There’s been an interesting discussion in the comments section of Are Libras unfaithful?
Tina: I wonder what is it about my chart that keeps me from being an unfaithful moon in libra? I am obviously in the minority here and I don’t get it. Is it just because it’s just my moon instead of my sun sign? On paper my libran moon combined with all my uranus aspects would make it seem that I WOULD be into more than one relationship at the same time but I honestly prefer a monogamous relationship. Could my sun in cancer be THAT much of a “taming” influence when the rest of my chart is stacked the other way?
Brenda: … I do think your cancer probably plays a role in what prevents you from making decisions that hurt others (like cheating). My ascendant is cancer, and I think it gives me compassion towards others.
What factors contribute to one’s decision to resist temptation? We may not all fantasize about straying (if we’re in a relationship) or getting involved with someone married (regardless of our relationship status), but I’m sure many of us have — at one time or another — felt the desire to cheat (or seduce another into cheating with us).
Is compassion the secret ingredient? I was just speaking with someone who has her love planets in Gemini and Sag, yet she has Cancer Rising, and she never even considers infidelity. Yet Pisces is also compassionate, yet this fantasy-prone sign — known for lying to self and others — would not be considered a key ingredient in Fidelity Sauce.
Cheaters — is it the case that they just don’t care about hurting other people’s feelings, or is the problem that they can’t control their impulses?
Can certain astrological factors override others?
What if you’ve got Uranus in hard aspect with Venus and Mars in “straying” signs? (And for that matter, what are straying signs?) Will a caring Ascendant be enough to reign in your impulses to screw whomever you want, regardless of the consequences?