RiceGum has a complex personality. They are astir with contradictory impulses and desires, some of them imperious. Although their rational mind is highly developed and seems to be the source of motivation for their behavior, the most significant realm of their psychology is their 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, they might feel a sensation of emptiness. They are troubled by and unable to explain this feeling, which leads them to adopt an attitude of doubt and skepticism. This conflict, and its various ramifications, are the main obstacle to their individuation. Their task consists of becoming the master of the energies of their subconscious, and developing their consciousness in terms of the hidden and invisible. Their evolution will occur through a series of metamorphoses and rebirths. However, at certain points in their life, despite their caution and clear thinking, they find themselves in situations they neither desired nor planned, as a result of explosions and eruptions of the elements fermenting in their psyche. They always survive the worst physical, emotional, or intellectual tests, however, fairly unscathed, because of their ability to be reborn and start afresh.
As a partner, they might struggle to make compromises. They may appear frosty and distant at times, and they have a taste for challenging, provocative remarks. With themselves, as well as with others, they are sometimes excessive and complicated. In a discussion, they will express strong, honest opinions. In crisis situations, they wish for their efforts to be noticed. They are obsessed with the problem of death. They tend to believe it holds the secret of life – that death can be overcome.
Sometimes their 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 them.
Intellectually, they have powerfully developed intellectual faculties which yield the maximum effectiveness for their behavior. Deductive, analytical, prospective, they are at once a researcher, a detective, and a scientist. They are fairly introverted, and their discrimination tends to direct them toward the spheres of inner life. They are astute at drawing rational parallels between phenomena of different origins. Their love life will be subject to desire and passion. But since they are more aroused by ideas and fantasies, they may experience lulls in intensity. When they yield to their penchant for emotional upheaval and their desire for coercion and pleasure, they may find themselves sailing into the teeth of a hurricane-force gale.
RiceGum tends to place his emotions in the forefront. He is sensitive and sometimes vulnerable to influences from the outer world.
RiceGum tends to live in an imaginary world; the distant and abstract sometimes interests them more than what is right at hand and realistic.
At the time of my birth, RiceGum’s 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 RiceGum’s personality is likely to be cohesive. A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide RiceGum’s personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of RiceGum’s 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, RiceGum’s inner life is intense and sometimes stormy. However, RiceGum’s inner dichotomy reassures in determination to succeed and strengthens courage in overcoming the difficulties that may be encountered.
RiceGum’s development will benefit greatly from ability to build a secure foundation, a shelter where sensitivity and emotions can be allowed free expression. Otherwise, the anxious side could win out.
Naturally endowed with psychic gifts, RiceGum has premonitions which have sharpened sensitivity to the irrational world. RiceGum may be attracted to mysticism and the occult arts. If RiceGum works hard to control the imaginative, unconscious side, great progress should be made in most anything that is set the mind to.
Born seven to ten days after the rising of the new moon, RiceGum is said to be a “first quarter” lunar type. This “soli-lunar” configuration means that his character is strong-willed and sometimes proud, always determined to buck convention and innovate. Monotony is unbearable to him, and he chafes under the yoke of routine. As a result, he often runs into trouble with authority figures.
When overwhelmed by his conscience, he raves about how destructive it is to long for the past, how ridiculous it is to be old-fashioned, and how obsolete the old values are.
Generally speaking, his monthly energy flow crests about seven to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. He would be wise to schedule intensive work phases at that time, as well as ambitious and demanding projects. At that time, his initiatives will be most successful, especially if he is trying to create something new, original, and cutting-edge!