Although she is empathetic, sensitive and responsive to others' feelings and needs (as described on the previous page), she also has a very clear-eyed, objective and practical nature, described in more detail below. Because Amy Irving appears to be a softy, others may be surprised at her cool, intelligent criticism and insights. Others may feel that Amy Irving swings from extremes of kind tenderheartedness to biting sarcasm.
Her warm, caring side, combined with her perfectionism, can make her very effective in any service area because she has the capacity to work practically and efficiently and to show deep concern for the needs of others.
At heart Amy Irving is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Amy Irving has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Irving can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Amy Irving often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Irving can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Amy Irving likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Irving. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Irving can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Irving tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. Amy has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Irving can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Amy Irving seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Amy Irving analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Irving allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Amy Irving, and she expresses herself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Irving is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Amy enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for herself what is going on in the world around her.
Amy Irving 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. Amy Irving has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Irving knows what she wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Amy Irving tends to judge herself and others quite severely, but she is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Her emotions are very intense and Amy Irving is excited quite easily. Love is very important to her and she is constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but she will not waste time with casual relationships.
Amy Irving has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Amy has a strong longing for love, but she does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in her emotional relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars
Sun Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune