Not only is Betty Friedan restless and adventurous (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she also has a rebellious, unconventional streak and really wants to have a significant impact on the world. She is a very active person and likely to be involved in community affairs as well as successful in her business or career.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Betty Friedan cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Friedan can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Betty has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Betty Friedan probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Betty Friedan seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Betty makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Betty Friedan thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Betty Friedan stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Betty Friedan was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Betty has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Ownership gives Betty Friedan a sense of security, and she has a strong attachment to her possessions. Betty also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Friedan occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend herself in ways that may be quite at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Betty Friedan also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
Betty Friedan is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to her own detriment. Her ideals and spiritual values motivate Betty Friedan, and she cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what she does. Otherwise Betty Friedan becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Betty.
She is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Friedan knows what she wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Betty Friedan tends to judge herself and others quite severely, but she is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Friedan has a strong will and great determination and is willing to work hard to reach her goals. Betty Friedan often takes on more than her share and labors untiringly, sparing herself no pain in her work. Betty should guard against over-exerting herself physically.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Opposition Neptune
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars
Sun Opposition Saturn/Pluto