Although Merkel may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Angela 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 Merkel to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Merkel 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. Angela likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Angela Merkel 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 Angela Merkel 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. Angela Merkel takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Angela Merkel feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Angela Merkel needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Angela Merkel becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Angela Merkel functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Merkel often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Angela Merkel 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 Merkel'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 Merkel. Angela Merkel 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. Angela Merkel may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Angela Merkel tends to struggle with how to assert her will and she gets what she wants in life in a way that she feels good about. Merkel may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and she may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Angela Merkel may also disapprove of her own anger, competitiveness or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing her personal power. Learning to accept and express her "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Merkel.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, she identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Angela Merkel insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Angela needs a lifestyle that allows her to be spontaneous. She often feels that she is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Along with her energy and drive, Angela Merkel has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Merkel, as well as a doer and a fighter. Angela wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
Angela 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. Angela Merkel is also drawn to mysticism and she has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Merkel 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Mars
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Square Neptune