She is not easily moved by emotional displays and can be curiously detached from her own emotions and those of others. It is almost as if she could turn her feelings on and off at will; Iris should be careful not to leave the switch "off" too often, for she could easily become too impersonal. Family relationships and attachments are not as important to her as they are to most people and Murdoch often considers her friends closer to her than her blood relatives. Certainly, Murdoch's sympathy and concern extends much beyond her immediate family. In her personal relationships, Iris Murdoch insists upon a certain amount of independence and the freedom to pursue friendships with as many people, of both sexes, as she chooses. Iris does not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.
Iris Murdoch feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and she has little taste for convention and tradition.
Iris Murdoch has a sympathetic nature and instinctively reaches out to people in need of help. Murdoch 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 Iris, affection and caring must be expressed in tangible acts or service of some kind.
Iris Murdoch has a good-natured disposition and an affectionate and cordial manner. Charming, optimistic and outgoing, she is warm and friendly to everyone she meets. Murdoch is at peace with the world and want to share her feelings with her friends and acquaintances.
Iris Murdoch tends to be a bit pessimistic and is inclined to feel emotional depressed a lot. Iris may feel like withdrawing from everything, but should try to listen to others' point of view in order to balance her overly pessimistic views.
She is quietly devoted and faithful to her loved ones and often becomes subservient to her love partner. Iris Murdoch is more comfortable showing her love by doing or making something for her loved one, or simply being there for her, rather than by making any romantic, soul-stirring declarations. She is timid about expressing too much sentiment or emotion. Iris Murdoch also underestimates her attractiveness and lovability and doubts her own worthiness of love and appreciation.
Murdoch is very much aware of her personal appearance, attractiveness, and charm, and she can be rather narcissistic. On the other hand, Iris Murdoch is concerned with getting along with others and she has a pleasing, agreeable manner that people find quite appealing. Iris uses tact or charm to get what she wants rather than intense effort or force. Her desire for love and affection colors everything Iris Murdoch does.
Iris Murdoch has a great rapport with the opposite sex, and love relationships, romance, and passion are absolutely vital to her well-being. It is rare for Iris to go very long without an intimate companion. The physical component of relationships is also very important to Murdoch. Artistic creations and projects are another way for Iris Murdoch to channel her passion.
Her romantic relationships tend to be deep, intense, passionate, and highly emotional. It is "all or nothing" with her. Oftentimes Iris Murdoch is irresistibly attracted to someone and feels that she has very little choice or control over her powerful feelings.
She may well be highly magnetic and sexually attractive herself. Iris Murdoch should beware of using this power to manipulate people, for she could gain the reputation of being a "user".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Aquarius
Moon in 6th house
Moon Opposition Venus/Jupiter
Moon Opposition Saturn/Neptune
Venus in Virgo
Venus in 1st house
Venus Sextile Mars
Venus Sextile Pluto