In addition to Barbara's rather conservative and self-controlled demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), she has a highly developed sense of aesthetics, poise and gracefulness, as described below. Barbara has refined taste and manners, but she may find it difficult to really let her hair down or deviate from certain internal constraints. Barbara Castle has a knack for keeping things simple yet beautiful.
Harmony and balance are her keynotes. Barbara Castle instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and she is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Barbara does all she can to avoid conflict and discord. Her spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and she often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Castle since she can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make her own decisions. Castle will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. She prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on her own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Barbara Castle, and she has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Barbara Castle invests a great deal of her energy in personal love relationships and she is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Barbara Castle seeks a partner who is her equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. She makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and she enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Castle perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Barbara Castle appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in her personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to her. If Barbara Castle fights about anything, it is often about something she feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Barbara. She believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Barbara Castle also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Castle dresses and furnishes her home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to her.
Barbara Castle craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. She may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know Barbara very intimately. Barbara Castle is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than her ever have before. Barbara has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Barbara Castle has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Barbara Castle has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Mars