Although Ava Gardner has a warm, dramatic side and she really likes to show off or stand out in some way (as described on the previous page), inside she is much too grounded, conservative and cautious to let herself get too overwrought or wild. And while Gardner may seem kind hearted and generous, she is quite unsentimental and businesslike on issues that are important to her.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Gardner. Ava Gardner will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Ava Gardner has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Ava Gardner seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Ava has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Ava Gardner has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Ava Gardner plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Gardner.
Gardner's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Her energies are directed to either perfecting her techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Ava Gardner's, and she is quite a perfectionist!
Gardner can easily become overly identified or involved with the function she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 6th house