The way Betty Fussell comes across to others is very congruent with her true nature so "what she sees is what you get". The description below reinforces what you read about Betty in the previous chapter.
Proud and intensely individual, Betty Fussell really wants to stand out, to be the very best she can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for her unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to her, and she cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Betty Fussell must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Betty Fussell needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Betty has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Betty Fussell also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Betty Fussell, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and she secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Betty wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. She needs someone to believe in her and her dreams. Though Fussell appears radiantly self-confident and independent, she is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. She cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Betty Fussell also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Betty Fussell loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in her relationships. She is also immensely loyal and will defend her loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend her pride or betray her trust. However, Betty Fussell likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Betty needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
Fussell's strengths are her zest and love for life, her creative power and her warm and generous heart. Her primary fault is her tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression she is making and with her own creative self-expression that she forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around her.
Betty Fussell 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, Fussell can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but she competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Betty Fussell 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.
The above description of Betty Fussell is so deeply ingrained that she has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Betty Fussell tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in her makeup and she generally knows what she wants and what will make her happy.
Betty has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. Her self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit her in an almost magical way. Her optimism and cheerful generosity also win Fussell many allies and successes in life.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Fussell's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Betty Fussell tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Realistic and practical, Betty Fussell sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Fussell possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Betty Fussell also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Fussell often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Betty Fussell that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Fussell can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Fussell, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Betty Fussell craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Betty Fussell possesses inventive and creative genius.
Betty Fussell has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Betty should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. Her imagination is very vivid and Fussell is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Pluto