The Ego relates to...
The Relationship Signs: Leo, Virgo, Libra & Scorpio
Freud describes the ego as, the component of personality that has the purpose to ensure that the impulses of the id can be expressed in an acceptable manner for the society we live in. Like the relationship signs, the ego understands that we are not alone. Everything we do affects other people. We are all part of a society of people. We want to be able to function together in harmony. Therefore we need to gauge our behavior on how it will affect others. The relationship signs gauge their behavior on the reactions they receive from other people. They are the signs most concerned with human interactions. Rather than simply taking what they want from the world, they consider how their behavior will appear to others and modify their behavior based on the opinions of others. The relationship signs represent the teenage and young-adult phases of life when relationships are highlighted and often a focus. For these signs, self-esteem is largely based on their perceived likability. On a deeper level, it's based on their ability to successfully negotiate, compromise or control other people. The key factor is their need to serve their own needs through relationships.
The Super-Ego relates to...
The Universal Signs: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces
Freud describes the super-ego as, incorporating moral norms and values of the society we live in. Akin to the universal signs, the super-ego bases behavior on greater morals and values. Like the universal signs, the superego isn't concerned with personal needs, or with pleasing other people. It is concerned with doing what is ultimately, the correct thing. The universal signs are astrologically symbolic of adulthood, retirement, old age and finally death. They have symbolically learned the lessons of youth, so rather than taking what they want from the world or allowing the dynamics of relationships to steer their behavior, they filter their behavior through greater ideals. It isn't always pleasant for them. It requires self-restraint, and they don't always manage to live up to their own self-imposed standards. It is the burden and blessing of the wisdom of old age. Having an awareness of greater rights and wrongs can help you live a righteous life. But, it can also make you judgmental of others and it can be a constant internal struggle. With a superego conscious always whispering in their ear, the universal signs try to do what's right, but they also suffer with a depressed feeling of pointlessness and self-condemnation when they don't.
commitment, from relationships, from work or anything else that threatens to become too real. Like the rhythmic swing of a pendulum, the further they swing into reality, with all of its stress and problems, the further they swing back and escape into the unconscious world of their imagination, of dependency, dreams, drugs or delusions. It makes them seem flaky, spacey and irresponsible.
Our rising sign is the filter through which we see the world and represents our mode of interacting with and interpreting the world. On a second-to-second basis, it shows the things that get our attention and keep it! So, in this way, it shows what careers suit us and will make us happy and fulfilled.
This skill makes you an excellent detective or investigative reporter. Any career in news or communications is also an excellent choice for you. Gemini can't help but immediately report any news to anyone who will listen. You love to be the person who has the information that everyone wants to know. What's more, you know how to deliver the news in a factual, and yet still interesting, way. This also makes you a natural writer because writing is another vehicle for communicating information. Anything that allows you to connect, people, places and information interests you. Anything involving the internet is perfect because it allows you to connect people with information all over the world.
Cancer Rising... A natural caretaker, you excel in any career that offers you a chance to care for another living being. You do well dealing directly with people. Person-to-person interactions are your forte. You have the patience and compassion to listen to people and the leadership ability to guide them. If you work in an office, you will excel at directing meetings with other office personnel or at working directly with customers. If you can give crucial care to people by working in any medical career in which you deal directly with people, you will feel great inner satisfaction. Not only do you get to show your concern for them, but you also get to heal them. Any type of therapy work satisfies you. You enjoy feeling needed and feeling like you are helping people. Even helping people, animals or the world at large through involvements with corporations that serve some basic needs keeps you happy and interested.
Leo Rising... Any career that allows you to shine as an individual is satisfying for you. Of course, any kind of performing or modeling is perfect for you because the focus in these careers is directly on you as an individual. However, there are plenty of careers that allow you to shine in a less obvious manner because the key is simply for you to feel successful as an individual. If you work as part of a team in a corporation, for example, you will be happy as long as you can make a unique contribution that is recognized as yours. Working as an entrepreneur is extremely satisfying for you because you always know it was you who earned your success. Whenever you can use your creative abilities, you are happy. Combine this with your need to express yourself, and you find that you excel at public speaking, teaching or creating art. You are jovial and good with people, which means you work well with others and can also lead them. Therefore, any career in a management position is suitable for you.
Your ability to focus benefits you in any career that requires extreme dedication. You have the ability to stick to learning an instrument and succeed in music, or the ability to stick to long-term projects, such as, writing. Fields that require the patience to learn a wide array of details, such as, finance or law are suitable for you as well. Although you are good at reading people and figuring out their motives, you are not naturally charming and sociable. So, if your career involves people, you do well in investigative work or therapy work where the goal is not to win people over, but instead, to get answers from them to solve problems.
Sagittarius Rising... Nothing makes you more fulfilled than to be the one who sees the world more clearly than everyone else. You are skilled at seeing a situation from every angle including a seemingly omnipresent view that gives you the widest perspective possible. Along with this gift of God-like insight also comes an irrepressible need to share your knowledge with everyone. This makes you an excellent critic, teacher or even comedian. Any career that allows you to share your unique view of the world keeps your interest and satisfies you. Your skills are also useful in debating. In business, politics or law, you can always successfully argue your case or get your point across clearly. Words are your tool and you are able to use them more skillfully than any other sign to explain yourself or any point you believe is necessary to get across. When you aren't communicating, you excel in any field that requires an expansive, all-encompassing view. Large-scale projects of any type are right up your alley because you can think big and see far.
Capricorn Rising.... You love to be in charge, you desire prestige and you want real, monetary success. Yes, you are serious about making money. Fortunately, you have an excellent work ethic that eventually lands you in the profitable, prestigious, leadership positions you crave. For you, it's not so much the particular field you are in that's important. Rather, it's your position in that field and the potential for profit that matter. Even in childhood, you know that only you are responsible for your success. Waiting for adulthood to start working and earning money is frustrating. You are confident, hardworking, practical and a natural leader. People sense this about you and naturally follow your lead. You think long-term and are willing to pay your dues in order to achieve future success. A natural understanding of life's difficulties gives you perseverance. You want real results from your work. A good income and tangible results are necessary for you to feel fulfilled. A job fancy title, although satisfying, is not enough.
Aquarius Rising... An air of confidence surrounds you because you trust yourself and your judgement. In fact, you enjoy analyzing situations and making judgments of right and wrong. You are level and have great self-control. You strive to be as unbiased and impartial as possible, and for this reason, you make an excellent arbitrator. So, any career that involves conflict resolution is excellent for you. Your calm demeanor puts people at ease and your creative, yet also rational, reasoning abilities can find solutions to even the most difficult problems. Finding creative solutions to any problem is satisfying for you, and although you can work with people one-to-one, you especially enjoy solving societal problems. You believe that the world requires cooperation and that we all work together to achieve happiness. Any career that involves helping people on a large-scale is great for you. Working in a government agency, at a school, or any large private institution that serves the public provides stimulating work for you.
Pisces Rising... This is the absolute best rising position for dealing with people. Whether it's one-to-one interactions or dealing with groups of people, you excel. You size up individuals or groups within seconds and know exactly how to work them to get answers to questions, win their approval, or sell them a product. This makes you a master at sales. You can sell anything because you know how to pander to the personality of the customer. There's an open, flexible nature to the way you relate to people that makes them open up to you and trust you. Public speaking is another avenue for sure success along with performing. You see the world holistically because you notice everything at once. Your rising filter is so thin and free from preconceived notions that you see things for what they really are. This, combined with your personable nature, makes you a natural at anything that requires you to read people, or the public in general, and then give them what they want so that you can make a profit. This can range from being a comedian to being a marketing or public relations expert.
These reactions toward your mother's behaviors are largely determined by your moon sign. Because your moon represents your security needs, which are quite powerful especially in the formative childhood years, your moon colors your attitude toward your primary and immediate security provider, usually your mother. In these years of early childhood, your behavior is largely unconscious and controlled by your moon. It is powerful and lays the groundwork for your entire relationship with your mother before you even have a chance to consciously become aware of it.
Her reaction to and acceptance of your need to run free makes you see your mother as light and detached, but she is only reacting to your behavior. You are never going to accept a slow, restricted life. So, if your mother allows you space, you see it as a bit flighty or disconnected at times. If she fights you on this, your quick mind will likely find plenty of sharp and unfortunately often painfully precise verbal rebuttals. Her reaction to these rebuttals will make you believe she has the sharp tongue not you. However you do look to her as a source of information and as a teacher. You always know you can learn from her, and your inquisitive Gemini moon delights in her as a person with whom you can exercise your mind or sharpen your mental claws. Because she can always engage you in games, conversation or any kind of mental gymnastics, you come to see her as intelligent, someone with a sharp mind, or at the very least, someone who is always there to chat.
The Moon in Cancer Person & Their Mother...
You see your mother as someone who goes through a lot of emotionally exhausting times in her life. It's not that she's weak, but she is someone who lands in situations that constantly try her emotional strength. Your need for her motherly nurturing gives you a deep emotional connection with her. It's your need for her emotional attention that makes you focus on her and gives you insight into her emotional ups and downs. You are focused on her, and because she can't give you attention you need when she is in pain, you almost feel the pain with her. Your need for her love gives you a desire to see your mother as sensitive and caring. Then when she isn't, your reaction can be quite powerful. Even the hint of rejection from her sends you into emotional turmoil. The pain of her rejection, which may only be temporary, beyond her control or for your own good, will make you reflect your bad feelings back onto her because they are too painful to claim as your own. It has to be her fault, otherwise you just can't cope. Then suddenly she becomes the mean person who is purposely hurting you, when you are likely just blinded by your own pain. Your feelings for her are strong and you need her in your life, caring for you. She is a pillar for you and you rely on her, but you it doesn't just work one way. You are also always there for her.
The Moon in Leo Person & Their Mother...
A big presence, whether for the better or worse, describes your mother. She is expressive and doesn't hold back her true feelings. You always know where you stand with her because she tells you what's on her mind immediately. Your up-front approach in dealing with her makes this possible for her. You don't mind calling her out on any lies she tells you and you have no problem telling her to mind her own business or stop treating you like a child. This stems from the high sense of pride you have in yourself. It fuels your need to keep a balance of power in your relationship. So, when pressed, you aren't afraid to raise your voice to your mother and tell her how you feel about whatever she is saying or how she is dealing with you. However, your sense of pride in yourself also makes you self-conscious and it gives you a haunting desire to assure yourself that your mother likes you. You must constantly balance your need to maintain power with your need to be accepted and liked.
The Moon in Virgo Person & Their Mother...
Your mother sparks more emotion in you than she realizes. You know she cares about you intensely, but she can be too close to you when you need space and too distant when you need her close. From being overly concerned with things that you want to disregard, to becoming enmeshed in your life when you need emotional privacy, it often seems that she is out of tune with your emotional rhythm. But your passionate, and at the same time private, nature creates this very dynamic that ends up driving you crazy. Although you need her close for emotional reassurance and support, you also have a tremendous need for emotional privacy. It's difficult for her to accurately gauge your varying needs for closeness and distance. In trying to figure you out, she may probe you for feedback, which usually makes you clam up in silence. Your resistance can be frustrating and can spark an angry response from her, which makes you see her as aggressive and controlling. However, it's most likely you who is trying to maintain control, and she is the one reacting to you. So, depending on your reactions to her, you see her as a powerful ally in your life who is willing to do anything to protect you when you are wiling to trust her with your deepest emotions. However, when you aren't willing to open up and trust her, you see her as manipulative and controlling.
The Moon in Sagittarius Person & Their Mother...
You are difficult to contain and control, so your mother may have a difficult task at hand in raising you. You require freedom. It's not an option. If your mother isn't willing to give it you, your struggle to get it can exhaust her because you're will not give up until you get it. As a universal sign, you have an "above it all" attitude that makes you feel as though you are very mature and wise, no matter your age. The whole childhood thing can make you restless because you experience the world through the eyes of one of the older astrological signs. For this reason, you see your mother as less mature than she should be. Your moon in Sagittarius vantage point makes you critical of her, and her faults are obvious to you. The fact that you see them, makes her merely human in your view and you can't understand why you should be subject to her commands or requirements when you are both just two humans. From your perspective, she has just as much to learn as you. She is fallible and often immature. In your view, her need for freedom is just as strong as yours. You both deserve to enjoy it, not just her. She comes off as hypocritical because she holds you to standards that she can't live up to in her own life. What's more, her inability to see this makes her seem naive to you and makes you feel even more like you should be in charge of your life.
The Moon in Capricorn Person & Their Mother...
Some way or another, your mother always leaves you feeling vaguely guilty. She may not come right out and say things to make you feel guilty, but they may be subtly woven into her comments. Or in many cases, she just seems to have a very difficult life, and your joys are dimmed in comparison to her hardships. In either case, she controls you with guilt because your Capricorn moon can't help but empathize with any suffering she encounters. You know your mother always has a serious core to her regardless of her outer attitude. She always puts work before play and she never stops planning for the future. She is security oriented and very aware of the how the worst can always happen. You have a driving desire to help her and you always believe she does everything in her power to provide the best for you. On some level, you always feel like she could just make some changes in her life to make things easier for herself but it never happens. She recognizes your ability to act maturely and she often relies on you for practical and emotional support.
The Moon in Aquarius Person & Their Mother...
Your emotional maturity and strength is fully developed from such a young age that your mother's ability to help you grow and support you is almost unnecessary, making your relationship with her a bit distant and detached. You just don't seem to need the coddling that many other people enjoy as children. If anything, you notice that your mother could actually use some. However, you see this intellectually, not emotionally. So, you aren't one to cry with her, hold her closely and have deep emotional conversations. Rather, you simply don't burden her with your problems. You give her space to live her life and time to deal with her issues. It's almost odd when she reprimands you or treats you like a child. There's always a part of you that sees the whole thing as very silly and unnecessary. You know when you have done something you shouldn't have, and her attempts to guide you are nice, but not really helpful. However, it doesn't take very long for her to catch on to your level of maturity and treat you more as equal from a rather young age.
The Moon in Pisces Person & Their Mother...
Its seems that your mother is forever surmounting difficulties. An emotional strength that isn't always obvious pulls her through her life. The sacrifices she makes for you and your family are made out of necessity and she doesn't ask for thanks. However, they do draw her away from you. From a young age, you accept this and you grow up very quickly because of it. With all that she deals with, you know it would be wrong to burden her with too many of your problems. You are strong enough to help yourself with most things and she respects you for it. Yet at times, you can't help but feel like you would like to be more of a helpless child. Even though you are emotionally tough, you sometimes feel like you would like to be able to just rely on her instead of being the strong child she expects you to be. So often she seems to be lost in her own world, which consequently leaves you lost in your own world. You're not always sure she realizes this and so at times it feels like you are bit lost.
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As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces has a maturity and perspective that often feels like a burden. It is often said that Pisces is actually all of the signs put together rather than a real sign in its own right. They feel, experience, notice and process more than any other sign, which can feel overwhelming and make it difficult for them to define themselves. Pisces seem to live in a state of flux, floating somewhere in the in between. The symbol for Pisces is the two fish swimming in opposite directions which describes the unique dilemma of the sign. Pisces is torn between actually living here in the physical world on earth and a constant desire to escape into their imagination or the unconscious world of dreams and feelings, making being a Pisces here on earth difficult. Rules, schedules, deadlines and physical limits are frustrating for Pisces.
Through their vivid imaginations and sensitive feelings, they can truly grasp a glimpse of the beyond, of how it can feel to live without earthly restrictions. Their imagination is an almost physic connection with the collective unconscious that helps them feel on a universal level. They can conceptualize a world without rules and schedules. They yearn for this world like no other sign, which can make their earthly life feel unduly restrictive.
Pisces' Gift...A compassion for the human condition and a seemingly physic ability to sense pain gives Pisces the ability to help people like no other sign. Pisces have the ability to truly empathize, which can bring great peace to people. They have an emotional maturity that is patient, forgiving and caring. Their creative ability is limitless. They can create art with universal appeal because it draws from the collective unconscious of the universe.
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Being ruled by Saturn, the planet of restriction and denial, Capricorn has a tough go of it. They assume that life is difficult and have a hard time focusing on the good things. Focusing on the negative is their normal way of thinking. Unlike most of the other signs who have no problem blaming the world or other people when they fail, Capricorns tend to blame themselves. Their realistic maturity in dealing with the hard facts of life makes it difficult for them to make excuses for themselves. It also makes them very responsible and they know that it would be silly and immature to run away from obligations. Being responsible and taking the blame when things go wrong are heavy burdens. What's more Capricorns are driven to constantly achieve. They are persistent and hard working, which doesn't give them a lot of room for fun and frivolity. Their security conscious nature is another difficulty. It's hard for them to reward themselves after they have made money or achieved because they want to constantly increase their security by saving money and continuing to work hard.
Capricorn's Gift...An ability to remain strong through hard times makes Capricorn a strong sign. This strength gives them confidence and people respect them for it. A real life common sense that can deal with the world in practical ways makes them rocks that other people can always rely on.
A super-sensitive nature makes it difficult for Cancer to go very long without feeling hurt or offended. They tend to take things personally. Then, once they are offended, forgiving is extremely difficult for them. Cancers hold onto to pain for years, and they can still feel it like it was yesterday after years have gone by.
Their excellent memories don't help. They remember everything people do or say if it affected them in any way. Knowing how sensitive they are, they have a cautious, self-protective nature that makes it difficult for them to deal with things directly. They skirt around issues and try to come at things through the back door, which causes things to drag out and makes things more dramatic than they have to be. By not wanting to combat problems directly, they spend more time and effort dealing with things than the other signs. They miss out on opportunities because they are so cautious. Cancers sometimes take too long to make decisions before the opportunities are gone.
Cancer's Gift...Knowing personally how people can hurt other people so easily, Cancer has the ability to be truly kind and sensitive to the needs of other people. They make the best shoulders to cry on and the absolute best people to care for you when you are sick or in need of some motherly love. Their careful nature can bring them success in the world and they rarely make stupid mistakes.
Scorpio's Gift...Once a Scorpio completes their due diligence and accepts you into their circle, they are the most loyal and faithful people in relationships. A Scorpio will never let you down if they are committed to you and you are true to them. Their cautious never nature keeps them from suffering from losses and can make them quite wealthy.
Aries Gift...The most brave and daring of the all of the signs, Aries don't think twice about going after what they want. They inspire people with their courage and determination. It doesn't stop with themselves either. They happily defend those who are innocent and truly in need of their help.
Gemini's Gift...Gemini may actually be the toughest sign of the zodiac. They're quick, smart, and it's almost impossible to hurt their feelings. They can handle a lot of problems at the same time, quickly solving each one without getting carried away by emotion or drowning in self pity.
How can the sign ruled by the most benevolent and lucky planet, Jupiter, be anything but the easiest sign to be? Well, that limitless good luck and free spirited, fun attitude has its flip side. Nothing good comes without bad. For Sagittarius, this bad side is a lack of self control. It isn't the worst of problems. After all, they are the seventh most difficult sign to be, but it can cause a great deal of difficulty. It is very difficulty for them to avoid pleasurable vices, and once they start one, their lack of self control makes it almost impossible for them to stop. Bad eating habits, drinking habits, smoking, the list goes on and on, but what's for sure is that once they start, they won't want to stop. It's a struggle for them and it can lead to physical and emotional pain. Their lack of self control is also seen in their relationships. Often, Sagittariuses don't know where to draw the line when it comes to getting their way. They push and push people until the other person has to push back so hard that the Sagittarius gets offended. Sagittarius' ability to think without boundaries often helps them go beyond others in terms of fun and achievement, but the rest of the world doesn't always agree, which at times, can make being a Sagittarius difficult.
Sagittarius' Gift...This sign knows how to have fun because they are always open to new ideas, adventures and conversations. They strive to always learn new things so they can understand and experience life fully.
Virgos do pretty well in dealing with our earthly existence. They are particular about doing things correctly and taking their time with things, which gives them success in life. They are accepting of life's daily challenges and deal with them efficiently. However, there is an internal struggle constantly going on inside every Virgo.
They know right from wrong, but as a mutable sign, they have a tendency to let things get out of hand. It's hard for them to resist indulgences and pleasures. They know it's wrong and will actually say it out loud. They aren't in denial, but their mutable nature makes it difficult for them to set limits for themselves. When they do abide by limits and use self control, the frustration can drive them into criticizing and micromanaging people who don't. It's a way of venting their own frustration about doing what's right in their lives. This is a balancing act for them, and it can be difficult. If they let themselves free and don't worry about doing the right things and setting limits for themselves, they find it easier to get along with everyone and go about their way. If they restrict themselves, they find it hard not to nit pick other people.
Virgo's Gift...Virgos are truly the most helpful sign. They give honest advice and real, tangible help when people need it.
Leo's Gift...This sign has the ability to be truly genuine and honest in their self-expression. The highest form of this is art.
Libra's Gift...Libras understand the value of relationships and that you should treat other people the way you expect to be treated. They truly understand the dynamic of balance.
Aquarius' Gift...The sign that spends the least amount of time dwelling on the painful, emotional parts of life, Aquarius has the gift of reason.
Taurus Gift...Really?? Isn't just being a Taurus enough of a gift?
Whoever has the most value in a relationship also has the most control and power, and in our most intimate relationships, we discover our real value. For better or worse, it all gets played out in the dark waters on the eighth house. The unspoken knowledge of why our partner needs us and why we need our partner infuses the waters of the eighth house with intense feeling. We don't like to talk about it, but it colors everything. It's an emotional understanding that acts as the basis for the whole relationship and it's never balanced. We always know who needs whom more, so we always know who's more valuable in the relationship. Whether or not the more valuable person uses the control and power their position imbues with maturity and respect determines the course of the relationship.
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No matter how valuable a person is, if they use their value to take advantage of their mate, it will lead to anger, frustration, resentment and possibly violence. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid to directly address this dynamic or talk about it because, at its core, it translates into power, control and value which are distasteful topics in relationships which are supposed to be based only on love. But romantic love belongs to the fifth house and consideration and fairness belong to the seventh house. So we float along in our eighth houses feeling these deeply emotional issues and never really dealing with them because they're just too ugly. But in Scorpio's house, it's only a matter of time. The eighth house represents death and rebirth. The feelings eventually reach a breaking point or an emotional impasse and the death will begin. The dark, underside of the relationship will be exposed. Then it must be confronted.
