Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know his inner core, for Artie Shaw only trusts and opens himself to a select few. Allowing himself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for Shaw.
Artie has intense, passionate loves and hates and is a jealously loyal and protective friend - or a fearsome foe. Artie Shaw has a nasty habit of holding onto past hurts, resentments and guilt - and to keep such feelings to himself. It is important for Artie Shaw to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express his feelings openly and directly, rather than hiding or repressing them.
He is not content with superficial appearances and is always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden motives. Artie Shaw has a great deal of emotional depth.
Artie Shaw often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and he is uncomfortable changing it. Even when Shaw thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intuitions, and feelings influence his thoughts a great deal. Artie is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with him as well. Artie Shaw has good psychological insight into others.
His emotional attitudes and instincts tend to be quite liberal. Artie Shaw does not want to be caged or dictated to, and he feels everyone is entitled to do as they please in their personal and emotional affairs. Shaw tends to surround himself with people who are unusual, creative, open-minded, unpredictable, restless, and changeable, and his relationships, with women in particular, may be somewhat unstable as a result. However, Artie Shaw enjoys an element of surprise and unpredictability.
Powerful and complex emotions stir Artie Shaw, and his emotional life and closest personal relationships are apt to be tumultuous until Artie does some deep soul searching. Buried feelings and memories that he does not want to deal with may surface at unexpected times. Holding in fears, secrets, or "taboo" thoughts and feelings can only serve to intensify them, and Artie Shaw needs to share them with someone who is sympathetic, trustworthy, and fairly objective. Ridding himself of emotional compulsions and deeply embedded patterns that do not serve him can be tremendously liberating, if Artie Shaw is willing to do the necessary inner house cleaning.
His love feelings and desires are easily aroused but he may find it difficult to sustain his romantic interest in relationships after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". Artie Shaw enjoys a dynamic partner with a strong independent streak, and he does not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. Artie wants to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if it means instigating a fight.
Artie Shaw craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Artie loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from his partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Shaw.
He is intensely amorous and attractive to the opposite sex, and is not inclined to friendly platonic relationships. There is a great deal of tension in his love relationships - often because Artie Shaw puts his desires ahead of his partner's, and is impatient to have his love needs satisfied. The whole arena of love relationships, romance and sex is endlessly fascinating to Artie Shaw and he is not happy without a love partner. Shaw can "burn himself out" by pouring so much of his energy into romance.
Artie Shaw has a very romantic, idealistic vision of love relationships and may be disillusioned to discover that no real, flesh-and-blood human being ever quite lives up to his dream image of the "perfect love". Though Artie frequently fantasizes about love and romance - he may avoid becoming intimately involved with anyone or making definite commitments. When it comes to love, Shaw can be evasive and dishonest with himself and others. Some of Shaw's love yearnings may be expressed through art, music or an involvement with mysticism.
He makes a good impression on others and tends to attract people who want to take care of him, which could cause Artie Shaw to become too dependent on others. Partnership is important to Shaw, and he is inclined to change his ways just for the sake of love relationships.
His erotic nature is strong and Artie Shaw is likely to have a lot of romantic relationships. Very unconventional, he may have many unorthodox contacts. Artie has much zest for life, likes his freedom and finds it difficult to settle down.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Scorpio
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Sextile Uranus
Moon Quincunx Pluto
Venus in Aries
Venus in 8th house
Venus Square Mars
Venus Square Neptune
Venus Opposition Moon/Asc.
Venus Conjunct Mars/Uranus