Although Amanda Bynes appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Bynes 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 Amanda Bynes 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. Amanda Bynes 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 Bynes' gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Amanda Bynes 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. Amanda likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Amanda Bynes 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, Amanda Bynes also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Bynes, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Amanda Bynes believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Amanda Bynes 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 Bynes' relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Amanda Bynes to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Amanda Bynes would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Amanda Bynes to do so.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Bynes.
Amanda Bynes has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Realistic and practical, Amanda Bynes sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Bynes possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Amanda Bynes also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Bynes often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
She is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Amanda Bynes tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than she is. Bynes will fight for what she wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 9th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Opposition Mars/Asc.