Those who choose to deny it, either live with feelings in their gut that brood and eat at them because they are living in a never-ending state of dying. Or, they let the death complete itself by bringing everything out into the open. Then emotional arguments and intense confrontations about the reality of the value, power and control issues in the relationships can be worked through and heal the relationship giving it a symbolic rebirth. But if the relationship is over and really dead, Scorpio's eighth-house power is fully released and all hell really breaks loose. This eventually leads to a rebirth for both people, but during the transition, everything is powerfully put out in the open. Your value in the relationship is no longer unspoken. Now it's clearly defined in writing in a divorce agreement. It's argued about, not only between you are your ex, but between attorneys and other family members. The intense feelings in the eighth house are difficult and too often swept to the side, but they never go away. Not dealing with them makes the inevitable death and rebirth cycle more dramatic than it needs to be.
The more intense the feeling, the more an Aquarius will hide it or deny it. Aquarians miss opportunities for intimacy because they just can't break out of their own walls and express their love for people. They go through years of avoiding people because they just can't have the argument that would release their feelings and clear up the situation. Aquarius is a mature sign that has enormous self-control and really doesn't feel as many of the trivial and immature emotions that many of us feel, but they do feel emotions. And when they do, it's often painful because they either feel immature and selfish expressing them or they simply can't release them.
The sign of Aquarius spurs some of the most talented artists and performers, so why is self-expression a battle for Aquarius? Creating art and performing are indirect expressions of the personality and emotion. Performers often go into character and pretend to be someone else. In creating art, a medium is used that serves as a buffer between the Aquarius person and the world.
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Direct self-expression in the form of emotional displays or gut-wrenching, personal conversations are extremely difficult for Aquarians. Aquarians will tell you that these things feel unconformable and they aren't necessary. They will avoid sensitive emotional issues and conversations. But look deeper at your Aquarius mate or friend, and you may discover that they often feel trapped inside themselves. They may be glad they are never the fool in crowd who loses emotional self-control and embarrasses themselves, but they are also jealous of the people who can express emotions properly and enjoy the emotional release and intimacy with other people that they struggle to achieve. Many of them have feelings and emotional thoughts that are eating at them from the inside. It may be feelings of lust or love for another person. It may be anger, or it may be frustration. The next time you are with an Aquarius, remember that every once in a while their claims about not feeling anything just aren't true and they are really suffering inside.
Some of the most creative, intuitive and intriguing people are the mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. They also have the most difficult time coping in our paradoxical world of competition, structure and routines. As mutable signs, they crave variety and spontaneity, but in order to be responsible adults, our world requires us to suppress these desires most of the day. We are taught that we need "remain on track". Few jobs lend themselves to the variety and spontaneity that mutable signs need. Most of us follow basically the same routine everyday and our jobs are rather monotonous. This can be torture for a person with a heavily mutable chart, especially a mutable moon sign. Mutable sign people need lives and jobs that allow them to be on the move and have constant change and flexibility. Otherwise, boredom sets in, frustration builds, job performance falls and often self-defeating behavior begins as a source of escape. Addictions to substances like alcohol or vices like gambling or promiscuous sexual behavior can offer a diversion from the boredom, but it can become a downward spiral. The self-defeating behaviors get them into relationship problems, job problems or health problems and they lack the self control to stop it. They blame themselves and feel weak. Those mutable-sign people who are able to live flexible lives on their own schedules while exerting levels of motivation that suit their changing moods and situations are lucky. Mutable sign people are extremely creative, have unconventional intelligence, and detect nuances in the world that the other modalities miss, but when the world shoves them into a cubicle and a time schedule, they are crushed.
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The house of the unconscious, the metaphysical and the spiritual, the twelfth house is also the doorway to our birth. The prenatal experience in the womb as it leads to our birth is represented by the twelfth house, while the actual birth is represented by the ascendant. The prenatal and birth experiences remain in the unconscious and create the first marks on the canvas of our lives. They linger somewhere in the recesses of our minds creating a tone in our lives. The signs and planets in our twelfth house and on or near the ascendant reveal a great deal about our prenatal experience, the experiences of our mothers during their pregnancy and our birth. These experiences affect us then and throughout our lives. A natal chart packed with planets around the ascendant indicates that the mother's life was filled with activities and issues while pregnant and at our birth. While an empty twelfth house with no planets around the ascendant shows an uneventful pregnancy and mother a who was not bombarded with issues or difficulties.
Taurus, Libra or Venus - A pleasant pregnancy where the mother is calm and relaxed is natural for this placement. The mother may indulge in excessive amounts of food and treat herself to relaxing activities and music. They may be issues regarding money and expenses along with an evaluation about a possible change in values for the family either during the pregnancy or when the child arrives. The prenatal experience is relaxing with the child and the birth may occur late or be induced because the mother does not go into labor on time.
Gemini, Virgo or Mercury - A mother who studies about pregnancy and child rearing is often found with this placement. She takes an intellectual view of the pregnancy and wants to make sure she does everything correctly. She carefully watches her weight gain, eats correctly and educates herself all of the possible problems with the birth. The prenatal experience is pleasant and stimulating. The birth goes as planned.
Cancer or the moon - The pregnancy and birth are highly emotional for the mother. Security issues with the mother's marriage or in the mother's life in general are often found, such as, the stability of the marriage or housing or money. A focus on the home is common, whether it's remodeling or moving. The mother may feel a vague sense of worry over caring for her new child.
Leo or the sun - The mother is proud during pregnancy and the pregnancy is inspiring to her. She feels the pregnancy fulfills her gives her meaning in life. There may be issues related to the heart of either the child or mother or blood pressure issues during the birth. The birth may be slightly early and is celebrated.
Scorpio or Pluto - Power or control struggles during the pregnancy are found with this placement. The unborn child can be the centerpiece of power plays between the mother and father or in-laws. Suspicions may run high during the pregnancy relating to any possible issue at hand. The mother is careful during the pregnancy and does not trust anyone. She is careful to maintain her resources for the coming birth so that she will not be in need when the baby arrives.
Sagittarius or Jupiter - Traveling while pregnant and giving birth in a foreign land or while traveling is common with this placement. Issues of freedom are central in the mother's pregnancy and there may be debate about staying with or separating from the father. Excessive eating is common or anything that the mother attaches to during the pregnancy can be done in excess.
Capricorn or Saturn - A mother who is overwhelmed with responsibilities during pregnancy or working very hard while pregnant. Her resources may be limited, and her life in general may be difficult during this time. The child may seem like a big responsibility. The birth may be difficult, lengthy or go over term. A surgery is often required, such as, a cesarean section birth.
Aquarius or Uranus - Debate over following convention or being different is found with this placement. This could be regarding the rules followed during pregnancy, the style of birth or the rules followed in the relationship between the mother and father. Sudden events, such as, separation of the parents, marriage of the parents or suddenly going into labor are common with this placement.
Pisces or Neptune - An unsure or confused feeling during pregnancy and birth is common with this placement. The mother may feel confused or unsure about motherhood or having another child. There may simply be unsettled issues in the mother's life that create a foggy cloud around the pregnancy and birth. The mother may feel like she is on shaky ground in her life and is unsure of how the new baby will fall into place. She may also feel slightly detached from the pregnancy.
They make excellent marketing or sales people. They can grab a person's attention, earn their interest and then influence them into dating them, being their friend, or buying a product from their company.
Many seventh-house people are perpetual daters or marry several times. They find it difficult to settle down with one person because they enjoy the hunt more than the conquest. They have a constant need to attract new people. This is also seen in friendships. These are the seventh-house people who never have a free moment in their social calendars because they have attracted so many friends throughout their lives. In business, you see these seventh-house people, not only in marketing or sales, but as negotiators or managers. They can win others over with their charm and influence them into following their lead in business.
If the moon is found in the eighth house of a natal chart, the person is gifted in the art of relationships. These people can read others and pick up on their feelings. It is an area of interest for them. They may be interested in psychology, astrology or any field that probes the psyche. Eighth-house moon people not only want to find out what makes people tick, they are able to sense it.
Even if they are not emotional people, the act of relating to people is deeply emotional for them. Those with eighth-house moons are in tune with the vibes that people emit. It isn't a choice they make. It just happens, and it can be
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But no matter how careful, eighth-house moon people are typically never without a partner. The eighth house is about the deepest part of relating to others and the moon is about our inner-most emotions and security needs. So an eighth-house moon's emotions and security needs are dependent on the relating to others on a deep level. They crave intimacy, and because they value it so much, they are generous in intimate relationships. The understanding of the give and take in relationships is deep-seated and they often make great sacrifices for their loved ones. The moon is caring and wants to give.
However, the moon also wants to be cared for, so they do expect care to be given back to them in return. This isn't an air sign kind of exchange though. It is deeply emotional rather than intellectual. The moon here doesn't keep score, it feels. If the feelings are right, the moon is happy.
The hard-working, responsible Capricorn who is always looking out for their family has a powerfully rebellious nature. It may be that the stress of all of that responsibility becomes too much at times and they need to break free and rebel. Or, it may be that they are so responsible that they just can't stand to have anyone tell them what to do. They know exactly what needs to be done and how to do it. Capricorns don't need anyone telling them. It's probably a little of both. Capricorns have big egos and strong personalities. Combine this with the fact that they are extremely responsible and you get a person who is really likely to tell you to f**k off if you try to push them around. Yes, Capricorns curse often and can be crude with their expressions and stories. They speak from their gut and say what they mean. You won't get any sugar-coated messages delivered in a sweet voice from a Capricorn.
