Open and generous, Melissa Etheridge enjoys a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and she thrives on sociability and fellowship. She is adventurous, playful, freedom loving, and always ready for a good time. Etheridge rarely allows obstacles or difficulties to keep her down, for no matter how bleak the past or present, Melissa always expects a better, brighter future. In fact, she is uncomfortable with her own or other people's problems and emotional pain. Melissa Etheridge often tries to "cheer up" or offer philosophical advice to those who are hurting, but she unwittingly avoids or ignores the emotions involved.
Friendship means a great deal to Etheridge, perhaps even more than love relationships or romance. For Melissa Etheridge to be happy, her mate must be her best friend and encourage Melissa's aspirations and ideals. Melissa Etheridge also needs a great deal of emotional freedom and mobility.
Melissa Etheridge often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because she has always done it a certain way and she is uncomfortable changing it. Even when Etheridge thinks she is being rational, her prejudices, intuitions, and feelings influence her thoughts a great deal. Melissa is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with her as well. Melissa Etheridge has good psychological insight into others.
She is dedicated to the people she cares about and conscientious about meeting her responsibilities, especially to family. Family solidarity and cohesiveness are very important to Melissa Etheridge and so, therefore, are the traditions, rituals, and memories that keep the bonds strong.
Melissa Etheridge is apt to do more than her fair share in the family, to go the extra mile, but for the most part this is satisfying rather than burdensome to her.
Melissa has intense desires and feelings and her personal relationships are deeply emotional, passionate and often stormy and painful as well. Melissa Etheridge has powerful magnetic relationships with those she cares about, and she could become emotionally obsessed by another person. Her feelings can become so urgent and compelling that she behaves irrationally. Melissa Etheridge undergoes periodic emotional upheavals and purging when she must break all ties with the past and begin anew.
Her love feelings and desires are easily aroused but she may find it difficult to sustain her romantic interest in relationships after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". Melissa Etheridge enjoys a dynamic partner with a strong independent streak, and she does not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. Melissa wants to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if it means instigating a fight.
Melissa Etheridge craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Melissa loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from her partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Etheridge.
She is open and progressive in her attitude towards love relationships and romance, and spontaneous and free in the way she expresses her love. Melissa Etheridge is always willing to experiment and try anything new that her partner suggests, and she enjoys being surprised. A relationship in which both Melissa and her partner have a good deal of freedom and independence will hold Etheridge's interest much more than a safe, predictable one.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Sextile Saturn
Moon Square Pluto
Venus in Aries
Venus in 8th house
Venus Trine Uranus