drive and ambition
She is a perfectionist and has high standards for her own work. Betty Ford often feels that if she wants something done right she must do it herself, for others do not do as thorough a job as she does. Doing a task well is very important to her, and she may labor over minute details that others would not bother with. Betty Ford strives for accuracy, efficiency and precision, and she becomes very irritable when things are not done "right".
On the other hand, Betty Ford can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that she will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that her efforts will simply not be good enough. She is usually modest and realistic in assessing what she can accomplish and, if anything, Betty Ford underestimates herself. Of course, practice makes perfect, and if Ford does apply herself diligently in a given area, she gradually gains self-confidence as she masters skills and develops expertise.
Betty Ford conserves her energy and paces herself so that she does not waste or diffuse her efforts. An unwillingness to take risks or venture from the beaten track can sometimes limit her opportunities. In short, Ford may not aim high enough, thereby settling for too little in life.
Asserting herself and being direct and forceful about what she wants is very often difficult for Betty. Though she may have a great deal of energy and drive, Betty Ford lacks confidence or simply the desire to put herself and her interests first. Positively, Ford can be very unselfish, working more on behalf of others rather than for herself.
However, Betty Ford denies her own desires and needs too much, and she is likely to secretly become very angry, which will sabotage her finest efforts.
Working with others seems to make Ford happy and she is likely to be a much sought colleague or co-worker. Betty Ford has a need to establish many relationships and she enjoys open communication with her contacts.
Betty has the patience and the stamina to realize her visions and bring them down to earth, a fine balance between hard work and realism, and a positive, hopeful spirit. Betty Ford grows through following systems and plans, and taking one step at a time. Overnight success or instant enlightenment is not what Ford aims for. Her patient, well-balanced approach gives Betty Ford credibility with many different types of people, and she is apt to gain an excellent reputation for being able to do big things without overreaching or becoming pretentious.
She may have to overcome something in her background or personal past in order to achieve her long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Betty Ford is apt to feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of her or what she needs to do to progress, versus what her old conditioning or her emotional predisposition would have her do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
Ford is intensely competitive, and may engage in furious battles of will, numerous conflicts, and possible public controversy, on her way to gaining her objectives. Betty Ford could be drawn to activities that are dangerous, in the line of fire, so to speak. She puts herself on the line. Anger or recklessness could be her downfall.
In her professional life Betty Ford is apt to have a great deal of recognition and success. Early on in her career, important and influential people in her field are apt to notice Betty and help her along. At some point, she herself is apt to be quite an influential person - at least in her chosen line of endeavor. Betty Ford is headed for a leadership role.
Her decisions are based on the demands of the situation and she is able to take advantage of the right moment. Strongly career oriented, Betty Ford may have inner conflicts between her professional personal lives.
Ford relates to others with great feeling and empathy and is able to feel out the mood of people so that she can appeal to their deepest emotional concerns. Betty Ford is likely to build her personal relationships on a spiritual basis.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Virgo
Mars in 12th house
Mars Opposition Jupiter/N. Node
Jupiter Sextile Saturn
Moon Square MC
Mars Square MC
Sun Sextile MC
MC Conjunct Moon/Mars
MC Opposition Moon/Asc.