Star Sign Personalities and their Influence in Relationships
Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker. You can read here a little about the psychologist Carl Jung’s ideas about the Star Signs psychology, sexuality and personality traits. Further down the page are the basics about each Star Sign and in particular their ability to love and form relationships. You can also click through to in-depth info about each sign.
Carl Jung and the Psychology of the Zodiac Signs
“Astrology, like the collective unconscious with which psychology is concerned, consists of symbolic configurations; the ‘planets’ are the gods, symbols of the power of the unconscious.”
C. G. Jung, Letters 1951-1961, p.24
The psychologist Carl Jung made use of Astrology in his practice of psychotherapy. If he had come to an impasse with a difficult patient he would have the birth chart of the person drawn up and would interpret it from a psychological standpoint. Jung was particularly interested in the light the horoscope can cast on complications in the character. He believed that the horoscope could help to overcome difficulties by giving a different viewpoint to the problems being addressed and may lead to a diagnosis.
Jung was most interested in the seasonal and planetary influences than the Sun sign. He once said: “We are born at a given moment in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else.”
Jung’s interest in astrology continues to be an embarrassment to many psychotherapists and may have caused his break with Sigmund Freud. Nonetheless Jung did a great deal of research into astrology and devised a number of statistical tests for a possible acausal link between psychic states and real events. His investigations eventually led to the development of his important theory of synchronicity.
Signs, Stories, Experiments and Symbols:
In order for to accurately plot a horoscope, you need an Ephemeris and a Table of Houses. In the early 1950’s mathematicians at NASA and the Astrological Association of Great Britain were all working on a simple way to work out a table that would give the position of the moon from the year 1800 to the year 2000 in three simple steps. One of the astrologers involved was Hugh MacCraig. One evening as he lay down to sleep MacCraig ‘prayed on it’ and at 3.00 A.M. he awoke to discover that he had dreamed of the solution. The resulting mathematical table was published in 1952 in his book the Ephemeris of the Moon and has become the model for the Ephemeris used by modern astrologers today.
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How your Synastry Horoscope influences your love life
The Star Sign or Sun Sign represents the Sign of the Zodiac that the Sun was in at the time of your birth. The Sun rules will power and the individuality. It is the core of your potential and sets the direction you want to take in life. One of the most important influences in relationships are the elements that influence a sign. You are more likely to be compatible if your natal planets are located in compatible elements which are fire with air, earth with water.
These are as follows:
- Fire signs are impulsive and bring loving enthusiasm to their relationships.
- Earth signs are stable people and bring security to the relationship.
- Air signs are of the mind and create a meaningful and intellectual level to love.
- Water signs are highly emotional and will flood the relationship with energy.
You may also need to know how many of your planets are in Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable signs. These will help determine how a person may behave in a relationship.
- Cardinal signs are anxious and like to innovate.
- Fixed signs can be stubborn within a relationship.
- Mutable signs are flexible and adaptable and know how to compromise.
Basic Love Astrology:
March 21 into April 20
Aries must learn to trust. They know that love is innocence.
Aries are romantic and highly expressive with their love but nonetheless try not to let their emotions rule their head. They can be possessive and prone to jealousy.
Family is important to them but despite this they can have marriage difficulties because they fail to persevere through the hard times. They can also be a little over dominant in a relationship. Two Arians together in a relationship can see a clash of egos. They are idealists in matters of love but must learn to work through love problems when they happen
April 20th into May 21st
Taurus must learn to forgive. They know that love is patience.
Romantic Taurus is ruled by Venus the goddess of love and is associated with the Earth element. You are very hard working and will work on a relationship if it falters..
As one of the most artistic of signs of the zodiac you like to express your feelings and love expensive evenings out – only the best will do. Taurus prefers to be the dominant partner in a relationship – you are naturally confident and will instill confidence in your partner. You like to get things right so may be slow to commit to a serious relationship.
The Taurus man can be generous and enjoys a fatherly role. Taurus woman makes a true friend, a perfect wife, and ideal mother.
May 21st into June 21st
Gemini must learn that love is feeling. They know that love is awareness.
Gemini’s love to have fun and also love their freedom so can be a difficult bird to catch.
They love life and love to experience everything life has to offer. Often they fall in love with their best friends because they share the same interests and are naturally compatible. Snag is with Gemini is that they can be fickle and tend not to stick with a relationship when the going gets tough. Their multiple personality makes it hard for them to settle in a relationship if they think it at all monotonous.
Gemini men can talk themselves into love at great speed and out again just as quickly! They can be charming and captivating but also unreliable and disloyal! Same to with Gemini women although they are a little less restless and can tend more to fall into a traditional role.
June 21st into July 22nd
Cancer must learn that love is freedom. They know that love is devotion.
Cancer people are just so sensitive. They value value emotions above all else so be prepared for a passionate time and sometimes a bumpy track too. Emotional support is mandatory and like a crab they will reveal that they are strong from the outside but soft within.
They are also very homely and are looking for a partner who will have family values at their heart. They will expect you to spend time with friends and family.
Cancerians are also really easily hurt and even a passing remark can be taken to heart and blow into a huge issue. If you want to get along with this zodiac sign then tread with care – they are dynamite!
Cancer men like to have a close relationship with their mother even when they are adults. He may see you as a mother figure. Cancer women are gentle and enjoy the home and absolutely love bringing up children.
July 22nd into August 23rd
Leo must learn that love is humble. They know that love can be ecstatic.
Leo’s are a big egotistical and love attention. They love to surround themselves with admirers and thrive on the attention it gives them. So if you want to capture their heart make sure you heap them with praise – clapping and laughing at their jokes will get you everywhere!
The like to take control of everything – including who is to be the boss in a relationship. In return you will get their love and trust. They are passionate about love and have great respect and feeling towards their partner. You will feel great in their company – so long as you don’t mind occasionally pampering them as well.
Leo women are self-assured and love to lead a life of luxury. They can be impractical and prefer a diamond ring to a dish washer. Leo men have a lot of sex appeal but can be a bit domineering. At their worst they can be bullies at their best a splendid and protective leader.
August 23rd into September 23rd
Virgo must learn that love is fulfillment. They know that love is pure.
Virgos are very independent people. They love to do things in their own way and relationships are no exception.
At times they may seem to be cold and emotionless but underneath that cool exterior beats a loving heart. One thing you can be sure of: they will love and respect you and will take special care of your needs.
Virgo are very astute and will always be observing things about you and learning your ways. They will know you like nobody else can. In sometimes they appear shy, preferring not to be in the spot light. But they will certainly allow you to shine.
Some say that Virgo men are like computers with their attention to detail and infuriating neatness. Everything needs to be everything in order for them to be happy. Even their sex lives can be a little mechanical – more technique than passion. Virgo women like honesty and will feel offended if you flatter them.
Both sexes can be very supportive so long as you main the high standards they expect.
September 23rd into October 23rd
Libra must learn that love is harmony. They know that love is beauty.
Libra’s can sometimes be excitable people in social settings but like to maintain balance in their private love life. They enjoy attention and flattery and want to revel in love and romance.
Gifts, treats, days out and of course surprises are all things that will woo the Libran heart. They give freely and hope that their partner will also give of themselves too. Libra is diplomatic and will sometimes go to extraordinary lengths to maintain peace. Most will walk away from an argument. But they can also be the complete opposite and swing like the scales with their feelings. Their peace and balance swings into a nature that is stubborn, hot headed and temperamental.
Libran men can appear to be effeminate but he is also sociable, courteous and cultured. Women are often attracted to the Libran man as he appears to have a gentle and sensitive disposition.
Libra is the most feminine of the star signs. Libran women are exceptionally feminine and love to display charm and gentleness. They enjoy the home and the company of their children.
