Although Bettie Page appears to be very fluid and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is basically very well grounded and realistic. While open to others' points of view, she is not as flexible or receptive as initially presumed. Inside, she is much firmer and more obstinate.
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 Page's course is set, she pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway her from her purpose.
Bettie Page 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 Bettie Page 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, Page can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Bettie Page 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. Bettie Page 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 Page for support. Though she hates upheaval and sudden changes, Bettie Page usually maintains her poise and equanimity. Bettie Page 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".
Bettie 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 Page's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Bettie Page lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open her mind to new horizons.
Ownership gives Bettie Page a sense of security, and she has a strong attachment to her possessions. Bettie also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
She may lack direction and drive and tends to compare herself unfavorably to others. Page alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of her. But Bettie Page plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Saturn