Although Alexandrine Zola appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Zola sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Alexandrine Zola often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Alexandrine Zola believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Zola's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Alexandrine Zola craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Alexandrine likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Alexandrine Zola loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Alexandrine Zola also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Zola, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Alexandrine Zola believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Alexandrine Zola hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Zola's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Alexandrine Zola to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Alexandrine Zola would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Alexandrine Zola to do so.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Alexandrine Zola really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to her.
Alexandrine Zola has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and she likes to share her intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Alexandrine Zola feels physically strong and fit and has a healthy sex-life. Her actions are governed by a strong sense of honor and integrity. Zola is ambitious with a talent for organizing and a strong desire to succeed, insuring by that her professional success.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Sun Opposition Mars/Jupiter