Although Amanda Michalka appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Michalka 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 Michalka 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 Michalka 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 Michalka's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Amanda Michalka 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 Michalka 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 Michalka also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Michalka, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Amanda Michalka believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Amanda Michalka 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 Michalka's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Amanda Michalka to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Amanda Michalka would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Amanda Michalka to do so.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Michalka. Amanda Michalka has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Amanda Michalka may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Amanda Michalka tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Amanda Michalka has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Amanda is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and she can get lost in her dreams, fantasies and visions. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Amanda Michalka is also drawn to mysticism and she has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Michalka may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make her way in the world. She is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
She is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything she does. Her extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Amanda Michalka does not always consciously understand why she feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as she does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Michalka's life. A significant death or loss in her close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Amanda Michalka and shape important life decisions and she may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Michalka alternates between aggression and apathy and sometimes feels that she is unable to meet all the demands made on her. Once Amanda Michalka becomes aware of what she needs to do, however, she is capable of working long and hard, not giving up until her work is done.
Amanda Michalka loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. She enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. Amanda prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize her goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/Saturn
Sun Conjunct N. Node/Asc.