Oh My Stars

Oh My Stars


Astrology, Bad Boys, And The Twelfth House (Part One)

posted by Matthew Currie
beliefnet astrology matthew currie 12th house

It was then that Eleanor decided that maybe it was time to give up on the whole “Six Minute Dating” approach…

(This is part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series.)

Once again, science has backed up something that many of us knew all along: Overall, “bad boys” get the girl (or get more girls) more often than “good boys.”

 

Specifically, a study done by New Mexico University shows that there are certain personality traits that women, despite all common sense (and despite the advice of their mothers) seem to fall for: self-absorption, thrill-seeking, and deceptiveness. This doesn’t seem to make sense on the face of it: if the purpose of sex is to continue the species, these are traits you wouldn’t think that the species really needs to keep.

 

A female friend of mine once offered the opinion that these traits (sometimes referred to as “the dark triad“) are merely amplified examples of “maleness,” so naturally women are attracted to them. I’m not so sure I agree. That’s a little like saying women would rather date a cardboard box doused with pheromones than an actual, living “nice guy.” It also implies that women are never, ever selfish thrill-seekers who lie or cheat. I had hoped to discuss this further with her, but her husband was on his way home from work early that day, so she had to rush me out the back door. I’m sure she had a perfectly good reason for that, though.

 

I’ve had a look through the birth charts of clients and friends who have found themselves in the habit of getting involved with these “bad boys,” and it’s hard to see a definitive astrological cause. However, two patterns do seem to stand out.

 

1) The “bad boys” in question seem to have major placements that fall in the Twelfth House of the women they get involved with.

 

2) The women in question seem to have stronger-than-average Mars placements.

 

At least part of this makes astrological sense to me. The 12th House is traditionally associated with things like deception and intrigue, so certainly that works. And in Vedic astrology, the Twelfth House is associated with what they call “bed pleasures” (which includes sleep among other things, by the way). So there may be a case to be made for “badness” being inherently sexy that way. A strong Mars at least implies an interest in aggressiveness… which is often expressed in terms of cunning and deception to get one’s way. Mars, of course, also has a lot to do with one’s sex drive. Still, the whole matter doesn’t really make sense. As much as I would like to rely on the notion that a woman’s definition of a ‘bad boy’ is a ‘good boy’ who won’t stick around, it isn’t that simple. Also, since (theoretically) a birth chart is a birth chart, gender simply shouldn’t matter… and yet men don’t seem to be as attracted to “bad girls” as women are (traditionally) drawn to the male equivalent. Or are they? I’ll let you read my upcoming e-book “Twelve Signs Of Love,” which will be available here soon, and make up your own mind on the matter.

 

Regardless of the astrological factors, psychologically, The Romance Of The Bad Boy continues. And in fact, “romance” is (I believe) the operative word. I suspect that when it comes to “bad boys,” woman are (in part) falling into the tendency we all have to mythologize our romantic partners. Click HERE for Part Two, where I’ll be delving into the astrology a little more, as well as the literature. Expect passionate encounters on the foggy moors of Scotland… and a dire warning to keep your teenage daughter away from vampires, no matter how pretty and glittery they may seem at first.

 

Just in time for Valentine’s… the Astrology Love Life Repair Workshop! Details HERE…

Questions about your birth chart, or astrology in general? Write me… I’ve got answers!

CLICK HERE to join the Oh My Stars Facebook Fan Page, and get exclusive content, a discount on a reading,additional material on each blog entry as it comes out, AND a free e-book!



  • Anonymous

    Aha! That explains a lot :)

Previous Posts

Career Astrology Part One: The Midheaven
(Looking for a fun and easy way to learn what Astrology can REALLY do for you? CLICK HERE for details. Classes starting soon!) As a counseling astrologer, I spent a lot of time working with people discussing (among other things) their career options. Often the issues facing people are not simply a

posted 9:16:25pm Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Weekly Horoscope, July 28-August 3, 2014 (Plus Space Explosions!)
(Looking for a fun and easy way to learn what Astrology can REALLY do for you? CLICK HERE for details. Classes starting soon!) Sure, you'll be feeling nice and energetic for a while after Sunday's New Moon in Leo. With luck and a little planning, you had the time to sit down and tell the Universe

posted 5:07:50pm Jul. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Learn Astrology, Save Money, Change Your Life!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about how astrology really works, but got bogged down in all those books and words? Would you like to learn astrology under the guidance of someone who actually does it for a living... in a fun and easy format that works with your schedule? Let me introduce you

posted 3:11:58pm Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Kim Jong-un Ruins Capricorn For Everyone
No matter how you slice the demographic pie, there’s always that one guy who makes everyone else in his group look bad. Over the years I have known many kind and caring and decent Capricorns. On a bad day, they have a reputation for being a bit stiff, and maybe a little too likely to take th

posted 3:22:17am Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »

I Watched Them Kill Eric Garner
First of all, to my regular readers: there will be precious little astrology in this blog entry. We will return to our regularly scheduled programming next time. To everyone else: welcome. My name is Matthew. I am a writer and an astrological counselor. It is my job to (among other things) help p

posted 10:04:50pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.