Although Bijou Phillips appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Phillips sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Bijou Phillips often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
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. Bijou Phillips 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 Phillips' gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Bijou Phillips 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. Bijou likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Bijou Phillips 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, Bijou Phillips also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Phillips, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Bijou Phillips believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Bijou Phillips 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 Phillips' relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Bijou Phillips to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Bijou Phillips would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Bijou Phillips to do so.
Phillips is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world.
Bijou Phillips is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Her comprehension is exceptional and Bijou Phillips reacts to everything very quickly. Phillips shows deep respect for knowledge and feels that she must learn everything there is to know. Studying probably was encouraged early on and Bijou Phillips was raised to be successful.
Bijou Phillips tends to become excited and upset at the slightest cause, generating tension with others. Bijou also could encounter strange experiences or coincidences with others. She may have a feeling of being different than others and she wants to be her own person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 9th house
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Uranus
Sun Opposition Uranus/N. Node