Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Mariah Carey is determined to obtain a superlative grip on her emotional urges; she practices holding back her impulses and controlling them. Although it is not an easy apprenticeship, she wants to be able to bear strain with patience, endurance, and stamina. More than anyone else, she is aware of the need for a solid and stable foundation as a prerequisite to any effective action.
At the moment of Mariah Carey’s birth, the two celestial “lights” (the sun and the moon) were symmetrically aligned. This is a portent of harmony between the masculine and feminine archetypes which is extremely beneficial. It is the source of balance and understanding between the two main psychological realms which may be said to compose the personality. Mariah Carey thus enjoys a positive complementarity and understanding between the conscious and unconscious aspects of her psyche, between her determination and her routines, between her drive for self-assertion and her receptivity, her ideal and her sensitivity.
Mariah Carey’s parents almost certainly reflected a positive image of the marriage relationship to her, and it is likely that they encouraged her to develop her own individuality. As a result, she was and is able to be comfortable with herself as she is instead of striving to attain her parents’ ideal. This has definitely contributed to the maintenance of a good relationship with them and the rest of the family.
In Mariah Carey’s emotional relationships with her peers, one of the effects of the masculine/feminine harmony is that the images her ego projects on the other are especially constructive. The bonds of the relationship are not felt to be constraints, the energy which flows between the two people is a source of mutual happiness, not regret. No major personal conflicts are projected onto the “other” – that is, the significant other.
Mariah Carey has great strength of character. Her courage and endurance enable her to accomplish even extremely arduous tasks. Although she sometimes behaves impulsively, she generally knows how to plan out an effective strategy, and, as a result, she reaches her goals without meeting any major obstacles. Her forcefulness gives her certain leadership skills, which she may implement to creative and constructive ends.
Mariah Carey does not always feel in tune with society’s rules and conventions. The mask of sociability most well-adapted people wear is difficult for her to assume, and it is hard for her to act out the roles expected of her as a normal member of the community. The usual social values and rewards, like money, respect, and prestige, only mildly interest her. Her refusal or inability to play the social game may make it hard for her to find a job, which may have negative consequences on her financial and legal status. Reluctant and unwilling to adapt to the demands of social life, she sometimes unwittingly makes mistakes when a new project is in the planning stages. For example, she may leave gaps in a job application, botch up an interview with a prospective employer, or make a big mistake when bidding for a contract. But her financial difficulties may clear up when her emotional ones do.
Mariah Carey is an ardent free thinker and individualist who is convinced that her most precious basic values are freedom and independence. She has thrown off what she perceives as the burden of the convention and customs of her social class and adopted an innovative lifestyle. Her passionate convictions, bordering on proselytism, sometimes trouble her relationships, as she may be an uncompromising partner. She would do well to learn to recognize her own limitations and accept the responsibilities she has to other people, or she is liable to find herself continually embroiled in conflicting relationships.
The roots of her somewhat extreme behavior probably lie in her relationship with her father or her teachers in childhood and adolescence. For one reason or another, she may have rejected the paternal image or refused to identify with her father, in the same way as she now refuses to adopt any values related to convention, tradition, or widespread usage. In every important life decision she makes as an adult, she is forced to rely on herself to elaborate the appropriate behavior, and the limits she must impose on her desires in relation to reality and the law.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Mild and sensitive, Mariah Carey is deeply human. She is sociable and sincerely devoted to others. Her mother or a mother-figure had a strong influence on her psyche, and her childhood was an important time in her life. She still identifies with vivid childhood memories; they are the basis for her reveries, for her extreme sensitivity, and for habits which she may be slow to break. However, she will thrive in the shelter of a family setting, soothed by the presence of a spouse and children. She is fond of security and routine; being somewhat impressionable and anxious, she may have trouble adjusting to situations which are unfamiliar.
Mariah Carey has a lively and curious intelligence, the very opposite of empty rhetoric and studiousness. She is agile and adaptable and can not only analyze difficult situations objectively but also demonstrate a profound comprehension when faced with a psychological problem.
Mariah Carey maintains strong ties with her past, and it often seems difficult for her to open her heart to new people. Her love affairs might exist on the surface level, because her lust and sensual desire rarely turn into a need to understand, protect, and care for the other. Moreover, it is difficult for her to meet partners who combine the ideals of the tender parent and the great lover.
Optimistic and happy to be alive, Mariah Carey is a cheerful, expansive, pleasant associate to have. She is extremely generous (sometimes to a fault!) and gives of herself and her belongings unstintingly. This positive psychological outlook is the result of a happy childhood and especially an extremely beneficial maternal influence in infancy. She is quite likely to be a professional success; her vision of the world is perfectly adapted to prevailing opinion, and her urges and desires for personal expansion usually elicit a positive reaction from society. By old age, her good reputation and prominence may have earned her fame.
Although Carey’s demeanor is cool and distant, she is extremely sensitive. In some cases, her rather austere and rigid behavior and refusal to yield too readily to sentimentality discourage others from being too demonstrative of their tenderness and affection. She has spells of melancholy in which she does not feel worthy of being loved and tends to forbid herself any emotional fulfillment. An austere or somewhat traumatic childhood experience may be the source of this behavior. It is difficult for her inner self to be detached from this past life, and she sometimes has trouble reconciling the image she has of herself as an adult with the one she acquired back then. The idea she has of herself as an individual is related to the image her parents projected onto her as a child. Nevertheless, the past is history, and she is now an adult. It should be easy for her to rid herself of these phantoms through self-work. She has the ability to overcome her mistakes, as well as great endurance and will power to achieve her goals. Nevertheless, she must not repress her sensitivity in order to succeed.
Due to Mariah Carey’s need for security, she tends to limit the scope of her activities, and sometimes must struggle to muster the energy to face unfamiliar situations. She is more or less passive and has a strong urge to take refuge in the past.
Because Mariah Carey discovered her individuality early in life, she quickly developed an original and independent identity. Her first taste of liberty may have led her to challenge the education and values she received from family and class tradition, and she was able to forge a strong, original personality and philosophy. Her relationships are usually free of conflict, because she is able to reconcile her need for independence with her desire for affection. However, her partners should be open and lively people, able to keep pace with her in her rapid evolution. She has an inspired and extremely lively wit and a brisk interest in the future, technological progress, and new lifestyles. She would be especially successful in communications-related careers like journalism, film, TV, radio, and advertising. Although she is an individualist, she has a powerful desire to contribute to the evolution of society and better its development.
Because Mariah Carey is extremely sensitive and has an irrepressible imagination, she sometimes has trouble distinguishing dreams from reality. Although her imagination can be an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern earning a decent living out in the real world. In a relationship, Carey is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are. She has elegant tastes and art and beauty are one of her chief pleasures in life.
Love and Sensuality:
Mariah Carey’s personality is dominated by love and affectivity. She is subject to love at first sight, and her gallant heart sometimes leaps forth impulsively; her sensitivity is lively and powerful. Amorous rivalries and conquests may be a recurring theme throughout her life.
Mariah Carey’s birth chart indicates a somewhat introverted emotional function which is influenced by the cultural values traditional to her family and social class. Because she does not always trust her emotional urges and reactions, she generally prefers to hang back and acquire some perspective before committing herself emotionally.
Mariah Carey’s emotional involvement might be the source of some dissatisfaction for her. The usual romantic behavior and the lifestyle values prevailing in this area are not really appropriate for her. As a result, she seeks few intimate emotional relationships or contacts. She tends to stay in the background and fulfill her emotional needs by sublimating. She might not attain full romantic satisfaction until she reaches middle age.
According to the aforesaid, it appears that Mariah Carey is more or less torn between two different sides of her nature. Her desire to impress conflicts with her attachment to the nest; her social ambitions contradict her need for security; and her natural self-focus is hard to reconcile with her altruism. She is likely to marry a prominent person – one she can be proud of. Her own social position may disappoint her, but her family will give her satisfactions she missed out on.
Mariah Carey’s love of freedom and high ideals tend to draw her to successful people, sportsmen, and adventurers. She has a good chance of meeting a partner who accepts her independence, respects her freedom, and shares her enthusiasm and love of traveling.
