She is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others her feelings. Though she may love and care for someone a great deal, Helen Taft rarely expresses her feelings openly and freely. Very often Helen Herron Taft's love for someone is expressed by her wish to help her, do something tangible to benefit her or serve her in some way.
It is also difficult for her to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for she often feels that she does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Helen Herron Taft may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than she feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Helen difficult to live with. Helen Taft needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with herself.
Helen Taft has a sympathetic nature and instinctively reaches out to people in need of help. Helen Herron Taft also has a deeply ingrained tendency to want to improve or "fix" other people's lives, which can be annoying to the person who has no desire to be changed or "helped" in this way. For Helen, affection and caring must be expressed in tangible acts or service of some kind.
Helen Taft takes offense rather quickly and her instincts are to fight, defend or act first, and ask questions later. She has a tendency for impatience, irritability and outbursts of temper, especially in response to minor frustrations. When she is not actively involved, she is not comfortable. Helen Taft actually prefers a rather rambunctious, feisty, competitive atmosphere to a peaceful one.
Although Helen Taft was portrayed above as being assertive and combative, she also has a diametrically opposed tendency - namely the urge to escape all contention and ugliness. This may mellow Helen's fiery reactions somewhat, or she may seesaw between the two. Her softer side is described in the following paragraphs.
Emotionally she is very sensitive, dreamy, gentle and easily influenced. If she is with harmonious people and in congenial surroundings, Helen Taft flourishes, but negative people or dissonant energies very quickly bring her down. Her emotional boundaries tend to be very loose and permeable. Helen Taft feels what others feel, and physically she is very open and impressionable. Standing up for herself, saying no when she wants to, as well as recognizing and respecting others' limitations and boundaries are important lessons for Helen Taft to learn. Helen Taft should beware of a tendency for martyrdom out of pity for others' problems.
Emotionally excitable, Helen Herron Taft tends to act impulsively and make rash decisions without thinking of the consequences. Others may see Helen as an eccentric, somewhat selfish and unpredictable. Helen Taft seems to attract sudden upsetting experiences.
Helen Taft seems to have a quick temper, is somewhat irritable and tends to get upset easily. Helen Taft may also have frequent changes of mood; in fact, her feelings could change from one minute to the next. She also tends to act without sufficient deliberation.
In love relationships, Helen Taft seeks companionship and friendship with someone who is fun loving, playful and open to adventure and new experiences. She enjoys traveling together, meeting new people and making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant location appeals to Helen, and she is also attracted to foreigners or people with diametrically different backgrounds than her own. Helen Taft supports her partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo. She also very much wants a partner who will encourage her own aspirations and dreams. It is very important to Helen that she have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with her love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical aspect. Helen Taft is not especially sentimental and her love partner may feel that she is too casual and not serious or romantic enough.
Helen Taft craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Helen loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from her partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Helen Herron Taft.
She is serious and finds it difficult to enjoy herself in a lighthearted, open and playful way with others. Helen Taft rarely does something purely for pleasure, and can be very close-fisted and parsimonious. Perhaps due to painful separations in her early life, Helen is very cautious about becoming involved in close relationships and sharing her feelings. Though Helen Herron Taft 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. Helen Taft needs to learn to love and value herself before she finds happiness in love.
When it comes to love relationships, Helen Herron Taft is likely to feel pulled in several directions at once. In addition to her desire for depth and security in her relationships, Helen Taft has an impulsive side and a need for a lot of variety and excitement, as discussed in the following paragraphs. These urges do not have to conflict, but they certainly can, especially if Helen acts on her spontaneous impulses without much consideration for their long-term effects on her personal life.
Helen Taft is not a traditionalist where love and relationships are concerned, and she often feels that formal commitments and conventional relationships are too binding and restricting. Thus, Helen is not very comfortable with forming lasting attachments or letting other people depend on her. She may be attracted to wild, unreliable, highly creative and/or unstable people who do not offer her any security. Even if Helen Taft professes to want something steady and solid, she is very reluctant to give up her freedom and autonomy for its sake. At best, she is suited to serial monogamy or relationships that leave Helen Herron Taft a lot of breathing space.
She is rich in feelings and has the ability to express them well. Helen Taft has a knack for making others feel good and is likely to enjoy a harmonious sex-life. Helen also has a strong need to create and may have a flair for designing fashionable clothes.
Her attitude could be a bit too optimistic, especially in regards to love relationships. Helen Taft loves to day-dream and may have many romantic and erotic imaginations that never materialize. She may have a flair for writing beautiful love poems.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 6th house
Moon Opposition Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Neptune
Moon Opposition Neptune
Moon Opposition Sun/Uranus
Moon Opposition Uranus/MC
Venus in Sagittarius
Venus in 8th house
Venus Square Saturn
Venus aspects Saturn and Uranus
Venus Opposition Uranus
Venus Opposition Mars/Jupiter
Venus Opposition Jupiter/Neptune