Aretha Franklin responds very much to the emotional tone and atmosphere around her, and can be dominated by her fluctuating and unpredictable moods. Franklin often appears irrational to others because she cannot always explain the reason or source of her feelings. Anyone who lives with Aretha Franklin must accept her ups and downs and appreciate Aretha's need for times of withdrawal.
Aretha Franklin is also very sympathetic and understands the unspoken feelings and needs of others. Aretha Franklin takes slights and rebuffs very personally and though she may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, she never forgets it.
Though she wants close relationships very much, Aretha Franklin often closes herself off and does not really trust others who may wish to get to know her. Franklin is very wholehearted in her feelings and responses to people, and she wants all or nothing from the people she cares for.
There is a side to Aretha Franklin which loves comfort and the easy life, and unless other factors in her chart indicate strong drive and ambition, Franklin can be lazy and overly permissive with herself. She enjoys being taken care of and pampered, and self-indulgence is always a temptation for Franklin. If Aretha's parents made the unfortunate mistake of indulging her too much as a child, this may be a very hard habit to break. Aretha Franklin can be so soft and affectionate that it is hard to say no to her. Eating too many sweets is a vice Aretha is particularly prone to.
Her emotional excitability is very strong and Franklin tends to be high-strung and impatient. Aretha Franklin knows what she wants to accomplish, she forges ahead and brooks no interference. Domineering and forceful, it is not easy for Aretha Franklin to back down gracefully when she is confronted.
She is open and unconventional in her attitude towards love relationships, romance, and sex. She enjoys socializing, bringing people together, and having many friends of both sexes. Aretha Franklin values friendship very highly and is, in fact, more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Aretha desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with her love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to her. The roles of "husband" and "wife" in the traditional sense do not appeal to Franklin, and she abhors jealousy and possessiveness since she feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Aretha Franklin appreciates relationships where her love partner allows her plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
Beautiful, elegant, and harmonious surroundings are very important to Aretha Franklin, and she has an innate sense of style, design, and form. Socially, also, good form and politeness are important to Franklin and she instinctively avoids crudeness and dissonance.
She enjoys talking about love, relationships, art and the beautiful side of life. Aretha Franklin appreciates artistic people.
She is serious and finds it difficult to enjoy herself in a lighthearted, open and playful way with others. Aretha Franklin rarely does something purely for pleasure, and can be very close-fisted and parsimonious. Perhaps due to painful separations in her early life, Aretha is very cautious about becoming involved in close relationships and sharing her feelings. Though Franklin craves love and affection, intimacy is difficult for her. She may become romantically involved with people who do not value her or treat her well. Aretha Franklin needs to learn to love and value herself before she will find happiness in love.
Her association with those around she may have a depressing influence on Aretha Franklin causing her to shy away from relationships of any kind. Finding it difficult to express herself emotionally, she is quite likely to become a loner.
It is easy for Aretha Franklin to show others the love she feels for them and she talks freely to them about her feelings. Aretha likes nice surroundings and wants to beautify her environment as quickly as possible, once she has come up with an idea to do so.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Cancer
Moon in 8th house
Moon Quincunx Venus
Moon Conjunct Mars/MC
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 3rd house
Venus Square Saturn
Venus Opposition Saturn/Asc.
Venus Opposition Uranus/Asc.