Although she is outwardly polite, modest and circumspect (as described on the previous page), Betty Ford actually has a lot of courage and drive, as discussed below. She may feel like Clark Kent at times! Underneath her quiet, unassuming appearance lies a much more dynamic individual.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Betty Ford believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Ford's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Betty Ford craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Betty likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Betty Ford loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Betty Ford also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Ford, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Betty Ford believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Betty Ford hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Ford's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Betty Ford to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Betty Ford would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Betty Ford to do so.
Betty Ford craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. She may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know Betty very intimately. Betty Ford is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than her ever have before. Betty has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Betty Ford tends to struggle with how to assert her will and she gets what she wants in life in a way that she can feel good about. Ford may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and she may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Betty Ford may also disapprove of her own anger, competitiveness, or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing her personal power. Learning to accept and express her "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Ford.
Her comprehension is exceptional and Betty Ford reacts to everything very quickly. Ford shows deep respect for knowledge and feels that she must learn everything there is to know. Studying probably was encouraged early on and Betty Ford was raised to be successful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 8th house
Sun Quincunx Mars
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus