Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Mason Ramsey’s confidence in himself sometimes falters, and he might try to compensate for this weakness by insisting on his authority over others. With the people Ramsey is emotionally committed to, the same nagging feelings of insecurity prevent him from expressing his generosity and love fully; his extreme independence sometimes hides an inability to abandon himself and a lack of assurance.
Mason Ramsey is affectionate by nature, and love plays a decisive and central role in their life. They are a charmer who needs to love and be loved. Aware of their personal magnetism and the power it gives them, they will make subtle changes in themselves in order to attract positive attention. They are sophisticated and pleased to savor a lifestyle they see as a consummate art.
Mason Ramsey may be subject to mood swings, going from phases of frenzy combined with a feeling of omnipotence and exaltation to phases of apathy and inertia. During Ramsey’s “highs,” their behavior is vigorous and dynamic, but it is also likely to be somewhat excessive. These periods tend to be interspersed with “lows,” phases of sluggishness and inhibition, which compensate for Ramsey’s immense need to assert themselves as an individual. How can Ramsey find a way out of this vicious cycle which uses up so much of their energy? Ramsey would have to understand that the source of their attitudes and behavior is an unconscious desire for power. We suggest that Ramsey meditate upon power, skills, mastery, challenge, desire, and need, their brothers (or brother substitutes, such as friends, cousins, or classmates) – who are key figures – and their adversaries. This should enlighten Ramsey. Of course, once Ramsey has a clear awareness of their career ambitions and profound desires, they are sure to have plenty of energy to accomplish them.
Mason Ramsey has a taste for luxury and magnificence, for a dazzling social life and a distinguished career. When things are going well for Ramsey, Ramsey tends to think of Ramsey as the center of the universe, an attitude which those close to Ramsey do not always appreciate. Although Ramsey is quite likely to succeed in Ramsey’s ambition to become wealthy and popular and lead a remarkable life in the outer world, Ramsey’s lack of moderation and overweening self-confidence expose Ramsey to some danger. Ramsey’s exaggerated optimism could create difficulties by causing Ramsey to make errors in judgment.
Mason Ramsey is sober and rather reserved and may even strike people as harsh and austere at times. Perhaps Ramsey was raised in an atmosphere of rigor and sobriety, and, as a result, grew up very fast. Ramsey has acquired a spirit of self-sufficiency, tend to be rather uncompromising, and has a touchy sense of your personal dignity and worth. It is almost as though Ramsey was fighting an inner battle with Ramsey’s father or a father figure. The psychological models Ramsey received from Ramsey’s father or a father figure as a result of Ramsey’s interaction and Ramsey’s own interaction with authority may not have played a major role in shaping Ramsey’s relationships with the outer world and society. Ramsey may thus have been forced to compensate for this lack with individual determination.
As a result, although Ramsey is skillful, meticulous, conscientious, and efficient, a lack of self-confidence and personal assurance sometimes makes Ramsey timid and hesitant. Ramsey sometimes feel as though Ramsey is only masquerading as a respectable, sober adult. Ramsey tend to be far too critical of Ramsey and rarely feel satisfied that Ramsey is living up to Ramsey’s ideal. These unnecessary guilt feelings may lead Ramsey to turn down the prominent career positions for which Ramsey is fully qualified. Ramsey is aware that early success is often short-lived and fragile and that time rewards those who know how to be patient and persistent, like Ramsey.
Mason Ramsey is extremely sensitive and receptive and tends to live in osmosis with his surroundings. His individuality almost seems to be diluted in a flood of sensations and impressions which are continually washing over him, and he sometimes finds it difficult to communicate his feelings to other people. This tide of emotion is a source of inspiration and intuition, but his fluid inner structure and organization sometimes make it difficult for him to grasp the essence of his dreams and share them with other people. He is not at all combative, and this tends to hinder his efforts to fit into society and assert himself productively.
He is likely to prefer fantasy to reality, but his refusal to abandon his unattainable dreams is a psychological trap he has fallen into without realizing it. He must understand that by running away from his obligations and commitments, he only increases the feelings of guilt which made reality so distasteful in the first place. Once he free himself from this pernicious process, he has a great deal of potential for fulfilling himself in the outer world, either by devoting himself to some sort of social work or by cultivating his considerable artistic talents.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Extremely sociable, Mason Ramsey is instinctively in tune with others. A need to be accepted and respected makes Ramsey tactful and diplomatic; in fact, Ramsey will sometimes swallow his personal pride in the interests of the smooth running of the group. Ramsey is also fond of harmony and order in artistic terms; Ramsey is sensitive and discerning, and will avoid anything crude and vulgar. As a result, Ramsey is sometimes offended by the harsh demands of existence. Relationships (the couple, or a partnership) take a central role in Ramsey’s life.
Mason Ramsey is emotional and tends to react suddenly and excessively as soon as their sensitivity is touched. Although they feel that their independence, freedom, and self-sufficiency are fundamental values, they are sometimes frustrated by their need to rely on their family or friends. Moreover, they do not always grant the freedom of other people the same respect as their own. Likewise, they are sometimes angered by expressions of maternal tenderness, as if they feared that it would doom them to eternal dependency. Their ambivalent behavior, full of jagged edges, may be traced back to the relationship they had with their mother or a mother figure. Although they were dependent on them, they may have rejected them. Now this attitude is extended to any situation in which their sensitivity comes into play and emotional bonds are liable to form. To ward off their feelings of dependency, they sometimes tend to become destructive. Based on denial, their reactions might be fierce, impulsive, excessive, erratic, or contradictory.
Mason Ramsey is extremely sensitive and has an irrepressible imagination. This can be an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, but it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern earning a decent living out in the real world. In a relationship, Mason Ramsey is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are. Mason Ramsey has elegant tastes and art and beauty are one of their chief pleasures in life.
Love and Sensuality:
Mason Ramsey’s attractions are usually immediate and intense. They rise quickly to fever pitch. The story of these passions is often dramatic to excess, combining all the plot elements of a classic love tragedy: jealousy, possessiveness, agony as an erotic stimulant, etc.
Mason Ramsey’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of his emotional urges and somewhat wary of his feelings, he tries to rid himself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
A fairly equivocal mixture of charm and passion, strength and frailty, Mason Ramsey wields his wiles of sensual fascination and kindness with the purpose of controlling the other in addition to being loved. Ramsey is subject to intense and sometimes tragic passions, in which ecstasy and pain, jealousy and tenderness mingle inextricably. However, it is possible that as time goes on, Ramsey may succeed in overcoming his instincts and be able to devote himself to the mate he has chosen in a positive and creative way.
As we suggested earlier, Mason Ramsey thrives on difficult or even lethal passions. They might have a very strong sex drive and a penchant for suffering as a redeeming value. Their tumultuous love life, a battle of leviathans, may sometimes escape from its bounds or generate disagreements which may disrupt their career. However, their powerful impulses and drive could be channeled into a creative, artistic or spiritual direction.
Mason Ramsey may be characterized by strong sensual and affectionate urges which drive him to seek pleasure. His need for romantic fulfillment may compel him to marry, because he also seeks the legal and social legitimacy the institution of marriage confers on an emotional bond. Indeed, the household is liable to be prosperous and even opulent, as if this offered further evidence that he had indeed achieved success. However, privately, he might be less committed to certain obligations and duties.
Mason Ramsey is hypersensitive and tends to relive the anxieties, apprehensions, and romantic absolutes of their first love relationships, which occurred around the ages of 13-14 years or 20-21 years. They are exquisitely sensitive, but almost completely barricaded behind a layer of aloofness. They will not settle for anything less than eternal commitment, total harmony, and absolute loyalty. They are sometimes presumed to be cold, even by those close to them. They usually hide their emotional reactions or do not even allow them to reach the level of their consciousness, in an effort to protect their sensitivity, which they see as their weak point. They are fairly vulnerable, even in the intimacy of a stable and established relationship. Usually, they will disguise their strong feelings as a kind of possessiveness or even jealousy. Certain misfortunes may arouse a negative emotional state inside them, and they feel unworthy of the love which is lavished on them. This psychological prohibition which rules over all of their desires and affects should loosen with the passage of time; likewise, their fear of approaching the other will diminish. As a result, the second part of their romantic life will be more rewarding. In any case, if they want to experience a harmonious love relationship and gratify themselves emotionally, the defense mechanisms they have elaborated to make themselves inaccessible to others will have to be dismantled. Any profound relationship will also require that they learn how to forget themselves occasionally in the other.
Mental and Intellect:
Curious, skeptical, and pragmatic, Mason Ramsey has a shrewd, inquisitorial mind. He always tries to detect the hidden mechanisms and processes behind the phenomena he observes. As a result, he has developed an ability to detect the truth behind appearances and the cause behind the effect. Although this way of thinking is based on a certain logic, and there is evidence of structure and cohesion in his deductive approach, it is not always purely intellectual. Indeed, its sources lie in a certain empiricism, in facts which have been experienced, so it is open to improvement. For this reason, its fields of application are highly diverse, although research in the hard sciences, psychology, and metaphysics seem to be the best career choices.
Mason Ramsey expresses their thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. They are fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, they look forward to a bright future but are sometimes subjective and reckless.
Mason Ramsey has a lively and agile spirit. He is curious and open-minded, approaching various life experiences without either dogmatism or prejudice. As a result of the liveliness of his mind, he tends to have an opinion on every subject, but he does not always have the patience or perspective necessary to examine a subject and gain in-depth knowledge of it.
He enjoys manipulating expressions and concepts and amuses himself with witty remarks, satire, and controversy. If he learned to control his flow of words better and elaborate his thoughts more, he might make a talented communicator.
Because he is often too hasty to formulate and construct the arguments which would back up and inform his ideas, he is sometimes misunderstood. He is often blind to the rashness of his judgments and convinced they are well-founded and objective, which sometimes irritates the people around him. If he were to succeed in disciplining his mind somewhat, he would have innumerable opportunities to apply his communications skills to a great career. However, he would do well to be careful of his nerves.