Inside, she is quite different from what her freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Mao likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, she is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Angela Mao also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from her jovial demeanor.
At heart Angela Mao is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Angela Mao has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Mao 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 Angela Mao 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 Mao 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. Angela Mao 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 Mao. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Mao can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Mao 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. Angela 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. Mao can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Angela Mao 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. Angela Mao analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Mao allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Mao. Angela Mao 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 Mao may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Angela Mao 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. Angela Mao has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Mao can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. Her dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and she sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Angela Mao enjoys fine health as well.
Mao occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends herself in ways that may be at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Angela Mao also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
While Angela Mao does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Mao's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Angela Mao tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Angela Mao has a mature and often somber demeanor. She is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. She progresses rather slowly in life, through her own efforts and persistence. She is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with herself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for her to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Angela likes to be in control of herself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn