Janis Joplin responds very strongly to the emotional tone and atmosphere around her, and can be dominated by her fluctuating and unpredictable moods. Joplin often appears irrational to others because she cannot always explain the reason or source of her feelings. Anyone who lives with Janis Joplin must accept her ups and downs and appreciate Janis' need for times of withdrawal.
Janis Joplin is also very sympathetic and understands the unspoken feelings and needs of others. Janis Joplin takes slights and rebuffs very personally and though she may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, she never forgets it.
She is emotionally expressive and often dramatizes her feelings, acting them out or blowing them out of proportion. Janis Joplin cannot hide her instinctive emotional reactions to people or situations, and she does not make any pretenses about her personal sympathies or antipathies.
Janis Joplin has a childlike openness and playfulness which is very appealing to others, but which sometimes gets her into trouble, as Janis takes risks on impulse or whim.
Her thinking is dictated by her feelings and Joplin may rely on her intuitions and impressions rather than practical means. Her advice may often be sought and heeded, because Janis Joplin seems to know and understand what motivates others.
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. Janis Joplin values friendship very highly and in fact, she is more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Janis desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with her love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to her. The traditional "husband" and "wife" roles do not appeal to Joplin, and she abhors jealousy and possessiveness since she feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Janis Joplin appreciates relationships in which her love partner allows her plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
Janis Joplin often hides her affection, or finds her feelings difficult to express or get across to the person she loves. Being openly affectionate and trusting often does not seem safe to Janis. She may feel her love will not be appreciated or reciprocated. Janis Joplin may get involved in secret love relationships or fall in love with a person who is quite unavailable to her. Love and sacrifice often seem to go hand in hand for Janis Joplin - having to give something up to be with the one she loves, or having to relinquish some person or some aspect of an important love relationship.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Cancer
Moon in 5th house
Moon Opposition Mercury/MC
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 12th house