Behind Franklin's rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), she is very competitive, dynamic and driven. This aspect of Franklin's character is described in more detail in this chapter.
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. Aretha Franklin 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 Franklin's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Aretha Franklin 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. Aretha likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Aretha Franklin 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, Aretha Franklin also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Franklin, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Aretha Franklin believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Aretha Franklin 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 Franklin's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Aretha Franklin to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Aretha Franklin would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Aretha Franklin to do so.
Aretha Franklin has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and she loves to perform. Aretha enjoys being the center of attention and she seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. She is very involved in her own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using her special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Aretha Franklin has a strong sense of pride.
Aretha Franklin deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Aretha has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, she pursues her desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and she may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Aretha likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Aretha Franklin has a good relationship between her body and soul. Aretha Franklin tends to seek out the public and because of her strong personality, others will follow her. Aretha could do well in public relations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 5th house
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Opposition Asc./MC