Her self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with her strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Hershey to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Barbara Hershey feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to her heart may be Barbara's path in life.
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, Barbara Hershey 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, Hershey can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Barbara 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. Barbara Hershey 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. Barbara Hershey seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Barbara makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Barbara Hershey 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. Barbara Hershey stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Barbara Hershey was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Barbara 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.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Barbara Hershey really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
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 Hershey back. While she may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Barbara Hershey tough and determined. However, Hershey should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on herself, and too demanding and critical of others.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Barbara Hershey also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
She is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. Her spiritual values color Barbara's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on her agenda. Barbara Hershey confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach her about power and eventually force Hershey to claim her own.
Hershey has a strong will and great determination and is willing to work hard to reach her goals. Barbara Hershey often takes on more than her share and labors untiringly, sparing herself no pain in her work. Barbara should guard against over-exerting herself physically.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Opposition Saturn/Pluto