Shadow Traits by Sign

Aries:

Good qualities:

Assertiveness

Protective of loved ones – chivalrous

High energy/physical strength

Positive “can do” attitude

Courage

Leadership

 

Shadow qualities:

Impulsiveness

Domineering

Impatience

Irritability

Cynicism

Soap boxing

Extreme fussiness about neatness

Hyper critical

Tendency to get loud when angry

 

Taurus:

Good qualities:

Loyal

Hard working

Financially acquisitive/astute/conservative

Protective of family

Emotional calmness, slow to anger

Highly Sensual: talents with cooking, singing, other sensual arts

 

Shadow qualities:

Fanaticism

Inertia and resistance to change

Inability to see other’s points of view

Tribal mentality that can express as prejudice and fear

of people unlike themselves

Laziness

Over-indulgence in food, sex, creature comforts

 

Gemini:

Good qualities:

Socially outgoing

High curiosity

Facility with language

Love of new experiences and change

Flexibility and versatility

Jack of all trades

Facility with gadgets, tools, technical devices

 

Shadow qualities:

Dilletantism

Avoidance of unpleasant emotion

Denial

Manipulative

Avoidance of commitment

Inability to keep promises or persevere in endeavors

Change their minds often

 

 

 

 

Cancer

Good qualities:

Emotional insight and compassion

Nurturing

Focused goals

Family orientation

Loyalty

Creativity

Intuitive

Imaginative

 

Shadow qualities:

Worry -worts

Gossipy

Tribal mentality – fear or prejudice about of those who are different

Inability to let go of possessions/people/situations

Overly sentimental

Cry baby     Moodiness

 

 

Leo

Good qualities:

Optimistic

Loyal

Hard working

Generous

Individualistic

Authenticity

Leadership

 

Shadow Qualities:

Pride

Vanity

Need to always be the leader or center of attention/or the extreme opposite:

Self-consciousness/self-absorption

 

 

Virgo

Good qualities:

Hard working

Efficient

Practical

Analytical

Detail oriented

Health conscious

Humility

Kind

Helpful –service oriented

 

Shadow qualities:

Narrow thinking

Judgmental

Hypercritical

Perfectionism

Inability to see the bigger picture

Health and/or body image obsessed Clean freak/germ phobic

Know-it-all

 

Libra

Good Qualities:

Friendly

Fair minded

Compromising

Artistic

Neat appearance and concerned with beauty and appearances

Logical

Diplomacy

 

Shadow qualities

Shallow emotional attachments

Avoidance of confrontation and negative emotions

Indecisive

Overly concerned with what others think

Overly concerned with physical appearances/beauty

 

Scorpio

Good qualities:

Willingness to face and overcome their fears

Realism and caution

Persevering

Great loyalty to friends and family

Emotional sensitivity and insight

Self discipline and ability to focus on goals

Strength in crises

 

Shadow qualities:

Control issues

Secretive Manipulative

Germ phobia and phobias in general

Possessiveness and jealousy

Need for extreme experiences

Do everything to extreme

Highly judgmental

 

Sagittarius

Best qualities:

Optimistic and enthusiastic

Far sighted, possibility thinkers

Broad interests/open minded

Good teachers/inspirational

Fair minded

Deep thinker

Pollyannas

The highly intelligent ones are usually very intellectual, often are “humorists”/philosophers/social critics..

The more average intelligent Saggy’s are often very sports/outdoors minded.

 

Shadow qualities:

Inability to focus on goals and finish projects

Easily bored/dilletantism

Lack diplomacy

Carelessness with promises

Procrastination

Fanaticism

Can be marriage/commitment phobic

Sarcastic when angry

Name dropping and/or “groupie” lifestyle

 

Capricorn

Good qualities:

Hard working

Highly focused goals

Ambitious   Pragmatism

Business and political acumen

Organizational ability

 

Shadow qualities:

Selfishness

End justifies the means

Resistance to new ideas

Men can be sexist/traditionalists

Status and power seeking

 

Aquarius

Good qualities:

Idealistic

Will work as part of a group for the goals of the group.

Cooperative spirit with genuine respect for cultural and other individual differences .

Attracted to individuals who are from very different cultures, etc. out of curiosity.

Friendly

Forward thinking

Inventive   Scientific

 

Shadow qualities:

Shallow relationships

Eccentric or rebellious behavior: rebellion for the sake of rebellion. (A need to different for its own sake.)

Can treat strangers and friends better than intimates

The need to reform everyone to align them with his ideals

Inability to stand up for his principles in the face of his group’s disapproval because he needs the approval or affiliation of a group. (group think- albeit a political party, a religion, a company, a fraternity)

Idealogues

Obsessive/compulsive tendenicies

 

Pisces

Best qualities:

Warm   Imaginative

Kind   Sensitive

Creative   Intuitive

 

Shadow qualities:

Hypersensitivity

Emotional instability/moods/depressions

Escapism

Impressionable and easily influenced

(Because the true Piscean temperament is seen in Western culture as “feminine” and ”weak”, many male Pisceans spend lifetimes trying to prove they are not any of these things. They compensate then by becoming the epitome of “tough”, even bullies. Many become hard-nosed businessmen, and like many Capricorns, Geminis and Scorpios who are walking on the dark side, they then can be very unscrupulous.)

 

 

 

 

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