Abigail Van Buren
Abigail Van Buren seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than she really is. Despite her fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), she is actually very caring and loving. Abigail Van Buren needs to make sure to openly express her feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much she cares about them.
Abigail has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Van Buren to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Van Buren tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Abigail likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Abigail Van Buren has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Abigail Van Buren than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Abigail Van Buren takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Abigail Van Buren feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Abigail Van Buren needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Abigail Van Buren becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Abigail Van Buren functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Van Buren often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Abigail Van Buren also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Van Buren's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Van Buren. Abigail Van Buren has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Abigail Van Buren may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Van Buren's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with her conscious intentions and desires, therefore Abigail Van Buren is able to proceed in her life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Abigail's male-female relationships will reflect this state of internal harmony also.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Abigail is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Abigail Van Buren tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Abigail has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Her deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Abigail Van Buren the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. She is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Abigail likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for her efforts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto