Behind Derek's forthright and candid manner described in the previous chapter, there is a very private, even secretive, person. She is more complex and keeps more inside than her direct, straightforward appearance would suggest.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, she is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Bo Derek is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and she only allows a special few into her inner world. Like a wary animal, she is cautious and mistrustful of those she does not know until "he sniffs them out". She is highly instinctive and intuitive. Bo Derek usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though she may be unable to clearly articulate why she feels the way she does. Her feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Bo Derek also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and she forms very intense love bonds and attachments. She is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that she perceives as a threat to her relationship with someone she loves. When Bo Derek commits herself to someone or something, she is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Bo merges with or "marries" the person she loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for her, and often stormy and nasty. When Derek has been wounded, she is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Bo will most certainly never forget the hurt and she often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to her.
Whatever she does, Bo does with passion and fervor, and she often goes to extremes. Derek can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Derek can also be very narrow-minded: either she is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for her at all. Rarely is Bo Derek emotionally detached and objective. She definitely has a fanatical streak. She is also immensely strong-willed and her tenacity in pursuing her objectives often borders on obsession. She is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Bo Derek loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Bo never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Bo Derek tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Bo Derek 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 Bo very intimately. Bo Derek 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. Bo has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Bo Derek tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Bo Derek has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Her life is apt to be blessed with more than her share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to her at just the right time. Because Bo Derek is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, she continues to generate successes in her life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Bo should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However she also has a heavier side which keeps Derek's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Bo Derek 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 doubting or "heavy" side is described below.
Bo Derek has a mature and often somber demeanor. She is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. She progresses rather slowly in life, through her own efforts and persistence. She is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with herself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for her to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Bo likes to be in control of herself.
She is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Bo often hides the intensity of her feelings and her personal motives and desires. Derek is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Bo Derek tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Bo Derek both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to her. Bo Derek probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. She tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Bo's well-being.
Her physical energy is strong and Bo Derek is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task she wants to do. Derek can act quickly and she gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Bo Derek also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC
Sun Opposition Mars/Uranus