Barbara Stanwyck seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than she really is. Despite her fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), she is actually very caring and loving. Barbara Stanwyck needs to make sure to openly express her feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much she cares about them.
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 Stanwyck to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Stanwyck 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 Stanwyck 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 Stanwyck 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 Stanwyck takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Barbara Stanwyck feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Barbara Stanwyck needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Barbara Stanwyck becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Barbara Stanwyck functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Stanwyck often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Barbara Stanwyck 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 Stanwyck'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.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Barbara Stanwyck really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
She is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. Her good will and friendliness win her many allies. Barbara Stanwyck also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Barbara expects the best, and usually gets it.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Stanwyck's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Barbara Stanwyck tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Realistic and practical, Barbara Stanwyck sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Stanwyck possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Barbara Stanwyck also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Stanwyck often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
Barbara Stanwyck has a sense of good fellowship and comradeship and is very much at ease in contact with others. Stanwyck works successfully with others in her community, groups or associations and may get some assistance from some very powerful and influential people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node