Mariah is hypersensitive and tends to relive the anxieties, apprehensions, and romantic absolutes of her first love relationships, which occurred around the ages of 13-14 years or 20-21 years. Mariah is exquisitely sensitive, but almost completely barricaded behind a layer of aloofness. Mariah will not settle for anything less than eternal commitment, total harmony, and absolute loyalty. Mariah is sometimes presumed to be cold, even by those close to her. Mariah usually hides her emotional reactions or does not even allow them to reach the level of her consciousness, in an effort to protect her sensitivity, which she sees as her weak point. Mariah is fairly vulnerable, even in the intimacy of a stable and established relationship. Usually, Mariah will disguise her strong feelings as a kind of possessiveness or even jealousy. Certain misfortunes may arouse a negative emotional state inside Mariah, and Mariah feels unworthy of the love which is lavished on her. This psychological prohibition which rules over all of Mariah’s desires and affects should loosen with the passage of time; likewise, Mariah’s fear of approaching the other will diminish. As a result, the second part of Mariah’s romantic life will be more rewarding. In any case, if Mariah wants to experience a harmonious love relationship and gratify herself emotionally, the defense mechanisms Mariah has elaborated to make herself inaccessible to others will have to be dismantled. Any profound relationship will also require that Mariah learn how to forget herself occasionally in the other.
From the outside, Mariah Carey seems to be detached and aloof, but on the inside she is an extremely complex individual, full of contradictions. Because Mariah sometimes feels vulnerable emotionally, she tries to control not only her own feelings and urges, but may also strive to manipulate those of her partners. Mariah aspires to a profound and enduring spiritual unity, but at the same time, the idea of abandoning herself and yielding to the other terrifies her. This anguish may be a source of rather extreme behavior patterns and a somewhat self-focused attitude which could damage the relationship. Because Mariah is guarded and somewhat secretive, she tends to be suspicious and is especially uneasy about spontaneous intimacy, although she is fascinated by sexuality. Within the privacy of the couple, Mariah will not express her feelings unless she is subject to some tension. Life may be peppered with frequent crises and feuds, arguments and spats which usually act as erotic provocation. This derivation of eroticism from anxiety tends to be one of the fundamental characteristics of Mariah’s emotional and sexual functioning. As a result, Mariah is likely to be attracted by stormy and complicated relationships.
Mental and Intellect:
Mariah Carey has a rather irrational mind and a voracious intellect, which is usually subject to the rule of her prolific imagination. Although she is likely to have flashes of intuition which may prove to be correct, her thought processes are sometimes messy and confused. Her mind, which is oriented in many different directions at the same time, is ruled by her emotions and feelings. In tune with psychic and parapsychic phenomena, her thinking requires only the adjunct of structure to rise from the level of a blurry, uncertain, undifferentiated mass to that of a really significant vision with a grip on the real world.
Mariah Carey expresses her thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. She is fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, she looks forward to a bright future but is sometimes subjective and reckless.
Mariah Carey sometimes makes mistakes in judgment, and her understanding of things is not always in tune with social realities or prevailing opinion. Her judgments tend to be hasty; her decisions are reckless. Moreover, she tends to overestimate her abilities and usually aims higher than might be realistic. Once an enterprise or project is underway, she may try to avoid obstacles by dodging certain duties.
Because her vision of the world differs somewhat from social realities, she should be extremely careful and scrupulous in regard to legal matters, in order to avoid any complications of that type. She is sometimes slightly dishonest in her relations; she may break promises or attempt to duck responsibility.
However, she should realize that such conduct toward other people is also a form of unconscious self-loathing. If she continues to behave in such a way, she is exposing herself to the same lack of sincerity from her partners.
Mariah Carey has a great deal of intuition but sometimes has problems organizing her thought processes and making an intellectual commitment. The concepts of boundary and structure are inimical to her mind, which is open and all-encompassing, premonitory, and web-like. Her thoughts may be verbally indeterminate, vague, and ill defined. She tends to understand or sense things globally, without always noticing their component parts. Usually, she can’t see the trees for the forest.
In daily life, although her perceptions are lively and subtle, she may display a kind of absent-mindedness, out of a fear of annoying people with her shrewdness or of fighting to assert herself. Her imagination sometimes escapes from the confines of logic, cringing from a confrontation with reality. This unwillingness to face the real world may cause relationship or career challenges.