The Dark, Shadow Side of each of the Zodiac's Signs

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 21st Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/t-f5rr9k/
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Each of the signs has a dark side, and we all know what each of ours is.

The Dark, Shadow Side of each of the Zodiac's Signs

Aries:

All the fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) can flip into grandiosity when their dark sides erupt. Aries, however, is hands down the champ. Aries will erupt in a violent temper, since it is ruled by the god of war, Mars. Aries will dominate completely from out of its shadow.

Taurus:

Taurus is of course the most stubborn of all the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). It's shadow side is utterly and unredeemably possessive and insanely jealous, wanting to completely 'own' another. (Adolph Hitler, Jim Jones)

Gemini:

Gemini is the gossip of the zodiac. It's dark side is not as intyense as those of the other signs, because it is eternally youthful, trusting and innocent.

Cancer:

Cancer is sometimes even more possessive than Taurus. It will, when unleashing its dark side, seek to smother other people. "I need you, I need you, I need you," it cries from out of its shadow.

Leo:

The dark side of Leo manifests as the tyrant or dictator (Moussolini, Hitler, Napoleon). Self-indulgence goes completely overboard, and a life-style is adopted which is very self-destructive - alcohol, drugs, infidelity are common.

Virgo:

The dark side of Virgo manifests as the inveterate critic. No one is good enough or smart enough, except me. I'm the only one around here who can do any job right. Grandiosity is common when the Virgo native acts out his dark side.

Libra:

Libra's dark side manifests as the chamelion. He or she is a two-faced gossip, fawning up to you and telling you just what you want to hear, and then proceeding to stab you in the back when talking about you to others.

Scorpio:

Scorpio's shadow manifests as the power-tripper and dominator. Like Taurus, he wants to own you lock, stock and barrel. He'll constantly grind you down, sucking your power dry, like a vampire. (Charles Manson)

Sagittarius:

This the know-it-all, who has a direct pipeline to God and truth. He'll tell you he is the master, the guru of gurus, and he'll never let you forget it.

Capricorn:

Here the shadow manifests as the manager and the control freak. He knows exactly how you need to live your life, and he can't for the life of him figure why it's not absolutely obvious to you.

Aquarius:

The dark side here plays out as the consummate and unrepentent snob, haughtier and better than anyone else. He sets himself on the loftiest pedestal, as far away as possible from the great unwashed and the totally ignorant. He's the only one who knows anything - smarter than anyone else and he'll let you know with just a glance how utterly insignifigant you are. You're nada - nothing.

Pisces:

Here we have the helpless victim, the one who has sacrificed wealth, educastion, happiness and life itself for others. Oh, poor poor me. Nobody loves me or understands my pain. I do everything for everone else and get no credit at all.

Fortunately, the above descriptions are exaggerations. Only rarely does such behavior actually manifest in people, because most folks hold their shadow sides back and do not allow it to run riot.

I would suggest that you read the above descriptions in regarrd to the house where your Sun resides. Don't be surprised when you discover that it is more accurate in describing your dark side. If your Sun resides in the sixth house, read Virgo. If it is in the ninth house, check out the interpretation above for Sagittarius, and so on.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Gail Ann
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

goes to show the importance of balance in life

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Indeed.

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author avatar avery sandiego
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

why, this is an amazing article! since I became a Christian, I did not believe in zodiac signs anymore...I read about my zodiac sign and it was so real, as well as those zodiac signs of my family members. Its my first time to read descriptions that are not too generalize or natural..the descriptions here are mostly true..how does it happen?

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author avatar Gail Ann
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

I believe in God as well, and am very spiritual - but I also do respect that the heavens affect our lives. Why wouldn't they? God created this universe as a whole - one thing affects another. I think Steve has a good grasp on how the stars affect us. My brother is very much into this just as Steve is.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

UYou are exactly right Gail Abnn. Thank you very much.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

It happens because we reflect the order of the universe within ourselves. We embody the characterisics of the signs we were born into. I appreciate your comment averygirl73.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Me Virgo, my wife Capricorn, we both fit your chart perfectly. I am nearly perfect and she is a perfect control freak, and freely admits it.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Of course you're perfect Mark. What Virgo isn't?

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author avatar Retired
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

I am Aries and can tell you it takes a lot of patience to remain calm but if we blow up the whole world will listen an bow down, agree with you on that one for sure.... My brother is the same too. Fashionably fiery not mundane, trust me on that one.

With regard to Taurus they can be very controlling to the extent that you feel suffocated and cannot breathe. They also tend not to take others suggestions in their decision and need to be pulled to do something worthwhile in their lives. Adversity and insult help them find themselves (from experience) and then say what was I thinking doing this when I should have been doing that.

