Even-tempered and peace loving, he is not easily ruffled and is rarely given to emotional displays. River Phoenix has a calming effect on more high-strung or volatile people, and an emotional steadiness that others find soothing. Though gentle and not easily provoked, Phoenix is tremendously stubborn and resists any change that requires an emotional adjustment, such as changes in his home life or marriage.
River Phoenix seeks security and loyalty in love relationships, is extremely devoted to his loved ones and provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for them. However, Phoenix tends to cling to others and prevent them from changing.
A great deal of physical affection, closeness and touching is crucial to River's well-being, and he has a tendency to overindulge in sensual comforts and pleasures. At times River Phoenix substitutes food for emotional comfort and love.
Phoenix depends a great deal upon other people for emotional support and he has a large "family" of friends who care about him and treat him as kin. The women in River's life are particularly important to him, and his relationships with them have a powerful impact on his sense of security and happiness. River Phoenix may be overly dependent and unsure of himself without a close partner.
He is prone to be overly indulgent, overly permissive, overly generous and disinclined to budget or diet or set reasonable limits for himself or others. Subconsciously River Phoenix feels entitled to bounty, and sees no reason to be deprived. At his worst, Phoenix can be greedy but insatiable, and addicted to "the good life". However, if other factors in his chart indicate a capacity for discipline and prudence, there is a positive side to River's emotional indulgence - Phoenix tends to be quite charitable and tolerant, freely giving and willing to embrace others despite their shortcomings.
There is another side to River Phoenix as well, a rather introverted, self-contained, even pessimistic side which tempers his good cheer and generosity, as discussed below.
Serious and emotionally reserved, River Phoenix was probably never an exuberant, playful child, and he rarely expresses himself in a spontaneous, childlike manner. He is cautious about letting others get close to him and sometimes withdraws from people altogether. At times, River Phoenix feels lonely or isolated, even when he is with people. Learning to appreciate his own company and find satisfying solitary activities is essential to River's emotional well-being.
Emotionally he is very sensitive, dreamy, gentle and easily influenced. If he is with harmonious people and in congenial surroundings, River Phoenix flourishes, but negative people or dissonant energies very quickly bring him down. His emotional boundaries tend to be very loose and permeable. River Phoenix feels what others feel, and physically he is very open and impressionable. Standing up for himself, saying no when he wants to, as well as recognizing and respecting others' limitations and boundaries are important lessons for River Phoenix to learn. River Phoenix should beware of a tendency for martyrdom out of pity for others' problems.
He enjoys emotional intensity and is attracted to the mysterious, the unknown, and dangerous or challenging experiences that draw on all of his inner resources. He is able to handle an emotional crisis very well and is interested in the underlying root of emotional problems and how to cure them. River Phoenix insists on bringing feelings between people out into the open, for he craves real closeness and intimacy in his relationships, without barriers or secrets.
His attitude toward other people is very emotional and River Phoenix feels a certain soul affinity with them. River has an inner need to express his feelings to others and is especially partial to groups where he can help to further their accomplishments.
River Phoenix possesses the gifts of tact, courtesy and consideration, and has a strong desire to please and understand his love partner. Because he values harmony so highly, River Phoenix will compromise a great deal to avoid any discord or conflict in his relationships. River does not like to dwell on controversial or emotional subjects and often tries to "smooth things over" or "sweep them under the rug".
In love relationships, River Phoenix wants an intellectual peer, an equal and a friend. He is attracted to people who have a certain finesse, delicacy and subtlety. River Phoenix appreciates good manners and refinement and is not happy with coarseness or bluntness in a person.
River Phoenix often hides his affection, or finds his feelings difficult to express or get across to the person he loves. Being openly affectionate and trusting often does not seem safe to River. He may feel his love will not be appreciated or reciprocated. River Phoenix may get involved in secret love relationships or fall in love with a person who is quite unavailable to him. Love and sacrifice often seem to go hand in hand for River Phoenix - i.e. having to give something up to be with the one he loves, or having to relinquish a person or an aspect of an important love relationship.
He is very affectionate in his relationships and tends to form deep attachments with other people. River Phoenix may also enjoy contacts with the arts and may join associations that are connected with artistic events or cultural exchanges.
River Phoenix finds it easy to demonstrate his love and affection for others and to talk about love relationships, and Phoenix tends to reveal his most personal feelings to people in his intimate circle of friends.
River does not hold back with his charms and shows everyone what he has to offer. His personality is quite dazzling and enables River Phoenix to attract many people. His need for affection is strong; and Phoenix will probably have very intense love relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Taurus
Moon in 7th house
Moon Quincunx Jupiter
Moon aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Moon Conjunct Saturn
Moon Opposition Neptune
Moon Trine Pluto
Moon Conjunct Mars/N. Node
Venus in Libra
Venus in 12th house
Venus Opposition Moon/N. Node
Venus Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
Venus Conjunct Pluto/Asc.