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Western Astrology

Your Inner Masculine Side

by Sherene Schostak February 03, 2015 06:37 PM EST
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Famous Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung developed the concept of the "animus" to better understand the inner masculine side of women. In astro-speak, we often link the inner masculine side to a woman's Sun sign. Does this have anything to do with the kind of man one might be attracted to? You bet it does ...

Forget about someone killing you softly. This man had better be ready to take you, caveman-style. An Aries animus reeks of raw, heroic power -- the kind of man who will barge in, seize the moment and save his damsel from distress, all while leaping tall buildings in a single bound.
Aries Animus: Marlon Brando, James Garner, Russell Crowe, Alec Baldwin

This man had better understand all the nooks and crannies involved in sensual pleasure when it comes to magnetizing a Taurus woman. Her inner male counterpart wrote the book on celebrating the body beautiful. With a voice like velvet and a rock-of-Gibraltar personality, nothing short of the perfect gentle beast will do for this stubborn beauty.
Taurus Animus: Bono, Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, James Brown

The Gemini animus is the beguiling Don Juan, with enough tricks up his sleeve to keep his woman eternally enthralled ... or confused ... or both. He's the cutie who perfectly wordsmiths his online profile, adopts a bad-boy persona and flirts like hell. If he's a lost boy, stand-up comic or travel agent, he's in like Flynn.
Gemini Animus: Johnny Depp, Kanye West, Mike Myers

Mama's boys are warmly welcome here. Domesticated, sensitive and paternal are qualities sure to snag the projection of a Cancer female's inner animus. And if he's a shy and moody homebody at heart, even cozier. This is the family man with a heart of gold who will never forget your birthday or refuse to cook you a meal.
Cancer Animus: Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams

The animus of a Lioness is nothing short of a rock star, with an adoring entourage of fans to boot. The catch, of course, is that he spots the irresistible beauty of the Leo female -- and when that happens, nothing else matters. He's a leader of some exciting scene, or perhaps completely famous if there's any chance of this kitten being smitten.
Leo Animus: Mick Jagger, Jack White, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas

Hardworking, masterful and clean as a whistle are prerequisites to attract a discerning Virgo lady. Her inner animus is an analytical man, sharp as a razor and willing to work night and day until he reaches perfection in his chosen craft. Slouches need not apply.

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Virgo Animus: Hugh Grant, Adam Sandler, Keanu Reeves

The Libra animus breathes beauty. Perfectly groomed, dressed to the nines, and just as pretty as he is handsome, this is the consummate sharp-dressed man. The Libra animus will wine and dine his woman, take her to art galleries and charm her silly until he hits one of his fickle, indecisive spells.
Libra Animus: John Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Michael Douglas, Groucho Marx

The Scorpio animus is that intense, magnetic and mysterious creature clearly hiding volumes of dark secrets beneath a super-cool and calculated demeanor.His undeniable sexual appeal looms heavily in the air, as does an undeniable shroud of danger. She knows she should tread carefully, yet she can't resist the potentially deadly sting of the Scorpio animus.
Scorpio Animus: Pablo Picasso, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ethan Hawke, Joaquin Phoenix

This is the man who knows how to live it up, as if on a perpetual vacation complete with cocktails and poolside dancing. He's also the brilliant and worldly animus with a million philosophies to share. He's lavish in his response to life and generous to a fault. The twinkle in his eye, the laughter in his voice and the spring in his step are foolproof hooks sure to snag a Sag gal.
Sagittarius Animus: Frank Sinatra, Brad Pitt

This is the mogul -- the big daddy who will right everything wrong in this world with the sheer power of his status. A Capricorn woman cannot resist a man who's the master of his world ... if not the entire world. The more clout and cache, the sexier. And if he's built his name from scratch, all the more devastating.
Capricorn Animus: David Bowie, Humphrey Bogart, Elvis Presley, Denzel Washington

This is the rebel with (or without) a cause. An Aquarius woman cannot resist a man who is truly unique and unafraid to experiment with cutting-edge ideas. If he's surrounded by a constant entourage of friends and admirers, she's instantly intrigued. The more emotionally detached and unpredictable this oddball is in his actions, the more enthralled his Aquarian woman will be.
Aquarius Animus: Justin Timberlake, Bill Maher, Bob Marley

This animus is a poet, savior and consummate soul mate. Sure, he's moody, sleepy, addictive and inconsistent in behavior, but that only adds to his elusive charm. Everything hurts this sensitive soul, but when he's inspired, no one is more glamorous and creative. This is the stuff fairy tales and horror flicks are made of, and a Pisces princess wouldn't have it any other way. Reality-shmeality!
Pisces Animus: Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, Benicio del Toro, Jon Bon Jovi
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