The combination of independence, self-reliance (as described in Chapter 2) and perseverance and dedication (as described below) enables Barbra Streisand to succeed in an independent line of work. Barbra has both the initiative to take a pioneering step and the persistence to see it through. Streisand should note, however, that her stubbornness and self-reliance often cause her to cling to her own convictions and Barbra Streisand is often unreceptive to others' suggestions, assistance, advice or support.
She is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of her greatest assets. Once Streisand's course is set, she pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway her from her purpose.
Barbra Streisand has a very practical nature; she wants to see concrete, tangible results for her efforts, and she is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of her "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for she has a great love of the physical world and she wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Barbra Streisand will work long and persistently, she also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and she wants to enjoy what she has worked for. In fact, Streisand can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Barbra Streisand also loves the beauty of the natural world and she probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, her needs are simple and she is easy to please. Barbra Streisand has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless she is forced to do so. She is not very demanding emotionally, though she does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of her faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Streisand for support. Though she hates upheaval and sudden changes, Barbra Streisand usually maintains her poise and equanimity. Barbra Streisand also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. She makes an excellent parent, especially if she follows her instincts more often than "the experts".
Barbra has three major faults: one is her bullheaded obstinacy. The second is her unwillingness to deviate from her safe, predictable routine. And the third is Streisand's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Barbra Streisand lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open her mind to new horizons.
Barbra Streisand has a clear sense of her own self and she therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who she is and what she wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Streisand can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but she competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Barbra Streisand feels a need to be in control of her own life and she can be too self-involved, too immersed in her own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Barbra Streisand 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. Barbra Streisand has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Barbra often hides the intensity of her feelings and her personal motives and desires. Streisand is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Barbra Streisand tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Barbra Streisand both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
She is warm-hearted, kind, generous and very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Streisand's happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with her. Due to a protective and encouraging upbringing, her relationships with her parents are good.
She is well aware of her limitations and has a strong desire to go her own way in life. There is a note of gravity to Barbra's personality and she appears somewhat somber. It is not easy for Barbra Streisand to relax and enjoy and she prefers to work in seclusion.
Barbra Streisand has a restless and somewhat nervous manner and she attracts attention through her initiative and originality. She is drawn to unusual friends and acquaintances, and because of her confidence may be regarded as a leader in her sphere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Uranus/Asc.