There are several significant differences between the way Cartland expresses herself, as described in the previous chapter, and many of the traits discussed below. Though Barbara Cartland values self-reliance and independence, she is also very attached to family and close friends. She needs the emotional support and nurturing of her family circle, but because Cartland likes to appear strong and fearless, she often hides her need for emotional support from others. There may be a conflict between Barbara's independent streak and her need for warmth, closeness and emotional support, but there need not be: Barbara Cartland can accept and express both of these facets of her character.
Barbara 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 Cartland to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Cartland 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. Barbara likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Barbara Cartland 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 Barbara Cartland 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. Barbara Cartland takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Barbara Cartland feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Barbara Cartland needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Barbara Cartland becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Barbara Cartland functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Cartland often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Barbara Cartland 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 Cartland'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.
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Barbara Cartland prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Cartland invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and her inner life.
Barbara Cartland 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. Barbara Cartland has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that she can never quite measure up may hold Cartland back. While she may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Barbara Cartland tough and determined. However, Cartland should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on herself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Barbara Cartland has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Barbara has a strong longing for love, but she does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in her emotional relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune