Joe Biden has a complex personality. He is astir with contradictory impulses and desires, some of them imperious. Although his rational mind is highly developed and seems to be the source of motivation for his behavior, the most significant realm of his psychology is his subconscious. Therein, a conflict between understanding and feeling is raging, between the psychological functions of thought and sensation (C.G. Jung’s terms). Until this conflict subsides, he might feel a sensation of emptiness. He is troubled by and unable to explain this feeling, which leads him to adopt an attitude of doubt and skepticism. This conflict, and its various ramifications, are the main obstacle to his individuation. His task consists of becoming the master of the energies of his subconscious, and developing his consciousness in terms of the hidden and invisible. His evolution will occur through a series of metamorphoses and rebirths. However, at certain points in his life, despite his caution and clear thinking, he finds himself in situations he neither desired nor planned, as a result of explosions and eruptions of the elements fermenting in his psyche. He always survives the worst physical, emotional, or intellectual tests, however, fairly unscathed, because of his ability to be reborn and start afresh.
As a partner, he might struggle to make compromises. He may appear frosty and distant at times, and he has a taste for challenging, provocative remarks. With himself, as well as with others, he is sometimes excessive and complicated. In a discussion, he will express strong, honest opinions. In crisis situations, he wishes for his efforts to be noticed. He is obsessed with the problem of death. He tends to believe it holds the secret of life – that death can be overcome.
Sometimes his anxiety about death is expressed as a search for answers – how can one learn to live with death, how can one detach oneself from the past and its flesh-curdlingly morbid realities… Decay, immobility, ultimate delivery – these images, which are all symbolically associated with death, sometimes haunt him.
Intellectually, he has powerfully developed intellectual faculties which yield the maximum effectiveness for his behavior. Deductive, analytical, prospective, he is at once a researcher, a detective, and a scientist. He is fairly introverted, and his discrimination tends to direct him toward the spheres of inner life. He is astute at drawing rational parallels between phenomena of different origins. His love life will be subject to desire and passion. But since he is more aroused by ideas and fantasies, he may experience lulls in intensity. When he yields to his penchant for emotional upheaval and his desire for coercion and pleasure, he may find himself sailing into the teeth of a hurricane-force gale.
Joe Biden is sensual. Pleasure is important to Joe Biden.
Friendship and membership in groups are vital to Joe Biden’s personal self-fulfillment.
At the time of Joe Biden’s birth, his rising sign was located in Cancer (the Crab), while the sun was passing through the sign of Scorpio (the Scorpion). Both signs are ruled by the same element, which indicates that his personality is likely to be cohesive. A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide his personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of his character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Sensitivity – Pugnacity – Imagination – Charisma – Eccentricity – Dignity – Savings and thrift – Shrewdness – Concentration – Obstinacy – Positivism – Premonition – Common sense.
A combination of toughness and sensitivity, straightforward yet secretive, his inner life is intense and sometimes stormy. However, his inner dichotomy reassures him in his determination to succeed and strengthens his courage in overcoming the difficulties he may encounter.
His development will benefit greatly from his ability to build a secure foundation, a shelter where his sensitivity and emotions can be allowed free expression. Otherwise, his anxious side could win out.
Naturally endowed with psychic gifts, he has premonitions which have sharpened his sensitivity to the irrational world. He may be attracted to mysticism and the occult arts. If he works hard to control his imaginative, unconscious side, he should be capable of great progress in most anything he sets his mind to.
Born in the three and one-half days before the full moon rose, Joe Biden is said to be a “gibbous moon” lunar type. This “soli-lunar” configuration gives Joe a rich, complex personality, although he is sometimes troubled by the feeling he is struggling to do something great. Indeed, a feeling that he is lacking something may preoccupy him until he finds a spiritual or humanitarian cause worthy of his devotion.
Devotion will be important to Joe as a foundation for his inner and outer development. If he fails to encounter a great and noble cause to which he is willing to pledge himself, he could always make do with a person whose aura and magnetism attract him. Whatever he decides, it is by working to serve a cause or another person that he will approach his own self-transformation.