Behind Rand's proud and rather self-centered demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she is a thoughtful person concerned with social issues. She is very sensitive to the ways in which economic, social and cultural issues affect individuals. In her own life, Ayn Rand struggles to find ways to advance herself while also contributing something valuable to her community. Rand must not be content with simply blaming society for her own problems or those of others, but rather become active in finding creative ways to solve these problems.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Ayn Rand cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Rand can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Ayn has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Ayn Rand probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Ayn Rand seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Ayn makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Ayn Rand thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Ayn Rand stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Ayn Rand was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Ayn has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Ayn Rand invests a tremendous amount of her creative energy into her relationships with others, particularly her marriage or other close partnerships. Ayn feels that she needs others in order to be all that she can be, and she is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Ayn Rand can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of hers.
She is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Ayn Rand often feels that she needs to fight to get what she wants, and she tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. She is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 7th house
Sun Square Mars