October 23rd into November 22nd
Scorpio must learn that love is surrender. They know that love is passion.
Scorpio tell it as it is. They are straightforward people and they will quickly get to know what makes you tick. You cannot fool a scorpio as they have an inborn instinct to know what motivates people. They understand everyone… except themselves.
Relationships with Scorpios can be very intense and have a powerful sexual aspect. They are naturally intense people so once you are drawn into their inner world you too will be fired by their deep feeling. Their emotions are a private affair and not something to display in public.
When they are committed to a relationship they will make it their life’s work but if they walk away you will never see them again. .
Scorpio men are intensely conscious of their self-integrity and may exhibit a sense of personal pride. He can be both aggressive and erotic. It takes him a long time to decide if he loves someone.
The Scorpio woman is much the same as the man but she is generally a little less aggressive. The Scorpio woman has a mysterious sex-appeal. She is tenacious in love, and is driven by an urge for sexual power.
November 22nd into December 21st
Sagittarius must learn that love is loyalty. They know that love is honesty.
Sagittarius are honest and straight forward. They are sincere in their relationships and can be frank and cheerful. They like to be sociable and endeavour to keep people comfortable in their company.
Sagittarius are loyal their relationships and occasionally can become a little vulnerable by being over sincere. They do however like their independence. A relationship with them can see swings of agony and ecstasy and be filled with many good and bad moments.
The Sagittarius man has an outspoken and generous attitude to life. He is lovable by can sometimes resist love for fear of losing his freedom.
The Sagittarius woman is also a paradox: She makes a good mother but hates being a housewife.
December 21st into January 20th
Capricorn must learn that love is unselfish. They know that love is wisdom.
Capricorn’s are not conventionally romantic but have their own way to impress the opposite sex. They look for longevity and stability in their relationships and are not happy with flings and affairs. They command respect from their partner.
Feelings are expressed with certainty and quietly rather than through grandiose romantic gestures. They do not demand too much from their partner or expect all the attention. They do however appreciate being recognised for the good they do.
Capricorn men are traditionalists and can appear to have a rigid attitude to relationships. They command respect.
The Capricorn woman likes to be in control within a relationship and within the family. She is loyal and astute and affectionate to her husband and children
January 20th into February 19th
Aquarius must learn that love is Oneness. They know that love is tolerance.
Aquarius are eccentric and fun to be with. They love their freedom and do not like to be suffocated with affection. They cherish their independence and freedom. You cannot get an Aquarius to do something against their will.
Expect a fun time with an Aquarius – they love to socialise and will always have you laughing. They may have huge circle of friends.
The Aquarius man is free of vanity yet intensely conscious of his dignity as a human being. He likes to see his partner as an equal..
Aquarius women also believe in sexual equality and have an adventurous approach to life. They are best with partners who share their values and beliefs.
February 19th into March 20th
Pisces must learn that love is all. They know that love is compassion.
Pisces are imaginative people and love to include fantasy in their romantic world. They can often have a spiritual disposition and appreciate the celestial aspect of love and romance. They believe in soul mates..
As one of the zodiacs most sensitive signs they can become very emotional in their relationships and can be passionate lovers. They will remain calm should there be a fall out or domestic argument. They love to be pampered.
The Pisces man is comfortable with his sensitive feminine side and will often be the strong but sensitive type of person that many women admire. He is often an artist or has a creative side.
The Pisces woman is loving, tender, submissive and anxious to please.
References and Works Cited
- Linda Goodman’s Love Signs by Linda Goodman
- The Secret Language of Birthdays: Profiles for Each Day of the Year – Gary Goldschneider
- Sun & Moon Signs: An Indispensable Illustrated Guide to Astrological Characteristics – Julia Parker
- Synastry Astrology is the branch of Astrology that studies love compatibility, marriage, sexuality and relationships between people. A Synastry Horoscope makes a comparison between the horoscopes of two or more people to highlight their potential compatibility or marriage prospects.
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