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Control is a sixth house theme, but because it is their moon found here, these people are also looking for emotional comfort from their sixth house. Food can definitely satisfy this need. I have seen this need run the full gamut from people who study nutrition and eat only foods that they have learned to be the absolute best, to people who couldn't care less about nutrition, but they will only eat food that tastes delicious. Delicious, unhealthy food does a great job of satisfying their moon. But healthy food can also satisfy their moon's need for emotional comfort by giving them the secure feeling of having cared for their bodies. Healthy or unhealthy, as long as they can eat what they want, the way they want to eat it, they are satisfied.
No one does any work except them! They have had to work so hard all of their lives!
There are many more of these typical Capricorn complaints about work. Do they really work harder than the rest of us, or do they just complain about it more? We really can't be sure, but we do know that they talk about it too much! The worst offender is probably the Capricorn moon. The suns and risings do it too, but the moons are the worst. The moon represents your inner feelings and drives. As a Capricorn moon, your feelings are ruled by the task master of the zodiac, Saturn. So you are at least going to feel like you work harder than anyone else. The pressure is real. The pressure to succeed, to achieve and to accomplish your daily tasks in going to weigh on you minute by minute. A good way to vent the pressure is to talk about it.
All Capricorns are acutely aware of what work needs to be done. Beware if you are responsible for any of that work. They will not let you forget it. If you don't do it, they will cover your ass and make sure it gets done, but they will remind about how you didn't do your part for the next month, at least! They will also resent you. They really can't stand people who don't pull their weight because they just can't help themselves from always pulling theirs.
This intense sense of responsibility for work often leads to depression in Capricorns, again, especially the Capricorn moons. They have to be responsible about work, but they honestly don't want to be. They would love to run free and not care about any of it. But, because they can't bring themselves to do this, they resent those who can. The resentment can drive them away from people and leave them alone and depressed just thinking about all of the work they have to do and how no one else cares. It's a sad scenario.
Luckily, many Capricorns manage to have a sense of humor about it. Because Capricorns eventually realize that real complaining just drives people away, they learn to put a humorously, dry and sarcastic spin on their complaints as they mow through their day. This is great self-therapy for them and helps to keep them sane. So the next time you're around a Capricorn and hear them complain about working too much, even if it's funny, remember that they really do mean it. Offer to give them a hand, and don't worry. They're so responsible that nine times out of ten, they won't even take your help. But they will definitely appreciate the offer.
A person who has Mercury on the ascendant is like a machine you can't turn off. They will talk incessantly. They are obsessed with expressing themselves. Mercury on the ascendant, especially if it is on the twelfth house side, will cause a person to talk about anything that enters their mind. It seems like a constant flow of thoughts that just pour out of their mouths. I'm sure they do have some sort of filter. They can't possibly say everything that crosses their minds, but for the listener, it certainly seems like they do. These people speak as though they are their own audience. What the listener thinks is less important than their need to put their thoughts into words. At their worst, they actually talk to themselves, at their best, they phrase things as though they don't even know the listener. They will refer to people in the same room using the third person. It's as though the power of speech overcomes them and they forget that they are speaking for the listener rather than themselves. Because they are voicing virtually every though they have, they also you the word "I" quite often. This makes sense right? If you are verbally expressing most of the your thoughts and feelings, the word "I" would have to be used a lot. This is the power of the actual planet of Mercury on the ascendant as opposed to simply having Gemini rising.
A planet on the ascendant is more expressive and the rising sign is more receptive. Gemini rising has a different effect. Gemini rising doesn't feel the need to express so much of themselves verbally. Yes, they can be talkers, but they have more restraint. They don't say everything they think. Gemini rising shows itself more by processing what it encounters in the world rather than verbally expressing everything it thinks to the world. Gemini rising looks at the world and wants to analyze and pick things apart. They want to move from thing to thing and they have a low threshold for boredom. Gemini rising figures things out and is critical of what it encounters. Problems are solved by looking at facts and finding concrete answers.
In the end, planets are just more powerful than signs. Mercury on the ascendant is more powerful of an influence than Gemini rising. So, the need for verbal expression may be more obvious.
Also consider that if you have Mercury on the ascendant, you also have a rising sign there with it. So there is always a combined effect of Mercury on the ascendant with whatever rising sign you have. Some rising signs, like Pisces or Sagittarius can really give Mercury a boost. Whereas, with a sign like Capricorn rising, it will be squashed a bit. On the other hand, you can have Gemini rising without any planet contaminating it on the ascendant. This makes a difference because Mercury on the ascendant is never pure like Gemini rising can be. It is always combined with a rising sign. So even though Mercury on the ascendant is more powerful than Gemini rising, you always have to factor in the rising sign with it.
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