Innovator Archetype In The I*AM System of ‘The Astrology Advantage’

Innovators are visionaries who live in the future tense. Ingenious, independent, irreverent, and all about “I,” the Innovator is a pioneer and a paradox rolled into one ever-changing being.

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.

Are you an Innovator? Find your I*AM archetype

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: Innovator.

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

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Innovators are the fire-starters, the ‘first responders’

The ultimate role of an Innovator is as a thought leader and trailblazer. People count on them to spark a winning idea or plan. Then, Innovators leverage their impressive networks or fanbases to make their novel concepts part of the zeitgeist.

Their bold ideas may not be embraced by the mainstream until years later, and in some cases, they may never even get credit for them. But when Innovators do set a trend that catches on, get ready for an adoring fan club!

Innovators’ visionary powers help them see possibilities where others only see roadblocks— if they see anything at all.

Innovator traits (embrace the new, and embody it)

What motivates them: Being first, connecting dots, birthing movements

Superpowers: Style, self-assuredness, ability to make something out of nothing

Path to success: Having the “It Factor”

Pitfalls: Being elitist, exclusionary, too “out there” or far ahead of the curve

Keywords: Leader, pioneer, futurist, tastemaker, trendsetter, trailblazer, idea machine

Astrology Advantage: Innovators are willing to take a risk when nobody else will

Cosmic profile: Astrology birth charts are mostly cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), which start each season

Innovators in life (risk-taking)

Having a future that excites them is what gets the Innovator leaping out of bed every day.

Innovators in love and relationships: Independent and eclectic, Innovators don’t always have a type. Their partners had better be smart, savvy, and willing to put up with their sometimes outrageous demands for freedom!

Innovators at home: Innovators are constantly immersed in projects, so it can be hard for family to hold their attention. It’s not that they don’t care about others, but Innovators prioritize chemistry over biology.

Innovators at work: Innovators are independent. They need lots of breathing room and no micromanaging. Natural leaders, they do well with their own turf. They may be best suited as entrepreneurs, business owners, or “intrapreneurs” running their own department according to their blueprint.

Innovators off-duty: Is there such a thing? Life, work, and adventure constantly overlap and bleed into each other for the Innovator.

Best roles for an Innovator: Initiating new ideas, working on a project or role with a lot of independence, being the visionary

Worst roles for an Innovator: Anything that requires them to answer to too many other people or follow someone else’s master agenda

Learn more about Innovators 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.