’s spread will be an even split between two of the archetypes (for example, 6, 6, and 1). If you’re a hybrid, lucky you! You have twice as much of an Astrology Advantage than others, with easy access to the energies of not just three, but six signs. That’s half the zodiac!

Innovator-Authority (IA)

The Innovator-Authority has trailblazing ideas aplenty, thanks to their Innovator DNA. But the systematic Authority walks that talk and needs to translate any lofty concepts into a form that’s ready for mass adoption. The Innovator-Authority hybrid is able to see the future and live in the present, making this hybrid type quite the super-producer.

What motivates them: Complex concepts, building something new, producing something epic

Superpowers: Stamina, strategic thinking, determination, vision, foresight

Path to success: Changing “business as usual”

Pitfalls: Workaholism, single-mindedness, elitism, ego

Keywords: Producer-director, wunderkind, fearless leader, visionary

Astrology Advantage: Innovator-Authorities don’t just dream up big ideas, they bring them to life

Cosmic profile: Astrology birth charts are mostly cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) and fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)

Innovator-Maven (IM)

Innovator-Mavens have lots of ideas and a million more for how to share them. But without the grounded, systematic Authority in their profiles, they can get scattered in their execution, and risk falling into the “jack-of-all-trades” category. This type thrives in a role that lets them wear many hats, bouncing between wildly different tasks.

What motivates them: Disrupting the status quo, exploring and sharing new ideas, a creative challenge

Superpowers: Spontaneity, courage, ingenuity, insatiable curiosity, willingness to try new things

Path to success: Proving that the impossible is possible

Pitfalls: Impracticality, destructiveness, chaos, burning through resources, lack of discipline

Keywords: Magicians, entertainment directors, scientists, philosophers

Astrology Advantage: Innovator-Mavens are versatile shape-shifters who have serious range

Cosmic profile: Astrology birth charts are mostly cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) and mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Authority-Maven (IA)

The Authority-Maven is the original “edutainer,” a natural teacher (Authority) who makes learning fun (Maven). Whether a credentialed or self-made expert, these super-producers won’t hide out in any ivory tower or dish out dry, academic fodder for elite eyes only. Authority-Maven hybrids have a flair for bringing complex concepts to the everyday person, empowering them with savvy shortcuts and hacks.

What motivates them: Studying new and old ideas, passing on wisdom, telling stories

Superpowers: Style, self-assuredness, resourcefulness, engaging presence

Path to success: Being the savvy sage

Pitfalls: Analysis paralysis, performance anxiety, getting lost in the weeds

Keywords: Expert, teacher, way-shower, impresario

Astrology Advantage: Authority-Mavens excel at distilling complex data into a fun, teachable format

Cosmic profile: Astrology birth charts are mostly fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

Learn more about Hybrids in The Astrology Advantage

In our book, The Astrology Advantage (Simon Element; August 2024), we show you how to use your cosmic blueprint—your I*AM archetype—to optimize countless parts of your life. For our astro-geeks, there’s an optional section on the astrology of I*AM. And you’ll get a clear, easy map—written in plain English and not astro-jargon—with sections on topics as diverse as relationships, parenting, personal style, home design, and career.

Pre-order The Astrology Advantage to dig in and discover how to use the I*AM System for the following:

Satisfying work. Craft a career path and daily routine that’s productive and set to your natural rhythms.

Thriving relationships. Finally make peace with the different ways you and your loved ones are wired, and create compromises that don’t feel like you’re settling.

Impactful communication. Learn what each archetype needs to feel heard, and how you can express yourself most effectively.

Supportive environments. From your ideal workspace to your home layout, figure out what you need to thrive.

Personal style. How can you outwardly adorn yourself to bring out your most compelling traits?

A system is best when you can immediately apply it

It should be practical and serve a day-to-day purpose. It should also help you make better decisions, optimize your time, and figure out how to invest your energy into the competing demands of work, family, and relationships. In short, a good system helps you better understand the psyche of yourself and of those around you, and use that knowledge to be more successful, personally and professionally.

The Astrology Advantage is Atomic Habits meets The Wisdom of the Enneagram, based in the science and system of astrology. The book publishes in August 2024 but can be preordered today.