First of all, I do not endorse using astrology to predict, diagnose, label and/or divide people. Second of all, with enough training and abuse, we can all become narcissistic. However, I do think there are certain placements in a natal chart that can indicate potential narcissism. The key word here is “potential”, because potentials may or may not manifest in reality.
Essentially, narcissism is a debilitating self-involvement and a lack of empathy for others. Planets and Signs that can indicate narcissism: Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Sun and Pluto. Basically, it is mainly the Fixed Signs and Fixed Houses: Second House, Fifth House, Eight House and Eleventh House. Fifth House is probably where we need to look first. Leo, South Node, Pluto or Scorpio in the Fifth House can signify narcissism. If there's a combination of these Signs and planets then narcissism is even more likely.
I do not know exactly why Fixed Signs, Fixed planets and Fixed Houses have a tendency towards narcissism. Do you? It's probably because those Signs and Houses make strong aspects to Leo and the Fifth House. The entire Pluto-in-Leo generation (from about 1937 to 1958) has narcissistic tendencies – I can say that from first-hand knowledge and experience. My generation, Pluto-in-Scorpio (from about 1984 to 1995), has a propensity for narcissism as well. Parents who belong to Pluto-in-Leo generation raising Pluto-in-Scorpio children can take narcissism to a whole new level. Yikes!
Don't get me wrong. I am not suggesting that everyone who has these placements is suffering from narcissism. Taking care of our needs is important; it only becomes pathological when self-absorbed behaviors harm others. Many who have these placements are excellent examples of honoring individuality and self-expression. How we are raised affects which parts of our natal charts get emphasized and manifested. We are not total victims of our birth charts. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my astrology of narcissism.
Copyright 2015 Simon Benjamin