Thanks for the example! I do understand singletons and how, when you have one sign of an element/modality you can tend to overdo that sign energy. The thing that I am thinking and rethinking is what happens when you have a void in a sign (e.g., absolutely no signs in water). If a person has NO water signs, how do they behave in an overly "watery" way? Or is it maybe a "fake water", where they use what they have to TRY to be "watery" and it doesn't really work? Maybe it all comes down to "we always want what we can't have" (i.e., the voids in sign element/modality)?
Something I have been wondering about is astrologers find an element or modality entirely missing in the person...and then turn around and say that makes the modality "strong" in the chart. For example, a person has no Fire element in their chart, so they are very "Firey". To me this has never made any sense and I haven't seen any evidence in charts that this works. Sometimes a person will have nothing in an element and then have a house in the same element, as in a person has no fire but they have strong fire houses, but other than that, "if it ain't there it ain't there." Or perhaps there is a more reasonable way to look at this? How can someone with nothing in a chart element or modality be strong in that element or modality? That sounds to me like saying a person who has no money actually being very wealthy?
Confused on this point,
Interesting, i have no planets in fire, scented candles all over the house lol, oh and i love a real fire, have two in both rooms.
i think i overcompensate for the lack of fire, but people who know me would not say that i am a "wall flower" so to speak lol
Yes, the expression of this drive is not instinctive and not natural. It can't be because the natural means or its expression are missing. The only definite characteristic of this drive is that where it manifests itself it is strong.I hear whet you are saying COrnholio. The motivation or drive to incorporate more practicality or emotive response is one way the human psyche finds balance to survive however in my view it is not an instinctive trait. The "compensative element" can fall down in some situations especially during change or crisis.
Kingsley, I have 9 cardinals (incl north node, chiron) and 5 Mutables (incl MC and Asc)... no fixed. I am a great starter at something but don't follow through to the end.... no wonder!
Marion March & Joan McEverts however feel that when the Ascendant of the person falls in the lacking element (so no water but a Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces Asc.), the person will express these qualities apparently much stronger than people who do have this element well occupied in their charts.
Also helpful is a strong conjunction with the Ascendant by a planet representing the element which is lacking.
Modcleopatra -- You have a South Node in Libra, so the theory goes that any reasoning, logic, balancing and thinking are easy and natural to you, and have been your main focus in your past lives. And your goal is actually the opposite -- your North Node in Aries, which is more action, excitement, fighting, taking charge, starting things, focusing on your own self.
Check out this guy: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Tolstoy,_Leo He has no air, but he is obviously an intellectual. His North Node was in Libra, he wrote some books, and your North Node is in Aries, so maybe you should take up book burning?
I need your help though. And everyone else's in this thread too. I have a sort of a romantic friend, who I care very much about. She has no Air in her chart, not even in her nodes. Her only Air is a Chiron in Gemini, just like yours. I would really like to help her. I even feel responsible because I am one of the few people who she let into her life. I have enough of Air in my chart, and she told me once that she thinks when I speak, and that she is excited to just talk with me. I really would like to help her grow on her own and not be dependent on me, because this is what she wants too. If you figure out a way to nurture her Air qualities please let me know here or privately. I tried to get her into reading, studying and other thinking activities, but this hasn't worked well. Getting her "Air" through personal relationships (her 7th house cusp in Libra) is all that she knows.
Modcleopatra, I think your lack of Air would show regarding Objectivity, and probably in the way you behave in your social environment.
I've checked the definition of "intellectual", but I think we normally use the word for someone who is agile with words, especially if they have good memories and are able to talk about Literature, History, Psychology...people who are good at giving a talk on a particular subject. It seems to me that you are very good with words.
I said I consider myself Air (my Sun), but I don't consider myself an intellectual and nobody uses that word to define me.