Even-tempered and peace-loving, he is not easily ruffled and is rarely given to emotional displays. Ted Hughes 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, Hughes is tremendously stubborn and will resist any change which requires an emotional adjustment, such as changes in his home life or marriage.
Ted Hughes seeks security and loyalty in love relationships, is extremely devoted to his loved ones, and provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for them. However, Hughes tends to cling and seek to keep others from changing.
A great deal of physical affection, closeness, and touching is essential to Ted's well-being, and he has a tendency to overindulge in sensual comforts and pleasures. At times Ted Hughes substitutes food for emotional comfort and love.
His own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to Ted, and it is often difficult for him to share with others what he is feeling.
Ted Hughes frequently withdraws from contact with the world, and needs a healing, peaceful environment in order to blossom and come out of his.
Hughes identifies with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and he wants to help them or care for them in some way.
Ted has very deep feelings and profound attachments to people he cares about. His relationships to his mother, sisters, daughters, and other females in his life are apt to be incredibly close and intense. Ted Hughes may be easily manipulated too, when it comes to one of these important relationships, because he is so emotionally invested in it.
He is very ambitious and his energy is based on his feelings. Ted Hughes may feel that he has to assert himself regardless of the risks that may be involved. Ted could have considerable tension with others and is not likely to compromise.
Ted Hughes possesses the gifts of tact, courtesy, consideration, and a strong desire to please and understand his love partner. Because he values harmony so much, Ted Hughes will compromise a great deal to avoid any discord or conflict in his relationships. Ted does not like to dwell on controversial or emotionally difficult subjects, and often tries to "smooth things over" or "sweep them under the rug".
In love relationships, Ted Hughes wants an intellectual peer, an equal, and a friend. He is attracted to people who have a certain finesse, delicacy, and subtlety. Ted Hughes appreciates good manners and refinement and is not happy with a coarse, blunt type of person.
Ted Hughes loves romance and wishes that the honeymoon phase of his love relationships would last forever! Hughes needs dramatic romantic gestures and displays of affection from his partner, and he wants to feel very, very special, like a royalty, to his beloved. Ted Hughes also has an artistic flair and he enjoys creating art or beauty in some form.
Ted Hughes shares freely whatever he has, and his friends know they can always count on Ted's generosity and support, both emotional and material. His good-hearted acceptance and tolerance of others' foibles goes a long way in maintaining harmony in his relationships. Ted Hughes also has a lazy streak and sometimes he avoids confronting difficult issues in relationships simply because it seems like too much trouble and too petty. Ted likes to socialize and will use any excuse to celebrate with friends. He cannot tolerate too much restriction by his love partner, and encourages his partner's freedom as well.
Ted's pleasure-loving nature and his emotional and material generosity discussed above are counterbalanced by a certain caution or restraint in expressing his affection, and by a fear of heartache. At times Ted Hughes is likely to be the jovial, friendly, rather extravagant person mentioned previously, but at other times he is far more contained as described here. Because he is upbeat and fun-loving, people probably do not suspect how sensitive Hughes is to being left out or unappreciated.
He is serious and finds it difficult to enjoy himself in a lighthearted, open and playful way with others. Ted Hughes rarely does something purely for pleasure, and can be very close-fisted and parsimonious. Perhaps due to painful separations in his early life, Ted is very cautious about becoming involved in close relationships and sharing his feelings. Though Hughes craves love and affection, intimacy is difficult for him. He may become romantically involved with people who do not value him or treat him well. Ted Hughes needs to learn to love and value himself before he will find happiness in love.
He may be caught in a conflict between caution and optimism frequently, resulting in restlessness and discontentment. In love relationships, Ted Hughes could feel controlled, rejected or not accepted at times, and at other times experience great ease, happiness and content.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Taurus
Moon in 12th house
Moon Sextile Pluto
Moon Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Venus in Libra
Venus in 5th house
Venus Square Jupiter
Venus aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Venus Square Saturn
Venus Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn