Serious and responsible, he tries to carry the world on his shoulders and rarely lets others know that he needs help and support. Rod Steiger denies or ignores his own emotional needs and feels that others will not accept him if he appears "weak". He is especially uncomfortable with emotional dependency, and tells himself and others (even children) not to be a "baby". Rod Steiger needs to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with his "childish" emotional needs and wants. To others, he may appear to be rather hard-nosed and tough, with a businesslike attitude toward their personal concerns and feelings. Actually, no one is a truer friend. His feelings and loyalties run deep, but he often does not let people know how much he cares. Rod Steiger also sometimes needs to learn to relax, enjoy himself, and play.
He is emotionally expressive and often dramatizes his feelings, acting them out or blowing them out of proportion. Rod Steiger cannot hide his instinctive emotional reactions to people or situations, and he does not make any pretenses about his personal sympathies or antipathies.
Rod Steiger has a childlike openness and playfulness which is very appealing to others, but which sometimes gets him into trouble, as Rod takes risks on impulse or whim.
His intimate and close personal relationships are often intense, highly-charged and difficult, as they trigger deep emotional responses in Rod Steiger that have more to do with unsatisfied hungers and unmet childhood needs than with the present situation. He may feel like a voracious, bottomless pit when it comes to nurturing and emotional reassurance, and Steiger's neediness often drives others away. When Rod Steiger does let himself feel close to another human being, painful, long-buried feelings bubble to the surface as do - perhaps - grief at the losses he suffered or anger at the neglect or hurt he endured. He may also reenact these situations in his present day relationships, in an unconscious effort to resolve and heal old issues. Steiger will do a lot of cleansing if he can listen to what his feelings are telling him. If not, Rod Steiger will simply have a tumultuous, passionate and stormy emotional life.
His love feelings and desires are easily aroused but he may find it difficult to sustain his romantic interest in relationships after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". Rod Steiger enjoys a dynamic partner with a strong independent streak, and he does not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena. Rod wants to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if it means instigating a fight.
Rod is attracted to foreigners, exotic places, traveling, and to people who can expand his horizons, teach him something, or show Steiger places and worlds he has never experienced before. Sharing a philosophy or ideal with his love partner is important to him.
Also, Rod Steiger feels love and kinship for people everywhere, not only with his own family, nationality, or group. Finding similarities and making links between people from differing backgrounds or with different perspectives is a gift of his.
Rod Steiger shares whatever he has freely and his friends know they can always count on Rod's generosity and support - both emotional and material. His good-hearted acceptance and tolerance of others' foibles goes a long way toward maintaining harmony in his relationships. Rod Steiger also has a lazy streak and sometimes avoids confronting difficult issues in relationships simply because it seems like too much trouble and too petty. Rod likes to socialize and will use any excuse to celebrate with friends. He cannot tolerate being overly restricted by his love partner, and encourages his partner's freedom as well.
Sensitive and compassionate, Steiger tends to be the "giver" in any relationship. Rod has high ideals and a refined attitude towards love relationships, seeking to relate in ways that go beyond egotistical and selfish needs. Rod is attracted to people with artistic or mystical inclinations.
He makes a good impression on others and tends to attract people who want to take care of him, which could cause Rod Steiger to become too dependent on others. Partnership is important to Steiger, and he is inclined to change his ways just for the sake of love relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Capricorn
Moon in 5th house
Moon Opposition Pluto
Venus in Aries
Venus in 9th house
Venus Square Jupiter
Venus Trine Neptune
Venus Opposition Moon/Asc.