Gemini well they are two faced smooth and sound great with honey on tongue but at the same time false and can disown family at the time of crisis and can seek another too at times.

Cancer well they are needy no doubt but together become great parents when they have two sheep running about. (My parents). All they need is that true love who gives them everything that would keep them happy and they are eternally lovable. But love to fight with the weaker one.

Leo well they love to dominate and create a feeling of superiority about themselves and can be the type to say I want it my way everyone hits the highway.

Virgos well they are perfectionists who have a dogged eye for detail and will drive anyone up the wall if they don't have it their way. But are extremely loving and notice the true potential of a person if you let them discover you.

Libra well honestly even tempered but bloody idiots who are extremely needy of another to even out and balance them properly. Think they need an even number all the time to remain balanced. Stabbing in the back, well I had one Libran who stabbed in the back so have to agree.

Well my teacher used to call the Scorpio the one with the tail. They have appendages to cling on and a tail to sting at the same time. Type to smile on the face and rip brakes off the car.

Capricorn well they are tropical beings who live Behind the Mask. Impetus, mischievous and dubious at the same time, just like the tropical weather which is is unpredictable at times.

Aquarius well I call them the battery, rather my teacher called himself one. When they are good they are very very good, when they are bad, they are very very bad and will fight with God and Devil the same way and win too.

Pisces well they are the sugar coated bitter pill. Sweet on face but bitter on the inside because of life in general. Give them love and see Bitter outside and sugar within them come out.... They are contrary in their style of loving....

Take care... This is from experience of observing people around and I have a bad habit of gauging them with stars and then asking their birthday after I learn them to see if I am right and then get to learn more...

Hitler was a Aries/Taurus Cusp born 20th April 1889 not a Leo and an illegitimate child too who slit both his palms with a blade to create his own lines and mark in life.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

You indeed know yourself very well Lady Aiyanna. Thankls for commenting.

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author avatar Buzz
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks, Steve. Wow, nice to know my dark side.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Buzz.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Very informative, thanks Steve...!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you, Delicia.

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author avatar krrymarie
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

cool, I am a Gemini but i do not gossip but am a chatter box and as Lady Aiyanna said I am def not two faced either.
Iam youthful, find it hard to trust and am quite innocent to other ppl my age.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Indeed you are. Thank you for your perceptive comment, krrymarie.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Excellent article Steve. Good show I loved it

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Thank tyou Madan.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

i'm Aquarius - and there's no way I'm a snob. You got it wrong this time, Steve. Hahaha!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Yopur shadow side has never surfaced. I would think it never would.

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author avatar Songbird B
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Hate to admit this through gritted teeth, but yep..I am definitely a Virgo..lol..Great article Steve as always..

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Of course you are Bev, becuase as far as I can see, you're nearly perfect.

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author avatar Songbird B
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

Hahahaha..oh how I wish! LOL!

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

oops...the bad cowboynextdoor there.lol

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

You'rer a Scorpio. Is that right?

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
25th Jan 2012 (#)

yes i am my friend

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author avatar rama devi nina
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

:-)) Interesting perspectives...thanks Steve!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks so much rd.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Ugh! I don't like my dark side (Cancer). I thought I had learned to be more independent. Maybe not, but I don't think I show it so much. I am a spiritual person and believe in God, which does not mean to say that our bodies cannot be affected by the stars. Horoscopes are amazingly accurate.
I asked you once if the moon affects our horoscopes because if it affects the tides, and are bodies are 99% water, then I would think it affects our horoscopes.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Jan 2012 (#)

The Moon, and all of the other planets as well, affect our horoscopes. The Moon relates to how we feel - how we react emotionally.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
24th Jan 2012 (#)

I meant, "our" bodies.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Just read this out to my partner and wo and behold we had a chuckle at how close tuarus is to me - He is a gemini and that one worked too :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks so much for commenting, 1Faithmorgan.

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author avatar Val Mills
25th Jan 2012 (#)

My husband's fits me better than my own. It pays to know our dark side, but I'm glad I don't ring true to mine above.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Steve: Why don't you want to talk about the moon?
Moon and stars are mentioned together in, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
Sorry if I am being a pest but I am behaving true to my horoscope!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Jan 2012 (#)

I have several articles here on wikinut concerning the moon, Ivyevelyn - put my name in the search bar along with the word MOON and a list will come up.

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author avatar Leon
26th Mar 2014 (#)

Im a libra and never have I stabbed anyone in the back and I hate gossip more than anything I never say anything behind anyones back that I havent said to there face

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